Mei Hideaway - The lake house
Mei Hideaway - The lake house
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Located in the heart of Hanoi, Mei Hideaway is the very cup of tea for those who are seeking peace and simplicity.
“Mei” makes sense both in Japanese and the old Chinese, which respectively means “bud” and “beauty”.
Based on “wabisabi” spirit – see beauty in imperfection – Mei might not be perfect in every corner, but it is perfect for those who want to hide away from the bustle life out there, to see life at its best in miniature.

The space

* Outside of Mei,
You can walk around the lake near by and enjoy hints of breeze from it, or watch some old men playing chinese chess by the bank in the afternoon. That's fascinating, believe me. There are also coffee shops, restaurants and some street food near by

* Inside of Mei,
Our flat includes
+ a living room (with a dinning room combined)
+ a lovely kitchen full of sunlight and nature
+ a bathroom relaxing enough to wash away your weariness. But there's one thing I hope you won't mind: since our place is a French colonial house, so the water pressure is kind of low. Hope you understand.
+ a tranquil book-reading room (that could turn into an extra bedroom when needed)
+ a beautiful green roof garret filled with plants and flowers. Best to sit there at night watching the moon, breathing in the scent of nature, sipping some wine or you could smoke as well.
Normally at Mei, we don't call "bed room" "living room" "kitchen" or such names. Each has its own unique name that would ameize you when taking a step in. Every space we design, we hope to bring you different pleasure.

Guest access

The entire place is yours during your stay. Its including: kitchen, living room, attic bedroom, reading corner, small garden in balcony and laundry area, we also have a "secrect storage" behind the japanese door in the attic bedroom.
It's all yours, my friends.

Interaction with guests

I will meet you personally upon check in to welcome you and give you keys almost all the time. I always try to find my spare time to take you out, can be just to show you around so you feel more comfortable when you travel on your own or to be with you for like half a day or so to show you a real Viet life style, local unseen attractions or give you guideline. offering tips and recommendations from my travel experience in the area. I am also available via phone or text through the duration of your stay.

Other things to note

- Note #1: Since Mei is kind of a green space with a lot of little beautiful plants and flowerpots, can you help us take care of them during your stay? They have 2 meals a day, before 10 A.M and after 5 P.M.
- Note #2: try waking up at 5 in the morning and look out of the window, you'll see how lovely and peaceful Vietnam is, with people gathering around and exercise together in Vietnamese style. I bet that's one of the thing you shouldn't miss while staying at Mei.
- Note #3: You may want to stay more ;)

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Cleaning Fee £5
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Check-in after 2 P.M
- Smoking zone: terrace roof
- Privacy is highly respected mutually from both the host and the guest.
- Please turn off the lights and other electric devices before going out or when not in use.
- Please handle with care to all the decor stuffs in the house.
- Harmonious living with nature, plants, insects, and wild life. Therefor, refrain from killing and harming one's life.
- Please leave the house in a clean, orderly condition.
- Please respect our neighbor by keeping your voice low at night. Don't turn on music/youtube too loud. Peace and quietness are highly valued.
- Don't throw left over food into the sink as it will block the pipe.
- Drugs and any illegal objects and activities are prohibited in this house.
- We apologize, but no pets are allowed.
- We expect our guests to behave like they would in their own home. Please respect the house and its appliances as well as our neighbors.
Thank you for your cooperation in advance.


Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

57 Reviews

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Stewart User Profile
September 2017
Our stay here was great. The aesthetic of the place was truly unique and interesting, Chloe' s friends welcomed us and showed us around and Chloe gave us some wonderful recommendations for the remaining duration of our trip. Highly recommend!

Miles User Profile
September 2017
Awesome place to hang out while staying in Hanoi. The house has a great design and incredible view of the lake. The host was great at answering questions and provided many great recommendations!

Michelle User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic place. Great style! Chloe looked after us so well

Merve User Profile
September 2017
The house is very peaceful and simple decorated. Location is excellent if you do not want to stay in the busy old quarter. Silent neighbourhood with a view of the lake. Entrance of the apartment (old building) is dark and might be noisy or smell at night because of the family restraunt downstairs, but this makes it also safe and gives a local touch. Balcony is smaller than it looks in the picture. Thats the only negative suprise to me. Rest is all OK, if you are not after a luxury flat. Dont forget to enjoy watching Tai Chai makers in the misty morning, just in front of the house :)

Will User Profile
September 2017
Lovely little place in a good location that is close to the action without really being in the thick of things. Feels really authentic as you arrive, in a little labyrinth of restaurants and homes, and the apartment itself is really bright, a perfect size and (most importantly) has lots of AC. A good spot for people watching - from tai chi in the morning to the restaurants at night. Chloe's communication was really good and she provided recommendations and helped organise a taxi from the airport.

Sophie User Profile
August 2017
Chloe's home was a great place during our stay in Hanoi! It was so cute and well decorated. we were immediately greeted when we arrived in the evening to the apartment and everything we needed was there for us. The neighborhood is lovely and you can wake up to the sound of the locals meditating and practicing tai chi. The lake nearby is beautiful. It is only a 30 minute walk to the old quarter which is where we spent most of our time. Chloe left us with a bunch of recommendations that made our stay even more enjoyable!

Logan User Profile
August 2017
This was a great place to call home for a few days. Chloe is communicative and the neighborhood is easy to navigate. The apartment is clean, comfortable, well designed and has great views. I'd be very happy to stay here again.

Hanoi, VietnamJoined in January 2016
Chloe User Profile

An art and nature lover raised in the 1990's. I'm a fashion stylist. When i'm free, I dabble with handicraft and enjoy putting together stellar dinner parties with friends. I also a yoga-holic, try to travel to as many places possible, and learn about other people's stories. I'm trying to live as simply as possible.

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