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Fabulous Villa, private pool & garden, excellent service, Surin & Bangtao Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 450 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Villa | 3 ensuite, double bedrooms | Surin & Bangtao Beaches | Phuket

The Lanterns Villa is a privately owned holiday home sitting between Surin and Bangtao Bays, on Phuket's glorious west coast. With a lush tropical garden and private swimming pool, this luxury retreat provides complete privacy in stylish surroundings, and is only minutes' stroll to either of the beautiful Surin and Bangtao Beaches.

Click "Enquire Now" to contact owner for a discount on your holiday.........We provide a fantastic, 5 star rated service and accommodation. Consistently outstanding reviews of excellent hospitality that include housekeeping, private chef & dining, and any day to day arrangements. Every effort is made to ensure that you have a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Perfect for families, couples or groups of discerning guests.

The Lanterns is 'contemporary Asian chic' in design, tastefully furnished throughout. It's air-conditioned rooms with pavilion roofs and ceiling fans create a light airy feel, and the living areas and master bedroom have lovely views of the pool and gardens with the magnificent backdrop of the Surin Hills.

To reassure all guests, 24 hour security is provided.

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Admin @ The Lanterns
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A superb holiday at the Lanterns. Pefect in every way ... so relaxing.

Thak you to our hosts and to Sa for all their hospitality.

We return to the UK with many wonderful memories of our weeks in Phuket.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Choeng Thale, Thailand

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Be considerate to our friendly neighbours. Please enjoy all the facilities but please keep noise to reasonable levels.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master ensuite - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Ensuite 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ensuite 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower
    Guest wc - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Baby cot and 2 extra beds are available when requested at time of booking. Child's high chair is available.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Lanterns Villa receives 5 star reviews for our hospitality. From the smooth airport transfer, the warm welcomes, excellent housekeeping, and much more. Guests state time and time again that every effort is made to ensure that you have a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Services such as in-house chef, laundry, Thai massage, car hire, airport transfer, baby sitting and equipment are available on request. Your tours and sightseeing can be arranged with our housekeeper. The spacious accommodation comprises: 3 double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and private terrace, spacious living and dining areas, a well appointed kitchen, private infinity pool, BBQ, Thai sala, and parking for 2 cars. For your home entertainment, there is cable TV and WiFi internet connection in the living area with colour LCD television, DVD and stereo, and a small library of books, magazines and games.


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Fabulous Villa, private pool & garden, excellent service, Surin & Bangtao Beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful stay in all aspects - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The Lanterns is one of those places that I think as a family we will always talk about and look forward to hopefully staying at again in the future.

The only negative - we would've liked to stay longer.

The villa offers perfect tranquility and privacy and is immaculate in all respects. There is a level of attention to detail and comfort that the majority of home stays just don't have - fresh flowers in the rooms and on statues around the pool, beautiful fixtures and furnishings.

The pool, and areas for relaxing around it, are great - sun loungers, sala and a poolside table for eating at, if it's not too hot.

If that wasn't enough - then, as many reviews attest to, there is Khun Sa. She really is the icing on the cake and did everything she could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. She welcomed us as if we had always know her and were arriving back home. She was extremely attentive yet discrete, preparing fresh amazing food, bringing us a coffee by the pool, and our children cold water or juice, and helping guide us and arranging a couple of things accordingly.

As others have done, we'd recommend eating dinner at home at least once. On the day we arrived, Khun Sa had prepared a wonderful lunch and for another day, we worked out a dinner menu with her that catered for both Adults spicy needs, as well as something not spicy for our children. Her and her cousin (I think), spent most of the day preparing something that was nothing short of a feast. There was some leftovers which served us well for a poolside lunch next day and as it appeared a little short, without asking, Khun Sa made some additional spring rolls.

The villa is almost equidistant to the two lovely beaches and certainly in walking distance even when hot, although we struggled to find the shortcut to Bangtao across the rough ground mentioned in the house guidebook. We were waved away from what we thought was the right direction but it was a holiday, so perhaps that was why? We took a tuktuk a couple of times and both drivers knew the location.

Fiona was very responsive and arranged the airport transfer which was very smooth. Khun Sa fixed up a couple of massages for us which we had in the sala, both of which were fabulous, even if our kids were noisy during it!

Oh, one other negative - the wonderful breakfasts prepared fresh every day, incl. an array of fresh tropical fruit and smoothies, are rather large!

We were very sad to leave and can only highly recommend The Lanterns.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a wonderfully eloquent and thoughtful review of your stay at the villa. To receive such positive feedback is always hugely rewarding both to us owners and to our lovely Housekeeper Sa. Please stay longer next time, you will be welcomed back as a family with genuine affection.
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Definitely au revoir

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to give The Lanterns a glowing review - because it'll mean it's fully booked next time we want to come!

Firstly the property - sumptuous. There a sense of space and tranquillity, it really is as nice as the photographs suggest. We had a few BBQ's with friends over and it's a lovely place to spend time.

Secondly the location – ideal. Peaceful whilst close to lovely beaches where cheap food and sunbeds are readily available. If you don't want to walk, then it's only 100Baht in a TukTuk -you are on holiday after all. Then at night, you can relax in the villa, one of the many low-key bars and restaurants or put on some glam rags and splash out on a night in one of the up market venues (eg. Palm Seaside). Then there's the whole Laguna area with a wonderful Golf course (quite a lot of water!) and Fri night market.

Finally Khun Sa - if this lovely lady could do more to make your holiday any better, I've yet to think if it.

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of your recent stay and for giving us such glowing feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed relaxing in and around the villa and got to spend time with your friends whilst you were there. You are welcome back anytime.
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Lovely villa, ideal for groups.

  • 4 of 5

Really liked the villa. It was kept well and had everything we needed. The pool was lovely and warm. The lady who cleaned was lovely. Very friendly and helpful.

The middle bedroom would benefit from having a safe and full length mirror as compared to the other two rooms this one did feel less well equipped.

It was hard to find the villa with many taxi drivers needing to ask directions. This lead us to think that we were much further out than we actually were and as a result we spent a lot of money relying on taxis to get to the town and beach when in fact it is completely within walking distance.i think that could have been made clearer as we also found the taxis can charge anything they want.

Overall really good week at the villa. Some good places to eat and lovely beaches nearby and the little Sawsadee restaurant around the corner was our best find.

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and so glad that you had a good week at the villa and managed to find your bearings. I just checked with our villa manager and a map of the villa and how to get to the beaches and town was in the villa information file for reference. The exact location of the villa can also be found on it's HomeAway web page.
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  • 5 of 5

I never have been stay like this accommodation.

I and my friends were amazed and admired by the villa when we first entered there. The villa is same with the pictures. no exaggerated.

Fiona was very kind and replied quickly, and Khun sa offered excellent service to us. We hope to go again this villa, and miss here and Khun sa.

I strongly recommend to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 08/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sohee. Come back soon!
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Excellent Stay.

  • 5 of 5

If your search for a villa in Phuket has brought you to this page and your dates are available, then lucky you. Im the kind of person that researches, and researches, and then researches some more, my safety net is usually The Ritz Carlton. From my first contact with Fiona to our farewell with Khun Sa, everything was flawless. My only regret was not having stayed longer. Book with extreme confidence.

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carlos for your kind words and happy to hear that you had such a great experience. I know Sa would have loved for you guys to have stayed longer too. Come back soon!
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Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Lanterns Villa was wonderful, from the excellent service to the beautiful pool and garden, we enjoyed and created memorable moments in this stunningly beautiful, well-maintained villa. Beyond the beauty of the property, we couldn't have hoped for a better experience with the help received from Khun Sa and the connection made with her graciousness and kindness. She went out of her way to ensure an enjoyable experience for us, from buying delicious papaya salad and fried chicken with sticky rice upon our arrival to preparing breakfast. The hospitality truly enhanced our experience. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for an tranquil escape.

Tany Teas-Lim

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing to stay at The Lanterns Villa. We always try to combine a unique luxury experience with Khun Sa's gracious hospitality. The sumptuous Thai food she prepares is irresistible and so happy that you got to try some whilst you were there. You were great guests and always welcome back to our piece of paradise.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Phuket International Airport
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Surin Beach and Bangtao Beach
Car: not necessary

The Lanterns Villa is a relaxed 10 minute stroll to either Surin Beach or Bangtao Beach. With their superb collection of shops, restaurants and luxury hotels, they are the most sophisticated resort areas in Phuket. Both have the necessary tourist amenities and facilities such as ATM, Car Hire, Taxis, Laundry, Shopping, Restaurants, etc.

Importantly, healthcare is provided by a number of doctors and an International Hospital clinic is nearby at Laguna.

Surin Village itself has excellent, luxury shopping outlets, boutiques, local markets, wine retailers and spas.

The Villa is conveniently located for all of Phuket's première golf courses. They are all less than 30 mins drive - Laguna is the nearest, less than 10 mins from the door.

A little further away (20-30mins), there is world class shopping in Patong and Phuket Town.

Some of Thailand's most famous National Parks are close by for kayaking, rafting, elephant trekking and long-tail boat trips.

Finally, for scuba diving enthusiasts, some of the finest dive sites in the World await you, for day trips or longer, in the Andaman Sea.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on the island of Choeng Thale, Thailand

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Regular season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
15 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
High season
11 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
Regular season
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
High season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$355.26

Rates are inclusive of maid service, reasonable use of electricity and other utilities (inc cable TV, internet, etc). We will take a returnable security deposit on check-in, to cover damages etc.

Depending on payment method chosen by guest, there may be an extra small charge applied :-
No extra charge will be made for direct payment to our bank account (which accepts the following major of currencies - USD, GBP, SGD, EUR and AUD).
We will charge an extra 4.5% if paying by PayPal or credit card, in order to cover the costs we are charged when providing that service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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