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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ko Yao Noi, Phang Nga Province

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Robert H
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8 reviews
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“Incredible experience”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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My wife and I stayed in The Waterhouse on Koh Yao Noi for 5 days in July, and we fell completely in love with both the island and the house.

First of all, we were put in contact with the property manager and the owner's family who were so welcoming and helpful. They gave us a Thai cell phone that we could use if we had any problem or question. They helped us arrange tours, rent bicycles, find the best restaurants, etc. We felt so well cared for the whole time.

Next, the house itself is stunning. It's spacious, clean, and fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. We cooked a big breakfast every morning and ate it while watching the fishermen out on the sea. A constant breeze from the ocean always kept the house cool. The beds are very comfortable, and we slept great.

As for the location, it's in a quiet, peaceful area a little bit out of the way, but there's a restaurant at the Muy Thai gym only a three minute walk away, and some of the best restaurants on the island (Kaya and Rice Paddy) are only a 15-20 minute walk away. A decent-sized market with eggs, bread, fruit, etc. is also within easy walking distance. In general, having a car, motorbike, or bicycle would make your life easier on Koh Yao Noi, but taxis are easily available also, and the drivers are very friendly and speak English fairly well.

One minor point worth mentioning is that The Waterhouse has some open-air features to maintain airflow, and because of this, you might be visited by butterflies, moths, and the occasional beetle or mosquito. There are also many geckos on the ceiling and walls at night, hoping for a meal. The beds all have mosquito nets, so it's not a big concern, but if you're particularly squeamish about insects/lizards, it's something to keep in mind. This is a tropical island, though, so good luck finding any place that's completely insect/lizard free.

Overall, we were wonderfully happy with this house. Koh Yao Noi is an absolute treasure, and I can't imagine a better place to stay there than The Waterhouse.

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Megan B
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best views, peaceful getaway”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This place has the most amazing sea views- the porch is literally over the ocean and sunsets are magical. Tick, the property manager, speaks great English and goes outing her way to arrange everything you may need- including a traditional Thai home cooked meal served right on that magical porch. This place is beautiful, amenities are very modern and comfortable, and the price is very low for what you get. I will be back!

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Marion d
Paris, France
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“Magical”
Reviewed April 7, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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The house is litterally on the sea - you can hear the sound of the wave underneath the floor. The view is gorgeous, you can see the sunset from the terrace. It is simply and beautifully furnished. Two of the bedrooms have their own bathroom which is very practical. There are small supermarkets and restaurants within walking distance, and you can walk to the beach within 15 minutes. The house is a 15-minute drive away from the harbour where you take the boat to Phuket or Koh yao Yai.
Tickky, who handles the house for the owners (from what I understood) was very helpful, nice and welcoming.
Do not hesitate one second before booking this place, this is the house you are looking for :)

Traveling group: Avec mes amis
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SteSaint
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
“Beautiful house on a beautiful island”
Reviewed April 6, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The Waterhouse is a beautiful place to spend some time relaxing with great views and friendly locals. The owner and his property manager are very friendly and helpful.

I travelled with five of my friends and we had a great time. The property manager arranged anything we needed efficiently and without fuss (motorbikes, laundry, house keeping etc).

I would highly recommend staying here and may well revisit myself some day.

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Andre A
United States
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5 reviews
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“Dream Come True”
Reviewed February 27, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The Waterhouse was AMAZING! The location is perfect for a very relaxing and beautiful view. We cannot say enough good things about Nok. She is Kasem's sister. She answered all our questions, cooked us a fantastic Thai meal and could arrange anything we wanted such as renting a scooter, Thai message right in the Waterhouse, and a boat tour of the islands. Nok is a wonderful person and she has such a good heart. We loved watching the tide go in and out and the sunset was so beautiful. This was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. The people on the island were so friendly. We feel so fortunate to have stayed here and hope we can come back in the future.

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Liked best: The people and the view
Liked least: We loved everything!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Christian...
Hobart, Australia
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12 reviews
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“Absolutely gorgeous and relaxing place to stay!”
Reviewed February 12, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The Waterhouse facilitated a wonderful, magical, gorgeous and relaxing break for us. A stunning house over the water on an absolutely beautiful island that we really did not want to leave. I have no negatives to speak of. The people on the island were wonderful and the people associated with the house were wonderful. We stayed there with our 5 young children and they loved it... we will one day be back!

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Traveling group: Young Children
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keeys
Quirindi, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
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“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed November 15, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From the moment we arrived at The Waterhouse to the moment we left everything was perfect!! On arrival we were blown away by just how AMAZING that view truly is, the photos don't do it justice! We were welcomed on arrival to the house and shown around, given the use of a mobile phone containing numbers should we need anything. Tik assisted in organizing an island hope tour for us and someone to cook dinner for us one night and both were fantastic value for money. We also hired scooters from Tik for our stay.
There were 5 of us staying but there was plenty of room to spread out throughout the house, and with 3 toilets there was never a line up. The kitchen had everything we needed. The highlight was the sunset each afternoon and watching the lightening display later in the evening. Our 8 year old loved watching the crabs at low tide and feel asleep every night to the sound of the water under the house at high tide. We had no issues with mozies during our stay and had all the doors open whenever we were home.
The locals were all very friendly, the fishermen next door always happy to show us their catch on their return each day and waving with a wide smile each time we past them. The local massage lady was amazing and the fellow at the local laundry was very helpful.
We haven't a negative thing to say of the whole experience. We hope to return sometime. It is a very special island and a very special house, you won't be sorry with your choice if staying here.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: can't fault anything
Traveling group: Teenagers
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