Villa interiors, characterised by reclaimed local woods, bronze details and inspiring works of art, provide a true sense of place, while the accommodation set-up in two individual pavilions make the villa a superb choice for extended families or groups of friends alike. The grounds make an equally striking impression, with a collection of serene stone salas – one elevated over water – and a stunning infinity-edged pool facing out to the breathtaking vistas of the Mae Rim Valley.
- Teak Pavilion: 1 x King-sized bedroom with private garden terrace, bathroom and outdoor rain shower
- Family Pavilion: 1 x Master Suite with King bed and en-suite bathroom, 1 x King-sized bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 1 x Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bill Bensley’s sensitive landscaping and the villa owners’ sustainable gardening ethos have created a natural haven home to colourful birds, butterflies, frogs and honeybees. Peaceful outdoor pavilions look out over the lily-filled ponds, and inspiring artworks and sculptures are dotted throughout this serene tropical haven.
A stay in the Chiang Mai region is just as much about absorbing exquisite natural landscapes as it is exploring the atmospheric regional capital. Howie’s Homestay is positioned in a sublime setting in the Mae Rim Valley, offering vistas of northern Thailand at its most iconic. Stepping out into the gardens, vistas of the ever-changing colours of the mist-clad mountains greet guests at every turn.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Howie’s Homestay offers an inimitable blend of five-star polish and design with the genuinely warm and welcoming feel of a sensitively hosted private home. The magnificent gardens, outstanding hospitality and a blissful rural setting deliver an authentic slice of northern Thailand at its very best.