About This Listing
Piman Pu Villa is a beachfront, Koh Jum Villa with a pool, for rent on Koh Jum, Krabi, Thailand.
Piman Pu means “paradise for crabs” – don’t worry the crabs won’t hurt you!
This is a beautiful and unique serviced private Thai-style villa for rent.
The villa is elevated and generously proportioned to maximise the sea breezes and views. It enjoys a view to Koh Lanta from the balcony and the 2 king-size bedrooms in the roof. The second king-size bedroom also has a stunning view to the jungle covered mountain. There is a 3rd king-size bedroom on the ground floor.
The villa has 3 king size bedrooms.
The house has a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a large balcony. The house is equipped with mains power, a fridge and hot water.
The house has been crafted using heritage architectural fittings, such as teak doors from a monastery.
In high season there are nice places to eat on the beach.
'Piman Pu' is a private Thai style timber pool villa constructed using traditional methods over three levels. It has some beautiful architectural features, such as doors from a buddhist temple, and terracotta roof from traditional family pottery kiln.
The villa has a beautiful 11x4 fibreglass pool - set in a private lush private tropical garden.
It is like a house of the early 20th century, but with all modern conveniences - power, hot water, plasma TV/DVD player, fridges coffee maker. Wi-fi internet is available and there is phone reception. The villa has direct beachfront access to near private Ao Luboh at Koh Pu. The house also has stunning views to the mountain.
The inside bathroom has large separate shower room with hot water, and full western separate toilet room. There is a garden shower, and a shower on the beach. There is also a second outside bathroom.
Swimming at high tide is like being in a large heated lagoon. The villa is set in a lush private tropical garden of frangipani trees and palms, and also has a fruit orchard at the rear of the long propery.
The rate for the villa includes service, and Thai meals prepared for you, with food purchased by yourself for you to enjoy. We suggest stocking up with groceries before making the crossing - alcohol is limited on the island, and there are no ATMs. A coffee machine and tea making facilities are provided at the villa, as well as a reverse osmosis water filter.
In high season, meals can be purchased from restaurants operating on the beach or around the island.
We can arrange island hopping and motorbike rental.
How to get there?
We suggest you fly to Krabi, and on arrival request a taxi take you from the airport to Laem Kruat pier. Boats leave Laem Kruat for Koh Pu at (phone number hidden) and 17.30. At Koh Pu village ask a local taxi to bring you to Piman Pu Villa.
In high season, there's also a fast ferry from Krabi or Koh Lanta which can drop (email hidden)uboh - but ideally, you should arrange for a longtail to collect you in advance.
The staff live in a house next door.
Access to the private pool, and the beach.
Interaction with Guests
The villa comes with staff - a husband, Bao and his wife, Kwan.
Kwan will prepare meals for you with food that you purchase. If you need her to go shopping, there will be an additional service charge.
Bao takes care of the villa and the grounds.
The beauty of Koh Pu/Jum is that it is like the Thailand of 30 years ago. Thailand has developed so fast and with little planning, and places like Hua Hin, Koh Samui, and Pattaya are the result. In Koh Pu/Jum there are few cars (no regular car ferry), lots of space, beautiful gardens, locals who smile and chat, empty beaches, and locally produced food. Yet this island is closer to Krabi Airport than Koh Lanta, and within striking distance of Koh Phi Phi by longtail.
There are plenty of 3-wheeler and bigger taxis on the island, and motorbikes & kayaks available for hire.
Other Things to Note
Koh Jum is 60% muslim and 40% buddhist, so alcohol is not available everywhere, and pork is not generally eaten. The traditional folk make heir living by farming rubber and fishing. Not all roads are sealed.
This is a wooden house
Minimum Stays and Rental Rates
There is a minimum night’s stay of three (3) days.
Rental rates also vary according to the season, rental rates are subject to change without notice.
All rates are exclusive of tax and service charges and are quoted in Thai Baht (BHT)
All taxes are in accordance with government regulations. Service charge is applied at the industry standard.
Rates are for villa accommodation only. All other costs are at the expense of the Guest unless noted as inclusions on the written confirmation advice.
Maximum Number of Guests
No more than six (6) persons can sleep in the villa (3 couples in three king size bedrooms).
Guests will provide full names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and passport numbers of all guests before arriving at the property.
Functions and Events
Piman Pu Villa must approve any functions or events you plan to hold during your stay in our property, including approval for guest numbers that exceed 50% above the number of guests registered to stay. Such approval is at the sole discretion of Piman Pu Villa and will be priced accordingly. Full terms and conditions for the staging of functions and events will be forwarded upon application.
Piman Pu Villa reserves the right to insist on the appointment of a professional Event Organizer before permission to hold a function is granted.
Guests have a limited license to occupy the premises as invitee only, and no other rights to the property. Piman Pu may resume possession without notice if these terms and conditions are not complied with.
Damages, breakages or losses
Guests are responsible for looking after the property, leaving it in good order and in a clean condition. Guests also undertake to pay for damages, breakages or losses they may be responsible for during the period of their stay. Piman Pu Villa reserves the right to reclaim and repossess the hired property if the hirer, members of the guest party or guest visitors cause excessive damage or mess.
Guests assume all occupiers liability for their own accidents and personal injury during their stay.
Guests assume all liability and release Piman Pu Villa against all claims arising out of the state of the property, including without limitation, accidents which may be caused by wildlife on Koh Jum, coral cuts, the steepness of stairs, or the absence of a pool fence, food prepared by staff of Piman Pu Villa, or similar fact circumstances.
All four of us fell in love with Pinman Pu. You can see the care that went into building this lovely house and Gardens . The food cooked by Kwan ( the lady who lives by the house with her family) was the best food we have eaten while staying on various islands. Andrew as a host couldn't be more helpful with direction on how to get to the house along with hints and tips to make our journey run smoothly . As well as her cooking Kwan and her family were friendly and organised getting us to our next flight . If you want to experience Thailand away from the busy tourist areas and like to have a complete break from the rat race this place is perfect. The animals around the place made it even more homely and there is a couple of little beach bars where you can watch the sunset. We will definately be looking to visit again .
This is a lovely villa and the pool is great. But you do need to be aware that you have to get a Taxi from Krabi airport and then a private boat which costs 50.00 Aust each way to get to the villa and back. The couple who care for the villa live underneath so it is not completely private.
They have a boat whiich Andrew suggested we hire and we did however he didn't tell us about the cost. Would have been good to know.
There is a public ferry but the times it ran twice a day did not fit in with our flights.
There were also a few minor hitches like no batteries in the remote controls for the TV and DVD and no mosquito coils but we got that sorted after texting Andrew.
Ko Pu is a lovely unspoilt island and you can wander along the beach to a lovely little bar or to Luboa Hut restaurant where you can have all your meals if you wish . We had a great relaxing time and would definitely return.
About the Host, Andrew
Piman Pu is my dream house - it is a unique blend of carefully selected architectural fittings and modern comfort in a stunning beach side setting.
Every time I stay on Koh Pu I feel re-invigorated for city office life as a lawyer.
My experience in building a villa on Koh Pu and the relationships I've built too has been completely life changing for me.
I hope you can share some of this unique spirit when you come as a guest to this special place.
Beautiful teak bungalows - if you are looking to stay lonfer on Koh Jum or need overflow accommodation for your party. They also serve Thai meals on the beach.KR
A nice place to visit for lunch - the next beach south of Ao Luboh.Koh Jum 81300
Groceries are available at 3 or 4 places on the island, including at Baan Koh Pu (north), Baan Ting Rai (centre), and Baan Koh Jum (south). Taxis or motorcycles are available for hire.
For guests who would like to organise a diving trip during their stay at Piman Pu villa,Huai Yung จ.กระบี่ 81130
ferry port - for crossing to Koh Pu/JumTambon Khlong Khanan จ.กระบี่ 81130
A great place for a day trip - to the Bamboo Island National Park - to the north of Phi Phi Don - about 10 kilometres by sea from Au Luboh.81000
Phi Phi Islands can be accessed from Koh Jum - a great day tip of snorkeling, with lunch at one of the resorts on the beach of Phi Phi Don can be easily arranged (subject to the weather).
If you are looking to experience real Thailand, you can stop off at the local market here (Talad) before making the crossing.ต.เหนือคลอง จ.กระบี่
If you are looking for an extended stay in Krabi Province - there are plenty of choices covering all price ranges on Koh Lanta - it is far from Koh Pu by longtail, but can be visited by speed boat.
airportNuea Khlong Krabi 81130
The view from the top of this temple over Krabi province makes the climb worth it - recommended.
We suggest you might care to stop here at Tesco Lotus on your way from the airport to Laem Kruat pier - the range prices are better than on Koh Pu/Jum.81000