Cannot give more praise for Anam Cara. For starters the apartment was lovely and had everything we needed (air con, huge king size bed, fully equipped kitchen etc), while the balcony gave great views across the bay and across to the Big Buddha and the rooftop pool was a superb sun trap.
The thing that really took this place to the next level, though, was our host who was so helpful after I (stupidly) lost my wallet on the day of arrival. She helped track down the person who had found it and then drove us there and back (at no charge, despite me trying).
Lots of restaurants and shops nearby as well and the Big Buddha and surrounding market is just a 10-minute walk away.
As it is new taxi drivers find it difficult to find, however, so ensure you have an address in Thai with you.