Villa owner and rental specialist, Koh Samui Island, Thailand.
We had an amazing time during our stay at Villa Peerapat! I can't say enough good things about the villa and the hosts. The only downside to our stay is that we only had 2 nights there. :(
The villa is just as shown in the pictures, but of course it's even more amazing when you see it in person. Bob and Jen were fantastic hosts, and the Thai cooking class with Jen is an absolute must-do! We spent time in Bangkok, Phuket, and Ko Samui during our vacation and ate at some great restaurants. The food Jen showed us how to prepare during the cooking class was hands-down the best we had the entire trip. And she's just amazing fun to be around!
They were also very helpful in answering any questions we had before coming and even offered to assist in arranging trips/charters. They also gave us a phone to use to make local calls for taxis, reservations, etc. This is the type of service you don't get from a hotel.
The house is inside a neighborhood, about a 15-20 minute walk away from the main road and the beach. (Another tip: we quite enjoyed the food at Kinnaree Hotel on the main road as well, so that would be a good place to check out when you can't get Jen's cooking. :)). If walking is not on your agenda, it's easy and cheap to rent scooters if you prefer that, and you can call a van driver to take you anywhere on the island for 300 baht. We preferred other beaches over the one closest to the house, so we used the driver for trips to those. We didn't get to explore as many as we'd like w/ only 2 days there, but we thought Silver Beach was especially beautiful.
Fisherman's Village is also not far from the villa, and the night market there is a must-do. If you are into spas, we really enjoyed our visit to Tamarind Spa. It is very pricey ($175) compared to the typical Thai massage, but in line with what you'd pay at a nice spa here in the States for a much longer, better treatment in an absolutely stunning outdoor location with steam caves and plunge pools (4.5 hours total, w/ 2.5 hours of massage treatment).
All in all, Jen and Bob made our short stay there very memorable, and we can't wait until the time we can return. Thanks so much, guys!
The house was as described, and provided an excellent accommodation while in Ko Samui. Car or bike rental is recommended, since neither beach or restaurants are in walking distance. Jen and Bob were terrific hosts and made sure that every aspect of the house function as it should, providing constant maintenance. There is a daily maid service that is very convenient, and makes sure that the house is always clean and tidy.
Bob was available for any question we had, and made sure we were comfortable - Thank You!
We definitely recommend staying in this house, and would love to do so again next time we come Ko Samui.
We really like this villa! It was very beautiful, clean and modern. It has everything you need for a good holiday! Owners of the villa is very nice and hospitable people, who are always ready to help. Surely take a master class of Thai cooking with Jen (one of the owner). It is an unforgettable experience! This villa can help you to spend time perfectly))
Response from Jen:
Thank you fo your fantastic feedback. Hope to see you again!