A total of 5 of us stayed one week, and we HIGHLY recommend this house.
The airport transfer was there right away. The owner met us at the house and ran through things. He also recommended some tours, an in-home chef, and taxi service.
First, HIRE THE CHEF, and do it early! BEST Thai food I've ever had and it was less expensive than eating out. You'll want to have her back.
The Trip Advisor ad is incorrect - there are 4 bedrooms each with a private bath and a half bath off the kitchen. The bedrooms (2 in the main house and 2 just a few steps away in the "cabana") are all well decorated and spacious. The master is especially large with a huge bath. The shower alone is bigger than my whole bathroom at home. The master also has a beautiful view of the pool and the ocean. The cabana rooms have a pool/ mountain view. One bedroom has no real view. All have new televisions with cable.
Views from the 2nd floor living room and dining room/kitchen are expansive ocean views. The kitchen is very nice - light and open - and has sufficient cook and service ware. There isn't a dishwasher but everything else is what you'd expect in a kitchen (oven, microwave, coffee maker...) and the stove top is gas.
My only words of caution are that it's a bit of a walk to/from town or beach up a steep hill. It was tough walking back in the afternoon heat after a day at the beach. They recommended a couple cabs (~$300-$400 BHT each way), and that worked well most of the time. They weren't always available when going home late at night, but there are lots of other cabs available. The house has business card sized maps to give the driver.
The tours were easy to arrange. I recommend the private driving tour around the island - Jack was great and we weren't rushed and could make adjustments along the way.
We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
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