Baan Levadee is situated in the Santikhiri estate and offers total seclusion and privacy. The villa comprises of an air conditioned, open plan living space that opens to a wooden deck area with stunning seaviews.?? This villa would ideally suit an individual or couple wishing to get away from it all and enjoy nature at its best.
Baan Leelavadee is crafted right into these granite hills, between huge boulders, and the stairs organically following the natural rocky curves. It's presence at once grounds you and uplifts you, balancing the soaring wooden roof above with the expanse of island-dotted seascape to the west and south, forming a seamless ying-yang of earth and water, nature and nurture.
You feel this sense of balance between the elements everywhere: the extensive gardens blooms with diverse botanical treasures lovingly planted and cared for, while at the same time the wild forest trees purposefully form an integral part of the landscape, providing homes and playgrounds for the many local birds and the occasional squirrel.
Baan Leelavadee offers much, but imposes nothing: private, but within easy reach to everything on Samui, giving you independence but with full seclusion, as well as security. You can choose to enjoy the detail of fine workmanship in the finish and appointments, or soak in the big picture view of the Gulf of Thailand.
You can hang out at the delightful community horizon pool just a few minutes from the house, or enjoy the easy ocean access and beachcombing on the nearby deserted south coast. You can order your meal prepared for you in the villa, explore local Thai eateries, shop and cook for yourself, or dine at one of many high-end dining options at nearby resorts. You may choose to book a massage in any of Samui's fine wellness sanctuaries, or find yourself simply sitting in the garden to listen to the buzz of the cicadas.
From the top of this high lot to the house itself it's a plant-stopping meander along pathways lined with exotic gingers, palms, forest ferns, orchids, carnivorous plants and spanish moss. But it's a fairly long walk nevertheless. Please consider this if you are coming with small children, or if you have any challenges walking up and down steps. Or slow down, and take your time. There is much to enjoy in the carefully planted garden. Around any bend you may come across a stone bench for meditation or to take in the view, or a perfectly positioned water feature to slow you down and bring you into the moment.
While fronted by sliding doors and windows to shield from any occasional winds or showers, the house can also be opened up to take in the delightful breezes and to the sounds of birds, squirrels and the sea far below.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Leam Set beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Koh Samui international airport 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
We are located 40 minutes south of Chaweng and 10 minutes south of Lamai, in Hua Thannon, Koh Samui. Our villas are very easy to find, as you can just follow the signs for the Kamalaya Resort and the Butterfly Gardens that are found on all the roads around the island.
Driving from the airport you get onto the ring road going south by passing the main holiday town of Chaweng. Stick to the ring road south to Lamai, by pass Lamai to Hua Thanon. The road makes a distinct right turn at the end of the village to head north 200 meters turn left towards Bang Kao. Follow sighs to the Tiger Zoo, Butterfly Garden, past the Centara Resort. steep climb up over and almond past the award winning holistic spa Kamalaya. Road dips for 200 meters then on the right hand side is a vertical material sign saying 'SANTIKHIRI'. The villa number is Plot 23.
We are just a two minute drive from Kamalaya, a famed world-class resort with restaurants and a renowned spa and award-winning wellness center, providing the best in massage and natural health treatments.
There are at least ten restaurants near your holiday villa, covering every price range within five or ten minutes by walking or by car or motorbike. In your area you will also find resort bars and simple local bars, traditional thai massage shops, laundry services, and mini-marts. In the same ten minute range is the butterfly garden full of the local varieties of butterflies, a tiger zoo, and an aquarium featuring tropical fish. The beach overlooked by your holiday villa has access points from the main road. The ocean there is shallow for the first hundred meters, and then becomes deep, making it perfect for walks or for small children. Beach access is also easy through the local Shasa, Centara, and Samui Orchid resorts, which all have restaurants and other facilities available to outside visitors.
A section of the beach that is better for swimming is just five minutes away, down a one hundred meter path from the local restaurants, grills, and bars. In addition to the local resorts, restaurants, and bars, just a five minute drive by car is the nearest village, Baan Hua Thanon. Hua Thanon is a traditional Koh Samui fishing village, with fishing boats along the beach. It has a local market with fresh fruits and vegetables and freshly caught fish, and a well-known local seafood restaurant serving a great variety of seafood delights.
Just ten minutes away is Bang Khao, from which you can take a fifteen minute boat ride to the neighboring islands of Koh Tan and Koh Matsum. These islands are part of the ocean-view you see from villas located on the front of our hill. There you will find coral reefs where you can snorkel and view colorful tropical fish.
There are also two waterfall parks within 15 minutes by car, with hiking trails for day trips or picnics.