Listen to the sound of breaking waves as you lose yourself in the most amazing views sparkling water, passing yachts and verdant green islands from the terrace of this stunning 3 bedroom townhouse. Laze by the lovely 40 metre infinity-edge swimming pool or frolic in the warm Andaman Sea by day, then sip champagne as you watch some of the most spectacular sunsets in Asia before walking down the beach to one of the two great beach restaurants (open in high season) where you can enjoy good Thai or western food at bargain prices. Located in the lovely Ao Yon area, adjacent to the ultra exclusive Cape Panwa headland, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches and tranquility yet just minutes away from the vibrant bars and fantastic local and international restaurants. Some of Asia's finest golf courses are only 30 minutes away whilst the islands of Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lon and Koh Racha are just a short boat ride away. Ideal for families or couples seeking that perfect getaway.
- Villa267 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay2 - 7 nights
Elegantly furnished, spacious, 3 bdrm townhouse on beach with 40m infinity pool
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Sep. 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location, spectacular views
The apt is located in a quiet part of town, but close to some shops and restaurants (check out The Cove). The best part of the apt is its right off the beach and has an amazing view - the ocean with mountains in the background are perfect for watching the sun set at night. You can even see the Big Buddha statue in the distance. We were a group of 4 and fit comfortably. We had some issues with 3 of the ACs (mostly leaking/not working right and being noisy) but the property manager did respond quickly to our requests and fixed the issues. Overall, we enjoyed our stayed and can't wait to return!
Fantastic house in a relaxing environment
The house was better than we imagined it would be and Marc was really helpful during the booking process. Noi,who manages the house locally and her team were brilliant in looking after us and very attentive during our stay, helping us out with cars etc. On that note driving was easy as long as you slowed down and took it easy amongst the swarms of scooters.
The house is airy, spacious well equipped and overlooks the bay with its ever changing vista as boats come and go. The pool is fantastic and many times we were the only ones there. (this might be something to do with mad dogs and englishman....)
We ate at the first beach bar you come to as you walk down the beach on our first night and returned there many times during our stay as it provided good simple Thai food. We travelled round the island and ate in a mixture of restaurants and never had a bad meal. Restaurants in the large resort towns are catering for their tourist audience so were not as good as others we found.
I would recommend the Sunday night market in the centre of Phuket Town (there is one on the outskirts too) for street food and trinkets. It was Chinese New Year whilst we were there so it was very lively.
I would highly recommend staying at Waterside as it is a fantastic base away from the crowds but they are not too far away if you want them.
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your comments. I agree, the restaurants nearby are much more authentic and better value than those in the more touristy destinations. I look forward to welcoming you back to Waterside!
The condition of the house is exceptional. Spacious. Beautifully designed and decorated. Fully equipped with all things you need to live in a home. The staff is very helpful in a lot of ways and willing to help out as requested. The area is safe and peaceful, which sometimes can be very hard to find in Phuket these days. The pool is awesome. The view is SPECTACULAR. No doubt we did have a great time.
However, for benefits of future travelers I need to make the following feedback:
- I don't personally like the method of payment, which is a wire transfer. Besides the fact that it will cost you quite a bit, esp. if you do international transactions, I get nervous when I don't promptly hear from the receiver of the money. I probably ended up paying $150 in total for bank fees.
- The beach directly in front is not really swim-able because it's full of rocks and hard corals. Bring your beach trekking shoes.
- The villa is situated on the 3rd floor of a 5-story villa complex. To get to the pool or the beach, you will have to take about 30 steps downstairs. To get to the parking lot, it's 20 steps upstairs. If you have elderly people with you, make sure you are aware of this fact.
This villa meets and exceeds our expectations in many ways. So, thank you!
Easy and luxurious vacation
We would "second" what has already been said in other reviews... The owner and his local property manager were incredibly helpful in setting up everything we needed - in our case: nanny, chef, groceries, transport, masseuses, and 2 baby cribs + high chairs - all with top quality and reasonable prices. And the apartment, the pool, the beach, the views, and the daytrips/activities were absolutely delightful. Made it easy to relax and enjoy, even with 2 babies, and it was soooo hard to leave! We hope to go back again soon.
We spent a wonderful 10 days at waterside, the duplex apartment was wonderful and spacious and a great place to spend christmas with plenty of space for all the family. The pool was fantastic for swimming lengths, and the apartment is very well equipped to accommodate a new born baby. The manager noi was extremely helpful and organized a cook for three nights who cooked up delicious food.
If you want a peaceful, deeply renewing holiday, this is your spot. The apartment has stunning ocean views from every room, is very well equipped, and extremely spacious. The décor is a very tasteful country Asian style, and there’s a feeling of lightness and comfort in each room. We were there during the peak Christmas holiday season, and even then the pool area was often completely empty. At low tide the beach is long enough for a 2-mile round trip walk or run, and there are some charming restaurants at one end if you want to pause for a drink or a meal. Best of all, the owner’s apartment manager, Noi, is a huge asset; she will arrange for inexpensive Thai massages in the apartment, coordinate meals, book reservations, and help in every way imaginable. The owner also has a car and driver that you can use, which I highly recommend; cost us about 25% less than renting a Hertz car with none of the hassle of finding our way around in a new area. We enjoyed being away from the intense tourist crowd on the west side of the island, although it was only a 30-min drive to get there for dinner on a couple of evenings. Marc Singleton, the owner, is also extremely helpful, and this place is every bit as lovely and peaceful as the photos on the website.
Our Waterside townhouse is located on the beautiful Ao Yon beach, One of the most peaceful and exclusive areas of Phuket where you will find a series of soft, sandy beaches and calm, safe water. Away from the hustle and bustle of the west coast yet offering vibrant day and night time activities, especially swimming, diving, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and boat trips to neighbouring islands. The local restaurants offer mouthwatering seafood dishes as well as Thai and western food, whilst just 10 minutes away in Phuket Town are fantastic world class restaurants and bars to suit every taste and mood. Baba, the ultra chic bistro and bar in the exclusive Sri Panwa estate is just 10 minutes away, and Rawai, with it's eclectic mix of local and western food and bars is 20 minutes away by car. There really is something for eveyone.
Other Activities: Big game fishing
Additional information about rental rates
Discounts: (only one to apply) Early bird discount: 10% if booking confirmed more than 270 days prior to arrival. Long-stay discount: 7.5% for bookings of 21 days or more. A refundable US$500 security deposit is required in cash on arrival and will be returned upon departure after checking the property. Airport transfers in our 15 seat minibus are Baht 1,500 each way. We require a booking deposit of 25% to secure your reservation, the balance to be paid no later than 6 weeks prior to holiday commencement day. Cancellations more than 6 weeks before commencement date will have 85% of monies received refunded, between 6 weeks and 4 weeks 50%. Less than 4 weeks no refund will be given. In addition, we require a refundable $500 security deposit which will be returned (nett of transfer fees) 1 week after departure (subject to no damages). Payments are by wire transfer. A security deposit of US$500 must be paid together with the final balance. This will be refunded in full in the event of cancellation, and one week after the end of your stay, assuming no damages.