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Gary and Ulla
Nov 2016 – Gary and Ulla, Scotland – Villa 7 - First time going to Hua Hin so we asked a friend for recommendations and he didn't hesitate - Busaba Villas. We booked without delay and our Busaba Villa experience made our trip. We were in villa 7 and it is exactly what it says on the website - and then some. You wanted for nothing. If you have a look at other reviews you will see how well suited it is to a group of friends, families and now us - golfers. The photos absolutely do the villa justice - every convenience. Hi speed internet access and 2 x Flat screen TV's with everything you could want in terms of films, live TV programs from other countries, music etc. all free of charge. Bed was enormous and the mattress very comfortable with beautiful cotton linen. A fully outfitted kitchen means you want for nothing and the fact that we were able to order our groceries and wine/beers for the fridge so it was fully stocked on arrival was a fantastic bonus. We have never been anywhere - and we're very well-travelled - and been offered this service in the past (at cost - no service charge). So nice to arrive knowing you don't have to go shopping on arrival. On arrival we took a look at the exceptionally extensive 'book' of Hua Hin available in the villa. It mentioned absolutely everything from the local massage lady Saap, to take-aways should you wish to dine in and all the restaurants and pubs, beaches and shopping centres and for us – all the many golf courses in the area. Even a local mobile phone was made available to us with a little credit and pre-programmed with all the relevant phone numbers. There were also some mountain bikes to simply borrow at no charge, again something we have never experienced. We were offered the car parked outside the villa at lower cost than the usual rental which we took up for the duration of our stay. Villa is about 10 minutes from down town and the nearest beach, but a bonus for us was that it was only a 10 minute drive to the Banyan golf course (our favourite) and to Sea Pines Golf course (a links course) and only about 30 minutes to Black Mountain course and a little further to Springfield Royal Country Club. If you are a golfer this is the place to stay. If you don't want to drive then 'Mr Dang' the taxi driver is on call all day just outside the villa complex to take you anywhere you want to go. Our 'hosts' John and Kay were exceptionally friendly and made sure we were looked after in every way. Finally, they also organized all our ground transfers from arrival at Bangkok airport until our return. They even arranged the driver to take our golf clubs direct to the villa allowing us to travel to the north of Thailand without having to bring our clubs along. In closing - we have never experienced service quite like it and don’t believe you will find anywhere better in Hua Hin. John and Kay Taylor - you offer a fantastic facility and outstanding service and we are sure to be back.
David and Family
Oct 2016 – David and Family, England – Villa 7 – Another fantastic stay at John and Kay’s Villa 7. This was our second stay and we have already decided to have our holiday next year at the same villa. John and Kay are excellent hosts and extremely helpful. Thanks John and Kay.
Wendy and Family
Sep 2016 – Kevin, Wendy and Family, USA – Villa 7 – Wonderful vacation spot - This was our third time to stay at one of John and Kay's properties. We really loved everything about the villa. John and Kay do an excellent job at keeping up their properties and making sure everything is ok for your stay. They really do go above and beyond! They have everything you could possibly need right there in the villa. We traveled with 3 young children and it was very easy to stay here. There was a high chair available and John and Kay also provided a basin for us to bath our babies in. The beds are very comfortable. There are tons of movies to choose from. We had the privilege of meeting John and Kay during this visit and they are a very sweet couple. They are very helpful in providing information about restaurants, shopping, beaches, etc. so you don't have to do all of the research about that yourselves. We have enjoyed every restaurant that they have recommended! They are really good about offering you privacy during your stay, yet they are there if you need anything. We enjoyed our stay so much and hope to return next year!
Louise and Family
Aug 2016 – Louise and Family, England – Villa 7 - We booked our villa well in advance of arriving so I had sent many emails to John who always answered with great speed. All transfers ran efficiently (we had a hotel stop prior to arrival) in comfortable cars and booking through John was much cheaper than the travel agent. The villa is extremely comfortable with all the comforts of home and a great TV system. The villa is situated in a gated, well-kept estate which made for a safe environment for our three children (14, 12 and 7). We loved Hua Hin! Our favourite days out included the elephant sanctuary, the waterslide, trips to the local beaches, cooking courses and Dolphin Bay. We ate some of the best food at the night markets finding a gem at Soi 88 at the end that was cheap and delicious. Getting around Hua Hin is exceptionally easy with a multitude of Tuk Tuks to hail. The villa is well situated to enjoy the quieter beaches away from Hua Hin and has day to day amenities within walking distance. John and Kay are fantastic. Helpful and unobtrusive. I enjoyed Hua Hin over Koh Samui and would suggest first timers could do a week here then travel further south to visit some islands for snorkelling etc. One big tip .... any western products you can bring from home for your villa do. They are (naturally) very expensive in the supermarkets! It really is cheaper to eat at the markets than cook for yourselves.
Dave and Family
Aug 2016 – Dave and Family, Ireland – Villa 7 - What a paradise. The pictures on any website do not do the villa justice. We normally stay in hotels but this time decided to look at a villa and we are delighted we came across this one. We loved it so much that we booked for 3 weeks next year before we left. Very private, brilliant swimming pool, spacious rooms, TV with all new releases to keep my kids entertained, less than 10 mins from town center and beach, very reliable taxi that serviced the villas and always on time. John and Kay were great hosts, thanks for the dinner we had a great night and looking forward to seeing you next year.
Duncan and Family
Jul 2016 - Duncan and Family, England – Villa 7 - Excellent villa, good location, lovely owners (and neighbours) - As we were travelling with kids and extended family, renting a villa rather than staying in a hotel gave us the privacy we wanted for a really relaxing time and at a much better price than multiple hotel rooms. The estate is very secure, nicely kept and friendly. One of the security guards even let my wife use his scooter to go up the road to the 7/11! The location of Busaba is ideal as it's not too far from town and has restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance. It's also only a few minutes drive from the main road if you want to explore other parts of Hua Hin or head off to Cha-am. John and Kay, the owners, were great. Really lovely people who put a lot of effort into making sure our stay was as good as it possibly could be. They live next door, which is actually really convenient for asking stuff (and renting a car) but without being imposing on your privacy at all. John and Kay - many thanks for your hospitality and dinner on our last night. We will be back!
Markus and Family
May 2016 – Markus and Family, Germany - Villa 7 - As last year, we (2 adults and 2 children) had a wonderful two weeks in Hua Hin. The villa and the owners make it every time easy to arrive and be relaxed immediately. We feel at home every time. Recommend to book also transportation with John ... it's always reliable and on time, especially when you are on the way back to Bangkok. We will be back soon....
David and Family
Apr 2016 – David and Family, England – Villa 7 – Perfection, ticked all the boxes - Not just difficult but simply impossible to fault this rental in any way at all. John and Kay are absolutely delightful and always on hand from booking process to arranging departure transfer, the villa is spotless, a folder with all the information you could possibly need, all the fittings from the kitchen to the TV, computer, wi-fi, pool, bathrooms are first class. I can only add my name to the list of people that preceded us .... "Excellent" in every respect.
Kathie and Friends
Apr 2016 – Kathie and Friends, Sweden – Villa 7 – Perfect - We are recently back from Hua Hin, Busaba villa 7 was perfect, you could find everything you need in a villa, good wifi speed and the owner was very nice, we will back to Busaba villa 7 for sure for next holiday.
Mar 2016 – David and Julie, Scotland - Villa 7 - Yes it’s us again …. our 12th visit to Busaba, this time with some friends so not such a relaxing holiday as always. More an endurance test at times but great fun! Once again it just felt like coming home when we opened that gate into what feels like our second home. The pictures on the website tell the true story, no air brushing required. John and Kay as always were there to greet us and looked after us all the way through the holiday – always there when needed. We met quite a few new guests this time – ‘Hi Hanna & Jari!’ And some old friends too. John & Kay have so many repeat guests - that kind of says it all. And …. lo and behold a new restaurant just a few minutes walk from the villas. It's called Olive and the food is absolutely superb! We can highly recommend the Penang Curry, Pork with Garlic, Chicken and cashew nuts, Prawns (to die for!) and the chicken curry soup – yum yum! We are booked again for next March
Jimmie and Family
Mar 2016 - Jimmie and Family, Sweden - Villa 7 – Excellent - The pool villa 7 is just as nice as the pictures and we had a wonderful time. We had such a good time that we already have booked a house for next year and this time we are staying longer. We have absolutely nothing to complain about, even the wi-fi was great. Our hosts John and his wife Kay were excellent, really nice and always ready to help. The closeness to the beach and the city elevated the experience.
Tom and Friends
Feb 2016 – Tom and Friends, Finland – Villa 7 – Great Place - Busaba Pool Villas is highly recommended. The villa comes with everything you could ever want, tv/audio equipment, kitchen, air-conditioning etc. John (the owner) is a great guy who takes care of whatever you might need. The swimming pool is great and is cleaned on a daily basis and the yard is quite spacious to hang out in.
Oct 2015 – David and Family, UK Villa 7 – “Fantastic” What a beautiful villa, even better than being at home. John and Kay were excellent hosts. We have stayed in the Grand Centara Hotel in Hua Hin previously but this villa was much better, highly recommended.
Kim and Colin
Aug 2015 – Kim and Colin. UK – Villa 7 – “Highly recommended” We have been coming to Hua Hin to visit our family for the last 8 years and have stayed at most of the 5 star hotels and rented accommodation. Oh how we wish we had found John and Kay and their lovely Busaba Villa years ago, we would never have had to look elsewhere. The listing description was accurate but it could not describe the effort that John and Kay have put into making this a special villa. They have thought of all the small things that make a house into a home and we couldn't have been happier. John and Kay made us very welcome and although we had booked the villa for 2 people, they were happy for our granddaughter to stay with us for a few nights. All in all we would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends and relatives!
Aug 2015 – Markus and family, Germany – Villa 7 - “home sweet home” We (2 adults and two children 11 and 16) had the chance to stay at villa 7 for 10 days. From day 1 we felt like being at home. Wonderful house and owners. We felt immediately integrated in this small and quiet Busaba villa compound. 7/11 shop and a local market is in walking distance as well as local restaurants. City and main attractions 5 minute drive away with car or taxi. For lazy people delivery is available. For us a perfect place to stay. For sure, we will be back.
Jul 2015 – Fred and family, Germany – Villa 7 - “great place to stay” We (2 adults / 2 kids) have now stayed 3 times already at John and Kay’s Busaba Pool Villas. It is always a great pleasure for us and totally relaxing. Small shops (7Eleven; Tesco) are around and also the new water park is just 10 min walking away.
Jul 2015 – Ben and family, USA – Villas 7,11,24 – “The Perfect Holiday” We had the vacation of a lifetime at Busaba. Kay and John provide excellent service and really make their guests feel at home. Villas include everything you need, with all appliances, a home media library; we even had a barbecue. A house phone provides all the local numbers you need. Everything about our stay was convenient, relaxed, and perfect. People from our large group came and went as they pleased to do various activities each day, but the swimming pools were often the center of evening socializing and relaxing in a peaceful location, just far enough from town to be quiet, but close enough to be there in just a few minutes. If you are thinking of staying in Hua Hin, it would be foolish not to contact Busbaba Pools Villas for accommodation. We could not have possibly hoped for our time together with family and friends to be as perfect as it was.
Jen and Phil
Feb 15 – Phil & Jen, England – Villa 7 - “Must Visit” The owners John & Kay couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, organising fast track through the airport and transport to the villa was only the start of making our 4 week holiday spent in Villa 7 superb. Situated no more 10 minutes from the centre of Hua Hin in a beautiful, private and peaceful gated development, with privacy outside around the pool and decking area, made this a holiday to remember. The kitchen is fully equipped and the furniture and bedding was comfortable. From the moment you arrive, John and Kay make you feel like family members. Not only did they take us into every room and explain everything from air conditioning to television and films available, they spent some time advising us of local restaurants etc (all in a folder anyway) but we were invited on a number of occasions to join them for food and drinks in the evenings, which was really hospitable on their part. Jen and I would not hesitate to recommend the villa to anyone and look forward to a return visit.
John and Nicola
Jan 15 – John & Nicola, England – Villa 7 - “Fantastic Villa” Spent two weeks at Busaba villa 7. The villa is beautiful, comfortable and tastefully furnished throughout, with lots of little extra's you'd normally have to buy when renting a villa. It is located in a beautiful and peaceful gated development, a perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of Hua Hin. From start to finish John & Kay couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, organising the fast track through the airport and transport to the villa. They were always on hand for anything we needed without being intrusive and helped us on numerous occasions in booking restaurants etc. The information folder provided by John & Kay was invaluable from where to eat and where to go. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to anyone and look forward to our return visit.
Jan 15 – Hans, Denmark – Villa 7 – “Great, Great Holiday” Here in January was the 3rd time in a row we rented house in Busaba by John and Kay and certainly not the last. John and Kay are very comfortable and hospitable ... we have tried both No. 7 and No. 11 and both are super cozy, it is almost like coming to paradise, the decor of the house and pool are fantastic. Busaba is located in a quiet area and is close to everything. If we could give stars from 1 to 10, it would be 10. Thank you, the boys from Denmark.
Torge and Luiza
Dec 14 – Torge and Luiza, Norway – Villa 7 Another fabulous vacation in Busaba, this time in Pool Villa 7. Excellent villa with very good facilities, very good furnished, perfect beds, beautiful pool and privacy. Thank you John and Kay for the very good hospitality and we are back in March.
Nov 14 – Nicolas and friends, France – Villa 7 La Villa est superbement aménagée, et entretenue. Les accessoires et les commodités nous ont fait nous sentir comme à la maison. On accède rapidement au Centre-ville, en gardant l'avantage d'une résidence calme et sécurisée. Nous garderons un très bon souvenir des plages, des restaurants Thai, et des différentes activités proposées.
Chris and Melanie
Oct 2014 – Chris & Melanie, Canada – Villa 7 “Awesome!” We stayed in Busaba Pool Villa 7 for five nights. Staying in the villa was a real treat. John and Kay were always available and were able to answer questions, give suggestions, or solve problems. The villa has everything you need and then some. The outdoor waterfall shower in the master en-suite was a family hit! We enjoyed the library of movies and music. The kitchen is well equipped. We could have easily spent the entire holiday at the villa and never left the excellent private pool. The villa is a 5-10 min drive to most things but Mr. Dang is always parked with his taxi just outside the gate which made transportation very easy. The beach, shopping and golf courses are all a quick trip away. The area that the villa is in is very quiet and peaceful so it was always a pleasure to return home. We highly recommend the Busaba Villas!
Jim and Angela
OCT 14 – Jim, Angela & Family, Scotland – Villa 7 “What a fab place” This was our first visit to Thailand and it most certainly will not be the last. Busaba was recommended to us by friends who have stayed in Villa 7 and other properties in the lovely complex on over ten occasions.
Our family of five used the villa for a twelve night stay and it totally lived up to our expectations in every way - truly cannot be faulted.
The owners, John and Kay were always available to help when required and indeed took my wife to the local hospital when she needed to see a doctor - beyond the call of duty and we were all very grateful.
John has compiled a list of local restaurants worth visiting - we did our best to get through the list and all were very good / excellent.
I would suspect that many visitors to Hua Hin would, like us wish to see elephants. Here's a tip - we did some research and not being the type of people to watch "elephant shows" we chose to visit the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation which is around a twenty minute drive from the villa. We certainly enjoyed the hands on experience which included feeding, walking and washing these wonderful beasts. If you want to see a show don't go to Hutsadin. To sum up, we had a wonderful holiday in a fabulous location - great stuff! Thanks John and Kay
Julia and Tom
Sep 2014 - Julia & Tom, Scotland - Villa 7 "A week in Paradise"
My husband and I booked a week in Busaba based on recommendations from friends. My only complaint? A week is nowhere near long enough! Villa 7 was a home away from home, furnished to a high standard, super fast wifi and a great selection of movies if you want to stay in for the night. John and Kay were there to greet us and made it clear that they were right next door if we needed them but were in no way intrusive. Offering to get some groceries in for our arrival and organising transfers made everything so easy. The book in the villa with details of things to do in Hua Hin was great and we ate in a few of the restaurants recommended and all of them were excellent. Moonsmile was our favourite! We can't wait to go back, unfortunately we may have to wait for a while to get availability as we've told everyone we know about it and they all want to go too!
Chris and Julie
Aug 2014 – Chris & Julie, Canada – Villa 7 “Brilliant Property” We have stayed at a number of different properties that are owned and managed by John and Kay. Each property is magnificently appointed, comfortable outdoor living and every attention to detail is achieved. Spotlessly clean, updated technology with flat screens, internet and libraries of music and film that you will never get through. Close proximity to the city center and attentive security. We would not hesitate in booking again. We would highly recommend these properties.
Jun 2014 – Dave & Pam, Australia – Villa 7
Having previously holidayed at Busaba we knew that our week would be like relaxing in paradise and for anyone who stays here you too will not be disappointed. As depicted in the photos the villa was spacious and equipped with all the necessary facilities required for a really enjoyable stay. The pool is sparkling and the perfect temperature for a refreshing cool down (day or night). The newly tiled deck area simply adds to the enjoyment of relaxing outdoors in the very comfortable sala. Although not situated in the centre of Hua Hin, a 7-eleven and local restaurants are easily accessible (with Yaos restaurant providing home delivery with great food). In saying this, the centre of Hua Hin is only a 200 baht ride in Mr Dangs Tuk Tuk which is always conveniently on call for Busaba residents. The nightlife in the centre is colourful and interesting and provides about a thousand restaurants (all types of food) and bars. On our arrival John and Kay (and their boys) greeted us with friendly smiles and barks. Everything was prepared, the villa was spotless and the shopping list filled and put away. As usual John and Kay were the perfect hosts (e.g. Kay happily organised a great massage for both of us in the villa), sociable and ensured that our stay was as memorable as our first visit 2 years ago. We as a couple were very sad to leave and are already looking forward to our next stay at Busaba.
Sep 2014 - Julia & Tom, Scotland - Villa 7 "A week in Paradise"
My husband and I booked a week in Busaba based on recommendations from friends. My only complaint? A week is nowhere near long enough! Villa 7 was a home away from home, furnished to a high standard, super fast wifi and a great selec tion of movies if you want to stay in for the night. John and Kay were there to greet us and made it clear that they were right next door if we needed them but were in no way intrusive. Offering to get some groceries in for our arrival and organising transfers made everything so easy. The book in the villa with details of things to do in Hua Hin was great and we ate in a few of the restaurants recommended and all of them were excellent. Moonsmile was our favourite! We cant wait to go back, unfortunately we may have to wait for a while to get availability as weve told everyone we know about it and they all want to go too!
Oct 2014 – Chris & Melanie, Canada – Villa 7 “Awesome!”
We stayed in Busaba Pool Villa 7 for five nights. Staying in the villa was a real treat. John and Kay were always available and were able to answer questions, give suggestions, or solve problems. The villa has everything you need and then some. The outdoor waterfall shower in the master en-suite was a family hit! We enjoyed the library of movies and music. The kitchen is well equipped. We could have easily spent the entire holiday at the villa and never left the excellent private pool. The villa is a 5-10 min drive to most things but Mr. Dang is always parked with his taxi just outside the gate which made transportation very easy. The beach, shopping and golf courses are all a quick trip away. The area that the villa is in is very quiet and peaceful so it was always a pleasure to return home. We highly recommend the Busaba Villas!
Richard N. Nov 2012. It was our first time to Thailand and we arrived at Busaba after a 3 night stay in Bangkok and it was the perfect way to relax and unwind.
Spacious and immaculate villa, private pool, large decking area, outdoor lounge area, very secure and of course perfect weather. The pictures are exactly how the villa appears but being there is so much better.
John and Kay are great, even just the simple things of suggesting recommended restaurants and giving you a Thai mobile with stored numbers of taxis, restaurants, doctors etc is such a great help for first timers. They make you feel so welcome and made our holiday one not to be forgotten.
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