About this listing
A comfortable, nicely decorated, all equipped little house in a lush garden, just 25 meters from a beautiful sunset beach. In a tranquil neighborhood of Ko Samui, ideal for a cozy thai holiday away from the crowds.
The house is 25 meters from the beach of Lipa Noi, in a lush garden that includes another bungalow, nested in a tiny residential compound. The whole place is a sort of hide away, super green, super quiet, away from the roads and the noisy tourists spots.
The house is a few minutes driving from Nathon, Ko Samui's administrative capital - which offers plenty of great restaurant and a take at local Thai life. There are a few restaurants and shops at walking distance, but I really recommend to plan a car or a bike to go around Samui. That can be sorted out on demand, or found easily in nearby Nathon.
The beach is a long stretch of smooth sand along the bay of Lipa Noi. It has very little development, so it is super quiet and gorgeous at sunset. Right in front of the house the water is shallow and super safe. A few hundred meters away along the beach it becomes deeper and it is perfect for swimming.
Here is a bit more information about the house itself:
The bungalow offers a laid-back living room, and a really nice, shaded terrace with a rest chairs and a dining table. A good wifi connection is available - and is DVD players are available in the living room and one of the bedrooms, with a stack of DVDs ready to go. The house has a full kitchen - complete with gas-oven and burners. It's a terrace kitchen: it is well protected from sun and rain, but you cook in the fresh air. The kitchen is large enough for a good cook, and well equipped with woks and pots, a juicer and a microwave, everything needed for baking, etc...: I like cooking, and I think it feels in the kitchen!
There are two bedrooms: a master bedroom with a king size bed, and a second bedroom with 2 single beds. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. In the second bedroom, an extra bed can be pulled, to sleep 3 people. Mind that I won't be super comfortable then, but it can come handy!
The bathroom has a shower with hot water.
This is my house when I stay on Samui, so it is like staying at a friend's house: it is a simple house, but all the comfort is there to relax with family or friends, and the house is ready to enjoy beach life.
Looking for more?
Under the reference “lovely 2 bedrooms, garden & beach”, you will find the spare bungalow that I reserve for family and friends - it is a bit smaller than the present listing but, well, lovely!
And under the reference “Beach retreat for families & friends”, you will be able to book the combination of both bungalows, for up to 9 people.
Independent house, 2 bedrooms, a living room, a large terrace on the garden, a full kitchen. Parking.
Interaction with Guests
We live 20km away, in another village - but are always ready to help on the booking of the car or motorbikes, or suggestions for fishing, snorkeling or dining places!
Lipa Noi is a quiet neighborhood, away from the overcrowded tourists spots, The beach offers beautiful sunset, the fresh market closely fantastic food - it's a great place for a quiet holiday.
It's possible to stay without any means of transportation - there are a few restaurants and shops at walking distance, and a few public buses - but it's recommended to plan for rented car or motorcycles if you want to travel around Samui.
I simply expect my guests to behave as if staying at a friend's house: take care of their litter and dishes before leaving, mentioning if anything is broken or damaged, and really enjoying a good time!
We had such a wonderful time at Benoits place! The house was just as described, very homely and comfortable, had all the features and appliances you'd need. The terrace kitchen was great, fully kitted out with pans, cutlery etc, although we didn't use it a great deal as the local restaurants were fantastic. The area was perfect for our family of two adults and two children (11 and 6), very quiet and peaceful but with enough shops and restaurants within walking distance if you're having a lazy day and don't fancy venturing too far. Our youngest counted 73 mini steps to the beach, which was idyllic, especially at sunset! As it's not a particularly touristy area the beach isn't as pristine as some others on the island, and there is a small amount of debris/glass washed up on the shore, but so long as you watch your step it's not really a problem. Its a great spot for looking for shells and wildlife, and really safe for children as the water never got above waist height even at high tide.
Wan, the housekeeper, was really lovely and helpful, and sorted a rental car for us, which you will need if you want to go exploring. However, there's plenty to do and see nearby you're never in the car for long, and driving around the island is a fun experience in itself!
Benoit was a wonderful host, and gave us loads of helpful information which really made our trip easy and stress free. Taxis were arranged for us to and from the airport, which was a great help, and although we didn't need any further contact over our two week stay Benoit was very reassuring that should we have any issues he could be easily contacted.
Overall, a comfortable, clean house in a wonderful quiet area, and a super helpful host and housekeeper made our holiday really special. We would definitely return here should we find ourselves on ko Samui again!
S ubytováním jsme byli moc spokojeni. Zajišťovalo komfort a soukromí. Majitel byl maximálně vstřícný. Pláž je velmi blízko a koupání skvělé s možností se stravovat v blízké restauraci.
Benoits house was great for our family of 5 (children age 7, 5, and 5 months). I loved the outdoor kitchen and the air condition was great to have. It's just a few meters to the beach with palm trees and a great view. Almost always no one else was there. You definitely need some kind of transportation, but I think that made us explore more of the whole island. Benoit is a very friendly guy and helped us with Information anytime we needed it.
Voilà un bien joli petit coin de paradis dont nous avons pu profiter grâce à la charmante maison de Benoit.
On s'y sent effectivement comme chez soi. C'est très agréable.
Benoit made us feel very welcome and provided great suggestions on places to visit during our stay. Communication with Benoit was easy and he was available to us whenever we needed. With a family of 3 teenagers we found a car was necessary to access Nathon which has a good selection of shops, restaurants etc. This is the quieter side of Koh Samui but you are only a short drive from everything. We really enjoyed the local beach, if you walk on for about 5 mins you come to a nice stretch of sand and you will have the beach to yourself! We had a great stay in Koh Samui and would recommend Benoit's place if you are looking for a relaxing break
The house is nice, comfortable and just 82 steps from the beach (we really count them!). It´s sorrounded by a green garden and located in a calm little villa with nice neighbours. We really enjoyed our one month there with our two-year-old baby; the beach is not the best because the water level is really low, but it´s ideal for kids! There are some buddhist temples near, a fresh market some minutes by moto and a great italian restaurant near too (cooked and attended by a lovely tai-italian family).
The stay could have been perfect, but we had a bad experiencie with the owner and his girlfriend. Everything started because we had to washed the sheets (as we didn´t have another set to change) and left by accident some stains on them. When I told Benoit´s girlfriend, she really went bad and started appearing every 3 or 4 days to the house without advice and coming into the kitchen counting in front of our face for any broken glass or cup. Even she took away of the house the main cutlery and left us a really low quality and incomplete set!
Finally we wrote to Benoit telling him how uncomfortable this situation was, he recognice his girlfriend went bad because the stained sheets where just new and we agreed to pay for all the sheets and took them with us. When we asked about the cutlery they took away, we never had an answer…
The experience was unfortunately equally frustrating for us. Isidora and her family were lovely but took care of the house in a scary way. When coming over we found some of cooking material on the grass in the garden, missing glasses, and indeed bleach stains on brand new bed sheets... We normally simply ask people to leave the house in a decent state, as we do a full clean up anyway after each guest. Here it took a full day to get the house into a space when it was welcoming again. I have been now a year and a half with Airbnb, meeting over 20 different guests and family. It's been a lovely moment on both sides almost every time. Not this one unfortunately... Please read other reviews for a more complete view of our place!
A quite Place almost directly on the beach. The house is clean with many nice features llike TV with DVD's, outside kitchen, music stereo and so on.
Benoit is a very friendly person and always willing to help you.
We had a great time there, so 5/5.
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About the Host, Benoit
Hi! I am a consultant in marketing, a father of 4, and a Samui lover. I fell in love with Ko Samui 8 years ago, and bought a lovely set of 2 bungalows 25meters from the beach, in a lush garden, ideally located in a tiny residential development.
I travel a lot, so I rent them out – I love the feeling that other can enjoy a place that really makes me happy. Both bungalows are independent and can be occupied with privacy – so you can rent them separately or together.