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Elegant Villa with Soaring Ocean Views!

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 6

Many tropical Samui villas are of a fairly predictable design. Not so with Baan Palang Hin!

This villa is crafted right into the granite hills, with open-air showers between huge boulders, and the stairs organically following the natural rocky curves. The quality of respect and integration with nature is nowhere as visible as in the heart of its living space where a gigantic rock towers more than 8 metres from the polished teak floors. Its massive presence at once grounds you and uplifts you, balancing the soaring wooden roof above with the expanse of island-dotted seascape to the west and south, forming a seamless ying-yang of earth and water, nature and nurture.

You feel this sense of dance between the elements everywhere: the amazing gardens bloom with diverse botanical treasures lovingly planted and cared for, while at the same time the wild forest trees purposefully form an integral part of the landscape, providing homes and playgrounds for the many local birds and the occasional squirrel.

Baan Palang Hin offers much, but imposes nothing: It’s private, but within easy reach of everything on Samui, giving you independence but with full seclusion, as well as security. You can choose to enjoy the detail of fine workmanship in the finish and appointments, or soak in the big picture view of the Gulf of Thailand. You can relax at the delightful community horizon pool just a few minutes from the house, or enjoy the easy ocean access and beachcombing on the nearby deserted south coast. You can have your meals prepared for you in the villa, explore local Thai eateries, shop and cook for yourself, order takeaways, or dine at one of many high-end restaurant options at nearby resorts. You may choose to book a massage in any of Samui’s fine wellness sanctuaries, or enjoy an inhouse massage at home. Or you may find yourself simply sitting in the garden and listening to the buzz of the cicadas.
From the top of this high lot to the house itself is a meander down pathways lined with exotic gingers, palms, forest ferns, orchids, carnivorous plants and Spanish moss. But it’s a fairly long walk nevertheless. Please consider this if you are coming with small children, or if you have any challenges walking up and down steps.

Or slow down, and take your time. There is much to enjoy in the carefully planted garden. Around any bend you may come across a stone bench for meditation or to take in the view, or a perfectly positioned water feature to slow you down and bring you into the moment.

The villa is open to the environment. Walls? While fully secure, the house has few interior walls and the huge rock forms a natural divider between the bedrooms and between the bathroom and living space. The master bedroom is separated from the living room by its elevation and beautifully carved wooden panels, which seclude the space but don’t obstruct the views or breezes. Windows? While fronted by sliding doors and windows to shield from any occasional winds or showers, the house can also be opened up to take in the delightful breezes and to the sounds of birds, squirrels and the sea far below.

You will lack for nothing in this thoughtfully appointed house. The sofas and veranda furniture are custom-designed and flexible to fit your every whim or mood. Whether enjoying the gentle smooth surfaces of the fine wood staircase under your feet, or the convenience of a thoughtfully and fully appointed kitchen(including fridge/freezer, microwave / convection oven, juicer, rice cooker, hot water kettle, coffee press, toaster and water purification system), you will find the house very comfortable.

The delightful and discreet guesthouse at Baan Palang Hin can accommodate two persons, and is a wonderful option if you want to share a holiday with family or friends while maintaining your privacy. The guesthouse has air conditioning, but you may prefer to open all the sliding doors to the surrounding breezes. A soothing waterfall backs the outdoor terrace, and views extend all the way down the southern coast from this high vantage point.

The guesthouse has a small under-counter refrigerator, kettle, coffee press and glasses etc adequate for sundowners, early morning drinks or light snacks, but it’s not equipped or intended for preparing meals.

Please be assured, that should you not require this space, the guesthouse will not be rented to any other party during your stay.

Baan Palang Hin has a full time housekeeper who can arrange a number of services in addition to her normal duties. Noi is a skilled Thai cook, and can organize massage services in your villa, or help you with booking a tour.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Please note caution required on the stairs and balconies. Take at look at the photos to see the outdoor railings....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed (6.6 foot). Sliding doors open to sea views and private garden. Multiple teak cupboards (hiding a combination safe). Bedroom 2 - King size bed (6.6 foot) which can be separated into two generous twin beds. Built in cupboards. Sliding doors open over enclosed private garden. Guesthouse - King size bed (6.6 foot). Air-conditioning (or ceiling fans if preferred). Sliding doors open over balconies with wide sea views. Private terrace with outside seating. Variety of comfortable seating. Desk. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Daily maid service, including provisioning, daily shopping and inhouse catering options. Linens and all basic necessities are provided. Complimentary fruit basket on arrival. Complimentary coffee and continental breakfast provided daily. You will require a 4WD vehicle to reach the house. The roads are paved, but steep. We are happy to help you arrange a rental....moreless


  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large dining table for 6 guests (can extend to accommodate 8) ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning in the Guesthouse only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Noi, our housekeeper, is happy to wash and dry your clothes for a small charge...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Huge and comfortable sofas and sofa tables can be configured in any arrangement for your custom comfort and to suit the light and views. Balcony surrounding the entire front and sides of the house....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Noi, our housekeeper, is happy to wash and dry your clothes for a small charge...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully fitted with high quality implements, appointments & appliances. Fridge/Freezer Microwave / convection oven Juicer Rice cooker Hot water kettle Coffee press Toaster Water purification system...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Balcony surrounding the entire front and sides of the house with comfortable couches and chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive garden with exotic and diverse plants...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Apr 11 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,170 $8,250
High Season
Apr 28 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,750 $6,750
Low Season
May 15 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,330 $5,100
High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,750 $6,750
Low Season
Sep 1 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,330 $5,100
Christmas Season
Dec 15 - Jan 10, 2018
3 night min stay
$2,415 $9,300
High Season
Jan 11 - Jan 23, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,750 $6,750
Peak Season
Jan 24 - Feb 9, 2018
3 night min stay
$2,170 $8,250
High Season
Feb 10 - Apr 10, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,750 $6,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


Complimentary fruit basket upon arrival and daily continental breakfast.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Baan Palang Hin is located in the south of Koh Samui in an area called Laem Set.

From the high balconies, guesthouse and main bedroom, you will enjoy panoramic views of the island’s most spectacular sunsets and over the islands between Samui and the mainland as it stretches down to the Malay border in the far south.

On the nearby coastal beaches and in the intertidal zones you are guaranteed to find peace and privacy. There are also some fine local Thai restaurants, and a number of upscale resorts within a five minute drive of your home.

45 minute drive to airport

Walking distance to the pool

5 minutes to the beach

5-15 minutes to some of the best spas on Samui

15 minutes to local shopping

45 minutes to golf

Within Santikhiri, a secure estate with shared facilities (pool, yoga sala)

Panoramic sea and island views from both houses

Extensive garden with exotic and diverse plants

Walking distance to estate pool

Main house with two bedrooms that share an ensuite bathroom

Dip pool above bathroom

There is an additional bathroom under the house

One-bedroom guest house with ensuite bathroom

You will require a 4WD vehicle to reach the house. The roads are paved, but steep. We are happy to help you arrange a rental.

With unguarded balconies, this house is definitely not suitable for infants.


Manager info

About: Baan Palang Hin is home (when they have time) to Penny and Steve and their daughters Emily and Ariane, who were all involved in the design of this family villa. Penny and Steve oversaw the three-year construction process from their home in Kathmandu, with many visits to Samui, spending long hours talking with architects, choosing materials, meeting with Shawn the garden designer, and shopping with Beth who sourced the furniture and many of the accoutrements of the house. Together they have created a space that is delightful to visit -- full of treasures that reflect their love of Asian art and their combined experiences of living all over the world, with door handles from Kathmandu, Buddhas from Burma, antique or custom-built furniture from Thailand to fit this unusual villa and garden, and the tropical lifestyle it embraces. Penny and Steve would like to thank photographer, James Redrup, for his photos.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • OCean Views

    OCean Views

  • Looking from the Living Room to the Kitchen

    Looking from the Living Room to the Kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Sensational Rock in the middle of the house

    Sensational Rock in the middle of the house

  • Bathroom


  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Walkway to the house

    Walkway to the house

  • Walkway to Baan Palang Hin

    Walkway to Baan Palang Hin

  • Guesthouse


  • Guesthouse Bathroom

    Guesthouse Bathroom

  • Beautiful carvings throughout the house

    Beautiful carvings throughout the house

  • Community Pool

    Community Pool

  • Balcony


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Main Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Plung Pool

    Plung Pool

  • Exotic Gardens

    Exotic Gardens

  • Huge Boulders

    Huge Boulders

  • Guesthouse


  • Community Pool

    Community Pool

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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