This private villa has spectacular panoramic views overlooking Karon Bay on Phuket’s popular west coast. Set into a steep hillside on four floors in ‘old colonial’ style with lots of louvre shutters, ceiling fans and washed concrete floors give this property a unique feel. Unusual features like the dumb waiter allows you to send drinks up to the roof pool terrace from the kitchen below. The lower ground floor is self-contained with double bedroom, high ceilinged living room, simple kitchen with washing machine and an outdoor bath/Jacuzzi. From the terrace you can hear the sounds of rushing water from a nearby steam. The villa has a very relaxing atmosphere, ensuring you’ll have a great holiday here.
The ground floor has a state-of -the-art western kitchen with big oven and gas hob. Open-plan, this area leads into the combined dining room and living room with plasma TV. You can enjoy great views in all directions. A wooden staircase leads to three double bedrooms, one with twin beds and shower and two with a bath. All have the same décor as downstairs, but now with yellow floors. The final staircase leads to the roof top terrace and infinity pool. The garden has lots of shade, sea breezes and a view to die for.
Villa Samoot Sawan is located on top of a hill and off the main road leading to the mile long Karon Beach. The nearby Karon Temple is now surrounded by shops and sidewalk cafes. There is busy nightlife in this area, but luckily the villa is far enough and high enough away not to hear the music. To the north, Patong or ‘party central’ as it’s known locally, is a ten minute drive. To the south is Kata Beach, home to famous Club Med and well known as a surfer’s paradise. Accomodation Bedrooms. The Samoot Sawan bedrooms are a visual delight, and unusually most come with a bathroom attached. There are three doubles that are queen size and one twin. All bedrooms come with nice views over the surrounding countryside and sea. Bathrooms. The Samoot Sawan bathrooms are pleasant tropical colours with lots of washed concrete and pretty local tiles. Hot water is available throughout, so relax in one of the several baths. Dining Room. The dining room is part of the open-plan concept but is practically in a room of its own. There is seating for eight around a stout wooden table with ceiling fans keeping everyone cool. Kitchen. The ground floor kitchen has everything an aspiring chef could desire, with heavy cutlery, posh plates and glasses. A large fridge keeps everything cool, the microwave and a huge oven are integral. A breakfast bar provides even more work space. Living Rooms. The living room has a high ceiling with fans, lots of sofa space and a wall -mounted plasma TV. All the villa’s floor-to-ceiling shutters open to reveal great views of steep woods, valleys and the sea.
The Karon Villa was by far the best accommodation I have stayed at in Phuket. As a frequent traveller to Phuket, I am always on the look out for affordable, comfortable and well situated residences.
I will never again seek accommodation elsewhere whilst staying in Phuket. Unlike hotels, the villas provide a sense of homeliness at the same time as providing unsurpased personal attention and service.
The villas are ideally located on high ground set back from Karon Beach, providing uninterrupted views and a security blanket against the ever looming tsunami threat.
Karon Beach provides easy access to busy tourist centres such as Patong Beach, yet is convenientlt detached from all the hustle and bustle. The internet description of the property were accurate in every regard ie. location, dimensions, pictures etc and the property was well serviced and maintained by the staff member, Ot.
Customer service was exceptional and mention must be made of the efforts of Ot, who readily adjusted his schedule to allow for the requirements of our party - including attending the marets and cookinf for us on occassion, collecting and arranging pick up for laundry and even adjusting his start time to midday in order to allow our an extra sleep to recover from hangovers - a regular event.
I highly recommend this property and the additional management services provided. Unlike other operators, the staff provide activity costings which represent true market values - this can be verified by directly seeking the websites of the activity providers.
In past holidays I have been ripped off by service providers who act as agents for tour/service operators in order to collect commissions, however, the management of these villas to provide real packages and discounts that I would be unable to achieve if I was to book the activities directly. My only regret is that we didn't pre-book more activities. The staff speak english to a high standard and are always available to answer questions/requests
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