Fantastic view but what a steep slope to get up!! Great villa with a decently sized swimming pool. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our family of five needed some serious chill out time after a hectic three week rugby tour of New Zealand and Baan Gina perfectly hit the spot. Devastatingly beautiful panoramic views from high up in the hills yet only a 10/15 minute drive from Chaweng beach meant we could wallow luxuriously in the villas two pools by day before dipping into the craziness of Koh Samui's famous strip nightlife each evening.
All communication prior to the trip was handled promptly and efficiently by owner Manu and it was reassuring to have guest manager Joy nearby if any issues arose. The two villa staff Snow and Maew were very sweet and charming and cooked us a fabulous Thai meal one night for a set fee plus of around £40 plus food costs. The minivan and driver Mr Khai is on call if required and although probably more expensive than a local taxi (500 baht to Chaweng beach and 600 to Fishermans Villlage) we felt it was worth it for the ease and reliability. There is very little in the way of shops within walking distance of the villa so we picked up any stuff we needed in the 7-11 stores downtown at night.
The villa itself was clean, airy, well equipped and mercifully well air-conditioned. Quirky murals on the walls meant quality instagram material for our teenage daughters and the en suite wet rooms off each bedroom were spacious and modern. We were able to access Netflix and You tube on the large flatscreen TV which was handy.
Some low level lighting in the form of lamps in the living room might have been nice as the ceiling lighting was a bit stark at night. One other small point also is that we were occasionally aware of noise from building going on sites adjacent and behind the villa but it didn't really detract from our experience. Baan Gina is a well run operation and that view, particularily at sunrise, is absolutely priceless.
Awesome views from the villa and we could see sunrises every morning. clean and comfortable beds and good butler service (kudos to Snow and Maew they really aim to please), food served was delicious fare and authentic Thai. We were only a party of 5, but the villa is with 4 big queen size beds in each room which can easily fits up to 8 pax comfortably. Highly recommended.
We didn't want to leave Baan Gina. I have stayed in villas a few times but this was a unique villa with some really cool, flavorful wall art/painting. Highly recommended if you want something out of the ordinary.
The villa was worth every single cent cos it was so nice. We had a great few days and the workers were extremely nice - they also cooked amazingly, we ordered a BBQ and it was big and delicious. I will never go back to a 'normal' hotel again.