This was an excellent weekend retreat for us. The open air concept of the home was very inviting and refreshing. Our room was very comfortable. Best sleep I’ve had in weeks. Elsie was very welcoming and we really enjoyed sketching and painting with her. My daughter got really attached to Floyd and Jackson. We really felt at home here and plan to come back with friends.
— Candis (USA)
A peaceful and recharging retreat!
Elsie is a wonderful host! Her priority is your comfort. There is plenty of space at Elsie Evan’s Art retreat to hang out by the pool, sit and relax on the couch and tables, or in the atelier. The art area is open 24 hours. Breakfast was fantastic everyday. Elsie had a range of food set out and I was also able to make up my own meal from the choice of other food in the kitchen. I also ate lunch and dinner there, either cooked communally or ordered in. Over the weekend I enjoyed the quiet surroundings, and was able to access transportation to and from the retreat to anywhere I needed to go. There are many beautiful beaches in the surrounding area, accessible by walk, moto or car. I was also able to go to the Tree Roots Retreat and Centre just 10 minutes walk away to use their gym and borrow books. As I live in Bangkok, it was very easy to get a mini van from Ekkamai bus station to Ban Phe. Elsie’s organised a pick up for me from town.
— Aarti (London/Bkk)
I stayed here for two nights stopover on a businesstrip in the Rayong province. I was very warmly welcomed by the host team, and enjoyed a wonderful time in a beautyful resort, individually furnished with passion for detail. For breakfast I could choose between a variety of dishes, including fresh fruits from the area around and fresh coconut. Having the chance to join a BBQ dinner in the evening with other guests was the perfect end of day. I really enjoyed my stay here, as you can relax on your own, or meet other quests in the huge lounge at the pool.
— Ulricht (Germany)
What a great place to stay! We started our trip with our familie through Thailand here and had the best welcome we could have wished for! Beautifull house, gorgious and clean room’s, super pool, great art lessons for our daughter and the best service & hospitality! Very kids friendly. Thank you very much for a great time Elsie and Peter!!!
— Angelique and family (Netherlands)
My family and i visited twice in a span of 3 weeks- we love the homely and warm vibe which only Elsie can pull off so effortlessly. The first visit we focused on relaxing and on our second we managed some activity by visiting the nearby waterfalls which were really lovely and def worth a visit.
Whether you want a quiet holiday or an active one this is the place to go. Laze in the quaint rooms with uber comfy beds, soak up the sun by the pool or let your creative side shine with some art in the beautiful art studio.....in the evening enjoy the company of Elsie and her sons and any other guest there for a great impromptu party that keeps on going!
Great place and we look forward to visiting again!!
— Nilanjana (BKK)
Paradize on earth. A fantastic place created by a wonderful person, Elsie. A retreat for your soul, your mind and your body. Thanks you so much Elsie for your hospitality. We feel at home at your place and will definitely come back... before the next Rayong marathon !
— Servane (France/Bkk)
Elsie, we had such an amazing time at your retreat. You’ve inspired the girls. I came home from work and found this (picture of children sketching). Audrey has painted some cookies and Katy started sketching in her Chatachuk sketch book (which has never been used). Katy is even planning to create an art desk in her room!
— Ken (Usa/Bkk)
We will gladly come again.
The main house and the annexe with 4 other guest rooms are very modern and stylish. It’s all very clean and you just like being here. Whether beds, pool, pillows: here, someone has thought a lot. We felt very welcome with a small child. Top.
— Martin and family (Germany)
The reception of the staff was absolutely amazing. One felt like a good friend with them at once. They pushed around to sights and adventures. The room we had was large and spacious with good air conditioning also really well tidy.
The garden was amazing and well planned. The house was like a dream.
— Analisa & Kai (Sweden)