Tropical 1 Bedroom Luxury Villa only 650 mtrs from ocean - idyllic for couples
- English, Thai language spoken by my Assistant
About david smart
I located to Koh Samui in April 2005, having moved from Cirencester in the UK. I first travelled to the Far East first in 1990, and since had a growing desire to live in Thailand. Inspired by the opportunity for business I quickly decided on Koh Samui. I had my own Flooring business when living in Cirencester and was also involved in property development and property rental, having helped create, build and convert a large number of various style properties in Cirencester. However, for a long time a change appealed to me and a fresh new challenge. Coming to Koh Samui, I first created 3 properties; Palm View, Butterfly Garden and Hideaway Villa and placed them into the holiday rental business. A few years later we completed three more villas on the beautiful estate known as Sitara Retreat, named Villa Crystal, Emerald and Sapphire. We also manage Villa Serendipity which belongs to one of our neighbours who resides in Hong Kong. Living on the island, I love being surrounded by the beautiful tropical nature, enjoying delicious food (probably too much) and experiencing the wonderful climate. When having free time I enjoy swimming and eating out locally in the many varied open air restaurants. I do a lot of driving and whilst travelling around the island I feel privileged and happy to be living in such a beautiful and natural environment. I have only been back to Europe twice in the 14 years of living on Koh Samui, and that was for one day in Milan and three days in my beloved Spurs in the Champions League !!!!
Why david smart chose Koh Samui
Brand new elegant Villa Topaz is the ideal villa for 2 persons, particularly for a couple, who are seeking a special, romantic getaway. The villa offers total privacy. I was very attracted to this wonderful part of the island, which is very beautiful and tranquil. Villa Topaz provides totally private accommodation in a lovely tropical area, away from the hustle and bustle. Yet only a 10 min drive away is the town of Lamai, which offers a beautiful, expansive beach, smart beachside restaurants, bars, shopping and other attractions. At Villa Topaz you will find many pleasures to enjoy, such as sitting by the poolside, enjoying a barbecue, shopping in the local Thai market for fresh fish and meat to cook on the barbecue provided and exploring this unique local area. The location of Villa Topaz is ideal for those who want to experience authentic Thai culture. The villa is in the south, which is a quieter part of the island. There are many places to explore with peaceful local beaches, fishing villages, Thai family run restaurants and the beautiful Laem Sor pagoda to visit, with many other lovely places to see and experience. I chose the location here to create Villa Topaz, as this is, without doubt, my favourite area of the island. It holds a lot of charm which often is lost in the busier, more touristy areas of the island. Villa Topaz has now been created, following Villa Amber last year, which is also a 1 Bedroom property designed in the collection of Peacefulvillas.
What makes this Villa unique
A brand new, high quality Villa, ideally suited for couples. It has beautiful brand new furnishings and fittings throughout. Villa Topaz provides an idyllic sanctuary for couples in this private haven, with its special and exotic tropical atmosphere. A romantic setting has been created. We are offering a low introductory price for 2019 to welcome guests to this beautiful villa. We pick you up from your arrival point on the island to take you to Villa Topaz and a return journey at the end of your stay. I have lived on the island for over 14 years and am happy to provide any information I can to help make your stay most enjoyable and rewarding. There is a large 7 x 4 mtr salt water swimming pool with Jacuzzi and surrounding lush garden. A lovely Lotus pond filled with colourful tropical fish and baby turtles. A built in barbecue at the poolside where you can enjoy to dine el fresco or visit the many wonderful restaurants around nearby. Located in the south, which is a quieter, more relaxed, part of the island you will have the opportunity to explore and observe the local Thai way of life. We can also assist you with the rental of a vehicle for the duration of your stay.
Smoking allowed outside the villa
Please note above check in times. If we have no departing or arriving guests on your dates this can be relaxed at no extra charge.
If you wish to be guaranteed time at the villa outside our check-in and check-out times, we advise that you book the extra night(s).
All our cars fully insured, the guest is responsible for the first 15,000 Baht of any damage. No insurance on mopeds, the guest pays for any damage.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Brand new with all mod cons
Everything you would want from a villa . PRIVACY , it’s all brand new , open living , you have a bath it’s really home from home with a pool . Why would you stay in a hotel when you can stay here at around £100 a night
Many thanks for your Review for Villa Topaz and so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Perfect from Start to Finish........
As regular visitors to Koh Samui over the past 25 years staying in all manner of Villa's we recently stayed at Villa Topaz for a couple of weeks over the Xmas period. Fantastic experience from start to finish. Stunning new Villa in a lovely private location yet still close to all local amenities. In fact, this is the second time we've stayed at one of Dave's Villa's, all his properties are of the same high standard and Dave is the perfect unobtrusive host. We also took advantage of his hassle free car and motorbike hire for the duration of our stay. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Villa Topaz or indeed any of Dave's properties to fellow travellers. First Class.
Hi Sarah & Justin
Thank you for your review.
It was great to see you both, and it was very much our pleasure to host you again. Your kind words are very much appreciated and we hope to see you soon.
Quiet and secluded. Away, yet still close.
Very nice place. I really enjoyed the open TV/lounge area next to the pool. The villa is like my own private oasis. Really nice tub!
The villa is located right by the lovely and quiet southern beaches. It is away from the towns a bit, but not really far. I like the nature atmosphere much more than the town. There are plenty of mini marts and restaurants in the area.
Riding into Lamai town takes about 12 mins on motorbike. Maybe less, but I like to drive slow.
Dave has to be one of the best and most helpful of hosts. I would recommend this villa to couples who want to get away from it all, but still have everything easily accessible.
Villa Topaz provides a quiet and peaceful location, particularly for couples, who want to experience and learn more about the local Thai culture. You will have plenty of places to explore. This beautiful tropical area has quiet local beaches, authentic Thai restaurants, Rum Distillery, Laem Sor Pagoda, the waterfalls and the fishing village of Thong Krut with its wonderful atmosphere and stunning sunsets.
The best way to get around is the hire of a car or moped with which we can assist you.
The local beach to Villa Topaz is only 650 mtrs away, where the coastline is calm and shallow waters. Due to the water being shallow, it may not always be ideal for swimming. There is a real beauty however in these quiet and natural beaches which can hold a far greater appeal than busy tourist beaches. Walk alongside the palm trees, dip your toes into the clear water and feel the sense of Koh Samui of long ago. Within this area you will also find boat trips, snorkelling trips, horse riding and kayaking on offer, together with lovely beachside restaurants and cafes. You may prefer to swim at Lamai Beach, only a 10 min drive away, where the ocean is deeper. You also have of course your own private pool at the villa.
Just 800 mtrs away is 7-Eleven, a local 24hr store for your basic shopping, together with ATM, which are located everywhere across the island. With the Tesco Lotus Superstore and the popular large food supermarket, Makro located in Lamai, your every need is catered for.
There are many excellent restaurants to choose from where you can dine in the beautiful balmy atmosphere and soak up the whole experience. Within a 3 min walk of Villa Topaz is a popular local Thai Restaurant serving both Thai and European food. The ever popular and healthy Organic Restaurant Sweet Sisters is only 800 mtrs away and less than a 5 min drive is Baan Kao Seafood restaurant, together with other restaurants in the area, set alongside the beach, where you will also find the Saturday Night Market.
Thong Krut, the local fishing village, has many wonderful local beachfront restaurants to experience, along with the nearby beautiful Laem Sor Pagoda to visit. All less than a 6/7 min drive away. Located here in the south tip of the island you will see stunning sunsets, where it is the perfect place to enjoy the simple pleasures, away from any hustle and bustle.
The southern part of the island, where Villa Topaz is located, remains pretty much unspoiled, especially compared to the north. It still has that rustic charm appeal that the whole of Samui once boasted years ago. We are frequently told by guests they find the Thai people in this southern part of the island extremely hospitable, and welcoming. In the north where it is far more crowded and touristy on the island there is not always the opportunity to discover the true warmth and charm of the local people.
The beaches in the south remain pretty much 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 will be a lovely Thai restaurant where you can enjoy true authentic local dishes.
The seaside town of Lamai, the second largest on the island, and superior to congested Chaweng, is 10 minutes away by car or moped, where you can fine dine in one of the many beachside restaurants. There are many shops lining the streets offering locally made souvenirs and clothes. When the sun goes down the streets come alive with lights and music from the night market and variety of bars while the restaurants serve excellent Thai and western dishes in the town and on the beach. Thai boxing is also popular and Lamai has its own professional and amateur boxing ring. Five mins north of Lamai is Silver beach one of the best beaches on the whole island.
Five 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. There are also many local shops here, together with doctor's surgery, restaurants and a Chinese temple.
Nearby to the Villa many of the island's main attractions are less than 10 minute drive away, which include the Butterfly Garden, the Waterfalls, Elephant Trekking, Grandmother Grandfather Rocks, Thai boxing, Thai excellent cookery classes, Thai boxing classes (Muay Thai), horse riding, water sports, among many others.