“Beautiful villa with excellent pool” Stayed at Villa Julah for 12 days in Feb 2012 with a young family. Really liked the villa - done out in a high quality contemporary Asian style and the pool and gardens were great. The pool and gardens were very private and well maintained and the standards inside were equally good, particularly the ensuite bathroom. Good for children as plenty of space inside to play and the pool is good for them to cool down.
We had hired a car which worked well. Driving around takes a little bit of getting used to but is fine and gives you a lot of freedom. Villa Julah is a bit out of the village which is walking distance but hot in the sun and anyway the car gives much more independence. We loved Nai Harn beach - one of the best beaches in Phuket - so overall we liked the location.
The only issue we had was that one of the air conditioning units had broken before we arrived and wasn't fixed during the whole of our stay, apparently they needed a new part which had to be ordered so to some extent you have to expect these things but it contrasts with the excellence elsewhere. Also, be aware that the electricity bill is significant (about £80 over 12 days) due to the air-con and so you need to factor this in.
“Spacious, secluded, private thai villa with great pool and garden - bliss.” My husband and I and a friend of mine stayed at this villa for 3 weeks. The pool was great, a good size and the garden was lovely. Inside was very spacious with good size bedrooms and comfortable beds. The villa is located down a side street off the main road with electric gates and is totaly secluded. There's riding stables next door and it was lovely to see the horses when you wake up in the morning. Brian the owner is English which was really helpful and told us places to visit and places to eat. You really need a car to get about but everything is close at hand only 5 minutes to the nearest beach. We found Nai Harn to be our favourite beach which is only 10 minutes drive away. The villa is close to Chalong harbour which is great for divers or many of the boat trips to the islands. We loved to be able to relax away from the hotels and many tourists. We had a great time and didn't want to leave.