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Magnificent Mountain View Retreat with Pool

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

**All quoted rates include our luxury mini bus with driver ( petrol costs not included)**

A magnificent 6 bedroom mountain view retreat with private swimming pool located on your very own10 acre private estate

,Enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views of the mountains,wildlife sanctuary and surrounding countryside.

The large lounge,dining and bar area opens out to a magnificent poolside mountain view terrace where guests can relax by the pool during the day and enjoy al fresco dining under the spectacular starlit nights.Large landscaped gardens and high quality fixture and fittings throughout.

All bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms and king size beds, and there is plenty of room for additional beds and mattresses for extra large groups.Can comfortably accommodate up to 24 guests at a time

Quit and peaceful and ideally located for shopping,local food markets and all local tour attractions.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chiang Mai International 75 km, 75 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Furniture Cots (2), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

High quality fixture and fittings,hardwood floors and large bedrooms throughout.

Spacious living room with bar and separate bathroom.,

Plenty of room for extra beds and fold down sofas

2 huge wooden doors which open out to amazing mountain and wildlife sanctuary views.

Free wifi

Further details outdoors

Spectacular mountain view swimming pool (with toddlers pool)

Extensive landscaped gardens

Large mountainview verander.

Large main bedroom balcony with even more spectacular views.

Plentiful parking areas,large lawns for pitching tents and children's play area

Separate self contained cottage ideal for smaller groups

Separate outsideThai kitchen

Further details

English speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

Maid service inc

All types of delicious cooked meals can be arranged on request.(see tripadvisor reviews)

7 seater 4 wheel drive Isuzu cars and a luxury mini bus with driver and tour guide available

Complimentary airport t/fers for 7 day + bookings

30 units of elec per day included in rates ( +7 Bht per unit extra)

Terms and Conditions

a) Public and Private Liability

The owner or their agent cannot accept liability for guests who unfortunately suffer an accident either inside or outside the property.We recommend this type of cover is included in you travel insurance.Please also be extra vigilant when children are at both swimming pools.

d) Cars

All vehicles supplied by ourselves are fully insured but it is also advisable to add this to your travel insurance.NB If you intend to drive yourself,please make sure you have your driving licence with you at all times.A returnable damage deposit of 5,000 THB is required.

Car usage is restricted to local areas only.Long hall trips to other cities are charged extra.Please advise the manager beforehand.

Late check out times are charged @

250 THB p/hour up to 1pm

450 THB p/hour between 1pm and 3 pm

1500 THB p/hour between 3pm and 5 p

(Flexible in most cases though)

The Chiang Mai Province region

Doi Luang Private Reserve is situated in one of the most spectacular mountainous regions of Thailand near to the small town of Chiang Dao, aprox 75 kilometers north of Chiang Mai.

The area is well known for the laid back and friendly charm of it's people,the elephant training camp,whitewater rafting,bird spotting in the wildlife sanctuary,famous caves,hill tribe villages and festivals,food markets,fishing lakes,rivers and dams and of course,the one day or overnight treks to the summit of Thailand's 3rd highest mountain,Doi Luang (2245 mtrs) A mountainous area of unspoilt natural beauty to behold!


Chiang Mai

Chiang Dao is famous for its caves, mountain trekking, biking, hill tribe villages and markets, elephant training camp, white water rafting and Doi Luang (Thailand's spectacular 3rd highest mountain- approx 2450 mtrs).There are also many amazing fishing lakes,rivers and dams where some of the worlds largest species of fish are caught!!! (Organised fishing trips can be arranged)

** The world famous Chiang Mai X Centre**

Enjoy a great day out at this fantastic resort!

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23 Dec 2013



Many thAnks to Noel for giving us the oppotunity to stay in paradise in Chiang Dao The villa and location were second to none and a relaxing holiday was had by all the family.
The views of the mountains were amazing and the grounds of the villa were kept immaculate. The fire pit under the stars in the evening is a must as is the use of the chefs.We had three look after us and the food was superb and great value for money. Also worth hiring a driver and mini bus for at least three days to take in the sights. All can be arranged with Noel in advance.
This is the perfect place to get away from the daily grind of life. A must for those who want peace and tranquility. Lastly a big thank you to all of the crew who made the holiday that little bit extra special. The tears shed by all when we left said it all.
Thank you Noel, it was very special and will live long in our memories.
Vince, Debs, David and Nueng.

A great review from a great family!
Dear Vince
It was an 'absolute' pleasure to have you and the family as our guests at the retreat and we certainly hope you will come back again sometime.
Your very kind comments are very much appreciated by all the staff,and we send our very best wishes and thanks to everyone for your generousity and kindness during your stay
Best wishes,good health and happiness to you all
Noel and all the 'crew'

1 Nov 2013


"A place I want to go back to"

We spent a week in Mountain View retreat last august with family and friends and it was just wonderful. It is a huge and very comfortable villa, with a view so amazing you don't even want to leave the house to explore the neighborhood! This provides a very relaxing atmosphere. Luk is an amazing cook that will prepare for you meals of quality similar to that of the best Thai restaurants. Noong is an excellent driver and together they really make your life easier. I only wish we will have the chance to come back soon.

Dear Claire
Many thanks for your great review.It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to the next time.All our staff send their best wishes and thanks for your very kind comments
Best wishes to all the family
Noel and all the 'crew'

12 Aug 2013


"Bacon and eggs in paradise!"

Spent a fantastic week with family who live in Thailand. First time we've not been to a coastal resort and first time we've rented a villa. An inspired choice. Lovely house, great locatio… More

Dear Am
Many thanks for your great review and we were very glad to have you all as our guests.
We look forward to seeing you all again later in the year
Best wishes to you and all the family
Noel and all the crew

26 Jun 2013



We spent 7 nights in Chiang Mai and our last 3 were at this amazing villa. Words don't do it justice. The home is incredible and the view is unbeatable. Located at the base of Doi Chiang Dao and … More

Many thanks for your great review Annah.
It was a pleasure having you as our guests.
I and all our staff thank you for your kindness and generousity and we look forward to seeing you all again.
Best wishes
Noel and all the "crew"

24 Apr 2013


"Vacation of a lifetime"

Our stay at the mountain retreat was the best vacation we've ever had! We had 7 adults and 7 children in our group and we never felt crowded. The place was beautiful and the view was amazing. … More

Dear John
Many thanks for your great review.It was our pleasure having you stay with us and all our crew miss having you and all the children around already.They all send their best wishes and thanks for your kindness and generousity towards them.
We all hope you can come again
Best regards to all and thanks again
Noel and all the "crew"

24 Apr 2013


"Hands down, the most amazing holiday of our lives…"

As luck would have it, I stumbled upon the most amazing holiday treasure of my life. After corresponding with Noel several times, it became obvious that he was a gentleman who would go to great lengths to ensure our holiday was something extraordinary - he did not disappoint. Traveling across the world with three young children is a daunting endeavor but we all survived in grand fashion and are better for it. My family of five joined two other families with young children and another friend (14 total in the group). In short, the most magnificent part of our vacation was our stay at Doi Luang Villa and our interaction with the staff, some of the nicest and most accommodating people we've ever met. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Wheng, Ding, Noy, Luk, and Loy. The Villa is even more beautiful than portrayed in the photographs and the view is absolutely stunning. Upon arrival, the children quickly made their way to the saltwater pool, a journey that happened several times a day!

Every day, Wheng asked what time we would like our meals and had it on the table, ready to go, at the exact time! One day, the staff went out to the local countryside and found a fresh honeycomb and brought it back for us to sample; the next day, the children had pancakes with fresh honey for breakfast! Each day, the staff went to the local markets and/or country side and secured fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat for the meals we asked asked them to prepare. Most times, we left the meals to Wheng's discretion as he was consistently able to choose and prepare something spectacular (HINT: each meal, except for breakfast, seemed to taste even better with a 52 baht LEO or Singha!). Each and every morning, the staff cleaned the entire villa and pool. In addition, the laundry service was extremely helpful.

We definitely plan to return and look forward to seeing our friends at the Doi Luang Villa, again.

Dear Mike and all the family
Many thanks for your fantastic review.It was our pleasure having you all stay at the retreat and we very much look forward to your return someday
Best wishes to all the family
Noel and all the "crew'

10 Feb 2013


"We miss it already!"

We are a family with three young children on a nine-month trip and the Mountain View Retreat was exactly what we needed - a retreat, where we could relax and rejuvenate after months of travel. The house and property are gorgeous and the view is spectacular. If that weren't enough, the people employed at the Retreat are extremely kind and friendly. Both Luk and Noy played soccer and ping-pong with the kids and my five-year-old son followed Lung Loy around "helping" him with his chores. There were bikes for the kids to ride around and the puppies made it feel like home. Wheng and Dim cooked amazing and delicious food and we enjoyed their company, as well. The kids didn't want to leave and neither did we! Noel was wonderful to deal with and became an instant friend. After all is said and done, the Mountain View Retreat in Chiang Dao will certainly remain one of our most memorable experiences of the trip.

Many thanks for your great review Amy.
It was a pleasure having you all stay with us and everyone here also miss you and the family already.
We wish you well on your trip around the world.What great adventures lie ahead for you all! and we look forward to keeping up to date on where and what you are doing on the children's your wonderful blog.
Best wishes
Noel and all the "crew"

21 Jan 2013


"The most beautiful and peaceful place we have stayed in Thailand."

This is a gorgeous house overlooking the beautiful Chiang Dao mountain-very quiet and peaceful. it is an easy drive from Chiang Mai. The house was very clean and spacious. We enjoyed many a meal on the back porch gazing at the spectacular view. At night there was a fire pit and it was just cool enough to enjoy it and gazing at the stars. As you meld into the cushy chair facing the mountain you may never want to leave.

Many thanks for your great review Elaine and we look forward to you all coming back again.
Best wishes from all the "crew"
Jan Gino and Noel

13 Jan 2013


"If there is such a thing as paradise, we found it!"

First of all, I am not a great writer and certainly not one for writing reviews. having said that; Our stay in the holiday villa in Chang Mai was short lived. We were welcomed by Noel and his driver at the railway station and brought to what we thought was our accommodation for the duration of our short holiday. We had booked for a chef to assist us for these days, to allow us to relax. And that is what we did, the fridge had provided a few cold beers, the house with pool is absolutely stunning (albeit that the pool is a bit cold at this time of the year) and after advising the chef that we wanted Thai meals (hot, spicy and tasty)we were served meals only the better restaurants could serve. On our third day Noel asked us if we would be interested in moving to the “mountain house' for a few days to experience that. After careful consideration (who would want to leave a great house in a very could location) we decided to accept his advice and go there for the last 3 nights of our 6 night stay. Well, I can now say that if there is a place called paradise, we have stayed there for 3 nights. The house is magnificent, the views spectacular, the chef as good as the one “in town” and the pool area as nice (unfortunately as cold, I like the water to be between 29.5 and 30 0C) as the one in town. On top of all that we had the (mis) fortune of Noel giving us a few pointers on our golf swing in the garden of this paradise (we ran out of daylight to complete the analysis of my swing, but still………….) I can state with a clear conscience and in all honesty, that at no time we regretted booking this accommodation c/w the use of the chef(s). If the opportunity arises we would not hesitate to do it all over again.

Dear Larry
Many thanks for your wonderful review and we look forward to your return.
All our staff send their thanks for your generousity and kindness,and we hope the golf tips will help.
Best wishes

28 Oct 2012


"Great Views - mountains and stars"

A group of 8 stayed for 3 nights, and we booked the minibus + driver/guide for the duration. The house is in a truly spectacular location about 75 minutes from Chiang Mai. In the day time the views… More

Dear John and all the family
Many thanks for posting your very kind review and we are delighted you all enjoyed your holiday
We apologise for the internet and satalite service you encounted,but due to maintanance of main power cables along the newly costructed 107 Chiang Dao bypass,all homes and buisnesses in the area were periodically effected throughout your stay.
Apologies also for the transport problem,but as you know,because of your late booking,we were unable to secure the services of our regular in house driver and tour guide.Fortunately,we have now found a more reliable alternative.(We strongly advise our guests to book our services well in advance if at all possible as they can be cancelled without any charge whatsoever).
Many thanks again for taking the time to post your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you all again soon.
Best wishes
Noel and all the "crew"

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