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Howie's HomeStay

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who struggle with the contradiction of paying ever higher rates for luxury hotels but still failing to find the privacy that they seek, Howie's is the answer. It is an expansive and remarkable property whose buildings and gardens are maintained to the highest level. Howie and his wife find a perfect balance of giving their guests a great...

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thailand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

For those who enjoy made-for-yourself customized luxury in nature surrounded by every amenity you would want. Exclusive Thai-style architecturally brilliant villas, private space and pool, exquisite meals of your choice by private cook, the enigmatic host's wife. The magical pond-plant-flower and stone garden environment is a spacious heaven on earth. The generous, knowledgeable host, Howard Feldman will not disappoint, and...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Howie has created an extraordinary experience for anyone who has a desire for beautiful surroundings, privacy, over-the-top food and gracious living. Whether you simply want to rest poolside and glory in the exquisite villa or use it as a base for exploring the area, it would be had to find anything more luxurious. Howie himself is a sort of mad...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Howie's Homestay may be the most luxurious, yet private and comfortable vacation you could probably take in Thailand, and possibly anywhere. Owner and ex-pat Howie, along with an award winning architect designed the gorgeous property that looks right out of the pages of a travel magazine (and also very Instagram-worthy!). My husband and I enjoyed chatting with Howie and hearing...

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Shanghai
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Staying at Howie's was like staying with an 'old-Chiang Mai hand' who brings friends together for a wonderful, private and serene experience at his home. Howie's Homestay is simply the most beautiful luxury home in Chiang Mai and probably anywhere we have seen. His wife Jerri serves beautifully presented authentic local cuisine bursting with flavor and we will both be...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Howie's homestay is what every 5 star resort should be. It was absolutely epic. The property has been designed and built to absolute perfection. Breathtaking views, unreal hospitality. Howie has created a venue that I will be traveling back to for years to come. His knowledge of the area and activities is second to none. The food was equally perfect,...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Howie’s Homestay sits in the dense tropical Mae Rim Valley of Chiang Mai. This luxurious privately owned villa, surrounded by a lush Eden-like garden is the perfect hideaway for discreet travellers who doesn't want to be bothered with the hustle and bustle of a commercial luxe hotel. In a well-connected world, it is harder and harder to find resorts or...

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Macau, China
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I work at a luxury hotel and stay here with my girlfriend and two other girls. Trust me, they are crazy and lazy (Howie, you know who I am now). We do travel a lot and I don't usually comment hotels since most of them just provide standard service which means I just get what I pay for. In Howie's...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I have been a guest at Howie's Home Stay four times and it just keeps getting better! My family has joined me including the kids as well as I have visited with just myself and wife. Perfect for couples and perfect for families. From massages, cooking classes, private yoga classes in or out of the best pool in Asia, Sun...

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We went with our 2 kids. They had a wonderful time as we had the whole place to ourselves. They loved exploring around and enjoyed a delicious food prepared by Howie 's wife Jerry who knew how to make my kids entertained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. If you want privacy and fun good food this the place!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful and unique Thai dream house in the Himalayan foothills outside Chiang Mai featured in Architectural Digest, now welcomes guests to the one bedroom Teak Pavilion. A singular accommodation with 8-meter teak ceilings, floor to ceiling windows that open onto tropical gardens plus outdoor bathroom with sunken bath can be yours. Total privacy, home cooked Thai dinners served by the palm-fringed pool, daily massages, car w/driver are all included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Howie's HomeStay

Address: 75/1 Moo 1, Ban Mai, Mae Ram, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Mae Rim
Price Range: $1,308 - $1,330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Howie's HomeStay 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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Howie's HomeStay Chiang Mai Province, Thailand - Mae Rim
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Mae Rim
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“Two choices: one room villa and 3 bedroom villa. Both beyond compare with the best.”
 of 5 bubbles mettadana, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are only two options...the villa for couples and a villa for families. Both are comfortable and beautiful.”
  • Fresh fruit delivered to your room.
  • Entrance to private bathroom in room.
  • Incredible room and Howie even designed the TV to come up at the foot of the bed.
 of 5 bubbles elizabetht904, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are just fantasic just depends if a couple or family, it is all great”
 of 5 bubbles 474thomast, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Every room is beyond description! The best rooms I have ever stayed in.”
 of 5 bubbles dixj1963, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles 38nks, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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