About this listing
This is an ideal place to get away for a health-conscious holiday or a longer-term stay for healing, rejuvenation, personal retreat or quiet time. Short and long-term stays are welcome.
This elegant newly renovated two-story villa is situated alongside one of Thailand's top Health/Wellness Spas.
It includes a master bedroom with king-size bed, 1 full bathroom upstairs, 1 half bathroom downstairs, built-in wardrobe, open concept living room/kitchen and upper and lower outdoor balconies with spectacular views.
The villa comes fully furnished, including a washing machine, refrigerator/freezer, various appliances, king size bed and much more.
It is located at the end of a row of three other villas with the majority of windows facing south, allowing plenty of natural sunlight and the living room has elegant sheer curtains to provide privacy while letting in the light of day. Due to its proximity to the landscape and other villas, it provides more privacy than any other 1-bedroom villa.
Nestled in the gentle rolling hills of a private gated and secure community among a rural village in Mae Rim District, it is just a 30 minute drive to downtown Chiang Mai.
Ideal for 1-2 people, but could handle a third person on the couch short-term.
I live in my home when it is not rented, so it is well cared for and equipped with most conveniences of a real home that you might need. Many other wonderful upgrades exist to facilitate comfort and convenience.
The Resort is renowned for their longevity, detox and weight loss programs.
As reported by the media:
Top 10 Detox Resort in the World (Fox News, May 2012)
Top 50 Restaurants in the World (Restaurant Magazine)
Top 10 Health Resort Destinations in Asia (Asia Spa Magazine)
The Resort is, also, home to "Fresh Start Fitness Holiday Bootcamp Thailand", an all-inclusive fitness package comprised of healthy delicious meals and action packed fitness activities to help you develop a new foundation for healthy living.
As a guest, you have full access to the resort's facilities and services, including the Bamboo Spa. Some of the offerings are: daily yoga & meditation, detox programs, traditional Thai steam room, FAR Infrared sauna, hot tub, Thai massage and other holistic based therapy treatments, two swimming pools, outdoor cardiovascular circuit, tennis court, putting green, hiking and biking trails, raw food classes, special workshops and retreats (as per Spa schedule), organic vegetable gardens & fruit orchards, flower gardens, the famous Radiance Restaurant and more. Some are free and others are fee-based.
Organic produce is available directly from the Spa's organic farm.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with my guests as much as they need me to, ensuring all their questions are answered, they know how to get to the villa with ease and they are settled comfortably in my home.
There is wide diversity of the people who stay at the Residences and visit the resort, which adds an interesting element to social interactions.
The property and environs are absolutely spectacular. It is a tropical paradise with exotic flowers and plants, an organic farm, mountain views and among rice fields and a small village.
There are two salas on the hill overlooking the beautiful countryside that are used for yoga, meditation, workshops and retreats.
There are many activities within close proximity such as the elephant sanctuary, tiger kingdom, adventure center, zip line, bungy jump, botanical garden, etc.
The famous Radiance Restaurant is on-site and offers a full menu, including vegetarian, vegan, raw and traditional Thai food. There are numerous other restaurants to suit all tastes within close proximity, and beyond in Chiang Mai.
The Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is about 15 miles from the Spa and airport transfers are approximately $25 via private taxi.
The Resort provides: a fee-based shuttle service to Chiang Mai several times per week, personalized taxi service, and car, motorbike and bicycle rentals. In addition, there are taxis and private drivers that you can call directly that will pick you up at your villa and take you most anywhere.
Other Things to Note
Free WiFi is available at several locations throughout the Spa and a high speed ADSL LAN line (wired connection) and WiFi is available in the house.
Renter is responsible for paying electricity for the duration of their stay (this is a benefit as you are not overcharged for something you did not use).
Discount provided for long-term stays (3 months and longer)
No smoking, no pets
Take care of my home at least as well as your own home.