Set right on Kao Laem Noi Beach, Emerald Beach Villa 4 offers delightful panoramic views across the Thai Gulf to the famous Angthong Marine Park and surrounding islands.
Launched in 1996, Emerald Beach Villa 4 is one of six contemporary properties in a modest beachside development, each featuring two distinct living pavilions and a private pool. The mature garden and beachside lawn promise a pleasant outdoor holiday experience, while extensive use of glass brings plenty of natural light and warmth inside. The two pavilions can best be described as day and night spaces. The former features a compact kitchen and breakfast bar with ensuite bathroom and an adjoining dining area extending into a day lounge overlooking the lawn and sea. This room opens on three sides and connects straight onto a deck and the pool for a wonderful indoor-outdoor living space. An ideal spot for lazy days while the kids explore the beach or play in the garden. Two quirky pear-shaped chairs beckon for sundowners and the dining table can be set on the lawn for an alfresco feast of either Thai or Western meals prepared by an in-house chef (available for a reasonable additional fee).
The bedrooms are housed in a two-storey, glass-topped pavilion that also features a TV lounge with new flat-screen TV (ordered but not yet installed, June 2012). Electronic ceiling blinds and air-conditioning keep the room cool, more so after dark when you can recline on the long L-shaped sofa and enjoy a movie before bed. The master bedroom is spacious, with views right from the bed across the pool to the ocean. An equally generous bathroom goes beyond practical ablutions with a double jacuzzi tub. It is easy to see why this villa is popular with honeymooners. For families, the upstairs twin bedroom suits older children (seven years plus) and the combination of pool, garden and beach will keep them happy for hours.
A daily maid service keeps things in order and the amenable villa manageress visits twice a day to check all is well, arrange transport or book diversions. Though it’s less than luxurious in parts and has some curious design features, you swiftly switch to holiday mode at Emerald Beach Villa.
Kao Laem Noi is a small, quiet beach at the northernmost tip of the Samui coast. It is sandy, but with very shallow water, especially during the summer low tides from March to July when you can walk out for up to 100m and explore the rock pools. The luxurious Four Seasons Resort occupies a hidden cove around ten minutes' walk to the left of the villa, while to the right a rocky headland reaches out towards the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. This guarantees excellent photo opportunities, especially when the local fishing boats head out in the evening light. The villa development itself is remote except for a number of traditional Thai style roadside open restaurants and some more up market beach side dining offering both Thai and international cuisine dotted along the road towards Nathon and Mae Nam.
A wooden entrance setback from the roadside opens onto manicured tropical gardens and a stone-washed path that leads around the side of Emerald Beach Villa’s first pavilion. Past the manager's office, the entrance to the glass-topped TV lounge and bedroom pavilion sits to the right while the kitchen and dining pavilion lies directly ahead facing the sea.
Wood and glass sliding doors surround the TV lounge, making this a bright, airy space. A long sofa spans the length of the room, facing one of the villa's two TVs, with a satellite connection and DVD player. Stairs lead up to a small indoor balcony and the first floor twin bedroom. The twin is slightly smaller than the master suite below, but roomy nonetheless, with plenty of storage space thanks to built-in wardrobes. Wooden floors and furnishings add charm, while two walls of picture windows offer pleasing glimpses of the sea. The large bathroom features a central mirror and twin raised steel washbasins. The toilet sits to the left with a large shower room right, closed off by a sliding glass door.
Downstairs, a door at the back of the lounge opens into an expansive double master bedroom with attractive reclaimed teakwood furnishings and sliding doors onto a terrace overlooking the lawn and pool. Subtle lighting sets the mood and there's plenty of hanging space. The bathroom is rather opulent with black granite surfaces and raised stone slabs leading past the jacuzzi tub to a recessed rain shower. Left of the pool, the kitchen and dining pavilion includes another ensuite bathroom, black tiled floors and sliding doors on three sides for outdoor ambiance. Cooled by sea breezes and ceiling fans, this is definitely a place to hang out during the day in your beachwear. The fully equipped kitchen is small but practical and the adjoining dining area seats six around a wooden table with oversized chairs. This leads onto a small pool deck with a comfortable, wide, swinging sofa and dreamy views down to the beach and ocean beyond. There's also a jacuzzi built into the pool for the ultimate soak and massage combination.
6.2m x 4.25m
4.8m X 4.3m
|Period||Price per night (USD)||Min Stay||Inclusions|
|08-Oct-2022 to 11-Dec-2022||330++||2 nights|
|12-Dec-2022 to 16-Dec-2022||360++||3 nights|
|17-Dec-2022 to 31-Dec-2022||700++||7 nights|