Clean, elegant and simply relaxing bedroomBeautiful view from the courtyard
Clean Muji-style garden view room in Singapore
Clean Muji-style garden view room in Singapore

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Simply cosy, spacious & stylish bedroom in a charming British style townhouse located in a historical district with easy access to a variety of eateries, famous attractions, the city, and even a private patio/garden located right in the city. A rare charming 300sqft airy light-filled room with a garden view a high-ceiling of 3m. The house was featured in Monocle magazine.

The space

A secluded hideaway feel while being in the city and at heart of a heritage culture district. The space is located in Little India and Jalan Besar which are the emerging trendy districts to explore in Singapore. Get to experience a unique side of Singapore, away from cramped high-rise apartments. Here, you'll find an authentic side of Singapore where old world charm of various cultures meets modern coffee joints, trendy cafes and restaurants.

This room features a high-ceiling with large windows overlooking the 700 sqft open-air garden/patio. The room is generously furnished with Muji (classic Japanese 'design' brand) beddings, lighting and other decorative items. Other creature comforts includes top-quality amenities such as air-conditioner, ceiling fan, iron, hair dryer, designer roller blinds, side table lamp, and tall wardrobe.

Other areas in house which you're welcome to chill and make yourself at home are the living room which comes with a movie projector, garden-facing desktop work space, open-air kitchen with designer lamps where you've access to a stove, kettle, oven, rice cooker/steamer, Fischer & paykel fridge/washing machine/dryer. There are two clean bathroom, one comes with a strong shower of ample hot and cold water.

One of the most pleasant experience of staying in here is the access to the open-air courtyard garden which is almost half the size of the house. It is where you can sit under stars/moon at night or have your meals outdoors in a green oasis. Garden is maintained by owner whose work revolve around nature and botanical.

Guest access

Room and House Amenities For Use.
• High-ceiling, spacious garden-view room that comes with:
• Individually controlled air-conditioning and 5 speed ceiling fan. Free to use and kindly observe energy saving house rules.
• Queen size bed & beddings
• Iron, Muji Ironing board (upon request)
• Bedside lamp
• Large wardrobe
• Drinking water
• Designer White Opaque roller blinds
• Complimentary high-speed internet

Kitchen and bathrooms access and amenities:
• Airy garden-facing Kitchen with stove, oven, Bosch kettle, Delonghi juicer, rice cooker/steamer, Fischel & Paykel fridge, washing machine and dryer.
• 2 toilets- 1 dry and 1 with strong reliable hot/cold shower & vanity basin

Living room and open-air courtyard garden access and amenities
• Spacious and natural light-filled living space with two sofas, library of books
• Indoor dining on an antique wooden table
• leafy garden filled with tropical trees, ferns, flowers and edible plants
• outdoor patio seating and dining area under the large sun umbrella.
• house access via courtyard door

Interaction with guests

The space is my art studio and residence. I write and paint at my desk next to the window facing the courtyard. I sometimes teach private art (small-scaled painting) classes here at the living room to 3-6 ladies for 2 hrs on weekend morning. If we do meet, I would definitely be happy to share where are the best spots to visit in Singapore. As a Singaporean who is an artist, writer and lecturer in the areas of arts/design/travel/nature, I hope to able to share some of famous best-kept secret spots in Singapore.

Other things to note

Much care and consideration is taken to make this tastefully-decorated residence a peaceful, cosy and relaxing space. I welcome your mutual mindfulness, responsibilities and care for the property, keys and amenities.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 38
Security Deposit: 145
Weekly Discount: 3%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

// Strictly no outsiders are allowed
// No smoking in the room, smoking at the courtyard is much better anyway.
// Strictly no to abuse of any kind.
// No shoes in the bedrooms. Kindly leave your shoes inside by the kitchen door.
// You're free to use the fan and air-conditioner when you're in the house. They're powerful and cools the room quickly. Please kindly switch off these off when you leave the house. We're big on saving energy, if you leave the house and they reminded switched on, I'll simply turn them off. Just switch them back on when you're in.
// If the safety and security is deemed compromised, cancellation is enforced immediately & cancellation fees will apply according to Airbnb booking rules.
// Please close the street-facing windows when you leave the house to ensure security.
// You'll enter & leave the house via the back door and courtyard gate of the house. We do this for security purposes. Singapore is very safe and so is Little India. Walk mindfully and be alert as you do wherever you are with ease.
// Clean the kitchen after use.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

28 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Tamara User Profile
October 2016
Lucinda is a very welcoming and nice host. She is very professional and keeps her art deco studio in good care. Whenever you need anything she is willing to help and make you feel at home. The garden is very beautiful and the apartment has all amenities. The room is large and is well equipped with a large bed, closet and desk. The house is in the middle of little India and good connected with MRT, bus and close to shopping malls such as Mustafa Center and City Square Mall. The cleaning of the room/apartment could be improved although all was clean at arrival but no extensive cleaning during my long stay. Overall great experience and a good place to arrive mentally in Singapore. Thanks Lucinda!

은별 User Profile
May 2016
It was such a lovely place and i had a great experience! This house is full of inspiration and good vibes. I could see the different aspect of Singapore by staying here! want to go again if I visit Singapore next time

Felicity User Profile
May 2016
Lucinda was very friendly and welcoming. She shared some helpful local knowledge with us and went above and beyond by messaging us with tips for our next adventures in Lombok and Gili Air. The room is spacious, clean and minimalist - and although we didn't spend much time in the house the courtyard area, surrounded with hanging botany, was a pleasure when we sat out there to eat our breakfast each morning. I love the holistic and spiritual feel of the whole house - it's given me plenty of inspiration for my next flat in London!

Gypsea User ProfileGypsea is a superhost.
April 2016
Staying in hotels in Singapore while doing your visa run is not a fantastic experience. However this time I came upon Lucinda's "Cosy Garden Room" situated in the heart of Little India and what a change this made staying at her home. Lucinda welcomes you into her much loved and clean home like a friend. She is an Artist and appreciates beauty with appreciation and displays kindness with concern to make your stay homely. She has a beautiful courtyard with many much loved plants. Her rooms are spacious, cool, clean and have lots of cupboard space. The location is in a very handy spot for shopping with all services close by. Add a flavor of Indian culture, smells of Indian food cooking and Indian people going about their daily lives allowing your imagination to drift off like you are actually in India and not another city.
Lucinda User Profile
Response from Lucinda:
Thank you Liz, all the best for launching your yoga retreat and I hope to have a chance to visit your beautiful space one day. Blessed be.
April 2016

Francis User Profile
April 2016
Lucinda was very welcoming when I came to Singapore. I had a lot of personal business to settle while I was in SG, and Lucinda's Top Notch Hosting skills and advice and facilities really made it easier for me to get myself organised. You will get your own room, big bed, big wardrobe, multiple powerpoints, window, aircon and fan as a bonus (sometimes not appropriate to use aircon). Shower and toilets were great too and clean.
Lucinda User Profile
Response from Lucinda:
Thank you Francis for the lovely thoughts and we're happy to have hosted you. To be clear, the aircon can be used at all times. Thanks for pointing out that the toilet has a way to work the flush and I'll make a note for future guests on how to use the flush.
April 2016

Kerry User Profile
March 2016
The host canceled this reservation 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Dicle User Profile
January 2016
I had a great experience with my two week stay at Lucinda's place. The location of the house is very well connected and vibrant with all sorts of amenities in walking distance. The house is large and airy and has a little patio which makes the stay even nicer. Lucinda is very easy going, and the aesthetic taste and vibe at home was quite pleasing to me. I highly recommend to book her place!

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Lucinda User Profile

I'm a university lecturer, artist and writer, specialising in areas of arts, design, travel and nature. Friendly, polite, respectful and enjoy a great holistic work-life balance. I used to work as a travel editor– I enjoy recreating the wonderful hospitality I've experienced, recommending places to explore and discovering new ones.

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