|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
A design and confortable house, on a small and relaxed island, in the Gulf of Thailand.
A quiet area, an amazing sea view, an easy access... the perfect place for your next holidays in Thailand.
"We stayed at the house and it was our first time visiting Thailand. The house is a good 5 minute drive from Sairee Village and the final part is all uphill. A scooter is a must when staying at this house and we hired one for £60 for the entire 3 weeks from a small shop just down the bottom of the hill. Make sure you take pictures before you take the scooter away as the rental shops are renowned for charging tourists for the smallest scratches although we didn’t have any problems but were very prepared to argue our corner if they did try to charge us for anything".
The house itself gives possibly the best views that we saw of Koh Tao. The building is set at the top of some precarious steps with no banister to hold onto so you have to take plenty of care. There is a large outdoor balcony with tables and chairs, along with a BBQ and with it being south facing it had the sun on it from 8am until 4pm so it is perfect for sunbathing if you don’t want to go to the beach.
The interior is very modern, all open plan with a small kitchen, living room and then steps up to the double bed. Again the views are magnificent with patio doors giving un-obscured views out beyond the balcony and towards Sairee beach and Mae Haad. The kitchen is well equipped for simple cooking with a hob, kettle, toaster and fridge and we made good use of the BBQ although eating out is just as cheap and there are plenty of restaurants to go on the island. We would highly recommend Thipwimarn Resort which is down the hill and right. Get there just before sunset and it will give you one of the most breathtaking views over the sea. The food is amazing and we had 2 courses and drinks for less than £20.
The bathroom is also modern with a large walk in shower. You have to be aware that you cannot put paper down the toilets so there is a bin next to the toilet and you just empty it each day. Water also has to be used carefully as there is a tank sat outside that supplies the house and if it runs out it cannot be filled up any time quickly. As long as you are aware of this and take quick showers you shouldn’t have problems-we didn’t run out in the 3 weeks we were there.
If you do enquire and go onto book the house, Cecile who owns the property is so helpful and a wealth of knowledge on Koh Tao. We were a bit apprehensive sending our deposit via bank transfer to her Thai account but it is all legitimate and we only paid 40% this way and the rest of it by cash when we arrived on holiday. Cecile will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have before you go like we did such as getting transport to the island and where to stay for a night in Koh Samui. She also sent a lot of information by email a week or so before we arrived with info on the house and her recommendations on good places to eat and dive.
If Cecile isn’t in Koh Tao (she lives in France) her friend Shirley will meet you at the pier and will be your point of contact throughout your stay. She also has a wealth of knowledge on Koh Tao and will also give her recommendations on places to eat. etc. It is worth picking up a Thai Sim Card (we were handed one free at the airport) as it is cheap to keep in contact with anyone on the island and works out at about 10p/min to ring the UK. It is also easier to keep track on how much you have spent rather than a pay monthly mobile.
The only thing that put a slight (and only very slight) downer on the stay in the house was the wildlife. Although we were well aware we were staying in a tropical country and so we were likely to see creepy crawlies, we weren’t expecting to chase out Gecko’s (a large lizard with a squeaking call) out of the house the first two nights. Although they will not hurt you the thought of having them moving about the room when we were in bed wasn’t very appealing and it took us an hour and a half to chase one out the first night and then we found a further three in the house on the second night. We realised ...
Nous avons pris possession de lieux en fin d'après midi. Cécile nous avait réservé un taxi. C'est Cat, très sympathique, une amie voisine qui nous a accueillit. On regrette pour le prix de la location qu'il n'y ai pas d'eau fraîche au frigo, pas de fruit ni un minimum de produit alimentaire d'accueil comme on en a l'habitude lors de nos nombreuses locations ( à ce prix ). On conseille donc de faire des courses à Sairee avec le taxi avant de monter....car ça monte dur....(compter 25 minutes de marche à pied ). Scooter obligatoire.Un bémol aussi pour la propreté du sol de l'appartement. Sinon le cadre est magnifique et la vue splendide.
Maison très agréable avec une superbe vue .
À conseiller !!
Comme sur les photos .
"Nos alojamos en esta casa durante una semana. Todo fué perfecto. La casa es espectacular y está perfectamente equipada. Es necesario alquilar una moto si quieres recorrer la isla, nosotros la alquilamos con Cook que está justo en la subida a la casa y no tuvimos ningún problema.
Es un lugar del todo recomendable, excepto en el caso de personas aprensivas con los insectos y demás animalillos. Hay dos dragones grandes que suelen entrar en la casa, no hacen nada pero su tamaño impone un poco. Miden como un par de palmos. Nosotros decidimos convivir con ellos y no hubo problema.
Lo único que quizas se podria proponer como mejora es que la casa oferciera wifi y que se tapara mediante una goma la rendija por la que entran los dragones."
"Bellissima esperienza, casa letteralmente immersa nella foresta, a nord dell''isola, e stupenda vista panoramica dell''isola dalla terrazza. Posto ideale per non piu di due persone che preferiscono la pace e la tranquillità alla vita notturna movimentata di sairee beach. D''obbligo l''uso di uno scooter o un quod per muoversi nell''isola, a causa delle cattive condizioni delle strade che portano alle spiagge, per cui bisogna fare molta attenzione, in quanto molto spesso in pendenza. Vicino di casa, Robert, molto simpatico e disponibile soprattutto nel venire a "catturare" e portare fuori i geko giganti che entravano in casa ogni sera, anche se del tutto innocui e molto timidi. Problema poi risolto tappando con degli asciugamani le fessure delle finestre da cui riuscivano a entrare. La casa è molto bella e corrisponde perfettamente alla descrizione, in piu da quest''anno Cecile ha fatto costruire un''altra terrazza e una doccia all''esterno. Agli amanti dell''avventura e della natura consiglierei sicuramente di soggiornare qui!"
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, supplément air conditionné 10 euros/jour
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
To go to Koh Tao :
From Samui Island and Samui International airport, 2 hours by boat.
For Chumporn, 500 km south of Bangkok, on the main land, it s also 2 hours by boat.
On the Island, you can easily rent a scooter or get a taxi. Distance are small. The island is 8 km long only. Our house is 1.5 km from Saree Village and Saree Beach, the place to be.
(Text automatically translated) Koh Tao is a paradise for divers, snorkleurs, lovers of beaches, coves, walk on the beach or in the jungle. For those who like a massage, the little hut on the beach at luxury spa, a variety of services are offered. In the evening, many small bars arranged on the beach you can taste of excellent cocktails at sunset ... and even later if affinity! In terms of food, in addition to all the small Thai restaurants where you always feast (just think of a show that you do not want your food spicy TOO), Koh Tao offers many restaurants that can please the most gourmet - The Barracuda and fish specialties - The Whitening, a charming place, all white, on the beach, offers excellent barbecue - The Papas Tapas will spoil you with small plates with flavors miles - The Morava and offers a cozy atmosphere varied menu and a good selection of wines