Baan Rim Bueng ( "the house by the lake") provides exceptional accommodation of an outstanding nature, for families and couples looking for a private property with its own swimming pool. With sleeping accommodation for up to 6 adults in the 3 King sized bedrooms, each with full air conditioning and ceiling fans, as well as 3 bathrooms/w.c's, the master having its own en suite, the villa is never crowded and gives a sense of space and comfort at all times.The villa is beautifully furnished throughout creating an extremely welcoming atmosphere as soon as you enter. Quality and authentic artwork decorates the villa walls with additional framed silk prints depicting Thai elephants, each from Jim Thompson, "The Silk Company" along with beautiful scatter cushions to the living room sofa suite, from the same. A stunning solid granite dining table of 2.5 metres in length provides dining for 8 persons with an additional 6 seater round dining table outside to the pool terrace. An extensively stocked book shelf with wide selection of books, DVD's and Cd's DVD's is on display, please help yourself during your stay.The gardens and grounds are very large and give a great sense of space, particularly from the pool and terrace viewpoint. The main part of the pool itself is in full sun from the morning through to late afternoon, though the terraces are in constant shade along with the covered area of the kids play pool, which is no deeper than 37cm. The main pool swimming area starts at 115 cm and deepens to 145 cm having a tiled seating shelf to one side with a feature plunge box extending down to 253 cm at the far corner of the pool.The whole terrace has the advantage of overhead ceiling fans for cooling, enjoy a good book while relaxing in the swing cage chair by the pool. The pool then falls into pleasant shade around 5.00 pm making swimming for all safe from the suns rays.The photo gallery displays each bedroom and bathroom available with further images of the dining and living areas and kitchen.A large walk in storage and utility room is situated off the kitchen with second fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The storage room has a wealth of kitchen items, utensils, high quality cooking pots and pans, glassware, cutlery, crockery and a full set of Ikea kids plastic food sets and drinking beakers. Beach bags and beach mats are also provided or you along with col,er boxes and ice packs.
Situated in Maenam, Ko Samui, Suratthani province, Thailand
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Maenam - with palm trees in the beach for shade 2.3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Koh Samui 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Please contact the owner|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||King Beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Koh Samui is Thailand's jewel in the Gulf of Thailand. With beautiful beaches, often with palm trees in the beach giving shade, and excellent views of other islands, the island is regarded as a premier resort. It lies close to the Angthong Marine Park, where trips can be arranged, and close to the island of Koh Phangan, the original setting of the novel The Beach. The central hills provide superb views over the coast and the marine park, and there are lots to see on this small island. The dining facilities are second to none, ranging from chic and expensive, to cheap tasty, locally cooked Thai food. A great choice for an exciting but relaxing holiday, unspoilt by the tawdriness of other major Thai resorts.
Google Map coordinates: 9.555470646602878,99.9924087524414
Ideally suited for families and couples looking for a more independent holiday with the comfort and convenience of a private holiday villa with all the expected creature comforts from home. Relax and feel free to plan your days around your own schedule as opposed to hotel times. Enjoy the private on site residents gymnasium and your very own swimming pool and simply sit back and take in the peace and quiet, you will find this option of holidaying a rewarding one and certainly very economical.
Google Map coordinates: 9.555470646602878,99.9924087524414
The villa is situated approx. 2.3 km's away from the village of Maenam on the North Coast of Koh Samui, only 20 - 30 minutes from the boutique airport, in our VIP Minibus, with flights from Bangkok International Airport available every hour with Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways.
For visitors from Hong Kong and Singapore, direct flights into Koh Samui are available from Bangkok Airways.
Maenam village runs along a 4 km stretch of the ring road with a pleasant cosmopolitan feel to it as many expatriates have settled in this area and opened up cafes and restaurants, indeed the local Italian, CafÃ© e Cucina, is one of the best on the island.
Shopping, Taxis and Services
From the ring road, there is access to regular taxi services, internet cafes, Hair and beauty salons, Thai massage and reflexology boutiques, opticians, a 24 hour 7 - 11 food store, tailors, traditional Thai market, banks with ATM cash machines and foreign exchanges, medical centre, Thai and western restaurants with takeaway options, a great beach and numerous relaxing beach front bars and cafes.
(2.3 km's away from the villa - 5 minutes by car/scooter or a 15 - 20 minute walk)
Maenam Beach, which is just behind the main shops in the village and a mere 5 minute walk from the does not have the mass influx of tourists each day hence it is popular with couples and families seeking something a little more relaxed.
Dining and Spa Treatments in Maenam and the surrounding area
For your fine dining you can choose from a wide range of high end resorts for alfresco venues such as Zazen Boutique Resort or Ocean 11, two of the islands finest restaurants, or alternatively you can enjoy the Samui of old with its more traditional and simple Thai resorts and beach restaurants offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For Spa treatments, there is an abundance of options, from the simple beach massage and pedicure services to the very finest in self indulgence, you can also have a private massage treatment in the privacy of your own villa, conducted by a fully qualified masseuse, just make a request a day or 2 before.
The main centre of Chaweng with its large supermarkets is around 20 minutes by car.
Golfing at its best
Located less than 10 minutes drive away from the villa is the renowned and challenging 18 hole Santi Buri Championship Golf Course and Country Club enjoying spectacular sea views of the island from its unique viewpoint.
Access to the neighboring islands
A number of piers are situated in this area running regular services to Koh Phangnan and Koh Tao. Water sports on this beach are popular thanks to the windy shore, why not try your hand at kite-surfing or windsurfing? The kite-surfing school operates from this beach.
Weather & Climate
Thailand is fast becoming a country to be visited all year round.
Koh Samui benefits from a good weather season of about 10 months of the year.
The 'dry' season is generally from January till May and July through to September. Temperatures regularly reach 30 to 35 degrees till May and then 35 to 40 degrees till September with odd showers from July to September.
The 'wet' season is generally from mid October to mid December when temperatures are around the 25 to 30 degree mark.
November is often regarded as the 'monsoon" season, though the heavy rains that come at this time are generally only for a few hours at a time, with many days in between blessed with sunny spells.
Tropical rain showers may occur late December and early January.
As with all weather predictions in this ever changing world of climate irregularity, you can never be absolutely sure and the weather can catch us out but we hope this gives you a helpful guide nonetheless.
(Please note, the weather predictions for Koh Samui are very different to those of Phuket and Krabi, which experience different seasons due to their location in the country). Do make specific enquires with your travel agent and ensure you are getting the right information, especially if you intend to partake in activities such as scuba diving, sailing, general water sports and golfing.