We are happy retirees who usually spend the UK winter well away from the snow. This season we are in Penang but I have always felt Thailand was the place for us but I cannot find decent 6-month accommodation. Our rental budget is 300Gbp - 400 Gbp so we can usually find somewhere nice. When I check Thailand on the web I can only find luxury stuff for 6 months. Nice stuff for a more reasonable price seems to go to 12-month lets. Anyone have any good advice on how to find good stuff for 6 months - October to April. I'm thinking Krabi-Phuket area and I love Koh Lanta. -- we like to use the rental place as a base while we explore other parts of Asia so it cannot be too remote and husband would not like to drive in Thailand (sensible man) so we need a place with goodish local transport. Any advice gratefully received.