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The Heights, Absolutely Luxurious Penthouse & Stunning Panoramic Ocean View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 410 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Magnificent 5 Star Split Level Penthouse Villa Secure Gated Condo WIFI Tranquil Setting & yet only 10 Minutes Walk to Kata Beaches Cafes Restaurants Grocery Store Massage Shops

If you want to have an amazing holiday in beautiful 5 star accommodation this is where you want to be. Waking up to the panoramic view of the ocean, jumping into your own private pool prior to breakfast and relaxing at your own private bar watching the sun set over the ocean in the early evening, how much better could it be! This complex is beautifully maintained ensuring total relaxation, from the large infinity pool, kids pool covered and uncovered lounge area, to the fully equipped air-conditioned gym, men & woman Saunas, and wireless internet. Kata is a pretty coastal village with everything you could possibly want in a Tropical Holiday Destination. White Sandy Beaches, Water sports, Shopping, Spa Treatments, Yoga Classes, Wonderful International and Local Cuisine all within walking distance. Near by Elephant Trekking, International standard Golf Courses, Kite Surfing, Wake-boarding, Quad Biking and many more activities. Kata is only 20 minutes drive to the busy night life of Patong, and 50 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport. Early December annually The Kings Cup Regatta transforms the Andaman Sea into a beautiful vista of yachts from around the world, adding yet another dimension to this unique part of the Thailand.

Sheila Dickson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Sheila Dickson

We are originally from the UK but have lived in Australia and Asia for the most part of 20 years. We are an active family who enjoy all types of sports, love to entertain and be entertained. We work hard and so found having a beach destination holiday home the perfect solution to balance. We have been travelling to Phuket for over 10 years now but only discovered Kata about 5 years ago and what a find it was. There is something very unique about the South of the island, it has more of a European feel to it than anywhere else in Phuket. The lovely views across the Andaman Sea with its cooling breeze, the beach side restaurants and the relaxed atmosphere makes it a very special part of the world which we love.

Sheila Dickson purchased this condo in 2010

Why Sheila Dickson chose Karon

We lived in Singapore for 14 years and is only 1.5 hours from Phuket and has everything we could want in a family holiday close to home. We used to leave Singapore at 6.30pm with the 1 hour time change we arrive in Phuket by 7.00pm. Pick up a hire car and are generally pulling up outside our property at about 8.30pm.

Our property is spacious, well thought out and very relaxing with plenty of areas to enjoy the quite surroundings of the Condo. Often when I go to our place in Kata I just relax reading a book by our pool and yet I know if I want it I have so many activities only a few minutes away.

The Kata area has everything to keep the entire family happy Golf, Water Sports, beaches, good food, shopping spa treatments etc..

What makes this condo unique

What we enjoy the most about going to our property is the fact that even though we are a big family there is space for us all to enjoy being in each others company without feeling we are on top of each other. There are 3 separate outdoor areas and 3 different parts of the living area for everyone to feel very comfortable. We have all the bi-folding windows open and love that we have our own private pool too cool us down. At about 5pm we often sit by our bar in the courtyard and watch the sunset sipping a cocktail or lounge on the balcony and enjoy the ever changing sky and ocean. There is a main salt water swimming pool a good few stairs down from our Penthouse but is worth it and lovely once you are there. The gym, jacuzzi, and sauna's are all in the same area and is never busy. This is a really tranquil place to holiday if you need to relax but has everything so close by if you want an adventurous, sporty or touristy holiday. If you want nightlife Patong is only a 15/20 minutes toot-toot ride along the coast which is an experience in itself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have stayed at “The Heights” several times as it’s such a wonderful combination of luxury, practicality and convenience. Although the apartment has a hilltop location and stunning views (possibly the best in Phuket), it is also walking distance to Kata shops and beach. Lovely décor and furniture and the piece de resistance … a lap pool that connects to the lounge area. All of the windows push to the side so that you are virtually living “outdoors” while still enjoying all of the modcons of a spacious luxury apartment. Will definitely go back. Julie Gledhill Australia.

"We've been lucky enough to be return vacationers at The Heights Kata on many occasions, it is truly a wonderful haven, the ambience, views and location are fantastic. A8 offers such a luxurious, comfortable peaceful environment it is impossible not to relax and enjoy yourself.We have created so many fabulous family memories while staying at A8 it will always be our first choice for a truly wonderful holiday experience" Gary D Singapore.
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Karon, Thailand

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 410 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Have a wonderful holiday but please be considerate of other people and keep the noise down especially at night.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Great when you hop out of the pool or just to cool down
    Ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ensuite 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Huge bathroom with two separate vanity basins and deep bath
  • Stunning huge Master bathroom with double bath, two separate vanities WC and separate shower, Bedroom 2, en-suite with shower, WC & vanity, Bedroom 3, en-suite, shower, WC & Vanity. All the bathrooms have their individual own hot water tanks. Outside shower plus enclosed toilet and wash hand basin perfect for when you want a quick shower after a swim in your private pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8, there are 3 Bedrooms with King Sized Beds and there are 2 single lounge sofas in the lounge room that are the size of single beds that can be used as additional sleeping if required. Notes on bedrooms: Extra Large Master Bedroom King Sized Bed, huge mirrored walk in wardrobe, phone, beautiful spacious en-suite with double bath, shower, toilet and double vanity and balcony overlooking the ocean. 2nd Bedroom, king sized bed, built in wardrobes, en-suite with shower, toilet and vanity and balcony overlooking the ocean. 3rd Bedroom, king sized bed, built in wardrobes, en-suite with shower, toilet and vanity and balcony overlooking the ocean.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • bay
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Spacious & well planned accommodation with all the entertaining area on the top level. Large glass sliding doors as the main entrance from the Courtyard accesses the penthouse. Once inside the open plan living area 2 entire wall are bi-folding doors, 1 leading onto the front balcony where there are an additional 2 loungers and the other onto the private salt water swimming pool. 3 separate sofa's are in the lounge room enabling different areas to relax. The dining area with an additional sofa, dining table and 6 chairs is adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen is well designed and equipped with everything required. A downward flight of stairs leads you to the bedroom level and laundry. A hallway with bedroom 1 and 2 on the right, the linen cupboard and laundry on the left and straight ahead is the large Master Bedroom. Running the full length of the 3 bedrooms is a large balcony where there is a table, 4 chairs and 2 additional loungers. As you enter the double wooden doors to the property, you will walk into a sunny pretty courtyard terrace, with a flowering Frangipani Tree as a centre piece. To your left is the house, magnificent ocean views and your own private salt water lap pool. To your right is a beautiful black marble fitted bar with its own awning, 2 fridges, wash basin and plenty of room for creating drinks of your choice and enjoying being your own mixologist. A barbecue, large fitted bench seat and an outdoor table and chairs to accommodate 10 people as well as 4 lounge chairs for topping up your suntan and to relax. There is also an outdoor shower, wash hand basin and WC on this level which is very convenient. At the front of the property 2 balconies 1 on each level run almost the length of the upper floor and the entire length of the lower floor. On each balcony there are an additional 2 lounge chairs. On the bedroom level balcony there is a nice square table with 4 chairs. Integral Cold water washing machine and separate dryer on the bedroom level. Ironing board, iron and vacuum cleaner. Plenty of towels, sheets and beach towels. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels, beach towels, t-towels etc. are included in the property. Additional cleaning can be arranged by calling the office at your own expense. Assigned Undercover parking for 2 cars as well as additional parking in the condo facilities.


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The Heights, Absolutely Luxurious Penthouse & Stunning Panoramic Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

As a family with 2 teenagers we picked this property as it had 3 bedrooms. The design and layout was amazing, plenty of space for 3 couples to share. The facilities were really good from the sandwich toaster for a teenage late night 7 Eleven snack to the high quality towels. Sheila was very good at every stage, we had a few minor issues, bulbs out in lounge, wifi not working but they were sorted very quickly. The wifi was a new upgrade so now super quick, great for teenagers! The view is amazing but you do pay the price for the walk up that hill but we had a car so no problem. The main pool is very good, huge and quiet when we were there. We arranged day trips to James Bond island and Phi Phi island from Tony just down the road who has the tailor shop next to mini mart, he gave us a great price, much better than the resort we stayed in before coming to Kata. All in all fab stay and would love to return sometime, we also left our pink lilo so I hope future guests enjoy bobbing around the pool on that!

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane, Thank you for the time you took to write this review, much appreciated. Great that you had a wonderful time and we would welcome you back anytime. Sheila and Andy
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So beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, thank you to Sheila and Andy for their hospitality!! Thank you also to Khun Am and all of the The Heights staff who are typically warm and generous with everything that they do everyday. Villa A6 was perfect for our family of 6, including 4 teenagers: privacy and space for everyone and also large and inviting living areas for all to sit and relax together. The view from A6 is superb and despite a few days of rainy weather, we enjoyed every moment of Kata Beach, Big Buddha and Andaman Sea gazing from the comfort of the Villa's verandah, pool and living spaces. Great to be able to manage some laundry when needed and have a fully equipped Kitchen with more than we would possibly have needed to use during our stay. Nice to see the lounges and market stalls back on the beach for awesome, lazy, hungry, thirsty, fabulous days on the beach. We are happy to walk and walk and walk while we holiday, there is so much more to discover when you go by foot, but were definitely happy to take advantage of TukTuks more than a few times for the climb back up the hill to the The Heights from trips around Kata and the beach. Car or TukTuk or Taxi will be a must at some point during your stay in A6. Lovely, peaceful, comfortable, spacious and amazing!! Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise I am so pleased you enjoyed staying at A8, it was a pleasure to have you stay and will welcome you and your family back any time. Sheila
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Breathtaking villa, holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Wow. How do you even begin to explain how incredible this villa is. As soon as you walk in the place literally takes your breath away. The view is spectacular at all times of the day, but my personal highlight was watching the sunset on the balcony with a cocktail. The ceilings are high, the place is perfectly furnished and the master bedroom is amazing. Having two levels really makes the place feel like a home away from home. Kata is a lovely area with awesome resturants and two great beaches within walking distance or just a tuk tuk away. Sheila was so helpful with everything and made sure that our stay was silky smooth. I have been back a few times now and will continue to return.

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Stephanie, we would welcome you back anytime. Best wishes for 2017.
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely amazing! Make sure you check out the view, it is unbelievable and the best part. Definitely would go there again.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Trisha I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful home. I look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Sheila
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Views, views, views

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Phuket in the last 12 months, staying in villas each time, and was by far the best accommodation that we have stayed in. Upon arrival we were greeted by the staff and shown to the villa where everything was waiting, everyone was friendly and helpful. The views from the condo were absolutely amazing and easily surpass the photos; I understand it is one of the best anywhere in Phuket. Open up the bi-fold doors and the lounge room becomes one with the pool and the boats towing parasails up and down the beach.

This was our first time staying is Kata and we will be returning. It’s a much quieter and more up-market part of Phuket, complete with everything the tourist needs. The town is only a short walk down a rather steep hill with a return trip using one of the many tuk-tuks found in the village (costing 200 baht – well worth it). You will find lots of restaurants, quality shops and of course massage parlours.

The process of booking was simple and Sheila was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble and the information provided covered everything you needed to know. All emails were promptly answered.

I really miss the evenings spent relaxing in the communal pool/spa watching the sun set across the beach and hope to return as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonathan, it was a pleasure and you are always welcome to come back. Sheila
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Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for 12 weeks for our long winter holiday. My wife literally cried when we left, she loved it there so much.

We are a very well travelled couple who spend every winter avoiding the cold by spending 3 months outside of Europe. Without doubt, this has beaten our previous long stays in Miami, CapeTown and many other exciting destinations, and we put that down to this wonderful property.

Every morning when we woke to watch the sun rise over a cup of coffee we looked out over one of the most spectacular view imaginable. After 3 months each and every morning remained just as breathtaking.

The open plan felling one gets when all the sliding and folding doors are opened (3 sides are opening glass walls) gives the whole house an al fresco feeling. The breeze is also very welcome, and if it's hot you simply slip into the adjacent pool.

Never before have we wanted to go back to the same winter destination again, as we try to do it all and have a 'been there done that' outlook; but this is an exception. We will go back.

The location is brilliant too, although it's a bit further from the Airport down at Kata, it's the ideal base for the Island for all the other aspects of a stay in Phuket.

A big thank you to Sheila for all her help before and during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble and the community staff - like gatehouse security, gardeners and cleaners and the girls in the office - were so friendly and helpful. They wouldn't even let us carry our cases from the car to the house and made us feel so secure!

We really can't fault any aspect of this brilliant holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always such a pleasure dealing with lovely people and would welcome you both back in a heartbeat.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Phuket International Airport
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: not necessary


As Phuket is an Island there are many lovely white sandy beaches. However, the closest beaches to the property are Kata and Kata Noi. Kata Beach is about a 10 minute walk down hill and Kata Noi is about a 15 minute walk. Both beaches are picturesque and have plenty of lounger chairs with umbrellas for a small rental charge payable on all beaches in Phuket. If you have a car then you can drive to Nai Harn which is a very pretty smaller secluded beach along the coast.


There is only one airport and that is Phuket International Airport which is situated at the Northern West Coast. There are Taxi's available which cost in the region of about 20.00 Pounds to Kata depending on how well you barter. There are also car hire which will cost anything from 20.00-40.00 pounds per day depending on your requirements. From the airport to Kata is approximately 50 minutes drive and is very straight forward if you were to hire a car.


The closest village to the property is Kata which is a 10 minute walk. The closest tourist attraction is Promthep Cape which would have to be the island's most photographed and perhaps best-known location. This is about a 7-10 minute drive. There are also 3 Elephant parks, go-karting, quad biking and shooting range all within 10 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The local shops are 10 minutes walk downhill from the property, where you will find is a small grocery store providing all the necessary essentials like eggs, bread, milk, pasta, beers, wines etc... Several banks and money changers are easily found as well as Seven/Eleven outlets. Many massage and pampering spa treatments are never far away in Phuket providing great value and relaxation. All types of shopping can be found along the narrow streets of Kata including sales of swimwear, dresses, T shirts, shorts, shoes, hand bags, hats, belts reading and sun glasses, DVD's, jewellery and plenty of beach needs and attire. Within Kata itself there are about 100 restaurants offering both local and International Cuisine. Several within easy walking distance of the property including Re Ka Ta, The Boathouse and Mom Tri's Kitchen which are all down the hill towards the beach on the main road. There are also 3 restaurants up the hill about 7 minutes walk which are Afterbeach Bar, Small View Point Seafood Bar and Bann Chom View. These offer a fantastic sunset view and the food is both Western and Thai is inexpensive and tasty. As far as places of interest there are so many but to name a few Promthep Cape, The Big Budda both within an easy drive as well as Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples. There are many different boat trips to take including James Bond Island, Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay. The boat trips are offered by many outlets in Kata village and are a great way to see the islands off Phuket. There are lots of ways to relax in Kata including lying on the white sandy beaches or participating in a bit of Parasailing seeing a birds eye view of the stunning coastal line of South Phuket. There are jet ski's, banana ride behind the back of a speed boat and of course sailing. The island of Phuket has so much to offer to all ages it is no wonder that when you find a holiday destination like this you will want to come back year after year and always find something new.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$87.16
Additional Guest Fee AU$87.16

Booking Notes:
Booking:- A non refundable deposit of 25% of total booking cost to be paid at the time of booking. The remaining balance to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to arrival together with a refundable damages deposit charged at 500.00 pounds.

Once the dates have been agreed upon and your holiday has commenced there will be no refund for days not used. Discount only applies for bookings made after August 2018 all previously booked accommodation is at the agreed rate at the time.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day:- There is no particular day except for the weeks of Christmas/New Year. These will be bookings from the 19th December for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Arrival time will be 4.00pm and departure time will be 10.00am unless prior organization.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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