So you’ve decided to make the move to sunny Bangkok. First of all, congratulations – great decision. Second, you’re in the right place. Here at Sukhumvit Condos, we’ve got the lowdown on not only the best rental properties in the city, but also all the on-the-ground knowledge to help you choose your perfect home.
So what is there to consider? Beyond the obvious – how many bedrooms and bathrooms you’re after, and your realistic monthly budget – it’s a good idea to create a checklist of your priorities to tick off during the house hunt.
What kind of property are you dreaming of?
Property-wise, Bangkok is booming and there’s a good chance if you can conceive it, it’s out there. So, do you want a spacious ground floor flat with a garden, or a condo on the 40th floor with a view from the balcony? Do you want something with a little character and history, or a brand new shiny penthouse with a gleaming kitchen that’s never been used? Think about what sort of amenities are important to you. While a lot of properties in Bangkok have a gym and or a pool, size and conditions vary. Are you looking for somewhere with 24-hour security, or a laundry service?
What kind of neighbourhood do you want to call home?
For many, it all comes down to location, location, location. Bangkok’s got it all, so where do you want to be?
Victory monument and Phaya Thai are great for transport links and have a distinctly local feel with beer gardens, street markets and live music spots on every corner. Further north, in leafy Ari, find safe streets, more space and a suburban, small town feel with all the convenience of the centre of town just a BTS ride away.
Over towards the river, Charoenkrung and Chinatown are packed with characterful little gems like shophouses with high ceilings and wrought iron balconies; and on the other side, find a little peace and quiet, away from that big city chaos.
Perhaps the hustle and bustle is right up your street, in which case, nestle yourself amongst the big name hotels and palatial malls in Siam and its surroundings.
Off every BTS stop along Sukhumvit road, from Phloen Chit to On Nut is a neighbourhood with its own, distinct character, from the restaurants and clubs near Nana, to the trendy bars of Thong Lo, to the hidden hipster spots of Ekkamai and Phra Kanong.
And then there’s Silom where night markets, street food and a burgeoning bar scene stand side by side with the central business district. Meanwhile, just a block away, south of Sathorn road, the quiet, labyrinthine leafy streets have a family friendly, residential feel.
Draw up that list and hit our database of more than 2,000 great properties across town, and start narrowing down to find your dream pad. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch; our brains are yours for the picking.