My husband and I have just returned home after the most amazing 4 week vacation in Todd's apartment. We read all the reviews prior to booking this gorgeous place, and were in no way disappointed with the content of reviews, Todd's description and all the photographs. We have stayed in many rental apartments, but this one wins the prize for 'best of everything'!! There's not much I can add to previous reviews, but I will try!
We had a major issue before traveling to Thailand as my husband had a skiing accident, resulting in him being totally reliant on crutches the whole time we were in Karon Beach! Todd very patiently answered my millions of questions, so we set off very confident that we would have no problems. From check in to check out at Karon View we couldn't have been happier. Todd had given us superb advice, hints and tips - complemented by the on-site manager, Brendan, and his team. They were just so helpful and always available to arrange taxis etc. and the housekeeping was just excellent. I could always find a bright red Tuk Tuk at the end of the drive and, towards the end of our stay when my husband was more mobile, the Tuk Tuk drivers always drove up to the top to collect him.
The restaurant affiliated to the complex delivered our fabulous evening meals - beautifully prepared and served on china (very nice touch). We did venture out in the evenings a few times (can highly recommend Kata Rocks and Mom Tri's Kitchen - both very high end prices, but superb dining and setting).
We spent the majority of our time lounging upstairs in the gorgeous, totally private, rooftop salah and pool. Can't imagine how we would have coped without this superb feature. As I mentioned in the heading, it really is a private oasis with wonderful ocean views, sea breeze, gorgeous sunsets - oh how we miss that, especially now back home in the cold!
Would just thoroughly recommend Todd's rental to anyone who wants to have an amazingly fabulous vacation with a wow factor - but also having many cheaper eating options all within walking distance. The little shop down the street was great for milk, drinks, wine etc. The cart outside with fresh fruit was incredible and the massage place next door - wonderful manicure/pedicures/shoulder/neck/foot massages.
Thank you Todd! As I said, the next time we make it to Phuket, your special apartment is No.1 on our list.
This was our second visit to this fantastic penthouse apartment and it was even better than the first! The views from the huge living are and rooftop pool and sala are incredible. The apartment has everything you need and more, and has amenities beyond what we have in our own home! Much better decorated throughout than a five star hotel. The two pool areas have been recently upgraded and look great including the addition of a snack bar with a full food and beverage menu. Can't wait for our next visit!
This is a very comfortable apartment with everything you might want. It is close to restaurants and shopping, close to the beach, and well managed. My favorite aspect to our five day stay was the fact that it is very quiet, very private, with great ocean views, and includes a beautiful private penthouse swimming pool and garden area, which we called the "Perch" and which was really hard to leave. The place made common folks (like my family) feel like royalty.
We loved our stay at Todd's place, it was just as the pictures show and thats perfect. The use of the private pool with cabana upstairs was a relief from the hot rays when not wanting to hit the beach. I am tripping over my tongue with what I want to say, because this place was perfect and so close to everything and I could just go on and on about how great it is, anyway, you must try Sweet & Sour Restaurant at the end of the street, very cheap and great food, also has the taxi service at the end of the drive. Brendan was very helpful with any questions we had regarding places to see etc. When we return to Karon Beach, Phuket, this is where we will be staying without a doubt. Had to have a bit of a chuckle, because I was regularly keeping ontop of the cleaning as there was 4 of us, including washing the linen and towels, to only find there was housekeeping on the 4th day, oh well, they didn't have much to do, because I made sure the place was spotless when I left, as this is what I do, bit OCD unfortunately.
I have travelled fairly extensively, and this is handsdown the best accommodation I have stayed in. Returned April 17, having stayed last year as well.
The apartment is better than described, and fully fitted with everything you could require from the nice-to-haves such as extra fans, all kitchen wares and ice maker, to the awesome-to-haves such as washer/ dryer and the amazing rooftop pool and gazebo (newly renovated since our stay last year) which overlooks Karon Beach.
Situated in a good area, close (5 minute walk) to plenty of shops, restaurants and activities (ATVs on the same street), it's a 10 minute tuk tuk ride to Bangla Road in Patong.
Todd, the owner, went above and beyond for us, going as far as to recommend an emergency dentist for my brother and organise our airport transfers. He is extremely responsive to any queries or requests.
Couldn't have asked for more, and will definitely book again if we go back to Phuket.