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Island experience in a traditional village in Laos

SuperhostChampasak Province, Laos
Entire bungalow hosted by Sander
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
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Welcome to our cozy little place right at the banks of the mighty Mekong River! We will help you with all of your questions and love to show you around in our village and we can also organize tours, a cooking class and onward transport. Our island is very traditional and there are no roads, only paths and little villages.

If you want a taste of local Lao life on an island in the Mekong: welcome to Ban Thamakheb (village), Don Som (island), Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) in the far south of Laos!

The space
Our Lao style home is built on poles and has one room and a balcony. We have a garden in which you can relax and we have some hammocks as well.

We have a bed for two persons with a big mattress. There are some seats, a table and some books for reading in the house.

The bathroom is recently (May 2020) added to the bungalow and has a sink, mirror, sitting toilet (western style toilet) and a shower (cold water for now). We provide soap, shampoo and towels.

Any questions? Ask us!

Guest access
You can use all of the (small) bungalow, the balcony and bathroom.

The kitchen (not attached to the bungalow) is private space but we are happy preparing food and serving drinks from our small menu.

Other things to note
In Laos it is normal not to wear shoes inside the house or on the 'balcony'. We appreciate if you do the same. Swimming is a nice thing to do in the Mekong river, but please respect local culture and don't swim with bikini only.

We do have electricity but sometimes it stops for a while, that's a common thing in Laos.

Be advised that our place is kind of basic if you are used to western standards, but we do everything to make you stay a very pleasant one.

Refill drinking water for free.

We have food and drinks for sale (vegan and vegetarian options as well and most of the ingredients are from our area).

We're all humans and will find ways to make ourselves as comfortable as possible.
Welcome to our cozy little place right at the banks of the mighty Mekong River! We will help you with all of your questions and love to show you around in our village and we can also organize tours, a cooking class and onward transport. Our island is very traditional and there are no roads, only paths and little villages.

If you want a taste of local Lao life on an island in the Mekong: welcome to Ban Tha…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Essentials
Free parking on premises
Private entrance
First aid kit
Washer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 40 reviews

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Champasak Province, Laos

Our village has about 150 (mainly wooden traditional Lao) houses. It is a traditional Lao village and most people are farmers and fishermen. If you're interested in learning and seeing Lao culture (and you are also welcome to visit the temple if you like) this might be a good place for you to be close to the locals of our place. People like music here and sometimes the government is using speakers to 'inform' people. Unfortunately we can't control that.

The village comes with everything that is normal in many Lao villages: children (a lot of them), staring people, partying people, shy people, cows, buffaloes, chickens, ducks, insects (yes, some parts of the year a lot of them), houses, bicycles and motorbikes (the paths are small and cars can't really get around on the island), a school, a temple, boats on the river etc. etc.
Our village has about 150 (mainly wooden traditional Lao) houses. It is a traditional Lao village and most people are farmers and fishermen. If you're interested in learning and seeing Lao culture (and you are…

Hosted by Sander

Joined in November 2016
  • 40 Reviews
  • Superhost
My name is Sander and my wife's name is Tanoi. I was born in the Netherlands and Tanoi in Laos. We've met several years ago in a small village were Tanoi is a teacher on a secondary school. We like telling people more about our area and Lao culture and food. My favorite travel destinations are New Zealand, Mongolia and Laos. Tanoi really liked her visit to the Netherlands in 2014. We welcome our guests and hope they feel comfortable and relaxed when they are here. Welcome!!!
My name is Sander and my wife's name is Tanoi. I was born in the Netherlands and Tanoi in Laos. We've met several years ago in a small village were Tanoi is a teacher on a secondar…
During your stay
We love to talk, but also respect the privacy of our guests.

We will be there to work in the garden and to help with questions etc. We are happy to tell you many things about Lao customs and culture but will also leave you 'alone' to enjoy the sounds of the river, a book or anything else :-)
We love to talk, but also respect the privacy of our guests.

We will be there to work in the garden and to help with questions etc. We are happy to tell you many things…
Sander is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Deutsch
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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