Villa Shadow is a modern, architecturally-engaging 9-bedroom villa located in the hills above Chaweng Noi on the east coast of Koh Samui. And as the villa is east-facing you can awaken each morning to the sun slowly rising over the horizon directly in front of the villa. It also boasts two swimming pools, two indoor dining rooms, two contemporary kitchens, a separate Thai kitchen, two lounge/living rooms and plenty of outdoor terraces, walkways and balconies. Not to mention breath-taking views of the ocean below, the mountains behind the villa and the natural flora in the garden and the surrounding area.
Only 20 minutes from Samui airport, and located mid-way between the main towns of Chaweng and Lamai, Villa Shadow is perfectly situated. On the approach to the villa you begin to get a feel for the real Samui that exists outside of the hustle and bustle of the towns. And as you step through the villa’s outer doors and into the garden, with its natural rock formations and stone pathways, the grandeur and scale of the villa become quite apparent.
The villa is best imagined as being in two sections with the garden separating each part. At the front overlooking the Gulf of Thailand there are four en-suite double bedrooms. Each has a walk-around balcony and each one is fully air-conditioned, as are all the bedrooms and living areas. They all have king size beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, generously sized shower and washrooms, safes and more than enough storage space for clothes and personal belongings. In addition, the upper two bedrooms also have deep bathtubs for relaxing and soaking away the fading memories of everyday life back home.
Nestled between both of the dual-level bedroom buildings is the dining room and kitchen with a large living room on the upper level. The kitchen has all the modern appliances you can think of including a Swiss made ‘Franke’ oven, hob and microwave. There is also a dishwasher, coffee-machine, quality cutlery, crockery and glassware and a beautiful solid wooden dining table. And the dining table can seat 18 guests so that everyone can dine together in one room. In addition there is a sound system, a wall-mounted TV and of course Wi-Fi throughout the villa.
As the villa is designed for you to enjoy the fresh-mountain air and the incredible vistas the dining room has wonderful views of the ocean and leads directly onto the first infinity pool and the spacious balcony and sun-deck. There is also a separate toilet near to the pool and the dining room. Both of the swimming pools also have an attached jet-pool, ideal for relaxing in and sipping a cocktail or two as the sun sets behind the mountains to the rear of the villa. Above the dining room, the living room is filled with very comfortable sofas and a large screen TV and again has fantastic views of the ocean below.
Just a few steps across the garden is the second section of the villa which houses five en-suite bedrooms with the two on the upper levels also having bathtubs. These have ocean and mountain views and are decorated and equipped to the same high standards as the other bedrooms. And again this section also has a fully-equipped dining room and kitchen with a spacious lounge above. The swimming pool here has great views of the ocean and the mountains and also has a separate sun-deck which could be used for al-fresco dining or simply relaxing away from everyone else. All the bedrooms and the living areas in this section are connected by a walkway behind the bedrooms.
This spectacular villa has a Villa Manager, Chef, housekeeping staff and a gardener and there is separate live-in accommodation for a live-in couple so that there is always someone on site 24-hours a day. The villa is very safe and secure and there are discreet CCTV cameras positioned around the villa that can be monitored remotely. There is also a back-up generator in the unlikely event that the power supply is interrupted and the team on site is very familiar with its function.
The approach road to the villa is steep so there are also two 4×4 pick-up trucks at your disposal and private parking at the villa. Should you choose not to drive we can provide a driver, arrange drop-offs and facilitate tours and trips around the island for an additional charge. And we can advise you on the best option for you and your guests in advance or you can confirm specific details with us once you arrive and are settled in to your villa.
While Villa Shadow does offer peace and quiet it isn’t remote in any sense. Within 10 minutes you can be in the centre of Chaweng or Lamai. And the villa is located within the prestigious Samui Sunrise Valley Complex, a collection of luxury villas built on the hillside. At the entrance to the complex you’ll find a mini-mart, a children’s play area and the stunning ‘Sunrise Restaurant’. It has a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, classic décor and two dining pavilions – one an outdoor lounge and the second an informal dining area adjacent to the bar.
And the Royal Samui Golf & Country Club is just a few minutes’ drive from the villa. It’s a very scenic 9-hole golf course built on the mountainside between Lamai and Chaweng and the course offers spectacular views of the beaches and the surrounding islands in the background. Each hole also offers panoramic views of adjacent and neighbouring holes with many breathtaking drops in elevation.
Please note there are steep drops around the terraces sand though protected by railings supervision of young children is essential.
If you value luxury, tranquility and natural surroundings and yet are within close proximity to the island’s major shopping districts, beautiful beaches and a vast array of restaurants, bars, coffee houses and places of interest then Villa Shadow is the perfect choice. Simply look no further.