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Smoking allowed in outside areas only
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Please only smoke outdoors. No parties unless pre-agreed with the host. Extra deposit will also be taken. No pets allowed.
100 %:n hyvitys, jos varaus peruutetaan vähintään 60 päivää ennen saapumispäivää.
VIEW! VIEW! VIEW! From the very first contact through to check out time the whole experience with the property was excellent. The villa is as exactly as advertized. Super view, well maintained, and had everything visitors would want in a vacation rental. We were a group of two retired couples, who chose to use taxis instead of renting scooters or cars. The journey up to the villa is a litle daunting for inexperienced scooter riders. The taxis that Rich has organized did a marvelous job and with four people were as economical as the scooters. We used the restaurants that Rich had recomended to deliver the meals right to our front door. If you did not want to leave this piece of paradise you would not have to. We chose a difrent beach area every day. (4) each was easily acessed by the taxis. We organized return taxis, enjoyed the day at the beach or in town and then had diner delivred. Easy as pie.
In summation We would give The Top of The Rock a 10/10 rating. If we ever come back to Koa Tao we will be staying here!
Everything we expected and more!
Top of the Rock Villa was everything we expected it to be and more. There was nothing we didn't love!
Rich and Coral are fabulous hosts and have thought of everything! They were ready with all sorts of information on the island, such as where to eat, where to rent scooters, etc. and were easy to reach when we had questions.
The Villa itself did not disappoint. Its every bit as beautiful as the pictures and the views of the island are stunning. It is large and spacious with windows everywhere, offering loads of natural light and a steady breeze which helped to keep the bugs away and the house cool.
Rich and Coral have provided all the cooking utensils and dishes you need and take out menus if cooking while on vacation is not your style. Most places deliver directly to the villa which is very helpful given its location. Rich provided the added convenience of buying some groceries for us so we had our favorites waiting on arrival. The grocery store is close and reasonably priced.
The walk to and from the villa was challenging but beautiful. It took about 25 minutes to walk to the Mae Haad area. As cabs are pricey (~500 baht into town) the easiest and cheapest option is to rent scooters. I would definitely recommend doing this!
Overall, our only wish is that we had more time to spend in Koh Tao at Top of the Rock.
Thanks Rich and Coral for having us! ❤
Thank you Stefani for taking the time to write us such an amazing review. 🙏
Perfect villa setting
We stayed for 3 nights as were traveling around and only wished we’d stayed longer. Beautiful villa setting with pool and garden right on a quiet pretty beach. Everything worked in the villa and thoughtful touches such as milk, orange juice, towels all provided. Will come again!
THE BEST PLACE TO STAY ON THE ISLAND #TREATYOSELF
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to describe in words how impactful this trip to Koh Tao was for us. Everything was absolutely perfect in every way. Rich and Coral are like the long-lost friends you didn’t know you had! They made sure every single aspect of our stay was completely taken care of...even going out of their way to make sure our fridge was stocked every 3 days with local fresh coconut water (the best you’ll ever have btw).
I had been planning this trip for over 8 months through VRBO, I looked at ENDLESS properties and resort options. Let me tell you from now having personal experience on the island, you will ONLY want to stay at Top of the Rock Villa. I don’t care what you “think” the resort looks like or the “deal” they have. You will inevitably end up on top of a million tourists, have zero privacy, and wish that you had taken the advice on this post and booked with Rich and Coral. #TREATYOSELF
Once we arrived to the property we were absolutely stunned. It was like walking into the photos they have on their rental page, but better. All the doors and windows were open, which gave an unbelievable breeze and relief from the Thai summer heat, and with how high the property is you never miss air conditioning! The wall to ceiling windows and infinity pool give you a “one-of-a-kind” view of Koh Tao that you need. I know you don’t think you need it, but the answer is yes. Yes you do. We spent quite a lot of time in the amazing pool enjoying that view.
Having never been to Thailand or Asia in general, I underestimated the value of having a multi-lingual local as our rental owners are. They were able to guide us through everything, help us rent a motorbike from a trustworthy source, provide the best local restaurant/food delivery options, as well as the best dive shops for our money. Again… this is invaluable because although the island is small, the tourist traps are wide and plenty.
If I could give their property more than 5 stars I would, it absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way. Leaving Top of the Rock Villa and the island of Koh Tao without crying in public will be one of the top 5 hardest things you ever do. I am so incredibly grateful to Rich and Coral, because without their help, our time spent in Koh Tao wouldn’t be as unforgettable as it was.
*Update-we loved our experience so much we decided to travel back to Koh Tao and stayed here again. Already planning our next trip from the states. Thanks again!
What an amazingly kind and humbling review. We are so happy you enjoy our home as much as you do. Please hurry back. We are back living in Koh Tao again after a short stint in the Uk. THANK YOU
well maintained unique property in quiet location with amazing views
Nothing was too much trouble for Rich and Coral.
Rich met us from the ferry on our arrival in Koh Tao and took us up to the villa by taxi.
It's well presented and organised. It's simple to run and has been recently renovated. Rich gave us an informative tour of the property and left us with a mobile phone for local use. If we had any queries or required assistance Rich and Coral were quick to respond - usually within an hour.
Koh Tao is a small island and is relatively unspoilt. It is accessed by ferry only. The only cars on the island are taxis. It's easy to rent mopeds on a daily basis. The locals are friendly and keen to be helpful. We also stayed on Koh Samui and Phuket on this trip. Koh Tao was by far our favourite location.
The villa is in a rural hill top location with stunning views. We enjoyed watching the tree shrews leaping around in the trees that surround the house and visits from the geckos who are quite vocal and keep the bugs at bay at night. We also saw several harmless golden tree snakes at a distance, but they were very quick to disappear as soon as they were aware of us.
Unfortunately, we had very mixed weather which curtailed some of our plans for diving and snorkelling, but we had a very relaxing 10 days in the villa and we enjoyed the local restaurants. Rich and Coral left us with a list of restaurants on file and also local take-away services. Also, details and prices for a local taxi service. Everything is relatively inexpensive in Koh Tao by European standards.
This is by far the best villa we have rented anywhere abroad. Rich and Coral have given considerable thought to the smooth running of the villa. The general maintenance and cleaning service was excellent and unobtrusive.
we would have no hesitation in recommending the Top of the Rock Villa and may well return ourselves in the future.