About this listing
You want to stay in an original and convenient place in Vietnam, with great traditional food-stalls and restaurants in the neighbourhood, but dont want to miss a clean, calm and convenient environment? - THIS IS IT.
If you are looking for an original place in a Vietnamese townhouse surrounded by Vietnamese restaurants, but don't want to compromise to sleep in a clean, calm and convenient environment, where you feel home - This is it.
Original vietnamese family style, fully equipped vietnamese villa with a small front-garden.
The bedroom, 2 balconies, bathroom, walk-in cabinet and storage room is on the top floor of the house. The kitchen is on the ground floor and can be used as well.
The house is fully equipped with tools and necessities from a Nespresso coffee machine, ipod / iphone speakers an open kitchen, books, golf clubs, tennis racket. The maid works every two days and is 100% trustworthy.
The whole house is accessible. Free internet wireless available through the whole house. Kitchen and living room on the ground floor is shared, when I am at home. However, I rarely cook at home and I am rarely at home!
"Professional" girlfriends are a no-go in my house!
Interaction with Guests
If I am in town, I am happy to take my guests out and show them the city.
FOOD. FOOD. FOOD.
The neighbourhood is all about food, providing great traditional, wide variety of vietnamese food on the street with locals in the area.
The house is within a secured area with vietnamese villas around it. I especially like the calm nights (except the rooster and the goat sometimes).
Vietnamese Taxis (Mailinh Brand) are parking outside of the alley, 1 minute walk out of the house.
If you need a motobike to get around, please let me know and I can recommend you some rentals in the area.
+ If you arrive by airport, use Mailinh or Vinasun Taxis. Prices are less than 10USD / 200.000VND
+ if you need a cell-phone card, let the maid know, she will arrange for you. (5USD - usually enough for 2 weeks in Vietnam, including 3G flat).
This is a great house 10 minutes taxi away from the bustling centre. There are so many great food places to choose from in the area.
The house is very spacious set over 3 floors and it is quiet and cool with AC.
Our stay here was just great. There were a couple of minor misunderstandings at the start in terms of the rooms we needed. Nhan was out of town but did all he could to make things right for us. This in no way interfered with our enjoyment of the house and of this great city.
On our final night we met Nhan and we had an absolutely superb evening in his intelligent and stimulating company. We feel we have made a new friend.
We would recommend this house if you like to do your own thing and stay outside the busy centre, and if you want a great selection of cheap and tasty places to eat.
The house is indeed big, lot of space. Both check-in and check-out went smoothly, same as did the communication before and during our stay. Lady in charge of housekeeping is of a great help!! Her involvement adds value to the property/experience.
Surrounding area is still work-in-progress, not enough infrastructure, but for around 5-6 USD, you can reach downtown by taxi.
The only surprise we had was to discover that someone else was also using the house (the top floor) at the same time - although we never actually saw the person living there and did not experience any problem due to the tenant.
Vi trivdes bra här. Huset är stort och rymligt, den lilla trädgården var ett trevligt ställe där vi kunde umgås på kvällarna och äta vår frukost. WiFi funkade utan problem i hela huset, dock fanns ingen fungerande TV, om man nu är intresserad av det. Huset var inte så välstädat som man hade kunnat önska men är man OK med lite smuts i hörnen så...
Vi trodde att vi skulle kunna gå in till city men det är taxi som gäller, vilket inte gjorde oss något med tanke på priserna. I övrigt är området trevligt, mycket restauranger och barer. Den direkta omgivningen kring huset är dock väldigt lugnt och känns säkert.
My husband, two large dogs, and I recently relocated to HCMC, so having a place to call home for a few days, while we found our permanent home, was fabulous! Especially one that was dog-friendly, which in HCMC, is extremely rare! Nhan and his assistant were super helpful, answering all our questions, and generally making themselves available all the time. The house is in a lovely little neighborhood, with a rivers-side park 100 yards away, and is a short walk from some great street food (rotisserie duck!) and fun beer gardens on Tran Nao. The house was very comfortable, fully outfitted (but no TV) and spotlessly clean; we had a wonderful stay! Highly recommend it!
We had a great stay in HCMC. Our room was clean and comfortable with the possibility to smoke on the balcony. The aircondition works perfectly and is not too noisy. We received one fresh bottle of drinking water every day. The bathroom was ok but unfortunately no free shampoo, shower gel etc. as written online. As the host's family was there during our stay we did not really use the ktichen (free coffee) or other amenities. However our host's sister was very helpful and gave us some good tips for public transportation, restaurants, bars and spa options.
You really only get to the city center by taxi. Take a business card or written address because most taxi drivers almost don't speak or understand English - especially from the house to get home again! However the taxi stop is just around the corner and it's very easy to catch a cab any time during day and night. The airport transfer was well organized by the host. All in all a good alternative to a medium range bed&breakfast.
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About the Host, Simone & Nhan
We are brothers and sisters, born in Vietnam. We moved to Germany when we were kids and lived there for 20 years. Currently we live and work in Germany and Vietnam. We love both our home-countries alike and like to share it with our guests.
We are foodies and value fresh and great ingredients very very much. 5-star or street-stall doesnt matter to us. What matters to us: if people care and put passion in what they do.
If you have any question, please drop us a message, we are happy to help.