About This Listing
Enjoy the lush greenery of Ho Chi Minh City's outskirt in a fully furnished and well equipped 250 m2 villa offering a luxurious and contemporary lifestyle, located in a quiet 24-hour secured compound by the Rac Chiec river.
The 3-storey villa is organized as follows:
- 1st floor: Large living area featuring a fully equipped fitted kitchen (side-by-side fridge, microwave oven, traditional oven, gas stove), and a large living room bathed in light from its wide picture windows. Independent laundry and storage room with washing machine.
- 2nd floor: Junior Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, common area with a piano, common bathroom and 2 bedrooms.
- 3rd floor: The 3rd floor is organized as an independent suite within the villa and features a master bedroom with en suite open bathroom, a private office/living room and a terrace.
As a guest you have access to a nice communal swimming pool and you will enjoy the banks of the Rach Chiec River and a typical Mekong Delta landscape.
House cleaning: 3 times / week
Vietnamese meals cooked at the villa can be arranged.
Airport transfer: 15 USD - one way (300,000 VND)
Scooter rental: 5 USD / day (100,000 VND)
Interaction with Guests
I will be welcoming you and showing you around at your arrival and sending you off to the airport or next destination. I will never be far if you need my help, yet you won't see me if you don't.
Located in a popular district of Ho Chi Minh City, the place is surrounded by local typical markets, stores, cafes and restaurants and offers a great balance between modern facilities and Vietnamese lifestyle.
The city center is 35 minutes away by taxi.
Other Things to Note
The 1st floor living room features a wide screen internet HD TV and home theater equipment, the 3rd floor a wide screen TV and DVD player. You have access to fast speed wifi internet from everywhere in the house.
The swimming pool is shared by people in the residence but barely used, it will almost be like your private (website hidden) feature bbq facilities.
No particular rules but one: white stairs=please take off your shoes. Just make yourself at home and take care of the place as if it was yours.
We stayed for 3 nights. The house was very comfortable and modern. The pool was very nice and we had it to ourselves every time we used it. The wifi was good for multiple devices. The taxis did have a hard time locating the house. It was easiest to call the host when we needed picked up to call for us. The only downfall was the availability of restaurants near the home. So bring food in with you.
Place was a little hard to find but Hyuen managed to find where we were in the end. House itself is fantastic, really feels like a home. Be prepared to pay sizeable amounts for taxis to the city as it is really quite far away. Pool is a shared one amongst all the villas in the area but it seems to be empty most of the time anyway. Do buy groceries before coming in as the supermarket is quite far away, plenty of cooking apparatus available to use. Renting a motorcycle would also be a good idea if you dare brave the HCM streets that is. Overall, really enjoyed my stay here.
La villa est fidele aux photos : propre, spacieuse, belle décoration, plusieurs appareils a disposition (tv, lecteur dvd, cuicine équipée, machine a laver...). La résidence est tres calme, ce qui est très appréciable, car Ho Chi Minh est une ville très (website hidden) villa est a 15-20 min du centre ville.
A noter que peu de chauffeurs de taxi connaissent l adresse, bien avoir dans sa poche le descriptif de l itinéraire laisse par Pierre sur le site, sinon rentrer a la villa peu vite relever de l impossible, car très peu de chauffeurs parlent anglais egalement...
Il est dommage de ne pas être accueilli par une personne le jour d arrivée : c est l aventure a vous de faire le tour du proprio, tout trouver... Le numéro d Huyen est a vue en cas de besoin, Pierre est joignable par mail...
We had a group of 3 staying at Pierre's flat 30 minutes outside city center in HCMC for 4 weeks. Overall, we were quite pleased with our decision and believe it was as advertised, a very modern and clean space. Pierre was easily reachable and responsive via email throughout our stay, including helping arrange airport pickup. His assistant, Huyen, provided in person orientation and was easily reachable by phone for any of our needs at any time of day/night. The house was exactly as listed and its 4 bedrooms could comfortably accommodate 4-6 individuals (with 3 guests we each had our own private room and bathroom, which was great). The only drawback was that it was about 250,000 dong (~$14 dollars) and 30 minutes to get to District 1 so travel had to be planned in advance, usually with the help of Huyen calling a cab to the flat. The neighborhood had its own charm and provided a local flavor (and peace and quiet) you cannot find in District 1, though food delivery options were almost non-existent so be ready to buy groceries and/or eat out. The housekeeper would come 3x per week if we requested, and laundry was easy to do by yourself. Would definitely recommend this to others for a longer term stay or if you are traveling with a group of 3-6.
Me and my friend really enjoyed ourself in the villa, the villa itself was super nice and the neighbourhood was nice and quiet. The location isn't the best and takes about 20-30 minutes to get into the city centre by taxi and unless you speak Vietnamese it's sometimes a challenge to explain to the driver where the villa is. However saying this Pierre's assistant is very helpful in booking taxis and is always available to explain to the driver by phone where to go. All in all I would recommend to another and it's nice cheap accommodation if you are travelling with a large group.
This is a beautiful, extremely comfortable villa. A local girl named Huyen helped us out throughout our stay and arranged for everything we needed. We didn't meet Pierre but he was available via text/email and responded back to us right away.
I would highly recommend this house if you don't mind being approximately 30 minutes from the center. Taxi drivers always had a hard time finding the villa especially in the evenings but we didn't mind it at all since we had a smartphone with an internet connection where we got directions from.
The villa is a hidden secret in the middle of Saigon. You might want to share it with more friends and family rather than staying there alone as the place is extremely quiet and there are 3 bedrooms in total. The swimming pool is quite small actually but it is hardly used by people so it is a good added value to the villa. Recommend it to any guests.
This host has 12 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Pierre
I am a 37-year old French expatriate who has been living more than 10 years in Vietnam and enjoys life traveling the world. I like cooking, eating, hosting friends, sports, design, reading, putting the world to rights with friends around a good bottle of wine.
ATM accepting international credit cardsHo Chi Minh City
Pharmaceutical and healthcare products.Đỗ Xuân Hợp Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City
Local market (fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and meat)Đại Lộ 2 Ho Chi Minh City Hồ Chí Minh
Convenience store offering fresh meat, a large assortment of vegetables, cleaning products, dairy etc.Đỗ Xuân Hợp Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City
Bank wit ATM accepting international credit cards.Đỗ Xuân Hợp Hồ Chí Minh
Nice setting by the river and great Vietnamese-Western fusion food. (website hidden)Nguyễn Ư Dĩ 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Dining out Vietnamese style in an open air restaurant by the river. (website hidden)Nguyễn Ư Dĩ 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Large supermarket offering a wide variety of products: meat, seafood, dairy, baked goods, canned and packaged goods, and various non-food items such as kitchenware, household cleaners, clothes...Song Hành Hồ Chí Minh
Enjoy good traditional Vietnamese food by the river or in an elegant interior. (website hidden)Nguyễn Văn Hưởng 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Wrap Roll delivers a unique menu with specialties of all regions around Vietnam. With a variety of over 40 different rolls. Ideal for kids but also adults to discover Vietnamese food.Hai Bà Trưng 1 Ho Chi Minh City
French bistro cuisine and wine bar located in the old Opium Manufacture of Saigon. (website hidden)Hai Bà Trưng 1 Ho Chi Minh City
A must-see piece of French colonial architecture.Công xã Paris 1 Ho Chi Minh City
More than just a fashion boutique, café and art gallery, L’usine is a contemporary Vietnamese experience inspired by the timeless elegance of the Indochina era. (website hidden)Le Loi Boulevard Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City
Very professional massage in clean premises and at a moderate price. Excellent value for money.Nguyen Cu Trinh Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City