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The Villages, Florida
"Perfect spot for a great event"
Left on 07/11/2015 for a stay in June 2015
Stayed here for my son's wedding. The View exceeded all expectations! The staff was incredible. Great food, a great balance of service and privacy. As the name suggests, the actual view is incredible. Couldn't have asked for more. A perfect place for a fantastic event. Thanks too everyone, especially Opal and her staff.
"The View wins again"
Left on 06/01/2015 for a stay in January 2015
We stayed at The View again earlier good year and had a fabulous time. Opal and Sa looked after us so beautifully and the facilities (as always) were absolutely perfect for our big family holiday. I can't recommend The View highly enough!!
"Once in a lifetime experience"
Left on 03/06/2015 for a stay in March 2015
Our stay at the View was simply incredible, from the moment we were greeted by the beaming smiles of wonderful staff upon arrival to the exceptional standards of the villa to the incredible food. Everything about the villa exceeded all of our expectations and was no doubt a highlight of the trip to Samui.
Once we arrived we were given a delicious drink and a tour of the property, everyone was blown away by the attention to detail and the stunning architecture. We were then served up a delicious late night meal which was among the best meals we had on the trip.
We awoke the next day to breathtaking views of the 5 islands and Ang Thong and spent the day playing on the kayaks, and stand up paddle board, swimming in the pool and generally relaxing. The staff made a delicious pool side sunset BBQ on the 2nd evening - the perfect end of the stay which unfortunately couldn't be any longer!
"Excellent much needed place to relax and celebrate my 50th!"
Left on 02/20/2015 for a stay in February 2015
Managed to secure a short last minute stay at The View for my 50th Birthday and was joined by my two adult children and two of their friends. It was probably a little too large for just 6 adults but the villa is superb and we had a very relaxed and special time there! The staff were exceptional and I have to say that Takkie has the happiest disposition and nothing is too much trouble... The Chef cooked us some excellent meals with the highlight being the BBQ with lobster tails. Way too much food but all really delicious. We also really appreciated that the staff were discreet and let us relax and enjoy the villa, but were available if needed. Have to rate the beds and the bedding as probably the most comfortable ever!!! Really amazing pillows (in fact would appreciate knowing where to get these?). Excellent weekend away and a very special place to spend my 50th birthday.
Left on 08/28/2014 for a stay in August 2014
Absolument superbe et je pèse mes mots. La villa ne s'appelle pas The view pour rien! La vue est splendide et la maison, très récente (3ans) est incroyable. L'architecte a pensé les moindres détails et 20 min lui ont même été consacrées dans une émission Thai sur le design. 4 familles peuvent y loger sans problème. La villa est située à côté d l'Intercontinental, côte Ouest. Parfait pour être au calme et éviter la cohue et l'ambiance tourisme de masse et la cote Est. Je ne passe pas en revu toute la maison, les sites sur lesquels elle est en location montrent des photos réalistes. Le personnel est globalement sympa (mention spéciale a Opal) et discret. Petit bémol, les factures d'achats de nourritures qui sont présentées chaque jour, ne montrent pas beaucoup de détails... Mais pour les quelques Baths PEUT ÊTRE mis dans la poche, quel service! Rien a faire, le chef de cuisine fait ce que vous souhaitez ou vous propose. Le chauffeur est là pour vous emmener ou vous voulez, prenez les canoës et partez vers les îles en face ou on récolte des nids d'hirondelles.... Les enfants ont adorés le dortoir. Bref, que du bonheur!
Left on 10/15/2012 for a stay in October 2012
We stayed at the View with friends for 8 nights late September through to early October. There were 9 adults and 10 children aged from 8 months to 11 years. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, our experience at the villa could not have been better. The purpose of the trip was to celebrate the 40th birthdays for 6 of the adults throughout the year. We are all school friends and had talked about celebrating the occasion for many years.
The villa itself is perfect. There are 5 bedrooms plus the dormitory that sleeps up to 8 children on 3 bunk and 2 pull out beds. There is a large kitchen area and lounge area inside the main house and another outdoor lounge area and bar next to the pool on the ground floor. The frozen margaritas were a great way to start each evening. (actually start each afternoon is probably more accurate.) There was thousands of songs to choose from on itunes which could all be played throughout the villas stereo system as well as hundreds of movies.
We also booked one of the villas behind the view and it was literally 30 metres away and directly connected to the main house.
We were able to arrange nannies to stay with us for the duration and they slept in the twin room which adjoined the children's room. The location of the dorm was far enough away that once the children went to bed, we would not disturb them in any way. They had the best time hanging out with each other and after full days of activities in the pool, on the beach and jumping off the pier they were ready to go straight to sleep.
The staff and service were amazing. Khun Opal and Khun Nokkie were our main contacts however all of the staff were lovely. They took care of all our needs and nothing was ever too much trouble. The food was so good that we didn't leave the villa once for dinner and only went out one day for lunch the entire 8 days/nights we were there. Breakfast was great and for lunch we chose to have sandwiches and salads which was perfect. The chef was an expert in Thai, Italian and Japanese cuisine so we were able to change the menu each night to whatever we wanted. There is an extensive menu to choose from or if you had anything in mind it would be prepared perfectly. This might sound like an expensive way to do things but it was actually the opposite. The staff would purchase all of the required items and ingredients and we would only be charged the purchase price plus a nominal amount to cover the associated costs and preparation.
As far as the location, it really has one of the most outstanding views anywhere. For 8 nights we were treated to a different sunset each night as the cloud formations would always differ allowing different amounts of light through. We were very fortunate to have no rain the entire time we were there. On the last night we arranged to get some "Kom Loy" which are the floating paper lanterns and we released them from the beach. A great memory for both the adults and the children.
I cannot reccomend this place highly enough. I found the View online by searching for places that can sleep up to 20 people. There is no better set up for families with younger children than the View. We loved it so much, all of us have already agreed to return in 2014 and stay even longer.
Thanks to everyone at the View for making our birthday celebration holiday so memorable.