About this listing
Experience both worlds of Vietnam. 20 mins downtown to the hustle and bustle then get back to the "New Saigon". All amenities for comfortable living. The apartment overlooks the distant Mekong Delta and has a soft breeze floating through. Enjoy.
Downstairs on the ground floor is a large 50 m. swimming pool, a gym, supermarket restaurants, bars and cafes.
You can have the apartment to yourselves.
It's clean, quiet and has an excellent view. A natural breeze flows through the apartment A comfortable home away from home.
The apartment itself is 100 m2 (1,000 ft2) containing 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living room, 1 dining room, a kitchen and a small office space in the hallway. You also have internet access, cable TV and a mini music amplifier with speakers.
The living room (viewing room) has a 2 seat leather sofa with 2 chairs, sliding doors which opens up to a spacious balcony that become part of the viewing room experience.
The bedrooms are kitted out with inbuilt wooden wardrobes, an A/Cs, wooden parquet flooring and large windows with the same view as from the balcony. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an private bathroom having a bathtub, wash basin.
The dining area has a large white oak table accompanied with 6 chairs, enough for family and/or friends. It also has a bookshelf with books.
The hallway's corner has a built in desk which has numerous menus of different restaurants for you to order inn. Leading off the hallway are the bedrooms. The guest bathroom has a glass framed shower and washbasin.
The kitchen has a European style washing machine, a kettle, and numerous cupboards kitted out with knifes, forks, plates, cups, glasses, pots and pans, an iron and first aid kit.
The smaller balcony is located next to the kitchen which has a gas cooker, washing line and ironing board (behind the door). It also has a hatch for the trash to be thrown down the shoot.
The apartment is located in a quiet family oriented area. On the ground floor there is an Olympic size swimming pool (closed on Mondays for cleaning) and 2 kids pools (admission $1 each), a gym ($4) and 2 tennis courts ($5 p/hour).
There is also a very good supermarket, open from 8am to 10pm/
On the ground floor has 5 or 6 restaurants, hair and nail salons and a spa.
Parking is in the basement and the complex has excellent security.
Interaction with Guests
If you need any advice we are on hand to call at any time and can give pointers on where and what to do during your stay.
The neighborhood has many sports, shopping, entertainment and restaurants all within 5 minutes drive.
The complex has families of mixed nationalities and about a as international is it can go. Most of the families send their kids to international schools and they enjoy rollerblading and playing games after school, while others exercise or just lounge around at the restaurants or bars.
A taxi rank is at the front of the complex. For those that prefer to take a bus it's on the other side of the main road.
A 9 hole golf course and driving range 5 minutes by taxi.
A 5 minute drive by taxi ($3) to a very clean modern neighborhood has 2 malls and 100's of restaurants from every cuisine imaginable. A 20 minute ride takes you to District 1, where you get to witness the hustle and bustle of down town Saigon.
Other Things to Note
There's a front load washing machine that heats to 80C. and iron and ironing board in the kitchen. There maybe a few clothes hanging in the spare bedroom.
Smoking is about the only ban but generally try to keep the place clean and tidy and to water the plants once every other day.
There are air-cons in the master bedroom and the living room, but also have fans which is usually enough to keep the place cool. It´s possible to keep the french doors open and the back door too to give the place a nice breeze coming through in the evenings.
Keep things out of the passageway (entrance to the front door) for the cleaners.
Leave the apartment as you found it.
Don´t throw anything out from the balconies.
Please close windows and doors before going out during the rainy season.
Martin was super prompt in replying our queries even after we've moved in. The place has a nice view and the neighbourhood is safe. There're always cabs waiting around the perimeter of the condo so we have no issue getting into a cab :)
Martin, war und ist ein super Host. Ich war bereits zum zweiten Mal dort. Alles genau so wie beschrieben. Das Quartier liegt gut erschlossen - 15 Min bis ins Zentrum. In der Nähe ist auch ein koreanisches Quartier.
We've just had a 6-week stay at Martin's apartment. The apartment is located near RMIT-Vietnam (South Saigon campus), where we were visiting. We walked to and from RMIT campus most days (20 minutes). However, there're always several VinaSun taxi in the back door of the apartment complex.
Although the complex is not new, it is clean and well-equipped with a gym, a swimming pool, a very good supermarket, several small shops selling groceries, and some mini restaurants that are good for breakfasts.
The apartment is exactly what Martin described. The 2 bedrooms are spacious and the living room area is full of light, and is good for entertaining guests. I like how we can do our cooking outside.
Martin provided us with all information we needed for the place. He tended to our requests very promptly (i.e. when we had small problems with the aircon and the toilet).
The weather could be very hot, so make sure you water the plants. We didn't do quite a good job with the watering and the 2 (now dead) plans didn't survive the heat.
Martin's apartment was very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed to feel like home. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking and there's a large supermarket in the complex. There are a couple of nice small restaurants in the complex as well, but you're only five minutes or so away from the Crescent Mall at Phu My Hung where just about everything you could possible desire is available. We had a car and there was ample parking for $2-3 a day. Seems to be plenty of taxis around as well. Martin was an excellent host and made sure we were comfortable. We'll be using his place again, I'm sure.
We enjoyed our stay at the apartment. The place was clean and what we saw in the photos was a fair reflection. It is a good place to stay if you want security and your own space. It is convenient, lots of taxis downstairs at all hours to travel into the city. Martin and his partner are great hosts. Thank you.
Apartment is great! Amassing view.
Cozy and clean apartment with everything you need.
It's a perfect place for family with baby, which we are. A big area with playground, swimming pool and gym just on a first floor.
Fruit shop right outside the door.
There are a lot of restaurants for breakfast and dinner.
To my surprise, we ate the most delicious Tom Yam for our taste in the restaurant on the corner.
Martin was very kind and tried to help us in every case.
Martin was a wonderful host. He provided excellent and clear communication and was incredibly responsive! Once we arrived, he made us feel at home right away, providing us with hints on where to eat (we did them all) and even a discount card for the local supermarket (Citimark). He even went above and beyond to help with some necessary photo copies and print-outs we needed to make for our travels.
The apartment is just what we needed. We had stayed in district 1 for a week and while that was a good experience, it was so nice to stay in such a roomy apartment with all the facilities needed for cooking, good wifi, a pool, laundry, and the convenience of a supermarket in the same building complex. We even were able to take a quick taxi ride (which is so easy since the taxis are all lined up outside the building) to the local mall to see a movie! Plus, the view is really amazing. Perfect for families.
Recommended due to the host's hospitality and the ability to have a great, relaxing stay in Ho Chi Minh City!
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About the Host, Martin
Hi, l am Martin from England and have lived in Vietnam for over 6 years. I can speak Vietnamese. I like travelling playing tennis and swimming. I didn't know anything about Vietnam before coming here but it has become my home. I enjoy showing guests what Vietnam is all about.