About this listing
Banyan Villa 2 is a 3 bedroom Balinese style villa, equipped to European standards, with private pool and jacuzzi. Located within a secluded walled tropical garden, only 30 seconds walk down the garden path to the soft sands of Bang Por Beach.
Villa 2 provides spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests and with its own private pool and jacuzzi set in a secluded garden it allows guests to relax in quiet privacy. Alternatively, located a mere half minute stroll through lush tropical gardens and right next to the beach, a larger shared pool is also available to Banyan Villas’ guests.
The property can be rented together with Villa 1 doubling the space available, catering for groups of up to 14 people who can enjoy the quiet seclusion of the villas' two pools and jacuzzis.
Banyan Villas, built in the Balinese style were completed in 2006. The two villas are almost mirror images of each other in terms of both size and general living arrangements. Both Banyan Villas are identically furnished, combining elements of western and Asian style, providing high levels of comfort and practicality.
Further detail – interior
Villa 2 is accessed from the garden and is raised 3 steps above garden level. The Villa is tastefully furnished throughout in Chinese style teakwood and bamboo with ceiling fans to most rooms, air-conditioned bedroom accommodation is found on the ground floor whilst the sea breezes can be enjoyed in the first floor living, bar and balcony areas.
Accommodation in detail
Entry to the villa is through the front porch that then leads into the kitchen. The European style kitchen is fitted out with modern cooking appliances including oven and separate hotplates, microwave, fridge-freezer, coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster and cooking utensils. A full complement of premium crockery, glassware and cutlery is also provided.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room; the teak dining table will accommodate 8 in comfort and has views over the pool and garden. If al-fresco dining is preferred patio dining can be enjoyed just through the dining room doors. A guest powder room is located just off the dining room.
Stairs lead from the dining room to the upstairs living area. Again furnished in teak and bamboo, the living area has a bar area, guest powder room and double doors leading onto the roof terrace and Sala with views out to sea and great for that evening sun-downer! The living room is equipped with a second “bar fridge”, satellite TV, DVD and stereo system.
Downstairs the 3 main bedrooms open onto the pool terrace. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and adjoining large en-suite with twin sinks, bath, shower and wc. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a king sized bed and twin beds respectively, both have their own en-suite bathrooms. The 3 bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
Complimentary Wi Fi internet access is available throughout the villa.
The accommodation, in brief comprises/includes:
•Living room bar and roof terrace
•King size master bedroom
•King size second bedroom
•Twin bedded third bedroom
•All bedrooms en suite with air-conditioning
•Fully equipped European kitchen
•Swimming pool in walled garden with Jacuzzi
•Use of second shared pool on the beach
•Twice weekly maid service
•Linen, Towels and Beach Towels
Our local managing agent operates a "front desk" service - in brief they offer the following services charged locally:
•Additional cleaning/maid services
•Taxi or private hire cars
•Grocery provisioning prior to your arrival
Interaction with guests
As we are currently based in Bangkok, we use the services of a local agent to provide a "Front Desk" service. The Agent will meet guests on arrival and is available daily to look after their individual requirements.
Banyan Villas are enclosed within a private walled garden with their own 10 metre pool and Jacuzzi. They are safe for children to play within the walled garden or indeed outside the walled garden. The beach is sandy and quiet (no mass tourism). There are 4 good restaurants within easy reach; 3 are a short walk down the beach (Jun Hom, The Sea, Sunset Bar), the other is near the villa entrance (The Terrace) and there is a 7/11 convenience store about 1km down the road.
The nearest centres for shopping and restaurants are about 10/15 mins drive (Maenam, Bophut or Nathorn). Nowhere on Samui is that far away as the island is only 20km by 25km, however, we would recommend you hire a car during your stay, if required we can arrange this for you. Driving on Samui is quite straight forward, with one major road around the island, cars are RHD - same side as UK/Australia.
As previously mentioned we would recommend car hire during your stay, although it is possible to flag down the local "pick-up taxis" that frequently pass the entrance.
Should you choose to drive an international driving license should be used. International car hire companies such as Hertz and Avis are present at the airport. Banyan Villas can also arrange car hire for you.
Airport: 30 minutes
Bophut: 10 minutes – restaurants, shopping, tours
Golf Course 10 minutes
Chaeweng 25 minutes – restaurants, shopping, nightlife
Maenam 5 minutes – restaurants, shopping
Nathon 15 minutes – administrative capital, restaurants, shopping
Big Budha 20 minutes - Temple and souvenir shopping
Supermarket shopping 25 minutes (Big C, Tesco Lotus, Makro)
Other things to note
Getting to Banyan Villas
Most visitors to Koh Samui, whether domestic or international, will reach the island by air.
Bangkok Airways own the private airport on the island and operate flights from Bangkok every thirty minutes from early morning until 9pm. With a flight time of just 45 minutes it is but a short hop!. They also operate direct flights from other cities within Thailand, as well as international locations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Check the schedule on Bangkok Airways website for details.
Thai Airways now also operate domestic flights between Bangkok and Koh Samui, along with Silk Air and Firefly operating internationally from Sinagpore and Kual Lumpur respectively.
By road & ferry
If driving through Thailand then head for the small port of Donsak on the southeast coast about 70km from Surat Thani. There are two car ferry services operating from here, with crossings to/from Koh Samui every hour between dawn and dusk.
Thailand does not require visas for most European, North American, Australasian or ASEAN nationals if travelling for the purposes of tourism. It is best though to be sure and if travelling from overseas we advise you to first check with your travel agent, or nearest Thai Consulate before beginning your journey.
We have few house rules other than to ask you to treat our Villa as you would treat your own house and leave it in the same condition as you found it!
Smoking is permitted, although we ask you not to smoke in air-conditioned rooms. Pets are allowed by arrangement.
Plastic glassware is provided for use in and around the swimming pool.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.