Designed by the multi-award-winning GFAB Architects, Villa Blue View is perfectly named. A striking, contemporary 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom villa, perched 180 metres above sea level in the hills above Koh Samui's peaceful north coast, the property is also located just 800 metres from a quiet stretch of beach.
Guests at Villa Blue View enjoy constant sea breezes and astounding 270-degree views across the glassy waters of the Thai Gulf to the scenic shores of Phangan island and west to the impressive limestone islets of the famous Ang Thong Marine Park.
The intuitive layout is an example of GFAB founder Gary Fell's unique vision. Assertively modern architecture and minimalist designs take full advantage of the outstanding location and guests benefit from an accomplished balance of refined luxury and natural appeal.
Private comfort, ease and leisure are central to the personalised holiday experience on offer at Villa Blue View. The generous infinity-edge private pool literally pours into the soothing ocean vistas and thoughtful inclusions like built-in, cushioned day beds and a state-of-the-art barbecue unit in the poolside sala add to the sense of sophisticated retreat.
Beautifully planted garden areas punctuate the living spaces at all levels, surrounding the villa with tropical greenery, while leading edge technology compliments the natural ambience.
The dedicated AV room features a 60-inch 3D TV with Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese and English TV channels (including English Premier League football), and there's also a state-of-the-art Bose sound system for music and high-speed, fibre-optic internet with multiple wireless access points.
With an efficient staff team catering to guests' every need, including a private chef who prepares delicious Thai and international cuisine, there are very few reasons to leave the stylish surroundings of Villa Blue View. Those guests looking to explore Samui's attractions are within easy reach of several beautiful uncrowded beaches, as well as a range of shopping and dining options in nearby Bang Por village or Samui's modest port town, Nathon.
A timber lattice-screened carport and elevated entrance is perched above the property's contemporary flat, pebble-filled roofs. From there, a unique, moulded winding stairwell descends directly to the villa's expansive outdoor poolside garden and sun terrace areas, the entire space bathed in dramatic island views.
A three-metre high black slate waterfall behind the staircase provides a dramatic but soothing welcome with a water feature pool at its base and a paved walkway leads right into the view. A spacious, covered and furnished relaxation pavillion ('sala' in Thai) is positioned to the left of the L-shaped infinity pool, with built-in sofas and day beds surrounding a marble topped bar, plus a top-of-the-line built in barbecue and fitted cold storage units.
The sun terrace to the right of the pool is furnished with sun loungers and sunbrellas. This connects to a second covered sala, home to the villa's comfortable lounge, dining area and kitchen area, also positioned to take in the fabulous views.
A plush, oversized sofa offers front row seats on the seascape spectacle, cooled by gently spinning ceiling fans. Immediately behind the sofa, a 10-seater polished wooden dining table is the perfect spot for an evening meal with family or friends, served by the staff from a fully fitted kitchen to the rear of the pavillion, separated from the dining area by a breakfast bar that's ideal for morning meals and informal snacks throughout the day.
The villa also offers a dedicated AV room positioned between the main living spaces, with a state-of-the- art 60 inch 3D TV and a media server containing over 1000 movies and 3000 albums. The system is connected to the latest Bose V35 entertainment system with speakers throughout the villa's upper level and is configured to allow different music to pay in the relaxation sala, AV room and main living and dining area at the same time.
Guests descend to the villa's lower bedroom levels via a "sunken garden" where a pre-existing tree is preserved in its original location and naturally ventilated corridors access the bedrooms. Three sea-facing suites occupy this level with stairs leading to a further level below, where two more ensuite sea facing bedrooms are located.
Comfortable sleep is guaranteed in all five of the bedroom suites, which boast features such as huge bedside windows and private balconies, allowing guests to wake up or retreat in privacy at sunset to absorb the inspired views. The ensuites feature the latest modern bathroom accessories and one master bedroom also includes a standing bathtub for some additional sea view self-indulgence.
The fifth bedroom is a specially designed family room with moveable twin beds and two built-in bunks, plus plenty of space for the younger guests to run around and play in safety. The bunk beds are actually larger than single beds and can also accommodate adults if required, while the two single beds can be pushed together to form a king-size double. The room also suits parents with younger children that wish to share the same bedroom. It comfortably sleeps two adults and two children, or can be converted into double guest bedroom for large groups of adult guests using the villa.
Staying at Villa Blue View
Villa Blue View is the ideal choice for a family or group of friends looking to escape the holiday crowds to enjoy some upscale private luxury close to nature. Staying at the villa feels a little like taking a sophisticated city apartment, opening up the interiors and transporting it to a tropical island to welcome in the ocean views and gentle climate.
The villa's stylish furnishings and high-end finishing are definitely a cut above the level found in most short term accommodation. An added sense of privilege also comes courtesy of the elevated location and awe-inspiring ocean vistas, which really allow guests to feel the kings and queens of their own holiday castle.
Attentive but unobtrusive staff ensure no request goes unanswered, and the private chef will happily make full use of the barbecue to prepare a delicious spread of surf 'n' turf favourites. The sunsets are nothing short of magnificent, and there can be few more appealing places to enjoy them than from the comfort of a cushioned day-bed with cocktail in hand.
The ultra-stylish, yet supremely ergonomic designs at Villa Blue View are enhanced by the addition of audio-visual technology and high-speed internet, all of which combine to make this a true 'villa for the modern age'.
** Images and descriptions depicted may include prices, features, furnishings, facilities, services and amenities that are subject to change at any time. VILLA FACILITIES
* Sleeps 12 guests in 4 double rooms and 1 family room
* Private infinity-edged, ocean view swimming pool
* 60-inch 3D TV with media server (1000 movies, 3000 albums)
* IPTV with Chinese/Korean/Taiwanese/Japanese/ English TV channels
* Bose V35 entertainment system with speakers throughout the upper level
* Inhouse SUV or Car with insurance can be used during stay, fuel on guest account *subject to availability and conditions ( apply to new booking from 01 September 2014)
* Fully fitted western kitchen
* Built-in barbecue
* All bedrooms are air conditioned
* High-speed, fibre-optic Internet with WiFi throughout
* 40 KVA Cummings generator
* Staff quarters onsite
* The resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy and the Villa Manager is available to cater to all guests' specific needs and help organise activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as dealing with any matters arising at the villa
* Our Guest Relations & Concierge team will visit guests during their stay (usually the day after check in) to further help ensuring guests have a pleasant stay or address any matters arising at the villa
* Full time staff, and day maids.
* On site Thai Chef (Thai cuisine and Western favourites) with shopping list available on request (terms private tours can also be arranged
* Massage service on request (extra charge)
* Wine list available.
* Bed linen is changed every third day
* Pool & Bath Towels are provided and changed as necessary. We do appreciate our guests help to conserve water usage and thus sustaining our pristine island environment
* Baby sitting service on request and availability
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Villa Blue View Nathon, Surat Thani Province, Thailand
Additional Location Information
Villa Blue View sits high on a palm-planted hillside overlooking the scenic north coast of Koh Samui, just 800 metres from the quaint seaside village of Bang Por, where a quiet beach and calm seas offer year-round swimming and serene beach walking opportunities. The area is also famous for its local seafront restaurants, which serve some of the freshest seafood on the island.
Samui International Airport is around 30 minutes' drive south of the villa and Chaweng Beach is around 45 minutes away by car. The island's main port town of Nathon is 15 minutes to the north and home to a fresh market and a well stocked Tesco Lotus supermarket, as well as a main street lined with souvenir shops and local eateries.
Last updated on February 04, 2015
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Left on 03/03/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I saw Blue View villa for the first time from the sea whilst I was on a yacht and wondered what the view must be like up there. By chance I ended up going for dinner that night in a restaurant opposite from the offices of Samui Villas and Homes - the Blue View villa letting agents !!
I made a booking there and then and surprised my partner two weeks later by going to stay there.
The villa is just as the description, needless to say, stunning. The staff are particularly attentive to detail, especially keeping the place clean and tidy and the chef serves some of the best food I have tried on Samui.
Sea views are the real kicker at Blue View, as are the excellent views of Koh Phang Ngan and Koh Tao which can be enjoyed from out on the pool terrace, in the living area or from the pool itself.
Bang Por is a lovely part of the island with some nice quiet beaches nearby and enough shops and restaurants to keep one from having to travel out all the time for basics.
There are very few negative things to say about the place although the small road up to the villa is quite narrow - which makes it feel more steep than it actually is.
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