About This Listing
Make you booking in the month of Dec will get you 10% discount.
Smack in the middle a tropical jungle is this quaint little 3-levels, 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 then 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 and 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 anymore convenient than that.
Unlike my other room. This room is 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 you 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 then welcome to enjoy a glass of wine at my balcony too.
As a guest, you will be very much welcomed 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 guest are comfortable, I will not accept more then 2 adults and an infant of less then 3 year old.
And last but not least, Please be aware that pre-approve 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 I don't give anymore discount.
I'm sorry I have to put this disclaimer down for there were many incidences where people ask me why they can't book it after they have been pre-approve and that's the reason why.
Thanks for checking my dwelling out.
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 substantial time.
4) Most importantly relax and communicate with me to make you stay much more comfortable.
5) And also I do price my place very competitively, hence I would I don't give anymore discount.
Rick is a friendly and considerate host who met us a the airport on arrival in Singapore. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy and the apartment is set in a quiet, well-treed area. Each morning we enjoyed coffee and toast on the veranda while watching the squirrel-like animals busy in the trees. The room is air-conditioned and has a ceiling fan. The apartment is an easy walk to Woodleigh MRT station and a slightly longer walk into Serangoon. On our last day we were able to have a late checkout and shower and Rick organised a taxi to the airport for us. We'd happily stay at Rick's again and recommend it to other travellers looking for something more than the usual Singapore accommodation experience.
Staying at Rick's place was the BEST CHOICE I could have ever made! A place like his is VERY hard to find in Singapore, and a host like Rick you probably find NOWHERE. If you are going to Singapore, you want to be central but still have a little bit of the rain forest / park atmosphere, the Quaint Resort Studio is THE PLACE TO BE. Thank you Rick for your hospitality, and see you next time!
Nice place to stay. Air conditioning was very welcome.
We had a short but great stay. The room is just as described and was very suitable for a short stay like we had.
We echo what other reviewers said about Rick exceptional hosting! Felt like we were staying at a best friends house. The home surrounded by trees and foliage made the Singapore heat & humidity much more tolerable. It's hard to over emphasize this aspect of Ricks home if you like to sit outside instead of being cooped up in air conditioning during the mid day heat. Being able to use a refrigerator for cold drinks was wonderful. Of course our bedroom was air conditioned so we had great sleeping. As refered by other reviewers the bus stop & subway station are near. Would most definetly book Ricks place when returning to Singapore.
I arrived late evening and Rick was waiting for me and helped me with my luggage up the stairs as his unit is on the 3rd floor. He showed me everything in his place, situated near Serangoon and very peaceful and quiet. The room was exactly as the pictures shown on the listing. The common area is great and perfect place to relax. There are bus and MRT stations near by and very convenient.
Rick is one of the best hosts I have experienced. Communication was excellent and he always responded quickly. He had a trip so he wasn't there after the first day but he was always reachable and helped me with everything I needed. It was perhaps the best airbnb I've had to date.
Very wonderful house & host.
Good view of nature.
And comfortable room & living room.
처음 가는 싱가폴 여행인데다 혼자라 불안했는데, airbnb를 통해서 간 Rick의 집은 싱가폴에 또하나의 집이 있는 것처럼 나를 편안하고, 안전하게 지낼 수 있도록 도와줬어요. 시내에서 떨어져 있고, MRT역에서 걸어 10분 정도 걸리지만, 그로 인해 얻을 수 있는 자연과 그 속의 집은 다른 리조트보다 좋은 것 같아요. 다음 싱가폴 여행 때도 다시 이용하고 싶어요.
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About the Host, Rick
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.