*Total 'WOW' factor panoramic views*
Baan Kuno occupies a stunning location on the North shore of Koh Samui in Bophut Hills and enjoys incredible ocean views of both Chaweng and Bophut. Despite its hill top location Baan Kuno is very easy to reach by car without any white knuckle driving moments.
*Open-plan airy chic design*
The off road parking area at the entrance to the villa has ample space for two large cars. From the parking area the villa is reached through two impressive teak doors that lead onto a stepping stone path that meanders across the beautifully landscaped lush tropical gardens. A flight of stairs leads up to the main entrance hall that is light and airy and has some attractive artworks on its walls. From here double doors open up onto the open plan living, dining and kitchen area as well as the pool terrace.
The fully equipped modern, western style kitchen has a large fridge freezer with drinks dispenser, a built in electric fan oven, a microwave and a three ring gas hob. The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a breakfast bar that can seat up to four.
The dining area has a large teak dining table that can comfortably seat up to six diners. The living area has a glass wall to the front aspect from where the spectacular views can be enjoyed as well as a comfortable L shaped sofa, a flat screen TV with surround sound and a DVD player.
*Suntrap haven with plenty of shaded retreats*
The infinity swimming pool also offers incredible views. The large pool terrace has non slip tiles and four comfortable sun loungers. There is a guest WC and rain shower next to the pool and the concertina glass doors between the terrace and the living area open fully to provide the ultimate indoor outdoor living experience. The terrace then extends across the width of the lounge and is flanked by glass safety walls so the view is not interrupted.
*Private spacious ensuite bedrooms providing the perfect private space*
The upstairs master bedroom can be found across from the lounge. This room also has a balcony to the front aspect with glass safety walls. From here the view is breathtaking. This bedroom has a large and comfortable bed, behind which is a useful office area. The en-suite bathroom has his and hers sinks as well as a rain shower and private WC. From here a split level staircase takes you past a large window where more incredible views can be enjoyed to the lower level.
The second master bedroom, directly below the first, has all of the same features and is the same in size and layout as the one above. Both these rooms have been tastefully decorated with wooden artworks created by an artist from Chiang Mai. Both rooms also benefit from flat screen TV's and DVD players and jaw dropping views of both the gardens and the ocean.
The third bedroom, found on this level, is a twin bedroom with its own ocean view balcony and en-suite bathroom. The forth bedroom can be found to the rear of the lower level and has a double bed and en-suite bathroom and garden view balcony. Each of the bedrooms has a rechargeable torch, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
There is a large store room on this level that houses batteries that are charged from the state of the art solar paneling system. This is an especially useful feature during times when the island experiences power cuts as well as being eco friendly. There is fifth bedroom with a comfortable single bed and garden views. Steps from here lead past the staff quarters and onto the garden that has large BBQ and dining terrace with beautiful ocean views. This property has been beautifully designed and has high end fixtures and fittings.
*Interior design with a touch of class*
The tasteful décor throughout the property has been handpicked by the owners who have paid great attention to details. The property is light and breezy and offers a great deal of privacy. The layout of this property makes it ideal for couples sharing and will be especially attractive to those who care about the environment.
Rental Rates Include:
• Applicable booking charges and VAT
• Unlimited electric and water usage
• Fulltime resident on-site staff (daily cleaning / maid service
• Bed linen changed twice weekly, pool towels changed as necessary.
• Daily Maid service
• Chef Service: Complimentary for beakfast & lunch (food cost on guest account)
• English speaking Guest Manager
• Welcome/information Pack with the 'owner's recommendations'
• Airport transfers (one each way complimentary). Additional $45 / transfer
• Baby cot and highchair
• Free WI-FI throughout the villa
• Digital Safe for important belongings
• 24/7 Security around the villa
• Special discounts for rental car hire, up to 25% off
Rental Rates Exclude:
• Service charge 10% (one-off payment covering all services included)
• Private Chef (evening) @ 1,000 THB per setting + food cost
• Car rental can be arranged with full insurance coverage
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Plai Laem 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Koh Samui 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Koh Samui is the rare gem of the Gulf of Thailand. Conserving the idyllic simplicity of a tropical hideaway, it is mostly characterized by its powdery white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and welcoming locals where you will delight yourself in a late-day Robinson Crusoe experience in comfort.
In such an idyllic setting the temptation is simply to laze peacefully on the beach and soak up a tropical sun tan. But if you want more there are amenities for water sports, such as windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. The coastal waters are exciting to explore and are especially rich in shoals of brightly coloured fish and exotic coral formations.
The largest and most popular beaches on Samui are Chaweng, Lamai, Bo Phut and Maenam. For those looking for a quieter place to spend their holiday or business trip, there is another twenty or so other beaches to choose from.
Laem is on the North East shore of Koh Samui just after the famous Big Buddha Temple. This relatively undeveloped area has fantastic views of Koh Phangan and a handful of five star resorts and spas hidden along its bays.
There is a lovely stretch of beach in Plai Laem. The water is very shallow, so although this beach is not the ideal place to go and have a swim, it is great for a long sunset walk, or for a remote picnic and it is a superb choice for families with small children. The easiest way to get to this less than obviously accessible beach is to drive past Big Buddha heading towards Choeng Mon you will find a turning on your left in between a Family Mart and a 7-11. Go down this road past Pureshores resort and the Silver Bullet Bar. Over a small bridge the road splits into two either side of a large red building that is up for rent. Take the left fork and then take your first left down a little road that goes to nowhere other than the beach and has a small rental resort at the end of it. Park here, go down to the beach and turn right. This long stretch of beach will take you past the home of the Black Moon Party and is a little messy with litter in places but if you keep going you will find some amazing remote coves that are flanked by virgin jungle and offer super views of two little islands and the north shore of Koh Samui. There are no bars or restaurants here, so take a snack and some cold drinks, sit back and relax and enjoy the sound of the lapping of the waves and the birds in the trees because these are the only sounds you will hear, other than the odd plane going over.
Other than the restaurants in the hotels and spas there are only a handful of local restaurants but the food is fresh and very reasonably priced.
There is an interesting and fairly new temple in Plai Laem that features a huge white eighteen arm image of the Guanyin Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. This is an active temple where Buddhists regularly visit to pay homage to Guanyin and other Buddhist images that have been constructed around a large lake that is teaming with fish. Fish food can be brought here for a small donation to the temple if you want to see a feeding frenzy and there are small paddle boats for hire if you want to go out around the lake. Another interesting feature of the temple is a large laughing Buddha statue that has incredible carved teak doors and an elaborate ceremonial hall.
There is little in the way of shopping in Plai Leam but it does have a handful of small local market stalls and convenience stores.
Plai Laem is four kilometers away from the airport, seven kilometers away from Tesco Lotus ad six kilometers away from Chaweng beach.