About this listing
Dragon Boat Rock is a convenient starting point for various cycling and biking tours through the surrounding scenery, sights and interesting destinations of Ninh Bình province, a short hop south of Hanoi.
more details on our website.
You can make yourselves at home everywhere on our site, you can use our outdoor kitchen, hammocks, lounge chairs, library, board games, our kayak, fire pit.
We serve you free healthy breakfast, help yourselves to fruit and herbal infusions from our organic garden.
You can join our healthy family lunch and dinner for reasonable prices. We also serve you drinks and snacks.
Interaction with guests
We are permanently living on the site and will be available for you to your liking. We share the meals and will be here for a chat or make some music in the evenings if you like to. We introduce you to our Vietnamese friends and neighbours, learn about their lives, tell them about you and pay visit to their homes in the village. Sabine will look after you, organize guides and transport or take you on a bikeride on little streets to the Ancient Capital and into the UNESCO complex. We take you out for a dinner in Ninh Binh town to eat and drink with the locals, even karaoke afterwards, if you like to experience this noisy Vietnamese enjoyment.
We have no direct neighbours. Across the dyke road is the river and the karst mountains are nearby. The village with little grocer shops, workshops and repair shops is easily reached walking or cycling about 1 km.
You can see the Pagoda Rock which you can access to the top by stairs and visit the big cave and pagoda underneath.
• Taxi pick up service from Hanoi, Noi Bai Airport or Hanoi City center to Dragon Boat Rock, 60 USD (130km, 2.5h)
• Overlandbus from Hanoi Giap Bat bus station – UBND Hoa Lu 70.000 VND (90km, 2h) Taxi to Dragon Boat Rock ca 50.000 VND
• Reunification Express from Hanoi Central station – Ninh Bình City station 70.000 VND
Taxi pick up service from and to the train station 8 USD 1 way
• free bicycles
• motorbike hire 6 USD per day Honda Wave, Honda Win
• our taxi driver takes you to Cúc Phương National Park or Thung Nham bird sanctuary or other destinations and will not charge for waiting, only driving distance
• car hire on request
• by train to Hue, Danang, Hoi An
• by bus to Hai Phong, Cat Ba Island, Halong Bay
Other things to note
At Dragon Boat Rock you have a lot of space and privacy in the middle of nature. We like our guests making themselves at home and feel comfortable and experience cultural exchange.
We have non smoker bungalows, otherwise feel free to smoke in the open air, dispose ashes and butts in the provided ashtrays.
During meals please leave the table when you feel like smoking.
We have no more rules to publish as we expect our guests having sufficient common sense and consideration to know how they can do what they like and the limits for not being a nuisance for others.
Neben meinen liebsten Menschen sind mir wichtig unsere Tiere: Hunde und Katzen und Gänse, in der Natur leben und gärtnern, Musik selber machen und hören von Bach bis Weltmusik, nähen und stricken, einfach gutes Essen.
Wenn ich verreise, dann am liebsten zu Freunden, bei denen ich auf Zeit zu Hause sein kann und die mir ihre Umgebung zeigen.
Unsere Gäste sollen sich bei uns auch wie zu Hause fühlen, anders als im eigenen Zuhause sind sie von der täglichen Hausarbeit entlastet und werden rundum versorgt. Unsere Gästezimmer richte ich so ein, wie ich selber gerne wohnen würde. Mit den Mitteln und Handwerkern, die mir hier dafür zur Verfügung stehen, versuche ich kreativ umzugehen.
Ein Motto von mir lautet: No fear, no envy, no meanness ! (Liam Clancy)