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Uncle Ty's Farmstay

Dam Bai Lake, Dong Bai Village, Ky Son District, Hoa Binh Vietnam
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Dam Bai Lake, Dong Bai Village, Ky Son District, Hoa Binh Vietnam
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jazzymama1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Hurstbridge, Australia135 contributions105 helpful votes
Quinh, Uncle Tay and the whole family are absolutely beautiful folks who go out of their way to make everyone’s stay a great experience. The food was absolutely amazing and there is so much of it, you will have tight pants when you leave! Loads of variety, while we were there we had duck, fish, chicken, beef, dumplings, banana leaf salad, papaya salad and loads of different veggies. Oh and their rice wine! The activities were so much fun! We fished both In the lake and in their fishpond (and released them back), made baskets of different kinds, went to the market on the tractor, kite Flying, and jamming with Uncle Tay. There was an awesome rope swing too, which the kids loved. When we went for walks, the family’s dogs came to look after us (and chase sticks): they were such good doggies. The traditional house is lovely and romantic to sleep in, even in the dorm. They organised taxis for us from the bus stop and gave us great directions. So close to Hanoi yet in the middle of the country: We will never forget Quinh and her lovely family. Memories forever ❤️
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Emily Rose wrote a review Mar 2019
74 contributions9 helpful votes
Great to just get away from the city for a while. Bring some books and if you’re a writer, you will be inspired by the family’s kindness and the local culture that surrounds you. I thought 4 nights would be too many, but it was not enough and it flew by. The kindest family. I am blessed to have met them! Very flexible and accommodating hosts.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Alex L wrote a review Nov 2018
Hamburg, Germany28 contributions3 helpful votes
Till now I’ve slept in 15 Homestays in Vietnam and this was truly the best. The family members have such good hearts and really putting effort in making guests happy. The stilt house is amazing and has no cheap fake items. Everything was built with heart. The beds are kind of hard for Europeans, but that’s our problem... :D My actual plan to stay 2 days expanded to 5 simply because of I have had an amazing time. I was traveling alone. And when the son of the host saw me sitting there, he invited me to get some firewood with his family. I had lunch and some rice wine with him and his family then. This was the coolest cultural experience I have ever had my life. The people of the village are not used to foreigners. So when I started my trip to the Village by foot to get some coconuts, 15 kids tried to help me. Their English is not good, but they are super friendly and very interested. I would recommend everybody who is interested in the Vietnamese culture, and not in the typical sightseeing stuff, to go there. Thank you guys for the amazing time!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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jedda wrote a review Mar 2018
Queensland, Australia159 contributions53 helpful votes
We enjoyed Uncle Ty’s very much for an experience of village life:Uncle Ty and his family looked after us very well-at the farmstay and by email/phone in English with very prompt replies from Loan to answer any questions we had and for instructions to the taxi from the Ky Son bus stop; the food was amazing; a walk around the village really interesting-the friendly broom production ladies, the brick works, Lake and daily activities being carried out; facilities were clean. (Yes, the mattresses were very hard, but it was forgiven!)
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ldmirth wrote a review Sep 2017
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What a great find! We stayed at Uncle Ty's as a way to break up our motorbike trip from Mai Chau to Hanoi (it is located halfway between Hanoi and Mai Chau). If we knew what it was like we would have stayed longer than one night! The best part about this homestay is the location. It is off the beaten track with no tourists and it is nice to walk around and see how the locals live. We got to meet some of the family's and neighbour's animals - their dogs, puppies, pet rooster and oxen. There is a damn close by that you can go swimming in and also where the locals take their oxen to graze and bathe (don't worry they bathe away from the swimming area!). The locals also swim in the damn. There are also many traditional activities the homestay offers but we unfortunately didn't have time to do any. They look fun though! Especially if you're travelling with kids. Activities include cycling, trekking, a boat ride, kite flying, bamboo basket weaving, fishing and my personal favourite "catching ducks while blindfolded". By the way, this is not an exhaustive list and you can request an activity! The dinner is absolutely yummy home cooked food! We would recommend his option if you stay! The homestay is run by Uncle Ty who used to be the village elder so it is a very genuine experience. He is also from the Muong community which is minority ethnic community and can speak Vietnamese and Muong. His family can also speak English and Korean (and maybe other languages - though we didn't find out) Please note this is a homestay and you'll be sleeping in a stilt house adjacent to the family home. There is no air-conditioning in this kind of lodging and you will be sleeping in either a large communal room or one of a few "private" rooms (for a higher price) which is a partitioned off the communal room. Toilets and showers are also communal. We had no problem with this but you may want to bear this in mind. Also as this is the only tourist accommodation in the area, please be respectful if you stay here. For example the local women swim fully dressed so we did the same. Overall, a highlight of our recent trip to Vietnam!
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
VietnamHoa Binh ProvinceHoa Binh
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Frequently Asked Questions about Uncle Ty's Farmstay
What are some of the property amenities at Uncle Ty's Farmstay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Uncle Ty's Farmstay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Uncle Ty's Farmstay?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Uncle Ty's Farmstay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Uncle Ty's Farmstay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Vietnamese and Korean.