You may have seen on Facebook that we have been looking for a house to rent for a month in Nai Yang. The search was a bit frustrating for us. High season has just begun and already it is slim picking in the rental market here.
We found two houses that would be suitable. One was $500 for the month. It was older but perfectly livable, but was just off the highway. The other was what I would call pretty luxurious. It was newer, with nice furnishings, was in a quiet location (although a bit out of town), and best of all it had a pool. The problem with this one though, was the price tag. Our accommodation budget is $600 per month and this one rolled in at $1000.
We had a really hard time deciding what to do. Our practical sides told to rent the cheaper house. We are, after all, at the beginning of our trip and if we splurge all of the time we will come home without moola. But it was hard to say no to the luxury house after we had seen how nice it was. We talked for days about our decision. The nicer house came with Internet, TV, and a pool!! We tried justifying the nicer house by looking at the nightly rate….only $16 more a night for all those amenities, how could we not?
And so, we left practically by the way side and decided to splurge for the month.