We have a spacious 4 bedrooms apartment on the 3rd floor in a newly developed mixed-use Apartment Complex. Facilities include 24hr security, parking, tennis courts, swimming pools, playground, cafes nearby, convenience shops. Location is within walking distance to everything in Thao Dien Ward (restaurants, bookshops, cafes, supermarkets, beauty salons, etc.. Everything). This area is where most expats reside, very safe, good restaurants, and less noisy then the Centre of Saigon. Apartment is comfortable and children friendly including babies as we have a 1 year old baby (as of August 2013). The apartment has air-conditioners, ADSL internet, cable TV, washer, fridge, counter top oven, microwave, and stove. We also have a motorbike for use if required.
Ho Chi Minh is one of the more exotic and popular City to visit at present. I am a Canadian and my husband is French. We have been living in Saigon for more than 10 years, and it has been an incredible experience. There are lots to do within the City Center for activities - numerous of tennis courts are scattered around the city; health clubs in 5 stars hotels offering day spa visits, of course shopping, and lots of Vietnamese restaurants, street food etc...!!! Within driving distance, you will find golf courses and beaches, or you could take short weekend trips to the coast/seaside (Vung Tau, Mui Ne, Nha Trang) and/or fly a couple of hours north and you can be in the ancient town of Hoi An or China Beach in Danang. Go further north and you can be in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam with its wonderful culture and beautiful french architecture still being preserve to date.
By living here, we have had great opportunities to explore many wonderful places around Southeast Asia - Bangkok, Cambodia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur etc... are just a skip and hop away on a plane. If you are coming to Asia, ensure you add a little time to come to Vietnam, you won't be disappointed. It will definitely be an experience to remember. Cheers and Happy Travelling!