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Luxury Surin Beach Villa, private chef, transport with driver, ocean views

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Space 24,756 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

An exceptional villa, sleeps up to 20, includes mini-bus with driver, and chef.

Villa Sanyanga is a seven bedroom, seven bathroom villa in an exclusive private residential development on the hill above Surin beach, on the north-west coast of Phuket, Thailand. There are fabulous panoramic sea views over the Andaman sea, and Bangtao Bay.

There is a beautiful private infinity pool, and several outdoor dining areas, a typical Thai Sala by the pool, with revolving table, and sun loungers. The villa can comfortably accommodate up to 20 adults and children in luxurious, fully air-conditioned surroundings. It is two minutes drive from Surin beach, as well as close to many restaurants and shops, and 20 minutes from the Laguna golf-course.

Villa Sanyanga has 6 staff, comprising a private chef, who is also our villa manager, a lady mini-bus driver who will also act as your guide in Phuket showing you where to go and what to see, two maids and a maintenance/gardener. Jone the driver/ guide speaks English and Cantonese, as well as Thai So does our chef Lily who will prepare and cook your meals - you only have to shop for the groceries - there is a Tesco supermarket 5 minutes from the villa, or Lily can shop for you at the local markets if you prefer.

Airport transfers on arrival and departure are free. (one on arrival and one on departure) A mini-bus with driver is provided for the rest of your stay. Baby-sitting can be arranged, as well as in villa Thai massage. Fast Wifi internet free on all levels of the villa.

The area: Villa Sanyanga is located in a prestige area of Phuket, in a very exclusive and private residential complex. Though peaceful and secluded, it is only minutes away from Surin Beach, well known for it's beautiful white sand, clear water, and many restaurants of different types, and many beach activities.

Our driver could take you to Bang Tao Beach too, only 10 minutes away. It's the beautfiul 7 kilometre long beach which you see from Villa Sanyanga's pool terrace. On the southern end there are long-tail boats for hire. The central part has the Bliss Club, a beautiful place to relax, with shady lawns going down to the white sand beach. We have a special discount here for Villa Sanyanga guests, and free sunbeds. The northern end, known as Layan Beach, is quiet and undeveloped, with a few typical local thatched restaurants on the beach, serving delicious food at very low prices.

Other nearby beaches are Laem Singh beach and Kamala beach, all within minutes of the villa. There is also the famous Phuket Fantasea show nearby, and many golf courses within easy reach, not to mention large shopping centres, and typical local markets. The weekend market in Phuket town should not be missed.

Children very welcome. : This villa is perfect for large families, or groups of friends, and is ideal for children. The swimming pool has a protective fence which can be erected on request, and the large family room has a flat screen TV, with English satellite programmes and a large selection of children's DVDs and toys. We have baby equipment too, such as 3 high chairs and 3 cots, and 2 car seats.

Lily, our chef and manager will look after you well, and ensure your holiday runs smoothly. She'll give you advice on local attractions, and help if you have any problems. She and the other staff will go out of their way to ensure you have a holiday to remember. She will organise in-house massage for you or baby-sitting. In addition to this she will treat you to her wonderful cooking, and even teach you how to make her dishes if you wish. She used to teach Thai cooking in Hong Kong, and speaks Cantonese as well as English and Thai.

Transport and Yacht: The driver of your mini-bus can act as a guide, and show you the best places for shopping, or take you to any of the wonderful beach restaurants we recommend. We give you a local mobile phone, so you can call the driver when you need her to collect you.

We have two luxury power catamarans which sail off the East coast of Phuket. We offer our villa guests a discount on a full day cruise on the yachts. This will give you an unforgettable day, sailing amongst tropical islands, swimming snorkelling or kayaking, or just relaxing in the floating jacuzzies in the water. Ask for information about the yacht, and for both the yacht and villa websites.

If this villa is booked for the time you want, please enquire, because I also let other villas close by, for friends. This is also useful if you have a very large group and want 2 or 3 villas close together. As we are often heavily booked, don't hesitate to ask if your dates do not quite fit our availability. We have a very nice reasonably priced guesthouse near the villa where you can spend one or two nights or so, if your dates do not fit our availability.

Please see our more than 100 reviews over the last seven years on trip advisor.

More Details

Owner
Jacquie Pinnell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Jacquie Pinnell

My name is Jacquie Pinnell, and my brother Richard is the owner of Villa Sanyanga, and the Yachts Shashani and Sanyati. He lives in Thailand and is a retired Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways. He runs Tigermarine Charter company in Phuket. I let the villa on his behalf. We grew up in England and Zimbabwe, and now he lives in Asia, and I live in Spain and France. With skype and emails we work closely together, and with Lily our Villa manager too, and are in constant contact with the letting of the villa and chartering the yachts Shangani and Sanyati.

Jacquie Pinnell purchased this villa in 2003

Why Jacquie Pinnell chose Choeng Thale

Richard lives in Phuket with his wife and sons, and lived in Villa Sanyanga for several years, before moving to the East coast, closer to the boys' school and to the marina where the yacht Shangani is moored.

What makes this villa unique

The most fabulous thing about this villa, in my opinion, is the breath-taking view from the pool terrace, over the whole of Bangtao bay. But what makes it wonderful for holiday rentals is that it can take very large groups. Perhaps a family reunion for extended families spread out over many countries, or a group of friends celebrating a birthday. There is so much space and privacy in this beautiful villa. For instance, the garden level area alone can sleep 7 people, with lots of space, and is ideal when several different families renting the villa. Our biggest feature though, that sets us apart from other villas, is our staff. They are all exceptional people, and will do everything in their power to make sure you have a stress free holiday of a lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted on TripAdvisor end August 2015



5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just returned from 2 and half weeks of pure bliss at Villa Sanyanga. There were 14 in our party, 9 adults and 5 children, ages ranging from 73 to 4 years old. The Villa is so luxurious with beautiful views, and very spacious which suited our family group perfectly. Even though we travelled in August, the monsoon season, nearly every day we had beautiful sunshine with the odd shower or thunder storm but that only added excitement to the day.



Lilly and her staff were so helpful, and the cooking was delicious and plentiful. Jone drove us around everywhere, which added to the total relaxation of the holiday. The children fell in love with the staff and have returned home with many photos of them, my daughter even asked when we were going back to see them. Lillys' food was "out of this world" - cooking tasteful Thai food but also accommodating any requests we had.



Jacquies' help from start to end was top class. This holiday I can honestly say was the best I've ever had - the villa, staff, island and company were exceptional. If you ever have the chance to visit Thailand I would highly recommend it, and staying at Villa Sanyanga would be the perfect choice!
Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Phuket International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Surin Beach has many restaurants and bars
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Laguna golf course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Plaza restaurant, plus many on Surin Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Surin beach
Car: not necessary

The villa is in the exclusive estate of Baan Thai Surin Hill, and is surrounded by a coconut palm grove, overlooking Surin Beach, with breathtaking views over Bang Tao beach and bay. It is 2 minutes drive from Surin Beach with many other beaches within a short drive, and the nearest golf course is 15 minutes away. There is a good supermarket only 5 minutes away, as well as many different restaurants nearby, from well known and luxury, to cheap and cheerful (and delicious!). The upmarket Plaza shopping centre is right by the entrance to the estate, with many boutiques selling clothes and artefacts. There is a wine shop at the entrance too.

Golf: 10 minutes from the famous Laguna Phuket golf course, with many other courses within 30 minutes drive.

transport with driver provided

Amenities

Choeng Thale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 24756 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Massage bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor bath, and shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , small paito garden with massage bench
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , en-suite to the Garden Suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lovely garden spa room with massage bench.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite to the family room
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , small bathroom en-suite to the single room in the annexe
  • The bathrooms are all exceptionally beautiful, with two hand basins, very large shower cubicles, and either baths or jacuzzi. There is a small shower room and toilet in the guest cottage (counted as the sixth bedroom) There is also an outdoor shower on the pool terrace, and a separate toilet on the pool terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is also a "day bed", which can be used as a single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 3 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , We have 3 cots
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The two singles can be converted to a double bed.
  • The bedrooms are a special feature of this villa, and all are beautiful. Five of them have huge en-suite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, separate seating areas and their own private terrace. The fourth bedroom is a large family room which shares the bathroom with bedroom 3. It has a large screen TV, sofas, and children's toys, as well as bunk beds which can be changed to singles, one other single bed, and a queen bed. Also three cots. The sixth bedroom is a very large suite, with twin beds on a mezzanine floor, a king size bed, and extra single, plus lounge area, bathroom, terrace and private garden. Sleeps 5 or more in this room. The seventh bedroom is a small double storey guest-house annexe, consisting of a small bedroom downstairs 2 singles which can be converted to a double bed, with en-suite bathroom, and a small room with sofa-bed upstairs. Private terrace and magnificent views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
* Five staff, including Villa Manager/chef, driver, 2 maids and a maintenance man. * Mini bus with chauffeur provided every day except arrival and departure days. * Complimentary meal on arrival * Beautiful pool terrace and Thai sala with sunken seating and revolving table * Large BBQ by the pool. * 3 outdoor terrace tables and chairs * Infinity swimming pool with bridge and pool bar * Garage for two cars * Dining room, with panoramic views, seats 20. * Large flat screen Sat TV in both living and family rooms, and two smaller TVs, many DVDs. Netflix subscription. * Surround sound Sonos music system in lounge and pool terrace. Plug in your own ipod if you prefer. Manage the music system from your own iphone or ipad * 2 Safes

Reviews

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5

Amazing family holiday in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our party was made up of 18 people, flying in from Australia and England for special reunion birthday. Even before we arrived, we were so excited about our stay at Villa Sanyanga. We had all read the reviews - all excellent - and seen the amazing photos. But when we arrived we were still taken aback by the villa's thoughtful design and high end luxury, as well as its surrounding beauty. So much thought has gone in to the design of the villa which meant that 18 of us, with an age range from 60 years to 15 months, could enjoy so many aspects of it. With the morning view out to sea for breakfast, the beautiful coastal view in the other direction from the bathrooms to the amazing sunset view every single night from the sala. This villa captured it all.

The staff in the villa were nothing short of amazing. The food cooked by Lily is the best Thai food I've eaten by far. You will NOT be needing to go out for restaurant food, Lily will cook you anything you want. She can take orders or surprise you with her fantastic dishes. She has very good English and was a great help when we needed anything else sorted. Between her and Jone, the driver, there was nothing that we couldn't do or get our hands on. But the villa was so lovely, we didn't have too much of desire to leave and do too many outings! Nevertheless, Jone was there to run us about if we wanted and she always did so with a smile.

The sleeping accommodation is wonderful. Each room feeling spacious, far enough away form the other rooms to give privacy and maintaining luxury all the way through. With maids to tidy the room and take away any dirty washing, we really didn't have to lift a finger at all.

We had a wonderful family holiday and I would 100% return again for another holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so glad you all enjoyed your family reunion in Villa Sanyanga, and that the staff looked after you so well. Lily Jone and the team are very happy to receive your review, and I am too! with best wishes, and hoping to welcome you back to Villa Sanyanga again sometime Jacquie
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5

The perfect place to experience Phuket for the first time

  • 5 of 5

I brought a photo and video crew from the US for a 10 day 'work plus' production to Phuket. We stayed at Villa Sanyanga and through their love and care we all had one of the greatest experiences of our collective lives. The chef and manager Lili is a gourmet chef and believe me that is an understatement. My brother-in-law lives in Bangkok and joined us at the villa, he assured me that there is no better Thai food in Thailand than what comes from Lily's kitchen. Every meal was spectacular and when asked Lili was happy to give us a cooking class (for 15 people!) so we could learn to cook our favorite dishes. She is a treasure and will be a very big reason why I return to Phuket. Her staff is fantastic and catered to our every need and ours were a bit more than the average travelers but that didn't phase them one bit. The driver Jone is a wonderful human being and tolerated our constant requests, we literally saw 80% of the island in Jone's van and she never lost her big smile. She helped my whole team feel safe and welcomed every time she opened the door.

As for the Villa itself, you have to see it to believe it. The photos are gorgeous but can not do it justice. To walk out of one of the gorgeous, separate locking entrances to the common dining room, every day...and see that gorgeous view was awe inspiring every single day. The suites are all gorgeous, the villa layout is perfect and the common areas are warm and inviting.

We Also chartered a boat from the Villa, a celebration of sorts for 20,people and none of us could believe how amazing it was. The crew plotted an amazing day for us including a fabulous clear water snorkeling spot, a gourmet lunch aboard this stunning power catamaran and then a breathtaking cruise to a unique little bar...on a rock..in the middle of the Andaman Sea. It all sounds to good to be true...and that's exactly what we thought as we enjoyed this life changing experience. If you are planning to visit Phuket, if you're thinking about it, think no further. Gather your friends, buy your tickets and stay at Villa Sanyanga. I've never experienced it's equal and I will be back for more because of it. I'm only on the plane back now and I miss it...and especially Lili already.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! This is a really fabulous review Justin! Thank you so much. I am very happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Sanyanga so much. I know that Lily and her staff enjoyed having you and your film crew to stay there, and I am so glad that the weather held for your whole 10 day stay, and enabled your filming to go ahead without problems. Jone also enjoyed taking you around to all the different locations. We all really appreciate your very kind words, and hope that one day we can welcome you back to Villa Sanyanga again. with our best wishes Jacquie, Richard, Lily, Jone and the villa staff and boat crew
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5

The absolute BEST decision we made was Villa Sanyanga

  • 5 of 5

This was amazing! We are a family of ten with 8 kids ranging from two college students down to a kid who had just finished kindergarten. We read the awesome reviews. I am happy to say that the great reviews were spot-on. What an incredible experience. I am not even sure where to start.

Let me start with the home itself. It is a great location. You seem to have the ability to look out one side of the home and see an unbelievably beautiful view. Then you turn the corner and look out a different way and see something at least as beautiful. The rooms are fantastic. The setup is even better.

The home has everything. There is an entire large room to "chill out" and watch TV. There are outdoor tables. There is a large indoor, dining room type table. There are other tables for enjoying a BBQ meal while looking down on the beach. There is a beautiful pool that is part of the home so kids or others can go swimming and still be a part of the discussion that is going on. There is a bar downstairs (although we did not use it) in one of the rooms and simply an incredible setup for any large group. Incredible layout.

The truth is that the location and the layout of the home is not even the best part. The best part is the team. Lily is the cook and seems to run the team of four that is around the house. Her food was fantastic. Her personality was even better. We have never had better service anywhere in our lives. Whatever we needed or wanted was made. We are poor planners and changed our plans every day . . . or sometimes a few times a day. This team simply adjusted with a smile on their faces and made it happen. (One time we told them we would be gone all day and would not want dinner until late. I called mid-day and asked if they could throw together lunch for 10 with about an hour's notice. When we arrived there was a fantastic, made-to-order check prepared lunch. I do not even know how they pulled that off!)

In fact, Lily gave "cooking classes" to some our younger kids on 3 different days. Cooking and spending time with Lily became a highlight for some of my kids.

And then there is Jone. Jone is a driver that seems to know everywhere we wanted to go and was always ready for us. Having a personal driver always available made everything better. I am not sure what it is like to be royalty but I suspect it is like spending a week at Villa Sanyanga. Thank you to Lily, Jone, and the entire staff.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to celebrate with family & friends

  • 5 of 5

Well we had an amazing time in the Villa Sanyanga and the reason being was that we were soooooo well cared for. Not a thing to think about or a task to undertake. We all acknowledged the wonderful team and give thanks to them all anticipating our every need.

Because of the care given to every detail, we were able to relax and enjoy each other’s company as a family and create some very special memories.

So a big thankyou to everyone involved.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed your long planned family reunion, and that our staff looked after you well. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Villa Sanyanga some time in the future.
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5

The perfect wedding holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for seven nights in in Villa Sanyanga and every single minute was great! The villa ist by far better than it appears on the website and the staff is outstanding. Lili prepared excellent dishes, always considering the wishes from us. Every meal was an event for our palate. There is no single point we could criticize: everyone was helpful and reliable in an unusal way: When you tell Lili to prepare the meal for 6pm, the mal was ready at 6pm! Always! And exactly at 6pm!

Jone is a careful and safe driver who made anything possible we had liked to see and the staff kept EVERYTHING clean - included our clothes. We arrived with a suitcase full of fresh clothes - and so did we leave. We lucky ones: no laundry to make at home.

But the best of all: the view from the terrace!!! Bang Tao Bay in front of us and a great view over the Andaman Sea to the left. The house surrounded by palms and trees that you get the impression of being in a small rainforest.

In short words: it was fantastic! The best accommodation I've ever been in (and I've been in many!).

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent family holiday, superbly run villa

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed villa with very helpful and friendly staff to make life so easy. The rooms are very comfortable and very clean, Lily does a wonderful job in the kitchen. Being up a steep hill, hence great views, having a driver, Jone, and vehicle to get you around is a joy.

Very little incentive to go to the beach when you stay by the pool.

The owners are very helpful and efficient.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE.
THESE PRICES ARE FOR UP TO 14 GUESTS. Add US$50 per night for each extra adult, and $25 PER CHILD UNDER 12, free for under twos.
Note the inclusions in our price......
The price includes a private full time chef, 3 cleaning staff, free welcome meal, 15 seat mini-bus with lady driver/guide for your use throughout your holiday, airport transfers, and all taxes. Groceries are charged at cost price, no mark up.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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