Where do I even begin! We stayed with the Vit family, and they helped to make our time in Hoi An so memorable. Right from the start we were greeted with warm smiles. From our amazing room, to the delicious breakfasts, and eating a huge lunch with the family, we had had the time of our lives.
Cam Chau homestay is on an "island" of sorts. To get to it, you go over a short bridge onto a dirt road. Vit's home is only 5 months old, and is so open. He has 2 daughters, around 18 and 25, and a son, Ben, who was around 8. Vit and his wife do not speak much english, but the daughters can help you with some basic english. Honestly, English wasn't needed much, I must have said "Thank You!" a thousand times to Vit's wife, who is amazing. She makes you breakfast with a smile, and just when you thought you were done, she brings out fresh fruit in a cute design. You have options for breakfast, we eat baguettes with eggs and coffee. Perfect way to start your day. The banana pancake is really good as well!
Our room was huge! It had a comfy bed, a desk, drawers, a closet, and a bathroom.
They usually keep large water bottles in the fridge, they'll charge you at the end of your trip. Much easier than running out to the store every time you get thirsty.
Outside of the room, there is another small room, which leads to balcony overlooking the area.
Bike rental is free, and it's $6USD/day to rent a motorbike from Vit. It's the best way to do day trips, such as the Marble Mountains & Da Nang.
We were lucky enough to be in Hoi An during Tet, so Vit's wife was cooking up a storm.
As others have said, it's an easy bike ride into town, and about 15 minutes to the beach. The mother will leave fresh towels for you if she knows your going to the beach.
On our last day, we were silly enough to think that we could get a train ticket to Hue during the Tet season. We were scrambling to find bus tickets, when the mother makes a single phone call, and bam, we have bus tickets. They drove us to the bus stop since there were not many cabs around.
I could go on forever. Vit and his family are amazing people. It was so sad to leave them. Make sure to request them as your homestay family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an idea on sustainable tourism, which benefits the local communities in Hoi An, Cam Chau homestay has been born to meet the idea. By using this kind of accommodation, guests are helping the local people improving their standard of living and preserving the traditional Vietnamese culture and environment. Staying with the local families, guests will have opportunities to immerse yourselves into the real Vietnamese culture, to experience the local daily life and food. Don't miss it!Cam Chau homestay is a complex of 12 houses located in a small and quiet Hamlet called " Thanh Nam ", just 5 minutes by bicycle to the city center of Hoi An. Every house has a private bedroom with En-suite bathroom or with shared use of the family bathroom and kitchen for guests ( 1 or 2 ) to stay with their family. Some of the rooms have air-conditioning and internet access. Meal for dinner can be available on request and guests could have dinner with the family. In case, guests would like to cook for their own, kitchen can be used.All families have TV & DVD players at the living rooms and of course, guests can use it. ... more less
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