Howie’s Homestay Overview
Howie’s Homestay defies categorisation: a lavish estate more akin to a palace than a homestay, this exclusive property offers a homely atmosphere to entice you to stay in and not leave for the duration of your trip! Located in the lovely province of Chiang Mai, this all-inclusive retreat is set on a hill dotted with luxe pavilions and 4 lavish bedrooms, allowing guests the joy of exploring the luscious gardens and exquisite water features with just a gently flowing river for company.
To preserve the area’s unrivalled natural beauty, the whole estate has been built with sustainable teak wood. The stunning architecture is designed in true Thai-style, and has peaceful living and dining areas for the whole group to get together in. The fluid design blends with the natural surroundings, while the shimmering pool adds a refreshing dose of tropical decadence. Thanks to the owners’ passionate devotion and genuine love for both Thailand and luxury travel, Howie’s Homestay is truly a magical escape.
Sleeps: 8 guests (10 max)
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Private pool
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi access
- In-room safe
- Breakfast daily
- Lunch & dinner daily
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Fruit basket on arrival
- Villa manager
- Security guards
- Return airport transfers
- Extra bed USD $163
- No grocery surcharge
- Car and driver USD $163 per day
- Spa services
Last Minute & Early Bird Bookings
Contact our Villa Specialists to find out if your dates are eligible for our Last Minute and Early Bird discounts.
Howie’s Homestay Living
The property is dominated by stunning pavilions designed according to the local Lanna tradition – think majestic sloping roofs towering high up into the heavens, lustrous teak wood floors and exquisite antiques scoured from throughout the continent. The majestic structures were designed by renowned architect Bensley following sustainable methods, allowing the villa to co-exist harmoniously with the surrounding nature.
The living room floats atop a tranquil pond, which is home to countless Japanese Koi fish. The light and airy space is surrounded by immense floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views out into the garden and the untamed jungle beyond it. If you’re craving a feel of the outdoors, the property has several hideaways tailor-made for relaxing in the shade just waiting to be discovered.
The stately dining table is housed in the same exquisite glasshouse with the lavish living area. The fluid space is perfect for entertaining a large party with stunning views of the surrounding tropics providing an epic backdrop for a true tropical feast. Having an all-inclusive stay with delicious food being served to you every day is definitely a luxury lifestyle you can get used to!
Garden & Pool
The property is blessed with an immense private pool, which sits softly shimmering at the heart of the estate. The pool is surrounded by an opulent sundeck and as is true throughout the property, the views overlooking the surrounding valley are nothing short of spellbinding.
The villa sits nestled in a truly divine garden, which hides magical surprises round each and every corner. Guest get to gaze at tranquil lily ponds, relax in the shade of palm trees and feel the world melt away as the beautiful sing song of exotic songbirds floats in the breeze. If ever there was a modern-day Garden of Eden, this surely is it!
Howie’s Homestay Bedrooms
The property houses four immaculate bedrooms spread throughout he sprawling estate, allowing guests to get together to make memories to be treasured forever, and then to retreat into the soothing privacy of their own palatial suites. The design of the rooms pays tribute to the proud Thai traditions with rich textiles and opulent carvings, while still maintaining a sense of the ultimate modern luxury through state-of-the-art entertainment systems and lavish beds draped in dream-soft linen.
Three bedrooms are housed in the sumptuous Family Suite, while the fourth enjoys an exclusive location in the Teak Pavilion. The beds range from opulent double beds to soft-as-a-cloud twins, with beautifully detailed headboards adding a luxe vintage feel. The villa’s beautifully appointed bathrooms echo the luxurious feel of the rest of the property with opulent Thai influences evoking the feel of a lavishly exclusive spa.
1 King Bed
1 King Bed
1 King Bed
Howie’s Homestay Layout
Howie’s Homestay Staff
Your stay in Howie’s Homestay is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Howie’s Homestay’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.
Howie’s Homestay’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.
You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.
Butlers are on hand everyday to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.
The villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements. There is no menu available as the talented chef prepares a very extensive selection of dishes to share daily…minimum 6 different dishes which changes everyday with no one meal repeated.
Professional spa therapists will visit the villa on request to provide a range of spa treatments in the villa’s dedicated spa room.
It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.
Howie’s Homestay enjoys a peaceful location set amidst the luscious tropics, while the bustling streets of Chiang Mai are a 30-minute car ride away. Chiang Mai is the perfect destination for exploring vibrant Thai culture – the cosmopolitan city is said to house around 300 temples. Besides stunning spiritual life, Chiang Mai is also home to mouth-watering cuisine, with restaurants raining from spicy local food to delectable dishes from around the world.
If you venture outside the ancient walls surrounding the city, the neighbouring regions offer wonderful opportunities for exploring Thailand’s luscious nature and sacred elephant sanctuaries. Head for a rainforest trek or make your way through a thrilling zip-line high among the treetops – and prepare to be dazzled by Mother Nature in all her glory.
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Need to Know
- Minimum stay: Low Season: 2 nights, High Season: 2 nights, Peak Season: 2 nights
- Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
- We offer the best rates online and offer a price guarantee to prove it!
- A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
- Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
- Check-in time: 3pm – check-out time: 10.30am
- Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
- Payment can be settled by credit card (Visa / Mastercard / Amex)
- Payment can be settled by bank transfer in your preferred currency (AUD / EUR / GBP / JPY / NZD / SGD / USD)
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