The chalet is situated in a quiet little cul de sac and is only 100 mts stroll from the unspoilt beach of Bang por which lies on the picturesque north east coastline of the beutiful island of Koh Samui.
Only 2 mins walk away are numerous authentic Thai restaurants,a 7/11 stor and pharmacy.Although quiet and peaceful you are only a short drive away from all the hustle and bustle of the 2 popular resorts of Chaweng and LLamai,and closer still is the pretty, world famous 'Fishermans Village'.
The chalet stands in its own private well matured gardens with parking space,and has a large outside balcony for either dining alfresco or enjoying a glass of your favorite wine underneath the star studded skies.
Please book early for the fantastic festival of 'Songkran' 14th to 18th April.Its the most amazing festival i have witnessed.....
Bang Po Beach is four kilometers long with views of Koh Phangan. The waters are calm in this area of Koh Samui and the beach is very clean, palm trees line the edge. There are shallow coral reefs nearby which provide excellent snorkeling and not much development in this area. Very limited accommodation, no tourist shopping or nightlife.
We enjoyed our time at the house. It is in a nice area that is private and safe. The garden was quite lush and had a nice variety of plants, it made sitting out for coffee and breakfast in the morning quite enjoyable. There is a very nice beach just a 2 minute walk away that is great for swimming and just lazing about. David was helpful in giving us ideas for things to do and gave great direction to where we needed to go. We definately reccomend the fire show, be sure to ask David about it!! As we had rented a car we found everything easy to get to, there are also many taxis and tuk tuks to get you anywhere you need to go. Great value for the money!! We would reccomend this house.
Renting from David was great! He was very helpful in that he picked us up from the pier bc we decided to take the bus and ferry (which I do NOT recommend - take train or fly) and had rented motor bikes to us for $3/day. He showed us all the great local restaurants near the property and what was in the area. He was very friendly and whenever we had a question about anything he was there to help.
I believe the property worked for us because we wanted a more authentic experience in Thailand of being amongst locals and therefore didn't want the resort/hotel experience. So if this sounds like you then you will love this place. The property made us feel like we lived in Koh Samui and were not visiting which we liked. We enjoyed waking up and cooking breakfast and eating on the patio seeing the beautiful plants outside.
I only have 2 gripes, one being that the place was a bit far out from Chewang Beach area, about 30-40 min. by motor bike. I would have liked for it to be closer but it was an experience to learn to ride the motor bikes nonetheless. Also, I wished the place was a bit cleaner. It seems that the kitchen and bathroom didn't get a wipe down before we came in, which I was a little disappointed in. I also wished the property had a local phone so we could make local calls.
But overall for the price of this property, it was great!
The house was very nice and only one minute walk from the beach. We enjoyed our stay and Dave was superfriendly. Do not miss eating at the thaiplace just across the road with the smiling lady. Excellent food.
The house while nothing fancy is quite comfortable and quiet. It is easy to get to anywhere and the walk to a calm, unpopulated beach is less than two minutes! David and Janet are very helpful and friendly! I ate several times at the delicious restuarant, Swiss Garden which is also just a quick stroll. I would stay there again!