#1 - Charles - the owner. Gracious, entertaining, informative, and truly helpful. An Asian city can be daunting for a westerner-first-timer. Booking Charles' beautiful accommodation takes all of the guess-work and worry out of visiting Chang Mai - and turns it into a fabulous experience. We even cancelled our non-refundable airline tickets to Bangkok in order to stay an additional day!
#2 - The accommodation. We have been to some amazing VRBOs (and some not-so-amazing). Charles' place in Chang Mai sets the bar too high for VRBOs! As much as we loved Chang Mai - we were tempted to just stay in the apartment!
#3 - Chang Mai - A wonderful city to experience Thai cities. Not as congested and smoggy as Bangkok. People are also more laid back and friendly. You won't have enough time to see all the temples, sites and attractions in Chang Mai (so ask Charles for guidance here...)
(#4 - My only hesitation leaving this review is the fear that it will be booked next time we want to visit... But - that would be unfair - so we'll have to take our chances...)
Spacious Villa, Everything you need and more. Luxury at its best. We felt like Queen & Kings. Stunning furniture. Fully equipped Kitchen. Close to everything you need. Plenty of glass bottled water, towels & toiletries. Host was amazing. Charles picked us up from Airport & return. Nice quiet street. Beds were so comfortable, we all slept like babies. 2 bathrooms 2 lounge rooms.
The location is in the old city next to one of the oldest Temples in Old Town Chiang Mai. The townhouse was newly renovated and had every modern detail covered not to mention master bedroom was over 60 meters alone with whole town house 120 sq. meters---lovely furnishings many antiques with a modern kitchen one could not ask for more.