About This Listing
Private resort townhouse, on a luxury retreat, overlooking the pool.
Steps from the onsite restaurant, detox centre, and spa.
Price includes water and electricity
Beautiful 1 bedroom townhouse on the world famous Spa Resort,Chiang Mai.
The Resort is renowned for their detox, yoga and raw food retreats, amongst others, and is spread over 80,000 sq. meters of spectacular gently sloped hillside property. A veritable paradise for relaxation -- magical mango groves, lush rice paddies, exotic garden landscaping and the Spa's own organic farm. The majestic architecture is inspired by the northern Thai Lanna style rooflines.
The spa is located in gorgeous Mae Rim valley, overlooking spectacular mountains, and natural scenery.
Nearby there are tiger and elephant sanctuaries.
You can do zip lining, elephant trecking, white river rafting, hiking and many other activities nearby.
Chiang Mai city is just a short drive away.
Upstairs bedroom with 21" TV and original Thai ceiling art
Upstairs bathroom with glass enclosed shower
Upstairs storage room with washing machine
Downstairs living room with sofa and 32" TV
Downstairs guest bathroom
Raw foods kitchen (blender, juicers, fridge)
Small hob for cooking
Sleeps 1-3 persons
85 Sq. meters
Townhouse has wireless Internet is equipped with a safe and upstairs and downstairs balconies overlooking the pure water swimming pool and landscaped gardens.
It is just a few metres away from the onsite restaurant, detox centre (where they make up all your drinks if you are doing any of the programs), and a mere stumble from the front door to the luxurious outdoor massage sala, where fully trained therapists pamper your body for as little as 9GBP ($12) per hour
The yoga sala is also just a few metres from the front door.
There is a shuttle bus service into Chiang Mai city 3 times a week, so you can hit the fantastic markets, temples, and everything else the city has to offer.
There is a personalized taxi service on site to take you into Chiang Mai City for shopping and sightseeing, and they also provide cheap airport transfers.
The townhouse is cleaned and prepared for your arrival, & there are different cleaning packages to choose from, that you pay for onsite, to the spa.
You can choose to have the villa cleaned daily, or at any interval you choose, and you can alternate between different packages.
Utilities(water and electricity) ARE INCLUDED, which is not typical for rentals on this resort.
When you rent my townhouse, you have free access to the pools, running track and outdoor gym.
All other activities, like yoga, meditation classes, massages etc are paid for at the resort, which is a separate entity to the residences
Nearest Airport : Chiang Mai at 15 Miles
Extra airport transfers (approx 15GBP/ $25 USD each way) can be booked, and payment made separetely to the resort.
This part of Thailand boasts the mildest year round temperatures and most unspoiled landscapes.
The grounds are lush and green with only 65 Rooms and Villas; tranquil living at it's finest. You can partake in the famous Detox/Weight Loss cleansing program or many types of Retreats including Weight Loss, Raw Food, and Yoga. You can also enjoy the famous "Radiance" Restaurant featuring Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Food and Thai Healthy Cuisine from our Organic Farm.
If you just want a relaxing, tranquil break, this villa is located a right next to 1 of 2 pure water swimming pools, a beautiful serene outdoor massage sala, where you can get full body Thai massages for and the radiance restaurant which serves organic food grown on the spa's very own organic farm.
The Radiance Restaurant specializes in vegetarian, vegan and raw foods. It uses fresh fruits and vegetables from both the local village as well as the Resort's organic farm in Chiang Mai. The menu features a wide array of delicious, colorful dishes, juices and smoothies. Radiance Restaurant was hailed as one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the World by international magazine, Restaurant. The Spa Resorts selected as one of the '10 Top Nutritionally Focused Resorts in Asia' by AsiaSpa Magazine.
Other amenities of the Resort include the Bamboo Spa with traditional Thai steam room, two Far Infrared Saunas, Ayurvedic treatments, Thai massage, as well as two pure water swimming pools, outdoor cardio vascular circuit, a tennis court, Yoga classes, Raw Food classes and daily free meditation classes at Cloud 9 Yoga Sala, with 100 miles of views
The resort is just a short drive from Chiang Mai City which was voted #2 'World's Best City' 2010 by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine, the top travel magazine. The votes were based on: 1. Places for sightseeing, their beauty and greenery; 2. Arts and culture; 3. Food; 4. Shopping areas; 5. People's friendliness; 6. Value for money spent.
Free access to pools, outdoor gym and running track.
All other amenities paid for seperately
Interaction with Guests
I will not be onsite, but the manager, Weena will have the key for you at the rental office, or will leave the key with the security guard as you enter the resort. Please return the key to either on exit
No smoking in the house please.
You will be charged for extra cleaning if you do!
Please respect the house, as you would your own.
That's all I ask!
We had an enjoyable experience staying at Gina's place. This was our first time using Airbnb so we were not totally familiar with what to expect. It is different than a hotel with a front desk to help with questions, getting supplies, etc. Now that we know what to expect we will be more prepared in the future. Gina was more than helpful replying quickly to emails with questions. She arranged for her driver Sunny to pick us up at the airport, which was awesome (800 baht one way) ! I'm not sure how easy it would have been to find the place without him to take us there. When we arrived there was some confusion about the key and the townhouse was locked, but Sunny got on his phone and came up with the key for us. We then needed to get help getting the electricity turned on, getting drinking water, and turning on the gas to the stove. None of these things were a big deal, but we were glad we arrived during daytime working hours so the staff at the adjacent spa were available to help. The bed was extremely comfortable and we enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle of people in nearby Chiang Mai. The restaurant at the spa has great food, much of it grown on their own organic farm. It's a little pricey for Thailand standards, but very good and still a good deal by western standards. Probably what we enjoyed most was being able to get up each morning and take a short walk through the resort to the outdoor sala for morning meditation and yoga classes. There is a charge for these that you book through the resort spa. If you get a card for multiple classes you get a better deal. The city of Chiang Mai is a little far, but the resort provides a shuttle 3 days a week for 100 baht per person round trip. The towels and sheets could probably use some updating and there was a musty smell in the cabinets of cookware. I'm sure it's difficult to keep things up when a place like this is closed off during the monsoon season. We never were able to get the safe unlocked. Gina sent us the information, but for some reason it never worked. Our only other problem was that the hot water pot for coffee and tea had been left with water sitting inside and was not useable. Overall, we really enjoyed our time at this townhouse. The price was reasonable enough we were able to leave most of our things for a couple of overnight trips to other destinations during our one month stay. The pool was lovely and the spa staff very kind. If you stay, be sure to take a bike ride to the nearby village - there are some coffee shops and restaurants worth visiting nearby and the village people are always ready to give you a smile and a...
The couch & the cooking bench were renovated - even BETTER & BIGGER than shown in the photos.
The whole experience is eye-opening, as long as you don’t mind a tiny bit of rural inconvenience.
Lovers of meditation (like me) or yoga will find a meditation & yoga pavilion near the hilltop. It is simple but heavenly spectacular. Try it out at 7:30am and you’ll meet the first beams & warmth of sunrise.
Gina’s available promptly online, from big details to minor problems.
However, since Gina’s not there, do prepare to take care of yourself.
Strongly recommend to arrive before 5pm, bcoz (1) the housekeeping lady who keeps the key is off after 5pm; (2) after-hours, the security guards who're supposed to take over don’t understand english & are frequently absent; & (3) if unfamiliar, the first drive into the farms will easily get lost at night when road signs are virtually invisible.
While drug-resistant malaria may be a potential concern in this part of Asia, it isn’t a problem in winter time - we visited in winter & didn’t have a single mosquito bite during the whole stay.
Plenty of towels are provided. Other bathroom amenities we brought for ourselves.
There’s a store around 100m down the road. Yet do not walk there on your own if you’re afraid of dogs - wild dogs are wandering.
The resort’s guest relation manager is nice french guy. Chat with him at daytime. Although my family’s not a guest of the resort, he gave us 2 rolls of toilet paper for free - life-saving.
In addition to raw food & veggie, the restaurant Radiance does serve meat. We (perhaps it’s bcoz we’re from Hong Kong) didn’t find its price ultra-experience. Very few customers in the morning (often none). Perfect for lazy breakfasts?
Though, within 15-25mins of driving, there’re a couple of really REALLY good cafes & restaurants in Mae Rim, with a hint of Provence & offering really fine food & drinks - from high cuisine to banoffee - AND dirt cheap.
A true romance in the middle of nowhere.
I stayed at Gina's house for a one month. Although Gina was not here, she kept in touch with me and gave me lots of help. Besides, Weena and other stuff in resort are very kind.
I was very enjoy the delicious food,quality spa, the beautiful scenery...
Already miss there :)
Had a lovely stay at Gina's place - this is definitely a place to go for a little get-away - it is peaceful, serene and relaxing. The house itself is well-kept and provides all amenities, there is also a great pool, walking paths around the resort, and a restaurant and spa onsite.
The only downside to the spa resort is that the restaurant is very expensive (relatively), and a trip into the city takes about 1-1.5 hours each way given the traffic due to the road construction, although there is a shuttle provided 3x a week at 100thb.
All in all - highly recommended!
My wife and I stayed at Gina's house for a short stay 2 nights in January 2014. I have to say that we absolutely loved it!
It is a bit outside of Chiang Mai so you come here knowing that you'll be away from the city and it's amenities/attractions, but that is exactly what makes this place so nice. We spent a few days just enjoying the peace and quiet that her wonderful house offers. It is super clean and very comfortable. The adjoining resort was also quite pleasant as the food is reasonably priced and also very healthy. My wife is a vegetarian and she loved all of the different choices that were available to her.
We also took part in the morning yoga sessions, which are a bit pricey but we enjoyed them. It was a great way to get the day started. There are quite a few people doing the more intense fasting/clean out type options, but that wasn't really for us. So we just enjoyed eating, playing tennis, and relaxing by the pool for a few days.
Perfect rest stop, and Gina's place is really worth it! Far cheaper than booking direct with the resort and much nicer.
Nice and quiet place. Town house in great shape. Two pools, not big but enough to cool down. Spa is great. Restaurant is just all right in terms of food and service but has a lot healthy food offerings incl. raw food menu if u like.
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About the Host, Gina
From London, UK originally - I'm the one in the middle with the glasses in the pic!
I'm an entertainer by trade, and have travelled the world.
These 2 properties are in my favorite places on the planet!