If you are looking for a house for rent in Chiang Mai, you will be quiet spoiled for choice. There is a wide range of properties available. These properties can vary in price from less than $100 a month all the way up to several thousand dollars. Remember you get what you pay for.
If you are on tight budget and looking for a bargain and would like a simple property, there is still plenty of choice. If you are really after a bargain and planning on staying long term, why not look for something very shabby. Check first, but normally if you are willing to spend a few thousand baht (For 60 dollars) on furniture, a coat of paint and a good deep clean. You can quickly and easily have these places looking like new. Some people worry that the owner will put the rent up after all this work and the place is looking nice. In Chiang Mai this is not normally the case. The owner is more often than not happy to have someone staying that is taking care of the place and will normally be more willing to drop the rent instead.