About the Homestay
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of my home which feels like a condo by the sea but is in the middle of a busy city.
The house is suitable for a family on holiday, a couple on thier honeymoon, or for travellers wanting comfortable accommodation in which to relax in peaceful surrounding during their time in Vietnam. The modern design of the house aims to bring a touch of nature and to feel like your home away from home.
Two large bedrooms - Deluxe and Superior-with a double bed in each with good views overlooking the airport and peaceful lakes, gardens and fieldsand balconies. The house has a South Easterly aspect, with two sides facing lane paths to ensure good natural light and cooling breezes in the summer. It also has a nice terrace that is good for BBQs or morning coffee a large living room and well equipped kitchen.
Guests will be worry free as it in a quiet, friendly area with helpful neighbours and has good security. There is an alarm system to ensure your safety 24/7. It also includes wifi and cable tivi, a 25 square metre yard with a flower garden as well as parking space for motorbikes or a small car.
There is a washing machine and kitchen for you to use. Nightly rental includes free breakfast and laundry. I can cook for you Vietnamese meals, delicious and nutricious ones.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is just 4kms from the centre of Hanoi and is close to bus services, restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, supermarkets, outdoor markets, clinics, an international school and even a golf course and driving range.
There are bus stops near to my home with differrent bus lines across the city with frequency of every 10 minutes, convenient and crazily cheap price of 0.25 $ per ticket
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
No pets ( my family has pets already :) )
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Lien lives in a great town house in Long Bien, across the river and a 10 to 15 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of central Hanoi, about 50k VND in an Uber or Grab or 60k in a taxi.
Lien was especially kind to us on our first evening with her. We had booked her cousin to collect us from the airport and since our airline had lost our luggage he had to wait much longer than anticipated. When we got to her home she also provided some toiletries to use and clothes to borrow.
Our room was clean, well appointed and filled with abundant drinks and small snacks, very welcome after a hard day of travel.
She helped us around the immediate neighbourhood the next day, pointing out good places to eat cheaply and finding a provider of Vietnamese SIM cards. When our bags finally arrived she handled the calls from the delivery service and also did a load of laundry for us. Later on in our stay she was of great assistance in booking excursions to the Ninh Binh and Halong Bay areas, kindly preparing breakfast for us before an early departure. She also helped to make arrangements for a modification to the tour itinerary.
The only word of caution I would offer is that light sleepers may be bothered in the very early morning by the noises of the surrounding area - dogs, cockerels etc - as well as some construction work that is happening across the street. Otherwise I would recommend Lien’s place to anyone looking for a base to explore Hanoi, especially if they are new to the city and Vietnam in general. Lien is a truly wonderful, courteous and professional host.
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.