About this listing
Spacious room located at the heart of JOO CHIAT and KATONG!
WE HAVE 2 DOGS AND THEIR NAMES ARE KOPI AND TEHCEE!
(#kopitales OR #tehcee on Instagram and you'll see them)
Expect a very hospitable, hip and trendy host!
We love to travel and meet new travellers and if you are looking to experience the real Singapore with a 'modern' family, look no further! We are a mother and daughter duo living in this walk-up apartment.
The room that you will be staying in is a QUEEN bedroom. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in our apartment. Needless to say, we provide bedding, linen and free hugs during your stay. ;P
What makes our place unique? THE HOSTS!
We promise to show you the REAL Singapore and not just the touristy stuff!
You will have access to a shared bathroom that will be used by our Airbnb Guests (1 other person). If there is a specific timing that you would need to use the bathroom, just let everyone in the house know and they will accommodate and leave it empty for you to use. We have 2 listings on Airbnb so if the other room is vacant, you will have the bathroom all to yourselves.
Interaction with Guests
Both my mum & I live in the apartment and we love to hang out with our guests whenever we can. Of course, everyone needs some alone time once in a while but if you ever feel lonely or need someone to talk to, we are always there to have a conversation!
The city and airport is a 15-minute cab ride from our apartment. We're also just a stone's throw away (5-15 minutes walk) from East Coast Beach, shopping malls like Parkway Parade, I12 Katong, City Plaza and lots of really really good local food. The BEST durian stand in Singapore is located right outside our apartment! Macau's Tycoon, Stanley Ho, often sends his private jet to Singapore just to pick up the durians and have them delivered to him! A couple streets down is the acclaimed Katong Laksa, 5-star Chicken Rice, Banana Leaf Hokkien Mee, Kim Choo Peranakan Food and Beach Road Prawn Mee! You will never feel hungry when you stay here! There is just too much amazing local food around! Don't even bother watching your weight during your stay!
Kembangan and Eunos MRT are both less than 15 mins away by foot and 5 mins away by car. A cab ride there will cost you less than $4. The MRT train is the best way to commute around every part of the city. Most tourist attractions will take you 30 mins to get there by Train.
Bus stop (with Bus Number 15 and 155) is right downstairs our apartment and you can literally see it from the window! No need to wait in the scorching heat for the bus! These busses will take you to Toa Payoh, Eunos, Katong and Siglap.
There is also another bus stop with Bus Number 33 only 2 mins away from our house. Bus Number 33 will take you to Chinatown.
FROM THE AIRPORT
You can take the MRT to Kembangan station then take a cab which will cost you less than $4 to reach our home. If you are on a budget, you can take the MRT to Eunos station then take Bus 155 to our door step. The bus ride will cost you less than $1.50.
Other Things to Note
If you are going to send us a reservation request, please make sure you include the purpose of your visit so we know that you have read our description. ;) We are more likely to accept requests with a profile picture and a minimum of 2 verifications.
If our description isn't convincing enough, drop us a message and we'll have a chat to get to know each other a little!
Treat our home like how you would treat yours.
Be respectful to everyone in the house.
Air-conditioner and lights should not be left on when no one is in the room.
Dispose all your trash at the garbage corner downstairs when checking out.
Last but not least, always ask if you need anything... We don't need anyone ransacking our house ;)
Check out is strictly at 12pm. By 12pm, you and all your stuff should be out of the room or else we will have to withhold your security deposit. You can put your things in the living room until 8pm.
About the Host, Charlyn
Wanderlust by day and dreamer by night. If you are booking a reservation for the walk-up apartment in Singapore, you will be greeted by my look-a-like, Cecilia, a.k.a Wonderwoman a.k.a my mum! She usually does the check-in while I handle the all the bookings online.
My mum and I are avid travellers. I personally have travelled to more than 30 different countries and counting... I am also very passionate about music and play the piano, guitar, ukulele, bass and drums. I lived in the US from (phone number hidden) years in NY for college and 2 year in Los Angeles to pursue my dreams to work in the music industry. During my time there, I was working as a Digital Marketing Manager and had some really interesting clients, some of them you may have heard on the radio.
Now that I have moved back to Singapore, I am working at a digital agency as a social media manager and run my own social enterprise at the same time.
If you hate socialising, my mum and I are not the right host for you. We love making new friends and if we are available during your stay, we will show you around our hood, Joo Chiat! There is no place like the East of Singapore. We have good food everywhere and a unique Peranakan culture. Don't forget to get ask us about THE BEST PLACES TO EAT when you stay with us! A food adventure in our sunny island is a must!
We look forward to hosting you in our humble abode!
The world is our playground... Never stop exploring, dreaming and discovering the world around you!