Seaside 3-bedroom Apartment

Seaside 3-bedroom Apartment

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

The apartment is in a unique location where we have a sweeping view of the South China Sea and in a very peaceful and unspoilt environment. 5 mins walk to beach and within easy reach of Damai Golf and Country Club and nearby beach resorts.

It is about 45 minutes drive from Kuching International Airport and about 30 minutes drive from the Kuching city centre. It is located north of Kuching city on the Santubong Peninsula (also called Damai).

There are the world's oldest tropical rainforest, Santubong National Park, Mount Santubong, Wetlands National Park and Bako National Park all within reasonable driving distance where it is possible to see spectacular scenery and rare trees, plants and animals including proboscis monkeys and orangutans.
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Nearby amenities:
The nearby amenities include a fishing village called Buntal (10 minutes drive) with seafood restaurants on stilts by the riverside, Damai Beach with beach resorts and spas, Damai Central and Sarawak Cultural Village (all within 5 minutes drive and 25 minutes walk). Our local beach is only 5 minutes walk.

Damai Central is a seaside complex that has restaurants, food courts and shops including Escobar serves good western food at reasonable price, a seafood restaurant, a cafe, couple convenience/souvenir stores and a 7-11 store. The food and snack served at the food courts are scrumptious and extremely good value. The roti (Indian pancakes) is a must try!
There are also several restaurants and spas at the hotels nearby Damai Central, such as Damai Beach Resort, Pernai Rainforest Resort and Damai Puri Resort and Spa.

The closest village for grocery shopping with basic necessities is the Santubong Village (5 minutes drive). The closest town is Semariang (20 minutes drive) where you can find more shops including Mydin hypermarket.

In Kuching City you can find a wide range of restaurants and bars, as well as river cruises and museums. There are also quite a few massage parlours which offer pampering and reasonably priced massages. It is also worth wandering into the old town and China town that has some interesting alleys and shops selling antique dark wood furniture and beautiful handicrafts.
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Leisure activities:
Leisure activities in the local area (Damai) include golfing, mountain biking, juggle trekking, jet skiing, kayaking and fishing. Damai Golf and Country club is located next door to us (2 minutes drive) with an 18 hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.
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Getting around:
You are recommended to hire a car in order to maximize convenience, particularly if you would like to explore a range of activities and areas. A number of car hire companies can be found on internet. However, if you prefer not to hire a car, it is possible to get around by taxi and shuttle bus (regular buses run from the nearby resort hotels past the complex into the city).
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Guest access:
The complex:
An outdoor 25m swimming pool, table tennis, car parking and garden.
The apartment:
- Telephone for free local phone calls.
- TV with a list of international TV channels, e.g. Bloomberg and BBC.
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Security:
The apartment is in a gated and peaceful complex.

Features

2 Reviews

More about us

  1. Family with 2 daughters aged 18 and 15.

  2. I was a school teacher and now a full time Mum. Husband (British) is a senior manager of a company.

  3. This is our vacation home. Happy to accept non-simultaneous swaps if you too have flexible schedules with your home.

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Where is it?

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MUST DOs:

1. Bako National Park - day trip or can stay overnight if pre-book accommodation.

2. Semenggoh Nature Reserve (Orang-utan park) - go at feeding time (morning or afternoon).

3. Kuching City Centre
- Riverside/ cross the New bridge/ Main Bazaar/ Old Courthouse and Brooke Memorial.
- China town/ Jalan Carpenter to Jalan Padungan and India Street Market by Merdeka Square.

4. Buntal fishing village for seafood lunch or dinner (10-15 minutes drive).

ALSO RECOMMENDED if time:

5. Borneo Highlands Resort - 2 hours drive from home near Kalimantan border (need to book and stay for at least one night).

6. Fairy Cave/Wind Cave - can make it a day trip when visiting Orangutans since in similar area.

7. Jong’s Crocodile Farm - also quite close to Orang-utan park.

8. Sarawak Cultural Village and Santubong National Park - both in Damai close to home. Can hike in the rain forest but the climb to the summit is very steep/challenging (rope ladders needed). Less challenging routes are available.

9. Kuching Wetlands National Park (can hire a boat to visit mangroves. Wildlife includes dolphins, monkeys and crocodiles).

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