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Sea view from the large outdoor shower
Beautiful sunny and calm day!
Beautiful clear and calm day with view over Thian Og Bay
Sea view
View from sun deck
Outdoor dining and sitting area
The deck
View from bedroom 2
Sitting area
Outdoor deck in the evening
The deck by night
Beautiful sunset from the deck
Have a nice evening swim!
Sitting area just after sunset
Tempted to have a cooling night swim?
Lots of fishing boats at the horizon
Fresh tropical fruit
Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1
Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2
Bedroom 3 with natural built in stones
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4
Shared bathroom to bedroom 3 and 4 with natural built in stones
Gecko in the bathroom
Shared bathroom to bedroom 3 and 4 with natural built in stones
Gecco Villa by night
Gecco and Turtle Villas by night
One of the community piers in the area
Have a swing at Sai Nuan Beach 2
Good snorkeling waters around the island!
Thian Og Beach nearby
Beach treasure
Aow Leuk Beach
Banana Rock Bar at Sai Nuan Beach 1
Sai Daeng beach nearby
Good snorkeling on one of the secluded beaches
Snorkel among colorful fish!
Nang Yuan Island
Nang Yuan Island
Lotus flower
Bougainvilla
Fireshow at the beach
Sairee beach by night
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province

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Andrea T
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely fabulous ”
Reviewed December 5, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Every detail, perfect. So relaxing, so beautiful, and incredibly efficient. Was really hard to leave.

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Management Response
Dec 6, 2017
Thanks, really happy that you enjoyed your time in Gecco Villa. We also enjoyed having you as our guests.
Bob
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Joanna W
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Stunning views, beautiful villa”
Reviewed March 13, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

When we arrived at the villa Phyu the housemaid was waiting to show us around the villa. The decoration of the villa is very stylish, clean and neat. It was dark when we arrived and we couldn't wait to wake up and see the view from the pool terrace as we knew it would be amazing.

The view did not disappoint, you could spend your whole visit getting lost in the beauty of it. The beds are all positioned so that you can see the stunning views whilst lying in bed.

The villa contained extremely detailed information about the villa, the restaurants and beaches of the island. Bob and Asa have supplied wonderful descriptions of each beach, restaurant and the activities available on Koh Tao, taking away the worry of having to spend too much time figuring out what to do and where to eat for yourself.

Phyu, the maid, was extremely helpful. On our first day we asked her for directions to the nearest beach and instead of just telling us, she walked down there with us to show us the way. The villa is situated quite high up which does mean that it's quite a workout to get to the beach, but is well worth it.

The taxi's, although quite expensive are really quick and reliable. You can also order take away food to the villa which we did on a couple of occasions and both times the food arrived quickly and tasted amazing.

Bob and Asa were on location whilst we were there and they couldn't have been more helpful. We were also invited to have a few drinks with them the day before we left and they are just the loveliest people who really want you to feel at home and enjoy your holiday.

We really didn't want to leave.

Thank you Bob and Asa

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 14, 2017
A big thanks for your very fine wording about Gecco Villa and us. Glad that you noted and appreciated things like the beds being put in ocean view position, that you found our binders useful and that Phyu did a good job. We enjoyed having your for the drink and all the nice talking we did. We do hope to meet with you again, welcome back,
Bob & Åsa
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markbrimb...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Birthday Celebrations”
Reviewed March 13, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

I had booked Gecko Villa as the last leg of our Thailand trip to celebrate my 50th birthday. As part of the booking Bob & Asa, the owners had arranged for us to be collected from the port by taxi and brought to the villa. We arrived late so couldn't appreciate the views yet, but the villa itself was enough to get our attention. Tastefully decorated, clean and exactly as portrayed in photos we'd seen.
On waking, the views over the bay really do the villa justice - it is beautiful and you could just stay in the pool all day looking out over the sea and beaches and rocks below you.
The villa has a couple of folders with all the information you could need on location of everything on the island, including great restaurant recommendations. We were also lucky to have the owners staying in the villa next door and they were more than helpful with answering any other questions we had.
You can walk to local beaches but do need to take a taxi to the busier areas where most restaurants and bars are. Again, Bob & Asa supply a taxi contact who is easy to deal with and most times they are with you within 15 minutes.
We had a fantastic time here could have stayed much longer. I'd recommend any of the 3 villas for any occasion

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Management Response
Mar 14, 2017
We are so happy that your enjoyed your stay with us in Gecco villa. Great that you found our binders helpful to find a nice beach or restaurant. We also enjoyed having your as guests, taking good care of our villa. Thanks and hope to see you back in future !
Bob & Åsa
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Sky_Air_S...
Korneuburg
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“the most magical place on the most magical island of Thailand”
Reviewed February 24, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

In January we came with a group of 16 people to celebrate our wedding. We booked the Turtle, Gecco and Eagle Villa. It was our 4th time at Koh Tao, it was love at first sight, as it was with your Villas Åsa and Bob. You two made our wedding complete.

Our stay startet pretty stormy and rainy, we arrived one day after the worst monsoon in 20 years, but beside the weather everything was perfect. Åsa and Bob are amazing hosts, they took care of us and our needs even before we arrived.

We used Mr. Bears Taxiservice many times, it was really easygoing, we called Mr Bear from a mobile phone (every villa has one). He is honest and every time on time.

We had our wedding reception at the Eagle Villa. It was the first wedding at the Eagle Villa, but Åsa and Bob meet Winnie our wedding planer in advance and the found solutions for everything. Our catering made Ed the owner of Barracuda Restaurant, it tasted amazing, Åsa and Bob recommend him for having a nice evening at the Villa with your own chef. Thank you so much Åsa and Bob for making our dream come true, our wedding reception was perfect.

If we could we would never leave Villa Sabai Jai and Koh Tao ever again. Its perfect for large groups or a honeymoon. If you like you can stay the whole day in the Villas, you can order almost everything (food, massages, coconuts ...) In the minibar you can find everything you like and the prices are more than faire. Wawa and Phyu the maids who are working at Villa Sabai Jai are amazing, helpful and adorable.

There is nothing more to say than, book a trip to the Villas and feel the magic yourself. Thank you Åsa and Bob, we are coming back and we are looking forward to see you again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2017
Thank you so much for your fine review. We enjoyed having you, your family and friends as guests in our villas. Your wedding on the beach was beautiful and so were you two! Hope to see you again, you are always welcome back!
Bob & Åsa
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134maud
Haarlem, Nederland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful villa with a breathtaking view”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed in this villa with 2 families (4 adults & 5 teenagers) and had a great time. The house is beautifully decorated and the view from the terrace (and from the beds!) is absolutely stunning. Housekeepers Wawa and Phyu are fantastic. Very friendly & attentive! The only disadvantage I can think of is the remote location of the villa, but there is a phone available for local phone calls (taxi, food delivery) which helps cope with that.

The walk to Sai Daeng Beach is doable and definitely worth the effort. Nice beach for snorkling. We didn't use the piers close to the villa , because with a rough sea getting in & out of the water here can be quite dangerous. We would also recommend the massage in the private massage room available at the villa. Very relaxing!

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Liked best: The stuning view
Liked least: remote location
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Gecco Villa and liked our housekeepers services.
Bob
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niklasbri...
Hirtshals, Denmark
1 review
“Wonderfull”
Reviewed August 20, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Stayed in Villa Sabaijai "Gecko villa" for five days in June.

When we got to koh tao, the taxi driver Mr. Bear was there to pick us up. Very friendly and helpfull.

The freindly and smiling housekeepers was there to welcome us when we arrived the villa, and served fresh juice while showing us the villa and the folders wich is made out of the owners own experiences, and has a lot of usefull information.

The villa is absolutely amazing. The pool and the balcony was bigger than we thought, and the view is incredibly beautiful. The pictures does NOT Lie.
We also like the personality of the villas and Its easy to see the owners Bob and Åsa's passion for the place.

I think the location is good, because Its in a quiet area, and only a 10 minutes drive in taxi or motorbike to the harbour, and the streets with shops and restaurants. But Maybe not so good for older People because of the steep roads.

The housekeepers was cleaning the rooms and balcony everyday, and if we have Any questions or needs we could allways call them at anytime.
The pool was also cleaned everyday.


We Hope that we could spend our holiday in Villa Sabaijai again in the nearest future. We would love to Come back again.
Best regards Niklas and Mette, Denmark.

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Liked best: The balcony and the swimmingpool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2016
Thanks for your fine review, we are so happy you enjoyed your time in Gecco Villa and that you found the binders helpful :)
Hope to be able to welcome you back in future!
Bob
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SMC0404
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fantastic Villa”
Reviewed July 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Our family of 5 stayed for a week in Gecco Villa to scuba dive and snorkel. The Villa is very good and comfortable inside and out. There is a magnificent view down to the sea where we snorkelled and saw many sharks. The staff are lovely and very helpful and the villa is always clean.
To get into town you will need a taxi or use the motor bikes for rent. There are some very steep little hills so motor biking is not for the feint hearted. Myself and my son enjoyed getting around the Island on bikes.
We scuba dived with master Divers who are recommended by the owner and I would recommend them also. We used Master Divers the year before also in Koh Tao. Auw Leuk beach is a gem with a coral reef where you can snorkel with all sorts of marine life.
Koh Tao has become a favourite destination of ours over the years and Gecco Villa has helped keep it that way

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Liked best: The villa overall and panoramic view
Liked least: Its a motor bike ride or taxi to town ( I loved the motorbike trip but my wife didn't)
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2016
Lovely to hear that you had a good stay with us and felt happy with our staff and their services! Yes, Koh Tao is a wonderful small island with small secluded beaches, all good for snorkeling. One of our favorite beaches is also Auw Leuk!
Bob
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