Boat Chinese Wood-6: Captain Suite

Boat - Private room · Shum Wan Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Saral
Your host, Saral
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Response rate: 70%
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You are checking - Captain Suite (on boat 2) - bed size queen (soft bed) - full set bathroom, full size wardrobes, desk, reading light, air-conditioned, clean pillows and quilt.

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For other room options, visit below links:
1. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/65117 ( Front Cabin, boat 1) - USD95/night
2. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/349836 (Roof Suite, boat 1) - USD 128/night
3. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1514586 (Captain Suite, boat 1) - USD 128/night
5. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2013499 (Cabin Suite, boat 2)- USD 75/night
6. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1967069 (Captain Suite. boat 2) - USD108/night

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"We are now recommended on Lonely Planet, yeeey" (See all photos)

There is a way to save US$ 5 for every night of your stay with us. It's hidden in the description below. The catch is that we want you to read complete information below because It will make it easier to eliminate many questions for you such as "How many people can live on the boat?, If we offer dinner?, How far is H.K convention & exhibition center? etc.etc. Also If you want to stay over a week, please send a message to us to ask for a special offer.

------ BOAT DESCRIPTION & LOCATION --------:
Our Chinese wooden-Junk boat is called Moksha (Moksha in sanskrit means Liberation) and was built in 1993. The boat has been restored and converted into comfortable houseboat in Oct 2010, with classic Chinese wooden decoration, modern kitchen and with luxury of space, open deck and balconies watching and listening to sky, air, ocean, mountains and refresh from vibrant and high-tech Hong Kong. Moksha is moored in Arberdeen on Hong Kong Island in South China Sea and conveniently connected. A local bus ride to famous Times-Square in Causeway Bay is just 10 minutes away. Causeway Bay is HK's major shopping districts and one of the most crowded areas as it contains many trendy shops carrying both locally made fashion and products from Japan and rest of the world. As such, it is a popular social spot for young people. Your host Saral, Siti and 2 cats (Shiva & Apple) live on the boat and there are 2 extra rooms on boat for travelers to stay.

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On this page, you can see the bedroom pictures. It's a big suite room at stern-lower level. We'll provide fresh bed linens on your arrival and change once in 4 days. Our helper will daily clean and make your bedroom, washroom / bathroom. This suite room can accommodate 2 persons (a couple) and a small kid. There's no charge for one kid under 10 years old. For extra guests or kids can either book another room or living room with convertible couch. If you are traveling with a bigger group, we could reserve 2 full boats or upto 6 rooms with the TV room. Please contact us for details.

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- Bus Terminal and Taxi station is right outside our Pier.
- 2 minutes boat ride is the famous Jumbo Restaurant on ocean.
- 5 minutes by Local bus is Ocean Park
- 15 minutes by local bus to Jockey Club (Horse races-every Wednesday), Wan-Chai, Causeway-Bay and Deep-Water-Bay beach.
- 15 min by taxi to the Wanchai Exhibition center.
- 25 minutes by local bus & MTR to Central.
- Direct ferry to Lamma island from Aberdeen Pier - 5min from our boat.

-----------NEIGHBORHOOD ATTRACTIONS----------:
Stone throw away from our boat is the Ocean Park, which is undoubtedly the best theme park in Hong-Kong (Yes, much better then Disney-Land). With the presence of four giant pandas and four very rare and cute red pandas, as well as plenty of rides, such as the celebrated roller coaster called the Dragon and the Abyss ‘turbo drop’. In Marine Land you’ll find sea lions and seals, daily dolphin and killer-whale shows, and aquariums with 5,000 fish from 400 species, and contain the world’s biggest aquarium viewing dome. The newly opened "Polar adventure" in 2012 house many polar animals including 70 penguins, pacific Walruses etc.

NEARBY LOCAL FOOD MARKET:
To go for local flair, near to our boat, there's Nam Long Shan road cooked food market and Ap Lei Chau Fish Market where Chinese Dai pai dong (food stalls) operators cook up tasty dishes in HK$30 to HK$60 range, and affordable seafood selections. You can buy seafood from the wet market downstairs and pay them to cook it for you the way you want.There's also a Thai food restaurant that offers the best Tom Yum soup and Red Curry run by a Thai couple. Every evening, fishermen, dragon boaters and locals come to these markets for the cheap beer and delicious food.

NEARBY BEACHES, ISLANDS, HIKING & WATER SPORTS:
Lots of beaches like Deep-water Bay (walkable distance), Repulse Bay, Stanley beach and small island villages that are within 20 mins bus or Ferry ride from our boat. We can arrange many water sports such as wake-boarding, Jet-Ski etc so send us message for details. Stanley is also famous for stalls selling that last-minute souvenirs gifts and lots of great restaurants and bars. 20mins by Ferry is the most famous Lamma Island where you can visit the Lamma Fisherfolk's Village, Tin Hau Temples and enjoy hiking to find strange rocks and beautiful views or relax by eating sumptuous Chinese seafood feast at a delightful waterfront restaurants.

----------FROM AIRPORT TO OUR BOAT--------------:
From the airport to our place, it takes around 40 minutes by Taxi & costs around HKD350. If you want a local/cheaper option, then first take the airport express train (HK$100 per person) from the airport to Hong Kong Station (Central- last stop) then jump on a bus (HKD4.7 per person) from right outside the Hong Kong Station station (Exchange Square bus terminal) to the last stop (Shum Wan road bus terminal) near our home. Or you can take a taxi (HKD80) after you arrive Central. The pier is next to the bus terminal, you can take the water taxi to the boat. It's only 2 minutes away from the pier to the boat. The water taxi runs 24 hours and cost HKD7 per person in the day time, HKD10 per person in the night time and HKD20 per person after mid-night. The direction with full details & reference pictures will be sent to you few weeks before your check in.

You can always see "Boat Moksha Hong Kong" on FxxxBxxk Page as well !! If you like our FxxxBxxk page, you will get US$ 5 off for every night of your stay with us. You can also go to that page to check out more picture which are shared by our guest :).

-----------BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER----------
Basic breakfast such as cereals, bread-toast, tea, coffee will be provided. You are welcomed to use the kitchen to cook and store your groceries in our fridge but make sure to clean-up after use. If you like us to prepare meals for you, please send us message for details. There are also many local & chain restaurants around. Please ask us for details.

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Finally, if you haven't found answers to all your questions then feel free to send us the message with your questions. We'll get back to you as soon as possible, normally within an hour if not sleeping.

In addition, you may also read "House Rules" to find out more about the location, our pets, check in, and check out times. Your host keeps the availability calendar updated, so you may go ahead and book if it says available or otherwise send us the message and we may be able to make special arrangements depending on conditions.

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Looking forward to see you at Moksha-Happy Travels !!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $720 /week
Monthly Price: $2800 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • 一次有趣的经历。坐在船顶一面是香港高楼夜景一面是山景,非常漂亮。船舱会随着水面轻微摇晃,感觉非常神奇。不便之处是略微潮湿,需要开空调除湿;因为在水面,可能有蚊子。不过考虑到这是在船上,这些都是可以理解的。BTW Saral真是个nice且腼腆的房东。

    April 2014
  • We had a great time on Saral’s boat. He offered us good price for staying and I really appreciated it.
    However there are few things inconvenient.
    First, the place is allowed only for the members, not guest. I think that’s why the lady who are managing the whole boat place was not welcoming us. She acted like we were doing something very wrong and seemed very angry at us.
    Second, one night, the electricity was off without any notification. We tried to ask for help to Siti(helper), But Siti wasn’t answering(because it was bit late night, so I can understand), so the man who lives next to our boat helped us.
    Third, in the guide Saral sent us, the Sampan(small boat) fee is $7(before 7pm) or $10(after 7pm). But the Sampan lady charged my friends $50 per person at night time. Sampan is the only way to reach the boat, so my friends had to pay even though they knew she over charged. I know it’s not really big money but I was angry cos it was unreasonable situation. So one night I fought with the lady, and I paid $10 per person. Next morning, my friend had to leave because of her flight. But the sampan lady refused to come, because she was angry because of me. So my friend had to jump between boat and boat to go on land with her heavy luggage. It’s very tricky if you want to go on land without sampan.
    While we were staying, Saral wasn’t in Hongkong, so we couldn’t meet him. I think if he was there, he’d help us, so it could be easier. Plus, without those things, staying on a boat was very nice experience. And I know it’s very hard to find enough space for 4people in Hongkong with that room fee. So I don’t regret it, but I hope that those problems are fixed one day.

    February 2014
  • Boat was a lot of fun. I would recommend staying there if you're in Hong Kong. The directions to the boat made it very easy to find and the cats on board were very cute.

    December 2013
  • I lived four days on the boat. Very calm (both noise and waves wise), very cozy. Very special way of living in Hong Kong! Even though there were two more people on th boat, I felt as if I had it for myself for most of the time. The bus connection to downtown Hong Kong is fast and frequent. The village of Aberdeen itself is nothing to shout about (plus, they are currently constructing a metro or so, so it is not at all convenient to walk around), so the boat became the place to sleep, relax and have breakfast on the rooftop, and then I was mostly downtown Hong Kong or Kowloon during the days. Saral's description of how to get there is very precise and useful. Saral is very friendly, so is his helper Citi. Nothing to complain about at all! :)

    December 2013
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We live on the boat with our helper Siti and two funny cat Shiva and Apple. Saral is from India and Siti is from Indonesia and we enjoy to share living on the boat experience with the guest comes all around the world. We enjoy the life on the boat and the peaceful life style make us feel great, if you want to try something different in Hong Kong, Moksha will be your good choice. Our property agent said to us while we were looking to rent a property, "Careful, You can't live on Land after living on a boat". I thought being an agent he was trying to push a story but realized soon enough that he was right. We finally bought the boat to live on it forever. Hong Kong is a great city but with very limited space, it makes it difficult to live if you come from open places. Having a 6 feet by 2 feet balcony in Hong-Kong means throwing millions more and a sea view is something only thousands of dollar/night can buy you. You can check out the 5 rooms on the boats from the link below, http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/65117 http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/349836 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1514586 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2013499 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1967069
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