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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
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
ECHO BAYVIEWS is located close to the family friendly Fish Hoek beach, and is well situated to the attractions of the Cape peninsula, including: * Boulders Beach & Penguins * Cape Point Nature Reserve and Ostrich Farm * Table Mou …see more
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spacious. Wh… More
“A Beautiful Home In A Wonderful Setting”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
This is a beautiful home, that offers everything thing that you could want on holiday... It is very clean, very well appointed and spacious, excellent for large or small groups or as we were just the … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Second visit. Fell in love with the oustanding views each day, which reminded me of Mount's Bay in West Cornwall. Great arrangement of accommodation that afforded privacy as needed. lots to do within … More
The Pearl of Naithon is a magnificent gated condominium development, tucked away in a beautiful forested valley, lying directly adjacent to the magical, unspoiled Nai Thon Beach. With numerous near-by restaurants serving delicious Thai food, and sand so clean that it sq …see more
I stayed in this luxury apartment for 2 weeks in March 2014 the place offers everything you need to have an amazing time away.The staff are very helpful and friendly and the pool is incredible, this a… More
“Fabulous apartment in a great location!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We were recommended Nai thon by our friends who said it was a nice place, with a quieter beach, close to the airport and without those loud night bars that Patong is famous for. When we arrived, we s… 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
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
"Leelawadee" is a Luxury tropical home away from home .Set in a lush tropical garden environment it's just a great place to get away from it all and relax. 3 super size bedrooms.1 King ,1 Queen and 2 single beds.Suit family of 6 or 2 smaller families.Eac …see more
We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around… More
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… 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
2 Oceans Apartments offers a tastefully decorated Self-Catering Apartment in the heart of the Cape Peninsula with a large sparkling and solar heated pool. The 1-Room Apartment is perfect for 2 people but can accommodate a family of 4.
Our beautifully decorated one room …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!
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"
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
This holiday home has 4 spacious bedrooms ,fitted kitchen with all modern appliances and a front terrace. The house is wall fenced and secure, a yard of tropical shrubs of flowers and coconut trees , next to two Beach resort hotels , Giraffe Ocean View and Bel …see 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.
Melkbos Beach Cottage is situated in Melkbosstrand which is regarded as the start of the ever-growing Cape West Coast. Melkbosstrand is a favourite with locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, sunsets to put most sunsets to shame, and the much photographed …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
When you enter this architect designed villa, the breathtaking view of scattered islands dotting the turquoise-colored water of Chalong Bay immediately fills your senses. The lower level where the internal living space connects with the pool terrace and garden, is absol …see more
Poised on steeply sloping land, Sea Heart House is a new luxury property reveling in spectacular elevated views of the serene Koggala Lake in the south of Sri Lanka.
Set in over an acre of garden, Sea Heart House was named after the magnificent and beautiful ancient vi …see 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
Villa Eden is located three kilometer away from the beaches of Nai Thon and Nai Yang and has 300 m2 of living area. Because of the slope, the villa offers a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.
You can reach both the beaches in just five minutes by scooter or …see more
Houdenbek Farm Cottages is the gateway to the Cedarberg. Tranquil, safe and lots to do for the outdoor enthusiast like rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and swimming. Unique rock formations with a variety of bird species. Spacious cottages with build in fireplace a …see more
Changes in Lattitudes Villa is located just ten minutes' drive from the beach, beautifully perched on a dormant volcano slope. Nevis is often referred to as the Queen of the Carribees and one of the Caribbean best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only five minutes …see more
The house for just beautiful, great scenery and what a view! The staff was wonderful. The road is horrible and it is getting worse everyone says. Pretty dangerous in some spots. It takes 15 minutes to… More
Sea View Apartment , within 30 mins drive from Cape Town Central. Located on the hillside overlooking the magnificent Gordons Bay with views of the mountains and the bay below.
Apartment has two bedrooms - both on-suite , with additional 3rd guest toilet. Large ful …see more
from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the
place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture… More
Dear Mr OHara thank you much for the compliments. We are happy when our guests are happy. We hope to see you again soon.
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
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
Villa built on an elevated position (100 M / ) with a plot size of 450sq Meters. This Beautiful villa was newly completed in July 2007, Spacious and tastefully furnished, it provides commanding views over the golf of Thailand.This property is spacious and airy, with loa …see more
We really enjoyed our stay here. The views were spectacular and the weather was kind. The pool was one of the best that we have had in a private villa, and the separate jacuzzi was a real treat. Overa… More
“Spectacular holiday accommodation.”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
We loved our stay at this property. Views over the sea and the mountains are breathtaking. Views can be seen from most of the house, from the spa and also the pool. The infinity pool is a highlight. I… More
“best holiday in 30years of travel !!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
After nearly 30years of world travel i thought i had seen the best........how wrong,i have been to koh samui twice a year for the past ten years and always enjoyed the island,however this time was" li… More
Stylish, comfortable beach villa (RIGHT AT THE INDIAN OCEAN!) with very friendly and helpful staff (cook/housekeeper, houseboy, nightguard). Breakfasts are included and REALLY DELICIOUS, every morning something else to surprise and delight you! Our superb cook can pr …see more
What a nice experience !!!
Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach.
Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the hou… More
“Paradise does exist!!”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
If i have to discribe my stay in villa golden in one word i would say "heaven". The premises are excellent, charming villa and superb gardens. Very nice pool and with a garden that gives into the sea … More
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !
Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back.
It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our s… 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
Our beach huts are located at St Sauveur, a quiet area at the south of Praslin island, being only 50 meters away from the beach.
Wake up on the hut’s veranda, have breakfast enjoying the view of the ocean towards Mahe and relax by the pool surrounded by lush tropica …see 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
A fully upgraded 1 bed 2 bath apartment on the 42nd floor with stunning views of Dubai Marina & the Gulf. Only few minutes walk to the free and private Barasti beach of Le Meridien Hotel, (children are not allowed in this beach due to serving alcohol), as well as the vi …see more
The apartment itself is awesome and the pictures are exactly as it is! The view is absolutely AH MAZING!! The bed was very comfortable and I felt safe which is extremely important. The apartment was… More
“Very nice place, excellent location”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2014
This apt rental was a gem! Nice place, great location, owner very good to work with. Comfortable bed and facilities. Washing machine in apt. Two thumbs up!! Please note: Once paid for there is … More
“Amazing Views and Great Location at the Marina”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
We chose the apartment due to the photos posted by Saleh and the positive reviews posted.
The apartment has great views a lovely balcony (would have been nice to have a small table out there) and was… More
entire villa - 4 bedrooms en -suite -air conditioners- overhead fans - 4 poster beds - mosquito nets - high ceilings - garden views - swimming pool - large garden - tropical breakfast included - fully staffed - english speaking - free wi-fi 24/7 high speed - h …see more
We had such a great time at Villa Kos. Asanka was so accommodating and helped us with everything we wanted. The food was amazing, the place was spotless, and any time we needed to get somewhere, there… More
Your praising review and generosity to the villa team means so much
Delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Sri Lanka
Hope you will return again soon
Many thanks George ( villa owner )
“Perfect holiday villa in Hikkaduwa”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
We stayed at Villa Kos for a week and we couldn't have asked for anything better. Asanka picked us up at the train station, on arrival the first thing you see is the gorgeous garden and the amazing po… More
We are trilled you decided to stay at villa kos after your adventures around Sri Lanka.
The team are beaming at such high praise
Asanka says it was a honour to have taken care of you and your guests
Really hope you will return soon
Thanking you George ( villa owner )
“PERFECT RELAXING PLACE”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
Our family stayed at Kos villa last week and really did enjoy it.
This beautiful villa is very well equipped, clean and comfortable, the kitchen has everything what is needed, the AC and vans are wo… More
We are delighted to receive your 5 star rating,
Also your kind words about Asanka who with out him the villa would not be a success.
Much appreciated your generosity to the villa team and drivers
Kind regards George
Our goal is to provide our guests with first class accommodation at affordable, non-hotel prices, making us the perfect alternative to hotel accommodation.
We offer the visitor to Trinidad whether on business or vacation, a 'home away from home'. Our goal is to provide …see more
Built 3 years ago, this is a stunning beach front Villa situated 20 meters from the sea on a small private residential community.. There are 3 double en-suite bedrooms, huge open plan kitchen living area, cloak room, gym with shower room, separate utility room with wash …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
JustFor2 has 2 self-catering accommodation units for 2, a cottage and an apartment, in Wilderness, part of the Garden Route National Park and only two minutes' drive from the Indian Ocean.
The cosy cottage offers a quiet and peaceful stay for 2 persons and comes with a …see 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
Fully equipped luxury apartment located in 5 Star Da Nang Beach Resort, from the apartment you can enjoy the sunrise/ sunset, or the Cu Lao Cham island, suitable to a couple or family with 2 children for a short holiday or long - term stays.
The apartment is located i …see more
Saint Leu, charmante station balnéaire située sur la cote ouest de l île avec son lagon protégé. (label Pavillon Bleu 2015)LEU ANA'PPART est un appartement T2 en duplex, entièrement climatisé, tout confort, pouvant accueillir jusqu'à 4 personnes, situé dans une …see more
Mountain Beach Retreat is a luxury well equipped modern complex with a Thai holiday ambiance, it sleeps a total of 19 including 3 camper beds for children in the villa and four cottages comprising three double + one twin bedroom in the L-shaped villa and two doubles + …see more
“It is just a wonderfull place close to the beach and it has all the luxury you can wish for.”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2013
Best value for money
Me and my family (6 pers) stayed at Mountain Retreat for one week in November last year. What can I say? It is just a wonderfull place close to the beach and it has all the lux… More
“The Perfect Oasis Near the Beach”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2013
Reuniting my family who lives on various continents, we stayed with Ian and Theresa just recently. They're both impeccable hosts and upon arrival we had a warm welcome and, after being shown around th… More
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2013
A wonderful property, well maintained and far more spacious than we were expecting. The property revolves around the swimming pool and is fabulous. Spacious kitchen, awesome BBQ area, everything you n… More