A decent enough place to stay, five minute walk to the beach and village. The villa is more of a first floor apartment. The apartment is fully equipped with everything you would need, except for an oven. We found for the price that the apartment was fine and well located, it did need a bit of TLC in places, but his was mainly outside on the balcony and stairs. We found both double beds had extra toppers to give a bit more comfort and we both slept well here. The owners live underneath, in an apartment and are always on hand if you need anything, but you hardly notice they are there. We used the pool on a few occasions and noticed the owner cleaning it on at least two occasions while we was staying. The property is surrounded by trees, so it will get leaves falling into the pool. We enjoyed are stay and for the cost we couldn’t complain.
For context I want to make it clear that I am not some princess who only stays in 5* hotels. I have travelled extensively and have stayed in some very interesting places around the world. When I arrived here I have never been so disappointed and this is the first time I have ever had to check out after the first night and find somewhere else to stay.
To start with it's not deluxe and it's not a villa. It's a very tired, poorly maintained and below standard holiday apartment. The owners live on the ground floor which makes it and the pool decidedly not private. This is not made clear in any listing which I think is poor. I wouldn't have booked if I had known this.
Just a couple of examples of grossness: broken toilet seat; grimy shower area; stained shower curtain; dirty balcony cushions (one had what looked like vomit on it); no hand soap in the bathroom; rock hard bed that was like sleeping on a plank of wood; unusable pool that was filthy with leaves and green algae. Yuk!
After one night on that bed I have back pain and in the interests of my health and a happy holiday we decided to leave. I have never been so relieved to leave!
My advice - just don't.
What a wonderful villa set on the side of the hill with a view to the ocean. One min walk to the centre of town. Felt like a home away from home with all the amenities needed to make our holiday a wonderful stay. Very well appointed villa with all the luxury required. Our hosts David and Glenn made us feel very welcomed and provided us with much needed information about the local community and where to go and what to see. Would recommend for your next holiday
Glenn and Dave welcomed us with wide open arms and made us feel very comfortable and relaxed.
They gave us a bunch of information about the island and Thailand in general and told us about the best places to eat. They also helped us with logistic matters which was all very helpful.
The apartment itself was beautifully decorated in Thai style, fully equipped, with a flat screen tv and a cupboard filled with dvd's, air con in both rooms and fans throughout the place.
We could also use the pool, or went for a dip in the sea, which is only a five minute walk away, at the most beautiful beach on the island.
We are immensely grateful for their kind hospitality and look forward to coming back some time!
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