Nobody was injured, according to Patong police. The bus, owned by the Dow Duang Mai company, had travelled from Phuket City to Patong to pick up passengers.
A neighbor told Phuketwan: ''This is actually the fourth time a big vehicle hit this house. First time was by a truck in 2007.
''A new armored wall has now been set up in front of the house and the cement was not even dry when the new accident happened - but this new wall passed the test.
''The bus stopped when it hit the wall.''
Driver Pornpot Jarklang, 38, told police that he was descending the hill towards Patong when the brakes failed.
Mechanical checks on the bus were being carried out today.
Buses frequently have problems climbing the hill or roll down into houses in the Nanai Road area of Patong, near Patong Temple.
The Phuket Land Transport Department has announced a campaign to encourage bus owners to make sure buses are not obsolete and to ensure they are well maintained.