With the decline in our Malaysian ringgit, I’m sure many people are dismayed at having to cancel their overseas holiday plans. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t deter you from planning a nice holiday trip (like a dairy farm in the Sabah highlands), and there are lots of interesting places worth discovering in Malaysia, without the hassle of having to get a passport and visa done, buying winter clothing to combat the freezing weather, or changing currencies! (Another advantage is that it keeps the currency within our local economy. Belilah barangan buatan Malaysia and support Tourism Malaysia! ;))
One of our favourite finds so far is this picturesque boutique homestay village in Malacca. Sure, there are lots of great homestays dotted around Malaysia, but this one stands out because of its adorably unique structure. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at this!
Located in Paya Rumput, Malacca, about 7 kilometres away from the city centre, MasBro Village is a family owned-and-operated boutique homestay business. The name of the homestay village was derived from the names of the owner Encik Mazlan and his siblings. The unique design of the houses were inspired by the colourful huts of Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia.
Each little triangular homestay unit can accommodate up to 6 people, has 2 toilets with water heater, fully air-conditioned, and is split into two floors: the ground floor and first floor. Some of the larger units even come with a wraparound balcony!
The ground floor has a living hall complete with dining table, sofa, TV, toilet and compact kitchen, which comes equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, water kettle and utensils. The sofa can be extended to function as a bed too! Do note that any food brought into the premises has to be halal, and no alcohol or pets are allowed. A small staircase leads up to the first floor, where there are two queen-sized beds and a toilet as well.
Currently, they are offering a promotion price of RM250 a night for 6 people per unit (additional charge of RM30 per person over 6 pax), which makes it the perfect vacation getaway with family or friends. There is ample parking space for cars within MasBro Village’s compound, which is gated, as the management are aware of residents’ safety concerns and have taken the necessary measures to ensure their safety and peace of mind.
Psst… We hear it’s an awesome place for fun photoshoots and even wedding photoshoot too! Imagine the contrast between a beautiful white wedding gown and the colourful houses in the background……
Places of Interest
- Tesco Cheng Stadium Hang Jebat (groceries) – 5 minutes walk
- Ayer Keroh (zoo, reptile sanctuary) – 6km
- Malacca town – 7km
- Gadek Hot Spring – 7km
- Tanjung Bidara (beach) – 12km
- Fully air-conditioned
- Living hall
- Dining table
- Kitchen (includes microwave, refrigerator, water kettle, utensils)
- Sofa bed (x1)
- Queen-sized bed (x2)
- Toilet with water heater (x2)
- Ample parking space
- Secure gated compound
Things to Note
- Halal food only
- No alcohol
- No pets
- Check-in deposit of RM100
- Up to 6 pax per unit (additional charges for extra guests)
Well, now you have all the details, it’s time to plan a trip to Malacca! 😀 Instead of staying in boring old hotels in the historical city, why not venture a bit further and try out this adorable little homestay? It will definitely make for a memorable and Instagram-worthy trip! 😉
MasBro Village Boutique Homestay
Jalan Paya Rumput Cheng
Taman Paya Rumput Indah
76450 Paya Rumput
Contact No.: 013-3136872
GPS Coordinates: N 2.28651, E 102.2135
Facebook Page: MasBro Village (link)
*Disclaimer: Photos were all taken from MasBro Village Facebook page.
Got an idea for a unique homestay experience? With the right piece of land, you can even build your very own themed-homestay and who knows, it may well become the next big thing in Malaysia tourism! 😉