Greetings from Heron House!

After years of traveling and looking for the right place to call home, we finally decided to settle down in the charming town of Hoi An to start our first project. Heron House was truly love at first sight for us and now, after opening Villa Iliou as well just next door, we are even more proud to welcome you to our little special corner of Hoi An.

Hoi An is beautiful but oh so busy. On prior visits the choice was between a large hotel in-town or one at the beach and neither choice achieved the right balance. I believe that we were only the second set of guests at Heron House since its opening and had an idyllic stay.

Our room overlooked the rice-paddies from two sides. We were able to watch the farmers harvest then dry the rice, with village dogs and water buffaloes having a great time on the dried paddies. Talk about indelible memories! The room was beyond comfortable, full of Vietnamese atmosphere and so roomy. Great shower, really great. Breakfast was fabulous and a great time to learn about them and get tips for our day and for restaurant outings.

Best of all is the location. It is a leisurely bike ride to the beach as we went by duck farms and the water buffaloes swimming in their favorite ponds. Then its a short motorbike or taxi ride into town. The swimming pool was under construction but looked great.

We plan to return next year and to bring a group of friends along.

Jean-Pierre and Tina, USA

We were so very fortunate to be able to stay at Heron House the night of our wedding, and I also stayed the night before. Getting ready for our wedding day in such a picturesque setting was just amazing!

We loved the music playing throughout the house, the delicious jug of Bellini and Loic’s peri peri chilli oil. The pool also served the purpose of calming the nerves, the night before, & for reminiscing the day after.

We can’t thank Loic and Van enough & will definitely be coming back some time!

Kris and Natalie, Australia