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. They both receive over 140 channels for your viewing pleasure. We also have free hi speed internet. 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 small charcoal 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 after3:00 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. If you request Wat's (our driver) services between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5: AM, a fee of 500 baht must be paid directly to our driver at the time of each occurrence. 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 30 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, 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 3:00 PM and our check out time is on or before 12:00 noon. 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 $32 or 1000 baht is paid directly to our driver Wat. A late check out is only available if there are no guests arriving on the same day as your departure.
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. If you need Wat's services between the hours of 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM, a fee of 500 baht must be paid directly to Wat at the time of each occurrence. Wat will be happy to 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.
Our maid, Duen has Sunday's off and also all Thai Holidays.
Tips are greatly appreciated by both
There are no more than 6 guests total 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. Sorry but we are very strict on this policy.
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! Thank you!
Our short but awesome stay in Chiang Mai was incredible! Before we arrived we asked lots of questions and Diana was always prompt and thorough with her responses. Thanks to her awesome advice we were able to fit lots of site seeing and great restaurants all within our 2 day stay. Wat, the driver, was extremely helpful, patient and accommodating with all of our requests. The house was always clean and well kept when we arrived home, and we even managed to cook a family dinner on our last night (the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you can possibly think of). We will definitely be staying here again, hopefully for a longer stay in Chiang Mai next time!
The house is very beautiful, especially the swimming pool. The driver Wat is kind and helpful to us. Everything is perfect.
My family, some are enegetic while some are entering the retiring age, has been thinking about visiting Chiang Mai for couple years. However we are quite deterred by the remote sight seeing locations. However, with this perfect package, we can enjoy the city at full. The villa is fully equipped, we can do our cooking, swimming and sun bathing :). We can visit anywhere with the fantastic Wat who took us everywhere and sometimes he made wonderful suggestions when we have no idea of where to go. When we came back, we found the house was cleaned with our laundry was perfectly done. We would love to come back if we visit Chiang Mai again.
Before our journey, I asked many questiones about the house and many details about checking in. And Diana always responsed to me immediately and patiently,and gave me many suggestions about the journey.While Diana and Stuart are so nice to allow our extension of stay in their house till our departure at 20:30. I was very appreciated about their kindness.
The house is fully furnished and we can cook for ourselves. My little kids loved the swimming pool so much that when we came back they couldn‘t help to jumping into the pool immediately with the Inflatable boats and swimming rings in the house.
Wat was so nice and committed.He sent us to anywhere we wanted to.And my little kids liked to play with him and enjoyed maintaining the swimming pool together with him.
The maid also worked hard. She always worked till about 15:00 without having dinner every Monday and the day we checked out.
We spent a relaxing Chinese New Year holiday in the house. And we will introduce the house to my friends for holiday.
Thank you so much in providing such a nice place to stay during our time there. It is absolutely one of the best trip we ever had.
The house is very well managed, clean, and the neighborhood is quite.
There is a local small coffee shop called VIVA coffee near by (within 30 mins walk), when we do not want to go out, we had pizza there, tastes good.
WAT, a very very nice driver, he took us to all the places we were interested, and patiently waited while we hanging around in the city, HE IS ALWAYS ON TIME. Dion (maid, I may spelled it wrong) came in the morning, quiet and polite, helped us with the clothes.
Beds are cozy, and kitchen is the best equipped one we ever met in our trips with AirBnb. Our kids had great fun in your pool every afternoon, that for sure has become one of their best memory of Chiang Mai, besides the elephants and small gifts from the night markets.
This is a great place, it is so lucky we had a book with you, and we will definitely recommend your house to all our friends.
Our group consists of 7 cyclists from Malaysia, coming over to enjoy the tough climbs in Chiangmai. Though the house sleeps 6, the host allowed us for the additional rider. The house was perfect for us all, we had fun refreshing ourselves by the pool, right after our long arduous climb.
The villa was well maintained, the maid washed all our clothes along the trip and the driver was very helpful. We had a good time and seriously recommend this Villa for family or group of 6. Thumbs up to Stuart & Diana for the great Villa.
We had an excellent stay! The house was the perfect size for our group (my husband, our toddler, and my parents), well equipped, and very comfortable. Wat, the driver, was outstanding. He seamlessly picked us up at the airport, took us everywhere, and had great restaurant recommendations. Having daily housekeeping (including laundry!) was also a huge plus. We would love to come back!
About the Host, Stuart And Diana
Hello we are Diana and Stuart. We are the proud new owner of this rental property. Diana and I have stayed at this house for the last 7 years and fell in love with it!. So when we found out that it was for sale, we decided to buy it for our own business. DIana, will be my assistant manager and will be handling all reservations for the house. Her son, Shawn, who lives in Thailand will be your Thailand connection. His phone number will be given to you after we receive your booking with your itinerary. We know you will love our house for all of your vacation needs. Our driver, Wat, is one of the best and is a great asset to our house. We also have an excellent maid that cleans proficiently and does all of your laundry and ironing s needs so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your stay. We Know you will have a great vacation here in Chiang Mai. Enjoy!