Wonderful little house (2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms) in a large housing estate about 10 minutes drive from Surat Thani town.
We first found this home through the usual standard Airbnb searches and upon contacting the host prior to booking (as we always do) we found that the rate they were advertising was the lowest they could do. Then there was be the cleaning fee and Airbnb service fees up top of this and for the 3 nights the total cost would have been $50 NZD per night. Which wasn’t too bad, but being good researchers we checked a few other accommodation websites and found that the same house was listed on booking.com as well and as this platform has different fees etc we saw it would be cheaper to book the same property via this website ($40 NZD per night) and we would pay the hosts directly in local currency (Thai Baht) when we arrived.
This house included exactly what was listed and the photos are true to site. On arrival there was plenty of complementary bottled water and welcome baskets in the bedrooms. The beds were comfortable and the bed linen and towels were lovely, fresh and soft. The curtains all matched and covered the full size of the windows when closed; there was even a little first aid kit. It’s always the little, thoughtful things that make a house feel more homely.
May was an amazing and lovely host. She has a thorough and well presented information book for guests, maps, taxi & tuk tuk driver details, popular locations written in both English and Thai to assist with communication with drivers. May lives near by and she stopped by a couple of times to see how we were going and also dropped off some lovely, fresh local fruit.
- Steak restaurant (Soi 8) – 200m
- Small restaurant/food stalls/convenience shops at the start of the housing estate – 700m
- 7 Eleven – 900m
- Big C Supermarket – 3.4km
For other longer journeys you can walk to the main road (about 800m) and hail a local tuk tuk or taxi.
If you wish to book this house or any other accommodation on booking.com just use our link to book, stay at the accommodation and then you’ll get a 10% refund after you check out.
Price – $40 NZD per night (no extra fees or costs)