Stayed at Baan Saitara for about 2 weeks in December with 4 adults and a 2 year old toddler. Stayed one week in villa 4 and the remainder in villa 8. Absolutely gorgeous villas with stunning south east views of Koh Samui. Both Villas are spacious, clean and luxurious…we were often content just relaxing and enjoying the villa making occasional trips into Lamai area for supplies and food. The villas are of quality construction and nicely renovated each with its own private pool overlooking the beautiful vista. Villa 4 is a bit smaller (3 rooms) and simpler while villa 8 is larger with four rooms and better furnished (kitchen with large island, entertainment systems, network printer, desks, nice traditional thai art, etc.). The only downside to villa 8 is that it is situated higher on the hill which means you need to take a flight of stairs to reach it. On the other hand, with Villa 4 you could park your car directly at the front doors.
Each villa is fully equipped with everything you need. From nice wide screen TVs with 100s of English and Asian channels, fully equipped kitchens, and all the towels, bathrobes and linens you need; to comfortable couches and beds for relaxing and sleeping. The villas also have good wifi coverage. At first the wifi and one of the air con units (for the living room) were not working well when we initially checked into villa 4. Ricky took care of these problems right away and had them both fixed by the next day. Villa 8 actually had very goof wifi and had three access points just for that villa.
Very kid friendly and safe environment for my toddler. The villas are situated high amongst the hills so a car is really a must have (and easily arranged through Kat or Ricky). Villas are cleaned daily as well as the pool and staff are friendly and nice. Ricky and Kat are fabulous hosts and always available to assist. They really go out of their way to make sure you stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We were provided free transfers to and from the airport. They also provide you with a local cell phone for convenience and so that you can contact them at anytime.
I highly recommend Baan Saitara for your Koh Samui experience. Just like another reviewer mentioned, I almost don’t want to give this rave review in case it makes it harder for me to book in the future. This is definitely a little hidden gem and a great value.