Elegantly furnished, spacious, 3 bdrm townhouse on beach with 40m infinity pool
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great family vacation at Waterside
My wife and I, 2 daughters and their boyfriends recently rented this unit for three weeks. There are excellent views from every room, and ample room for six, both in the unit and at the pool. Check in and out was easy and efficient. Correspondence with the owner and property manager was prompt, many excellent recommendations for restaurants, shopping, tours etc. the unit was well appointed, save the one negative comment below. The area is quiet and peaceful, a contrast to the hustle and bustle of Patong. As mentioned previously there are lots of stairs, so if mobility is an issue this might not be the place for you. Having said that, we managed fine, and my wife has had some significant significant surgery on one leg. There are a number of good restaurants, 7-11, and massages in walking distance, and several others a few kilometers away. Fresh fruit is available nearby on the beach. The pool and property were clean and well kept. The beach is not the best for swimming, but the views and sunsets are amazing, and there are other beaches nearby. Now, the reason I could not give the property 5* is as follows.... first the beds were very hard, but that is typically in this part of the world. Second, the couch in the living rm needs to be cleaned. It is a light beige in color, and had multiple stains...my wife is a bit of a neat freak, and she wouldn’t sit on it without putting a towel down first. And lastly, there was an issue with the cost and communication regarding cleaning and airport transfers which were different from what we were originally told. Some background. I sent a couple emails asking details about the unit, distance from the airport, cleaning frequency, etc. then I requested the dates for the three weeks in question Dec. 28- Jan 18, and it was accepted by the owner. Subsequently he said the rates were wrong on the site, and said the price should be almost double the price that was approved. The owner offered a compromise which was still significantly more. I said I was at my budget and could/would not pay more. The owner said he would honor the agreement. During those original email I was told the owner could arrange complimentary Airport transfers, and cleaning was every 3 days. I was later told transfers were not complimentary (quoted a price nearly double the going rate), and That cleaning was every 5 days. Not a big deal, but not what I was told before I booked. Perhaps because of a perceived loss of income? No explanation given.
Great location, spectacular views
The apt is located in a quiet part of town, but close to some shops and restaurants (check out The Cove). The best part of the apt is its right off the beach and has an amazing view - the ocean with mountains in the background are perfect for watching the sun set at night. You can even see the Big Buddha statue in the distance. We were a group of 4 and fit comfortably. We had some issues with 3 of the ACs (mostly leaking/not working right and being noisy) but the property manager did respond quickly to our requests and fixed the issues. Overall, we enjoyed our stayed and can't wait to return!
Fantastic house in a relaxing environment
The house was better than we imagined it would be and Marc was really helpful during the booking process. Noi,who manages the house locally and her team were brilliant in looking after us and very attentive during our stay, helping us out with cars etc. On that note driving was easy as long as you slowed down and took it easy amongst the swarms of scooters.
The house is airy, spacious well equipped and overlooks the bay with its ever changing vista as boats come and go. The pool is fantastic and many times we were the only ones there. (this might be something to do with mad dogs and englishman....)
We ate at the first beach bar you come to as you walk down the beach on our first night and returned there many times during our stay as it provided good simple Thai food. We travelled round the island and ate in a mixture of restaurants and never had a bad meal. Restaurants in the large resort towns are catering for their tourist audience so were not as good as others we found.
I would recommend the Sunday night market in the centre of Phuket Town (there is one on the outskirts too) for street food and trinkets. It was Chinese New Year whilst we were there so it was very lively.
I would highly recommend staying at Waterside as it is a fantastic base away from the crowds but they are not too far away if you want them.
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your comments. I agree, the restaurants nearby are much more authentic and better value than those in the more touristy destinations. I look forward to welcoming you back to Waterside!
The condition of the house is exceptional. Spacious. Beautifully designed and decorated. Fully equipped with all things you need to live in a home. The staff is very helpful in a lot of ways and willing to help out as requested. The area is safe and peaceful, which sometimes can be very hard to find in Phuket these days. The pool is awesome. The view is SPECTACULAR. No doubt we did have a great time.
However, for benefits of future travelers I need to make the following feedback:
- I don't personally like the method of payment, which is a wire transfer. Besides the fact that it will cost you quite a bit, esp. if you do international transactions, I get nervous when I don't promptly hear from the receiver of the money. I probably ended up paying $150 in total for bank fees.
- The beach directly in front is not really swim-able because it's full of rocks and hard corals. Bring your beach trekking shoes.
- The villa is situated on the 3rd floor of a 5-story villa complex. To get to the pool or the beach, you will have to take about 30 steps downstairs. To get to the parking lot, it's 20 steps upstairs. If you have elderly people with you, make sure you are aware of this fact.
This villa meets and exceeds our expectations in many ways. So, thank you!
Easy and luxurious vacation
We would "second" what has already been said in other reviews... The owner and his local property manager were incredibly helpful in setting up everything we needed - in our case: nanny, chef, groceries, transport, masseuses, and 2 baby cribs + high chairs - all with top quality and reasonable prices. And the apartment, the pool, the beach, the views, and the daytrips/activities were absolutely delightful. Made it easy to relax and enjoy, even with 2 babies, and it was soooo hard to leave! We hope to go back again soon.
Our Waterside townhouse is located on the beautiful Ao Yon beach, One of the most peaceful and exclusive areas of Phuket where you will find a series of soft, sandy beaches and calm, safe water. Away from the hustle and bustle of the west coast yet offering vibrant day and night time activities, especially swimming, diving, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and boat trips to neighbouring islands. The local restaurants offer mouthwatering seafood dishes as well as Thai and western food, whilst just 10 minutes away in Phuket Town are fantastic world class restaurants and bars to suit every taste and mood. Baba, the ultra chic bistro and bar in the exclusive Sri Panwa estate is just 10 minutes away, and Rawai, with it's eclectic mix of local and western food and bars is 20 minutes away by car. There really is something for eveyone.
Other Activities: Big game fishing