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Nearest beach 40 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
2 bdrms private bath, Quite, Incredible mountain views 360, very comfortable orthopedic beds, movie theater, use of kitchen. Bus at driveway. 25 min to Boquete town, 35 min to David. Bus from David to property. Hot springs near by. Wonderful water falls close by. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Great location, very close to the beaches of Thalpe, Unawatuna and Galle Fort. Very private yet accessible. …see more
“Wish it was nearer and could visit more often”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2015
Can not fault it. The house was beautiful light and specious .the renovation tastefully executed
The staff, friendly and most helpful, nothing was too much for them.
The location wonderful easy acc… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and we all at Old Clove House are really really happy that you've had a really good and enjoyable stay here with your incredibly amazing family. It was such a pleasure and honour to have have you all here and a joy to meet you.
Congratulations on your celebration and we were all very happy that you all could see in the new year at Old Clove House.
All the very best wishes and hope to see you very soon. Sri Lanka is not too far from Dubai or Singapore, and a very convenient meeting point for all of you who are now spread out far and wide and I really hope to have the opportunity to host you and your wonderful family again at Old Clove House.
“A perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2015
We stayed with a large family consisting of young kids, teenagers, parents and a grandmother. When we arrived the owner, Tai, helped move all the beds around so the kids could all sleep together and r… More
Thanks for your lovely, honest review and assessment of your experience at Old Clove House. We're really happy and delighted that you had a great time, and that you found the food and accommodation to be good as we really do try our best in that department as that's what makes the experience of staying at a private villa.
I do apologise for the situation with the mosquitoes but there had been very heavy rains during the weeks preceding your arrival and this has exacerbated the situation of the mosquitoes. We have since remedied that with various plug-in repellents all around the house and we're delighted to say that this has worked very well, and that the current set of guests with young children are finding that there are minimal issues with mosquitoes in and around the house.
I do look forward to seeing all of you again, particularly your mum, who's such a wonderfully special and lovely individual and really glad that you all had the occasion to celebrate her 80th birthday, and to see in the New Year at Old Clove House.
“Divine end to our Sri Lanakan trip”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2016
My wife fell in love with the Old Clove House when she saw the photos. Communication with Tai and Sathish was then very easy and all our questions were met with quick replies. When we arrived at the p… More
sea view 2 bedrooms apartment - 20 sqm terrace -30 m infinity edge swimming pool+ kids pool - fully equiped with Conventional oven -Micro wave oven - Laundry machine - dish washer -products availaible for free
FREE INTERNET WIFI in the apartment included in the rat …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
Halong Imperial Classic Cruise is a traditional sail boat, built of wood with modern facilities and firt class service, is perfect for exploring Halong Bay on Imperial Classic Cruise.The main food in Imperial Cruise is Vietnam traditional dishes made of local seafood. …see more
Just relax.... in your own luxury four bed villa on a tropical island! Stunning views, wonderful cool breeze, private Infinity pool, FREE High Speed fiber optic internet & WIFI, & IPTV (Full package including Videos on Demand all in HD), Apple TV.
“One of my favourite holidays ever. The owner make certain of it.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
My wife and I stayed in the villa in March and it was amazing. Our last 3 holidays have been Mauritius, the Maldives and Cape Town and this was definitely my favourite.
The Villa is situated in th… More
Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review at Villa Taling Ngam, it was a pleasure having both you & Lucy stay with us, We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay.
Should our pathes cross again, it would be lovely to see you both once more in the future.
Best Wishes from Sim, Pum & Jasmine.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
Each bedroom has an en-suite air-conditioning, fan, LED satellite TV and bathroom with a hot shower …see more
“Just PERFECT for Family Holiday!!!”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2016
We had a fantastic stay in this well equipped and decorated villa. Carers came to clean up every morning when we were out for sight-seeing. Supermarkets, lovely local food restaurants, Subways,etc … More
Thank you very much.
We were really happy to know and service you guys.
The villa and surrounding will be develop through times.
We hope you can come back and experience it again.
Any time ! :) You're always welcome here.
Tastefully designed, it is a spacious villa with a French's touch , it is located in the Mui Ne countryside, looking over the Oasis of coconut palm trees & sand dunes.
It is a charming place to spend your holiday with friends and family!Real and authentic Vietnames …see more
“The perfect villa to relax and have fun with your friends!”
Reviewed 17 May 2012
We spent a whole week with my friends kite surfers during a kite surf competition. This Villa is just amazing! It's the perfect place to relax after a day of kiting and have fun between friends. The p… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
Sublime waterfront position
Sweeping uninterrupted views across the water
Easy beachside living
Direct access to lagoon, beaches and swimming
Multiple decks for outdoor living
All rooms w/ water views
Peace and tranquillity
Canoes and boat provided
Sedgefield, first SA …see more
Nearest beach 50 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Luxury 1882 thatched cottage in a calm residential area in Franschhoek. 225 sqm on 750 sqm lanscaped property. Pool in garden. Mountain views. Master suite with huge terrasse and outdoor tub. Closed garage.
Fully equipped to highest standart. Free WIFI & Platinum DSTVE …see more
“Magnifique chaumière vintage”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2014
Nous étions 5 à partager une semaine dans cette superbe chaumière tout confort.
La maison est meublée et décorée avec beaucoup de goût et de charme avec un jardin superbe et une petite piscine… More
Live in natural and open space, located in the coconut grove and quiet from main town, party and touristic area. Enjoy the natural feeling to live in an open space area. From living room or kitchen, view is on 10 meters mint green swimming pool and tropical garden,Unsee …see more
“Todo Perfecto !!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2015
La mejor estancia de nuestras vacaciones en Tailandia, Mica es un gran anfitrion y nos ayudo en todo lo posible desde el primer momento.
Se que volvere a la Isla y volver a la casa… More
muchas gracias, espero tener la felicidad de conocerte de nuevo. Mejor de la isla de Phangan
“Sencillamente espectacular a un precio increíble”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2015
Una casa increíble en la isla de Kho Phangan, con todo tipo de servicios. Hemos estado 5 amigos durante 3 días (una pena porque la casa es para disfrutarla muchos más días) y ha sido genial. A la … More
gracias por su crítica honesta y espero tener la oportunidad de ver de nuevo :)
“Awesome overall experience”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2015
Very pleasant stay.
Mika the host, knows the island well, and was very helpful and informative.
The location is a bit more secluded but very safe, relaxing and not to far out.
If you are a bi… More
Thank you so much for your honest review, hope we will have chance to meet again. Warm regards from Phangan island.
Luxury 2-bedroom private pool villa with sala and BBQ on roof top terrace. Hotel type service in a 5-star resort just 10 minutes away from Bang Tao beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket: spa, fitness center, restaurant/café. …see more
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
I really liked many aspects of my stay in your Villa let’s start with It's wonderful design Very nice, the living room and bathroom are amazing!! Villa size is great there was so much space and room… More
It's great to hear from you and many thanks for your kind words!
You and your lovely family are highly welcomed any time! :)
Best regards to all of you,
A light and airy 2 bedroom apartment with garden and pool, braai and playground, overlooking 8km long Noordhoek Beach, Chapman's Peak and nature reserves; 100sqm, fully furnished equipped with all the mod cons, warm interior. Great for children.Located in Noordhoek, the …see more
We were warmley welcomed by the owner Noel and given a comprehensive intro to the house and available services, including laundry, maid service, and an option for a Driver and transport at a very reas… More
Many thanks for your review and it was great having you guys as our guests,
I and all the 'crew' thank you very much for your very kind comments and we all look forward to seeing you back here again sometime
Best wishes and keep well
“The perfect luxury base for our trip.”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2013
We used the property as our base camp for a golf trip. It's as impressive in the flesh as it looks in the photos. The place is spotlessly clean and everything works. It's about 20 minutes by car fr… More
Many many thanks Chris for your great review and it was our pleasure having you and the guys come and stay at the villa.We certainly look forward to you coming back again someday and hopefully we'll get a round of golf together next time.
Best wishes and keep healthy and happy !!
Noel and all our staff
“Perfect private luxurious villa with exquisite private pool”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
We stayed at this property for 23 days throughout August 2013. We used to live in Chiang Mai, and have also stayed in the city on multiple occasions using numerous different hotels. Despite our experi… More
Many many thanks for your great review and it was a real pleasure to have had you and as our first guests at the new villa.
We very much look forward to seeing you all again in the future and all our staff send their very best wishes and thanks for kindness and generousity.
Best wishes to allthe family
Noel and all the "crew"
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Quiet,peaceful and exclusive 10 acre private property ideally located for all amenities,shopping,local food markets,restaurants,bars and all tour attractions including the famous caves,mountain biking,hiking,kayaking,bamboo rafting,zip lining,elephant parks,spectacular …see more
“PARADISE IN THAILAND”
Reviewed 22 Dec 2013
Many thAnks to Noel for giving us the oppotunity to stay in paradise in Chiang Dao The villa and location were second to none and a relaxing holiday was had by all the family.
The views of the moun… More
A great review from a great family!
It was an 'absolute' pleasure to have you and the family as our guests at the retreat and we certainly hope you will come back again sometime.
Your very kind comments are very much appreciated by all the staff,and we send our very best wishes and thanks to everyone for your generousity and kindness during your stay
Best wishes,good health and happiness to you all
Noel and all the 'crew'
“A place I want to go back to”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2013
We spent a week in Mountain View retreat last august with family and friends and it was just wonderful. It is a huge and very comfortable villa, with a view so amazing you don't even want to leave the… More
Many thanks for your great review.It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to the next time.All our staff send their best wishes and thanks for your very kind comments
Best wishes to all the family
Noel and all the 'crew'
“Hands down, the most amazing holiday of our lives…”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
As luck would have it, I stumbled upon the most amazing holiday treasure of my life. After corresponding with Noel several times, it became obvious that he was a gentleman who would go to great lengt… More
Dear Mike and all the family
Many thanks for your fantastic review.It was our pleasure having you all stay at the retreat and we very much look forward to your return someday
Best wishes to all the family
Noel and all the "crew'
The spaciousness of all the rooms makes for a relaxing holiday, where you can mingle comfortably with friends and family. The Billiard table is great for the whole family to enjoy no matter what your level of competence.No Smoking indoors and the Villa is not available …see more