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A luxurious 3 bedroom villa with fabulous views over the sea

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa Nirvana is a beautiful villa set in the hills of the private Santi Thani Estate. The villa has been cleverly designed to incorporate a wealth of advantages including light, airy rooms, cool dispersal of breezes throughout the house, stunning views over the Gulf of Siam, plenty of different areas for people to sit and relax and a general feeling of ease.

It is a very welcoming villa and is extremely popular with people who have visited in the past, as can be witnessed from the many enthusiastic 'write ups' in the guest books. There are stunning unspoilt beaches minutes away from the villa by car. On these beaches there are several restaurants serving both delicious Thai and International food.

There are also food and clothes shops, open markets and supermarkets within 10 minutes of the villa.

Whether you are looking for a quiet 'chill out' holiday, romance or sporting fun, you will find that the villa supports your mood and is always a welcome home to walk into.

Restaurants: There are many excellent Restaurants on the island from the cuisine of hotels and sophisticated continental restaurants to the many smaller restaurants and the Thai restaurants. Just at the bottom of the hill you will find several beach restaurants serving both International and Thai food. These are excellent for breakfast, lunch or dinner or will serve you with take away food if you just want to chill out at home.

In the small town of Maenam there are Italian Restaurants as well as Thai Restaurants on the Beach.

In the villa you will find Restaurant guides, but if you don't want to go far you can go to the fisherman's village of Bophut 12 minutes away where you will find a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars, some with live music and most stay open until the early hours.

Golf /Tennis/Activities: Golf.

The Santiburi golf club is a challenging 72 par course. It is about 10 minutes away from the villa. You can play 'twilight' there after 3.00pm for a reduced rate. It is worth getting there early enough for a beer and a club sandwich in the impressive clubhouse and then hitting practice balls before your tee off time. Also it is certainly worth doing a bit of putting on the practice green. The greens are like quicksilver and hard to read! You can hire clubs.


The Santiburi Hotel has floodlit Tennis Courts and you can book these. We like to play early in the morning, but have played in the evenings and then used their smart changing rooms for showers and gone on out for the evening. You can hire rackets and balls.


The Zazen Hotel just past Maenam has windsurfers for hire, as do several of the Hotels locally and in the Town of Chaweng.

Spas, Massage and Yoga: There are many excellent Spas on the island.

Several of the smaller boutique spas are also worth a visit, and we can arrange massage for you at the villa.

There are several Thai massage spas in Maenam (less than ten minutes away from the villa) and you will find information about these at the villa. In many of these you can also get manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments. There are also two well know Spas within four minutes of the villa, one of which we have discount arrangements for Villa Nirvana Guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Julia Skinner
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Julia Skinner

We are a family of six with four grandchildren.

We live in Somerset in South West England in the country.

We play golf and spend alot of time trying to get to grips with our garden!

We try to get out to the villa twice a year but normally only go once a year in February/ March.

The kids all try to get out there as often as they can as do friends.

Julia Skinner purchased this villa in 2005

Why Julia Skinner chose Mae Nam Beach

Quite simply, we went on holiday to Koh Samui to meet our daughter in her gap year, and we fell in love with the island.

I looked up properties for sale when I got home and it went from there!

I flew out for three days to see propertioes, but as soon as I saw Villa Nirvana, I knew it was the one for us.

What makes this villa unique

The villa has fabulous views and is incredibly peaceful. Guests all comment on how much they love the villa and how it is impossible not to completely unwind there.

There is a lovely sense of space and calm at the villa. In fact several guests have said that the only problem they had there was dragging themselves away from the vila to see other parts of the island!

Guestbook comments from the manager


Jan 16, 2014 A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed with our two year old son three weeks in this beautiful villa according to photos. It is very well located, quiet. The garden is very beautiful, clean. There are no mosquitoes. We highly recommend this villa which has no disadvantages but only advantages.
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Mae Nam Beach, Thailand

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , large walk in shower
  • All bathrooms are of a good size. All have built in wash basins with cupboards below. The downstairs bathroom has a large open walk-in shower, basin, and wc. The Main bathroom en-suite has a large bath with shower, built in basin with cupboards, and walk-in shower and wc. The second bathroom has a walk in shower, built in basin with cupboards underneath and wc. The third bathroom has a walk in shower, built in basin with cupboard underneath and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , balcony with chairs and table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , balcony with chairs and table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • The Main Bedroom has a Super King size bed and two bedside tables with drawers and lamps. There are two large built in cupboards at the other end of the room leading to the bathroom en suite, and a dressing table. Sliding doors lead out on to a balcony with spectacular views and two chairs and a table. The bathroom has a large bath, walk in shower, basin and wc. In the second Double room there is a large King bed which can be split into two. There are two bedside tables with lamps and a fitted cupboard and dressing table. Sliding doors lead out on to the balcony with wonderful sea views and two chairs and a table. The third Bedroom has a double bed, built in cupboard and desk/dressing table. We have cots available. There is a large bathroom between these two bedrooms with a walk in shower, basin and WC. All bedrooms have an over head fan as well as air conditioning. Downstairs there is a further bathroom with a walk-in shower, basin and wc.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The maid service is three times per week with bedlinen and towels changed every three days. This service can be increased if desired at local cost. We can supply a cook and babysitting at local cost There are plenty of towels available for pool use. There is a jacuzzi in the swimming pool. We can arrange massages, beauty treatments and yoga at the villa. Golf lessons can be arranged and are highly recommended for anyone who needs to tweak their game, or in our case change their game!


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A luxurious 3 bedroom villa with fabulous views over the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Lovely villa away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of four who very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Nirvana. After long days of beach and excursions, it was great to enjoy the private pool and terrasse. We used the pool mornings and evenings. It was great! Lovely views of the mountains and ocean. Spacious air conditioned rooms and well appointed living and outdoor dining area. Good service from Au, the property manager and Emma who made arrangements for our rental car. Practical pick up and drop off at the airport.

Kitchen and bathrooms could use an uplift but still very functional. Clothes dryer would be a true asset since nothing dries in such humidity. Our mistake not to take our clothes to the laundry mat.

Good restaurants along the beach and pretty easily accessible by car although some good hills. Driving on the left side was a bit of a challenge at first (mostly because of the numerous scouters) but it worked out fine.

Thank you Julia and Richard for your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Ginette, Thank you so very much for your review. All points taken on board and thank you for your comments. With regard to the drying of clothes...normally with the door and the window shutters open , It is hugely successful for guests. I will most certainly take your advice . Richard and I go out to the villa in March and I appreciate your constructive comments. Thank you. I gather from the team, that you were lovely guests and have voted you thus! In the meantime, I hope that you all enjoyed Your Thailand experience. It is very sad not to meet our guests, so please email me if you are visiting the UK. We live in the South west of England, Somerset. There is a wealth of history in this area, ranging from the Cheddar Gorge, archeologicaly fascinating. Bath a real must .. and many other stoneage places to visit. I can advise you on a trip from Scotland to Cornwall and you would be very welcome here, as our guests. Thank you for enjoying Villa Nirvana. I hope that your journey home was uneventful, and you left Thailand with happy memories. Kind regards and best wishes to you all for the forthcoming year ahead of us all. Go happily with our wishes for health and fun for your lovely family. Kind regards, Richard and Julia
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What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Nirvana for almost two weeks in early January and loved every minute of it! Julia was exceptionally wonderful to correspond with, the house was absolutely lovely and comfortable, and the house manager was very sweet and helpful and became an instant friend. We hired the chefs several times and really enjoyed the delicious Thai food they cooked, but our children thought the pool was the best part. The property is far enough away from the hubbub to feel extremely peaceful, but close enough to easily go for a day or an evening out. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2013
  • Date of Stay: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, Thank you very much for submitting this amazing review. I am so delighted that you all have such lovely memories of Villa Nirvana.. I am also so happy that you appreciated the house team! They are amazing, and appreciate how far you have travelled, and how difficult it is to choose a villa, They are all determined from day one, to make sure that you have a point of call, and that you can now relax! That you are in safe hands. And have chosen well! I am very grateful to you for taking the time to write this review. I very much look forward to welcoming you and yours to Villa Nirvana in the future . Kind regards, and best wishes, Julia
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Hayfield, High Peak

Simply wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

Visit August 2008

As part of a family holiday cum wedding trip we had the fortunate experience to stay in this delightful villa. We had been in Bangkok for a few days so it proved a welcome respite from the bustle of the big 'city'.

The villa itself is in a superb position. Very quiet spot but with fantastic far reaching views. Internally the rooms are spacious and airy, providing everything you need for ease and comfort. Outside there is an impressive infinity pool with jacuzzi and large relaxing patio area. All surrounded by well kept landscaped gardens.

Nearby is the town of Nathon for shopping including a Tesco - you can even get clubcard points !. There are local restaurants within easy reach too. We also used the services of Poo for deliveries to the villa. Certainly service with a smile !.

We must mention Emma, the manageress, who proved to be excellent with her help and advice. Much appreciated.

All in all - a wonderful villa in a wonderful setting.

Thank you so much Julia and Richard.

Beverley, Philip, Matthew, Stella and baby Edward.

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Devon, UK

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Villa Nirvana 22 Feb – 29 Feb 2008

We stayed at Villa Nirvana for a week in Feb 2008. I really would just echo all the other glowing comments left by other guests! The villa is absolutely beautiful, everything you could possibly need has been thought of and is there, down to hairdryer and slippers!

Richard and Julia you have done yourselves proud! There is heaps of information for guests on the island and loads of recommendations of restaurants, and tours and things. We listened to the advice, and we can consequently add our praise to Sunshine Gourmet (Poo is so sweet!), the Ocean Lounge, the little Italian place on the main road through Maenam (I can’t remember its name but there are a couple of business cards for it in the info folder!), and if you want a posh night out Villa Bianca in Fishermans Village is beautiful and they have a very extensive cocktail menu!

I loved Fishermans Village, we went back there for a walk most days – even in the rain, which we had an awful lot of for the time of year! It didn’t stop us seeing the island though, we just pottered around in our little car – you can drive all the way round the island stopping off in towns and going off up little lanes in an afternoon!

We didn’t do any tours as such, we went ourselves to see the Big Buddah, and took ourselves to the towns and beaches. We did loads of shopping, and bartered like mad – I think Dan increased his wardrobe twice over! Dan went fishing, and had a great day (even with the sunburn he came back with) – he just went to Fishermans Village and used a little tour operator there just to the right of the lifeboat pier as you get to the main street.

The wildlife around the villa made me laugh – the little ghekos that came into the kitchen every night were cute, with their little clicking noises at each other as they got territorial over the ceiling… and the bigger ones outside freaked Dan out with their much louder noises!

The staff that tend to the villa are great – they smile and bow, and make you feel like royalty as they sweep and clean, and leave flowers on the bed for you.

Overall, a beautiful island, beautiful people and a fabulous place to stay. We will recommend Villa Nirvana to friends looking for a wonderful place to base themselves in order to experience Koh Samui fully. The temptation with all inclusive resorts is just to stay there the whole time – this way you make yourselves leave, and explore!

Dan and Beccy

Devon, UK.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2008
  • Date of Stay: February 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Samui Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Jun Thom, Four monkeys, Armandos, The Sea,
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Kilometres
Santiburi Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
jun Thom, , Armandos, Celli, Soms, others
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bang por
Car: necessary

The town of Nathon is ten minutes drive from the house where you can go to local markets and find clothes shops, arts and crafts stores as well as chemists and a Tesco store.

Five minutes away from the villa by car you can find seral small 25/7 shops which sell all essentials and wine and cigarettes.

five minutes by car from the villa you have a choice of several beachside Restuarants.

these sell both Thai and International food and are very reasonable and delicious. you can also order take away meals form these restaurants if you fancy an evening in.

Whether you play golf or not the Santiburi Golf Course, 20 minutes away from the villa, is worth a visit for a drink or meal. It has stunning views.

if you do play you can hire clubs and play as a guest.

Please look in the guest book for ideas from other guests

Ten minutes in the opposite direction there is the small town of Maenam where there are many restaurants and small shops as well as the Maenam beach on which there are plenty of bars and restaurants. There are also fresh food markets here as well as small supermarkets where you can buy most essentials.

The nearest night spot to the villa is the fisherman’s village of Bophut (15 minutes drive) which is full of bars, restaurants and shops. Bohput stays open until the early hours.

In the villa you will find information about all the things you can do and see as well as restaurants and previous guest’s tips for a good holiday in the guest book

Other Activities: Elephant trekking, jungle swinging, kite boarding, yoga, spas, shopping


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager'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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