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Baan Timbalee,fenced swimming pool,ideal for kids.

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Ko Samui
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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CatawbaKS...
Dubai, UAE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely villa and excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We planned a holiday to Koh Samui at the last minute and literally booked this villa 24 hours before boarding the plane to Thailand. Alena could not have been more responsive helping us to make the necessary arrangements for the villa and car rental. She was wonderful to deal with. We arrived late with three hungry kids and no food. The woman who let us into the villa drove to a local restaurant and brought us back dinner. Stuart was available the entire visit to offer help and advice and could not have been friendlier. The service was great from start to finish.

The villa is just as shown in the photos and well equipped, especially if you have younger children. It has a highchair, toys, plastic plates and cups etc. Having a washing machine is a big plus. The only thing we missed having was a hairdryer. The fenced pool offers great peace of mind. The patio, pool and garden area are very peaceful and beautifully landscaped. The only downside was a cat that was continually on the terrace and tried at every opportunity to get inside, even crying outside the doors at night.

You do need a car if you stay here. Alena arranged this directly for us. Our first night we felt we were far from things but once we had the car we realised it is a very quick trip to get to Mae Nam and beyond and nice to return at the end of the day to the peace and quiet of the villa.

We had a lovely stay and really appreciated the responsive friendly service.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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eichm
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a beautiful island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 for a stay in November 2012

Eventhough we had lots of rain in November we enjoyed our stay in Baan Timbalee.
The house is beautiful with very comfy beds, nice decoration and very helpful staff always available at the complex. The fence surrounding the pool gives peace of mind to families with younger children.
The only cons were with respect to the cleanliness of the kitchen: the microwave and the fridge were very dirty but the manager promptly sent a cleaning crew to solve the problem. The diswasher was also very soiled and did not work in the begining but James sent a repairman very fast.
The child bedroom has no closet but we manage to organize our daughter´s clothes in some shelves and a coat rack available. On the other side the walk-in closet and master bathroom are huge. We tried to use the whirlpool several times but the water came always grey and muddy, i imagine this was because of the heavy raining during our stay, maybe this can be looked into.

It´s necessary to have a car as the house is quite far from the "civilization".
Use mosquito coils and repellent especially in rainy season ....we caught dengue fever and almost ruined our vacation.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 2 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The pool area and the master bedroom
Liked least: the kitchen cleanliness
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Peter O
Karlsruhe, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Great place to relax and to enjoy the tropics. We really enjoyed our two weeks here - with our two daughters. Nice rooms and bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, great pool and a calm and relaxing garden. Maenam is just 2 km away with a small, but nice infrastructure and beautiful beaches. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Calm and relaxing atmosphere
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
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LivinLife...
Taichung, Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Vacation Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

I would strongly recommend this for families. I think our children would have loved to stay there and swim everyday and nothing else and thought it was a great vacation. The manager there at the place was very helpful and helped us get tours that the children loved. He also told us of things that might be to dangerous for kids. We really appreciated this very much and loved that he spoke English. He also bought somethings for us and had it there. I would recommend to have him get you some bug spray and maybe a few plug in ones for the rooms. Our flight was canceled and the next one was delayed 2 hrs and we couldn't get our phones to work but the van was still waiting for us and we made it. The beaches were nice and not very crowded. The sand is not very soft but our kids didn't mind a bit. We loved it. We had friends that stayed in a hotel and had a great time but they shared the pool with other people and had to go out and watch the kids swim. We we're able to sit right there at the house and watch them swim when they wanted. The fence around the pool made it so they could play outside and we weren't worried that they would fall in or get in without us knowing. It was a vacation for relaxing and spending time with the family.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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teelpea
Wamberal, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“home away from home for small kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

we rented this villa for 14 days over the xmas/ new year period with our 2 children (10 yrs / 15 mths) and we not dissappointed. The unit was presented exactly as the photos depict. A car or scooter is a must (we neg to rent the owners vehicle which came with a baby seat).
The location of the villas is a short distance to restaurants at MaeNam and BoPhut. We had a great meal/time at The Five Islands restaurant down the west coast 40 mins drive so much so we went back for a sunset meal.
The villa is well cared for and the frequency of cleaning/refreshing towel/linen was perfect for us. A big thank you to the villa manager Ray for organising some groceries for the fridge for our arrival and local knowledge on where to go etc.etc
We had a wonderful time and would recommend this villa especially for those with babies/toddlers as it is all there and is a real home away from home.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: the secure pool area for our little one
Liked least: mozzies..personal repellent and a spray of the room before bed was a must
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2012
Thank you Tracey for your review, I am glad you enjoyed it and that you had a nice Christmas there.Happy New Year! Alena
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Emma Dobson
Western Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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Laz1983
coulsdon surrey
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7 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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Sorry for the late post.... just wanted to let others know how fab this villa actually is, even more amazing than the pictures. I stayed here in January for 9 nights with my boyfriend, by brother, sister in law and 2 year old niece. The villa is absolutely beautiful set in real lush gardens about 2km off the main ring road of Koh Samui. i would say a car is a must in Koh Samui of you want to venture out. The villa itself is so accomodating, especially for young children. Having the added toys etc was a really nice touch. The villa has everything you need, home from home. We often had breakfast and lunch at the villa and there is a huge Tesco a few km down the road. The pool was lovely although we didn't get to use it as much as we would have liked due to the rain... the gardens were beautiful too and safe for children. Having the railings around the pool was comforting too knowing that my niece couldnt fall in the pool if she wanted to go outside onto the terrace area. Koh Samui itself is beautiful and we went to some lovely restaurants, a lot of them do take aways too so you can bring the food back and eat in in the comfort of the villa.

All in all a fab stay. Stuart was very helpful too with lots of local tips and happy to help wherever he could.

Thank you to Alena and her family for a lovely stay at Baan Timbalee, hopefully we will return again one day. :-)

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything about the villa
Liked least: The flight!!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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