There are long-planned vacations, impromptu weekend getaways, short-haul holidays – and then there is a Thailand sojourn. Unlike any other. Shape it any way you like, and it delivers.
The best way to enjoy a Thailand visit? Book a villa! Too expensive you reckon? Well, here’s a list of awesome villa properties where you spend PHP 2,000 or less per night and enjoy a lavish stay.
1. OceanView Villa at Koh Samui
For as far as your eyes can see, there is only the blue of the seas. This four-bedroom villa is set on the hills in the Chaweng Noi beach area and provides the perfect setting for a relaxed holiday. Connect to sheer calmness, as you stretch your legs and soak in the views from the deck chairs in the balcony and the areas around the infinity pool. The bonus? You wake up to the view too! The large French windows in your bedroom help you experience it all, the moment you open your eyes.
Average cost per person per night: PHP 1,442
2. Luxury Villa at Pattaya
In close proximity to the Jomtein beach, this newly refurbished villa has all it takes to ensure that your group of family or friends enjoy their privacy while being together. Each of the six bedrooms has been decorated stylishly and comes equipped with television sets and attached bathrooms. The well-equipped European styled kitchen is set perfectly to brew nostalgic conversations and some great coffee.
Average price per person per night: PHP 1,505
3. Private pool villa at Hua Hin
Part of a quiet gated community, this warm, well-designed HomeAway brings you the best of both worlds. It is just walking distance from the beach, and its rooftop terrace brings home a spectacular view of the hills. Spend your holiday here, frolicking in the pool villa or watching the sunset. You also get access to the beach club, which has a kid’s pool, gym, pool table, steam and sauna.
If it is quiet calm that you’ve been looking for, checking in here is a decision you will enjoy at leisure. Especially, when you look at the costs involved!
Average price per person per night: PHP 734
4. Grand Pool Villa at Rawai, Phuket
If your last Phuket trip has been only to beaches around Patong and Surin, then it is time to explore the Rawai beach. This beach holds the distinction of being the first tourist beach in Phuket, and if your holiday needs a local flavour then this where you should be. A ‘working beach’ now, you can get a chance to chat with local fishermen as they head out for the day’s catch.
To explore this beach and some scrumptious seafood, stay at this comfy two-bedroom villa located at the Boathouse alley. The massive bedrooms and lounge areas call for the holiday to be relaxed and itinerary-free.
Average price per person per night: PHP 1,185
5. Modern, boutique villa at Patong, Phuket
A luxurious holiday on your mind? We recommend this contemporary three-bedroom villa at Patong. A boutique, serviced property, the villa is within a private estate and has a service manager and availability of daily cleaning services to ensure that you are well taken care of on your vacation. While the high-end property itself leaves very little to worry about, it is the breath-taking views from the terrace that make you want to never leave. We love the snuggle corners around the house — warmed our hearts!
Average price per person per night: PHP 1,378
6. Holiday Villa at Chon Buri, Pattaya
This well-designed four-bedroom HomeAway is one among four holiday villas that form a small, gated community near the Walking Street in Pattaya. With 24 hours support on the property, you never feel abandoned on your holiday. The great location makes it convenient for you to order in food, in case you are not in the mood to cook a meal in the well-stocked kitchen. Travelling with kids? With expert babysitting services available, planning a dinner out will not be a problem.
As one guest sums it up perfectly, “The area is so quiet, private and relaxing.” Holiday mode on!
Average price per person per night: PHP 1,271
7. Kinkala Villa, Chiang Mai
If you’re in Chiang Mai to play golf or to explore local stories in craftsmen villages of Bosang and Sankamphaeng, then this beautifully designed villa should be your port of call. Rented out by warm hosts, who don’t shy away from playing helpful guides, this HomeAway is perfect for a group of friends of family, who want to stay away from a tourist itinerary and enjoy the local flavour.
Average price per person per night: PHP 768
8. Jule Blue Villa, Koh Phangan
Sometimes, hosts puts in so much of an effort to write a description of their home that we’d rather not change it much. As he says, “If you are looking for an adventure in one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, this is the perfect property to start. Here, you’ll be close to all sorts of services and attractions: beach, restaurants, bars. With one double bedroom, this cosy property can accommodate up to two people – brilliant for a couple. In the kitchen you can prepare your meals…and the terrace with a view of the jungle is the perfect spot to rest and relax.” Enough said.
Average price per person per night: PHP 732
9. Samui Paradise Homestay, Koh Samui
‘Simply elegant’ are the two words that come to mind when one views this lovely HomeAway at Chang Wat Surat Thani. Although it’s located only 200 metres from the main road, this villa offers the peace and quiet of a secluded spot without actually being too far from civilisation. The iconic Fisherman’s Village is also a walk away (or a 2-minute drive if you’d prefer), as is the Bophut Beach. Oh, and you get to start the day with a delectable breakfast comprising homemade jams, bread, eggs, cakes, and fruits. What a hearty meal – and deal!
Average price for a couple: PHP 485
10. Villa Jade with large swimming pool, Chon Buri
This is for the times when you’d rather be close to everything without having to move those legs much! This beautiful, contemporary villa is just a couple of minutes from Pattaya Beach and 5 minutes from Pattaya Walking Street. It boasts of everything you’d expect from a great HomeAway, including a fully equipped kitchen, open lounge and dining room, en suite shower rooms, and a mammoth private pool along with a children’s pool too. It comfortably accommodates upto 8 guests, making it perfect for a group.
Average price per person per night: PHP 945
11. Romantic luxurious villa in Thalang, Phuket
You know a property oozes all things romance when the host describes it as ‘our villa is 100% romantic!’ And this gorgeous HomeAway does justice to the luxurious tag too – with high-end furnishings, Asian art collection, massive bathrooms, 50-inch television with surround sound, and a private 30 feet pool. Still need more assurance to book here? Don’t take our word for it. Take the host’s, who says, “this is the best villa I own.” We don’t blame him for the sheer confidence. The glowing reviews are a testimony to his conviction.
Average price per person per night: PHP 863
12. Beverly Thai House Pool Villa in Muang Pattaya
Again, we can’t really enhance this perfect description: “Beverly Thai House Pool Villa is one of the most well regarded villas in the area. 24-hours security and privacy are assured, as are good times and comfort. With traditional Thai architecture and a sala in the garden, as well as a massive 55 sqm swimming pool and terrace area, the perfect Thai holiday that you’ve always had in mind will finally be realized.” Oh, and the master bedroom has a built-in Jacuzzi!
Average price per person per night: PHP 978
13. Patong Hill Estate 5 bedroom villa in Tambon Patong
Move over, regular chlorine swimming pools. This super luxurious villa has a private salt-water chlorinated swimming pool for all you folks sensitive to too much chlorine. Its location, at the southern end of Patong Beach, is ideal for beach lovers since even Karon Beach is just a 5-minute drive away. There are two living rooms – one offers a spectacular sea view and wraparound terrace with outdoor dining while the other has a large flat screen television with plush sofas.
Average price per person per night: PHP 1,776
14. Opal Villa with infinity edged pool in Chang Wat Phuket
The host says, “With great attention to detail, Opal Villa is tastefully furnished with a mixture of solid teak beds and rich wooden furniture, stylish poly rattan outdoor furniture and huge comfortable sofas, all complimented by Thai silks and artwork throughout.” And the pictures do complete justice to that description of this beautiful seven-bedroom villa!
Nestled atop a valley, you just won’t get over the view of the gorgeous hillside, so keep that smartphone or camera charged. Entertainment options include a spacious games room with a pool table, dartboard, running machine, and cross trainer. Move upstairs and the living room is equipped with a 50-inch television with a home theatre system and a large selection of movies. What more could you ask for from a HomeAway?
Average price per person per night: PHP 1,716
15. Private Waterfront Thai Style Villa, Bangkok
Let’s get a little away from the exotic locations in Thailand, and come to mainstream Bangkok! This stunning villa, however, is anything but mainstream. Located just a few minutes from Central Bangkok, it looks like a sanctuary of peace and relaxation amidst the chaos of the city. It boasts of all the amenities you’d expect from a place such as this, and you have full access to the villa – including the garden, the canal, and the surrounding local areas of the family’s estate.
Average price per person per night: PHP 944
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