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Luxury Surin Beach Villa, private chef, transport with driver, ocean views

Bedrooms 7
Space 24,756 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

An exceptional villa, sleeps up to 20, includes mini-bus with driver, and chef.

Villa Sanyanga is a seven bedroom, seven bathroom villa in an exclusive private residential development on the hill above Surin beach, on the north-west coast of Phuket, Thailand. There are fabulous panoramic sea views over the Andaman sea, and Bangtao Bay.

There is a beautiful private infinity pool, and several outdoor dining areas, a typical Thai Sala by the pool, with revolving table, and sun loungers. The villa can comfortably accommodate up to 20 adults and children in luxurious, fully air-conditioned surroundings. It is two minutes drive from Surin beach, as well as close to many restaurants and shops, and 20 minutes from the Laguna golf-course.

The villa has 6 staff, comprising a private chef, who is also our villa manager, a lady mini-bus driver who will also act as your guide in Phuket showing you where to go and what to see, two maids and a maintenance/gardener. Jone the driver/ guide speaks English and Cantonese, as well as Thai So does our chef Lily who will prepare and cook your meals - you only have to shop for the groceries - there is a Tesco supermarket 5 minutes from the villa, or Lily can shop for you at the local markets if you prefer.

Airport transfers on arrival and departure are free. (one on arrival and one on departure) A mini-bus with driver is provided for the rest of your stay. Baby-sitting can be arranged, as well as in villa Thai massage. Fast Wifi internet free on all levels of the villa.

The area: Villa Sanyanga is located in a prestige area of Phuket, in a very exclusive and private residential complex. Though peaceful and secluded, it is only minutes away from Surin Beach, well known for it's beautiful white sand, clear water, and many restaurants of different types, and many beach activities.

Our driver could take you to Bang Tao Beach too, only 10 minutes away. It's the beautfiul 7 kilometre long beach which you see from Villa Sanyanga's pool terrace. On the southern end there are long-tail boats for hire. The central part has the Bliss Club, a beautiful place to relax, with shady lawns going down to the white sand beach. We have a special discount here for Villa Sanyanga guests, and free sunbeds. The northern end, known as Layan Beach, is quiet and undeveloped, with a few typical local thatched restaurants on the beach, serving delicious food at very low prices.

Other nearby beaches are Laem Singh beach and Kamala beach, all within minutes of the villa. There is also the famous Phuket Fantasea show nearby, and many golf courses within easy reach, not to mention large shopping centres, and typical local markets. The weekend market in Phuket town should not be missed.

Children very welcome. : This villa is perfect for large families, or groups of friends, and is ideal for children. The swimming pool has a protective fence which can be erected on request, and the large family room has a flat screen TV, with English satellite programmes and a large selection of children's DVDs and toys. We have baby equipment too, such as 3 high chairs and 3 cots, and 2 car seats.

Lily, our chef and manager will look after you well, and ensure your holiday runs smoothly. She'll give you advice on local attractions, and help if you have any problems. She and the other staff will go out of their way to ensure you have a holiday to remember. She will organise in-house massage for you or baby-sitting. In addition to this she will treat you to her wonderful cooking, and even teach you how to make her dishes if you wish. She used to teach Thai cooking in Hong Kong, and speaks Cantonese as well as English and Thai.

Transport and Yacht: The driver of your mini-bus can act as a guide, and show you the best places for shopping, or take you to any of the wonderful beach restaurants we recommend. We give you a local mobile phone, so you can call the driver when you need her to collect you.

We have a 70ft luxury catamaran which sails off the East coast of Phuket. We offer our villa guests a huge discount on a half or full day cruise on the yacht. this will give you an unforgettable day, sailing amongst tropical islands, swimming snorkelling or kayaking, or just relaxing in the jacuzzi on the yacht's pool deck, or the floating jacuzzies in the water. This is on a last minute standby basis only, if the yacht is not out on charter. Ask for information about the yacht, and for both the yacht and villa websites.

If this villa is booked for the time you want, please enquire, because I also let other villas close by, for friends. This is also useful if you have a very large group and want 2 or 3 villas close together. As we are often heavily booked, don't hesitate to ask if your dates do not quite fit our availability. We have a very nice reasonably priced guesthouse near the villa where you can spend one or two nights or so, if your dates do not fit our availability.

Please see our more than 100 reviews over the last seven years on trip advisor.

More Details

Jacquie Pinnell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Jacquie Pinnell

My name is Jacquie Pinnell, and my brother Richard is the owner of Villa Sanyanga, and the Yachts Shangani and Sanyati. He lives in Thailand and is a retired Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways. He runs Tigermarine Charter company in Phuket. I let the villa on his behalf. We grew up in England and Zimbabwe, and now he lives in Asia, and I live in Spain and France. With skype and emails we work closely together, and with Lily our Villa manager too, and are in constant contact with the letting of the villa and chartering the yachts Shangani and Sanyati.

Jacquie Pinnell purchased this villa in 2003

Why Jacquie Pinnell chose Thalang

Richard lives in Phuket with his wife and sons, and lived in Villa Sanyanga for several years, before moving to the East coast, closer to the boys' school and to the marina where the yacht Shangani is moored.

What makes this villa unique

The most fabulous thing about this villa, in my opinion, is the breath-taking view from the pool terrace, over the whole of Bangtao bay. But what makes it wonderful for holiday rentals is that it can take very large groups. Perhaps a family reunion for extended families spread out over many countries, or a group of friends celebrating a birthday. There is so much space and privacy in this beautiful villa. For instance, the garden level area alone can sleep 7 people, with lots of space, and is ideal when several different families renting the villa. Our biggest feature though, that sets us apart from other villas, is our staff. They are all exceptional people, and will do everything in their power to make sure you have a stress free holiday of a lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted on TripAdvisor end August 2015

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just returned from 2 and half weeks of pure bliss at Villa Sanyanga. There were 14 in our party, 9 adults and 5 children, ages ranging from 73 to 4 years old. The Villa is so luxurious with beautiful views, and very spacious which suited our family group perfectly. Even though we travelled in August, the monsoon season, nearly every day we had beautiful sunshine with the odd shower or thunder storm but that only added excitement to the day.

Lilly and her staff were so helpful, and the cooking was delicious and plentiful. Jone drove us around everywhere, which added to the total relaxation of the holiday. The children fell in love with the staff and have returned home with many photos of them, my daughter even asked when we were going back to see them. Lillys' food was "out of this world" - cooking tasteful Thai food but also accommodating any requests we had.

Jacquies' help from start to end was top class. This holiday I can honestly say was the best I've ever had - the villa, staff, island and company were exceptional. If you ever have the chance to visit Thailand I would highly recommend it, and staying at Villa Sanyanga would be the perfect choice!
Aug 2015
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Choeng Thale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 24756 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Massage bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor bath, and shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , small paito garden with massage bench
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , en-suite to the Garden Suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lovely garden spa room with massage bench.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite to the family room
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , small bathroom en-suite to the single room in the annexe
  • The bathrooms are all exceptionally beautiful, with two hand basins, very large shower cubicles, and either baths or jacuzzi. There is a small shower room and toilet in the guest cottage (counted as the sixth bedroom) There is also an outdoor shower on the pool terrace, and a separate toilet on the pool terrace.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is also a "day bed", which can be used as a single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 3 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , We have 3 cots
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The two singles can be converted to a double bed.
  • The bedrooms are a special feature of this villa, and all are beautiful. Five of them have huge en-suite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, separate seating areas and their own private terrace. The fourth bedroom is a large family room which shares the bathroom with bedroom 3. It has a large screen TV, sofas, and children's toys, as well as bunk beds which can be changed to singles, one other single bed, and a queen bed. Also three cots. The sixth bedroom is a very large suite, with twin beds on a mezzanine floor, a king size bed, and extra single, plus lounge area, bathroom, terrace and private garden. Sleeps 5 or more in this room. The seventh bedroom is a small double storey guest-house annexe, consisting of a small bedroom downstairs 2 singles which can be converted to a double bed, with en-suite bathroom, and a small room with sofa-bed upstairs. Private terrace and magnificent views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
* Five staff, including Villa Manager/chef, driver, 2 maids and a maintenance man. * Mini bus with chauffeur provided every day except arrival and departure days. * Complimentary meal on arrival * Beautiful pool terrace and Thai sala with sunken seating and revolving table * Large BBQ by the pool. * 3 outdoor terrace tables and chairs * Infinity swimming pool with bridge and pool bar * Garage for two cars * Dining room, with panoramic views, seats 20. * Large flat screen Sat TV in both living and family rooms, and two smaller TVs, many DVDs. Netflix subscription. * Surround sound Sonos music system in lounge and pool terrace. Plug in your own ipod if you prefer. Manage the music system from your own iphone or ipad * 2 Safes


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Luxury Surin Beach Villa, private chef, transport with driver, ocean views
average rating of 4.979592 based on 62 reviews

Perfect place to celebrate with family & friends

  • 5 of 5

Well we had an amazing time in the Villa Sanyanga and the reason being was that we were soooooo well cared for. Not a thing to think about or a task to undertake. We all acknowledged the wonderful team and give thanks to them all anticipating our every need.

Because of the care given to every detail, we were able to relax and enjoy each other’s company as a family and create some very special memories.

So a big thankyou to everyone involved.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed your long planned family reunion, and that our staff looked after you well. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Villa Sanyanga some time in the future.
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The perfect wedding holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for seven nights in in Villa Sanyanga and every single minute was great! The villa ist by far better than it appears on the website and the staff is outstanding. Lili prepared excellent dishes, always considering the wishes from us. Every meal was an event for our palate. There is no single point we could criticize: everyone was helpful and reliable in an unusal way: When you tell Lili to prepare the meal for 6pm, the mal was ready at 6pm! Always! And exactly at 6pm!

Jone is a careful and safe driver who made anything possible we had liked to see and the staff kept EVERYTHING clean - included our clothes. We arrived with a suitcase full of fresh clothes - and so did we leave. We lucky ones: no laundry to make at home.

But the best of all: the view from the terrace!!! Bang Tao Bay in front of us and a great view over the Andaman Sea to the left. The house surrounded by palms and trees that you get the impression of being in a small rainforest.

In short words: it was fantastic! The best accommodation I've ever been in (and I've been in many!).

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent family holiday, superbly run villa

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed villa with very helpful and friendly staff to make life so easy. The rooms are very comfortable and very clean, Lily does a wonderful job in the kitchen. Being up a steep hill, hence great views, having a driver, Jone, and vehicle to get you around is a joy.

Very little incentive to go to the beach when you stay by the pool.

The owners are very helpful and efficient.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury, comfort, privacy

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the ultimate in luxury, privacy and comfort. I absolutely enjoyed our stay and almost did not want to go home. The villa is exquisitely designed and furnished, very well-kept and clean. The views are to die for especially from the infinity pool overlooking the bay and the staff were great. I already miss the magic of this place and feel that our stay was way too short. I've stayed in many different luxury villas but this one is my favorite! I love how the entire villa blends modern simplicity and clean lines with traditional touches. It was like being in paradise with its picturesque and verdant landscape.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our group with 18 from Hong Kong (15 adults, 2 childred and 1 baby), we were really enjoy the stay in Sanyanga Villa , like our home. The villa is big and clean, we can relax and we can do what we want in villa. We like to sit at the "al fresco" after dinner, we can enjoy the seaview over there with soft windy. Lily and her teammates did very good job to take care our group, cooked the meal as our requests. And Jone also helpful to take us to the place where we want and can wait until we finish the sight seeing or shopping. I will recommend my friends to stay this villa if who will travel Phuket. ^o^

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa and Wonderful Staff

  • 5 of 5

I wish to thank the entire staff at Villa Sanyanga for the joyful vacation memories. Three generations of our family, from my 80 year old dad to my 2 year old nephew, will always treasure the time we spent together in Villa Sanyanga. Special thanks to Lily for staying overnight at the Villa at our request and tirelessly took care of all our needs at the Villa. She expertly created menus that met the diverse taste of our group. Every meal at the Villa was a feast that the entire group looked forward to! I would be remiss if I did not mention Jon, who worked overtime to ferry us safely and smoothly all over Phuket in the comfortable 14 passenger van. She was our wikipedia on where to go and what to see in Phuket - from excellent recommendations on elephant trekking tours to securing choice seats for the Fantasea show. My 4 year old niece keeps telling me after our vacation that she wants to return to Villa Sanyanga because she misses Auntie Lily and Auntie Jon very very very much! I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Sanyanga and its wonderful staff to all everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Phuket International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Surin Beach has many restaurants and bars
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Laguna golf course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Plaza restaurant, plus many on Surin Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Surin beach
Car: not necessary

The villa is in the exclusive estate of Baan Thai Surin Hill, and is surrounded by a coconut palm grove, overlooking Surin Beach, with breathtaking views over Bang Tao beach and bay. It is 2 minutes drive from Surin Beach with many other beaches within a short drive, and the nearest golf course is 15 minutes away. There is a good supermarket only 5 minutes away, as well as many different restaurants nearby, from well known and luxury, to cheap and cheerful (and delicious!). The upmarket Plaza shopping centre is right by the entrance to the estate, with many boutiques selling clothes and artefacts. There is a wine shop at the entrance too.

Golf: 10 minutes from the famous Laguna Phuket golf course, with many other courses within 30 minutes drive.

transport with driver provided


Rates & Availability

Choeng Thale Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
Nov and Dec 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
Jan and Feb 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May to August
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
November to 20 Dec
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
Christmas New Year
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 7 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THESE PRICES ARE FOR UP TO 14 GUESTS. Add US$50 per night for each extra adult, and $25 PER CHILD UNDER 12, free for under twos.
Note the inclusions in our price......
The price includes a private full time chef, 3 cleaning staff, free welcome meal, 15 seat mini-bus with lady driver/guide for your use throughout your holiday, airport transfers, and all taxes. Groceries are charged at cost price, no mark up.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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