About the Homestay
Joy House is in Giang Ta Chai village, Ta Van commune, 10km away from Sapa center, based on the idea of the H'mong traditional House. Joy House is a combination of traditional house and homestay, that creates an environmentally friendly structure where is surrounded by nature with mountain, waterfall, river, bamboo forest and rice terraces.
Give yourself an opportunity to listen the beautiful stories of the people around here, experience the local culture, play with the children, give a rest among the nature, find a joy and feel that we have come back.
The waterfall, river and bamboo forest just 5 minutes walking where you can swim, meditate, yoga, read or relax among nature. We have a big garden with tea trees which are 80 years old and a lot of vegetables and herbs. Let's harvest the vegetables for dinners and make fresh green tea together.
You can do trekking from our place with a local tour guider, who speaks perfect English. The trekking will go through different beautiful places (villages, bamboo forest, waterfall, rice terraces,...) which only known by locals.
You also can join an indigo batik workshop with H'Mong teacher, all products will be made by your hands with indigo process. After the workshop, you can keep your products as a memory from Sapa. Indigo batik fabric is the most unique fabric of H’Mong people. Batik is a resist dye technique created by wax drawn motifs. Traditionally, H’Mong people use hemp as a base fabric. The batik design is used for clothing and household items.
Welcome back home, in every step, in every breath.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
This is a local house in Giang Ta Chai village, Ta Van commune, 10km away from Sapa center, was built by people in the village, having spiritual values of H'mong community. Far away from tourism area, nature is around with mountain, waterfall, river, bamboo forest, rice fields with amazing view.
Quiet, peaceful and joyful is all about our house.
Local Area Facilities
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Very good location in a tribal village with amazing view on the ricefield and waterfall! You can do easy and fabulous trekking by yourself and meet ethnies. The room was confortable and the dinner incredible BBQ! BUT it's not a real homestay (like we did in other countries), we unfortunatly shared nothing with the family about life and activities (they don't live at this place all times but in town)
It's more like a hotel with a very nice location
Just came back from a 4 night stay with this wonderful welcoming family . Scott and Szu spoke perfect English and we couldn't have asked for better hosts . The homestay itself is 10kms east of Sapa town , with a view of the mountains . It was just lovely waking up everyday to such a view and breathing in fresh cool air .The house itself was very clean and it was just wonderful to have home cooked dinners with the family . It gives you a great insight into real village life and be a part of the family . Scott and Szu were very accommodating and were happy to organise anything we needed , from trekkers to taxis . The only thing is that the homestay itself is not on the road, so you will have to walk down the path for around 10 minutes ..and the walk itself is amazing with views of the mountains and rice fields . It wasn't an issue for us , and they have motorbikes if you need a lift up back to the road . It's all part of the experience which we cherish forever . This was definitely so far the highlight of our Vietnam trip ( we have been here for 3 weeks now )
There were 3 separate homes in the homestay, where Scott has one home with 4 rooms , Szu and husband have their home with the kids and 3 guest rooms and between those 2 homes , is the house with around 10 rooms in it so there is plenty of rooms and space , with clean bathrooms . Wifi is very strong and this is a superb spot to trek from or just daydream at the mountains .
They also had available to buy cold beers and softdrinks onsite . Excellent place for flying the drone too !!
House is in a beautiful village facing the mountains and waterfall. Our 5 day stay there was relaxing and peaceful - going for treks around the village at our own pace (which we appreciated a lot with 2 young kids), chilling out in front of the house when the weather was rainy/foggy and having meals in the comfort of the house or facing the mountains (depending on the weather). Scott’s house is the closest you can get to an authentic homestay, yet with minimum standards of cleanliness which I appreciate with kids. Of course, the shower cannot be compared to that of a hotel just because the traditional house is not as enclosed so it’s freezing to bathe when the weather is bad, but it’s all part of the experience! Highly recommended!
We really loved staying at Scott’s place. He was a great host providing any arrangements for us, making us great meals, and taking care of our needs. We enjoyed our many wonderful conversations with him. The location of his homestay was beautiful and perfect for exploring and trekking. It was a relaxing and casual experience! We would definitely stay at Joyhiuse again.
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?
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