Luxury sea view villa on top of the hill at just 500 meters from the beach
Jean Marc Dini
- english, french, italian
About Jean Marc Dini
I am working and leaving in South Korea.
Jean Marc Dini purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Jean Marc Dini chose Mae Nam
I wanted to have a relaxing place in a friendly country and Koh Samui is the perfect pLace for me, nice people, good food from all over the world, beautiful scenery and a lot of things to do.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is not far from the beach with a splendid view over the Bang Por bay but also on the Santhi tani valley mixing blue and green colors that gives an unique relaxing moment.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing place with sweeping views.
I had a really amazing stay at this villa! It was spacious, stylish and had amazing views. The pool was a definite highlight and we swam and admired the views day and night. The showers where great and it was well layed out with relaxing social areas and three large bedrooms each with a private bathroom. The house manager, who lives next door, was so lovely and helpful whenever we needed something. The locations is very good too. The drive up to the house is very steep but we managed it in our rental car and soon it became normal. The house was sparkling clean and Jean-Marc answered our messages and helped us get a few things organised before we went. It really was a great choice and we would highly reccomend this place!
Lovely peaceful location
Having read other reviews of the hill approach, we were aware of it but it is really very steep, we had to exchange our hire car for something a bit more powerful to comfortably negotiate the road.
Onto the villa, beautiful views from everywhere, very well equipped with everything you'd need. Beautiful quality bed linens and towels. Good air con but sometimes the hill breezes were sufficient to keep us cool. Wifi is fast and reliable.
The villa manager Tik is exceptionally helpful and ordered us food one evening due to language barriers, she arranged for an electrical item to be installed for us, very quiet and unobtrusive when cleaning. She does live on the property grounds but as we've said, very unobtrusive presence. There is some building work in progress in the valley but nothing around the grounds of the villa, and outwith the owners control. Communication with Jean Marc was very good, very quick to respond to emails.
Local shops around tens minutes in a car, big Tesco Lotus in Bophut for anything and everything, lots of little shops selling typical tourist stuff, the walking market, Mae Nam on a Thursday was a great experience, huge choice of food which was delicious, crafts, clothes, t shirts etc etc, Samui can be expensive compared to other Thai locations, i.e. Chiang Mai.
Airport is just great, all open air, very relaxed but very efficient.
Overall a lovely villa, in a quiet location, ideal for a group of friends but perhaps not for very young children.
Thank you Jean Marc for your villa and Tik for looking after us.
The property was better than we all expected. It was an amazing retreat from the everyday chaos of New York City. The view, the outstanding assistant, and the value of the property made Koh Samui a treasure cove.
I am happy you have enjoyed your stay in our house. You are welcome to come back any time. Its a pleasure to have good customers like you.
DO NOT STAY HERE
Although the house had a beautiful view, the description that the villa is 500m from the beach is misleading. You have to walk up a huge huge hill that goes 60 degrees upwards or pay 300 baht to be driven up this hill one way. In addition, the property manager resides in the villas guesthouse right next door and was the only person who had access to the villa besides us. Various amounts of cash were taken from all three rooms of the property, totaling $200, even though we were at the remote villa 95% of the time and locked doors when we were away.
The laundry list of problems continues: lack of hot water in the master bathroom, the maid only came to clean on the first day of our several day stay, and we had to badger about getting more basic amenities like toilet paper.
The infinity pool is great but we would never stay at this property again. Think carefully about your decision.
Your review is unfair. The hot water in the main bedroom was repaired as soon as the Maid knew. You allegation that my Maid took money is serious and not correct. My maid work in this house since 2012 and she can be believed.
Regarding the cleaning this is untrue and my Maid had difficulties to keep up to clean the house after the mess you left everyday. We have pictures that we can send you to show how you left the house. In addition you have also stolen towels. Definitively we are not interested in having people like you.
Gorgeous place but few small things that almost derailed trip
This place is gorgeous and the view is addicting. But there are a few small things that are important to note when booking this place. This house is up a very steep hill which is difficult to drive up without a AWD vehicle. From the very beginning it was difficult persuading taxis/Grab drivers to transverse the hill for pickups. If you are going to rent a car MAKE SURE IT IS AN ALL WHEEL (FOUR WHEEL) DRIVE. We found out that accidents related to guest driving up the hill are common. Also the small bedroom suite (under the upstairs master suite) had a bit of a sewage stench. If you have a sensitive nose this may be an issue... we just bought some freshener spray from 7-eleven to deal with it. Finally the water in the bedroom showers do not have water heaters so expect cold showers (which can be refreshing after a hot day at the beach). Overall this place was what we wanted. Special thanks to the house manager/keeper Tik who truly helped us with organizing a lot of things with her local connections. She saved us a few times and for that we were truly grateful!
Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the place and we are sorry that you experienced a small accident on your way down. This is the first time that one of our customer drive out of the road especially on a straight road.
The road to the house has a short but steep slope but it is not necessary to have a four wheel drive car, a standard 2 wheel drive car or scooter can goes up the hill.
There are water heater. I confirm that showers in all the rooms have both cold and hot water.
Great Samui basecamp
Located in quieter part of island, very comfortable house. On site manager very friendly and helpful. Great workout walking up the driveway!
Thanks for your review, and we are glad you have enjoyed the house.
The wonderful Bang Por Beach is located on the north side of Koh Samui Island. This area offers a tranquil retreat, wonderful sea views and sun set, snorkeling at less than 100 meters from the beach over the Coral barrier.
Bang Por is 5 minutes away from Nathon capital town or from Maenam and the Santiburi championship golf course on the other side, ten minutes away from Bophut - Fishermen Village’s exotic shop houses, numerous bars and restaurants lining the sea shore.
The area is not as crowded as Chaweng and Lamai but if you want the maximum action, it's only 20 and 30 minutes away.