There are two beaches within 3 minutes drive of the house, Hat Sai Noi beach with its family beach club, and Suan Son Pradipat long beach from were you can walk on the sand all the way to Hua Hin South.
Within 20 minutes drive you can find several golf courses with the closest being 5 minutes away by the sea.
Thai, seafood, & international boutique restaurants can all be found in Khao Tao within a few hundred meters of each other. No need to drive to Hua Hin town!
The new Blue Port shopping centre, Market Village shopping centre, Makro, and the night markets are all a short drive away from the house.
Several well established hospitals are located in Hua Hin with the newest being the world class Bangkok Hospital.
New and established International schools, Thai schools and elementary schools are easily accessed from Khao Tao and some have school bus pick up and drop off.
Bangkok to Hua Hin by car is around two and a half hours, and you can also go by mini bus or luxury coach from the airport or downtown Bangkok. For a car and driver service they will charge around BHT 2000 one way for pick up and drop off.
There is a fast non stop daily catamaran ferry service now running back and forth from Hua Hin beach to the main Pattaya pier which takes two hours.
Air Asia have just confirmed a direct flight service between Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to Hua Hin airport starting in May, and flying three times a week. Hua Hin airport to downtown is approximately 12 minutes.
A fast train service between Bangkok and Hua Hin is also in the works according to media and govt reports.