Hi my name is Ian, I am a retired English teacher with homes in both Scotland and Thailand.
We really enjoy having Airbnb guests staying with us. So far they have all been great and have really appreciated our small, exclusive resort in the countryside just outside Chiang Mai.
I think what most guests like are the personal touches that we provide. We can help them find the best places to visit, often off the regular tourist trail. Also, we know all the best places to eat, whether it be Thai food or western cuisine. And sometimes a visit will coincide with a party or celebration which they are usually welcome to join, so they get to meet some of the locals, both Thai and ex-pats.
We speak both English and Thai, and can get by in French, so it is usually easy to fix anything for our guests, whether it be massage or spa treatment; medical issues; or trips, car hire or onward travel. We have very good links with the local community.
The most common response we get is that guests wish they'd booked for a longer stay!
Update: we now offer cooking classes onsite which avoid a journey to town and which are specifically catered to meet your particular preferences.
Massage is also now available onsite.