Greetings from wonderful Khao Lak and the marvelous Le Meridien, both of which I'll glowingly, gushingly post about after we get back in a few days. Alan, Julie and the rest, thanks once again for all of your great advice prior to our trip.
Anyway, I'm posting now to see if anyone knows anything about villa/house rentals on one of the beaches. More specifically, I'm most interested in one on Bang Sak or Pak Weep beaches, simply since that's where we're staying now and love the long, long stretches of empty sand and the relatively sparse concentrations of hotels. But I'm open to other suggestions.
Even more specifically, my wife and I would be coming back with one or two other couples (no kids), so would be seeking a two or three bedroom place and would definitely want a place right on or walking distance to the beach, would strongly prefer a place in which each couple had their own bathroom, and would also strongly prefer a place with air conditioning. Our budget is slightly flexible, but we'd prefer a maximum of 12,000 baht/night for two bedrooms and 18,000 baht/night for three. We wouldn't need the place staffed at all, beyond someone coming in daily or at least a few times a week to clean up. Swimming pool would be nice, but not essential.
Also, we'd prefer the villa be stand alone rather than part of some gated community or resort, if possible, unless folks advice otherwise. But we'd certainly be open to sharing a place within a resort.
If by some chance there are other beaches that offer such options, I'd welcome Alan's, Julie's and anyone else's sense of how they compare with Pak Weep and Bank Sak.
Having said all this, I realize this is a wish list that simply may not be possible at KL at this stage of its development. But if anyone has info to share or someone to contact in the next day or two before we take off, we'd welcome it.
Walking south along the beach from LM, I see that before reaching the cluster of resorts that include the Sarojin there are a few houses, one of which seems to have a pool. Does anyone know anything about them and whom to contact re them, particularly the one with the pool?
Thanks for any advice!