My husband and I stayed here for nearly 2 weeks with our 4 children. It's a great little beach cottage in an excellent location. The staff call in daily and are all absolutely lovely. The manager Mr Ky organised bikes for us to use during our stay and we had a great time discovering An Bang & Hoi An by bike. There is a handy little kitchen, a few mini marts around the corner and a local market within walking distance; meaning you can cook if you want... but there are so many great, cheap restaurants around we never did. The beach is great for swimming or just hanging out eating/sunbaking and hasn't been eroded like Cu Dai. The bike ride into Hoi An is easy and a great way to see the city. We would definitely recommend staying here.
This two bedrooms, two baths house is very comfortable for two people or a small family and offers the perfect antidote to the traffic and exhaust fumes of the Vietnamese cities. It has a nice outdoor space as well with tables and chairs, but what looks like a pool in the photo, is not but only a small a kiddie wading pool at most. But no pool necessary, as this is a wonderful location for beach lovers, perfectly located in lush nature just a short path thru the forrest to a spectacular beach which is so much better than Nah Trang. Being just a few minutes by cab from wonderful Hoi An (at about $5 roundtrip), you also have all that city offers, incl. lots of good restaurants, very accessible. But you don't have to go to Hoi An for good food. There are many restaurants fronting the An Bang beach, and nearby. The house also has a small modestly equipped kitchen, but I doubt anybody would be much interested in doing any cooking with all the great restaurants nearby (mostly Vietnamese and a few other cuisines). Fred, the caretaker, will meet you and explain how things work and where to go in the neighborhood. He's also available by phone or email should you have problems or questions which is comforting.
Just over an hour's flight from Hanoi, another 20 mins down the road and we were in a different world - a spacious tropical villa with all the comforts of home. The fishing village of An Bang is delightful. The mini mart owners are patient and helpful, the restaurants are good and the French bakery is superb.We made ourselves at home in our villa and were very happy to have Phuong come in each day to do the dishes, supply us with fresh towels, and amuse our 6 month old grand-daughter. A 3 minute walk through a track to the beach meant we hardly needed the small pool, but we made good use of the hammock. A great holiday.
Great location with the beach on your doorstop and Hoi An only a short Taxi ride away (you could even ride a bike if you wanted to). The house itself is very comfortable. Two massive bedrooms (both with AC) with private bathrooms. Breakfast provided each morning was terrific and house manager Frederick is happy to look after you throughout your stay (e.g. organise driver for short trips, bike hire,, show you around local restaurants, transfer to and from airport/train station).
Small outdoor splash pool was great for the kids (travelling with 5 +7 year old) and large hammock was perfect for mum and dad.
Hoi An and An Bang beach can at times get busy, but you can leave all this behind you and escape for a few hours or a few days at Mango Garden.
Would thoroughly recommend staying here.
This is a nice and well maintained little house, very close to the beach.
Because of that the house is absolutely new, it still has some little things to be reviewed and updated, but I can tell you that from the beginning, starting with the reservation until the end of our stay everything was perfect. Everything was taken care of, taxis, household, trips, what ever we wanted or we needed, we just gave a call and it was done.
We want to thank again Mingh Spielmann, Helena, Mika and the two young ladies who were taking care of the household for everything they did for us.
We had an excellent and wonderful stay and will stay in Essence Villa again when we come back.
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