We have had a mix experience :
A TERRIBLE host
A GREAT house ...
Let's start with the positive, the house is old style (for people who like it) and follow the Thai style, everything is in wood, very open, and lot of exterior shadow area. The terrace at the second floor is really a nice place to rest, the bottom part of the house with the pool is great to entertain and play.
The location is great, walking distance to the beach and plenty of restaurants and small shops.
However, there was no review | no information on airbnb about the house, but we liked it so we booked it anyway. I asked questions to youri before but he would only give me short answer, no description, or not answer. Anyway, we liked the house so we took a chance.
As soon as I paid for booking, Youri wrote me to say that we will have to pay for electricity and water in addition (2,000THB for 4 days!), cleaning (1,000THB) and give a deposit of 15,000THB.
The day we arrive, before showing us the house, he asked for deposit. We sent my dad to get the money at ATM and then visited the house which was ver DIRTY when we arrived. Youri showed us one maid to take care of it. Then we gave the deposit, and, hop, without saying goodbye or anything, Youri was gone ! We had not the time to ask about wifi (there is), about bbq (there is but we did not use it as it did not look easy), about restaurants in the area. A very bad welcome... However, we finally had the house cleaned by the maid and we enjoyed the house.
Everyday someone came to clean the pool, so it was good too.
When we left, we called Youri several times to tell him at what time we will leave, etc. he never picked up the phone, and we waited one hour at the house waiting for him to come back. Nobody came. But we got lucky, the owner of the home came by chance and we told her the story and said we expected our deposit back. She was very nice, and gave it back to us, minus cleaning, water and electricity (which were very very high for Thai standards...). She was surprised about what we said about Youri and she said she will change the operator for rental of this home.
So if you see this house hosted by Youri -> DONT RENT IT !!!
If you happen to see the same house by someone else (it is not a typical house, only one of a kind in the compound) -> GO FOR IT, it is a really nice house !!!