Akuvara

9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

Asia villas / Thailand / Koh Samui / Lipa Noi

4 5 8

from

USD 883

per night

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Average rating of 9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
10/10
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Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family

We had the times of our lives & our dreams came true

We stayed at akuvara for 11 nights before & after our wedding in Lipa Noi in March 2011 and chose the villa for its close location to the wedding venue. Lipa Noi is the perfect location for those who want the complete opposite to Chaweng. Akuvara is without doubt the 'flashest' place any of us have stayed at - our ages range from 17 - 90 ! everyone of us had the most amazing time at akuvara. The accommodation is exactly as it looks in the photographs - we all commented on how the beds were the best we had ever slept in. Above all else what made our stay so wonderful were the villa's live in staff & chef who could not have made us feel any more special - the service was brilliant. Breakfast was the perfect start to the day - sitting outside by the pool watching the local fishermen come back with their nights catch. All the meals we had were cooked & presented in a style that would not be out of place in a very expensive restaurant. Our requests varied from vegetarian to fish & chips and no meal disappointed. Tom the chef can cook tofu like no other. We really had no need to leave the villa other than to visit our other family & friends who were staying in Lipa Noi - To this end a car is essential as you really are in the middle of nowhere !. Without doubt akuvara is a place where dreams come true and for our stay the girls felt like princesses & the boys could pretend they had won lotto (if only for 11 days). The perfect villa for family or friends to enjoy time together. We will find an excuse to return
Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
10/10
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Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple

Paradise found - The best place we have stayed in Thailand.

We stayed at Akuvara in March 2011 for 11 nights and had the most amazing time. We returned to the villa for a 3 night stay in March 2012 to celebrate our first anniversary. Akuvara is not only located on one of the quietest & secluded beaches on the island but is perfect for both family / groups as well as for couples wanting solitude. The villa's live in staff & chef are wonderful people who all go out of their way to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. On this trip we stayed for 3 nights and did not leave the villa except to walk along the beach which we pretty much had to ourselves for 90% of the time. All meals were outstanding. We could never afford to own our home abroad but returning to Akuvara we were made to feel so special by all the staff and we hope to one day return again.
Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
8/10
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relaxing

friendly and helpful staff clean good value for money
10/10
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Stayed: June 2012

A perfect place in Koh Samui !!!

we stay at akuvara for 4 days and we felt at home. Much better than at home. the house is lovely, very well decorated, with everything you may need and more. comfortable, cosy, wonderful view, secluded beach, great pool, and wonderful lounge for massage. the staff was very welcoming, available and open to what we need always with a smile. the food is amazing. We didnt went out for lunch or dinner. delicious fresh food, with excellent wines. also we took some cooking classes that we love and enjoy at home. We would love to go back and we recommend it to all our friends. Great experience
Stayed: June 2012
10/10
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Stayed: September 2012

Extraordinarily Indulgent - Ultimate Family Holiday

We had 3 adults and 3 children under the age of two, and for our hectic entourage we felt so relaxed and so well looked after for the whole week we spent at akuvara. The pool was heavenly and the basically private beach (no one else was on the beach) was wonderful, especially with children. However the highlight must be the so attentive conceirge and the amazing chef, plus the gorgeous sala within which we enjoyed nightly massages. From the moment we arrived we were treated to such impeccable service and warmth. We got to choose our menu for the day each morning and we were served the freshest and most delightful food. A truly extradordinary experience. When you are able to experience bliss with young children you know you have stumbled across a gem. Whatever we wanted, day trips, massages, manicures, everything was possible and arranged. I can not recommend this accommodation enough.
Stayed: September 2012

Facilities

Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Security
Maid
Chef
Swimming pool
Internet/Wifi

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • TV
  • Air Condition
  • King Size bed
  • Twin bed

Bathroom facilities

  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Computer available
  • Telephone

Dining facilities

  • Gas stove
  • Dish washer
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Breakfast bar

Living facilities

  • Sofabed
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite
  • DVD
  • CD player
  • Hi-Fi system
  • Electronic Media Center

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • Gazebo or pergola

Location

Located at Lipa Noi beach, 30 minutes from the airport and 40 minutes from Chaweng. There is a snorkeling reef conveniently located just 50 metres from the beach directly in front of the villa. In the summer low tide season there is the added advantage when the tide can go out almost to the reef, leaving an expanse of white sand exposed as a summer playground. This opens the beach and reef up to all sorts of other activities such as beach volleyball or simply exploring the rock pools and collecting shellfish, a safe and enjoyable activity for children.

Rates

Include all taxes - No booking fees

Season Dates Bedrooms Daily Rental Minimum Stay
Standard Rate (4BR) 8 Oct 2018
13 Dec 2018
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 14 Dec 2018
20 Dec 2018
4 bedroom USD 1,036 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 21 Dec 2018
12 Jan 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,413 10 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 13 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 1 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,119 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 11 Feb 2019
28 Mar 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 29 Mar 2019
22 Apr 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,119 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 23 Apr 2019
30 Jun 2019
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 1 Jul 2019
31 Aug 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 1 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 27 Sep 2019
7 Oct 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 8 Oct 2019
12 Dec 2019
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 13 Dec 2019
19 Dec 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 20 Dec 2019
11 Jan 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,413 10 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 12 Jan 2020
22 Jan 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 23 Jan 2020
1 Feb 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,119 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 2 Feb 2020
27 Mar 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 28 Mar 2020
25 Apr 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,119 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 26 Apr 2020
30 Jun 2020
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights

Rates Include

* Daily Rates and Extra Beds include 10% service charge and 7% tax.
* Daily rates include a full time Thai Chef (food cost on Guests account)
* Minimum stay of 3 nights (7 to 10 nights over Christmas and New Year, 5 nights for Chinese New Year, 7 nights for Easter)
* Rates shown are for a maximum of eight (8) Guests (including children) or four (4) with reduced occupancy.
* Baby cot provided free of charge
* Rates include daily Continental breakfast

Rates Exclude

* For weddings and private parties, surcharge may be applicable depending on number of guests (a maximum number of guests also applies)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of a booking includes but is not limited to:
* Cancellation of one or more days of a booking.
* An amendment of a booking so that none of the dates of the booking once amended fall within the same dates that originally constituted the booking.
* Failure of all Guests to provide the required documentation on arrival (eg. Passports or suitable identification).
* Attempt by the Guest, their party or visitors to hold an event at the Property in breach of these Terms and Conditions or breach of any rules applicable to the Guest's chosen Property.

In the event that the Guest cancels a confirmed booking, the following cancellation fees will generally apply:
* 20% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made more than 60 days before the start of the rental period.
* 50% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 30 and 60 days before the start of the rental period.
* 100% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 1 and 29 days before the start of the rental period.

The applicable amount will be deducted from the deposit and sums paid, and the manager will refund any remaining balance to the Guest.

Please note that these cancellation terms apply for regular booking periods. Special cancellation terms may apply for peak/high seasons and will be stated in the Property description, booking confirmation or reservation voucher.

Payment Terms

When the Guest makes a booking request, the Guest must make the appropriate deposit payment within 5 working days of availability confirmation. If the required deposit payment is not received within the 5 working day period, the villa reserves the right to void the Guest's booking request.

- For rentals beginning more than 75 days after the date of the booking request – a deposit of 20% of the total rental amount is payable.
- For rentals beginning 75 days or less after the date of the booking request – the total rental amount is payable as a deposit.
- Where a 20% deposit applies to the booking, the Guest must pay the remaining 80% balance not less than 75 days before the scheduled arrival date.

Kindly inform upon confirmation of your reservation, which form of payment would be preferred.
* Payments may be made by Telegraphic Transfer to our company bank account or through an online payment gateway with your credit card (visa,master card or Amex).
* If payment by credit card is preferred this will incur a 3.9% admin fee.

Description

A treat for the style conscious visitor

Akuvara is Sanskrit for "The Sea". This architecturally designed elegant villa is a beachfront paradise offering a stylish seaside living environment. Contemporary designs blended with tropical calm delivers a relaxing and fresh atmosphere. It's clear that this is a property which has been designed with modern elegance as the focus.

Throughout the villa natural and modern materials have been used in harmony. The blend of modern designs with natural materials is a theme that's extended to the furnishings. Chic furniture fashioned out of dark wood, water hyacinth, teak and bamboo is complemented by luxurious soft furnishings to ensure a relaxed mood. This luxury also includes top quality bed linens used throughout the villa.

On arrival you approach the gated entrance to Akuvara via a private courtyard. On entering the property, a pathway fringed with pebbles and tropical plants leads to a garden Sala. Adjacent to the sala is a two storey building, the first floor housing a self-contained suite which is reached by a stone staircase. There's a king-bedroom with a flat screen LCD TV, complete with an electronic media centre containing a wide selection of music, movies and TV series. The en-suite bathroom has a rain shower to indulge you. There is a kitchen area with all amenities including a breakfast bar or if you prefer, you can enjoy breakfast on the wide balcony which has expansive views over the property to the sea.

As you move down the stairs, beyond the garden sala and the two stone "Sawadee" statues that welcome you, nestled in the garden is a stand alone, stylishly furnished en-suite king bedroom with TV/DVD and rain shower.

The stone pathway continues to the next living pavilion which runs across the width of the property. The custom designed wooden doors open up to a central covered walkway to offer a striking view of the sea as you move further into the property. True to its name 'Akuvara' you can't help but to feel as though you are part of the ocean expanse that opens up as you move to the beachfront section of this stunning villa. On the left of the walkway is an en-suite bedroom with twin beds, a TV/DVD and a terrace leading onto a lawn area with views through the property to the sea.

On the right is an exquisite dining room with large teak and bamboo dining table, bamboo buffet cabinet and eye-catching original contemporary artworks.

Moving towards the pool terrace and beach are landscaped gardens and the final two pavilions. The pavilion on the left is the master-suite. The en-suite bathroom has twin basins mounted on a stone topped cabinet. The extra large walk-in shower features an expansive wall recess decorated with exquisite Bisazza mosaic tiles and you have the choice of a wall-mounted shower or the central overhead rain shower - pure indulgence. Glass doors lead to an outdoor terrazzo bathtub, designed for 2, which has views to the sea when the wooden doors of the private courtyard are opened. The master suite opens onto the pool terrace and has stunning uninterrupted sea views - even whilst lying in the king sized bed. There is a large flat screen LCD TV, including an electronic media centre containing an extensive selection of movies, TV series and music. This room was designed by the owners to be an opulent private sanctuary.

To the right is the main living area and this pavilion is the centre piece for eating, relaxing and entertaining. There are three distinct areas, one designed for the kids and kids at heart with a flat screen LCD TV and media centre containing a selection of movies and TV shows appropriate for children's viewing. At the front of the pavilion is the main living room which opens onto the pool terrace and the al-fresco dining area. Both rooms have elegant large comfy sofas. The front entertaining area is best devoted to enjoying the pool terrace and watching stunning sunsets over the sea. It is also a fantastic place to relax in front of the 46' flat screen LCD TV and enjoy the wide selection of movies, TV series and music from the electronic media centre.

In the centre of the two rooms is a staircase which leads to the third and most amazing feature at Akuvara - a mezzanine viewing deck. This room has been built specifically to relax and enjoy the astonishing view. With a vaulted wooden ceiling, two large comfortable daybeds positioned directly in front of the sliding doors that lead onto a balcony it embraces views over the pool, the beach and out to the famous Five Islands.

This pavilion also contains a modern well-equipped kitchen with quality Italian appliances. White cabinetry with black high-gloss granite surfaces give the kitchen a crisp contemporary feel and a large service hatch at the far end incorporates a breakfast bar linking it to the front entertaining area and ultimately the ocean beyond.

The pool terrace is the perfect size for entertaining, outdoor dining and soaking up the Samui sunshine. The large blue-tiled swimming pool runs parallel to the ocean and to the right is a gated entrance onto the beach. To the left is a natural stone waterfall feature with stepping stones leading over the pool to a beachside Sala which has two large day beds.

The beach in front of this villa is one of the finest on the island, it has soft white sand, excellent swimming and snorkelling conditions, outstanding views, and it's perfectly positioned for Samui's legendary sunsets. Start each day right here with breakfast served by the pool, virtually on the beach. Let the smiling staff at Akuvara pamper you.

Akuvara epitomises contemporary sophistication whilst combining the perfect amount of natural touches to ensure that it sits comfortably in its beautiful tropical surroundings.

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