|Minimum Stay||2 - 14 nights|
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This semi detached property is located just 30 meters from Friendship Beach in Rawai. It offers luxurious and modern accommodation in a beautiful environment. Surrounded by tropical palm trees, the development takes pride of place in a quiet area off the main road to Rawai. Fully furnished and equipped, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the top floor and the living area and private pool on the ground floor. Flat screen televisions and DVD players are in all rooms, 42' in the bedrooms and 55' in the living room. In Addition to the standard kitchen equipment there is also a dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine and dryer.
Please note that the beach is not good for swimming as the water is very shallow.
The pool area is accessed via the lounge and provides an extra living space with a double sunbed and table for two. In addition to the 20 sq.m. private pool, there is cascading water wall feature, enhanced by colorful lighting. Travertine stepping stones lead to a patio area that includes a BBQ creating an intimate and versatile outdoor space. High walls and an a waning create a completely private space, perfect for relaxing.
The entire property is finished in muted, neutral tones with the odd pop of color in the artwork, giving a comfortable, yet stylish feel. The mixture of materials used, from chunky wood furniture to the pale kitchen cabinets and black granite, slate grey bathroom tiles and wooden bedroom floors, complete the luxurious, high quality property.
The estate has 24 hour security and a communal 20m lap pool and sala. Just a short walk away is Friendship Beach, a quiet sandy area on Chalong Bay. The area is full of a variety of restaurants, shops and activities. Chalong Pier, Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach are sure to provide something special for everyone, from diving and boat trips to sunbathing and fresh seafood to golfing or just relaxing on the beach enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.
Ian's property was well described and we enjoyed a total of 10 days there. It's a rather quiet corner of Phuket that lies in proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches. Just be aware that you need a motorbike or regular Taxi transfers to get there - we took advantage of Ian's additional motorbike offer. The beach that is close to the property is nice for relaxing and kite surfing but not suitable for swimming as low tide is really really low.
My wife and I just turned 60, for a special vacation we started in Chaing Mia, and worked our way south. Hua Hin, Koh Samui and Krabi. We where very fortunate to land in Phuket and stay at Ian's villa. Because of the volume of fringes (foreigners) who enjoy Thailand each year, it is easy to end up in a miniature hotel room, and stuffed onto overcrowded beaches like sardines in a can. THIS IS WHERE IAN'S VILLA EXCELS!!! Quite beach less than 100 yards from the property. No it is not the white sand beaches, with crystal clear water found on the Islands surrounding Phuket, But it is a great spot to start a days adventure or finish off the night, listening to the waves lapping up onto the sandy beach. The Villa is complete in every detail down to small flashlights by bed stands and, the huge BBQ, with a Local market (2 X a week) within walking distance, offering fresh fruit, vegetables, and seafood so you can cook your own dinners. A short walk on the beach brings you to a great restaurant where food is complemented by the friendly staff, and seating thirty feet from the ocean. You need transportation to get around, whether exploring the Big Buddha site, going to different beaches, day trips to the Islands (A Must Do) or discovering a Thai BBQ restaurant, a Taxi cab, or scooter---for the adventurous is a must. Our drive from the airport to Villa (45 minutes)got us in touch with Viratt, a great taxi driver, and tour guide. Dropping by with fresh pineapples, bananas, mangos or just checking up on us we felt privileged to have a driver at our beck and call. (Or Thai Taxi Stand minutes from Villa.) CAUTION: before you jump on a tour boat and head for Phi Phi islands, or other destinations, research your choices. "Offspray Liesure" a great tour boat service that will not overpack their boats to make an extra buck, at your expense. Service 1st class. If the boat can hold 24 people they take 15-17. What Ian writes about the Villa is exactly what you get, great value for your money, clean comfortable with everything you need for R & R. Huge bedrooms, great private pool, and Pascal steered us to great spots to see and feel Thailand.
We will be back.
C & R
We felt this property was misrepresented. It is not beachfront as there are 5 units, a pool and deck between it and the beach. Also I pulled it up using the house filter and the owner uses the term "house" in description. Not so, see pictures.
Also, the Seatours tour company recommended seemed to be a scam. I say this because: 1)they accept only cash; 2)they have no office by that name in Phuket and insist payment be made by appointment at the condo and 3)the seem to have no connection to the company found when you go to the website. I believe they simply take your cash, skim off the top and stick you with whichever operator they can. You can book direct with many companies using credit card, giving you the protection you need in case of fraud. We lost two of four days messing around with this company.
The beach is ok, not good for swimming especially since several affluent lines dump nearby (see photos). Given the difficulty of getting around Phuket you might think twice before staying in the area if you want to hang out on a nicer beach. It took us 1.5 hours to get to the airport.
The unit itself is quite nice and accurately described. Pascal was very friendly and responded quickly to minor issues.
My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon in this villa. It is exactly as described and more! Ian's property manager Pascal was very helpful, meeting us when we arrived, offering a tour of the villa and making sure no question went unanswered! The private pool is wonderful for an afternoon swim, and the beach is literally steps away! There is a restaurant nearby with wonderful food, and there is a book provided in the villa with all the necessary details on the neighborhood including food, tours, grocery and anything you can imagine! My wife's and my honeymoon was an absolutely amazing and memorable experience and this villa made it all the more noteworthy. If we ever return to Thailand we will be calling on Ian for lodging!
I celebrated my birthday in style when I rented this property. The property was nice and very romantic for me and my boyfriend. The atmosphere is one in which I will not forget. I loved the scenery and the the bedrooms are to die for. I recommend this property to ANYONE who will visit the Phuket in the near future. I love this property and I will definately be back very soon.
We had a great time while were in Phuket, and the villa was a major part of that. It was a great place to call home base while we explored. We've rented several places on VRBO in several areas around the world, and this was one of the best properties. It was great to have so many items available, from the washer/dryer, pool, and it was very well equipped. Additional information provided from the owner was very helpful as we navigated which beach to go to, and which sites to visit. We rented a car upon our arrival which made navigating Southern Phuket much easier as the villa is not in the touristy area. Taxis were always an option and seemingly readily available. So again thank you Pascal and Ian. I look forward to our next Phuket vacation, and when we do, we'll be staying at the villa.
50 units of electric included per day on daily and weekly rates. Extra electric units invoiced at check out at 12 Bhat per unit
Electric and water not included in monthly rate. Electric 12 bhat per unit and water 18bhat per unit for monthly rates and over on daily and weekly rates.
Airport transfer available 1-3 people 1200 Bhat or 4+ people 1400 Bhat. Payable directly to the driver.
Motor bike available 200 Bhat per day
25% down payment upon reservation balance two weeks before arrival.
Payments thru PayPal,Bank transfer
Scooter available 200 per day.