About the Homestay
Our homestay is an ideal place for adventurers looking to get off the beaten path and experience life in a small, local Thai village. You will taste delicious, authentic, home-cooked Thai food and learn how to cook each dish with us in our kitchen. During the daytime hop on a scooter and enjoy the beautiful nature, visit an elephant sanctuary, or explore the colorful market. A stay with us is much more than just a bed to sleep; we provide a home-like atmosphere and help show you the real Thailand. Our home is 15km from the city of Chiang Mai, where instead of being in crowded streets you will be surrounded by rice paddies, farms, and flower plantations.
We are a friendly young couple who enjoy opening up our home and have been hosting guests for the last two years. I, Jacob, am also a professional guide who has expert knowledge of the sites in the area, and organize breathtaking jungle treks that you cannot find from the usual tour groups. My girlfriend, Eu, is a wonderful cook who prepares rich, filling meals and enjoys sharing with guests about the secrets of Thai cooking. You will also enjoy the company of our friendly labrador Rosso, and on the weekends of our energetic, playful nephews Hottie and Yim.
We offer comfortable accommodation in two open-air bamboo huts with tents in our garden. The tents have an inflatable air mattress, pillows, blankets, and a screen to keep the bugs out. Also included is a fan, electrical outlets, lamp, storage shelves, and a hammock. Guests have access to our indoor toilet and shower, a relaxing lounge area in the garden with a bbq, and laundry facilities.
Due to the fact that we have only two bungalows and it's high season, there is a minimum stay of 5 nights. This also allows us to provide a more memorable experience for our guests. We strive to offer our guests a personal, unique, local experience that no tour or guidebook can recreate. Therefore, we offer two options:
Option 1: Basic
- Accommodation only
Cost: As shown below
Option 2: All-inclusive
- Homemade Thai breakfast and dinner: Enjoy rich, authentic, local meals cooked in our home by Eu. She is a wonderful cook and you are invited to cook and learn alongside her. We can cater meals to your diet/tastes [vegetarian, spice level, etc]. There is no need to pay for a cooking class when you will have a personal one every day in our home. All the pictures of food are photos from our homemade meals! We do not provide lunch as during the daytime most guests are out exploring.
- Scooter rental: We will provide you a Honda 110cc automatic scooter. As you will find it is the most convenient, and fun way to get around and see everything nearby.
- One incredible hike: A stunning 15km trek that will start from the summit of Doi Poi [the highest mountain in Chiang Mai]. On the way down we will pass through lush jungle, coffee plantations, fruit farms, beautiful waterfalls, and a lake.
Cost: 5,000 THB for 1 person, for 5 days. 6,000 THB for 2 people, for 5 days
*Additional days can be added for 1,200 THB.
*Additional guided treks: Starting from 500 THB per trek, per person
We are nearby to 1196 Samoeng Road, which includes the best natural attractions such as:
- Stunning waterfalls Maesa and Stiki, with 11 pools for swimming/bathing
- Lush mountains and jungles
- Elephant sanctuary
- National park [free entry], with tons of trails for hiking or biking
- Amazing lakes including Huay Thung Tao, featuring a floating bamboo restaurant
- Botanical garden
- Orchid and butterfly farms
- Tiger Kingdom
The city of Chiang Mai is about 20 minutes drive, but near our home are many local restaurants with food that is cheaper and tastier than what you will find in the city. We are always happy to provide recommendations, tips, and advice on the local sites, restaurants, and activities, personalized to your preferences.
Warning. Our place is in a remote area without public transport except Uber.
It is essential to have small motorbike which can be rented from us.
Rental cost is 250 thb a day.
Please book the motorbike at the same time of booking room, otherwise it might be not available.
We can provide pick-up service from anywhere in Chiang Mai.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai in the middle of the beautiful countryside. You will be surrounded by rice paddies, farms, and a local neighborhood. We offer pick-up service from Chiang Mai.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
Be respectful, take it easy.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Wonderful times with fantastic people. Great food, fun adventures, new friends
This homestay is outside of the city. It is in a lovely neighbourhood. The tent mattress had a leak in it, so it continually got a flat in it. The communication with Jakub was very poor. He kept changing what he had said.
there were really nice and helped us with all we needed. trekking tour amazing and food delicious
Great experience. Eu is the one cooking and taking care of the hosts and she does it wonderfully. They also host workaways and we all meet at night for super which makes the evening very enjoyable and full of diverse converstions. Overall I had a great time but one must be ready for less comfort than at home ( no air clim obviously because camping and no hot water)
Jakub was a great host. I really enjoyed having a scooter and being able to explore parts of Chiang Mai that I wouldn’t have if I had stayed in the city. We went on a jungle trek one day and got to stop in one of the hill villages which was beautiful. I would definitely recommend his place and even maybe return myself. Thank you Jakub!
Nice quiet in rural area , 15min from chiang mai. We slept so well in that mattress !! The food is great and tasty .
It was fantastic to stay at Jakub Homestay! I meet other backpackers at the Homestay we eat together and we have a lot of fun! We was at the djungle it was amazing! I reconomend to stay at jakub homestay you can stay alone or book a tour. I hope to visit Jakub and iuu again :)
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