i know this is a old tread but here goes...
any real condo near the ocean will be at least 20,000 and up. I am talking about a real condo, not a apartment. I did find a real dumpy condo for 11,000 in low season. the building was so run down I could not wait to get out of there, no way I would rent it.
the problem with ads on the internet is that they will show you a different condo when you get here.
The terminal apartment building on soi 88 is nice. But it is a apartment building. lots of kids in the pool. Very busy place.
I am 100 yards from the ocean in a apartment and my rent is 18,000 plus electric.
there are hundreds of funky rooms and townhouse like things for rent in Hua Hin in the top end of your price range, but you may still be looking at 8500. Best to come here and ride around on a scooter and look for signs and ask around. go up soi 102, 94 and 88 heading west towards the mountains, and look on the all the cross streets.
houses are 10,000 and up… again way from the ocean. i did find a run down old house a for 15,000 in South Hua Hin near the ocean. three months rent up front. during low season.
it will be interesting to see what happens to condo rental rates in the future as 8000 new condo are being built as we speak.
I really like this forum because there are no personal attacks. All the members contribute in a positive way to my posts.