This beautiful 40 sqm apartment ( not a room ) has always being popular because of its extremely comfortable round sofa and the spectactular mountain views and sunsets from the large balcony. The peach coloured curtains give the place a relaxing hue making it perfect for an afternoon nap with the a/c on after a long days sightseeing or a day by the pool.
The rest of the information is underneath but have a look at the photos as they will tell you all you need to know about the place.
It is located close to the Chiang Mai Railway Station ( no noise ) on the quieter Southern side of the city between the River and the Highway and it is only 10 minutes away from the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and the old city by Tuk Tuk. The main Chiang Mai Bus Station is just 5 minutes away and the Chiang Mai Airport is under 30 minutes away by Taxi. If you use the UBER app then a ride into the city is about 40thb.
Unlike the Nimenhaemen Road / University Area that is close to the Airport, this is known as a quiet Thai neighborhood and it is well away from the noise of the clubs, late night bars and departing flights. If you are out for an early morning walk you will not be greeted by drunken revelers stumbling home ( maybe me a few times ) but local people who are out giving alms to the Monks from the local Temple. The nightlife, foreign restaurants and the bars are all only about 10 minutes away so you are not really that far from 21st century Chiang Mai and it is not in your face.
The building has spectacular 3 meter deep salt water swimming pools which incorporates a beautiful tropical waterfall that you can hang out underneath to cool yourself down on a hot Chiang Mai afternoon. Seriously, why would you even consider renting an apartment in the tropics without a swimming pool.
There are 2 elevators and 24 hour security as well as lots of FREE parking for your car or motorbike.
This is a residential apartment of 40 sqm / 450 sqf in size and not a room. There is a big difference between the two as rooms tend to be around 25 sqm in size and rarely have kitchens or balconies that can fit more than one chair. Actual residential apartments tend to cost a little more but then you will have a lot more space and also the ability to cook your own meals in a proper kitchen as opposed to having to just work with a kettle, toaster and mini fridge.
If you are looking to stay in an apartment then make sure you are renting an apartment, if you are looking to just stay in a room then you might get a better deal in a hotel because it is just about the same thing.
The bed is a Queen size and comes with a Goldilocks approved mattress that I would classify as being a medium when it comes to firmness so it is not too hard and not to soft. Pending availability I can provide you with a latex mattress topper if you find it too firm.
You have a choice of pillows by the way, soft or hard but let me know before you come what you prefer. During the hot season here light blankets are provided and during the cool season a heavier duvet quilt is provided.
If you are travelling with a CPAP machine then let me know in advance and I can provide you with a small table for beside the bed, an extension power lead if needed and some hooks to hang the hoses to dry in the bathroom.
If you are travelling with electronics please make sure that you bring your own travel adaptor with you and keep in mind that if you are coming from the USA or Canada that the electricity supply here is 220-240 Volts.
The Apartment has a full kitchen and everything you would need to cook a decent meal. All the necessary cooking stuff is provided and if there is something special you need just ask me as I might have it in another unit. The fridge is not a mini bar unlike many of the rentals advertised here, it is full size with a freezer compartment big enough to store gallons of ice cream. An extractor hood keeps the smell of the cooking out of the apartment.
If you belong to one of the religious group that prohibits the eating of pork then I can provide you with a special set of pots and pans that have not had pork cooked in them but you must notify me in at the time of booking that you require them.
Every Guest is provided with a free crate of 24 bottles of filtered drinking water as well as a selection of tea, coffee and some snacks.
If you are a coffee fan and are considering renting a motorbike I can give you a map to a coffee plantation about one hour from Chiang Mai in the mountains where you can buy freshly roasted mountain coffee beans and watch the lady hand grind them in front of you.
Some people arrive late in the evening and need food so keep in mind that there is a 24 hour 7-11 store just beside the building or you can order in from a list of great Chiang Mai restaurants that I have in the apartment.
There is a large balcony with a table and chairs on it so you can sit out in the evening and either have dinner or enjoy the views with a cool drink. Some of the apartment balconies are planted with jasmine which gives off a lovely scent in the late evenings. Most people spend their evenings on the balcony as the weather here is so mellow and it is almost like having a extra room.
The shower has 24 hour hot water and the shower heads are fitted high enough to accommodate the taller Guest. There is a bum hose or whatever you want to call it fitted beside the toilet if you fancy a different cleaning experience. Be sure to check the pressure setting first.
Toilet paper and towels are included but if you forget any of the other basic toiletries the 7-11 store next door will always have your favourite shampoo, toothpaste or soap.
There are washers and a dryer in the lobby of the building or you can visit the laundry up the road and the lady will wash and dry your clothes for a very reasonable price.
The apartment does have basic cleaning materials and equipment but if you are feeling lazy ( which is allowed when you are on holiday ) I can arrange to have the Maid come over and clean the apartment for you for just 7.00 USD.
A maximum of 2 people can stay in the Apartment.
If you are travelling with small kids I do have another unit for roughly the same price that is slightly larger where there is enough floor space for a fold out mattress.
Kids ( 2 ) are welcome and can stay for free in that unit if they are under 12. I will provide you with a fold out mattress, sheets and pillows at no extra charge as long as you are staying for a minimum of 1 week. If it is available it should be advertised here or please contact me.
If you are travelling with adult kids who are mature enough to stay alone then I can accommodate them in another unit in the same building if I have availability. Just ask me at the time of booking and if I can I will give you a special rate for the second unit.
The Apartment has a fast Wi-Fi connection and so far there have been no complaints regarding its speed. The apartment has cable TV and all televisions have a USB / HDMI port but you need to bring your own cables.
The TV has a basic cable network and there are quite a few international channels and some crappy movie channels where you can watch classics like Back to the Future 1-5 and Jaws 1-20 again and again and again. Spend your time on the balcony watching the views as its much more enjoyable.
So hopefully the above covers everything. If you have questions or need additional information about anything feel free to ask me.
See you in Chiang Mai soon.
Guests have the use of the Apartment they are staying in for the duration of their stay as outlined in the airbnb agreement we are all party to.
Guests can also use the pool in the building as long as they adhere to the displayed rules and regulations that are posted by the Condominium Management beside the pool. As with all pools everywhere in the world they do need to be maintained / cleaned on a regular basis and sometimes it is closed for a few days while this work is being done. I am not given any advance notice of closings and I would appreciate your understanding in this matter should you find the pool off limits at any time during your stay.
Parking is free but please follow the instructions of the Security Guard as to where you can park ( if you can understand him ) and as is the case in all parking lots everywhere in the world, we are not responsible for any loss or damage to your vehicle or its contents.
There is always someone available 24 hours a day should you have a problems or an emergency and I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have about Chiang Mai, Restaurants, Music venues or great places to visit in and around the city.
Never feel that you are " bothering me " if you need to call me at any time of the day or night as I am always happy to do what I can to help you make the most of your stay here in Chiang Mai.
The Royal Thai Police and Thai Immigration require that all Foreigners residing overnight in a residential property or a hotel be must registered with them. As the Owner of the property it is my responsibility to see that this rule is adhered to or I will be fined.
On arrival and at check in please have a photocopy of the ID page of your Passport(s) and a photocopy of the white TIN card that is stapled into your passport(s) by the Immigration Officer when you passed through Immigration the first time you arrived in Thailand. This information is then forwarded to the Royal Thai Immigration.
You will find that as you travel through Thailand you will be asked for exactly the same information every time you check in to a hotel, guest house or apartment.
I have a photocopy machine should you forget to get the copies before hand.
Thailand has just enacted some of the strictest internet censorship laws in the world and blocks many international websites that they consider offensive, gambling websites, some news websites and sites that criticize the Military or the Monarchy. If you wish to use the internet in the apartment you must be aware of this and any attempt to circumvent the blocks on these sites is now considered an offence in Thailand.
Please be conservative with what you view or post online as big brother is watching.
Please also note that you are required by law to carry your Passport or a copy of your Passport on your person at all times here. Also if you are renting a motorbike you MUST have a valid INTERNATIONAL driving license as well as your regular license as I guarantee you that you will be stopped and fined for not having one.
The traffic police have checkpoints all around the city everyday to catch and fine people who do not wear helmets or foreigners who do not have all the correct documents.
No Smoking inside the apartment but you can smoke on the balcony as long as it does not disturb other residents.
No noise on the balcony after 10 pm. ( Neighbours get cranky )
No candles or incense in the apartment.
The cooking of microwave popcorn with butter in the apartment carries the death penality.
Please throw your rubbish out every day unless you really like ants.
Close all windows, lock the balcony doors and turn off A/C when you go
Keep the unit clean and do not wear your shoes inside the Apartment.
Only the people who are on the reservation can stay in the Apartment. Third party bookings are not allowed and the person who is checking in must be the person who made the booking and whose profile / account the booking was made under.
If you break something just let me know, things are cheap and easy to replace here.
I am not responsible for any loss or damage to your personal property.
And the most important rule : Have fun and enjoy your stay in Chiang Mai.
I have travelled the world quite a bit and stayed in my fair share of dumpy guesthouses and hotels when I was younger.
Now that I am a little longer in the tooth I tend to be a lot fussier with where I stay and my expectations are a lot higher.
I know what I want and and expect to get for my hard earned money these days and I will stop at nothing to make sure that you get exactly what you want and are paying for.
I am available 24 hours a day and on site should you have any problems and will do whatever is needed ( besides backflips ) to make your stay with me is one of the highlights of your holiday in Chiang Mai.
Since I eat 3-8 times a day I am very familar with some of the unique restaurants here in Chiang Mai that never pop up in the guide books. I am always happy to point you in the direction of some of my favourite little places and answer any questions you might have about what to do or see here.
See you soon.