Renting a house in Phuket and Thailand in general - tips

Today I want to talk a little about renting a house onPhuket, and generally in Thailand. There is nothing complicated about it. And sometimes the cost is the same as for the apartment (apartment). If you prefer to live in apartments, here are my tips on this topic - Rental apartments in Thailand. Tips and short overview of apartments in Phuket.

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What we shot at home in Phuket

Housing for a short period can and should be sought through the time-tested reservation systems, well, if there is no desire to hang around with things on the spot :) Here you are just a great service - RoomGuru, this is one of the most convenient hotel search services (it searches all existing bookings in the databases at once), and we also have a personally composed review of the best hotels in Phuket.

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Let me remind you that we have personally collected catalogs on our blog. home on samui and home in Krabi. They are small, each base has about 70 houses, butbut with a map, descriptions, photos and contacts. For more strength is not enough. Although in Aonang this is quite a decent part of the houses turned out, half, if not more. My instructions for booking houses in Thailand can be found at: How to book a house in Thailand - 5 ways.

In Phuket, we first filmed one bedroom house with pool, and then three bedroom house with no pool. And he and the other, we took for 10,000 baht / month (10,000 rubles). If someone read us before, he remembers that there was a not very pleasant story with the first rented house. But now we are taught by experience.

Our first home in Phuket

Our first home in Phuket

Our second home in Phuket

Our second home in Phuket

We also filmed on Samui for 15 thousand baht: not very home but by the sea and not by the sea, but with a pool. And another good home was with us in Aonang for 15 thousand. In addition, we lived in apartments in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

How to rent a house in Thailand

Through the Internet

You can try to find a house through the Internet more fromRussia, but this method is not for everyone. Not only do these houses usually have higher prices, it is also possible that you will arrive, but there is no such house. Of course, there are proven realtor offices or private traders, but most of them specialize in real estate is not the lowest category. Roughly speaking, if you need a house for 5-10 thousand baht / month, then you have to look for it yourself.

Therefore, the most important thing here is to choose whoYou can trust your money. After all, you have to send them by bank transfer, for the first month of the lease or part of the amount. And no contracts will be signed while you are in Russia, in essence you are giving money and everything.

If you are traveling to Thailand for the first time, thenI recommend to book a house or apartment in advance. This is done only through a realtor. Yes, they are not engaged in the cheapest housing and take a commission, but this allows you to avoid unnecessary trouble in an unfamiliar country. Believe me, independent searches on the site is a difficult task and it is not worth it. You're going to rest.

Send me a request, advise a trusted realtor, whom I myself trust. And then in recent times a lot has become a scam.

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Searches in place

If you are not in the peak season and are ready to be bothered to search, then it is better to come to the place, rent a room in hotels for 3-4 days (for example, from this collection). And then go around the district on a bike / car, on a tuk-tuk or songtao, and look for signs House for Rent. We found our home in Phuket in 2 days. And he was not the only digestible option.

But at home with signs go the fastest, becausethat they are easiest to find a foreigner. Therefore, you just need to drive into various lanes, even small ones in fenced settlements, and ask those living there where the landlord is and whether they rent housing. A bit of a train, you will immediately notice the villages for rent.

Also do not be afraid to ask sellers inlittle shop, in the rental of bikes, at makashnits, they say, if they do not know where the house is for rent. Language can get a lot where, and sometimes it is the fastest way.

House Signs for Rent

House Signs for Rent

In the north of Thailand, renting houses is not as goodas in the south. However, there you can find everything, the main thing is to stock up a little more time. True, there is such a nuance, in the north a contract for a house is usually from six months.

But the Phuket map with the houses that wedrove around. Some of them, cottage villages, where there is almost always free housing. Of course, the options are much more. This is for example, that you can go around for a couple of days.

Links to rent a house in Phuket

phuketgazette.net - the site of the Phuket newspaper. We are looking for the menu on the right sections Phuket Accommodation, Phuket Villas, Phuket Bungalows, in which there are private ads. We found our home that way.

Earlier, I cited several links, but they were all outdated or became ordinary agencies.

Prices for rental homes and how cheaper to rent

The price of a simple one-bedroom house starts from10,000-15,000 baht / month Two-bedroom houses are in the region of 15,000-200,000 baht. Prices depend on the interior decoration (furniture, washing machine, repair), the season, and the number of months for which you want to rent. And some homes do not give up for a short time (1-2 months). If you increase your budget to 30 thousand baht, the search will be much easier.

Renting a house in Phuket - Price

Renting a house in Phuket - Price

From here the main conclusion - you want to shoot cheaper, do it out of season and for a period of six months. For example, renting a home in Phuket is cheaper starting in April and pumping in October.

Saw very tasty price tags on houses that are rented for a period of one year. For example, for 10,000 baht you could rent very good houses. If you take them off for a month, the price almost doubled.

Here are photos and prices of 4 low cost housesthat we drove around when we were looking for our home. For them you can get a rough idea of ​​what you get for the money, which I mentioned above (let's say, the lower price category). If you are suddenly interested in something, then they are all marked on my map.

House for 14,000 baht with three rooms

House for 14,000 baht with three rooms

House for 14,000 baht with three rooms

House for 14,000 baht with three rooms

House for 9000 baht with two rooms

House for 9000 baht with two rooms

House for 9000 baht with two rooms

House for 9000 baht with two rooms

House for 12,000 baht with three rooms

House for 12,000 baht with three rooms

House for 12,000 baht with three rooms

House for 12,000 baht with three rooms

House for 8000 baht with three rooms

House for 8000 baht with three rooms

House for 8000 baht with three rooms

House for 8000 baht with three rooms

But do not mess with him

If you find yourself on Rawai (Phuket Island), do notContact a friend named Vincent. He has his own Thai Dream Villa Guesthouse, and he also does business with a Rawai homeowner. Brain he gave us decently. And some of our friends, so all the money got bad.

Vincent Thai Dream Villa

Vincent Thai Dream Villa

Phuket House Rental Tips

  • Make a contract where all prices, all provided services, dates of residence will be indicated. In order to have a document in my hands, at least something certifying.
  • Specify in advance what is included in the rental price of the house (electricity, water, Internet) and what the cost per unit (kilowatt for electricity and cubic meter for water), if they are not included in the rent.
  • Write down the numbers on the electric meter before entering.(or better, take a photo on the phone) to calculate how many kilowatts you have spent in a month. Otherwise, there is a chance that you will be billed a lot, including for previous neighbors.
  • Check in advance if there is internet in this house. If they say we will connect tomorrow, not the fact that it will be so. You can then wait a month.
  • If the agent or host is European, it’s not a factwill be better than the Thai. We hit it with a European. And the most important thing! If you don’t like the person you are thinking of renting a house, he is yulit and doesn’t answer your questions clearly, then in no case rent a house, trust your intuition.
  • If you remove the bike, then the range of rental housing significantly expands and cheapens. For example, we lived 10 minutes from the sea on a bike, which is not annoying at all, and the house is not expensive, and the beach is good.

100% Guarantee will not be in any case, butConsidering all these points, it's better than nothing at all. In any case, I didn’t see any really scary stories. Even the one that was with us ended well enough.

P.S. Often people are afraid of living creatures in the house. So I want to please, in the apartments (apartments) she too. If the house is not old and good, then the living creatures will not be much in it. But how much space and your own personal piece of lawn! Read more about dangerous insects in Thailand and other animals.

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