3 Bedroom, 3.5 bathroom 3rd floor luxury residence with seaview and small beach
Mark Abbott and Sue Welfare
About Mark Abbott and Sue Welfare
Sue is a life long property developer, while I've recently retired from my recruitment business. I'm now setting up a career school for our young 18-30 year old professionals.
Mark Abbott and Sue Welfare purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Mark Abbott and Sue Welfare chose Laem Set
It's a beautiful calm and quite retreat. The apartment is huge with fantastic 180 degrees views. With sleeping 6 we've had some amazing times here with our friends and family.
What makes this Apartment unique
Up until recently, this apartment was managed by Shasa's own reservations and marketing team. Due to changes in the contract, Sue and I now manage the bookings. As a result you'll receive a discount of 15% on airport transfer and 30% on all food and drinks from the restaurant.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect unit with gorgeous Ocean front view!
Mark and Sue’s place is the perfect place for multiple couples or families. It is spacious and equipped with pretty much everything you need to make your ‘home’ away from home comfortable. One of my favorite part of the unit is the spacious balcony where four of us (two couples) had simple breakfast watching the ocean every morning and wind down at night over couple of drinks listening to the waves. The other part is the master room and en-suite bathroom. This is an enormous room with all well thought out functionalities. I could probably live here in this room alone. Lol
If anything could be improved, I wished there were more towels. Only one set was provided per person for the entire duration. It would have been nice since we opted not to do daily cleaning (expensive thru the hotel) but then again, I could be just spoiled. ;)
Aside from the unit, communicating with the owner was easy and prompt. I mostly communicated with Mark with questions and concerns. Mark is very prompt and considerate. We arrived shortly after what was suppose to be the worst storm the island had endured in 60+years. Although we decided to make the trip, Mark was very nice to provide alternate options which I really appreciated. I wish all VRBO owners are as nice and easy to communicate with.
Now the property, it’s a boutique size property with nice infinity pools, also friendly enough for children. We tried the Restaurant and was pleasantly surprised since other reviews we heard from other travelers we met there didn’t really enjoy it as much. We only ordered the Thai dishes for reference. The staff and service level at the hotel was a hit and miss for us. I’d give them 3-stars compared to 5-stars for the unit and owner. The manager at the front desk wasn’t very accommodating and made sure she let us know when she wasn’t happy about certain things. A small bucket of ice was $2. That’s a first. This was last leg of our SE Asia trip and received the worst service. We really didn’t feel the same hospitality leaving the hotel.
Overall, I’d recommend this place if you are not planning to be ‘in town’ often and looking to relax. Amenities in the unit will be comfortable and Hotel has various scheduled activities to keep you busy, if you choose to. The hotel offers free shuttles into town couple times a day but return shuttle times can be tricky to plan. Plan on spending about 500-700 THB one way for return via taxi from Chaweng as a reference.
An Oasis of tranquility.
This was our fourth visit and yet again we left feeling that we had all had a fantastic time at The Shasha. The rooms are enormous and beautifully fitted, with a balcony that has a view of the Gulf of Thailand that is second to none! Sunrise with a coffee in hand is my idea of Heaven! The staff are extremely friendly and always attentive and Beyond the Sea, the inhouse restaurant has a fantastic menu featuring both International and authentic Thai dishes. Fresh food expertly prepared! The property is clean and very well maintained with a team of workers paying careful attention to the gardens and pathways every morning. They made me feel tired just watching them so it would have to be next stop sunbed! Whilst on this occasion, we travelled as a single family, we have on a previous visit taken friends who always remind us of their stay at the Shasha and look back with the hope that they will one day visit again.
In conclusion, we are looking forward to next time and already cou nting the days!
Ultra relaxing luxury stay!
" On arrival, we were warmly welcomed and shown to our beautiful apartment. It had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves and we couldn't find any faults - everything was impeccably clean, well presented and luxurious.
The staff were lovely and had plenty of suggestions of places to go and what to do. They arranged all of the bike hire for us so our bikes were waiting for us when we woke up the next day. They also arranged all our travel in the evenings if we wanted to go out and drink, as well as our airport transfer. Room service was always quick and they always made us feel at ease because they were so friendly. The service at the restaurant and bars were also great, always checking in on us around the pool to see if we needed anything. Everything we ate and drank was delicious and fresh - couldn't fault it!
The whole visit was completely relaxing. We were happy just enjoying the facilities and the beautiful views at the apartment, however, we also found some great beaches nearby - one of which had a fantastic bar. Exploring inland we also found waterfalls and wildlife parks.
If you're looking to really really relax this is the place to be. Nothing was ever a problem and all our requests were met. We'll definitely be returning. The beautiful apartment and surroundings with the lovely staff made it one of our best stays in Thailand! "
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