About the property
- Apartment818 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
One bedroom with bath, large veranda, olympic pool with lush tropical garden
Ocean Breeze is a low-rise campus like residential apartment complex designed in tropical plantation style with oversized private balconies configured for lounging, dining and entertainment. The buildings evoke images of bygone, more tranquil times. Six beautiful colonial buildings cluster round the central, spring-fed lake and a large swimming pool with a waterfall cascade interspersed with lavishly landscaped gardens.
The apartment is fully furnished and includes linens, cutlery, crockery and glassware. The home has been decorated to high standard modern Thai furniture. The bedroom has a king size bed with multiple French doors opening to the veranda, offering scenic views to the lake, pool and mountains. The 24 m² veranda is complete with two fans, daybed and dining.
Directions to Layan: The most convenient gateway to Phuket is the International Airport, located at the Northern end of the island. It receives more than three million passengers a year and is fairly well equipped although a little small to cope with its growing popularity. Flights arrive from Bangkok (17 a day), Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and as far away as London.
The airport is a 20 minute drive from Layan. If you send me an email, I can arrange a dedicated taxi driver to pick you up from the airport.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2017
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wow what a experience this property is every thing that we were looking for. A minor hiccups with air condition but sent a email to jaap and this problem was fix within 24 hrs impressive.
my family and myself were so impressed that I would highly recommend the penthouse Kamala to all my friends that are travelling to phucket.
Beautiful and quiet
The apartment is just as described by Jaap.
There is everything you need for a self sufficient stay.
From booking to arrival everything went very well and Jaap provided clear information and support during our stay. He checked we had arrived safely and helped with a minor issue when we were there.
The complex is very clean and well cared for, the pool is excellent and was very quiet.
Locally the beach at Layan is still less developed than others in Phuket but I imagine it will grow soon as Nikki Beach Club has just opened.
There are one or two restaurants within 5 minutes and many more within a 10 minute drive.
I would highly recommend hiring a car, and driving is very easy.
I would highly recommend this apartment and when we return to Thailand I would definitely consider staying here again.
Just the most relaxing place to stay
The booking process and communication from Japp was superb, and any questions we had were fully and promptly answered by him.
My wife and I finally arrived at the apartment after collecting the hire car at the airport, we missed a turn of the main road and took quite a detour, so our mistake, and the drive is only 15-20 mins normally.
At Ocean Breeze, the management couldn't find the keys so it actually took longer to get in to the apartment than to get there from the airport. We were told were it was, not taken there and made our own way to it, up the stairs and into the apartment. It was as pictured, cool, airy, an the excellent balcony is has a great garden and pool view, which makes breakfast and a sundowner a real joy. We did however have to spend a while cleaning the place especially the kitchen and bathroom. We contacted Japp with photos, and he promptly had the management round and a cleaner was organised, and she did a fantastic job and that was that.
The gardens are well maintained and very clean, the pool is amazing like diving into silk, and kept spotless. There are plenty of top quality loungers with brollies and well padded spotless covers, so they are incredibly comfortable, so it's just a perfect way to doze away the travel fatigue, and get a relaxing start to your holiday.
You do need transport to get the most out of Ocean Breeze, and get to some of the fantastic restaurants and beaches within a 15 minute drive. Layan beach is walkable, but the walk back is up hill, with no pavements and some dark roads I wouldn't undertake it at night.
There were a couple of issues, but not the fault of Japp or the apartment, more the management letting him down, and when Japp was told about them he quickly got onto it and got it sorted out.... and definitely nothing which spoilt our 17 night stay.
We have been to Phuket 3 times, and would go back to Ocean Breeze in a heartbeat, and have recommended it to friends already. If you want a laid back, relaxing taste of Thailand as it used to be this is the place for you... thank you Japp, you have an amazing spot at Ocean Breeze, and sorry this review took so long to submit.
Dear Graham, thank you very much for the time to write this thorough review. Unfortunately the arrival was a bit shaky, but I am happy I was able to sort it out and that you enjoyed your stay. It would be a pleasure to welcome you - and your friends - back to Ocean Breeze.
Great holiday location
From the beginning, till going back to home, we had excellent time. Jaap was very helpful.
We rented the apartment for 2 weeks. It is very spacious, airy apartment with nice view on the swimming pool. In fact there are no surprises between the pictures on the internet site and the reality.
The condominium is well maintained, the swimming pool is cleaned every day, and there are enough gardeners and people for the security.
The reception office can assist you with all your queries, taxis and car/motorbike rentals.
Layan beach is at 700/800m from the apartment and is it is still a very tranquil area, where you can relax under the shade trees bordering the beach.
Thank you very much for your stay, and for taking the time and effort to write a review on HomeAway. It was nice having you as a guest and I will look forward to welcome you again in the future.
Superb! for 2 Adults, 2 young child.
A superb booking. Jaap is exceptionally attentive and service minded both during the booking process and during our stay. Queries were responded to quickly and he was always happy to go the extra mile to assist us. For example I asked whether another apartment was available for my brother. Jaap contacted the estate management, checked the price and availability and organised it all - even though it was not his apartment! He organised a taxi to pick us up from the airport and emailed to check everything was ok a day or so after we had arrived.
The apartment itself is clean, well-maintained and relaxing. It easily met the needs of our young family. We had the double bed, a single bed and the baby cot in the bedroom and had ample room to move around. The views are beautiful and the pool is fantastic, we went every day and were often the only people in it!
We were hoping to rely on taxis and walking to the beach, but after a day we realised it was easier and also cheaper to hire a car. This was easily arranged and the car was delivered to us. It was our first time driving in Asia and it was absolutely fine to drive in this area despite what you read on the net about driving in Thailand. With a car there are ample restaurants within 5-10 mins drive away, there's a fantastic restaurant literally 1 min away where food is delicious and service is fantastic. Beach is a 5 min. drive away; it's a very quiet and relaxed beach with some cute restaurants and massages being offered. The bigger resorts can be driven too within 20-30 mins.
Couple of niggles, if it's your first time here, don't expect too much support or advice from the management office re. places to see, restaurants, etc. They are purely a management office for the apartments and don't offer support like that, however the other residents were more than happy to point us to the beach and give advice, many are there long term. There is also no internet in the apartment, but we went to a local mini-mart and brought a sim card and were able to get roaming on one of our mobiles and then hook up the devices to that. It was cheap and the signal was strong enough to support an ipad, lap top and couple of mobiles. But these are small niggles that can be overcome.
If you want a relaxed, laid back location within easy reach of good food and quiet beaches, away from the bright lights, disco music and souvenir stalls, then this place is perfect for you.
Dear Teri, thank you very much for your stay and for taking the time to review the apartment.
I have noted that the WiFi didn't work and will have a dedicated private WiFi network installed this week. I hope it will make your next stay even more enjoyable.
Very nice place, perfect rental ;-)
This large apartment is really nice. Completely as described, the place is clean and calm. The pool area is great and big. As a family of 3 1/2 we had a really good time. The restaurants, shopping malls are not far away.
This rental is absolutely recommendable. A rental car is necessary to enjoy the area. The communication with the owner was fast and easy, payment conditions also very easy.
Thank you for a nice week ;-)
Thank you very much, it was nice having you as a guest and we are looking forward to welcome you again.
Layan Beach is the local name of the northern part of Bang Tao beach, north of the Laguna Resort. Bang Thao is a large open bay with one of Phuket's longest beaches. Dry season swimming is excellent, and at the bay's north end is a smaller bay, almost completely enclosed, at the mouth of which is some fine coral. Plenty of places to eat, tour companies, and other tourist facilities are available either at Laguna or in the nearby town of Cheong Thale. But Layan beach itself is mainly undeveloped and remains the wide open pristine views so commonly advertised about the beaches in Thailand. On the beach is a small restaurant for breakfast and dinner, beach chairs are provided but not obligatory. Just around the corner is one of the best Thai restaurants on Phuket, cheaply priced but of a quality you won't find anywhere else on the island. Layan is excellent for families or older couples who want to enjoy the beauty of tropical Phuket.
Additional information about rental rates
The rental rate includes all charges such as water, electricity and taxes; free maid service twice a week including a linen change; wireless internet, and cable TV. A 50% payment is required upon reservation, whilst the remaining 50% should be paid one month in advance of arrival.