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Tropical Luxury Getaway, 180 degrees Ocean View, Breakfast & Maid incl

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Ko Tao Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2-10, maid service and breakfast incl

The tropical Villa Sabai Jai - Eagle Villa in Thailand is unique because it succeeds in combining the natural features of the location with simple and luxury accommodation, high-end modern technology and a level of creative imagination that makes this an extraordinary villa.

Sabai means ”laid back”, ”easy going”, ”peaceful feeling”. Sabai jai literally means ”well heart”, and this is the feeling you get when you visit this villa. This the Thai's use to express contentment, happiness or gratitude.

The Villa occupies an exceptional position 35 meters above sea on the edge of a cape with panoramic views over the ocean, the nearby beaches, the surrounding islands and the Marine Park. The view is maximized by the practical layout and innovative design features. The villa is facing south and will treat you to both sunrises and sunsets. This is the perfect hideaway place for those seeking a relaxing retreat.

Eagle villa comes with 4 double ensuite bedrooms and is perfect for couples or families with older children since the bedrooms are all in separate buildings but connected with a wooden deck and the main house with kitchen/sitting/dining. Close together but still private.

The villa is personally decorated with carefully selected items in thai style in order to give a good, peaceful and relaxed feeling.

A winding road takes you to the entrance of the villa where you will continue across a lotus pond and into the heart of the property which is a wooden deck combining the different houses and the infinity pool in front of the buildings. The villa has a size of 400 sqm inside and outside.

The free shaped 14 meter infinity pool with jacuzzi is turquoise tiled and makes it look like it´s part of the sea. Two large stairs in each end. On the side of the main house is an outdoor shower which can be used before and after swimming. Another pond is forming the edge of the deck towards the east. On the deck you will find two sitting areas and sunchairs. To reach the outer deck and sala, which has a third sitting group, you have to cross a small bridge over the pool. From the sala, which also has rain and wind shelter, you have an exceptional view over the ocean, nearby islands and beaches. From the deck there is a private staircase down to the sea. You just enter the water and you are on the coral reef swimming around among beautiful fish. Two of the best beaches on the island, Tian Og and Sai Daeng, are situated on each side of the cape. You can swim, snorkel or walk to these nearby beaches for breakfast, lunch, dinner or maybe a drink.

There are two common bathing piers by the sea in the area. This is also one of the best places on the island with the chance to see black tip reef sharks (harmless) and turtles.

If you are 2 persons your will have access to 1 bedroom, 3-4 persons you get 2 bedrooms, 5-6 persons you get 3 bedrooms and 7-10 persons you get 4 bedrooms . The bedrooms not used will be locked. You will have the property to yourselves.

Our housekeeper will make your breakfast and take care of the washing up after that, make your beds and clean the house. She can also help with any bookings needed. Except for this it´s a self catering household.

Free pick up at Koh Tao Pier on arrival and departure. Please let us know of arrival time and ferry company minimum 3 days before arrival.

We can offer the following activities in the villa on request:

• SPA treatments on our own massage bed

• Yoga lessons with private instructor, also for beginners

• Education for diving certificates with Master Divers can be arranged partly in the villa.

• Thai food, pizza, hamburger and salad can be delivered to the villa, lunch or dinner.

• The chef Ed Jones can cook and serve you an “in villa dinner”, which you choose from his menu

Instead of paying a refundable deposit we require that you leave one of your passports during the whole rental period to our housekeeper. You will get it back at check out after having paid for the minibar and any damages or losses. At check out you pay cash in Thai Baht.

Our community consists of around 20 private villas. Our guests come here to relax and take it easy with friends and family and therefore the community has rules. We do not accept loud music or wild parties or any other disturbances that may affect your neighbors. Please keep the volume of noise at a minimum after 10 pm. Don´t misunderstand us, we want you to enjoy yourselves but in a respectful way like anywhere else, but if you are looking for an accommodation for having wild parties, this is not the place.

If you are more persons at check in than you have booked for, you will not be able to check in. No persons except for those registered are allowed to sleep in the villa.

The villa cannot be rented for 2 - 10 persons and then take up a large amount of friends to spend the days and evenings at the villa.

Please note that taxis are more expensive on the islands than on the mainland. Always agree on the price before.

The weather on Koh Tao can change in a minute, we therefore ask you not to leave cushions outside and always close windows and doors when leaving the villa.

In our community we spray against mosquitos, however we recommend you to keep doors to bedrooms closed at sunset when they are mostly active. Also recommend you to use mosquito repellent and cover your body in the evening.

To avoid ants and other displeasant animals, make sure to pack any left overs in the fridge and clean the kitchen after your meals.

!!! For your information we have now two new sea view pool villas for rent, Gecco and Turtle Villas, with the same excellent location with unobstructed sea views. One of them comes with 4 double bedrooms and the other one with 3 double bedrooms. Can be rented separately or together (located next to another with a connection), 14 persons + 2 extra beds. Please get in contact and we will give you more info.

Have you seen Villa Sabai Jai on YouTube?

For more information Eagle, Gecco and Turtle villa, please see our homepage,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, swedish
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016
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About Bob

How it all started

The first time we (my wife, children and I) came to Thailand was 20 years ago. After this first trip we have visited the country at least once a year. Much has changed but the best is still there, the climate, the food and the friendly people. After having traveled around in almost every corner of the country for 15 years we started to become quite tired of staying in different hotels. For two years we were looking around in the areas we liked best to find our dream land where we could build our dream house.

We were on our way to Koh Lanta to look at a plot that we were interested in, luckily we went even beyond Koh Tao to have a look what land was availabe there. After only 6 hours on the island, we had found our dream plot with an amazing location 35 meters above the sea, and it was for sale! Good was also that the ground was perfect for the dream project that we had in our minds for all these years. A villa facing south treating us with both sunrises and sunsets. Our wish was to have 3 bedrooms in separate buildings so that one can live undisturbed but close to rest of the family or friends, a main house with kitchen/dining/sitting areas, a large free form swiming pool and a private access to the sea from the large sun deck.

Bob purchased this villa in 2013

Why Bob chose Thailand

After 2,5 years of planning and construction our dream project was finished and we could move in.

It feels great to share this amazing villa with others that have the same feelings about it as we do. We try to spend as much time as possible in the villa, but since we have had more bookings than we ever thought we have built two new pool villas on another cliff just 150 meters from Villa Sabai Jai Eagle Villa.

As we mentioned we have been staying in many hotels around the country (and the world). Whenever you come to a new place you have to get to know the place and it takes time. Maybe you miss the best things because you didn´t know about them. That´s why we have prepared two binders, one for the villa and one for the island with redommendations of what to do, where to eat and what beaches to visit etc. So it will be easy for you to get a quick feeling about the island. We hope you find them useful!

Make your dreams come true!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Inredningen i husen var vacker, välplanerad och hade många fina detaljer. Sängarna var fantastiskt sköna och de stora badrummen med alla bekvämligheter var en fröjd att beträda.

Alla rum hade stora glasväggar som gjorde att man inte missade något av den magnifika utsikten. Dessa kunde även öppnas helt, vilket gjorde att man fick känslan av ett uterum.

På den stora altanen fanns många sittgrupper och solstolar vid poolen. Trots att det fanns andra hus i närheten var det ingen insyn och man upplevde total avskildhet. Dessutom var det lugnt och tyst dag som natt vilket är ovanligt i länder i Asien.

En fördel var också att det fläktade skönt hela tiden, vilket gjorde att vi kunde spendera mycket tid vid poolen utan att få värmeslag.

Det fanns två fina stränder i närheten på gångavstånd. Jag besökte båda och simmade i det varma havet, dock var det skönast att "bara vara" hemma på villa Sabai.

För att ta sig till shopping, restauranger och nöjen krävs moped eller bil. Det är inte långt att åka men det är en mängd branta backar att parera. Det finns mycket att handla och priserna är ungefär som de på Koh Samui. Restaurangutbudet är stort, ofta till mycket förmånliga priser.

Vi handlade hem frukt och grönsaker samt köpte hämtmat så vi kunde vara på hemmaplan och äta i lugn och ro.

Varje dag städades rummen och vi fick välja frukost som tillagades och serverades av deras maid Lek.

Ser redan fram emot att få komma tillbaka till detta vackra paradis.

Anna A

Jan 2013
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Tropical Luxury Getaway, 180 degrees Ocean View, Breakfast & Maid incl
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Stunning villa stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This villa is absolute luxury. The villa sits on top of a hill and has views of the ocean and two beautiful beaches. We went as a family and had a wonderful time. We rented ATV’s to get to town to dive, that ended up being one of the highlights of the trip, riding to and from the villa on an ATV. The villa has a negative edge pool that is large and very fun to swim in. There were a lot of sitting places to read or drink wine. The villa is very comfortable, modern, decorated nicely. We would recommend this villa for everyone; including honeymooners, divers, families, romantic getaways. The staff is incredible as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Amazing. We will be back

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay. We will definitely be back. Great house, great location, great staff!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Fantastic place with all you can wish for!

  • 5 of 5

Most fantastic villa, with the best view you can wish for! I highly recommend it!!

I was here in January with my family and we will definitely go back next year.

This is a fantastic place. We had a marvellous time and really enjoyed the view, the lovely rooms, the pool area and the service we got.

The rooms are really nice decorated and the view from all of them are amazing. Just look at the pictures - That is how they look for real!

The pool area is perfect for relaxing, sunbathing, and of course just enjoying the view.

The Villa is not that suitible for small active kids due to the risk of falling down from pool side and stairs.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Owner's Response: Really please to hear that you had a good time at the villa. It´s always nice to hear that it corresponds to the photos. Hope to have you here soon again!
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Holiday with style!

  • 5 of 5

This luxury villas exceeded all the expectations that we had for our vacation. Fantastic villas with lots of space and with a breathtaking view of the ocean! The complex had exclusive bedrooms and spatious bathrooms. We mostly enjoyed the pool and the large terrace - both daytime and at night. We were 2 families staying here, but the villas are also perfect if you want to spend a relaxing holiday with friends or couples! A plus was the daily service from the maid. Koh Tao was a nice place to visit - lots of nice beaches, excellent snorkling and also good bars and restaurants. We really enjoyed our time here and would like to recommend this place if you want to spend your holiday with style!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Owner's Response: Really glad you ejoyed you stay in our villa! Hope to see you again.
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What does it feel like to die and go to heaven...?

  • 5 of 5

The villa is set 50m above the sea seaming with tropical fish and has a fantastic view of the rising and setting sun. The curved shaped saltwater pool gives a cool remittance from the afternoon on the terrace. Villa is stylishly decorated with recycled teak furniture and kitchen fully equipped including local porcelin. Ecology (saving water and energy) is encouraged by the knowledgable owners, who have spend years on the island and found the nicest suppliers of chef-at-home dining and massages.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We´re glad you felt at home in our villa. We tried to make the house personal in order to make people feel like they are staying at home instead of in a hotel. This in combination with a housekeeper makes it a bit more comfortable and luxury staying in the villa. Cleaning, bedding and making breakfast might not be the most funny things doing on your vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent stay in Villa Jabai Sai. The villa was one of the best we have stayed in, every little thing was thought of a real home from home. We came away with a life time of memories - A big thank-you to the owner Bob who was very helpful throughout the booking process. The villa is well-maintained, nicely decorated, and the staff is helpful while respecting your privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Makes me very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you are satisfied with the service. Thank you and hope to have you here again! Bob
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Jamakhiri resort
Nearest Ferry
1500 Metres
Koh Tao Pier
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Jamahkiri resort
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Sai Daeng, Tian Og
Car: not necessary

Most people come to Koh Tao for diving but that doesn´t mean there is nothing elso to do.

Except for diving you can:

• Take a boat around the island and visit the different beaches. Snorkel and swim with black tip sharks, visit unforgettable water worlds, stop at any of the countless secluded beaches. This is the best way of seeing real Koh Tao! Highly recommended!

• Fishing expeditions with equipment provided and a professional advisor to guide you.

• Visit the marine park

• Visit the paradise island Nang Yuan

• Rent a motorbike or taxi and explore the island

• Muay Thai (Thai boxing)

• Rock Climbing

• Flying trapeze

• Snorkeling

• Kayaking

• Hiking

• Bowling and mini golf

• Shopping

• Sailing

• Thai Massage

• Yoga

• Thai cooking courses


Rates & Availability

Ko Tao Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jun 15 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $0 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Included services:
• Transfer from/to pier when check in and out
• Maid service (bedding, cleaning, breakfast)
• American Breakfast

Instead of paying a refundable deposit we require that you leave one of your passports during the whole rental period to our housekeeper. You will get it back at check back after having paid for the minibar and any damages or losses. At check out you pay cash in Thai Baht.

• Deposit of 20 % upon reservation if booked 3 months or more prior to arrival, 50% if booked closer than 3 months prior to arrival
• Final payment 30 days prior to check in

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Ko Tao Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Double basins, rainshowers
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double basins, rainshower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Double basins, rainshower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Double basins, rain shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom with in- and outdoor shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Remote controlled AC in all bedrooms Ceiling fan in all bedrooms, kitchen, dining, sitting in Main House and office Fully equipped kitchen All bedrooms in separate buildings King size bed in all bedrooms, 180cmx200cm Bed linen, changed every 3 days or on request 2 Robes and slippers in all bedrooms Safety box in all bedrooms Ensuite bathroom to all bedrooms Double basins and rainshowers in all bathrooms Toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and soap) Hairdryer in all bathrooms Bathroom towels, changed every 3 days or on request Pool towels, changed every 3 days or on request Satellite TV in Main House (more than 100 channels) DVD player in bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 and Main House WIFI, free DVD player in all bedrooms and Main House Sonos Music System, with speakers on wooden deck outdoors. Minibar in the kitchen Fire extinguishers in all houses First aid kit available For more information please see our homepage

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