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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
Enjoy the space of two floors of tastefully appointed rooms - from the deck where you can soak up some sunshine to the four bedrooms complete with air-conditioners, two gourmet kitchens, laundry room, ample entertainment & dining rooms, BBQ area alongside the swimmi …see more
We stayed at Villa Rosso in March for the third time and each time we stay there we think it can't get any better but it really does. You will need to look really far and wide to find a more wonderfu… More
The Drake Seaside Apartment is a self catering two bedroom holiday accommodation, in Seychelles, located in Belombre, on the main island of Mahe. It is well situated close to the seaside, and the main road. It was completed in May 2013 and has modern facilities. It is l …see more
The Drake apartment is a clean, well equipped, pleasant apartment with a superb view and fantastic hosts close by. The regular linen change and cleaning was really helpful particularly with young chi… More
“Great apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
We spent 2 weeks on honeymoon here - and think we struck gold! A beautiful, spotless apartment with everything you could wish for, in a fantastic location right next to the sea. Snorkelling was amazi… More
“Excellent Apartment, View and Location.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We were made to feel at home from day one.
The accomodation was spotless and modern.
For snorkelling you can jump in from the balcony.… 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
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.
The apartment includes master bedroom with king sized bed, safe and en suite bathroom with bath tub. Second bedroom with bunkbeds and single bed. TV in both bedrooms. Separate shower room with wc. Luxury bedding and towels are included. Fully equipped modern kitchen wit …see more
Kamala beach is a beautiful spot with some friendly bars and nice restaurants giving it a really friendly character. If a wild night is wanted Patong is only ten minutes away in a tuk tuk. The prope… More
“Excellent location, quiet, but next-door to everything you could want”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
The apartment is well kept in a quiet spot. You are staying within inches of a pool. And 20 feet away is a tree where the birds sing in the morning. It is in the heart of the (biggish) village of Kama… More
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2016
Kamala Beach is a great spot and this apatment only made it better. The apartment is clean, well fitted out and in a great spot. We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we all fitted comfortably, … More
First Floor Apartment (approximately 130sqm) of the Altmore block of apartments in the V&A Marina. This semi-serviced apartment has 2 en-suite bedrooms and an open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen area, with large sliding doors opening up to a private covered balcony …see more
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful Waterfront apartment for 2 weeks over Easter. The rooms are light and spacious and every possible convenience is provided. Not only was … More
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure … More
“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
We stayed at Altmore 104 with our two children (9 & 14), the owner Richard was great to deal with and he has equipped the apartment out really well. The apt is in an excellent location on the V&A wat… More
Ocean Breeze Resort is located on the west coast of Phuket, perfectly situated on a sloping hillside of the Layan headland, with easy access to Bang Tao Bay and its pristine and untouched stretches of beaches.Ocean Breeze is a low-rise campuslike residential apartment c …see more
I stayed to Ocean Breeze with my wife over Xmas 2012 and New Year 2013, we had planned a quite relaxful holiday and that is exactly what we got. Apartment 3H is excellent, the equipment, beds, furnitu… More
“Great find, great location!”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2012
We booked this apartment for a week starting the 4th April 2012.
The owner, Jaap, made the booking process friendly, efficient and stress free. The apartment itself is of good quality and well reso… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure having you as a guest and I am looking forward to welcome you back again.
“Comfortable place to stay during your Phuket visit”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2011
I've been staying at Jaap's apartments for over a week in August together with my friends. The place is very comfortable, has a large pool, nice surroundings, and is very calm. The beach is nearby (ar… More
Thank you very much, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the place as much as I do!
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
The house is located on the world renowned Knysna heads in a secure, environmentally friendly estate with panoramic views of the championship golf course and Indian ocean. The house is equipped with modern amenities and boasts spectacular views from every room. The open …see more
The house has an excellent location and one of the best views on Pezula - looks out over a hole, a large part of the golf course, and has amazing sea views. And added to that, the house itself is lux… More
“A private spa!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2011
This is a magical place. It is beautifully equipped and beautifully furnished. It has a very welcoming atmosphere. I would go there again and again!… More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
We had the privilege of spending a week at this luxurious property. The house is modern and spacious with all of the amenities you could possibly require. Awesome views of the golf course and sea.
A fully furnished studio in West Avenue the highest quality building combines sophisticated architecture with modern living to create stylish and contemporary living. The studio has a double bed with sofa bed to accommodate three to four guests. Apartments features Fre …see more
C4 is one of 30 villas in a privately owned resort right at the Thung Tuek beach at the pristine west coast of Koh Kho Khao. The houses are owned by ordinary people who have invested in a holiday home, and the resort is run by a company owned by the house owners. The ow …see more
This place is magical! Never have I felt more relaxed and at peace than here. This place is great for any kind of travel group, family, friends, couples, etc... You can litteraly do anything you want … More
“Amazing Paradis Villa at Koh Kho Khao”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Celebrating christmas and new years eve at the lovely island Ko Kho Khao in Thailand, is an experience I would not trade for anything. From the moment you arrive at the airport, the service from the s… More
“The place of total relaxation and beauty - in very inclusive little society”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Me and my spouse have stayed there on two occasions, first alone for 3 weeks, and then with two teenagers for 4 weeks. On both occasions we stayed over Christmas and New Year. After the first time we … 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
Spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom detached villa overlooking the green on the 7th hole of Mantaraya Golf Course.Sleeping for a total of 10 guests Bedroom 1 - 1 king size bed, en-suite Bathroom, ACBedroom 2 - 2 double beds, en-suite shower, ACBedroom 3 - 1 king size bed, …see more
This north facing home in Vredehoek is in the convenient location of the city bowl flanked by table mountain and near to the city centre. It is within 15 minutes drive to the beach, to the waterfront, to table mountain, to hout bay, and two minutes to the highways that …see more
The newly built luxury villa is decorated in modern white tones, overlooking the sea with sunbathing veranda and private outdoor pool with Jacuzzi. Villa has straight access to the beach which is 30 meters far and sweet water shower at the gate that leads directly onto …see more
Welcome to La Digue !
Staying at the Guesthouse Melon's Villa Coco, it would be choosing one of the best addresses of La Digue !
A whole villa (100m²) entirely for you, which is perfect if you want to spend your holidays in total autonomy and choose a self catering o …see more
Modern apartment with sea view, fully furnished with a capacity up to 11 people. Located within the Nautic Condominium Las Velas in Paracas at 245 Km south from Lima City. It has adults and children swimming pool, 8000 m2 of green areas, footpath along the sea side, bea …see more
Luxury and spacious 3 bedroom penthouse in the centre of Kamala Village near the quiet Kamala Beach. Large private balconies for morning coffee and dining. A private sundeck with absolute privacy and your own sauna and swimming pool. Superb facilities like a gymnasium.D …see more
We were lucky to be able to rent Jaap's Luxury penthouse in Kamala Beach during our visit to Phuket. We have been living in Phuket on several occasions and I must say that Jaap is one of the nicest la… More
“Kamala Regent Hoiday”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
The penthouse was ready when when arrived and the reception staff were helpful. We were all pretty impressed by the complex on arrival. It took about 15 minutes to wander down to the beach where the… More
“Beautiful penthouse in a convenient location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
We spent 2 weeks in this penthouse in Kamala. It has everything that we hoped for. The rooftop pool and sauna made staying at home enjoyable. The proximity to Kamala beach made walks to the beach and … More
Designed for both business and leisure travel, Cambulo Country Cabin is ideally situated 20 kms away from Banaue Town Center; one of the city's most popular locales. The first 12 Kms from Banaue main town to Cambulo road saddle point is accessible by tricycle, the remai …see more
This private Bungalow is right on the white sandy beach in Jambiani, Zanzibar. The view over the endless Indian ocean is stunning!If you want a calm and peaceful holiday in paradise far away from the crowded resorts this is the place! At high tide you can swim 10 meters …see more
A tranquil retreat, Baan seThai is set in the trendiest corner of Koh Samui, surrounded by amazing beaches and main attractions, this serviced 4-bedroom Private Luxury Villa provides the ultimate relaxing tropical living experience.The architecture, a unique modern Thai …see more
We stayed at the villa in a perfect location for large group of people, family with children or even relaxing with the beloved one. Thanks to Manu and Jazz and the staff for the ospitality! I will def… More
“Sunbathing in style!”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
The villa was probably one of the most impressive holiday properties me or any of my companions ever rented. The location and the views from the infinity pool were second to none and the staff were su… More
“Breathtalking & will not be forgotten”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
Baan seThai was beyond our expectation, the family who were the staff members for the property were so helpful and cooked us beautiful traditional meals, chopped fresh fruit daily and would not let us… More
Goblin’s Inn, the latest addition to the ever-expanding Goblin family, is located in quiet peaceful surrounding of Stompneusbaai, only 5 houses away from the now well-known Goblin’s Creek and a 2 min walk away from Goblin Bay.
Located in quiet peaceful surrounding o …see more
This luxury self catering property offers accommodation for up to 4 persons in a quiet and relaxed environment with an outdoor swimming pool and within 300 m of the beach and harbour. Situated in Hout Bay with views of Chapman's Peak and the surrounding mountains a …see more
A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed ad… More
Dear Fiona Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again one day. Regards Darren
1 Bedroom Apartment in Gulmarn building within the V&A Marina and overlooking the canal waterway. Furnished to give you a five star hotel level of comfort for a much more affordable rate. Living room has a pull out couch which means the apartment is suitable for tw …see more
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the major advantage of staying … 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
Villa Sapphire is a tropical-style and exotic open-plan One Bedroom Villa located on hillside land with amazing panoramic ocean views of the Gulf of Thailand and surrounding islands. A romantic and exotic setting, ideally suited for couples. It is also ve …see more
We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down ac… More
Antbear Cottage is situated in The Central Drakensberg near to Giants Castle. The small and cozy cottage is ideal for those wanting to getaway while keeping a tight budget. The Cottage is fenced and is pet friendly so feel free to bring your best friend too.
Come and …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
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
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
Truly stunning, The Headland offers luxury Koh Samui accommodation in Baan Taling Ngam, on the idyllic Southwestern corner of the island. The Headland is unique for its magical tranquility, beautiful beaches, luxurious surroundings and unforgettable views, and within ea …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!
The house is fully contained with air conditioners in each bedroom and the living room. It also boasts a dishwasher, 6-burner gas stove and sleeps six comfortably. There is one king bedroom, one queen plus two single beds in the living room which could be utilised for c …see more
Marley's is just a dream! The setting is just gorgeous, the staff so lovely and friendly, the food and service supurb and our whole stay just wonderful. Our family learnt so much in our stay and the s… More
“Terrific place ideally located as we returned from Australia”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2014
Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at Marley Beach Villa. It was a fantastic end to a memorable holiday.
What made it even better was the attentiveness of the staff, without being obtrusi… More
“Wonderful little haven in paradise”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2014
We spent nearly 2 weeks at Marley's and enjoyed the experience immensely. The house is beautiful andwas perfect for us, the beach location great and the staff attentive and helpful. We were taken tuk… More
Excellent Client Reviews giving you reassurance and peace of mind you are booking into a nice apartment and getting the high quality of accommodation and personal service you would expect. My apartment is the most highly rated on Trip Adviser - over 50 Reviews and Rank …see more
We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights during the month of December. We arrived in the middle of the night but someone was on hand to help us in and orient us to the apartment. The "starter kit" (… More
Thanks for the terrific Review. It is always worthwhile to ask me about Entertainer Vouchers - often I can help out.
Hope to see you again.
“Well equipped apartment in ideal location”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2014
We really cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. It has everything you need to enjoy your stay, including a cot and highchair, which was great for us. You can walk straight out of the building… More
“Great apartment in superb Dubai location”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2014
Very much enjoyed our stay at the Torch. The location of the apartment is ideal - right in the Dubai Marina area and within easy walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets, the public beach and the… More
Welcome to our unique private home situated within the picturesque and peaceful Green Belt of Constantia, Cape Town's most sought-after and upmarket suburb. Make yourself at home in this comfortable house and beautiful garden with a view to the Southern slopes of the Ta …see 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.