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A UNIQUE GEM - LUXURIOUS WATER CHALET AND HOUSEBOAT

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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PICTURESQUE - SERENE - TRANQUILITY -- Only 30 minutes drive north of Kota Kinabalu. We are situated in a beautiful Lagoon part of the Magnificent MENKABONG RIVER SYSTEM and near to the 5* Shangri La Rasa Ria resort hotel and the Dalit Bay Golf club . The area has an abundance of wildlife including our resident Water Buffalos, Sea Eagles, Kingfishers, Hornbills, Fireflies etc **THE WATER CHALET BEDROOM AND HOUSEBOAT BEDROOM ** ______________________________________________ The Water chalet bedroom room is located off a private jetty. The room is furnished to a very high standard, and has one queen size bed, separate dressing room and large En Suite bathroom with rain shower. Private balcony. Mini Fridge TV, DVD with a wide selection of films for your enjoyment. Bath robes, slippers, toi...PICTURESQUE - SERENE - TRANQUILITY -- Only 30 minutes drive north of Kota Kinabalu. We are situated in a beautiful Lagoon part of the Magnificent MENKABONG RIVER SYSTEM and near to the 5* Shangri La Rasa Ria resort hotel and the Dalit Bay Golf club . The area has an abundance of wildlife including our resident Water Buffalos, Sea Eagles, Kingfishers, Hornbills, Fireflies etc **THE WATER CHALET BEDROOM AND HOUSEBOAT BEDROOM ** ______________________________________________ The Water chalet bedroom room is located off a private jetty. The room is furnished to a very high standard, and has one queen size bed, separate dressing room and large En Suite bathroom with rain shower. Private balcony. Mini Fridge TV, DVD with a wide selection of films for your enjoyment. Bath robes, slippers, toiletries, hairdryer and iron. Air conditioning and ceiling fan. Complimentary selection of assorted teas, coffee, water and soft drinks available. You will wake up and enjoy stunning views from your bedroom with the back drop of Mount Kinabalu in the distance. View the resident Water Buffalo, Horbills and much more all from your private balcony. There is also a lovely fully equipped guests kitchen, lounge / day room located just off the water chalet bedroom. 'COMPLIENTARY WELCOME PACK' Milk,orange juice, eggs, cereals,yogurts, bread, butter, preserves, croissants, condiments and a fine selection of Fresh Fruits. ____________________________________________________________ *** THE HOUSEBOAT BEDROOM *** On the upper deck of the houseboat there is a bedroom with queen size bed and is furnished to a very high standard. Air conditioning, mini fridge DVD, Mini safe, iron hairdryer, Bath robes, slippers,.Tea and coffee and complimentary soft drinks are provided. PLEASE NOTE; The small private shower room and toilet for the upper deck houseboat bedroom is not attached, it is located on the main deck of the houseboat. THE HOUSEBOAT UPPER DECK AREA -------------------------------------------------------- Guests have full private use of all the (upper deck section of the houseboat.) Very spacious upper deck with ample seating area, dining table and bar. There is also a sun deck area with sunbeds and a retractable Sun Canopy. ------- GUESTS KITCHEN/ LOUNGE DAY ROOM Located just off the water chalet bedroom Sink, Electric Oven, large Fridge, gas Hob, Toaster , kettle. Crockery and Utensils. Dining table 6 chairs. Large Sofa and a swing chair **IMPORTANT NOTE** We can accommodate up to 5 guests at any one time BUT ONLY if in the same party. Therefore if only TWO GUESTS book they then have full sole use of the chalet and the Houseboat facilities. Take a swim or a leisurely walk ,just sit back unwind and at the end of the day take in the sunset and enjoy a complimentary cocktail or two at the upper deck Bar. *****EXPERIENCE THE REAL BORNEO***** If its peace and tranquility your looking for then look no more, come experience a stay at Trobong Bay. You won't regret it!! THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA highly recommended -- Take a 2 hour River cruise you will be picked up and return from the Water chalet pontoon. Cruise a long the Magnificent and memorable Menkabong river, enjoying true nature and wonderful scenery. Excellent Hiking trails close by Tuaran market town is close by and has many restaurants and shops, home of the special Tuaran Mee noodles. A must try - Delicious! Swimming is completely safe in the lagoon (Beach towels provided) Fishing in the lagoon or on our private lake for the real fishing enthusiast. Visit the Mari Mari Cultural village, see traditional longhouses etc. Visit the nearby 5* Shangri La hotel and Spa. As our guests you are entitled to use the swimming pool, food and beverage outlets, payable water sport activities are also available. Rent a golf buggy and see an abundance of wildlife on the beautiful dalit bay golf course. Take a canopy or jungle walk in there very own Nature Park. Play Golf at nearby Dalit Bay voted 'Best in Sabah ' As our guests you are entitled to substantial reductions in green fees. Royal Sabah Racecourse, take a fun day at the races weekly on Saturdays and Sundays only The surrounding area offers a Beautiful coastline, villages, mountains and rivers to explore. A wonderful scenic drive will take you to majestic MOUNT KINABALU NATURE PARK around one hour away. EATING OUT Superb seafood resturant in a lovely setting only a few minutes walk away and many other excellent restaurants 10 minutes by car offering Seafood, Malay and Western Cuisine. And of course a wide choice of superb eating outlets at the nearby 5* Shangri La Rasa Ria Hotel. The Dalit Bay Golf clubhouse also has an excellent restaurant. We are ideally located En Route to Mount Kinabalu Nature Park and Kudat in the North. Car hire preferable. We can arrange and offer guests excellent low cost car hire rental. From RM100 per day inclusive. More
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About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
Deborah and Phillip are available to advise and assist if necessary. However guests will have full privacy ,the guest accommodations are completely separate from the owners accommodation.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(Family of 4 from UK) What can I say? This really is a little piece of paradise! We stayed with Debbie and Phil for 3 nights and left wishing we had booked for 3 weeks. The location is absolutely stunning and the houseboat and kampung...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank gabandmax
Deborah C, VR Owner at A UNIQUE GEM - LUXURIOUS WATER CHALET AND HOUSEBOAT, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you all, your lovely children Gabriella and captain Max were such a joy. We very much look forward to meeting up...More

Reviewed 1 August 2019

Deborah and Philip provide a unique experience at their house boat in this quiet idyllic mangrove bay overlooked by Mount Kinabalu. As hosts they are unsurpassed, providing knowledge of the area, arranging trips on behalf of guests and offering a warm welcome. They are at...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Alex M
Deborah C, VR Owner at A UNIQUE GEM - LUXURIOUS WATER CHALET AND HOUSEBOAT, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review ,me and Phillip were so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you all . Millie and Emma also send there regards. Do hope we meet again sometime in the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2019

My family of 2 adults and a 12 year old are just ending a 4 night stay at this wonderful property, and we just want to stay! The location on the river is so peaceful and beautiful, we have loved watching the water buffalo come...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Traveler828648, VR Owner at A UNIQUE GEM - LUXURIOUS WATER CHALET AND HOUSEBOAT, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2019

Thank you kindly for your lovely review, it was a pleasure meeting you all and so happy to here you really enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to meet again sometime in the near future .

Reviewed 4 February 2019

We are in love with this beautiful house boat and water chalets, and are over the moon that we’ve enjoyed four blissful nights here. The location is absolutely idyllic, gorgeous views, and so peaceful and relaxing. And the owners and hosts, Philip and Debbie have...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Words cannot really describe the uniqueness of this fantastic accommodation. I echo all of the previous positive reviews. It was an absolute joy to meet Debbie and Phil, they made us so welcome and there are so many little thoughtful extras. The stunning en-suite bedroom,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank abiloopy
Traveler828648, VR Owner at A UNIQUE GEM - LUXURIOUS WATER CHALET AND HOUSEBOAT, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay . It was a such pleasure meeting you both and do hope we meet again sometime in the near future. Our kindest regards Debbie Phillip Millie...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Boat Available
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Our location is a very picturesque peaceful and relaxing area Excellent hiking Trails within the area , 10 minutes away. Nuluh Lapai fairly easy 30 to 40 minute hikes enjoying 360 stunning views of this beautiful area. We can offer a Superb private river cruise, picked up from your water chalet Nearby Kulu White Water Rafting with buffet lunch Visit Beautiful beaches close by. Great fishing by the sea Mari Mari cultural Village Visit Mount Kinabalu approx 1 hour away. We can also offer a private boat charter visiting the 5 beautiful tropical islands just off Kota kinabalu you will enjoy superb reefs for snorkelling swimming . Optional Zip line and paragliding. A must do trip! highly recommended.
Getting around
Car hire is recommended for getting in and around the area. We can arrange excellent low cost car rental pick up from the airport or location of your choice,. Grab car is available in and around the area.
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