Rental Property In Chiang Mai Thailand
Renting In Chiang Mai
The cost of rental property in Chiang Mai is very affordable compared to the rest of the country. Many houses and apartments available to rent will come complete with furniture, and all amenities, ready to move in immediately. Most property owners or rental agencies will require a security deposit equal to 2 months rent, as well as a copy of your passport or ID card. Short term rentals are sometimes available, however most houses will have a minimum 1 year contract. Many guesthouses and hotels will also offer monthly rates for those who would like to have an extended stay.
AROUND CHIANG MAI
- Lake Huay Tung Tao Fresh Water Reservoir, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Lake Huay Tung Tao is also known as "Chiang Mai Beach". The lake is actually a giant man made reservoir located in a provincial park. The cost of entry is a minimal 20THB (less than 1USD). The lake is quiet during the week, however it becomes crowded
- Doi Suthep Temple In Chiang Mai Thailand
DOI SUTHEP I have been living in Thailand for more than 10 years, and over this time I have seen many temples. I often tell tourists that if you have seen one temple, you have seen them all. This is not...
- Ratchapruek Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand In Honor Of King Bhumibol
RATCHAPRUEK GARDEN The "Ratchapruek" or "Golden Shower Tree" is the national flower of Thailand. This yellow flower symbolizes the color of Buddhism and yellow is also considered the color of the King....
There are plenty of rental houses located in and around the city of Chiang Mai, for as low as 200USD per month for a small basic 1 or 2 bedroom house. A newer 2 - 4 bedroom house may cost as much as 500USD per month. Houses located a little farther from the downtown area will be a little cheaper, in areas like Hang Dong, Doi Saket and Maejo. One thing to consider when renting a house in Chiang Mai is that the air quality is much better once you drive 10-15 minutes out of the downtown area.
There are plenty of Condos and Apartments in the downtown area of Chiang Mai, that may be more suitable for people that do not have a car or a motorbike. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in a newer building will usually cost about 300USD per month fully furnished. There are more luxurious 2-3 bedroom apartments that may cost 500-1000USD per month. Many buildings will have a swimming pool and exercise facilities as well as many other amenities.
Many people in Thailand prefer to live in gated communities, for an extra sense of security as well as a more private and quiet lifestyle. Houses in a gated community will normally cost a little more, but for a minimal amount of money you are ensured your peace and quiet. Most gated communities will also have a clubhouse with a swimming pool and exercise facilities. The streets in a gated community are normally safe for children to play, with no traffic to worry about. One of Thailand's most popular gated communities is "Land & House", and this company has several gated communities in Chiang Mai. Houses in these gated communities will cost anywhere from 300-500USD per month, and perhaps 1000USD monthly or more for what most people would consider a mansion.
The Loft Residence
The Loft Residence is a guesthouse with furnished apartments that rent out for as low as 180USD per month. It is conveniently located just a 5 minute walk from the Central Kad San Kaew shopping center. When I decided to move to Chiang Mai, I saw an ad for The Loft Residence on Facebook, so I decided to stay there for a few days until I found a house. I met several people that had rented rooms monthly, and they were very happy with the place. The Loft residence is also located near the office for ChiangMaiHouse.com.
Normally in Thailand, you will find it difficult to find rental property online, and even when you do, it seems that you only see high end property that is very overpriced. This is not the case in Chiang Mai, the ChiangMaiHouse.com website has rental properties as well as property for sale, available in all price ranges. They have a friendly staff that speak excellent English, and they are happy to pick you up at your hotel and take you by car to view any properties you are interested in. You will find that the prices on their website are very competitive with other places you have seen, and in most cases these are negotiable. If you are planning on moving to Chiang Mai, I strongly suggest you check out ChiangMaiHouse.com.