Baan Tai Tara 1
Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This stylish villa is located in the centre of a very small fishing village known as Ban Tai, convenient for shops, restaurants, hairdressers, the gym and laundry shops. The villa is walled and gated for privacy and is south facing for sun worshippers. A 4 minute walk places you on Ban Tai beach, with an assortment of local and 4 star resort facilities. 10 minutes drive to Nathon. 20 minutes drive to central Chaweng.
The villa is fully furnished to include everything that you would expect in a quality let; change of towels/linens, dressing gowns, housekeeping/concierge service. The master bedroom suite boasts direct access to the pool and gardens, a large safe, and an en-suite bathroom with rain head shower and separate bath tub. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned for your comfort and also benefit from ceiling fans. The open-plan lounge area has a large dining table for 6 persons with further seating areas (including an outdoor lounge) in various areas of the tropical gardens.
6mb wi-fi internet connection and Ipod dock are included. Beautiful tropical gardens and a sun-deck complete this magical property. Car/motorbike hire, in-house chef, babysitting, private island tours, tennis coaching are all available through the concierge service.
Further details indoors:
2 air-conditioned luxury bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (master with bath tub) overlooking the pool . Open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Fully fitted and equipped kitchen for 6 persons. Outdoor BBQ equipment. 2 sun beds overlooking the pool and outdoor (covered) lounge area. Well-appointed comfortable lounge with big screen TV, home theatre, IPod docks etc. All set within lush tropical gardens.
Walled and gated for privacy. Quiet village environment with friendly locals who have time to stop and chat with you and just a 4 minute stroll to the quiet and relaxed Bantai beach. Heaven!
Further details outdoors:
Within 2 minutes walk you will find approx. 5 restaurants, a gym, laundry, taxis and at least three grocery stores (one is 24 hours). A 4 minute walk gets you to the beach which has a number of smaller resorts with restaurant facilities.
Rental price includes all housekeeping,bedding laundry (weekly) towels (twice-weekly) and complimentary transfers to and from the villa (airport or port). TV, wi-fi, electricity and water usage. Complimentary welcome flowers and grocery starter pack. Villa can be rented as either a 2 bed or 4 bed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ban Tai 400 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Koh Samui: 14 km, Nearest railway: Surathani: 100km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Koh Samui region
The Koh Samui region
The island was probably first inhabited about 15 centuries ago, settled by fishermen from the Malay Peninsula and Southern China. It appears on Chinese maps dating back to 1687, under the name Pulo Cornam. The name Samui is mysterious in itself. Perhaps it is an extension of the name of one of the native trees, mui, or from the Malay word Saboey, meaning "safe haven". Ko is the Thai word for "island".
Until the late 20th century, Ko Samui was an isolated self-sufficient community, having little connection with the mainland of Thailand. The island was even without roads until the early 1970s, and the 15 km journey from one side of the island to the other involved a whole-day trek through the mountainous central jungles.
Ko Samui has a population of about fifty-five thousand (source: Samui Mayor's Office) and is based primarily on a successful tourist industry, as well as exports of coconut and rubber. It even has its own international airport, Samui Airport, with flights daily to Bangkok and other major airports in Southeast Asia such as Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Whilst the island presents an unspoilt image to the public perception, economic growth has brought prosperity, reflecting Samui's growth as a tourist destination, the Cunard ship MS Queen Victoria (a 2000-plus passenger ship) docked at Samui during its 2011 world cruise.
Ko Samui, being in Surat Thani Province, has essentially two seasons; warm and tropical most of the year, with a short rainy season. Unlike Phuket and most of the rest of Southern Thailand which has a 6-month rainy season between May and November, Samui's weather is relatively dry for the vast majority of the year, with the rainy season being primarily confined to November. For the rest of the year, since the weather is tropical, when it does rain, it usually doesn't last long; rain showers of 20–60 minutes are typical.
The Ban Tai area
Events and festivalsBuffalo Fighting Festival One of the best-known festivals on Ko Samui is its Buffalo Fighting Festival, which is held on special occasions such as New Years Day and Songkran. Unlike Spanish bull-fighting, the fighting on Ko Samui is fairly harmless. The fighting season varies according to some ancient customs and ceremonies. The buffalo are beautifully decorated with ribbons and gold-painted leaves. Before the contest which lasts just two rounds, monks spray them with holy water. The winning owner typically takes home millions of baht in prize money.
Ten Stars Samui Art Party A recurring cultural event bringing together art lovers, local Thai and international artists and their new, original artworks. These bi-monthly events, hosted at various high-end resorts and other 5-star venues on the island, focus on building the art community on Ko Samui with presentations by featured artists.
Bowling Championship is an annual bowling event held in May every year. Avis Samui Tennis Open The annual amateur tennis tournament held in July. The Fisherman's Village Festival This five-day festival is celebrated with fun, music and food. The music is usually played by well-known artists and food tents sell inexpensive cuisine provided by local hotels.
Triathlon Event The International Triathlon Union organizes this event every year. This event in Ko Samui draws more than five hundred participants from around the world. The event attracts competitors and visitors as well as locals. This event actually has never taken place and was promoted via a website only.
Samui Regatta The Samui Regatta is a sailing tournament, held every year. The tournament is internationally known and competitors come from as far away as Australia, Singapore, Japan and China. This event, for boats of all sizes and shapes, began in 2002.
Local food in general, Southern Thai food is renowned for its spiciness. Much of the cuisine has its origins in Malay, Indonesian and Indian food. Favourite dishes from the south include Indian-style Muslim curry (massaman), rice noodles in fish curry sauce (Khanom Jeen) and chicken biryani.
Local food in Ko Samui and its province of Surat Thani are salted eggs and rambutan.
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18 Mar 2014
"Small Piece of Paradise in Koh Samui"
My wife Arlene and I stayed here recently for 12 glorious days in March 2014. Baan Tai Tara 1 is a beautifully maintained, decorated and furnished designer / boutique-type accommodation. All the rooms… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. Keith and I are so pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful private villa and your stay in Ban Tai, with all the conveniences and, of course, the wonderful people of Koh Samui. It would be a pleasure to have you back.
21 Feb 2014
"Private Gem in Paradise!"
My husband and I stayed in this charming, private self contained paradise for 6 nights. We loved the open concept, the plunge pool for cooling off and the Thai Touches in the decor. It is clean, moder… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that your stay was enjoyable and that you took full advantage of all the great amenities our private villa has to offer. We hope that you will return.
3 Feb 2014
"Dream honeymoon villa!"
We booked this villa a year ago based on the wonderful reviews and pictures and we were not disappointed. The villa is stunning, beautifully decorated and equipped with all mod cons. The whole place i… More
Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review of our villa. We are so proud of our home away from home and are so pleased that you enjoyed it as well. Please keep us in mind for future visits to Koh Samui.
20 May 2013
"Fantastic! Everything we were hoping for and more!"
Beautiful clean self contained Villa that was just as advertised and better. Just a 4 minute walk to the beach. Dining establishments, massage services, convenience stores, taxi's and scooter ren… More
Thank you for your kind review. Keith and I are so pleased that you enjoyed our private villa and the surrounding area of Ban Tai. We hope you will make a return visit.
17 Apr 2013
"Le rêve thaïlandais!"
Malgré le temps pas très clément, cette villa est un véritable havre de paix dans un village vraiment accueillant! Conçue comme un cocon de bien-être, cette maison est absolument superbe, avec un personnel aux petits soins, qui nous portent vraiment toutes les attentions! Des vacances inoubliables!!!!
Thank you for your lovely comments on our villa in Koh Samui, and I apologize for taking so long to respond to you. It means so much to us to have our guests enjoy their stay. My husband Keith and I are pleased that you were treated well by our staff and that you enjoyed the peace and serenity of our villa. We hope you will come back.
18 Mar 2013
This villa is gorgeous, exactly as the advert describes it...... Lovely beach just two minutes walk down a quite road, restuarants and bars nearby are great too and excellent value for money - especially the mai tai where we ate most nights! Would recommend this to anyone and we will certainly try to go back there!
Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We are so pleased that the villa met with your expectations and that you loved Bantai village. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Jacquie (Villa Manager)
22 Jan 2013
"Died and gone to heaven."
Stayed at this stunning villa for 5 days. Wish we could have stayed forever. The position is fantastic with everything that is important close by; beach, restaurants, shop and massages. It is handy to… More
thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back.
Jacquie, Lee and Sue
9 Dec 2012
"Think of your best dream, now double it and you get Baan Tai Tara1"
We have rented properties to customers for over twenty years ourselves. We like to think we give a great service!! Nobody likes coming second but sorry to say we do!! This property and services offered, is far better than we could ever of expected and what we ourselves attain!! Superb is an understatement, cleaners, pool services, gardeners all on time all perfect. The area is the best we have stayed at without question on Koh Samui. While sleepy everything is there WITHIN 100 metres, car rental, taxi, bars, all run by the nicest people you could find. We could go on and on by for ease like we said think of your best dream and double it. Nothing and we do mean NOTHING beats it!! Victor, a real gem and best of luck with everything you both do!!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We do try and ensure everyone's stay is a memorable one. Thank you for being such kind and graceful guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Koh Samui. Best wishes, Victor and Chai
13 Oct 2012
"Can we live here please?"
We just wanted to express our thanks to Victor and Jacquie and her team for ensuring we expereinced the luxury and tranquility we were looking for on our honeymoon! From start to finish everyone conce… More
21 Dec 2011
"Late Posting of February 2011 stay"
From 13/02/2011 to 01/03/2011.We are going back to Baan Tai Tara in January 2012 and on looking at the web site on 21st December 2011 noticed that the review we thought we had posted was not shown. He… More
Thank you so much for your very kind words. We strive hard to ensure that our guest's needs are catered for and that there stay is a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you once again. Victor and Chai - owners
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