Location: 10 mi (15 km) northeast of the city of Chiang Mai, or 11 mi (18 km) to the Tha Phae Gate, or 4 mi (7 km) to the Doi Saket district center, in non-touristy countryside, between two villages, in a fenced, quiet and secure 1.7 acre (7000 m², or 4 rai ) private property with park-like natural garden and a few houses. Google Maps: Search for "Baan Sammi". Coordinates: 18.8352,99.1077
Size of private areas: Living area in the house 218 ft² (20 m²), plus open-spaced roofed living area in the house 218 ft² (20 m²), plus exterior living area (terrace, garden), about 1,000 ft² (100 m²).
Buildings: Detached little house consisting of 3 floors. The uppermost floor comprises 1 mosquito-tight bedroom with queen-size bed (mattress 5 × 6.5 ft = 152 × 200 cm), wall-fan and shelves, and is surrounded by a narrow roofed veranda providing panoramic views. The middle floor is an open living space with sitting area and wall-fan. The ground-floor comprises a mosquito-tight living room (with table fan) with 2 window-doors facing the pond, the room includes a kitchenette (fully equipped, e.g. electric stove with 1 or 2 hobs, microwave, refrigerator, sink). The bathroom, detached to the main house, is with hot shower (gas), hand-wash basin and western type toilet. A nearby laundry hut comprises a washing machine. On request: An outdoor cooking spot (gas, 1 hob) can be provided next to the kitchenette, and a laptop friendly workspace can be provided in the open living space. Out-door living area, comprising: Deck adjacent to the living room, with nice views over the natural pond; a designed tiny garden (lakeside) with a private direct access to the natural community swimming pond, and with a separate sitting area overlooking the pond and also suitable to attach a hammock to tree trunks.
Shared: Park-like natural community garden, with pathways, sitting areas, canals, bridges, ponds, tall trees and bamboos, wild edible plants and fruit trees, most of the area can be explored and used for recreation. The natural swimming pond, 300 ft (90 m) long and 23 ft (7 m) deep, is accessible for the community, and can also be used for boating and fishing on request.
Facilities: WiFi Internet throughout, tap water (drinkable), electricity 220 V, parking (1 car or 1 motorbike) within the property, using the boat on the big pond, using barbecue equipment in the garden.
Food: Self-catering. Delivery services for groceries and ready meals (Thai, Western) are available. A few food stalls serving Thai dishes, and small grocery stores for daily needs are within walking distance.
Transportation: Public transportation from the street adjacent to the property, fare to Chiang Mai 60 Baht. App-based car-sharing service from Grab available. Private transportation by renting a car, motorbike, scooter or bicycle, details on request.
Pets: Several cats and one dog live outdoors on the property. Therefore, guests with their own pets unfortunately can not be accommodated.
Suitability: This unique stilt-house is best suitable for a person or couple who likes nature and an inspiring tranquil environment, e.g. a couple in the honeymoon, writers, artists, digital nomads, for people on long-stay vacation and sabbatical leave. For a handicapped person, and for a child below the age of 12 years, this home is not suitable.
Rental rates: Based on a monthly rent of 7,800 Baht, which is a discounted rate applicable only March–June 2019. No extra charges.
Rental availability: Currently only available 30 March – 30 June 2019. Please inquire.
Viewing: Please announce your visit at least 1 day in advance.
Online photo album (61 images), link on request.