About the home
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:||-, 3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
The kitchens are well fitted, modern, Western in equip, with 2 burner electric hob, microwave,elec. jug and toaster, hot water. All equipment is there with crockery setting for 4 persons along with glasses, cutlery, cookware etc. But as we are in the heart of the food capital of Asia, you can walk to 100's of different cafe's, food courts, restaurants and food hawkers, in fact, you eat a a different seller every day for years. Plus thedaily morning fruit/veg/met market is a 5 minute walk. The Malls, with supermarkets are about an 8 minute walk. 24 hr. mini markets are on the next corner.
|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 and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / 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 GBP250 ea per week inclusive of all listed above, except over the Christmas/Chinese New Year period Dec.15th-end of Feb. GBP280 per week. If its for extended stays, a reduction is possible depending on time.
Our properties are kept in 'as new' condition, as per our photo's, and we hope our guests will enjoy the pride we take in them and take reasonable care as they would their own. All is kept in safe working order and guests are expected to be responsible for their own welfare.
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!
The George Town, Penang Island area
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!
How to get there
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By air is the most usual, Penang is well serviced by all the major and budget airlines, cruise ships also make George Town a port of call.
Many travellers arrive here as part of their Asian Experience, hence coming via Singapore, Thailand or Kuala Lumpur so as well as flights, there are long distance buses to suit different budgets but still very low cost, or hiring a car is another inexpensive option.
If you are arriving via Butterworth on the mainland, still part of Penang State, then you have a choice of the ferry or a bus, both of which terminate in George Town or if you are driving, the ferry also takes vehicles or travel via the 13 kl bridge connecting George Town to the Mainland.
Penang has a wide ranging and very economical bus service that covers the majority of tourist attractions except for some of the more further afield sites such as the Butterfly farm, the Tropical fruit farm etc. but the hire of a taxi for the day can be arranged for very reasonable cost, and that will enable you to visit some of the other must see's, Kek Lok Si, the biggest Buddhist temple in S.E.Asia, the Thai and Burmese temples across the road from one another, the Botanical Gardens, a legacy of our Colonial past, the funicular railway, running up the side of Penang Hill where yet another temple, food, shops, a canopy walk and a fantastic view of George Town awaits you.
For shopping therapy, then Gurney Plaza on the famous Gurney Drive is a great way to finish a day, all the big brand name shops are there, but at local prices, you won't believe the difference in the cost of a pair of Nike's! Of course there is food every where, from up market restaurants to food hawker stalls and all are good!
These are just a few suggestions,feel free to call on our help for more info.
Activities near George Town, Penang Island
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
25 May 2012
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... more
05 Aug 2011
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... 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... more
10 Mar 2011
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... more
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|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Normal rate||19 Nov 10||15 Dec 10||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas, Chin.New Year||15 Dec 10||27 Feb 11||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Normal Rate||27 Feb 11||16 Dec 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas/Chin New Year||15 Dec 12||16 Feb 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Normal rate||16 Feb 13||16 Nov 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas/Chin New Year||16 Nov 13||1 Mar 14||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Normal rate||1 Mar 14||16 Nov 14||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas/Chin New Year||16 Nov 14||1 Mar 15||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Normal rate||1 Mar 15||14 Nov 15||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas/Chin New Year||14 Nov 15||1 Mar 16||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Normal rate||1 Mar 16||12 Nov 16||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas/Chin New Year||12 Nov 16||1 Mar 17||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Normal rate||1 Mar 17||11 Nov 17||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The rates listed are for 2 houses, a 3rd is avail, a reduced rate can be orgaised for long stay holidays, all 3 or those working in Penang. These homes are side by side and are subject to availability.Enquire now
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