Sunset Valley

Enjoy a great experience in a relaxed Malay setting.

Sunset Valley Holiday Houses is a collection of beautiful traditional Malay houses, most of which were found on Langkawi Island, purchased from their owners, dismantled and then re-constructed on-site with modern kitchens and bathrooms.. [read more]

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marvelous backdrop. If you are looking for peace and tranquility and yearn to commune with nature in a lovely green landscaped environment, Sunset Valley Holiday Houses is the perfect place for your next vacation.

    Sunset Valley is located in the centre of the island at the foot of the tallest mountain in Langkawi, Gunung Raya. The property overlooks gorgeous rice-paddies with the island's oldest geological formation, Gunung Matchincang, the first part of South-East Asia to rise from the seabed in the Cambrian period more than half a billion years ago, in the distance. Spectacular sun-sets are guaranteed with this



We recommend that you hire a motor-vehicle or motor-cycle for at least part of your stay to ensure your ease of movement to explore the many wonderful attractions on this beautiful island. We will be very happy to organize the desired vehicle for you, if you wish. There are many fascinating attractions and hundreds of fabulous restaurants in Langkawi and we are at your service to discuss your needs, then recommend and/or book suitable outstanding activities to make your vacation truly memorable.

Please note that fresh towels will be provided after three or four days if you stay for five days or more. In addition fresh linen will be provided once every seven days is your stay exceeds one week.

A large garbage bin can be found outside each house and these will be emptied by us usually every other day. Please empty the contents of your bathroom and kitchen-tidy bins into the main garbage bin frequently. Small bin liners are provided in all houses (under the kitchen sink).

Note: these options are NOT included in the room rate and are payable separately.


There are delightful common areas for total relaxation including a stunning fully-tiled swimming-pool. This beautiful pool affords sensational views and plenty of room for sun-bathing on the surrounding slate-paving. Wooden sun-beds and mattresses together with a large sun-umbrella and a teak table and chairs make this a perfect spot to relax. Adjacent to the pool is a lovely pavilion with a comfortable lounge suite, a stereo amplifier with a USB connection for your I-Pod or MP3 music, free WiFi, a BBQ area with inbuilt kitchen facilities and a bar frig. A great place for mingling and enjoying an al fresco meal and watching the sun-sets.

We also have a sheltered breakfast area under the main LAND HOUSE, a professional kitchen area and a small provision shop for your convenience can also be found there.

Optional additional facilities:
- Breakfast, served daily at 0930 hours: RM19.50 per person
- Extra house cleaning including fresh linen and towels:
RM 50.00 per clean
- Air-conditioning: RM 25.00 per day
Note: these options are NOT included in the room rate and are payable separately.


Sunset Valley Holiday Houses: Guest Reviews.
Ranked #6
 of 40 Speciality lodging in Langkawi
Awarded a 2013 Certificate of Excellence for consistently excellent “Tripadvisor” reviews

My 4th visit to Sunset Holiday houses. This time I stayed in the Paddy House. It is such a lovely house. The wood work, the glass and the interior design are great.. It has a small kitchen, but no cooking facilities. If you like to cook you can make use of the big kitchen under the land-house, equipped with everything... More

Our family of four including 2 young boys rented this fantastic place (the Field house) in Langkawi for a week. This unique campus of 5 homes for rent was truly a home away from home for us. The homes are maintained extremely well and include all amenities to make it comfortable in every sense of the word. The grounds include... More

My wife, son and I visited here for 10 days over our christmas break. The Forest house we stayed in was fantastic and the pool and facilities were just what we wanted. This is a very quiet and relaxing place to stay and get away from it all in Langkawi. My only recommendation would be to rent a car so... More

We stayed for three nights in the Farmers House. It is a lovely Malay house, which gives you a very homely feeling. It has a large king size bed, living room, modern bath room, a kitchen and a veranda. The ventilation is excellent, so no airco is needed. There is a small shop at the premise to buy some groceries... More


About Us


David Bradley & his lovely wife,
Gudrun Nienaber

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The Owners
The owners of Sunset Valley are David, an Australian and Gudrun, from Germany. David lived and worked as an expatriate in Thailand from 1979 to 1982 with The Coca-Cola Export Corporation and later in Singapore and Malaysia with Carnation Company and Nestle from 1982 through 1987. Gudrun headed up Reuters in Kuala Lumpur from 1996 through 1999. We both individually fell in love with the people, the food, the lifestyle and the country back then.

We met in Australia in 2004 and got married in Bali in 2008 before deciding to move to Malaysia to follow our dreams. We returned by choice to Kuala Lumpur where we lived in our apartment in Mont Kiara under the ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ program.

In November 2011 we purchased Edu-Cat, a Lagoon 500 catamaran and sailed to Langkawi in December that year. We then lived on Edu-Cat until in December 2012 we acquired Sunset Valley on its 5th anniversary from the previous owners, Andre and Ria, who started building Sunset Valley in 2007.

The Houses
Five of the houses at Sunset Valley are original Malay houses that were found on Langkawi Island. The Kampong House (under construction) is about 70 years old, the Field House is about 80, the Forest House is about 90, the Farmer’s House 120 and the magnificent Paddy House is about 180 years old. All of these wonderful old traditional houses were purchased from their owners, removed from their


original sites and re-built here at Sunset Valley by a team of skilled craftsmen. These traditional Malay houses are built in such a way that natural ventilation keeps them remarkably cool during the day and at night.

The Gate House and the Land House were designed by Andre van der Hoff and built by two different teams of professional builders incorporating typical Malay construction techniques, featuring the beautiful hardwood timbers found in Malaysia and high-lighting magnificent craftsmanship.

There is usually no need for air-conditioning in the houses as the ceiling fans combined with the clever natural ventilation creates a comfortable environment. Of course if you still prefer to use the air-conditioner, which is an optional extra, please let us know and we will provide you with the remote control unit.

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An environmentally friendly property
Our goal is to make Sunset Valley as environmentally friendly as possible. We use organic septic tanks on our property and recycle what we can. We provide a large recycling bin for aluminium cans which our staff trade for some pocket money so please use this “Recycling Centre”, located under the Land House, to make sure that your aluminium cans do not end up in land-fill. The water in our beautiful swimming pool is “ionized”, so we need only use minimal chlorine to maintain sparkling hygienically clean water.

Our beautiful gardens and surroundings are designed to allow an ecological balance with the result that there are remarkably few mosquitoes, as our resident geckos and tokays keep them in check. The native trees and flowers attract many birds, squirrels and occasional amazing Asian lemurs that glide from tree to tree. Bird watchers and nature lovers can find much to observe with frogs, monitor lizards, skinks, horn-bills, orioles, azure kingfishers, drongos, white-breasted sea-eagles, brahminy kites, cattle-egrets and many other species frequently spotted here in Sunset Valley.

Sunset Valley is not a hotel with full service facilities. Instead we offer delightful self-catering holiday houses where you can “do your own thing” without interruption. If your stay is for five days or more we will change your towels every 3-4 days and your bed-sheets once a week. We will also thoroughly clean the houses at the end of every rental, and weekly if you stay for one week or longer. In the meantime you will find


cleaning detergents and brushes in or under your houses should you need to use them. If you would like us to clean your house(s) more often, we will do so for a small extra fee.

Langkawi is a beautiful archipelago of 99 islands with many scenic bays and beaches. You can find your own pristine private beach by driving there or on one of the many boat tours on offer. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants and activities you can enjoy to fill your days, some of which you really should not miss. Please talk to us for ideas and/or bookings. We are happy to help.

Our delightful private and spectacular location right in the centre of the island over-looking the rice paddies and the beautiful mountains beyond provides an abundance of wonderful wild-life and sensational serenity, not to mention brilliant sun-sets!

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Mailing Address

Sunset Valley
Lot 2220,
Jalan Makam Mahsuri,
Kampung Teluk, 07000 Langkawi
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