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Sunset Valley Holiday Houses
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Family Reunion”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

As a family who live on three different continents, it is a challenge for all ten of us to get together and enjoy a relaxing holiday. Sunset Valley Holiday Houses offered us a great location somewhere in between all three countries.

The accommodation was excellent. Each house was slightly different, but each one of the three that we used had cooking facilities for individual use, as well as a communal cook area for the evenings when we wanted to eat together. We could either sit on the spacious verandas, or at the bar/kitchen area by the pool at night and enjoy the wonderful climate altogether.

With two young children among the group, there was ample space for them to run around and play, or take a dip in the pool. A small shop also enabled us to grab essentials without travelling far.

The owners, Gudrun and David where extremely welcoming and helpful. They used their knowledge of the island to help us arrange trips and hire a car. They were even very accommodating when we made a few odd requests for the kids.

The location was great, however to see more of the island, a hire car is definitely recommended. Most of the major places to visit were only a short 15 minutes drive, including a supermarket if you are planning to self cater.

Overall, Sunset Valley was an excellent place to visit and relax. It also afforded a whole family reunion, the last of which was 3 years prior. We would like to thank Gudrun and David for their wonderful hospitality throughout the stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

My 4th visit to Sunset Holiday houses. This time I stayed in the Paddy House. It is such a lovely house. The wood work, the glass and the interior design are great.. It has a small kitchen, but no cooking facilities. If you like to cook you can make use of the big kitchen under the land-house, equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal. The double bed has a mosquito net. The house is airy, so the air-conditioning was not needed, but available and also fan. The bathroom is equipped with douche, toilet, cupboard and a was basin. The large veranda has a beautiful view of the valley and sunset.

On a hot day you can cool down in the pool. Fancy a BBQ night at the pool house and watch the sunset? All can be arranged. The owners off the resort David and Gudrun are very nice and helpful. They can help you to book tours and arrange

I highly recommend this fantastic resort with sublime location.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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GnDKL, Owner at Sunset Valley Holiday Houses, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Hello Dicky. It was great to see you again at Sunset Valley recently. Thank you for your lovely review. You will be interested to note that as part of our continuing upgrading and improvement program here at Sunset Valley, in order to complete the kitchenette in the Padi House, we have installed a lovely new single ceramic electric cook-top.....just perfect for cooking an omelet or a delicious noodle dish! This lovely old house has now also been given three coats of wood preserving preparation and looks fabulous! Hope to see you here again in the not too distant future. DnG.
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Our family of four including 2 young boys rented this fantastic place (the Field house) in Langkawi for a week. This unique campus of 5 homes for rent was truly a home away from home for us. The homes are maintained extremely well and include all amenities to make it comfortable in every sense of the word. The grounds include an expansive lawn, an inviting swimming pool and easy access to an onsite convenience store to pick up all necessities.

The charming couple who own and manage the place - David and Gudrun - are extremely warm and hospitable. Besides knowing the hot spots in Langkawi, the hosts arranged all outside trips - the snorkelling outing, the mangrove tour and the jungle hike - leaving us to just enjoy our vacation without the hassle of arranging anything. On one of the afternnons, the hosts also put together a music jam session with the house guests and their friends and it was truly a very enjoyable session.

Langkawi, Sunset Valley homes and Dave & Gudrun made this trip into a memorable vacation for us. We will fondly remember of our time there and strongly recommend this hidden wonder with exceptionally warm and friendly hosts to future Langkawi vacationers.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

My wife, son and I visited here for 10 days over our christmas break. The Forest house we stayed in was fantastic and the pool and facilities were just what we wanted. This is a very quiet and relaxing place to stay and get away from it all in Langkawi.

My only recommendation would be to rent a car so that you can venture out to see this sights independently and buy food and other amenities at the local markets.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed for three nights in the Farmers House. It is a lovely Malay house, which gives you a very homely feeling. It has a large king size bed, living room, modern bath room, a kitchen and a veranda. The ventilation is excellent, so no airco is needed. There is a small shop at the premise to buy some groceries and drinks, the latter at a very good price !
Birds welcome you in the morning. The houses are spaced out and face the paddi fields. This time of the year the fields are dry with a few cows wandering around. Must be different when the fields are under water and green ! It was fun to see the three playful dogs and a cat playing together in the large garden.
Sun downers at the Pavilion next to the pool are a perfect start for the evening. The sun looks so powerful just before it disappears. We enjoyed fish from the BBQ, wine and chatting with other guests and our hosts.
Gudrun and David, you are the perfect hosts. You were very helpful to make our stay comfortable from the moment we landed at the jetty till we were at the jetty again. Thanks a lot !

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

My family and I stayed here for 4 nights thinking it would be a relaxing holiday. The house was really cute and we were excited at first. We soon discovered that we couldn't flush any toilet paper down the toilet, it had to be placed in the bin. That is ok, except that none of the bins get emptied. None of the coffee/sugar gets replaced. You have to pay extra for more sugar, extra for more towels. The owners sit up drinking at the pool with other guests until 12am which is quite loud. Dogs barking... Overall the place could be run a lot better. A little extra service would go a long way!

  • Stayed February 2013
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GnDKL, Owner at Sunset Valley Holiday Houses, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Thank you for your feedback. It is indeed unfortunate that you came to Sunset Valley with the wrong expectations. Sunset Valley rents holiday houses. We are not a hotel with daily cleaning or other luxury services. On arrival guests will find spotlessly clean houses with fresh linen, a beach towel and a bath towel per person. Our guests look after the tidiness of the houses themselves during their stay with us.

For guests who stay with us for one week or more, we change towels and bedsheets every week. Cleaning Services though are available on request for a small fee as are additional towels.

A large bin is provided outside every house which is emptied on a regular basis, but our guests look after clearing the bins in the houses.

Sunset Valley is an environmentally friendly resort. We try to keep the use of chemicals to an absolute minimum and that includes electricity and washing powder. Our swimming pool is ionised which requires only a small amount of chlorine. Sceptic tanks are installed on the property which cannot absorb the type of toilet paper available on the island. Therefore every bathroom has a discreet waste bin and a toilet shower (an Asian tradition) which we encourage our guests to use.

And yes, we, the owners of Sunset Valley do occasionally mingle with our guests at our Pavilion, a beautiful common area next to the swimming pool to see the sunset over the rice paddies , watch the exciting wild life, enjoy a BBQ and/or a drink or just chat with our guests about the island's beauty and the variety of activities Langkawi has to offer. The evening mingles are one of the highlights of the day at Sunset Valley. Often our guests will play an instrument and enjoy each other's company. Many friendships among our guests (and with us) started by mingling around our Pavilion.

We also have a lovely dog, named Boykie whose picture is on the homepage of our website. He occasionally barks. Woof!
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

My husband and daughters (aged 10 & 12) stayed here Dec'12/Jan'13 after scouring many options on Langkawi. We originally wanted a beach location but were either very expensive or not quite the standard we were looking for. We found their site by chance whilst looking for hotels. We decided to go for Sunset Valley based on the reviews & seemed a good alternative option from a beach front resort. GREAT decision!

On entering the gates to Sunset Valley it was more beautiful & pristene than the photos. We stayed in the Forest House. Beautiful house, we really felt relaxed & at home. It is in a beautiful setting. I am glad we chose to stay in a more rural location and just travel to the beaches. Great to have so much space especially for a family. Much much nicer than a sterile hotel, no matter how nice. Pool was great although there didn't seem to be any parasols which would have been nice. WE only catered for our breakfasts, eating out cheap.

We didn't have much of a problem with mosquitos as we had anticipated, we used no sprays etc...Nets over all the beds huge bonus & sufficient. Sunset Valley is in a rural location so do expect some "critters" but there weren't as many as we expected.

Gudrun has just taken over ownership of the property a few weeks prior to us arriving & was very helpful.

To stay at this property you really need a vehicle & in general for Langkawi in order to go off & explore. SUnset Valley arranged our vehicle & there was seamless service with the car company both on collection & delivery of the car. Fuel very cheap.

I wish we could package Forest House & take it on every holiday! Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Sunset Valley Holiday Houses
Address: Lot 2220 Jalan Makam Mahsuri | Kg Teluk, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Valley Holiday Houses 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunset Valley is located in the middle of the main island of Langkawi's 99 island archipelago overlooking the beautiful rice paddies with a view to the 500 million year old geological formation and rain forest. Our resort has 6 traditional Malay houses for rent, all with inside and outside living areas, kitchen, veranda, air conditioning and western style luxury bathrooms. There is a swimming pool and pavilion with BBQ facilities in a common area. We also offer breakfast as an optional extra on request. In our little convenience store our guests can buy food and drinks for meal preparation in their own houses. This is especially convenient for late arrivals. We are happy to help and advise our guests choose the most suitable island activities for them. The most popular activities are: snorkeling or scuba diving, mangrove boat tours, luxury boat cruises, island hopping, jungle walking, kayak tours, SPA and massage treatments, and many more.Another great way to discover the island is by car or motorbike which we are happy to book for you. ... more   less 
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