About this listing
Mae Nai Gardens is the highest rated boutique resort in Mae Rim according to the leading trip advising website. This villa, Ylang Ylang, is our most popular villa, one of only five at this exclusive resort.
Delightful Thai style villa, set within beautiful tropical gardens in the countryside thirty minutes' drive north of Chiang Mai. Close to the mountains and magnificent scenery. Get a feel for authentic Thailand.
The villa comprises one large room which can be divided into two. Queensize bed and beautiful Thai furniture and artwork. Ensuite shower room. Covered terraces for relaxation and dining. Wi fi included.
Good access to excellent local restaurants from the top Four Seasons Resort to street food in Mae Rim. Continental breakfast included in price, and other meals can be arranged with advance notice.
Palm fringed swimming pool in gardens available for use. The ideal setting for those who love the countryside and enjoy a quiet and private location. Airport or railway station pickup provided ($25) , but transport needed for excursions. Massage available on site. Thai cooking classes also available.
We have bicycles available free of charge, and can also arrange car rental, or supply car with driver.
Contact owner re extra guests.
No smoking in villa.
We totally enjoyed our stay at Mae Nai Gardens. Very pretty and tranquil. Ian and Pop are great hosts and we enjoyed our garden market trip, dinners together and even got Hang Lay curry paste as sourvenirs (we made some over weekend and it was yummy!).
They kindly helped us with all our requests - scooter rental, massages, laundry!
Would definitely recommend Mae Nai gardens to everyone. We are planning our next trip back!
A very beautiful and unique location, Ian and Pop were great hosts, great breakfasts, friendly, and enormously helpful showing the local sites, restaurants, and even a small adventure shopping for new eyeglasses !
Ian and his partner Pop made me feel like a princess every day that I stayed with them! They instantly made me feel right at home by taking me out and introducing me to the culinary delights of the area. They also gave me a guided tour of local supermarkets, cafes, shops and activities. Within a day I was on the bike and heading off to my favorite places to eat and hang out! Breakfasts were perfect, the bungalow so peaceful and the swimming pool - well the photos speak for themselves. The dawn and evening chorus is a wonderfully colourful riot of bird calls and song, insects and cockerels. The gardens are beautiful, the views phenomenal and Ian and Pop were generous to a fault. After two weeks the last thing I ever wanted to do was leave. Thanks guys it was a total and absolutely delight.
I left my heart in Chiang Mai. This place truly lives up to its name! Ian and Pop really created a place of peace and tranquility in Mae Rim. They were very attentive and accommodating. If you want to have a simple oil massage, traditional Thai massage, or head to toe pampering, they can arrange it. Prices are exceptionally reasonable. You can also ask Pop to hire you a car to make exploring the sights of Chiang Mai easier. If driving isn't your thing, they can provide you with a mountain bike. Breakfast everyday was exceptional. Fresh fruit, locally grown coffee with eggs and toast to energize you for the day! We were treated like family, and we left there with new friends for life. Highly recommend Mae Nai gardens, 'relax in paradise'. We're definitely coming back as soon as possible!
After staying a few days in the heart of Chiang Mai we were up for some quieter surroundings. Ian & Pop have created a great place of natural beauty en tranquility in Mea Rim, just some 30 km outside the city Chiang Mai.
It 's a wonderful setting to relax, either at the swimming pool, or on the verandah of our villa, admiring the gardens where Pop put a lot of his creativity in as a landscape designer. Breakfast at Ian's & Pop's main house, is also great and pleasant.
They also provided some mountain bikes to make some rides in the area, to a few café's and restaurants in the neighborhood or to the Mea Rim village. We also spend a whole afternoon at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, Ian & Pop were so kind to drop us and pick us up there later, because that's a bit far for a bicycle.
All in all the resort lives up to it's name 'relax in paradise'. Highly recommended!
After few days of adventures in the jungle, my girlfriend and I decided to book in Ian and Pop's villa, so we could get some relaxing time... It has been a wonderfull time, Ian and Pop are great hosts, helpfull and so friendly !
I highly recommand this paradise to whoever wants some relaxing time, romantic site, inspiration work, peacefull place, beautifull garden and all that with an amazing swimming pool =)
I wish them all the best !
Thanks Ian, thanks Pop !
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About the Host, Ian
Hi my name is Ian, I am a retired English teacher with homes in both Scotland and Thailand.
We really enjoy having Airbnb guests staying with us. So far they have all been great and have really appreciated our small, exclusive resort in the countryside just outside Chiang Mai.
I think what most guests like are the personal touches that we provide. We can help them find the best places to visit, often off the regular tourist trail. Also, we know all the best places to eat, whether it be Thai food or western cuisine. And sometimes a visit will coincide with a party or celebration which they are usually welcome to join, so they get to meet some of the locals, both Thai and ex-pats.
We speak both English and Thai, and can get by in French, so it is usually easy to fix anything for our guests, whether it be massage or spa treatment; medical issues; or trips, car hire or onward travel. We have very good links with the local community.
The most common response we get is that guests wish they'd booked for a longer stay!
Update: we now offer cooking classes onsite which avoid a journey to town and which are specifically catered to meet your particular preferences.
Massage is also now available onsite.