What a fantastic place! We felt like we were in paradise, the house built with so much love to the detail, unbelievable. Thai style architecture and interior gives you a real Thailand feeling. The rooms are very spacious with big and comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms, some with outdoor showers, we had a real tropical feeling! Located very peacefully with view to hills, tropical waterfalls and the sea. Close to shops, market, yoga, beach and beautiful restaurants. Staff was excellent and looked after us very well. We highly recommend this villa and can't wait to be able to return to this haven! Thank you so much for your hospitality!
This place is amazing and no the photos don't do it justice!!! The house is as described by the previous two reviews and was way beyond our expectations. There is so much space in the two outdoor lounge areas, the bedrooms, bathrooms and around the pool for relaxing , enjoying the view and sleeping in the early afternoon heat. We never tired of the amazing views across coconut trees to the sea or the stunning sunsets.
Housekeepers were helpful at all times offering to pick us up from the airport, sorting any problems without delay and kept us stocked with fresh towels and loo rolls, clean floors, clean pool (definitely Ninja's although being early risers we did manage to catch them a couple of times!!). They also provided the odd fresh coconut straight from the tree. Delicious!!
Anything we didn't like? Nothing. But be prepared for one or two small lizards (4/5") and the odd frog standing guard on the front steps. Also, gets a bit windy - more noise than force. Pack some earplugs if like me you're a light sleeper.
Stayed in Baan Laan Dao with my wife for our honeymoon 2 years ago....
When I was sent the website link to view the pictures of the house I was intrigued and excited to be staying in such a great looking villa. But I have to say that the pictures do not do the house and its grounds justice! It is amazing!
From the minute you walk through the 7ft high mango wood gate entrance way, you are immediately taken aback by the beautiful entrance way to the house, which is surrounded by a variety of beautiful local plants and trees + on many an occasion a few geckos crossing your path!
The rooms themselves are spacious, beautifully decorated and start to make you feel relaxed from the minute you get there. + the great air conditioning in every room is not something that should be over looked. In July when we were there it was getting very hot outside and being able to turn the air con on in the early evenings and overnight was fantastic... The beds also were extremely comfortable and included 360 degree mosquito nets, which id never used before but are handy to keep the tropical bugs out whilst catching some zzzzzzzz...
The kitchen has all the amenities of home, although if you don't make the most of the local cuisine and eat out at the fantastic local restaurants, your MAD! But with the local TESCO Lotus supermarket a 20 minute drive away (the Housekeeper very kindly drove us there the first time) and the kitchen having a nice large fridge for your drinks and snacks, its easy to hang around the house and keep yourselves well fed!
With the house having an open layout, you may worry about privacy, but I can honestly say that this is nothing to worry about. With all the surrounding trees the house, you have the place all to yourselves.
The pool was cleaned everyday by the housekeeper or his wife, who somehow managed to move around the house and pool area every couple days with the stealth of ninja's to quietly tidy up or clean the pool of fallen leaves.. and they were so friendly! and in fact picked us up and drop us off at the airport which was very useful if its your first visit to the island...
The views from the upper deck and the pool area are phenomenal, and to me nothing was more relaxing than resting my arms on the edge of the infinity pool and gazing off down the forest covered valley to the ocean in the distance.
In summary, I can honestly say that ive never stayed anywhere more relaxing... If this review site had a 6th star available, Baan Laan Dao would get it!
A great 10 days was spent at this villa! Very spacious great outdoor living! It was great living in authentic Thai home. Pool area was great to relax all day, pool and jacuzzi do not need anything said about fantastic. Views great up in the hills with lots of lovely vegetation and glimpses of the sea, fantastic sunsets!! Lizard life extensive and great to watch! The caretaker and his family were very helpful and friendly, a great meal was cooked for us on arrival and both could not do more to make out stay easier!
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