Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Your luxury destination in Thailand, this newly built Villa 2010 stands on 1200 m2 plot and has been designed to the highest standards to take full advantage of mountain views, capture the cooling sea breezes and maximize the outside living space. Enjoy the tropical garden with a Lotus flower fish lake under the shade of palm trees, sunbath in privacy around the large lagoon style swimming pool with a seated Jacuzzi area with your family and friends, or sit under the large shaded terrace area that fronts the villa where you can relax during the day and sit down for dinner in the evening under cooling ceiling fans. The Master bedroom and 3 double bedrooms all with en-suites and walk in wardrobes have air-con as well as ceiling fans and they all have separate access off the 45 m2 terraced area with every bedroom overlooking the pool. The large air-con lounge has a leather sofa where you can relax and watch Satellite TV and just off is the fitted kitchen built to the highest standard with granite worktops and a center island and a tall fridge/freezer along with dishwasher, built in oven and gas hob. From this room is the laundry with washing machine and a open drying room. The Villa also has an outside open roof garden WC & shower room and a garden bath tub with hot and cold water in a private part of the garden off the master bedroom. On arrival you will be greeted by the Villa's manageress and shown round the property so you know where everything is kept. Lotus Flower Villa is available for short and long term vacations upto 12 months please check for availability. No-smoking inside the property. No pets allowed. Rental prices are based on self-catering which includes a weekly maid. English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Khao Kalok 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bangkok 233 km, Nearest railway: Pranburi 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details outdoors||
Large covered car port with parking spaces for up to 4 cars over looking the Lotus flower fish lake which your welcome to fish in (fishing rod provided). The Villa is enclosed by a high garden wall with electric gates and you are not over looked. The Tropical garden has its own WC and shower room near the swimming pool and a private outside stone bath tub just off master bedroom. The grounds can be fully lit up in the evenings when dinning on the terrace.
The Central Thailand/Bangkok region
The Thailand climate is controlled by tropical monsoons and the weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year.
While Thailand’s seasons are generally divided into the hot season, cool season, and rainy season, in reality it’s relatively hot most of the year.
The oldest and most traditional Thai resort now combines the attractions of a ultra modern holiday destination with the charm and fascination of a still active fishing port. And while most other Thai holiday destinations cater mainly for foreign tourists, Hua Hin is still a holiday resort for foreigners and Thais.
It's splendid 5 mile long beach, Hua Hin provides the highest density of world class golf courses anywhere in Thailand and just hosted the 2011 Asia Trophy between Europe and Asia at the stunning Black Mountain Golf course. Green-fees and other costs are currently among the lowest in the world while course maintenance and services are superb.
While the beaches of Phuket and Samui were discovered only recently and have since undergone rapid and sometimes destructive development, Hua Hin has already been the favourite Thai resort for over 70 years and still very much Thai with such charming resorts as Chaam and Pranburi around 20/25 mins drive north or south of Hua Hin.
The resort was discovered in the early 1920s by King Rama VII as an ideal getaway from the sultry metropolis of Bangkok. The tranquil fishing village was turned into the Royal resort and consequently became popular among Siam's nobility and upper-class.
The construction of a railway line from Bangkok ensured its accessibility and popularity with a wider part of the the Thai public.
But it was the resort's royal endorsement which has given Hua Hin a special character of its very own.
In 1928, King Rama VII built his Klai Kangwon (Far >From Worries) Palace which remains until this today an official royal residence. It is still frequently used by members of the royal family and is open to the public for visits.
Hua Hin continued to develop in its own unique way, both as an aristocratic resort with the added attraction of an 18-hole golf courses, and as a fishing port. The Railway Hotel, today's Sofitel Central Hua Hin, was built by the State Railways of Thailand in 1923 in the architectural style of old Siam.
Many of Bangkok's elite, rich and famous built their own beachfront summer homes to the north and south along the curving sandy bay, enjoying leisurely family weekends in a resort which has maintained its unique identity. It has a population of 84,883 in an area of 911 km?, and is one of eight districts (Amphoe) of the Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
Roads Hua Hin is linked by highway to Petchburi and the rest of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Both central Bangkok and Suvarmabhumi airport are just over 2 hours drive, dependent on traffic.
Rail systems Hua Hin is part of the southern rail route originating in Bangkok. Trains run through to the south of the country and link directly with Malaysia.
Bus There are buses from Bangkok going directly to Hua Hin and others which pass through while on the way to other destinations further south.
Songthaew (public passenger pick-up vehicle) This kind of the transport is the most preferred mode of around the town and surrounding areas. Hua Hin also has an abundance of tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis.
Hua Hin Beach Hua Hin Beach extends some five kilometers southwards from a rocky headland until Kao Takiap, a southern headland where a Buddhist temple clings to the cliffs.
Hua Hin Railway Station This is Thailand's most beautiful train station. The wooden building used to be a royal pavilion in Sanamchan Palace, Nakhon Pathom province. It was rebuilt at Hua Hin in 1968.
Nightly Street Market a popular shopping market allowing people the opportunity for shopping, native-style seafood cooked on the spot and to witness local people's lifestyle.
Takiap Hill This hill, 4 kilometers from Hua Hin town, supports Buddhist temples and offers a commanding view of the resort, particularly early in the morning.
Hin Lek Fai Hill Situated 3 kilometers west of Hua Hin district, Khao Hin Lek Fai or Flint Mountain is 162 meters high. On the mountaintop, there is a public park and scenic spots from where the scenery of Hua Hin and its surrounding area is visible.
Tao Hill 13 kilometers south of Hua Hin, there is a 1- kilometer branch road on the left which leads to the spot with two beaches called Hat Sai Noi and Hat Sai Yai. Khao Tao is a trditional fishing village that also boasts spectacular temples.
Pa La-u Waterfall This 11-tier scenic waterfall, some 60 kilometres west of Hua Hin, is located within a yearlong verdant forest where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found, especially in the morning.
Spirit Houses of Brassiere Beach were, according to legend, built to appease the spirit of a fisherman's daughter who was once torn to pieces and her breasts fell into the sea. She was killed because she was desired by too many men. Until this day, the locals still hang brassieres to the spirit houses, but now they just pray for good luck.
Wat Huay Mongkol was home to the immensely popular monk Luang Pu Thuat was famed for his 'miracles'. Commissioned by the Queen of Thailand, Wat Huay Mongkol houses the largest statue of Luang Phor Thuat in Thailand in a park-like setting. 10. Suan Son Pradiphat Beach, 8 km south of Hua Hin, is a peaceful location which is owned by the Army Welfare Office.
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is the only vineyard in the area is located 45 minutes from downtown. It offers spectacular views, a restaurant and wine tasting of the local Monsoon Valley Wines.
Popular activities in Hua Hin include: fishing, eco-cruising, kite-boarding, fitness, martial arts, elephant camping, Thai massage, spa, cooking courses, trekking, walking, cycling, diving, snorkeling, creative arts, water sports, pony-riding and golf.
Golf in particular is becoming especially popular, with Hua Hin increasingly being recognized as one of Thailand's premier golfing destinations. The town hosted its first Asian tour event in 2009 at the new Black Mountain course, while other first class courses in easy reach include Royal Hua Hin, Banyan, Palm Hills, Majestic Creek, Lake View and Springfield. There are several driving ranges.
Some foreign tourists go to Hua Hin and learn something like Thai cooking or Thai boxing.
Hua Hin and Pranburi beaches has close to perfect kiteboarding conditions. There are shallow warm water, consistent wind 12-20 knots, almost flat water and many kiteschools and shops.
Hua Hin is a popular place for shopping including contemporary art handicrafts, hand-woven printed cotton, silk fabric silk weaving, embroidery, basket making, pottery, wood carving, gemstones and jewelry (including sapphires and rubies). There is also a large shopping mall called Market Village
Most foreign-oriented nightlife is centred on Soi Bintabaht and Soi Selakam, where many typical beer bars are found. There are also the usual discoth?ques, karaoke bars, live music venues, hotel bars and even a lady-boy cabaret, the Blue Angel. The pace of nightlife is much slower than in the larger western-oriented towns of Pattaya and Patong, while the proximity to the Royal Palace means that there are no go-go bars.
Medical Health Care
Hua Hin has a lot of medical centers but the main medical facilities provided are at:
¦San Paulo Hospital
¦Hua Hin Hospital
¦Hua Hin International Polyclinic
¦Hua Hin Red Cross
¦Bangkok International Hospital
Hua Hin and Pranburi Beaches
Today, increasing numbers are traveling the short 200km south to the fabulous beaches and tropical wonders found in Hua Hin and Pranburi, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Although each area has its own unique character and beaches, other attractions like national parks and numerous golf courses in the region can be reached easily.
Although Hua Hin can no longer be described as a 'sleepy village', it retained a relaxed, wholesome atmosphere sometimes not found at Thailand's other popular beach resorts. A range of water sports is available and when the sun goes down there are numerous bars, pubs and local discos offering drinks and entertainment.
From pony rides on the beach and thrilling banana boat rides for the kids (and grown-ups!) to waterskiing, windsurfing and parasailing for adventure-seeking beach lovers, Khao Kalok long beach offers something for everyone. If it's a peaceful spot you're after to bury your nose in a book, or a traditional Thai massage under a parasol, you're easily covered too. It's a great place to take a long stroll too ? or a jog ? especially at sunrise or late in the afternoon when it's cooler.
Pranburi is home to the main water resource of the area, and is named after the River Pran which runs through it. 'Paknam' meaning river mouth and 'Buri' meaning town.
Sun, sand, pristine beaches, the clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, a charming local village, several eco-attractions, and a convenient location just 30km south of Hua Hin are the main reasons for Pranburi's fast-growing popularity.
It's no longer a sleepy coastal village, but home to several world-class resorts ranging from very affordable accommodation to super-luxurious retreats that are spread out far apart to retain privacy and exclusivity. Ultimately, what attracts people to this part of the country is the unparalleled sense of privacy it manages to retain.