By the Sea: Howies HomeStay, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Howies Homestay, your own Private Luxury Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Exclusivity, Privacy and Anonymity assured. At Howies HomeStay there is never more than one family or group in residence thereby assuring your complete privacy in your own 5 star luxury private boutique resort. Featured in Architectural Digest and many other luxury designer magazines is a one of a kind luxury villa, giving new meaning to a private boutique hotel, located in the Mae Rim valley just 30 minutes from the Chiang Mai city center.
This five star deluxe resort property, located minutes from the Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai is complemented by five acres of masterfully landscaped lush tropical gardens, breath taking mountain views, a huge infinity edge swimming pool, ponds and water features. This luxurious gated private estate villa was built in traditional Royal Thai Lanna style featuring seven separate pavilions and built to super deluxe western standards by renowned designer, Bill Bensley. If you are looking for something truly unique that will be comparable to an experience at the Four Seasons Tented Camp in the Golden Triangle, The Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai, The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, or other 5 star hotel accommodations, then Howies Homestay is the perfect choice for you.
Known as Thailands ‘Rose of the North’, Chiang Mai maintains the allure it has held for travelers for centuries. Amidst lush hillsides, fertile valleys, terraced rice paddies and ancient temples, Howies HomeStay is a hand crafted residence on four private and secure acres, surrounded by magnificent gardens with sweeping views of the Himalayan foothills. The serene refuge feels a lifetime away from Thailands vibrant urban landscapes, yet Howies HomeStay is located only a one hour flight from Bangkok and a 30-minute drive into the center of traditional, yet cosmopolitan Chiang Mai. At home in Mae Rim, you have your own private enclave within one of the worlds most acclaimed destinations. In 2010, Chiang Mai was voted #2 in the Top Cities in the World by Travel + Leisure magazines Worlds Best Awards.
Howies HomeStay is a handcrafted work of art that took eight years to complete. Seven private and unique golden teak pavilions comprise the estate. Most pavilions have vaulted 8-meter golden teak ceilings. Modern technology in each room includes state-of-the-art entertainment and communication systems. Custom crafted bronze details and Jim Thompson silks are used abundantly through out the property. Acclaimed architect Bill Bensley designed the estate to provide the ultimate in luxurious living. The relaxed yet refined atmosphere complements Northern Thailand’s rustic natural beauty with indulgent and modern comforts. Each structure was built with reclaimed and recycled teakwood. Natural light flows through walls of windows. Sloping roofs protect from the sunshine and gentle rain while recalling the splendor of the tranquil and elegant Lanna Thai era. Golden teakwood floors, handcrafted teak furniture and museum quality antiques from across Southeast Asia round out the interior design.