Big, bright flat near trendy restaurants and bars, 15 minute walk from Shwedagon P(website hidden) with a view from the bedroom, and 15-30 minutes from the airport. Large private bedroom with en suite washroom and living room with vibrant local art and plants.
The flat is located on a high floor in a high rise building with lift. It has a spacious living room adjacent to an open-plan dining room. Windows surround the flat and let in lots of light, and each room has it's own air-con. The guest bedroom has a handmade teak four-post bed with mosquito net, and views over Golden Valley and Shwedagon P(website hidden). The bathroom has a view over Shwedagon from the shower as well! You can, of course, bring the shower curtain around if you prefer not to shower with a view over the city.
We have lived in Myanmar for around a year, and have collected various artwork from different parts of the country, as well as our other travels, which we have decorated around the flat. As with most flats in Myanmar, the place came with our own shrine to Buddha.
There is a second washroom with washing machine if needed. The kitchen is basic, Myanmar-style, with a gas stove and small oven for toasting, fridge, and microwave. We do provide local coffee and tea, and all the equipment necessary to make yourself something in the morning, as well as seasonal fruits, cereal, and bread for breakfast.
The building is guarded, but you will have access to the flat with your own key and key card for the elevator. An additional gate is locked and guarded during the late night hours, so should you be coming back late, the guards will be there to let you back in to the building. The apartment is on a high floor with a lift and a generator, so even when the power cuts (which happens occasionally all over Yangon) the lift will work.
Interaction with Guests
You would have your own private bedroom at one end of the flat. We sleep in a separate room at the other end of the hallway. We love Yangon, and will gladly share with you the tips and tricks of the city. We have put (email hidden) for you as well - some practical tips, good restaurants and bars, places to go for art and shopping, etc. We'd also be happy to show (email hidden) or restaurant, depending on our schedule, and perhaps take you to the occasional party. It's up to you, just ask us what you'd like to do!
Please have a profile photo and some profile information on your page. We like to know a little about the people we'll be hosting! Cheers!
The flat straddles two different neighborhoods. To the east is Golden Valley, a green area with many enormous houses of Yangon's wealthy. To the East, is a typical Myanmar neighborhood with a local market daily, street food and local restaurants, and a few places to grab a drink. Many good and trendy bars and restaurants are a 15-20 minute walk away. There are many small p(website hidden)s nearby, and Shwedagon P(website hidden) and Peoples' Park are a 10-20 minute walk down the road. There are two Western style supermarkets walking distance. The airport is 15-30 minutes by taxi ($5-$7), and downtown is 10-20 minutes depending on traffic ($2-$3).
Yangon's public transportation is generally not used by foreigners as it is slow and difficult to maneuver. Taxis, however, are abundant at all hours, and cheap. We can help you hail a cab, or tell you how and how much you should expect to pay for any journey.
Other Things to Note
Myanmar is still developing, and infrastructure is poor, so short power cuts do occur from time to time. The country is also slowly emerging from an information access blackout, and internet connectivity is often slow (even in supposedly high-speed sites like Sule Shangri-La), and may be disrupted at times.
Just to be clean, courteous, and respectful of our place. And please do not hesitate to ask us if ever you have questions or concerns–we hope to ensure you've the best stay in Yangon!
This was the best possible way we could imagine our introduction to Myanmar and to Yagon. Jerry and Kamil are such great hosts! The location is centralized in the city. Close to downtown but not so close that there loud noise and crowds. It is within walking distance of most of the famous sites in Yagon. Jerry also was able to recommend a fantastic massage place nearby as well as a travel agent which helped us plan our whole trip through Myanmar and lined up a taxi driver to pick us up from the airport. The view from the flat is fantastic too! It is one of the tallest buildings in the area. The room was large and comfortable as well as the living room. Every morning, we had fresh fruit, eggs and coffee which was made available for us whenever we wanted.
Staying in their home was so much more pleasant and personable than a hotel.
***We loved our experience at their flat and are sure that you will too!
Jerry and Kamil are really helpful host. They are nice and friendly. Their apartment is beautiful, clean and have a good view. It located in the perfect location, easily to walk to many tourist attractions. My experience in Yangon could not be great without staying here.
Nous avons été reçus très chaleureusement par Jerry et Kamil, de vrais gentlemen. Ils nous avaient d'ailleurs envoyé un taxi aà notre demande pour nous cueillir à l'aéroport. Aucun problème pour le retrouver. Ils ont un appartement très agréable à leur image d'ailleurs. La chambre était douillette et conforme à nos attentes. Nous avons passé un très beau séjour (3 nuits) et avons suivi tous leurs bons conseils pour nos visites. Le quartier est très agréable et bien situé. En bas de l'immeuble, il y a toujours des taxis en permanence pour nous servir et à très bons prix. Le matin de notre départ à 5h15, un taxi était là car le conducteur dormait dans son auto. Il y a un SUPER restaurant à proximité le House of Memories où nous retournerons car nous reviendrons chez nos hôtes à la fin de notre voyage.
Had an incredible stay with Jerry and Kamil! Their apartment is gorgeous and their hospitality unbeatable! Upon arrival they had a beer waiting for me (per my request) and provided fresh local fruits and fresh bread, the best i have had on my trip so far. It was delicious! They are wonderful people and I enjoyed getting to know them. Everything about the apartment was great, hot water, electricity, Internet, etc. always worked when I was there (remember though, this is Myanmar, the above can be unpredictable!).
Jerry and Kamil were very responsive to my emails and questions prior to arrival. They also arranged pick up from the airport which was perfect.
Overall, I highly recommend their place! It had truly been one of the best places I have stayed at in years and I am not exaggerating. The stay far exceeded my expectations!
Jerry and Kamil, I truly hope we can meet again!
My stay in this charming home was perfect. My hosts Jerry and Kamil welcomed me on arrival and explained all details how to use their home with care and all was organized very gently. The location in the north of Yangon is very convenient with easy access from the airport. The room is lovely with a teak wood floor and very comfortable bed. In the early morning and evening you can hear a crow symphony around the many trees of this area. You have great restaurants just nearby at a walking distance and a lovely local market where you must try the local Myanmar tea. A great experience in this lovely home !
Jerry and Kamil are true SUPER HOSTS. They not only have an amazing apartment that they have furnished with beautiful decorations and comforts, but are so friendly and welcoming. On our arrival we were offered a basket of exotic fruits, coffee, and delicious bread- above and beyond our expectations. We enjoyed great conversation with Kamil and Jerry who really enhanced our experience in Yangon. I highly recommend staying with these two great guys!
I was very happy with the flat and would highly recommend it.
Kamil was friendly, communicative and helpful. The space was roomy, comfortable and with a very nice atmosphere.
I really liked the location and that it was NOT in the downtown area. It's easy to walk and get anything you might need. And if you do need a car, transport is very easy - there are usually drivers waiting downstairs and people know the location.
If you're wondering about anything with the flat, just ask Jerry or Kamil. I'd trust them to give you a very honest answer.
We have lived in Myanmar for nearly a year. Kamil works for a humanitarian relief organisation, and Jerry is a musician & freelance writer. We are friendly and social people, and love meeting new people from around the world. We travel quite a bit, and would love to swap stories about your adventures, tell you about places to visit in Yangon and Myanmar, or take you to one of our favourite bars or restaurants. Kamil is an avid reader whose favourites include Milan Kundera and Haruki Murakami. Jerry has been playing in bands for over 20 years - he sings and plays primarily guitar and keyboard.
We speak English and Polish fluently, also conversational French, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian, and some basic Spanish.