25 July 2017

1 — AVAILABILITY OF RENTALS / MIETVERFÜGBARKEIT


This first page is for a quick overview.
More and detailed information please see from the Web version (not mobile version)
of our resort website http://baansammi-nr.blogspot.com

ONLINE BOOKING FOR A STAY UP TO 3 MONTHS
CAN BE DONE VIA ACCOMMODATION BOOKING WEBSITES
AS LISTED BELOW!


Plumeria Bungalow:
ALBUM (Plumeria)
► Available from 25 July to 6 Aug., 28 Aug. to 14 Dec., and from 31 Dec. 2017.
► Online booking: AIRBNB, WIMDU, BOOKING.COM, HOMEAWAY, IICITY, GLOVELER, CLICKSTAY, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, HOMEFORHIRE, ATRAVEO, FEWO-DIREKT
► Available for long-term rent: Please contact us!
House description


Plumeria Home (= Plumeria Bungalow + Khilek Pavilion):
ALBUM (Plumeria), ALBUM (Khilek)
► Available from 28 Aug. to 1 Nov. 2017, and from 1 Nov. 2018.
► Online booking: CLICKSTAY, VRGUEST, GLOVELER, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, OWNERDIRECT
► Available for long-term rent: Please contact us!
House description


Khilek Pavilion:
ALBUM
(Khilek)
► Available from 24 Aug. to 1 Nov. 2017.
► Online booking: AIRBNB, WIMDU, CLICKSTAY, GLOVELER, HOMEAWAY, IICITY, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, BEDYCASA, FEWO-DIREKT
► Available for long-term rent: Please contact us!
House description


Tai Saeng Chan Pavilion:
ALBUM
(Tai Saeng Chan)
► Available from 7 Sep. to 3 Oct. 2017.
► Online booking: AIRBNB, WIMDU, CLICKSTAY, HOMEAWAY, GLOVELER, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, OWNERDIRECT, FEWO-DIREKT
► Available for long-term rent: Please contact us!
House description


Lychee Lodge:
ALBUM (Lychee)
► Available from 22 Feb. 2018.
► Online booking: AIRBNB, WIMDU, CLICKSTAY, IICITY, GLOVELER, HOMEAWAY, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, FEWO-DIREKT
► Available for long-term rent: Please contact us!
House description



11 March 2017

4 — General: Our Accommodation Offers

— บ้านพักให้เช่า บ้านแซมมี รีสอร์ทในสวนธรรมชาติ ที่อำเภอดอยสะเก็ด จังหวัดเชียงใหม่


The residential homes at Baan Sammi are thought as a retreat for people who prefer a quiet life in a natural surrounding. Here, there is no hustle and bustle from tourists, as we do neither run a hotel or hostel, nor a guesthouse or a typical Thai resort. Further, we do not run a restaurant, bar or pub.

At Baan Sammi, 4 residential homes are offered for long-term rent. Usually our tenants are foreigners, or Thai–foreigner couples. There are several reasons for people who want to stay in our homes:
• they find a perfect home for their retirement, or
• they want repeatedly escape the long cold season during autumn and winter of the northern hemisphere, or
• they are artists or writers and require an inspiring, peaceful environment, or
• they are businessmen and need a retreat in South-East Asia with good flight and Internet connections, or
• they are global travelers and need a base camp to stay for a long period in the north of Thailand to explore people, culture and nature.

Some of our residential homes are also available for short-term rent (up to 3 months), throughout year, or for a certain period of time. These homes are available as vacation rentals to all kind of travelers, mainly to those who prefer a quiet, natural environment off the centers of busy tourist areas, but not too distant from the city of Chiang Mai with its amenities.


All houses are in an unpretentious contemporary 'Lanna' style, each of unique design and specific character. Some are surrounded by a decorative private garden but all are with lush tropical vegetation to secure privacy and quiet. The entire property is fenced and gated, whereas private spaces around houses are delimited mainly by plants and pot plants. The large natural community garden has tall shady trees and comprises a large and deep natural swimming pond. All houses are fully equipped for self-catering; they have a kitchen or kitchenette, private or shared. All houses are fully furnished. On request, some houses can be offered partly furnished for a minimum 1-year rental term, or unfurnished for a minimum 3-year rental term.

Destinations can be reached by bicycle, motorbike/scooter, car, or by public transport from our main gate. Next villages are within walking distance. Within the distance for a bicycle ride, shops, markets and restaurants can be reached. The district center, Doi Saket, is 4 mi (7 km) distant, and the city limit of Chiang Mai 9 mi (15 km).

Rental rates vary depending on house type, season and length of stay, and number of people. There are monthly rates, and rates for longer stays. The rates for rentals are listed for every house type in the Tables of Rental Rates. For people who want to stay up to 6 months every year (e.g. to escape winter in Europe), we offer a 3-year special rate for 4 house types.

Online booking is possible for short-term rentals (for a stay up to 3 months). Do compare the prices of our houses in different accommodation booking websites and choose the best offer! Online booking prices are not compatible with prices in our Table of Rental Rates. Seasonal discounts and other promotions of our rentals can be found only in the accommodation booking websites.

BS Resort Map 1: Community and Private Areas

In the following, all rentals are described and pictured. Thereafter, general information about Baan Sammi Nature Resort and its surroundings is presented.

5 — Plumeria Bungalow (without Khilek Pavilion) — PB

— บ้านพลุเมเรีย




ONLINE BOOKING FOR STAY UP TO 3 MONTHS: AIRBNB, WIMDU, BOOKING.COM, HOMEAWAY, GLOVELER, IICITY, CLICKSTAY, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, HOMEFORHIRE, ATRAVEO, FEWO-DIREKT

This offer comprises the bungalow only (without pavilion). The bungalow is ideally suited to 1 - 2 persons. It com­prises full kitchen and laundry facilities and a private garden with fragrant trees and bushes. Beauti­ful views from every window of the bunga­low.

The name of this bungalow refers to Plumeria (Apocynaceae), an ornamental tree with fragrant flowers, of which several kinds are grown in the garden. The tree is also known under the common names Frangi­pani, Pagoda Tree, and in Thai ลั่นทม (Lanthom).

PLACE: On elevated ground nearby the big pond, with view over the whole length of the pond towards northern direction.

SIZE OF LIVING AREA: Internal area 624 ft² (58 m²), plus ex­ternal sitting area (roofed but not screened) 474 ft² (44 m²), plus private garden area about 240 yd² (200 m²). Living room 19.7 ft × 11.5 ft = 227 ft² (6 m × 3.5 m = 21 m²); bedroom 19.7 ft × 11.5 ft = 227 ft² (6 m × 3.5 m = 21 m²); see floor plan.

CAPACITY: Designed for a single person or a couple (standard and maximal occupancy). For an extra child (short stay) an extra camp bed (2.0 × 6.1 ft = 61 × 186 cm) can be provided.

BUILDING: A detached bungalow (Plumeria Bungalow), built in 2006-2007. Bungalow with level of concrete base raised above ground; walls made of bricks and concrete blocks, the master bed­room (air-con) with cavity double wall for superior heat insulat­ion. Floor is of tiles/stone. The roofs are in­sulated with foil against heat and have open­ings on the top of the roofs for air circulation. Windows, doors and other open­ings protected by mosquito screens.

ROOMS: The bungalow com­prises 1 master bed­room (with air-con plus ceil­ing fan), 1 en-suite bath­room with hot shower (electric), hand wash basin and Thai type toilet, 1 separate toilet room with Western type toilet and hand wash basin, 1 liv­ing and din­ing room (with ceiling fan), 1 kitchen (with re­frigerator, electric stove or gas stove, micro­wave), pantry and utility closet, 1 separate laundry closet (with automatic washing machine).

FURNITURE: Main furniture is two single beds or one queen-sized bed with mattresses (5 × 6.5 ft = 152 × 200 cm for queen-sized bed, 3.5 × 6.5 ft = 108 × 200 cm for single bed), din­ing table (for 4 persons), chairs, easy-chairs. The master bed­room in the bungalow in­cludes a built-in ward­robe and a built-in room safe.

GARDEN: The private garden area extends bet­ween the bungalow and the pavilion, to the bank of the big pond in the north, and to the path­way in the east. It has sunny and shady re­creation areas, a shady sitting area with ceiling fan and pot plants under the pavilion, and is terraced towards the big pond. Dominant are native Phoenix palms, tall native Khilek trees, fragrant plumerias, and, among selected herb­aceous plants, ferns and irises. Nice views are provided over the big pond and over the garden from the terrace. Access to the big natural swimming pond is from the western path­way and bank of the pond. The large community garden is for recreation, access­ible by path­ways, and comprises the big natural swimming pond, several smaller ponds and ditches, is covered by tall trees and bamboos and is shady almost through­out.

PARKING: Car parking lot, and roofed motor­bike and bicycle parking lots avail­able. A roofed car parking lot is avail­able on pre-order.

HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE: Electricity (220 V). Tap water (drink­able) with storage tank (528 gal US = 440 gal UK = 2,000 l) and pump. Inter­net (Wi-Fi, download ≤50 Mb/s, upload ≤10 Mb/s, un­limited, free). Bungalow on long-term rent only: gas tank (33 lb = 15 kg), optional.

HOUSE FACILITIES: Bed-linen and towels. Kitchen of bungalow with cutlery, crockery, glass­ware, cook­ing utensils. On request prior to renting, an iron and iron­ing board, radio, hi-fi equip­ment, video player, TV, hot water kettle, coffee machine, toaster, blender and other utensils can be provided with­out extra charge. To some extend, change of furniture is possible, too, at no extra charge.

OPTIONAL HOUSE FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Private tele­phone equip­ment for local, national and inter­national calls (optional on a 2-year rent). Drink­ing water supply (in bottles and tanks). Supply of beverages. Room clean­ing services. Break­fast (Western or Thai break­fast, fruits of the season).

RENTAL RATES AND TERMS: Please see short-term and long-term rates in the Table of Rental Rates, and read Details on Rental Terms.

CODE: PB-b1.

6 — Plumeria Home (Plumeria Bungalow with Khilek Pavilion) — PH

— บ้านพลุเมเรีย และ ศาลาขี้เหล็ก




ONLINE BOOKING FOR STAY UP TO 3 MONTHS: CLICKSTAY, VRGUEST, GLOVELER, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, OWNERDIRECT

This unit of bungalow and pavilion is ideal for a single person, a couple or a small family as well. It com­prises full kitchen and laundry facilities and a spacious private garden with fragrant trees and bushes. Beauti­ful views from every window of the bunga­low, from the garden and pavilion.

The name of this bungalow refers to Plumeria (Apocynaceae), an ornamental tree with fragrant flowers, of which several kinds are grown in the garden. The tree is also known under the common names Frangi­pani, Pagoda Tree, and in Thai ลั่นทม (Lanthom).

PLACE: On elevated ground nearby the big pond, with view over the whole length of the pond towards northern direction.

SIZE OF LIVING AREA: Internal area 947 ft² (88 m²), plus ex­ternal sitting area (roofed but not screened) 474 ft² (44 m²), plus private garden area about 240 yd² (200 m²). Living room of bungalow 19.7 ft × 11.5 ft = 227 ft² (6 m × 3.5 m = 21 m²); bedroom of bungalow 19.7 ft × 11.5 ft = 227 ft² (6 m × 3.5 m = 21 m²); see floor plan. Living room of pavilion 15.4 ft × 10.5 ft = 162 ft² (4.7 m × 3.2 m = 15 m²); bedroom of pavilion 15.4 ft × 10.8 ft = 166 ft² (4.7 m × 3.3 m = 15.5 m²).

CAPACITY: Designed for a single person or a couple (standard occupancy), con­veniently suit­able for up to 4 persons (maximal occupancy). For an extra child (short stay) an extra camp bed (2.0 × 6.1 ft = 61 × 186 cm) can be provided.

BUILDINGS: A detached bungalow (Plumeria Bungalow) plus a separate but nearby wooden pavilion or stilt house (Khilek Pavilion), built in 2006-2007. Bungalow with level of concrete base raised above ground; walls made of bricks and concrete blocks, the master bed­room (air-con) with cavity double wall for superior heat insulat­ion. Floor is of tiles/stone. The roofs of both bungalow and pavilion are in­sulated with foil against heat and have open­ings on the top of the roofs for air circulation. Windows, doors and other open­ings protected by mosquito screens.

ROOMS: The bungalow com­prises 1 master bed­room (with air-con plus ceil­ing fan), 1 en-suite bath­room with hot shower (electric), hand wash basin and Thai type toilet, 1 separate toilet room with Western type toilet and hand wash basin, 1 liv­ing and din­ing room (with ceiling fan), 1 kitchen (with re­frigerator, electric stove or gas stove, micro­wave), pantry and utility closet, 1 separate laundry closet (with automatic washing machine). The pavilion com­prises 1 bed­room up­stairs (with ceil­ing fan, hand wash basin and urinal) and 1 roofed and screened verandah as living room (with re­frigerator and ceil­ing fan).

FURNITURE: Main furniture is two single beds or one queen-sized bed (in the bungalow) and a queen-sized bed (in the pavilion) with mattresses (5 × 6.5 ft = 152 × 200 cm for queen-sized bed, 3.5 × 6.5 ft = 108 × 200 cm for single bed), din­ing table (for 4 persons), chairs, easy-chairs. The master bed­room in the bungalow in­cludes a built-in ward­robe and a built-in room safe.

GARDEN: The private garden area extends bet­ween the bungalow and the pavilion, to the bank of the big pond in the north, and to the path­way in the east. It has sunny and shady recreation areas, a shady sitting area with ceiling fan and pot plants under the pavilion, and is terraced towards the big pond. Dominant are native Phoenix palms, tall native Khilek trees, fragrant plumerias, and, among selected herb­aceous plants, ferns and irises. Nice views are provided over the big pond and over the garden from the terrace. Access to the big natural swimming pond is from the western path­way and bank of the pond. The large community garden is for recreation, access­ible by path­ways, and comprises the big natural swimming pond, several smaller ponds and ditches, is covered by tall trees and bamboos and is shady almost through­out.

PARKING: Car parking lot, and roofed motor­bike and bicycle parking lots avail­able. A roofed car parking lot is avail­able on pre-order.

HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE: Electricity (220 V). Tap water (drink­able) with storage tank (528 gal US = 440 gal UK = 2,000 l) and pump. Inter­net (Wi-Fi, download ≤50 Mb/s, upload ≤10 Mb/s, un­limited, free). Bungalow on long-term rent only: gas tank (33 lb = 15 kg), optional.

HOUSE FACILITIES: Bed-linen and towels. Kitchen of bungalow with cutlery, crockery, glass­ware, cook­ing utensils. On request prior to renting, an iron and iron­ing board, radio, hi-fi equip­ment, video player, TV, hot water kettle, coffee machine, toaster, blender and other utensils can be provided with­out extra charge. To some extend, change of furniture is possible, too, at no extra charge.

OPTIONAL HOUSE FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Private tele­phone equip­ment for local, national and inter­national calls (optional on a 2-year rent). Drink­ing water supply (in bottles and tanks). Supply of beverages. Room clean­ing services. Break­fast (Western or Thai break­fast, fruits of the season).

RENTAL RATES AND TERMS: Please see short-term and long-term rates in the Table of Rental Rates, and read Details on Rental Terms.

CODE: PH-b1p1.

7 — Khilek Pavilion — KP

— สาลาขี้เหล็ก



Khilek Pavilion — ► ALBUM ◄

1 bedroom pavilion, 328 ft² (30 m²), shared external bathroom and kitchen,
standard occupancy 1 person, maximum sleeps 2.


Example for rental rates:
Long stay (1 year): 5,500 ฿/month, utility costs inclusive.
See all rates in the Table of Rental Rates!


— AVAILABLE FOR RENT —
For current availability, see Chapter 1

ONLINE BOOKING FOR STAY UP TO 3 MONTHS: AIRBNB, WIMDU, CLICKSTAY, GLOVELER, HOMEAWAY, IICITY, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, BEDYCASA, FEWO-DIREKT

This pavilion is ideal for a single person. Bath­room and kitchen external and shared. Located on the bank of the big pond provid­ing beauti­ful views.

The name of this pavilion refers to the Thai name of Cassia garrettiana (Leguminosae), a wild native tree, which naturally grows nearby the pavilion. The Thai name of this tree is ต้นขี้เหล็ก (Ton Khilek).

PLACE: On elevated ground nearby the big pond, with view over the pond to­wards northern directions.

SIZE OF LIVING AREA: Internal area 328 ft² (30 m²) on upper floor, consisting of living room and bedroom, plus ex­ternal shared area. Living room 15.4 ft × 10.5 ft = 162 ft² (4.7 m × 3.2 m = 15 m²); bedroom 15.4 ft × 10.8 ft = 166 ft² (4.7 m × 3.3 m = 15.5 m²).

CAPACITY: Designed for a single person (standard occupancy), or a couple (maximum occupancy). For an extra child (short stay) an extra camp bed (2.0 × 6.1 ft = 61 × 186 cm) can be provided.

BUILDINGS: A wooden 2-storey pavilion or stilt house, built in 2006-2007; the roof is in­sulated with foil against heat and has open­ings on the top of the roof for air circulation. Broad wooden out-door staircase (with railing on one side only, might not be suitable to children below the age of 12 years, and seniors!). Windows, doors and other open­ings protected by mosquito screens.

ROOMS: 1 bed­room (with ceiling fan, hand wash basin and urinal), and 1 living room (with refrigerator, coffee-machine, ceiling fan); photos see Album of Khilek Pavilion. Bath­room (with hot shower), and kitchen (with gas-stove), both external and shared; photos see Album of Clerodendrum Chalet.

FURNITURE: Main furniture is either a queen-sized bed with mattress (5 × 6.5 ft = 152 × 200 cm), or two single beds with mattresses (3.5 × 6.5 ft = 108 × 200 cm), and table and chairs.

GARDEN: The shady pot plant garden located under the pavilion can be used privately if there are no tenants staying in the adjacent Plumeria Bungalow. Otherwise the outdoor and indoor sitting areas next to the Clerodendrum Chalets can be used. Access to the big natural swimming pond is from the western path­way and bank of the pond. The large community garden is for recreation, access­ible by path­ways, and comprises the big natural swimming pond, several smaller ponds and ditches, is covered by tall trees and bamboos and is shady almost through­out.

PARKING: Car parking lot, and roofed motor­bike and bicycle parking lots avail­able. A roofed car parking lot is avail­able on pre-order.

HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE: Electricity (220 V). Tap water (drink­able) with storage tank (528 gal US = 440 gal UK = 2,000 l) and pump. Inter­net (Wi-Fi, download ≤50 Mb/s, upload ≤10 Mb/s, un­limited, free).

HOUSE FACILITIES: Bed-linen and towels. External shared fully equipped kitchen, washing machine. If Khilek Pavilion is individually rented (not in combination with Plumeria Bungalow), the shared external facilities of Clerodendrum Chalet can be used. If Khilek Pavilion is rented in combination with Plumeria Bungalow (this combination is termed as Plumeria Home, see previous chapter), then the facilities of Plumeria Bungalow can be used.

OPTIONAL HOUSE FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Drink­ing water supply (in bottles and tanks). Supply of beverages. Room cleaning services.

RENTAL RATES AND TERMS: Please see short-term and long-term rates in the Table of Rental Rates, and read Details on Rental Terms.

CODE: KP-p1.

8 — Tai Saeng Chan Pavilion (Moonlight Pavilion) — TSCP

— สาลาไต้แสงจันทร์




ONLINE BOOKING FOR STAY UP TO 3 MONTHS: AIRBNB, WIMDU, CLICKSTAY, GLOVELER, HOMEAWAY, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, OWNERDIRECT, FEWO-DIREKT

This home is best suited for a single person for short or long stay, or for some­one who needs a base camp while traveling frequently. It contains a kitchenette, a separate private bath­room, and a laundry hut. The room on the lower floor overlooks the big pond and has its own deck and pier. Beauti­ful views from the upper floors to mountains. Small private designed garden along the bank of the pond.

The name of this pavilion was chosen for its ideal place con­templat­ing the moon being re­flected on the water-surface of the adjacent pond.

PLACE: The lower floor slightly above water level bordering the big pond, with view over the pond in eastern direct­ion; upper­most floor (bed­room) with panoramic views over the pond and landscape, and to the mountains in the west.

SIZE OF LIVING AREA: Internal area (roofed and screened) 218 ft² (20 m²), plus ex­ternal sitting area (roofed but not screened) 226 ft² (21 m²), plus private garden area about 120 yd² (100 m²). Living room 15.4 ft × 6.1 ft = 94 ft² (4.7 m × 1.85 m = 8.7 m²); bedroom 10.8 ft × 5.7 ft = 62 ft² (3.3 m × 1.75 m = 5.8 m²); bathroom 8.2 ft × 7.5 ft = 62 ft² (2.5 m × 2.3 m = 5.8 m²); laundry 6.9 ft × 4.6 ft = 32 ft² (2.1 m × 1.4 m = 2.9 m²).

CAPACITY: Designed for a single person (standard occupancy), but space is sufficient for 2 persons (maximal occupancy). For an extra child (short stay) an extra camp bed (2.0 × 6.1 ft = 61 × 186 cm) can be provided.

BUILDINGS: A small concrete/brick bungalow with a wooden 2-storey pavilion or stilt house on top, such com­prising 3 storeys alto­gether, con­nected by a wooden out-door staircase; built in 2006-2008. The bungalow has full day­light, and is with deck and pier attached. The second storey is a verandah with railing around, the third storey com­prises one room sur­rounded by a further verandah with panoramic views. The ceiling of the upper­most room is in­sulated with foil against heat and has open­ings for air circulation. The ground floor bath­room, separate and with brick walls, is an integrated part of the stair­case con­struction. Windows, doors and other open­ings protected by mosquito screens. Laundry hut detached.

ROOMS: The bungalow consists of 1 living-room with kitchen­ette (with re­frigerator, electric 2-ring stove, microwave). The pavilion com­prises 1 bed­room (with wall fan). The bath­room is with hot shower (gas), hand wash basin and Western type toilet.

FURNITURE: Main furniture is a queen-sized bed with mattress (5 × 6.5 ft = 152 × 200 cm), table, chairs. The bungalow in­cludes a small built-in room safe.

GARDEN: The small private garden extends in front of the bungalow along the bank of the big pond. There are shady and sunny areas for re­creation, and a direct access to the big natural swimming pond. The large community garden is for recreation, access­ible by path­ways, and comprises the big natural swimming pond, several smaller ponds and ditches, is covered by tall trees and bamboos and is shady almost through­out.

PARKING: Car parking lot, and roofed motor­bike and bicycle parking lots avail­able. A roofed car parking lot is avail­able on pre-order.

HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE: Electricity (220 V). Gas tank (33 lb = 15 kg). Tap water (drink­able) with storage tank (185 gal US = 154 gal UK = 700 l) and pump. Inter­net (Wi-Fi, download ≤50 Mb/s, upload ≤10 Mb/s, un­limited, free).

HOUSE FACILITIES: Bed-linen and towels. Cutlery, crockery, glass­ware, hot water kettle, cook­ing utensils are provided on demand. On request, an iron and iron­ing board, radio, hi-fi equip­ment, video player, TV, toaster, coffee machine, blender and other utensils can be provided at extra cost.

OPTIONAL HOUSE FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Drink­ing water supply (in bottles and tanks). Supply of beverages. Room cleaning services. Break­fast (Western or Thai break­fast, fruits of the season).

RENTAL RATES AND TERMS: Please see short-term and long-term rates in the Table of Rental Rates, and read Details on Rental Terms.

CODE: TSCP-p3.

9 — Lychee Lodge — LL

— บ้านลิ้นจี่




ONLINE BOOKING FOR STAY UP TO 3 MONTHS: AIRBNB, WIMDU, CLICKSTAY, IICITY, GLOVELER, HOMEAWAY, TRIPADVISOR, HOLIDAYLETTINGS, FLIPKEY, HOUSETRIP, FEWO-DIREKT

This rustic home is best suited for a single person for long stay, but can be used by a couple as well. It contains a Thai kitchen, and a separate private bathroom. Laundry detached. Located on the bank of the big pond with own pier, small private designed garden in front of the roofed verandah and extending to the pond.

The name of this lodge refers to Lychee trees, Litchi chinensis (Sapind­aceae, soap­berry family), of which two were planted nearby; Thai name is ลิ้นจี่ (Linchi).

PLACE: On the bank of the big pond, with views to the garden and pond.

SIZE OF LIVING AREA: Internal area 189 ft² (17.5 m²), plus bathroom, kitchen and verandah (roofed but not screened) 133 ft² (12.5 m²), plus private garden area about 120 yd² (100 m²). Living room and bedroom 16.4 ft × 11.5 ft = 189 ft² (5 m × 3.5 m = 17.5 m²); bathroom 7.5 ft × 5.2 ft = 39 ft² (2.3 m × 1.6 m = 3.7 m²); kitchen with verandah 11.5 ft × 8.2 ft = 94 ft² (3.5 m × 2.5 m = 8.8 m²).

CAPACITY: Designed for a single person (standard occupancy), but suitable for a couple (maximum occupancy). For an extra child (short stay) an extra camp bed (2.0 × 6.1 ft = 61 × 186 cm) can be provided.

BUILDING: A lodge with brick walls, built in 2005; with kitchen and bathroom built in 2011. Windows open for air-circulation, to be closed with shutters; floor is of stones. Windows and main door protected by mosquito screens. Separate attic for storage between room ceiling and roof keeps ground floor cool year round.

ROOMS: The lodge consists of 1 room (bedroom and living room, with fan), a roofed verandah (with ceiling fan), a Thai kitchen (gas stove, refrigerator, sink). The bathroom is with hot shower (gas), wash basin and Western type toilet.

FURNITURE: Main furniture is two single beds, mattresses (3.5 × 6.5 ft = 108 × 200 cm), table and writing table, chairs, shelves.

GARDEN: The lodge is with a roofed veranda and a small private garden along the southern and western side of the bungalow, and with a direct access to the big natural swimming pond. The large community garden is for recreation, access­ible by path­ways, and comprises the big natural swimming pond, several smaller ponds and ditches, is covered by tall trees and bamboos and is shady almost through­out.

PARKING: Car parking lot, and roofed motor­bike and bicycle parking lots avail­able. A roofed car parking lot is avail­able on pre-order.

HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE: Electricity (220 V). Gas tank (33 lb = 15 kg). Tap water (drink­able) with storage tank (528 gal US = 440 gal UK = 2,000 l) and pump. Inter­net (Wi-Fi, download ≤50 Mb/s, upload ≤10 Mb/s, un­limited, free).

HOUSE FACILITIES: Bed-linen and towels. Cutlery, crockery, glass­ware, hot water kettle, cooking utensils are provided on demand. On request, an iron and ironing board, radio, hi-fi equipment, video player, TV, toaster, coffee machine, blender and other utensils can be provided at extra cost. External shared washing machine free of use.

OPTIONAL HOUSE FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Drink­ing water supply (in bottles and tanks). Supply of beverages. Room clean­ing services. Break­fast (Western or Thai break­fast, fruits of the season).

RENTAL RATES AND TERMS: Please see short-term and long-term rates in the Table of Rental Rates, and read Details on Rental Terms.

CODE: LL-l1.

10 — Resort Area

— บ้านแซมมี รีสอร์ท ในธรรมชาติ โดยรอบรีสอร์ท


Dragon's Paddling Pool, the big natural pond for swimming and boating


RESORT AREA:

Plants and Flowers — ► ALBUM ◄
Wildlife and Pets — ► ALBUM ◄
The property is about 4 rai large (almost 7,000 square meters, or 1.7 acres), almost rectangular and flat, some areas are slightly raised and sloped. The environ­ment was designed to give nature a refuge, and has become the habitat for numerous native animals. There is a large pond (Dragon's Paddling Pool), four small ponds, canals, gazebos, paths and lush vegetation.

The vegetation has grown partly wild, partly it is planted. It consists of trees and shrubs, bamboos, vines, most of them indigenous, and of ornamental trees and shrubs, most with fragrant flowers, and of palms, ferns, herbs and orchids. Various fruit trees were planted, among which are mango, lychee, rose apple, pomelo, lemon, tamarind, banana and papaya. The leaves and fruits of many wild herbs, and of several trees, are edible and can be uses as vegetables, for soups and for seasoning. We have a large bamboo collection, consisting of native and introduced tall and low bamboo species mainly from the tropics and subtropics of Southeast Asia, but also some from South and Central America, Africa, northern Australia, East Asia, northern India and the Himalayas. For several months every year, delicous bamboo shoots can be harvested.

Garden — ► ALBUM ◄
The large pond (Dragon's Paddling Pool) is suitable for swimming, boating, and fishing. The paths and gazebos invite you to stroll around and relax. Several places are suitable for barbecue. The seven meters deep swimming pond with steep banks has connection with groundwater, no inflow of surface water. The entire banks are of natural vegetation. There are many and various fish in the pond. The natural self-cleaning of the water is balanced with natural input of leaf-litter. The pond will not silt up or become overgrown in the next 50 years. The trees around the pond are tall, some are over 20 meters, so that almost the entire bank and parts of the water surface is shaded. The pond has no algae. As the soil consists of loam and clay, there are tiny particles that can float in the water and do not sink easily, which causes the pond looking turbid with a view not deeper than half a meter from water level. We have no leech neither on land nor in water, and there was never any waterborne diseases. The pond was designed for swimming and boating, and neither the bank nor the ground under water may be entered. Access to the pond is only by stairs on five quays. All natural sites of the garden should be protected by not entering. There are plenty of paths for walking. Adults need to keep an eye on play­ing children, especially out­side the private garden area.

Although the resort area is not a mosquito heaven, simple pre­cautionary measures, chiefly in the even­ing, are recommended. At night, no mosquito net covering the bed­stead is necessary as the interior of all houses is fully protected by mosquito screens on doors, windows and other openings.

We have outdoor pets on the property, one dog and cats, so we cannot allow further pets from guests and tenants to stay on our property.


RESORT FACILITIES:

Available to all houses at Baan Sammi is electricity, Inter­net (Wi-Fi), mobile phone signal, drink­able tap water, bottled drink­ing water, ground-water for irriga­tion. A few houses have in addition gas (for cooking and/or shower), and LAN-Internet.

A small row­boat for 1-2 persons is avail­able. Several places in the garden are suitable for barbecue, and a barbecue equipment is available.

A community sitting area, both a roofed and a non-roofed living-space, is available next to the chalets, and is for general use, e.g. for break­fast, dinner, socializing. We do not run a restaurant at Baan Sammi, but on request you can have breakfast and choose Western type or Thai type breakfast, or fruits of the season. On request and if ordered in advance, Thai meals for lunch and dinner can be offered, too.

Four houses have an own kitchen. The kitchen facilities near the chalets can be used if there is no kitchen in the rented home.

Three houses have an own washing machine. Usage of a washing machine near the chalets is possible if there is no wash­ing machine in the rented home. Iron and ironing board is available on request. Further, an external laundry service can be offered.

A food delivery service from a nearby restaurant is available 6 days per week. There is a variety of meals offered, e.g. Thai meals as well as Western meals including pizzas. This service is free-of-charge.

A grocery delivery service from TescoLotus is available online and daily. This service is free-of-charge if an order exceeds the minimum total value.

Every afternoon a female cyclist passes the village road and offers a grocery delivery service. Let her stop and you can shop.

Bicycles can be made available for your whole stay. They are suitable for shopping in nearby villages and to explore the vicinity.

A motorbike can be made available by day. For longer trips, or use over a longer period, we can help you to get a motorbike rented from the city.

For trips to the city using public transport, we can arrange to get you a shuttle service by saleng to the main road, from where you can switch to the fixed-route song-thaeo that services the route from Doi Saket to the city of Chiang Mai and back.

For any trips, a driver with car can be hired, e.g. for trans­port to and from air­port, rail­way station, bus station, for shopping and sightseeing. We prefer to recommend you a certain driver who is well experienced, knows well the vicinity and wider areas, and can talk to you in fluent English.

11 — Vicinity of Baan Sammi Nature Resort

— บ้านแซมมี รีสอร์ทในธรรมชาติ โดยรอบนอกเขตรีสอร์ท


Eastern mountain range


LOCATION:

Baan Sammi Nature Resort is located only about 15 kilo­meters (or 10 miles) north­east of Chiang Mai, within the district of Doi Saket. Chiang Mai is the second biggest city of Thai­land, located in the north.

Roughly locating Baan Sammi on online maps is easiest on the Map of Chiang Mai and Vicinity: You will find Baan Sammi situated within grid square E8. On Google Maps, you will find Baan Sammi, by just searching for "Baan Sammi", or "Baan Sammi Nature Resort". Further, you can view the area of Baan Sammi on Google's Satellite Aero-Photo­graphy.


VICINITY:

Baan Sammi Nature Resort is situated bet­ween two rural villages. Huge rice-fields, numerous irrigation ditches, canals and some streams hemmed by natural vegetation, scattered small rural villages with wooden houses and farm gardens are characteristic features of this not much developed landscape.

Northern hills
This area is part of the Chiang Mai inter­mountain basin, a widely broadened valley of the Ping River (see Google Satellite Aero-photo), little more than 300 meters above sea-level. The basin is about 25 kilometers wide and delimited by the western mountain range (foothills of Doi Suthep bordering the City of Chiang Mai), eastern mountain range (foothills bordering the district village of Doi Saket), and northern hills (beyond San Sai and Doi Saket with the Mae Kuang Dam). The hills and mountains can be seen from the resort at clear sight, nearly every day except on hazy days during hot season.

Baan Sammi, and the access roads to Chiang Mai and Doi Saket, are located in an area which is not prone to flood.


MAPPED DESTINATIONS WITH DISTANCE:

Distances (in minutes) from Baan Sammi to reach the City of Chiang Mai:

Distances (in kilometers and miles) from Baan Sammi to selected destinations towards Chiang Mai:

Distances (in kilometers and miles) from Baan Sammi to selected destinations in the nearby or wider surrounding area:


ROUTES FOR TRANSPORT:

The resort has direct access to a small sealed village road with little traffic. This village road connects to a country road (with little to moderate traffic), running into the busy Chiang Mai - Doi Saket High­way (#118), the main connection to Chiang Mai by car and motorbike.

Please see the illustrated route de­script­ion ('to meet­ing points 1-5') with map, which describes the route from Chiang Mai to 'meeting point 5', Baan Sammi. Prior to visiting Baan Sammi the first time, it is strongly recommend to print both description and map (generalized map and Google's Satellite Aero-Photography) for your easy guidance.

This route, as well as other routes not described herein, is passable year-round and not prone to flood. Gasoline stations can be found in sufficient number on the Highway.

Cyclists and motorcyclists may choose to drive preferably on countryroads with little traffic. This is possible, though these routes are not easy to find and follow. Currently, there are two maps available which are based on Google Maps, and if equipped with a smartphone, the routes can be easily traced and tracked by the driver:
Baan Sammi ↔ Doi Saket,
Baan Sammi ↔ Chiang Mai City,
Chiang Mai City → Baan Sammi.


TRANSPORTATION:

Car and motorbike: This is the most suitable and independent mode of transport. Cars and motor­bikes can be hired in the city of Chiang Mai or at the air­port. Alternatively, cars can be hired through a phone call from Baan Sammi (with delivery of car to Baan Sammi). Please, read our guide­lines for choos­ing Your Own Trans­portation in Chiang Mai.

Taxi and other public transportation: You can get a ride by taxi from the airport and from some places in Chiang Mai, or by phone call. You can also hire a song-thaeo or tuk-tuk to get a ride from the city to the resort. Guiding the driver is needed (if you don't engage the driver we would recommend you). Do show the driver the map which is with address in Thai script, and, indispensably, let the driver call Khun Sam's mobile phone number for locating and guidance. There is also a fixed route for song-thaeos between Chiang Mai and Doi Saket on the Highway (#118). The song-thaeos can pick you up or drop off either at the village Ban Nam Phrae (street view of exit point) or the market of Doi Saket. Use a motorbike or bicycle to connect from the resort to Nam Phrae or Doi Saket, or choose a saleng (roofed 3-wheel motorbike taxi). Please, read our guide­lines on Baan Sammi by Public Transport.

Private taxis for trips booked in advance are available: saloon-car, song-thaeo, tuk-tuk, or 4-wheel-drive pick-up; you may choose depending on your preference and destination.

Bicycle: Due to subtropical climate rather than distance, hiking and biking is not the favorite mode of transportation for most foreigners as well as Thais. Further, there is a total lack of bicycle-friendly city infrastructure and drivers' awareness of cyclists (and pedestrians). However, there is a close-meshed net of small sealed country roads with very little traffic, that can well be used by cyclists, flat through­out in the Chiang Mai inter­mountain basin, and of not steep gradients in the nearby foot-hills. Chiang Mai Big Map by Finder Map, 2007, a very help­ful map for cyclists, and for those who like riding a motor­bike off the busy main roads, is available at Baan Sammi but possibly out-of-print.


FACILITIES IN THE VICINITY:

Small shops can be found in all villages around. Local markets, open daily or on certain days of the week, can be found in Ban Pa Pong, Ban Bo Hin, Doi Saket, and in many other villages.

There are small cook-shops and restaurants in many villages, mostly opened on certain hours every day. Thai restaurants can be found in and between villages, most often located on country roads or higher ranking roads. Also, several restaurants with western food can be found in the district of Doi Saket.

In the district village, Doi Saket, there are several banks, a post office and a hospital.

All these facilities can be reached from Baan Sammi on streets which are sealed and not prone to flood.


HOLIDAY FACILITIES IN THE VICINITY:

A network of small sealed country roads, cover­ing a huge area, invites for trips by motor­bike and bicycle. Destinations: Mae Kuang Dam and other dams, San Kam­phaeng Hot Springs, Muang On Cave, national parks (e.g. Mae Takhrai), Buddhist temples (e.g. Wat Doi Saket and several isolated monasteries on hills), resorts with restaurants and swimm­ing pools (e.g. Wang Than Resort), specialty restaurants (e.g. German Restaurant), Tao Garden and Spa, Thawichon Botanical Garden, horse riding, fitness center, handi­craft villages (e.g. Bo Sang, for Sa paper, umbrellas, teak furniture, silver, Thai silk), Celadon manu­factories, air excursions (hot air balloon, para­gliding and others), Chiang Mai - Lamphun Golf Club.


FACILITIES IN CHIANG MAI AND VICINITY:

Chiang Mai, the biggest city in the north of Thai­land, offers all establish­ments and public utilities. For detailed tourist inform­ation about Chiang Mai, One Stop in Chiang Mai might be a good choice for a first general survey.

The Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) is centrally located, south-west from the old city, only a few minutes ride by car. There are many daily flights between Bang­kok and Chiang Mai, many national destinations can be reached from Chiang Mai, and there are flights to neigh­boring countries, too.

The train station is located a few kilo­meters east of the old city. The State Rail­ways of Thai­land connect Chiang Mai with Bangkok. There are several trains daily, both day and over night trains. Seats can be booked online.

There are many department stores and super-markets with both western and Thai goods. Easy to reach are BigC Extra (former Carrefour), Rim Ping, and Tesco Lotus.

The supply with hospitals, physicians and dentists is good.

There are several international schools (and one German school).

Several consulates are present in Chiang Mai, e.g. US, British, Australian, German, Swiss, Austrian.

There are plenty of car rental services in Chiang Mai. Many inter­national car rental companies offer services at or near the Inter­national Airport.


HOLIDAY FACILITIES IN CHIANG MAI AND VICINITY:

Ho Kham Royal Pavilion in the
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek,
a spacious park in Chiang Mai
The old city of Chiang Mai, surrounded by a city wall and moat, is worth seeing. It is famous for its numerous old Buddhist temples. Night Bazaar and the Sunday Street Market should not be missed, but there are numerous other sightseeing destinations. Chiang Mai offers all amenities, from night life, bunji-jumping and hot balloon flights to visits of museums, zoo and night safari park.

Trips by motorbike and car: Destinations are, e.g., reservoirs, hot springs, caves, natural parks, temples, ruins of ancient Chiang Mai, elephant camps, orchid farms, botanical gardens, hill-tribe villages, handicraft villages and markets, manufactories. Jungle and mountain trips can be done with a 4-wheel-drive pick-up, by yourself or with a driver and guide, or as an organized trip by a tour company. There are numerous offers of sightseeing tours, and the programs, which are described and illustrated on the Internet, show well the beauty and attractions in Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas.