This popular vacation villa is located on over one rai (1600m2) of land at the southern tip of Kata beach, on a rocky promontory overlooking the entire beach and bay, including Poo Island. There is a private beach access, whilst the villa itself remains very exclusive with remote controlled entry gate. Yacht fiends can anchor their boats right under the villa and walk up. Kata beach is well known to et regulars as the best swimming beach on the island during the dry season and the best surfing beach in the rainy season.
The fact that 70% of it is taken up by The Club Med adds to the exclusivity factor, whilst meaning all sporting activities are available. Some of the best restaurants on the island, and the best wine cellar, are just walking distances away (The Boat House, The Kata Grill). Many would argue that this is the best location on the island; private and secluded whilst also right within walking distance of everything you need, and on one of the best but not yet over commercialised beaches. As they say, location is not everything but it is most things.
The house itself is totally unique. The Thai style vacation villa is made up of four main buildings covering over 400m2 of house space, with another 400m2 of terraces. The middle building is two stories, giving the two top bedrooms a complete view of the entire bay. The terrace space is particularly outstanding, with two levels and two swimming pools with cascades from one to the other (one is 12mx5m with a Jacuzzi and swimming jet current, the other is a kiddies).The entire property, including trees and pools, is tastefully floodlit at night to give maximum effect.
The house comprises six bedrooms (four with king sized beds and two with twin singles) and six bathrooms, each with bath and separate shower, and most with private gardens containing ornamental statues. Part of the master bathroom looks out over the bay through an ornamental garden. The staff quarters consists of an extra two bedrooms with own bathrooms. A safe is available for guest use in the master bedroom.
For your dining requirements you have a choice of a large outdoor teak table, which overlooks the entire bay, or the indoor dining area, both of which can comfortably seat 12.
The house was designed for ease of living, and comprises a fully equipped modern kitchen right next to the lounge/living area (it has all modern conveniences, including a large cooled wine cellar). An additional kitchen for staff use and Thai cooking lies at the back near the covered parking area. All rooms have a full, unobstructed view of the sea and the swimming pool.
All indoor areas are fully air conditioned (including the western kitchen), with top of line recessed Mitsubishi Mr. slim lines. Fans are available in all rooms. Small details such as deluxe Slumberland mattresses add to the feeling of comfort, which is always paramount in this type of property. The entire house has been tastefully furnished, with no expense barred, using a combination of oriental antiques maximizing the use of colours, and different textures such as marble, granite and teak, which are used abundantly. Cable TV and computer/internet access are available, as is a fax machine.
Cook & Maid:
A full time staff averaging six to eight people are available to do your gourmet cooking (five star Thai cooking and full western breakfasts with lot's of fruit and juices are available) and for laundry services (a small charge is made for personal laundry items and dry cleaning would be charged at prevailing rates). Barbecue facilities are available as is a decent italian coffee maker /grinder etc.
Food and drinks are purchased from the local markets/supermarkets and are charged at cost (a tax charge of 7% will be added to food and drinks and service is at the discretion of guests ) so the savings on hotel prices are substantial. Menus and preferences can be discussed in advance with the villa manager and tailored to your needs. In general the staff will do the shopping for you under your instructions but you are welcome to do your own too. Again flexibility is key. The general rule being that the staff are available from 6am to 10pm.
Full time staff are on hand for daily maintenance.
The Resident Manager is on duty for special requests and to ensure smooth operation of the villa as is a butler.
Baby sitting can be organized with advance notice and by arrangement with the villa manager. Sometimes if it is a small group and the catering staff is not too busy with their daily routine they may be able to help, but otherwise we need to get extra personnel.
The villa has a well filled wine cooler with a selection of connoisseur French wines available at cost prices.
In house personal massages can be booked through our villa Manager as can tours etc.
Sound Systems & DVD:
Along with a high quality BOSE quadraphonic sound system around the pool you will find a stereo system in the lounge and in the Master bedroom.
Lounge is equipped with a 42in LG Flat screen with home theatre sound along with multi channel cable TV for your viewing pleasure. The master bedroom is also equipped with TV (multiple cable channel system) and sound HI FI system. All other bedrooms are equipped with Sony Trinitron and a limited satellite TV system (as provided in the hotels).
Computer & Internet:
In the master bedroom a desk top computer with flat screen and connection to ADSL is provided free of charge to guests.
Free WIFI ADSL Internet Access:
As mentioned above the villa is equipped in the master bedroom with a decent desk top computer with flat screen and printer with internet access for free usage of guests. For those who wish to bring their wifi enabled laptops they may continue working around the pool or from any of the bedrooms and lounge as the villa is connected.
Airport Pick-up and Drop-off:
Airport pick-up and drop-off will be arranged by the Resident Manager. This service if required is charged strictly at cost and added to the guests bill for food and drinks and sundries consumed at the villa. However, please note: if the arrival times of the guests are staggered we will have to charge extra per journey as it involves many return trips to the airport which is forty minutes away....Read more
Left on 02/02/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | PT14Reviewed Feb 2, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
The villa was everything it promised to be. The staff went above and beyond our expectations. We have already recommended the villa to various people who are seriously interested. The only issue we had was with the payment of the "included return airport transfer" Villa Getaways had included this in our booking but the villa staff advised that this was not the usual arrangement. We were able to provide proof and they waived the fee, but will need to be followed up with Villa owner. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.
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