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Baan Santi is a delightful and very spacious villa with high quality fittings and furnishings.
Whilst it is off the beaten track a little, it affords extreme privacy and is very light and airy, with air.con that is very efficient and very quiet!!
The pool is great for cooling off on the hot days and is big enough to let you swim and play games or just float on a lilo ( with a beer of course!)
The provision off a driver ( the amazing PONG!! ) who is able to drive you anywhere, anytime in his open sided wagon is a real bonus. No taxis needed.
The villa staff were great and kept the villa immaculate during out 2 week stay regularly changing the bedding and fresh towels, providing ice, tea, coffee sugar, all part of the package.
We had the Thai massages and the chef to cook a fabulous Thai meal for my family one evening...value for money....exceptional and a must do!!
Finally Kae, the lady who makes everything tick is great, speaks excellent English and knows all you need to now as a visitor.
If this sounds as though I am biased, so be it, it was a great holiday and one we hope to repeat next year.....
"The Best Part of our Thailand Tour"
I stayed at Baan Santi with my fiance and two other couples from april 11-15. It was the last part of our tour, after seeing Bangkok, Phuket, and Koh Phi Phi. While all these places had their certain highlights, we all agreed that ao Nang was the best part, and the reason for that was Baan Santi.
It is a bit off the main road and we knew this going in. Since we stayed in hotels and resorts for the rest of the time, we wanted to have our own private luxury place, and Baan Santi delivered.
Its perfect for 3 couples because all three bedrooms were pretty much the exact same, with lots of closet space and en suite bathrooms. The place is huge, like 4300 sf., and that doesnt include the grounds, which are just enormous. Its immaculately kept, as housekeeping comes every day to clean, the pool guy cleans the pool every other morning, and Im not sure when the grounds are done, but it was perfectly maintained.
The cost was less per couple than what we had been spending on hotels per night, and with the rate, we got Ching, the Property Manager, who greeted us with drinks and a tour from the start. She was attentive to our needs and arranged Thai chefs for us to come in one night and make an incredible meal, scooter rentals, as well as massages for me and another girl, right on our shaded deck area. We also got Pong, who would drive us anywhere in ao Nang from 9-10 PM, and would deliver whatever we needed (food supplies, drinks, ice, etc.). We also got a cell phone which was useful to keep in contact with Pong, and arrange our elephant trekking tour (which was just ok, I dont really recommend that.)
The only reason I took a star off for service was because we were told that Pong would do drives after 10, but for a fee. We tried to use this feature but when we called him at 11 his phone was off. Im not sure if it was a miscommunication between us and him or the management and him, but we ended up having to get a tuktuk late that night.
Which brings me to why I took a star off for location. Now this is seriously off the beaten path. As in, its on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. Ao Nang is super small (literally takes about 5 minutes from the villa to drive into town and we even walked it once.), and it took the tuktuk an hour and half of driving around, calls to Ching in the middle of the night, and bottoming out several times on the dirt road to find the place when we couldnt get a hold of Pong.
That said, it was small potatoes compared to what we gained from that enormous, private, and luxurious villa, and being away from the whole tourist crowd (there are lots!) made it totally worth it. We were on holidays and stuff like that isnt worth complaining about. I would stay there again in a heartbeat, and longer than just 4-5 days. As in, I would live there right now if I could!
"Beautiful Villa in quiet location"
Beautiful large villa located on the outskirt of Krabi, transport is needed if you wish to visit local attractions. We hired 3 scoooters which were adequate and also had the use of transport as provided by Ton Villas. The swimming pool was a very nice feature of the property. We stayed in the sister villa last year ( Baan Zoe) which had a washing machine, same facility was not available in Saanti which was a shame. The owners staff live within the Villa complex along with staff from the neighbour villa, the only downside is that you do not get privacy as folks seem to wandering around all day, seperation between the two villas is limited to a hedge. On a return visit would opt for Baan Zoe rather than Baan Saanti if available
Stayed at Baan Santi with my family in november 2011. The villa is located aprox. 7 min from ao Nang beach. Since you have unlimited tuk tuk transportation service within ao Nang form 09.00 - 22.00 there is no problem. The reason that we choosed the Baan Santi was becouse of the 3 large bedrooms, which is around 40 sf. each.
We also had catering services with personal Thai chef, or 5-6 Thai chefs. It was amazing. We were 6 ppl. and ordered 9 starters and 7 main course. Payed 350 bath each + the cost of the food which was like nothing. 1300 bath I think
" Relaxing and luxurious."
We were impressed by the spaciousness of each of the bedrooms,clean, well serviced with staff that always was smiling and helpful. Wonderful exotic holiday and certainly we will come back and recommend to all our friends and family.
Superbly spacious, clean with very generous bedrooms all overlooking and with access to the private pool. Villa stands in in a large, excellently kept walled garden with only two other neighbouring villas and is accessed for the last few hundred yards by a tract through rubber plantation and palm grove: this ensures no passing traffic and absolutely peaceful environment with, at the same time, extremely easy 10 min access to all the hustle and bustle of a seaside resort. Complementary tuk-tuk available daily till 10pm was always there when needed to take us to shop, markets or restaurants. Always smiling and polite staff was seamlessly managed by the most efficient and charming manageress Miss Ching . Every request was swiftly and efficiently dealt with. We had a couple of unforgettable suppers of exquisite thai food cooked in the villa and served by the pool by the chefs available if required. Provision of a simple mobile phone with pre-programmed telephone numbers of Miss Ching and our tuk-tuk driver was an excellent management idea. We will certainly be booking another holiday in Baan Santi.
"A fantastic villa for 2 families of 4!"
This was an extremely memorable vacation with a large and spacious villa together with exceptional service from the team. Chay, our tuk tuk driver, was a necessity and we really appreciated this complimentary addition.
Krabi is a wonderful place to holiday with something to suit everyones tastes.
"Beautiful Villa in a beautiful town"Beautiful property and very well furnished. We made use of the small one bedroom apartment too.Having use of the mopeds was great and enabled us to visit the market place for local shopping and Krabbi town. Transport to and from the airport was helpful.Although we stayed during the "rainy" season there was only one day that it rained all day.At the end of the holiday no one wanted to leave.All staff were very friendly and helpful, even to accompany us on a trip to the "Tiger cave".All excursions we were able to book from the Villa.Boat visit to PHI PHI island was quite crowded, if possible would suggest hiring private boat for the day
Dear Ching, It was such a pleasure and we had a great time staying in Baan Santi. Will definitely recommend to others and choose to stay with Krabi Villa when we come again. Thanks Ching. P.S: Say “hi” to Pong for me.
Guest Review May 25, 2010"Thai splendour"Baan Santi is a delightful and very spacious villa with high quality fittings and furnishings. Whilst it is off the beaten track a little, it affords extreme privacy and is very light and airy, with air.con that is very efficient and very quiet!! The pool is great for cooling off on the hot days and is big enough to let you swim and play games or just float on a lilo ( with a beer of course!) The provision off a driver ( the amazing PONG!! ) who is able to drive you anywhere, anytime in his open sided wagon is a real bonus. No taxi's needed. The villa staff were great and kept the villa immaculate during out 2 week stay regularly changing the bedding and fresh towels, providing ice, tea, coffee sugar, all part of the package. We had the Thai massages and the chef to cook a fabulous Thai meal for my family one evening...value for money....exceptional and a must do!! Finally Kae, the lady who makes everything tick is great, speaks excellent English and knows all you need to now as a visitor. If this sounds as though I am biased, so be it, it was a great holiday and one we hope to repeat next year.....
Hi Kae Just a quick note to thank you and all the people at Baan Santi who looked after us so well on our holiday. Even the weather was good every day and my sun tan is the envy of all my friends. I have been telliing everyone what a great place the villa and the amenities were and I hope you will get some more enquiries from the UK........perhaps I should get a commission!! We would love to come back next year and I just hope all the troubles in Bangkok get sorted out soon. Please keep in touch and send our best wishes to Pong, Tif, Duan and all the girls. best wishes Stephen x
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