You are checking - Front deck cabin room (on boat 1) - bed size double (soft bed) - washroom- next to the room, small wardrobe, air-conditioned, reading light, pillows, quilt, towels provided.
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For other room options, visit below links:
1. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/65117 ( Front Cabin, boat 1) - USD95/night
2. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/349836 (Roof Suite, boat 1) - USD 128/night
3. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1514586 (Captain Suite, boat 1) - USD 128/night
5. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2013499 (Cabin Suite, boat 2)- USD 75/night
6. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1967069 (Captain Suite. boat 2) - USD150/night
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Our Chinese wooden-Junk boat is called Moksha (Moksha in sanskrit means Liberation) and was built in 1993. The boat has been restored and converted into comfortable houseboat in Oct 2010, with classic Chinese wooden decoration, modern kitchen and with luxury of space, open deck and balconies watching and listening to sky, air, ocean, mountains and refresh from vibrant and high-tech Hong Kong. Moksha is moored in Arberdeen on Hong Kong Island in South China Sea and conveniently connected. A local bus ride to famous Times-Square in Causeway Bay is just 10 minutes away. Causeway Bay is HK's major shopping districts and one of the most crowded areas as it contains many trendy shops carrying both locally made fashion and products from Japan and rest of the world. As such, it is a popular social spot for young people. Your host Minsi (Sweety) and Saral with 2 cats live on the boat and there are 2 extra rooms on boat for traveller stay.
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On this page, you can see the bedroom pictures. The bedroom is at the lower front deck of the boat with medium size wardrobe and drawers, reading light, clean pillows and quilt. The guest bathroom is outside the room. We'll provide fresh bed linens on your arrival and change once in 3 days. Our helper will daily clean and make your bedroom, washroom/bathroom. The front deck room can accommodate a couple or 2 guests. For extra guests or kids can either book another room on roof or stay in the TV room with a small double bed. The TV room is open but with a curtain to close on the bedside, please refers to pictures for details. If you are traveling with a bigger group, we could reserve up to 2 rooms with the TV room. Please contact us for details.
- Bus Terminal and Taxi station is right outside our Pier.
- 2 minutes boat ride is the famous Jumbo Restaurant on ocean.
- 5 minutes by Local bus is Ocean Park
- 15 minutes by local bus to Jockey Club (Horse races-every Wednesday), Wan-Chai, Causeway-Bay and Deep-Water-Bay beach.
- 15 min by taxi to the Wanchai Exhibition center.
- 25 minutes by local bus & MTR to Central.
- Direct ferry to Lamma island from Aberdeen Pier - 5min from our boat.
Stone throw away from our boat is the Ocean Park, which is undoubtedly the best theme park in Hong-Kong (Yes, much better then Disney-Land). With the presence of four giant pandas and four very rare and cute red pandas, as well as plenty of rides, such as the celebrated roller coaster called the Dragon and the Abyss ‘turbo drop’. In Marine Land you’ll find sea lions and seals, daily dolphin and killer-whale shows, and aquariums with 5,000 fish from 400 species, and contain the world’s biggest aquarium viewing dome. The newly opened "Polar adventure" in 2012 house many polar animals including 70 penguins, pacific Walruses etc.
NEARBY LOCAL FOOD MARKET:
To go for local flair, near to our boat, there's Nam Long Shan road cooked food market and Ap Lei Chau Fish Market where Chinese Dai pai dong (food stalls) operators cook up tasty dishes in HK$30 to HK$60 range, and affordable seafood selections. You can buy seafood from the wet market downstairs and pay them to cook it for you the way you want.There's also a Thai food restaurant that offers the best Tom Yum soup and Red Curry run by a Thai couple. Every evening, fishermen, dragon boaters and locals come to these markets for the cheap beer and delicious food.
NEARBY BEACHES, ISLANDS, HIKING & WATER SPORTS:
Lots of beaches like Deep-water Bay (walkable distance), Repulse Bay, Stanley beach and small island villages that are within 20 mins bus or Ferry ride from our boat. We can arrange many water sports such as wake-boarding, Jet-Ski etc so send us message for details. Stanley is also famous for stalls selling that last-minute souvenirs gifts and lots of great restaurants and bars. 20mins by Ferry is the most famous Lamma Island where you can visit the Lamma Fisherfolk's Village, Tin Hau Temples and enjoy hiking to find strange rocks and beautiful views or relax by eating sumptuous Chinese seafood feast at a delightful waterfront restaurants.
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From the airport to our place, it takes around 40 minutes by Taxi & costs around HKD350. If you want a local/cheaper option, then first take the airport express train (HK$100 per person) from the airport to Hong Kong Station (Central- last stop) then jump on a bus (HKD4.7 per person) from right outside the Hong Kong Station station (Exchange Square bus terminal) to the last stop (Shum Wan road bus terminal) near our home. Or you can take a taxi (HKD80) after you arrive Central. The pier is next to the bus terminal, you can take the water taxi to the boat. It's only 2 minutes away from the pier to the boat. The water taxi runs 24 hours and cost HKD7 per person in the day time, HKD10 per person in the night time and HKD20 per person after mid-night. The direction with full details & reference pictures will be sent to you few weeks before your check in.
You can always see "Boat Moksha Hong Kong" on FxxxBxxk Page as well !! If you like our FxxxBxxk page, you will get US$ 5 off for every night of your stay with us. You can also go to that page to check out more picture which are shared by our guest :).
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Basic breakfast such as cereals, bread-toast, tea, coffee will be provided. You are welcomed to use the kitchen to cook and store your groceries in our fridge but make sure to clean-up after use. If you like us to prepare meals for you, please send us message for details. There are also many local & chain restaurants around. Please ask us for details.
Finally, if you haven't found answers to all your questions then feel free to send us the message with your questions. We'll get back to you as soon as possible, normally within an hour if not sleeping.
In addition, you may also read "House Rules" to find out more about the location, our pets, check in, and check out times. Your host keeps the availability calendar updated, so you may go ahead and book if it says available or otherwise send us the message and we may be able to make special arrangements depending on conditions.
Looking forward to see you at Moksha-Happy Travels !!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$50 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$630 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2300 /month|
|Check In:||1:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|City:||Wong Chuk Hang|
We are a family of five who had been travelling for several weeks before our final destination of Hong Kong. Saral met with our family the first night and is a gracious host. Siti took very good care of us throughout our stay with cooked breakfast every morning and some good local tips. The accommodation provided us with everything we needed including a place to escape the fast pace of Hong Kong for a drink and relax on the back deck watching the life of Aberdeen marina. The sampan transfers were easy with public transport efficiently close by. We would be delighted to stay with Saral and Siti again. Many thanks for the perfect ending to a families dream holiday experiencing the world.
We had a great stay on Saral's boat in Aberdeen Harbour. Saral was a great help and made everything very easy.
Watch out for the "Lunch Sampans" I had noodle soup but Siti says the duck and rice is better.
We had very nice experience of staying on Moksha. It's one of the best ways of discovering HK. Saral and Siti are very friendly and helped a lot by giving advices about places to visit and etc.
Boat is very cozy and charming. The room was small but it was fine for us, because we spent evenings on the main deck, reading or chatting with other guests. Also i should mention free wi-fi that was working well during our stay (usually in HK hotels wi-fi is charged as extra facility wich may be annoying and even costly).
Boat location is very nice because in the evening after rush of the city you can relax in calm atmosphere.
Apple and Shiva (cats) were very friendly and never caused any trouble.
One more important moment that we've been to HK in winter, so weather was very nice and there wasn't any rain at all. Probably, experience of stying on the boat in rainy seasons might be different.
A good place to stay a bit hard to find
Our stay with Saral and Siti on Moksha was fantastic. It gave a sense of living HongKong, as we were part of the Aberdeen community and it was a relaxing environment, with lots of options for the tourist to explore from that base. Thankyou to our hosts!
Saral and Siti are wonderfull hosts. They are kind and sweet and give good advices. The boat is really beautiful and it is fun to take a little Sampan to come aboard. The bus 75 terminus is just in front of the little habour so it is really easy to come and go to Central.
You can go like a blind man (not too blind because you will fall in the water) !!
Thanks Saral and Siti!!!
Fantastic place to stay for our group of a bunch of NZ yachties. Size, value and location were all great for the 18 days we stayed. Bus depot and taxis are at jetty and Sanpans were plentiful and Sanpans could also take us directly to Aberdeen. We booked the whole boat so rooms varied in size. I had the room on top which was very comfortable compared with the TV room that one of our party bunked in. Siti cooked us breakfast everyday and did some washing for us too. Instructions provided made it easy to find. Relaxing on the back deck with the view of the harbour lights was the perfect end to each day to get away from the bustle of Hong Kong. Thanks for sharing your home with us we had a brilliant trip and stay in Hong Kong.
Our visit with Saral was absolutely brilliant. It's a beautiful wooden boat that's remarkably spacious and homely.
It's amazing at night - the surrounding harbour area and skyscrapers are a wonder to see all lit up. It's quiet too - we slept well, with a little bit of water-rocking to help us nod off.
It's quite close to Ocean Park as well - if you're a tourist wanting to venture there, this is perfect.
Would definitely recommend this as a must-stay while you're in Hong Kong.
Had an amazing time staying on the boat. Saral and Sweety were great, and Saral in particular provided endless help with directions and recommendations and change for the bus! It was super relaxing to come back to the boat each night and only hear the sound of other boat chuttering past, so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Public transport is super easy from the area. If you do one thing in Hong Kong - go to the Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden - an oasis of calm and beauty and super quick by MTR. The rooms and all the furnishings on the boat are lovely, the cats adorable, and I highly recommend a visit!
We had a fantastic 4 nights stay. Saral and Citi were lovely, we enjoyed reading in the sofa and watching Marina life go by. As a family (two couples) we found it a special and practical place to be. It was lovely to be able to sit at a dinning table and work on the free WiFi, relax and read on the sofa. Being able to do that in Hong Kong is special, as all the hotels and apartments are tiny. Thank you Saral and Citi, we hope to be back again!