- high cost of Airbbb - both parties pay 21%, no matter with bank or Paypal (even tried to get statistic, but noone else among the hosts around wanted to spend a time in calculating, what also means communication with guests);
- no any real competition among the web-companies - locals went off, and other monsters went wrong - expired-looking software of vrbo, strange admin panel of flipkey with their e-mails in spam folder,
AFter the recent scam story with AibBnb I made a jet-dive-Inn into the villa rental picture of today, and going to get share the results of my impressions and even will try to use them for "common benefits".. The most surprising for me were following news:
Was in construction for the time enough to built a Palace, High Stone Villa recently was completed. Some of the most delicate, hard and important jobs was made by the owner himself. Then, when the villa was done and koh Phangan stock was thorouthly explored, owners went to travel - first around the Thailand, then South-East Asian neighbours, then the rest of the world, what was easy. At the day I visited the house I can say - its look perfect, and worth all the efforts which were made. Spacious, with a few different outdoor chill areas, its has two residence spaces - house for guest next to the main 2-floored one.
Avoiding long stories about the place you'll stay or not, we going to post more photos, video-clip and best rates, together with owner's direct contqact for booking on dedicated villa page.
While we are here concept of Dozen Villas has constant progress - I meeting and chatting both with the old pals" and new fortunate villa owners, trying in a shortest possible way to explain and offer them to join. Together with few of them we're going to have a offline meeting, where over a cut of good tea/coffee with bite of chocolate we hope to polish the details, after what this post will be updated.
9 of March money was returned - with no excuses or even comments, but its doesn't matter - we WON!
INTRO - someone hacked Airbnb account of 1 of our Phangan villa owners and made few changes to open the way to send later the money for long booking of the villa to unknown bank account, what was added together with new telephone number and creating a new filters in Google mail account. Strange thing was in "login hostory" - was deleted - which could be made only by someone working in Airbnb office - but villa owner catch the chance to make the screenshots of that magic movement. Investigation started from long period of silence - from all the official ways of the Airbnb contacts. On day 3 - at 2-nd of March - we tried various Airbnb Twitter accounts and eventually got the reply - since that time we're in rare communication, and days after this case even was marked as "urgent" -but no money still - its arrived only week after, while we use all the ways to get them back. Read the full story - starting from the latest news, added with screens - to get the idea how the villa rental market onPhaNgan working today.
9 of March - Win Win Win! - Airbnb issued the money transfer by Paypal - so its worth to try all you can to get the result - sometimes its happens!
5 of March - no any news about the money, but I started new stream with them - offer Airbnb to be $-partner of our island's Eco-center - as the only beautiful solution of that weird story. If we'll succeed I will delete this post - so take anything what can be useful! Here's the story of that idea on Twitter:
Nice! Question while you're on - how can I contact department of Airbnb charity or similar guys there? That big house of story - the only big beach house here - planned to be transformed to "Marine research Center" - where the last guests supposed to be Airbnb-clients - Brian in May. Plan was to try to make them very happy - our Last Villa Guests. Now I sent them all messages with warinings - probably didn't add happiness:) So its not too late to replay that in more positive & vital way - to make AirBnbn our sponsor! Much earlier than 7 of March you can see detailed plan about that here on fund's eco blog. And for your personal assistance - you who's replying me - can get unique item - one of just 3 among existed ostrich eggs painted by some of the coolest among living painters!
- and we will beautifully finish the story - which is now non-a-gem of our website :) Please consider it with well-balanced attention - we have box for the egg and will send it like a white pigeon in a sky.
No problem! You can send your proposal and contact details to email@example.com. Our partnerships team will review it and will be in contact if they're interested. Thank you and best of luck!
Read the full story about non-smart scam on Airbnb with recent updates from the world leader's support, after I sent messages to Twitter, e-mails, facebooks, calls and real people wroking there. Guests still at the house and will help to the host to get his money.
Ages ago, when Phanganbiz was just created, jungle area of virgin nature occupied more than 70% of the island's area - this was a number we saw posted everywhere both in web and paper guides, convincing us that things going well, and the sign to calm down with our real estate successes will be easily visible - God please forgive eternal newbies:00)
Now, when we involved in few island's eco-projects, including the one with turtle speed engine power, and meeting a new people from the various circles, new up-to-date number shows as just a 40% - protected area of national park on Koh Phangan, while all the rest will be inevitably "developed". Together with couple of recent's news scandals, related to the violations of national park's borders, its makes us fully change initial plans of easy enrichment by dealing with properties. And even to think about arranging of eco-oriented meetings to share there the latest knowledges about the subject both with locals and tourists.
Follow this easy-to-read-story to know more and maybe share your thoughts & ideas.
painted ostrich eggs
After years of preparations and agreements with few of the biggest ostrich farms in Thailands first 3 big eggs were eventually painted by 3 of the most talented and good-hearted artists we'd ever met - its so good that its happens on Koh Phangan! More photos with arted ostrich eggs including Nu-styled in Psy.in gallery, with download'm free option - so our Phangan Ostrich-egg-art free photostock ready. We inviting other painters and people with ideas - 1 purely creamy-white egg looking at me right now. Both of local ostriched left this world of forms - so no more authentic eggs from Phangan ostriches, and we gonna look again to the Prachuap Khiri Khan Province or other farm-area.
Click to see full koh Phangan art report - it will updated with the most beautiful artworks what I'll meet.
Days ago after receiving the e-mail with rental ad - "business with house near the beach" - I started to look again what to do with the website, when suddenly found myself here on island, driving to West by middle road, where my motopsy turns to Wat Phu Kao Noi - "temple on a small mountain".
Enclosing to the nature-made lingam opposite the gate, symbol of lord shiva, I saw the place I always want to be - KKK! Kop khun krap Phangan you keeping them for us!
As we were recently informed, first Koh Phangan Property Art Catalog going to be published online - in high quality Ultra-HD photo-scenes with 4K resolution - I use all the existing words to avoid the missing - some of best TV-fans has Ultra-HD, while others viewing pictures and videos from their dream-homes on 4K.
"Property Art is so new trend, that its literally nothing to talk about yet, but plenty to watch already" - adding one of of the oldest realtors in SEA, who was lucky enough to be informed among the first about new exiting concept, which can not just change the look of property presence, but also will establish innovative ways of work, with unlimited potential for whole World Market.
1.EXCITING OPPORTUNITY IN CHALOKLUM - THE NOSHERY
Ready for the high season with everything you need, this freshly fitted out premises is in prime location. 50 mtrs from 7-11 at the main intersection of town, 200 mtrs to the beach.
Included is the 90 sqm 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with ample space for a second full sized bedroom. One side of the apartment is floor to ceiling glass with separate dual access, offering an easy expansion of the restaurant space if desired.
The furnishings are fully custom made with heavy duty timber, welded steelwork and thick double stitch upholstery. Everything has been built to last with comfort in mind, no IKEA or flimsy chipboard furniture in sight. Beautifully finished, aged 2 inch hardwood tops and solid wood laminate throughout. Freshly painted interior, and exterior with Dulux solar guard, rooftop with UV resistant paint. Above the building is a 250 sqm rooftop space with plenty of future potential and 180 degree mountain views. Kitchen and front counter are fitted with quality appliances throughout. Extensive electrical work has been made to the property to properly protect appliances and provide adequate power outlets.
ё-Sound. From old notes of IPMAN (island property marketer advisor now).
That morning the whole picture visited my mind in its dynamic circle move:
Thon Nai Pan, being one of the top beach destination, according to the famous travel magazines, which I can never remember, don't has much choice of land and villas. However the road to TNP now almost perfect ("let this road never be perfect" - said once one driver - years ago ). So here is something what we can consider as a "Hot sale before the season" - 1 Rai plots overlooking the sea and Tarn Waterfall. Price - a bit more than 4,200,000 THB - last listing on a page.
2 Houses for sale in Baan Nai Suan for good price - 3,4,000,000 THB for both, 720 sq.m. of land. Look more on page.
House rent on few Koh Phangan area - small association of local house owners will check and provide the houses for rent.
FIrst Tree Owners Club started to offer to own the Cacao tree - buy a tree and enjoy for the lifetime! Visit the website.
Our old partner and good friend looking now for small beachfront plot to buy, or bigger land in a walking distance from the sea on Koh Phangan.
Budget - up to 7 mln THB.
Status: Nor Sor 3 or Chanote,
Area: any area of Phangan.
All communications, road and water supply.
2 new houses for sale in Baan nai suan, with 720 sq meters of land, chanote
Just 3,4 mlb THB for both of houses - hurry up to catch this good deal while we are still run the website like that - contact right with the owner.vavasseurnicolasADyahoo.fr Nicolas.
New phangan villas for rent direct from the owner
Our Dozen Villas already live, with more villas listed - best prices and easy terms guaratneed by the owners.
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