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Five Islands Beach House - A very unique Lanna house right on the beach

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
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Located right on the beach, overlooking the Five Island and idyllically set amongst towering palms and exotic flowering plants, this is as near to Man Friday's Treasure Island as one can imagine. Discounted rates for guests less than 8 when not in the high season. This authentic Thai-style house was lovingly created by a Swiss businessman, who spared nothing on creating a home of his dreams. Built in teak, the house was designed with amazing attention to detail, along with a multitude of treasures and artifacts that he collected from his travels around Thailand. The entrance to this house sets the scene for the rest of this outstanding property. The striking entrance gate and long stone driveway lead down to the main house through a lush private garden that is home to a multitude of tr...Located right on the beach, overlooking the Five Island and idyllically set amongst towering palms and exotic flowering plants, this is as near to Man Friday's Treasure Island as one can imagine. Discounted rates for guests less than 8 when not in the high season. This authentic Thai-style house was lovingly created by a Swiss businessman, who spared nothing on creating a home of his dreams. Built in teak, the house was designed with amazing attention to detail, along with a multitude of treasures and artifacts that he collected from his travels around Thailand. The entrance to this house sets the scene for the rest of this outstanding property. The striking entrance gate and long stone driveway lead down to the main house through a lush private garden that is home to a multitude of tropical plants, trees and flowers. A green lawn fringes the long swimming pool followed by an arched lily pond entrance, which takes you to the main house overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the Ang Thong National Marine Park and the Five Islands. Opening directly onto a secluded beach, spectacular surroundings and cooling sea breezes, the spacious lounge features two large comfortable sofas and authentic Thai style armchairs. Surrounded by interesting artifacts and Thai antiques you'll find yourself being taken back to the 19th century colonial times of Indochina. The house manages to subtly incorporate modern comforts with old-world charm, offering the best of both yesteryear's allure and today's conveniences. Here, is a place of relaxation, serenity and escape. The house is designed to allow places to gather as a group, or escape to your own peaceful retreat, catering to both socializing and soulful reflection. For those who must catch up on the news or sports, or just want to escape into a movie, there's also a TV, as well as a music system. The dining space is served by a fully equipped kitchen, while outside, a further Thai-style kitchen allows the in-house staff to prepare delicious meals (on request). The Five Islands Beach House boasts four bedrooms, two of which are located in their own separate buildings adjacent to the main house. The first separate pavilion literally folds open onto a beautiful 10 by 3.5 meter swimming pool, providing the ultimate private retreat from the heat and putting the final touch to this quite magnificent property. The second pavilion (mirroring the first) is slightly set back to the side of the main house giving it a sense of privacy along with exceptional sea views and its own private terrace. Both bedrooms have high gable roofs with vaulted ceilings and charming, rustic antique furniture retaining the authentic Thai feel, but both with comfortable new mattresses and luxurious cotton bedding, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, a small fridge and a modern shower en-suite. Open to stunning sea views and overlooking the private tropical garden from the second floor of the main house, is a further double bedroom. Set in the triangular roof gables this bedroom exudes character and charm and comes straight from a scene from a storybook. While just set back to the main house and joined by a court yard to the pavilion bedroom, the fourth twin-room is a favourite with the kids, furnished with two single beds (can be made into a king size bed), poised in front of a large wall-mounted flat-screen TV. This room can be used as a fourth bedroom with all the comforts of the other bedrooms, such as air-con and an en-suite shower room. Alternatively, it has the flexibility to be set out as a TV/chill-out room where it can be a private place to catch up on the news or watch a movie in comfortable and cool surroundings. The house is managed by our Thai staff who will welcome you, show you around and are there to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Our efficient staff are always available but never intrusive. Piwi speaks great English and takes pride in welcoming guests to the villa. Taling Ngam, is an area on the southern part of Koh Samui and is basically untouched by developers. Here you will find a much more relaxed feeling away from the hustle and bustle and the busy roads towards the north. Although the Five Islands Beach House is within close vicinity to several restaurants, peace and serenity rule the day. The Five Island beach house is located 45 minutes to the airport, 30 minutes to Chaweng, 10 minutes to Nathon and 1 second to paradise. Your holiday package includes electricity, high speed Wi-Fi & internet TV, with many English speaking channels. Rooms are cleaned daily, and linen & sheets are changed every four days. Staying at the Beach House, offers a true Thai experience, from the décor to the surroundings to the famous Thai hospitality. You will never get bored of the postcard-perfect surroundings of this unique property. The beautiful, tropical outdoor spaces will take your breath away, whilst the warm, colourful interiors and conversation-starting artifacts will tempt you to pull up a chair and open a bottle of wine, and just contemplate life. While there's plenty to do on Samui, at Five Islands Beach House, you don't need to do anything if you don't want to – you can just… be. From the owners: Peter & Ann: The Five Islands Beach House is a very special, unique house. We've always had a passion for property, and, for a while, made Samui our home after falling in love with the island. Along with living on the island and back in the UK, we own another beachfront property, and we make it our job to ensure that our villas are maintained to a high standard and that our guests feel welcome and their needs are met – basing our expectations on the level of service we've experienced through our extensive travels abroad. Although we have our own home on Samui and also live in the UK, when our beachfront villas are not occupied by holidaymakers, we ourselves take on the role of 'guests' and experience them as you would, tweaking here and there, to make them the perfect holiday escape. We have opened the doors to this very special house, sharing it with not only our friends and family, but also holidaymakers from across the globe, wanting to experience that famous Thai hospitality and all Samui has to offer, so they'll understand why we chose to make this island paradise our home'. Please note that smoking is allowed at this property but only out side. Ashtrays are provided. 'We also own one other beach villa. It is on the north east of the island and is called Villa Charmant'. More
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Ann R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
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Our Villa Manager Piwi will be at the villa to meet and greet you and show you around the house. She will then give you your own privacy but leave you with a local phone so that you can call her if needs be. She will come by in the morning to make the beds and tidy the bathrooms. Piwi speaks great English, has a bubbly personality and is very helpful. I
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed here with my wife for 2 weeks. Beautiful huge wooden house on the beach in Taling Ngam, a really peaceful part of the island. Slept 2 and 8 would be easy. All mod cons in a beautiful tropical garden/beach setting. There is a really...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank petemorris2015
Ann R, VR Owner at Five Islands Beach House - A very unique Lanna house right on the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay at the Five Islands Beach House. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and good to know that Piwi looked after you both. We hope to see you again one...More

Reviewed 15 May 2019

My group of family and friends had an absolutely amazing time at the Five Islands Beach House. it’s such a stunning place in a beautiful setting. We found it really well equipped with everything at hand you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. The...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 April 2019

Absolutely perfect holiday rental -- Five Islands Beach House delivered and more! Very private and lush grounds, excellent saltwater pool, excellent views/sunsets, the individual rooms are spacious and private (with great aircon!), yet the entire grounds are very communal. Located literally on the beach. A...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Leeland J
Reviewed 23 April 2019

We had the pleasure to stay for two weeks in this beautiful Thai style beach front property. Sooooooo relaxing! Set very discretely behind an imposing stone wall & impressive gates, in well manicured & mature grounds, there are three separate Thai styled houses set around...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank PSmith25
Ann R, VR Owner at Five Islands Beach House - A very unique Lanna house right on the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

Wow - thank you so much for such a lovely descriptive review. I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our house and I really appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience. Wishing you all the best...More

Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

We had our wedding at the Five Island Beach House on the 1st of Jan 2019. It was the most perfect location for the wedding with amazing sunsets everyday. This is probably the only Authentic Thai Style Resort in the whole of Koh Samui. It...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Subramanian17
Ann R, VR Owner at Five Islands Beach House - A very unique Lanna house right on the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

We were honoured to host your wedding at the Five Islands Beach House. Your photos were amazing and I am truly grateful that you shared them with me. They were lovely to see, all the beautiful flowers - the house and it's grounds looked stunning...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
So what are these mysterious Five islands that are overlooked from Taling Ngam? Known locally in Thai as Koh Si Koh Ha, meaning Four Islands-Five Islands as one is hidden behind another. They are home to swifts, known for their famous nests, which are the main ingredient in birds’ nest soup. The birds are protected as their nests sell for thousands of US dollars. Sea Gypsies are the only human inhabitants of the Five Islands, their small wooden homes perched on rocky outcrops – much like nests themselves. These gypsies are employed to guard the nests from poachers trying to get their hands on this strangely precious commodity. The well-known Island View Restaurant, a popular location for weddings and viewing the sunset, offers long-tail bo
How to get there
Latitude: 9.458650 Longitude: 99.934012 Ko Samui Airport (USM) is a private airport originally built by Bangkok Airways, which is still the main operator with services to Ko Samui from mainland Thailand. The airport is additionally served by Thai Airways International. Several ferries connect the island with the mainland, including the car ferry from Don Sak to a pier in the west of the island, south of the main town Nathon. Public buses to all parts of the mainland operate from a small bus station located in the south of Nathon. Songthaews (tuk-tuk style buses) circle the ring road, and private taxis are available throughout the island although these are often criticised for failure to use meters and flagrant overcharging.
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