Summer Point Jr - great little B&B

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Summer Point Jr - great little B&B

Postby maoman » 20 Feb 2010, 13:30

Over the CNY holidays, my daughter Trudi and I had the great pleasure of staying at a friend's B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong County (佳樂水/Jiālèshuǐ, 屏東/Píngdōng).

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For those who don't know, Jialeshui is in the very far south of Taiwan, almost as far south as Kending, but on the other side of the peninsula. Click here for the Google Map. Summer Point Jr. is a great place to hang out, relax, go surfing or swimming. There are no crowds, and while it is next to a road, the road ends right there, so there is very little traffic. Also, the food is awesome - all of the menu items are from The Diner! There's air-con, cable TV, lots of good hiking in the Jialeshui Seascape Park, which starts just a few meters away from Summer Point Jr.

You can find pictures of Summer Point Jr. here, pictures of Jialeshui here, and a couple of videos for your viewing enjoyment below:






If you're interested in staying there, you can e-mail Jessie at bongout0127 (at) hotmail.com, or call her at 0913-422-899. Rates start at NT$2,400/night including breakfast.
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby lostinasia » 20 Feb 2010, 16:19

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be keeping this in mind for spring break. Plus it'd be nice to get back to the Kending area, without going to, well, Kending.

(Still a day left in Chinese New Year vacation and I'm already planning the next getaway...)
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby Omniloquacious » 20 Feb 2010, 17:18

It looks good, Mao. Is there anything in the way of sandy beach close by?
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby maoman » 20 Feb 2010, 17:55

Omniloquacious wrote:It looks good, Mao. Is there anything in the way of sandy beach close by?

Yes, just outside the front door and a short walk down to the beach. It's clean, and with very few people. I didn't notice any current, but I didn't go in very deep because I was with Trudi.

The surfing is supposed to be pretty good there as well - Jessie is an avid surfer and she says that Jialeshui has the most consistent waves of anywhere in Taiwan. Surfboard rentals and lessons can be arranged as well.
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby MJB » 20 Feb 2010, 18:10

I was there yesterday, and can attest to the ambience, the food, and the great view of the local break (which is damn nice by the way). Her assistant also has the best cruising longboard (skateboard) I've ever had the pleasure to ride...

2 thumbs up for an area of Kending that won't drive you crazy.
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby sandman » 25 Mar 2010, 21:50

Just came back yesterday after a two-night mini-break at Summer Point Jr. and I'm happy to give two thumbs up also.
Gorgeous room, beautiful big patio overlooking the ocean, absolutely spotlessly clean and great burgers and breakfasts in a completely laid-back atmosphere.
Counting the days before we can get back there again.
Thanks so much, Jessie!
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Also an EASY trip without a car: HSR to Kaohsiung @ 90 mins > taxi from HSR station to the front door @ 90 mins.

A little over 3 hours from sand in the air and 15-degree misery to sand in your shorts and 32-degree stupendousness.

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The patio
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The day area of our room
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The bed area
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The bathroom area
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Me after some longboard fun
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View of Jialeshui
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby Baas Babelaas » 25 Mar 2010, 21:58

I stayed somewhere near there back in '05 - I think the place was called 'Blue House' - Taiwanese surfers' hangout. It was super chilled out (for a group holiday with all Taiwanese).

I recall the beach was pebbly with black sand? And the surf knocked us around a bit that day.

Pleasant memories nonetheless..
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby Mucha Man » 25 Mar 2010, 22:19

Exactly what part of Jialeshui is that? Right up near the gate or down in the little village before the hill and by the river?
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby sandman » 25 Mar 2010, 22:23

Muzha Man wrote:Exactly what part of Jialeshui is that? Right up near the gate or down in the little village before the hill and by the river?

Its just on this side of the gate to the park, which is about 30 meters up the road -- in fact, you can just see the gate to the right of the bottom photo. In the other direction, its about a 5-minute walk to the junction of the road to Eluanbi.
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Re: Summer Point Jr - great little B&B in Jialeshui, Pingdong

Postby divea » 25 Mar 2010, 22:49

superb pics sandman!
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