About this listing
This is a unique 1-Bedroom apartment tucked away on a quiet lane in a bustling (by day) but quiet (by night) authentic Vietnamese neighborhood. Great location just 5-10 minutes away from the center. NOT A STUDIO: There's a separate bedroom with door
UPDATE! Jan. 2015 -- We have upgraded the bedsheets and pillows, plus added a nice mosquito net! (see photos)
One of the many unique things about this space is the fact that it is a true 1-Bedroom apartment. In this city, it's difficult to find a place that isn't either a studio (the only extra door being a bathroom) or a 2-bedroom (which are pricier). Here is a perfect spot for couples or solo travelers to feel independent and immersed in the local scene (with your host just next door available for support).
There is a private entrance, just for you, nothing is shared. Inside the flat, there is air conditioning, fans, a strong WiFi connection, TV with international cable channels, a comfortable mattress with quality cotton sheets (upgraded April 2014), a land line, and a full kitchen with fridge and stove/cooker.
Interaction with Guests
You are welcome to visit your host in the villa next door (where I live and my other listings are contained, likely meeting other Airbnb'ers) if you need anything: local suggestions for food, shopping, going out, traveling afield, etc.
Otherwise you have your own fast WiFi connection, and I can be reached that way as well. There will also be maps and local info for you in the apartment.
The local market, just a few steps away, offers just about all you could ever need or wish. A big plus for gourmands, foodies, and chefs!
Our neighborhood has the twin benefits of feeling distant from the noise of the fast lane city life, while also being mere minutes away from wherever you may need to go in central Saigon.
Taxis: Vinasun (one of the two most trustworthy companies in town) cabs coast by our street regularly, due to their home office being nearby.
Motorbike taxi: The best way for a solo-traveler to get around, I have contacts to trusted local drivers who speak English.
Bus: There is a local bus access, costing next-to-nothing, if you really want to feel like a local!
Other Things to Note
We provide fresh clean towels, cleaning service upon arrival and departure (and upon request), drinking water, soap, coffee/tea, water kettle; as well as-- experience and thorough information about this unique city, including info about where and what to eat, where to shop, go out at night, and where to find travel operators for day trips and onward.
Airport pick-up: We are happy to meet you at the airport for your convenience, with your name on a placard as you exit customs. We charge $20 for picking up from 7:30 AM ~ 10 PM or $30 for picking up later than 10 PM (or earlier in the morning)