We spent most of our stays in Taiwan in Homestays instead of hotels due to the reason we would like to experience the locals' life. Inarguably, Happy House+ homestay in Taiwan was the homestay we felt the immense warmth and family feeling. For once we thought we entered a wrong house we stepped into a house because the house was too decorative for a homestay!
|The living hall|
Happy House+ Homestay is located 0.3km from the Hualien town, in a rather quiet residential area. Though there might be a distance to the town but the comfy here is definitely pay off. We even changed our trip schedule in order to stay here and it was no regret.
The living hall is just awesome. We can see how the owner pay attention to every details of the corner. From having nice small stickers on the wall to the cute giant bears on the sofa.
It is clearly shown the owners of the homestay has strong enthusiasm and interest at bicycles and music.
Hot and cold water dispenser at one corner of the living room.
Looking at these pictures, you may think these are either decoration in a bedroom or a room for kids? Are you sure? Scroll down and look at the bigger picture..
Those are actually decorations at the garden! Now you know why we were surprised the moment entering the house.
It is unbelievable! The small lawn is nicely designed for as a playground for kids too.
There is even a nice shoes racks and look at the decoration above the door. How details they really gone into.
This is the room for 4 people. They only have 3 rooms available at once - two 4 people rooms and a 2 people room. We were staying at a 2 people room but sneak into here to snap a picture.
Tadaaa.. This was our room. It looks like we were staying in some kids' wonderland. Kids will definitely love this place.
The rooms were decorated with a lot of Lu Sucre Rabbits. It was like a mini Lu Sucre Rabbits' party!
Simple yet nice amenities were provided.
Perhaps it was psychological effect till we felt even the tissue box was cute.
The bathroom is spacious. Both warm and cold water are available.
A designated place to dry your clothes.
We even felt the lights were special!
You can see how the owners take into small details from the above picture. Everything is handwritten on a nice small piece of paper.
All the small decorations in every room were clearly an effort by the owner. Would we even able to design such a beautiful room?
Comfy shoes were provided.
On next morning, the owner gave us a face mask with a handwritten note! Too bad we did not manage to take a picture with the owner because she was in a rush. The lady owner was beautiful and blessed with 2 children. Hope to come here again and have an enjoying stay.
This was our only taxi ride in our Taiwan tour. How does it relate to the homestay you may wonder? The beautiful lady owner actually called up a taxi to fetch us to our lunch destination prior taking the train. When we about to pay the taxi fare, we were told then the fare has been paid by the owner. Well, we really caught in a shocked and how nice were they. This was just a small gesture but it really made us feel the differences.
The homestay cost us RM140, equivalent to USD 37 by the exchange rate that time on a weekday (Note: the price is different on weekends or holidays). It was definitely worth the stay!
Happy House+ Homestay
No.1, Ln. 342, Fuqiang Rd, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan 970
Phone: 03-856 5057
Happy house web link refers here.