Paya Villa is a luxurious holiday villa situated at the picturesque Mae Ping River, just 20 minutes drive from the city center, major regional attractions and Chiang Maiâ€™s international airport.
Surrounded by a tropical garden and edging a large private swimming pool, Paya Villa combines the luxury of a five star hotel with the privacy, spaces and homely atmosphere of a private residence. With an area of 1,500 square meters, Paya Villa offers generous luxury accommodation for up to eight guests
Equipped with all modern amenities and comfort, the villas are delightfully furnished in contemporary Thai style, with solid rosewood floor, teak furniture, high ceilings and air conditioners in all four bedrooms.
The 2-story main building provides generous space with ample seating and dining facilities for up to 10 guests. Upstairs lie the two master bedrooms with comfortable four-post beds, extra deep sofas and large balconies overlooking the garden and swimming pool. The two large and comfy poolside bedroom villas are equipped with four single beds.
So while a larger party or family group can enjoy the ample living spaces, the villa also thoughtfully provides en-suite bathrooms and separate entrances, so that you can enjoy full privacy and independence as well.
Catering is also very flexible: the villa provides two separate fully-equipped kitchens (in traditional Thai style these a short distance from the villas for your undisturbed convenience) where you can explore your culinary skills, or have our in-house cook prepare Thai meals for you at a very reasonable rate. Outside catering is also easy to arrange.
The outside area with swimming pool and tropical garden offers you magnificent views over the Mai Ping River. Outdoor day-beds, garden benches and an own river dock are an ideal place for you to relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery.
Live-in maid, house chauffeur, and in-house manager will be available to provide you with assistance at your request. Van rental is available for your convenience, it can be arranged for individual trip or all day usage.
Embedded into the beautiful landscape of the Mae Ping River, Paya Villa provides you with an extraordinary holiday experience that surpasses the quality of top-rated hotels and resortsTripAdvisor property ID 2103579...Read more
Paya Villa, Chiang Mai Riverfront Home Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Additional Location Information
The villa is located in a small village right on the Mae Ping river bank. Driving to the Chiang Mai city center, airport will take only 20 minutes or less. There are both Western food markets as well as local Thai markets nearby. Five minutes away is Baan Tawai, the famous Chiang Mai shopping district for handicraft, antique, and furniture. Most Chiang Mai tourist attractions are located not more than one hour drive from here.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest train station: Chiang Mai Railway Station, 9.01 miles Nearest airport: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), 9.01 miles Car is recommended
“5-Star Treatment at Impeccable, Well-Appointed Villa”
Left on 01/21/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | JaneReviewed Jan 21, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
We can only agree with everyone else who has left glowing reviews. I will point out several aspects of our stay that were stand-outs. I would go back to Chiang Mai just so I could stay at Paya Villa again.
- Pramort, the owner, was always easy to get a hold of and quick to respond to inquiries, even after we had checked out.
- Staff at the villa surpassed our expectations and anticipated our needs. We certainly never had to ask twice for anything.
- Details, such as drinking water left beside the bed on a linen covered tray, or coffee waiting for us when we came down in the morning made the stay particularly relaxing.
- The house itself was comfortable and exquisitely decorated. We wanted for nothing.
Things to know:
- Chai, the driver, speaks limited English, so though he is lovely and polite, double check he understands what you want.
- The location is on a fairly busy street 15 mins outside of downtown Chiang Mai. Though the house is close to the road, it is secured by a large gate and fence.
Left on 01/05/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 5, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
My family just returned after a 10 day visit to Chiang Mai and Paya Villa. I'll just say it was a first class experience (accommodation, support and staff). We thoroughly enjoyed the experience to "live Chiang Mai and the Thai way", not just visit. The house is as advertised, really top class, very well furnished and staffed with everything you need. We found our time in the house and garden very enjoyable after a long day of touring. The house staff was top not notch, and I cant say enough about Kwan and her cooking. The evening meals at the house were as good, if not better, then what I was paying 3X more for in town. She met our every need and request in terms of food preferences. The owner provided a car and driver for a rental fee as good as what I could find, and it was really convenient to have a driver who knew the town so well. The owner provided me many, many emails with advice, links, etc., on our Chiang Mail visit. The house is 15 min outside of downtown, but we found that no issue or obstacle. It was great to explor the area around the house, where there is some nice rural bike riding to be done. I paid for luxary and top accommodation/service, and that is what I received. We were very sad to leave, and look forward to another visit sometime soon.
Left on 07/23/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Kylie HarterReviewed Jul 23, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
We highly recommend this villa when visiting Chiang Mai with a family, extended family, or with friends.
Paya Villa is a beautiful villa near, but not too far from, all the action in Chiang Mai town. We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) and we stayed at Paya Villa for 3 days with friends, another family of the same size. There was ample space for everyone, providing great indoor and outdoor living areas right on the river. And the house is so beautifully finished and very comfortable - a real treat. The staff at the villa were lovely and as attentive as you desire them to be. We preferred to eat in most of the time as the home cooking was fantastic.
The Villa would be great for families or groups of friends wanting some quality time together away from the crowds. Golf courses are nearby too, for all golf lovers.
Our time at Paya Villa was truly wonderful experience and we hope to go back when we next visit Chiang Mai. Thank you so much Pramort and the staff at Paya Villa.
Left on 01/15/2013 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 15, 2013Stayed May 2012
My wife, 4.5 month year old baby girl and I just spent 3 nights at Paya Villa. I cannot imagine a more superb place to stay in Chiang Mai. Paya Villa is, put simply, a 5 star + establishment. The pictures, believe it or not, fail to do it full justice. Paya Villa is incredibly well designed and exquisitely decorated and furnished. The on-site maid and caretaker are beyond sweet and helpful and made our stay thoroughly enjoyable. Indeed, a brand new air conditioner, which was leaking, was repaired promptly. We wanted a home away from home. Somewhere that provided us the space and amenities of home but some of the extras (i.e., pool, on-site maid and caretaker etc.) that a hotel would provide. Paya Villa delivered and then some. We are already planning our return with two other families. I would say Paya Villa is ideal for a family vacation, honeymoon type vacation and/or group vacation. We would highly recommend Paya Villa and hope others may enjoy this gem as much as we did. We cannot wait to go back!
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