We were really lucky to find a house! I had some doubts till today, but we had already got ADSL and doubts fell away.
I’ll tell you about it.
When we in Phuket two years ago, we found the house with a help of Phuket Gazette. We didn’t find a similar newspaper in Samui, unfortunately. We called several real estate managers of Russian origin and asked to find a house for us. Also we googled and sent e-mails to several house owners. But also we decided not to sit and wait, so after waking up and having breakfast, we went for searching.
It was the first vacant house, earlier the houses were occupied or did not match our requirements. It was a small nice house, surrounded by coconut palm trees. There were several houses nearby, including the house, where the owner lived. The place was good- calm and quiet. We wanted to look for other houses, but the owner wanted 10 000 Baht ($330), it was a good price.
We were almost gone, when I propose to haggle over the price. It was a classic leaving, it seemed that we were not so much interested in it, but then we returned and proposed 7000 Bht, the owner offered 9000, we said 8000 and that was the end.
So, we have rented the house for 8000 Bht($270) + electricity + internet. In general it will be about 10000 Ире per month.
There was just one question- internet access. It was not in the house. But the owner promised that it would be done the next day. I believed and gave her money for 2 months. Traditional Thai “tomorrow” lasted for 5 days. But in the end the Internet was provided!
Here are the picture of the house and the place itself.
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