The SpaceThe house is a traditional Thai beach house, built of Golden Teak wood. The upstairs has a walk in closet (1.70 M X 1.30 M) and private western bathroom (1.70 M X 1.75 M) attached on the north side, The bedroom upstairs is 6.5 meters X 5.35 meters with an amazing view in every direction.
To the west and front of the house is the ocean which is less than 6 meters away.
There's a beautiful balcony as well, on the south side, which overlooks the garden and the sea. Many writers and musicians have created works on this very balcony!
Downstairs is a bedroom (3 meter X 2.65 meter) with big windows facing both west to the sea and to the east. Then there is a living room, (same size) with a big window facing the sea, plus a walk in closet (1.70 M X 1.30 M) and western bathroom (1.70 M X 1.75 M) on the north side. The dining area is also downstairs (3 M X 4 M) which is traditional Thai style open with a teak bar and counter with adjoining window hatch to the kitchen, which is a modern western style kitchen (3.35 meter X 3 meters). There is a big beautiful garden full of flowers and birds and picnic tables and chairs. We even have a hammock under the balcony with a light for evenings and night time and a safety electrical outlet for laptop or IPad etc! There is free WiFi, running water, 2 bottles of drinking water, electricity, and gas for the stove. Laundry services are available for a small fee. Food is available upon request, we have a limited western menu, Thai food can be catered from outside restaurants. The house is idea for 4 people, two couples or a family, parents upstairs children downstairs. The living room downstairs can be converted into a bedroom as well. Guest AccessLocated in Rongpo, a quiet sea side village famous for it's great food and the local temple Wat Prachem Kong Kha (The meeting of the 3 Tibetan rivers). It's located only 13 kilometers north of Pattaya, surrounded by big trees and lot's of nature. Walking distance to the temple and to several wonderful restaurants which attract patrons from as far north as Chiang Mai and as far south as Malaysia! Guests also have access to the studio next door for video, photography or sound recording, art projects are most welcome. There is a salt water swimming pool available for only 100 Baht a day which includes the use of the gym, at our friends resort just down the road. We have a massage room in the compound and massage therapy is available. Maid service is available and chef is available upon request. Transportation is also available to and from the airport, as well as travel into town and back, tours are available, and English (and Russian) are spoken here. We have ample parking available as well. Rental cars, motor bikes and bicycles are available. Interaction with GuestsWe cater to our guests, if they have an art project or want to see any special sights or just want a walking tour of the neighborhood we are more than happy to help. English is spoken here, and we have Russian speakers as well. We recommend restaurants and sights, we also hook them up with various artists or business people if they have such interests. It depends on the guest, if they want a chef we can recommend one, same if they need baby services, we have a list of qualified babysitters. Same with medical, we have listings of Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals, Veterinarians, pet supply shops, and pharmacies. We also deal with special needs, (We are members of Thriiive) please inform us in advance so we can prepare.
The NeighborhoodI love the fact that to come to our compound and villas one has to go through the temple (Wat Prachem Khong Kha) which attracts many visitors daily. (They say there's a Buddha relic there) The old trees are used for local animism and are considered holy shrines. They adorn them with wedding dresses, (for the spirits of girls who died before marriage) and cloth, making offerings to the trees. It's wonderful experience to explore our neighborhood, walking along the beach and visiting the fishing village. You can buy fresh seafood here and there are a couple of outstanding restaurants close by, plus the cooked food market stalls in the village. There is Check Inn, a local sports restaurant and bar with pool table, and one of the best wet markets in Thailand which opens at 4 pm and caters to the Thai working community. You can find the freshest sea food, still alive, and a big variety of vegetables and fruits. If you drive 5 minutes east you are in the middle of the rice fields and farming community. It's an amazing place and only an hour and a half from the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport! Getting AroundThere is public transport from the village all day long. Private and public taxis are available 24 hours a day, hire cars, motorbikes, and bicycles are available as well. Any kind of transportation can be arranged, it helps to book in advance for private cars and rentals. Other Things to NoteThere are many Thai traditional ceremonies held at the local temple and it is a great experience visiting some of these. They happen often and pretty much throughout the year. Everything from Sand Sculptures to Temple Fairs, there is even a local Petanque grounds where they play daily, you might know it as bocce ball or boules, it's just one example of the many activities held at the temple.