About this listing
Our vacation villa is located in an upscale, gated community called Home in Park. Included in the rental price is a Toyota Avanza with driver and daily maid service except Sundays and all Thai Holidays. We also have a beautiful private swimming pool.
Our vacation villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen and an office area. We have two TV's in the house. One is in the living room and the other is in the master bedroom. We have a beautiful private swimming pool which is located on the side of the house. Guests can also feel free to use the work out room (60 baht per visit), tennis courts, and the large Balinese style public pool which is located just down the street about 1/4 of a mile.
We also have a new gas Bar B Que and outdoor furniture for lounging outdoors. Our vacation villa comes with a Toyota Avanza and our driver, Wat. He can drive you to all of your Northern Thailand destinations. You will be responsible to pay for any and all gasoline that is used during your entire stay. We will provide a cell phone for your use during your stay so that you can contact Wat or call friends back home. When the cell phone is low on minutes, all you have to do is purchase more minutes which can be done at any 7-11 store. Check your balance on the cell phone by pressing #123# and send. We also have excellent daily maid service (except Sundays and all Thai Holidays) to take care of all of your laundry, ironing, and cleaning needs. Both the driver and the maid services are included in the price. Tips are greatly appreciated by both maid and driver.
Much of their pay is based on tips. So they work extra hard.
We know that you will love our vacation villa! Enjoy!
Check in time is any time after 2:00 PM and check out time is on or before 12:00 noon.
DRIVER AND ACCESS INFORMATION
Our driver, Wat, will be at the airport to meet you when you arrive and he will give you the keys to the house and a cell phone for your use to call him when you request his services. Wat we be able to drive you to all of your nearby destinations in northern Thailand. Wat's hours are 8 AM to 5 PM and we pay him overtime after 5 PM until 11 PM. These hours are all included in the rental price. You will need to hire a taxi between the hours of 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM. You will be responsible to pay for any and all gasoline that is used during your entire stay, including the final fill up which will occur on your way to the airport. Our house is approximately 25 minutes from the airport. So please leave yourself plenty of time to reach the airport as there is usually traffic jams. Since you have to be at your flight about 1 1/2 hours before, I recommend you leave at least 2 hours before. We don't want you to miss your flight. Have a safe one!
Interaction with Guests
Stuart and I both live and work in Seattle. My son, Shawn lives and works in Thailand and we will provide his phone number for you for any questions that you may have. Wat, our driver, can also help with most of your needs. My phone number to call me direct in the USA is also in the cell phone that we provide for you. Please feel free to call me at any time. Thank you!
The neighborhood is very beautiful and peaceful and has lush green tropical surroundings. The home itself, is in upscale gated community called Home in Park and is located in Hang Dong which is just outside of Chiang Mai Thailand approximately 12 km.
You will not need and other transportation as our driver, Wat will be at your disposal. He is an excellent driver and knows all of the places and attractions that you will want to see in northern Thailand. He will also be there to pick you up at the airport when you arrive and return you when you leave. You will be given a cell phone so that you may contact Wat or myself, Diana in the USA if there is a problem. My son, Shawn's number who lives in Bangkok will also be in the phone. He is a teacher so he cannot be reached until after 5:00 PM (Monday through Fridays). Please tell Wat the night before as when you will need his services on the next day. He lives about 20 minutes from the house This will eliminate your wait time. Remember, Wat is a driver and not a tour guide. If you ask, he may make suggestions for you (like where is a good tailor, where is a good place to eat etc).
On your departure day, make sure that you leave the house at least 1 hour before you need to check in for your flight at the airport. You need to check in at least 1 hour prior to your departure and there are usually long lines. You will also be required to fill up the car again with gasoline before you leave and there are always many traffic jams on the way. We do not want you to miss your flight. Thank you!
Other Things to Note
If you wish to use the community gym or pool, the charge is 60 baht per person, per visit.
Our driver and maid are both excellent and much of there pay is based on tips so they strive hard to do an excellent job. Tips are greatly appreciated by both.
In our kitchen we do not stock any cooking essentials due to liability reasons. You will need to purchase your own such as salt and pepper, spices, cooking oil and what ever you need to cook. We have excellent cookware and utensils for your use.
Our check in time is any time after 2:00 PM and our check out time is on or before 12:00 noon.
If your arrival is before the normal check in time of 2:00 PM, we can offer an early check in for a fee of 200 baht for each hour before 2:00 P.M. This amount must be paid directly to Wat, out driver at the time of pick up. An early check in is only available if no guests are checking out on the same day that you arrive.
If your departure flight is later in the day but before 8:00 PM, we can offer a late check out after a fee of 200 baht per hour after 12:00 noon. The fee for the late check out must be paid directly to our driver, Wat. A late check out, is only available if there are no guests arriving on the same day that you check out.
Wat's regular hours are 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM and we pay him overtime from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM. These hours are all included in the price of the rental. You will need to hire a taxi between the hours of 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM. Wat will be happy to drive you to most of your northern Thailand destinations. You will be responsible to pay for any and all gasoline that is used during your entire stay, including the final fill up on the way to the airport for your departure flight.
Our car insurance does not cover anyone to drive our car besides Wat, so the car cannot be driven by anyone else. Our insurance does not cover our car outside of Thailand so we are not able to drive outside of the country. The car and driver are included in the price but gasoline and tips are not.
Our maid, Duen, has Sunday's off and also all Thai Holidays. Both our maid and driver work extremely hard to provide excellent service and tips are greatly appreciated by both maid and driver. Thank you!
All luggage must be carried up and down the stairs by our driver, Wat, please.
Sorry, but here are no more than 6 guests allowed at this property at any given time. This amount includes children. Sorry there are no exceptions! If you arrive at the airport and there are more than 6 guests total in your group, we have instructed our driver not to take you to the house until you have found other accommodations for the extra people. You will forfeit your rental fee if you do not comply. Sorry but we are very strict on this policy.
We have just remodeled our entire kitchen. There is to be no pounding or cutting on the counter tops. Cutting needs to be done on cutting boards only. Thank you for your cooperation.
Shoes are not allowed in our house. Please respect Thai culture and please remove your shoes prior to entering.
We do not allow smoking anywhere inside our house. You may smoke outside by the swimming pool only.
Also each time you leave the house, all lights and air conditioning must be turned off. Electricity costs are extremely high in Thailand. We greatly appreciate your cooperation. Please respect our home!
Please do not touch the pool filter, pool pump and pool equipment which is located behind the house.
If you use the gas Bar B Que, please make sure that you turn off the gas after each use. Thank you!
On your last day, please make sure that you leave the house in plenty of time in order to get to the airport for your departure flight. You will need to check in 1 to 1 ½ hours before your flight and our house is about 20 – 30 minutes from the airport. There may be traffic jams on the way to the airport which occur very often. You will need to stop for the final fill up of our car prior to going to the airport for your departure. We don't want you to miss your flight.
Thank you for respecting our vacation villa.
Diana and Stuart