Close to the airport, Disneyland, Tai O, the Big Buddha, and one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong with several restaurants and bars in walking distance, this place has everything - except lots of space. But you'll be outdoors exploring!
Do you want to get away from the screaming frenzy of Hong Kong, but still be near enough to access the city easily? Do you like beautiful scenery and quiet nights? Then come and stay in beautiful Pui O on Lantau Island!
Please read through the whole thing so we don't have to exchange emails backwards and forwards. NO, you don't have to share the space with anyone.
The place is not big, but it has everything. WiFi, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, full dinner set for 4, beautiful bathroom. NEW ADDITIONS: Toaster oven and rice cooker! Towels, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner; all that.
Can sleep 3. You also get the use of your very own Nokia mobile with a Hong Kong number!
4 minutes' walk from Pui O Beach, 40 seconds from bus, taxi. Taxi to Tung Chung (metro) 15 minutes. Taxi to Mui Wo (ferry pier) 7 minutes. Bus to Tung Chung 25 minutes, to Mui Wo 10 minutes.
It is close to all the tourist attractions on Lantau: The Big Buddha, Tai O, about 30 minutes from Disneyland and of course the airport as well as the Convention Centre. Hiking trail starts 2 minutes' walk up the road.
The house is in a quiet village with lots of beautiful hiking terrain. There are water buffaloes and you'll be woken by birdsong every morning. There are several restaurants in the area as well as two bars: The JK Club and Tap Tap Spanish tapas bar. Cheung Sha Beach, 25 minutes' walk away, is crawling with restaurants.
I speak the local language; in fact I'm a Cantonese teacher, so if you have any linguistic problems just text me on the phone provided and I'll see what I can do.
There is an ironing board and iron. I will wash your clothes and air dry them, 2 day service.
If you stay for only a weekend I'm afraid it will be HK$700 a night, but for weekly stays or longer, the price above stands.
Welcome to Pui O and a truly lovely house with a fun and culturally resourceful host.
P.S. The map is not right! It's in PUI O, up some steps from the South Lantau Road.
Many people ask me if they'll have to share the space with other people. Of course not! The studio is separate from the rest of the house.
Interaction with Guests
I'm normally at work but if anyone wants to go to a local bar (four minutes' walk) I'm all for it!
Pui O is a lovely village, especially around the beach and the forests. There are little shops where you can buy snacks and drinks, as well as several restaurants - including Thai. The people are very friendly and helpful.
The place is 20 minutes from the airport, has lots of dining possibilities in walking distance and is only 40 minutes away from Central (by bus and ferry).
Other Things to Note
Check-in at 1pm, check-out at 11am. Sorry if I can't always leave a review for you - I normally don't meet the guests except fleetingly and have people to clean after your stay, so I don't see what it looks like.
Turn off the aircon, fan and hot water when you're not at home.
The room can sleep 3, as there's one single bed, ONE SOFA BED (and one couch fold-able mattress but then there will be no free floor space).
No late night parties (without me) please! It's no noise after 23:00 in the village.
Cecile Gamst Berg was for me the ideal host, fully respecting my need for privacy and offering a clean quiet and compact living space with an exceptionally large and welcome bathroom - I should point out that I'm a 69 year old semi-retired Australian TV writer/director mainly Singapore-based, so the situation suited me perfectly....
This is a wonderful place if you are looking for a place to relax in Hong Kong without the city noise. It is in a remote area away from metropolitan Hong Kong. Cecille's studio is actually bigger than I expected. The place is clean and comfortable. Pubs, convenient stores, and several restaurants are just few steps away. It was nice for Cecilie to provide a local phone. That comes handy for calling for a local taxi. Yes, I will recommend Cecilie's place to others that wanted to be in the "countryside" of Hong Kong!
My stay in Cecilies Studio was great. The place was clean and had everything I needed. The bed was comfortable and there was a friendly dog who greeted me when I was leaving or coming back. The beach is just a short walk away and there are several bus lines stoping near the house. They will bring you everywhere on the island within 10 to 30 minutes, including Muy Wo where the ferry to Central Hong Kong leaves. I met Cecilie just briefly but the contact through e-mail and sms was good and her description to find the place is great. Big recommendation.
We enjoyed our stay at the studio. It was quiet and close to many cafes and the beach. It was a small space with three people. We liked the dog that greeted us.
Cecilie was a very welcoming host who even invited us out for dinner and shared her international experiences.
The room is cosy and has all the basics needed.
Friendly dogs too :)
We enjoyed and recommend!
Dear Cecilie, thank you very much for the opportunity to stay at your place! It was exactly what we were looking for. Location is great, the area around is beautiful, the flat is nice and clean and has everything what travelers need! Hope to stay at your place again one time ;)
This apartment is exactly how it is described. Compared to my previous spot in Hong Kong, it was very, very large in size!
It was easy to find the village, and while it seemed confusing at first, finding the apt up the stairs was simple with Cecelie's instructions. She has a very sweet dog names Lassie and she greeted me on the stairs every time I came in.
The apartment is about a 5-10 min walk to the beach and to a couple local restaurants. Very convenient. Pui is an awesome beach. They clean it daily, and there is a snack shop and restaurant there. The water is warm and the people (an cows) are friendly.
It is a very quiet village, so if you are looking for some peace and quiet, I highly recommend.
There is very convenient bus service (stops right outside the apt.), but the schedule is a little sporadic. Celcelie leaves the schedule though to make it easier.
I did not get a chance to spend much time with Celcelie, but we did meet on my way out and she made sure I got a taxi. I felt very welcome. She even gives you a cell phone during your stay!
I highly recommend!
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