i am from salmon arm british cloumbia canada
i lived in thailand many years and did business here for 20 years
i have 12 year old daughter i live with
We had a very pleasant time in one of Bob's Teaks houses. We did not stay in "the guest house by the creek" but a more recent house just besides it. With the windows open you can actually hear the sound of the running water from the creek which is very relaxing. This combined to the scenery in the background of rice fields is a real treat. Visiting the other houses on Bob's property I found the same good taste for wooden decoration and comfort. Coming to this location you are few kilometres off Chiang Mai but what you lose in distance you gain back a thousand times in the calmness and authenticity of lodging. Bob was also marvellous all the way and was very attentive to our needs. He also gave us great tips about the city being himself a local. A true and highly recommendable experience, almost the kind of thing you would like to keep a secret to make sure you can have it available for your next trip in Chiang Mai. :)
One of the best values for the price in Thailand. Bob is there to accommodate you in any way he can.
Staying at Bob's place was the most fun we had in Thailand. He was a great host and was extremely knowledgable and helpful. He went out of his way many times to help us and we really appreciated it. Bob and his daughter allowed us to have a real Thailand experience. Getting into Chiang Mai is very simple from Bob's place and only for 20 baht!!!!!!
Definitely recommend for anyone to stay at Bob's place. Especially if they are looking for a relaxed authentic experience.
we arrive in the evening after a long trip by car. Bob was very friendly shure.
But we get a shok when he show the teak house the "kitchen" dirty the sleeping room very small (a Little more then the bed) the bathroom very dirty the room for our daugther at the ground alone and very small also a Little more than one bed. She can not sleep there. Ok we have no Chance and sleep together in one bed next morning we looking for an other place. Bob offer an other house but is was not better. my Ladys will not stay there longer. At all I am crazy for book one month without looking. But I beleve the mails from Bob and the offer at Internet. The pics Show the house when it was nearly new and now?? I think airbnb should control the offers but at the Internet everything Looks good. Ok for me it was a big lost and a lesson again do not beleve the offers at Internet, have a look before you make a long term booking. Sorry Bob you are very nice but the offer was terrible.
Great place if you don't mind being a bit away from the city. Lots to explore around and you can go to the center through small roads across villages and rice fields.
Bob's a really nice person always willing to help and to make things smooth. Oh and if you have to choose, the Teak House is the best.
For the price the house is really excellent--a true Thai teak house with the bedroom & bathroom upstairs, screened in, and a large outdoor space both upstairs and below. A kitchen, refrigerator, and parking are also below. All nicely furnished and landscaped.
Bob is a generous host, picked me up at airport and gave me tons of local advise. We even had dinner together with his daughter one evening.
But you need to know the house is a ways from Chiang Mai proper. That is not all bad as it is more authentic out his way and there is a truly terrific restaurant just around the corner (great food, charming people & inexpensive). I rented a good scooter (Bob helped) and drove back and forth, but it is a ways.
Bob was extremely helpful in what he was willing to do to make my stay a memorable one.
Can't wait to go back to Chaingmai and explore the wonderful area Bob helped to make come alive.
Bob was super friendly, and had good information on the area. The restaurant he recommended just around the corner was our favorite meal in Chaing Mai!! The accomadations were a great value for the price. Again bob was super hospitable offered us his moter bike and also, gave us a ride to the airport. We would recommend Bob's place Go Red Wings!! MaryPalmer
Actually, I missed my flight so I wasn't able to stay at Bob's.
The cottage and Teak House are great unique places to stay, you will need your own transport a car or scooter, as it is a bit out of town but well worth it, much better than a hotel or guest house you can stay in them anywhere, its a nice place to stay with lots of private space in a relaxing environment, great food just round the corner too!