We just returned from a short trip in Nha Trang and I have lots of story to tell but will start with our 2nd Airbnb experience. After our happy stay in Dalat in Cozy House, I was praying that we’ll have a great experience too in Viva Villa in An Vien, Nha Trang.
Our group was composed of 8 adults and 4 children (ages 4 to 8) — so you can imagine what we required — SPACE. And lots of it.
Viva Villa is in a gated community in An Vien with lots of space and just a block away from a safe beach.
During the afternoon, there were lots of vacationers and residents here. It really surprised me that lots of Russians are in Nha Trang now. According to our hosts, An and Daria, Russian families from Mui Ne have moved to Nha Trang. And they’re running businesses too!
The beach was a bit rocky but the kids had a great time.
The cable cars to Vinpearl are near, just outside An Vien. This is a pretty exclusive village with lots of huge villas — mostly for rent or for sale. They all looked so grand!
Anyway, I digress. Back to our villa.
The kids were happy about the space. Above is a shot of the living room area with TV and karaoke.
The kitchen is well-equipped with the basic condiments for cooking and the fridge was filled with water and soda. There was ice in the freezer too. We visited Citimart at Nha Trang Centre for food supply and cooked most of our meals in this kitchen. Everything we needed to cook and dine were available. We were also able to do some barbecuing. Charcoal was also provided!
I promised to take lots of photos but when our group started using all the areas, it was difficult to get clean shots. 😛 The dining table could seat 8-10. There were extra monobloc chairs on the side.
Viva Villa has 4 floors in total. 2 upper floors, ground floor, and the basement/garage where two motorbikes were parked (which you could rent for 150,000 VND for the whole day) and where the washing machine was. We washed all our clothes here (detergent and fabric wash were readily available). Hate going on vacations and coming back with lots of clothes for washing!
The only drawback with living in a villa is that our kids loved going up and down the stairs. I wanted to stay on the 3rd floor because of the view — but with kids, we decided to just stay on the second floor. Unfortunate for our 3 senior citizens with arthritis though. 😛
On each landing, just outside the rooms (2 on each floor), was an area where you can chill by the window.
The two rooms facing the street looked exactly alike with a balcony, queen-sized beds, and a bathroom with a tub, shower, and walk-in closet.
When the adults were too lazy to bring the kids to the beach, the tub was a perfect replacement.
The 2 rooms facing the backyard looked the same too with the same queen-sized beds, a walk-in closet, and shower.
All rooms have cable TV and air condition. The rooms are huge and you can still fit another mattress on the floor (which they provided). According to the Viva Villa’s rules, they allow up to 10 adults and 4 kids.
Lots of cabinets and drawers for your clothes.
Each bathroom had basic toiletries, as well as, towels — including the toilet on the ground floor where you could shower as well.
All toilets have bidets. 😛
There’s WIFI all throughout the villa and yes, a First Aid cabinet! This really came in handy when my mother-in-law fell on the concrete near the beach.
We enjoyed Viva Villa. Although it was off the center of Nha Trang, we liked our quiet space. An and Daria gave all the info we needed to get around the city — giving us contact numbers of taxi operators and even arranged the purchase of our Vinpearl tickets at a discounted price.
I would absolutely recommend Viva Villa and the hosts are just awesome!