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!
Wonderful house and facilities. The staff (Wat and Duen) are superb. Lovely and quiet neighborhood. Very recommended
Thank you so much Alon for your kind words. And thank you so much for the suggestion about handing out cards with our address written in Thai. I have contacted my son Shawn in Bangkok and he is going to order some cards ASAP. We are very happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully you will come back and stay again one day. Thanks again for choosing our vacation villa!
It is a great pleasure to stay at Diana’s place. We had a wonderful buddy’s trip in Chiang Mai. Diana was always responded immediately and also provided some suggestions about how to visit Chiang Mai before the trip. The house is well equipped and comfortable. We love everything here. WAT, a very nice driver, and he is always ON TIME:) Everything is perfect and definitely worth a stay! We will come back again and best wishes to you, Stuart and Diana:))
We had excellent communication with Michele through the AIRBNB website. They were all very kind and polite. They kept the house neat and tidy and followed all of the house rules. Both the maid and driver liked them very much. We hope that they come and stay with us again. We highly recommend them as future guest to anyone.
Diana is extremely responsive to all our emails and questions. Diana provides possible solutions to our situation. Our comfort and enjoyment is very important to her during our vacation.
The house is as it is listed, the added value is the staff that Diana has, that make you feel that you have a home away from your own.
It is a quiet and exclusive neighbourhood. It is really convenient to get around to the city center and airport.
Tan Yew Gin and guests were excellent guests! They were extremely polite to both the maid, Duen and driver, Wat. They kept the house neat and clean at all times and followed all of the house rules. We had excellent communication with Tan Yew Gin through the AIRBNB website prior to their stay. We would definitely recommend them as future guests to anyone! Thank you so much Tan Yew Gin. Please come and stay again!
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.
About the Host, Stuart And Diana
Hello we are Diana and Stuart. We are the proud owners of this vacation 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, Duen. She does not do any of the cooking but she cleans proficiently and does all of your laundry and ironing 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!
Stuart and I enjoy traveling, fishing, site seeing, and watching great movies. Our favorite movie is Avatar.