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Jacquie Pinnell

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Jacquie Pinnell

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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February 26, 2015
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Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


Surin beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

An exceptional villa, sleeps up to 18, includes mini-bus with driver, and chef.

Villa Sanyanga is a seven bedroom, seven bathroom villa in an exclusive private residential development on the hill above Surin beach, on the north-west coast of Phuket, Thailand. There are fabulouse panoramic sea views over the Andaman sea, and Bangtao Bay.

There is a beautiful private infinity pool, and several outdoor dining areas, a typical Thai Sala by the pool, with revolving table, and sun loungers. The villa can comfortably accommodate up to 20 adults and children in luxurious, fully air-conditioned surroundings. It is two minutes drive from Surin beach, as well as close to many restaurants and shops, and 20 minutes from the Laguna golf-course.

The villa has 6 staff, comprising a private chef, who is also our villa manager, a lady mini-bus driver who will also act as your guide in Phuket showing you where to go and what to see, three maids and a maintenance/gardener. Jone the driver/ guide speaks English and Cantonese, as well as Thai So does our chef Lily who will prepare and cook your meals - you only have to shop for the groceries - there is a Tesco supermarket 5 minutes from the villa, or Lily can shop for you at the local markets if you prefer.

Airport transfers on arrival and departure are free. (one on arrival and one on departure) A mini-bus with driver is provided for the rest of your stay. Baby-sitting can be arranged, as well as in villa Thai massage. Fast Wifi internet free on all levels of the villa.

The area: Villa Sanyanga is located in a prestige area of Phuket, in a very exclusive and private residential complex. Though peaceful and secluded, it is only minutes away from Surin Beach, well known for it's beautiful white sand, clear water, and many restaurants of different types, and many beach activities.

Our driver could take you to Bang Tao Beach too, only 10 minutes away. It's the beautfiul 7 kilometre long beach which you see from Villa Sanyanga's pool terrace. On the southern end there are long-tail boats for hire, and the central area has the well known Lotus Restaurant, and the famous Laguna Hotels. The northern end, known as Layan Beach, is quiet and undeveloped, with a few typical local thatched restaurants on the beach, serving delicious food at very low prices.

Other nearby beaches are Laem Singh beach and Kamala beach, all within minutes of the villa. There is also the famous Phuket Fantasea show nearby, and many golf courses within easy reach, not to mention large shopping centres, and typical local markets. The weekend market in Phuket town should not be missed.

Children welcome. : This villa is perfect for large families, or groups of friends, and is ideal for children. The swimming pool has a protective fence which can be erected on request, and the large family room has a flat screen TV, with English satellite programmes and a large selection of children's DVDs and toys. We have baby equipment too, such as 3 high chairs and 3 cots, and 2 car seats.

Lily, our chef and manager will look after you well, and ensure your holiday runs smoothly. She'll give you advice on local attractions, and help if you have any problems. She and the other staff will go out of their way to ensure you have a holiday to remember. She will organise in-house massage for you or baby-sitting. In addition to this she will treat you to her wonderful cooking, and even teach you how to make her dishes if you wish. She used to teach Thai cooking in Hong Kong, and speaks Cantonese as well as English and Thai.

Transport and Yacht: The driver of your mini-bus can act as a guide, and show you the best places for shopping, or take you to any of the wonderful beach restaurants we recommend. We give you a local mobile phone, so you can call the driver when you need her to collect you.

We have a 70ft luxury catamaran which sails off the East coast of Phuket. We offer our villa guests a huge discount on a half or full day cruise on the yacht. this will give you an unforgettable day, sailing amongst tropical islands, swimming snorkelling or kayaking, or just relaxing in the jacuzzi on the yacht's pool deck, or the floating jacuzzies in the water. Ask for information about the yacht, and for both the yacht and villa websites.

If this villa is booked for the time you want, please enquire, because I also let other villas close by, for friends. This is also useful if you have a very large group and want 2 or 3 villas close together. As we are often heavily booked, don't hesitate to ask if your dates do not quite fit our availability. We have a very nice reasonably priced guesthouse near the villa where you can spend one or two nights or so, if your dates do not fit our availability.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jacquie Pinnell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015

About Jacquie Pinnell

My name is Jacquie Pinnell, and my brother Richard is the owner of Villa Sanyanga, and the Yacht Shangani. He is a Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways, based in Hong Kong. I let the villa on his behalf. We were brought up in England and Zimbabwe, and now he lives in Asia, and I live in Spain and France. With skype and emails we work closely together, and with Lily our Villa manager, and are in constant contact with the letting of the villa and chartering the yacht Shangani.

Jacquie Pinnell purchased this villa in 2003

Why Jacquie Pinnell chose Surin beach

Richard lives in Phuket with his wife and sons, and lived in Villa Sanyanga for several years, before moving to the East coast, closer to the boys' school and to the marina where the yacht Shangani is moored.

What makes this villa unique

The most fabulous thing about this villa, in my opinion, is the breath-taking view from the pool terrace, over the whole of Bangtao bay. But what makes it wonderful for holiday rentals is that it can take very large groups. Perhaps a family reunion for extended families spread out over many countries, or a group of friends celebrating a birthday. There is so much space and privacy in this beautiful villa. For instance, the garden level area alone can sleep 7 people, with lots of space, and is ideal when several different families renting the villa. Our biggest feature though, that sets us apart from other villas, is our staff. They are all exceptional people, and will do everything in their power to make sure you have a stress free holiday of a lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted on TripAdvisor. This was my second visit to the villa. The first time was with a group of mates and the second visit was with family. Lilly and her team made us feel so welcome that it was very hard to leave. You will not find better cooking than what comes out of Lilly's Kitchen, and if you're keen on learning the skills and magic of Thai cooking there is no better teacher. The rooms will leave you breathless and absolutely relaxed. If you can I would strongly suggest a trip on the yacht. From the time you book till the time you board your plane home you will have a seamless and enjoyable experience. We will be back for a third time.
Feb 2014
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Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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based on 46 traveler reviews

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Stunning luxury villa with infinity pool, chef, minibus with driver
average rating of 4.978261 based on 56 reviews

Luxury, comfort, privacy

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the ultimate in luxury, privacy and comfort. I absolutely enjoyed our stay and almost did not want to go home. The villa is exquisitely designed and furnished, very well-kept and clean. The views are to die for especially from the infinity pool overlooking the bay and the staff were great. I already miss the magic of this place and feel that our stay was way too short. I've stayed in many different luxury villas but this one is my favorite! I love how the entire villa blends modern simplicity and clean lines with traditional touches. It was like being in paradise with its picturesque and verdant landscape.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Our group with 18 from Hong Kong (15 adults, 2 childred and 1 baby), we were really enjoy the stay in Sanyanga Villa , like our home. The villa is big and clean, we can relax and we can do what we want in villa. We like to sit at the "al fresco" after dinner, we can enjoy the seaview over there with soft windy. Lily and her teammates did very good job to take care our group, cooked the meal as our requests. And Jone also helpful to take us to the place where we want and can wait until we finish the sight seeing or shopping. I will recommend my friends to stay this villa if who will travel Phuket. ^o^

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful Villa and Wonderful Staff

  • 5 of 5

I wish to thank the entire staff at Villa Sanyanga for the joyful vacation memories. Three generations of our family, from my 80 year old dad to my 2 year old nephew, will always treasure the time we spent together in Villa Sanyanga. Special thanks to Lily for staying overnight at the Villa at our request and tirelessly took care of all our needs at the Villa. She expertly created menus that met the diverse taste of our group. Every meal at the Villa was a feast that the entire group looked forward to! I would be remiss if I did not mention Jon, who worked overtime to ferry us safely and smoothly all over Phuket in the comfortable 14 passenger van. She was our wikipedia on where to go and what to see in Phuket - from excellent recommendations on elephant trekking tours to securing choice seats for the Fantasea show. My 4 year old niece keeps telling me after our vacation that she wants to return to Villa Sanyanga because she misses Auntie Lily and Auntie Jon very very very much! I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Sanyanga and its wonderful staff to all everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent place to stay in Phuket!

  • 5 of 5

Great villa. Lily, the manager, Jone, the driver, and the maids were the best. Very beautiful villa with lots of rooms and beds. Food prepared by Lily was great. Best place to stay for all ages. Will definitely go there again

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect - excellent for a group of friends/family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Sanyanga. We only wished we could of stayed longer! We are actually in the process of booking our next stay there. It was such a lovely villa - thoughtfully equiped with everything for a personable stay but run with services better than a hotel. The rooms were huge and well spread out. It felt comfortable staying there with our group of friends with young children as everyone had plenty of space and we did not disturb one another during rest times etc. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and very helpful. Lily the chef there is amazing. Each night she prepared fresh delicious meals for all the adults and kids. She also went to the markets every morning to purchase the fresh produce so we didn't have to worry about a thing. Jone drove us around every day wherever we wanted to go and was very cautious especially when we had the young children on board which we really appreciated. We would like to thank everyone at Villa Sanyanga. We hope to see you all again very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Villa is as advertised and service is exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Villa Sanyanga. It totally met our expectations, Jacquie did a wonderful job with the photos and explanations, we were not disappointed. Lily is truly an asset and she exceeded our expectations. She willingly brought our boys into the kitchen and taught them a few of her recipes, which my son has made since returning, and even took them to the local market with her for shopping. It was a real treat for the kids! We ate away from the villa a couple of nights which was super easy and there are great options. The driver was very good as well, always ready and waiting for us. Lily joined us on the cruise, we were told the regular cook was away at temple. She obviously prepared fantastic meals for us and we appreciated her hard work. The two maids were also kind and efficient, the rooms were always clean, they do great work.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Phuket International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Surin Beach has many restaurants and bars
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Laguna golf course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Plaza restaurant, plus many on Surin Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Surin beach
Car: not necessary

The villa is in the exclusive estate of Baan Thai Surin Hill, and is surrounded by a coconut palm grove, overlooking Surin Beach, with breathtaking views over Bang Tao beach and bay. It is 2 minutes drive from Surin Beach with many other beaches within a short drive, and the nearest golf course is 15 minutes away. There is a good supermarket only 5 minutes away, as well as many different restaurants nearby, from well known and luxury, to cheap and cheerful (and delicious!). The upmarket Plaza shopping centre is right by the entrance to the estate, with many boutiques selling clothes and artefacts. There is a wine shop at the entrance too.

Golf: 10 minutes from the famous Laguna Phuket golf course, with many other courses within 30 minutes drive.

transport with driver provided


Rates & Availability

From $1,100 Per night

Surin beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
March / April
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 5 2016
14 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2016 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
March and April
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov Dec 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 9 2017
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
THESE PRICES ARE FOR UP TO 10 GUESTS. Add US$75 per night for each extra adult, and $50 per child under 10, $25 for under twos.
The price ncludes private chef, 3 maids and handyman, free welcome meal, 15 seat mini-bus with lady driver/guide for your use, airport transfers, and all taxes.
25% to secure booking. Balance one month before holiday.


Surin beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Massage bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor bath, and shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , small paito garden with massage bench
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , en-suite to the Garden Suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lovely garden spa room with massage bench.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite to the family room
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , small bathroom en-suite to the single room in the annexe
  • The bathrooms are all exceptionally beautiful, with two hand basins, very large shower cubicles, and either baths or jacuzzi. There is a small shower room and toilet in the guest cottage (counted as the sixth bedroom) There is also an outdoor shower on the pool terrace, and a separate toilet on the pool terrace.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 3 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , We have 3 cots
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Annexe with single bedroom below and sofa-bed upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , This bedroom suite has it's own garden and private entrance.
  • The bedrooms are a special feature of this villa, and all are beautiful. Five of them have huge en-suite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, separate seating areas and their own private terrace. The fourth bedroom is a large family room which shares the bathroom with bedroom 3. It has a large screen TV, sofas, and children's toys, as well as bunk beds which can be changed to singles, two other single beds, and a queen bed. Also three cots. The sixth bedroom is a very large suite, with twin beds on a mezzanine floor, a king size bed, and extra single, plus lounge area, bathroom, terrace and private garden. Sleeps 5 or more in this room. The seventh bedroom is a double storey guest-house annexe, consisting of a single bedroom downstairs with en-suite bathroom, and a small room with sofa-bed upstairs. Private terrace and magnificent views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
* Six staff, including Villa Manager/chef, driver/assistant chef, 3 maids and a caretaker/maintenance man. * Mini bus with chauffeur provided every day except arrival and departure days. * Complimentary meal on arrival * Beautiful pool terrace and Thai sala with sunken seating and revolving table * Large BBQ by the pool. * 3 outdoor terrace tables and chairs * Infinity swimming pool with bridge and pool bar * Garage for two cars * Dining room, with panoramic views, seats 20. * Large flat screen Sat TV in both living and family rooms, and two smaller TVs, many DVDs * Surround Sonos music system in lounge and pool terrace. Plug in your own ipod if you prefer. Manage the music system from your own iphone or ipad * 2 Safes

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