Villa IDEAL - 6 en-suite bedrooms, 15m infinity edge pool, panoramic ocean views
- english, norwegian
About Tom Jones
I live permanently in Phuket and am available, together with my resident Villa Manager, to make sure your stay at my villa is as enjoyable and memorable as possible. I'm happy to give advice and suggestions for things to do and see, places to eat and where to go shopping. I moved to Thailand in 2007 after living in Scotland for most of my life.
Tom Jones purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Tom Jones chose Choeng Thale
The Surin Beach area is probably the best area to live and holiday in Phuket. Apart from the luxury villa accommodation you can enjoy, there are some great beaches only 2 minutes drive away. Surin Beach is the nearest and on Bang Tao beach you'll find a selection of restaurants and some very chic beach clubs where you can relax, drink and dine until late at night. Discounts given for stays longer than 1 week.
What makes this Villa unique
- Discounts given for stays longer than 1 week - Lots of space - Classic and modern architecture - Luxury feel - Great shaded terraces for relaxing - Full time Villa Manager + 2 housekeepers - Dining cooked by Thai chef can be arranged - Large outdoor barbeque - Great beach only 2 minutes by car or 10 minutes walk - Bose and Sonos music/entertainment system - Video on demand and international TV streaming service in all rooms
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed in outside areas only
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
No fireworks or lanterns allowed anywhere inside or outside the property
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I had invited my friends to come and celebrate my birthday in Phuket. We were a group of 10 that really enjoyed this beautiful Villa. The villa was always clean and tidy. The Villa manager Pui and her staff were just excellent, helped us arrange transportations booked boxing classes, grocery shopping and many other things. We also tried in house chef both for BBQ and Thai dinner and both were excellent, very tasty.
The owner Tom was also very helpful in the booking process.
Incredible House in Phuket
We were a group of 8 ranging images from 87 to 17. Everyone had ample space as the house is quite massive. It is immaculately clean and the staff is first rate. The owner Tom is very helpful and accommodating. He communicates early and is very responsive to any inquiries you might have. The villa manger Pui is awesome and is the star of the show! .She takes care of your every need from meal planning to taxi reservations and outings. Not to mention grocery shopping.
About those meals, don’t bother leaving the villa. Breakfast was excellent every day and food preparation was perfect. Dinners beat any of the restaurants we tried and all in the comfort of your own villa at your schedule.
The house is located in a steep hill, so walking to and from can be a challenge (at least for any elderly in your group). It is a 10-15 minute walk to Surin beach (a local uncrowded beach) or a 10 minute cab ride to Catch Beach Club (my personal recommendation). At Catch you rent sum loungers but get a bar/restaurant credit for the rental. We had an epic day there. Oh and there are an abundance of 300bht (~$10USD) massages for an hour just down the beach from Catch.
All in all if your looking for a luxurious stay in an a world class villa, I strongly recommend Villa Ideal.
This was a last minute booking at Tom’s villa as our original accommodation booking had let us down two days before we were due to arriving in Phuket. It ended up working out amazingly as we got to stay at Villa Ideal which was a beautiful place set up in the hills. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the bathrooms were all five star quality.
The infinity pool was the highlight of the villa, and will end up on a load of instagram photos now that we are back home. Although it rained in Phuket whilst we were there, the accommodation made sure not to dampen our mood.
Tom welcomed us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the place, he then handed us over to the beautiful Pui (villa manager) who went through activities with us and arrangements for breakfast. Pui and her staff were excellent throughout the stay, always catering for our needs, even when we made evening requests for food and drink. Incredible service by them all.
An amazing villa
Villa ideal is very spacious and comfortable. Tom and pui is very helpful for all sort of information and help us with every problem encountered. There’s walking distance to Surin Beach. Overall it was a very pleasant trip except for the weather part which uncontrollable.We are a group of 11 and we enjoyed ourselves a lot. Highly recommended!
We had an amazing time!!! Tom the villa is beautiful! Our villa manager Pui is so sweet and accommodating. Perfect location. Restaurants/bars and beach all within walking distance! Sonos sound system was perfect for my lively group. Will definitely come back !!
A beautiful villa with a lovely swimming pool and great service
Overall the villa was really lovely. We really enjoyed our stay here for our family group of 12 people. Tom Jones came and met us to explain everything which was great. Pui was our daily manager and she and staff did a great job. Pui also helped us book many things and organise shopping.
The villa was kept clean and pleasent. I highly recommend booking in the chef for a few nights - our home dinners were a highlight and the food was fantastic.
The setting was lovely and private and our 3 family groups were able to find their own space. Its worth mentioning a rather steep hill which may challenge some older people, but there are always tuk tuks to get up the hill! There are also a lot of stairs to climb but I believe Tom is installing a lift which would be an asset.
We all felt that we were much better off in this private villa than a resort and were really happy to stay here. Thanks Tom, Pui and staff!
Thanks for those comments, Melissa. Yes, the lift will be installed early May 2019.
The main attractions in the immediate vicinity are the long golden sandy beaches at Surin, Bang Tao and Laem Singh. Surin beach is well served with restaurants and cafes offering a variety of cuisines at various price ranges. In the evening, the beach clubs on Bang Tao beach are a popular spot to watch the sun set, enjoy a cocktail and dine. Bang Tao beach is many kilometres long and you'll find stretches that are well served with restaurants and cafes and other more deserted stretches where you can feel you have the beach almost to yourself.
For dining out a night, you're spoilt for choice with dozens of high quality restaurants either only 5 minutes away on or near the beach or, at most, a 15 minute drive to Cherngtalay.