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A Charming 1890s Heritage House at Kimberley Street

Vacation home with kitchen, near KOMTAR

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George Town, Penang, Malaysia
  • 11 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Climate-controlled air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 11 min walk
  • Padang Kota Lama - 17 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 30 min walk
  • Penang Islamic Museum - 2 min walk
  • Studio Howard - 3 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Futon

Bedroom 3

2 Twin Beds and 1 King Bed

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About this home

Step back in time and stay a while in this picturesque heritage shophouse built in the 1890s featured on The New York Times, right in Kimberley Street. Nestled within the Unesco World Heritage Site of George Town, Kimberley Street was the heart of traditional Chinatown. The Chinatown ambience of Kimberley Street is still very much there! At night, indulge in Penang's popular street food right at your doorstep.

Flooded with natural light, this beautifully-restored 3-bedroom shophouse was renovated for the comforts of modern living while still retaining as much of the original house as possible. Take in George Town's rich history by staying right in this original 1890s shophouse! Not only is this truly an amazing place to unwind and marvel at the beautiful architecture, it is also located right in the heart of George Town, where everything you need is just a few steps away!

The Space:

Extremely spacious for a maximum of 11 guests, this unique double-storey 1980s shophouse is fully furnished with everything you need!

Please click on the photos to view more about this property and its surroundings.

This fully equipped and furnished 139sqm shophouse is ready to go with:

- 55 inch Smart TV

- Air conditioning (in all bedrooms)

- Ceiling fans

- Wireless internet


- King-sized bed

- Quilt, pillows, sheets, throws & covers

- Two single-sized floor mattresses

- Bedside tables & lamps

- Storage closet


- Shampoo & body wash

- Bath towels

- Floor mats

- Toilet rolls

- Hair dryer


- Queen-sized bed

- Quilt, pillows, sheets, throws & covers

- Storage closet


- Two queen-sized beds

- Single-sized sofa bed

- Extra quilts, pillows, sheets, throws & covers

- Storage closet

- Coffee table & bookshelf

- Full-length mirror


- Shampoo & body wash

- Bath towels

- Floor mats

- Toilet rolls


- Comfy 3-seater sofa set

- Coffee table

- Arm chairs


- Dining table & chairs


- Marble bench top

- Bar stools

- Complimentary coffee

- Oven, stove top & range hood

- Fridge & freezer

- Dishwashing detergents

- Kettle, mugs, glasses & dishes

- Pots, pans, cutlery & cooking utensils

- Bin


- Dryer, washing machine & detergents

- Iron & ironing board

- Vacuum & mop

AN INTERIOR COURTYARD with outdoor furniture

Guest Access:

You will be allowed access to:

- The ENTIRE HOUSE (Ground and 1st floor)

- The interior courtyard

- WiFi

The Neighborhood:

We're located on Kimberley Street (Lebuh Kimberley), right in the heart of George Town. Everything you need is just a couple of steps away!

A Penang trip is not complete without indulging in the street food! George Town Char Kuey Teow or Cendol, anyone? The famous Street Food Night Market is right outside your doorstep. Enjoy the delicious street food and soak in the lively atmosphere of Kimberley Street at night.

To enjoy George Town to the fullest, go on the hunt for all the wall murals and street art (there's 3 right on your street!). At the same time, take in the rich

history of the streets and stunning shophouses (just like the one you'll be staying at!).

Take a 5-min stroll to Penang's most famous clan house - Khoo Kongsi. Marvel at this architecture masterpiece, which was built some 650 years ago. Khoo Kongsi is a magnificent structure with stone carvings that adorn the entrance hall. There are also structures, murals and statues of divine guardians throughout.

Only a short 10-min walk to get to the Clan Jetties - including the famous Chew Jetty. Built in 1918, this is one of the biggest waterfront settlements in George Town. You won't want to miss the scenery and the beautiful row houses on stilts, joined by wooden walkways.

If you want to take a break from the historical side of things, we are also only an 8-min walk to 1st Avenue Mall, a modern & stylish shopping mall that offers fashion, leisure and an abundance of dining choices.

Getting Around:

Needless to say, being on Kimberley Street, you can pretty much walk to most places. If you're not a fan of walking, you are surrounded by cabs, getting around is not going to be a problem at all.

(TIP: Hail a CAB or GRABCAR. It's well worth it. Traffic is REALLY bad in George Town, so avoid peak hour traffic if possible between the hours of 8am-10am and 4pm-9pm on weekdays).

- Khoo Kongsi (5 min walk)

- Clan Jetties -Chew Jetty (10 min walk)

- Little India (10 min walk)

- Pinang Peranakan Mansion (12 min walk)

- Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (12 min walk/5 min drive)

- Fort Cornwallis (15 min walk/5 min drive)

- Gurney Drive (8 min drive)

- Penang Botanic Gardens (15 min drive)

- Penang Hill (20 min drive)

- Kek Lok Si Temple (25 min drive)

- ESCAPE Theme Park (45min drive)

If you drive, there are parking bays on the street and prices are according to the City Council rates.

Other Things to Note:

This is a private unit ALL TO YOURSELF and you WON'T be sharing this with any strangers during your stay.

The "INSTANT-BOOK" function is enabled so you may instantly book the place if the dates you want are available.

A representative will provide you with the SELF CHECK-IN details.

This pad accommodates 10 adults generously but a max of 11 overnight at no extra charge.

The sleeping arrangement for the 11th adult would be on a sofa bed which folds out to a single with extra quilts, pillows, sheets & covers.

Please do let us know before hand if you would like us to pre-make the sofa-bed and mattress prior to your arrival.

Interaction with Guests:

I only interact with guests via AirBnb, What'sApp, Email, SMS or Mobile when necessary. Rest assured, my response time is pretty much instant.

I will not be present at this property during your stay.

A representative will provide you with the SELF CHECK-IN details.

The 3-BEDROOM shophouse unit will be vacant (Furnished of course along with the amenities) ALL TO YOURSELF. You WON'T be sharing it with any strangers during your stay.

Please refer to my calendar for availability.

If your preferred dates are available, please feel free to book 'em. If the dates that you're after are blocked, they are most likely taken.

The "INSTANT-BOOK" function is enabled so you won't need our "Pre-Approval" to make a booking.

Just "INSTANT-BOOK" it if the place suits and if your dates are available.

"EASY-TO-FOLLOW" directions to access

the apartment unit and facilities will also be provided once your booking is made.

Complimentary coffee available!

What’s around


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 11 min walk
  • Padang Kota Lama - 17 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 30 min walk
  • Penang Islamic Museum - 2 min walk
  • Studio Howard - 3 min walk
  • Penang Vintage Toy Museum - 4 min walk
  • Cannon Street - 4 min walk
  • Prangin Mall - 5 min walk
  • Kidland Penang - 5 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 26 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 29 min drive
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George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1496 sq ft)
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Climate-controlled air conditioning
  • Washing machine


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 queen beds and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed and 2 twin/single beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap


  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer


  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV


  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 11
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

Also known as

  • 61c7d47ac55ae30035306554


  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Metisser Patisserie & Tea Room (3-min walk), Jawi House Cafe Gallery (3-min walk), and Fresh Every Bar (3-min walk).