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If you want a home from home whilst staying in Chiang Mai, I would definitely recommend this apartment. The building is spotlessly clean, has a nice pool and gym. Correspondence with the owner, Neil,… More
Thks very much for the nice review, look forward to your next visit!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
This beach villa is the perfect holiday escape with sunset views and the sea just metres from your living room. A quiet, romantic paradise. Also conveniently located for Chaweng Beach, Choeng Mon Beach and Fishermans Village for excellent shopping and dining.The perfect …see more
This beautiful house is "home away from home". 5 Star quality fitting and furnishings. Block out curtains in each bedroom allows you to sleep as late as you feel like. Bird song in the morning and the distant sound of the sea, if you open the french doors .Comfortab …see more
Reviewed 26 May 2015
The house is well maintained and kept. The photo’s on the web are exactly what you get, a rare occurrence in my opinion. The service is outstanding. We were welcomes and looked after so well, Cecil… More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was a great pleasure to welcome you and the ladies to our house. I am so pleased that your expectations were met. It would be a pleasure to welcome you all back at the house again, when you are next visiting Port Elizabeth. Kind regards, Cecile
“home from home. worth every penny”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2015
This property is delightful. You need and want for nothing. The extras provided make it even more special. The layout of the property is suberb for a large family and the garden area is lovely and ver… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and I hope that we will see you again. As promised, we have had ceiling fans installed and they have made a HUGE difference! I wish you and the family all the very best and hope to see you back in South Africa one day.
“Fantastic accommodation for 2 families”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
We were a group of parents supporting our rugby boys at Cape Schools week 2015 in PE. The house is very well maintained - a home away from home with all the amenities that you made need. We had fres… More
Thank you so much for a lovely review. I am so glad that you found everything to your satisfaction. I have taken note of your comment about the kitchen knives and will make sure that they are sharp when next you visit. Just one small thing, the cost of upgrading to the premium package is R400,00 which is the difference between the small package and the premium package. I do hope we see you again when you next visit our city. Once again, thank you for the kind words. Cecile
Waterfront holiday villa with pool. Self-Catering or with meals basis. 4 double bedrooms, 6 reception, bar, island style kitchen and private pool. Stunning views of the lagoon and BBQ facilities. Boat ride and cycling all provided. Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. …see more
“one word only-perfect”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
perfect villa,perfect pool,perfect location to both Negombo and Colombo,perfect staff to meet anything you require,ideal place for a luxury holiday,what more could one ask,THANKYOU. Sri Lanken people… More
“Sri Lanka and the Lagoon Villa are both places one dreams of visiting and we now have”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2012
Lagoon Villa is the perfect place for a relaxing stay whilst visiting Sri Lanka, not just because it is spacious, well cared for and beautiful, but because it includes being looked after by a lovely S… More
“Beautiful villa, fantastic service.”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
We stayed at the villa for 5 nights as part of a weeks holiday in Sri Lanka and it was a wonderful experinience. The villa is spaceous, decorated to the highest standards with amazing views of the la… More
Very nice large private villa in probably the nicest resort in the area.
We loved this large villa a lot because of its privacy and comfortable lay-out.
The pool area is great so is the terrace with… More
“Very beautiful Thai villa in great resort and close to golfclubs and the beach”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2015
What can I say ... I can write a long and detailed story about the friendly staff, the way the resort is setup, all the pools, the nice food in the Lemon Grass restaurant and the villa we stayed at fo… More
“Top quality villa in top quality resort”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2015
Reservation via internet was very easy, really clear website. The owner responded to emails during the same day. After reservation a very good detailed info package was sent including useful tips star… More
Phuket, Bangtao, Laguna, Cherngtalay, 3bedrooms, private pool, maid service, near beaches, free wifi, cable TV,No smoking. No pets. …see more
Reviewed 19 May 2015
We spent the most wonderful, relaxing week at VillaPhuket. It has been very tastefully furnished and decorated by the owners to ensure that guests have a perfect stay .... and the pool is divine. Th… More
We can only be proud to know that customers are happy in our Villa and that our House Angels (Khun See and Khun Gig) have been helpfull with them.
We and our staff try every time to do the best possible for our guest's holidays. Than, the location, the beautiful beaches in our area, the small and cozy restaurants nearby, the 18 holes in Laguna golf course, the incredible sunny weather and the magic of sunsets is due to Phuket, the Andamane's Pearl. We do our little effort in a great place. Thanks again for your words and to share it with us.
Hoping to see you soon back in VillaPhuket
Raffaele & Staff
“Relaxation Thai Style”
Reviewed 13 May 2015
We enjoyed a week in this beautiful Villa . Raffael and Grazia have everything organised for total relaxation. The Villa is beautifully furnished, has a large very private swimming pool. The whole vi… More
We are happy to know about your stay. As we always say, our staff is our Thai family. They are, first of all, friends. VillaPhuket would not be as it is if they weren't there to help us and our customers.
Always with a smile, as Thai old style.
Thanks for your words.
“Peaceful/ Serenity / Huge / Clean / Beautiful”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2016
This 3 bedroom house was perfect for 3 adult couples.It is so beautiful & peaceful but is also very practical.
The photos do not do it justice. It looks good in the photos but even nicer in real lif… More
Dear Michelle thank you. We are happy when our Villa and Staff is truly appreciated. We do our best to improuve and we are proud of it. Don't forget that Phuket, and our area especially, helps a lot. Peace and serenity here meet the beauty of the Andaman's Pearl. For the boat trip, unfortunately, we are not ready yet. We have to work hard for the VillaPhuket private yacht!
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
"Affordable Luxury" A new beautifully furnished 4 bedroom detached villa with private garden and shared swimming pool located approx. 10 minutes drive from the city centre. Fully equipped with very high quality furniture and fittings throughout.
The villa was …see more
“Wonderful stay with family”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2015
We were a family of 7 adults and 3 kids looking to spend our pre Christmas break in Chiang Mai and the villa was perfect for us. Very clean and comfortable, with cooking amenities for us to prepare br… More
Thank you very much Kim for your very kind review. It was our pleasure to be host to you and your family. We are very pleased you found the villa to be perfect for your needs and our minibus/driver to have been very helpful in showing you around the many attractions of Chiang Mai. Most of all we are delighted to hear that you will come back again.
Just arrived back from our 9'night stay. Everything it says on the website is true! And the pictures don't lie...the location, view, facilities and daily help from the on-site housekeepers are all fir… More
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2012
My wife and I stayed here with our 7 month old baby for a month and had a very relaxing and enjoyable time.
The villa offers amazing views from 2 of the bedrooms, lounge area, pool and terrace. The p… More
“the view is amazing”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
we stayed for 1 week at this amazing villa on the hill with the most awesome view it was especially beautiful at night most nights fireworks went off we spent lots of time just sitting at night watchi… More
Firstly thank you very much for your constructive feedback, we have taken it on board, and acted up on it.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views, night time is also one of our favourite times, and despite your feedback we are pleased to hear that you still had a lovely 25th anniversary.
Unfortunately Aye’s mum was taken ill, and she had to return to Burma. We believe provisions were made for providing evening meals, so sorry for this inconvenience.
On the holiday website’s we are using, Jacuzzi/hot tub is in the same tick box, and cannot be chosen separately, we have passed this back to them, and also added it to our web page that it is a unheated Jacuzzi, and not hot tub.
Regarding the privacy issue, we had planted bamboo along the edge of the terraces, however it did not turn out to provide the privacy that we had hoped for. These have now been changed to a thicker, taller and greener plant variety, we have also now planted six 8 meter tall trees between the two houses, and are also installing louvered privacy walls on that side of the house, so guests can now again arrive without their bathers.
The work on the villa next door is now fully completed.
The CCTV has now been included in the info book with the following “You will see that the villa is fitted with infra-red CCTV cameras on the outside of the house. The images are not stored or kept by the owners, and will only be accessed in the unlikely event of an incident occurring. Should this occur trained technicians will gain access to the system at the house to obtain any data, however the storage of data is only xxx hours.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
This 6 bedroom villa is beautiful and spacious, with a lovely ocean view - 50 meters from the water. The private swimming pool is in the front porch, so you can stay cool while enjoying a beverage and serene view across water to the mountains of Cambodia in the distance …see more
Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Beautiful, highly luxurious 4 bed, 5 bath pool villa in a great location on Pratumnak Hill. Big pool with waterfall, water slide and lovely sun terrace. Beautifully appointed throughout. Free wifi internet, cable TV and well equipped kitchen. Extremely convenient.Great …see more
Reviewed 30 Nov 2014
This has to be one of the best holidays I've had for a long time!! The house has every thing you need and more!! I was with a group of friends staying for a week, and we hardly left the house!! And th… More
This apartment is by far the best place to stay when visiting Bangkok. It got it all, the luxury, the view, it’s clean, very specious and close to all sights in Bangkok. We really enjoyed our stay a… More
Yes we had a great time at your Salt Beach House!
Lovely setting and very comfortable to come back to after our daily adventures...
Perfect way to end a 16 day trip to the i… More
“Hands down favourite holiday to date!”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2015
Recently stayed here with my boyfriend and his parents for two weeks. Having travelled for holidays to Bali and Thailand before, we weren't sure what to expect from Sri Lanka, but we were completely b… More
“Outstanding beach house!!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my 10-day stay at Salt Beach House! The weather was great with any rain usually at night. The house was perfect. It was terrific to be able to sit on the lounge looking out over t… More
Arriving at the Lookout villa is like arriving in paradise...After a long and tiresome travel, the charming Kuhn Wat welcomed us at the airport and drove us to the villa where Kuhn Kee was waiting for… More
“New Definition of Paradise in Thailand”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2015
I have been to Thailand so many times and I’m a regular traveler. The Lookout Samui Villa has given me a new definition of relaxation and enjoyment of life! I had my greatest time by far not just o… More
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us and the excellent comments , it seems you enjoyed yourself !
Massages , home Thai cooking , experienced island chauffeur and poolside sunset cocktails seem to the perfect match for a truely relaxing villa holiday in our private slice of paradise .
We hope to welcome you back soon .
“Love everything! Brilliant place to stay!”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2015
It was my second stay at The Lookout Samui and it was fantastic! The Villa was amazing and the service was excellent! Love everything about this place!
The Villa was beautiful and quiet with a pri… More
Hi Tina M ,
Thanks for your review and kind comments . I am very pleased that you enjoyed your repeat stay at The Lookout , Samui . Sounds like the cocktails and Khun Kee's excellent home cooking were a big hit .
I hope we can welcome you back soon to our private slice of paradise .....
Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
A luxury 2 bed 2 bath apartment in Camps Bay, overlooking the ocean, mountain and nature reserve; 110sqm, fully furnished equipped with all the mod cons, designer finishes and stylish interior. The Elements is located close to restaurants, beaches, Table Mountain & CBD …see more
“Fabulous apartment in a great location. Perfect holiday stay for exploring Cape Town.”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
My family and I had the most wonderful stay at the Elements in February 2014. The apartment is in a perfect location with incredible views (Table Mountain behind you and a fabulous sunset view from … More
“Bright appartment with views to Mountains & sea perfect for exploring Cape.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
Bright 2 bed appartment with large window and balcony overlooking small nature reserve and sea from the loung, Table Mountain from the bedrooms. Very well positioned for exploring the coast, Cape T… More
“Beautiful Villa in a Lovely Part of Samui, with Fabulous Views”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2015
Chaweng Noi is our favourite part of Samui. The villa is nestled high in the mountains, within a neighbourhood of similar top end villas, with a community feel. You can walk to a small shop for the … More
“Out of this world villa, exceptional staff and views to die for.”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
Booked this villa to celebrate a silver wedding anniversary with 6 teenagers. Fantastic villa up a mountain with amazing views. Staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for you. The experience of T… More
“Beautiful house with excellent views”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2014
We stayed here for 8 days and when we arrived we couldn't believe how beautiful the house was nice open planned, clean and warming.
Walking out onto the balcony and looking at the amazing views of th… More
Villa Elysian is a superb house located up in the hills of Samui. Away from any noise and traffic. The home is beautifully appointed with all the mod cons and plenty of space. Strong wifi signal which… More
“What a fantastic house and location!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2013
Our family of 4 adults and 5 children thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Koh Samui while based at the beautiful Villa Elysian.
Plenty of enjoyable time was spent swimming in the pool and sipping on … More
Reviewed 28 Jan 2014
From the time we arrived we felt at home. The Villa is located at the top of a hill offering views one could dream of. Very comfortable, quiet and relaxing. My wife and I were joined by close friends … More
Walli, thank you for the kind remarks and great to hear that the holiday was relaxing and that the staff looked after you.
Located at one of the prestigious high points on the famous Palm Hills Golf and Country Club this is a unique, luxury designer villa with nearly 700 square metres of living space. There are 5 bedrooms in the main house and another 2 in the separate guest house. MassageT …see more
“Incredible home, within close striking distance of divine beaches.”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2013
The first thing that struck us, was the warmth of the house help. Nothing was a problem. The home has a practical layout and exquisite design details. Think: colonial type building with high ceilings,… More
Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
Kantuwasi Lodge is set in a fary-tale location in the middle of the Andes. Surrounded by a 4000m2 perfectly-groomed flower garden, Taytawasi is a 300m2 , 4-bedroom/4-bathroom villa built with traditional style and luxury materials. Daily breakfast and cleaning included …see more