My family and I had a great stay at Lipa Talay Sawng. We found the villa and pool worked perfectly for us. The villa manager Roy was exceptionally prompt in answering any questions we had or sorting out anything we needed before we arrived and while we were there. The beaches were a stones throw away and the closer one was idyllic and deserted to the point where it sometimes felt like we had our own private beach. I would recommend hiring scooters or a car if you want to visit other parts of the island as Chaweng and Fishermans Village are 30-40 minutes away and the cost of taxis can get expensive, but there is everything you need locally if you don't want to travel. Overall if you want somewhere that still shows you the real Koh Samui, is quiet and family friendly this is the place for you.
I was here with my family and we really enjoyed our stay. Place is very quiet, beautiful beach is near (just a couple of minutes walking). One of the advantages of this beach is that it is not crowded as most of the beaches in touristic places - usually there were just a few persons. Villa's pool is big enough - kids loved it (and not they only).
One important thing about this villa is that it is far from stores and only a few restaurants are relatively near ('Five Islands' is a good one, for example) - so car is a must have.
Manager of the villa, Roy, is a great guy - he was always ready to help.