House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Welcome to our paradise on earth - perhaps even yours to be?
Miles of beautiful beach, postcard palm trees and white sand is something you have to get used to.
Take advantage of the incredible serenity that surrounds Gahn Do, without any loud discotheque or barstreet
Put your watch away and leave it until it's time to catch the plane home. Wake up when you're rested, and go back to sleep when you are tired ... (But for God's sake do not miss the beautiful sunrise)
Seize the day as it comes, Day by day, without no stress and obligations ..
- Get to know the friendly people of the village..
- Have an adventurous walk along the beach in your own pace ..
- Try out your new language skills in the market nearby .. or why not try it at some nearby karaoke bar.
- Treat yourself a luxurious massage at a nearby resort ..
- Try your sealegs and find out what is hiding at the island you can see from the terrace ..
- Visit the village pagoda (temple) for an interesting encounter between different cultures and religions ..
- Eat good Vietnamese food. At home, away, at the neighbors, in the restaurant ..
- Enjoy countless glasses of ”cà phê sua ?á” (Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk)
- When and if the big city life cravings gets remembered .. Take a full day in Tuy Hoa, Quy Nhon or even a few days in tourist crowded Nha Trang for some shopping or food, drinks and dancing.
The possibilities are many and it's up to YOU to catch them ..
In our eyes, this is paradise on earth, but remember that we are guests in another country, with other customs and cultures than we are used to.
Show your surroundings therefore the respect and kindness that you want to be treated with.
Villa JLM was completed in August 2012. The villa of 155m2 with 3 master bedrooms with double beds and one room suitable for younger visitors with two bunk beds with a total of 4 beds.
Master bedroom 1 "Buddha Room": double bed, wardrobe, balcony with sea view and AC
Master bedroom 2 "Vietnam Room": double bed, wardrobe, small balcony, and AC
Master bedroom 3 "Veteran room": double bed, wardrobe, bathroom, private entrance and AC.
Children's room: 2 Bunk beds and a private entrance.
The villa can be used by up to 10 people if you do not choose to bring a own baby bed for example.
All rooms are equipped with AC for comfort. Please keep in mind to save electricity.
There are two toilets with showercabin and also a laundry room.
The kitchen is fully equipped with gas cooker, fridge with freezer, oven, ricecooker and coffeemaker. Cutlery, glasses, plates, utensils are available for 12 people.
In the event of something breaking, please inform us so we can replace it.
Handle the interior like it were your own
The house has its own terrace with a private 8x4 meter pool right on the beach, where the sea begins about ten meters in front of the villa.
Outdoor furniture is available with a round 8-man table with rattan chairs.
You can also choose to move out the lounge furniture but please beware of the rain.
Convenient location for this is under the balcony where shade is provided.
A gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ are available. Do you need to buy charcoal called it "Than" [Taeng]
And gas is called "LPG". Please leave BBQ´s in the condition you want to get them in.
Books and board games are available to borrow and use during your stay.
IPod / Smartphone / Aux Output is to stereo. 230 volts is for the entire house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gahn Do beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||40 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tuy Hoa 40 km, Nearest railway: Tuy Hoa 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The South Vietnam region
In Tuy Hua:
If you go to Tuy Hua which is a relatively large city there are a bit more to look at.
The view from the rooftop bar at Cen deluxe covers the entire city; it's also a good place to visit if you're hungry for some good food (even Western).
Tuy Hua also has a really nice Cham tower called Nui Bao Thap (Precious Tower) visible on the mountain that is very nice at night when it is lit up in the dark.
Even from a distance Da Bia Mountain (Gravestone Mountain) appear very clearly, getting here can be a exciting journey in itself, but it is definitely worth it in the end as it has a very relaxed atmosphere if not the tourist buses are in place. Remember that it can be very hot and windless by day!
Chop Chai Mountain is undoubtedly viewpoint No 1 where you get an incredible view of the entire Tuy Hoa city, the beaches, the rivers, rice fields that forms a puzzle, and the incredibly beautiful landscape you will witness ..
Top of the hill you will see a giant radio antenna which is also the only reason that there is a path up the mountain. This is not a known tourist attraction but as soon as you reach the top, then an incredible feeling overwhelm you to see views like this you will require a helicopter or similar.
In Quy Nhon
This is a relatively large coastal town with nice beaches and excellent seafood that is becoming more and more tourist adapted.
Historically, the city is a key point during the Vietnam War when the port was important for the American troops. A memory from that time is the armored tank that got stuck on the beach in front of Lan Ahn hotel. As the carriage slowly sinks in the sand, you still can see the top and the cannon which is a great kodak moment.
The town center has recently flourished and a larger indoor market with everything from fabrics for dresses and well-made "copies" have been opened in connection with the city Co.op Mart where also known chains like KFC and other facilities with Western influences have established themselves.
The city also has two Cham towers worth visiting. Thap Banh It and Thap Doi.
Take the opportunity to visit the An Duong Vuong Street the lively promenade with nice cafes and restaurants.
Larger buys of food and alcohol can be made at the Metro or Co.op mart supermarket.
On the way to Quy Nhon there are several resorts where you can enjoy both massage and a good dinner.
Other city worth visit closeby,
Nha Trang -Famous charter tourism city with popular hotel brands and western restaurants, shoppingmalls and discos. Great for younger, families, couples.
Take a time to visit "Vin Pearl" resort on a nearby island.
3,5 hour car ride or train.
Gahn Do is a small village in Phu Yen Province with panoramic views of the South China Sea.
There are two major cities nearby, Tuy Hoa (40 km south) and Quy Nhon (60 km north). Both cities have airports and there are regular flights to there from both Hanoi and Saigon.
The village has some quaint small cafes and some simple restaurants are nearby.
Residents are about 1000's and the majority have fishing as their main occupation.
When you look out over the sea in evening and at night you can see a long string of lights which are fishermen when they are working.
In the village you will experience guaranteed genuine and yet very simple Vietnam where you buy today's goods on the market in the morning, to visiting very simple but very tasty restaurants as well as you will be a part of the village's incredible kindness.
The level of English is very low, but use of bodylanguage and a bit of patience and understanding will get you very far. There is much to see and experience on your own in the village. You will get very close to the locals and their way of life.
One must remember that Vietnam is still a developing country where tourism can be quite awkward and not very usual for some.
Therefore, respect for fellow human beings, and understanding that not many speak English though they would really like to and try very hard to do it.
Every morning between 6:00 to 8:00, the village market, where one can find almost anything. We recommend buying fruits, vegetables, breads and even meat in there! In Tuy Hoa and Quy Nhon's major supermarkets – Co.op Mart, Metro - where there are more western style food to choose from.
Gahn Do, has a great climate year round because of its part in Phu Yen Province. The weather is changing and coastal breezes is nice. The humidity is not very high, and the average temperature is between 24-35 degrees.
From October to December is the rainy season. But it is no problem to be there, The rain lasts for one to a few hours.
The water is warm, clean and clear.
The beach is shallow, but it varies greatly between high and low tide. Just be aware that the waves and undercurrents can occur and you need to use common sense.
- We are guests in Viet Nam - Respect and accept your new to be friends.
If tired of the panoramic views from the house you could and should take a walk up to the village pagoda which is a Buddhist temple with a beautiful garden where they grow much of their food as they are vegans. Remember to dress appropriate.
Nearby the village is also a natural unexplained phenomenon called Ganh Da Dia that is octagonal rocks that rise from the sea. The stones are probably the village's most famous attraction beside for its fish sauce.
Also the market in the morning is an attraction in itself, where the people haggle about today's findings. The English-speaking in this market is virtually nonexistent but pointing works great and payment are normally works that the vendor shows a similar bill that you shall pay for your goods. Remember that the market is most busy and interesting from 06:00 to 08:00
Otherwise, it is up to you yourself to put the limit what you want to do, a motorbike ride along the coast to find for the ultimate paradise beach attracts some while others are just happy and relaxed with an ice coffee in the sun at internet cafe just up the road (20 meters from Than Tan sign above the house).
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12 Jan 2014
"Fantastiskt boende i genuina Vietnam"
Jag, sambo och våra två barn (7 och 11) tillbringade dryga två veckor i Villa Relax under december och januari 2013/14. Vi har så många fantastiska minnen och spännande erfarenheter med oss till… More
We are happy for having you and your family as guest at Villa Relax.
We hope to see you in the village in the future.
1 Jul 2013
We have traveled extensively throughout this part of the world and chalk our stay at Villa Relax as one of the best. Our review below will speak for itself.
We are glad you had an excellent stay at Villa Relax and you are always welcome back!
30 Jan 2013
"en pärla för den som söker det orginella med vietnam"
Huset, stranden, människorna helt underbara. Man får improvisera med språket eftersom det inte är en traditionell turistort. Befolkningen nyfiken och hjälpsam. Begränsade möjligheter att köpa livsmedel typ kylvaror, bör inhandlas innan man kommer till huset (Tuy Hoa). Lokal marknad finns för att köpa färskvaror (kött-fisk-frukt o grönsaker).
We are very pleased with your stay and your positive review and would like to welcome you and your family to stay at Relax Gahn Do again in the future.
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