Chiang Mai - Sunny Fun

Chiang Mai - Sunny Fun

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a three bedroom, two full bath house on a quiet dead end street. The grounds are landscaped with banana trees, palm trees and tropical flowers and there is a large pond with a fountain. The house is air-conditioned. Two bedrooms have queen sized beds, while the third bedroom has two twin beds. There are several couches, so the house can accommodate up to 8 people. There is a large screen TV with Netflix and Apple TV in the living room. Wi fi throughout the house. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is an outdoor barbeque grill.

There is staff providing landscaping and minor repairs. We have a washer and our twice-a-week maid will do light laundry for you. In Thailand the clothes are dried on the line by the sun. Our maid does light house cleaning and is happy to cook Thai meals (generally 200 baht, about $6 USD) if requested. She understands English, but is shy to speak it. Her son acts as our concierge. He speaks English well and will open our home for you and show you around. He is available for phone calls for any questions. There are 4 outdoor sitting areas plus an arbor. For your reference we provide detailed information about our home, Chiang Mai, and suggested side trips.

We are across the street from the British consulate and directly next to the Eco Resort, which has a beautiful, Olympic size pool available for 150 baht/day (about $4.25 USD). Access to town (5 minutes) is easy with tuk tuks (like motorized golf carts - 80 to 100 baht) and song taews (covered van with two benches - ride with Thais for 20 baht). We also have a car and motor bikes -- negotiable.

We have lived in Chiang Mai for 10 years and can direct you to sites and activities that most tourists never see. We have all the maps and tour books that you would ever need. Also, we have traveled extensively in Thailand and are happy to share our impressions and tips for visiting Bangkok, islands in the south and cultural events throughout Thailand.

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More about us

  1. Retired American couple with three grown kids

  2. Janet started her own jewelry company using Thai silver in her designs

  3. I enjoy sports and we both enjoy reading and traveling

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Where is it?

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Chiang Mai is an old walled city in north Thailand. It is the second largest city in Thailand, but much more manageable than Bangkok (which is a one-hour flight away). It is also a cultural center with museums, art galleries, restaurants, high end hotels (Four Seasons, Le Meridian, etc), and nightclubs as well as many beautiful Buddhist temples. Chiang Mai is also know for outdoor activities with elephant camps, night safaris, tiger and monkey camps, and trekking tours to hill tribe villages. The best weather is in winter, particularly December and January, when temperatures range from low 80's in the day to low 60's at night and little or no rain.

Our home is located outside of the old city, but within the city proper. We are a short walk to restaurants and music clubs along the Ping River, but our street is a quiet, dead end street directly across from the British consulate. The street has about six single family homes and, at the end of the street, a small apartment building. Our neighbors are english-speaking teachers, writers and NGO workers. On the other side of our back yard wall is a small hotel with beautiful grounds, a restaurant, and an olympic size swimming pool open to the public for $4 per day. We are less than 2 miles from the old city, easily reachable by tuk-tuk (think pumped up golf carts), which serve as local taxis here. There are some wonderful spots to visit outside of the city as well.

Buzzy restaurants
David's Kitchen, rated no. 1 in Chiang Mai, is a very short walk.
Cool bars
Northgate for jazz, Boy Blues, Thae Pae East
Cozy cafés
too many to count, but try Woo's and Blue Diamond
Bit of culture
Chiang Mai has about 400 temples (wats) to explore
Walks in the park
Many elephant parks and waterfalls to see
Day tripping
Bua Tong waterfall, Chiang Dao, Mae Gnam reservoir, Grand Canyon water park, Baan Tuwai woodworking village, many others

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