After reading the excellent reviews for this property we decided to book and were really looking forward to our holiday especially when we were bringing along my elderly mother on a trip of a lifetime. However we were very disappointed.
The villa is very niçe and in a good location but you do need transport of some kind. The pool had crystal clear water however needed a deep clean, lots of green algae on tiles and at bottom of pool.
There was no air conditioning in the main living area.
The air conditioning in the bedroom was poor, not strong at all and took hours to get to a half decent temperature. The fan options on them didn't work they are cheap and in need of a good service.
The fan in one bedroom and living space would only go to the first speed so absolutely useless.
We did mention this to the maid, to be told via txt message from owners there is nothing they can do and told us how we could keep cool and that no other customers had complained...well im sorry but that does not mean our issue wasn't genuine, there was no further investigation or anyone come to look at the air conditioning or even the fans.
The maid did bring us another fan but still inadequate.
There is a recent review on Agoda saying the same as me about the air conditioning.
Having rented numerous properties throughout Thailand over the years this is the first time I have never had air conditioning in the living areas especially at this price and spec.
The owners also said most people are out all day... again not all customers are the same and it's wrong to think otherwise. As we stayed 2 weeks we alsowanted to enjoy days at the villa too. At times when we came home from a long hot day out, my mother's legs swell and needs to sit cool for a few hours the only way to do this was to be confined in her bedroom rather than sit comfortably on the sofa watching TV with the rest of the family.
Even then the sofa was a fake leather plastic that in 40c heat was also Very uncomfortable as all we had was a fan circulating hot air.
The villa is described as luxurious, maybe when first built but it's now in need of some maintenance and TLC. The bathroom silicone and grout is dirty and could easily be replaced to look clean, it has a horrible dirty shower curtain and toilet brush and the sink backed up and created a terrible smell.
The pool lights didn't work, other lights were out all reported on day one and nothing done about it. It's little touches like this that need keeping up to or at least be responsive when reported.
I was shocked at what we found especially after the great reviews on here, not luxurious and we never had any interaction with owner as others have described.
The maid was excellent and tried her best to make things comfortable and apologised.
Would I stay here again? No...stick an Aircon unit in and tidy up and I would. It's nice to have the option to dine or relax with the TV in air conditioned comfort.
A real shame.
The pictures are accurate on the website as is the description mostly.
We were met by the lady that cleans and looks after the property. She was very pleasant and helpful.
The villa is perfect for a family of four or two couples.
It is in a quiet location. A car or other transport is essential. Although there were utensils etc enabling you to cook at the villa, it was difficult to find suitable food. Decent super,markets were quite a distance away. This was not a problem as we were very happy to eat our. Ao Nang was 10 minutes away by scooter. Lots of restaurants and cafes selling both Thai and Western all relatively cheap.
The double bed in the picture is in the main living space, so we didn't,t use it.
The pool was lovely, a huge bonus and was cleaned every other day. There were also two big rings and a ball. We had lots of fun in the pool.Lots to do, other than beaches and boar trips, all within half an hour transfer. We would recommend elephant house sanctuary, Thai'd up ( zip wire) as well as Thai cookery school.
I would thoroughly recommend this lovely villa as it enabled us to have a wonderful holiday. Having use of scooters was amazing, great fun. One came with the villa and then we hired the second from the caretaker. Transfer to and from the airport was also very reliable and reasonably priced.
we had a great time .
Pam was a great hostess and made us feel really welcome .
villa is ultra modern , with good finishes , sparkling pool.
I can recommend to anyone who wants a top class venue.
Mark Daley(SOUTH AFRICA)
Spent four days at the Villa, two bedroom both ensuite with open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area opening onto the crystal clear pool, with loungers and outdoor furniture, made it the perfect space for two adults and teenager to enjoy. (Would be a good option as well for two couples to rent the Villa)
We enjoyed the convenience of getting around Krabi on the scooters which are rented when you arrive.
The Villa was perfectly situated to reach Aonang beach and other sights within 10 minutes on the scooters. We're adventurous so thoroughly enjoyed exploring the different routes to take to reach our destinations. We felt perfectly safe during the day and evenings riding the scooters on the roads which are in perfect condition, and most drivers courteous toward scooters on the road.
Enjoyed the space and tranquility at the Villa when we wanted to relax at the pool and catch our breath before heading out in the evenings.
Convenience of fully equipped kitchen also meant we could stock up on some essentials to self cater as we needed for breakfast and other light snacks.
Washing machine was an added bonus to get some washing done.
Highly recommended and we'd definitely go back!
It wouldn't fair to start this review don't mentioning how awesome was our stay thanks to Michael and his wife, the owners of this incredible villa. They basically met all our expectations and more!!! We did not have to think about anything but relaxing and enjoy. They made all, and I mean ALL, our reservations, from day trips or restaurants, to taxis. Whatever we needed, Michael provided without hesitation. I am deeply grateful to them.
Now, the villa in one word: AWESOME! No other word describes it better. Pool is great, beds are comfortable, bathrooms and kitchen are brand new and has almost everything you need ( the only thing we missed was a blender since we use to do smoothies for breakfast). Spaces are big and everything is super clean. They have a washer machine although we did not used. I chose not to use the scooter either because I did not feel comfortable ride it with my 7 years old daughter and my wife. However, it is a big plus since you are 5-10 min away from Ao Nang (A taxi charges you 200-300 Baht)
We couldn't be happier for our choice to stay at this villa!!!