Descriptions & Policies

Thaidaho Vista is a small and intimate island retreat—with A Million-Dollar View.   We are open seasonally from November through April. With only four rooms, our maximum occupancy is just nine (9) guests.

From December through April, Thaidaho Vista operates as a full service B&B, with fresh ‘cooked-to-order’ western gourmet breakfasts included in our room rates.  For the fringe month of November, breakfast is not included because our Café & Coffee Shop is not yet open for the season.

No smoking is allowed anywhere inside or outside at Thaidaho Vista.  We do not have a ‘smoking area’ on the property.    

Thaidaho Vista is our home, and we don’t smoke.  When you stay with us, you are guests in our home, so we ask that you please respect our no-smoking policy.  Thank you so much!!

Reservations: Rooms at Thaidaho Vista can be booked either directly with us, via our website and email, or via AirBnB.  We are not listed on any other booking websites, nor do we work with any rental or tour agents.  Room rates are the same on both websites, which means booking directly with us will be a little bit cheaper because you won’t pay AirBnB booking fees.

If you book directly with us, we will send you a PayPal email invoice for a 50% Reservation Deposit.  You may pay this Reservation Deposit with your PayPal account, if you have one, or with any credit card.  The balance of your room will be due in cash (Thai Baht) at Check In.  Any additional costs incurred during your stay will be due in cash (Thai Baht) at Check Out.  Because there are no banks on Koh Mak, we cannot accept credit cards or PayPal on the island.

Our cancellation policy is simple: If you cancel your reservation 30 or more days in advance, we will return via PayPal your entire reservation deposit less any PayPal fees.  If you cancel less than 30 days in advance, we will endeavor to re-rent your room.  We will return your reservation deposit via PayPal, less any PayPal fees, for each night of your reservation that we are able to re-rent your room. Your deposit will be forfeited for each night of your reservation that the room is not re-rented and goes empty.

                                 B&B Breakfast

From December through April, room rates include our full, fresh, ‘cooked-to-order’ western gourmet breakfast, served daily from 8am to 9:30am in Kat’s Vista Café & Coffee Shop.  Menus are located in the Cafe and all guest rooms, and are also available by email.  Kat’s Café & Coffee Shop is closed to the public and reserved for guests-only during breakfast hours.

                               Housekeeping

Your room at Thaidaho Vista will be clean and ready when you arrive. For both environmental and staffing reasons, we do not provide interim room cleanings during your stay.  That said, we are always happy to provide guests with fresh towels and/or toilet supplies at any time for no additional cost.   And guests who want to clean their own rooms are always welcome to use our housekeeping tools and supplies, which are located in the Guest Kitchen.  

We provide long-stay guests (i.e. 10 nights or more) with an exchange of fresh bedding every five to seven days, depending on the total length of stay.  We also have beach towels, beach mats and beach coolers for guest use.

BE AWARE: there are no Banks or ATM’s on Koh Mak !

Koh Mak is economically isolated with no banks on the island.  As a result, most business is transacted using cash (Thai Baht).  Further, there is only one (1) ATM on the island, and it is often out of cash or not working.  So… bring lots of cash (Thai Baht)!

If you do run short of cash, and if the ATM is broken or out of cash, you have two primary options: 1) you can get a cash advance against your credit card at most of the larger resorts, or 2) there are many businesses on the island where you can exchange currency if you have Dollars or Euros or Pounds.

Thaidaho Vista does not accept credit cards or PayPal on the island.