About this listing
A beautifully renovated boutique apartment on the ground floor of a resort development 30 km outside Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Far from the usual tourist areas, it is only a 3 mins walk to a stunning tropical beach, with barely another person on it.
This apartment is designed and furnished with the discerning traveller in mind. It is done to the highest standards, and is fully air-conditioned. It is ideally a 2-person apartment, with a king-sized bed, and subtle (and adjustable) lighting throughout. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and attractive. The living room is comfortable, and has a flat-screen TV and DVD/Bluetooth player available for guests, together with a music player with connections for both Apple & Android phones. There is a second bedroom, which will easily transform from a study desk into a single bed.
With the exception of one small cupboard retained by the owner, the entire apartment is available to guests.
Interaction with guests
We supply a detailed welcome pack, with full details of local places of interest and tourist spots. The apartment is located 30 km from Kota Kinabalu town centre, and some 25-30 mins from the airport (outside of rush hour timings). The local town of Papar is some 7 km away in the other direction.
The apartment is in a resort development almost entirely occupied by local people. They are polite, helpful and friendly almost without exception - and most of them speak English. But it should be emphasized that this is not a tourist area, and visitors will be entirely immersed in the local culture. There is a laundry next door, and several shops & eating places within a few minutes walk. A large supermarket is some 10 mins drive towards Papar, and all services are available in this busy market town.
The beach is some 3 mins walk from the apartment. It is around 3 km long, soft white sand, and safe shelving swimming off the beach. It is fringed by palm trees, and rarely has anyone else on it. The water is very warm, usually around 30 degrees.
The development also has 2 fresh water swimming pools, which are very popular with the locals around subset when the temperatures go down.
Although there are buses, minibuses and taxis frequently passing along the main road, guests should ideally hire either a car or motorcycle in KK. We can give guests links for pre-booking. We can also pick you up from the airport for a small fee, or arrange a private pickup should we not be available.
Other things to note
The development does not have fixed telephone lines, therefore no broadband. However, guests can buy data sim cards from any of the local shops at very cheap prices. If necessary, we can supply a 'USB dongle' which will connect the sim card to a laptop.
We would ask you to respect our apartment, as it is also our own 'weekend cottage' outside KK, and our eventual retirement home. No smoking, and no animals, is the rule.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.