$95 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay


  • Chalet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 11 reviews

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Chalet / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner



Only 30 minutes drive north of Kota Kinabalu. We are situated in a beautiful Lagoon part of the Magnificent MENKABONG RIVER SYSTEM and near to the 5* Shangri La Rasa Ria resort hotel and the Dalit Bay Golf club .

The area has an abundance of wildlife including our resident Water Buffalos, Sea Eagles, Kingfishers, Hornbills, Fireflies etc



The Water chalet bedroom room is located off a private jetty. The room is furnished to a very high standard, and has one queen size bed, separate dressing room and large En Suite bathroom with rain shower. Private balcony.

Mini Fridge TV, DVD with a wide selection of films for your enjoyment.

Bath robes, slippers, toiletries, hairdryer and iron.

Air conditioning and ceiling fan.

Complimentary selection of assorted teas, coffee, water and soft drinks available.

You will wake up and enjoy stunning views from your bedroom with the back drop of Mount Kinabalu in the distance.

View the resident Water Buffalo, Horbills and much more all from your private balcony.

There is also a lovely fully equipped guests kitchen, lounge / day room located just off the water chalet bedroom.


Milk,orange juice, eggs, cereals,Yogurt ,bread, butter, preserves,croissants, condiments and a fine selection of Fresh Fruits.



On the upper deck of the houseboat there is a bedroom with queen size bed and is furnished to a very high standard.

Air conditioning, mini fridge DVD, Mini safe, iron hairdryer, Bath robes, slippers,.Tea and coffee and complimentary soft drinks are provided.

PLEASE NOTE; The small private shower room and toilet for the upper deck houseboat bedroom is located on the main deck.



Guests have full private use of all the (upper deck section of the houseboat.)

Very spacious upper deck with ample seating area, dining table and bar. There is also a sun deck area with sunbeds and a retractable Sun Canopy.



Located just off the water chalet bedroom

Sink, Electric Oven, large Fridge, gas Hob, Toaster , kettle. Crockery and Utensils.

Dining table 6 chairs. Large Sofa and a swing chair


We can accommodate up to 5 guests at any one time BUT ONLY if in the same party. Therefore if only TWO GUESTS book they then have full sole use of the chalet and the Houseboat facilities.

Take a swim or a leisurely walk ,just sit back unwind and at the end of the day take in the sunset and enjoy a complimentary cocktail or two at the upper deck Bar.


If its peace and tranquility your looking for then look no more, come experience a stay at Trobong Bay. You won't regret it!!

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA highly recommended --

Take a 2 hour River cruise you will be picked up and return from the Water chalet pontoon. Cruise a long the Magnificent and memorable Menkabong river, enjoying true nature and wonderful scenery.

Excellent Hiking trails close by

Tuaran market town is close by and has many restaurants and shops, home of the special Tuaran Mee noodles. A must try - Delicious!

Swimming is completely safe in the lagoon (Beach towels provided)

Fishing in the lagoon or on our private lake for the real fishing enthusiast.

Visit the Mari Mari Cultural village, see traditional longhouses etc.

Visit the nearby 5* Shangri La hotel and Spa. As our guests you are entitled to use the swimming pool, food and beverage outlets, payable water sport activities are also available. Rent a golf buggy and see an abundance of wildlife on the beautiful dalit bay golf course. Take a canopy or jungle walk in there very own Nature Park.

Play Golf at nearby Dalit Bay voted "Best in Sabah " As our guests you are entitled to substantial reductions in green fees.

Royal Sabah Racecourse, take a fun day at the races weekly on Saturdays and Sundays only

The surrounding area offers a Beautiful coastline, villages, mountains and rivers to explore.

A wonderful scenic drive will take you to majestic MOUNT KINABALU NATURE PARK around one hour away.


Superb seafood resturant in a lovely setting only a few minutes walk away and many other excellent restaurants 10 minutes by car offering Seafood, Malay and Western Cuisine.

And of course a wide choice of superb eating outlets at the nearby 5* Shangri La Rasa Ria Hotel. The Dalit Bay Golf clubhouse also has an excellent restaurant.

We are ideally located En Route to Mount Kinabalu Nature Park and Kudat in the North.

Car hire preferable. We can arrange and offer guests excellent low cost car hire rental. From RM100 per day inclusive.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
  • 1 En suite, 1 Wet room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Car hire is recommended We can arrange excellent low cost car rental pick up from the airport or location of your choice,. Grab car is available in and around the area.

Interaction with guest

Deborah and Phillip are available to advise and assist if necessary. However guests will have full privacy ,the guest accommodations are completely separate from the owners accommodation.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($127.40) £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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About the owner

Deborah C.
Average reply time:
2 hours 11 minutes
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Calendar last updated:
21 Jun 2019
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

11 reviews

Very Good

“The Perfect Holiday”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2018

Wow, where to start, the perfect location on a beautiful lagoon , every single amentity you need, lovely hosts and to cap it all a fabulous seafood restaurant within 5 minutes walking distance. This lovely water chalet is 30 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu airport and was very easy to find. There was a wonderful warm welcome from hosts Deborah and Philip, who were always on hand to help organise things, there was a welcome back, bread, milk, juice, cereal, coffee etc . The lagoon is safe for swimming and we spent hours just floating around and cooling off in it. Deborah organised an amazing trip with Borneo Sun, Sand and Boats, where we spent the day snorkelling over the coral reef, it was like being in Finding Nemo, Mike and Charlotte also did the island to Island zip wire. The sunrise and sunsets from the boat are breathtaking and this was the perfect place to relax before heading into the rain forest. We will definitely be returning...

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