This family townhouse is located in central Chiang Mai close to the river, Night Bazar, main city markets, a great supermarket, and many restaurants and cafes. It has a modern kitchen, two large bedrooms upstairs and WiFi Internet is included.
The house is 80 meters into a quiet lane, just off the main road. It has a large, secure space in front to park a car or motorcycles.
WiFi (ADSL) internet is provided, and all rates include electricity and water. There is a small TV in the living room with basic international cable channels.
The kitchen was newly built including all cupboards, gas stove and extractor fan. A refrigerator, microwave, toaster and electric thermos water heater are provided. There are basic cooking utensils and plates, bowls, cups, glasses and cutlery for 6 people.
Upstairs are two large bedrooms and a second bathroom with a hot water shower unit. Bedrooms have king-sized beds and we provide bedding and towels. When staying with 5 guests we use a single bed in the 'half bedroom' area in between the two bedrooms. This bed can also be moved into one of the main bedrooms.
The South-facing bedroom has a small balcony, and there is a table/writing desk.
Both bedrooms have an air conditioner, downstairs is fan only but it stays relatively cool there.
Please ask if you have any specific requests; for example we can provide a baby cot, and possibly other items that could make your stay more convenient.
Guests have access to the entire place and everything in it, no restrictions of any kind. We provide two sets of keys to the front gate and the house.
Interaction with Guests
We love answering guest's questions about places nearby or travel in Chiang Mai or Thailand in general. When picking up guests from the airport we often take a slightly longer route through town to help them get their bearings, and to to point out noteworthy places nearby.
We provide a short info document with information on places nearby, how to get around, and Thai language instructions for taxi drivers to easily communicate the location.
Once checked in we respect guest's privacy and don't visit unannounced.
The riverside area in Chiang Mai is very vibrant with many restaurants nearby, and it's walking distance to markets and the Night Bazar. It's a nice balance because if you walk one way you hit the tourist area (crossing the Iron Bridge to the Night Bazar) but when you walk the other way there is no tourism to speak of, just the local markets, temples and local shops. I find that balance very appealing, that you live in ' the real Thailand' with affordable prices for things nearby, but are still within easy access of international restaurants and traveller services when you want to.
The house is just off the main road along the river which has regular public transport (the 'Red Bus' share taxis) to any location in town. Three wheeled 'Tuk Tuk' taxis are also common in the area.
Or walk; some sample distances:
- Rim Ping Supermarket / Iron Bridge: 400m / 5 min
- Sanpakhoi Fresh Market 800m / 10 min
- The Night Bazar: 1km / 12 min walk
- The City Moat: 1.7km / 22 min walk
- Thaphae Gate: 2km / 25 min walk
Other Things to Note
We can usually pick up guests at the airport or train/bus station, free of charge of course. Please send us your travel details (flight number, etc.) to arrange airport pick-up. For stays more than one week we include a weekly cleaning where we also change towels and bedsheets.
Smoking is allowed outside at the back patio or in front, or on the balcony. Please turn off air conditioners when leaving the house. If you break some item (plates, glasses, etc.) please replace it with something similar. (It's all sold at the market nearby. ;) ) If you use up any grocery, then please replace. (We're not guaranteeing a fully stocked kitchen pantry but do try to keep the basics available.) Check out time is before noon, though if we don't have new guests for the same day then that's not a hard limit.
We have a pleasant time stay at Han and Jiw's place, they are such good host. Han pick us at the airport and show us around. The house is well located about 5-20 mins walking to most the tour visiting place, and their is a big supermarket nearby. We will definitely stay at their place again if we ever come to Chiangmai again.
Wir haben uns super wohl hier gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder kommen! Das Appartment ist ausserordentlich sauber und mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht. Vor allem über das Kinderspielzeug und die tolle Ausstattung in der Küche (Salz, Öl, etc.) haben wir uns sehr gefreut. Unser Gastgeber war äusserst freundlich und hilfsbereit in jeder Angelegenheit. Hat uns vom Bahnhof abgeholt und zum Flughafen gebracht. Die Lage des Appartments ist wie beschrieben sehr gut, wir konnten alles für uns Wichtige zu Fuss erreichen. Vielen Dank nochmal, so stelle ich mir Urlaub vor :-)
Jiw collected us from the airport and showed us around on the way to the townhouse. Jiw & Han are very keen to see their guests are very well catered for and easily contactable. The townhouse is very clean and comfortable and has everything that you could need for your stay. We found the location convenient and quiet. Extremely happy with the reasonable price and great service that was provided to us to make our stay in Chiang Mai so enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to others and stay again ourselves. Thanks Peter & Heidi
Han & Jiw have been amazing to deal with prior and during our stay. They have always responded quickly and was very patient with my many questions towards Chiang Mai (It's my first time there). Upon arrival, we noticed there was not a hair dryer and Jiw actually purchased one and brought it to the house the very next day. They left out many info and guides on Chiang Mai for us and even gave us a Map, very thoughtful and detail orientated. The house itself is very spacious, more than enough space for 4 of us. It was walking distance to a lot of the cool streets in Chiang Mai so it was very convenient for us. This will definitely be our next choice of stay if we were to ever return. Thank you so much guys for being so helpful! :)
Todo ha sido excelente. Las fotos son exactas, la guía para los huéspedes imprescindible, la limpieza y la ropa de cama también. Muy buenos anfitriones, nos buscaron en la estación de tren al llegar y nos llevaron al aeropuerto al partir y sin costo adicional. Tienes supermaket cerca al igual que lavadero. Tal vez la zona donde se encuentra no sea la mas linda pero es segura y estas cerca de todo, incluso para ir caminando.
Han & Jiw had been nothing but extremely great hosts!
Our flight reached early and i was expecting to wait a while but Jiw was already waiting to pick us up when we collected our luggage! Jiw gave us a tour around the apartment, introduced us to the various places on the map and made a quick drive around the old city for us to familiarize ourselves before we were left on our own.
The place is well-furnished and equipped with all the basic necessities (First aid kit, cooking utensils, cutlery etc). The apartment came with cable TV and Wifi with good speed and stability!
The rooms were more than adequate for myself and 2 other friends and came with clean sheets, air-con & fan. They also have hangers and racks for your clothes.
Han and Jiw were extremely accommodating to our requests and Han came to pick us up for our return. Please note that this is subjected to their schedule and they can make other arrangements as requested.
The old city is about a 20-25 mins walk from the apartment. I personally prefer to take a walk in the morning but would take the songthew at night since the road and alley that leads to the apartment can get quite dark and quiet at night if you get home too late.
Otherwise, great stay overall and i might just chose to come back the next time! :)
Lived in Chiang Mai almost all of my adult life, now married with two lovely kids. We still enjoy Chiang Mai and the North immensely, for me it's the best town in Thailand; it's small enough to get around easily and get out of easily, while still being big enough to provide lots of things to see and do. And Chiang Mai is one of those towns with a very visible history, in the old city moat, and an incredible number of temples.