Some of the Reviews our Villa has gathered overtime:
Reuben, India: “This is just to say thank you very much for being a great host. We had a wonderful experience. And many of us would love to come back. Thank you.”
Sarah P, Hong Kong: “I just wanted to say thank you for accommodating us and all our complicated travel arrangements to Rainbow Dragon Villa last month. We had a fantastic time at the villa, everything was exactly as was pictured and we all fitted very comfortably in your very spacious villa. We organised the Chef, which made it a real holiday for all of us. If we travel to Phuket again we will definitely look out for your villa.”
Brandon, New York USA: “This Villa was amazing. The pictures do it no justice at all. The pools are magnificent and the water is always a great temperature. There was so much room in the villa that even with 11 people we never felt closed in or on top of each other. Mette herself was very helpful throughout the whole process and I was extremely appreciative for that. There is a book with numbers for listings of people that can help during your stay (chef, taxi, scooters, etc) and it was also extremely helpful. We essentially stayed in paradise. We all had an amazing time and a lot of that was due to where we stayed. GREAT PLACE!”
Brittany, Texas, USA: “When we arrived at the property, we were greeted by the house manager. She was extremely welcoming and made us feel comfortable right away. The house shown is exactly how it is in person. Extremely beautiful and kept in great condition. The view from the house were stunning. Perfect sized home for our group, although it could have accommodated quite a few more guests if we needed it to do so. I would highly recommend this listing for anyone coming to visit Phuket.”
Suleen, China “Dropping this email in regards to the hospitality received during our stay at the Villa on the 11th to the 14th June 2015. I would like to commend your villa manager, Ms Nice (Suppamas Songprasom) on her kindness and willingness to help a mere stranger. I ran into a tight situation that was related to my visa. When I dropped Nice a call to enquire on the nearest printing and photo taking shop, without hesitation she offered to fetch me to the shop and assisted in communicating with the shop owner on my needs. Additionally when I detailed to her my situation, she went out of her way to clarify with her friends on the required protocol and how I am able to go about to resolve the issue without expecting anything in return. If it was not for her kind intervention, I would not have been able to know how to obtain my multiple re-entry visa as I will be returning to Thailand soon.
I would really like to personally thank her for her help as I did not manage to see her on the day that we left. Many thanks for making our stay such a pleasant one!”
Pauline, Hong Kong “THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR PROVIDE A NICE HOUSE FOR OUR STAY . WE ARE HAPPY AND VERY ENJOY YOUR HOUSE ESPECIALLY THE SWIMMING POOL. Please deliver my words to mr n mrs pong, all the best memory from the house and their arrangment – chef n driver , thank you very much. And now we back from phuket for months , and we still missing the days in your house n wanna back the days we were there again.”
Sarah, Hong Kong “the villa is fantastic. we are 15 ppl of group ( 10 adults + 5 kids) which stayed for 5 days. We had lots of fun at this villa. The villa provided all daily stuffs we need, especially the kitchen. The chef service was excellent as well, the chef is so nice and the charge is so reasonable. The pool is nice as the kids spent all the time on it. The assistant house manage, Nice is very nice and helpful (just like her name). Her respond is quick and also help to fulfill all my requirement (such as arrange massage at villa!!) Overall, the villa is very nice , just the air con of two rooms not strong enough and there is no TV at the living room. For next time visit of such big group of ppl, I will choose Rainbow Villa again. one more, Owner (Mette) respond is very quick at Airbnb. Thanks for answering me all the enquiry. I really have a good time at your villa.”
Douglas, Hong Kong “Driver was on time and helpful. Upon arrival the house was spotless, well air-con’d and looks just as described. House manager and her assistant (Ms Nice) was very helpful to provide us with the do’s and go’s in Phuket. Our trip was made easier with a driver hired by her (around 300bht per day pax). We had such an amazing time at the house and would definitely recommend any group holiday goers to stay with Mette. Thank you and you’ve made our honeymoon super memorable!”
Anupam, Thailand “This Villa is absolutely brilliant. We stayed there with a big group of 14 and we never felt it was crowded because of the size of the villa. Although, it’s located a bit far out but it worked perfectly for us as it was very quite and serene around us. I’d definitely recommend it to any big group traveling to Phuket. november 2014“
Matthew, USA “Upon arrival, we had a taxi waiting which was great. In fact, although a private taxi, he remained our designated driver throughout the duration of our stay. That’s was incredibly convenient because many don’t know where the villa is location or the language Barriers could pose a hurdle. The house was really nice. I thought about building one myself there. Few problems with the house but nothing surprising. I’ve owned many houses including rentals. I considered it normal wear and tear. The house manager was really nice but I expected her to speak better English and have better contacts in the community. september 2014″
Keir, Australia “We stayed at the villa as a group of 7. The villa is huge and the photos don’t do it justice. It’s really well laid out, with nearly everything you need, including ipod stereo, safes, secure lock up, 2 large fridges, dishwasher, laundry, nice plastic glasses for cocktails in the pool and spare beds. We had a couple of small issues, that were fixed quickly where necessary. Pond, the house manager, is very sweet and helped us out with many things including nice restaurants, ordering pizza delivery and day trips. She really made the holiday easier by being available by phone was a great help and a friendly smile. The villa has a phone which you can call Pond from. The internet was accessible through most of the house and was surprisingly quick.
The villa has vegetation on two sides which is great, and the other sides are a mix of houses and trees. The view is better than the pictures show, especially from the balcony.
The main pool was deep even at the shallow end, but the other pool was great for drinking cocktails. The spa was a little shallow too.
We arrived early in the morning and left late, and we were encouraged to use in the villa for the whole time despite it being well past checkout. I expect this is only possible when it is not booked. But it was a great comfort.
We were a little careful with the electricity, and we weren’t charged anything extra.
The worst I can say about the place: • The building site next door was a little noisy, but it’s well below the villa, so not really an issue. • It’s hard to explain where the villa is, so getting picked up or food delivered is hard. If the villa owners could work on this, it would make a big difference. • A couple of the bathrooms smelled a little when we arrived, but once aired were fine. • The nearest restaurant was at the resort just round the corner and up the hill, or the Fountain Restaurant, 15mins walk to the main road.
I would recommend printing out a local map to show taxi drivers. We found a local guy with a converted ute who was great and took us to local beaches and a great local restaurant. Deen would pick us up at all hours, even on short notice and was very reliable. We paid to get to Rawai (350), Kata (400) & Patong (500), and he charges 500Thb per hour. Deen’s contact details arein the villa.
If you are leaving in the evening, allow much more time to get to the airport. The trip took about 1.75 hours at 5pm on a Friday. It took about 45mins to get to the villa.
I have already recommended the villa to friends and family. And we are taking about our next visit. juli 2014″
Karm “Fantastic Villa and great host. Highly recommended. Is tricky to explain where the villa is for pick ups and delivery but well worth a stay. A hire car or regular taxi is recommended. Nirmal aka Vinay is a local honest taxi driver. I would recommend his services”
Gabriella, Singapore “We stayed in this truly astounding villa over a weekend with a group of 12 friends and it was an amazing experience!
The villa is decorated in a tasteful, asian-inspired modern take. It is very spacious and would have easily fitted 3 more people. The common area is very bright and open on the pool – every room has their own individual bathrooms, all very spacious. Amenities and towels were provided. The pool is large enough to fit all of us, and is a very cosy place to hang around, by the stairs next to the common area, by the lounge chairs, or by the bbq/outdoor table.
A chauffeur came to pick us up at the airport, and the house manager came to greet us when we arrived at the villa. She was very helpful and was available any time if we had any questions.
We also asked for a chef to do the groceries and cook for us. This came at additional cost – but much worth it! She was very kind, thoughtful, and provided options to choose from.
Mette was really helpful and very fast to answer all of our queries. Overall it was an excellent experience!”
Anais, French Congo – “We rent the villa for 2 weeks with friends and family. We really have wonderful days there. The villa is like on the pictures. We had some problem with the aC at the arrival but everything was done to fix it the next day.
The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms just perfect.
Need to take a tuk tuk to go to the beach.
Recommend this villa. And we will probably rent it again of we go back to Phuket.”
TeMinka – “I rented this villa for my 30th birthday celebration. 12 of us stayed at the villa (sleeps 10 comfortably) and there was plenty of space for everyone. Great for dinner parties- you can fully slide open the living room doors to the pool area, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors with the comforts of an indoor dining room.
The pool is smaller than shown in pictures but is the perfect size for a small group of people. The pool water, although cold at first, is refreshing on a hot sunny day.
The staff was very responsive and helpful. The only challenge was finding a chef and driver since the villa does not come equipped with one. We were only there for 3 days so we wanted a full service solution.
I highly recommend this villa for short and long term stays, and can refer a great chef and decent driver who know how to get to the villa. The value for money is unbeatable for this villa!”
Sofie – “We all felt like we are living in a rock star villa. The design is incredible. We absolutely loved the place. The pool, the living room, the rooms.. all great! The house team Mr&Mrs; Pond are the nicest people you’ll ever meet and Mr Lek drove us all around Phuket! Only negative is explaining where the place is to the taxi’s but a printed map would have done the trick. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a villa in Phuket and doesn’t mind a drive to get to the sea.”
TLR, Phoenix USA – “Stunning home and pool. Roomy and modern. Great views. Quiet Phuket neighborhood. Excellent communication and attention from host and manager. What’s not to love?”
Schamel, Germany – “We had an excellent time at the Villa – we were travelling with the extended Family – our own 3 Kids and their significant others. The Villa is perfect for a vacation like this. It has the room(s) and space for privacy and great common areas for spending time together. The living room fully opens towards the pool with spectacular sunrise view (if you do not sleep in ) Also worth mentioning: the Villa is in the middle of true local Phuket living and fortunately a good half hour away from the noisy and embarrasing Tourist Tower centers. We do however recommend to have your own rental car to fully enjoy what the area has to offer. We had great 2 weeks!”
Clare, Hong Kong – “Our stay at the Villa was joyful, the house was stunning and very spacious! We all love it! Mrs Pond (one of the staff) explained everything well when we first arrived and welcomed us with the breakfast for next day! (we arrived at nearly 2 at night!) it was excellent! The house got everything we need, bbq, all the kitchen utensil, dish washer (v. important haha) etc. We didnt get any mosquito bites so it was great! There was a time we found a frog on our sink in the kitchen, we all wonder how does it come in… haha but it make no harm. Just one thing, the air conditioner at sitting room and master bedroom was quite weak though we closed all the doors, but glad that we had a fan.
Mrs Pond and Mr Lake (driver) was very helpful in arranging transport/ day trip for us. It was great that Mr. Lake/his friend can drive us around in one comfortable van so we dont have to split into two group and double the cost. (we dont have a car) Sorting out the transporting issue is a great help for us. Also, Mr Lake has took us to local fish market and local seafood restaurant, so we had all the thai seafood we wanted
Overall, we had a splendid holiday. Thank you Mette (owner) so much for answering all the questions patiently! We had a good time in Phuket and especially in your Villa, Mette!”
Roger, Hong Kong “I and friends had a great vacantion in phuket, ten of us stayed in villa, it located in rawai beach, surpermarket, shooting range, Go-kart speedway, ATV, a large local seafood market and a pier for outlet island tour such nearby. Stay in villa make me so comfortable and relax.”
Anne and Serge, France and China – “Your house is ok and very pratic for adults. The area is very quiet and for us, this aspect is very important.
Mrs Pond and Mr were very professional, listen to our demands, very nice. Congratulations to them!
We hope to come back in Phuket. Your adress is excellent. Thank you very much!”
Axelle, France and Thailand – “We had a wonderful time in the villa that we rent for a long week end.
It was challenging to find a nice place big enough for 15 people. We couldn’t get better place that Villa Rainbow Dragon, we felt very confortable and each one had his own privacy.
The 5 bedrooms are very big and fully furnished.
The villa offers all the facilities you would need during your stay: dishwasher, washing machine, drier, oven, TV, hi-fi system, wifi, safe…you really feel like home!
Thanks to the very big windows and fans, we didn’t need to put air con all day long to keep cool.
The villa is located closed to the supermarket, so it is convenient. For the ones who would like to visit some islands around, it is 5min drive from Chalong pier.
The only think you would need is to rent a car or a motobike or hire a taxi to go to the beach (10-15min from Nai Yarn beach)”
Thomas Hjermbaek, Denmark – “We went to the house 7 adults(friends) and 3 small children(2-3 years old) and we had a PERFECT vacation. The house is very good for families/friends with small children. The rooms are big(around 50 sqm)and beautiful. The house is located up the hill and has a nice view over the ocean. It takes around 25 min. to walk to the nearest supermarked, but taxi(tuk-tuk-service) is easy to arrange. We ordered take-away food from different take-away restaurans and it was easy and the local restaurants came within 30-45 min. after ordering the food Very nice with WI-FI.. We will certainly be back”
Justin, Canada – “Stayed in the villa with a group of family and friends. There were ten of us and we were all very happy with the villa. The rooms are very large and comfortable and the whole home is beautiful. The welcome package of food and drinking water was a nice surprise. We were also grateful for having access to the van as it was very convenient since the villa is off the beaten path, but the location did make for a quiet and relaxing stay. The van driver was very helpful, even booking a day trip to the Phi Phi islands for us.
I didn’t notice any spiders or insects during our stay, so the new pest control must be working. Mette was very responsive to all my questions before arrival and Mr and Mrs Pond were very welcoming and happy to help us throughout our stay. I would definitely recommend staying at the villa and hope to return someday.”
Anonymous, Melbourne AUS – “This house was beautiful! The property has plenty of space so it’s great for travelling with friends, while giving you all plenty of your own space. The views out over Phuket from the pool and the terrace are gorgeous. It’s a great place to relax, and we found it a great central spot that allowed us to explore much of the south of Phuket. Plenty of places close by to hire a scooter. There are takeaway menus in the house if you don’t feel like going out (which you sometimes felt like, staying in such a beautiful spot)!! The property was clean and well maintained. The listing and pictures are exactly what you get and there was great customer service! We’d definitely recommend this house to travellers. Had an awesome stay in Rawaii.”
J from Australia - “This property has the wow factor! No matter where you are in the house you have a gorgeous view over beaches and islands. The pool is beautiful and a great spot if you want a relaxing day. It was central to some gorgeous beaches, a shopping centre where you can get your supplies and some great places to eat. The property is beautifully maintained and every bedroom has it’s own bathroom with plenty of room so you never feel like you’re living on top of each other when you’re with a group of people. It’s been very well thought out and built. We had a great time staying here and would definitely come back again!”
Katy, Hong Kong – “Like others we thought the villa was amazing. I stayed at the villa at the end of May with 4 other couples and when we arrived (way past midnight) we arrived at the house and was amazed to find where we were staying. The house from outside is amazing and then when you walk up to it, it’s just such an fabulous villa that has lots of space, it’s unbelievable. Mr & Mrs Pond were wonderful, they really do look after you when you arrive. Even though the villa is away from the town and getting to the shops is quite a long walk, it’s quiet and you just feel relaxed whilst you’re there. Hiring a car is so easy and so cheap, even for petrol. You literally have everything you need in the house, all we did was buy a few things from the supermarket for breakfast. The rooms and everywhere was so clean, I walked around the house for a long time and was amazed to find no dust or anything was stuck to my bare feet (I’m quite fussy about these things). I called Mrs Pond to ask where I could buy fresh seafood and she gave me directions which was easy to find and we had a fantastic barbecue next to the pool while others swam. My concern was the same as alison (who wrote a comment) there were a few big spiders and I’m afraid they are not my favorite friends. I do hope the pest control can get rid of them as I would absolutely love to go back there again as it was an amazing villa and we had a great holiday. I looked at many villas before finding this one and knew this was the one when we saw it. Mette, the owner was very responsive and was there to answer any questions I had and there were quite a few! Since then I’ve recommended this to many people, the couples I went with have done the same, everyone saw our holiday photos and just wanted to go. It’s a great price for what you get!”
— Response from Mette Krogh —
“Dear Katy, Thank you so much for your review.
Both mrs. Pond and I are so happy that you all enjoyed your stay.
I was at the villa last week, and coming from Northern Europe I’m not use to and hate creepy crawlies, and there were no creepy crawlies at all. I was even going around looking for them as I knew that you and Alison had mentioned it. Couldn’t find any.
In May we changed pest control from chemical (not good for the environment and human beings) to an ecological pest control that doesn’t affect the environment, the price is the double, but we prefer to pay more and save the environment and the workers who are working with the pest control. And it seemed like it works perfect.
We are looking forward to welcome you and your friends again to our villa next time you are on Phuket.
Thanks again. Best Regards /Mette”
Alison, USA – “Fifteen friends and I rented out this villa for 2 nights and had an amazing time. The place comfortably fit all of us (we did fit 3 girls on some of the large beds but extra beds were also set up for us). We were amazed with how luxurious and beautiful the villa was, especially for the low price we paid. The facilities we took advantage of were great–several large bedrooms with bathrooms attached, TV room with cable and video games, nice swimming pool, free wi-fi, washer and dryer with detergent provided, kitchen and grill with tools, and much more. The home owner and house manager, Mrs. Pond, were very hospitable. Even though our flight arrived at 1 a.M., someone still picked us up from the airport and drove us to the villa for free. A package of food (including a loaf of bread, banana, nutella, and a pineapple) and several bottles of water welcomed us in the dining area. Towels and toiletries were provided for our stay. Mrs. Pond and the driver were both just a phone call away if we ever needed anything (there was a house phone we could use). A couple tips: -The villa is in a very secluded, residential area of Phuket. You probably won’t be able to walk anywhere. Our group didn’t want to be anywhere else except the villa since we only had a couple days to enjoy it. We did call the driver to take us to get food. He also arranged transportation (car ride and long-tail boat) to Coral Island, a nearby small, secluded, and clean beach with good snorkeling, for half a day. -We did find a lot of lizards and very large spiders and insects around the villa and in the rooms. It would have been better if those were cleaned out, but I understand that it would be hard to clean out all of them. The home owner said they are working to improve the pest control. This was the first time any of us rented out a whole house. We loved it and didn’t want to leave!”
Happy Family, China – “This home is truly one of a kind. We had such a wonderful vacation here with our family. The location is private and quiet with a panoramic view of the ocean. Yet it’s very close to the best beaches as well – just a short drive. We were very impressed with the quality of this home. It’s very large and comfortable. We would recommend it to everyone.”
Vita Reves, Denmark – “Situated in the hills on the south eastern side of Phuket Island this beautiful modern villa offers both an extraordinary seaview of the bay leading into Phuket Town and Islands including Phi Phi Koh in the horizon. On the many terraces there is a nice cooling breeze. The rooms are functional and tasteful. The light kitchen has a fantastic atmosphere with severel meters to ceiling and very tall windows. All quiet and undisturbed. The service staff taking care of the Villa are very polite and helpful.”