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Our beautiful vacation villa with private swimming pool is situated in a gated community with lush green tropical surroundings located just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our villa is approximately 20 to 25 minutes from the city center of Chiang Mai,. The gated community is called Home in Park.
There is a limit of 6 guests maximum that we can accommodate. This amount includes children, of any age. Sorry there are no exceptions to this rule.
The rental comes with a Toyota Avanza and a chauffeur. Wat, our driver can drive you to most of your northern Thailand destinations. Our driver's regular hours are 8AM to 5 PM. We pay him overtime from 5 PM until 11 PM. All of theses hours are included in the rental price. You will need to hire a taxi if you need to be away from the villa between the hours of 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM. If you have more than 4 in your group and would like to reserve a van, so that you can stretch out for long drives, please let me know ahead of time so I can have our driver, Wat reserve it for you. The price of a van is 2000 baht per day which is $56 per day extra, if needed.
If there are too many guests, that the luggage cannot fit into the car, you will be responsible to pay for a taxi to drive you to the house and back to the airport when you leave. The cost will be approximately 500 baht each way. Please make sure that someone rides in the taxi with the luggage for your protection.
You will be given a cell phone for your use during your stay. If you need to purchase more time, you can do so by going to any 7-11 and hand them your cell phone and tell them how many baht that you wish to spend. To check the amount of remaining minutes, press #123#.
Also included is daily maid service Monday through Saturday to take care of the cleaning and all of your laundry and ironing needs. So all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your stay. The maid has Sundays and all Thai Holidays off.
Everything is included in the price except adding minutes to your cell phone and the cost of gasoline that you use during your entire stay, including the final fill up of gasoline which occurs on your way to the airport. Tips are greatly appreciated by both driver and maid. Much of their pay is based on tips so they strive to provide you with excellent service.
The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, There is 40 inch TV in the master bedroom and another new 40 inch TV in the living room. We also have an office area with free high speed Internet, a dining room, a full kitchen with stove and oven. The kitchen is well stocked with pans and cooking utensils. However, due to liability issues, we cannot supply any spices (including salt and pepper) or oil. So please either bring them with you or have Wat stop at a grocery store so that you can purchase what you need for your stay.
We have air conditioning throughout the house-living room/diningroom area, kitchen, and all three bedrooms. Please close all doors-both upstairs and downstairs when using the air conditioners. This will help keep the electrical costs down so we can continue to keep our rental rates down. Also all airconditioning must be turned off each time that you leave the house. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
We have a beautiful sun room which is your entrance out to the large private swimming pool. There is outdoor furniture and a gas Bar B Que for your poolside relaxation time.
Our check in time is anytime after 3:00 PM and our checkout time is on or before 12:00 noon. A later check out of 1 to 8 extra hours (until 8:00 PM) is available only if we do not have guests checking in on the same day that you check out. There is a late check out fee of 200 baht for each hour that you stay past 12:00 noon. That fee must be paid directly to our driver, Wat before you depart to the airport. We know you will enjoy your stay here in our vacation villa in Chiang Mai!
Thank You! Guest AccessDRIVER AND ACCESS INFORMATION
Our driver, Wat, will be at the airport to meet you. If you have too many guests that your luggage will not fit into the car, then you will need to hire a taxi to carry your luggage to and from the airport. This will cost you approximately 500 baht each way. Please make sure that someone from your party rides in the taxi with the luggage for your protection. When you arrive at our vacation villa, Wat will give you the keys to the house and a cell phone for your use to call him when you request his services. Wat will be able to drive you to most of your nearby destinations in northern Thailand. Wat's hours are 8 AM to 5 PM and we pay him overtime after 5 PM until 11 PM.The hours from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM are all included in the rental price. You will need to hire a taxi between the hours of 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM. Please ask Wat for one of our cards with our address written in Thai so you will not have any problems giving directions to our house. You will be responsible to pay for any and all gasoline that is used during your entire stay, including the final fill up which will occur on your way to the airport. Our house is approximately 25 minutes from the airport. So please leave yourself plenty of time to reach the airport as there is usually traffic jams. Since you have to be at your flight about 1 1/2 hours before, I recommend you leave at least 2 hours before. We don't want you to miss your flight. Have a safe one! Interaction with GuestsStuart and I both live and work in Seattle. My son, Shawn lives and works in Bangkok and we will provide his phone number for you for any questions that you may have. Wat, our driver, can also help with most of your needs. My phone number to call me direct in the USA is also in the cell phone that we provide for you. Please feel free to call me at any time. Thank you! The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is very beautiful and peaceful and has lush green tropical surroundings. The home itself, is in upscale gated community called Home in Park and is located in Hang Dong which is just outside of Chiang Mai Thailand approximately 12 km.
I just wanted to let you know that there are 2 restaurants to eat that are fairly new in the area. The first one is Home in Park Cafe which is just a short walk from our house. It is located inside the Home in Park community and is open from 11:30 AM until 7:30 PM every day except Sunday and Monday. Also there is a cafe called Viva Pizza. Viva Pizza specializes in Italian cuisine. It is located approximately 1 km away from our house and it is open daily except Wednesday. Wat will be happy to show you where it is if you like. I have left menus for both underneath the coffee table if you would like to take a look.
If you have any other questions, please let me know. Take care! Getting AroundYou will not need and other transportation as our driver, Wat will be at your disposal. He is an excellent driver and knows all of the places and attractions that you will want to see in northern Thailand. He will also be there to pick you up at the airport when you arrive and return you when you leave. You will be given a cell phone so that you may contact Wat or myself, Diana in the USA if there is a problem. My son, Shawn's number who lives in Bangkok will also be in the phone. He is a teacher so he cannot be reached until after 5:00 PM (Monday through Fridays). Please tell Wat the night before as when you will need his services on the next day. He lives about 20 minutes from the house This will eliminate your wait time. Remember, Wat is a driver and not a tour guide. If you ask, he may make suggestions for you (like where is a good tailor, where is a good place to eat etc).
On your departure day, make sure that you leave the house at least 1 hour before you need to check in for your flight at the airport. You need to check in at least 1 hour prior to your departure and there are usually long lines. You will also be required to fill up the car again with gasoline before you leave and there are always many traffic jams on the way. We do not want you to miss your flight. Thank you! Other Things to NoteIf you wish to use the community gym or pool, the charge is 60 baht per person, per visit.
Our driver and maid are both excellent and much of there pay is based on tips so they strive hard to do an excellent job. Tips are greatly appreciated by both.
In our kitchen, we do not stock any cooking essentials due to liability reasons. You will need to purchase your own, such as salt and pepper, spices, cooking oil and what ever you need to cook. We have excellent cookware and numerous utensils for your use. . If you plan on using the cook top and stove, the manuals are in the bottom drawer under the oven.
If you have any difficulties, Wat can show you how to use them. Our kitchen remodeling was completed in late December 2015.
Unfortunately, we were unable to locate the special salt required for the dishwasher to work properly. So please do not place any dishes in the dishwasher. Please place them in the sink and the maid will wash them by hand, daily except Sundays and all Thai Holidays.