Trying to fathom who was at the helm of Boat Condo’s DEVELOPMENT?
Barging onto the local property scene in 2006 and captained by a Chiang Mai engineer and businessman, it wasn’t actually until July ’14 that Mobius Real Estate set afloat Boat Condo under the concept Simplicity, Modern life, Aesthetic function and Low-density condominium Linked together ‘is beautiful’.
Although the multi-coloured bubble rings that once tricked out its facade tragically got taken down, the non-traditionally designed and built eight-storey condo’s still instantly clockable from the fore-and-aft rigging style structures hoisted topside!
A peripheral LOCATION that’s been making waves lately!
Bounded by the Chiang Mai to Doi Saket, Chiang Mai to Lampang and Inner Ring Roads, Boat Condo’s moored on a 964 square metre plot of land inside the Chiangmai Business Park. More an urban isle with villagey feel and seeing little motorised or pedestrian traffic, the CBP harbours a shipload of everyday retail and recreational ports of call within the shortest cruising distance from the property; over and beyond 7-Eleven convenience stores, bank branches, cafés, dental clinics, eateries, pharmacies, laundries and dry cleaners, there’s JaiSai Bakery for sweet treats, baking bits and pieces, kitchenwares, even cookery workshops! While promoting ‘More than just low prices’ is the hugest hypermarket in town, Big C Extra; home to a sea of weekly groceries, toiletries, wearables, sporting gear, household and electrical items as well as bill payment services, a food court plus, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, an absolutely super outdoor night market with a haul of mobile accessories, fashionable duds, fresh produce and cosmopolitan edibles.
No less reachable and the biggest of its kind in the region is CentralFestival. Figuring six levels of shopping and dining outlets but a doddle to navigate, the hi-tech Fest’s also anchored by the ‘Truly World Class’ Central Food Hall supermarket, a Central Department Store, multiplex cinema [movie theatre] with 2D, IMAX and 4DX screens, Sub-Zero ice-skating rink and Virgin Active Fitness Club. To voyage to other places in the city, the complex provides a fleet of complimentary minivans and songthaew which ferry folks daily to select halts throughout the Night Bazaar, Nimmanhaemin, the ‘Old City’ and CentralPlaza/Chiang Mai Airport. Then again, for a paltry 20 baht a journey, occupants can always hop the R1 RTC Smart Bus from right outside to make Tha Phae and Chang Phuak Gates, Kad Suan Kaew and Maya malls, Chiang Mai University or the Zoo.
But not forgetting that the Provincial Arcade transport station’s barely a quarter of an hour’s walk from Boat Condo for picking up licensed cabs, motorcycle taxis, municipal buses, rot daeng, tuk tuk in addition to coaches travelling to elsewhere across Northern and Northeastern Thailand, the Central provinces, Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and as far as Luang Prabang in neighbouring Laos!
Going overboard on Boat Condo’s IN-HOUSE AMENITIES!
Starting on the ground floor and the first of Boat’s crewmates encountered are the casually dressed but nevertheless on the ball security staff mustered 24/7 at the barriered front approach on the far side of CBP Soi [lane] 2. What’s more, CCTV’s present across the premises’ common areas, and whichever of a fingerprint scan or an electronic keycard at the building’s outer doors and into those condo units which have since been further safeguarded with a digital door lock.
Parking on site’s almost exclusively understorey with a giving 30 car bays, plenty spots for motorbikes and a lean-to shelter for pedalled two-wheelers.
Inside the main entrance is a cubby-hole juristic office with all hands on deck from 9AM to 6PM Monday to Saturday. Despite only a token sized and effected lobby, hitting either of the stairs or the single lift [elevator] leads to the communal clubhouse features on Boat Condo’s dual-level rooftop…
Cloaking the largest part of the seventh floor is an artificially grassed garden scattered with patio furniture and green shrub-filled stone planters; whereas indoors is a worthily stocked panoramic gym, separate men’s and women’s saunas, not to mention a glass-walled ‘restaurant’ (really a meeting facility) incorporating a shared kitchen complete with countertop electric twin hob and double bowl sink. On the uppermost tier of the building stretches an open-air infinity-edged pool bordered by a wooden sun terrace lined with a handful of recliners from which to survey the pretty nearly 360° and simply sensational views of the surrounding mountain ranges and cityscape below.
No reason to give these CONDO UNITS a wide berth!
Counting exactly a dozen balconied r
esidential units on each of floors two to six, near 85% come as 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom pads scaling from 32.00 to 40.70 sq m with 10 2 bed, 1 bath corner condos of 54.30 or 59.00 sq m. Though on the whole open-plan and more economically
proportioned than the norm, internal layouts are well organised so not a scrap of useable space is wasted. Using good to high quality materials, the chic contemporary interiors are offered partially or fully furnished but entirely air-conditioned and installable with a broadband internet connection from 3BB.