Submitted: 21 Aug 2012
Jane from Hong Kong:
Stayed here for 3 weeks with 6 members other family members, including 2 kids aged 3 and 4. Its away from the centre of Chaam, so you need to take a taxi or hire a car to go shopping or sightseeing. The benefit of this is that the complex is quiet and relaxed. Most of the villas seem to be weekend holiday homes, so during the week you will basically have the pools to yourself. The villa itself was clean and spacious and the gardens are immaculate. My kids ran around barefoot on the grass most of the time. A great place to relax!
Bob from New York:
We had a very peaceful time in Gerards villa in Baan Talay Samran. The villa was very spacious, and would supply ample room for 2 families with children or 4 couples (two of the rooms have twin beds). Two masters (one on the second floor and one on the third) have adjoining baths. Also, there was an additional bath on the second floor and a convenient first floor bath. The shower water heated in seconds. Two of the bedrooms had access to a large 2nd floor deck with a table and chairs.
In addition to the 3 onsite pools, the ocean is avalable for swimming and cooling off in the humid Thailand weather. The villa is equipped with 5 air conditioners...one in each of the 4 bedrooms as well as one in the kitchen, dining rooom, and family room area. Laundry service was available at the Juristic Office
(Front Desk). Personnel in the Juristic Office were also very attentive to our needs. The property was maintained daily with a large staff sweeping and watering.
Gerard was very responsive to any request promptly 24/7, which was extremely helpful. He helped us with everything, even situations beyond the scope of what he had to.
You can hire a taxi from the Brittlestar Office for about 400 THB ($12 ish us)round trip for local restaurants, but definitely listen to Gerard and rent a car. While we could walk to some local restaurants, we were able to do much more with a car including regular vists to nearby cities such as Hua Hin and Petchaburi for other beaches (Hua Hin) and temples, the Budda Cave, and the summer palace (Petchaburi). Thank you Gerard for a very pleasant stress free stay.