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Five Star Condominium at Layan Gardens - close to Laguna and Bang Tao beach.

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-May-2015
=Apartment in Layan Gardens, Phuket, Thailand - Partial View Ocean Peaceful Location Close to famous 5 star Laguna Banyan Tree Golf Spa Country Club

Magnificent fully managed complex of just 40 apartments, adjacent to the World renown Laguna 5 star Golf club, and Banyan Tree Spa hotel. (Conde Nast Gold List, on of the best in locations in the World) Elevated location overlooking lake, plenty of bird life. Surrounded by latex plantation, view to Layan and Bang Tao beaches on the West facing Andaman coastline (Pearl of Asia) with magnificent Sunsets. The beach has been nominated 4th best in World by Lonely Planet Guide. Location can be found on Google Earth, type into the 'fly to' box 8 01'33.50"N 98 17'52.42"E (Image pre the building, but area is well shown). The apartment is furnished in Asian style to a very high standard, we have full air-conditioning, 2 TV's international channels inc BBC and CNN News. Built in sound system with 20,000 pieces of music. We have several BBQ's and sun decks, great for wedding receptions. Next door the famous 360 Bar at Phuket Pavilions, the 'in place' to watch sunset, and fine dining if you want.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am English, living with my family in Cambridge UK. For a time I lived in my villa in Portugal full time, and really enjoyed my time there. When my work brought me back to the UK, my kids did not want me to sell the villa, they wanted to be able to return for holidays, and so it is then that I now rent it part of the time. I must stress this was not set up as an investment, but my home, you will therefore find fittings and equipment of much better quality than is normal.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great stay, want to come back

  • 5 of 5

The location and apartment is great.

Apartment: Spacious, modern and clean with view to the forest, lake and partially to the sea.

Apartment is located in such a way that you can enjoy sunsets everyday facing right at you from the 50 sq.m balcony.

It's equipped with everything you can imagine for comfortable living including dishwasher, washing machine, oven, iron etc. etc..

Just 5 minutes of driving to one of the best beaches in Phuket - Bang Tao. Only 15 minutes from big Tesco.

Also it's very quiet - not many people are living in the Layan Gardens complex. Perfect for family stay.

The owner is also very helpful and willing to help with any issues that arise.

I highly recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Oleg, Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure having you and family to stay, I know you are planing to return and we look forward to seeing you again. Layan Gardens is a very special place, the gardens are spectacular as are the pools. As you say a quiet location, but also close to all you need for a perfect vacation, with access to some of the finest beaches in the world. Best regards Gordon
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Great stay, want to come back

  • 5 of 5

The location and apartment is great.

Apartment: Spacious, modern and clean with view to the forest, lake and partially to the sea.

Apartment is located in such a way that you can enjoy sunsets everyday facing right at you from the 50 sq.m balcony.

It's equipped with everything you can imagine for comfortable living including dishwasher, washing machine, oven, iron etc. etc..

Just 5 minutes of driving to one of the best beaches in Phuket - Bang Tao. Only 15 minutes from big Tesco.

Also it's very quiet - not many people are living in the Layan Gardens complex. Perfect for family stay.

The owner is also very helpful and willing to help with any issues that arise.

I highly recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I had to work in Asia several times each year, so I bought my place in Phuket (The Pearl of the Andaman Sea) Thailand. This location is to my mind the best in Asia, (and I know the region quite well). Here we have great weather, fabulous mountainous scenery, and some of the finest beaches in the world. Eating out is amazing, nearby beach restaurants are excellent, check out "Pla" on Surring beach, get a table right up to the sea edge, which the illuminate at night, and sit is fully upholstered armchairs, with the crashing of waves to listen to, and often as not lanterns flying up into the sky, or fireworks Again I set it up as a home, not for rental, but now I prefer to let it out from time to time, as it is better that a property is regularly used. I have weekly maid service.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Phuket at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bang Tao - (one of the best in the world) at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

You are able to enrol on Thai cooking courses at many places, also fishing trips, scuba, elephant trekking, sea canoe (See John Gray's Sea Canoe website - he makes movies for Discovery TV). Boat trip to the magnificent limestone mountains, known as "James Bond" Island tour famous in the movie for the tall mountains that are a geological wonder. Visit the Gibbon Sanctuary, and forest waterfalls.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest Beaches are Layan and Bang Tao, both 3 minutes by car or motorbike. You can walk, but about 20 minutes. The beaches are surrounded by land owned the the King, and therefore undeveloped (so far) I believe Lonely Planet said Bang Tao was 4th best beach in the world, these beaches are very quiet, with usually just a handful of people there. You can get lunch on the beaches, very cheap and good.

Travel:

About 5 miles along the coast, (wonderful scenery on route) there is Nai Thon beach, and the other direction is Surin Beach. Layan Gardens is in a quiet area, so you will need a car, of motor bike. Driving is on left side of road, and care must be taken with locals driving, standards are not good, and many young children ride motor bikes with 4 to a bike, the driver is often about 10 years old!

Distances:

Airport is 20 minutes by taxi. Pattong for noisy nightlife is 30 minutes drive along beautiful coast road. Phuket town, is Sino Portuguese and has many interesting buildings and some great restaurants. World famous Pang Nha Bay is a two hour drive, from there take a boat trip and eat on a floating restaurant. Check out the John Gray canoe adventure, which has won ecotourism awards. That recently discovered a new Coral Reef there.

Further Details:

Tesco has main supermarket on the Island, at Central. There is a mall at Central also which is 20 minutes drive. There are local supermarkets and shops at Tinaly Place, and Cheng Talay, both just minutes by car. At Tinlay there are popular bars for social drinking, and sports bars with live football etc.

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Changeover Cleaning £79

Booking Notes:
Please pay a non refundable deposit of 10% on booking. Three months before pay another 60% non refundable plus an additional 500.00 to cover any damages, which will be refunded to you within 7 days of your return when our housekeeper has confirmed the no damage position and final balance 14 days before departure. Payment direct bank to bank is preferred.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is preferred on a Saturday, but daily bookings might be OK.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Manin benefits of Layan Gardens, is quiet location, but near to Beaches, Shops, Golf, Nightlife, everything you could want really.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • bay
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has Jacuzzi bath, WC, twin sink, plus large shower room. 2 En-suite shower rooms, with sink and Wc. One lavatory for guests, with basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bed, double bed, with en-suite jacuzzi bath, views to lake and part sea view, plasma TV. 2nd and 3rd Bedroom, double or twin, with en-suite shower room.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There are four pools, one is jacuzzi style. Main pool is deep, other pools are child friendly. Please ensure you are with children at the pool at all times to look after their safety. This is a very quiet location, so normally though the pool is shared you are mostly the only ones to use the pool. I have a good range of fins, masks, plus one stab jacket for snorkeling off the beach. There is good sea life to observe. Outside: We have magnificent tropical gardens, possibly the best on the Island, with our own chipping and putting green. We overlook a lake from an elevated position, and over to the trees and part views of the ocean. Just a short walk to Tao beach regarded as one of the four best in the world according to Lonely Planet guide. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Daily maid service is available at extra charge, about 300 baht per hour, please phone front desk. Other: All rooms are air conditioned. Two house phones connect to front desk, 3 meter high ceilings. Fully Tropical Gardens, the best in Phuket.

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