Baan Asan sits on the beach of Taling Ngam, one of the islands most scenic, serene and exclusive areas. The villa itself is simply stunning. Once you enter the white walled residence, via heavy wooden gates, and step into the entrance courtyard you'll realise that this is an exceptional luxury and unique property.
The residence is a perfect blend of extremely modern architectural features, natural colours and just the right amount of Asian touches to create an incredibly interesting and stylish villa.
In terms of layout you can see that practicality, comfort and functionality have been high on the list of priorities, making this an ideal hideaway for entertaining your friends, spending quality time with your family or as a high-end corporate business retreat.
The first building is the main living area and on entering the hallway you'll get the first glimpse of the scale and cutting-edge interior styling of this property. The walls are white and the floors are black; on the right is an exquisite woodcarving, welcoming you with the Thai 'wai' and on the left is an antique oriental gong positioned as if there for you to announce your arrival. Straight ahead is a picture-perfect breath-taking view through the villa and out to the ocean.
On the right is a guest powder room and a door leading into the dedicated Media room with high-end Bose Lifestyle audio/video equipment and 47" Philips flat screen TV. On the left is a fantastic modern western kitchen complete with equipment befitting of a five-star restaurant and ideal for cooking lessons. Beyond that is a further Thai-style kitchen area with professional cooking equipment including a lava-stone grill and access to an impressive herbs garden.
Straight ahead the room opens out into a fantastic open-plan living space. Futuristic fans and lights are suspended from the vaulted ceiling and a collection of eye-catching furniture and accessories are positioned to define the living and dining spaces. However, it's the view through the wall-less front of the room which really focuses the attention and dominates this large and extraordinary living - dining area.
The room merges seamlessly from indoor to outdoor as you step from the polished black floor onto a clear-covered terraced area which runs across the front and leads directly to a large water feature with three metal water fountains and a waterfall feature trickling over the stone edge and down to the pool level.
Four individual bedroom suites are situated with two on either side of the magnificent infinity edged swimming pool and Jacuzzi, which runs through the middle of the villa towards the sea. The pavilions exhibit the depth of thought that's gone into this villa. Each has a private terrace, a comfortable lounge area and steps leading up to the bed area. There's a separate dressing area and an exquisite en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, twin sinks and luxurious sunken terrazzo bathtub. All
The bedroom suites exhibit the depth of thought that's gone into this villa. Each has a private terrace, a comfortable lounge area and steps leading up to the bed. There's a separate dressing area and an exquisite en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, twin sinks and luxurious sunken terrazzo bathtub. All pavilions feature high-end audio/video equipment, 32" flat screen Philips TV's, coffee/tea making facilities, a mini-bar and personal safe.
Each pavilion provides a private escape and allows each guest the opportunity to relax and enjoy personal time away from those they're sharing with. The first two pavilions on either side of the pool have an additional feature which makes them perfect for families. Both have a separate children's room complete with two bunk-beds and a private en-suite shower room. These rooms can be entered through the main bedroom or via a separate entrance from the poolside area. This is an extremely practical solution for visitors with children of all ages.
Each of these four bedroom suites has been stylishly themed in a different colour, with red, brown , green and blue being used to represent the Chinese elements of Earth, Fire, Wood and Water.
Along the side of the pool is a sun terrace complete with sun loungers and at the end there's an attractive garden leading onto the beach and a large beachfront Sala with comfortable seating providing the perfect shaded place to enjoy a massage, dine, read or simply relax and take in the views of the beach and the ocean. From the main pool, water flows into a second pool - ideal for children or to enjoy watching the stunning sunsets. Discretely placed Bose speakers around the swimming pool and in the sala provide you access to your favorite music throughout the property.
The large garden are separates itself from the beach by the seawall with steps down to the beach and blends in perfectly well with the total scenic environment.
A superb hideaway is a teak wood swing, placed in the tranquil lush fruit garden to the side of the main building, where you can enjoy the sweet smell of the abundant fruit and explosion of Thai orchids with the ocean still featuring as distinct backdrop.
Coming back into the main living area there's an incredible floating staircase which magically leads you up to the galleried next level. The walkway at the top has views over and out of the living area to the ocean.
On this level there's a glass fronted, well equipped gym with private shower room. The clever layout ensures that even when you're working out you get to enjoy the astonishing views.
A bridge takes you over the entrance hallway and into the library and office space. Contemporary chairs provide an ideal environment to enjoy one of the available books.
From this level a further staircase takes you up to the breath-taking master suite, which covers the entire top floor of the building. A corridor has a door into a fitted western style kitchen and also leads you into a sophisticated lounge area with high-end audio/visual equipments and comfortable seating.
A floating wall separates the lounge from the centrally placed King Size Master bed which overlooks the whole property and faces directly out to sea. Another floating wall on the other side is actually a walk-in dressing area, and beyond that is the en-suite bathroom. In here there's a large bathtub, twin sinks and a twin walk-in rain shower.
This top-floor suite is unbelievably spacious, light and well styled. Across the entire front of the suite is a sun terrace with sun loungers and space for enjoying perfect sunset dinners and across the back is a terrace providing a stunning view of Samui's green mountains.
The whole property is fitted with high-end mood-lighting technology and audio/visual equipment, and there's an electronic security system with CCTV to back up the night security guard.
In literally every room there's a feature of interest, whether it's an architectural feature, an artwork, a stylish piece of furniture like the grand recycled teak wood dining table, suitable for 14 guests, or an ornamental accessory such as the extraordinary teak chess table and carved Chinese chess pieces situated in the separate Media room. But above all else it's the space, the style and the view that's instantly evident throughout.
Baan Asan is an idyllic example of how properties on Samui have developed. It's apparent that the positives and shortcomings of other villas on the island have been considered and either incorporated or eliminated at the design stage. The result is an exceptionally practical and comfortable villa which provides flexible accommodation. And, to finish off, the aesthetics of the villa are truly spectacular with the inclusion of contemporary features and modern furniture which make this a unique and totally individual villa.
- Bedding: 5 Double, 4 Bunk Bed
- Bathroom: 5 Ensuite, 2 shared
- Max Occupancy: 14
- Staff: Chef, Housekeeper
- Air-conditioning - Central
- Beachfront - Baan Tisanu Beach
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi - Outdoor
- Internet - WiFi
- Maid/Housekeeping - 7x/week
- Pool - Infinity
- Bath Tub
- Hair Dryer
- Beach Access
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Ice Maker
- Cinema/Media Room
- Fitness Room/Home Gym
- Game Room
- Gated Property
Laundry Room :
- DVD/Blu-ray Player
- Stereo/Sound System
- Check in Time: 3 PM
- Check Out Time: 11 AM
- Handicap Access: No
- Smoking: Not Allowed
- Pets: Not Allowed
- Children Allowed: Yes