About This Listing
Thank for reaching out to me on this listing.
For my guests information, l am the owner of the apartment in Miami Green. It is important and useful to know also l own a studio apartment in KL, the capital city of Malaysia also listed in Airbnb. Its listed as 'Stunning Condo Close To City Centre'. Please visit it in case you would like the convenience of connecting to 2 apartments and one-owner who is always willing to ensure you have comfortable stays.
Now about Island Heritage Truly Asia. This is probably one of the the best locations on the island to any local, new or seasoned traveller. Just looking into the sea from my balcony will mesmerize you every day of your stay.
The accommodation available is a distinctive furnished Master bedroom with attached bathroom that comes with a tub. The view is unblocked and unmatched along the island, with a perfect view of the Indian Ocean. You can actually hear the waves of the seas.
**Before l forget, in February 2015, my place will will be affected by renovation works-in progress. My apologies for all the requests. Appreciate, if you can also look into the following in case you need a stay option. Good thing its my place too. Equally beautiful place location just next door with similar attractions. Infact, the surroundings and sea-viewof "Beyond the Sea" is par excellent. Search the above name and add "Batu Ferringhi, Penang", or check out https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4328159
Miami Green, as the condo is known derived its name after the beach in front of the condo known as Miami Beach. and this place is really green as the name. In fact, my place has a jungle behind it so the environment, both sea and jungle, is simply awesome. Miami Green (MG) is located along charming widely hilly and idyllic coves and beaches of the northern Penang coastline with its one main road.
My place has all the modern amenities and facilities (my guests say the swimming pool is very beautiful and the environment very tranquil) is just perfect for winding down and relaxing. Other facilities, besides this stunning pool includes water garden with bubble pool, spa, baby pool, sauna, squash, gym, and tennis. The fact that my apartment is located in C Block means you also have your own small swimming pool at the immediate ground floor.
The Rapid Bus #101 bus service from here to downtown and the UNESCO world heritage is very regular (every 20 minutes), and offers a most interesting bus rides with interesting insights into local people and our local culture and way of life You can't help it but to enjoy the ride.
My apartment per se is simple, no frills, uncluttered and minimalism yet individualistic in design, relaxed and inviting. equally nice for the young and old. The master bedroom with ensuit bathroom is for my guests with a wide sea-view. The third room is an extra room available for a third guest and is jungle-facing.
No location is more proximity to nature, forests and beaches than Miami Green. Its location along Penang's northern coastline at Miami Beach is one of Penang's best locations. Beaches such as Moonlight Bay, Shamrock, Batu Ferringhi and many others along its stretch are scenic and awesome. Most visitors will be instantly thrilled about the cool and peaceful ambience of the place and its natural surroundings.
Food stalls and a restaurant are available by Miami Beach down the road not 10 minutes walk away. The stalls are opened mostly throughout the day while an Indian restaurant down by the beach from the bus stop opposite HydroHotel opens from morning to 10pm daily.
More about the location and public transport. Miami Beach, where my place is located is connected frequently by the Rapid Penang Bus #101) to downtown Georgetown via Komtar bus station and ends at Penang Jetty passing through Penang's heritage areas of Chinatown, Little India, Malay and nearby to the old Civic & Commercial areas.
For your further information, the Penang Jetty terminal is where you can cross to the mainland by ferry to get to the Butterworth bus station and KTMB train stations for your journey north to Thailand and south to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Komtar, is the downtown bus terminus where bus #101 and all other Penang buses converge and continue along its journey to the end which is at Penang Jetty Bus Terminal. From Komtar, one can easily catch a bus to all over the island and places of interest such as the P(website hidden) or known as Kek Lok Si Temple, Botanical Garden, Snake Temple, the War Museum, Penang Hill etc.
Rapid Bus #101 from my place to the end which is the Penang Jetty passes along main attractions and numerous eating places and ending centrally along Georgetown's Heritage Quarter stretch (via the famous Chulia Street) streets upon dropping off around here you're within minutes to great locations like Little India, Armenian Street, Little China with their heritage attractions like Khoo Kongsi, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Cheong Fatt Tse Mansion, Chew Jetty, the old City and Town Halls, the charming esplanade, Fort Cornwallis and many more attractions. The #101 bus ends at the Jetty Bus Terminus.
Downtown, you can also choose to take the hop-on and hop-off the free bus service known as Cat which shuttles between Komtar and the Jetty every half hour. Like the #101, you are also never far away at any of its stops which skirts the heritage area.
Along and beyond the island's northern stretch of beaches known as Batu Ferringhi are the more natural attractions. such as Teluk Bahang Fishing villages and Penang National Park (this is a great escape into the jungle and isolated beaches, don't miss this!). Also, you can visit the Toy Museum, Butterfly Park, fruit plantations, a waterfall, Spice Garden, hilly vistas and rustic villages and countryside minutes away. Miami Green is perfectly located to plan and organize your round the island trip either by car, motor bike or bus.
More about the resort town of Batu Ferringhi nearby, just 15 minutes by bus from my place. Right here is the most popular beach of Penang, Batu Ferringhi beach, with its many sea and beach sports activities by day such as jet skies, banana boat, parasailing etc. Also, the location of Hard Rock Hotel, the coolest musical joint in Penang.
The famous Batu Ferringhi night market located along the only main road of this town. This almost 2 km long (probably the longest in Malaysia), and comes alive every night beginning at 7pm. It has also the longest and most popular beach with a happening night-life right along the main road and by its beach front. There are also several outdoor food courts (the Long Beach and I Love You), many cafes and restaurants. You can feast at the best that local food have to offer just !0 minutes away by bus from Miami Green.
Around Petronas gas station area, at the start of the night market, which is incidentally has a taxi stand and bus stop, there are also many local food stalls and a 24-hour Indian restaurant besides KFC and McD (also 24 hrs)..ha..ha..a last resort to wet your appetite when in Penang 8 days a week.
To sum up. Speaking for myself, I enjoy sharing with all my guests what l know about the island of Penang in our local perspective. Basic thing you to know about Georgetown's UNESCO heritage location is that it can be covered all the way just by walking. If you have a car, its good to park it somewhere near. Try this method, its the perfect way!.
You are never far away from food and no need to be twinkle-eyed by the high-density food map of Georgetown that is available. Food is available everywhere. Just know the extra secrets areas from the locals. Georgetown can be hot but never far away from a cool tea tarik (pull tea) or ABC (ice shavings with fruits, peanuts, corn etc, more like ABC to Z goodness). Thus, wearing a hat will keep a cool head literally:)
My apartment is available all year round in this land of perennial summer. Good luck in your travels wherever you are.
Swimming pool except the gym is accessible to my guests. The kitchen has a micro-wave oven and hot water kettle for hot drinks and for basic cooking and food preparation on a hot plate. You can use the toaster and washing machine too.
Interaction with Guests
I like to interact with guest during morning breakfast and is happy to share an occasional dinner and always available to guide my guests to places around around the island.
Peaceful and calm with little traffic.
The bus #101 travels frequently waiting time every 20 minutes between the National Park in Teluk Bahang at one end ending at Penang Jetty at the other end passing along the fishing village of Teluk Bahang, Spice Garden, Floating Mosque, Sleeping Buddha and enters the Heritage area along its way. Journey takes a little over half hour. The efficient service extend till 11-30pm between both ends. These are ultra-modern comfortable air conditioned buses as with all buses in Penang are wheel-chair friendly and easily accommodates a family pushing a pram. All buses as the #101 start from Jetty via Komtar to other places of interest such as Penang Hill, the P(website hidden) and Botanical Garden besides Snake temple, War Museum etc.
Also, there is a free bus service called the CAT that starts at Komtar and ends at the Jetty covering the Heritage areas as well.
You can buy a 7-day bus pass for unlimited journeys which costs RM30-00. its sold at the Rapid Penang Infor booth at Komtar.
Other Things to Note
My apartment has a strong internet connection. Besides, the 2 pools have also local
This is a 3-room apartment with the option of a spare room for a third guest use as per the listed price (add $10-00) but only if available. The price is for the master bed room only and not for the whole apartment and rented out on a private-room basis as per Airbnb type.
Please ensure rooms and main balcony windows are closed when leaving the apartment as rain can be unpredictable at times. Also, kindly ensuring all power points are off when not in use to conserve energy. No use of shoes in the house except for inside slippers.
Also, no smoking in the apartment including balcony area.
You can take your food in the kitchen. Theres a fridge to keep your food in. You are most welcome to consume any food and water in the kitchen as well as in the fridge.
Right outside the door there is a closet for refuse where you can empty any excess rubbish in the bins around the house.
My wish is that all my guests make themselves at home just as if my place is your home.
Thanks Khalid for a very pleasant stay in Penang. He gave the most detailed instructions for exploring the city.
Khaleb turned out to be a very charming and professional host.
The appartment in "the Reef' was renovated and spotless with a nice vieuw and very confortabel.
Khaleb did everything possible to make us feel at home and our stay was very pleasent.
We liked the little restaurant donw on Miami beach and appreciated the frequent bus connections vot Georgetown.
We recommend the place and will certainly come back if possible
Marta and Jon are such a sweet couple. l must mention they kept my place especially so clean and tidy. l hope they come back real soon. I wish them all the best and happiness in Spain back home. When a host gets invited to a guest's home like l did, it is the best feeling. Thank you Marta and Ton.
Khalid was a great host, he explained us everything on Penang and he's very interesting talking to. Keep in touch ;-)
For a shared space, Khalid somehow managed to make himself invisible during our 2 day stay. The dining table looked like it had been quickly abandon upon our later than expected evening arrival, but was nicely set the next morning with an array of breakfast items. Our party consisted of 3 people. Two of us stayed in the "master" bedroom with attached bath. Unfortunately, the bed was not comfortable. If you do not like feeling every spring in the mattress, this is not the place for you. The bed in the 2nd bedroom was much better, but the bathroom used by the 3rd person in our party had a water leak in both the ceiling and the floor. Khalid was a thoughtful host, providing a lovely map for a walking tour of George Town as well as another map for things to do in the area. The pool was certainly refreshing to come back to after a day of sightseeing. Even if a few things were not to our liking, the ocean view was nice and the location was pretty good for us.
Thank for your constructive replies.
Actually, you are the first guests whom did not get to meet in all my more than 2 years with Airbnb. l can't believed this happened after 140 having stayed and met me reviews. Guess it happens. l was really looking forward to see you all. You were up so early and were so quiet as not to wake me up :) Thats why l offered to extend your stay that l might see you in personal note.
Yes, as for the mattress, this is not the first time l hear about it. Heavens. its not even a year old yet the foam had softened so much. Buying a good king-sized mattress is a little out of my budget for now. However, l shall try the immediate solution of protecting it more as a temporary measure. I do remember when l started with air-beds and it was better then.
As for the the leak, it never happened before until a day or two before you arrived. I always remind my guest to switch off the heater switch when not in use. It just had to happen. Another big ticket although l cannot afford not to purchase.
Thats it my dear. What more can l say. Guess l will have to apologize to all of you again and say thanks for coming while in the same note remembering former President Reagan's famous anecdote about people. Just substitute "fool" for "please" in that sentence . Remember that one? On that count, our lives become better when we take a moderate approach and knowing that as humans we have to assume we are always less than perfect. Cheers :)
Khalid was a perfect host. He greeted us and showed us around the flat on arrival. He gave us maps and information about the local buses, and told us where we could eat locally.
the accomodation was just as described.
On our final evening he met us for dinner in town, and then brought us out to a Karaoke parlour with some friends.
Very very friendly and welcoming.
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About the Host, Khalid
World traveller..loves music and the sea. On the character side, i consider myself a people oriented person and engaging in like situations. Besides, I am interesting conversationalist, helpful, tolerant, considerate and respectful towards others and their need for privacy at all times. I am active and out going person and have a great passion for seeing movies, rock concerts and enjoy singing music (is there such a thing as serious singing?) such as jam sessions and KTVs with friends. By the way last indelible journey in Nov 2012 land trip between Lhasa, Tibet, to Katmandu, Nepal via Everest Base Camp.