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Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 6 / Sleeps 12 / Villa
Bedrooms: 5  Bathrooms: 6   Sleeps: 12  Type: Villa

1 Half bath, 5 Attached (ensuites)

Voted: TripAdvisor Top Villa Rental on Samui

"We are the Authorized Management Company for this Villa"

Villa Maphraaw is an exceptional five bedroom hillside villa with spectacular ocean views in Ban Tai on the North West coast of Koh Samui. The villa has a magnificent infinity edged pool, an impressive cascading water feature and large sun terraces.

Please note there are 5 bedrooms in total, sleeping 10 guests. For guests of over 10, further single beds are provided.

Special Offers:

• 15% Discount on stays 7 days or more

• Early Bird Discount 10%: for bookings made 120 days in advance (with deposit paid)

• Last Minute Discount 10%: for bookings made within 30 days of stay

• Lower Rate Occupancy: 3 bed / sleeps 6 ($100 less daily, high season only)

• Monthly Discounts: between 30-50% discount (conditions apply | please inquire)

Note: Promotions are not applicable for Prime / Xmas Season

Note: Early Bird discount is not available for lower occupancy rates

Note: Early bird and late stay not applicable for 2 day stays

Note: Promotions cannot be combined

Note: For monthly rentals, electric & water usage may be added to guest account

The spaciousness and innovative layout of the villa makes it the ultimate tropical retreat for large families and couples sharing who appreciate privacy as well as spacious and luxurious open plan areas that can be enjoyed together. The captivating wooded hillside location of this impressive villa provides privacy and seclusion. As soon as you step inside Villa Maphraaw it becomes apparent that this property has been designed, built and furnished to exceptionally high standards. A convenient large covered car port stands on the entrance level of the villa beyond which you will find captivating lush tropical gardens and a charming ornamental fish pond feature. What makes this 650sqm villa unique is its stunning interior design created from natural textures and tones, its unparalleled location, its jaw dropping views and its five spacious and comfortable bedrooms that all have en-suite bathrooms, four of which have fabulous views overlooking the tropical rain forest, ocean and island beyond.

* Elegant design fusing within its lush tropical environment *

The entrance level of the villa, with its vaulted ceilings is the perfect blend of modern luxury and tropical elegance. Comfortable and inviting here you will find a fully functional, open plan, western kitchen with stylish black granite work surfaces, elegant wooden cupboards and all of the amenities you would expect to find in a villa of this standard. Beyond the kitchen is a spacious open plan living area that affords spectacular views of the tropical rain forest, the ocean and Koh Phangan beyond that can be appreciated whilst relaxing in one of the sumptuous and comfortable sofas. The open plan dining area also offers guests the privilege of soaking up incredible views while dining. The elegant hard wooden dining table can comfortably seat up to eight diners and the outdoor ocean view dining terrace is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and marvel at the sunset. Beyond the dining area is a comfortable and private living area can be found with comfortable seating, a state of the art entertainment system and panoramic ocean views. From here one can sit back and relax and feel the stresses of modern life dissolve.

* Spacious sanctuaries to help you unwind *

From the entrance level an attractive staircase leads down to the second level that has three en-suite bedrooms. The master suite has been tastefully furnished and has an indulgently comfortable king sized bed, a spacious dressing area and access to the pool terrace. The opulent en-suite has twin sinks, a refreshing rain shower and a luxurious bath tub. The second sumptuously furnished bedroom on the opposite side of the villa has a large comfortable bed, an en-suite with rain shower and pool terrace. Bedroom three is to the rear of this level and boats a large dressing area, king-sized bed and a luxurious bathroom with twin sinks, a rain shower and a bath tub.

The lower third level of the villa houses two further en-suite bedrooms. Both have very large dressing areas, one with a queen-sized bed, the other two single beds, and a large inviting private sun deck connected by stepping stones around a fabulous cascading water feature fed from the incredible 32sqm infinity swimming pool, on the level above. This unforgettable pool gives the impression one could simply swim off into the luxurious tropical rain forest canopy below and into the sea. Both the pool and the impressively large sun terrace capture the wow factor of the villas impressive location. The terrace has well chosen luxurious outdoor furnishings that encourage guests to relax and unwind. This area is particularly impressive after dark when the enchanting villa lighting creates an opulent and romantic atmosphere.

Rental Rates Include:

• Unlimited electric and water usage (excluding monthly rates)

• Twice weekly 5* maid service (cleaning, linen & towel change)

• Multilingual speaking Guest Manager (English, French, German)

• Welcome/information Pack with the ‘owner’s recommendations’

• 2 x Baby cots and high-chair

• Complimentary chilled drinking water throughout your stay

• Complimentary mobile phone with Thai SIM card (during your stay)

• 48'' LED TV with Internet Channels and Video Club (600+ channels - multilingual)

• Large DVD library – over 250 DVD movies

• Free high speed WI-FI throughout the villa, with PC provided

• Outdoor Bose stereo system surrounding swimming pool area & Jacuzzi

• Digital Safe for important belongings

• I-POD, I-Phone & Android connection to surround music system (with social media capabilities)

• Internet Radio offering local radio stations from every country in the world

• 24/7 Security around the villa

• State of the art Security alarm & CCTV for guest peace of mind

• 5-Burner BBQ with side gas hob

Rental Rates Exclude:

• Service charge 10% (one-off payment covering all services included)

• Airport transfer (per transfer): 900THB (1-10 guests), 1,600THB (11+)

• Private Chef at 500 THB per hr (guest pays ingredient cost + 20%)

• Mahjong Table available for rental at 500 THB per day (minimum 3 days)

• Chartered boat services & island tours (available upon request)

• Car rental with full commercial insurance (available upon request)

• Babysitting, massage & spa services (available on request )

Terms & Security Deposit

• Terms & Conditions apply which will be sent to guest for signature

• As a form of security (and for peace of mind) for the villa owner, the Guest Manager will request on arrival a fully refundable $500 or 15,000 THB (cash only).

• Please note that any minor damage / breakages shall be charged at the end of your stay, at replacement value. If required, damages must be paid and will be requested by the General Manager and paid in full before departure.

Why not stay at one of the most popular villas on Samui!!

You only need to read the reviews regarding the upkeep and design of property to see that although extremely competitively priced in the rental market, guests are still receiving a 5-star villa.We offer guests free nights (5 for 6), discounted car rentals, and early bird booking discounts. These bundled offers, together with the already competitive rates, create a superb package for any guest choosing to book Villa Maphraaw.

We also offer a 3-bedroom rate only so smaller parties of up to 6 can benefit with large discounts and still enjoy the entire villa facilities (the other 2 bedrooms are simply locked and guests have FULL PRIVATE USE of the villa - no-one else is invited), offering much more space than hiring your average 3 bed villa...We can arrange everything for the guest as requested, whether prior to the holiday or during it; massage, chef, spas, day trips, taxis, car hire, etc. The villa also offers a back-up generator for any power-outages which can occur in Thailand for short periods of time on occasions.

Promotional Conditions

Promotions are not applicable to Prime & Xmas Season

Early Bird discount is not available for lower occupancy rates

Promotions cannot be combined

For monthly rentals, electric & water usage may be added to guest account


• 10% service tax is added to the rates (covering all services included - no further service will apply during stay)

• Lower Occupancy: Guests still have FULL PRIVATE use of all the villa facilities

• Extra Beds $50 Per bed / pp. (2 extra guest only)

TripAdvisor property ID 4310010

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Book this 5 bedroom villa in Bang Po Beach today! A total of 12 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 61 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1785 to as high as $5600, depending on travel dates.

The manager responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 14, 2018.

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About the manager

About the manager

John Sonnekus
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Calendar last updated:
14 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bang-po-beach Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Half bath
  • 5 Attached (ensuites)


Reviews (61)

Excellent – based on 61 reviews Excellent
61 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely holiday home”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2013

We are a large family for a 50th b'day party reunion, meeting from UK and Thailand. We booked this villa after all the rave reviews and it didn't disappoint. It was lovely for all the family to stay under one roof. The villa is magnificent: internally spacious, the pool crystal clear and the view too spectacular. The property was very well laid out with a bath / shower room in every bedroom, which gave you the freedom of your own little space when required to relax. The kids loved the DVD collection in the TV room, with the surround sound. The blender did breakdown on the third day but our property manager Ian had replaced it by the end of the day. There were also a couple light bulbs out but we only informed him at the end of the stay as we didn't want to trouble him too much. We took advantage of the special offer on the Honda car (only one available however regarding the special offer). The other vehicle we hired was a Fortuna which was more expensive but seated 7. Both cars were new and splendid and provided us with the flexibility to explore Koh Samui and do general shopping etc. We strongly recommend the small beachside Thai restaurants (cheap and friendly with amazing food) about 1 mile left on the main road (opposite the 7/11 supermarket). The beach here too is great in the day for the kids... The private chartered day trip to the marine park (prospected islands) was a day never to forget - Amazing. Chaweng was very lively and a little hectic for us. Bo Phut and Maenam were more relaxed with plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from.

Response from the manager Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion at Villa Maphraaw. We love having happy memories created and shared at our villa. It is also great to hear that you got to explore Samui and enjoyed not just the villa but your entire holiday in Samui as a whole. We truly believe that Villa Maphraaw is the perfect place for a family get together and to have such feedback from our guests really feels great. Thank you once again and we hope to see you all again soon.

“Great Stay”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2013

We spent our vacation at this villa for our first trip to Thailand. We loved the villa, the images are just as good as the real thing. I particularly liked the peacefulness of the location (in a cul de sac). We did have a bit of an ordeal with one of our children locking themselves in the bottom bedroom, however after a phone call to the manager all was sorted in a reasonable time. The villa could do with lighter duvets on the beds in my opinion although the air conditioners and fans countered this ok. The only thing I could see missing was there wasn't a blender available to make milkshakes etc. The in-house computer was handy to help organise our day trips too. We hired a car and bikes also and no issues there.

Response from the manager Dear D?bica, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is great to know that you loved the villa and we really appreciate all your comments. We now have a blender at the villa so guests can enjoy their blended drinks anytime. We can also provide lighter duvets should the guest require it. We hope you can join us again next time for an improved and perfect villa experience.


Reviewed 5 Feb 2013

My family and I stayed at Villa Maphraw for Christmas 2012. The house is amazing, very well equipped with everything you could possible want. House is immaculate and all rooms were great. I had 4 children ranging from 5 weeks old to 11years and all had a great time. We hired a 4wd which is essential to really enjoy your holiday, house is high in the hills and a bit of a hike on foot. A little nervous to drive but roads were great no different to home. Great local restaurants and bophut fisherman villages nice and close. All local shops are great. We had the house chef cook a thai Chrtistmas Dinner, this was great. Attractions close by: The kids loved the Go Karts, Water fall slides/elephants, Aquarium- tiger park, 4wd bikes, zip line. Fire works Great family holiday

Response from the manager Hi everyone Many thanks for your kind words, we always appreciate such a nice family to stay at the villa. You are of course always welcome back any-time and if you do, you will receive a nice discount as a returning customer, best regards Stuart

“Excellent vacation!”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2013

We are a large family from the us and selected this villa based on the amazing reviews it received from previous guests. I don't usually leave reviews but decided to this time because I just wanted to confirm what a great property this is. We stayed for 14 days so took advantage of the free day, free massage & long stay discounts on offer. It's perfect in every way for a large family or even 2 smaller families. Everything advertised is how it is. We hired a couple sedan cars which were a help but did take advantage of the taxi service also. The beach isn't far at all, across the road from the estate. The villa is a little far away from Chaweng: about 10 miles (nightlife) but just down the road are some amazing Thai beach restaurants to choose from. If you are looking for a more peaceful holiday, this is the villa for you. We are already talking about returning in a year or 2. Thanks Stuart & Ian for a great time and hopefully see you again soon.

Response from the manager Thank you very much for renting Villa Maphraaw Quio and I am happy you had a great time and maybe see you in the future,thanks again from Stuart

“Great Retreat, such value for money”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2012

Just stayed at Villa Maphráaw and loved it. Only there for a short 5 day stay with my friends but just wanted to air my thoughts about this fantastic place. Great value for money compared with other villas yet it delivers on every advertised promise. If you are considering staying, don't hesitate to book... you will not regret it. Cheers Greg & friends

Response from the manager It was great to have you all stay at the villa. Thanks for the free beers and you are all of course more than welcome to return whenever you wish. As promised, you will receive special 'returning customer' rates next time. Take care and send my wishes to you and your friends...

“Villa Maphraaw - we will be back!!”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2012

It's a very beautiful and well-equipped Villa with a luxury design located at the very high on the hillside. Everything exceeded our expectations. 9 of us had a great and unforgettable moment staying at this Villa for 6-day-5-night. Stuart, Owner/Manager prepared a Thai dinner for us prior to our arrival. Hiring a vehicle is recommended to explore the beautiful Samui easily. Thank you, Stuart!! Villa Maphraaw - we will be back!!!

Response from the manager Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon, take care, Stuart

“Very comfortable Villa in Koh Samui”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2012

Was fortunate enough to stay in this Villa for the Christmas & New year period with 9 other members of my family from all around the world. It accomadated 10 people very well with 5 bedrooms all with their own en-suite bathroom. The drive up to the Villa was a little challenging to say the least and a car is essential. The weather was far from settled while we were there & if using the BBQ was not an option then cooking for 10 people was a challenge in the single oven fitted in the otherwise perfectly adequate kitchen. The villa was cleaned daily & bedding & towels changed every 3rd day. Stuart was on hand if we needed any assistance with anything and when minor things needed attention they were dealt with promptly. The website does mention that if you book over 6 months in advance you are entitled to 10% discount. However when I mentioned this, I was told, it does not qualify at peak season apparently! Was a bit dissapointed with this in view of how many nights I booked at Peak season rates. (16)

Response from the manager Thank you for the review hope to see you guys again sometime soon

“Wow: A great place to hang out”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2011

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Villa Maphraaw. We were only there for 6 days as part of a 3 week holiday in Thailand and I can say these were the best days of it. This villa is soo quiet yet you are only 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Maenam. It has been well maintained (looks brand new to be honest) and the view is spectacular. A rental car or motorbike (we went for the mopeds which were fine) is recommended, although we did use the taxi service the villa has to offer on a couple of nights. Trust me, if you are thinking of booking this villa...go for it... from 8 very happy people from the UK

Response from the manager Very kind words, thank you and I was glad to see that the villa was the highlight of your stay. See you again soon hopefully, Stuart

“It's even better than the photo's suggest !”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2011

I've stayed in quite a few villas around the world none come close to Villa Maphraaw. Don't bother looking for a better one you won't find any better i know i spent hours researching so let me save you the trouble. Can't wait to go back.

Response from the manager Many thanks for your review and kind words, Stuart

“As good as it gets!”

Reviewed 17 May 2011

I rented the Villa to celebrate my Birthday with my friends and it was a great choice! It's a very beautiful house, in perfect condition and absolutely clean. When we arrived at the airport 3(!) girls waited for us and guided us to a van that took us to the Villa. Shortly after Stuart, the owner, came by and we handled the check in quick and effective. He also gave us a tour of the house and all questions were answered. The pick-up truck we hired in advance through Stuart was already at the villa when we arrived and the return was as convenient - at the last day someone came and picked up the car (without even bothering us). As the Villa I can highly recommend this service too. Also the in-house chef we hired 2 times was very good at a reasonable price. I am already planing to come back to the Villa - this time with my family. Stuart, I am sure you will read this one day - thanks for the great time and hope to see you again soon!

Response from the manager Hi Jan Thanks again for your review. Was a pleasure to meet you all.

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