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Changbin, Taitung

Farm Maison

The Promise of a Laid-Back Vacation with a Touch of the French Countryside

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  • A fair view of the east coast with hills behind and the sea in front
  • House of European country style
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  • Fresh and delicious sunny breakfast

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

The Promise of a Laid-Back Vacation with a Touch of the French Countryside

On a weekend, the bright sun shines on the coastal highway, while your floral hat is dyed with a hint of golden yellow from the rice paddies. Once you drive into the scenic countryside, lots of pastoral charms embrace you. Under the azure sky and the brilliant sunshine, a leisurely weekend vacation awaits you and your other half ahead. The wooden signboard engraved with “Farm Maison” by the rice field leads you to turn into the green gravel road – a country road replete with a sense of happiness.

 

 

Just like charming European countryside, the bucolic splendour composed of mountains, ocean, and rice fields

Getting off the car, after stretching your body, you look around the house to find the scenery greeting you. Behind the house is the misty Coastal Mountains Range with clear ridgelines, while in front of the house, the boundless Pacific Ocean can be seen through rice paddies. Sits in between is a house painted in light orange with thick beams and an elegant arcade entrance, accompanied by blooms of morning glory and vines. It reminds you of the country retreats in European movies and makes you look forward to creating joyful memories of your own here.

 

The staff, wearing a pair of silk and linen cropped trousers, comes out barefoot and greets you with a warm smile, looks very comfortable. Opening the French door, the space is awash with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee on a handbuilt antique table. After browsing through the delicate porcelain plates and exotic silver spoons of the hosts’ collection displayed in the lounge, you choose to sit in the cosiest corner to relax. Push the white wooden window open, you look at the idyllic scene with a background of endless blue ocean and your inner peace has already been found.

 
 

Four ways to greet happiness in four distinctive rooms

As you cheerfully stroll around the house, a kitten imitating your steps also wanders by your side. Let the fair sunshine embraces your body and soul, and follow the kitten’s footprints to find some good times here.

 

Once insert the keys to the quaint door locks of four distinctive rooms, each opens to a unique indulgence. “Morning Sun Double Room” takes up a private corner of the house and allows you to enjoy intimacy with your partner. You may gaze afar for stunning mountains on the veranda or greet sunrise at the window overlooking the ocean. In the “Starry Night Room,” the feel is boundless with the broad view of sky and sea. A white ceiling fan rotates under the pitched roof, while white country style bed frames loaded with soft blue floral linen sheet can wrap up your dreams. Also, a long wood table and a denim sofa are perfect for couples to relax and look at the sea in a daze. When night falls, turn off the blue-and-white porcelain lamp and look into the starry sky in an open white bathtub, what else can be more satisfying? “Sea-watching Attic” is like a violet garden, as a secret base is hidden within its elegant French style décor. Its spacious balcony overlooks the ocean and fields. “Plant Happiness Family Room” is the dream realized from the blueprint of happiness. It contains a small kitchen and living room, recreating the warm relaxation of home. The corner with the ocean view and the comfy bedroom all make your stay even better.

 
 

Bonjour! cheers to the beautiful life

In the morning, you watch the sun gradually rising from the Pacific Ocean, while a cool breeze strokes your face and accompanies wild goose flying over the paddy field. At eight thirty, as a carefree bluebird, you enjoy the hearty breakfast made by the staff. There are handmade bread with butter or homemade jam, healthy freshly ground soy milk and aromatic milk coffee, and panna cotta with fresh fruits, accompanied with the rural scenery and sea breeze. Bonjour! Just take a big bite of this laid-back vacation time!

 

After breakfast, you return to your room to rest for a while. Playing some relaxing music, you draw the scenery down or write the diary, enjoying the peaceful moment to your heart’s content. Perhaps to end this trip by visiting a secret spot is a good idea, you think to yourself. As you drive through the rice field, the light blue ocean and azure sky are reflected in the rearview mirror as saying goodbye to you. The seed of happiness planted in your heart starts to sprout as the lingering aftertaste of this wonderful journey just keeps you smiling on the way home.

 

 

Story of the Host

Meet the moving story of the host.

Hank and Lillian・Bring Home the Seeds of Happiness

At Farm Maison, the warm atmosphere of the French countryside permeates each corner. In the morning, we just met the host couple, Hank and Lillian, who returned from Tainan last night. There was no weariness but vigor and vitality on their faces. One was wiping off the dust brought by the sea breeze last night, while the other was assembling a new swing by the farmland. They greeted us with smiles and shared their stories with us.

 

 

Two lonely souls away from home met at cram school

They were two young people left home to go to the cram school in Taipei. In that crowded classroom, they happened to sit side by side. And as fate brought them together, they fell in love with each other. Hank, who was born in Penghu, was a dark-skinned and straightforward boy. He used to be a thrill-seeker, always bravely pursuing things he liked. When he studied at Cheng Kung University, most of his classmates were boys; therefore, when he signed up for the cram school, he chose a seat next to a girl. A simple act bonded them for a lifetime.

 

“At the first sight, I know she is the gift that falls from the sky,” says Hank, looking at Lillian with a coy smile. The love affair started with borrowing pens and books from each other and without any quirky twists. As a boy and a girl from the countryside, their imagination about love was simple and beautiful. The loneliness in a strange city they both felt brought them closer and closer, and they eventually became each other’s warm havens.

 
 

With the love for travelling, they complete each other's map

Lillian, who bore a gentle temperament, missed the warmth of her hometown and eventually returned and taught in Tainan. And Hank, after finishing the military service, instead of entering the technology industry that welcomed people with a master degree, came to Tainan for love and set foot on automotive lighting business. Originally, Hank got an opportunity to be assigned to Ottawa for training, but in that way, he had to face the separation from his newly built family. An invisible hand altered the couple’s destiny by opening another path for Hank to become a teacher as well. Therefore, they were able to lead a simple life in Tainan together.

 

With their stable incomes and both had regular vacation time, the two passionate travellers began their long journey. Apart from embarking on the journey of life together, they also travelled to every European country. In 1996, they went to Paris on honeymoon. Back then, the Internet was still not popular, so they collected newspaper clippings for travel information and held a map to explore the City of Love. When they got lost, some enthusiastic old Parisian ladies tried to help but with their fingers pointing in different directions. They met a grey-haired guard of an ancient castle who was fixing a bicycle by the gate, accompanied by his horse. Hank and Lillian loved and enjoyed this kind of warm feeling of interaction with people. On the road, the two travel fanatics never had a quarrel with each other. “Fighting is tiresome. We are just grateful that we can travel together.” They are the missing pieces of each other’s map, and by putting together they form the most wonderful scenery of their life.

 
 

The seeds of travelling sowed in Changbin bloom the flowers of happiness

After their children were born, the couple still insisted on travelling annually. The family would drive the modified camper van to Hualien and Taitung to enjoy the nature and wildlife. And even as far as Europe, they also took the kids there and left their footprints all over European countries. When travelling is a common hobby, living in the moment is the best way to share their love together.

 

“What inspired us to open up a B&B was that trip to Italy. We stayed at a B&B run by an old lady, who had grey streaks in her hair but still got this shiny and youthful look on her face.” The chat with the hostess made the seeds of their dream start to sprout. The couple both loved Taitung and thus decided to nurture the longing in the land of Changbin. They imagined the retirement life after the kids grow up, that both of them will stay in Taitung and manage Farm Maison, meet travellers and share stories with each other. Lovely flowers of friendship will bloom upon the encounters taking place at Farm Maison, they sincerely hoped.

 

Though Hank and Lillian haven’t yet begun their life at Farm Maison, travellers can enjoy the space of happiness and laid-back exotic ambiance through the considerate care from the staff. Loving to travel and share, the hosts are striving to plant that magical seed in the heart of every traveller.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Starry Night
Max. guest: 2-3 people

NTD 3,600 ~ 5,000/room

doubleBedOceanViewmountainViewcityViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, Ocean view, Mountain view, City view, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Balcony with view, Single-person open-air bathtub, LCD TV, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
+4

Morning Sun
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,400 ~ 4,000/room

doubleBedOceanViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, On the first floor, Ocean View, In-room bathroom, Open-style bathroom with shower curtain, 1 double bed, Balcony with view, Single-person bathtub, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+6

Plant Happiness
Max. guest: 2-4 people

NTD 3,800 ~ 6,800/room

doubleBeddoubleMattressshowerkitchen

Breakfast included, On the first floor, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, 2 double mattresses, Terrace, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+5

Sea-watching Attic
Max. guest: 2-4 people

NTD 3,800 ~ 6,200/room

doubleBedOceanViewmountainViewfarmViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, Ocean view, Mountain view, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, Balcony with view, Single-person bathtub, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Western style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, sofa bed, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD800 per person
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Please check with the lodging for details on continuous stay discount.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules (with a handling fee of NTD15 charged) :
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 3 ~ 6 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling 2 day before or on reservation date, or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 14 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 6 months. ;In the event of postponement, the deposit is transferable to another party.;Re-booking for the postponement is not limited to the original room type (subject to charge for balance or refund for overpayment).;Room rate will be charged at the rate of the actual check-in day. (subject to charge for balance or refund for overpayment).
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred(with a handling fee of NTD15 charged) or a postponement in 6 months (the check-in day included) can be reserved for one instance.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

By car

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
  • Lodging provides shuttle service to and from transportation spot with reservation in advance. Please refer to the Booking Info section for details.

After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

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Facilities and Services

Services

  • Taxi booking
  • Travel information
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 22:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand. please inform the lodging for late check-in time upon booking
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time:please make reservation upon checking in
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accomodations without refund for bringing pets into the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • If guests book for an extended stay (more than one night), fresh bedding, covers, pillow, Towel, Bath towel and daily cleaning will not be provided.
  • In the event that guests showing up with less people than booked, fees will still be charged for the rooms and rates as the original booking.
  • Please inform the lodging in advance if you have visitors.
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen facilities
  • Please refrain from bringing food and beverages into the room. Please go to the to eat, and please help cleaning up afterward.
  • The lodging will not take credit card or Taiwan Traveler Card.
  • The lodging will not provide Taiwan Uniform Invoice (tax declared receipt) or regular receipt.
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations without refund for violation.
  • The following activities are not allowed: barbecue.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.

Contact Info

Address
No. 3-7, Shangsanlun, Changbin Township, Taitung County, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-905-559-355
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Contact Hours
09:30 - 22:00

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Email
tn0238@gmail.com

LINE ID
0905559355