Superb location, private and lots of space
Houses/Villas are hard to find in Khoa Lak as most accommodation is based within a resort. The house is situated in a private location just behind the main Market which is held 3/ 4 times a week. It's an easy walk to the bars and restaurants as well as the beach. Lucky, the dog who has decided to live at the house (outside), is delightful and no bother at all. The best view is from the back of the house. It's great to watch the birds and other wildlife. The front of the house looks on to the back of a large hotel which is not so inviting. There is a Burmese camp just down the road towards the beach which looks a little disconcerting at first. It's for the construction workers. We had no problem at all, the people were friendly. It was just sad to see the conditions they have to live in. The house itself is a little tired. The kitchen is OK but needs new cupboard doors, worktops etc. When it was first built it looks like they used good quality fixtures and fitting throughout but it is now ready for an update/ refurb . I was a little disappointed as the photos must have been taken a long time ago. The lovely Jacuzzi bath is very interesting as it's impossible to get in. It's so high up and doesn't have any steps. A word of warning, the electricity bill, at the end of your stay can be a shock. I'm used to air conditioning etc as I have a house of my own in a hot climate and even using it very frugally, just two people, over 18 days our bill was approx £100. The pool filter is the problem as it needs to run 18 hours a day to keep the water in good condition. The pool is great but it's a challenge to keep the water right to swim and we had a couple of days when it wasn't good. If you are a large group please note there is limited room around the pool and only 3 main sun loungers. I had high hopes for this house as the communication from the owner was first class, although somewhat instructional. We have rented many times, via this site and in many countries and in a couple of instances returned to the same Villa. This is our first time in Thailand. We loved it and will return next year but not to this house which probably summarises this review.