Modern Luxury Villa in Phuket  -  Heaven For Your Holiday
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Fabulous holiday!!! We loved it!!!

"We were a group of 7, first time in Phuket. Staying for 7 nights. We were picked up from the airport by a van that was arranged with the owner. The moment we set foot in the villa we loved it. It was not only like the pictures it was even better!!! The villa was immaculately clean, everything organized and managed perfectly by the the owner Richard and his lovely wife Yasuko. They where so nice and helpful in anything we needed. The pool, rooms, living area and basically the villa is very spacious and is designed beautifully in a way that 4 couples can stay there easily and

have their privacy as well. We practically didn't want to leave the villa. The pool area and the sound system with it was that good. We were having lots of fun. Transportation was easy with us. A car is recommended for touristic spots but we didn't bother and there was a really nice driver Mr Lee who took us everywhere, anytime easily and would come pick us up too. Scooters are a easy option, you can rent one just around the corner. We all loved the villa and I would highly recommend it to anybody who looks for comfort, luxury and fun for there vacation. We would definitely come back. Richard and Yasuko, thank you again! Hope to see you soon again. You made our stay more than complete!"
Leila G., Iran


Amazing get away

"Would really like to thank the owners of this amazing house. The pictures do no justice to how nice this house was to stay in. The pool was a delight to come back to every afternoon and hard to leave most mornings. Rooms were spacious and well presented. Owners were always contactable to help at any. Would go back tomorrow if I could. I can't recommend this house highly enough. I would recommend this accommodation to my best friend!"
Michael J., Australia


A perfect Christmas vacation

"Firstly I need to echo previous reviews relating to the hospitality of the villa owners and the ease of booking and coordination of 3 families, including 5 children all under 4, arriving and departing at different times; thank you. The villa is perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - there is easily enough space and privacy for 3 families and a nanny. There is a large staircase which the children respected and the door frame on the first floor bed room is suitable for baby gate installation (a basic ikea gate fits - we bought our own) Every bedroom is ensuite and an additional outside shower and downstairs toilet and shower room were very practical. The gardens are fantastic and provided endless opportunity for the children to explore. From the villa location almost all Phuket attractions and popular beaches are within a 45 min drive. But to be honest, our favorite beaches were just round the corner (ya nui & nai harn) approx 10 min drive. Overall I would recommend this villa for a fantastic family holiday - and big enough for multiple families. "
Simone A., UK


The pool is amazing

"Villa Papaya is the beautiful modern-styled very spacious and very convenient for short time vacation as well as for longer time accommodation. Well equipped, light and air-filled house outside the crowded Thailand resorts, where you can relax and have a pleasure looking at the local nature and listening to bird's songs and frog's sounds. Transfer from and to the airport is provided by the host that is really convenient taking into account that the way is quite long and not so easy for newcomers at Phuket. The pool is amazing, it is so big and clean that you won't go to the sea (that will be seemed filthy after the pool). I highly recommend the property to all who appreciates privacy and comfort in conjunction with wonderful Thai weather. Thanks a lot to Richard for this great opportunity to live there! "
Andrey Z., Russia


Villa Perfect (Papaya)

"There was 6 of us in a group aged between 20 - 25. Villa Papaya is every thing u can imagine and more. Very clean and well looked after. Pool was fantastic. Can not say one negative thing about the villa. Mrs Pond and her staff are fantastic. Villa is in a great location away from all the tourist hot spots. We hired a care for 800 Baht a day made getting around Phuket alot easier. Great commucation between myself and the owner Richard i was never worried about anything going wron. Thank you to Villa Papaya for making our stay in Phuket amazing. Anyone thinking of staying at Villa Papaya and think twice cause without staying at Villa papaya your stay in Phuket is not complete. Will be back in 2010 Thanks form the crew from AUS."
Robert M., Australia


Sawaadee Khaa!

"Villa Papaya is just perfectly located, swimming pool's far big enough, garden's great, villa's spaceful and tasty decorated. Villa's manager is very helpful and kind and Villa's owner provided a very good customer service. There is everything in the Villa itself to ensure a great stay in Rawai area. There is also a nice market at walking distance, some days of the week. We stayed, unfortunately only 5 days, 2 couples and 2 kids and everybody had a fantastic time! We hope to be back soon. Khop Khun Maak Khaa!"
Christian M., France


Villa to the Stars!

"We had ten nights at the Villa in the second week of September 2009 - sadly we had a reasonable amount of seasonable monsoon. However due to the layout of the pool and the Villa in general we still managed to have a fantastic time. If we were in a normal resort we would have no doubt gone crazy with cabin fever. No chance at the Villa to the Stars! Staff were well organised and as a result everything from the airport pick up to the hire vehicle delivery went off without incident. Looking forward to a return tour in 2010. MPS."
Matthew S., Australia


Perfect family villa

"We were 2 families with children. The private environment, the safety, the pool and the cosy kitchen corner were absolutely the best. Mrs Pond and her husband are super and makes everything easy. You feel that the owner of the house has thought of every small detail, very clean and maintained house. The location is perfect to trips around the island. We had a great time."
Mette K., Denmark


A fabulous holiday in a fabulous villa

"Coming from France, we spent the whole month of February 2010 in this villa. Everything that was displayed on the site was exactly what could have been expected. There was no surprise, and as soon as we stepped into the villa, we felt at home. The exquisite style and decoration, the large bedrooms with their bathrooms, the well-thought details in every part of the villa, the silence of the environment, the large, comfortable and more than pleasant swimming-pool, the different facilities (shops and services) not far from the house made our stay the most enjoyable we ever experienced. Moreover, the staff was so attentive to us, so respectful with an everyday disponibility, able to solve any problem within minutes that we regretted to have to leave them. They were more than staff with their efficient and friendly attentions. There's no doubt we'll come back. Thank you to them and to the owner."
Jade and Didier L.-B., France


Perfect family stay aug 2010

"Over the last years we have rented several villas in different countries. In Aug 2010 we stayed for 10 days in Villa Papaya. It was perfect for our family stay. Perhaps too big for 2 adults and 2 children (11 and 17) but having individual bedrooms/bathrooms is extra luxury. The house is spacious and not photoshoped :-) !!. The soft water in the private pool and privacy was appriciated by all of us. The Corner Restaurant (5 min drive) provided excellent Thai food without any stomac problems for a very fair price so cooking in the large kitchen was seldom done... Weather wise we where lucky given the monsoon time. Rental Car for this location is recommendable in order so more of Pukhet (although public transort could do aswell) Thanks for offering such a housing for public."
Kees R., Netherlands


We didn`t expect that the villa is so convenient and luxury.

"As the first tenants from China mainland, we spent the whole week in papaya. It`s a cosy place for our family to have a great time. We didn`t expect that the villa is so convenient and luxury.If you like sunset view, the balcony at 3rd floor is a perfect spot for you. It won`t take long for anyone to get familiar with the neighborhood. Renting a motorcycle is a good choice for traveling around or going to a supermarket. It`s a little bit far from the central area like Patong. But it`s easy to hire a driver to take you there with a minibus. The landlord and landlady are a cute couple. They are nice and funny. Like a Chinese saying,which means this place makes us feel like being at home but only better. I`ve been missing there as soon as leaving."
Ytian C., China


Ein Traum

"...ein Traum in Ruhe und weiß. Die Betreuung vor Ort ist vorbildlich und herzlich. Alles perfekt organisiert....wir kommen gerne wieder und wünschen den Eigentümern die Mieter, die das alles zu schätzen und würdigen wissen."
Eckhard G., Germany


Wundervoll

"Die Beschreibung spottet nicht der Realität. Wir durften eine wundervolle Zeit in der Villa verbringen. Toller Vor-Ort-Service. Im Zentrum des täglichen Daseins stand der große Pool. Wer allerdings auch gern mal im Salzwasser schwimmen möchte, sollte die Nai Harn Bucht ansteuern (ist im Gegensatz zu den Hauptbuchten Kata, Karon, Patong nicht so überlaufen und sauber). Gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt es Richtung Phuket Town auf der 4024 (z.B. Supermarkt im Home Pro Village/ kurz hinter dem Kreisverkehr - deutsches Brot u.a. Produkte). An Regentagen ist das Shopingcenter Jungceylon) in Patong zu empfehlen. Gute thailändische Küche finden Sie unmittelbar in der Nähe des Piers auf der Promenade von Rawai oder auch ein Stück weiter Richtung Nai Harn im Foodland (nur für gelenkige Leute - da traditionell auf dem Boden eines Bambusverschlages gesessen wird). Sehr zu empfehlen, insbesondere mit Kindern, ist ein Schnorcheltrip per Speedboat auf die Insel Racha oder Coral Island (Toastbrot od. Bananen nicht vergessen)."
Joachim V., Germany


Perfect recreation place

"This holiday was definitely the most relaxing i ever had! Everything was perfectly arranged. The day we landed at phuket airport we were picked up and driven to the villa in an airconditioned minibus. That trip took about one hour and holiday begun to start. At the villa we were welcomed by the the local property manager and her husband who showed us everything about the villa. There was even a nice fruit basket and botteled water in the fridge. But we still needed to buy some things, so they drove us to the bank and the store. We wanted also some scooters, which were arranged and delivered a few hours later to the villa, while we were relaxing for the first time at this great pool with the great gardenview. I already miss the palmtrees waving in the wind... before we came there we had some ideas what to do, but then everything changed. The villa, the pool, the garden, the tranquillity... we had no much requirement to go to the beach and lay there around. For us it was perfect, that the villa was not that close to the beach. And it was also great that it was not directly at one of the hotspots. With the scooter we were within 5 minutes of lots of great restaurants and markets. Rawai and Nai Harn are really blessed with good restaurants To name a few: Mando (my favorite), Sala Loi, Baan Haad, Da Vinci, Banana Corner, Crepes Village, M&M Pizzeria, Kan Eang@Pier (Chalong), In Chalong you have the villa market you get everything you could possibly need. If you really want to hang around at a beach, go to Ya Nui Beach in my opinion the most beautiful beach on phuket - definitely the best sunset - and quite small.. not a load of other tourists and you get even a place to lay on without paying 200bht for a pair of sunlongers and a parasoil. A few more words about the villa: Its huge!! and i am lucky to have a huge living room myself, else i would have claustrophobia coming back home ;) This is a modern villa with a modern furniture - lots of stone, aluminium and glass. I love it! The kitchen is huge (every room is huge) and has all you need.. there is a brickgrill in the garden and also a weber grill, but we did not use that - we were just too lazy to doo anything, so we were also happy about the cleaning-lady who came every 3/4 days to clean up and recover the beds. And there is also a nice A/V system (bring your own ps3 - what we did) if the afternoons are getting too hot outside. I have to cut this down no more words left: PERFECT LOCATION and SERVICE!!"
Ivan S., Germany


Sawasdee khrap!

"Our party, 6 adults and one 10 year old child spent great 4 weeks in Villa Papaya on January 2009. Very nice, peaceful location, close to Nai Harn beach and all services."
Marko, Finland


EIN TRAUM DEN MAN ERLEBEN MUSS

"Ein Traum in weiß der keine Wünsche offen lässt.Zentral gelegen, trotzdem eine ware Ruhe-Oase. Betreuung vor Ort einfach spitze. Wer einmal hier war kommt immer wieder. Wir auf jeden Fall*****"
Martin K., Germany


Ein wunderschönes, anspruchsvolles Feriendomizil

"Alleine der Online-Service, die Abholung vom Flughafen, die herzliche Begrüßung der Betreuerin, die einem bei allen Fragen zur Seite steht (innerhalb von 2 Std hatten wir unser Leihauto vor der Haustür - super!)(Auto braucht man!)das Haus eine Pracht, sehr gepflegt, Haushälterin, Gärtner, Poolwart, alles unterm Strich wir durften einen traumhaften Urlaub in Villa Papaya verbringen! Wetter war sehr schön! Essen waren wir überwiegend an der Promenade vom Rawai, wo viele Einheimische verkehren, sehr lecker und sehr preiswert! Supermarkt gibt es in Rawai einige! Bakery haben wir uns hin und wieder leckeren Kuchen oder Semmeln geholt! Alles leicht zu finden!Strände mit dem Auto gut zu erreichen! Haben auch von Rawai einen Tagesausflug mit dem Boot zur Coral Insel gemacht - traumhaft! Shoppen kann man gut im Festival Center! Wir werden bestimmt nicht das letzte Mal in Villa Papaya gewesen sein!"
Günther S., Germany


Traumhafte Villa in der Nähe wunderschöner Strände

"Wir verbrachten in der Villa Papaya einen wunderschönen Urlaub. Alles entsprach exakt der Beschreibung und den Bildern, einfach super. Wir wurden vom Vermieter pesönlich am Flughafen empfangen und nach Übernahme unseres Mietwagens zur Villa gebracht. Die Restaurant- und Einkaufs-Empfehlungen waren ganz hervorragend. Wir waren sehr oft direkt am Fischmarkt in einfachen aber ausgezeichneten Seafood-Restaurants. Auch die Küche von "Mama" direkt an der Straße war superlecker. Die Strände sind mit dem Auto gut erreichbar, man braucht für den Verkehr in Thailand nur generell ein gutes Nervenkostüm. Unsere Kinder hatten in dem riesigen Pool sehr viel Spaß und wollten oft gar nicht an den Strand. Essen kann man auch sehr gut direkt in die Villa bestellen, sogar Züricher Geschnetzeltes steht auf der Karte und war ausgezeichnet. Alles in allem ein sehr relaxter und interessanter Urlaub. Die Villa können wir wärmstens empfehlen!"
Sabine V., Germany


Spitzenvilla in Rawai

"Wunderschöne Villa in Rawai, super hilfreicher Gastgeber! Haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!"
Thomas W., Germany


Genialer Urlaub!!!!

"Bei unserer Ankunft in Phuket wartete bereits unser Fahrer, der uns zur Villa Papaya gebracht hat. Dort erwartete uns der Vermieter mit seiner Ehefrau und begrüßten uns sehr und herzlich. Es standen auch ein frischer Obstkorb sowie die nötige Grundausstattung, wie Wasser, SINGHA Bier etc. zur Verfügung. Es war wirklich ein sehr warmherziger Empfang. Wir fühlten uns sofort sehr wohl. Seitens des Vermieters wurden uns sofort einige Tipps zu Stränden, Essen, einkaufen, Moped-Verleihung gegeben. Super fanden wir auch das eigens des Vermieters gefertigte "Handbuch" bezüglich der Villa. Dort waren alle wichtigen Details bezüglich der Wohnung aber auch eine Essenskarte von dem Restaurant "Banana Corner" enthalten. Dort haben wir des Öfteren bestellt und es war einfach genial. Auf Wunsch wurden uns auch weitere Badetücher sowie Handtücher zur Verfügung gestellt. Unser Aufenthalt in der Villa gestaltete sich dann wunderschön. Die Strände sind wirklich schnell und gut mit dem Moped zu erreichen. Auch sind die Strände noch nicht so sehr überlaufen, wie sonst in Thailand. Man konnte aber auch einfach nur den ganzen Tag am Pool relaxen, wenn man mal keine Lust auf den Strand hatte. Das Poolwasser ist übrigens nicht mit Chlor gefüllt, sondern mit einem Meersalz, das wunderbar angenehm auf der Haut war und es war ein sensationelles Gefühl darin zu baden. Ein paar Mal waren wir auch in Kata und in Karon. Diese sind mit dem Moped in ca. 20 Minuten zu erreichen. Die Villa liegt also ziemlich ruhig und doch so zentral, dass man alles mit dem Moped in nicht allzu langer Zeit erreichen kann. Auch der Tempel Wat Chalong ist in unmittelbarer Nähe. Für uns das absolute Highliht war der Markt, der gleich um die Ecke der Villa immer mittwochs und sonntags von 16.00 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr stattfand. Dort gibt es wirklich super frische Waren einzukaufen, seien es Eier, Obst, Gemüse, Gewürze, Fleisch (das ist wirklich sensationell frisch), Fisch, Klamotten usw. und die Preise sind natürlich auch der Hammer! Wir waren wirklich jedes Mal dort. Das ist ein MUSS! Wir empfehlen die Villa Papaya in jedem Fall zu 100 % weiter und waren hoffentlich nicht das letzte Mal dort. Vielen Dank nochmals an unsere netten Vermieter!! Sie waren nie zu sehen und doch immer präsent, wenn man Wünsche hatte!!"
Nicole R., Germany


We definitely will come back

"The house and the garden are both big. The water in the swimming pool is cleaned with salt which makes the bath experience very enjoyable. Swimming pool is big enough to swim. The plot is beautifully surrounded by a lake and some greenery but no mosquitos. There are 4 big bedrooms each with own bathroom with showers (no bathtubs). Rooms are spacious with huge closets equipped with safe boxes. Kitchen is also huge and very well equiped. No photoshop on the pictures of the website. Everything is very clean and well maintained. The house, is located near Rawai beach, 5 minutes walking distance from a main road where to buy basic groceries, drink a beer and take taxi. To reach the beach car or moto (renting is 6 Euros a day only including helmet!!) is required. Management is very kind and helpful and come in 10 minutes if anything happened. We definitely will come back."
Joaquima B., Hong Kong


It's hard to capture how beautiful it is until you arrive

"We have just spent 3 weeks on a family holiday in phuket at the beautiful villa. It's hard to capture how beautiful it is until you arrive. We had young children with us who lived in the pool and it was lovely to dip into as it was so hot. It was cleaned regularly by the pool men as was the villa by the maid. The owners were on business but we had a contact who met us when we arrived and helped us whenever we needed it. The location was perfect and if we come back to Phuket we will definetly stay at the villa again. We can't recommend it highly enough. "
Teresa G. & Aiden P., Australia