About this listing
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 as well as the main bathroom with a hot water shower unit. Bedrooms have king-sized beds and we provide bedding and towels. One of the bedrooms also has an extra single bed.
Both bedrooms have an air conditioner, downstairs is fan only but it stays relatively cool there. The South-facing bedroom has a small balcony, and there is a table/writing desk.
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 several markets and the Night Bazar. It's a nice balance because if you walk one direction 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.
Please contact us before booking if there are more than 5 people staying, or have questions about the type of beds. We sometimes make exceptions to the 5 person maximum, especially when the extra guest is a young child.
Both bedrooms have air conditioners, downstairs there are fans only, but it keeps fairly cool there. Please turn off air conditioners when not in the bedrooms.
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 item then please replace. (We're not guaranteeing a fully stocked kitchen pantry but do try to keep the basics available.)
Check out time is 11am, though if we don't have new guests for the same day then that's not a hard limit.
Hope you enjoy your stay, and enjoy Chiang Mai!
There is broadband internet and WiFi. We added a small TV with basic cable channels recently.
Han was great picking up from the airport and jiw taking us back. The house was as described and han gave us some great tips and information that really helped with choosing restaurants and how to get around town. The whole experience was easy and relaxed and the house is an easy walking distance to the town.
L emplacement est très bon un peu à l écart de l hypertexte centre, Han nous a accueilli et ramené à l aéroport avec beaucoup de gentillesse. L appartement est spacieux et confortable bien équipé. Chiangmai est une ville formidable on pourrait y passer 2 semaines tant il y a de sites à découvrir
Charmante spacieuse maison près du centre et de la rivière, très propre , identique aux photos. Facile de communiquer avec Han et sa femme et une très grande gentillesse et sens de l hospitalité.
The communication before arrival was smooth and transparent. I find it unfortunate that I could not meet Han in person because he is really friendly and accommodating. Jiw came to the airport to pick up my family and she was just as lovely. She showed us around Chiang Mai and brought us to the house. The house is clean, spacious and at a supreme location. We could walk to the city centre easily and get a red bus to travel to other attractions.
The shower head was too big for the placeholder so it has problem staying in place. Other than that the house is great, it has all the amenities you need and it really feels like home.
Thank you Han & Jiw for your hospitality. We hope to visit Chiang Mai again!
Han is a great host! He's really responsive and any questions we had were answered immediately.
This modest house in a typical Thai neighbourhood is well equipped with clean comfortable beds, good water pressure in the shower and fast reliable WIFI.
We definitely felt this was a good value for money.
The neighbourhood is a non-touristy Thai sort of place and just like anywhere in Chiang Mai, I would strongly suggest getting a scooter or car to get around. Just around the corner is a fantastic grocery market and we had breakfast at the S&P cafe next door almost every day. Also don't miss "The Dukes" for some great food and the kids will love it.
Then of course we went to the Airport plaza and other places for the really good Thai food courts.
We didn't get a chance to meet Jiw but can only say great things about Han as a host and this place as a good house for families to stay at.
We stayed in Thailand for six days. We have good time in Chiang Mai. Han's house is the best one of all the house we stayed in Thailand.We all like it, especially the kitchen because we can cook some Chinese food.The house is very clean just as what you see in the picture. It's easy to catch tuktuk at the gas station.
Han the host was great. He picked us up from the airport and took us back for our departing flight. The unit is walking distance to everything in the main area of Chiang Mai although it is really a long walk to the Saturday night market. the neighbours are quiet
About the Host, Han & Jiw
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.