I have only been able to read a translation of the review as I am not a Russian speaker, but there appears to have been quite a lot of exaggeration in the review that needs to be corrected. Of course matters of opinion are exactly that and guests are entitled to have their own. However, factual matters are something different and need to be right. The photos of the villa were taken, by myself, approximately 6 months ago. To suggest that they are 5-7 years old is simply nonsensical and provides an indication as to the nature of the comments in the review. As to the suggestion that the villa was "very dirty", after being called back to the villa shortly after the guests arrived, I took lots of photos and if anyone reading this would like to see the photos of the "very dirty" villa, I would be delighted to send the photos to you. In fact, generally the villa was very clean as it had just been cleaned by a professional cleaning service (as it always is after guests leave), but there were indeed a few areas that had been missed by the cleaners, for which there is no excuse, but it is important that I explain where these areas were. They were inside some of the drawers that had not been opened or used for a couple of weeks, on a couple of window sills on high up windows inside the shower cubicles in two of the bathrooms and on some unused high up flat surfaces (on the top of high up, unused shelves). Again, no excuse, but I am 6 feet tall and I had to stand on chairs to get my hand on top of some of these surfaces. There was an area on a desk that was behind a lamp that had clearly not been moved by the cleaners where there was a small area with a thin film of dust, but it is important that an accurate record of the villa is given and if you go through any house or villa with a fine tooth comb, going into unused drawers and onto high up, unused flat surfaces, you will almost always find some dust. The floors had been swept, vacuum cleaned and then mopped with floor cleaning detergent throughout the house (as they always are) prior to the guests arrival. Where the suggestion comes from that they were dirty I do not know as they did not point out one area of dirty floor to me when I went around the house with them. Back on the subject of dust, as I tried to explain to the guests, we have had virtually no rain for 5 months and so to say that the outdoor environment is dry and dusty is an understatement. Unfortunately, but inevitably, some of the dust gets in the villa. They claimed that the areas mentioned above hadn't been cleaned in a long time, yet when they left, over the course of their 13 day stay on those same unused surfaces that we had cleaned after their arrival, there was just as much dust as they had complained of when they arrived. Maybe it is lost in the translation, but my translation says that Evgenii says we had a fight about this. This is simply not true. I initially went back to the villa, after they called me, about 30 minutes after they had arrived, but they had gone out. I then went around the following day again at their request and they showed me the areas of concern (which I have described above). We are talking here about perhaps 1% of the flat surfaces in the villa, most of which are high up and actually out of reach even for me, plus the insides of some drawers. I did not fight with them. I accepted that these areas, while limited in number, size and generally being hard to reach should not be dusty, I apologised and said that we would take care of it. They said they had another option where they could stay and that they might want to go to stay there instead. I told them that would be fine and if they were unhappy, I would refund all the money that they had paid. They quickly backtracked and said that actually they were fine and didn't want to leave. As to those areas that had been missed by the cleaners, that are described above, I got the cleaners back in that same day and (with the help of step ladders) the surfaces that had been missed were all cleaned.
I am not sure which beach they were going to, but Pratumnak beach is at the bottom of Soi 6 (the villa is 30 metres from Soi 6). I have just come back from walking from the villa to the beach. It took me precisely 4 minutes and 35 seconds.
Evgenii says he can recommend the property, but not for this price. This is a 450 square metre 3 bedroom house with a private pool, with water slide and jacuzzi, on Pratumnak Hill, one of Pattaya's most exclusive and expensive addresses and he was paying about 5,000 Baht per night, significantly less than you would pay for just one 30 square metre hotel room in the nearby Royal Cliff, Sheraton or any number of other hotels. To suggest that the price is expensive is about as justifiable as saying the photos are 5-7 years old.