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 paradise for families & friends”, you will be able to book the combination of both bungalows, for up to 9 people.
If you are a big party, you can also check the list "Sea view house and pool" in Lipa Noi. David's place is across the alley, in the same compound, so it's very easy to have large groups staying "together" by renting our 2 properties in parallel.
Das Haus ist sehr groß und sehr schön! Wir fühlten uns sofort Zuhause. Der Strand ist menschenleer und ideal für kleine Kinder, weil das Wasser sehr flach und warm ist. Leider ging eine Klimaanlage nicht, wurde aber dann durch eine neue ersetzt. Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen!
What a great stay in such a beautiful place! We were greeted by Benoit's lovely girlfriend, Fon, at the ferry, and she guided us from there to the house. It was 30 meters from the beach as advertised, and there was plenty of room for the three of us in the two bedrooms. The air conditioning was great in the rooms, and the internet was fast. Over the course of our stay, Benoit was very available and responded quickly when I had questions. Checkout was quick and easy, and it was a fantastic experience overall. This is a great base to discover Ko Samui and I recommend it to anyone who is traveling there.
We had an excellent time at Benoit's place. Everything was to our full satisfaction. We had a car to get around the island and enjoyed the calmness of the area around the house, especially after having seen the super crowded and touristic Chaweng or Bophut.
Benoit really knows how to take good care of his guests. I we ome back to Koh Samui one day we would know where to check for availabilities first...
Benoit's house is beautiful and has everything you need for a private and peaceful stay in Koh Samui. The outdoor kitchen is a huge plus. Benoit is very helpful and even arranged for us to arrive earlier than scheduled.
We had a great time at Lipa Noi - everything went smoothly and the house was great. It's a good place to go of you want tot avoid the crowds on samui