"Living with my family including 3 boys all under the age of 7 on Koh Samui, it was wonderful to have a 5 day break from the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui and take the very easy Raja ferry journey from Lipa Noi with our car to Koh Phangan.
I stayed with my parents at Dee Dee Villa Retreat in March 2009 which had been noted by the staff who welcomed us with open arms. The villas took me by surprise as there has been many upgrades since my last visit.
The gardens are now fully mature, the villas themselves look as good as new and we enjoyed the added bonus of the staff living within the estate in a self contained villa with the villa dog Sai the most loveable Labrador mix - my children adored her!
The staff provide an extensive Thai cuisine menu which we utilised every day. We had no need to go anywhere else during our stay. The villa manager Toni briefly popped in to see us each morning to ensure that we were comfortable and happy.
We will definitely return as this is the perfect short break needed from Koh Samui."
Stayed here for a week with some friends in March, the place was well maintained clean and spacious, the pool and the view was fantastic. The place had a peaceful feel about it.
The food arranged by the staff there was amazing, some of the best Thai we had on the Island. Toni Wagner the Manager was very helpful on arranging our stay there and looked after us how entire stay there.
My wife and I got married recently in the UK and we decided to have a second honeymoon on the island where we first met. We spent a blissful week at Dee Dee Villa Retreat and we still can’t forget the time that we had there. The setting was picture-perfect for us as the villas lay in a secluded bay with their own secretive and dreamy beach surrounded by palm trees. The villas are a hidden gem, tucked away on Thong Lang bay just a few minutes’ drive from Chaloklum fishing village. WE had complete and exclusive use of the property and we enjoyed the privacy and facilities that the property had to offer. The self-contained villas were gorgeous and comfortable with high finishing’s and furnishings. We had the most captivating view over the bay and crystal clear swimming pool and the manager Toni made sure we had everything at our fingertips and we were received and taken care of in a highly professional and welcoming manner. To all the staff and management a huge thank you for making our honeymoon so memorable and fantastic! We will be back….
The worst thing were the two construction areas just next to the house (about 20m). The one behind should be finished in December, but was not yet. The other one next to the house is just on the way to build the roof. I think they have to work min. the whole year. They work from 8 am till 5 pm with circular saw, grinding witch, hammer etc from monday till sunday. It's a horrible noise you would not have on holiday. Lying at the pool was not possible. This ist not the fail of the management, but they did not told us at the booking. So we left the house one week earlier to have some days with silence.
The location of the house is very beautiful, thats why we decided to rent the house.The house is ok and the pool also. The interior is old and kitchenware not much and also old. We rented a lot of houses in Thailand in the past. All of them were cheaper but therefore better not only in equipment. Only pay for the location? The road to the house is also very bad. With scooter and car very difficult and in the dark not possible to drive on.
The Manager of the house is helpful.
We thought the management would pay us compensation , but our complaints are ignored consistently after the holiday.
it was already our 3rd time at DeeDee villas. We found it by occasion with our friends more the 5 years ago and from that time we never missed a year (except if it was booked :). What we can say: excellent location in the calm area no crowds of tourists, very quite and even lonely BUT - this is the best place to hide from the noisy and crazy metropolitan lifestyle. House in the traditional thai style, but all in very good conditions, aircons works fine. 2 separate bedrooms + coach in the living room provides enough space for the family or 2 couples or :)). The pool is not so much big but always clean and refreshing. All facilities are kept in a very very good condition (believe us we rented other houses there and DO know the difference).
Host are very good English guys always in touch always helping. bedlinen and towels changing regularly, There is a new gaz BBQ in a patio, so you could make fresh fish BBQ and party for the friends. Memo: there is one more house on this land plot, we usually rent both with our friends family, but you should take it into account. One more time - location is great but a bit distance from any roads, beaches etc, which is good on out taste BUT the car or bike strongly recommended. Anyhow THANK YOU TONY AND JAMESY we will be back for sure this year, so reserve a new villas now.