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As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
Yzerfontein: 3 bedroom en-suite three level house, spacious open-plan living & entertainment area, on west coast, with panoramic north-facing sea views. Large open fireplace.The ideal getaway from the stresses of the city to the ultimate relaxing venue. A home away fro …see more
At a size of 250 sqm. situated on 500 sqm. of land, Blue Terrace Villa is the ideal vacation home for the whole family. With two bedrooms (along with two couches that convert into beds), the Villa can comfortably fit families of up to seven people. There is even plenty …see more
This property is very well maintained, always clean, as a lady came everyday for 2 hours cleaning, well furnished. (Perhaps can you add same kitchen tools & utensils… )
We had plenty of rooms for 8… More
Thank you so much for your review it's so nice of you to make your time for that. We will definitely add same kitchen tools & utensils.
Thank you again for your input.
Best wishes to you and your family
“Idyllic house at the beach”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
I stayed here with my family a few weeks ago and we had a wonderful time. The downstairs living area in the house is huge and perfect for all hanging out together but still having space. The whole pla… More
This beautiful villa, newly completed is a perfect place for a Koh Samui getaway.The villa is finished to a luxury standard with a contemporary hotel type feel and it is set in a private tropical garden with large, fresh water pool.The villa was designed to make the m …see more
Our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury apartment comes with spectacular views across the resort, marina, bay and tropical hillside. It has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and utility room with all the conveniences you would expect from a modern apartment; floor to ceiling wi …see more
The moment we arrived in St Lucia it was an incredible adventure. We rented a Jeep at the airport and drove to Marigot Bay. Coming from the US, driving was a thrill from the very beginning. The peo… More
“Beautiful condo on a spectacular bay in paradise”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
Marigot Bay is one of the most scenic spots on a very scenic island. The condo was ideally suited for our party of four. There are two sizable king bedrooms separated by a spacious living area that in… More
“Peaceful, friendly, safe - heavenly relaxation!”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
Wonderful apartment in quiet bay. We travelled with our nanny & 2 young children (2 & 3 yrs old) for a fortnight. Spacious, clean, luxurious development with daily maid service etc. all the benefits o… More
Unique Luxury Self-catering Beach HouseSeaside living at its natural best in one of the most beautiful places on earth.Exquisite position and design Misty Mornings offers a pure holiday experience. 4 Star accredited by Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.• Private …see more
Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to d… More
Hi Simsuz Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“Wonderful House, Great location”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Hiru Sandu Villa caters exclusively to those in search of absolute privacy, peace and tranquility, to be pampered by our courteous staff and enjoy true Sri Lankan style living. Ideal for families with little children and groups who wish to be together yet have the priva …see more
We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is st… More
“The problem with Hiru Sandhu”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
The problem with Hiru Sandhu is that wherever we go in the world now will feel like Disneyland. This included our next stop after our two week stay at the villa which should have been a delight given … More
“diamond in the rough”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
the villa is amazing. beautiful setting and well maintained. the staff are very kind and helpful. being set away from the hustle and bustle of tangalle, we were able to relax and truly enjoy the be… More
A perfect choice for a beach holiday near the sea, the Villa on the Bay provides ultimate comfort in luxury self catering accommodation.Fully eqippped with all mod cons. Luxury 4 bed villa . Ideally suited for guests looking for the luxury of a top class hotel while enj …see more
We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, … More
Thanks for looking after our villa so well during your stay. We always like to please our guests and make sure their holiday is a dream vacation. Summer is the best time as the beach vibe is fabulous but winter can also be great as not so many crowds. We hope you will visit us again soon.
Bayhill House is really our family home from home, the reason we fell in love with the house was the location with its fabulous views and the friendly Kittitian people. The main house benefits from large split level living room, large balcony /verandah, 2 large Master …see more
Beautiful home with incredible views of the Atlantic and Caribbean off the back deck. Very comfortable for multiple guests and close to restaurants, the beach, the Marriott resort and casino and the … More
“Incredible house, views, gardens, rooms”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2014
The house itself was lovely- bright and airy, lovely furnishings and art work, kitchen well appointed, breathtaking views, all of the bedrooms lovely and en-suite bathrooms very nice. The island was … More
“Devine House, Island and Vacation”
Reviewed 7 Feb 2013
A fantastic house and superb location that simply adds to the beauty of the island and the whole vacation experience. Very conveniently located to all local amenities, restaurants and beaches. Further… More
Located on the 3rd floor of this large dwelling the apartment offers one bedroom, a living/dining room with a double sofabed and an indoor barbeque, fully equiped kitchen and a bathroom. The bedroom and living room lead onto a large balcony with partly shaded pergola wi …see more
My mother and I - both of whom have travelled extensively - stayed at Pano Avli, which we came across by word of mouth, and were expecting no more than a very run-of-the-norm self-catering unit. What … More
Luxury 4 bedroom self catering villa with private 10 x 5 pool/spa, the villa has 2 Double bedrooms & 2 Twin bedrooms, all 4 bedrooms have en-suites, air conditioning, ceiling fans, TVs, DVDs. 1 Double bedroom & 1 Twin bedroom are situated off the 1st floor blaco …see more
We spent 3 three weeks in sawan villa in June/July. The villa itself was lovely and clean when we arrived, it has a large open plan layout inside which was nice, the pool was cool but lovely. We enjo… More
Villa Alexandra is situated right on Koggala Lake and ONLY a 5 min drive from some of the most beautiful beaches Sri Lanka has to offer. This house will truly make you feel at home. Guests Guests have access to everything in the house. We just ask for you to treat it t …see more
Natural Surrounds.....The cabin is set in two acres of indigenous garden and forest with rock formations, wild flowers and Koi fish ponds. The natural swimming pool, low slung hammocks and trampoline, make it the perfect natural playground for children. Perfect Position …see more
From the onset Collette was very helpful and patient as we had issues that meant us changing dates. The lodge is gorgeous. Spotless, and very quiet. Beautiful views. The location is very private and p… More
Thank you for your wonderful review.
I'm so glad that we were able to work things out with the dates and that you could stay with us. - after all, don't we look forward to our holidays all year? We hope to have you back one day and especially with your special little guy Jack! All the best until next time. Kind Regards
Colette and Warren
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
The cabin was spacious, beautifully furnished and with amazing views. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a break with friends. It was fantastic lounging at the private pool, savouring the afternoon sun… More
HI Kerry-Jade, Thank you for the lovely review! Hopefully it will not be too long before you get a chance to come back - and hopefully for a little longer next time. Until then ...... Kind Regards
Colette and Warren
Reviewed 5 Jun 2014
A stunning property in a stunning location with stunning company - a simply perfect stay. Will always have very fond memories my time at this wonderful log cabin with its amazing views.… More
Thank you Barry, I'm pleased you had a special time. We look forward to having you back in the future.
All the best, Colette
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it al …see more
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
The villa is set in one of the most desirable and peaceful community, ideally located in a serene and exclusive Residential area. At this property, you will infuse every moment of your life with the elegant signature touches, services and soul that have made this place, …see more
Perfect stay, everything you needed was at the villa and manager and owner are very helpful. Staff are brilliant and location was amazing, very quiet and not far from town or shops, local tesco was 10… More
“A Beautiful Villa, with friendly staff and owner”
Reviewed 19 May 2011
A group of 7 of us rented this villa in April 2011 for a week and had a wonderful time; the villa was the icing on top of our holiday.
The place was kept seamlessly cleaned throughout the time; staff… More
OceanFront Villa w Infinity Pool on Gorgeous, UnSpoiled Phangan Island (Half Hour from Koh Samui)See Video of Property From Top Level on UTube!youtu.be/wkb8BOyPlrcwatch?v=DW9LQTnw0ls includes pool level too!(You know what to put first, send us message if not!)DAILY THA …see more
“The best location and vacation home you could possibly choose for your dream vacation”
Reviewed 4 May 2013
This vacation house(villa) is buildt in a very private beach location, which happens to be the perfect starting point for all your adventures around the island of Koh Phangan.
Choosing this accomo… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
Lotus Paradise is a paradise in so many ways. We never leave there without feeling rejuvenated! The salt water pool is amazing and has sun in the morning and a little shade in the afternoon when the s… More
“Urlaub im Paradies”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
Die grosszuegigenund lichtdurchfluteten Raeumlicheiten eroeffnen einen herrlichen Blick auf einen farbenfrohen tropischen Garten und das herrliche Meer mit seinen vorgelagerten Inseln.Ein besonderes H… More
The Moonstone Villa is perched on a private beach presenting a mesmerising view of the Indian Ocean from its scenic ocean terrace & private plunge pool. The beautiful open plan living interior is complemented by Satellite TV, DVD player, free wifi and an integrated …see more
We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been mor… More
Ideal for family reunions, groups of friends or anyone wanting a relaxing getaway. The villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location on a hillside overlooking Koggala lake, just over a mile from the beach and 25mins from Galle, but in total tranquillity, far away …see more
My family and I (four adults and three kids ages 9,7,3.5) stayed at the beautiful Lakeview Villa along with my in-laws over our spring break holiday. This was our first trip to Sri Lanaka and having h… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2015
Great house with stunning views. Very relaxing. Lovely couple living in who prepared fabulous food and were so helpful. We had a wonderful time. … More
“Beautiful villa in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2015
This has to be the best place to relax and repair wear and tear. Perfectly situated overlooking the lake surrounded by a cinnamon plantation, spacious and comfortable - this is a great spot to unwind … More
.The Bridge apartment 20 is ideally situated on the Eastern banks of the St LUCIA Estuary and located on the buzzing Mckenzie Street. ST LUCIA is a tropical paradise in a World Heritage Site surrounded by the Greater Wetland Park. The BRIDGE apartment 20 is a Neat 2 bed …see more
The Emperor, luxury Condominium is situated within the 5* Cinnamon Grand Hotel enclave. My apartment is located on the 10th floor, with superb wide angle sea view over Galle Face Green through floor to ceiling glass. Elegantly decorated and equipped with Self-catering …see more
We stayed a week in this appartment and loved it. It is light and airy , well furnished and is exactly as the owners described it. Views were fantastic and there was a real buzz of Colombo. The positi… More
“Great Comfortable place & location”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2014
We arrived in SL after a long journey late in the evening. The care taker took the time to be there to welcome us. The apartment is tastefully furnished and had all the amenities needed. I love the lo… More
“Excellent location and modern, well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This 2 bed, 2 bathroom apartment is located in the popular Crescat residences grounds, next to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Crescat shopping mall.The apartment itself was very well equipped, with ever… More
ZEBULA GOLF ESTATE & SPA is the only 5 Star graded Golf Estate; Nature Reserve and Health Spa combination in the whole of Africa, located on a 1600 hectares in the African Bush veld in the shadows of the Waterberg mountain range.
This Zebula self catering holiday renta …see more
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sounds of the ocean and tweeting birds. Brew a coffee and relax on the huge balcony with recliner seats or even use the hammock if you havent really woken up yet.Once you are up for it take a stroll along the beach and watch the …see more
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be amemorable one .J …see more
After travelling to the Philippines for over 25 years I was looking for somewhere unique, untouched & relaxing. I found Bamboo Garden on the web & and Tom replied to my email immediately. As I flew … More
“Magical spot on the beach”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2013
Tom and his delightful Pilippino Wife Liz, could not do enough to make our stay in this Siargo secret more enjoyable, ther is heaps to do here but we chose to chill out and wind down for 10 days away … More
The Garden House sits next door to the Garden Cottage in the Whale Rock Lifestyle Estate. Nestling beneath the Robberg Nature Reserve the Whale Rock Estate is quiet and peaceful, only 800 meters from the exclusive Solar Beach and yet only five minutes drive to the ce …see more
“Excellent base for a fabulous holiday. Home from home.”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
Stayed with friends in this lovely house. Very clean, tidy and spacious. Nice private decked area outside. Quiet area but close enough to the centre of town for groceries, bars and restaurants. Just a… More
The Rose Villa offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Indian Ocean that can be taken in upon stepping out from the private plunge pool located on the scenic ocean terrace.The chic open-plan living area is built on two levels where you get to enjoy Satellite TV, DVD …see more
Sunset Bay View. Under New Management Operated By Filipino-German Family Who offer a Quiet and Tranquil Environment for their Guest.
Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartment is located in the very Heart of Subic Bay Zambales. Easily accessible with private Vehicles or Public Tr …see more
Charming beach houses situated at Anse Gouvernment, in the Bay Lazare district on the island of Mahe. The beach front property consists of 2 fully equipped houses for rental. One is a studio cottage for couples and the other is a 3 bedroom villa ideal for families or l …see more
Pepples Cove is excelent for relaxing and doing nothing! You have your own beautiful, small beach and a beautiful bay, where you can snorkel! If you are looking for action, this is the wrong place! Fr… More
Thank you for choosing Pebbles Cove and we are pleased that you had a relaxing holiday. We hope you will come again.
Tropical Villa Emerald has many highlights to delight and excite our guests - the use of an automatic 4 x 4 Suzuki Vitara included in the rental price, private swimming pool, jacuzzi, brand new ocean view Gym, newly created, delightful Reading area, open p …see more
The wake up view from the top bedroom of this glorious two bedroom villa is just awesome, and the adjoining balcony provides the perfect space for watching the sun go down whilst sipping an iced gin a… More
A superb location right on the beach on the amazing island of Ko Lanta. A true home away from home with everything one needs.
The villa is fantastic in all respects. We visited in the green season w… More
“An idyllic holiday in wonderfu,l peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
After a tiring journey, we were met by the owner Nigel at the airport who drove us to Koh Lanta via two short ferry journeys. It was a pleasure to see the lovely villa situated on the sea front. The v… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
My husband and I plus 2 friends stayed at this house for a week in December. Our experience was truly wonderful. We loved the view, pool and proximity to everything on koh lanta. We rented scooters… More
Nirvana is a beautiful homestead set high on a Knysna hillside, offering spacious and well-priced self-catering units. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Knysna lagoon and its surrounding villages with the Knysna Heads and Indian ocean in the distance. Nir …see more
* Built by local craftsmen with traditional Thai features, our villa accommodates 6 people in a luxurious environment.* As good as it looks and better than it sounds, Bahn Nam Soey is decorated and furnished to a high standard.* The master bedroom enjoys a fitted dress …see more
We enjoyed Bahn Nam Soey very much - stayed there with two families. Very close to sea, calm, peaceful, kids really enjoyed the pool. On the minus side - to get to whichever town on the island, You ne… More
“A wonderful relaxing fun holiday.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
A lovely property in an idyllic setting almost on the stunning beach. Beautifully maintained. Although away from the main action of the island it is within easy walking distance of many excellent rest… More
Reviewed 22 May 2012
This was an amazing find on the Internet - having looked for somewhere close to the beach and within a very quiet setting Bahn Nam Soey met our every requirement. From the beginning, the owners were v… More
SeaPearl has been uniquely designed to take advantage of its hilltop position, providing bay and sea vistas accompanied by cooling sea breezes. Inside there is a big open plan living room, modern and fully fitted kitchen / dinner and three double on-suite bedrooms. Ou …see more
FABulous Villa with all the Mod cons and superb views and real pleasure to stay in this beautiful 7 Star Villa.
The views were fantastic and the decor of the all the rooms in the Villa is Exquisite w… More
Thank you for your great review Rick. Hope to see you back again.
Best Wishes from all of us..SeaPearl Samui Seaview Villa owner and staff.
Reviewed 19 Jun 2016
Stayed in this villa with 4 other friends for 4 nights, and it was a very pleasant experience. The staffs are very nice, though they have mistaken car pick up time twice, no big deals. The whole villa… More
“Luxurious villa withstunning ocean views”
Reviewed 12 Dec 2013
It was the nicest accommodation we have ever stayed at. It is decorated very tastefully. The manager was only a phone call away if we needed her. She was very helpful. We will return one day. Thank yo… More
Thank you so much Pauline. We look forward to seeing you and the lovely group in Samui again one day. Have a great Christmas and a joyful New Year. Best Wishes, Nat
The house was designed primarily for comfort, not ostentation. The villa's ventilation, wall materials, aspect and high ceilings combine to make this a cool house. A southern Thai roof structure has been fused with Balinese and Cambodian architectural features. The …see more
KoMe beach house located at Jambiani, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, with miles of deep white sand. At KoMe you will never feel lonely as are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby; such as Coral Rock 2 minutes walk, Kimte and Art Hotel around the c …see more
Pearly gates is a cosy house situated in the Pearly beach resort, in Pearly beach. The house offers self-catering accommodation for families of four. The house is only 100 meters from the beach, and 20 kilometres from Gansbaai.
This free-standing house has two bedroom …see more
T15 is one of the best located apartments on the Thesen Marina with a spectacular view over the Knysna Lagoon, Thesen Harbour Town with its stunning Restaurants and the Water Canals. Enjoy a traditional South African Barbecue on the outdoor Patio while watching the Sout …see more
A quiet and secure retreat, a short distance from downtown and off the main Takawira thorough fare. The spectacularly landscaped yard, complete with a dining gazebo and a swimming pool, will make you feel you are in the countryside. Two fully furnished units for indepe …see more
KEY FEATURES OF VILLA CAROUGE:
• 3 bedrooms - two with king beds and one bedroom with twin beds. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fan.
• Open plan Living Room/Dining Room with air-conditioning and ceiling fans.
• 3 en-suite walk-in 'Wet Room' sty …see more
We stayed at Villa Carouge for 2 weeks in December 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The owners maintain the villa to a high standard and we were impressed by the decoration and cleanliness.
“Absoloutly the Best Choice”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Firstly I would like to Thank You to Alison and Family, for extending their beautiful Villa to my Family and I.
Arrived in St Lucia for The St Lucia Jazz Festival, to say that my Family and I were bl… More
“Wonderful villa for our family of six adults, in a great location.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed at Villa Carouge for two weeks over Christmas and New Year's. The villa is perfectly set up for three couples. Everyone has their own space yet there is also lots of common space both indoor… More
Experience Umhlanga Durban Like no other.
With amazing Beach Front Sea Views & The Ultimate Relaxing Vacation at its Finest.
King Size bed
Dbl bed / 2x single beds
Big Screen LED TV SETS x2
Home theatre S …see more
A wonderful duplex apartment situated on our property below the Twelve Apostles mountain range with views of the Table mountain the Lions Head mountain and the Camps Bay Beach. In fact a 360 degree view awaits you unrivaled in Cape Town.The apartment has a modern ki …see more
“Beyond Spectacular accommodations in stunning Camps Bay!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2015
The pictures don't even do justice to this absolutely SPECTACULAR property!!! Helen and her husband are the most gracious hosts and the apartment is so comfortable yet truly over the top!! The views… More
“A wonderful and memorable stay”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
The Villa Barbara experience was fantastic. As expected, the views of Caps Bay and Table Mountain were stunning. What was not as expected was the generous hospitality of the Reynolds. All in all, our … More
You guys were very creative and exciting and meeting you was a rare pleasure. Thank you for staying with us!