About this listing
1 of 2 rooms available in this house
*** The internet is quite temperamental in Myanmar so I apologise for any delays in response in advance! ***
1 beautiful lake view double room with en-suite bathroom in newly refurbished, contemporary Burmese house.
A couple of nights as well as longer term (a couple of weeks/months) also considered
Non-smokers preferred (or there is an outside decking area if you would like to smoke, Yangon is pretty much warm all year round, if you don't mind a few mozzies!)
Overlooking a lake and meditation centre at the back and opposite a monastery at the front. On a quiet lane in central Yangon (Bahan township), which is lovely to walk and cycle around to soak up local food stalls, traditional medicine hospital and Myanmar cultural and community life. Taxis are almost omni-present in Yangon so no worries about that.
5-10 minutes walk from Shwedagon Pagoda, Kandawgyi Park, Bogyoke Aung San Museum and Ngat Htat Gyi Pagoda.
Some photos currently show the property as unfurnished but all rooms are in fact fully furnished - need a new camera!
We have worked with a local charity that refurbishes antique and colonial era furniture as well as making bespoke from Burmese teak - it's just across the road so happy to take you over there to meet them, learn about interesting social enterprises happening in Myanmar
To stay or share with an Anglo-Burmese girl in her early thirties with an active personal interest and connection with Myanmar cultural life and will also have 1-2 other housemates
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children or more than 2 people per bedroom. $50/night for one person per room, $60/night for two people per room
Check in from 6.30pm (unless otherwise arranged)
Check out from 11am
Any stay later than 11am until 6pm will result in a half day extra charge, after 6pm a full extra night's charge
Guest access: all of the ground floor including kitchen facilities and own bathroom
Interaction with Guests
Host interaction with guests: happy to share tips and recommendations with all guests. I generally work 9-6 but may sometimes be home outside of these hours and am very happy to help out and support any guests when needed and available
I also have a maid who is here all day Wednesday and Saturday who has pretty good English and is very helpful
It's a quiet oasis and wildlife haven amidst the hot chaos of Yangon
Very convenient for the major sites in Yangon
Please remember and respect that this is a private home for two working professionals and not a hotel so no major late night raves and any special or out of hours requests should be submitted in advance so we can arrange our work schedule around them
Please arrive punctually for check-in, or inform us of any likely delays in advance
We are happy to accommodate any requests like this providing we have enough advance notice
Please also respect that Myanmar life is 1. very modest and 2. very community-driven. So we request that guests refrain from wearing sleeveless tops, skirts above the knee or tops showing cleavage whilst in the neighbourhood - and also advise that it's best to for women to dress in ankle length skirts and t-shirts covering upper arms in general (not just at pagodas) - you'll get less staring, better prices and not make the locals feel uncomfortable! It does get quite hot and sticky though so go for something light and loose!