About This Listing
***We just upgraded the Internet service to 30Mbs/3Mps. If Internet is important, this is the place to be!***
Stay within the protective moat of the Old City of Chiang Mai. Experience the best of both worlds from one central location. Walk to 700yr old temples, sample local Thai foods, shop the Sunday walking street OR go to the Western styles malls and all variations of nightlife.
For all those coming to Chiang Mai for a massage class, this location is walking distance from both ITM and TTM massage schools. Take a look at my other location if you are interested in the class at the Old Medicine Hospital massage school.
The building is less than 50 meters from the moat road and all public transport.
We have bicycles, motorbikes, scooters for rent and can help making arrangements for tours including Elephants, Massage Classes, Cooking classes, Tiger Kingdom, rock climbing, or just about anything for any interest!
Clean, quiet and secure building including:
Bedroom, bathroom, and screen room.
Includes: Furniture ( Bed, Desk, Chair, Armoire. Fridge, TV, Fan ) Cable TV, Internet(Wifi & Lan). Hot Water Shower, Western style toilet, 24Hr CCTV, Key Card Entry, Gated Parking
Thank you for choosing to stay with CMStay @Baan Ouikum !
Please take a moment to read through this how-to/where-is to make your stay easier and more comfortable.
PLEASE remember to give us your arrival details including the flight#, Bus #, Train # and the arrival time. We will make every effort to meet you at the building about 1 hour afterwards to allow you time to get your luggage and get a taxi to the building. Instructions on getting to the building, our contact information and our WIFI details are included below. If we are not at the building when you arrive, please check you emails for details on getting your keys.
Reserving Tours and/or Scooters:
Please see our website (website hidden) for more information on available tours and scooter rentals. For guest stying with us, it is not necessary to pay by PayPal. Just let us know what tour/date you would like and we can settle payment when you arrive. We also have a rack of brochures as you enter the stairwell of the building. Feel free to take a look and use one of the contact methods below for reserving.
Email: (email hidden)
English: (phone number hidden) (Also: WhatsApp, Line, Viber)
Thai: (phone number hidden)
A taxi from the airport is a flat fee of 150B. A ride from the train station or bus stations should be about 100B or less.
CMStay @Baan Ouikum
7/2 Soi #2; Arak Rd.
Chiang Mai 50200
GPS (phone number hidden) the Driver
Address: 7/2 ซ. 2 ถ.อารักษ์ ต.ศรีภูมิ อ.เมือง จ.เชียงใหม่ 50200
Directions: คูเมืองด้านใน ตรงข้ามโรงพยาบาลเชียงใหม่ราม หน้าปากซอยเป็นเกสเฮ้าส์ ไวชาเล่ เลี้ยวซ้ายเข้าไปประมาณ 50 เมตร ตรงข้ามอินดี้เฮ้าส์จะเห็นป้ายบ้านอุ้ยคำ (phone number hidden)
The driver should park in front of the Indie House, we are down the small alley just across. Walk down the alley, look on the left for the low black iron sliding rail that leads to our parking lot. You will know you are in the right place when you see the two washing machines on the right. Our place is 4 stories tall and pinkish in color.
The main entrance to the building uses a RFID entry system. The key is built into the grey key fob attached to your keys. There is no code necessary, please just hold the key fob near the number pad(near the number "8" or "0" works best), wait for the beep and then push the door open.
The Wi-Fi name is "CMStay @Baan Ouikum" and the password is: (phone number hidden)
The water in the building is from our own well and filtered. It's good for brushing your teeth and making coffee, tea, or cooking. There is also bottled water in the fridge for drinking. Please DO NOT throw away the empty bottles. You can return your empty bottles and take more from the stock at the bottom of the steps.
There are two laundry machines in our parking lot. They are usually powered off, so you'll need to turn them on first. When standing in front of the machines, look up. There is a power switch to turn on the machines. Both machines take 2 (10baht) coins. Everything is automatic, please don't push any buttons. They will go for three cycles on cold water and take about 1 hr. There is washing powder behind the machine. For drying, there is a drying area in the back of the building
If you prefer a laundry service, there are three on the next parallel road south, near the Birds Nest Cafe. Full service (wash, dry, fold) take most of the day, drop off today and pick up tomorrow.
There is a Trash/Rubbish bin in our parking lot next to the washing machines. Please take your bags of Trash/Rubbish out when necessary. We have scheduled pick up every other day.
Basic common sense rules this place. Please keep things clean, quite during early and late hours. Please turn off electric (a/c, fan, lights, etc) when outside of the apartment.
Ask if you have any questions or concerns. We are always willing to help with the room, town, transportation, etc. Don't be afraid to ask.
As ID confirmation, a copy of your passport will be taken.
You will be staying in your own apartment, so you are welcome to come and go as you please. Out of respect for you neighbors, we ask that the noise be kept to a minimum between the hours of 22:00 -> 08:00
About Chiang Mai - Our Recommendations and Suggestions:
Please take a look at our blog posts pointing out the best ways to travel in the city, places to eat, and things to do. We are always looking for new subjects to write about and would love any help with blog posts, pictures, or ideas!
We also have a continually updated (website hidden) map that shows our locations, markets, food, massage, etc. We hope it will save you a lot of time finding the various points of interested. Again, we look forward to suggestions on what to add, pictures and descriptions are also very helpful!
We had a great songkran staying with Ketsuda. We arrived early from the airport but had no trouble getting the key to our room. The room was clean and spacious. The building is in a quiet area of the old city a short walk from a nice cafe and quite close to Wat Phra Singh. Ketsuda was very easy to contact during our stay, responding quickly to any questions we had.
Kestuda and Stephen were very accommodating. Communication was on point amd Stephen was able to meet me at the spot within 5 minutes arriving from the airport. Kestuda was able to help me out via email with setting up all tours/excursions that I wanted as well as setting up a taxi back to the airport.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Baan Ouikum. Overall, it's a good value for the price.
It's a good location--in the northwest area of the old city, within walking distance to famous temples, markets, nice restaurants and bars.
It's on a quiet backstreet so you don't hear much traffic.
The apt was spacious, with the comfiest (but squeaky) bed I've had during my travels in Asia so far. Good sized fridge if you want to store your own food.
Pretty clean. Great AC and fast, consistent internet. Appreciated the plentiful free drinking water.
I stayed in one of the rooms located in the northwest corner within the Old City. The room was just as described on the website. King was very responsive with every email I sent and even booked a private driver for me to get to Doi Suthep and also booked a tour or me to see Inthanon! The reason why I booked with King was because of past reviews describing how helpful King is with providing activities and booking tours. I had such a wonderful time in Chiang Mai and can't wait to come back! I definitely recommend staying here. There is a fridge to store your food and water, and I definitely took advantage of the drinking water provided. The internet was also very fast. I felt safe as a solo female traveler.
We stayed in apartment #100 on the bottle floor. The only annoyance was the water system, you could hear it pumping in the mornings around 6am. It may be bothersome for light sleepers.
King was very commutative and easy to contact. She arranged our scooter rentals which went smoothly.
We had a very good experience staying in Ketsuda and Stephen's apartments. We probably wouldn't have seen them at all if we left after our two nights, but we extended our stay and had a chance to chat with Stephen. The rooms are clean and simple but had everything we'd expect (pillows, sheets, toilet paper, bottled water, fridge). Highly recommend staying here!
Note the beds are squeaky, so if you're sharing with someone and a light sleeper, you will need some earplugs.
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About the Host, Ketsuda
Hi, I'm Ketsuda, but most people simply call me by my nickname, King. I am a born and raised Chiang Mai(-ian) married to an American ex-pat.
I started the business now known as CMStay in 2010 to fill a obvious gap in the local hospitality market. Nobody was catering to the real travellers and digital nomads of the day. Your choices were the big hotel with big hotel prices or cheap hostels with no privacy and dicey internet. Both were only prepared to take your payment, hand you the keys and that was it. At CMStay, our goal is to give you a running head start from the moment you arrive in Chiang Mai. We have spent the last three years doing our best to convey our local knowledge to new arrivals. From the best local eateries, where to get freshest fruits/veggies, places that cater to specific diets, different schools for Massage/Yoga, how to get around our city like a local, to setting up tours/drivers at non-tourist prices. The list goes on.... All units include STABLE, HIGH-SPEED WiFi, Cable TV, AirCon, working desk, Western style toilet, among other basics all travelers would appreciate.
CMStay currently has two locations:
CMStay @Baan Ouikum is inside the Old City walls and moat. Close to the Sunday market and the tourist center, but far enough to be outside of the noise.
CMStay @Sethee Court is near the Saturday night market, Old Medicine Hospital, and SVG massage center. This location is close to the Old City, but set inside a local Thai neighborhood.
I like to believe that we are great hosts, we are multi-lingual and have a strong knowledge base of Chiang Mai which can help with the nuances of traveling in a new country. We're always looking forward to meeting new people and maybe even being able to help a newbie find their way around. Most of all, we are always willing to try and help. If you have any questions/needs we are always happy to help!