Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)
I am a television commercial producer who lives both in Los Angeles and Koh Samui, but I prefer to spend most of my time between jobs in Koh Samui. Thanks to the Internet and cell phones it became clear to me that I could live anywhere and prep my jobs and then commute to wherever in the world I need to shoot and I found that Koh Samui, with the proximity of Bangkok, is a great place to be. We have amazing friends on the island from all over the world....and friends are always dropping in to stay at the villa. (Note: the photo is taken at Tiger Temple outside of Bangkok)
Rob purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Rob chose Bophut
I've traveled to 70+ countries and could have chosen a vacation home almost anywhere, but I found that Thailand was the one country I really missed when I was away...and it always felt great to be back. I started traveling to Koh Samui in 1995 when Chaweng was just a dirt road. In later years I would bounce back and forth on my Thailand trips between Koh Samui and Phuket, but found I much preferred Koh Samui... My wife and I found this house accidentally. There was a misprint on a real estate sign and we thought the house was 1/4 of the price it was actually listed it. However, we didn't know this until we had seen the house and....had fallen in love with it the minute we walked in the door and had to buy it.
What makes this Villa unique
I say in the listing that the villa looks just as the pictures represent it to be....a Balinese fantasy home (in Thailand). When the house is lit up at night it is spectacular....really beautiful. And waking up in the morning one of the bedrooms has a straight shot to the sunrise, (depending on the time of the year) which is fantastic. Living here, we entertain a lot and it's a great house for that. And the house is very private, as is most of the pool, and that is a big bonus. The villa is good sized, and I know of many homes that are even larger that don't have the lifestyle aspects that this villa offers. The villa builders also did a great job with the landscaping so that the entire grounds is lush...looking from every room you have a great abundance of lush landscaping (even more lush since the photos were taken). I also appreciate that you can get to Fisherman's Village/Bophut in about five minutes drive and the restaurants there are great (and varied), and the village is fun to walk through and shop and we love Friday night walking street in the village. And if we want to go to Chaweng for even more extensive nightlife, it's only 15 minutes away.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Home away from home - but better
I've realized this is actually my idea of Paradise. After a rough couple of years I found myself doing some reflecting over New Years on the best time I've had in recent memory and realized it was at Villa Samprasada some time ago. I couldn't book it right away (seems understandably hard to get bookings for) but boy was it worth the wait to return. There's something so special about the homeliness combined with the exotic "Resort" feel this place has. I can't wait to return. If I play my cards right I hope to be back every year from now on.
Thank you for coming back Tyler! And hope you liked all the updates since you last stayed a few years back. Please come again.
Perfect place to chill
The villa is gorgeous, lots of different areas to just hang out. Days spent floating in the pool with a nice cold beer. Great location only a sort drive from the airport, and tucked away so you feel secluded, but close enough to Fishermans village for breakfast with a view. Loved being able to see the elephants at the nearby sanctuary as we drove by everyday. Love love loved it. Really comfortable bed too, and I miss my outdoor shower.
Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, it's great now to be able to drive down the hill and see the elephants not being ridden but in their sanctuary. And on a separate note, thank you for your kind side note about the chef ("Kim") that Khun Oh arranged for your dinner party with friends and the amazing meal you had. Please come back again.
The villa looks amazing on the pictures and that why we dissidered to hire the villa ,but however they are 10 years old and the villa is run down needs a deep clean , many things replacing or repairing and needs some love , from light hanging and broke to live wires to bedding with holes in them , it’s a real shame because it’s a good size villa in a ok location but needs money spending on the villa to bring it back into the standard you think the villa is in based on the pictures ,I have to say Rob and the manager where both very helpful to start with and Rob did ask me after the holiday if it was all ok ,I did list all the problems with photos but he never replied so that was also very disopointing
Thank you very much for your review but the pictures are not ten years old but three years old and I can assure you that the villa looks just as nice as in the pictures---even nicer as it's gone through a $25,000 USD renovation this spring of 2019. And I did not reply to your email after you left with notes about things you woud like changed as it totally missed my inbox as I was on a job---historically I respond almost instantly and I have a rule that if anything needs to be fixed or repaired---my house staff is notified to take care of it immediately. In any case I know you're working on taking down this posting and I can assure you that the villa looks as good as every photo you see--even better. And I'll fully stand behind that guarantee with any renter as historically across all the rental platforms I've gotten five star reviewsl . In any case I am very sorry your vacation didn't live up to your erpectations and would have instantly agreed to move you if I knew more prior to your checkout. Thank you for your email. (Note: One picture was ten years old that showed the hosue before we let the lush landscape grow in and it says at the bottom: "this was the look when we bought the villa--now looks lusher and even more beautiful" (you can see from the picture/pixels that it is an older photo but all photos except this one show current photos). Thank you.
Peaceful zen space perfect for rejuvenation or romace!
This villa is DELUXE - it has everything you could possibly want...it is peaceful and private, but easy to access the hustle-bustle on the island, when you want it. It is spectacularly appointed - with stunning local furnishings, and a lovely pool at the center of the property.
There is ample room for guests to have all the privacy they could want, with lots of lovely social space, as well. I couldn't have imagined such a lovely place.
I am already planning my return next year!!
ROMANCE AND SUMPTUOUS COMFORT
This place is divine. It's so lush! The level
of comfort made me feel weirdly at home then the combination of that, the luxuriousness of the setting and design and the romance of spending our days and nights nights dipping in and out of the pool, the joy of doing that in the warm rain (when it did rain), never having to leave.... it was so special. Then when we did leave for some delicious meals out nearby, coming back to this house is DIVINE!!!!
A wonderful 5 star haven for all ages
This review has been a long time coming we stayed in 2015 and had the most incredible time. My parents and my sister and myself still think this is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. Both my sister and i (late 20's) were able to go out at night and come home safely, whilst my parents could enjoy their nights in the villa or exploring the island also. There was plenty of room for our family, heavenly aircon and the pool that none of us could get out of. It was such a pleasure getting to meet Rob, he was incredibly gracious and assisted us with anything and everything we could possibly need. Thank you Rob, we can't wait to return hopefully soon!
Villa Samprasada is located just a four to five minute drive from famous beachfront Fisherman's Village, with it's abundance of restaurants, bars and shops. Fisherman's Village is right on Bophut Beach, where you can swim, walk, or jetski. And you're just 15 minutes from Chaweng Beach. The villa affords you privacy but within four minutes you can drive down to the Ring Road, which circles the island.