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Prue C (Melbourne)

“Perfect Villa for Relaxing Holiday with Children”

July 2013

Our stay was easy right from the first enquiry to John. We traveled as a group of two families with 5 adults and 3 children (3yrs, 15 and 6 months). We were met on arrival at the airport exactly as described in the instructions we got. The trip to the Villa was a bit longer than normal due to some road works but it was worth the wait. It’s always a bit of a worry booking somewhere on behalf of a group but we hit the jackpot here. The Villa is gorgeous and so well maintained.

The bedrooms were huge with comfortable beds. We didn’t spend a lot of time inside as the outside area is so comfortable and inviting but the lounge and dining areas inside had plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen is large, modern and well stocked. The pool fencing was fantastic for us (and this is one of the few villas in Thailand that offer this feature).We made use of the in-house catering for breakfast and dinner om many of the days we were there.

John provided cots, pool toys and even a car seat for us to use. He also gave us good advice including the boat trip on Blue World Safaris that was a highlight of our trip.

John has built a good network of people he can recommend including the driver Khai who was patient, helpful and flexible.The maid was so lovely and did a great job. The children loved her and would follow her around as she did her work.

The location was perfect for us. Lots of restaurants and small convenience stores for everything we needed close by. Not a lot in the way of shopping but we were happy to go to one of the beaches for that. It was just nice to be able to walk along the road without being hounded. We tried many of the restaurants and in particular liked the pancakes at the Breakfast Hut, Crepes at the Crepe Place, everything at Catfish and the Spring Roll place across the road.

We walked to the beach one day, which was not a hard walk, but there was no footpath in some places. A taxi back was only 200 baht and there are plenty available at the beach. It is a lovely beach and one of the nicest we saw in Thailand and the small lagoon at the back was great for children and meant we could swim even if the beach was not good for swimming that day.

We had a perfect holiday at Mountain View Villa and would recommend to anyone but especially large groups and families.

(This review was first posted on our Trip Advisor listing on 


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