MalaysiaLangkawi $$$$$ Rural Pet Friendly
Villa

Sunset Valley Holiday Houses: Review

Langkawi isn't just about the beaches. Some of the island's most beautiful sunsets are experienced over endless green rice fields with the towering Machinchang mountain range in the distance. Guests of Sunset Valley Holiday Houses have this exquisite scene as their backyard.

6 self-contained wooden homes allow you to taste traditional Malay village life without sacrificing modern comforts like a kitchen and a large bathroom with a shower screen (a luxury in Langkawi!). Most of the houses were relocated and renovated, the oldest being the 180-year-old Paddy House.

Each villa features a cozy private lounge area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio. Guests can also access shared areas including a larger dining area, a kitchen with ovens, a small retail store, a barbecue area, and a swimming pool with views over rice paddies.

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Overview

Rating

Not AAARated Villa

Price

$$$$$Rates start at $120-$199 per night

Location

Rural
  • 6 Rooms
  • Airport transfer not available
  • Free on-site parking
  • Breakfast paid
  • All ages welcome
  • Pet friendly
  • Opened 2007
  • Last renovated 2018
  • Check-in 2:00PM
  • Check-out 11:00AM

Photos

Main house, the Land HouseMain house, the Land House
Rice paddy views with the Farmers House in the foregroundRice paddy views with the Farmers House in the foreground
Sunset Valley Holiday Houses from aboveSunset Valley Holiday Houses from above
Resort overlooking vast rice fieldsResort overlooking vast rice fields
180-year-old Paddy House180-year-old Paddy House
Location & views
Outdoor kitchen and barOutdoor kitchen and bar
Seating near pool area at sunsetSeating near pool area at sunset
Pool surrounded by palm treesPool surrounded by palm trees
Pool areaPool area
Around the pool
View of landscaped gardens from Land HouseView of landscaped gardens from Land House
Large grassed area between villasLarge grassed area between villas
Garden-lined pathways and the owners' dogGarden-lined pathways and the owners' dog
Flowering hibiscusFlowering hibiscus
Gardens
Lounge areaLounge area
Garden House exteriorGarden House exterior
BedBed
Patio with pool viewsPatio with pool views
Garden House
Farmers House exteriorFarmers House exterior
Bedroom 1Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2Bedroom 2
KitchenKitchen
Patio with garden and rice paddy viewsPatio with garden and rice paddy views
Farmers House
Palm trees near poolPalm trees near pool
Sunset over the swimming poolSunset over the swimming pool
Sunset over the rice fieldsSunset over the rice fields
Sunset over Sunset ValleySunset over Sunset Valley
Sunset colors over the valley

Internet & Tech

SpeedTest results:
Download speed
9.49 Mbps
Upload speed
8.08 Mbps
Ping
13 ms
These results are an average of 3 tests completed at a random time of day.
  • Wifi access: Free (all guests)
  • Wifi strength: Good
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Power outlets: Convenient (local input)
  • Business center
  • Printer: Paid (Business center)
  • In-room safe: None
  • In-room music player: None

Rooms

  • Very good bed comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Average soundproofing
  • Somewhat dark window coverings
  • No in-room safe
  • Mid-size fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Rain shower head
  • Double Vanity

Room types:

Gate House 40 sqm
1 queen

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom house with separate living area, kitchen, and a private patio. The property has a small enclosed covered outdoor area so small dogs are welcome.

Field House 40 sqm
1 queen

Reconstructed authentic Malay house with large open-plan sleeping, living, dining, and kitchen areas. The large L-shaped patio has views over the garden and rice fields.

Paddy House 40 sqm
1 king or 2 single

Reconstructed Malay cottage over 180 years old with a renovated bathroom and open plan sleeping, lounge, and kitchen area. The large patio has a dining and lounge area with views over the rice fields and mountain.

Farmers House 100 sqm
2 queen

Reconstructed Malay house over 120 years old with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 patios. Large open space with dining, kitchen and living areas as well as outdoor dining and lounge areas and views over the garden and rice fields.

Forest House 80 sqm
1 queen & 2 single

2-bedroom villa with open plan living and kitchen areas as well as a work desk. The large patio features a large dining table, lounge chairs, and garden views.

Garden House 60 sqm
1 queen

Large, 1 bedroom house with an elegant mix of traditional and modern furnishings. Large, open plan area with sleeping, lounge, and kitchen with a dining table and lounge chairs on the patio, ready to watch the sunset.

Field House exteriorField House exterior
Patio with rice paddy viewsPatio with rice paddy views
KitchenKitchen
Bathroom with bathtubBathroom with bathtub
Shower & sinkShower & sink
Bird watching guidesBird watching guides
Field House
BedBed
KitchenetteKitchenette
Seating area in bedroomSeating area in bedroom
Modern shower with screenModern shower with screen
BathroomBathroom
PatioPatio
Views from patioViews from patio
Paddy House

Facilities

  • Outdoor pools: 1
  • Spa services
  • Reading room
  • Library
  • Manicured gardens
  • Barbecue area with bar fridge
  • Shared kitchen for oven access
  • Mini retail store for drinks, snacks and cooking supplies
  • Outdoor stereo with USB connection
Lounge chairs around swimming poolLounge chairs around swimming pool
Parking lotParking lot
Shared kitchen with water filter and retail itemsShared kitchen with water filter and retail items
Shared lounge and reading areaShared lounge and reading area
LibraryLibrary
Communal areas - pool and kitchen

Food & Drink

All guests have a private kitchen with a microwave and stove-top cooking facilities as well as access to a larger shared kitchen with ovens. Ingredients like oil, pasta, sauces, and more can be purchased at reasonable prices.

  • Restaurants nearby: Several

What's Nearby

Kota Mahsuri (Mahsuri's Tomb)

Cultural

A historical and cultural complex that portrays local village life during the time of Mahsuri who, according to one of Langkawi's most revered legends, was a wrongly-accused woman who cursed the island with her dying breath. Set against thriving rice fields, the complex includes cultural music and dance performances, live plays, and a museum dedicated to Mahusuri. The heroine's tomb, a reconstruction of her home, and the well said to be the source of her famed beauty are also within the complex.

1.60 kms (1.00 miles) Driving time: 3 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

MARDI Agrotechnology Park

Farm

This 35-hectare farming complex is dedicated to agricultural research, but opens part of its fruit farm to tourists. See over 20 tropical fruit varieties, including rare locally-grown grapes, mango, jackfruit, and rambutan, all organically grown. Visitors are escorted around the complex on a 30-minute tram tour, making several stops to learn about current projects or varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs. The tour ends with a tasting at the fruit buffet.

4.62 kms (2.89 miles) Driving time: 7 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Taman Lagenda (Lagenda Park)

Park

50-hectares of elaborate, landscaped gardens between Langkawi's mascot, Eagle Square, and Pekan Rabu Pier. The parklands are most famous for the 17 colorful larger-than-life sculptures depicting local legends and folklore stories. The park entrance features a stone wall portraying the tectonic plate movement that formed Langkawi and a map of the UNESCO-protected island. Also, in the parklands are shaded pathways, 4 man-made lakes, and a quiet sandy beach where locals come to picnic.

13.75 kms (8.59 miles) Driving time: 22 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

Monument

Standing at 12-meters high (39.3 feet), this commanding statue is inspired by Langkawi's namesake sea eagle. Poised to take flight, the statue is the focal point of the waterfront Dataran Lang, a star-shaped plaza located on Kuah Bay, and is one of the first sights to greet visitors arriving via ferry or cruise ship.

14.48 kms (9.05 miles) Driving time: 23 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Gunung Raya (Mount Raya)

Mountain

At the center of Langkawi's mountainous landscape sits Gunung Raya, the tallest peak at 881 meters (2,890 feet) high. Visitors can access the mountain’s summit via road or by climbing 4,287 steep steps, called Tangga Helang Seribu Kenangan, or Thousand Memory Eagle Stairs. Climbers are best positioned to experience Gunung Raya's impenetrable rainforest habitat, formed atop the 220-200-million-year-old granite foundation.

20.42 kms (12.76 miles) Driving time: 32 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Insider Tips For Sunset Valley Holiday Houses

  • Minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • Each house is self-contained, meaning guests can do their own cooking. Towels are changed every 2-3 days.
  • Guests are advised to rent a scooter, motorbike or car for easy access to restaurants and attractions around the island.
  • For stays 1 week or longer, a weekly cleaning and linen changing service is provided.
  • Recycle bins are located in the shared kitchen.
  • A small retail store is located in the main kitchen where guests can buy beer, soft drinks, and light snacks.
  • Filtered water is available free of charge in the shared kitchen.
  • Air-conditioning is usually not required due to ceiling fans and natural ventilation. Guests who do wish to use air-conditioning can request access for an additional fee - RM25 (USD$6.08) per day per unit.
  • Other optional fees include: breakfast (RM19.50 (USD$4.74) per person per day), extra cleaning including fresh towels and linen (RM50 (USD$12.15) per clean).
  • Owners organize motorbike hire (RM50 (USD$12.15) per day), laundry (RM30 (USD$7.29) per load), and an in-house masseuse (RM150 (USD$36.45) for 120-minute massage).
  • The property received some negative reviews under previous ownership. Service levels have greatly improved under current owners, David and Gudrun.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Traditional Malay-style homes for an authentic vacation.
  • Views over rice paddies and mountains, especially at sunset.
  • Self-contained houses with kitchens for home-away-from-home vibes.
  • Outdoor barbecue area with stereo near the pool. Perfect for casual group get-togethers.
Could Be Better:
  • Distance From main tourist district Pantai Cenang.
  • Additional fee for air-conditioning, although this is rarely needed due to natural ventilation and fans.
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Contact Details

Sunset Valley Holiday Houses

Address:
Sunset Valley, Lot 2220, Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Baru Teluk, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
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