The king size bed, with cooling fan and air con.
Hôte : Sandie
Sandie est l'hôte.
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
1 lit
2 salles de bain
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
1 lit
2 salles de bain
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My house is very special (a bit quirky) and its location is unique. With five temples, a mosque, art galleries, batik beading, countless restaurants & cafes within two minutes walk this is truly the beat in the heart of George Town culture.

Le logement

Centre of the Unesco Heritage Zone. A lovingly renovated Chinese shop house dating to about 1840 and comprising approximately 3000 square foot over two floors. Perfect location for the George Town Festival and the Literary Festival held in November. Situated in the centre of the UNESCO heritage zone 'Little India' and 'Chinatown' are both within easy walking distance. Plenty of restaurants and bars close by. Property is possibly the biggest one bedroom place in town - Very secure front door with video entry phone and coded access. Ground floor dining room, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, guest loo and outside shower. First floor huge sitting room, large double bedroom with king size bed, dressing room and shower room with rain shower (cold water only in the basin). Great fusion of original and modern styles. Fans throughout and air con in sitting room and bedroom.
Kitchen: Electric oven, microwave, double fridge/freezer, wine chiller, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, two ceramic hobs, extractor fan, all appliances, two ceiling fans. Plenty of cookery books for those who tire of the amazing restaurants within easy walking distance. Glass door to guest loo and outside shower and outside drying area. Glass brick wall separates kitchen from outside space.
Serving hatch to dining room.
Dining room - amazing table which can seat 12 comfortably, ceiling fans.
First floor: Huge sitting room with cream leather L shaped sofas, ceiling fans and air con. Flat screen 54" monitor with Apple TV and Netflix, or choose from about 600 DVDs. Glass topped desk; wifi broadband. Masses of books - please replace! Few games, cards and dominoes.
Great sized double bedroom with king size bed and TV monitor/DVD player, bedside lights, air con and ceiling fan.. Glass door to huge dressing room with plenty of hanging rail space, and leading to bathroom with rain shower, loo and washbasin. There is a small terrace off the bathroom more for fresh air than anything else. Glass brick wall separates the terrace from the dressing room.
Will give you the telephone number of trusted taxi driver. Bus stop nearby - good but slow service. Easy walking distance to ferry for Butterworth and railway station.
The staircase from ground to first floor is typical of this type of architecture - straight and steep with no security gate, so this really is an adult property and not suitable for young children. I can consider an extra person sleeping on the sofa on request, but remember the second toilet is on the ground floor so in the night it may be better to creep through the bedroom to the main bathroom.

Accès des voyageurs

Guests have access to everything in the house apart from the locked second bedroom which houses all my stuff when I am not there.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

I am normally away from Penang when I accept bookings as this is where I live when I am there myself. However I am only a phone call or email away at any time and unless I am on a plane or out of coverage I will reply within as short a time as possible.

Autres remarques

This is an old house and the floorboards are the original exposed, both in the sitting room and as the ceiling to the ground floor - so they creak a bit as they expand and shrink with the humidity. There are little shops and cafes opening on an almost daily basis. and if you walk the other way towards the jetties, there is a lovely bakery with fresh custard tarts, on the corner of In Victoria Street where Ruins of Victoria has recently opened offering bar, fine dining and live music, next door to that is China House - justly claimed as having the best cakes in town, they offer cafe and fine dining eating and have live music at the 'Canteen' at the back - try to catch Viv or Raggy - both great singers. Just opposite my house Eidelweiss serves local and Swiss food; just up the road is the Javi cafe restaurant serving wonderful vegetarian and meat dishes, Not worth stocking the fridge here, easier and probably cheaper to eat on the hoof! Remember to go to Sam's Batik for terrific clothes - and ask for a discount!!

Voyage d'affaires
Ce logement propose des équipements adaptés aux voyageurs d'affaires.


Frais de ménage 34 €
Caution 115 €
Réduction à la semaine : 12%
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Règlement intérieur
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 13:00
Départ avant 10:00
Arrivée autonome avec keypad

Treat my home as you would hope your guests would treat your own home! I do have a few antiques which are obvious. Please don't smoke inside, but there is an ashtray and two small outside areas if you have to have a puff. House book will be there with loads of suggestions on what to see and do, and hints about the property.


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone

Séjour de 3 nuits minimum

28 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Malati
septembre 2017
The house is amazing: a genuine shophouse in the heart of the UNESCO heritage area! Obviously, this has been a labour of love for the owner. Antiques, exquisite Balinese doors, paintings, Indonesian puppets and more fill every nook and cranny in this sprawling house. It was like staying in a museum! Guests should be prepared for a large space; a contemporary, well-equipped kitchen; a quirky bathroom and a high narrow stairway. Exciting for the adventurous, curious traveller!

Profil utilisateur de Chris
juin 2017
What a fantastic location!! In the very center of Georgetown's historic district. Street murals just outside the front door. Home is filled with beautiful antiques from Bali and other places. Street in front is closed every Saturday night for street market and festival not to be missed. We felt right at home, safe and very comfortable after our first day. The bedroom is in the back and quiet at night. Front sitting room is great for hanging out, some street noise during the day (no big deal) but calms down after dark. Great large kitchen that we never used because local food is so good. Large water cooler provided. Host not present for check-in but communication was excellent. This was an Airbnb experience that we will never forget and a nice contrast to our modern condo in Singapore and beautiful beach villa in Vietnam. We will never forget our stay in Sandie's Chinese shop house in the heart of Georgetown 's historic area. Thank you Sandie for making your home available.

Profil utilisateur de Antrim
avril 2017

Profil utilisateur de Alec
février 2017
Great place, location, host. Defies any expectation you might have from the photos.

Profil utilisateur de Sara
janvier 2017
Sandie's house is really nice and very comfortable. Exactly as we had hoped for after seeing the pictures.

Profil utilisateur de Ryan
décembre 2016
Amazing location for exploring the city. Very unique house that made the experience infinitely more enjoyable. Able to recommend a driver. Clean.

Profil utilisateur de Thomas
décembre 2016
Sandie's place is a true gem. Far and away my favorite airbnb in Malaysia. I only wish I could have spent more time there. It's an ideal place to rest, read, relax, cook, and explore Penang from.

Penang, MalaisieMembre depuis janvier 2013
Profil utilisateur de Sandie

Love travelling, good company and conversation, good food & wine. Like Jazz, easy listening, opera, ballet, theatre; dislike rap and house music and slapstick comedy.

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