Reviews

“The name says it all, “Heaven!””

This villa is perfectly named as it is, indeed, Heaven on Earth! Where ever you are coming from, one glance through the doors to the sea brings everything into perspective. The accommodations themselves are ideal for just about any combination of travelers. There is space enough for everyone to have privacy and/or co-mingle in comfort. There is also something for just about everyone on Koh Lanta ~ whether you prefer time and space to lounge and read; swim, stroll, and sunbathe; sample treats from the many wonderful nearby restaurants; or arrange for more adventurous outings of all kinds, your desires are easily met. The villa has been lovingly appointed by the hosts, Cherie and Michael; and is well-tended by Nick, the property manager. This was my and my husband’s first vacation with our infant daughter and Nick was able to seamlessly handle our transportation needs, as well as arrange for infant-extras during our stay. Cherie was great about connecting us to Nick immediately and very timely and thorough in her responses to queries prior to our stay. We spent our days blissfully enjoying the perfect pool, the shady sala, the glorious sand and sea, the breezy living area, the incomparable sunsets, and the quiet and comfortable bedrooms at night. The outdoor shower holds a special place in our hearts, as well ~ there is nothing like basking in sun and sea-breeze while looking up at palm trees and tropical flowers in your own private world! We have traveled extensively and rate this vacation as one of our all-time most special. Between the ideal accommodations, the perfect hosts, the unbelievably beautiful beach, and the wonderful options that extend into Koh Lanta, we will be back again.
Tara from U.S.A.

Excellent!
We came here for our honeymoon and this Villa was amazing, the owners were amazing, the location was perfect, the island was absolutely perfect, safe, and beautiful. Having the beach right there made my wife the happiest woman on the planet! And me too! The owners were very accommodating, the place was clean, your property manager was helpful and also very accommodating. Everything was smooth sailing, even though we went in low season! I would recommend this to anyone! Thanks,
Will from Canada

Your Villa is PERFECT!!!
Michael/Cherie:
I’ve been meaning to write you and tell you what a fantastic time I had at the villa.
I can tell you that I unabashedly enjoyed my time at your villa. The villa itself is perfect. No complaints at all. While the villa itself is superb, I think the ad for it undersells the location. Being able to walk out onto the beach and have tons of restaurants/bars minutes away is an enormous luxury. That location is truly gold.
The island of Lanta also exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed it about 20x more than Samui. Getting to whip around on a motorbike was an added perk. I haven’t ridden a scooter in many years.
Small things… I really appreciated having small things like sunscreen/bug spray/shampoo/soap already there to save me the hassle of going out and buying a ton of it and then throwing it away or leaving it behind as I’m not one to travel with tons of toiletries. Fully stocked kitchen supplies and having a washer/dryer also made for super convenient stay.
I’ve got nothing but rave reviews to pass on about my stay there. Incredible house, location, island, food, and scenery…the list goes on. I’m pretty sure Ben has similar thoughts on his experience. I rarely have bad vacations so I rate them on whether or not they exceed my expectations and this one truly did. I’m really hoping to bring my family back with me later this year or early next year. I know they will enjoy it as well.
Thanks again!!
Donovan

Great house and location!
Dear Michael & Cherie,
I second everything Donovan said.
I am returning to Lanta next year for up to 8 weeks.
I’ll be in touch about renting your place for 30 days if it’s available.
Great house and location!
Benji

Perfect!!!
Dear Michael,
The Villa was really perfect for our needs and the sunsets were beautiful.
The peace and quiet was very nurturing. We want to stay longer next time, nevertheless we are coming back.
Cheers, Wolfgang from Germany

Beautiful Experience
Dear Cherie, Thank you for a beautiful week.
We’ve definitely fallen in love with the villa, the location and the gorgeous sunsets.
It was the perfect honeymoon for the start of a very exciting adventure.
Warmest regards,
Aussie Honeymoon Couple

Truly Heaven on Earth
Just a short note to say thanks and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Lanta and just loved your place, “Heaven on Earth.” – Great location, beautiful villa, fantastic ocean views, and a lovely three km beach for early morning walks, runs, and watching the evening sunsets. With all the restaurants in close proximity it made it a truly relaxing holiday.
Cheers,
The Marshall Family

Blissful Vacation
Dear Cherie and Michael,
We thank you for the sun, the sea and the view.
We loved our time here and your villa provided all the guest amenities we could ask for.
This Christmas holiday will be a wonderful memory for all of us.
Happy New Year!
UK Family

Great Location!
Hi Cherie & Michael,
Just a short note to say thanks & we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Lanta & just loved your place ” Heaven on Earth ” – great location, fantastic ocean views & a lovely 3 km beach for the early morning runs , watching the evening sunset with a cold beer or gin & tonic in hand + all the restaurants in close proximity made it a truly relaxing
holiday. We loved the stay & think that a good umbrella ( moveable ) would
be a great addition to have. We would love to return to ” Heaven on Earth ” & we would have no hesitation in recommending your unit in the future.
Thanks again with best regards,
John M.(Feb 2011)

Thank you
Hi Cherie & Michael,
Just wanted to say thanks again. We had a great time at your
amazing home, and your team were all great! What a relaxing
couple weeks…
Best,
Chris (April 10-24)

Homely
The villa is “as the pictures present” the place is neat, clean, appropriately decorated e.g., I felt like I was at home and NOT in a hotel – that makes a world of difference to me.  I felt totally secluded.
My experience with Michael and Cherie’s commitment to having things “kept-up to a 5-Star Standard” as well as clean, neat and tidy is stellar.  I had no problems that needed addressing during my stay, there were pool people servicing the infinity pool, and gardeners frequently attending to the needs of the property.
The beach is – the front yard – it’s ethereal!  I did not want to leave…it’s enchanting.  I meditated, took pictures, gazed at sunrises, and sunsets.  I am a runner so the beach was idyllic for me.  I passed a few people occasionally on the beach, but the beaches in Koh Lanta are not like our beaches on the west coast of the US, e.g., from my experience in Koh Lanta the beaches are not always over-populated and busy with people.
It will be well worth the investment.  My only caution – you will not want to come home! :)
Brenda Thompson, Henderson, NV

Perfect for the 4 of us
Hi Cherie,
Thailand was awesome!  The villa was just perfect for us and our friends.  The four of us had a wonderful time just hanging out and enjoying the pool and the view. Location wise you couldn’t ask for a better spot as we were close to a lot of things and beautiful beaches and local food.
I know a few people that are interested in coming to Thailand for a vacation, may I just give them your email?  Again, thanks so much!
Cheers,
Linsey

Perfect Family Vacation
In the first two weeks of February 2013 we (three kids at the age of 3, 5 and 6 years plus mom and dad) went to Thailand for the first time. We have come to love the Thai people – their hospitality, smiles and will to make our holiday just perfect.
The large and very well kept villa enjoys the privacy of the largest pool we have ever had, and a lush garden with possibility of shadow or sun at any time of day.
The villa has its “own” quiet beach less than two meters from the edge of the pool. Perfect sand for kids to play in and no beach sellers.
On each side of the villa there are at least 8 nice looking restaurants along the beach (less than 300 meters on each side). On the street side of the villa there are also some nice restaurants, but we didn’t use them much, as we enjoyed the beach very much in the evening with the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen.
During the evening there are a little entertainment on the beach, but one of the things we enjoyed the most was the way the Thai treated our kids – we felt completely safe letting the kids play on the beach (in the eye of site, as we literally sat on the beach when we were at the restaurants).
The temperature in Thailand was just incredible – water temperature was never below 30 degrees Celsius (both sea and pool). Morning and evening temperature was perfect for shorts and t-shirts – not once did we put on more clothes. During the midday sun we often sat in the shadow or went on the beach where the wind made it a little cooler.
Although the villa has a nice functional kitchen we didn’t use it much, as the food in the restaurants are very delicious and cheap. All restaurants serve from 8 am untill 11 pm. When we needed water or snacks there where several small shops along the roadside of the villa (within 20 meters from the villa).
Among all the other things that are just working perfectly at the villa is the house manager (Nick) who is available at all times of the day. The pool is cleaned every second day and for less than 25 EUR you can buy a complete cleaning of the villa. To summarize, we are coming back as soon as possible to “Heaven on Earth.”
Rikke, Denmark