Our vacation villa is located in an upscale, gated community called Home in Park. The gated community is located 20 to 25 minutes from the center of Chiang Mai.
The distance should be no problem as included in the rental price is unlimited use of a Toyota Avanza with driver from 0800 until 2300. You will also have daily maid service except Sundays and all Thai Holidays. Outside the side door of our house is a beautiful private swimming pool and a gas barbecue for your relaxing enjoyment.
CHIANG MAI PARADISE
Our beautiful vacation villa with private swimming pool is situated in a gated community with lush green tropical surroundings located just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our villa is approximately 20 to 25 minutes from the city center of Chiang Mai,. The gated community is called Home in Park.
There is a limit of 6 guests maximum that we can accommodate. This amount includes children, of any age. Sorry there are no exceptions to this rule.
The rental comes with a Toyota Avanza and a chauffeur. Wat, our driver can drive you to most of your northern Thailand destinations. You will have unlimited use of our car with driver from 0800 until 2300 daily. All of theses hours are included in the rental price. You will need to hire a taxi if you need to be away from the villa between the hours of 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
If there are too many guests, that the luggage cannot fit into the car, you will be responsible to pay for a taxi to drive you to the house and back to the airport when you leave. The cost will be approximately 500 baht each way. Please make sure that someone rides in the taxi with the luggage for your protection. If your stay is a week or longer, we will pay for the taxi.
You will be given a cell phone for your use during your stay. If you need to purchase more time, you can do so by going to any 7-11 and hand them your cell phone and tell them how many baht that you wish to spend. To check the amount of remaining minutes, press #123#.
Also included is daily maid service Monday through Saturday to take care of the cleaning and all of your laundry and ironing needs. So all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your stay. The maid has Sundays and all Thai Holidays off.
Everything is included in the price except adding minutes to your cell phone and the cost of gasoline that you use during your entire stay, including the final fill up of gasoline which occurs on your way to the airport. Tips are greatly appreciated by both driver and maid. Much of their pay is based on tips so they strive to provide you with excellent service.
The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, There is 40 inch TV in the master bedroom and another new 40 inch TV in the living room. We also have an office area with free high speed Internet, a dining room, a full kitchen with stove and oven. The kitchen is well stocked with pans and cooking utensils. However, due to liability issues, we cannot supply any spices (including salt and pepper) or oil. So please either bring them with you or have Wat stop at a grocery store so that you can purchase what you need for your stay.
We have air conditioning throughout the house-living room/diningroom area, kitchen, and all three bedrooms. Please close all doors-both upstairs and downstairs when using the air conditioners. This will help keep the electrical costs down so we can continue to keep our rental rates down. Also all air conditioning must be turned off each time that you leave the house. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
We have a beautiful sun room which is your entrance out to the large private swimming pool. There is outdoor furniture and a gas barbeque for your poolside relaxation time.
Our check in time is anytime after 3:00 PM and our checkout time is on or before 12:00 noon. Please book your flights within these times to avoid extra fees. Thank you! We know you will enjoy your stay here in our vacation villa in Chiang Mai!
DRIVER AND ACCESS INFORMATION
Our driver, Wat, will be at the airport to meet you. If you have too many guests that your luggage will not fit into the car, then you will need to hire a taxi to carry your luggage to and from the airport. This will cost you approximately 500 baht each way. Please make sure that someone from your party rides in the taxi with the luggage for your protection.
When you arrive at our vacation villa, Wat will give you the keys to the house and a cell phone for your use to call him when you request his services. Wat will be able to drive you to most 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. The hours from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM are all included in the rental price. You will need to hire a taxi or make a pay agreement and arrangements between the hours of 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM. Wat charges 250 baht per hour for his services before and after his scheduled hours . This includes waiting time. Please ask Wat for one of our cards with our address written in Thai so you will not have any problems giving directions to our house. 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 in the Seattle area. We both retired in 2016 from many years with the Boeing Company. My son, Shawn lives and works in Bangkok 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!
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 numerous utensils for your use. . If you plan on using the cook top and stove, the manuals are in the bottom drawer under the oven.
If you have any difficulties, Wat can show you how to use them. Our kitchen remodeling was completed in late December 2015.
We do have a dishwasher, but our maid, Duen, prefers that you leave all dirty dishes in the sink or on the counters as she washes them by hand before she places them in the dishwasher. So please do not place any dishes in the dishwasher. Thank you!
Our check in time is any time after 3:00 PM and our check out time is on or before 12:00 noon.
We offer a 24 hour check in but there are extra fees if you choose to have an early check in or a late check out. There is a fee of 200 baht for each hour for early check ins before the check in time of 3:00 PM. For a late check out, there is also a fee of 200 baht for each hour after 12:00 noon. An early check in is only available if there are no guests checking out on the day that you arrive. A late check out is only available if there are no guests arriving on the same day that you check out.
Wat's hours on your 1st day, start at 2:00 PM. On other days, 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. The hours of 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM 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.
If you use Wat, our driver's services, beyond his regular hours, it is considered overtime pay at the rate of 200 baht per hour. This amount includes any waiting time. 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 with more guests than what you have paid for, 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.
Smoking is allowed outside only. There is NO SMOKING allowed anywhere inside our house. Our maid is extremely allergic to cigarettes and any smoke. So please be respectful of our rules. Thank you for your cooperation!
Our villa is located in an upscale gated community and we ask that all noise be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Thank you for your cooperation.
When using the air conditioning, please make sure that all doors are closed both upstairs and downstairs, including the kitchen door. This will help us keep the cost of electricity down so we can keep our rental price low. 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.
Also please do not touch the lights inside the swimming pool. They break quite easily and they cost $300 to replace. Thank you!
If you use the gas Bar B Que, please make sure that you turn off the gas after each use. Thank you!
The house will be inspected before you leave and any and all broken items must be paid before you go. We hope that you will be careful not to damage anything and treat our house like it is your own. Thank you so much!
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.
Please be sure to follow all of the house rules.
Thank you for respecting our vacation villa.
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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.