About the property
- Villa538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Villa Sapphire in Laem Set, Koh Samui- Located At Private Residency, Close To The Southern Tip Of The Island, 10 Mins Drive To Beach, with Free Transfer
Villa Sapphire provides an ideal romantic setting for a couple and is very popular for honeymoons. The Villa is situated on a 22 acre area of ocean view hillside land known as Sitara Retreat, which provides 24 hour security. Sitara is an exclusive private residency, surrounded by nature, located in a superb setting with outstanding panoramic ocean views. The Villa is for 2 persons, and is one of three villas, set on a magnificent parcel of land, covered in granite boulders and swaying coconut trees.
From the private car parking area, the impressive entrance is positioned between two ancient boulders, inviting you into the unique, open tropical-style Living Area that sits in complete harmony with the beautiful nature.
Positioned in the centre of the Living room is a Jacuzzi where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the shimmering turquoise ocean. You will also find a large Projector screen tv and dvd player in the Living area, where you can relax in the Jacuzzi and watch a movie if you wish.
The tropical open plan Kitchen has been creatively designed against a magnificent granite rock. Enjoy a meal in the dining area whilst admiring the captivating views across to the Infinity edge pool and fabulous ocean.
Leading from the living area, there is a small lotus pond containing colourful tropical fish, through to the infinity edge private salt water swimming pool complete with sun deck and sun beds, and magnificent ocean views. A barbecue is also located by the poolside where you can cook freshly caught fish or meat from the local market or superstores, and enjoy a romantic dinner with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea.
The upper floor consists of a spacious Bedroom en-suite with air conditioning and balcony, providing sensational ocean views.
A new utility room, with washing machine, has also just been created for guests at the Villa.
Notes on accommodation:
Set in a beautiful and peaceful location, the Villa has air-conditioning to the en-suite Bedroom, True Visions Satellite Platinium tv, which is the top package available, including football from the champions league, as shown on the Projector screen. DVD player. Free WiFi is provided at the Villa.
See the link to our own website for more detailed information.
A lovely, infinity edged private salt water swimming pool complete with sun deck and 2 lounge beds. Barbecue area, complete with BBQ. Tropical flowers and plants set around the edge of the living area, with small lotus pond and colourful tropical fish.
Villa Sapphire is positioned on Sitara, an exclusive private residency, surrounded by nature, with amazing rock formation and outstanding natural beauty. There is 24 hour security provided at Sitara Retreat.
The Villa has been imaginatively and beautifully created, set within the huge granite boulders.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:
All towels and linen provided. The villa is cleaned twice per week with change of clean bed linen and towels also every 3 days.
Infinity edged private salt water swimming pool complete with sun deck and sun beds. Rain shower.
We have been awarded Airbnb Superhost status and the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for Villa Sapphire and also for each of my 7 additional villas on Koh Samui.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About david smart
I moved to Koh Samui 2005 from Cirencester in the UK, where I had my own Flooring business. I was also involved in property development & rental and converted a large number of various style properties in the UK. From my first visit to Thailand in 1990 I had a growing desire to live in Thailand and create a new challenge. Inspired by opportunity for business I chose Koh Samui. Moving here, I created 3 properties; Palm View, Butterfly Garden and Hideaway Villa. Later, we completed 3 more villas on the beautiful ocean view, Sitara Retreat, named Villa Crystal, Emerald and Sapphire. In 2017 we also built new 1 Bedroom Villa Amber, and manage Villa Serendipity for a neighbour from Hong Kong. I have returned to Europe twice in 10 years of living here – 1 day in Milan and 3 days in watch my beloved Spurs in the Champions League!
Why david smart chose Na Mueang
I feel extremely fortunate in obtaining this very special and beautiful area of land on the residency of Sitara, located in the south of the island, where I have taken huge pride and joy in designing and creating 3 high quality villas in this tranquil and peaceful area of the island. I wanted to design and create a special kind of villa that would fit into this very beautiful and unique setting. The stunning ocean views, surrounding beautiful nature, superb granite rocks, lush tropical scenery with swaying palm trees around this location enabled me to create Villa Sapphire in these wonderful surroundings. Staying at Villa Sapphire, guests can relax, and soak up the surrounding peacefulness of the beautiful nature and magnificent ocean views that are all around everywhere.
What makes this Villa unique
The new, open-plan tropical-style Villa Sapphire is located in the unspoiled south of the island, which largely remains unaffected by over-development that unfortunately blights the north. The villa is situated on the Residency known as Sitara, which provides 24 hour security. The ocean views are outstanding, and unrivaled anywhere else on the island of Koh Samui. Villa Sapphire has been created to give a serene and peaceful ambiance in the daytime, for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. From dusk, the villa provides a romantic atmosphere with soft lighting, where guests can wine and dine under the stars. Villa Sapphire has an exotic atmosphere with its open plan design, beautiful furnishings, soft lights and a jacuzzi in the centre of the living room
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
An over all fantastic holiday in paradise. We could not of got a better villa! Thank you David
When we arrived David was waiting at the airport, he gave us loads of information on the journey to the villa sapphire. He stoped on the way so we could get a few provisions for when we arrived, advised us on some the best places to eat as well as things to see and do. A lovely man! When we first walked in to villa sapphire we were lost for words, the most amazing views, beautifully designed villa a truly overwhelming experience. The infinity pool was fantastic and we spent lots of evenings in the jacuzzi in the middle of the main room. The cleaning lady's came in every 3 days with fresh towels and bedding. All of the staff at the resort were friendly and accommodating. We had the best holiday ever and I can't recommend the villa enough, we will be going back to one of Davids villas again, it is a must. Thank you for such a great experience and fabulous place to stay the views are beyond belief a truly 5 star experience all the way!! Thank you
The perfect place for a romantic getaway for 2
We stayed 18 days and loved each and every one of them. The villa was beautiful, the view was spectacular and the host David catered to our every need. Can't say enough about it!!
Very cute villa with amazing view on the sea
Great views from the ootdoor main floor and from the indoor master bedroom. The villa is confortable, well organized, very clean even the outdoor part. As usual, David and his team are lovely, charming. If you have an issue, they can fix it by the end of the day. The place is located in a very quiet area. Don't expect restaurants, bars, etc in walking distance. It's the perfect gateway to relax, surrounded by the Sea and the tropical trees. For sure, we'll come back there !
Outstanding - Best Villa we have stayed in
We had an outstanding stay at Villa Sapphire, and far exceeded any expectations. It is a stunning villa, set in a wonderful tropical location called Sitara. Our visit was pure magic. To sit in the Jacuzzi and see the ocean views is divine. We even watched a movie on the projector screen whilst in the Jacuzzi. Coming out of the exotic looking living area, is the fantastic infinity pool with views to die for. Absolutely ideal for a couple. It also has 24 hour security at Sitara, which I feel is good. We had one of our best holidays here, where we both didn't want to leave the beautiful Villa Sapphire.
One of the most best places I have ever stayed ! The location was great, the owner arranged airport pick up and drop off. We had cleaning coming every three days and ample information about how to get around the island. He even gave us a phone for emergency ! I strongly recommend this place for couples, we loved our stay.
Top Anlage !!!
Eine sehr schöne und saubere Villa, die in Wirklichkeit noch viel mehr bietet als es die Bilder erahnen lassen. Der Abhohlservice durch Dave hat super geklappt, dafür nochmals Danke Dave !! Es ist sehr ruhig in der Gegend, auch weil die Villa etwas abgelegen in den Bergen liegt. Der Zugang ist durch den steilen Anstieg etwas beschwerlich und welcher eigentlich nur mit einem Fahrzeug zu bewältigen ist. Hat man es aber geschafft, dann entschädigt der tolle Ausblick für alles.
Danke nochmals dem Team und Dave !!!
The quiet and secluded Laem Set beach is located a 3-4 minute drive away. Lamai beach, arguably the finest on Samui, is just 10 minutes drive.
Villa Sapphire is located at Sitara Retreat which is situated close to the southern tip of the island. Nearby to the villa many of the island's main attractions are only a short drive away, which include Lamai beach, Butterfly Garden, Waterfalls, Aquarium, Elephant trekking, Grandmother, Grandfather Rocks, Thai cookery classes, horse riding, kayaking, and various water sports, amongst many others. There is also a large selection of fine and varied restaurants serving delicious Thai and Western dishes, all within 5-10 minutes drive from the villa.
The southern part of the island still has that rustic charm appeal that the whole of Samui boasted years ago. We are frequently told by guests they find the Thai people in this southern part of the island extremely hospitable, and welcoming. In the north where it is far more crowded and touristy on the island there is not always the opportunity to discover the true warmth and charm of the local people. The beaches on the south also remain undeveloped, due mainly to the shallow coastline. If you like to explore you can still find areas where you have the beach to yourself, and never too far away you will find a Thai restaurant where you can enjoy true authentic local dishes.
The villa is a 2-3 min drive, or 15 min walking distance (which is steep in a couple of places) to Laem Sett beach. This is a quiet and secluded beach where one can admire a beautiful sunset, and see the local fishermen, with their long tailed boats, come into shore. Also located on the beach is the rustic Thai style Cool Bar when you can enjoy good food and a drink whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
Within the charming area of Laem Sett there are several fine restaurants, serving Thai and Western food, small coffee shop, a few small, quiet garden bars, several traditional Thai massage services, Yoga, two local taxi services and a travel agency.
Close by is ShaSa Resort, Centara Villas and Samui Orchid which opens its doors to non residents and has many facilities to enjoy, including smart restaurants and bars.
Five to ten mins away by motorbike or car you have the fishing village of Baan Hua Thanon where fresh fish, fruit and vegetables are sold daily at the local market, together with small local shops, 24-hour Seven Eleven store, doctors surgery, Wednesday Night Market and a Chinese Temple, amongst other attractions to explore and enjoy.
Lamai beach, which is several kilometres long, has many attractions, and includes fine restaurants and varied water-sports.
We provide complimentary transfers from the airport, ferry or hotel on the island to the villa and a return journey (one in each direction).
The hiring of a car or moped is the easiest way to get around. The Villa is located in the quieter part of Koh Samui, unlike the busy north of the island. Villa Sapphire has outstanding ocean views and where you have this, you have a hill to climb. The villa is positioned in an outstandingly beautiful location, and is a 250 mtr length of steep hill from the entrance at Sitara Retreat. We strongly recommend the use of a four wheel drive, or if you are a very confident rider, a moped, which we can arrange for you, and have waiting at the villa on your arrival. It is a condition of Sitara Retreat that if you hire a car it will need to be a four wheel drive. Once you have booked we can assist in the hire of these vehicles at a competitive price.
With the villa being located in a quieter part of the island, driving can be a more pleasurable experience. To go to the beach, restaurants, local attractions etc, we do strongly recommend the hiring of your own transport. If you do not feel a confident driver, there are several private hire car companies (of which we can give you telephone numbers) that can pick you up at the entrance of Sitara, which is a 4 or 5 minute walk down the hill.
All our cars are insured, with the guest being responsible, and limited, for the first 15,000 Baht of any damage. There is no insurance on mopeds where the guest pays for any damage incurred.
It is the guests' responsibility to ensure that they also have their own comprehensive Travel & Health Insurance, and appropriate driving documentation for Thailand.
There is private parking for a vehicle at Villa Sapphire.
Samui International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
Ferries are located 25 minutes away.
The seaside town of Lamai is a 10 minute drive, Chaweng is a 25 minute drive. The Butterfly Garden, Aquarium and Tiger Zoo are a within a few minutes drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Vehicle hire is recommended for which we can be of assistance. All our cars are insured, with the guest being responsible, and limited, for the first 15,000 Baht of any damage. There is no insurance on mopeds where the guest pays for any damage incurred. It is the guests' responsibility to ensure that they also have their own comprehensive Travel & Health Insurance, and appropriate driving documentation for Thailand. Please note that no additional guests other than those who have booked to stay at the villa, are permitted to stay overnight. Smoking is allowed outside the villa. See the link to our website for more detailed information, and to view a video of Villa Sapphire.