Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Your host, Gideon
13 Reviews
Response rate: 97%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

ZAK House

Our apartment - lovingly named ZAK House - is known to be the most modern condominium in Chiang Mai.

With Big C Extra just 3 mins walk from the condo, it doesn't get anymore convenient to shop for grocery, dine at restaurants or food court, run banking errands (with no fewer than 3 banks), get a haircut, browse at the bookshop, shop for snacks, anything! It's also a place where you can easily hop onto a "Red Bus" that will take you to the city centre for about 120baht.

Surrounding our condo are streets where life moves at a languid pace. It's what I love most about living in Chiang Mai. Here, the hawkers of the roadside stalls are also friends to their customers - lots of smiling and free sampling of food. No English is spoken here, you will have to get by with hand gestures. I guarantee that you will cherish the sometimes funny memories of your communication methods with the locals.

The best time to explore the streets is morning. You will see the parents riding with 2, 3 or more kids on their motorbikes to school. Walk past temples and hear children chanting scriptures. Have breakfast like the locals, sitting at makeshift tables along the road and watch the villagers go about their business. Get lost in the maze of streets and then ask for directions, you will be amazed at how helpful the villagers are.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the night market (only 2 mins walk away!) which comes alive from 5pm is the favourite hang out of the locals. You will hardly find any tourist here. Here, you get a real experience of Chiang Mai's culture and the locals' warmth hospitality; taste Northern Thailand's various mouth watering delicacies. (See pictures) Unlike the more commercial Night Bazaar and Sunday Market, there is no need for bargaining here because their prices are guaranteed to be the lowest.

Getting around is very convenient. We are located very near to Super Highway which pretty much links up the major sights of Chiang Mai. Going up north on the Super Highway brings you quickly to the famous Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Zoo, the vibrant Nimman Road, Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall, the Inner City (aka Walled City); traveling by bicycle or the mini red bus brings you to River Bin in 10 mins, Walled City in 15 mins; Chiang Mai Bus Station is 1km away, the railway station is 1.5km away, the airport is a quick 15-min drive away.

Old City - 15 mins
Airport - 15 mins
River Bin - 10 mins
Chiang Mai Train Station - 10 mins
Chiang Mai Bus Station - 5 mins

********* AIRPORT PICK UP ************
As our guests, you enjoy a seamless and comfortable travel to your apartment. To save you the trouble of figuring out the public transport upon arrival, we provide a pick-up service from Chiang Mai Airport for all our guests. The fare is 200baht.

*********UNIQUE TAXI SERVICE***********
For the comfort and convenience of our guests, we provide a unique taxi service that is aimed at making your traveling experience a breeze. All you have to do is tell our receptionist where you want to go and at what time, and we will arrange for our own driver to send you to your destination. Please note that this service is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

The apartment is spacious, clean and modern with full condo facilities such as gym, sauna, security and parking. No where can you get such a wonderful condo apartment at this price!

Serviced Apartment
You can expect a serviced-apartment living standard as complimentary maid service can be arranged upon request.

Spacious king size bed. Dressing table and wardrobe.

Living Room
Great place to relax after a long day sightseeing. Couch that many of my guests find very comfortable to sleep on. TV with cable channels. Dining table/desktop.

Microwave oven, fridge and stove. Enough equipment for suitable for simple cooking. Not for heavy duty cooking as it will fume up the entire apartment.

Large and modern bathroom with bathtub. Large vanity top to lay out all your toiletries. (see picture)

Watch the sun set or the world passing by below.

Free Wifi
High speed wifi exclusively for your apartment. No sharing, no slowing down of speed.

Well equipped with treadmills, weights machines and free weights to suit your exercise needs. No excuse to stop your gym routine just because you are traveling. Lol!


Tours at special rate
We provide tour packages at special rates for our guests. We guarantee that our prices are very reasonable and cheaper than most tour agencies in Chiang Mai.

Foreign exchange at special rate
To save you the trouble of looking for a money changer. We provide money exchange service at a rate that is guaranteed to be lower than all the big banks in Chiang Mai.

Security system is nothing short of the best: 24-hr security guard, cctvs, card key access to lobby and lift.

If you are a visitor to Chiang Mai and you want to do more than just visit the tourist spots and get to really experience how the locals live, then ZAK House is the perfect place for you to reconnect and rejuvenate.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $321 /week
Monthly Price: $1066 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Mae Lek's food is excellent!

    April 2014
  • This is a comfy apartment to stay if you travelling to Chaingmai. Great location. Gideon and his team is helpful and response to my queries fast. Thank you.

    March 2014
  • It was a good size apartment for us. The location is a bit far from the city center but we rented a motorcycle so it was fine (about 20 minutes to Chiang Mai downtown area). The lady at the reception was very polite and nice.

    However the place was not cleaned properly. Especially the bathroom. I had to buy cleaning product at nearby shop and scrub the bathtub myself (because the reason we rented this place was because of the bathtub!). Very dusty in the wardrobe etc. It would have been nice if the place was cleaned properly…. But after a couple of months hotel hopping in various countries, this was a nice change (to be able to stay at an apartment!).

    Oh another thing - there was not much equipment in the kitchen to actually cook. One small pan, small pot - it would have been nice to have bigger pot, rice cooker, toaster at least...

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at your condo last week. Dream and her staff are truly exceptional and efficiently fulfilled our requests, such as picking us up at the airport, booking taxis, arranging for trips in Chiang Mai etc.

    Condo was very clean and as advertised.

    Highly recommended.

    January 2014
  • The staff of Zak Residence (jigsaw condominium) makes your whole stay so warm and cosy. Team work and eager to please mentality of the team truly makes your stay so comfortable. This place is run like a hotel with love. The star of the gang is definitely Xiao Nai Nai (Lek) the resident chef of Zak Cafe. Her delicious yet affordable food was well received by us. In fact we ate at least 1 meal a day there during our 9 days stay. She beats the "trip advisor" restaurant hands down. Friendly Gideon and his team of managers Dream, Tangmo and Nan ensures that your apartment is up to standard and transportation to all your destinations are taken care of. Much cheaper than local tuk tuk. Miew (daughter of Xiao nai nai) is ever so friendly. Koi, Tee, Airk and Bai Touy are helpful in ensuring guests reach their destination. overall we are pleased with our stay. We will definitely stay again during our next visit in November.

    December 2013
  • We had a unforgettable time staying at Gideon's!
    The rooms are very clean, quiet and comfortable. The staff is awesome, understands enough english & helps you with booking your day trips.
    The best experience we had with the private taxi service. A friend of mine got bitten by a dog and we needed to get to the next hospital asap. The driver was available during the night, waited with us at the hospital & drove us back.

    Thank you so much for staying Gideon.

    November 2013
  • The jigsaw condominium run by the zak house was an amazing stay for me and my girlfriend, we stayed for twelve days and loved it!
    You have your own kitche, balcony an amazing bathroom and a living room with a tv which is all you realy need for a relaxing get away! Its also close to alot of conveniences and the staff which run the place will give 150% just to help you plan a day out and get you to your destinations, plus: its nice and clean and bery modernized with excellent security! I give it 10 stars!!!

    November 2013
  • Excellent place to stay and absolutely had a pleasant time in Chiang Mai with the upmost comfortable flat with accurate description and clean flat. We had a good welcome by the host's assistant Dream and her crew who orientated us and helped us booked transport and tours which we wanted.
    Definitely highly recommended to everyone.

    September 2013
    Response from Gideon:

    Hey Yuen,

    I am happy you enjoyed your stay! Do come back to visit us whenever you can, ok?!

    See ya!

    September 2013
  • The appartment is very nice, comfortable and quiet.
    Is a new building with a very good neighbours. If I come back to Chiang Mai, no doubt i would like to stay in Gideon appartments.

    September 2013
  • Awesome place to be in, highly recommended!

    August 2013
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My name is Gideon and I am passionate about travelling and meeting people from around the world. As an avid traveller myself, I am attuned to the needs of my guests. I have experienced great hospitality from strangers on my travels and I would like to pay it forward by helping travellers who come my way. I am currently based in Chiang Mai. If you ever travel here, let's meet up! My life motto is Dream Big, Live with Passion, Inspire.
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