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Stay In Family Home on Stilts (DBL)
Stay In Family Home on Stilts (DBL)
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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Immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience, 'living like a local' in one of George Town's few true homestays, in a family's rustic wooden home on stilts at the Chew Jetty, a unique heritage community nestled on the city's waterfront.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

130 Reviews

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Spencer User Profile
July 2017
Siew Ping was very knowledgeable about the area and a fantastic host for visiting Penang. I was able to see Tel Lok Shi, Penang national park, and eat amazing food in just a few days thanks to her guidance. Also the view from the jetty (dock) is very nice for watching the sunrise…

Carolyn User Profile
April 2017
The home stay on the Chew Jetty is a wonderful place. The location has so much history and old Penang culture. And it's really convenient to all of Georgetown. There is so much you can walk to and the free bus is close by. It's even not that long to travel to the beaches and the …

Patty User Profile
March 2017
Great location, kind and helpful host, cultural interest on your doorstep, make sure you know where swich is for hot shower as it gets turned off.

Timothy User Profile
February 2017
This was a completely unique lodging experience for me (in a positive way). Sleep inside one of the homes in the chew jetty, which is effectively a historic community built on a pier. Highly recommend. Even Anthony Bourdain slept in this home while in penang.

Matt User Profile
January 2017
We spent two nights in the Chew Jetty Homestay and couldn't have been happier. Penang can be a hectic pace, and the Chew Jetty provided a respite from the hustle and bustle (and motoscooters). The room was clean, the other travelers were friendly, and Shellie was able to answer a…

Jessica User Profile
May 2016
One of my favorite Airbnb spots ever. Beautiful home, incredibly welcoming hosts and other guests, room is simple but comfortable with A/C and VERY CLEAN, and did I mention the home, community and view are amazing??? Highly, highly recommend. Siew Ping is so wonderful and took us…

Anna & Doug User Profile
February 2016
Set back in a neighborhood on the water, sits Siew's peaceful Jetty. Her father welcomed us when we first arrived. Though he speaks little English, his kindness and hospitality speaks volumes. My husband and I felt at home right away. The breeze flows through the house and so d…

George Town, MalaysiaJoined in April 2015
Siew Ping User Profile
A person who is passionate about travel and cultural heritage. Would love to meet people from around the globe to share travel experiences and the love of heritage, culture, architecture, etc. Particularly enjoy meeting and hosting people who are eager to experience 'living like …
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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