Beach Front Penthouse with Pool in Private and Exclusive Parkland.
Tranquil, Private, Luxurious, this serviced apartment comes complete with panoramic sea views set in a private, landscaped forest setting, home to gibbons, rare butterflies and wild orchids. There is also a very helpful on-site manager and staff.
The penthouse is a 2 bedroom (large room has a super king bed as well as comfy Ikea sofa bed), 2 bathroom apartment on the Thai Gulf Coast occupying the top 6th and 7th floors of a purpose built apartment building. The penthouse is situated in peaceful Rayong province, 2.5 hours drive from Bangkok. Interior Design of the Penthouse is by a former Livingetc and Marie Claire stylist/journalist. The setting, Suan Wangkaew (Wangkaew Park) is an informally landscaped and forested headland with minimal development enabling a network of trails through the surrounding woodland. The condo's lift takes you to within 10 feet of the pool and 20 feet in the other direction to the beautiful private beach, cleaned twice a day by resident staff. The sea is warm and shallow, very safe for swimming, perfect for snorkelling with a total of 4 private beaches around the headland which forms the park.
Bedroom and some other furniture is made from reclaimed, ethical Teak salvaged from various sources such as old boats. All paintings in the property were painted by a 9 year old Elephant (really!) and the mats were made by a local women's cooperative. We have made every effort to not only provide a luxurious and comfortable home from home for your holiday but also to use sustainable and ethical products wherever possible. Please see our Facebook page (website: hidden) for details of how the furniture was made and an account of how Nopakaew paints because he wants to and not as a gimmick or as part of a tourist show, the sanctuary where he lives does not allow elephants to be ridden or shown in any way but painting and other occupational activities are an important part of maintaining these very intelligent animal's mental well being. Please feel free to 'like' us on Facebook where you will be see lots more photos of the accommodation and surrounding beaches/woods.
The park has a restaurant 5 minutes walk away along some of the 3 km of trails through the woods, provides great food while outside of the park, excellent beachfront seafood restaurants can be found 5 km away on Laem Mae Phim beach.
The nearest bars are 12-15 km away along the beautiful drive to Ban Phe.
Car, Scooter hire and Boat Charter for fishing/snorkelling and visiting the many beautiful islands nearby including Koh Samet and Koh Talu (pick up from beach) and other support and advice is available through the on-site manager.
The penthouse and surrounding park are very secure thanks to 24 hr security.
3 Excellent golf courses can be found within driving distance including Wangjuntr Golf park and Emerald Golf Club - designed by Nick Faldo and Desmond Muirhead.
A National park and other activities such as gardens and orchard visits can be arranged nearby.
The nearest village is Ban Phe, a traditional fishing village - 15 minutes away, Rayong City - 30 minutes and Pattaya 50 minutes. Bangkok is 2.5 hours away, we can easily arrange private transfer from Suvarnaphumi Airport Bangkok for you. If you plan on spending time in Bangkok either side of your penthouse stay, pick up from/drop off at your hotel etc is no problem. National Parks, Golf and temples all within driving distance.
In Ban Phe you can find a Tesco, local market with excellent seafood, vegetables and the renowned fruit of the region. On the main street you can find a great bar (and bookshop) called Christies serving good food. There are plenty of Thai street food vendors and Roti sellers as well as all sorts of things you never knew you needed. You can also leave from here for the island of Koh Samet as well as a myriad of other islands, boat charters and diving trips. We have a great recommendation for you if you want to head off for the day in a speedboat that will even pick you up from the beach in front of the penthouse!
Sayai Bay Penthouse is a tranquil and secluded retreat where you will feel welcome whoever you are. It is suitable as much for families as a quiet getaway. You will experience non of the beach front sellers that can be a feature of Thai beach holidays. If you wanted to you can walk through the woods to a neighbouring beach (next to the park's restaurant) to visit the fishing families between 7 and 9am as they sort their catch and repair nets, blue swimmer crabs can be had for around £4 per kilo, boil them and have with chilli, garlic and coriander Thai seafood sauce for the perfect lunch on your balcony overlooking the bay.
Laundry and extra cleaning service available via owner or on-site manager.
Sayai Bay Penthouse Chak Phong, Rayong Province, Thailand
Additional Location Information
Landscaped and forested grounds surround the penthouse, home to Gibbons, butterflies and birds such as Egret and Weaverbird as well as Orchids and Bhodi Trees. Beaches cleaned twice a day. Terraced Pool with loungers/shower approx 10mx5m.
A restaurant 5 minutes walk away along some of the 3 km of trails through the woods, provides great food while outside of the park, excellent beachfront seafood restaurants can be found 5 km away on Laem Mae Phim beach.
The Novotel Rim Pae is a 15 minute walk and is our next door along the beach. It offers great restaurant, bar and spa facilities for non residents.
Sayai Bay, the private beach directly at the front of the penthouse and 20 feet from the lift is cleaned twice a day by resident staff. The beach is safe and the sea itself is shallow and warm, suitable for swimming and perfect for snorkelling. 3 other private beaches can be found within strolling distance including the beautiful "next door" beach, used several times as a tv/film set.
Numerous nearby islands can be reached by boat charter - pick up from the beach in front of the apartment.
he nearest village is Ban Phe, a traditional fishing village - 15 minutes away, Rayong City - 30 minutes and Pattaya 50 minutes. Bangkok is 2.5 hours away, we can easily arrange private transfer from Suvarnaphumi Airport Bangkok for you. If you plan on spending time in Bangkok either side of your penthouse stay, pick up from/drop off at your hotel etc is no problem. National Parks, Golf and temples all within driving distance.
There is an on-site manager, maid service including laundry and car/scooter hire can be arranged as can "Song-Taew" open sided taxis costing very little. A car for a week will be around THB 1,500 per day inc insurance (approx £30), scooters THB 300 per day (around £6). All these services are available directly from on-site manager saving you time and hassle on your arrival. If you would like us to arrange transfer services, please discuss any requirements and price through query.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Last updated on December 10, 2014
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Left on 12/14/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | Simhne
We enjoyed our stay so much we are definitely coming back next year. Very private and peaceful apartment and surrounding parkland as well as the perfect, romantic beaches. The nearby national parks are very beautiful, travel is easy and the Marriot next door does a good breakfast and the bar is pleasant in the evenings.
Excellent communication and service.
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Left on 08/01/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
a lovely spot, so quiet - we literally had the beach to ourselves most days yet its still easy enough to get to Mae Phim or Phe where you can mingle with other holiday makers should you want to. Great restaurants nearby, overall a very pleasant break.
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