Although no official statistics exist as to the number of luxury private residences on island’s like Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, but the private villa market in Thailand is far more extensive than most people know. People working in the management and rental of such properties say the figure could now be in the thousands.
“The scope and personalised comforts offered by these often invisible beach and hillside estates appeal to families, groups of friends and even global celebrities in search of a little tropical privacy,” said Wayne Hue, director of sales and marketing for Luxury Villas and Homes Ltd. ” They are surrounded by nature but with all the luxury accoutrements they have become accustomed to.”
An opulent private villa recently made available as a holiday rental on Koh Samui offers an fine example of the expansive properties and far reaching facilities on offer to guests in Thailand’s favoured boutique destination.
Essentially a private luxury resort, Villa Kalyana accommodates up to 18 adults plus five children comfortably in its 10 beachfront and sea view bedrooms all of which unfold onto expansive tropical grounds surrounding a expansive, meandering swimming pool.
Splendid ocean views provide a permanent backdrop to the stay at Villa Kalyana, with a range of personalised amenities installed to make life easy for the owners or rental guests, including smart internet TVs and iPad docking stations complemented by interiors and soothing Asian touches.
Even with 10 bedrooms full, there’s plenty of space inside and outside the villa with a 300 sqm chemical-free pool taking centre stage, surrounded by wood and marble pool decks furnished with cushioned loungers and sun beds. There’s also a barbecue terrace with an original Weber Grill, a private cinema room with large LED screen, a games/conference room with billiard table, and even an air-conditioned spa room and sauna for personalised treatments.
“Properties like Villa Kalyana are also becoming increasingly popular as wedding and event venues,” added Hue. “Couples and their guests could easily host an intimate private ceremony in the the villa’s open-air covered living space, which has a 12-metre high, pyramid shaped shingle roof, then gather for the wedding dinner in the 90 sqm dining space. The grounds are also large enough for bigger events and the undisturbed beachfront location feels like a film set.”
Properties like Villa Kalyana are raising the bar when it comes to island retreats and with regional interest in private holiday rentals on the increase, villa owners are seeing added value to their investments in the form of rental income. This makes upscale island retreats an attractive combination in terms of capital appreciation, yields and lifestyle returns.