Samudra is a stunning
unique property combining Asian antiques and artifacts, lush gardens,
and a breathtaking beachfront location. Set within vast grounds, Samudra
offers total tranquility and seclusion amidst natural tropical
landscaping and large granite boulders. The sublime sea views across
nearby islands to the distant mainland are always mesmerizing, yet most
spectacular at sunset. A personal vision of its artist owner, Samudra is
unconventional, poetic, and celebrates love of nature.
All of the wood used
in the construction of this outstanding residence has been reclaimed.
Door frames, windows, and furniture have been collected from around Asia and
seamlessly integrated in Samudra. The historic appeal of
these exotic and regal elements adds charm and timeless
A guarded gate leads
to a private driveway ending at a parking area, from where meandering
pathways made from Kanchanaburi river stone and heavy tree trunks link
the various buildings that make up Samudra. The main building, named The
Balinese Temple, is entered down a flight of steps through a dramatic entrance
framed by antique wooden pillars, with double wooden doors opening to
reveal a view of the pool and sea beyond. A corridor leads through the
first building with en-suite double bedrooms on either side. Both
bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, heavy wooden
furniture, and open-air bathrooms.
The corridor leads
down a flight of stairs into a garden area that separates the next
building. The open-sided living room facing the pool houses a
beautifully intricate set of 10 metre wide antique Balinese temple
panels on the back wall. Comfortable sofas are arranged around a coffee
table, offering a shady refuge to take in the stunning views beyond.
Next to the Balinese Temple is the main kitchen in a detached building, which
is fully equipped.
Steps lead to the
16 metre long turquoise stone-tiled infinity pool with natural-stone bench sunken
within. To the right of the pool is a lawn plateau, with a thatched Sala
incorporating an immense wooden dining table seating up to 24, which was
crafted from a single timber recovered from a shipyard in Southern
A gentle path leads
down to the beach, which is private due to the rock formations and reef
that make access difficult from outside the property. Following a flight
of stone steps, the underground Garden Master Suite is carved out of the hill,
with double bed, lounge, kitchenette, and bathroom. A ventilation chute rises
out of the rear of the suite creating a natural airflow. Slide-away
glass doors across the whole width of this suite open onto the great
views of the beach and seascape beyond. A TV with surround sound complete the suite.
A pathway through the
lush garden leads up to another enclave, the Octagon Temple, including 2 bedrooms linked by
a dressing room and sharing a fantastic garden bathroom, with double
sinks, a large terrazzo tub, and a shower under a towering boulder.
The Tree House features a further pair of bedrooms; a king and a twin, are interconnected by a
shared shower room and terrace, with an adjacent second kitchen.
Perched on a huge
boulder, the final room is a masterpiece octagonal living room. The
spacious open-sided room includes a raised kitchen, a casual lounge, and
a balcony encircling the open face to immerse in the spectacular sea and
sunset views. An informal dining table seating 10 is ideal for intimate
al-fresco gathering. When the sun goes down, a pull-down screen and
projector, with surround sound, provide cinematic entertainment.
Samudra is located on the south coast of Koh Samui, some 40
minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from the town of Lamai, and 30
minutes from Chaweng and Nathon.
Daily Villa Rates 2018
Rates are for the entire property, with discounts for reduced occupancy as follows:
7 bedroom sleeps 14.
6 bedroom sleeps 12.
5 bedroom sleeps up to 10.
11 Jan-8 Feb
26 Feb-22 Mar
23 Mar-8 Apr
1 May-29 Jun
30 Jun-2 Sep
3 Sep-20 Dec
21 Dec-8 Jan
-Rates are exclusive of 10% service and 7% tax.
-Rates are inclusive of continental breakfast, chef service for lunch and dinner, and daily maid service.
-Airport transfers are charged at $50++ USD per trip.
-Extra bed charge is $50++ USD per person.
-Minimum stay of 3 nights, except 5 nights during CNY and Easter, 7 nights during Xmas or NY, and 10 nights for stays over Xmas and NY.
-Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:30, although early arrival and late departure may be requested subject to availability.
Free Nights Promotion
Pay 4 stay 5 nights for stays from 1 May-29 June and 3-30 September. Pay 3 stay 4 nights for stays from 1 October-20 December. Applies to 6 and 7 occupancy rates, and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions.
Early Bird Promotion
10% discount for any booking paid 120 days or more in advance. Applies to full occupancy
rates, and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions. Not applicable for Xmas/NY.
Last Minute Promotion
15% discount within 30 days of arrival. Not applicable for Xmas/NY, Easter or CNY, and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions.
Services of the property manager and staff.
Daily maid service, continental breakfast, and in-villa Thai chef service for lunch and dinner.
Fresh linen every 3 days, towels as needed.
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