Located on Pulau Melaka in the heart of the city, a UNESCO Heritage City.The apartment is furnished simply; but adequately equipped (ie microwave, air-conditioning, water heater) and kept spick and span providing a comfortable stay for 6 people. You can watch the Straits of Melaka from the balcony.
Living room with an antique high table for drinks and meals. There are 2 lounge chairs and a television for entertainment.
A few steps from the apartment is the children's playground and the gazebo in the park; whilst a little further in the horizon is the grand Melaka Straits Floating Mosque with the waters of Straits of Melaka lapping at its edges. On some days, you may see international cruise liners plying its route between Singapore, Melaka, Port Klang and up to Krabi slightly further out beyond the international border.
Strategically located, only a few minutes’ drive to Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre, Padang Pahlawan, Menara Taming Sari with its revolving platform, A Famosa Fort, St Paul's Hill and Melaka Sultanate Palace. Other attractions which are slightly further but no less worth a visit are the Maritime Museum, Christ Church, Stadhuys, Hard Rock Cafe Melaka; tourist mecca on Jonkers Stree. Staying at Pulau Melaka is as good as being in the heart of the city, but it has an aura of tranquility and quietness once you step in the door, tucked on an island away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you are looking for an affordable and value-stay in the city, then look no further. The 'no frills' features is suitable for guests who can do without the swimming the pools, fancy restaurants, high-tech gym and expensive room service. After all being in Melaka means getting out there in the morning to explore the historical sites; eating the local hawker food; spending the day shopping for unique souvenirs and traditional goodies. After the long day you will look forward to come home to a nice comfortable place to rest and enjoy the gentle winds from the Straits of Melaka at night.
It is located on the ground floor and easily accessed by the elderly and children, with parking within metres of the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests is minimal.
Straitsview Stay is located on Pulau Melaka, the newest island-based, neighbourhood in the City of Melaka. It is located just off Melaka Raya and minutes from all things Melaka that you will be looking for during your trip to this beautiful and historical city. It is anticipated that there will be many shops, shopping centre and tourist attractions coming up on the island in the near future. For now, you will experience solitude and enjoy the sea breeze at night, after your trip around the city during the day.
For now there isn't any public transport to here, so it is advisable to have transportation of your own for your convenience. This is expected to improve in the coming months.
i) maximum occupancy for the Homestay is 6 persons (to sleep comfortably)
ii) guests will have to provide estimated arrival time upon booking, as there is no reception. We will arrange the greet & meet based on the arrival time
i) good care of the furniture, fittings and all equipment provided in the Homestay. Your refundable deposit will be deducted if there is lost/damage on the items in the Homestay. Avoid leaving stains, scratches, markings on the floors, walls, furniture, doors, cabinet etc,
ii) water taps are closed including turn off the wall knob after using the bidet in the bathroom,
iii) all lightings and electrical appliances are switched off when you are leaving the Homestay
iv) avoid removing any items, big or small items from the Homestay, as they were provided for all guests’ comfort and needs,
v) keep the Homestay as clean as possible. Use the dustbin provided inside and outside the house and avoid spitting in the kitchen sink;
i) do not disturb the neighbours by making unnecessary and loud noises,
ii) Guest’s safety while staying at the Homestay is under your own responsibility, though we do our utmost to provide good safety features as you will observe.
I am a single professional, with an interest in sharing my culture and mom's great cooking with anyone who may be tempted to try. My parents and uncle are typical Straits-born Chinese whose children are all grown up and flown the coup. Now they concentrate on running this homestay, keeping it spick and span and catering to guests' needs and requests.
We don't stay at the homestay on a full-time basis, so more likely than not you will have the entire place to (website hidden) immediate uncle is a freelance tourist guide who is runs his small group tours around the city and will be able to arrange or at least advise on any of your queries.