- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas are ideally situated in the quiet yet easily accessible area of Na-Thai, Aonang. Located just 5 mins (3km) drive from the beachfront, Baan Santhiya offers quiet, peaceful and luxurious surroundings for large families, groups, or just holiday makers looking for an escape from run-of-the-mill hotels.
Transport to the beach / Aonang centre is only a 5 minute drive away by our FREE tuk-tuk service between 08:30-18:00 (200 Baht per journey after 18:00) .
There is a Tesco-Lotus supermarket 3 minutes' drive away, and a well-stocked Minimart just a stone's throw from the Villas.
Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas
Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Thailand
Additional Location Information
The villas are located 5 minutes drive from Aonang Beach (we have a free Tuk-Tuk service from 08:30 - 18:00 daily).
There is a Tesco Lotus supermarket just 3 minutes' drive from the villas - ideal for stocking up the kitchen/fridge.
Security Guard on duty every night from 18:00 - 06:00
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Phun Phin, Surat Thani, 105 miles
Nearest airport: Krabi Airport, 13 miles
Nearest ferry port: Klong Haeng Pier, 3 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on July 22, 2014
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in THB)
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Additional notes from the owner
Rates are quoted in Thai Baht per night and are inclusive of electricity & water usage, daily villa & pool cleaning.
Guests will also receive UNLIMITED FREE TRANSFERS to/from Aonang Beach between 08:30-18:00 by our own Tuk-Tuk (200 Baht per journey after 18:00)
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Housekeeping Optional
- High chair
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- 6 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 161 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
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81 guest reviews
99% of guests would stay again
Green Bay, Wisconsin. USA
Great place to stay with great service!
Our wonderful stay began with being picked up at the Krabi airport by the Baan Santhiya staff in a wifi equipped van! The house was beautiful with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and our own private pool. It was very comfortable for my group of 8. We were given a cell phone that so we could call for transportation at any time which was free during the day and minimal at night. There were outings arranged by the staff if you wanted to use them but we found it was much cheaper to go to the ao Nang beach front and arrange it ourselves. When the time came to leave, we wanted to stay longer in ao Nang because of the accommodations at Baan Santhiya. But the house was booked already so we left for our stay on Railay Beach. Rob, himself took us to the beach in his truck for our long boat ride to Railay...what service! Rob was always very punctual about returning my emails and booking was a simply process. Ao Nang is beautiful so when you go book with Rob at Baan Santhiya. The cost was very reasonable also! We would love to go back..great accommodation, great service,great staff!
We were staying at Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas in april and loved it so much that we have booked for same time next year.The villas are large and spacious and even though we were 4 adults and 2 small children there was more than enough room.The villas are beautifully set up with everything you need and are nicely furnished. Pool and gardens also very nice. Rob and his staff were more than accomadating, nothing too much trouble, Rob was even kind enough to drive our grandaughter to hospital when she became ill.The villas are situated down a very quiet little road and are about a 5 min drive to Tesco Supermarket and 10 min drive to aonang Beach, all of which are easily accessed by your complimentary driver which is a real bonus. There wasn't any thing we didnt like about our stay at Santhiya Pool Villas and can't wait for next years trip to beautiful Krabi. Thanks everyone!
Best Villa accomodation in ao Nang!
Rob was efficient in replying my queries regarding the villa, through email. I was impressed. We only had to pay 1 night deposit and the remaining nights at the end of our stay.
My friends and I (a total of 8 of us) stayed at Baan Santhiya for 3 nights out of the 6 nights we were in Krabi. We were truly wowed and impressed with Rob's & Lynn's great service. Lynn fetched us from the airport and on our journey to the villa she was really friendly and feed us useful information about Krabi. Upon reaching we were ushered to Villa 4. Rob then help us unload our luggage from the van and welcome us. Lynn then gave us the keys and we were quickly done with the admin stuff - efficient.
We only faced a few minor problems. First the complimentary welcome fruits were bad (watermelon). However it's free so no complaints there. Next, the pool was a little chalky and only functioned (bubbling and lighting were switched on) in the evening. However we still love the place nonetheless!
All in all, we enjoyed our stay there! We love everything about Baan Santhiya! Beds were clean, wifi was fast (faster on level 1 though) and cable tv was awesome! Room service was great too! We always came back to clean and comfy rooms. The pool was great! Though a little chalky but we didn't mind and enjoyed ourselves! Overall everything was awesome!
On a side noted: We had to stay at another hotel for the remaining 3 nights of our stay in Krabi because Baan Santhiya was fully booked. Rob was kind enough to personally send us to our hotel using his personal 4 x 4 truck. He even helped us arranged airport transfer from our hotel to Krabi airport on our last day. He is so thoughtful. We were touched.
We were truly satisfied with our stay there and we will definitely choose Baan Santhiya whenever we're back in Krabi!
We spent 11 nights at Baan Santhiya Villa N°2 and all was perfect! We were 3 families (6 adults and 4 children) and the villa was very spacious ( the villa manager Bang organized a extra bed for one child), the pool and the villa were cleaned each day . The villa is located in a very quiet area which was perfect to relax, and with the tuk tuk service you can reach the beach in 5 min, the tuk tuk service was very appreciated and the driver was so nice. The villa is very well located to organized all the trips ( elephants trekking, tiger cave temple, national park , trip to wonderful islands ...)
Each morning we had fresh bread rolls as the bakery is only located at 2mn from the villa ( we rent a scooter which was very helpful otherwise you can use the tuk tuk service any time).
We wants to thanks all the Rob's staff who was very kind and helpful any time. Great service!!!
Third time in Thailand and this is by a mile the best place we have ever stayed! From the moment we arrived at the airport, Rob's staff were there to greet us with a wonderful smile, and throughout the stay they couldn't do enough for us! The villas are located just back from the main hussle and bustle of ao Nang which is perfect as it's much quieter but well within easy reach for when you want to go to town. The free tuk tuk service during the day was a major plus and was there for your use whenever you needed it. We booked 2 trips during our stay with Rob and his team and they were excellent value for money! I would recommend these villas to anyone and already have told many of my friends about them. In fact we are already planning our return trip. Thank you Rob and all your staff for an amazing holiday!!
January 2014 at Baan Santhiya Pool Villas
Ten out of ten across the board! Villa to the staff. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great value for money rental villa. .
Seattle, Washington, USA
Comfortable, clean, courteous and exceeded expectations!
We stayed in Villa number four from January 13 to January 18. The first thing we loved about staying here occurred at our airport pick up. Bang was there to welcome us and told us they'd take us to a store to pick up some food to get us through to morning. We were very appreciative of her forth thought only to realize that this was exactly the kind of service we were in for. The villa was wonderful, the pool refreshing, the service of Bang, Lynn, and Rob outstanding. I'm sorry to say that I can't remember the name of the tuk tuk drivers but they were also fantastic. Coming to asia marked the fifth continent we have travelled to. We have stayed in five star hotels, small quaint inns, vacation rentals and private homes and this was right up there with the best of lodging. A few things we especially loved, the cell phone they give you at check in to contact the staff when needed, the tuk tuk service to and from downtown and other areas, and the flawless tour set up. Our only regret was not heading dear Bangs recommendation and going to Hong Island instead of Phi Phi Island. Phi Phi Island is beautiful but crowded. I could go on and on about the specifics of our trip but I'll do my best to keep it to my love of the villa.
* beautiful rooms
* great air conditioning in rooms
* refreshing pool
* quiet location
* easy tour scheduling
* wonderful tuk tuk service
* cell phone for easy calls to staff
We can't wait to stay here again!!!
We stayed at Baan Santhiya for 10 days in December 2013. From the moment we arrived we were treated like vip,s by Rob and all the staff. The villa looks fantastic on the website and when we arrived we were not disappointed.
The villa was just as you see on the website and has been beautifully maintained.
The tut tut drivers were always courteous and prompt, taking us in and out of ao Nang any time of day. It is further out of the town than most of the hotels but having the freedom of the villa and the use of transport more than makes up for the extra travelling. If you are looking for the quality of top class hotel but with the practicality of a villa, I would doubt you will find a better place to stay. I have been to ao Nang 11 times now and will definitely stay here again. Many thanks to Rob, his wife and all the staff for making our holiday better than we could have expected.
We are 3 married couples who stayed at this villa for 3 nights, I had rob the owner to arrange a pick up service from the airport which was on time. The tuk tuk services provided was really reliable and on time with friendly drivers. The villa is extremely well maintained with a clean pool, comfy beds and daily cleaning during the stay. The 3 days was just perfect...
Value for family stay
Rob and his staffs was very helpful and friendly .They were able to provide advice on sightseeing activities around Krabi.
Villa Pool was clean and room housekeeping was performed daily.
Rooms were clean and spacious enough for 8 pax to stay comfortably .Kitchen was well equipped and washing machine was provided for laundry .Excellent location for family stay and my kids enjoyed the pool ! The least things was no air-con in the hall . Read more
Response from Rob - 12/13/2013
Thanks for your review. Nice to see that you enjoyed your time here in Aonang.
Just picking up on your last point, we do actually state in the listing that only the bedrooms are air conditioned. The downstairs area is fan-cooled and the vast majority of guests find this just fine with the doors and windows open to catch the breeze.
See you again!
Rob & the team
A great stay for family or a group of friends.
If you are looking for a clean, well-maintained, cozy place to stay, then you can opt for Baan Santhiya with a plus point of free tuktuk provided from morning to evening.
Rob & team are efficient and friendly. Rob came over to check with us if we have great day and everything is good.
We love this place that we will come again soon.
*Tour activity: Hassle-free, just inform them a day in advance for arrangement.
*Lower noise volume after 10pm (if I'm not wrong).
*Located away from busting town (Love the quiet area)
*Pool for dip (great for chitchat at pool)
*Clean and well-maintained
*Safe (thou its pitch dark at night, and quiet, we still feel safe)
A very comfortable place for escape from busy countries
The service of this villa is excellent no matter of the stuff or tuk tuk service,
All the stuff and also the boss are very friendly. That is a very great experience to stay at Baan Santhiya private pool villa. Hope got second chance to stay here again and yeah we will choose this villa again for our next krabi trip.
ross from western australia
cunderdin western australia
we have stayed in resorts all over krabi but this place is the best ever.the service from pool cleaning lads,the maids,the tuk tuk drivers,the office staff and the owner rob was next to none.nothing was too hard for them and we thank them so much for the best place place to stay in aonang krabi.everything was so clean and tidy.we cannot wait until we go there again. Read more
Response from Rob - 09/30/2013
Dear Ross & Family,
Thanks so much for your review - it was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us here. We loved your daily visits to the office and your joking nature - all the staff were really sorry to see you leave after your 2 week stay.
We wish you and your wife all the very best on your Golden Wedding Anniversary next year and we look forward to seeing you back here in 2015.
Rob & everyone at Baan Santhiya
My family and I had a great 10 nights here! It was very peaceful and great to be away from the busy strip of ao Nang. Rob, Lynn and all the staff were great! We had no problems what so ever and enjoyed every single minute. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely villa! Many thanks to thum too for driving us around :)
Stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed every single moment. Rob and his team was very helpful and they even suggested places to go for food and island hopping.
The villa itself was very good. The pool in the villa was great, provided us a place to cool down in the late afternoons.
It's like staying at your own personal mini-resort
Great property with exceptional service. The property was clean with a great downstairs layout. The living room opened up to the pool which allowed our large group seamless interaction. The upstairs rooms were spacious providing privacy and comfort. The owners also owned a tour agency so booking tours and trips were at our fingertips. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. We received a level of personal attention that I doubt we would have gotten at a hotel. They exceeded our expectations. The location was far from the beach but they got it figured out with their free transportation service. And for the price, this was a great value.
Beautiful Place for Retreat
It was pleasant dealing with Rob over email and he got my booking and transportation all sorted out. Rob allowed us to check-in earlier which is a plus as my flight arrived around 7am+...
I loved the place from the first step into the house. It is well furnished and well maintained...the best thing is that they clean the swimming pool every morning! The bed rooms are big with nice beds. The aircond can be bit weak for the heat in Krabi...
The house is well equipped with abundant towels, utensils, pots, cups etc...we cooked breakfast and supper !
The location is pretty good...its about 5km away from the bustling Krabi town which wasnt a problem as we had rented motorcycles...
1) The house!
2) The staffs!
1) The main gates are not locked and the staffs may just walk in anytime to clean the porch/ swimming pool
Totally same as the pictures shown on website
abit far from villa to ao Nang.
The water for shower room got smell... if it can be settle is perfect 5 Read more
Response from Rob - 06/13/2013
Thanks for your review - we appreciate your feedback. Regarding the water, our supply is from the water bottling plant just nearby - it is filtered there and also at the villas. I can only imagine the smell was a result of the high amount of rainfall we have had recently, as we have never had an issue before.
We hope to see you and your friends here again,
Best Wishes, Rob
The owner, Rob, personally greeted and welcomed us upon arrival.
That pretty much sums up the impeccable service we were treated to while staying at Baan Santhiya.
His villa manager, Bang was very friendly, helpful in providing local tips and food plus shopping guides about the area and answered pretty much any queries we had.
The villa was tastefully furnished and spacious.
Private pool was nice, my 8-month-old daughter absolute loved her breakfast-in-the-pool each morning.
WiFi was fast. Rooms were huge and clean. Luxurious.
Location was peaceful and secluded but still just a few minutes drive from ao Nang. We had our own steam, so that wasn't an issue.
My mum and my wife loved the place and already planning a longer return trip to Krabi, staying at Baan Santhiya of course!
Thanks Rob, Bang & the team at Baan Santhiya for making out short-stay pleasant and wonderful.
Good service and comfort accomodation
Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas is very suitable with travelers in group or with family where it can accommodate a large group of people. The owner Rob and manager Bhang are so helpful and willing to help you on planning on ur itinerary. The facilities in the villa are also very complete where it have a large master bed room and other two room which is more than enough to accommodate at least 12 people with some extra charges. There are also full set of kitchen utensil for you to cook and 200 tv channel for you to choose. The shuttle and transportation service provided is cheap and value added for their customer too. overall we have very good experience staying here.
Luxury and convenience
I have just spent 8 fabulous days at the villa with my family and I could not recommend it enough. The villa itself is spacious and modern, it is thoroughly cleaned every day. The private swimming pool is great and my girls spent hours there. The staff are lovely and very helpful. We have booked all our day trips with them and we found it very competitive in price. We did a couple of private longtail boat trip (I recommend getting a private one if you can, more freedom in location and timing) especially the sunset bbq cruise was fantastic, we had a guide in addition to the driver and his name was Ekk (sorry not entire sure about the spelling), ask for him, he is great and his BBQ was delicious.
The location is a short tuk tuk ride from aoNang town and it's included in your rate from 8.30 to 6 pm and we found them always ready available with no waiting time.
A special thank to Rob, the owner, Bang the lovely villa manager, Lynn very friendly and helpful, the tuk tuk drivers and the rest of the staff for making our stay in Krabi a very memorable one.
Awesome place and great hospitality. wish i can stay longer. millions thanks to Rob, Lynn, and others friendly staffs.
Chris & Co
Used to go to Thailand for the last 5 years... and we were very pleased with the villa...as nice as the pictures... even better...
A long way from the beach and not much around to do... so perfect to spend family time , relax and enjoy the pool. The house has all you need...with a proper kitchen with a oven... and if you urge for busy places/restaurants/markets/beach just give your villa personal driver a call and he is at your door within minutes and will drive you around for free between 8am to 6pm...(200BTH after that)
We loved the place, the owner was very helpful, and we hope to go back very soon
Excellent in every point
Villa is luxurious. Service impeccable. Rob and his team never far to help and advise. We really have felt as home (4 adults + 5 children).
Top Quality ao Nang Villa
Top quality Villa with excellent support staff to look after your every need. This was e repeat booking and I will certainly rebook in the future.
A Hidden Gem
Myself and a group of friends recently stayed at one of the villas and we all enjoyed this beautiful place. It is very appealing, comfortable, huge, clean and has everything we needed for our stay. The service was magnificent and I have to comment that staff Bang and Bao was very friendly and offered the best service every single time. I will definitely recommend this place and would surely stay here again given a chance to visit Krabi once more.
Melissa Netto & Friends
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fantastic Stay :)
The villa is amazing and is located 5 mins away from aonang Beach. The Villas are very well maintained and definitely radiates a home feeling. Rob and his team are excellent - reliable and very hospitable. All necessary planning and coordination with Rob was simple and prompt. We highly recommend you to give this Villa a go as the 10 of us enjoyed our stay thoroughly and wish to return in the near future. Thank you again Baan Santhiya :)
A real home stay...
The bungalow was just perfect. Provided with all the facilities and everything that you require. It was just like another home in a different country. Its just exactly what you see on the net. Was very quiet and they have full security where you don't have to worry about. the hospitality was very good with no flaws. The accommodation was clean and was very soothing environment. Its a perfect stay for group or family. Very private and quiet. Overall,i really enjoyed my stay and will definitely stay in my next visit.
Everything was just better than I expected, not that my expectations were low. It started already before we arrived as Rob gave us permission to come earlyer in the day than the check in time and when our driver had some difficulty finding the place, Rob drove to meet us very very early in the morning. The house it selve was great, everything worked and it was spotless. All our stay we received great service from the staff, cleaning, drivers that drove us to and from the beaches and we never had to wait long for anything.
I can give my highest recommendations to this place. It is by far the best place I have stayed in and I am a fairly seasoned traveler.
Dont think twice, if its available, book it.
Thanks to Rob and all the others that took so good care of us.
great stay at amazing prices
we've just returned from krabi after a fab holiday in thailand. after being subject to the horrible taxi mafia in bangtao ,phuket(our first stop in thailand) we were very happy with the free tuk tuk service in baan santhiya . however the aonang beach area does not seem 2or 2.5 kms away-i think its closer to 5 kms but as all day trips include pick up and drop it wont be too inconvenient.
the villa is small but very,very clean and well maintained. we would surely recommend it for a quiet holiday in wonderful krabi. we spent 5 nights in phuket and 2 in krabi-if i were to go again i would reverse that. phuket really has nothing much for non shoppers like us-the beaches are crowded,the day trips overpriced. stay in krabi instead and do phi-phi,phang nga,hong island kayaking trip(fabulous) etc at lower rates than phuket. in phuket just the distance to the pier for trips takes 1-1.5 hrs both ways. in krabi it will take maximum 10 mts. for indians like us, the food at sheraton was good.
Simply the best
Our family of 12 stayed at Baan Santhiya in September 2012. It was one of the best experiences we have had on a vacation.
The property is very well designed. Nice rooms, great living area and cozy pool. It has all the amenities that a family may need on their vacation.
The villas are located in a very peaceful area. They are about 10 minutes from the aonang beach but the free shuttle is very convenient and prompt.
The best thing about Baan Santhiya is Rob and his team. They are very helpful and transparent in their dealings.
We would definitely stay at Baan Santhiya when we go back to Krabi
Neil , Suzanne and Jake
Fantastic villa and amazing people
We,ve just had the most amazing week at Baan Santhiya, the villa and pool were beautiful and spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need at hand. The Tuk Tuk service was brilliant, always there within minutes of calling on the mobile phone that you are provided with. Rob the owner was fantastic, always there to help and advise and Bang arranged some great trips for us (the elephant treking was incredible). A truely great holiday in a beautiful house, looked after by really lovely people. Read more
Response from Rob - 09/03/2012
Thanks Neil & Suzanne - great to hear that you enjoyed your time here.
I hope you managed to get the Buddha picture home in 1 piece!
I have passed your comments on to all the staff - see you again we hope.
Best Regards, Rob
Coffs Harbour Australia
Best complete accommodation in Krabi, they cover everything
If you want the best experience in Krabi, this is the place to stay. Anything you want to know about local eating / drinking / markets etc is just a phone call away with Rob or Bang. Nothing was too much hassle for them. The set out and quality of the Villa is just superb, it's like your own oasis away from the busier part of Krabi / Anong Beach. There is not one thing we would have changed in it's design or location, spacious and well thought out. We had 3 couples and it was just a perfect setup for us with the private pool to come back to after a day or night out shopping or eating. On top of this the private Tuk Tuk and phone that we had to use gave us complete access to the surrounding beach and shopping areas was just sensational and the short 5 minute trip down to the beach always had something to offer in regards to sights. Tum the Tuk Tuk driver was just a pleasure to deal with and always within 5 minutes of our call. This just topped off the service level to something well above what we expected. Although away from the main part of anong beach there are plenty of food markets, 7/11's, bakery nearby.
Liked best- absolutely everything
liked least - only staying 9 nights, we could have stayed much longer Read more
Response from Rob - 08/20/2012
Thanks for your feedback Pete - it was an absolute pleasure to have your group stay with us. We are pleased that more and more Aussies are discovering the Krabi area.
The government came to build the road outside the villas just after you left - so no more bumpy tuk-tuk rides!
See you again soon we hope.
Marj & Bruce Melbourne
Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Villa versus Resort
We recently stayed at Baan Santhiya for 10 nights. This having been our fourth stay at ao Nang we decided to try a villa. What a good choice this was. The villa was very spacious and easily accommodated our party of six. It was very modern and afforded us every luxury including large bedrooms, all air conditioned, modern kitchen with full size fridge, sizeable lounge room with large tv and also washing machine. We were a little put off by the distance to town but our very accommadating tuk tuk driver was there whenever we needed him. We were given a mobile phone to use while we were there. The tuk tuk was free of charge between 8.30am and 6.00pm and after that a small nominal fee was charged. Bang was excellent and looked after our every need from arranging tours to calling tuk tuk for us. Rob the owner lived next door but did not intrude on our privacy. He was a phone call away if we needed anything, for example he bought a bbq over for us when needed, he also helped us locate restaurant we were recommended. Rob's wife also made us some delicious fried bananas and bought them over to us, which was really kind of her. In summing up we all had a wonderful time and the only drawback was the distance to town but having a very reliable and friendly tuk tuk driver this was really no problem at all. Probably the best was having our own pool, which we made full use of every day and every night. I must mention the pool was cleaned every day so was spotless. Would definately stay at the vill again. Read more
Response from Rob - 08/08/2012
Thanks for your feedback Bruce & Marg!
We appreciate your views on the location, but it is worth noting that there are no villas on the beach in Aonang - they are all minimum 5 minutes drive back from the beach (as are ours). Our guests actually find this a benefit, as they can escape the crowds and congestion of the beach area. Like you say - our tuk-tuk service works very well :)
Hope to see you all again sometime!
Rob & the team at Baan Santhiya
Fun, Fantastic and Friendly
The villa had loads of room for 4 adults and 2 primary school aged kids to play, splash around and relax. A tuk-tuk was always available to take everyone the short (5 min) journey to the beach or one of the other centers. Rob and the wonderful 'Bang' arranged great trips for us and generally went out of their way to make sure our trip went well.
The pool was great and, like the resat of the villa, cleaned daily.
This is a great place for families, a short journey out of town.
We'll be back!
Response from Rob - 08/07/2012
Thanks for your review Gareth - we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you all again.
A pleasant stay
My family and I (7 of us) booked for a stay at Baan Santhiya for about 5 nights in May/June 2012 and had high expectations from the Tripadvisor reviews as well as the pictures/amenities shown at the villa's homepage. I must say the villa exceeded our expectations. The villa comes complete with a kitchen (and all the kitchen utensils that you need, so you don't need to bring your own knives ha), a swimming pool, 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms.
The villa was cleaned daily, and there's a private tuk-tuk transfer to the ao Nang area from 8.30am to 6.00pm (any time before or after will give you an additional charge). Since all the major island-hopping destinations and tours (Railay, Koh Phi Phi, 4 Islands tour, Hong Islands) are easily accessible through the ticket booths in ao Nang, we just took the tuk-tuk for those 6 days and walked otherwise.
I must say that it was always a great pleasure to come back to the villa every evening after we've finished the island tours as it feels like a family home and it's cleaned everyday, which we really appreciated. Overall, this villa gives you a very good value for money.
Thanks for the nice stay to Rob and Lynn :) Read more
Response from Rob - 06/15/2012
Many thanks for your comments - we really appreciate them and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in Krabi.
Hope to see you later in the year (with better weather than you experienced this time!)
Relaxing, comfortable and well catered for. An excellent retreat
An outstanding property with great facillities and a magnificent service.
The villa is ideally suited for families and friends alike.
A beautiful interior wrapped around by an amazing exterior, great pool!
The mobile phone and tuktuk service is a welcome addition with makes life easier with it only being a 5minute ride to the town and beach.
Would definately return and have already recommended to friends and colleagues
Great for family fun
The Villa itself is very plush and has all the mod cons to satisfy all needs. Internet Wifi is good, along with the satellite television. It has a spacious feel and is ideal for communial dining with the family when staying in. We found the pool small but functional and to be fair was just what we needed with a young child.
A Tuk Tuk was available during daytime hours and was extremely helpful when getting around to and from the shop or the beach. A good added bonus was the issue of a mobile phone for the week which enabled us the freedom to call for a pick up whenever we required it. For a small fee, the Tuk Tuk would also operate during the evening allowing us to dine out without the thought of getting back. The Tuk Tuk itself is actually an open back van and not a rickety old mo-ped so it was pleasant to use.
All in all, a very peaceful stay and within just enough distance (5 mins in Tuk Tuk) from the beach and access to the boats to the islands. The owner was helpful at all times along with the remainder of the staff which organised boat trips and scooter hire at a drop of a phone call.
If we were to visit Krabi in the future, we will look to re-book at Baan Santhiya for sure. Very pleased indeed. Read more
Response from Rob - 04/03/2012
Thanks for your feedback, Kris - we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in Krabi and hope to see you and your family here again.
paradise in paradise
Bann Santhiya is a great pick if your staying in the krabi region. It is located a short distance from the main ao Nang but the free tuk tuk service allows easy access to the main part of town whilst still being able to enjoy a great deal of privacy and peace on the outskirts. The villa is very well presented and fully equipped. Great for a family or group of friends. The lady who was in charge of greeting us and booking tours was lovely and can get some great deals on the local tours. The services provided were a nice added touch and made the stay at Bann Santhiya all the more enjoyable. I would highly recommend it and will definately be going back there next time im in thailand.
Fantastic Family Vacation
This was a fantastic place to stay for our family (7 adults). Lovely villa with plenty of space to spread out and gather together.Rob arranged to have us picked up at the airport, had a travel guide that sat with us and helped us plan and arrange for all the activities we wanted to do-scuba diving, rock climbing, kayaking, elephant trekking and renting scooters.He gave us a cell phone for us to use for whenever we needed help, had questions or wanted to request a tuk-tuk. Our villa did have a kitchen and dining table which we used several times but we found it more fun and easier to just eat in town.
We rented scooters the first day we were there for our whole 8 day stay and we used them all the time. We discovered the U&P; bakery a short 3 minute scooter ride away and ate breakfast there most days. We scootered back and forth into town (7-10 minutes) many times during the day and evening depending on our plans. It was tons of fun.
We loved the convenience and all the amenities of the villa and Rob gave us superb service.
Pleasant comfortable stay that's great value for money - Baht mo
We picked Baan Santhiya Villas after an extensive search on the Net. We were a group of 10 (6 adults, two babies and two toddlers) so we had very specific requirements as a group. Baan Santhiya turned out to be exactly what we had expected: large comfortable accomodation that was relaxing, yet not too far from the famed beached in Krabi, at a price that was very competitive. The kids enjoyed the space, the adults enjoyed the ambience and furnishings and everyone enjoyed Krabi - an experience very different from staying in a cramped hotel.
Rob and his staff are extremely efficient and helpful, as regards any request in relation to the villas. Rob was also very knowledgeable about what to do in Krabi itself. Finally, they were very courteous to locate my BB charger and parcel it back to me in Singapore at their cost!
Very comfortable, great service
We had avery pleasant stay at the Baan Saanthyay. We were traveling with two kids, two infants and one elderly person, couldn't have asked for a more comfortable place and better service. The tuk tuk service was very helpful and quite prompt. We had to transfer to another hotel for one night due to unavailability of the villa, it was very well arranged and went very smoothly. We highly recommend this villa to large groups and especially families with kids. We left our charger back at the villa and Rob has promised to courier it to us here in Singapore, it is indeed a very nice gesture and keeping with the great service overall. Read more
Response from Rob - 12/15/2011
Thanks for your review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you all again.
Fingers crossed that the charger arrives soon!
Great villa great location great service
Baan Santhiya was perfect, more than enough room for our group of 4 adults and 1 child. Rob and all the staff were excellent, thanks to Lyn for booking all our trips and to the Tuk Tuk driver, the free trips throughout the day is a great idea and we used him at night as well and was never late.
I would highly recommend Baan Santhiya to anyone who is staying in Krabi.
Response from Rob - 12/15/2011
It was a pleasure to have you and your Family stay with us and thanks for your feedback.
Seasons Greetings from all of us here @ Baan Santhiya!
Excellent luxurious villa, great facilities, service and overall stay. 5 mins from ao nang area with beach and all restaurants - free tuk tuk during day. Couldn't ahve asked for more.
Awesome Villa with awesome Price
Villa was fully equipped almost like moving into somebody well maintain home .The complimentary TukTuk was great almost alike our private chauffer (before 6pm).
The kids love the pool and we love the fresh air.Rob the owner was there when we needed help with the Wifi, Lynn the program advisor was also on hand to assist in bookings of additional transport and day tour programs.
Impressed by the trust from management entrusting us with the nicely decorated villa and the use of free mobile phone when staying in the villa .
Truly a nice experience...
It was a big and cosy place for a big family to stay. Location was a bit far of but the free tuk tuk to ao Nang make it a bit easier for us to get our daily needs. Overall we are satisfied with the service rendered to us during our 5 days stay. Special thanks to Bang who helped us in making our stay a breeze.
Singapore (I am a British expatriate).
This villa exceeded our expectations, so much so that we cut short an onward booking (we were disappointed with the villa in comparison with Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas) and we returned for another 5 days! In all we stayed there for ten days in total. The quality of the villa, care, tuk tuk, pick up service, towels, bedding, furnishings etc were wonderful. Rob and his family were super, they arranged two amazing day trips for us and couldn't have been kinder. We loved every minute of our stay and have already told lots of friends about it. One friend has already made a booking there. It is far-ish from ao Nang (7 mins in the tuk tuk) but that suited us because it is quite touristy in town. We relaxed at the villa in the day and went down for dinner each evening, so the distance didn't bother us at all. We liked it. We have travelled in Thailand a lot, and this is fairly pricy, but the value for money is worth it because it is really lovely.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The place is awesome...perfect for families like ours.. spacious, complete with all the facilities (cooking, cleaning, bbq, working room, safe) and quite clean...a place surely to be recommended to friends and family members...the host was great...helpful and friendly..he was always there for us 24/7...The only setback we felt was the location and signage to the place was lacking...it was quite hard for us to locate the place..everything else were perfect.
1. staff are polite,can have good communication with guests.
2.home are equip with all basis amenities,especially mobile phone are provided and it was very convenience for foreigner.
3.signboard should be more big so that we can easily get to see it.
4.overall we like it very much. it really comfortable like our real home.
Awesome place to stay!
If you are travelling in large group, i recommend all of you to stay at baan santhiya. The villa is equiped with all the facilities such as cooking tools, ipod dock, lcd tv with usb input. Not only that they have one of the best service as well, you can call the tuk tuk frm 8am to 6pm for free ride service within the ao Nang area. We even made friends with the tuk tuk driver, Harun. And Bang,Rob's assistant is always there to assist us. They even gave a phone for us during our stay so that it will be easy for us to contact them. Overall Baan Santhiya leaves not only me but my friends to miss the time that we stayed there.
F**kin awesome! Hahaha!!
Firstly, the service is superb! Tuk tuk always there when u call. Pleasant staff, efficient and really clean place.only the little spiders and lizards freaked me out.
Secondly, pool is really clean and so nice to swim in. Not forgetting that the tv has more den 50 channels that are so entertaining. What makes everything so organised and convenient is, the handphone provided by the villa. Rob, the owner, is a very nice man and also the villa manager,bang.
Lastly, i would sincerely recommend this villa to groups of 6 or more.its so comfortable,spacious and also there are 3 toilets in the villa. worth every cent! So, no more hesitation!
Best place to stay in ao Nang
All is great in this villa, the bed, the kitchen, the private pool, the bbq equip, the service, the people, the location etc.. value of money to staying in such nice villa. Will be back^^
A great and beautiful pool villa for quiet holidays
It's been great to stay in tis wonderful pool villa in ao Nang Krabi...Great thanks to Rob and all Baan Santhiya Staff to give us a great time and service.
The villa is pretty big and can accomodate up to 10 people...The furniture are nice and bed comfortable...The pool is really nice to relax in the evening...great
We stayed for 7 nights with our 3 children. The home was absolutely beautiful. The children loved the pool which was maintained and cleaned each day. We will definitely return.
Our fabulous Krabi holiday
The Baan Santhiya Villa was the perfect choice for our Krabi Holiday. The Villa itself was spacious and beautifully appointed.
We were a party of 5 adults and loved the communal areas, including the fabulous outdoor patio that was the scene of the evening cocktail ritual! The pool is not big but perfect for cooling off or lounging oround in the floaty that is provided reading your book. As with the villa, it is cleaned daily and is always crystal clear.
A mobile phone is provided with pre-recorded numbers for the took took driver, the tour guide and Rob(the owner)
Rob was very accessable for any queries or advice we needed. His ready input definitely added to the holiday.
Although the took took was readily available, we chose to hire skooters for a week and loved mooching around at our leisure. We are not experienced riders but found the traffic very easy. We loved going to the local markets and found the variety of local fruits fantastic and a better quality than that provided at the breakfast buffet of any hotel we have stayed in. It is also very cheap.
We would all go back to repeat our holiday in a blink.
Baan Sathiya and Krabi good combination for family and friends
We had an awesome trip when we were in Krabi, the place were gorgeous when our days filled with tour at different kinds of places from kayak to hiking to relaxing at hot-spring and emerald pool also snorkeling.A tiring day never been a tiring when you reaches your villa which is very welcoming and comfortable with our private pool to enjoy with friends also a roomy bedrooms with excellent interior as well as exterior.Although the location is quite far from the town, we were able to rent a bike for 200baht to experienced ourselves the town and beaches.Baan Sathiya have everything that you want,is like living at your house,very comfortably.The staffs and Rob were very helpful when we need them.Krabi is the place everyone should come and visit, you will never regret at all.
Best stay in ao Nang
was stay in this villa for 4 days and 3 nights. Very comfortable and the staffs were very friendly, Baan Santhiya makes our trips perfect. Very cheap, and very considerable Person in charge-Rob. The staffs welcoming us with alot of fruits and water. A thai number phone is leaving there for us to call tuk tuk for free. Will consider go back for vacation again. this is the ever best stay among all my vacations. *thumb up*
Travelled with 10 other friends from the 8th-11th may.The place is clean and spacious, and perfect for those travelling in large groups. Has a nice pool as well. :) The owner, rob, is thoughtful and provides a phone to contact him or his delightful employee (Bang) for almost anything at all. In the villa, you will also find a booklet with the island tours and activities around krabi. Through robs recommendation, we booked a spa that provided excellent service and value for money for a 2 hr oil and thai massage. Would recommend Baan Sathiya to anyone taking a trip to Krabi.
Fantastic Place, but preferable if you have a car
This is a fantastic place, the service of Rob is excellent and he meets us at a convenient location and shows us where the villa is. The villa is clean and spacious and is excellent for a large group of friends or a family outing. Cheers!
The place was really a good deal for the money we spent. It was so much better than the photos I saw. Rob was friendly and just a phone call away. They even provided us with a motorbike to travel on our own. On the first day we did not leave the villa, we just relaved in the comfort of it. When i came back to Singapore i recommended the place to my friends, It was a really great experience which we'll never forget. Thanks Rob!
Excellent villa, huge space and well furnished and fitted out with all mod cons. Located about half a mile out of town out of town but very quiet location apart from hummingbirds taping on reflections on the windows, hardly something to complain about! Travel into ao Nang is by tuk tuk only and cannot be walked although Rob provides a mobile phone for the entirety of your stay and a tuk tuk is literally ten minutes away with a 5or10 minute drive into town for about £2. The location was perfect as you get out of the hustle and bustle of ao Nang and there is a really really good bakery about ten minutes walk from the Villa for great food, sandwiches and coffee. There were only four in our party so we had loads of space, villa could easily sleep 8 or more. The swimming pool was small but perfect for a dip after a day at the beach and cleaned every day. Rob looked after us and helped to organise some spectacular trips and book ferry tickets etc. All in all you will not be disappointed, the photos on the site dont really do it justice!
Best holiday ever:)
This villa is realy beutiful,actually if ther is something negativ to say it has to be the beds are a bit harder than we are used to in Norway;)
Rob you are fantastic and you made our holiday perfect,its so easy to ask you about anything and you fix it in no time.
mr sun the tuk tuk driver is probably the best tuk tuk driver in Thailand he also made the holiday so perfect, and we miss him so much...
The bakery near by is realy goood a bit to far to go to did we think,but mr sun is always on the phone;)
Thanks to Rob and your family and mr Sun for a wonderful time in Thailand we hope to someday come back to you all.
My family had an excellent stay at Baan Santhiya. Rob thought of everything one would need for a fantastic vacation in Krabi. We booked the 4 island hopping trip(arranged by Rob) and its really value for money! If you are not into eating a boxed lunch (rice, 1 fried egg and sauteed chicken) you might want to pack your own. I must say that after about 3 hours snorkeling, swimming and travelling on the boat, the boxed lunch tasted really good! Rob even gave us a mobile phone to use that has been programmed with the contact nos. of the tour operator ( a very friendly and helpful chap called Mr P)and the tuk-tuk driver who takes us to aonang and back (Mr sun).
My kids really enjoyed being in the pool all day and though the villa is quite a distance away from aonang centre, the cafe located just outside along the main road does fanstastic sandwiches. We will most definitely be back to Baan Santhiya!
Very nice and quite place
Baan Santhiya - is very private, well equipped, cosy, comfortable and clean villa. It's located a bit far from the beach, but Rob provide a good service and you can call to tuk-tuk and he come very fast.Rob is very helpful, friendly and hospitable. Rob organised a good fishing for our company and it was perfect. I love Krabi and I hope the next holiday I 'll visit Baan Santhiya. Thank's Rob and others!
Kelly and Glenn
Fabulous birthday surprise
I booked this villa as a birthday surprise for my partner to end a 3 week holiday, it was everything it promised and a fantastic way to experience ao Nang. The villa is large, new and beautifully fitted out. It is private and would be easily accommodate a party of 6. The drivers are always on hand for a cheap ride into town and no request is too much hassle. By far the best villa we have stayed at in asia. Thanks Rob!
Tracy and Greg
First Visit to Krabi
This is very nice privately run villa, very comfortable with lots of space and good for kids. Best value villa we have stayed in.
A bit of distance to the beaches but owner has a good arrangement with a tuk tuk service.
Rob (the owner) is very helpful and will make sure you get the most out of your stay.
Recently my family which consists of my parents, my 2 boys, my auntie and her 2 boys, total 8 of us stayed at Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villa, Krabi. The villa was beautiful, well equipped with all necessary items which is suitable for a big goup like ours.
Service provided was wonderful and staffs are very friendly and helpful.
We are so glad and happy to have stayed at Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villa.
Absolute pleasure. We highly recommend Baan Santhiya Villa.
We travelled in a group of 8. Our criteria for a place to stay was a clean & sizeable accommodation with decent facilities (kitchen, tv, sofa & dining set) that could offer a reasonable degree of privacy at an affordable price. Baan Santhiya Villa gave us all those & more. Rob - the owner - was a pleasant chap... this guy knew what an excellent hospitality mean. Rob was with us right from the moment we sent our first enquiry until we returned to Krabi airport to head home. During our stay at Baan Santhiya, all services were just a phone call away - yes, Rob & co entertained every reasonable request we made from island hopping tour, massage services, motorbike rental to " where to buy waterproof bags in large quantity ?". And all through the mobile phone he provided as part of deal. We could write a whole blog to elaborate our extreme satisfaction over our stay Baan Santhiya Villa. An automatic choice when we return, no doubt. Thanks Rob, Bai & others!
Great Time we had here
Would like to thank Rob for our stay, the house was exactly as described, met all our expectations and then some. The Hosts were absolutely fantastic, had great knowledge of Krabi and surroundings, were only to happy to share their knowledge which helped with our stay. The kids absolutely loved the place and cant wait to return next year. Would recommend to all...
Alex & Angie
The villa was great, all inclusive comfort and amenities. Truly a feeling of home away from home. My family enjoyed the homely feel and Rob and his wife only made our stay more comfortable.
The villa is well decoed and is well equipped, its cleaned regularly and well maintained. It has a spacious living, lap pool and 3 well furnished rooms upstairs that can accommodate 6 -7 guests comfortably.
The tuk tuk on call service was great, the guy speaks ok English and was very accommodating with our travel needs.
Best of all was having Rob and Oi next door as they really extend themselves to our needs and have been very helpful. They even helped us set up the BBQ pit during one of our nights there too. The complimentary local mobile phone was also very thoughtful of Rob as it helped us stay connected locally. Rob also helped suggesting local tour options to meet our needs.
On the whole it was a great trip and very memorable; staying at Baan Santhiya only made it more personal.
Ao Nang Hideaway
We stayed 6 nights in September and absolutely loved the house. Its a little away from ao Nang Beach but we reneted a motorbike at 200 baht per day which gave us the freedom to go anywhere. Alternativley, you could just call the Tuk Tuk driver and he takes you into ao Nang at 200 baht return. Its the same guy everytime, so you dont need to explain directions to the house, which is handy.
Overall, I thought the people in ao Nang were very friendly, very different to Phuket. Although this may be different during high season??? I highly reccomend Dragon Bar for dinner and breakfast.
The house is very big and has everything you need. On arrival I noticed there was no aircon in the main living area, but the houses structure is concrete and tiles and there is two fans and many large windows and doors, and it was always cool.
Rob the owner lives next door and is able to help with anything. He is friendly and doesnt bother you unsless you ask for his help, so your privacy is assured.
There is a fantastic bakery just down the road, we bought breakfast there most mornings,
There are three bathrooms, two upstairs and one downstairs. The free wifi internet is a great plus as I had to work while on holidays. The pool is kept clean during your stay and beds made etc.
The area is very quiet, with similiar houses lining the street.
We will be back again without doubt and have no hesitation in reccomending this property to our friends.
Dawn & Steve
newcastle upon tyne
we have recently returned from a wonderful and relaxing 10 night stay at Baan Santhiya. There were 2 adults and 2 teenagers and we found the villa gave us plenty of space.
There were 3 large bedrooms all with aircon and the master bedroom had a lovely en suite bathroom and also a sun terrace. The living area was large open plan and had comfortable sofas with tv, dvd player and i-pod dock. Great to come back and watch dvd's after an evening out. There was also free wi fi so the kids were able to get internet on their lap top. The kitchen was also very modern with everything you could need. The living room opened up on to a wonderful pool and patio area. The pool was kept clean by Rob the owner who had the villa next door. It was great after an evening out to come back to the villa and relax in the pool with a glass of wine or beer!
The owner of the villa rob lives next door with his family and is always on hand if you have any queries. His wife also comes in every day and cleans up for you. During our stay he provided us with a mobile phone so we were able to phone for a tuk tuk when ever we needed.
The location of the villa is a 5 min drive away from ao Nang. Mr sun the tuk tuk driver is only a call away and is always available if you need him and his rates are very reasonable. I would certainly recommend staying at Baan santhiya for anyone going to Krabi. It is certainly a home from home and it gives you a lot more freedom than a hotel. If you are booking any daytrips from krabi they are happy to pick you up from Baan santhiya. Payment of the villa was also very easy. We payed one nights stay as a deposit via paypal and then just payed the balance during our stay. A great stay at Baan Santhiya and we would certainly return again!
I had the pleasure of staying at Baan Sanythiya for eight nights. It was undoubtedly the best and most relaxing accomodation of my 26 nights in Thailand. It is located about 5 mins drive (tuk tuk) from ao Nang Beach. Close enough but out of the crowds and the massive resorts that surround the beach area. Tuk tuks are only a phone call away and very cheap. (Thanks - Mr Sun)
The beauty of Baan Santhiya is the space. Three beautiful bedrooms, all individually airconditioned with massive comfortable beds. The place is furnished in modern Thai style with great appointments and everything you could need including a full size fridge and all cutlery implements in the kitchen etc.
The LCD TV with DVD player and Ipod dock are great and the lounge room opens up onto your own pool which is great for kicking back in or next to on the shady veranda.
Rob and his family live next door and Rob is more than willing to assist with any info about the area as well as organising any tours etc with great advice as he knows the area really well. Although only next door and always willing to assist, Rob ensures that you have all the privacy that you could ever want.
The best thing about Baan Santhiya is you have your own house to relax in. Not some tiny motel room where you go back to and start getting "cabin fever" Its great to know you can get out and get involved in all the great activities available from ao Nang and Krabi areas but you can return to a proper house, all your own whenever you feel like it. Nothing like relaxing on the lounge or next to the pool after after a great day out.
This place is a must stay if visiting aO Nang.
Highly recommended luxurious and fully equipped villa for famili
We found Baan Santhiya via LateStays.com and we're
glad we did! We only stayed here for one night
(because it was our last night before flying back
to Finland), but if our vacation would have
continued, we'd definitely spent many more nights
here. Loved the place and the owner's hospitality.
+ Fully equipped! All you need is your own food and
drinks, everything else you can found from the
+ Got a free pickup from the pier when we came to
Ao Nang from Phuket (the owner came to pick us up)
+ Very cozy and relaxing environment + luxurious
+ The owner lives next door and helps you whenever
you need something arranged (pickup &
transportation to and from the villa, tour
+ Location (if you want a peaceful neighbourhood
and don't mind taking a tuktuk/taxi to get to the
Ao Nang center)
- Location (if you want a place that's in walking
distance from Ao Nang) - But if you take a
tuktuk/taxi, it's a short ride
- If you're not into preparing your own food, you
would need to take a tuktuk and get to the Ao Nang
The villa is quite big, so we would especially
recommend it to groups or families! Our group size
was only 3 people and we had PLENTY of space! :)
Feels more home, than in home
I travel a lot over the world. It seems that there are not many countries left, that I haven’t been. There is the one, which I liked more. Thailand. Here I found the really BEST apartment, apartment which made my vacation. I liked this apartment not because of its great location - in the quietest part of the city, where only singing of birds woke me up in the morning. And not because this apartment was especially convenient. Private pool, huge rooms, air-condition with own control in each room, great beds, beautiful furniture…. Big mirrors, which made the morning make-up procedure so easy. But not only for this reason I liked this house. Every detail in the house (travel books, maps, music CDs, reading books) contained love and hospitality of the owner (Rob) towards visitors. And for that reason I liked her house so much. I usually never visit the same place twice but I will definitely return to Thailand to Rob's house.
A Lovely Home Away From Home Vacation
We recently got back from our 5 nites stay at Baan Santhiya and we are so glad that we made the decision to stay here. There were 4 adults and 3 kids and hence we were looking for a villa or house which met our needs and we found it in Baan Santhiya.The house comes with a pool, a fully equiped kithchen, a comfy living room and 3 bedrooms. What you see in the picture is what you get. We lazed around the house, watched some movies (which the owner has quite a large collection of CD's), and kids were in the pool most of the time. When you have 3 kids, the amount of clothes to be washed is no fun, hence we were thankful for the washing machine which was available in the house. We came back home with very little dirty clothes to wash:).
The location is great for us, as it is a 5 minutes drive into Aonang itself and perhaps 15 minutes to Tesco Lotus. We rented the car as it was convenient to drive about at your own pace. We drove to the beach, in the mornings and the beach stretch located at Sheraton was lovely. It rained every evening so, we go out during the day and relax in the house in the evening. We had a barbeque one of the nite and it was fun.
Rob, who is the owner of the house, just lives next door and he is really helpful. He is just a call away and never gets tired of the endless queries and request which we had. He gave some lovely recommendations to places to dine. We had also booked for a pick up for massage and he was very sweet to give direction to the driver to get to the house. Rob- is very friendly and will help you as much as he can. Rob also recommended a trip to the Hot Springs and that was really lovely. The water was warm and nice and the place is very clean and well maintained. This place is far ( 40 mins drive) but really worth the trip. We took the kids to the Elephant Camp ( Nosey Parkers), which was recommended by Rob, and kids had a ball.
There is no doubt that we will definetely stay here again, if we are heading to Krabi.
Furnishing level far exceeded expectation. House was spruced up and sheets etc. changed very regularly by owner Rob and his wife; conveniently sited next door, and very helpful.
Location great - far enough from noise, yet only 5 minutes from beach and civilization.
Loved jumping in the pool after a day's activities in the sun.
The house is excellent, lots of space, very peaceful and very well kept. The kids had a great time in the pool. The owner lives next door and is happy to help out in any way. Best to have a car so you have the freedom to explore the area and the hundred's of great restaurants in Ao Nang.
We stayed here for 10 days in December and what a fantastic time we had. The location of the property is ideal, it's set about 5 mins outside Ao Nang township (by scooter) and 20 mins from Krabi Town.
It's set back just off the main road so you have very little traffic noise disturbing you.
The house itself is a beautiful newly built and well designed 3 bedroom home with an abundance of room so you are never under each others feet. The pool is ideally located right next to the lounge and is meticulously maintained. The house is regularly cleaned at a time that is convenient for us and very secure with metal gated doors and windows and an Alarm system.
Rob and Oi live in the property next door so we never had any hassles with trying to get hold of them should we need anything. On the rare occasion that we needed help they are only too pleased to accommodate our needs. We wanted to watch DVD's one night but the house didn't have a DVD player. We spoke to Rob and the next day one was there. Rob was always on hand or a phone call away. We wanted to hire scooters and he advised of the best places to hire one. If we wanted to eat out or go for a drink he'd be able to suggest spots to go whatever our tastes.
If we're visiting Ao Nang again (or Krabi for that matter) we wouldn't even look anywhere else as our time here was fantastic
So we'd like to thank Rob and Oi again for one of our most memorable holidays
Christmas in Krabi- Land of Smiles........We never stopped!
We found Rob's property after asking for rentals in Krabi for a family of four. On previous occasions we had stayed in Phuket, but Krabi seemed to offer less bustle and more a family orientated holiday experience. Rob sent us pictures of his property and was immediatey innundated with our questions. Rob never failed to respond and immediately put us at ease. The property met our specifications..(and more) so we arranged to rent it for a month.
Rob arranged for us to be pcked up and taken to Bann Santhiya immediately upon our arrival. Rob met us and taked us through transport, supermarkets and restuarants that we may like, gave us the keys and talked us through the alarm system.(This was all written into a information booklet)
Rob lives in the property next door with his family and stated that he would always be happy to answer any queries or concerns.
The property is exactly as seen in the pictures. The decor a mix of western and Thai. There is a large open-plan dining room downstairs with a fully functioning kitchen,a washing machine a shower room plus and an office(we had free wi-fi connection for our laptops).
Upstairs 2 large bedrooms and one small plus en-suite bathroom.
Robs wife Oi, came and cleaned the property every 2/3 days. Laundry, bedding change and a general tidy up.(We felt spoilt). Rob had aso given us the names of a tuk-tuk driver-Mr. San, who became an intrinsic part of our holiday. Although the beach is 5 minutes away you cannot walk it, Mr. San was available whenever we needed him. He took us on trips,supermarkets, local markets and became a guide whenever needed. The location of the property gives family privacy. We had a garden, a pool (Rob kept this clean for us) and on some days did not leave the house. Rob was always available to advise on the best dive shops, romantic places to eat and local activities.
This property is for families who wish to remain independent within a luxury setting. We are already planning a return visit