Monday Montage: House Hunt Phuket

This week has been all about finding a house to rent here in Chalong, Phuket, Thailand. We have learned many things about renting in Thailand since our experiences in Hua Hin. For example, we made sure that the house has a water tank large enough to hold enough water to last at least a few days (or twelve). And we wanted the house to be in a location where we can walk to everything we need, it’s the city girl in me.  And we wanted to do it on our own. Our experience with a rental agency left a bad taste in our mouth and we ended up overpaying for our place in Hua Hin (or so we were told at least).

We rented a car for the past three days and went on the hunt for a house. We drove through the neighborhoods that appealed to us and just started calling the numbers on any house we saw with a for rent sign. I made many phone calls (I honestly thought I had forgotten how to actually make a call on my phone, this was a good reminder that I still can do so), looked through 6 or 7 houses and ended up finding an awesome place and signing the lease papers yesterday! We are moving into our three bedroom, 2 bathroom (hallelujah more than one bathroom!) beautifully furnished house on Saturday. It will be our home base as we travel more this year. More on that in my Wednesday post.

Here are the pictures from this past week. Thank you again for reading and following us here on And Three To Go.

This is how we found houses to look at to rent, just following the signs and calling
This is how we found houses to look at to rent, just following the signs and calling
Driving around near Rawaii, Phuket
Driving around near Rawaii, Phuket
This is a gas pump, you could just pull up and fill up without the hassle of the gas station
This is a gas pump, you could just pull up and fill up without the hassle of the gas station
We found a large second hand store that sells mostly things from hotels and restaurants that have closed down, but I found this among all the furniture, it was a bit creepy. I have no idea what it would be for.
We found a large second hand store that sells mostly things from hotels and restaurants that have closed down, but I found this among all the furniture, it was a bit creepy. I have no idea what it would be for.
The lights on Chalong Pier, Phuket
The lights on Chalong Pier, Phuket

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