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Heaven in Phuket

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

If you are ready to visit amazing Phuket, our home may be just right for you!

Villa Sawan (“Heaven” in Thai) is just one long block from spectacular Karon Beach. An intimate, private home, it is perfect for those who want romantic privacy, but also desire easy access to the beach, dining, shopping and night-life. Our two bedroom, three bath home is a true tropical delight.

A large living and dining area open up to a lovely deck and private pool. Across the u-shaped deck in a separate building, are two spacious bedrooms, each with an individual entrance, king beds and private bathrooms. Both bedrooms are very quiet and have full-length black-out drapes for complete privacy.

All rooms in the villa have floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing the deck and pool that open completely, creating an open-air atmosphere. The master bath has a two-person Jacuzzi tub with sliding full size windows that open on to the pool. The deck and pool area have a separate full bath with a breathtaking granite shower.

The furnishings are traditional Thai using native materials from throughout the country. The villa is located at the base of a mountainous jungle area. It provides a lush, secluded environment, but is a mere two minute walk to any vacation amenity you may crave.

This part of Karon Beach is older and still retains many charming, Thai-owned establishments. Fabulous restaraunts, fun open-air bars, traditional Thai massage, salons, food carts and markets are all at the bottom of our Soi. If you want an evening of racous, over-the-top nightlife, Patong Beach is a quick ten minute tuk tuk ride over the hill.

The house is managed by dear friends who have an amazing restaurant down the street. They can arrange for most anything you may want; transportation, in-house massage therapy, home delivered's like having a built-in Thai family!

Keywords: House, villa, private pool villa, garden villa, secluded house, private home,

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Doretta Boehm
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish, norwegian, arabic, mandarin, Thai
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Doretta Boehm

We are four friends who love Thailand and realized our longtime dream when we purchased Villa Sawan. Traveling to Phuket together since 2000, we have shared amazing experiences and wonderful times on this island, in particular, this small part of Karon Beach. Our Thai family, the Sounmoungs, have made it possible to have a home here, and to share it with you. We know you will love Thailand and the wonderful Thai people and culture as we do.

Doretta Boehm purchased this house in 2006

Why Doretta Boehm chose Phuket

Karon Beach is arguably the most beautiful beach in the world. We are one, long block from this spectacular beach where the amazing Andaman Ocean is waiting to soothe ones spirit. We made great friends in this charming, older area of Phuket, and fell in love with it. We enjoy the small Thai-owned businesses here, rather than the large-scale newer development further up the coast. Karon allows one to experience a little bit of Thai culture, and true Thai hospitality. Although our home is new, it blends in to the jungle and community beautifully, without compromising the original charm of our little soi.

What makes this house unique

Karon Beach is the perfect blend of solitude and action. The house is amazingly private and quite. You feel as if you are a thousand miles away while inside this sanctuary of luxury. Down the soi to the main street you have dining, shopping and massage at your fingertips. Fun horseshoue bars, music, pool and of course, karaoke, are all on the block. At the end of the block is the amazing beach. All these things and more are a short walk from our beautiful home. Not the overcrowded hustle and bustle of Patong Beach, nor the over-quite and overly retiring atmosphere of an all-inclusive resort. You are truly living in Phuket at Villa Sawan.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Heaven in Phuket
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Washington, D.C.

Excellent Accomodations Near Karon Beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a fantastic week at this residence for our honeymoon over the new year, and it was hard for us to leave it behind. While there were only two of us, the villa could sleep 4 very comfortably, and could easily accommodate 6 if you're looking to divvy up the price. Either 2 or 6 people, the villa is a bargain considering that any resort or chain hotel in the area would probably have a comparable rate, but without the space or amenities that come with the villa.

The villa was exactly as described in the listing; an extremely lovely residence that's about 300m to the beach. In fact, the photos for the listing were accurate; however, the villa is so much more impressive in person. You will be amazed once you enter. While it's in a gated development, it's very close to all the action in Karon Beach, including several local restaurants and taxis and tuk-tuks that will take you to other areas of Phuket.

We booked the villa in July, and the owner was responsive throughout the entire process. Getting in and out of the property was a breeze as well. Also, the wifi worked well the entire time, with no problems. It felt like home away from home for the entire week. We hope to book this property in a future trip to Phuket, and we would certainly recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perth, Australia

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

Villa Sawan and the surrounding area of Southern Karon Beach is the perfect base for a fabulous holiday experience. The villa itself is all that the owners claim it to be and more- so well maintained and appointed. Even better than the photos!

The ladies from Robin House (a great restaurant just down the rd) who manage the villa locally are fabulous and were especially gorgeous to our 5 and 7 year olds, home delivering dinner on their mopeds most nights. They were so gracious and helpful.

The owners were fabulous to deal with and provided us with lots of local knowledge. The driver they organised to pick us up from the airport, Dang, was just delightful and reasonably priced. We made use of his services on a few others days during our trip to take outings too.

All in all, a fabulous location for a holiday which is made all the better by having such a fabulous villa to return to after each day of exploring.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Great spot in Phuket

  • 5 of 5

Great owners to deal with, lovely two bedroom cottage away from the noise of the main street.

We had a great five days here.


  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stillwater, MN USA

Great Villa in Phuket!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa exceeded our expectations and was represented very accurately by the owners. The owners were also extremely helpful in making our Phuket experience the best it could be. We definitely would recommend this Villa to a friend! We spent 40 days in the Villa and found it to be a great location on the island for all of our adventures. There's plenty to do within walking distance. It was wonderful!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Coast, Australia


  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends & I stayed for a few weeks last year while we had major cosmetic procedures.

We definitely made the right choice with Villa Sawan. The owners were easy to communicate with & helpful with any planning queeries. The Villa was spacious & comfortable. The furnishings & surrounds were aesthetically pleasing & we settled in with ease. The beautiful ladies at the Robin House restaurant looked after us like family. Many delicious meals were delivered on moped, with big smiles & a little surprise at our appearance. The location is convenient but away from the hustle of Patong. Would absolutely return to Karon Beach & Villa Sawan. (Heaven in Phuket)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helsinki, Finland

Wonderfull villa!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 2 adults and 3 children of ages 12,14 and 16 years had a wonderful 12 days holiday in your superb villa. The location is great, only one big block away from the beach. Many good restaurants nearby. Robin House has excellent food! You should try the banana pancakes with milk - delicious! They are prepared in the small stalls in the streets. There is a german bakery near in Patak Rd where we bought fresh rolls in the mornings. We especially enjoyed the peacefull atmosphere of the villa, it was great to have a morning swim in your own swimming pool. I hope we can return to this real Heaven in Phuket one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Phuket is home to many cultural festivals such as the vegitarian festival every October, the Loy Kratong Festival in November and my favorite, the Kings Birthday in December. The Big Buddah and Wat Chalong are easily accessible. Kata Beach, Cape Proem Thep, Laem Sing Beach, Crow Beach, Elephant rides, go carts, bungee jumping, shooting range and more, are all five to 30 minutes from Villa Sawan.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning charge $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

We accept payment by via PayPal. Wire transfers are also accepted. Last minute bookings may be remitted in cash to our House Manager. Refundable booking/security deposit due upon reservation and refunded after departure. Rental fee due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Karon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Each bedroom features a massive king-size bed. Crib and playpen available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Maid service every third day is included, personal laundry service available, babysitting available, in-house massage available, car and driver available. Daily service is available for an additional charge.

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