Our house in Ao Nang (Krabi) for 15 thousand - two bedrooms, greens, toad

We settled down, it's time according to traditionwrite a review of our housing. At the moment we live in the province of Krabi (this is not an island, but the mainland, if anyone does not know yet) in the resort village of Ao Nang. To be honest, we are not very excited about this place, and we do not understand why longsters and winterers are coming here en masse. Here and the sea is so-so, and it’s impossible to live on foot from it, and there are a lot of people, like at any resort. But I am sure this is our subjective perception, and of course you can live here. In general, we liked Samui because of a combination of factors, much more, but we wanted to see a new place, and also we would soon fly to Russia, and it was much easier and cheaper to do it from here, because next to Phuket, where charters fly from, so nothing do not regret.

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Our home in Ao Nang

I spent somewhere looking for 2-3 full days,reviewing many options. Although as a result we settled in that house that I saw on the first day (thanks, Pavel Gorbokon, for the help). I can say that in March the season is not over yet, so even though there are a lot of free houses, at least two miles away from the sea, the single beds were also within walking distance. Thus, if you go to Ao Nang in March, you can not bathe, you will find accommodation for anyone. We are very picky now, and we, the lack of greenery on the territory did not suit, then a small area, then level drops inside the house, the terrace was very dangerous.

I also looked at the villas with good technique,furniture, normal layouts, but they were 3-4 times more expensive at once, which was too much for Thailand, and for our budget too. So it seems, and is ready to pay 5-10 thousand baht more for the best equipment, but no, there are very few such houses and they are occupied for a long time. Unfortunately, in Thailand there is very little "intermediate" housing, or taistyle for 10-15 thousand, or expensive and large villas for 40-60 thousand.

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Interior

The house we rented a two-bedroom, because with usgrandmother and definitely need a second bedroom. Condo is in each bedroom (not in the living room), ceiling fans everywhere (a very handy thing), mosquito nets on the windows, there is basically enough furniture (3 tables), but only one mattress. The bathroom has a washing machine, which is rarely found in rented houses, apparently someone lived here for a long time and bought it for himself. The house is large, the main area is occupied by a spacious living room, which allows our little boy to crawl into the will. The living room is combined with a less equipped kitchen: there is a small fridge and a gas stove with an oven. But I would prefer a normal refrigerator instead of an oven, because after each trip to the supermarket Tetris begins, an attempt to fit all the products on two small shelves.

Large living room with kitchen

Large living room with kitchen

Kitchen nook

Kitchen nook

The family refrigerator is quite small.

The family refrigerator is quite small.

One bedroom with mattress and wardrobe

One bedroom with mattress and wardrobe

The second bedroom is almost empty.

The second bedroom is almost empty.

There is a washing machine in the bathroom.

There is a washing machine in the bathroom.

Typical bathroom with instantaneous water heater

Typical bathroom with instantaneous water heater

The family is pretty home :)

Family pretty home :)

The router is in the next house and occasionally falls off

The router is in the next house and occasionally falls off

After entering, we bought a mattress, a rack, another table with chairs, a water chest, moved furniture and scattered toys around the rooms. The house took on a habitable appearance. :) And because of the spans on the terrace we had to weave a web and stir up bamboo slats.

Habitable living room after rearrangement

Habitable living room after rearrangement

Super highchair, light and compact, always with us

Super highchair, light and compact, always with us

Bamboo frame and rope web

Bamboo frame and rope web

On the other hand, managed to do with a rope

On the other hand, managed to do with a rope

Our house is in a quiet place, and even to the road100 meters, but we don’t hear it at all, apparently because it is fencing off several buildings from it. The area around the green and pleases the eye. Actually, I saw houses where the earth was scorched by the sun or crushed stone, and not a tree around, the horror was simple.

From the terrace views of the greens

From the terrace views of the greens

Around the green area

Around the green area

Our home in Ao Nang in Krabi

Our home in Ao Nang in Krabi

Toad

We got the house with a toad ... The guys who are herelived, told where it came from, but I forgot, almost brought from Samui. I only remember that they tried to resettle her, but she came back. The first couple of days she was not visible, either she missed the previous owners, or we were very noisy, but now she has returned again.

Toad lives in a box on a shoe shelf

Toad lives in a HDD box on a shoe shelf

Price

For the house we pay 15,000 baht per month, which is duethe fall of the ruble in 2014 is about 17,000 rubles. Plus electricity and water separately. For such conditions and the price area is pretty good. To the sea 4-5 km, and there you have to move by transport.

Compared to Samui, I can say that in Ao Nangprices are slightly lower for housing, but comparing them is not entirely correct, because Samui has a lot of housing within walking distance from the sea, and this increases the cost, as is well known, therefore houses on Samui seem to be more expensive. In general, it seemed to me that the choice of houses on Samui is much wider, in fact, like the beaches (6 beaches against 3, if we are talking about the main ones).

transport Rentals

By the way, we decided to rent a car again, just like onKoh Samui, only I couldn’t find anything budget, and I rented a Toyota Vios manual for 16,000 baht / month from a large Avis distributor, it was they who offered me the cheapest option, cheaper even than the well-known Mr Kord and Bee. I do not exclude that you can find more budget, because I did not spend so much time searching. Sometime later I will write about renting a car in more detail. In the meantime, I will get used to the manual box ... Somehow it is quite unusual that it is on the other hand, and something I spilled quite here on the machines.

Pepelats rented for 16 thousand

Pepelats rented for 16 thousand

And most rides on bikes or even tuk-tuk. We may also try the bike before leaving (there will be a space per week, when we return the car already). I ride on it here, the movement is quite calm, the roads are easy.

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P.S. Other houses, and ours in particular (map + contacts)look in catalog of houses in Krabi. Specially made for the convenience of all wintering :)

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