Renting a house in Phuket and Thailand in general – tips

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

The content of the article

  • 1 What we shot at home in Phuket
  • 2 How to rent a house in Thailand
    • 2.1 Via the Internet
    • 2.2 Searches in place
    • 2.3 Links for renting a house in Phuket
  • 3 Prices for rental homes and how cheaper to rent
  • 4 But do not mess with him
  • 5 Tips for renting a house in Phuket

What we shot at home in Phuket

Housing for a short period can and should be sought through proven the time of the booking system, well, if there is no hunting hang around with things :) Here you just have a great service – RoomGuru, This is one of the most convenient hotel search services (searches in databases immediately all existing bookings), and also we have personally compiled review of the best hotels in Phuket.

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Let me remind you that we have personally collected catalogs at home on our blog. on samui and home in krabi. They are small, in each database about 70 houses, but with a map, descriptions, photos and contacts. On more forces are not enough. Although in Aonang this is a pretty decent part. houses turned out, half, if not more. My instructions for booking houses in Thailand, you can find the link: How Book a house in Thailand – 5 ways.

In Phuket, we first rented a one-bedroom house with a pool, and then a three-bedroom house without a pool. And he and the other, we took for 10,000 baht / month (10,000 rubles). If anyone read us before, remembers that was not a very pleasant story with the first rented home. But now we are taught by experience.

Our first home in Phuket Our first home in Phuket

Our first home in Phuket

Our second home in Phuket Our second home in Phuket

Our second home in Phuket

We also shot on Samui for 15 thousand baht: not a very house, but on by the sea and not by the sea, but with a pool. And another good home was 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 via the Internet from Russia, but this The way is not for everyone. Not only do these houses usually have more high prices, so there is also the possibility that you will arrive, and there is no such house. Of course there are proven Realtor offices or private owners, but most of them specialize in real estate is not the lowest category. Rough saying, if you need a house for 5-10 thousand baht / month, then you have to search for it yourself.

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

You have only 2 options, how to rent a house / apartment in Thailand: through a realtor or independently on the spot. Last thing very much to the amateur. Believe, combing the streets for several days in a row in 30-degree heat, not for everyone, you can rest are driving.

I recommend to book accommodation in advance through a realtor. You avoid unnecessary trouble in an unfamiliar country. Than before refer, the better option will get. Send me a request, I have her I will send to a proven person whom I trust myself. And then in The last time scam has become a lot.

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Searches in place

If you are not in the peak season and are ready to be bothered to search, then better to come to the place, rent a room in hotels for 3-4 days (for example, in from this collection). And then go all around on bike / car, tuk-tuk or songteo, 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 tablets go the fastest, because they are easier just find a foreigner. Therefore, you just need to call in various lanes, even small ones in the settlements fenced, and ask there living where the landlord is and whether the house is rented. A bit of a train, you will start immediately notice the villages for rent.

Also do not be afraid to ask sellers in the shop, in Bike rental locations, near the makashnits, they say, if they don’t know where house for rent. The language can lead a lot, and sometimes it’s the most quick way.

House for Rent Plates House for Rent Plates

House Signs for Rent

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

But the Phuket map with the houses that we traveled. Some of them, cottage villages, where almost always there free housing. Of course, the options are much more. It’s for an example that you can go around for a couple of days.

Links to rent a house in Phuket

phuketgazette.net – Phuket newspaper site. We are looking in the menu on the right sections Phuket Accommodation, Phuket Villas, Phuket Bungalows, which are located private announcements. We found our home exactly So.

Earlier, I gave a few links, but they are all outdated or become ordinary agencies.

Prices for rental homes and how cheaper to rent

The price of a simple one-bedroom house starts from 10,000-15,000 baht / month Two-bedroom houses are in the region of 15,000-200,000 baht. Prices depend on the interior decoration (furniture, washing cars, repair), the season, and the number of months for which you want to shoot. And some houses do not give up for a short time at all. (1-2 months). If you increase your budget to 30 thousand baht, the search much easier.

Renting a house in Phuket - price Renting a house in Phuket - price

Renting a house in Phuket – price

From here the main conclusion – you want to shoot cheaper, do it not in a season and for a period of six months. For example, rent a house Phuket is cheaper starting in April and pumping in October.

Saw very tasty price tags on houses that are rented for a period of of the 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 houses that we drove around when looking for your home. According to them you can get an approximate an idea of what you get for the money about which I spoke above (so to say, the lower price category). If suddenly I was 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 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 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 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 House for 8,000 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 not mess with comrade named Vincent. He has his own Thai Dream Villa Guesthouse, and he also manages an agent for renting houses on Rawai. Brain he ponasilov us decently. And some of our friends, so In general, the money got bad.

Vincent Thai Dream Villa Vincent Thai Dream Villa

Vincent Thai Dream Villa

Tips for renting a house in Phuket

  • Make a contract where all prices will be listed, all services provided, dates of stay. To have on hand document, at least something certifying.
  • Specify in advance what is included in the rental price of the house (electricity, water, internet) and what is 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 picture on the phone) to calculate how many kilowatts It took you a month. Otherwise, there is a possibility that they will put you a large bill, including for previous neighbors.
  • Check in advance if there is internet in this house. If they say connect tomorrow, not the fact that it will be so. You can then a month wait.
  • If the agent or host is European, it’s not a fact that it will be better than Thai We hit it with a European. And the most important thing! if you I don’t like the person you are thinking of renting a house, he yulit and does not answer your questions clearly, then in no case rent Housing, trust your intuition.
  • If you remove the bike, then the range of rental housing is essential expands and cheapens. For example, we lived 10 minutes from the sea. on a bike that doesn’t bother you at all, and the house is not expensive, and the beach good.

100% Guarantee will not be in any scenario, but when you consider all these moments are better than nothing at all. In any case, straight I haven’t seen any scary stories. Even the one that was with us pretty well over.

P.S. Often people are afraid of living creatures in the house. So I want to please in apartments (apartments) it is also there. 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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