Baan Chang is the most expansive and exclusive of the six stunning villas that make up the one of the luxurious Estates on Koh Samui’s secluded eastern shore.
The 5 bedroom private beachfront residence is nestled into a tranquil cove with mature, tended tropical gardens that extend through the ample grounds and open onto an undisturbed stretch of sandy beach.
Chang means elephant in Thai and the Kingdom’s famous royal beast is beautifully represented throughout the property, from the giant statues in the garden at the entrance to delightful, hand-painted sliding doors on the TV cabinet in the lounge.
High, pinnacled ceilings in the living and bedroom pavillions, along with a liberal use of top quality natural materials and an abundance of Thai silk also lend the villa a strong sense of its exotic location.
Despite an atmosphere of royal antiquity, the Villa is also a very modern holiday villa, fitted with the latest home technology and furnished throughout with unique pieces like the impressive, circular dark wood table in the dining room and the huge sofa-daybed in the lounge poised in front of an LED Smart TV. All the spacious ensuite bedrooms open onto meditative ocean or garden views and also boast indulgent bathtubs for the ultimate private soak.
With tall French windows in every room sliding open to welcome in the soothing views and peaceful island surroundings, the Villa blurs the borders when it comes to in- and outdoor pleasure. The villa’s huge private pool offers a constant, easily enjoyed opportunity to cool off, with plenty of cushioned sun loungers to use for relaxing days on the sun terrace or reclining in comfort on the beach.
The Villa is the first but least visible of the villas when you enter the Estate; its grounds follow the side of a forested headland that forms the tip of picturesque Lipa Noi bay. The villa occupies the largest of six oceanside plots, and the luxurious living spaces and bedrooms are spread through a series of spacious stand-alone pavillions that sit either side of an open-air central courtyard and 20-metre private swimming pool.
A winding path leads from the estate’s private road to the villa’s entrance through a charming lawned and landscaped garden where elephant statues hide in the foliage, giving the residence its Thai name. Guests enter the main part of the property via a series of wide steps over a soothing water feature, then pass beneath a grand, Thai-style pointed roof that represents the traditional Thai greeting or “wai”; the same shape is used for the roofs of the living and bedroom pavillions inside the villa.
The Villa’s kitchen, dining room and lounge occupy two pavillions on the right-hand side of the property, each sliding open fully onto the poolside terrace. A fully fitted western kitchen is positioned close to the entrance and features a breakfast bar for casual morning gatherings. From there, a corridor leads directly through to the ten-seater dining room, then there’s a small internal garden in front of the comfortably furnished lounge pavilion, which opens out at one end onto a beachside terrace, itself furnished with day-beds and an indulgent sunken, sea-view jacuzzi.
The villa’s five generous ensuite double bedrooms all slide open onto the enchanting tropical grounds. Two of the suites are close to the villa entrance, while one is located above the kitchen and boasts its own private, oceanview terrace. Another bedroom sits poolside, and the master suite occupies its own beachside pavillion offering views of the soft sand and gentle waves right from the bed.
Staying at the Villa
Even guests with royal blood would most likely feel right at home at this Villa. The exceptional beachside location, sumptuous furnishings, verdant surroundings and carefully selected art and artefacts all combine to create a sense of special privilege that’s a rare pleasure, even on a boutique island like Koh Samui.
The luxurious amenities and private facilities are made all the more appealing thanks to the modest but dedicated team of in-villa staff who unobtrusively attend to their guests without fuss or distraction. Mealtimes are a particularly enjoyable part of the stay; whether a casual breakfast at the marble bar in the kitchen, a relaxed ocean view lunch enjoyed in the beachfront dining sala or a family banquet around the polished teak table in the dining room.
Living the outdoor life is an unobstructed pleasure at the Villa. The beach is so close and private that it feels like part of the grounds, and the waves provide a constant, gentle soundtrack to the stay. The cool pool is an irresistible centrepiece and the addition of a beachside jacuzzi makes for an indulgent (or supremely romantic) private moment you won’t quickly forget.
Guests at the Villa also have the unique opportunity to charter one, or both, of the owner’s luxury vessels at special rates to explore the azure waters and teaming coral reefs of the Thai Gulf in consummate style. MY Absolutely (50ft) accommodates 2 crew and 12 passengers, while MY Escape 1 (31ft) accommodates 2 crew and 8 passengers.
Such rare and special additions make this the perfect Koh Samui villa for those in search of a memorable, tailor-made tropical island experience.
This Villa is the first and most spacious villa on the luxury Estate, which occupies the southern end of secluded Lipa Noi bay on the unspoilt east coast of Koh Samui. The gently sloping sandy beach and year-round swimmable seas look out over the striking limestone islands of the Angthong Marine Park on the horizon. Although never crowded, Lipa Noi offers visitors a modest selection of resorts and restaurants and the beach is also home to island’s most sophisticated, upscale beach club, Nikki Beach.
Minimum stay of 3 nights (7 nights over Christmas or New Year and 10 nights over both holidays, 5 nights for Chinese New Year, Easter and Songkran)
Daily rates include a full time Thai Chef (food cost on Guests account)
Rates shown are for a maximum of 10 (ten) Guests (including children). Extra bed will be charged at US$50 per night
Airport transfer: US$ 50 (plus tax) per trip for a maximum of 9 passengers in private mini bus or luxury car
Baby cot provided free of charge
Rates include daily Continental breakfast
For weddings and private parties, surcharge may be applicable depending on number of guests
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All bookings are made with The Management Company (TMC) acting as agents on behalf of the owners of the properties featured in the company website or elsewhere.
The payment of any deposit for the rental rate shall be taken as confirmation of acceptance of the following conditions.
1. BOOKING PROCESS
1.1 Provisional Confirmation of Availability and Rates
Upon receipt of a request confirmation of availability, the applicable Villa rates and the amount of deposit required will be advised.
Bookings are on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and are for a minimum of three (3) nights, to the exception of certain period and unless otherwise specified in the confirmation of availability.
TMC reserves the right to decline a booking without giving any reason.
1.2 Exclusions & Additional Charges
Rates do not include baggage handling, gratuities, telephone, fax and telegram charges, car rental, food, soft drinks and/or liquor, personal items and expenses due to any other third parties, and any excessive cleaning required upon departure (such as upholstery or rug shampooing, etc) or replacement of breakage’s. Fair wear and tear accepted.
1.3 Initial Deposit
An initial deposit of three (3) nights must be paid to confirm a booking, unless otherwise specified in the confirmation of availability.
During the season of Christmas and New Year, fifty percent (50%) of the villa rental due is to be paid to confirm a booking.
Before the booking is confirmed and a contract comes into existence, TMC reserves the right to increase or decrease the agreed prices.
No contract will exist between with TMC until receipt of funds.
If funds are not received within 5 banking days the reservation shall be deemed to have been cancelled and TMC reserves the right to allocate the Villa to another client.
Should the booking be cancelled, cancellation charges will become payable in accordance with Paragraph 3 hereto.
1.4 Balance Payment
Transfer of the outstanding balance must be paid at least 30 days before the day of arrival, unless otherwise specified in the confirmation of availability.
Should the booking be made within 30 days of arrival the full payment is due upon confirmation and prior to arrival.
Payment can be made either international bank transfer, nett of bank fees, or using our online payment gateway (administration of 3% is applicable).
If TMC does not receive the balance by the due date, TMC reserves the right to cancel the booking and cancellation charges will apply.
If the booking is confirmed within 30 days of the arrival date, the whole amount of the Villa rental is to be paid at the time of booking.
This is applicable for all seasons.
3. CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENTS TO RESERVATION
If it becomes necessary to cancel all or any part of the booking, TMC must be notified in writing (email acceptable).
The cancellation will take effect from the day the written confirmation is received.
The following cancellation charges will be applicable depending on when the notification of the cancellation is received in writing and the period of stay in the Villa:
Standard and Peak Seasons:
30 days or more before arrival date: All Payments are forfeited but credited for 9 month from the date of the cancellation confirmation by TMC reservation department. The credit value can be used by the client or anyone on their behalf for any reservation, during any period upon availability and solely for the villa initially reserved.
Within 30 days of arrival date: All rental payments are forfeited. A full or partial refund is solely applicable in the event that TMC secures another reservation covering partially or fully the initial cancelled reservation.
Christmas and New year Period:
For any cancellation after the deposit and/or balance payment, all payments are forfeited and a full or partial refund is solely applicable in the event that TMC secures another reservation covering partially or fully the initial and cancelled reservation. The above cancellation charges also apply if TMC cancels the booking due to non-payment of the balance. If the dates of the booking require to be changed or amended, this may be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and cancellation charges may apply.
Any change to the original reservation is subject to the approval of TMC.
Early departure penalty will be subject to negotiation with our local Representative’s Manager.
4. ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES
Guests should assume that the Check In Time is 3:00pm and Check Out time is 10.30 am (early arrival and late departure will depend upon availability of the villas at the time of arrival or departure). The Client is responsible for informing the correct arrival details (flight number) whenever an airport transfer is part of the TMC service.
5. ALTERATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS BY TMC
Though it is unlikely that TMC will have to make any changes to confirmed arrangements, it does occasionally happen, and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If, for any reason beyond our control, we are unable to provide you with the Villa booked, TMC shall reserve the right to cancel the reservation. For example, but not inclusive, if the properties are damaged or rendered unusable TMC will endeavour to locate the Guests to an alternative property for the period required but no guarantee is given that this can be done. However, if this is not possible, or Guests do not wish to be transferred, TMC will cancel the booking and refund in full, less any bank transfer charges, the amount paid to TMC for the Villa. TMC shall not be liable for any further obligations or claims by the client.
6. REGISTERED GUESTS
Only those persons stipulated on the booking form may reside at the property as guests.
Please notify us as soon as possible of any changes. The number of people staying at the property, including children, must not exceed the maximum capacity indicated in the property description or elsewhere, except in the case of infants (under two years old), or unless specifically authorized.
Should the owner or the local representative find that the number of people staying at the property exceeds that on the booking form or the maximum capacity of the villa, he may, at the absolute discretion of TMC, ask the extra person or persons to either pay the applicable additional charge as per the published rate or to vacate the property forthwith.
No camping is permitted in the property grounds. TMC regrets that no pets are allowed on the entire property. In case a party is to be organized within the property for a number of guests in excess of 1.5 times of the maximum occupancy of the villa, a surcharge of between US$ 1,200 or US$ 600 (7% tax applicable) is applicable subject to the villa. In addition a guarantee deposit of US$1,500 will be collected on site and from which a cleaning surcharge of up to US$ 350 (subject to 7% tax) will be deducted before refund to the guests.
7. SECURITY DEPOSIT
A security deposit may be payable to TMC with the payment of the balance.
This is to cover the cost of any damage or breakage’s during the rental period of the Villas or their contents. It may also be used to cover the cost of the use of telephones and other services. If requested this amount will be returned to you at the time of departure, less any such costs.
It is a mandatory condition of the booking that the entire party is covered by comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation, flight delays, loss and damage to baggage and other property) and health insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage).
TMC or the owners of the rented properties are held harmless by you and your party against all claims including any accidents related to the use of the Villa facilities or locally procured third party services such as, but not limited to, watercraft, water sports, jeep or motorbike rental. TMC shall not be responsible for any delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by events outside of TMC’s control such as civil disturbances, fires, floods, severe weather, Acts of God, and acts of Government etc. By acceptance of this contract it is assumed by TMC that this requirement has and will be complied with in full.
Each Villa varies in standard, quality and finish and there are differences in style and decor. Property descriptions as provided by TMC, on the website and elsewhere, are made in good faith. TMC accepts no responsibility for any modifications made which are not mentioned on the website or anywhere else. TMC, the villa owner and/or the local representative cannot be held liable for the breakdown of the supply of water, or electricity, or internet connection nor of swimming pool filtration systems, though we will use our best endeavours to arrange for any such problems to be solved quickly.
If there are any problems during the rental period, which could not be solved by dealing directly with the local villa staff, contact TMC or its local representative immediately and TMC will use its best endeavours to rectify the situation. It is understood that infrastructure, local standards and conditions are often of a less developed nature in a remote resort location than in more urban environments. TMC will do as much as can be reasonably expected to avoid and rectify any problems that may occur, but cannot be held responsible for any problems beyond its control. Any complaints must be notified to TMC or PVH within 24 hours of the occurrence giving rise to the complaint, and must then be notified in writing to TMC or PVH before departure.
Should a problem that has been notified remain unsolved please make a complaint in writing to TMC within 14 days of the completion of the rental period. If the Villa is vacated before the end of the rental period without mutual agreement this may result in the loss of all rights to compensation.
No complaint will be considered if made after the departure date or if not acknowledged by the villa owner, TMC or the local representative.
10. CONDUCT & BEHAVIOUR
The person paying the deposit for the villa rental is responsible for the correct and appropriate behaviour of the guests staying at the Villa(s). Should any member of the party behave in a manner considered inappropriate, either TMC, the villa owner or the local representative may at their absolute discretion ask the offending guest or guests to vacate the Villa forthwith. In such a case, this will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and no refund can be claimed from either TMC or the villa owners or the local representative.
11. NO SMOKING RULES
As a general rule smoking is not permitted within the rooms of the villas. And that a breach of this rule is sufficient reason to initially warn the guest and if smoking persists they will be instructed to leave the villa without compensation like this Clause 10 ‘Conduct & Behaviour’ of these terms and conditions
12. SOCIAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Following the association with the code” developed by Kuoni Travel, TMC, the villa owners and/or the local representative endeavour to contribute to the fight against child prostitution and trafficking. Any possible offenders will be brought to the local authorities. It is also prohibited to act unlawfully in any way whatsoever and to bring in and/or use/consume any illegal substances. Any offenders will be brought to the local authorities. In addition, in line with its moral duty and respect for the local employee, as well as for the safety of our valued guests, it is not authorised to bring male or female joiners met on site back to the properties under no circumstances.
The local managers reserve the right to request anyone to vacate a property at any time.
13. STAFF AT THE VILLAS
The services of some staff may be included at the villas (ie Villa Manageress, maid, handyman, Thai Chef). Additional services such as those of baby sitters and/or drivers can be sourced in advance or on site upon request, although such services cannot be guaranteed and depend on availability. We recommend the Guests provide as much notice as possible, especially during peak holiday seasons and we shall try to assist. TMC or the local representative can assume no liability for such contracted staff. The rates for these services will be provided in advance and shall be paid as incurred directly to the Guest Relations Manager.
14. LINEN & TOWELS
Linen and towels are provided at the Villas. These are normally changed every three (3) days. If you require more frequent changes there may be extra charges. Limited laundry facilities exist on site and charges are made per item. Outside services are also available for a small service charge and must be paid at the time incurred or latest at the time of departure.
Personal safe are provided in all villas. It is strongly recommended that they are used to store valuable items such as passports, laptop computers, cash, traveller’s cheques, mobile phones, cameras etc. Any valuables left at the property are the guest’s sole responsibility. Neither TMC nor the owners nor the staff can be hold responsible for any loss or damage of personal property. It is advised for Guests to ensure that all doors and windows remain locked at night to avoid any temptation.
16. DUE CARE AND SUPERVISON
As part of this agreement, Guests are required to take due care when residing at the villas and be especially watchful of children playing in the gardens, near the entrance from the main road; near or in the pool or Jacuzzi, on the beach, or in the sea. Furthermore Guests are not permitted to enter the Villas when wet from swimming as the floors can be slippery. Damage or injury arising as a result shall not be the responsibility of TMC, the Villa owners or the local representative in any way whatsoever.
17. APPLICABLE LAW
These conditions and any contract to which they apply are governed in all respects by Hong Kong SAR law and the Hong Kong SAR courts only shall have jurisdiction in relation to any claim or dispute arising out of, or connected with them.
I/We agree to the above conditions and do hereby agree to the application of the above Terms and Conditions to our reservation.
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