We weren't sure what to expect when our driver dropped us next to a path into the neighborhood (paved), but he helped us walk past some local homes to the bright yellow gates of Be's Beach Bungalow, and we stepped into a modern, artsy "dream" home close to the beach. A quick walk to local markets, restaurants, mini marts, and taxi service one way, and the beach with chair-side lunch service the other, we were loving it! We rented the additional "Be's Shack" so that we had a separate building from our kids and grandkids in the Bungalow, but the buildings are only steps from each other, and the Shack is NOT a shack, but a beautiful second bedroom with its own patio, refrigerator, bathroom, etc. The housekeepers live next door and are extremely helpful, as is "Candy", who was managing in the owners absence. Also, we were treated to daily, complementary laundry service, and we'd come back from the market to find our dishes washed and rooms cleaned ( Usually, when we rent houses we are responsible for this.) The grandchildren played safely and freely in the grated yard. Cannot wait to return here.
You are taken care of at Be's beach bungalow. From arrival to departure, we were looked after by an extraordinary team. Mai and Kich next door were on hand for shopping requests, daily cleaning, questions, taxi bookings, laundry, and even pizza orders. Aaron was always responsive (leaves a phone for guests) and went over the top making a last minute pharmacy run for us and then driving me at night to the hospital due to a medical emergency. Even left our son a surprise Christmas gift. We could not have asked for more kind, generous, and gracious hosts all around. Truly five star service. The two bedrooms were perfect for our family of three. I like to cook in for some meals, and the kitchen (and Aaron's homemade sausages!) was adequate. Outdoor living space suited us fine. We felt very safe having our six year old in his own room. It's an open air concept--walls don't go all the way up. Design is attractive and Mai kept it spotless. In December the surf is rough, but we're a strong swimming family, and took every advantage of the waves, enjoying boogie boarding (very cheap rentals on beach) and body surfing practically out the front door. Great bakery at the end of the road (7 Son) for morning chocolate croissant runs. Minimarts and restaurants all very close by if you don't want to head into town. We reserved a scooter with Aaron and took it into Hoi An every day (10 minutes)--easy trip. We didn't like driving at night, so we booked taxis with Mai in the evening or just walked down the street and flagged one at the end of the road. The bungalow is truly a gem. We feel so lucky to have spent Christmas there savoring both beach and city. Thanks upon thanks to Aaron and caretakers for going out of their way to ensure we were healthy, happy, and enjoying our holiday.
Stayed here for 12 nights May/June, amazing accommodation, cleaner than clean, everything provided, beautiful linen, all kitchen utensils, great air con, family next door are beautiful and come every day to clean up, make beds, do dishes, water plants, tidy etc. Beds really comfy, 50 metres from the beach, walking distance to restaurants and bars, would definately stay here again.
Our family (2 adults + 2 kids aged 4 and 6) spend 2 weeks at Be's Beach Bungalow. We're convinced it's the best house in An Bang.
The location is great. It's at the quieter end of An Bang beach and literally a 30 second walk from the front gate onto the beach. A short walk to the main street and restaurants etc. and local morning market (fantastic! but you'll need to be there 6-8am). The beach was not overly busy during April (with perfect beach weather every day).
The house itself is nicer than the pictures. Modern style, 2 ample bedrooms each with en-suite and the best appointed kitchen in a vacation rental that we've found. Note that there is no living room or tv, which we didn't notice until later because of all the options to sit together outside, at the beach etc. (and the weather was perfect for 2 full weeks).
The private garden with secure gate, plenty of outdoor furniture, mango and coconut trees was wonderful for us to eat meals, relax and for the kids to play. A really nice touch is that daily laundry and daily cleaning are included, also bicycles.
The caretakers (family next door) were so lovely and friendly. Any small requests or issues were solved quickly. They cooked us dinner one night which was superb. And we also had a demonstration how to pick coconuts, open them and get the juice. The kids loved playing with the dogs and girls.
Aaron (the owner) was great before and during the stay and Candy very helpful for recommendations and practical requests.
It felt like staying with friends, so relaxed, everyone focused on us having a great holiday, and no problems.
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Our 2 week stay at Be's beach bungalow was truly memorable. We felt as if we were staying in the best house in the area.
The location is perfect - towards the quiet end of the fantastic beach and literally the second house back from the beach. A short walk to the main restaurants and morning market.
The house is very comfortable and has everything a family might need (note: no tv or living room but was not missed with plenty of outdoor space, beach and perfect weather). We love cooking and the kitchen was very well appointed, we didn't miss anything. The garden and outdoor facilities are very private with locking gate and safe for kids.
The family next door who take care of the house and garden are so lovely and helpful. We were struggling with mosquitos and they fixed nets over both beds. They took good care of us and our kids loved running to their house to play with the girls and a dog.
Aaron, the owner, was excellent in communication prior and during our stay. Daily washing, cleaning and restocking the fridge were all included in the price which is a super nice touch.
We wanted to stay in the house for an extra week but unfortunately it was already booked. I guess we just need to come back another time and book it for longer!