Renting in Phuket

If you are renting property in Phuket, this short guide will put you on the right track. While renting in Phuket, you should always consider selecting the right location to suit your needs and lifestyle and the right size of accomodation to make your stay the most enjoyable.

Renting in Phuket could mean deciding on a property that is surrounded by lush greenery or one that has panoramic ocean views. Whatever the choice, you should consider a number of factors:

  • The location of your rental property in Phuket and access to the beaches and restaurants
  • The number of guests that plan to stay in the Phuket rental property
  • Whether your Phuket rental will be self catered or fully staffed.
  • Size of the property and number of bedrooms you require.
  • The length of your rental period in Phuket.
  • Your budget and other daily costs of a Phuket property rental.
  • Distance and convenience to the places you would like to visit.
  • The facilities that you will require with your Phuket rental property.
  • Safety considerations, given that many ocean front villa's have steep drop offs and swimming pools and these may not be suitable for young children

Choosing the Right Phuket Rental Property

Renting a property in Phuket through a reputable agent is a hassle-free experience but should be well planned. Advance bookings are advisable for high and peak seasons and these should be made several months in advance. Time and again, we experience late bookings and disappointed families who leave their Phuket rental property arrangements to the last minute – so please book early as demand is very high.

While selecting a property to rent in Phuket, you will need to consider size of the property and the number of rooms that you need for yourself and your family. Be sure to check the available facilities such as gyms and swimming pools and refer to the above list for other details.

The Various Formalities

Once you decide upon a Phuket rental property, you will need to make a non-refundable deposit and sign a short-term rental agreement that outlines the conditions of use of the villa or condominium. This agreement contains all the necessary terms and conditions required by the  the landlord.

When you take over the property, there will likely be an inventory of contents and these will need to be checked with one of our agents upon arrival.

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