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Chiang Mai Apartment Hunt | HIGH SEASON 2018 – 2019

Full. No vacancy. Sold out. (inaudible) Hunting for an apartment
in Chiang Mai high season is stressful. You may need to settle for Baan Sai… Except they’re sold out too. (Music) Hi and welcome to my channel. If you’re new here my name is Megan
and I bring you new videos every Tuesday on travel adventure and working
remotely from all over the world. Today I wanted to bring you
a highly requested video on hunting for an apartment
in Chiang Mai high season. If you’re watching this in December 2018, I hope you will find
this especially helpful because it’s a list
of what is available right now. Like, really, right now. I’m deviating from my regular
Tuesday schedule because I wanted to bring you this video
while the information is still relevant. I spent this past weekend visiting
or calling 30 different apartments within a 20-minute walking
radius of the Maya Mall, which is that very central Nimman area. Of these 30 apartments, there were six
with immediate one-month availability. I’m going to run through the list
from cheapest to most expensive. So, without further ado,
let’s get started. The first apartment that I have
for you is the Siriruk, which offers a studio apartment
at ฿3,000 per month. It’s very basic, it’s a no-frills option.
But hey, you get what you pay for. (Music) Next, I stumbled upon the Nara Apartment,
which I’d never heard of before. They have two rooms available –
the normal room and the special room – both are the same size at 32 square feet. The only difference between the two
is that the special room has a more built up kitchen area
in the sense that there is cupboard space and a few extra amenities
like a crock pot. (Music) The third option is Huay Kaew Residence, which is right beside Kad Suan Kaew
in very central Nimman area. Now, this is a huge apartment complex and they had three different
room types available. (Music) There’s also a gym and a pool on-site but only the VIP, one-bedroom includes
the gym access as well as weekly cleaning. Next up is Vanilla Residence,
which is located in Santitham, about a 20-minute walk
outside of the central Nimman area. Personally, I really liked Vanilla
and if I wasn’t happy here with Pansook, I would probably be moving in
to one of these rooms. They have three different room types, there’s superior, deluxe and executive. However, they only have the superior
and executive rooms available on a one-month December rental. (Music) The superior room goes for ฿10,800
and the executive room was ฿12,600. There is no gym and no pool but I still found these rates to be
very reasonable for what you are getting. I also spoke to a few people that are
actually living there at the moment and they said the Wi-Fi is great and that it’s very quiet and they’re
happy with the management. The fifth option is Hillside 4 and it’s about a five minute-walk
from the Maya Mall so it’s very central Nimman. They do have a pool and a gym on site. However, the gym is
a separate cost from your lease. (Music) The sixth and final apartment
that I have for you today is the Hokka-An. Hokka-An is a Thai-Japanese owned
apartment in the Santitham area located sort of close by
to where Vanilla Residence is. (Music) Now, these rooms are not cheap,
with the standard room at 15,500 and the big room at ฿17,500 per month. However, they are the most luxurious, like it’s a fingerprint
to get into your building. Rooms that I have seen for the price
and they are also quite large, the standard is 45 square feet
and the big is 55 square feet. In my last video
for low season apartment hunt, I mentioned two resources
for researching apartments online which was NomadRentals
and PerfectHomes.com. Both of these are only accepting
three-month leases online. So, if you are looking for one month
or a shorter term than three months, I’d say research there
to see what is available but then contact
the apartment buildings directly. High season is also holiday season, which means many people
are going home for the holidays and they’re actually
subletting their apartments. The best places to find these
would be through Facebook groups and two that I recommend
are Chiang Mai Digital Nomads and, if you’re a woman,
Chiang Mai Nomad Girls. Finally, it may be worth
looking on Airbnb. There was quite a bit
available in Chiang Mai; however, these places are
a little bit more expensive and may be worth messaging
the Airbnb hosts directly before booking to see if you can work out
a long stay discount or even offer an epic review
or something along those lines in order to have
a discount on your stay. Alright, unfortunately
that’s all I have for you today with immediate one-month
December 2018 availability. I hope, if you’re in your search,
you found this helpful and I wish you the best of luck. If there’s any apartments that I missed
that you know are renting, please leave it in the comments below. I’m sure someone will really appreciate it. Or, if you’re subletting this could be
a perfect place to advertise. Being in the Philippines and not being
able to upload for a couple of weeks really made me realize how much I love
bringing you this content. So, thank you for tuning in and I hope
to catch you again next week. Speaking of next week, this happened
at the very end of my apartment hunts. (Chuckles) And… that is why I love Chiang Mai, and travel in general. So, next week I’ll be bringing you
a list of the apps and the websites that I use to book
absolutely dirt cheap travel. So, hopefully it will help you
plan that next adventure for 2019. Hope to catch you then.
Thanks and have an awesome week. Bye!


Al Tanaka

Dec 12, 2018, 6:36 pm Reply


Al Tanaka

Dec 12, 2018, 6:46 pm Reply

Great Content! Cant wait to finally head out to Chiang Mai in the New Year ๐Ÿ™‚


Dec 12, 2018, 7:49 pm Reply

Congrats for the video and infos again Megan! Can you tell me when is the "high season"in chiang mai? Thanks!

Yet Another Trip

Dec 12, 2018, 8:06 pm Reply

I'm coming early late January / early Feb . Guessing this is still considered high season? ๐Ÿ™ Meh

Frank Koster

Dec 12, 2018, 9:33 pm Reply

For 15000 baht, If you go 15 min OUT of the city from Maya (instead of towards the city center like the places you showed), you can get SO MUCH MORE for the same amount of money. Also, there's quite a few hidden gems in Santitham for 5000 and 10000… they're kept a secret for a reason!

Joel Lupro

Dec 12, 2018, 11:04 am Reply

This was so timely. My friend is looking right now and this will help immensely!

Lorenzo Primiterra

Dec 12, 2018, 11:22 am Reply

Great video! Hillside 3 have availability and I prefer it to the 4 ๐Ÿ™‚

Terrance Collins

Dec 12, 2018, 3:29 pm Reply

Great vid, Megan. Thanks.

Chiang Mai Condo

Dec 12, 2018, 2:03 am Reply

everyday amenities like Gyms Pools Bathroom and Beds are all the same worldwide. You forget the most important aspect of Living in Chiang Mai – and what makes a stay here so unique. THE VIEW !! next time take the video out onto the balcony and and reveal the outlook. That will make it easier to choose which condo is the best.

robert herman

Dec 12, 2018, 9:07 am Reply

The building where I live Huay Kaew Place (not to be confused with Huay Kaew Residence, or Huay Kaew Palace) has a studio available. 6K Baht.

Zane’s World

Dec 12, 2018, 2:57 am Reply

Thanks for the video! I really enjoyed it. Iโ€™ve been doing apartments research YouTube for the past year. Haha.

Iโ€™m finally going to move there next month. I know itโ€™s high season and lots of places are being rented out, but is it just in the Ninman area?

I prefer to live towards Central Festivals Mall area…. like Dcondo. If you have time, can you please do a video on apartments in that area?



Dec 12, 2018, 10:57 am Reply

I hate it if there is no partition of any kind between the toilet and shower area, atleast a curtain if not glass.

jc kalden

Dec 12, 2018, 7:31 am Reply

The apartments are priced affordable.
Previously, I stayed in a hotel.
Thank you.

marco polo

Dec 12, 2018, 6:18 am Reply

So as of 12/20/18 the urls you provided (nomadrentals.com and perfecthomes.com) are not valid. Also, while your effort is appreciated and I know it's high season, much more due diligence should be done because there are far nicer places for the same price in the general vicinity. Good editing.

Fadi Baddur

Dec 12, 2018, 3:06 pm Reply

Great content Megan! Marked the places you mentioned in the video from last month for a walk around in the next 2 days ๐Ÿ™‚
I am in Chiang Mai till 30th Dec scouting the city for my leap into location independence mid next year…if you are available it would be great to meet up and get to hear your experiences!


Dec 12, 2018, 11:22 am Reply

The Greenery Landmark is a great apartment 5-8 minute walk to Maya Mall and it has 1 month rentals as well with gym and pool, 7700 baht per month.


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Jan 1, 2019, 2:23 am Reply

Thank you. This was so helpful.

Consuwella Carrington

Jan 1, 2019, 12:43 am Reply

This was amazing info. Thanks for creating this list! Could you do this again for the high season in 2019-2020? I'm planning on moving to Chiang Mai then and would love to know what's available if I can't avoid a high season arrival!! ๐Ÿ™‚

077 v

Jan 1, 2019, 1:35 am Reply

good job.give use more.looking 4 cheap apartments. thanks.

Half Thai Guy

Jan 1, 2019, 10:27 pm Reply

FYI… The rooms in Thailand go by Square Meters not Square Feet. Love the info

Jeff Perry

Jan 1, 2019, 7:04 pm Reply

Thank you for all of the info? Does anyone know of any Chiang Mai living that is month-to-month, has a sauna in the complex, and has a small kitchen in the room (I just need a stove). Thanks!

Beautiful life

Jan 1, 2019, 4:51 am Reply

Thank you do you live in Chiang mai?


Jan 1, 2019, 1:14 pm Reply

I like the way you give a no nonsense presentation, subbed

Adrian S

Jan 1, 2019, 12:10 pm Reply

Very good! Really liked Hillside 4 and the last apartment.. oh well, expensive taste.. LOL thanks Meghan!


Jan 1, 2019, 12:14 am Reply

There are always units available when you know where to look

Famille Chartrand

Feb 2, 2019, 1:49 pm Reply

Once more a very well made video.


Feb 2, 2019, 12:45 pm Reply

Is prices monthly rates for 1 month rent or 12/6 month rent??

30 And A Wake Up

Feb 2, 2019, 8:16 pm Reply

Very informative! Thanks! I'll be there in August! ๐Ÿ™‚

Honest Mom

Feb 2, 2019, 6:07 am Reply

I love how thorough you are!

Cali Picker

Feb 2, 2019, 5:55 am Reply

Thank you for the information. Looking at being a snowbird next Dec for 3 months and Chiang Mai is one possible destination. Looking forward to more videos to "sell me on the city"


Mar 3, 2019, 12:09 am Reply

hey, would it be easier to go with air bnb or is that more expensive?


Mar 3, 2019, 11:46 pm Reply

Pro sports bettor from Vegas here and I will be there late 2019 easy to afford there with my profession.

mary poppins

Jun 6, 2019, 11:51 am Reply

Thank you for the nice apartment views, everyone else seems to be going for cheap only.

sammie smith

Jul 7, 2019, 4:04 am Reply

Good video i must say. I look to visit & possiby stay in Thailand and it will unfortunately in high season.


Jul 7, 2019, 6:00 pm Reply

What is the closest studio apartment next to Maya mall. Walking distance and not crossing any streets? Thank you. Halal food also?โค๏ธ???

Wellness Residence

Jul 7, 2019, 7:48 am Reply

new luxury serviced apartment nearby airport http://www.wellnessresidencechiangmai.com/en/about-us

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