About this listing
15 mins away from the Airport and The Wave Dive Centres,University, Our House is in Muscat, a quiet local area of Al Khould, with local cafes, restaurants and supermarket (500m) Good for Families and Groups (special rate for children)
4 bedroomed house, all rooms with en-suite bathrooms, (double or twin bedrooms) the house is decorated in a modern simple style encompassing the culture and rich history of Oman. There is a comfortable area outside to relax and unwind in. It has satellite TV and WiFi connection.
You will have at your disposal a good selection of books on Oman's history, nature, geology, birds, plants, etc...; surround sound with a connection for iPod, a TV with a DVD player and stacks of films.
The guest house is a great place to plan from.
There is a wall round the house so children are safe inside.
if you would like to rent the whole house off privately; then you need to pay for at least 6 adults ( not including children) remember we do still live there..:-)
For business people who need a place to stay longer term for a month its ideal as close to the Airport.
The house is good for families
If your children are under 5 and sleep in your room they are free.
If they are under 12 years then half price. ( 2 children = one adult in pricing)
12 years or Over, full price
We can accommodate larger groups up to 10 if willing to share and sleep on spare mattresses.
We have a cleaner come in twice a week to ensure the house is clean. please help keep it that way.
If you need some washing doing, Tina will do this for you for a small charge, she will take washing after cleaning.
You can come and go as you please, this your home. (The front door is never locked)
There is a common kitchen and living area where most people meet up for an informal chat.
The Kitchen is full of usual equipment for your use to cook up something nice.
DAN 24/7 supermarket just up the road, 5 mins walk.
It is a relaxed and comfortable place to stay. The Natural light creates bright, spacious and airy surroundings.
You can sit outside and enjoy your coffee
Showers...turn the water heater on in your room, switch is by the bathroom door, a little red light will come on
Interaction with Guests
I am at work during the day so will only be around during the evenings to help give you some pointers on where to go.
If I am not in when you arrive, the door is open. slide the big front gate, make your self at home, make coffee or tea or cook. There is a small stock of beverages in the fridge.
Make your self at home.
There is a Good Spa adjoining the building.
The Arab world restaurant is 5 mins walk, local and good food.
DAN hypermarket is 5 mins walk up the road, you will get everything you need; there is a second cup coffee shop few meters further.
1km away is Al Khoud high street, full of Turkish outdoor restaurants.( great place to site and watch life in Oman)
Expect to pay 1.5/- OMR for shawarmer plate Donna meat, Humus, salad, fresh bread.(small)
2.5/- OMR for rice and chicken type
Drinks coke/ Pepsi around 200 - 300 BZ
Fresh Juice = 1/- OMR
I live in an Omani neighbourhood
There are two big hypermarkets 5 mins drive, also a cinema
You need a Car, do not compare to other places with public transport
Public transport is a taxi, no buses.
Best advise is hire a car, small car will be around 18 - 22/- OMR /da(URL HIDDEN)car will be around 40 -50/- OMR per day.
They will give you 200 km free after that they will charge extra per km.
If you need car hire or airport pick-up we can arrange
Muscat is not a walking place you need a car to get round.
If your driving from UAE. the boarder will take time, The drive will take 5 hours minimum
Use the Maps we send, print them off, remember your phone GPS might not work in Oman
Other Things to Note
if you want to book trips try
If you are after a traditional local Omani feel then the Souq at Seeb is a must, with a good fish market only 10mins away. If you want to eat outside then the local high st is 1 km down the road.
Traveling to Nizwa for the Friday market or Rustaq / Nakhal is easy from the house.
Muscat does not have a true centre, its like a piece of string, we are at the opposite end to the souq and palace but after one trip you will need to travel outside anyway.
The local beach is 5 mins by car so children can play in sand
Washing. if you put a bag down stairs by the door, I will take it or Tina will and return for you. Cost usually is bag full = 3/-RO.
If you are leaving for the Airport , we are very close
Keep the place clean, wash up after your self.
Don't down load films as we are limited in amount of data we down load, the telecom's company charge high prices, we want to keep the service free for all.