About the Homestay
My name is Kim and I live in Chrey Village with my wife and 3 children. I am a tuk tuk driver so I can easily pick you up from the airport (no charge) and take you to see Angkor Wat and any other places.
Our village is quiet, very safe and 9km out of Siem Reap city with a big lake close by for swimming. You can walk or take our bicycles and see a real Cambodian village and local people. You can also use our scooter.
We have a private room for you in a modern building with a queen size bed, desk, cupboard, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub. (We can host up to 4 people - 2 private rooms, each with a queen bed, bathroom shared.)
My wife is a great cook and provides delicous breakfast, lunch and dinner (all included). Around our garden we have many mango trees, banana, orange, grapefruit and jackfruit which you can take as you like, and they provide cool shade for a hammock, which we have many.
I also provide free English school to the children in our village in the afternoons between 3.30pm-7.00pm. Most families living in the villages cannot pay for school so we provide all classes and materials we can to our students for free. You are very welcome to meet our students and help teach our English class if you would like, it would be our pleasure!
The price we ask for your private room and bathroom (all meals included) goes to growing and building our school so we can take on more students and provide a better life for the children in our village.
We would like to give you the real Cambodian experience!
My name is Ashleigh (Australia). I stayed with Kim Heak and his family for 2 months in April & May 2017 teaching English, fundraising for his school, sightseeing and experiencing Khmer New Year and the Khmer wedding season. It was an amazing experience! The family are so welcoming and the food is amazing. I got to see and do many things I would have otherwise not had the chance to experience and I am so grateful. Kim Heak is a good man with a kind heart and he’s knows everyone in the village so if there is something you want to experience, he will know a way to do it. Sunset from a boat on the lake, to a traditional Cambodian party, and all in between. I recommend this place, this family and this school for the greatest way to see Cambodia.
- Bikes for use
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in Chrey Village 7km from Siem Reap City. Our village is very safe and quiet with many trees, a river and a big lake called West Baray for swimming. We have our own local markets with food, fresh fruit and vegetables and anything else you may need.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We spent a week staying with Kim and his family and this was definitely the highlight of our entire three weeks in Cambodia. The accommodations were great and for only $5 per day (per person), you get incredible homecooked meals made by Kim's wife. The last day of our visit, she even did a cooking class and showed us how to make some of our favorite dishes from the week. No matter the time or place, Kim got us everywhere we wanted to go in his tuk tuk, including an excellent three-day itinerary of the temples of Angkor. The students at his English school were also wonderful - we taught the top level class one night and had great time with the kids. He even took us along as guests to a few Cambodian wedding parties where we were embraced like family by everyone we met. If you're looking for an unforgettable and authentic experience of life in the Cambodian countryside, look no further. We'll definitely be staying here when we visit Siem Reap again.
Kim and his wife are great hosts! Kim made sure to make us feel as comfortable as possible. He took us around Angkor Wat and the City Center and always found a solution if he himself was not available for a ride. Since the homestay is pretty far from the downtown area, you definitely need a Tuk Tuk to get there which is no problem with Kim. The homestay itself is very quiet which we loved. The food they provided was delicious and the rooms were clean. We would definitely stay again!
Thank you for a pleasent stay. The School and all the children that comes by at Kim’s place, was a great experience for us travelling with 3 children. Kim and his family were very kind. The rooms are seperatet from their own house, but close.
Being a Homestay we as a family thought we would have been a bigger part of this family’s daily life. Learning more about their culture and understandings.
Unfortuneatly Kim was the only to speak english and therefor communication become a little difficult.
We give Kim and his family all the blessing in the world.
Dennis and Marcella
Kim and his wife show true Cambodian hospitality when you stay with them. For $5/day she provides great-tasting Khmer food using fresh from the garden ingredients.
Although their home is 15 min outside Siem Reap, Kim is your tuk tuk driver while you visit and can help you obtain tickets, take you to good places to eat if you're already in town and guide you to the various temples at Angkor Wat. A cooler with water was always handy. Kim always meets any request with a smile. They even invited me to attend his nephew's wedding.
The bungalow we stayed in was clean, had a comfy bed, and the AC plus fan kept the room cool at night. It had its own private bathroom and a front open-air dining room/covered porch with fan. They kept a cooler on the porch stocked with water and beer. There was a hot water machine to start the day with coffee or tea.There was no charge to use the washer and hang your clothes to dry.
If you want to experience village life and be part of Kim's dream to teach English to village kids for free, book Kim's homestay and help financially support his dream.
My stay with Kim Heak was exactly what I was looking for: off the beaten path, cozy, and quiet.
I hired Kim to be my tuk tuk driver and he took great care of me by making sure that I had plenty of water in an ice chest he brought. His wife is an incredible cook who provided the home cooked meals you start missing when you’ve been on the road awhile.
This homestay is a good fit for someone who wants to see the real side of Cambodia- there’s no Pub Street or long queues at the homestay!- and wants to make a connection with a family while learning about a new culture. It’s at least 15 minutes out of town, so keep in mind that it’ll be more low key than staying at a hostel or hotel. Would 100% recommend!
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Nous avons apprécié notre séjour chez Kim. Il veille toujours à ce que l’on manque de rien, sa famille est adorable et les repas un vrai délice.
Une journée en touk touk avec Kim pour visiter les temples vous reviendra à 25 dollars. Il veillera à ce que vous ayez toujours de l’eau bien fraîche avec vous.
Un petit plus fort appréciable.
La réserve d’eau au bout de la route est juste un régal pour s’amuser avec les enfants après une journée bien remplie.
Enseigner l’anglais une petite heure en fin de journée à des élèves cambodgiens fut riche en échanges, autant pour les enfants que pour nous.
La glacière sur notre terrasse toujours remplie d’eau ou de bière fraîche est fort appréciable.
Le homestay n’est pas des plus grands conforts, cependant nous nous en sommes très bien accommodés.
Attention. Étant éloignés de Siem Reap nous sommes dépendants de Kim pour se rendre en ville. Trop loin pour le vélo.
Un grand merci à Kim et sa famille pour leur gentillesse.
We our stay at Kim's. He always makes sure nothing is missing, his family is adorable and the meals a real treat.
A tuk touk day with Kim to visit the temples will cost you $ 25. He will ensure that you always have fresh water with you.
A thing we particularly appreciate bécasse of the warm weather.
The lake at the end of the road is just a treat to have fun with the kids after a busy day.
Teaching English for an hour at the end of the day for Cambodian students was rich in exchanges for both children and us.
The cooler on our terrace always filled with water or cold beer is very appreciable.
The homestay is not the greatest comforts, however we have done very well.
Warning. Being away from Siem Reap Make us are dependent on Kim to get to town. Too far for the bike.
Many thanks to Kim and his family for their kindness.
Carole and Romain
Thank you Kim for an amazing stay. We are grateful for being able to stay with you and your family. Kim went out of his way for us, driving us to and from the city centre and to the temples and always treated us so kindly. Thank you for everything Kim.
C'est un lieu légèrement reculé de Siem Reap, de ce fait, vous êtes totalement dépendant de Kim Heak.
Dès que l'on évoque d'autres options (scooter, vélo...), on sent son agacement.
Les prix pratiqués sont au dessus de la moyenne mais il explique qu'une part de ses revenus revient à son école.
Nous étions du vendredi au dimanche, nous n'avons pas vu d'enfants.
Nous pensons donc avoir fait notre bonne action.
Au delà de ça, les chambres sont très correctes, les repas très bons et vous avez des vélos pour vous balader aux alentours (ne comptez pas aller à Siem Reap au vu de la distance et de la qualité des vélos).
Petit bonus : mangues à volonté à récupérer vous même sur l'arbre (pas d'autres fruits).
A noter des frais supplémentaires : clim 10 dollars de plus par nuit, trajet dans la ville entre 4 dollars l'aller.
Fantastic homestay, highly recommended.
Kimheap immediately makes you feel at home, giving you a tour of his place, before allowing you to settle in and relax.
We had a clean and comfortable room, with a fan and Kim has recently installed aircon in our room too!
Kimheak took us to get out temple ticket, then took us around all the temples, you can follow his itinerary or ask him where to go. It was great having Kim guide us around, giving us time to relax and removing any stress and wasted time.
Breakfast and dinner were delicious provided, much made using produce Kim has grown himself.
You can see the kids in Kims school and his own kids are adorable.
Kim has real ambitions to help the local village children so it was great to stay with him and contribute to his efforts.
Kim and his family were incredible hosts.
They were very friendly and our daughters became friends !
The school he has for his community is wonderful, the kids are so smart and dedicated to their studies
The food was delicious every morning and his wife was a great cook of traditional Khmer food.
The bathroom and area for the homestay is private but large.
I would suggest a stand alone fan or small air conditioning unit as the room can getting quite hot over night.
What a wonderful place and stay!
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