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Your own Personal Private Resort

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Perfect for friends and family reunions

Howie's HomeStay

Your own personal Private Resort

*Featured in Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Hot List of new hotels*

Howie’s Homestay Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand as featured in Architectural Digest and many other luxury home magazines is a one of a kind luxury villa resort 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 four acres of masterfully landscaped lush tropical gardens, breathe taking mountain views, a huge infinity edge swimming pool, ponds, fountains, and even an outdoor theatre. This luxurious gated private estate villa was built in traditional Royal 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 even surpass an experience at the Four Seasons Tented Camp in the Golden Triangle, The Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai or any 5 star hotels, accommodation, property in Thailand, then Howie’s Homestay Resort is the perfect choice for you.

Below is some additional information regarding pricing and various details of the experience.

Joie de Vivre, the art of living well or the Joy of Living

Each booking for Howie's HomeStay guarantees that you and your party will be the sole and exclusive guests at the property throughout your stay. Our rates are all-inclusive, and provide 3 wonderful meals each day expertly prepared for you.

We are about giving the perfect experience in a spectacular villa for your holiday. We tailor your stay so you get to do the best things based on our 20 years of living here. Truthfully, the best thing to do is just stay here and enjoy life at our home!

Our property has been featured in Architectural Digest as well as numerous other leading publications, and selected by Conde Nast Traveler for the 2013 Top New Hotels in the world.

Howie's Homestay has already earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler's much-acclaimed annual Hot List of the best new hotels in the world. Now it gets even better! Here are the additional Hot List accolades we've earned:

The Best New Family-Friendly Hotels,

Amazing Pools at the Best New Hotels

The Best New Hotels to Splurge On

Perhaps you would like to read some comments from previous guests on Trip Advisor.

Below are all the details of our rates; please do remember we are ALL-INCLUSIVE with full board, which means you only pay the posted rate and no additional fees .

We love food and offer a wonderful culinary experience, with real homemade food that can't be found at a commercial hotel or hit-or-miss experiences at restaurants. We are fully-staffed so everything is prepared for you.

Howie's HomeStay comprises seven Pavilions surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical gardens which means....

Dining Room/ Kitchen (each room is a separate house or pavilion)

Living Room

Teak Guest suite (the principal pavilion where we accommodate our guests),

Master Bedroom (our quarters)


Family Suite pavilion which is comprised of 3 bedrooms

Dining/Family room for Family Pavilion and an enormous pool!....pool temperature is perfect year-round!

Secret Garden BBQ Area

The Living room and Dining room/Kitchen and pool area are all available for your use so it is just like being in your own ultra-luxurious home.

Typically we use the Teak Guest Suite as the master pavilion for our guests, and it is located about 60 meters away from the Main house (as is the Family suite pavilion in the opposite direction).

Of course you will be our only guests while at Howie's HomeStay; we never accept more than one party- you- for the entire duration of your stay

We are located about 30 minutes from Chiang Mai City and the airport

Our rate structure is as follows

One room 35,000 THB per night

2 persons

All inclusive with all meals

Two rooms 60,000 THB per night

4 persons

All inclusive with all meals

Three rooms 85,000 THB per night

6 persons

All inclusive with all meals

Four rooms 110,000 THB per night

8 persons

All inclusive with all meals

Roll Away bed 5,000 THB per night

1 person

All inclusive with all meals

All rates are all-inclusive of all fees and with full board.

We do require a 2 night minimum stay so that you can really enjoy the experience!

Your only other expenses would be individual admission charges to outside attractions such as the elephant camps etc...

Other perks covered by Howie’s all-inclusive rates at Howie's include:

* Airport pickup upon arrival and departure

* High speed wireless Internet throughout the property

* In residence mini bar

* All meals in residence and unlimited fresh tropical fruit

Our rates include Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner of delicious Thai food.

We help organize your itinerary in Chiang Mai and suggest the best things to do and see, based upon our experiences here over the last 20 years.

Some of the interesting things to do include a day of elephants where you ride comfortably on the elephants, followed by a gentle river raft ride and then a visit to a wonderful temple on the way home....the whole experience is unparalleled.

There is loads of shopping, wonderful temples to visit, and a trip to the local markets and the Chinese market area is always fun.

A day at a recommended spa for luxurious treatment is also one of the great options.

For any and all activities outside of our residence, you will be accompanied by either myself or our personal highly-knowledgeable tour guide, Mr. Eddy, whom we have known for 20 years. This assures that you enjoy your experience with true local flavor!

Our residence (and all of Chiang Mai) is extremely safe and crime is basically non-existent here, which makes for a true hassle-free experience.

Of course, of all the things to do and see in the greater Chiang Mai area....Staying home and enjoying your time with your family and friends in the unmatched surroundings of Howie's HomeStay will be the best!

Please feel free to ask any and all questions!

Warm regards,

Howie & Jerri

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2016

About Howie

Your hosts are Howie an American from Boston and his wife Jerri, from Bangkok. We have lived in Chiang Mai for 20 year and we treat you to all the insiders information on what to do and where to go....or just stay here and relax in pure comfort.... a step up from 5 star resorts!

Why Howie chose Tak

This is a spectacular signature property that is now open as a bespoke HomeStay. A new level of stay experience as you are the only guests or you can bring friends or family as we have 4 bedrooms available

What makes this estate unique

Private, Beautiful and Personal....Truly nicer than the photos!

Located in the cool lush mountains of Northern Thailand.

A spectacular home designed by world renown Architect Bill Bensley

Guestbook comments from the owner

I tend to shy away from doing Best Of lists myself, but when I do, I like to promote exceptional places that may have absolutely nothing with what the food fashion is now or following blindly the latest trend. A perfect meal is so much more. Mine took place in the Himalayan foothills in the Mae Sa Valley outside of Chiang Mai at a private resort called Howie's HomeStay.

Howie's is a unique kind of place, just 30 minutes from the airport, easy to reach yet completely isolated, surrounded only by water buffalo and local villagers. Regulars who come to Howie's like to keep it secret, and with good reason. To make a long story short, the owner, Howie, dropped out of a profitable business and took years to create the ultimate private home, which in turn became the ultimate private resort. The cook, his wife Jerri, an accomplished Salsa dancer and charming conversationalist, created a feast of Chiang Mai specialties seemingly without end: red, green, and yellow curries, crab omelet, roast pork and chicken, salads, soups, a rarified best of some of the best street food in the world. No subtitles, and it's all love and friendliness.
Dec 2013
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Mueang Tak District Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Golden Teak Pavilion Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Golden Teak Pavilion - 2 king
    Family Suite 1 - 2 king
    Family Suite 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds
    Family Suite 3 - 2 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming



Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Chiang Mai International

Located in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai and 5 minutes away from The Four Seasons Resort. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and beautiful mountains


Rates & Availability

Mueang Tak District Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $345 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Our room rate structure is as follows

First Room for 2 persons, king bed...........35,000 THB per night ($975.00 USD )
Second Room, king size bed, 2 persons ....25,000 THB per night ($690.00 USD )
Third Room, king bed for 2 persons......... 25,000 THB per night ($690.00 USD )
Fourth Room, 2 twin beds, 2 persons....... 25,000 THB per night ($690.00 USD )


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