Townhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
These homes are in a row of pre-war residential terraces in a quiet no-through rd right behind the Penang Rd Police station, in the heart of George Town, a 3rd house is also avail. The free tourist bus passes the end of street as do other commercial buses. Can also let indiv. home, pictured, 1 sgle bedroom and one queen from US$480 or GBP300 per wk. Special discounts are given to long term guests (>1 month).
George Town is the heart of Malaysia, where visitors come for food, festivals and shopping, it is impossible to get bored! All the races and religions make it a never ending source of interest especially if you can time your holiday or work period to coincide with one of the big festivals, just email me re those and I can let you know what's on and when. Its a bus ride to the swimming beaches but you can sit and eat at the edge of the sea and any of the many food hawkers stalls and courts and restaurants. Just people watching and walking the streets of UNESCO Heritage Listed city will keep you wanting more time.......
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|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||- 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Penang International Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Butterworth 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
This is a quiet, secure, safe residential street right in the heart of the city with all its attractions within walking distance, we have the only self contained, fully fitted rental homes in the inner city in George Town,
2 homes are GBP280 ea per week inclusive of all listed above, except over the Christmas/Chinese New Year period Dec.15th-end of Feb. GBP320 per week. If its for extended stays, a reduction is possible depending on time. Please contact us for actual rates.Both bedrooms and living hall are airconditioned.
The Penang Island region
Penang Island has a great history of multiculturalism, and a fine example of races and religions comfortably living together, the architecture is so varied and the colours of daily life fantastic. In George Town there is never a dull moment, for photographers, it's truly heaven!
There is always something to see and do and never a shortage of people to talk to, a smile is all that is needed to start a conversation, plus the majority of Malaysians speak English. Anyone will tell you that Penang is one big kitchen! Half the Island seems to be cooking whilst the other half are eating, that, together with the shopping, makes it an ideal place to do both and so inexpensively!
Many web sites are available re. the tourist attractions. But plan to take in some of the major festivals, one of the 5 New Years! Christmas, Thaipusum, Bon Odori, Hungry Ghost, Nine Emperor Gods, just to name a few. Take a look at www.visitpenang.gov.my for a Calendar of Events
Packing for Penang is easy, the weather hardly varies, lows of high 20's and highs of mid 30's. even when it rains, its warm rain! We don't have a monsoon season, just a few more showers around Sept. Oct. So you can pack light and leave room to take home all the bargains!
George Town, Penang Island
Our properties are in the heart of George Town for those who want to really get to know their chosen holiday destination. In walking distance is the famous Blue Mansion Chong Fatt Tze, tours of the fabulous 1800's example how the 'haves' lived are conducted at 11am and 3pm.
The Peranakan Mansion, another lovely Straights Chinese home now housing a magnificent private collection of everything relating to that period and people. The Penang Museum, Sun Yet Sen Museum, The Clan Jetty's are fantastic, these homes built over the water are so unusual, each jetty belonging to a separate clan, Chew, Tan etc. and only those of that clan are allowed to live there.
Upper Penang Rd is the place to go for night life, night clubs, resaurants, cafes, bars aplenty, and on the last Sunday of each month a market is held under cover here, with fantastic hand made items, jewellery, antiques, art works etc. and entertainment and of course, being Penang, food, from 9am to 2pm. Chowrasta Market in Penang Rd (all day) is about 5 mins away and is just a riot of colours, this is the place if you want fabrics and next to that is the produce morning market from 8am to 11am, a must see.
Further down Penang Rd is the 4 way pedestrian overpass taking you to Komtar, the tallest building on the island, housing most of the Gov. offices and a viewing floor, worth seeing as it is only from above that you can appreciate what seems like small early shop lots from street level but from the 58th floor one realises that these narrow buildings, 15 to 20ft wide, can sometimes stretch back 150ft!
Next to this is Prangin Mall, everything you ever wanted in shoes, clothing, shoes, DVDs,computor games Playstation games, electronic equipment etc. deparment stores oh, did I mention shoes? And this is just some of the things to see, Penang is best seen on foot and that means at night as well, a whole new George Town emerges at night, all the food hawkers take to the streets and it is just one long constant eatathon!
By the way, the food and the water are perfectly safe to consume, in 8 years of living here and eating at just about every stall, we have never had a problem! If there is a crowd there, the food is good and so cheap, you can eat all day for about RM15!
Being an Island has the advantage of no matter where you are, you are never far from the sea, a short stroll from our property will have you sitting by the sea, eating and watching the sun set or going to the Spice Gardens, so cool under all the greenery and ovelooking the water. Or choose a day out at the many Beaches , but watch out for the sun!
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25 May 2012
"Great clean house in good location - what a bargain!"
We very much enjoyed our stay in this house with our two children - it was so nice to stay somewhere absolutely spotless, esp as we had just come from the Belum jungle where the bugs were BIG and ever… More
5 Aug 2011
"Nice home, bad location, wouldn't go out at night walking"
We didn't notice the bars on the windows or the doors before we rented. Double locks on doors, plus really nasty walk ways. All the neighbors also had bars and locks. The home itself is very n… More
We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at our Green House Terraces as so many have done so and returned so many times to us in Penang! But to answer some of your concerns that caused you such disappointment.
Yes, our houses are Heritage homes in the centre of the UNESCO listed George Town in Penang, they have been totally renovated on the inside to bring it to a standard that makes everyday living comfortable and familiar whilst restoring the facade to original as is required by the UNESCO guide lines. The whole of the little cul-de-sac has the original homes, all more or less identical, one of it's attractions as they have mostly retained their original features...this include the bars at the windows with internal timber shutters as ALL homes built at the turn of the century period had this as part of their architecture as glazing was not generally in use except amongst the mansions, same for the doors, all Chinese homes of the period had an outer door as well as an inner one as it was usual to leave the shutters on the windows and inner doors open for 'air conditioning'! We of course also have the modern day version. The inner doors have normal household dead locks as we considered the original padlocks a little too authentic!! We have a similar house ourselves with the same set-up. To alter these outer features is against the rules in the Heritage area and if you look at anything to do with the period homes in George Town, you will see that this is the case.
Your other issues re. lighting, I am not sure I understand as our places have normal overhead lighting all through plus a double standing lamp over the lounge and chair in the living area and also bedside lamps in the bedrooms, if the wattage was not sufficient for you, we would have happily supplied an alternative wattage or lamp! The neighbours have been a huge plus for our guests as they are always interested in the countries our visitors come from and make a point of of saying "hello" and making friends! As for walking in George Town, Yes it's correct that it is an old city, with what is known as 5 ft ways (covered areas in front of shops)and lots of ups and downs, the 'oldness' of it is it's attraction, we have plenty of Malls for those who prefer them! The "sewers" you speak of are storm water drains! There are NO open sewers in the city! Being a tropical Island, we can have short torrential, warm downpours and without these deep run-aways, we would all flood!
It is also the safest city I have EVER lived in! In all of our time living here, our guests, even our neighbours, have never had any sort of incident plus across from our street entrance is the main Penang Police Station, what can I say! The bottom line re this is yes, you do have to watch were you walk as it is not like a shopping mall and certainly not like California....That's George Towns attraction for tourists, and it's people, it's like no where else and that's what keeps people coming back.
We think the photo's show all that I have written of here and we certainly hope you have better luck in the future. There are many modern condo's in Malaysia as well, more suitable if the Heritage aspect is not for you.
My husband and I are very proud of our homes and the heritage of this city, and enjoy showing it off to our guests! Any questions, feel free to email us. Pat and Alan
10 Mar 2011
"Good accomodation in an excellent location at a fair price"
We had been looking for a place to stay for a few weeks in Penang that was self contained, near to the centre of George Town and at a reasonable price. This property seemed to fit the bill so we conta… More
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