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Phuket Pads: Take to the hills for stunning views

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: Aside from the wishful thinkers who request beachfront properties, the majority of inquiries for properties in Phuket are for those with a sea view. Thankfully, as the island boasts 70 per cent hillside coverage, there are many properties on the island that fit this criteria. It all really depends on how close of a view you wish to have.

However, some home owners like to boast ‘sea view’ from their perch many kilometers inland. With such properties, one would require a good quality pair of binoculars to really benefit from the distant view. In cases like these, it may be more beneficial for the buyer to look for properties inland.

So what is the difference in price between an inland property and a seaview property? The answer can be quite substantial and really depends on how close you wish to be from the water.

Generally, the closer the property is to the sea, the higher the price of the property, but experience tells us that it all boils down to a buyer’s budget and what bang they can get for their buck, so to speak.

Once buyers have seen the island and appreciate how close everything is, not only to each other but to the sea as well, they are much more receptive to viewing inland properties that offer great houses, villas, condos and private estates with security, and at prices lower than many seaview properties offer.

The savings that can be made on inland properties are well worth it, and one can find very quickly that having a property inland with wonderful mountain views and many conveniences is a great substitute for a sea view.

One sterling example of an excellent inland property– with a touch of water provided by the private pool – is this three to four-bedroom house nestled into an exclusive estate in Chalong.

There are three main bedrooms, in addition to an extra room that could be used as a fourth bedroom or an office. The second floor holds two bedrooms along with the extra room, while the remaining bedroom is on the ground floor.

Built in 2006, this property has been very well maintained and is in excellent condition. The pool and garden area contains an automatic watering system, with a large open space behind the house 10 meters between the property and the nearest neighbor.

A lake with a small island, local wildlife and surrounding ponds create an environment akin to a nature reserve. The garden has both an open and covered terrace, along with a large balcony that provides a choice of outdoor spaces to relax and dine in.

The property is fully equipped and furnished, ready to move into. Every detail has been thoughtfully considered, from the modern Asian styling, vaulted ceilings, granite kitchen counters, bathrooms with black slating, all the way to the home security system, water filtration system and solar heated water.

There is also central air conditioning, a laundry room as well as mosquito screens in the master bedroom, bathroom and office. Indoor area is 240 square meters, with a total area of 403sqm.

Monthly expenses include: common area maintenance at 1,300 baht, electricity at about 4,000 baht and water at about 700 baht. Pest control is a yearly expense at 18,000 baht. There is a 3,000-liter backup water tank and the owner has the right to sign over to freehold.

The property is located in the very north of Chalong, near Phuket Town, a great central location with easy access to shopping, schools, hospitals and many other amenities.

The sale price is 16.45 million baht.

For more information contact: Patrick Lusted at Siam Real Estate, quote reference number: HSIL4022. Tel: 076-288908 Website: SiamRealEstate.com

— Patrick Lusted

 

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