About this listing
Quiet & safe residential area. Spacious room with en-suite bathroom. Well-served by Rapid Penang buses and taxis. 10-minutes drive from 1st Penang Bridge, 20 minutes to 2nd Penang Bridge and International Airport. Abundant and delicious food outlets. FREE PARKING just down the road! 15 minutes to Air Itam, Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si. Public park, Nicol David's Squash Centre within walking distance. Privacy assured
Room 1: Single or twin-share, queen-sized bed, attached bathroom, air-conditioned, wardrobe and long writing table (see photo)
Room 2: Two to four persons, three single beds n a sofa bed, home theater set, air-conditioned.
Transport: Well-served by Rapid Penang buses, taxis easily available outside the apartment area. Guests can request for airport pick-up and sight-seeing tours at special prices, cheaper than taxis.
Breakfast: home-made bread/jam, butter, beverages -Drinking water is filtered alkaline water supplied throughout the stay.
Wifi: available and free.
PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE outside the apartment compound, within walking distance.
NOTE: The map given by default is NOT accurate. Refer to the photo for the actual location or once you have placed a booking, (website hidden) for the location map based on the address given. Thanks.
TV, free wi-fi, purified/boiled drinking water and use of the refrigerator.
Interaction with Guests
Since I am a retired teacher, I can show you around (if I am free ") for a small fee. I know Penang and Malaysia very well and I have travelled widely too...so just ask me anything. I will help you out within my ability.
Check-in and check-out time can be flexible, depending on special situations.
Smoking is permitted at the two balconies.
If you stay for more than 2 days and need room-cleaning service, do inform me after keeping all your personal stuff or valuables safely. I will clean up the room and the bathroom.
For those who stay for a week or more and need the bedding to be changed, kindly inform me, and I'll do that too.
Lovely warm hospitality from Ms. Shirley! First time for us with Airbnb and it turns out fantastic. The house was very clean and the room is very comfortable and private. We love Shirley's homemade bread and homemade jam. Local brew coffee she made is very good. The fact that she is also a traveler (enjoy talking with her a lot about her traveling) makes her a good host; she knows what travelers like and look for. It is not difficult to find her place and also not far from George's Town..only 10 mins we reach the town. Happy that we decided to stay with Shirley!
Shirley was a very nice and straightforward host.
Her house is just as what we saw in the picture, the beds are comfortable, the toilets are clean and the shower is filtered too!
She helped us a lot in planning our daily trips and even suggested many worth going places, eateries to us!
There are two bus stops (which is just a 10 minutes walk from her place), so we really don't need to worry about the transportation.
She also offered to fetch us to the town or back to her place with a reasonable price which was very convenient to us.
What we really enjoyed is her homemade wholemeal bread with homemade fruit jam. It's really delicious!!
She made us feel like we're staying at our own house, it's a wonderful experience staying at her place.
Me and my friends have no regrets and were all very satisfied for Shirley's good service.
Thank you Shirley! We'll surely recommend it our friends~
Shirley is a wonderful host. She is friendly and she always check on our needs. She even provided us the details of the directions on how to get to her place from Penang bridge. We really appreciate that as the directions given was so clear that we actually did not even need a GPS. Her place is close to Georgetown which require only about 10 minutes driving distance. So, it quite convenient for us as we could always back to her place and take a rest before heading to our next destination. The breakfast provided by Shirley is awesome. We all like her home-made jam.
Shirley was always quick on reply, very clear on information giving, and she charges very reasonable on airport transfer and chauffeur service. I organized the trip for my in-law's family, Shirley was like my agent in Penang to treat them. They had a great time with Shirley, and they even visited Shirley's relative's house once, and cooked meals together sometimes. They said Shirley made them feel at home all the time.
Here are their comments:
Shirley was an excellent host, reliable, sensible,open-minded and easy communicate. Rooms are airy and bright with great view. We enjoyed every moment with Shirley. It was hard to say good bye on the check out day. We wish you all the best.
It was wonderful hosting 罗天老师's family of five. Indeed, it was like a family gathering where we cooked and ate together. I had the opportunity to try 贵州‘s fried rice noodle and tofu. And they liked the tomyam noodle I fried for them. It was an enriching experience where exchangeof culture and information took place. They are great guests, undemanding and easy to get along. Yes, I will make time to drop by 贵阳one of these days.
Shirley is a great host and worried if are getting everything you need, ex: if internet is working, if shower is ok, if you need the bed linen to be changed etc.
The pictures are exactly what you find, room is big (bed, chair and desk) and there’s a space for hanging your clothes as well. Everything was really clean and bed linen was also smelling good.
Breakfast was perfect, since I prefer starting my day with bread and some jelly or butter instead of a heavy meal (asian style). There are lots of places to eat just accross the street and there is also a small market where you can buy drinks or basic food. There is a small park (Bukit Dumbar) and you can go there on mornings to exercise and watch elder ladies practicing Tai Chi Chuan. Beautiful!
Location is the only minor setback of the listing. It’s about 5km to Georgetown and further to other touristic attractions (Gurney Drive, Batu Ferringhi etc). There is a very close bus stop (2 min walk), but I waited at least 20 min for the bus and more 20 min drive to Georgetown. Or you can walk a bit more, round 15 min, and go to a bus stop where there are more buses available. Coming back to her place was easier because if you are at Georgetown practically all buses that go to Jelutong pass by Lebuh Chulia, so you don’t wait long.
Nevertheless, I was a female solo traveler and found very easy and safe to get around (even at 10pm).
If I come back to Penang, I’d definitely stay at her place again! I felt I was home! ☺
A very great time spent at aunty Shirl's place! She's so nice and friendly. Never expect a breakfast as I didn't really read the amenities provided and it was awesome, love the feeling waking up to a homemade-healthy-bread type of breakfast. Never expect such a cozy place and we were in tremendous excitement visiting the room. Such a great view after all. Main purpose staying at her place was to join a marathon event and she is so kind to chauffeur us there, though it's actually her son who coincidentally join too. And she purposely fetch us back from the heavily traffic-jammed running side *feeling touched*. Aunty Shirl also help us in planning our day sight seeing in Penang! She really know Penang so well that she can even memorize almost every name of the roads in Penang! Won't hesitate for another stay in the future! Hope to see you again.
Shirley was a fantastic host, so friendly and accommodating. She went out of her way to pick me up, help me with transport and provide information about the area. Her breakfasts were very tasty, with homemade bread and jam and high quality Chinese tea. The room was exactly as described with a fantastic view. There were lots of delicious hawker centers close to the apartment, and buses to the city center stopping close by. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
About the Host, Shirley
A retired school teacher who loves to meet people from all over the world. As a person born and brought up in Penang, I know this little island quite well, so feel free to ask me on stuff related to Penang.....from history, culture, food and places to anything you would like to know.
I can speak fluent English, Malay, and Chinese languages like Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien, and Singling.