2 properties

2 reviews

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Joined 2004


Owner from Udon Thani, Thailand


A UK national, I have lived in Thailand for over 30 years. Together with a Thai family of rice farmers, we offer unusual, full-board private pool villas at Gecko Villa and Green Gecko in rural northeast Thailand. The location of the properties was chosen for its authenticity, unchanged by the mass tourism so often seen in other parts of the country. We are passionate about cooking, so delicious Thai meals are cooked for guests throughout their stay and included in their holidays to make them all the more relaxing and enhancing their value for money.

2 properties

2 reviews

 From Sai Kung, Hong Kong


From Sai Kung, Hong Kong · April 2011
Very Friendly people taking care of the whole family. No request was to difficult. Bit far out and a rental car is recommended

 From Uk


From Uk
Truly a one of a kind experience, partially because of the property that is unique, and in part because of the charming hosts who took excellent care of us. Great food, good weather, a suprb pool and good friends: we shall return.For info, the Visitors book only had positive comments.

A beautiful property and a nice eye for detail - the four poster teak beds were superb, and the meals delicious. We really enjoyed all the visits you arranged for us and cant wait to return. Please thank all the ladies who heloed out and made our stay such a memorable one! Sam Middle

Thank you so much for making our holiday so special: the villa was beautiful, the pool perfect, and the food delicious - but it was you and your team who made our stay so memorable...we are sure to return and will tell our friends about our stay. we have left a review on tripadvisor for you and hope it helps!

"Thank you so much to the whole team! We enjoyed the villa, the excellent food and of course the private pool, but what really made our stay was your warm and smiling welcome! Thank you so much for helping out with the kids and showing us the area - the lotus lake trip is something well never forget! Well add a comment on Tripadvisor for you, and hope to come back next year. Thanks so much again Jane S.

We hit the jackpot staying here! Thanks so much to Ten & the team for taking such good care of us. Your cooking was amazing, and the villa a charm. Well be back!

Clearly you put a lot of thought into the design and fit-out of the villa - and we loved it! The setting was perfect for us and very calming, the food exquisite and the beds...well, the most comfotable we have experienced in a long time. Thanks so much to all of you for making our stay at Rice Paddy such an enjoyable one! M Graham

A unique and highly enjoyable experience: thank you so much for taking such good care of us and the children - and also for the delicious Thai food! We hope to return next year and will tell all our friends about your secret corner of Thailand!

Just wanted to say many thanks to Ten & Euang for looking after us during our stay. They were very friendly, efficient and helpful and always smiling, and we esepcially enjoyed the cooking lessons: it was a first for us to dig up our own galangal and pick our chillies and lemongrass before making the Tom Yam Kung!

We shall recommend Gecko Villa to friends and do look forward to returning soon.

I& G Franke

We wanted to get away from the main torist traps and admittedly when we arrived at Gecko Villa we could not have got further from the madding crowds. The charm and peace of the location were marvellous, but the real stars of our trip were Ten and his wife who looked after us superbly. Just the place for couples or families - not recommended for single travellers unless you are prepared to immerse yourself in an area where very little English is spoken. Great food. Bring suntan cream.