Chenggong, Taitung

David SamStrong Villa

A Seaside Mountain Vacation with Sunlight and Shade


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  • Privately enjoy the tranquil, semi-open architectural design of the space, in close proximity to mountains and sea
  • Rectangular openings allow sunlight and shade to flow through the scenic wall frames
  • Spacious lawn and decorative flower gardens
  • The semi-open architectural design of the building allows you to embrace the fresh green of the natural environment and the azure blue of the ocean.

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

A Seaside Mountain Vacation with Sunlight and Shade

Driving down the eastern coast, your car turns a corner and leaves the ocean behind. Another left turn and you head towards the entrance to Hsiaoma Hoping Mountain as an alley opens up between flowers to one side of the road. Wind ripples the trees and grass beside the alley as you make your way expectantly towards the end of the road where David SamStrong Villa is situated. You can’t help but wonder what kind of pleasant surprises await.



A tender dream stacked in layers upon the hillside

A gray building sits upon the hillside. The concrete walls of David SamStrong Villa maintain their original color and are coated with a monolithic finish, the building itself square-shaped, like a stack of toy building blocks. Suddenly, a burst of bright yellow enters your line of sight. As David, the host of this guesthouse, explains, that splash of color represents his frame of mind. Every day is a splendid vacation under such blue skies.


Originally employed as an engineer in a computer company, David has a resonant laugh and a soft heart. While performing his military service here in Taitung, David fell in love with the beautiful mountains and ocean vistas of the area. In order to give his elderly parents a place to retire and rest, he built a personal residence in the Taitung hills. At that time, now 10 years past, he spent his days tending the fruits, vegetables, and plants in his gardens. Three years ago, he began planning construction of a bed and breakfast, in the hopes of introducing even more people to the beauty of the simple life. Once built, he named this second building by combining his English (David) and Chinese (SamStrong) names. Thus, the jocular name David SamStrong Villa came into being.


Framing the various postures of sunlight

David limits admission to a single group of travelers at one time. In his villa, you can relax and live it up, and are guaranteed your favorite corner to lounge in. First floor accommodations consist of two double rooms which exhibit simple concrete-gray walls sprinkled with large splashes of yellow decor, yet are devoid of fancy furniture. Instead, large windowpanes allow the vastness of the Pacific Ocean to spill indoors. The semi- open design allows you to linger in the courtyard, strolling along the verdant garden paths. Alternately, you can sit in your doorway in a comfortable loveseat, savoring the sun-bathed hills in the distance. You can also stroll out behind the stairs, finding a wall fashioned with rectangular openings of different sizes through which the sunlight dances and plays in magical ways all day long.


Climbing the stairs to the second floor, you find a living room and a kitchen in the same simple, down-to-earth style. Gray walls accentuate the natural warmth of the wooden furniture. David’s own handmade dried fruit preserves sit to one side of the dining table for the enjoyment of his guests. Two lounge chairs, ideal for sunbathing and admiring the emerald green mountainside, await you on the balcony outside. Gazing towards the base of the mountain, sky and sea meet at the horizon in a poetic landscape where time seems to stand still.


Straightforward design highlighting spectacular views

The following morning, you are greeted by a table full of David’s handmade delicacies. Such things as eggs, salads, hibiscus tea, peanut butter and bread - all breakfast ingredients are organically grown and prepared by David and his mother. This distinctive, nourishing breakfast is made even more enjoyable by the blue backdrop of the Pacific Ocean beyond the windows.


Light and shadow play through every corner of the semi-open and dynamic design of David SamStrong Villa. 2 Wherever you go, you follow the tracks of sunshine and shade, whether standing or sitting or lying down. The green of the mountains and the blue of the ocean always seem easily within reach. How could a single day living in such luxury possibly be enough?


Room Type and Price

Room Type


David SamStrong Villa
2 ~ 4 guests

NTD 5,760 ~ 9,980/building


Breakfast included, 2-story building, Ocean View and Mountain view, 2 2-person room with ensuite bath, 2 double beds, 3 bathroom(s) (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Western style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Peak days: Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday, National Holidays, Consecutive Holidays and The day before national holiday
  • For safety reasons, staying with children of the age of 8 or under is not recommended. If guests insist otherwise, please be advised to exercise caution regarding the safety of children.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Accessible room(s) on the ground floor suitable for travelers with large luggage or disabilities.
  • 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:
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% 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 3 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 3 months.
  • 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 or a postponement in 3 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:
      • Taitung Airport: 43.6 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 臺東航空站.
      • Fugang Harbor: 31 km
      • Taitung Train Station: 42.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • PenShui Bus Stop: 1.9 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 鼎東汽車客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Fugang Harbor by taxi: about 35 minutes, NTD750 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

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Facilities and Services


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

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 21:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time: 08:00 ~ 10:00
  • 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.
  • Please make bookings in advance as we are unable to accommodate same-day booking.
  • 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.
  • We only accommodate guests with reservation and not open for visiting to ensure the privacy of our guests.
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please avoid producing strong odors, exercise caution when using the range, please help clean up after using.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • 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 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

No. 134-7, 小馬路, 臺東縣成功鎮, Taiwan

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