I already showed our house in the broadcast, but for the history of need more detailed review on the blog, including in video format. I am pleased with the house, although it is not without flaws. But it’s December month and something is already difficult to find. The question is not even in price, but that this had to be done beforehand, especially if you were going to the peak of the season.
I found the house in 3 days, combing the neighborhood of Bang Tao. Maybe, if I spent more time searching, I would find more something better, but after I was told all day that everyone booked, really did not want to miss this option.
The content of the article
- 1 How I was looking for a house
- 2 Our house in Phuket near Bang Tao Beach
- 2.1 Price and host contact
- 2.2 Interior
- 2.3 Neighborhood
- 2.4 On the map
How I was looking for a house
The scheme is traditional, the one that I advise everyone. If you you are going to look for a house, be sure to read my post – how rent a house in Thailand. I rented the hotel in advance via RoomGuru, while looking for a house.
Upon arrival, I rented a bike and drove around Bang Tao, combing the streets for signs House for Rent. In december their it was already not enough, and when I made a phone call, I almost always it was said that the house was already booked until February / March / April. It and no wonder – peak season, not the best time to search houses.
So after a couple of hours of searching, I started asking Thais on street, whether there are houses for rent. In one of the offices for rent Bikes turned out to be Thai-agents (although the feeling that Bang Tao is all such), which, in fact, showed me this house.
In total, I managed to find: a decent double house for 17 thousand baht (to the sea only on the bike), normal for 24 thousand baht (free in a couple of months), the house for 19 thousand baht is free just now at 3 of the week. This is what concerns Bang Tao.
Also through groups in VK I went to a Russian girl-agent, she I was shown on Kamala dumb and dark apartments for 16 thousand baht and so-so double house for 13 thousand baht far from the sea. I.e, As you can see, the options were in December, but all of them are not for me fit
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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Our house in Phuket near Bang Tao Beach
Price and contact of the owner
Price per month – 18,500 baht. Deposit – 5000 baht. Water – 500 baht. Internet 10/1 Mbit / s – 700 baht. Electricity on the counter – 7 baht / unit Phone 081-0909610
As I said, I rented a house through a Thai agent. However, in I called the owner several times during my search (there was a sign with phone on the house), but for some reason he did not pick up the phone. After contracting the owner came up to me and said that “got rid” of the agent, since I called him (remembered my number and that he did not pick up the phone), and then I will pay a little less. Hope he will not change his mind
Keep in mind, in Thailand, often houses are dealt through agents are Thai, so the monthly price can be included commission. In general, many houses are not marked at all, not guess what they surrender.
From the pros: a pleasant green lawn near the house, the house is fenced, the view from bedrooms on a green meadow, large three-compartment refrigerator, washing machine, a lot of furniture (there is a desktop, several cabinets), air conditioning in each bedroom, bathroom in the bathroom, grills windows and mosquito nets, big tv. Those who are in Tae already was, know that a normal refrigerator and the more washing A car is a rather rare occurrence.
Of the minuses: the house is oldish, the kitchen is dark (in the ceiling only one working light), no hot water (not working water heater), not enough chairs, there were no pots and pans, broken rim toilet bowl.
Our house on Phuket outside
View from the kitchen-living room to the street
Gas stove and kettle. Multicooker brought from Russia
First bedroom, guest
From this bedroom you can go to the covered balcony
Second bedroom main
It almost has a living room
And my workplace
From the bedroom exit to the balcony overlooking the green meadow
During the day, the house is usually 60% humidity and 30-33 degrees
Toilet outside the door
The house is double, but it would be possible to rent a single room if there was a choice.
As you can see, the minuses are small and you can put up with them or somehow correct, as the owner of something is not particularly eager to repair. I already bought a pot and a frying pan, a couple of table lamps, too, it remains only to solve the issue of hot water, if at all to solve it. There was still a problem with the router, my MacBook did not want to connect to it (thanks to the non-disconnected 802.11d protocol), but the issue is resolved Changing the channel on the router, the benefit of passwords were standard.
The most important thing I wanted to get from housing (well, besides normal home, air conditioning and the Internet) – this is accessible by foot up to everything. Bang Tao Beach is now 15 minutes walk, to Tesco 20 minutes Up to 7/11, super chip, cafes, and the market 10 minutes. Perfect! Vodomat generally 100 meters.
I even now regret that I took off the bike, because it’s not much for me need But I already paid for 3 months of rent (it turned out 3333 baht / mo for Honda Click 125), so you have to use it.
Our Bang Tao Beach
Tesco Supermarket at Bang Tao
On the map
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