Charming Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second main city. Unlike Bangkok though, Chiang Mai enjoys a much slower pace of life, leaving residents free from the stresses of typical city life. It is the perfect place to enjoy the Thai way of life, in a cooler climate than southern locations. There is a wide range of things to do and see in Chiang Mai, and the surrounding scenery adds to the serene nature of this northern favourite. With many properties available to rent, it is easy to find the perfect new home. Whether for a long stay or a short visit, there are properties to suit all tastes and budgets.
Chiang Mai combines the very best that Thailand has to offer. Residents can live in a modern and developing city, with lots of facilities and amenities, whilst still having the feeling of living in a traditional provincial Thai city. Life in Chiang Mai is completely different to life in chaotic Bangkok, or the party places of Pattaya and Phuket.
Developments stretch across the province, so those wishing to experience the Chiang Mai lifestyle can choose to live in the city area, or outside in the countryside. As well as new homes, there are also many established homes to rent. Renting is a popular option for many, due to the strict regulations concerning foreign home ownership in Thailand.
Living costs are lower in Chiang Mai than in other parts of Thailand, meaning that people can make their money go further. The budget for an acceptable home in another area could be the same for a great home in Chiang Mai. Not only are rental figures lower, but all other regular costs, including the price of food and leisure activities. With properties available in all price brackets, Chiang Mai is the ideal place to find the perfect new Thai home.
There is a great selection of homes for rent in Chiang Mai; houses, apartments and condos are all ready to rent and move into. Properties come in all different styles and sizes, and have different features; all housing tastes are catered for.
Whether one wishes to rent a luxury home, a spacious town house, a quaint traditional Thai house, an easy to manage bungalow, a stylish apartment or a comfortable condo, such homes can be found all across the province. Homes can be found with a varying number of bedrooms, as well as with different kitchen styles, different sized gardens, and different features. Some homes may be within gated complexes for added security, others may have private or shared facilities, such as swimming pools and parking areas. Furnished and unfurnished homes are available to rent.
For those wishing to combine their new life in Chiang Mai with a commercial venture, there are also conveniently located shop houses ready to rent. Usually with such properties the living area is above the business area, giving complete separation for private and public affairs.
Typically, anyone wishing to rent a home should be prepared to pay a security deposit, usually equal to one months’ rent, as well as the first month’s rent in advance.