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 Spa Resort is the First Destination Health Spa in Thailand and 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, Ayurvedic Center, 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, health market, 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 countryside that are used for yoga, meditation, workshops and retreats, and are available to guests when not in use.
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 Spa provides: a free shuttle service to Chiang Mai three 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 and water charge for the duration of their stay.
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.
Our family (2 adults and a 3-year-old) had a wonderful 8 days at the Steven's villa. Steven was a fantastic host. He was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The villa was exactly as described and was perfect for our family. We really enjoyed our stay and the resort had everything we needed. It was wonderful to get away from the busy city and the resort was beautiful and peaceful. The amenities were great, the staff was amazing, and the restaurant was very good. We will definitely stay at Steven's villa again if we return to the Chiang Mai area. It was lovely.
We are a couple with a 2 year old toddler and we really had a relaxing week over Christmas at Steve's villa. We also enjoyed learning about the wellness centre and spa. Nearly all our meals were at the centre's restaurant that is really 5 minutes away on foot. Very yummy healthy food and menu extensive enough to gave a good variety for a week's stay. There are bike trails, nice walks, and interesting programs at the centre, yoga sessions and a full spa. We could not take advantage of everything, we were certainly not bored.
For any other families with a young child considering staying here: the villa is not equipped with baby gear, so we brought our own baby travel cot and a Mobiseat. The spiral staircase is a hazard for a young child so one must be vigilant. The one bedroom is large enough to fit the baby cot and is furnished with good blackout curtains. We'd gladly come back to stay again.
Thank you Steve for the good communication and information for our stay.
Lovely, roomy and clean townhouse villa in spa health resort. Detox and cleanse programs available for very reasonable price. Away from crowded Chiang mai. Very pleasant place.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at the spa resort and I have to say that Steven's villa is stunning. It has everything you need; plenty of kitchen accessories to cook and store your food, 2 nice balconies, a very comfortable bed, beautiful decor, internet, etc!
The resort itself offers a variety of meditation, yoga classes and many are complimentary. They even have planned activities for guests such as walking and biking group excursions. The resort is located outside of Chiang Mai but they offer a free shuttle 3 times per week which makes going to the city very accessible. The pools are beautiful and the restaurant offers incredible meals and deserts - especially the fruit softy!
This is the place to stay in the area of Chiang Mai!!
The villa and the spa are beautiful. Steven has the best spot, right on the end of the row, and just steps from the pool ( which was very nice and never crowded, mostly I had it to myself) and the restaurant. The atmosphere is very relaxed and private, and the spa options for meditation, yoga, cooking classes and massage can keep you occupied if you want. I often borrowed a spa bike and went for little bike rides around town.
I would recommend bringing some groceries since the only place to really eat is the spa restaurant. Although the food is great its nice to prepare some things in the house. There are little shops for some drinks and snacks, but for better groceries its best to go to Chiang Mai. (Mai Rim is closer but I never went for groceries there,)
There is no coffee pot, however, I bought a little French press coffee maker which worked nicely. There is a hot plate, fridge, stove. No microwave but I reheated on the hot plate. You can get a large jug of drinking water for around 45 THB. I used two in one month and I drink a lot of water. Laundry at the spa is very expensive, but there is laundry available outside the resort. Here clothes are air dried, and not equipped for special fabrics.
Steven's place is very clean and comfortable. The bedroom is upstairs and the stairs are steep and might be difficult for someone with disability.
Overall I really enjoyed the house and spa and hope to visit again.
Oh where do I begin?!! This was my first trip to Thailand, so I didn't have huge expectations. Prior to staying at Steve's place, we stayed 10 days at a 4-star hotel, so needless to say we were spoiled. Finding the Villa was initially a bit challenging, as it's located north of Chiang Mai and close to the mountains. To say that the location was absolutely stunning and beautiful is an understatement. Amazing views and all the quiet and comfort one needs. The Villa was spotless and clearly well taken care of.
Steve is the most awesome host. We ended up becoming close friends during our stay. He was very attentive to our every need, and always quick to assist if we needed help with anything. I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Villa and getting the quiet "getting away from it all" experience we all require. I'd give this place 10 stars if I could!!
About the Host, Steven
I enjoy learning about and connecting with the people of different cultures. I have traveled extensively throughout Asia and South America and have been on 6 continents. Relationships are important to me. I am a yoga and qigong practitioner and really enjoy Thai massage.
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.
I am a flexible host and try to accommodate my guests.