About this listing
Modern airy 2 bedroom apartment in District 1 of HCMC, close to shops, markets & entertainment areas.
The apartment is located in District 1, HCMC, next to the river.
The apartment is clean and spacious (over 70m2), with modern facilities, including kitchen, fridge, washing machine, Air-conditioning, Cable TV, & fast WiFi Internet.
There are 2 bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. The main bathroom is off the living areas.
The building is very clean and well run, with good security, multiple lifts, and parking in the basement.
The apartment is on the 15th floor, so has good views and heaps of fresh air and great breezes.
The apartment is only a few minutes walk to the local market streets and tourist area.
Taxis are always available and there is a bus stop close by.
There are also a number of shops in the complex including convenience stores, small restaurant and the Russian Market.
Guests will have access to everything in the apartment.
A Vietnamese friend of mine in HCMC (Tuan) will provide you with keys, etc and help out if there are any problems.
Interaction with Guests
I don't interact with guests (except for emails/texting) because I am normally in Sydney, but my friend Tuan will be available if needed.
I will provide guests with email and various SMS texting options for communicating with me.
There is also an extensive House Manual which provides instructions on how everything works, what to do if there are any problems, etc.
It is close enough to the CBD for business or high end shopping, but far enough away to avoid the hustle & bustle (and higher prices).
The local street market (every morning) is only 2 minutes walk away and has everything you need to live (and so cheap).
In the evenings, the local area transforms into a good range of restaurants.
The back packer area and Ben Thanh market are less than 10 minutes walk away.
Reliable taxis (Mai Linh & Vina Sun) are available at the bottom of the apartment building all day, with permanent staff from both companies to give advice if needed).
There is also a local bus stop adjacent the building.
If you have your own car or motorbike, there is secure parking in the basement.
Other Things to Note
I'm an Aussie guy living partly in Sydney, and partly in Ho Chi Minh City. While I'm in Sydney, the apartment is available to rent.
Fire extinguishers (maintained by building management) are located on the common corridor wall a few meters from the apartment door.
Keep the place clean.
No smoking inside (but there is a small outdoor balcony).
Turn off the air-conditioning and lights when you go out.
The House Manual (available after booking confirmation) will provide full information about the apartment and how everything works.
Bill's place is absolutely perfect for us to stay in HCM city. I didn't have a chance to meet Bill in person, but he always replied quickly to my questions. You have everything you need in his apartment. It's a short walk to the foreign street Bui Vien where you can find plenty of food and fun as well. We will definitely stay here again next time.
Bill, an excellent host, he responded to my request immediately as i needed the apartment urgently. he was very helpful and arrange the place for us very quickly. His friends Tuan, made a lot of effort to make sure we check in alright and very helpful. the apartment itself is very comfortable, plenty of air-conditioner which cool the place down in minute, beautiful view of the city and the river, very spacious and have everything. Taxi is just down stairs.
would definitely book again...
thanks you for everything Bill and Tuan
Even though I didn't get to meet Bill as he was not in the city, he made sure I had all the information I needed since way before my arrival. His friend Tuan handled everything perfectly from the check-in, even helped me to get a motorbike, and was always available when I needed anything.
The apartment itself is really good, with everything you need for a comfortable stay in HCMC. Comfy bed, quiet, strong air conditioners, nice view out of the bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, your own washing machine and good working showers. There is also a little shop at the bottom of the building with food and toiletries, very convenient. Internet was OK (around 5 megabit) until the underwater cable that joins Vietnam with the rest of the net snappped. Not much anyone could do about that...
The location is good in the border of D1 with D4, out of the bustle and hustle of D1 center, but near enough by moto or taxi, and even walking distance to the backpackers area if that's your kind of thing.
All in all an excellent stay. I will definitely stay again when I'm back in HCMC.
As a traveler in a foregoing country, its hard to feel welcomed and to adjust, but that is not the case here. Bill (the host) and his friend did an excellent job making my trip and accommodation smooth and less painful. Ho Chi Minh City can be a confusing place and finding a good spot to call home was easy at Bill's apartment. Some of the things to look forward to are: the central location, the quiet surroundings and spacious apartment with all the creature comforts to make you feel at home. You can always rely on Bill's advice and his guidance. Communication with Bill (the host) was easy and he is flexible in helping you out.
Bill & his friend has been very extremely helpful & very friendly answering all my queries whilst we've stayed in their appartment.
Although there were some minor unexpected issue (i.e. electricity) which was very professionally handled & resolved by both of the hosts.
In summaries, if you are looking for an cheap, affordable & close to all Saigon's landmarks & shopping centres I would highly recommend Bill's appartment for those who are looking to stay with friends/family.
Thank you again for providing a great service and making our trip memorable. Would definitely recommend your appartment to others.
Keep up the good work Bill! Hope to stay in your appartment again in the near future.
This is a good option for a long term stay, extra room to walk around and with the apartment being situated on a high floor there is often a nice breeze to counter the Saigon heat. Enjoyed my stay.