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
- english, Thai language spoken by my Assistant
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 and 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 first created 3 properties; Palm View, Butterfly Garden and Hideaway Villa. Later, we completed 3 more villas on the stunning ocean view, Sitara Retreat, named Villa Crystal, Emerald and Sapphire. In early 2017 we created 1 Bedroom Villa Amber and Dec 2018 we also have the addition of a further new 1 Bedroom villa known as Villa Topaz. We are very proud to have included these two additional luxury villas onto our rental business. We also manage Villa Serendipity which belongs to one of our neighbours who resides in Hong Kong. I have returned to Europe twice in 13 years of living here – 1 day in Milan and 3 days in watch my beloved Spurs in the Champions League!
Why david smart chose Koh Samui
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 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 villa also uniquely includes a complimentary automatic car within the rental price. 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 area. There is also a lovely Infinity edge swimming pool, with spectacular ocean views. The villa is very popular for honeymoons and provides a romantic and exquisite setting. We pick you up from your arrival point on the island to take you to Villa Sapphire and a return journey at the end of your stay. I have lived on the island for 13 years and am happy to provide any information I can to help make your stay rewarding and enjoyable.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Villa, stunning view, wonderful place to be!
When we booked, I had reservations about the remoteness of the villa and whether we may struggle with that. Whilst it is somewhat remote, we had no difficulty getting around during our 2 week stay here, nor did we find it to be very far away from useful amenities and places of interest. In fact, for us it was a perfect mix of feeling seculded in a completely private setting and being able jump in to local life when you fancied it! A word of warning - you will probably need to rent a car! For those of you who, like me, can get a little nervous driving in new places, rest assured - although initially I was nervous, it all ebbed away when I realised that there isn't really such a thing as road rage in Thailand - you can just poodle - and the control I am so used to in the UK goes somewhat out the window (you can park pretty much anywhere, for example). Despite being different, this didn't take long to get useful and in truth is quite refreshing - something I will miss!
Regards the villa - what a beautiful place this is! When I first walked in and saw the view, I think I struggled to pick my chin up from off the floor. You have a 180 degree view here - made up mainly of blues and greens but the odd speck of tropical colour comes in all around. If you like sea views, you will not be disappointed with this place. If you like sunsets and evening skylines, you won't be disappointed either. Point of fact, I think if you are remotely disappointed with the view this villa provides, there may be something wrong! The villa is also larger than it looks in the pictures. It is a beautiful 'inside out' design and personally we really loved all the nature around us, however if you're not a fan or geckos/frogs/dragonflies and other typically tropical animals then this might not be the place for you. Because of the inside out design, our only warning is to come prepared for the mosquitos - those little tropical vampires had a good few meals out of us! It was only because we were underprepared though, so just be aware and pack the repellent and cream you need.
David, our host, was exceptional.Transfers to and from the airport were included and we had no problems there at all. David clearly knows his stuff and was really helpful both before and after our arrival - he was very patient with all my questions too, which is to his credit! Thank you David (& Neung and all the staff) for a truly wonderful stay. A great choice!
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 !
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.
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.
The quiet and secluded Laem Set beach is located 3-4 min drive away. Lamai beach, arguably the finest on Samui, is a 10 min 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. Also a large selection of fine and varied restaurants serving delicious Thai and Western dishes, all within 5-10 min drive from the villa.
The southern part of the island still has a rustic charm appeal the whole of Samui boasted years ago. We are frequently told by guests they find Thai people in this southern part of the island very 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 remain undeveloped, due mainly to the shallow coastline. If you like to explore you can find areas where you have a beach to yourself, and never too far away is a Thai restaurant where you can enjoy true authentic local dishes.
The villa is a 2-3 min drive, or 15 min walking distance (steep in couple of places) to Laem Sett beach. It is a quiet and secluded beach where one can admire a beautiful sunset, and see local fishermen, with long tailed boats, come into shore. Also on the beach is the rustic Thai style Cool Bar when you can enjoy delicious 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, a few small, quiet garden bars, several traditional Thai massage services, Yoga, two local taxi services and 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).
Once you have booked, we can arrange to have an automatic 4x4 vehicle waiting for you, which is included as complimentary with this rental. Or if you are very confident drivers, two mopeds.
The use 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. It is a condition of Sitara Retreat that if you use a car it will need to be a four wheel drive.
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 recommend the use of the complimentary vehicle which we provide for you with this booking. However, if you do not wish to make use of the car at any time, there are several private hire car companies (of which we can give you telephone numbers so that you can make your own arrangements) that can pick you up at the entrance of Sitara, which is a 4 or 5 minute walk down the hill. Should you decide to use the private hire facility this will be at your own cost.
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.
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 min drive, Chaweng a 25 min drive. The Butterfly Garden, Aquarium and Tiger Zoo are a within a few minutes drive.
A Lotus Tesco Superstore and also the popular large food supermarket, Makro, bot