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Villa Emerald, Magnificent Ocean View, 1 Bed Villa With Pool, Jacuzzi, Gym & Car



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Villa Emerald in Laem Set, Island of Koh Samui, Thailand - ,Located At Private Residency, Close To The Southern Tip Of The Island, 5 Mins Drive To Beac

Villa Emerald with its tropical style and magnificent ocean views throughout the villa, has many outstanding features to offer our guests. Your own swimming pool, separate Jacuzzi, beautiful tropical Living and Dining area, spacious open plan fitted Kitchen and Dining area and a delightful Bedroom with balcony. At the Villa you also find a new Gym with attached shower room, newly created Reading area and cozy Sala alcove with oriental mattresses. The villa is surrounded by nature with amazing rock formations and situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Included within the price is an automatic run around 4 x 4 Suzuki Vitara.

This open plan one bed Villa is located on hillside land with fantastic panoramic ocean views of the Gulf of Thailand and surrounding islands. The villa is ideally suited for couples.

Splendid Villa Emerald is one of three villas, set on a magnificent parcel of land, covered in granite boulders and swaying coconut trees. The villa is situated on the 22 acre area of ocean view hillside land known as Sitara Retreat, a private residency, which provides 24 hour security.

At the Villa is a spacious, tropical style Living room with tv and dvd player, Dining area, separate Reading room with bookcase filled with selection of books, an attractive trellis open air Sala retreat with oriental mattresses and Lotus pond with colourful fish and baby turtles.

From the living area is the salt water swimming pool, separate Jacuzzi, decking with sun beds and gas barbecue for your enjoyment. Outside rain shower to pool.

The very spacious open plan fully fitted kitchen and dining area is set amidst striking granite boulders and stunning ocean views, where you can enjoy fine dining.

The Gym has been newly created with beautiful ocean views and attached shower room.

There is also a small utility area with washing machine, clothes dryer, iron, ironing board and guest wc.

The spacious Bedroom has en-suite with bath and shower, together with a balcony, again offering spectacular ocean views. All our villas have spectacular ocean views that are outstanding, with the Bedroom at Villa Emerald providing the most sumptuous views of all.

Villa Emerald is installed with free wifi.

Complimentary pick-up for guests from the airport or ferry terminal to Villa Emerald, and return journey (one in each direction).

Please note that no additional guests other than those who have booked to stay at the villa are permitted to stay overnight.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I moved to Koh Samui 2005 from Cirencester in the UK, where I had my own Flooring business. I was also involved in property development & rental and converted a large number of various style properties in the UK. From my first visit to Thailand in 1990 I had a growing desire to live in Thailand and create a new challenge. Inspired by opportunity for business I chose Koh Samui.

Moving here, I created 3 properties; Palm View, Butterfly Garden and Hideaway Villa. Later, we completed 3 more villas on the beautiful ocean view, Sitara Retreat, named Villa Crystal, Emerald and Sapphire. We manage Villa Serendipity for a neighbour from Hong Kong.

I have returned to Europe twice in 10 years of living here - one day in Milan and 3 days in watch my beloved Spurs in the Champions League!!

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

I had a very relaxing and peaceful stay at Villa Emerald. Its a brand new beautiful villa. It has fantastic ocean views from virtually everywhere in the villa. I had a wonderful time here. I could really relax and appreciate the beauty and peaceful ambience all around me. David, the owner, has made a fantastic job of this villa, and he was so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I cant praise the service David and his team gave me high enough. Definitely the best villa I have stayed in!
Jun 2013
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

What can we say about Villa Emerald, David and his team - well they are all fantastic.

The Property is really quirky, in a good way, much of it is open to the elements, which in a place like Koh Samui is amazing, the wallpaper to you living room is the natural forest of the island or the sea surrounding it. The design is contemporary where you want it to be and incorporates the natural rocks of the hill side. The view is outstanding and the pool and hot tub seem to be at the correct temperature at any time of day. The Air-conditioned bedroom creates a cool and welcoming escape with a fantastic balcony view of the sunset.

David, Neung, and the other members of their team we encountered during our stay were incredibly friendly and welcoming. Neung was able to give us loads of local information on our drive from the airport to the villa and David was always on the end of the phone if we had any questions. Having the a car as part of the hire costs also made the villa very affordable.

We hope to return again as soon as we can.

Robin & Robert

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Shear Luxury

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic Villa. The property is well maintained throughout its a big Villa with lots of space a huge kitchen with dining area, all mod cons in the kitchen and even has a utility room with washing machine. The lounge is well laid out with seating area and TV, DVD, and Satellite. The pool and Jacuzzi are very welcome when you have had to much sun. The bedroom is big and the en suit bathroom is has all modern features, In the morning you can open the curtains and look out on to the islands its just a fantastic sight when you wake up.

There are lots of restaurants local and as it is a small island its easy to get to other parts where the choice of food is fantastic. We hired a car from David for the time we were there which let us explore the island and all of the different restaurants available the food is excellent. If your into sports there's kayaking at one of the local bays and even horse riding is only 5 min drive, we tried the local butterfly farm and also the local zoo 10 min drive.

David and his staff are always there if you have a problem cleaners in every 3 days change bedding and towels.

The best thing about the Villa its QUIET all you can hear are the birds its so peaceful,

At the end of the holiday David returns us to the airport for our flight home, and that was the only disappointment of our holiday having to leave.

Would certainly return

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I felt very fortunate in being able to obtain the very special area of land on the residency known as Sitara. I have taken great pride in creating and building 3 villas in this wonderfully tranquil and peaceful area of the island. I took full advantage of the beautiful nature provided in this location, by imaginatively creating the villa to be built in amongst the superb granite rocks, tropical greenery and swaying palm trees. The brand new, open-plan tropical-style Villa Emerald is located in the unspoiled south of the island, which largely remains unaffected by over-development that unfortunately blights the north. The villa is set in the unique and beautiful location of the residency known as Sitara, which provides 24 hour security.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Koh Samui Airport at 18 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Shasa at 600 Metres Nearest Ferry : Nathon Pier at 16 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Samui Golf Club and Driving Range at 20.3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Shasa at 600 Metres Nearest Beach : Laem Set at 1.5 Kilometres Car: recommended


The quiet and secluded Laem Set beach is located a 3-4 minute drive away. Lamai beach, arguably the finest on Samui, is just 10 minutes drive.

Villa Emerald is located at Sitara Retreat, which is situated close to the southern tip of the island. Nearby to the villa many of the island's main attractions are only a short drive away, which include Lamai beach, Butterfly Garden, Waterfalls, Aquarium, Elephant trekking, Grandmother, Grandfather Rocks, Thai cookery classes, thai boxing, horse riding, kayaking, amongst others. There are also many fine and varied restaurants serving delicious Thai and European dishes, all within 5-10 minutes drive from the villa.

The southern part of the island still has that rustic charm appeal that the whole of Samui boasted years ago. The beaches on the south remain undeveloped, due mainly to the shallow coastline. If you like to explore you can still find areas where you have the beach to yourself, and never too far away you will find a Thai restaurant where you can enjoy true authentic local dishes.

The villa is a 2-3 min drive, or 15 min walking distance (which is steep in a couple of places) to Laem Sett beach. This is a quiet and secluded beach and here one can admire a beautiful sunset, and see the local fishermen, with their long tailed boats, come into shore. Also located on the beach is the rustic Thai style Cool Bar when you can enjoy good food and a drink whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.

Also within the charming area of Laem Sett there are several fine restaurants, serving Thai and Western food, a few small, quiet bars, several traditional Thai massage services, Yoga, two local taxi services and a travel agency.

Close by is ShaSa Resort, Centara Villas and Samui Orchid which opens its doors to non residents and has many facilities to enjoy, including smart restaurants and bars.

Five to ten mins away by motorbike or car you have the fishing village of Baan Hua Thanon where fresh fish, fruit and vegetables are sold daily at the local market, together with small local shops, 24-hour Seven Eleven store, doctors surgery and a Chinese Temple, amongst other things.

Lamai beach, which is several kilometres long, has many attractions, and includes fine restaurants and varied water-sports.

An automatic 4 x 4 Suzuki Vitara is included within the rental price for Villa Emerald. It is a condition of Sitara Retreat that a 4 x 4 vehicle is required to drive on the estate. You will see that the roads are also quiet around this area, unlike the busy north of the island.


Samui International Airport is 35 minutes drive away. Ferries are located 25 minutes away.

We provide complimentary transfers from airport and ferry (one in each direction).


The seaside town of Lamai is a 10 minute drive, Chaweng is a 25 minute drive. The Butterfly Garden, Aquarium and Tiger Zoo are a within a few minutes drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
21 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Seasn
16 Dec 2016 - 10 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
11 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
21 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price includes airport/ferry pick up and drop off (one in each direction).
Vehicle hire is recommended for which we can be of assistance.
Please note that no additional guests other than those who have booked to stay at the villa, are permitted to stay overnight.
See the link to our website for more detailed information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Villa Emerald is a new tropical-style open plan one bedroom luxury villa located on hillside land with amazing panoramic ocean views which is unrivalled anywhere else on the island of Koh Samui. The unique feature of the villa is the stunning look and imaginative display of the beautifully-formed rock formation. It is located in the unspoiled south of the island which largely remains unaffected by over-development that unfortunately blights the north. Set in the unique and beautiful location of the residency known as Sitara, Villa Emerald, with its high quality standards, provides a welcoming and special stay for anyone visiting the island of Koh Samui.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet - Toilet
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Large separate bath and shower provided
  • Large en suite Bathroom to the Bedroom, complete with bath tub, shower, double vanity unit, wc, and created with classic look of Terrazzo.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Spacious Bedroom with balcony and fantastic ocean views
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on Bedroom: 1 spacious Bedroom, with king sized bed, fitted wardrobe, dressing table, air-conditioning, tropical hardwood high vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan and leading out to a balcony with fabulous views of the lush green tropical setting and turquoise ocean. Here you can sit on the balcony, with table and chairs provided, and enjoy the captivating ocean views.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The use of a car is the easiest way to get around, for which we provide a complimentary Suzuki Vitara automatic 4 x 4 vehicle. The Villa is located in the quieter part of the island, and makes driving a more pleasurable experience. Villa Emerald has outstanding ocean views and where you have this, you have a hill to climb. We therefore strongly recommend the use of the 4 x 4 pick- up which we provide for you within the rental price for Villa Emerald. It is a condition of Sitara Retreat that a 4 x 4 vehicle is required to drive on the estate. The roads are also quiet around this area, unlike the busy north of the island. If your intentions are not to drive a vehicle, then taxis can pick you up at the entrance of Sitara, which is a 4 or 5 minute walk down the hill. There is private parking for a vehicle at the Villa.

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