Crystal Beach Condo Rayong
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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Perfect for a family get away on a pristine, white-sand beach just 2 1/2hrs drive from Bangkok, Thailand.
This 170 sqm. fully-equipped 3-bedroom apartment beach-front apartment comfortably sleeps 4 adults and two children, making it ideal for an affordable break with family and friends.
Crystal Beach Condo is set on Rim Pae Beach, a palm-lined stretch along the Gulf of Thailand in tropical Rayong province. The apartment is fully and comfortably furnished. The kitchen has all the necessities to prepare a full meal -- or slip away to any of the nearby restaurants.
Relax on the veranda, the beach or by Crystal Beach's sprawling swimming pool. Make use of the gym, snooker table, table tennis, tennis and petanque courts, along with sauna rooms. There's plenty to keep the kids occupied -- including their own shallow pool, a shady garden playground and mini-golf. If you feel like an outing, hire a boat to explore the nearby islands, go souvenir shopping at the nearby village, or trekking in the Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park.
Internet-enabled 48-inch HDMI TV for evening entertainment, with wide selection of DVDs to suit all ages, dozens of fiction and non-fiction books to suit all ages.
This is our second home and we use it often. If you chose to stay, please respect our belongings as if they were your own. No more than 4 adults and 2 children can stay at our place; please let me know if your group size differs so we can discuss if our apartment can meet your needs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Wang Kaeow, known as Rim Pae|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Suwannabhumi International Airport 190 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The East Thailand region
Rayong Province is best known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings.
Two and a half hours easy drive from Bangkok, Crystal Beach Condo is set on Wang Kaeow (Glass Palace) Beach, also known as Rim Pae beach. This palm-lined stretch is on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand in tropical Rayong province, renowned for its abundance of seafood, fruit forests, national parks, unspoilt beaches and nearby islands.
Soak up the relaxing atmosphere of the area, taking in the island views from the shade of the apartment's veranda, or ride a boat right to them while stopping off for some snorkeling or scuba diving along the way.
Golfers can find the championship layouts of Rayong Green Valley, Siam Country Club, Pattaya Country Club and another half dozen courses within 30 minutes drive, while scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts can explore coral reefs teeming with colorful fish at the nearby islands. For equestrians, a nearby stable welcomes visitors for outrides along the coast or supervised lessons within their compound, while the world-class aquarium at nearby Ban Phe village is an essential visit to familiarize with the local and commuting marine life, including giant sea turtles.
Nature lovers will especially enjoy the Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park with its maze of stalactite caves and multi-tiered waterfalls. The famous Suphatra Land orchard welcomes visitors with a tram ride around the fruit forest and an all-you-can-eat fest of fruits, and also boasts a popular on-site restaurant.
Mini buses ply by regularly during daylight hours, offering transportation to nearby villages for connections further afield. Ban Phe, the closest village, has fresh and super- markets, as well as a large number of vendors selling handicrafts and seafood products. A visit to the extremely well run aquarium there is a must, if only to become acquainted with your marine neighbors.
Ban Phe's markets sell seafood and all manner of ingredients, including a wide choice of Thai curry pastes for those who'd like to try their hand at Thai or any other styles of cooking, or there's a plethora of restaurants within a few minutes walk of Crystal Beach Condo serving all manner of cuisines from early morning until late at night.
In the opposite direction, toward Chak Pong, some of the best and cheapest seafood restaurants in the country sit on the Laem Mae Pim beach front. Around the corner is a memorial park honoring the royal poet Suthorn Phu, whose famous Phra Aphai Mani poems describe a fantastical world, where people of all races and religions live and interact together in harmony. His birthday is celebrated across the country on June 26.
Off the coast and seen from the apartment are the Koh Samet islands, a designated national park that can be easily reached by speed boat for excursions that can include scuba and snorkeling to enjoy the abundant marine life up close. Koh Man Nai, an island sea turtle-breeding sanctuary to the east, makes for a thrilling day trip, as does an outing to the amazing Khao Wong limestone caves or a zip-lining adventure across the forest canopy with Canopy Adventures at Kao Yai Da.
Closer to home, a range of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and spas are as close as across the road or down the beach. The nearby Novotel Rim Pae's AQUAS health spa and beauty salon offer a host of pampering treatments, while more basic massage services are on offer along the beach.
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11 Mar 2014
"A nice and relax place for family holiday"
A room is in a good condition with full facility.Shower is having a hot water. Kitchen and bar are fully euipped that can easily to do cooking or prepare some food.Living room is large and can see oce… More
19 Jan 2014
Our stay in Margo's apartment was just perfect. I travelled with two young children who had a fabulous time, both in and outside the apartment. The bedrooms are comfy and the kitchen very well eq… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to review and so very glad you enjoyed our place! We look forward to welcoming you back.
3 Nov 2013
"Hands down better than a hotel"
It was so much nicer staying in this luxury fourth-floor condo than one of the nearby hotels. Great swimming pool right in the backyard and the sea is just beyond that. Interior of the condo was spotl… More
23 Sep 2013
"Brilliant family friendly condo"
What a fantastic condo and ideally situated! The accommodation has a warm friendly feel and obviously loved by the owners. Amazing views to the sea and Koh Samet. Great pool for kids ( ours are 5 and 2 1/2 years old) and adults too, then straight onto the beach, ideal.
The owners contact was quick and helpful, we looking forward to staying again in November.
Thx so much for taking the time to review our property. Very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again.
13 Sep 2013
"Super grosses Condo"
Die Wohnung sowie das ganze Haus ist Top gepflegt. Vom riesigen Balkon kann man die Aussicht aufs Meer und den vorgelagerten Inseln (Koh Samet....) geniessen. Der Besitzer ist freundlich und sehr hilf… More
Thanks very much for taking the time to review our place, and really pleased you enjoyed it as much as we do.
I look forward to welcoming you again some time.
24 Mar 2013
"A comfortable, affordable option with beautiful views in a low-key setting"
With three bedrooms and ocean views, the condo is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed beach getaway close to Bangkok. We are a family of four who appreciate being able to cook meals and have plenty of space for the kids. We also enjoy the large pool and beach access, as well as the low-key setting of this part of Rayong. We look forward to future visits!
Very glad to hear how much you enjoyed our apartment and the location, and looking forward to welcoming you again!
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