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Unique Luxury Self-catering Beach HouseSeaside living at its natural best in one of the most beautiful places on earth.Exquisite position and design Misty Mornings offers a pure holiday experience. 4 Star accredited by Tourism Grading Council of …see more
Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to d… More
Hi Simsuz Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“Wonderful House, Great location”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
The lovely cottage is set on the grounds of a Cape Georgian home at the foot of Table Mountain. It is freestanding with a separate entrance and was fully refurbished in 2015.
The cottage has 55 m² with two main rooms and a bathroom. The bedroom sleeps 2 persons comfor …see more
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it al …see more
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
1 Bedroomed apartment with an en suite bathroom.
Catering for 2 adults plus one young child
Fully equipped kitchen
Panoramic views of the sea.
Within walking distance of both shops and the sea …see more
Nirvana is a beautiful homestead set high on a Knysna hillside, offering spacious and well-priced self-catering units. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Knysna lagoon and its surrounding villages with the Knysna Heads and Indian ocean in the distance. Nir …see more
Stylish, comfortable beach villa (RIGHT AT THE INDIAN OCEAN!) with very friendly and helpful staff (cook/housekeeper, houseboy, nightguard). Breakfasts are included and REALLY DELICIOUS, every morning something else to surprise and delight you! Our superb cook can pr …see more
What a nice experience !!!
Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach.
Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the hou… More
“Paradise does exist!!”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
If i have to discribe my stay in villa golden in one word i would say "heaven". The premises are excellent, charming villa and superb gardens. Very nice pool and with a garden that gives into the sea … More
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !
Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back.
It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our s… More
Apartment Location - Al Hamra Village Resort in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (one hour from Dubai central).Apartment Facilities - Fully air conditioned. 2 double bedrooms, both en-suite. Sofa bed in lounge so able to sleep 6. Fully fitted kitchen (cooker, microwave, la …see more
Enjoy the space of two floors of tastefully appointed rooms - from the deck where you can soak up some sunshine to the four bedrooms complete with air-conditioners, two gourmet kitchens, laundry room, ample entertainment & dining rooms, BBQ area alongside the swimmi …see more
We stayed at Villa Rosso in March for the third time and each time we stay there we think it can't get any better but it really does. You will need to look really far and wide to find a more wonderfu… More
Hiru Sandu Villa caters exclusively to those in search of absolute privacy, peace and tranquility, to be pampered by our courteous staff and enjoy true Sri Lankan style living. Ideal for families with little children and groups who wish to be together yet ha …see more
We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is st… More
“The problem with Hiru Sandhu”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
The problem with Hiru Sandhu is that wherever we go in the world now will feel like Disneyland. This included our next stop after our two week stay at the villa which should have been a delight given … More
“diamond in the rough”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
the villa is amazing. beautiful setting and well maintained. the staff are very kind and helpful. being set away from the hustle and bustle of tangalle, we were able to relax and truly enjoy the be… More
Wilderness House is a sea-facing self-catering house. The perfect holiday home, fully equipped for your enjoyment and relaxation. You will feel right at home while you relax in comfort and be surrounded by the beauty that Wilderness has to offer. Wilderness Hous …see more
Pearly gates is a cosy house situated in the Pearly beach resort, in Pearly beach. The house offers self-catering accommodation for families of four. The house is only 100 meters from the beach, and 20 kilometres from Gansbaai.
This free-standing house has two bedroom …see more
ECHO BAYVIEWS is located close to the family friendly Fish Hoek beach, and is well situated to the attractions of the Cape peninsula, including: * Boulders Beach & Penguins * Cape Point Nature Reserve and Ostrich Farm …see more
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spacious. Wh… More
“A Beautiful Home In A Wonderful Setting”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
This is a beautiful home, that offers everything thing that you could want on holiday... It is very clean, very well appointed and spacious, excellent for large or small groups or as we were just the … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Second visit. Fell in love with the oustanding views each day, which reminded me of Mount's Bay in West Cornwall. Great arrangement of accommodation that afforded privacy as needed. lots to do within … More
The Moonstone Villa is perched on a private beach presenting a mesmerising view of the Indian Ocean from its scenic ocean terrace & private plunge pool. The beautiful open plan living interior is complemented by Satellite TV, DVD player, free wifi and an int …see more
We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been mor… More
“The villa is huge with 5 star furnishings and private pool. When you walk in through the lounge it feels like you are up in the tree tops with an expansive view of forest, sea and sky; the perfect spot to take in the famous Ko Samui sunsets.” reviewed by Harvey a r …see more
Overview is a working dairy farm and is an ideal place for families and friends to enjoy farm life whilst spending quality time together!
Our self-catering guest cottages are set in tranquil surroundings some with breath taking views of the Drakensberg, the farm and i …see more
BEUTIFULL APARTMENT, FULL FURNISHED, AIR CONDICIONING, TWO HUNDRED METERS TO THE BEACH.
SECURITY 24 HOURS A DAY.
THERE ARE THREE APARTMENTS IN THE BUILDING, THEY HAVE BALCONIES, VIEW TO THE BEACH.
EACH UNIT HAS FULL KITCHEN STAFF, CABLE T.V., INTERNET.
THERE ARE RESTAUR …see more
Perfect for a romantic getaway. Our spacious, elegant one bedroom suites have a stylish living room, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bedroom and refurbished bathrooms provides the perfect resting place after a long day of work or play in the sun.
Each bedroom has …see more
A 5 minute drive from Englishman's Bay, this is a secluded yet comfortable villa that is perfect for anyone wishing for a holiday in beautiful surroundings close to nature. It is set amongst a thriving jungle with one of the world's largest variety of birdlife …see more
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equiped… More
Reviewed 16 Feb 2013
Jättefint hus, läget är fantastiskt uppe i regnskogen. Finns fler hus runtomkring men man ser dom inte så det känns som om man bor helt avskilt. Rent och fint, nära till stranden Englishmans Bay… More
First Floor Apartment (approximately 130sqm) of the Altmore block of apartments in the V&A Marina. This semi-serviced apartment has 2 en-suite bedrooms and an open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen area, with large sliding doors opening up to a private covered …see more
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful Waterfront apartment for 2 weeks over Easter. The rooms are light and spacious and every possible convenience is provided. Not only was … More
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure … More
“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
We stayed at Altmore 104 with our two children (9 & 14), the owner Richard was great to deal with and he has equipped the apartment out really well. The apt is in an excellent location on the V&A wat… More
2 private native cottages on a 1.5 hectar beach side property . The houses are situated on a cliff with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a nice big veranda for enjoying the 180 degrees ocean view to the islands of bohol, cebu and negros. Each house has 55 squaremeter and …see more
This place is just fantastic. We love the island and it's people. The cottage is brand new with stunning views. At night you can star gaze or watch the 100's of fireflies. Snorkel off the beach is… More
This luxury self catering property offers accommodation for up to 4 persons in a quiet and relaxed environment with an outdoor swimming pool and within 300 m of the beach and harbour. Situated in Hout Bay with views of Chapman's Peak and the surrounding mountains a …see more
A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed ad… More
Dear Fiona Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again one day. Regards Darren
The house was designed primarily for comfort, not ostentation. The villa's ventilation, wall materials, aspect and high ceilings combine to make this a cool house. A southern Thai roof structure has been fused with Balinese and Cambodian architectural featu …see more
1 Bedroom Apartment in Gulmarn building within the V&A Marina and overlooking the canal waterway. Furnished to give you a five star hotel level of comfort for a much more affordable rate. Living room has a pull out couch which means the apartment is suitabl …see more
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the major advantage of staying … More
Nou en Dan is a comfortable, spacious holiday home in Plettenberg Bay. Just a light stroll (300m) from the main beach and close to the town centre, it is ideally positioned for a most enjoyable holiday experience. The front and back patio's are legendary for their breat …see more
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
The Yellow House is a non-smoking, full second level, 2 bedroom self-contained accommodation (approximately 1,750 square feet) located in Kiwalan, Iligan City Philippines. Bright, open-concept, hardwood floors throughout with living room, dining room, balcony and a fu …see more
La Toc Villa is a luxury 3 bedroom holiday villa in St Lucia in a stunning location with fantastic views of the Caribbean sea. The Villa has spacious and modern accommodation for up to 6 people and is a 5 minute walk to the beach. It is close to golf at Sandals La Toc.L …see more
“It was a magical experience and we were reluctant to return home”
Reviewed 21 May 2011
We had a wonderful five night stay at this impressive newly built villa in a stunning location overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with the sandy beach of La Toc a short stroll away.
The villa is centra… More
Situated on the Rietfontein Private Nature Reserve's boundary, next to Matjiesfontein, the two twin rooms accommodate 4 people. The bathroom, though with an authentic touch offers a hot modern day shower. Whether with company or just a book, the built-in wall nook is a …see more
The ultimate beach holiday house! Go for long beach walks on our 16 mile beach, do some fishing or whale watching. Pick mussels from the rocks directly in front of the house. The flow of the house is conducive to indoor/outdoor living and enjoying barbeques, and long …see more
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2013
We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Island and … More
Thanks so much, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back!
“Romantic, tranquil getaway”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
My husband and I took some time off and spent 3 fabulous days at Pearl Bay. It was relaxing, romantic and exactly what we were hoping for. The service we received from Peter and Tinashe were AMAZING. … More
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Not too far from Cape Town, this gorgeous house has everything you need for a relaxing day or weekend away. Pool was perfect and the view is incredible. amazingly friendly staff.… More
KoMe beach house located at Jambiani, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, with miles of deep white sand. At KoMe you will never feel lonely as are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby; such as Coral Rock 2 minutes walk, Kimte and Art Hotel around the c …see more
When you enter this architect designed villa, the breathtaking view of scattered islands dotting the turquoise-colored water of Chalong Bay immediately fills your senses. The lower level where the internal living space connects with the pool terrace and garden, is absol …see more
The Garden Cottage is a new two bedroom house in the quiet and secure Whale Rock Gardens Estate. It is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday sunbathing on the deck, by the pool or on the exclusive Solar beach For the more energetic Plettenberg Bay Country Club …see more
My husband & I + 2 friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage last November. Wonderful location. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Everything is of an extremely… More
“Really lovely cottage”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2016
We were lucky enough to stay in this cottage for a week. It was so lovely we wished we could have stayed longer. It was situated in a quiet, safe and secure gated estate which was very well mainta… More
Child friendly pool. Two bedrooms with (website hidden)'s sleeps 2. Room for additional bed in the private Fully furnished TV room with 65in TV and 5:1 surround sound. Desk with wifi for the business traveler. Car, driver, maid, babysitter and meals can be arranged.
Th …see more
Villa Eden is located three kilometer away from the beaches of Nai Thon and Nai Yang and has 300 m2 of living area. Because of the slope, the villa offers a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.
You can reach both the beaches in just five minutes by scooter or …see more
SeaPearl has been uniquely designed to take advantage of its hilltop position, providing bay and sea vistas accompanied by cooling sea breezes. Inside there is a big open plan living room, modern and fully fitted kitchen / dinner and three double on-suite bedrooms. Ou …see more
FABulous Villa with all the Mod cons and superb views and real pleasure to stay in this beautiful 7 Star Villa.
The views were fantastic and the decor of the all the rooms in the Villa is Exquisite w… More
Thank you for your great review Rick. Hope to see you back again.
Best Wishes from all of us..SeaPearl Samui Seaview Villa owner and staff.
Reviewed 19 Jun 2016
Stayed in this villa with 4 other friends for 4 nights, and it was a very pleasant experience. The staffs are very nice, though they have mistaken car pick up time twice, no big deals. The whole villa… More
“Luxurious villa withstunning ocean views”
Reviewed 12 Dec 2013
It was the nicest accommodation we have ever stayed at. It is decorated very tastefully. The manager was only a phone call away if we needed her. She was very helpful. We will return one day. Thank yo… More
Thank you so much Pauline. We look forward to seeing you and the lovely group in Samui again one day. Have a great Christmas and a joyful New Year. Best Wishes, Nat
Beautiful & serene, Samui Sun Villa is centrally located in a quiet residential area in the heart of popular Chaweng. Ensuring full privacy, the surrounding walls and automatic gate open on to a luxurious villa, fusing Thai tropical elegance with high European stan …see more
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
“Very comfortable and spacious”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included:
- Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 … More
Thank you for the review and for the compliments. Regarding the cleaning, many of our guests do not want a housekeeper everyday as they like thier privacy and that is why we do housekeeping every 3 days. We are sorry about the island power outage and have since purchased a portable generator so there will be electricity in the case of a blackout. Regarding the rate, we feel we are quite competitive. Please do a search of 4 bedroom pool villas on Koh Samui and you will see that most of them are more expensive than our starting daily rate of 6,900THB. Thank you and for your input and we look forward to hosting you again in Koh Samui.
Discover Your Own Piece Of Paradise Only 2 hours away from Bangkok these beautiful turn-key homes and condominium units are fully furnished and ready to rent. We have 12 villas and apartments that the owner's want to rent out to you, located on an impressive elevat …see more
Beautiful secluded property set in a verdant lush tropical garden. Wake up to birdsong. Infinity Pool with a fabulous view over the rice paddies of Hikkaduwa. What more could you want? This is as close to Paradise as you can get. This is the place to relax and be pa …see more
“Rainforest paradise with village atmosphere near beach, transport and historic Galle Fort.”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2016
The well furnished and comfortable villa consists of three bedrooms with en- suites and a spacious open living/dining area. The master bedroom has a spacious Bali-style indoor-outdoor bathroom. The … More
Thank you Gudrun for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday in Sri Lanka. Best wishes, Tam
“a Wonderfull relaxing location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2016
we stayed at the villa for 2 nights and had a Wonderfull time. the place was exactly what we needed to relax after touring sri lanka for 4 days. the villa is well maintained, we faced no issues with b… More
Thank you Larissa for your lovely review. Glad that you had a relaxed holiday at the villa. We would love to welcome you back. Best wishes, Tam
Reviewed 28 Feb 2016
This is a great place! We stayed at this wonderful villa and would highly recommend it to both families and couples. The villa has three large bedrooms all with seperate bathroooms. But it is the gard… More
Thank you for your great review. Wow, you were lucky to be able to snorkle with the sea turtles. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Gallindawatta.
La Vapeur Estate is located at the summit at the third highest point in Trinidad, which is located in the southern Caribbean. With stunning sea and mountain views, the property's wood cabin offers a private, luxurious and serene getaway with spectacular views of th …see more