Quaint Resort Studio in the Forest
Quaint Resort Studio in the Forest

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

A resort studio size with your own private access and everyday housekeeping and breakfast (bread with Jam, peanut butter, butter, kaya with coffee or tea). Laundry is free every 3rd day of your stay, it will take up to 36 hours to return them.

The space

I have two excellent listings, Woodsville Urban. It's a brand new building furnished with exquisite quality furnishing and all the modern amenities and facilities. There is an Infinity pool, gym, BBQ pit, kids playground conveniently located 200 meters or 0.12 miles Potong Pasir MRT. Please check it out for more alternatives.

First thing first... Only your studio is an ANNEX PRIVATE ROOM with your own ENSUITE BATHROOM and your own PRIVATE ENTERANCE. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS IDEA, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IT. The rest of the places like kitchen and living rooms are shared spaces.

A resort studio size with your own private access and everyday housekeeping and breakfast (bread with Jam, peanut butter, butter, kaya with coffee or tea). Laundry is free every 3rd day of your stay, it will take up to 36 hours to return them.

Getting this disclaimer out of the way, you might continue reading the rest of the description if you are still interested.

Smack in the middle a tropical jungle is this quaint little 3-level, 75 year old colonial apartment building. Despite the wild setting, inhabited with hornbills, king fishers, parrots and squirrels in the day turning to the nocturnal sounds of wildlife and owls at night - there is hardly a mosquito to ruin your stay!

The design of this beautiful colonial building is an open concept, and since it is situated on one of the highest plateaus with no obstructions around the area, it enjoys strong cooling breezes all year round. Every guest who has graced this dwelling has told me that this apartment is a breath of cool air in this tropical island.

After my description above, one might think that I live in seclusion. In fact far from it. According to the map, we are more central than the entire down town area of Singapore. We are literally 10-20 minutes away from anywhere by cab – the main shopping district of Orchard Road, the historic Chinatown, Clarke and Boat Quays or the restaurant oasis of Club Street. The Central Express Way aka CTE is at our next junction. You can’t get any more convenient than that.

Unlike my other room, this room is a completely private studio with your own bathroom and private access to your room. I won't even know if you come or go. But you want to have anything, all you need to do is knock on my door and I'll attend to you. But if you are bored in your own studio, just pop by and enjoy my living room and kitchen, which is shared with me, and guests are more than welcome to enjoy a glass of wine at my balcony too.

As a guest, you will be very much welcome in my home. So let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. I used to be an entertainer, starting out as a model in San Francisco when I was sixteen, followed by being a MTV and Channel V VJ before I got myself a talk show spot in Taipei, Taiwan. I have now traded glitz and glamor for a Ph.D. I’m quite open on (website hidden); please do check it out if you want to know more about who Rick Tan, (website hidden) really is. I do believe that wisdom is knowledge through one’s experience, so let’s trade stories about our life experience.

I also feel that everything is possible - all you need to do is ask. I’ll make your stay in Singapore an amazing experience that you will brag about it to your friends for years to come. I have been told time and again that I’m a great ambassador for Singapore, so rest assured you will go back with plenty of knowledge, insights and wonderful moments.

You might want to do the touristy thing, but if you are looking forward to a true local Singapore experience, then I’ll show you around whenever I want to catch a breather from my Ph.D. research, I’ll let you know so that you can plan in advance. I look forward to seeing you in Singapore. Rick.

Kids 5 year-old and below stays for free, otherwise they count as an adult.

Laundry is SGD$20 per load inclusive of ironing.

To make sure that my guests are comfortable, I will not accept more than 2 adults and an infant of less than 3 years old.

And last but not least, please be aware that pre-approved does mean that it's confirmed. It's all first come first serve. Please do not wait till the last moment because others might have booked it already and I won't be able to do anything about it.

And also I do price my place very competitively, hence I would not give any further discounts.

I'm sorry I have to put this disclaimer down for there were many incidences where people have asked me why they can't book it after they have been pre-approved and that's the reason why.

Thanks for checking my dwelling out.

Guest access

1) Common area
2) Kitchen

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $8 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $21
Security Deposit: $155
Weekend Price: $88 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

1) Smoking is only allowed on the balcony.
2) Help save the environment by not wasting water and electricity.
3) Close the windows and turn off all electricity if you leave the apartment for a substantial period of time.
4) Most importantly relax and communicate with me to make your stay much more comfortable.
5) And also I do price my place very competitively, hence I don't give any further discounts.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

136 Reviews

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Patricia User Profile
February 2017
There really is no reason at all to not recommend Rick's place when you're going to Singapore. He welcomed us (two girls), showed us around in his house and told us to feel at home. And so we did. This place is so clean and adorable. Anytime we needed something, Rick was there to help us out. My luggage got lost during my stopover in Zurich on my way to Singapore and Rick was eager to give me everything he could offer :) All in all Rick's place is like a green haven, if you're tired of walking around in Singapore for one day you will not regret relaxing at Rick's place. Totally recommend it.

Felicia User Profile
December 2016
Rick's place was very clean and beautiful. Rick is a very friendly and helpfully person. Thanks Rick for all. I realy recommend his place. King Regards Felicia and Carlos

Carmen User Profile
December 2016
Great getaway from the usual bustling city of Singapore. Thank you Rick for being such an amazing host!

Rebecca User Profile
November 2016
Rick was very nice and accommodating upon my late arrival and offered to assist me with anything I needed in Singapore. When I needed to stay an extra night he was happy to help. The room is quite nice with a large TV and many movies. The bed is very comfortable. As mentioned, noise from the kitchen can be easily heard. The area is very nice and peaceful, but I do wish there was at least a convenience store within close walking distance for any little things you might. The café near by was (is?) under construction.

Jia Ming User Profile
October 2016
This is an authentic local experience. Rick's parents are very friendly and welcoming.

Henri Michel User Profile
October 2016
Quite place in the heart of Singapore. The flat is as advertised. In the middle of the forest, peaceful and 10min away by cab to Orchard. The building is an ancient building with a lot of charm. The recreation club next door has a restaurant when you can grab a bite and taste a local Kopi (coffee). Buses are available on the main street about 200m away so convenient. Rick is a busy man so if you cant get on hold with him by email he is always picking up is phone. Very sweet host. Thank you again Rick.

Stella User Profile
August 2016
This is lovely place in the quiet neighborhood but still close to the civilization. Rick is very attentive host. We could contact him during our stay and get advice and help with all our questions. Rick was also very flexible with check-out time as my flight was very late, I was allowed to stay almost until midnight! This accommodation met my expectations entirely and if I will be back to Singapore I will definitely choose the same place to stay and will recommend it to my friends.

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Singapore · Joined in May 2012
Rick User Profile

i currently residing in forested area while I'm working on my Ph.D. in Chinese international relations history at NTU.

I love hanging out at home and having friends around. My favorite things to do are; keeping up with some of my favorite TV series such as the Daily Show, Jeopardy. I listen to KQED while i fall asleep, KQED is also great to wake up to. Love a NPR quiz show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

Response rate: 94%
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