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Villa Maphraaw: Voted TripAdvisor Top Rental Villa
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12 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
5.5 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
5.5 baths
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Villa Maphraaw is an exceptional five bedroom hillside villa with spectacular ocean views in Ban Tai on the North West coast of Koh Samui. The villa has a magnificent infinity edged pool, an impressive cascading water feature and large sun terraces.

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* Villa Maphraaw, an unforgettable tropical hillside dwelling *
Villa Maphraaw is an exceptional five bedroom hillside villa with spectacular ocean views in Ban Tai on the North West coast of Koh Samui. The villa has a magnificent infinity edged pool, an impressive cascading water feature and large sun terraces.

The spaciousness and innovative layout of the villa makes it the ultimate tropical retreat for large families and couples sharing who appreciate privacy as well as spacious and luxurious open plan areas that can be enjoyed together. The captivating wooded hillside location of this impressive villa provides privacy and seclusion. As soon as you step inside Villa Maphraaw it becomes apparent that this property has been designed, built and furnished to exceptionally high standards. A convenient large covered car port stands on the entrance level of the villa beyond which you will find captivating lush tropical gardens and a charming ornamental fish pond feature. What makes this 650sqm villa unique is its stunning interior design created from natural textures and tones, its unparalleled location, its jaw dropping views and its five spacious and comfortable bedrooms that all have en-suite bathrooms, four of which have fabulous views overlooking the tropical rain forest, ocean and island beyond.

Please note there are 5 bedrooms in total, sleeping 10 guests. For guests of over 10, further single beds are provided.

Special Offers:
• 15% Discount on stays 7 days or more
• Early Bird Discount 10%: for bookings made 120 days in advance (with deposit paid)
• Last Minute Discount 10%: for bookings made within 30 days of stay
• Lower Rate Occupancy: 3 bed / sleeps 6 ($100 less daily, high season only)
• Monthly Discounts: between 30-50% discount (conditions apply | please inquire)

Note: Promotions are not applicable for Prime / Xmas Season
Note: Early Bird discount is not available for lower occupancy rates
Note: Promotions cannot be combined
Note: For monthly rentals, electric & water usage may be added to guest account
Note: Early bird and late stay not applicable for 2 day stays

* Elegant design fusing within its lush tropical environment *

The entrance level of the villa, with its vaulted ceilings is the perfect blend of modern luxury and tropical elegance. Comfortable and inviting here you will find a fully functional, open plan, western kitchen with stylish black granite work surfaces, elegant wooden cupboards and all of the amenities you would expect to find in a villa of this standard. Beyond the kitchen is a spacious open plan living area that affords spectacular views of the tropical rain forest, the ocean and Koh Phangan beyond that can be appreciated whilst relaxing in one of the sumptuous and comfortable sofas. The open plan dining area also offers guests the privilege of soaking up incredible views while dining. The elegant hard wooden dining table can comfortably seat up to eight diners and the outdoor ocean view dining terrace is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and marvel at the sunset. Beyond the dining area is a comfortable and private living area can be found with comfortable seating, a state of the art entertainment system and panoramic ocean views. From here one can sit back and relax and feel the stresses of modern life dissolve.

* Spacious sanctuaries to help you unwind *

From the entrance level an attractive staircase leads down to the second level that has three en-suite bedrooms. The master suite has been tastefully furnished and has an indulgently comfortable king sized bed, a spacious dressing area and access to the pool terrace. The opulent en-suite has twin sinks, a refreshing rain shower and a luxurious bath tub. The second sumptuously furnished bedroom on the opposite side of the villa has a large comfortable bed, an en-suite with rain shower and pool terrace. Bedroom three is to the rear of this level and boats a large dressing area, king-sized bed and a luxurious bathroom with twin sinks, a rain shower and a bath tub.

The lower third level of the villa houses two further en-suite bedrooms. Both have very large dressing areas, one with a queen-sized bed, the other two single beds, and a large inviting private sun deck connected by stepping stones around a fabulous cascading water feature fed from the incredible 32sqm infinity swimming pool, on the level above. This unforgettable pool gives the impression one could simply swim off into the luxurious tropical rain forest canopy below and into the sea. Both the pool and the impressively large sun terrace capture the wow factor of the villas impressive location. The terrace has well chosen luxurious outdoor furnishings that encourage guests to relax and unwind. This area is particularly impressive after dark when the enchanting villa lighting creates an opulent and romantic atmosphere.

You only need to read the reviews regarding the upkeep and design of property to see that although extremely competitively priced in the rental market, guests are still receiving a 5-star villa.We offer guests free nights (5 for 6), discounted car rentals, and early bird booking discounts. These bundled offers, together with the already competitive rates, create a superb package for any guest choosing to book Villa Maphraaw.

We also offer a 3-bedroom rate only so smaller parties of up to 6 can benefit with large discounts and still enjoy the entire villa facilities (the other 2 bedrooms are simply locked and guests have FULL PRIVATE USE of the villa - no-one else is invited), offering much more space than hiring your average 3 bed villa...We can arrange everything for the guest as requested, whether prior to the holiday or during it; massage, chef, spas, day trips, taxis, car hire, etc. The villa also offers a back-up generator for any power-outages which can occur in Thailand for short periods of time on occasions.

• 32sqm Infinity-edge fresh water swimming pool and Jacuzzi
• Stunning architectural finish throughout – modern Western design in fusion with Thai style features
• Spacious open plan fully equipped European kitchen
• Spacious terracing furnished with sun loungers and patio furniture
• Large DVD library – over 250 DVD movies to choose from. Internet radio stations & social media capabilities
• Outdoor stereo system surrounding swimming pool area & Jacuzzi, with I-phone, Android Connections
• 2 Master suites with shower, large bath tub, walk through wardrobe, bedroom & seating areas
• 5 ensuite bedrooms all with air con and ceiling fans
• Iron, ironing board and hair-dryers
• King sized beds plus single beds
• Digital Safe for important belongings
24/7 Security around the villa
• State of the art Security alarm & CCTV for guest peace of mind
• 5-Burner BBQ with side gas hob
• Provisioning list

• For any applicable discounts to apply to rates, please make inquiry
• 10% service tax already added to the rates
• Lower Occupancy: Guests still have FULL PRIVATE use of all the villa facilities
• Extra Beds $55 Per Person / Night (2 extra guest only)

Guest access

• Full private access to whole of villa

Rental Rates Include:
• Unlimited electric and water usage (excluding monthly rates)
• Twice weekly 5* maid service (cleaning, linen & towel change)
• Multilingual speaking Guest Manager (English, French, German)
• Welcome/information Pack with the ‘owner’s recommendations’
• 2 x Baby cots and high-chair
• Complimentary chilled drinking water throughout your stay
• Complimentary mobile phone with Thai SIM card (during your stay)
• 48'' LED TV with Internet Channels and Video Club (600+ channels - multilingual)
• Large DVD library – over 250 DVD movies
• Free high speed WI-FI throughout the villa, with PC provided
• Outdoor Bose stereo system surrounding swimming pool area & Jacuzzi
• Digital Safe for important belongings
• I-POD, I-Phone & Android connection to surround music system (with social media capabilities)
• Internet Radio offering local radio stations from every country in the world
• 24/7 Security around the villa
• State of the art Security alarm & CCTV for guest peace of mind
• 5-Burner BBQ with side gas hob

Rental Rates Exclude:
• Airport transfer (per transfer): 900THB (1-10 guests), 1,600THB (11+)
• Private Chef @ 500 THB per hr (guest pays ingredient cost + 20%)
• Chartered boat services & island tours (available upon request)
• Car rental with full commercial insurance (available upon request)
• Babysitting, massage & spa services (available on request )

Interaction with guests

• Welcome/information Pack with the ‘owner’s recommendations’
• Multilingual speaking Guest Manager (English, French, German, Chinese)

Other things to note

• Terms & Conditions apply which will be sent to guest for signature
• As a form of security (and for peace of mind) for the villa owner, the Guest Manager will request on arrival a fully refundable $500 or 15,000 THB (cash only).
• Please note that any minor damage / breakages shall be charged at the end of your stay, at replacement value. If required, damages must be paid and will be requested by the General Manager and paid in full before departure.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

• Smoking within the villa is not permitted but ashtrays are provided around the villa
• This villa is self catering and located in a quiet residential area with amazing sea-views
• We recommend car rental to allow guests to access the nearby shops and restaurants


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

7 Reviews

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Sophie User Profile
February 2015
Villa Maaphraw was beautiful, clean and ideal for a family holiday and had everything we needed. We were given lots of information of things to do on arrival including a boat trip, hiring a chef etc but mainly relaxed by the pool and down at the nearby beach. We enjoyed our stay very much. Would definitely recommend this villa!

Gabriela User Profile
April 2017
Great house, over all amazing place to stay in Ko Samui

Hiba User Profile
April 2016
Hands down the best place I've ever stayed in in Thailand. Tucked away in a secluded hilltop, surrounded by trees and a breathtaking view. This villa looks exactly like the pictures. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms are modern and the kitchen is well equipped. The terrace has a spectacular view and the infinity plunge pool is perfect for relaxing and getting some sun. Stu, Jeremy and Julien were the perfect hosts, they arranged our stay in a very organized manner. They managed our airport transfers, stocked our fridge before arrival, booked our tours and massages, and ensured that were available for any adhoc questions at anytime. All in all, i would rate the whole experience as 5 star and i would happily recommend this villa to anyone visiting Koh Samui. Thank you for making my 30th birthday memorable with my family and friends. Hiba

Jason User Profile
August 2015
This is a beautiful house in Koh Samui. Everything you need for your stay is included and it is well managed. I recommend booking.

Ryan User Profile
January 2015
Stuart and Jeremy were very helpful in making sure we had a great experience! They were able to accommodate our large group which worked out perfectly. The villa was beautiful and had great views of the island. I'd recommend renting a car or scooter which we did not do only because of our group size.

Maaaaaaaa User Profile
September 2016
房子很好,在山上...风景很好~房间直接通往泳池,游泳很方便! 服务很好~有问题都会很快解决~ 厨师管家人很好!帮我们把房间打扫得很干净!我们很喜欢她! 中途最后一天,停电了!非常热!停了很久...后来终于修好了!服务态度,和速度真的很棒!

Jean Louis User Profile
August 2014
Merci Stuart : UNE VILLA SUBLIME !!! L'emplacement en hauteur donne une vue à couper le souffle. C'est une villa haut de gamme , rien ne manque. Décoration élégante Propreté impeccable Les 3 chambres du 1er étage sont les plus agréables à vivre Prévoir un véhicule de location, avec une motorisation adaptée , pente raide ... tout cela est donc PARFAIT mais là !! nous arrivons dans le plus que parfait !! pourquoi : LE SERVICE une house kipping tres pro qui se transforme en cuisinière à vous faire des padthai & chicken cashnuts mémorable !! et surtout un " concierge " ( si je peux me permettre d'utiliser le terme ) comme dans les plus grands palaces , aussi disponible & serviable qu'efficace j'ai nommé JEREMY , la gentillesse en plus :)
John User Profile
Response from John:
Many thanks for looking after the villa Jean Louis. You and your family are welcome back anytime in the future and are entitled to a 10% returning guest discount. Regards Stuart
August 2014

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John is an Scottish Chartered Accountant who has chosen to live in Thailand since 2005. He fell in love with the country having been travelling and decided on setting the goal of building a dream vacation home. This was realised in 2007.

His goal for the villa is a simple one.... to offer one of the most well designed villas on Samui at very competitive prices, without jeopardising guest service management levels. This formula has been the key to the previous 4 year's success for the villa in the rental market, achieving above average occupancy. Our management team are from the UK ensuring guests are always understood to the highest level and any requests or issues are dealt with in the professional manner you expect.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Nederlands, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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