House rentals

Hi we are looking for rental property in the Hua Hin area.thanks

Perhaps you could give more detail as as to your requirements, house condo, town, location (beach or 3km from there) family. 1, 2, 3, bedroom etc etc.  Would like to help.

Hi thanks for your reply.
I'm sorry I can't be more specific but as yet I do not know the exact place , only that we are looking for a two or three bedroom house to rent within an hour's drive of Hua Hin .
It would be to use as a base while we take time to look around the area with intention of maybe buying a property or even possibly having a house built.
I am currently still employed in the UK but I am hoping to become semi retired in eighteen months time.
We have even thought about buying a small business in Thailand that would give us a reasonable income so that we could come to stay earlier possibly in around six months time.

Hello Chris the Brit.  I know mostly about Cha-am lovely place, about 25/Km North of Hue Hin.  Plenty of Brits live there mostly older men retired. Also Aussies, Yanks and Southern Folk, Danes, and lots from all over Europe  Some with wives and family others well.  Lots of small bars, restaurants, massage places and yes girls mostly to help Farangs...TIT

Hue Hin housing rentals costs are about the same as Cha-am.  Hue Hin is a much bigger town with big shopping centres and traffic which is a dogs dinner to go with it,  it rivals Pattaya but on the West Coast of The Gulf of Thailand.  Cha-am traffic is only a dogs dinner at weekends as thousands of BKK's people descend  on the place and stay a few nights  Just lovely during the week, weekend still OK don't ride your m/bike though.  Hue Hin has (may I say it) a bigger red light area compared to Cha-am.  Yes bigger everything and a few Farang ratbags?

   I have quite a few friends who rent 2 story town houses 2BR upstairs + bathroom. Down stairs which have outside front court area big enough for a bit of under cover BBQ area and enough room to park a car and perhaps 2 motorbikes or push bikes. Quite a lot of units like this available in Cha-am about 1 km or more from the beach mostly quite cheap, can be cheaper if a bit run down.  This layout is very common in all Thailand.

These places have  quite a large main living area downstairs of about 45 sq/metres and a nice separate fairly large typical good Thai kitchen inside + downstairs bathroom.  No back door (normal).  When you rent one of these town house apart from sheets and towels a TV, air cond. fridge, stove, tables and chairs, inside lounge and quite a few other pieces of furniture are included in the price of rental. (not fancy but cheap)  I expect to rent similar for my next stay in Cha-am and pay Bht 8500 P/M for 12 months rental.  It would be 25% dearer P/M if you took it for 3 months only.  Often the means of working out the discount for 12 months is they charge perhaps 12 months rent of Bht 11500 and you get the 11th and 12 month rent free.  But get it all in writing. Can come back to bight you.

I have looked at several of these, there seems to be quite a lot of others like these available to rent in Cha-am, probably a bit expensive for Thais.  When I return soon I will be looking to pay Bht 8500 P/M + elect and water for 12 months.

  You could also rent something a bit bigger 3BR in a gated community with security guards round the clock for about Bht 15000 p/m or more.  Some better facilities like communal swimming pool etc.etc.  This may be 1 to 3 KM from the beach, very nice and clean.

I'm not sure of the population of Cha-am but 35,000 might seems about right. 70,000 at weekends (sometimes).  The beach extends for 6/7 KM, apart from 2 small police stations it has no building on the beach side all.  At weekend when all the visitors arrive cars park anywhere with the assistance of self appointed beach chair traffic directors and often gridlock the place (sort of works) but again TIT.   Much better then Hue Hin Beach where much of the residences are built right up to the beach and sometimes over the sea, no road running along to the beach.  Parking at weekend there is a catastrophic dog's dinner.  Most days it can take 25 min to drive the 6/7 km down the main road through the town...not for me.

Hope his helps...regard DavoWaldo Esq.

Thanks for your reply really helpful,The wife and I was in Hua Hin in November and while I was there I went fishing at a local fishing park and got talking to some British ex pat's and these gent's made me think that this might be a good place to settle .
My wife is actually from Yasothon ,Issan and owns a piece of land there .
We were thinking of building a house on this land but to be absolutely honest it seems a bit too remote and isolated for me .
We have stayed in most parts of Thailand including the islands (which I really like by the way) but they have been holiday stays and I know actually living somewhere is different to being on holiday.
I just liked the Hua Hin area when we stayed there ,maybe we will go and have a look around Cha Am next time we come over.
Once again thank you for your kind help though much appreciated.

Anytime... I enjoy sharing my limited experiences about the LOS.

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