About This Listing
Two bedrooms available. One with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom.
Rooms can be booked (email hidden)ntact host.
Guests have access to the kitchen and laundry upon consultation
Spacious home with TWO bedrooms (one double bed and 2 single beds ) for rent in Bed and breakfast arrangement. Total of 4 guests. Hosts will be in residence at the time of your stay but are relaxed and friendly.
Guests can have access to most areas of the house, cooking and washing facilities after making arrangements with the hosts.
A Continental Breakfast will be provided and any other meals by negotiation.
Quiet neighborhood with two large supermarkets nearby and Gurney Drive shopping mall and hawker centers in close proximity
Historic George Town is 15minutes drive away and Batu Ferringhi beach is 15 minutes drive in the opposite direction.
Straits Quay is in easy walking distance and has a number of restaurants for quayside dining.
Bus and taxi access is 10minutes walk away
Transport can be provided and husband and wife are familiar with the local and natural heritage of Penang Island.
Host Helen is a keen student of the local heritage and can give advice on what to see. Husband Graeme is a proficient photographer specializing in nature and wildlife.
Graeme's website: (website hidden)
and blog site; (website hidden)
Details about the area can be found here; http://(email hidden)/
Cooking and laundry facilities in consultation with the hosts
Interaction with Guests
Owners will be in residence for any enquiries.
Helen is an expert on the history of the local area and is a trained museum guide and has guided at the Botanic Gardens.
Graeme is an expert photographer and can help you with this aspect. He is familiar with the local wildlife.
Quiet neighbourhood with parking space.
Straits Quay is within walking distance along a seaside promenade. If you are luck you may see Otters. There are a number of nice restaurants and bars at Straits Quay.
Buses and taxis 10 minutes walk
Other Things to Note
This is our home and we want you to feel comfortable here. Ask us about local attractions.
Breakfast at 8am unless prior arrangement
Graeme & Helen's place is a wonderful place to stay from our experience! The location is very convenient (not directly in the city center but still close enough to get there by a short car/bus commute). Its very near Straits Quay, too and so is perfect for a morning/evening stroll or visit to the shops at Straits Quay. The rooms/beds are very cozy, clean and comfortable and most basic amenities are provided. Both Graeme & Helen are wonderful hosts - very accommodating, friendly people - and Coco made us feel even more welcome! We'd most definitely like to stay again on our next trip to Penang!
Mr. Graeme’s place has really been a very nice and cozy place to stay in. We love the environment This is a nicely renovated Semi-D in a Gated & Guarded vicinity just right beside Straits Quay. We’ll give a 5 star rating in terms of locality if you were to have a trip in Penang.
To be honest, we are quite picky in terms of the room and bathroom, but this is really a nice place to live in. It might not be a hotel kind of ambiance, but it’s definitely one of the quality B&B we’ve tried out.
Graeme and Helen were great hosts – we had a very warm welcome. Helen is very attentive and gave us all directions required for Penang sightseeing. The house is beautiful and both of them maintained very well. It’s actually far more beautiful than how it appears in pictures .
We wish to stay at their place when we will visit Penang next time.
"Our family stayed at Graeme's house for 3 nights during the Chinese New Year hollidays. This is the 3rd time that we stayed with Graeme. As previously experienced, the house is neat and everything was functioning well (shower, aircon, toilet all working fine except for some sound coming from the ceiling fan but not overly disturbing). There is ample parking space in the street outside the house. Despite the heat in Penang at this time of the year with temperatures in the 30s (deg C) most of the time, it felt very comfortable in the house. The area is quiet enough that despite people in the surrounding areas setting off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year, we slept very soundly. And as usual, Graeme , Helen and Coco (the poodle) were great hosts."
We loved our first visit to Penang and lodging played a big role in that. Graeme, Helen and Coco were extremely hospitable and welcoming. Their place is very tastefuly decorated. The rooms are spacious with comfy beds and modern ensuite bathrooms. The place is in a gated and guarded housing area which is very peaceful despite being a stone throw away from a busy commercial block. It is also very close to Gurney Drive which was very conevinient for us in getting our bearings right everytime we got lost.
We had taken two rooms being a family of four. One room was for me and my wife while the kids were in the other room with two single beds. Graeme and Helen were very helpful throughout and when asked about the house rules Helen just told us to treat it how we would treat our own home.
We could come and go anytime without ever getting the feeling that it would inconvinience the hosts. My family loved playing with Coco who greeted us every morning with extreme enthusiasm and everytime made our day.
This was our first homestay using AirB&B and we only worry that the bar has been set very high by the extremely relaxing and pleasurable stay that Graem and Helen provided us by sharing their beautiful home and neighbourhood. And nothing can top Coco whom we still miss. Infact my kids chose the place after seeing Coco's picture and we are glad that it was the right choice.
Graeme and Helen are very friendly host. Basically they just leave it to us to utilize whatever we need in the house. Of cause we didn't need much things. We spent time at the dinning area, the living room upstairs and inside the room. We did pack some hawker food back and there were cutleries and plates available.
As of the house and the room itself, it's a comfortable place to stay - spacious room, clean, quiet & safe environment. The house is decorated with various wood craft and photos. There was this mini ever-flowing water fountain, providing a soft water flowing sound around the living room. We love the soul suiting sound!
Helen's homemade passion-fruit jam is awesome by the way! We enjoyed the breakfast very much.
Basically it's a home away from home. I love the place!