About this listing
This family townhouse is located in central Chiang Mai close to the river, main city markets, the Night Bazaar, 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 along the river. It has a large, secure space in front to park a car or motorcycles.
We usually pick up guests at the airport or railway station to make things easy when getting checked in. There is a cell phone at the house with a local pre-paid number to make communications easy after check in, or for tour agencies to contact you when picking you up for a trip or excursion. We can also help with booking trips, tours and activities around Chiang Mai.
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, as well as a DVD player.
The kitchen was newly built including all cupboards, gas stove and extractor fan. A refrigerator, microwave, toaster, rice cooker 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. 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 there are fans only but it stays relatively cool there. The South-facing bedroom has a small balcony, and there is a table/writing desk. This room also has a small room safe to store small valuables, passports etc.
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, and one key for the room safe.
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 or tour companies to easily communicate the house 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 the main city 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
Bicycles or mopeds can also be rented nearby, near the Méridien hotel.
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 longer stays 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 number 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. Please no smoking inside the house, outside front or back or on the balcony is no problem.
If you break some item (plates, glasses, etc.) please replace it with something similar, if time permits; if not then just let us know so we can replace it. 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.)
We're required by Thai government regulation to keep a record of guests' immigration details. This is the same regulation that applies to hotels and other types of accommodation and includes basic info like guests' full name, nationality and passport number, visa type (if any), date of entry, and the number on your arrival-departure card.
Check out time is 11am, though if we don't have new guests for the same day then that's not a hard limit, so please ask if you'd like a late check-out.
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, as well as a DVD player.