Jason met us at the airport, took us to the apartment, and showed us how everything worked. No charge. Part of the rental. The apartment had a great ocean view, lots of space, and everything we needed was provided. They even stocked the kitchen with a bunch of trash bags. We could be picky if we wanted to, but we won't. We give Jason and Jasmine 5 stars and would recommend their rental to anyone.
we spent a week at this property during our honeymoon trip to Malaysia.. the property was super clean with a breathtaking see view.. the location is great being midway between the beach area and Penang's old town.. the owners are very friendly.. Jason was very nice to pick us up from the airport and guided us to spent the new year's eve at Straits Quay which turned out to be a memorable night with all the entertainment and the fireworks!! The bus is within walking distance or you can use Uber which is much cheaper than most cap services there!
This apartment was exceptionally clean with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Well equipped, including a washer and dryer. Jason the owner provided transportation to the apartment which was a nice bonus. He also dropped off a blender and a water pitcher within a day of our request. The outdoor space was nice as well as the amazing sea view from the living room and master bedroom. The drawback was the master was extremely noisy from the street below and the exhaust fans from the nearby hotel. The second bedroom was dark and quiet.
We would definitely rent here again.
The building is old and in desperate need of painting and upkeep, but the hallways, etc. are quite clean. 24-hour security is provided. The swimming pool is sparkling with plenty of shade and almost private. You might want to bring your own chairs to the pool since there are only 3 chairs - one broken, one very dirty and one plastic upright. If you can look past the building, you will find a nice, well-appointed totally remodeled apartment. However, if you have any health or physical issues, this apartment may be difficult to walk to. The hill is a bit steep and could cause some problems. We were happy for the uphill walk to wear off some calories from all the delicious food we ate.
The bus stop is down the hill right in front of the DoubleTree Hotel. This is very convenient. The Miami Cafe across the street has very good food with the owners Raj and Mary being very accommodating. The small Miami Beach used by mostly locals is a short walk with a few hawkers lining the roadside. The wet market is about a 10-minute bus ride away. They have meat, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, even clothing etc. There are also many stands selling an array of food for breakfast. If you buy too much to carry, you can always call Grab (the SE Asia Uber replacement), which is much less spendy than a taxi and you won't have to walk you the hill.
The owner and the apartment was extremely good.
Just be prepared for a bit of a walk up the hill.
trip advisor We are shocked that the payment was taken from our account in American dollars. We booked in Australia. It made it $100.00 more expensive. We wont ever use trip advisor again