Magnificent west facing Thai Pavilion style villa overlooking Surin beach and the ocean, capturing the famous Phuket sun sets and the cooling sea breeze. For sale by original owner as private home with option to engage luxury vacation specialists Elite Havens to continue their part-year involvement to generate rental income to more than defray the annual running costs of this villa. The villa is part of the exclusive Araya Hilltops estate, on the mountain overlooking Surin and Bang Tao beaches.
Entry is through electronic gates though lower level private gardens and covered parking leading up through a dedicated and independent guest bedroom level to arrive at the central living rooms, deck, pool and sala. One more upper level features the master bedroom. An ideal and characterful property, just 5 minutesâ€™ walk to the beach and the restaurants in Surin.
THE VILLA LAYOUT
Spanning generously across three levels, its 10-metre pool centrally positioned to make the most of the sea and sunset views. A trio of pavilions border the pool; the largest â€“ housing the master bedroom, a guest bedroom and outdoor lounge â€“ in the middle. The living pavilion and the dining and kitchen pavilion face each other from opposite ends of the pool. Staircases on each side of the central pavilion lead to the two lower-floor bedrooms and to the villaâ€™s car park and entrance, which is heralded by a fountain.
CENTRAL LIVING AREAS
Pavilions at each end of the swimming pool form the villaâ€™s elegant and cosy indoor living quarters. The fully equipped kitchen and dining room are housed in one pavilion, with the dining room positioned at the front corner to take advantage of the superb views of ocean and sky. A 10-seat dining table rests under the wooden peaked ceiling, and meals may be enjoyed in air-conditioned comfort or in the cool of a sea breeze by opening up the sliding glass doors. Wooden wall panels and flooring, as well as the Buddhist-themed artwork and dÃ©cor pieces, add to the roomâ€™s warm and soothing tone.
The living pavilion features soft cream sofas, a home theatre system with 42-inch screen, and sliding glass doors on two sides to allow for natural light and optimal views. Keep cool with either air conditioning or the ceiling fan and enjoy stretching out on the two triangular Thai-style floor cushions.
The 10-metre saltwater infinity pool is framed by a sand-washed deck topped with six shaded loungers, and a built-in sofa â€“ plenty of choice here to lie back and soak up the views. Towards the back of the terrace is a convenient outdoor shower. A shaded lounge in an alcove of the central pavilion makes the perfect spot for sunset cocktails, while on the wide terrace next to the dining pavilion is a barbecue dining area with a table for six. Tropical gardens brimming with heliconia, bougainvillea and frangipani, spill down the hillside, adding colour and life to the tropical scene.
Each of the four spacious air-conditioned bedroom suites feature ensuite bathrooms, walk-through dressing areas and large, privately screened windows. Warm wood flooring, colourful works of art and comfortable seating bring added luxury and a distinct personality to each room.
Occupying the entire top floor of the central pavilion, the spacious master suite offers lofty views over the pool and across the sea. A spiral wooden staircase leads up to the suite, giving it a secluded feel. The bedroom area, furnished with a king-size bed, soft lounge chair, flat-screen TV and ceiling fan, sits grandly under a vaulted wooden ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows across its entire frontage. In the large dressing room are teak wardrobes and a vanity table, while an ensuite bathroom comes complete with a double vanity, enclosed shower and a sea-view jacuzzi that couples will covet.
VIP POOLSIDE SUITE
Just steps away from the pool on the ground floor of the central pavilion, this king-bedded suite offers the easiest access to the villaâ€™s leisure, dining and entertainment facilities. Sliding glass doors from a raised terrace lead to the bedroom suite, a comfortable area with a double sofa and soft lounge chair. A spacious wardrobe is tucked away in the corner, while the ensuite bathroom features a double bathtub with overhead shower and a single vanity set in shiny black granite.
On the lower floor of the villa, at opposite ends of a long corridor, two twin-bedded guest suites make peaceful and private escapes. The rooms are similarly arranged; their bedroom areas furnished with twin beds that easily convert to make a king, and a soft lounge chair. Each room has a private balcony with either a sea or garden view. Adjacent walk-through wardrobes lead to the ensuite bathrooms, complete with double bathtubs, single vanities and showers.