About this listing
Stay in a large house with ample living room space in a leafy residential suburb east of the city, 20 minutes to Changi Airport and Expo mrt stations, yet speedily connected to the city via Kembangan mrt which is less than 300 metres away.
Three things guests like about my home:
1. it's decorated with love
2. proximity to an mrt station (300 metres) - you can see the mrt station from my house
3. Tiger, my cat
Two things guests don't like about my home:
1. you need to carry your own luggage up the stairs
2. there is no swimming pool
hosted stay - I live in the house too
three minutes' walk to Kembangan mrt (EW6) under a covered walkway
located in an eastern residential suburb of Singapore, in a house, not an apartment - there is no lift
a private bedroom, 21 sq m (does not include bathroom area of nearly 4.5 sq m, so total size 25 sq m) situated on the third floor (after two flights of stairs)
blinds and curtains - together full black out
Two queen-sized beds
one double sofa/bed
one single Airweave futon floor mattress (optional)
bedroom ceiling fan
attached private bathroom, 4.5 sq metres with bathroom ceiling fan
Hansgrohe rain shower with hot-water heater
toilet with bidet
led makeup mirror
Bosch room temperature/hot water dispenser
towels (bath, hand, face)
roof-top home gym
roof terrace where you can smoke
15 minutes by mrt to City Hall mrt
20 minutes by mrt to Orchard mrt
maximum occupancy 6 guests (definition of 'guest' here includes all bodies - babies, young children, adults)
Children sharing the room who are below eight years of age at time of stay are free
check-in 1pm/check-out 12 noon, but am flexible as long as no other booking - this means as early as 9am for check-in and as late as 9pm for check-out - subject to availability and cannot be confirmed until a day before your arrival
access to and no extra charge for:
roof-top home gym
Osim massage chair
Osim foot massage
strictly no smoking indoors
switch off air conditioner, lights, and fan when you leave your room
no visitors without prior permission
no parties, film shoots, staycations, and events
As you can see from the map, we are located three minutes by foot (291 m) from Kembangan mrt (EW6) which is very convenient if you are zipping around Singapore. You could take the mrt from Changi Airport and be at our house within 35 minutes - and that's includes the walk from the train station to the house. By taxi from the airport would be about 15 minutes. And to Orchard Road, that's about 20 minutes from the nearest mrt station including one change - this is faster than a cab, particularly during peak hours when it can be hard to find one.
Breakfast is included.
Bedroom configuration is as follows:
Bedroom named 'Plumeria' (area, 21 sq m, second floor) - one double bed (size 2 x 1.45 m), and another double bed (size 1.9 x 1.5 m), one double sofa/bed and one Airweave futon floor mattress. Maximum: 6 guests.
I must add that if you are six in the room all with large suitcases, there will not be space to accommodate all your luggage. If you are a large group in the room, try travelling light, or storing some of your luggage in my storeroom.
It is air-conditioned and has a ceiling fan. There is free wifi connection throughout the house.
In the bedroom there will be an electric kettle, instant coffee/tea sachets and a safe. There is at least one hairdryer.
There is an ensuite, private bathroom which is 4.35 sq metres, equipped with Hansgrohe rain and hand-held shower, and commode with bidet. It has a small vanity area.
Please note that you get access to only the ensuite bathroom that comes with the room you booked. You should consider this carefully if you are going to be maximum capacity sharing one room. I do not allow access to other rooms' bathrooms, even if they are not occupied.
More about the house - this is a hosted stay - I live in the house. Landed corner semi-detached house with small but pretty garden, koi pond and artfully decorated rooms. You will have access to ground floor living and dining rooms. Access to the kitchen is limited to the microwave and kettle. To be precise, just heating up food and boiling water. I will allow exceptions but you must check with me first.
There is a washing machine, but no dryer at the backyard. Laundry is on a do-it-yourself basis. There are pull down poles under cover so drying is not a problem.
Within a minute's walk you have access to two basketball courts, two playgrounds, as well as a 420-metre jogging/walking track, all open to the public.
We are 35 minutes (about 2km) by foot from the South China Sea. Just follow the park connector southwards and get a feel of residential Singapore along the way. When there, the East Coast Park provides ample opportunity for food, cycling (you can rent bikes there), swimming, etc.
PLEASE READ THIS IF INTERESTED IN BOOKING:
I would appreciate if you could read my listing and look at photos first before asking me obvious questions like "how far are you from the airport?" or "does the room come with its own bathroom?". I like to host guests who can fact-check for themselves.
My rates are non-negotiable.
As I am sharing my home with you, I would like to know briefly more about the purpose of your visit, who is in your party (family, partner, friend, colleague), and you need to upload a headshot photo in your Airbnb profile.
The person enquiring should also be needing accommodation. I do not accept third-party bookings.
If you are arriving by plane, you need to give me your flight number. And if transferring from somewhere else, you need to check in by 9pm. You need to communicate with me on your checking in time. If you don't there may not be anyone in, or I may be asleep.
The purpose of your stay with me should only be for genuine overnight accommodation. I am not interested in hosting for personal or business events, staycations and photo/film shoots.
I especially like to host guests who are neat and tidy which really shows a respectfulness of your surroundings.
My daily rate is based on the profile of the tourist or business traveller. Out after breakfast and back in the evening - early or late. If you intend to be in your room the whole day, you must let me know at the time you make your booking, as there will be a surcharge for extended use of air conditioning.
Check in time 1pm/check out time 12 noon. Please realise that I cannot commit to early check-in/late check-out at the time you make your booking. If you need a guaranteed early check-in or late check-out I suggest you book an extra day pre or post the core period. Should you have to vacate your room by 12 noon, you can leave your luggage in my storeroom until you need to go to the airport. There is also a small spare bathroom you could use to freshen up.
I sometimes get asked if house previews are available before you book - the answer would be no. Should you have a specific question in mind about the room, however, I would be very happy to answer via email.
I have indoor cats who mind their own business and will not approach you except for one very friendly cat. So if you are very allergic or scared of cats, perhaps this is not the place for you.
Switch off all utilities when you are not in your room
No visitors without prior permission
I'm Bianca, pleased to meet you. I am Singaporean - born and bred in this marvellous, multi-racial, multi-religious city state.
Until 2013, I was in retail. I am now retired with no regrets. Which is why I think hosting is the ideal retirement job.
It makes you think twice about being a slob because you can't offer untidy and unclean rooms. Furthermore, you have company albeit not for long, but that still helps engage the 'social' part of your brain cortex. Also, you learn a lot from travellers all over the world and make lots of friends. I encourage everyone to be a host because getting to know people must be one of the best jobs in the world. And retirees do it better!