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Two Luxury Villas, each with own Pool and Chef voted Best Villa by Trip Advisor - Villa Malee (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights



Villa Malee (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8)

For a completely different kind of villa holiday. Just look at everything we include to make your holiday great: Free chauffeur greeting,collection and return from phuket airport. Free delicious breakfasts at any time before 11:00 am. Uniformed chef, housekeeper and poolman/gardener. Free bouquet of flowers and beer and/or soft drinks on arrival. Four spacious double bedrooms, all ensuite, and all about the same size. Personal cooking from highly trained Thai chef. Child and toddler friendly environment with removable stair gate, kid's toys, CDs and DVDs. Free child's bikes, high chairs, cots, car booster seats. Fast wireless broadband connection and satellite large flat screen TV. Large flat screen TV, DVD and CD player in lounge with cable and satellite reception. Cable TV in every bedroom. Espresso coffee machine. Free collection of books, CDs and DVDs. Magnificent bamboo four poster bed in master bedroom. Double Jacuzzi bath in en suite.

About the property

Luxury 4 bed villa /chef /pool

Three days minimum stay, 6 days minimum over Christmas and New Year. This magnificent villa is fully serviced with a full time chef, housekeeper and poolman/gardener. The chef will cook all your favourite Thai dishes for you (and European dishes if you wish). She will purchase all your food fresh from the market, fish, meat, fruit, croissants etc every morning and prepare it. The 4 spacious, cool bedrooms are all ensuite with air conditioning and fans. The The villas can be rented together or separately . Each villa is totally secluded and private with its own massive cut limestone walls and remote controlled full sized access gates. The living rooms, sun bathing and swimming pool are on the upper floor of each villa giving unparalleled views of the sunsets over the Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea. Each Master bedroom has a magnificent 4 Poster Bed and a double Jacuzzi with walk-in shower and twin basins set in a black marble worktop. On the first floor there is a large lounge opening to a lovely sun terrace with private infinity pool with Ocean and Sunset views. There is another Jacuzzi in the pool. There is also a fully fitted European kichen and large dining room also opening to the sun terrace and pool.

Brian Phillips
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Brian Phillips

My wife and I adopted two tiny babies from Thailand and Cambodia in 2000 and 2002 respectively and took them back to our home in South Devon, England. They are now two strong minded teenage girls attending very good schools in Devon.

We always wanted to help them maintain their roots in Asia, so we regularly came on holiday with them to Thailand and Cambodia. On one visit to Phuket, we stayed in a beautiful coast side villa with a very helpful manageress called Khun Noi.

Khun Noi loved our daughters, and was delighted when I said that I intended to buy or build a villa and provide our daughters with more permanent roots in Thailand. I could not find a suitable villa for sale, but in 2004 I found a great plot of land in gently sloping woodland overlooking Kata Beach. I designed and built two superb villas, using an "upside down " approach so that each swimming pool, living , dining and cooking areas were situated on the upper floor, with four cool ensuite bedrooms in each villa on the ground floor. I wanted my daughters to feel part of a Thai family and our guests to enjoy the full Thai experience of a fully staffed villa, so I was very pleased when Khun Noi promised to manage my two villas and provide full staff, chefs and a handyman/driver. More than 10 years later, she is still looking after our guests as if they are the very first ones.

I purchased the land, and designed and built the villas in 2005. ( We were in the middle of construction when Phuket was hit by the Boxing Day Tsunami ). I offer special discounts to anyone who has been adopted or has adopted a child. We understand many of the problems you may have and will face in the future.

In 2011 , I retired to Phuket and am now " living the dream " very happily on this beautiful island, playing golf, swimming or sailing most days . I am hoping that my daughters will want to come and live with me when they have completed their schooling in England.

Brian Phillips purchased this villa in 2006

Why Brian Phillips chose Karon

Phuket is a fabulous holiday destination, especially the South West Corner with fabulous beaches and hilly countryside.

Great restaurants, great golf courses, wonderful people - what more could you want ?

Warning - don't choose the East Coast of Phuket for a beach holiday - it is much cheaper because the beach on the Eastern side of Phuket is virtually unusable (shallow mud).

What makes this villa unique

The kids love the pool, the beach and the staff - who pamper them outrageously! The beaches on the West Coast of Phuket are simply the best - Kata Beach is a wonderful year round beach - swimming and snorkelling from November to April , and excellent surf May to October.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
30% of rental on booking. Balance payable six weeks before commencement of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Any Day.

Notes on prices:
Prices include one luxury return transfer from the airport, Breakfasts of your choice, welcome pack and full time chef and staff.


Karon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Luxury double Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Ideally suited for children, Villa Jasmine has special paddling pool for kids and both housekeepers are trained as baby sitters for a very small extra charge. Outside: Private secluded infinity pool for each villa with ocean and sunset views.


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Villa Malee (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A Truly Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The holiday was wonderful! Having stayed in Villa Malee 5 years ago I was hoping it would be as wonderful as it was back then. I was not disappointed !! The villa is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful Phuket. Set far enough away from the hustle and bustle making it the perfect relaxation spot to enjoy the views and superb service offered, yet in walking distance of Kata beach..perfect!

Khun Noi and her team excelled themselves in being available to answer any questions we had, advise and book services and their care of us was exceptional. Villa is 5 star with beautiful clean facilities and the best of the best Thai cooking provided. Cannot fault anything it was all just so lovely and me and my guests thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to see Lynda and her family and friends after 5 years. My staff enjoyed looking after them and they seemed to have a wonderful holiday . We hope they will not leave it so long to come back again. Best wishes Brian and Prada
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Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is amazing! The villa itself is very comfortable and has all amenities. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all very comfortable. The layout of the kitchen and family room wrapping around the pool area makes it very social. The pool area itself has great views and has lots of seating area. The Villa staff were warm and friendly. They assisted us whenever required, cooked great food and kept the villa extremely clean. The owner and property manager continuously kept in contact with us the moment we booked the villa. Always available to answer questions and help wherever possible. Such a great find on Air B&B.... we are already thinking of booking our next stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My staff and I were delighted that Carlie and her family and friends enjoyed my Villa Malee so much. We look forward to seeing them again soon. Best wishes Brian
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Luxury Villa, amazing staff

  • 5 of 5

I had my birthday at Villa Malee with 20 family and friends. I wish I had stayed longer but my experience was filled with gentle care, incredible food, prompt service and luxurious living. Large bedrooms, comfy beds, fully stocked kitchen and amazing sunsets to view Andaman sea. I wish to return asap. Chef Noi and her staff are 1st class! Bravo!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My staff and I are delighted that this guest enjoyed his stay , and his very big birthday party in Villa Malee. I think there were 18 guests for the party ! All the guests were charming and it was a pleasure to serve them. Hope to see you all again soon Brian Phillips Owner
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Great Choice

  • 5 of 5

I did quite a lot of research before selecting this property owned by Brian. The location was perfect - very close to Kata Beach; breakfast included; fanatastic live-in staff who took care of our every request. Splendid and authentic Thai dinners cooked by staff. You can't go wrong with this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My staff and I are delighted that David and his extended family enjoyed their Christmas Holiday in Villa Malee. Their sons and daughters and friends came from all parts of the world to meet up for a splendid family reunion. We were very happy to provide the villa in which they could all relax and recharge their batteries . David's daughter was a Miss World contestant would had just spent a month in China, so it was great to meet her as well.
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa Malee is like having your own private hotel.

The staff cater to your every requirement and could not have been more helpful. Everything ran like clockwork.

The food cooked by Nok Noi was wonderful, very tasty and freshly prepared. During our stay we ate out a few times but we all agreed that the meals cooked by Nok Noi were the best we had.

Khun Noi looked after us and gave us some great recommendations of things to do and places to visit. She arranged taxis & boat hire and was available at the end of the phone 24/7 for all our queries and responded very quickly.

All in all it was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed every second of it.

Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My staff and I are always delighted when guests enjoy their holiday to the maximum - we do hope they will come back again. Best wishes, Brian Phillips - Owner
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Superb Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days, we were a group of 3 married couples. The booking procedure was simple and correspondence between Brian the owner and I excellent.

From the moment we were collected from the airport until we were returned everything ran like clockwork.

On arrival we were met by the nicest happiest bunch of people you could wish to meet, all the staff at the villa and the manager Noi (what a lady) were there and she gave us a briefing of what we could expect. Nothing was too much trouble, the food the best Thai food any of us have ever had. Nok Noi our chef brilliant, we asked for something not on the menu and she produced it brilliantly.

Arrangements we made on our behalf for shows, shopping, cultural tour and golf. All arranged without a hitch.

The format of quality accommodation and fantastic food in a superb setting is a winner, it is far more relaxing than a hotel but with all the benefit a hotel offers and more.

We have recommended the villa to all our friends at a great base for discovering Phuket.

We all would like to thank all involved in making our holiday a memorable one and on this occasion for all the right reasons.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My staff and I are absolutely delighted that Rex and his group had such a great time - we had several happy golf games together, which Rex let me win - and we also had a great dinner with them . Please come again soon Rex and friends . Best wishes Brian
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Chalong Pier
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Loch Palm , Red Mountain and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Kata Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Diving school nearby with snorkelling and diving gear for hire and tuition. Surf boards and skis also for hire. Stand up boarding .

Deep Sea fishing, sailing and speed boat trips are easily arranged.


Stunning Kata Beach only 1500 metres away. The best in Phuket? Snorkelling, Surfing, water skiing, paragliding, depending on season.


Phuket International 50 minutes. FREE Collection and delivery included in the rental.


1km to Kata. 15km to Phuket Town.

Further Details:

Fantastic restaurants abound, starting about 100 yards from the villa