About this listing
This beautifully designed 2-bedroom Garden Apartment of 104 square meters provides our guests maximum comfort and functionality for a maximum of 4 persons.
Located within a very quiet estate, at just 10 minutes the famous craftsmen villages Bosang and Sankamphaeng, 5 minutes from the famous Alpine Golf Resort and just 20 minutes from the center, the airport and to many attractions of Chiang Mai.
Kinkala Deluxe 2-Bedroom Garden Apartment... for all your planned trips!
Bedroom (2), double bed (1), single bed (2), shower room (2), living room, kitchen, pool (shared).
Private terrace, fully air conditioned, fans, satellite TV, LCD TV, DVD player, Internet connection, fully equipped kitchen.
Not included; Energy
Optional; Transport & Excursions
Rental; Car, Motorcycle and Bicycles
Alpine Golf Club - 5 min.
Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort - 15 min.
Gassan Marina Golf Club - 15 min.
Gassan Lake City Golf – 20 min.
Sankamphaeng hot spring; 15 km.
Borsang handy craft village; 10 km.
Mae Kam Pong mountain tour; 40 km.
Mae Sa Valley (elephant camp, Tiger Kingdom, Queen Sirikit Garden, long neck village); 40 km.
Chiang Mai Zoo, Doi Suthep Tempel and Summer Palace of the King; 35 km.
Chiang Mai Night-Safari; 20 km.
Chiang Mai city center; 25 km.
The comfort level offered did not meet our expectations, we had to move out early and book an alternative. Location is as described, away from Chiangmai by 25-30 min. 2 bedroom bungalow is placed next to the lake, it is humid and low-light inside. The rooms size and layout is good, but the cleanliness was sub par, and there was smell of mold in wardrobes. Note that if you're cooking, you will need to buy all basics, like salt, pepper, oil, kitchen had nothing. I would not recommend this property to my friends. If you rent a car - and it is Skoda - ask if door lock have been fixed.
Nobody did oblige you to leave earlier as only your wife, she did file a complaint about one cob's-web, which only was to be seen by flash light. Personally, after I did view the cob's-web, I thought how is it possible that people are so narrow minded, because spiders are hard to be eliminated, esspecialy at the day-light, and less in a nature environment as ours. We refuse to spray chemicals or poison to kill spiders, as they are part of the country side.
Thailand properties normally lack housing heating, which makes it difficult to remove the result of the rainy season, and yes it is correct that our staff didn't remove mold at only one side of one of the wardrobes, all the others were clean. However this is no reason to reward cleanliness to be sub par, and less if you leave the apartment in a worse condition as you did receive. We had to remove gravel out of the apartment and the garden, due to miss-behave of the childern, we had to clean all windows due to finger prints and also the kitchen was not clean. Not to speak of the gravel thrown by your boys to our life-stock. In case the tenant blames the host of being not clean, the host obtains the right to complain about how the apartment was found back after leaving the tenant.
Basically we prefer not to comment on our clients, but the review of the Karimov's does oblige us to reply.
Referring to the kitchen basics, never rent a self-catering accomodation because you have to supply kitchen basics by yourself, it's the word SELF-CATERING which indicates that you cannot expect 5-star hotel accomodation and service.
Please don't comment on the kitchen basics, because on request all needed was supplied. As a result, we consider also this comment not reasonable.
We were surprised the way these tenants act, not only at the moment they left, but also after reading their review. The say not to recommend our accomodation to friend... our answer is, if your friends are similar to those who criticize, we prefer no booking!
The Skoda you did rent is in perfect condition, the small problem with the central lock was discussed before. You did rent the car anyway, which makes your comment not valid. Anyway, we wish the Karimov family good luck and many happy holiday experiences in Kazachstan!
Dirk and Carlos are gracious hosts, openhearted and warmhearted. When I was in a bind, they drove me to the city and “saved my day, ” and for that I doff my cap to them. Furthermore, their hospitality is outstanding, inviting me to their Charismas lunch and introducing their friends to me.
Their beautiful compound is tacked at the foot of a hill range that is covered with a green forest and set against an open sky. At the heart of the property, a serene pond is inhabited by a family black waterfowls, gracefully sailing the green water to-and-fro. Along the shores, numerous large birds roam about, interacting with each other and with the human guests. Expect an abundance of ducks and peacocks, which will gladly spread their tails for you. Artwork and charming objects are all around, and the ground is groomed and manicured. A private paradise, no less.
My specific two storied apartment was well appointed and in good condition. Its temperature -- the season being winter -- was a bit on the cold side, but I suspect other units are warmer, depending on their location. If you plan to visit in the hot season, this apartment should be more than suitable.
Carlos ja Dirk olivat hyvin ystävällisiä ja avuliaita. Tuntui, kuin heidän kotinsa olisi ollut meidänkin, majoituspaikan lisäksi.
Carlos&Dirk welcomed us very nicely. The house is beautifully designed as the description given. We actually had the best time of our trip here. Everything was great. The house is clean, spacious, quiet and most importantly peaceful. We only wish we could have stayed for longer time.
The only downside is that the pool has a quite strong chlorine smell.
Other than that it's all perfect. :)
Thank you วาสุธา, so much for your kind and positive review. Referring to the pool... we just changed back from salt to chlorine, may be the gardener did add a bit to much chlorine to the water. Most important is that you all had a nice stay with us, and we would be very please to host you all again! C and D.
The Kinkala Villa was big and peaceful. Dirk and Carlos are warm hearted and will help in anyway. They responded very efficiently if we ever had any problems or questions. The house is well laid out and comfortable with a beautiful garden and pool. there is fast WiFi and Satellite TV. The pillows and beds are soft. The air conditioning works well and smoke free. There is good water pressure and it is clean. There is a good local Thai restaurant at the lake that is a short 3 minute walk. A little store is also within walking distance. San Kampeang is about 30 minutes outside of Chiang Mai so renting a car is necessary. Dirk and Carlos can help arrange that. the maps for Chiang Mai are not accurate, and local Thais are not so good at reading a map or giving directions in English; so having a GPS would help. We felt this was a very good value and would rent from them again.
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About the Host, Carlos & Dirk
We love to live in the peaceful environment of the Sankamphaeng area... which is just 20 minutes in car away from the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai city or Chiang Mai International Airport.
I live here with my Spanish friend Carlos and we are both very happy with our life stock of Blue, Green and White Peafowls, Black Swans, Sacred Ibises and Caroline Ducks. Of course we do not forget our Siamese Cats... in fact this fills the greatest part of our life. We are real home-lovers which means that traveling around we hardly do.