As a group of 7, we decided to rent a villa so we could hang out at nights and be in the same compound on our short getaway. Trevor was very helpful and fast to respond via emails with regards to the booking, questions and payment.
We arranged our airport transfers with him, to save the hassle. Our flight landed half hour early and we waited around for the driver, it was about a 50min ride to Patong area. However, because it's on a road off the hill, the driver got lost and wasn't sure where it was, so we took longer than usual to arrive.
Trevor was waiting there for us, and we began our tour of the villa. We started with the top floor, there were 2 rooms up there. The first room had a balcony overlooking Patong, my friend enjoyed his smokes out there. The adjacent room was just as spacious and luxurious, the only thing was that the flat screen TV was due to be mounted up but it was still on the chair the whole trip. Just as well that the odd number '7' friend decided to occupy this room.
Back down the stairs to the level of the main door was the biggest room of the villa. It had its own living room, with a plush L-shaped sofa, and kitchenette. The partitioned bedroom had a fantastic view of Patong and the sea, it was a beautiful sight to wake up to. The fourth bedroom was at the bottom level, where the kitchen and outdoor pool were. It was the smallest room, but also the cosiest and darkest. However, my friends complained that it was quite noisy at night cos of all the piping and water flowing from upstairs ...
The outdoor pool overlooked the beach and though not heated, didn't prevent my friends from jumping in. There were reclining outdoor chairs provided as well, and these chairs were so comfy! There was WIFI through the villa, and it's fully air-conditioned. All the toilets in every room had glass doors, FYI.
On the second day, there was something wrong with the flush systems in all the toilets, and one of them was stuck. I informed Trevor and he called the plumber immediately (helpful guy!). However, due to some miscommunication the plumber did not fix it in time, and we when we go back to the villa in the night, there was no water supply at all! Again, I looked for Trevor and he manually did some stuff to the well and water supply, it came back on in about 40minutes, thank goodness! It was quite a worrying situation if there wasn't any water.
Location: The first day, we listened to a neighbour who told us not to walk by the main road, instead he pointed us to a shortcut, and said "Easy easy! 1min!". With 2 guys and 5 girls, we decided to check it out. Worst decision ever. There wasn't even a proper road, it's just trekking down the steep hill! Lots of mosquitoes, and very slippery (it was raining all night), my friend slipped on a rock, she fell on her bottom, and the big rock rolled all the way down, cutting my other friend's foot along the way. It was the point of no return, so we endeavoured to make it down ASAP! We did so without any more mishaps, but us 5 girls suffered from terrible aches in my legs for the rest of the trip. Advice: The 2 guys managed this trek very easily. Girls, don't even try. It's dangerous and dirty!
We took a tuktuk up the first night, and arranged with him to come the next day to ferry us back down to Soi Bangla. This tuktuk man is very nice, and he didn't overcharge us ... He gave us his card and we called him everytime we wanted transport. I have his contact still, PM if you need be. He knows where the villa is whenever we just say "Haa Sip Pi" ...
All in all it was a fantastic stay, minus the trek and the water malfunction. It'll be good if you can rent your own scooter if you stay here, cos it really is a very steep climb up to the main hill, then back down again to the main road. Beware that the signage to Coco B Villa is not prominent off the main hill.