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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ko Yao Noi, Phang Nga Province

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keeys
Quirindi, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 15 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From the moment we arrived at The Waterhouse to the moment we left everything was perfect!! On arrival we were blown away by just how AMAZING that view truly is, the photos don't do it justice! We were welcomed on arrival to the house and shown around, given the use of a mobile phone containing numbers should we need anything. Tik assisted in organizing an island hope tour for us and someone to cook dinner for us one night and both were fantastic value for money. We also hired scooters from Tik for our stay.
There were 5 of us staying but there was plenty of room to spread out throughout the house, and with 3 toilets there was never a line up. The kitchen had everything we needed. The highlight was the sunset each afternoon and watching the lightening display later in the evening. Our 8 year old loved watching the crabs at low tide and feel asleep every night to the sound of the water under the house at high tide. We had no issues with mozies during our stay and had all the doors open whenever we were home.
The locals were all very friendly, the fishermen next door always happy to show us their catch on their return each day and waving with a wide smile each time we past them. The local massage lady was amazing and the fellow at the local laundry was very helpful.
We haven't a negative thing to say of the whole experience. We hope to return sometime. It is a very special island and a very special house, you won't be sorry with your choice if staying here.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: can't fault anything
Travelling group: Teenagers
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judithhau...
Switzerland
2 reviews
“A great house on a beautiful tropical island”
Reviewed 24 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We spent a week in the waterhouse on Koh Yao Noi an we would have loved to stay a little bit longer.
It was a great home where we felt really very comfortable and cosy.
The housemanager Tik was able to give us a lot of important hints about the Island and was on duty the whole day for give some help if needed. Thank you Tik!
We are looking forward to come a second time on the beautiful little Island.
Thanks a lot to Gaby and Karem for let us stay in your waterhous!

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Liked best: the beautiful terrass and the sight on the sea
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jeff O
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect Hideaway”
Reviewed 23 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We wanted a place to unwind and get away from it all and the Waterhouse definitely worked it's magic. Being on the water is incredibly beautiful and relaxing. Amazing views and what a place for sunsets! It was more house than we needed since it was just two of us, but we made the most of it. It has a fully stocked kitchen which we didn't make full use of since we pretty much ate out all the time but great to know the option is there if you want to prepare your own meals. We were very well looked after by Tik (she also owns The Garden Cafe Restaurant on the island) who arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the pier, got us scooters, and will help you with setting up any excursions or island activities.
Now, the house is not air conditioned so hopefully you won't have a problem leaving the doors and windows open at night. Be aware that along with the lovely breeze you will get a bug or three that will come in and want to keep you company but that just goes along with being on a tropical island. The beds are covered by mosquito nets.
You also have a couple other fishermen houses nearby and they did come and go at odd times during the night and early morning a few times So you may be woken up by the odd motorboat engine but that just happened once or twice while we slept.
Overall, we had an incredible time and were very comfortable at the house. Glad we broke up the hotel monotony with such a unique experience.

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Liked best: The view, peace and quiet.
Liked least: Roaches, but they come with the territory...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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worldview...
Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Peaceful”
Reviewed 4 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The Waterhouse has two things that make it really special- it's view from the gorgeous deck and the owner's incredibly helpful sister. It is a beautiful wooden 3 bedroom home with a with a huge deck right over the water. The deck was our favorite place! Kitchen was fine, especially as the owner's sister Nog would bring us special treats from time to time. :-) The living room
was comfortable and flows easily into the deck. It has Internet and wifi, which is slow at best, and a DVD player. (A store down the road sells a few DVDs for approx $2- we left some good ones for you) The house does not have AC so all the doors and windows stay open. It was fun sleeping under the mosquito netting (although bugs aren't really an issue) and falling asleep to the breeze and lapping of waves. It was not so fun to be woken up before dawn by the sound of roosters, tropical birds and boats- no sleeping in on this vacation! We were not prepared for how rustic the island is. There are no western stores or restaurants. But Nog gave wonderful suggestions of the best small local places to eat and shop. She was also great about arranging our taxi from the pier to the Waterhouse, as well as arrangements for getting back to the airport. She also brought us our scooters- best way to get around the island!- and arranged a private boat tour for us which was the highlight of our trip. I didn't know we would get to go snorkeling and see wild monkeys! She also told us about a beautiful beach only a few minutes scooter ride away that we had practically to ourselves. The hammocks swaying in the breeze under the shady trees were heaven! So the Waterhouse is off the touristy path, but we quickly adjusted and appreciate the wonderful unique experience it gave us.

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museummum...
Leeds, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Perfect spot to relax and explore the island”
Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The Waterhouse was a brilliant home from home in the most perfect spot. We stayed for four nights with our two young children (4 & 6) whilst travelling SE Asia. The house itself has really big rooms, loads of space, well equipped kitchen, amazing views, and is in a great location as a base for the island and Phang Nga bay. The isn't air conditioning, but the fans and construction of the house keep the rooms cool. There are also mossie nets provided on all of the beds.

We hired scooters and traveled all over the island - it's not large and was definitely the way to explore. They cost £5 a scooter per day. Their is a local beach, 10 minutes away by scooter, that is just perfect - Lam Sae I think, but Nok will help you to find it. The Waterhouse is in a little village which has a couple of local shops selling basics. a lovely restaurant Kaya, and a Muay Thai Boxing hotel which serves good breakfasts. Not too far away there is a pizza restaurant that delivers to the house, and a beautiful restaurant called Rice Paddy - good food, amazing atmosphere, and wine! We also hired a long boat for the day and explored Phang Nga bay (James Bond Island, Koh Panyee etc) with Kayaks. Nok helped us sort this out and it was a brilliant day - no crowds to deal with, our own kayaks, and just a day to enjoy and explore.

The correspondence during booking was great. Throughout our stay we were supported by Nok who lives in the village and could provide information on everything from hiring scooters to organising day trips.

Definitely recommend the Waterhouse to anyone, ideal for families, romantic for couples! Just perfect!

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Liked best: location and amazing house
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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