Villa Samakee is a five-bedroom tranquil haven offering space, elegance and total privacy in a secured Estate villa enclave, just minutes away from the soft-sand beaches of Layan and Bangtao on Phuket’s west coast.
Ideal for extended families or groups, this spacious holiday retreat features a stunning 20-metre swimming pool and a full complement of quality services.
Villa Samakee’s lush tropical landscape, seamlessly connected indoor-outdoor spaces and expansive Thai contemporary design offer a wonderful balance of private and fun spaces for families to enjoy, as well as providing a fantastic venue for weddings and special events.
Located in a peaceful residential area, this spectacular villa is a world away from Phuket’s hectic tourist centres yet it remains within easy reach of the island’s finest restaurants, spas and boutiques in and around a collection of luxury resorts in Bangtao Bay.
About the Villa
A sense of majesty ensues from the moment you arrive at the Villa. Entering through its oversized teak front doors is to step inside another world; a true tropical escape. A long stretch of glimmering blue meets you on arrival: the 20 by 5-metre infinity pool, where life in the villa revolves.
The spacious wooden pool deck offers a divine choice of spots to catch the sun’s rays, while a lovely outdoor sala provides a shaded lounge area just a hop away from the 10-person jacuzzi. Towering fan palms and a rich variety of tropical garden plants create a vivid green landscape and a natural border that keep the villa ultra private and secure.
Inside, a remarkable collection of art and antiques from traditional Thai temple spires to ancient Buddha statues to bright whimsical paintings, including several depicting Asian archetypes by Belgian artist Christian Develter, add character and colour throughout the villa.
A large living room with a gorgeous vaulted timber ceiling and two walls that open completely to the outdoors offers a nice spot for reading or enjoying a cosy chat with the family. The well-equipped Home Theatre is a colourful, fun space for children and adults alike while a private study leading to a garden patio provides a quiet retreat. A formal dining room set in front of the superbly fitted out western kitchen has seating for 16.
Each of the five bedrooms offers a very well appointed, peaceful oasis for couples or kids. Romance abounds in the upstairs master suite, which features a two-person terrazzo bathtub that overlooks the pool from its private bathroom.
The villa manager, chef, maid and concierge service ensure that every need is taken care of efficiently and with utmost professionalism and care. Enjoy a full range of services on offer, from poolside massages to babysitting to booking a round of golf.
Master Bedroom 1: Pool view, balcony, fan, aircon, luxury king bed (180w x 200w) with duvet and pillows, chaise lounge chair, walk-in closet, 42″ flat screen TV/DVD, landline telephone, en suite bathroom with spacious soaker tub, dual vanities, separate shower and toilet, mini-bar, kettle, and safety deposit box.
Bedroom 2: Pool view, deck, fan, aircon, luxury king bed (180w x 200w) with duvet and pillows, two wingback chairs, desk and chair, walk-in closet, TV/DVD player, mini-bar, landline telephone, en suite bathroom with dual vanities, separate shower and toilet, kettle, and safety deposit box.
Bedroom 3: Garden view, deck, fan, aircon, luxury twin beds (110w x 200w) each with an additional twin-size trundle bed, daybed, his/hers closet, TV/DVD player, landline telephone, en suite bathroom with dual vanities, separate shower and toilet, mini-bar, kettle, and safety deposit box.
Bedroom 4: Garden view, private deck, fan, aircon, luxury twin beds (180w x 200w) that can be converted to one king sized bed, two twin-size trundle beds, generous closet space, desk and chair, TV/DVD player, landline telephone, mini-bar, kettle, safety deposit box, and en suite bathroom shared with Bedroom 5 with dual vanities, separate shower and toilet.
Bedroom 5: Garden view, fan, aircon, luxury twin beds (110w x 200w) with duvets and pillows, daybed, generous closet space, TV/DVD player, mini-bar, landline telephone, safety deposit box, and en suite bathroom shared with Bedroom 4 with dual vanities, separate shower and toilet.
Kitchen: Complete western kitchen with pool view, bar/breakfast nook with seating for two, kitchen table with seating for four, landline telephone, microwave, aircon, fridge/freezer plus 2-door fridge/freezer, double sink, and toaster.
Dining Room: Pool view, aircon, dining room table with seating for 16 people.
Living Room: Panoramic pool view, aircon and fan, sectional sofa with comfortable seating for 16, BOSE surround-sound speakers and landline telephone.
Home Theatre: 42-inch flat screen TV, with DVD player and DVD library, CD player and CD library, landline phone, and BOSE surround-sound stereo, and comfortable seating for 6+
Office/Library: desk and chair, fax/copier/scanner, landline phone, library of books, sectional couch, and expansive private garden patio with seating for six
Pool Lounge Area: 12 sun beds, 3 love seats, 10-person jacuzzi, BBQ area with BBQ and kitchenette, speakers, and outdoor shower.
Outdoor Sala: Pool view, with coffee table and four wicker armchairs, plus a settee with seating for 8+ additional people.
Weddings + Events
The Villa offers a picture-postcard setting for a wedding, event or special occasion. Its bright spaces and stunning Thai contemporary design provide a dramatic backdrop, while modern features including a Bose sound system and lighting control make it easy to set the right mood. Enclosed in a walled garden within a private estate, the Villa events are infused with a uniquely intimate ambiance in total harmony with nature. Please ask how we may assist you with your event.
The Villa is located in a secured Estate with high walls and dense foliage giving it complete privacy from neighbouring villas within the estate. Set away from the busy tourist areas, the villa has a feel of total seclusion yet it is easy to access Phuket’s superb west-coast beaches and many of the island’s finest dining, shopping and leisure attractions. Just two kilometres away is the world-renowned Banyan
Tree spa, the Laguna Phuket Golf Club, and a wonderful range of dining and shopping choices in and around the Laguna resort complex on Bang Tao Beach. The peaceful powder-sand Layan Beach, one kilometre west, retains an idyllic, sleepy feel with traditional longtail fishing boats gliding in and out of the estuary behind it. Shopping centres, nightlife entertainment, international hospitals, more golf courses, marinas and other leisure facilities all are found within a 15- to 20-minute drive.
The Villa is a 25-minute drive south of Phuket International Airport.
How to Get There
When you leave the airport, go south on the main highway for about 5 kilometres, until you reach the light where you can take the first exit to Surin. Get in the right-hand lane and turn right. Follow the road until it makes a sharp 90-degree turn to the left. At that point, turn right towards Laguna. Follow the road for 3.7 kilometres until you reach the main gate for the Estates. Go straight up the hill. The Villa is the third driveway on your right.
No smoking inside the villa
Check In and Check Out:
Check in time is 3:00 pm.
Check out prior to midday.
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Deposit 50% is receivable within 5 days of booking confirmation.
Refundable security deposit (where paid to the owner) is always made in the second payment.
Balance is receivable 30 days prior to arrival or 45 days in the case of peak season.
Unless agreed otherwise by the Lessor, check in time is 3:00pm and check out time is 12:00pm. Early arrival or late departure will depend upon availability of the villa.
The early check in fee is US $500.00 from 10am onwards.
The late check out fee is US $500.00 until 6pm. After 6:00pm, the full daily rate is applicable.
2. REGISTERED GUESTS
Only the number of persons stipulated in the Rental Agreement may reside at the property as guests. Registered guests cannot exceed the number of guests provided at the time of booking by the lessee.
Should the Lessor or the Lessor Representative find that the number of people staying at the property exceeds the number of registered guests, the Lessor or the Lessor Representative may, at his or her absolute discretion, ask the extra person or persons to either pay the applicable additional charge as per the published rate or to vacate the property forthwith. The cost for unregistered guests is US $300.00 per person per night. Extra mattresses can also be provided for additional guests by prior arrangement at the villa. This will incur an additional cost of US $150.00 per single mattress per night.
In case a party is to be organized within the property for a number of guests in excess of the registered guests in the villa, a surcharge of US $1,500 will be applicable. In addition, a guarantee deposit of US $6,000 will be collected on site from which a cleaning surcharge of up to US $350 will be deducted before refund to the Lessee. Note that any parties must be authorized by the owner, in advance.
No pets are allowed on the entire property.
4. MINIMUM STAY
There is a 7-day minimum stay requirement during the Peak Season (Dec 15 -Jan 15).
There is a 3-day minimum stay requirement throughout the rest of the year.
5. SECURITY DEPOSIT
A security deposit is payable at the time payment is provided. If all bank details have been received prior to the arrival date, it will be returned to the lessee no later than 14 days after check out, less the cost of any damage or breakages during the rental period of the Villa, if applicable.
If there is any damage and costs that exceed the amount of the deposit, the Lessee will remain liable to the Lessor to pay the same promptly. Can be paid cash on arrival.
If Lessee cancels the booking, the Lessor will retain part of the rental amount as follows:
6.1 If Lessee cancels within 45 days prior to the beginning of the rental period the entire rental amount will be forfeited.
6.2 If Lessee cancels 46 days or more before the beginning of the rental period, the Lessor will forfeit 50% of the rental amount.
6.3 For Peak Season bookings, If Lessee cancels 75 days or more before the beginning of the rental period, the Lessor will forfeit 50% of the rental amount. If Lessee cancels within 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental period the entire rental amount will be forfeited.
7. LESSEE’S INSURANCE
Each guest must have comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation, flight delays, loss and damage to baggage and other property) and health insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage). Public liability insurance is also required.
8. FORCE MAJEURE
Lessor shall not be responsible for any delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by events outside of Lessor’s control such as civil disturbances, fires, floods, severe weather, or Acts of God.
The Lessor cannot be held liable for interruptions to the supply of water, or electricity, or Internet connection or breakdown of swimming pool filtration systems, though the Lessor will use their best endeavors to arrange for any such problems to be solved quickly.
If there are any problems during the rental period that could not be solved by dealing directly with the local villa staff, contact the Lessor, the Villa Concierge, or the Lessor’s local representative immediately and they will use their best endeavors 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. The Lessor or its representative will do as much as can be reasonably expected to avoid and rectify.
Any complaints should be made in writing to the Lessor within 24 hours of the occurrence.
No complaints to The Management Company will be considered if made after the departure date.
10. CONDUCT & BEHAVIOUR
The Lessor is responsible for the correct and appropriate behaviour of the guests staying at the Villa. Should any member of the party behave in a manner considered inappropriate, either the Lessor or the local representative may at their absolute discretion ask the offending guest or guests to vacate the Villa forthwith. No refund can be claimed from the Lessor in such case.
The owner or his or her representative may enter the villa at any time.
11. SOCIAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Following the association with “The Code” developed by Kuoni Travel, IPSL, the Lessor and the local representative endeavor to contribute to the fight against child prostitution and trafficking.
It is also prohibited to act unlawfully in any way whatsoever and to bring in and/or use/consume any illegal substances. Police authorities will be immediately informed of any offenders.
In addition, in line with its moral duty and respect for the local employees, as well as for the safety of our valued guests and the protection of the property, it is not permitted to bring male or female joiners back to the villa.
12. STAFF AT THE VILLAS
The service of some staff is included at the villa. Additional services such as those of babysitters and/or drivers can be sourced in advance or on site upon request. Although such services cannot be guaranteed and will depend on availability, the Villa Concierge will do their best to find suitable arrangements.
Under NO circumstances can staff at the Villa be asked to look after any minors staying at the Villa.
The Lessee shall allow staff, pool maintenance and gardeners reasonable access to the Villa and the grounds for the purpose of maintaining the Villa and the grounds, pool and property.
13. FOOD AND BEVERAGE
All food and beverage items purchased on behalf of guests will be charged to guests at cost plus 20%. The 20% surcharge covers cooking gas, transportation and all costs incurred from cooking and kitchen-related expenses.
14. LINEN & TOWELS
Linen and towels are provided at the Villa. We have adopted a “Save the Planet” eco-policy, so the linens are changed every seven (7) days, or as deemed necessary. If more frequent changes are required, there may be extra charges. Towels will be replaced when they are placed in the towel basket.
All interior furnishings and furniture must remain inside the villa, and only exterior furnishings and designated outdoor furniture may be used for external purposes.
Taxis and airport transfers can be arranged through the Villa Concierge. Local taxis can be arranged by the Villa Concierge or the Villa Manager.
17. LESSOR’S INSURANCE
The Lessee agrees not to do, or permit to be done, anything whereby any insurance of the Villa against loss or damage by fire may become void or avoidable or whereby the rate of premium for any such insurance may be increased.
18. DUE CARE AND SUPERVISON/INDEMNITY
The Lessee accepts and acknowledges that he or she is responsible and liable for the safety and well being of all guests and third parties staying at the Villa during the time of the rental.
The Lessee and guests are required to take due care when residing at the villa and be especially watchful of children playing in the gardens, near the entrance from the main road, or near or in the pool.
Children MUST be under direct supervision of an adult at all times when staying at the Villa.
Due to the location of the site, the villa has some unprotected areas. The Lessee has to keep a strong awareness as to the whereabouts of all guests in his or her party.
Furthermore, guests are not permitted to enter the Villa when wet from swimming, as the floors can be slippery. Damage or injury arising as a result shall not be the responsibility of Lessor.
Lessee accepts and acknowledges and indemnifies and holds the Lessor harmless from and against, any liability resulting from any claims whatsoever as a consequence of accidents leading to injury or loss of life of any guests or visitors of the Villa for the duration of the rental.
Smoking is not permitted within the villa. Smoking is permissible outside in the grounds.
A personal safe is provided in each bedroom of the villa. It is strongly recommended that it be used to store valuable items such as passports, cash, traveler’s cheques, mobile phones, cameras, etc.
Any valuables left at the property are the guests’ sole responsibility and neither the Lessor nor the staff can be held responsible for any loss of, or damage to, personal property.
Some Villas contains many precious contemporary and antique art pieces. This collection is part of the uniqueness of the villa. Guests must be aware of the unique nature of these works of art and antiques and be especially cautious to avoid any damage.
Any damage to artworks and antiques during the rental period will be the responsibility of the Lessee and any damages incurred by the Lessor will be set off against the security deposit referred to above and if these damages exceed the amount of the security deposit the Lessee shall be liable to compensate the Lessor for the difference.
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