This is a house planned and equipped to make you feel you are a guest in someone's home. The furniture, fittings and facilities will allow you to spend as much time here as you please, with ceiling fan and air conditioners, supply of chilled water and ice and many other intriguing Thai twists. Outside the pool and the garden, both beautifully maintained, offer a relaxing place to chill out. The service from Krabi Villas was amazing - Ching is more than a manager: she is a tour guide, local adviser, planner and arranger of carhire, trips, restaurants, and airport pickups. Nut was our friendly driver, ferrying us here and there cheerfully (although with only about 10 words of English!). The ladies who clean as often as you request left the place immaculate and local laundries provide an excellent and embarrassingly cheap turnround. Ao Nang is busier than we expected and not as appealing to us, retired, people, but is very lively for younger visitors. There are quiet beaches, though, which we loved, and many and diverse restaurants. Shopping for food is easy. Atms, boats, massage and spas, everywhere. Further afield there are activities too - the National Park with its waterfall was well worth a visit.