Overall we had a fantastic time at this villa. Though it is a little way off the beaten track, with the vehicle provided we were quickly able to find our way around and had very easy access to all sorts of opportunities.
The vehicle allowed us access to various highlights of our holiday. A short drive will get you to an elephant village, an amazing beach protected by the Thai Navy and the general attractions and restaurants found around Jomtien beach.
Getting stock into the house was no problem at all. I was a little worried before arrival about getting things like food and water, and really I needn't have been. About 3 minutes away there are various small shops, and on the main road (about 15 mins away) you have a huge Tesco and Big C extra.
The pool was fabulous and our kids loved being able to swim and splash around every day. It was clean and maintained regularly whilst we were there.
Some minor negatives include that the kitchen is not very well stocked. Simple things that you take for granted at home (potato peeler, masher, cheese grater for example) are missing, and some of the pans (esp. the wok) are too big for the hob provided. We made a few meals ourselves, but if you're more likely to eat out regularly then this won't be an issue.
Meanwhile, the beds were pretty good but the pillows were not great, and there were not any extra pillows handy. Our air con unit made a whirring noise, but fortunately it was cool enough at night to turn it off. This may not be the case in height of summer though!
Our transfers to the villa were ok (I was very relieved to find our driver), but it took a lot longer than advertised (2 hours!). Also, we had a bit of a mix up on our departure which led to a stressful end to the holiday. Otherwise, the service related to the villa is excellent with prompt replies to our emails and general inquiries.
In summary, if you are prepared to put in a little leg work in terms of organising your own outings (though you can call the clubhouse and have them take care of excursions for you, we preferred to go it alone), you will get a lot from staying at this villa. It is very private, quiet and offers an amazing pool and easy access to a number of tourist attractions.
I would happily return.
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