About this listing
This villa has one of the best views on the island and it is set in mature gardens in one of the most popular managed villages on Samui. You will find asian style and comfort
Ban Leelavadee has fantastic views over the northern shore of koh samui and also towards the mountains and sunset of the western shore. The valley behind the villa is richly covered with coconut plantations and native trees and waterfalls in the rainy season.
Ban Leelavadee located in the Ban Tai area of Koh Samui quiet residential development of Santi Thani.
Due to its hilltop location and lush garden the villa is very private - perfect place for relaxing and rejuvenating in a natural environment.
The Villa has been tastefully furnished with artefacts and wooden furniture collected by the owners. The Villa has 2 large queen size bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms downstairs and a huge master suite on the top floor with wraparound balcony from which to enjoy the fabulous ocean views. ,
The indoor-outdoor pool enters into the large open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area on the ground floor. There is a BBQ terrace behind the kitchen and a sala and terrace near the pool for relaxing and enjoying the tropical garden.
Leelavadee is ideal for couples or friends seeking a peaceful and relaxing hideaway with easy access to the many Ban Tai beach restaurants and only a few minutes from Maenam
Due to the location of the villa and to explore the islands lovely beaches and restaurants a car is required
Ban Leelavadee has WIFI internet access.
Ban Leelavadee is also offered for Sale by the Owner. Come and stay and see how you like it!
Recent GUEST COMMENTS
Hello Emma .we wanna thank you for the great services,the villa was really beatiful, .next year we come back to you
Denis and Ingrid
Guests have full access to the villa and gardens and pool [apart from maintenance areas]
free wifi is available for guests [password provided on checkin]
Interaction with Guests
We provide full property management to this villa so our service team, cleaning and pool care will be onsite according to their schedules
Santi Thani village is a beautiful, mature private estate with acres of natural jungle and tastefully built individual villas.
The village is close to Bang Por beach with its local restaurants and small bars; relatively undeveloped coastline in north samui
Guests at Leelavadee will need to have their own transport due to the location of the villa. We can arrange car rental for you.
Other Things to Note
Wildlife; if you are lucky you will see some of the geckos and toukeys that live in the area. These creatures have a distinctive call but are harmless and help to control the mosquito population and other flying insects.
Villa is situated in a quiet residential village and is suitable for couples or families
Not suitable for parties of single men
Smoking permitted outside the villa
A Car is necessary due to the hillside location of the villa [taxis are possible but are more expensive]
All guests should have travel insurance and health insurance is also highly recommended
From Dec 15, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 10 nights.
We had a great time at Ban Leelavadee. The house is very nice, Emma was great beforehand and the onsite team very professional.
We were 5 friends in our mid-late 30's who stayed for two weeks over new year 2013/14.
It's in a private village in a less developed part of the island (more trees, less buildings). Top level is the large master bedroom with secluded outdoor ensuite and balconies. The middle level is the living area with a selection of sofas, lounging chairs and a dining room table for 6, the kitchen, a shower/toilet, the swimming pool and balconies. The bottom level is the main entry to the house and two bedrooms - both large with ensuites. These bedrooms only have external entrances so maybe not suitable for young children. Equally take care with the swimming pool - it has no barriers and is quite deep.
Wifi connection is good - we were able to web surf and even sykpe pretty smoothly.
The house is well equipped with kitchen utensils, linen and such like. It says the house will be cleaned twice a week, actually it was cleaned every day - including washing the dishes (yay!!). Note: with the cleaners, gardeners, pool maintenance, water supply top-up and such like, there's a few people around the place most days. Which ensures the property is in top form and invisible if you're out during the day, but if you want to have private, quiet day(s) in with nobody around you might need to ensure that's planned in advance. On site people were using driveway as a short-cut on their motorscooters which we didn't mind so much, except early in the morning! So we asked them not to, but the word didn't seem to get around - so we resorted to closing the gates in the night. Problem solved.
The beds are european style- quite firm. Some people will like this, some won't... Personally I found the master bed very comfortable but my wife would have liked it softer.
You'll almost certainly need a vehicle. That said, the local beach is very nice, quiet and good for swimming. It's sandy with plenty of shade from numerous palm trees. A short distance out the sea isn't too deep and has a bar of rocks and a collection of sea life - not a huge amount, but enough to make for some easy snorkelling. Best restaurant was Jun Hom Seafood - just at the bottom of the hill and Freedom Bar a short walk east along the beach.
Yes, the house is up a steep hill. We likened it to 30 flights of stairs - quite walkable with a stop or so along the way, or multiple laps at a powerwalk make a great addition to a holiday fitness routine!
Finally, we'd like to give particular thanks to 'Au' - our onsite contact. She was aways available to organise tours, in house massages, taxis and share general information we might need about the island.
We fell in love witht the place and wish our holidays in the villa would have last longer. The place looks exactly the same as on the photos and you will have even better feeling while arriving there being surrounded by nature.
This is an ideal place for couples or families who seek privacy and rest away from toursit centers. One important note for families with kids may be that the two out of three bedrooms are separated from the living area and are located in the ground floor accessible by private entrances from the outside on the villa.
We were lucky to come in November because we could enjoy the waterfall view from the livingroom and master bedroom and there is a stunning view of the sea coast from the other side of the building.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. You do not need to worry about anything from grocery shopping and laundry to daily cleaning. We strongly recommend to rent a car. It is anyway a must to move around the island and discovering new places every day as well as getting to the villa in the evening.
We have been considering renting a house on the beach instead of Leelavadee, but by going to Emma's place our vacation got a completely different dimension from anything we have experienced so far. I would strongly recommend to anyone who likes comfort for reasonable price, privacy, nature and some animals around the house - we were watching 2 squirrels, many different birds and butterflies every day around the pool area. The surrounding garden is a home of little geckoes and we were lucky to see 4 tokay geckoes at night. These may seem terrifying to some guests, but even though I suffer from herpetofobia myself I can assure you that you will soon find these creatures sympathetic. :) Moreover, there is no realistic way of avoiding geckoes on Koh Samui because they are the island's symbol.
Ban Leelavadee is a private lush location, the villa spacious and the pool a real treat for the kids. Spotlessly clean too. Emma was very helpful and professional. Only downside: electricity loss - which is common in thailand generally - and not v comfortable seating or beds. The owners really need to invest in comfort ... it all looks lovely on the eyes, but not on the bum or back! Car rental is essential as a little off the beaten track and VERY steep hill(s).
Our stay at Ban Leelavadee was beautiful! We were picked up and dropped off at the airport, our house was cleaned every day, and we even had a welcome basket of food upon arrival. We had to share our house with lots and lots of geckoes because there is no real way to shut them out, but it was all part of the real Thailand experience. You definitely need a car if you stay here, but Emma made that clear and could not have been a more gracious host.
Had a wonderful time at Leelavadee. The villa is beautiful, and very private, with stunning views out over Koh Pangan. Just what we needed. The place was kept very clean. Great location for those looking for a quiet holiday - close enough to everything (with a car) but secluded. Would definitely stay again.
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About the Host, Emma
Our service concept:- to allow our guests space and quiet to relax and enjoy their holiday to the max.
Our company Coconut Hills has staff available to assist you and we provide the services in the Villas for the Owners.
Recent Guest comments about Coconut Hills Services;
- 5-star; were delighted
- all fantastic
- extremely attentive, high standard of cleanliness and helpful courteous staff
- security at night very good
- Le personnel est adorable et accueillant, efficace (Merci à Au en particulier) et l'organisation parfaite!
If anyone falls in love with their villa or this area of samui and would like to consider investment in property please let us know. You may be lucky that we can show you some available properties.
I speak English, German and Thai - our Thai staff can help with the reading and writing and we have English speaking staff too.
We look forward to welcoming you.