We also hibernated in Hua Hin, which is why this post appeared, where we will talk about the local features of renting a house on Koh Samui. Be sure to read my instructions first - how to rent a house in Tae, in which I told all the methods of renting housing, both independent and remotely via the Internet through an agency.
The content of the article
- one Beach selection
- 2 What types of housing are there on the island
- 3 The cost of townhouses and apartments in Hua Hin
- 4 Infrastructure
- five Transport
If you want to live right next to the beach, then regardless of the area, you will need to rent an apartment. They are built on the first lines, not at home. If you are satisfied with the third and other lines, then you can consider renting a townhouse. But still, a townhouse within walking distance from the sea will have to look.
Usually they live either in Hua Hin itself, or on Takiab, this is an area in the south of the city near the mountain of the same name. Hua Hin is a small city, so wherever you live, everything will be relatively close. If you look at the map, it stretches along the central beach, which starts from the road leading from the railway station to Mount Takiab. Actually, along the entire coastline, you can live in one of the condominiums. Townhouses and houses in the western part of the city.
Visually, the city beach is nicer than Takiab beach. But both are not for everybody, never bounty. On Takiab, on the other hand, it is quieter somehow and the area itself is quite quiet, without traffic. Here's a look at my overview of the beaches in Hua Hin.
What types of housing are there on the island
The main type of housing in Hua Hin is condominiums and townhouses. It is from them that urban development consists. Moreover, townhouses are usually quite simple, they can be a little shabby and without air conditioning. Condominiums, on the other hand, are mowed in a European style: laminate flooring, better furniture, beautiful bathrooms and modern kitchens..
Houses in Hua Hin are generally tense when compared with Phuket and Koh Samui. They are, yes, but everything is quite far from the sea, and if without transport, then it will be difficult to live there. In general, most of the winterers live in townhouses, because they are cheaper than condominiums and houses. In addition, you can find such a townhouse so that the sea is 10-20 minutes on foot. Usually townhouses are located in Hua Hin itself.
The cost of townhouses and apartments in Hua Hin
The cost of housing depends on how long you need an apartment for, whether you rent it through an intermediary or you yourself went to the owner, as well as on the ability to bargain. I must say that in Hua Hin there are a lot of housing that is rented through agents or through Airbnb. Foreigners buy apartments, they themselves live in their homeland, and housing is rented out without their participation. Thus, if the owner's studio can be rented for 13-15 thousand baht, then the agent will offer it somewhere for 18-20, hence the high prices in general. Apartments cost an average of 13-20 thousand baht per month for a studio or one-bedroom apartment, and 20-30 for double and more. In Hua Hin itself, the price is usually slightly higher than on Takiab.
Airbnb, on the other hand, is a good service through which you can rent private accommodation without intermediaries, both daily and for a longer period. If you do not have registration there yet, then it's time to register and get a $ 20 bonus using this link. The bonus can be used during the year for the first booking. And be sure to read my detailed post about this service, where I tell you how to register, how to get a bonus, how to look for housing, etc..
Townhouses are considered budget housing and are preferred by most winterers. You need to look for them on the spot upon arrival. On average, the price for a townhouse will be about 10-12 thousand baht. At the same time, you will get a larger area than in an apartment for 15 thousand. Well, and houses cost about 20 thousand baht and more..
There are several supermarkets in Hua Hin. The main and big Tesco is located in the Market Village shopping center in the very center of the city, that's where everyone usually goes to shop. From the same Takiab, it's not a problem to get there by minibus, 10-15 minutes. There is also a Market Villa right next to Market Village, Big C in the west of the city (it is inconvenient to get to it by minibus), Macro in the very north of the city (near the airport), a small Tesco in the south not far from Takiab, but only with your own transport.
So, if you are tied directly to the walking distance to Tesco in Market Village, then you need to live in the center of Hua Hin or near, and there it is noisy, crowded, there is a busy highway, which cannot be crossed everywhere with a stroller (the southern part of the main road with a concrete bump , you will not cross), and in general the apartments are more expensive than on the outskirts.
Takiab has its own fruit and vegetable market, which is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays on the territory of the temple, so there is no need to go to Market Village. Hua Hin itself also has markets.
Several minibuses (songteo) run around the city, which have different routes, depending on what color it is. For example, on green, you can move along the entire city along the main road all the way to Takiab. The price is fixed, for example, the Hua Hin - Takiab fare is 15 baht.
Thus, if you live along the route of the routes, then you do not need to rent a bike or a car. Although, of course, it is more convenient to move on your own transport.