From the photos on the agent's website, I thought this looked like a great place, but in real life it was even better. It is a spectacular forested hill-side panorama, with just two distant villas showing evidence of humanity. The sea can be seen off to the right, and directly opposite is a tall waterfall which ebbs and flows with the rain - it was really beautiful!
I'm always a bit nervous about prebooking villas - transferring large amounts of money to unknown people - but these agents were very professional, and responded helpfully to our enquiries. The only real problem was that when we arrived, the taxi that was supposed to be included asked for money, but we insisted they take it up with the agent, and they must have solved it.
For everything else, the caretaker, a lovely Thai couple, came in twice a week, and did everything, including all our laundry which we weren't expecting! We asked them to come an extra couple of times, which the agent advised us would be 500 baht a day (only £10). When it came to the end, the caretaker didn't even want this money, although of course we insisted, because they certainly deserved it.
The pool is lovely and deep, the rooms are large and comfortable, the interior is wooden and very tasteful. You need a car here, preferably a 4x4, as it is a very steep drive up and taxis might not want to take you. You don't have to drive far to find some good restaurants thought. All the best food that we ate in Samui was at Thai wooden shacks by the sea. The worst food that we ate was in the the 5* hotels, particularly the Intercontinental, so I would avoid them!
We had a very relaxing stay at this villa, and we would consider going back.
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