Chic Rustic Pool Villa with Three or Five Bedrooms on a Secluded Beach at Laem Set, Samui
|Low season1 Jun - 30 Sept||High season1 Oct - 30 Nov, 1 Feb - 31 May||Peak season1 Dec - 31 Jan|
This is one of the most unique properties you'll find anywhere in South East Asia and it offers very flexible, luxurious but casual accommodation, spread over a large area, in a breathtaking beachfront location.
Approached by a long private road the villa has been designed to blend in with the natural tropical landscaping and large granite rock formations that occupy its position on the side of a hill that sweeps down onto the beach. It's impossible to imagine exactly what this property will be like as you enter the driveway.
Once through the gate it's almost like being in a national park rather than a private villa residence. Stepping-stone paths made from Kanchanaburi stone and heavy tree trunks link the various buildings that make up this property, and lead you from one surprise to another. One of the first things you'll notice is that all of the wood used during the construction of this outstanding residence has been reclaimed. In fact complete door frames and windows have been collected from trips around Asia and carefully placed in this home. Just trying to imagine the original homes of these exotic and regal frames adds a point of interest and gives this home a character all of its own.
Floors, ceilings, doors, windows and even the wooden roof shingles are all created from reclaimed wood. A large vaulted ceiling covers the first building which has two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one has an incredible outdoor bathroom that has literally been built around the existing rock formations. Both bedrooms contain heavy wooden antique furniture, including antique Chinese and Indian doors and windows, and this all adds to the overall comfortable and relaxed ambience. The third room been built to house an extraordinary indoor Balinese Temple panel that has been transported from a century old building. Ten metre wide hand carved teakwood panels form the intricate back wall and an open front affords one of the finest views on Samui.
Steps lead to the large turquoise stone-tiled infinity pool with natural-stone seating sunken inside. To the right of the pool is a thatched Sala incorporating an impressive and unique one-piece dining table that's easily capable of seating up to 24 people and which was recovered from a shipyard in Southern Thailand. A gentle path leads down to a small beach which is made private by the fact that the property is so wide and also because the rock formations and reef make an approach to the beach very difficult other than through the property.
As you descend the steps you find another surprising feature. Literally carved out of the hill is an underground suite with double bed, kitchenette and bathroom. A ventilation chute rises out of the rear of the suite creating a natural airflow. This suite also has a pull down screen and ceiling mounted projector with surround sound for enjoying a movie in style.
Going back up the steps you'll find the kitchen next to the indoor Bali room. This stand alone unit has all you would expect from a modern kitchen with the added bonus of antique cabinets and exceptional views. Behind the kitchen is another set of raised buildings. The first contains two more double bedrooms linked by a bathroom and dressing room making it the perfect family suite. A terrace wraps around the outside leading to a set of antique Chinese doors that open into another unique outdoor bathroom which incorporates twin sinks, a shower pouring from a giant granite boulder and a terrazzo bath tub.
The final room is Octagonal and provides the ultimate wow factor. A large spacious open-sided room with a kitchen at one side and a balcony that circles the rest allowing you to look across the beach, the sea and the surrounding islands, the sunset, and the view over the whole expanse of this one-off distinctive property. When the sun goes down another screen and projector, with surround sound, offers an alternative kind of view to enjoy.
From there, a further walkway leads down to the beach Sala where you can find the sea kayaks, practise your yoga or simply relax and enjoy a refreshing drink from the mini bar. If you enjoy peace, tranquillity, and nature in a luxurious setting, where the approach to modern comforts and technology is a little more relaxed, then this villa offers the perfect holiday solution. This is a property which has such a unique style and character that it's not just unrivalled on Samui, but possibly anywhere in the world.
Discounted rates are available for reduced occupancy, see full price list below:
|Bedrooms||Summer Season||High Season||Peak Season||Christmas/New Year|
|5 (Sleeps 10)||$1,300||$1,550||$1,800||$2,300|
|3 (Sleeps 6)||$1,000||$1,150||$1,800||$2,300|
Summer Season dates in 2012: 15 May - 30 Jun and 1 Sep - 14 Dec.
High Season dates in 2012: 11 - 15 Jan, 1 Feb - 31 Mar, 17 Apr - 14 May and 1 Jul - 31 Aug.
Peak Season dates in 2012: 16 - 31 Jan and 1 - 16 Apr.
Christmas/New Year dates in 2012: 15 Dec - 10 Jan.
Prices include breakfast. All daily rates are subject to 10% service charge and 7% tax, an extra bed costs $50 per night. A baby cot and high chair can be provided free of charge. Airport transfer is $50 plus tax per trip for up to seven guests. The villa manager, guest relations and concierge team are on hand to help with queries. A Thai chef is available full time.
En-suite baths: 5
Near golf club
Near shopping center