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Longtail Beach House is located above a turquoise bay with excellent views, one minute walk to the beach, minutes to shopping, restaurants, and activities. The house is privately owned but operated by a resort staff that can help with your holiday needs. This unique house is designed with traditional rustic Thai materials and blended with modern conveniences needed to make your stay comfortable. The owners want you to feel like you are staying on a tropical island in Thailand and not a typical, concrete modern bungalow found everywhere else in the world.
The open floor plan extends onto the large balconies to offer you a natural outdoor feeling while in the comforts of home. Enjoy a tropical breeze swinging in the hammocks, or reading on the outdoor lounge. Listen to the jungle music & soothe your mind, gazing into the palm lined mountains. Small boats sail the tranquil blue bay. A short minute stroll down the driveway leads you to a white sand beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, jogging or sun tanning. A variety of activities are offered including trekking, island tours, and boat, diving, fishing and Marine Park trips. Sleeping rooms have aircon option at additional charge.
Comforts of Home: Once you’re there, it’s hard to leave the comforts of your tropical, sea view home. But if you want more adventure than the typical relaxing beach activities, you can take to the mountains, or explore the island by boat or private trucks.
What else to do in the area: The local village is a tiny tourist town with amenities including ATM’s, 711, resorts, shops, kiosks, nursing clinics, travel agents, motorbike rental, temple, restaurants, nightlife and guests from all over the world. The Island is covered in tropical jungle with small roads to navigate across. Island tours include elephant trekking, temple viewing, beach exploring, snake shows, 'wipe out' water course and zip-line canopy adventures. Ko PhaNgan is famed for its “Full Moon & Half Moon” parties which are hosted on the other side of the island.
Where is ko Phangan Island?: Ko PhaNgan is one of three tropical islands located in the gulf of Thailand. It is assessable by boats that leave Ko Samui Island several times a day or from the mainland embarking from Suratthani city and DonSak pier. Both Ko Samui and Suratthani have airports and connecting flights to/from Bangkok city.
Thong Nai Pan Beaches have two crescent bays lined with beach bungalows and 5 Star resorts. The bigger of the two bays is called Thong Nai Pan-Yai (“Yai” means big) and the house is tucked in the hill at the end of Yai beach. This area is considered a remote part of the island which requires transport over the mountains. *Recent road construction has completed a concrete road from the pier to the house, which has made transport faster and more comfortable. Along with the convenience, comes more travelers using the road. Expect increased street traffic near the house.
Brian and Brenda are from Portland Oregon, USA and are semi-retired with 3 children and 7 grandchildren whom they love to make meaningful memories with. Brian and Brenda began traveling to Thailand and Thongnaipan in 1999 and fell in love with the people and TNP beach. With the help of longtime Thai friends, their dream came true to build a small vacation home that could be shared with family and friends. Each year Brian and Brenda return to spend 3-4 months blending their American and Thai families on the beach.
After traveling and visiting oceans worldwide, they always compared Thongnaipan to other beaches but no other had soft or white enough sand, blue or warm enough water, remote but convenient enough access and happier or kinder people. They have watched the village family grow, and hold dear the past while embracing the changes upon this developing area. The house is located at the entrance of a good friends resort so it has access to resort offerings like restaurant, reception, taxi and laundry service. It's a perfect holiday house location with the beach just one minute away.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Longtail Beach House. Maybe next year we can install a zip line or moving sidewalk to/from the beach? (kidding)But we are planning to make improvements to the balcony & stairs, add a covered area and child safe gates for your daughter's next visit. We appreciate all your comments and thank you for taking the time to post. We welcome you again.
Dear Brenda and Brian,
thank you for letting us stay at your house. We had really great time in the Longtail Beach House. It is fully supplied,very comfortable and situated close to the white sand beach. The stuff from Longtail Beach Resort is very helpful.
We are a family with two kids and had a two-week stay at the Longtail Beach House in April/May 2012. The house was perfect for us! It is clean and lovely furnished, spacious, it has all you need for a nice stay. Cleaning staff very friendly, they also help you organize a trip by car or boat. Great view and just a minute walk to the beach. There a lot of nice restaurants and bars along the beach. We really recommend this house to everybody.
We spent almost one month in this very special house, which immediately was a home for us! Everything turned out to be exactly like described and seen on the pictures. The staff of Longtail beach resort was very friendly and helpful, the location is unique - close to the beach, next to the main road but still very calm and hidden.
The house was super clean upon arrival, we enjoyed the unique view during day time and terrasse in the evenings. We rent a motorbike with which the three of us rode to the next beach or did the groceries at nearby 7/11. The beach is like in paradise although the sea was quite flat most times (which was ideal for our daughter). A great variety of restaurants along the beach and in the little town in walking-distance. Tours by boat or taxi could easily be arranged. The perfect hideaway for couples or small families looking for something special and typical with alot of comfort! We hope to come back some day ....
This house is everything it claims to be! A great getaway in a beautiful place. We were there in the "off season" of May. That meant the beach, which was a quick walk down the hill, was extremely quiet. All the restaurants were open and had excellent food, for very reasonable prices. You can get massages and other spa treatments right on the beach for only a few dollars! Everything was clean, and everyone was very friendly.
We were only there a few days, so we didn't do many of the attractions. We did rent a kayak for an afternoon and paddled around the bay, made a sandcastle, picked up seashells.
The disadvantage of staying so far away from "modern civilization" was transportation. The taxi from the other side of the island was about $30 (USD). And we had to make a special arrangement for the return taxi, since we had a 1pm flight from Koh Samui and taxi's don't usually pick up early. But since we wanted something secluded, we expected travel to be a little costly/timely.
There is plenty of food available at the restaurants, but there is no grocery store anywhere. The closest thing was the local fruit stand and a 7-11. With the kitchen, we had planned on cooking our own meals, but that wasn't an option. So just plan on visiting the restaurant, or you can place your order and they will actually bring it to the house. They will do pretty much anything you ask them to, and do it with a genuine smile.
Overall, it was fantastic. If you want to get away, this is perfect. I don't know that its a great place for doing a lot of activities, so it depends on what you want.
The bumpy ride over the island in the dark originally had us a little concerned that we were going 'seriously rustic' but the Longtail Beach House was ideal for our family vacation (2 adults, 2 boys 12,15). The house is clean, well appointed and private - it is great place to relax on a hammock and read a book or watch a movie at night. Mr Oh and the Longtail team are warm and welcoming. The food at the restaurant is fabulous. You can just have a running tab... no need to bring cash with you and pay at the end. The beach is pristine and secluded. Often we were the only ones in the water but there are plenty of other resorts along the beachfront to allow for some variety for dining! There is a 7 Eleven only 10 minutes down the road with limited supplies so I would highly recommend doing a grocery stop at the Ko Phangan Dock area before catching the taxi over the island to get full supplies (meat, fruit, cereal etc) if you want to do some of your own cooking. Thong Nai Pan Village is very small with a few restaurants. I did do Hatha yoga at the local studio (it was only the instructor and me!). Thong Nai Pan Noi is a good half hour walk but has more going on. I would highly recommend going over for dinner. I went to Tannaporn Massage for a Thai massage and it was fantastic! We also booked a elephant trek and snorkeling package at one of the close resorts. The elephant trek was really just a quick circuit around a small compound on an elephant but it was good value for money (included a good lunch). The weather was not very cooperative which put a 'damper' on the snorkeling so try to go on a good day. I would definitely recommend booking a stay at the Longtail Beach Resort for a romatic getaway or family vacation. Brian and Brenda quickly responded to all our requests via email and made booking very easy and convenient.
Longtail Beach house is accurately represented in the photos and it's description. What they don't tell you is how wonderful the staff managing the house and nearby restaurant are in their friendliness and service.
I felt very comfortable as a woman traveling solo and when I was in a diving accident and ended up in the hospital (very good care) for a few days (ALWAYS BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE), Mr Oh the resort manager went above and beyond in helping me with my documents, phone, money, and his genuine concern was evident. Brenda and Brian were also genuinely concerned and offered their help in contacting family, etc. stateside.
The house itself is very comfortable and I took naps in all of the hammocks. There was nothing that I needed as Brenda and Brian have taken great care to think of everything.
Longtail Beach House is off the beaten path. You won't be disturbed by wild parties, but instead enjoy amazing stars, peaceful tranquility, and some of the best Thai food at the nearby resort restaurant at a very good value.
I consider myself to be a pretty thrifty traveler, but also like creature comforts. I spent a good amount of time searching for the perfect vacation rental and this really fit the bill.
-White sand beach, turquoise blue bay, thick green jungles and warm tropical breezes.
-Boat trips to beautiful AngThong National Marine Park.
-Fishing and snorkeling off the rocks
-Taxis leave 2x daily to pier and town for more shopping.
-Private Taxis can take you on a day trip around the island.
Other activities around the island: Dirt biking, Zip Lining, 'Wipe Out' water obstacle course, Kite Surfing, Jet Ski, Kayaking, Bird watching, Elephant Trekking, Snake Show, Mini Golf, Yoga, Mountain Trekking, Hammocking.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
*See homeowners website for reservation and cancellation policies. When you make your payment, you are agreeing to these cancellation policies. www.longtailbeachhouse.blogspot.com. *Holiday Season requires the final payment 30 days in advance.