About This Listing
Luxurious Q/B room & private courtyard plus all the amenities of a high end hotel. Breakfast is included and personal help to plan your fabulous holiday. So come and relax by our gorgeous pool & enjoy all Langkawi has to offer.
This privately owned, luxury villa is just 5 minutes away from Pantai Cenang, Lankawi's beautiful holiday beach and tourist destination. Your stay at Andaman Hills Villa includes a basic breakfast with fresh brewed tea or coffee and toast with high quality conserves. This will give you a quick energy boost with out being overly full. This means you can then sample some of the many restaurants the island for brunch or lunch and dinner. Alternatively I can recommend several places that do amazing breakfasts or brunch if you need something much more substantial.
The bedroom offered has a Queen-size solid teak bed with a fabulous mattress, hand-picked by the owner, to be comfortable and supportive which will definitely ensure an excellent night's sleep. Your room is fully air-conditioned with it's own ensuite bathroom and it also has an extra, private outdoor rain shower should you wish to be just a little more daring. If you don't wish to have the air-conditioning on, you can leave your private courtyard doors open to allow fresh air to circulate and use your ceiling fan instead.
You will have full, free wifi access anywhere in the villa so you can connect either with your laptop, tablet or smart-phone.
DINNING IN OR OUT
A freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee with toast and conserves is included in your room fee. This continental style breakfast allows you to relax and wake up as you plan your day's outings. Breakfast is available from 8am onwards but can be earlier upon request if you have an early start to a booked tour.
Additional fresh brewed tea or coffee is available from the kitchen. We have a wide range of teas to choose from and coffee brought to Langkawi direct from Papua New Guinea. We also have Nescafe Dolce Gusto pods for those who need an espresso style hit of caffeine.
Soft drinks and juices; red or white wines and some snacks are also available Prices vary depending upon size of pot, beverage drink or snack chosen but all are very reasonable and generally lower than standard local duty free pricing.
If you wish to dine out we can help advise where you can find budget priced local foods, full breakfasts or brunches and right up to high end European standard but at low island prices
Although it is specified we can only currently host 2 people, we are able to provide additional sleeping arrangements for 1 or 2 children. It must be noted though that the premises are not to be considered to be child-safe and all children must be fully supervised at all times. (The pool has no fencing and is fully accessible from anywhere in the entire villa.) We also do have children's channels available on cable TV and some DVD's suitable for either adults or children.
We will have other items on hand for you to purchase should you require them too. We will have sun lotion and other minor toiletries available. Enjoy lazing around the pool and know you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, juices, wines or beers plus nibblies such as salted peanuts or potato chips. Langkawi is a tax-free island so all alcohol is provided at local low prices. If you are after a specific wine please ask and we'll see if it is available on Langkawi.
Depending on your budget and what you wish to visit while on Langkawi, you will need to hire a car or scooter to get around. There are taxis or small buses but the villa is outside of the main town of Kuah and about 5 minutes by car from the main beaches. We can discuss your options via email once you make a booking. We also have a scooter available for hire to guests
You will have access to most of the villa and it's facilities. This means your own room, the pool and outdoor area, the kitchen and its selection of wines, beers, soft drinks and spirits plus small snacks.
We also have a washing machine and dryer if you need to use them.
Interaction with Guests
I also live in the villa with my pets (who absolutely love guests as they then get petted by everyone!) My cats are unusual, they LIKE people and are very even tempered. They will also steal most of the bed unless you close the door on their noses.
I am always available to assist with planning which tourist attractions to visit and when is the best time to do so. I also help with hiring a car or calling taxis plus all the other minor things that always requires local knowledge.
We are approximately 5 minutes, by car, away from the main tourist area of Cenang Beach. The water's edge close to the villa is mostly mangrove and mud, as we are on the south part of the island.
Although we are on a main road, we are surrounded by lush green forest with large birds, called Hornbills, nesting amongst the trees. We are also right next door to a tropical fruit farm which has a creek running through it and where local brightly feathered kingfishers hunt for food.
..and, yes, we do have monkeys, at times, and you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of me chasing the lil' thieves out of my kitchen....
Public transport on Langkawi is almost non-existent for tourists.
After over 4 years of living here, I've not worked out the system and no-one else, have been able to enlighten me as to how the local public transport works.
You will need to hire a scooter, or a car, as it is too far to walk to the Cenang beach. Indeed, many of the best beaches are at various locations around the island.... many to the north of the island and you will need a scooter or car to get to them. I can help and assist you with hiring transportation.
But each guest is different and I'll email you with information once you have confirmed your booking. I'll send maps, a breakfast menu, tour guide information and I'll generally help you make the most of your holiday.
Other Things to Note
My check in and out times are very flexible and can be made to suit your flight times.
They are only specified in case I need to do a priority service of a room for a new guest arriving on the day you are leaving.
If this happens, you only need to vacate your room and then you can enjoy the villa's facilities, such as the pool, until you need to catch your flight. Perhaps even spend a last morning at the beach and leave your baggage with me until it's time to go.
1. You can have drinks while swimming in the pool but plastic cups must be used. No glass is to be used while in the pool. This rule is for everyone's safety. Imagine trying to find a piece of broken glass in the water??? Impossible!!
2. Smoking is allowed anywhere except in the bedroom. I provide ashtrays as you require them.
Liz and Peter's villa is a real villa experience set in the middle of nature but yet very near to the happening parts of Langkawi (about 10 mins drive to Cenang beach). Pictures are all accurate, with bundles of green scenery and some distant blue ocean views from the pool.
What we enjoyed was the very well stocked fridge full of drinks, beer, wine, coolers and champagne at decent rates. Its very convenient to chill in your room or at the pool without needing to go out to buy your liquor. Being animal lovers, we also thoroughly enjoyed the affections of their super friendly cats Ginger and Kitty along with Rueben. I've never met a more friendly cat in my life :D.
The room is filed with thoughtful holiday necessities and the bathroom is luxuriously done. Plenty of high quality towels were offered. Bed was so so, softer than average. I was told that water pressure has been greatly improved after a recent surprise discovery by the owners. Didnt use the outdoor shower but it looks really nice.
Liz was very helpful in providing dining suggestions, comes prepared with optional breakfast menus, rental car or scooter options, maps and POIs for tourists etc.
Wish I had more time to stay longer, but I will certainly stay here again for my next visit to Langkawi.
Can't say enough good things about our stay with Liz on Langkawi. Room was extremely comfortable with a bed that is sheer bliss after rock-hard mattresses, tv with Astro, air-conditioning, fantastic outdoor shower (there is a great one indoors too) and Liz has thought of everything - sarongs, biscuits, bathroom products (in case you have forgotten something). The room is part of the villa but totally separate so you have your own space. Liz has created a beautiful home surrounded by lush gardens with lots of furniture and decorative pieces collected on her travels. The pool is fantastic with a view over to the forest (if you are lucky, you will see the shy dusky monkeys) and it is a lovely spot to while away some time. Liz was incredibly generous with her time and local knowledge and gave detailed maps and directions to beautiful spots around the island (including great restaurants and bars). I love animals so was very happy to spend time with Reuben (daschund) and two cats, Ginger and Kitty. The villa is about 10 minutes drive out of Chenang and we hired a car which was perfect. We enjoyed our stay so much we extended our visit :) Langkawi is a great island to explore and Liz's generosity, kindness and sense of humour made our stay even more memorable.
Kate/Karmen Thank you for a fabulous review, it is outstanding and I now have a benchmark to live up and meet with all my guests. It was amazing to host the 2 of you and it was my pleasure to enjoy a little of the holiday with you both. I'm saying here that you were 2 of the nicest people I've ever hosted and not just because we became friends.
From a host's perspective, you were both very respectful towards my home, extremely neat and tidy and you clearly let me know what you would like to do and experience while on Langkawi. I would certainly very highly recommend any host to approve your requests to stay and enjoy the warm and friendly company you bring to a home.
I have had problems getting a link to do your review and I finally found them in my spam folder so I'll send my review to AirBnB and ask them to include it in your account. I will also email you the review so you can include it with future requests to other hosts.
Liz was a great host, very knowledgeable about Langkawi, very generous with tips about the best places to eat and the best beaches to visit. That made all the difference to our holiday on Langkawi. The villa is lovely but you will need a car or motorbike to get about.
From the moment Liz greeted us on arrival until we departed a few short days later, we were treated as welcomed family. Liz and her lovely villa, equipped with all the necessities of home, ensured we felt relaxed and comfortable. We learned the "locals" version of Langkawi which helped us find some fantastic non-touristy beaches and restaurants. Our favourite beach is Tanjung Rhu (tell the guards you're looking for the public beach area) and Mango's Bar and Grill (great hidden beach view, cheap beverages and great home cooked meals). Whether we were seeing the sights in her hired car or scooter, taking a dip in the pool, or merely chatting with Liz about world events, we had a great vacation and look forward to returning soon. Thanks to Liz for a wonderful Airbnb experience!
We stayed at Andaman Hills Villa from 5 - 10 of ferbruary 2015. Before we were in Singapore and after KL, but Langkawi was the best! Only because Liz and her husband Peter (of course I have to mention also our new friends from Germany :-)))). The most important of your stay is to feel good. This feeling you can get at Liz's place. Liz is very nice woman who can help you with any questions you need to know about the island. She also helped us manage the most beautiful Valentine's day EVER!!!!!
This villa is like your second home. It's very clean, room is cozy furnished, fully air-conditioned with TV and WiFi. During hot days you can also use your private outside shower, which is so amazing :-) The pool is open 24 hours.
We have nice memories from our trip in Langkawi and we want to say to Liz and Peter big THANK YOU for everything!!!
We already miss cats - Ginger, Kitty and dogs Ruben and street one :-(
We hope we see you again next time.
All the best,
Michelle and Pavel.
We stayed with Liz for 10 days as part of our honeymoon, and it will definitely stay with us as one of our favourite legs of the journey. Liz was a fantastic host, amazingly hospitable and always there for some good advice or just a good chat. The villa was just stunning and always immaculate and quickly felt very much like home. We rented a small car from Liz for most of the days and couldn't recommend doing that more! It was so lovely to have the freedom to explore this beautiful place at our own leisure. We hope to be back soon!
Wir hatten eine unvergessliche Zeit bei Liz und Pete. Die wunderschöne Villa mit dem geschmackvoll angelegtem Pool, unser herrliches Zimmer mit dem wunderbarem Bad, die unvergleichlichen Hausbewohner mit Ruben, dem Dackel und den beiden Katzen Kitty und Ginger, werden uns immer in Erinnerung bleiben. Liz ist die perfekte Gastgeberin, immer unglaublich nett und hilfsbereit. Auf jede Frage hat sie eine Antwort, man fühlt sich bei ihr und ihrem Mann Pete wie zuhause. Das morgendliche Frühstück für ein paar wenige Euro, die breite Auswahl an Softdrinks, Weinen und anderen Getränken und Vieles mehr trugen zu diesem perfekten Urlaub bei. Auch bei der Beschaffung des günstigen Mietwagens war uns Liz sehr behilflich. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen!
About the Host, Liz
I'm a semi-retired Australian expat living in Malaysia with my husband; who is a helicopter pilot and travels a great deal. We have spent the last 3.5 years supervising the building of our villa on Langkawi and we finally moved in November 2012. As with any new building, there is much work to do to soften the landscape with lush tropical plants and make this our home.
Our children both live and work in Australia still but our fur-kids came with us. Ruban our standard long-haired Dachshund, is very much part of the family and, once he has met you, he will welcome you into our home.
Ruban is going blind so he'll always bark when he sees someone but, being a true hound, once he knows your smell you will always be welcomed home. He is intelligent and knows exactly how to communicate and manipulate me into giving him his daily bone earlier than he should get it.
Ruban adds a great degree of security to both myself and the villa. As a hound, his keen nose will pick up the tiniest waft of a strange smell and he has already stopped monkeys from entering the property several times.
Kitty and Ginger are typical Malaysian cats. I have never come across cats that crave human company like these 2 do. Both arrived unexpectedly and took up residence like only a cat can do