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“LET'S DO IT AGAIN !!!” 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 housecook makes delicious local
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
“Beautiful villa, people and setting”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
I have just stayed here with my family and its been amazing. Its a beautiful villa, very tastefully done with lots of space and different seating areas so it feels so relaxing. The setting is gorgeous… More
BOOK 6 nights GET 7th FREE! A deluxe experience in the comfort and privacy of a villa overlooking the sea, minutes from exotic sandy beaches, the best restaurants and spas. Three air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeping up to 8), two panoramic terraces & private pool.Smok …see more
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location” 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 on-sit
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
“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
“Lovely apartment in great location and perfect for sightseeing”
Reviewed 11 May 2014
A very centrally located and beautifully furnished apartment on the Waterfront overlooking the canal. The apartment is very well fitted out and in a secure complex. There are also swimming pools … More
Luxury Pool Villa Sleeping up to 8 adults and an infant. The villa, which is the nearest of its size to Ao Nang beach, oozes understated elegance, class and style. The villa sits on a spacious 800 sqm plot. The view to the north is of spectacular mountains.Tranquil Nopp …see more
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” 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 m
“Very comfortable and spacious” Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included:
- Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 baths)
- Great for
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
“A luxury apartment in a beautiful place” 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 apartment a
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
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected” Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its
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
“Perfect house in the perfect place” 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, although being
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops!
Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with any queries. The house… 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
Tous les commerces sont accessibles en moins de 5 min à pied (supermarché, boulangerie, poissonnerie, restaurants en bord de plage) tout comme les autres services (banque, poste, pharmacie) sans oublier le grand marché du samedi matin et la plage avec son lagon protégé. …see more
Amera is a group of 12 luxury villas situated overlooking the sea, within minutes of exotic sandy beaches and the best local attractions. Each villa enjoys three stunning en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeping up to 8), two panoramic terraces and private pool.Breat …see more
Villa Formosa is a stunning family holiday home over looking the bay and beautiful mountain range of Formosa. With breath taking views the house supports a top level sun deck that gives a 270 degree view of the whole bay. Comfortable loungers and open deck areas allow f …see more
“Brilliant Apartment in Marigot” 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 people of St Lucia are
“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
Reviewed 21 Dec 2012
Although low season (despite it being English half term) we had a truely wonderful holiday. The apartment was big with a lovely open plan living area so plenty of room to spread out. We ate breakfast… More
“So much more than a home away from home” 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 we found o
This is a bright, open and airy fully furnished condominium located in a peaceful established and very well maintained resort surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Ideally suited to families with children or small groups that like the flexability when on holiday that a se …see more
“Perfect getaway” If you are happy to do your own thing - relax and unwind in privacy and drive to local sites, bars, shops and restaurants (the rental includes a pick up truck) then Baan Yai could be the place for you. If you cannot cope with the int
I stayed at this villa last year with my wife and I could not of asked for more. The Villa was very clean and modern. The pool was a real treat after a day out in the sun. Alan and his wife were very … More
We are a perfect retreat for couples, families or friends wanting to enjoy the tranquility of island life combined with spacious living at a reasonable price. Our location is ideal, with Sairee Beach and Village just a 5 min stroll away. …see more
“ONE WORD DESCRIBES THIS VILLA "AMAZING "” What a villa , even better than the photo's showed , which is hard to believe I know.
when you book a villa like this through a letting company you always feel a little apprehensive thinking hope it's as ni
island view villa is beautiful . the manager & his staff could not do enough to make our stay more enjoyable . koh samui is a beautiful island & island view villa just made for a wonderful week of ho… More
“Great views & location, huge house.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
We got picked up at the Airport by Nong and it took only 6 minutes to the house where a welcome cocktail awaited us. The rooms were really big. Fantastic views from the pool overlooking the sea. Cinem… More
“Enjoyable stay, 10 out of 10” Had a 2 week stay at greenacres villa with my family, the communal pool was excellent, and quiet, the restaurant was great value for money. the villa was everything we expected, Ted the manager was a great help.
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” 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, gives you a lot of
“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
“Nice place” We stayed here for a week - the apartment is in a lovely complex with a fantastic swimming pool - very quiet, you practically had the resort to yourself.
You definitely need a car (renting at airport would be best as it was a little chal
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!
“Quiet, well appointed, get-a-way, villa.” We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa.
The villa was very private, close to beaches, restaurants, and everything you could need.
Sue the manager helped us rent a car (had it delivered directly to the villa
I've visited Phuket a few times in the past. Never have I felt so comfortable. The villa is fantastic and has everything you can ask for. Great decor, quiet and peaceful, spacious, high-speed wifi, ga… More
“Exactly what we needed”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2015
The villa was exactly as described and stunning through out. The Villa owner (Suzanne) and management (Vincent) are a pleasure to deal with. Fast, efficient and highly personable. The villa is not ove… More
“Excellent villa rental choice in Phuket!”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
We stayed at Villa Julah for one month during June and July 2012. The villa itself is exactly as advertised; spacious, well furnished and of a general high quality. The pool is surprisingly large and… More
“Beautiful, secure and good location” We were all very pleased with the accommodation, there were 6 of us, and the property is really big so we had plenty of room. It also has great entertainment areas including a lovely pool which gets the sun in the
“A beautiful family apartment in a perfect location”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2012
We had an exellent time at this apartment. Being experienced holiday makers in Cape Town and expecially the Sea Point/Bantry Bay area, there is no doubt that this was a fantastic deal in a brillaint l… More
“Lovely apartment - very nicely decorated”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
I stayed in Storeleigh Apartments with friends in March 2013 and had a lovely time. The apartment was everything we had hoped - clean and spacious, with a lovely interior. It is well located and just … More
“Great apartment in Great Location”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
We stayed in this apartment for a week. There were 7 of us and it was tough to find a great place in a good location that could accommodate us all and was affordable! This flat met all the requirement… More
A spacious4 bedroom/ 2 bathrooms English type bungalow with a master bedroom en suite .The property is located on the North Beach Jangwani resort of Dar Es Salaam City . It is in a low density tranquil Africana beach Resort Hotels area. …see more
“10 perfect days in Koh Samui” One can only describe the 10 days we just enjoyed at Villa Baan Tawan Chai (BTC) as PERFECT. "We" was a large group that included 8 family and 2 very close friends: a largish, unwieldy group that is generally difficult t
Baan Tawan Chai, what a wonderful villa and place to stay. We had a marvelous time here! Thanks to the staff, they are so friendly and helpful. They did a wonderful job. Perfect breakfast, very clean … More
Dear Han & Liesbeth, we hope you had a good trip back home and thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, had a restful holiday and took time to explore the beautiful spots near the villa and around the island.
We look forward to your return visit next year at Baan Tawan Chai.
Best Wishes Zu.
“A fabulous property with wonderful staff”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2015
I cannot speak highly enough about Baan Tawan Chai.
I have had some bad experiences with booking places sight unseen but I can honestly say that Baan Tawan Chai is better than any description or phot… More
Thank for the most kind, beautiful review that is music to our ears.
You are such a wonderful family and so it not only thrills us but also does give us double pleasure to know that we had contributed towards your family enjoying their vacation in Koh Samui and specifically your stay at Villa Baan Tawan Chai.
You will always be welcome here and we hope you will visit us again
Best Regards Zu
“We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful villa with great care from Lon and Lak.”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2016
A very nice and quiet and located villa, where the staff Lon and Lak surrounded us with great care.
We enjoyed the good cooking from Da and the nice walks with "Hiking on Samui"… More
Dear Johan, thank you for your kind comments, we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards zu
“Magical Tranquility” Wonderful holiday had by all. Perfect accommodation!! House very well equipped and were welcomed with some lovely complimentary touches. We hosted our big family of 15 over Christmas with no problem. Had a couple of minor hiccups
“Very nice place, excellent location” 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 no cancellatio
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
“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
“Great value for money....”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2014
Stay for one week in Feb. amazing location right next to Barasti beach bar which was a great hub for my stay.
So much cheaper than a hotel room in an upmarket hotel and with better perks such as hu… More
“Privacy and relaxation” The Penthouse is quit new, clean and comfortable. The rooftop is very nice with its own pool and sauna, great for relaxation.
The kitchen has a washing machine but funny enough no hot tap water for the dishes.
The three bedro
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
“Gem of a holiday home!” Whaler's Cottage is an ideal place to locate yourself for a relaxing and charming holiday in Cape Town. The cottage was very well decorated, brimming with character and perfectly clean. The protected porch overlooking the har
I have stayed in a number of different self catering properties in the colourful village of Kalk Bay and Jane Olives delightful home 'Whalers Cottage is by far the best of all. It has been so tasteful… More
Thank you for your review of Whalers
An absolute pleasure for me to accommodate you and the family at the cottage.
“A fabulous relaxing holiday in a spectacular part of the world.” Villa in fabulous elevated private location, with fantastic views out over the Atlantic Coast line during the day time, and constantly changing night time views of the low lands.
We have just returned from our trip to Tobago and stayed in Plantation View Villa which is very spacious and has outstanding views over the Lowlands and Atlantic side of the island. the villa is set w… More
Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed your stay please come again
“The perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2011
In September we had a fabulous holiday at Plantation View, there were 4 in our party although the Villa could easily have taken 8 as it was very spacious. Situated on a hillside overlooking the lowlan… More
I am very happy that you enjoyed your vacation at my villa please come again.
“We loved this appartment” 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 position is ideal, next to Cinn
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
“Spacious Modern Apartment - Close to everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2013
This is our second stay at the Emperor Apartments and once again we had a wonderful time. The owners are great to deal with and nothing is a problem to them. The apartment itself is just great. Mod… More
“Excellent location and very welcoming stay” 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" (milk, e
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
Reviewed 3 Feb 2014
"Wow!" That's what we all said when we walked in and saw the view. This apartment has the most amazing view of Dubai Marina from almost every room. At night it is just spectacular. Very well positione… More
Thank you for your great Review. The Entertainer Voucher Books (Family & Fine Dining) are a great bonus - they can really help your budget stretch and afford for some extra luxury. The books contain hundreds of buy one get one free discount vouchers for casual dining restaurants, cafes and nightspots, informal dining and take-away, sports and pleasure and leisure activities plus Dubai’s best restaurants (including many restaurants in top 5 Star Hotels). Hope to see you again.
Baan Tiwa a luxury four bedroom villa that sleeps 8, walking distance to Bophut beach and Fishermans Village. Designed in a modern Thai style, with private gardens, pool and parking, fully air-conditioned and a perfect place to spend your holiday on Koh Samui! …see more
“Wonderful” We stayed at this apartment for six weeks and nothing was too much trouble from the moment we enquired ,being greeted to the cleaning by wonderful Liza.
Fantastic balcony to enjoy breakfast lunch drinks or just watching the views and very
This apartment in Capetown is in an excellent location. I stayed there with my 2 grown daughters for 3 nights, and it was teriffic. Patrick, the owner, lives in England, and he was very easy and gra… More
“Very confortable apartment conveniently situated with beautiful view”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this spotless and pristine apartment conveniently situated close to the shops and the Sea Point beachfront with superb views and a lovely open balcony from which to e… More
“Unbelievably convenient, beautiful location and spotlessly clean”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
This location is within easy walking distance of Lion's Head Mountain, the pristine beaches of Sea point and great shops! There are a myriad of restaurants along Main Street -- everything from Itali… More
“A little bit of heaven on a beautiful and friendly island” This is a lovely villa on a beautiful beach. We were a party of 6 and although the villa is only 2 bedrooms there was plenty of room for us all. The villa is on Klong Nin beach which is a beau
“Beautiful Villa for a perfect holiday” This villa lived up to all the previous reviews, which we read before booking, the highlight for me was the pool, great for relaxing or cooling off after a busy day.
Its always a worry when you don't book thro
“Beautiful comfortable villa that felt very homely”
Reviewed 6 Dec 2012
We were a large family group of adults and a couple of children that arrived in November 2012 for 2 weeks. We were pleased to see that the photo's we had viewed on line was exactly how the villa was.… More
Thank you for the "Nice Review" the villa & private pool is great for large families as in your group. We always make sure that the villa is in good condition for all our guests. I am very pleased to hear that my staff looked after you well. Thank you again. Brian & Staff..
“Excellent 5* Villa”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
I stayed at this Villa for 8 nights with my friends in October.. I had the best experience ever. The owner payed us a welcome visit which was very nice.. Its a very clean, modern and excellent villa..… More
Thank you for the Excellent 5* Star Review!!! this is so much appreciated as myself and staff try our very best to make sure all our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.... Brian & Staff...
“excellent service in a nice location”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
My experience with the villa of Brian was very positive. The villa looked even better then we expected after we saw the pictures on the website...We were welcomed very warmly and experienced a perfect… More
Thank you for the nice review and very pleased to hear that you liked & enjoyed my villa. Thank you for mentioning my maids they have worked for me for many years now and understand our business and our requirements for our guests "with a smile" as you have nicely mentioned. We look forward to hearing from you again in the near future. Brian & Staff...