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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province

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JJSloc
Tokyo, Japan
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic house”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We spent 8 days at 'yo yo' house.....absolutely fantastic. Well designed house, great pool and deck. The view is really something special....amazing sunsets, wide open view of the ocean, and a a great look at nearby Koh Nang Yuan. Honestly, you could stay at the house all day and be content. The property manager, Nan, was great, offering help for tours, moped rentals, etc. Local cellphones provided during our stay were also quite nice. Should be noted that the house was on top of a very steep hill...less than 10 minutes to Sairee Beach on foot, but a concentrated effort back up. With taxis or moped, no problem. Along with the amazing view, the elevation provided relief from heat and bugs. Cool breezes on top, and no need for mosquito nets. Overall, truly a special place, highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Satisfied”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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Stayed at Best View with my family in September 2012. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. I've contacted the hosts, An and Pontus, by e-mail and they have been very helpful and prompt in our communications. Once we've arrived at Koh Tao, we were provided with cellphones and contacted the hosts again. We were guided through the process diligently by a representative and the hosts answered all the questions we had through phone to our definitive satisfaction. The payment process was worry-free and we were then checked into the beautiful property and started enjoying our stay in Koh Tao.

The villa is on a hill and does not fall short to its name: it definitely provides the best view among all the villas in Koh Tao. It has a tasteful view of the sea, nearby Koh Nangyuan island and further away, the coast of Thailand which shines at night. One thing to note is that some parts of the road on the hill is very steep, be careful when riding a moped.

A few notes: the villa is spacious, comfortable and clean. The furniture and accessories are complete. The area is quietly surrounded by vegetation and some beautiful birds, it will guarantee a good rest after a busy day/night of diving/partying. To get food you can order from a menu provided or get it yourself by going to the restaurants district. The most convenient way of getting around the island is by moped, once you have one you can go anywhere and don't need to rely on car rides. There is a good rental place just down the hill, on the way to the villa.

The checkout was quick and friendly, we were already missing the villa and Koh Tao when we boarded the truck for our drop off to the port. For many members of my family this villa has defined their experience in Koh Tao and their love for Koh Tao. When asked about their stay, the villa is actually the first thing that will come to their mind because of the such comfortable and enjoyable stay they had there.

This is definitely the villa I will choose to stay in when I come again to Koh Tao, it has met and surpassed our family's expectations in every aspect. This property deserves nothing lower than Perfect for all of its ratings from me.

reviewed and rated with love,
Edward

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NYC
Reviewed May 6, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Bec G
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
“Excellent!!!!!!!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

I stayed at the Best View Villa for 6 nights after a week in Koh Samui. There were 7 people in the group in total and the house was definitely big enough to have your own space without feeling like you were living over the top of each other! We all had out own beautiful bedrooms with balcony access!

Where the house was situated was just amazing, beautiful views and far enough away to have your own piece and quiet! We used the same taxi driver each trip with the use of the phones supplied by the renters. Having the phone was a great help as it would have been very expensive to use our own phones on international roaming. If the phones weren't supplied I think it would've been harder to get around (bike hire would definitely be a good idea in that case), so the phones were very handy. When the phone ran out it was topped up promptly. We also had an issue with the hot water running out, which was fixed straight away, so the service and ability to look after us was outstanding!

2 of the group hired a scooter through advice from Nan and Mr. dam, they were well looked after by the bike hire place and thoroughly enjoyed their own independence!

I would definitely go back there and stay again! I have told so many people about how happy we all were and hope they get to experience what my friends and I did!

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Liked best: How spacious the house was for 7 people and the overall cleanliness.
Liked least: Couldn't say.
Traveling group: Friends
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NYC
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing Place”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Stayed here with some mates in February for 4 nights and had an absolutely perfect Koh Tao experience. We were greeted promptly at the ferry and driven up to the house by some associates of the owners. The drive up the small mountain road was spectacular with villas and coconut trees lining the drive. The house is modern and beautiful, situated in a tropical garden covered in various fruit trees. The pictures don't do the views or the very large deck/patio justice. There are three separate bedrooms, all with sliding glass doors opening onto the deck overlooking the bay. The main great room of the house has cathedral ceilings and a separate two bed sleeping loft with ample fans for those hot nights. House has everything you need including a great outdoor dining table that we used to play cards while drinking Thai rum and enjoying the sunset.

The owner Ricky was great, and you'll probably run into him or his girlfriend on the island at some point during your stay. The house is a 15 minute walk to town and about a 30 minute walk back. It's up an aggressive hill, so it takes a bit more energy to get home. Soiree Beach though is awesome, and I don't think I would want to stay anywhere that wasn't close to that area with great restaurants and clean beaches.

Overall this was an amazing place to stay and I am looking forward to traveling to Thailand again and hopefully being able to stay here again as well.

And on a side note for anyone apprehensive about sending deposits overseas for rentals, everything worked out great here. Myself and one of my mates both work in finance and were able vet the account numbers and wire instructions before we wired any money. We also called the owners beforehand and were comfortable that everything was on the up and up and in the end it all worked out great.
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Liked least: Fire ants, but hey it's Thailand
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Your age range 35-49
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Lappeenranta, Finland
Reviewed February 10, 2013 for a stay in November 2012
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Liked best: The view and the very helpful staff
Liked least: You need to rent a motorbike or use taxi
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Ingemar K
London, United Kingdom
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“Paradise! More than we could have dreamt of...”
Reviewed January 8, 2012 for a stay in November 2011
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The villa was simply stunning. Having stayed on the island a few times, I can honestly say this was my best experience to date. Quality throughout, from start to finish - spotless and with very comfortable beds.

We were met without hassle at the port and transported to the villa.

Having a private pool and tropical garden was luxury, the trees dripped with an array of fruit and just as we all thought it could not get any better we lost our breathe - the sun was setting and the whole view from the villa was a magical canvas of colour. West facing views of the Thai Nature reserve below - well the pictures did just not do it justice. We never left the villa during any sunset, for fear of missing out, as every sunset looked different.

Villas on the island are usually a little far out, but this one was just near Sairee Beach, our favourite beach on the island, due to sand quality, clear aqua waters, great restaurants and bars.

My teenage daughter will not stop talking about the place - I have been ordered already that we shall be returning to this enchanting villa!!

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Liked best: The views, comfortable beds, pool, private garden, location & quality throughout
Liked least: Was not suitable for disabled
Traveling group: With Friends
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