13 other reviews
DEC 2015 – The Allens, USA – D705 "Best vacation rental in Hua Hin" This apartment is in a fairly new building outside of the town center of Hua Hin in Khao Takiap, nicely furnished and on the desirable top floor. Big and clean swimming pool. Location is great, short walk to the beach, quiet and a few minutes to the songteow station where you can catch a ride to town in approximately 20 minutes. Laundry, massage, convenience stores are all across the street. A few nice restaurants in the area as well. Usually we only focus on the quality and location of the apartment but this time we have to admit that we are very impressed by the owners John and Kay. They are genuinely nice people who care, after they arranged transport for our daughter who traveled by herself, they actually called that morning to make sure she was picked up ok by the driver like a family member would. John and Kay really think of everything to make your stay comfortable, they provide a cell phone with their numbers pre-assigned so you can contact them easily. We have rented some great vacation places before but never this kind of thoughtfulness. Highly recommend this apartment, it will make your visit to Hua Hin so much more enjoyable.
Colin and Lyndsay
SEP 2015 – Colin and Lyndsay, UK – D705 Fantastic apartment, great location. The owners John and Kay had everything sorted, right down to a local mobile phone to contact them if you needed any help, or wanted to make any local calls. Their attention to detail was first class. everything they recommended, for instance taxi service, mobile beauty/massage therapist, and restaurants, were all excellent . We would have no hesitation recommending any of your apartments or villas to our friends. Thank you John and Kay
Kevin and Wendy
AUG 2015 – Keven and Wendy – USA – D705 “Another great vacation” This was our second trip this year to stay in one of John and Kay's condos. We were not disappointed. The apartment was well furnished, clean, and relaxing.
Mike and Monica
AUG 2015 – Mike, Monica and Family, England – D705 “Fabulous apartment, very helpful owners, brilliant pool and good location”
We stayed in two apartments D705 and D709 run by John and Kay, for a week at a time and they were both very good quality, with great attention to detail. There was a great amount of specific information provided on what to do and where to go, which made a difference to how much we all enjoyed our holiday. John and Kay are very nice people who clearly enjoy doing what they do and this comes across in all of ones dealing with them. We took advantage of the minivan to pick us up from Bangkok at the commencement and taking us back on our departure. We also saw their Busaba Villas which looked really nice and we would use those when we visit Hua Hin again.
May 2015 – Niek, Holland – D705 “Excellent apartment and service by the owners”
Nice luxury apartment with massive pool. John and Kay are really helpful and provide very good service. Also used the taxi service from John. Can advise everybody to stay here, you won’t regret it.
Alex and Milena
Apr 2015 – Alex & Milena, Russia – D705 “Fantastic Location” This apartment is ideal for families or couples looking for a superb holiday away from the stresses of everyday life. Very light, spacious, well equipped, cozy balcony with coffee (beer) table overlooking the sea and Takiab mountain where you can meet sunrise or spend evenings.
This condominium has a HUGE, I would say Olympic sized pool. There are a lot of local bars and restaurants around for every pocket, with Thai and European food. If you are lazy to prepare breakfast we can strongly recommend you visit "OASIS" bar across the road where you can get a big English breakfast for just 199THB or even order to go. If you like to visit the city centre no problem , take a taxi, tuk tuk for 200THB or take a public green bus for 15THB (leave every 10 minutes) , bus station located 3 minute walk from condo. Takiab beach is also short walk (300m) from the condo, very clean and not crowded. There are a lot of attraction around Hua HIn, this information you can find in booklet kindly provided by the owners. We would definitely recommend this lovely apartment for all who want to escape crazy reality.
Many thanks to John & Kay
Mar 2015 – Lisa, Sweden – D705 “Perfect Vacation” The apartment was all we could ask for, really clean and fresh! The location is perfect, a short walk from the beach and still just a tuk-tuk ride away from Hua Hin centre. A couple of Family Marts across the street as well as some restaurants. Nice staff and really fast responses on any asked questions from the owners! Time to stop thinking, just go for it!!!
Dec 2014 – Sari, Finland – D705 “Excellent” Thank you John and Kay for wonderful apartment. We liked it a lot! The location is great. It's only few hundred meters to best beach in town. There are a couple of shops and restaurants just next to Seacraze. The apartment is nice furniture and it was very clean. Everything we agreed was exactly how it should be, transportation, cleaning, payments and so on. I highly recommend this apartment to anyone, who likes to spend a good holiday in Hua Hin.
Dec 2014 – Ray – D705 “Great apartment for family” We stayed here with my family of 5. While not a huge apartment, there was enough room for everyone. The apartment is very well maintained and clean with two bathrooms and a balcony. The apartment has a great enormous pool that everyone enjoyed, although a little cool when we were there. While not very close to the centre of Hui Hin (a good thing!), you can get a cheap bus taxi (pickup with seats in the rear) close nearby. There is a great up market ‘locals’ fish restaurant on the crossing to the apartment, by the bridge, five min walk away. Also close by is a market for everyday essentials and numerous food options, Thai and international.
Jun 2014 – Pam & Dave, Australia – D705
Having previously met John and Kay our week at the Seacraze was everything we were hoping it would be. The apartment is new and very well maintained (the photos are a true representation of the interior and complex facilities). The pool is amazing and we were always able to get a sunbed. The gym is quite adequate for a short stay. The location is very convenient and provides a variety of restaurants, family marts, bars, beach restaurants and massage places all within a 1 to 10 minute walk. There are 2 very long and nice beaches to stroll, exercise or relax on which are about a 5 minute walk. The centre of HuaHin is easily accessible via TukTuk (200 baht) or public green bus (15 baht which we used quite often without any difficulty). The nightlife in the centre is colourful and interesting and provides about a thousand restaurants(all types of food) and bars. As usual John and Kay ensured our stay was everything we expected and more and were always only a phone call away if needed. When you choose this for your holiday you will NOT be disappointed.
Jul 2014 – Kate, USA – D705 "Wonderful Place to Stay"
We have had three holidays in Hua Hin and love the place. Aside from the fun things to do, we discovered wonderful places to stay and this is the best John and Kay’s, Busaba Pool Villas and condos. They have a couple of 2-bedroom condos in a unit called SeaCraze and we have stayed in both. This is located near to restaurants and the beach and is a fun, quieter side of Hua Hin (and the best beaches). The building has a HUGE pool and nice gym. It’s great for families with small and older kids or singles. Really something for all. The condos are furnished with the softest mattresses and high quality pillows and bedding. In S.E. Asia this is rare so we appreciated it. John also gives a lot of extras such as providing a cell phone, loads of English TV stations, and even a hard drive loaded with movies and music. The next visit, we had a 3-bedroom house with a great private pool. The villas are in a small, very safe gated community about 10 minutes to main shopping areas. You don’t need a car but it helps, as nothing is easy to walk to from here (the security guards will always call a taxi though and taxis are plentiful to get back). The houses are L-shaped around the deck and pool with large glass doors that pull back (also has air con if wanted). There are even two outdoor showers, which is fun. Again all appliances, upgraded media, soft beds, and great furnishings are provided John even arranges pick up in Bangkok with private driver and has a grocery list you can send him to pre-arrange food and drink on arrival. The only “bad” side of staying at either the condos or villas is they are so comfortable and relaxing we didn’t want to go out that much! Thanks John and Kay. We appreciate you both.
Aug 2014 – Christine, UK – D705 “Fabulous Accommodation”
A big thank you to John & Kay for their apartment D705 which we called home for two weeks.
I have listed my review in a pros and cons style. Lets start with the pros... 1. EXCELLENT SERVICE – John and Kay were quick to respond to emails, queries and other problems we had during our holiday. They are very organised and provide a service which rivals that of any good 5 star hotel. 2. FANTASTIC APARTMENT- was suitable for my family of four comprising of two small children. Good sized kitchen, dining and living space. 3. LARGE CHILDREN POOL – The big kiddie’s pool area was great and our kids used it without fail every single day of the holiday.
4. GOOD SECURITY – I have never found Thailand threatening but it was nice to see that there was a 24 hours security guard watch around the property you knew you were extra safe.
5. CLOSE PROXIMITY TO HUA HIN - our children enjoyed the 10 minute ride to the town centre which we often did in a tuk tuk or pickup truck. It was nice knowing we could retreat to a more calming Khao Takiab after a hectic day out in Hua Hin. Reasons not to stay… Sorry, I can’t think of one.
Jan 2014 – Marjo, Finland - Wonderful stay at Hua Hin near Khao Takiab. We stayed at Seacraze nearly three weeks with our three sons. Property and location was just as described, very clean and well-maintained. Everything was new. We got every help we needed from Kay and John, thank you! For example Kay suggested us a very good tailor. Pool area at Seacraze was wonderful. We liked many things near to the condo, for example boat shaped restaurant. Good food and a playground for children. We visited Pala -U waterfalls and Khao Sam Roi Yot national park - marvelous views and also children liked. Would definitely recommend this property and Kay and John as hosts to friends and relatives.
Sep 2013 – Kevin, UK - Second stay here. Condo is great, modern clean and just right for singles, friends or family. John and Kay look after the place and the guests extremely well. They even have a mobile in the apartment so you can contact them for anything. Hua Hin is so chilled, unlike the major resorts but still enough of everything you could wish for. Two beaches are within a very short walk, in between a seafood market. Try the steam fresh crab and tiger prawns they are awesome. The main town is not far away, with the night market and laid back nightlife. A place to call home from home and very safe. I have booked again for January.
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