About the Homestay
We have a small guesthouse on the banks of the Mekong River in a sleepy riverside town called Phon Phisai in the NE of Thailand. Its 650 kms from Bangkok not far from the old city of Nong Khai and the bridge into Laos.
The rates quoted here are for B&B accommodation only. You can add to this with full board (lunch and dinner), airport shuttle (1.5 hours drive away), sightseeing trips and art tuition at additional cost. Alternatively you can have an All Inclusive Package for a fixed price. See our photos for the tariff table.
Our All Inclusive Package includes accommodation, meals, tuition, visits to village life, temples, markets, landmarks etc. You chose where and when you want to go. In a province of Thailand where there are few tourists and almost no English spoken it is very difficult for foreigners to access local Thai culture. We provide you with transport and members of our family to show you around.
When you want to explore on your own, it is quite safe as local people are very friendly and helpful. They will always return your smile.
Few tourists venture this far and the local Thai villages follow traditions going back thousands of years. This is a land where spirits inhabit trees, lakes and rivers. The rice fields are still planted and cut by hand, rush mats are woven in the houses, the markets are full of strange foods and the Buddhist temples filled with magic.
It is not easy to get here so we pick up our guests from the airport 100 kms away . We accommodate a maximum of four guests in two first class rooms and we look after them 24 by 7 from the moment we pick them up. Our prices include all food plus travel to local villages, markets, temples, waterfalls etc. Our guests decide what they would like to do from a wide range of options.
Our guest rooms have all facilities including modern ensuite bathroom, river views etc. The guest lounge has a large bar, entertainment etc. Meals are mainly on the terrace next to the river. We provide a choice of meals from Western dishes to exotic Thai food. Bicycles are available and a games room.
Our family consists of my Thai wife, our two young boys (7 and 9) and myself (English/Australian). We only open from October to January inclusive each year as the boys go to school in Australia for three terms and then school in Thailand for one term each year.
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our land goes down to the Mekong River on the outskirts of Phon Phisai. Its less than 2 kms stroll or bike ride along the banks for the river to the town and the Lao market.
Phon Phisa is well served by banks and has a modern private hospital
The evening food market is 10 minutes walk from our guesthouse.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
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
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
The guest rooms have private outside entrances. The guest lounge and bar is in the main house. There is a well stocked drinks fridge available with a self service honour system for recording your usage. We provide you with the loan of a mobile phone so you can contact us at any time if you need any assistance.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.