The Aquila

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

Asia villas / Thailand / Phuket / Kamala beach

7 7 14

from

USD 1,754

per night

Latest reviews

Average rating of 10/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
10/10
tripadvisor
Angelo M
Angelo M

Stayed: June 2017

Outstanding !

I had heard from friends that this the Aquila was a new hidden paradise on the Andaman Sea. Quite simply, postcard material and a experience that I must have if I wanted to feel like a superstar for a short period. So I could not resist, and booked a short stay. The moment we walked into the Aquila Villa i knew what they were talking about. I was absolutely taken back with the stunning views, and the Villa itself is world class, blending modernity and traditional Asian and European designs. Just walking around the complex was inspirational. It is most definitely a heaven on earth. A villa elegantly thought-out where you can take that time away, lap up all that beauty and gorgeous sunsets without a worry in the world. What we mostly enjoyed was the infinity pool perched above the ocean which faces the Andaman Sea just listening to the sound of crashing waves on the rocks below enjoying a glass of wine. Must say it is by far the most luxurious villa i have ever stayed at absolutely , and caters for all your needs. There is a brilliant library of books if you just wanted to chill and read a book on the deck, an enormous entertainment area for the kids with huge TV screens which they immensely enjoyed. Most importantly for me, who loves a good workout, I found the gym very satisfying, weight machines even a punching bag with spacious area to train. My compliments to the chef and staff who provided us with amazing endless dishes that i will miss immensely, and thank you to management for making this a unforgettable experience one that will stay in our memories. I also have to thank my friends for the secret tip about this new amazing villa.
Stayed: June 2017
10/10
tripadvisor
rollergirlnikki
rollergirlnikki

Stayed: July 2017

Stunning location, epic villa, perfect seclusion

The only unfortunate thing about my stay at this villa, is that I didn't have time to stay longer! Friendly staff on hand to cater to your needs, private chef, massive epic villa, perfect for families or larger groups looking for a party/chill pad. The games room was an added bonus with pool table. The gym looks out over the private bay. Fabulously secluded. Loved it!
Stayed: July 2017
10/10
tripadvisor
MiguelDeg
MiguelDeg

Stayed: January 2018

Feels like heaven..

We stayed at the Aquila Villa in the beginning of January. To say the villa exceeded our wildest expectations would be an understatement. The Aquila is simply extraordinary! From the time we arrived, we were treated like VIP's by the staff. We continued to be impressed with their professionalism throughout our stay, and no request seemed to bother them. They always seemed to be nearby somewhere at just the right moment. The villa manager always tried to do that little bit extra to ensure we had the most relaxing holiday we had ever experienced. I was amazed at the beautiful outlook from every room. The quality and cleanliness of each room was outstanding.The villa is located in a jungle oasis with beautiful ocean views. The villa is a haven of tranquility. Don't come here if you want the hustle and bustle of Thailand, but if you want a truly luxurious getaway, this is the place for you. The food at the villa was excellent. They had a wide range of menu options, and the villa manager would check our preferences each morning to give the Chef time to make us some delicious meals. Honestly cannot speak too highly of the Aquila, and it's exceptional staff. If you are looking for a truly first class, exceptional holiday, this is the place. Would I stay here again? Definitely. Would I recommend it to others? Absolutely! The Aquila is without doubt one of the best villas in Thailand, and probably South-East Asia as well!
Stayed: January 2018
10/10
tripadvisor
aurelied436
aurelied436

Stayed: January 2018

Living the dream...

Staying in this villa is like living in a dream, it topped all our expectations with ease. Upon arrival in this secured domain we were welcomed by the friendly staff with a refreshing coconut drink. Subsequently we were guided throughout the villa, we were blown away by the outstanding luxury architectural design and especially amazed by the ocean views. The villa consists of a main building with three levels and several separate buildings containing the 7 bedrooms including 7 bathrooms. My bedroom had a highly comfortable bed, walk-in closet, a sitting area and an amazing bathroom including an outdoor shower with view on the Andaman sea. Waking up with these fantastic views feels extra-ordinary. Thanks to the chef of the villa we discovered the delicious Thai cuisine, he made us numerous traditional Thai dishes and a Thai barbecue with fresh seafood. The villa is perfect to spend quality time with family and friends. A part from enjoying the infinity pool, you can swim in the sea (direct access from the villa), snorkeling in its own reef, there is a extended library, movie room, a private spa, gym, and much more to do. In the neighborhood you can find some wonderful beaches as well. This is a place where you can truly disconnect from the world within a few hours after arrival and escape from the busy world and your daily hectic life. We sincerely had the best time here. Again a big thank you to the staff who made our stay unforgettable.
Stayed: January 2018
10/10
tripadvisor
Postindustrialnomad
Postindustrialnomad

Stayed: February 2017

There is a reason they call this a supervilla..

Actually there are many reasons. The sheer audacious size of the villa is staggering - 4 pavilions with over 35,000sq feet of living space. So after 2 days of wandering around the villa i finally got to see every room in the villa. There are effectively 4 living rooms. Once of those has a private bar, a pool table, and a private movie theater set up at the other end. Which is next to the private gym in the adjacent room. Could not spend enough time in the pool. Endless horizon - amazing view - as its in a bay lots to look at - boats cruising past - sometimes as curious about us and swinging closer to see who is handing out at the pool at a villa like this. The there is the spa, and the amazing food served by a very friendly and professional team. I cannot say enough nice things about it - recommending to all my friends. tip - if you get your choice of bedrooms (there are basically 3 masters in the 7 bedrooms) ask for the Suite room
Stayed: February 2017

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
  • Baby cot
  • Air Condition
  • Bunk Bed
  • Mini Bar
  • King Size bed
  • Single bed
  • Extra bed
  • mosquito door screen

Bathroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Bath tub
  • Outdoor shower
  • En-suite bathroom
  • bidet
  • bathroom amenities

Business facilities

  • Computer available
  • Telephone
  • Copier/scanner/printer
  • Ipad

Dining facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Dish washer
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Juicer
  • Coffee machine
  • Ice Maker
  • Wine cooler
  • iron
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer
  • guest laundry (extra cost)
  • baby high chair

Living facilities

  • Lounge seating
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Pool table
  • Fitness
  • Music System
  • DVD player
  • books
  • board games
  • massage table
  • massage chairs

Outdoor facilities

  • Parking available
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • Speakers system
  • BBQ / Bar area
  • baby car seat

Location

Conveniently located in the ‘Millionaire’s Mile’of Kamala which hosts a number of stunning homes, the villa is miles away from worries yet only a few minutes from conveniences, and sets new standards among its peers. The Aquila is located a short 40 minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Access to the property is via a private road into a gated compound with 24-hour security. You will enjoy a direct water access, a reef starting 5m offshore, a waterfall and expansive forest views to either side.

Rates

Include all taxes - No booking fees

Season Dates Bedrooms Daily Rental Minimum Stay
Low Season 1 Sep 2018
30 Nov 2018
4 bedroom USD 1,754 2 nights
Low Season 1 Sep 2018
30 Nov 2018
5 bedroom USD 1,783 2 nights
Low Season 1 Sep 2018
30 Nov 2018
6 bedroom USD 2,030 2 nights
Low Season 1 Sep 2018
30 Nov 2018
7 bedroom USD 2,325 2 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2018
14 Dec 2018
4 bedroom USD 2,442 3 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2018
14 Dec 2018
5 bedroom USD 2,442 3 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2018
14 Dec 2018
6 bedroom USD 2,766 3 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2018
14 Dec 2018
7 bedroom USD 3,148 3 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
4 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
5 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
6 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
7 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights
High Season 16 Jan 2019
30 Apr 2019
4 bedroom USD 2,442 3 nights
High Season 16 Jan 2019
30 Apr 2019
5 bedroom USD 2,442 3 nights
High Season 16 Jan 2019
30 Apr 2019
6 bedroom USD 2,766 3 nights
High Season 16 Jan 2019
30 Apr 2019
7 bedroom USD 3,148 3 nights
Low Season 1 May 2019
30 Nov 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,754 2 nights
Low Season 1 May 2019
30 Nov 2019
5 bedroom USD 1,783 2 nights
Low Season 1 May 2019
30 Nov 2019
6 bedroom USD 2,030 2 nights
Low Season 1 May 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 bedroom USD 2,325 2 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
4 bedroom USD 2,442 3 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
5 bedroom USD 2,442 3 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
6 bedroom USD 2,766 3 nights
High Season 1 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 bedroom USD 3,148 3 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2019
15 Jan 2020
4 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2019
15 Jan 2020
5 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2019
15 Jan 2020
6 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights
Peak Season 15 Dec 2019
15 Jan 2020
7 bedroom USD 7,003 7 nights

Rates Include

Tax and service charge
First morning deluxe guest breakfast
1 x airport pick-up and 1 x airport drop-off transfer car
NB. In the event of discounted villa rates, inclusions are provided on a case by case basis
NB. All other meals, food and beverages charged at grocery cost price plus 20%
NB. The August 15% discount cannot be used in combination with any other promotions

Rates Exclude

Guest Laundry (to external laundry)
Telephone (landline) guest use
Local telephone calls
International telephone calls
Spa therapist
Nanny
Bartender

Cancellation Policy

In the event that a Guest must cancel or change a confirmed booking, Notification of cancellation can only be communicated by way of email to:
[email protected]
The Guest hereby acknowledges that it has been advised to take out insurance to cover any losses arising from or in connection to cancellation of a booking.
The charges for any cancellation by a Guest are as follows:
(a) 20% of the full rental price if notice of cancellation is received on or before of the 60th day prior to the commencement of the guest stay in the Villa;
(b) 50% of the full rental price if notice of cancelation is received 30 – 60 days prior the commencement of the guest’s stay in the Villa;
(c) 100% of the total rental price if the cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the commencement of the guest’s stay in the Villa.
The above charges apply to the following:
(a) A change to a booking where the dates of the new booking do not coincide with the dates of the old original booking.
(b) Cancellation of one full day of the booking
(c) Cancellation of more than one full day of the booking.
(d) Any action by the Guest which constitutes an attempt to hold an unauthorised event at the Villa
(e) Failure and/or inability of a Guest to provide an acceptable form of identity on arrival and/or the booking voucher; and
(f) Any other breach by the Guest of one or more of these terms and conditions.

Payment Terms

The Guest is required to pay the deposit within five (5) working days of receiving confirmation of availability of the Villa.
If payment of the deposit is not received by LVA within the timeframe stipulated above, then LVA is entitled to cancel the Guest’s booking.
The Guest is responsible for payment of the deposit payment to LVA pursuant to the terms set out below (unless specified otherwise in the individual Villa terms):
For stays commencing sixty (60) days or longer after the request is received a deposit for 30% the total cost of the Villa stay is payable. For stays commencing less than 60 days or less after the request is received from the Guest the total cost of the Villa stay is payable.
If payment of the deposit is not received within five (5) working days of the dates set out above, then LVA may cancel the Guest’s booking.
Where the full amount owing for the Villa stay is not paid as a deposit the balance is payable not less than sixty (60) days before the commencement date of the Villa stay.
Where required, the Guest must arrange to pay a security deposit to the Owner or LVA prior to arrival as per the Villa description (“the deposit”). Payment of the deposit is a prerequisite to accessing the Villa.
The Owner and/or LVA reserve their right to adjust the amount of the Deposit on a case by case basis and will notify the Guest prior to confirming a booking at the Villa. The deposit will be refunded at the end of the Guest’s stay in the Villa subject to the following deductions:
Any additional expenses inclusive of charges for goods, and services supplied, telephone and internet charges, and any other charges included in the rental rate;
The cost of repair or replacement for any loss or damage caused by the Guest and/or by Guest’s Visitors to the Villa and/or its contents (including the cost of any additional cleaning required). If this cost cannot be calculated prior to check out, the Owner and/or LVA is entitled to retain from the security deposit an amount equal to or greater than the Owner and/or LVA’s reasonable estimate of the cost. Once the actual cost has been determined any balance will be returned to the Guest in the event that the actual cost is less than the amount retained. In the event that the actual cost is greater than the amount retained the Guest will immediately compensate the Owner and/or LVA for the difference.
Please note: A US$2000 refundable damage deposit is required for non-event bookings. This will be valid for any new booking and will be invoiced 2 weeks prior to guest arrival (via PayPal). This will be refunded, less any documented damages, within 3 days or check out.

Description

The Aquila, where eagles rest

Set upon a clifftop in its own private cove, the edge-of-the-World seascape at The Aquila is nothing short of breathtaking. As you gaze in any direction you will see only nature, beautifully undisturbed. From the impossibly blue Andaman Sea in front to dense tropical jungle bordering the Aquila on both sides, the unique aspect of this indulgent property affords the guest with the ideal pairing of expansive ocean views and private seclusion. Within moments of arrival, it will become apparent that The Aquila is a truly remarkable residence, a sophisticated and luxurious retreat for the most discerning guest. It is the realization of a dream that has been a decade in the making.

Conveniently located in the ‘Millionaire’s Mile’of Kamala which hosts a number of stunning homes, the villa is miles away from worries yet only a few minutes from conveniences, and sets new standards among its peers. The expansive estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. It is the perfect fusion of modernity and traditional Asian design, featuring exotic materials such as Teak-wood, blackIndian Granite and Italian Tiles. Covering several acres of prime direct ocean-access land overlooking the crystalline sea, the total living area is a massive 3500 metres spread across multiple pavilions on the estate. This magnificent waterfront property is graced by soaring ceilings and wall-to-wall windows to ensure sea-gazing views are always available from multiple vantage points.

From the exquisitely and tastefully decorated formal rooms, to the very relaxed and casual spaces, The Aquila is clearly a property that doesn’t just facilitate, but embraces entertaining. The contemporary villa provides environments and spaces for every circumstance and dimension. For the fitness oriented, there is a spa, a 30m pool and a gym. For those who prefer leisure there is also bar and pool table that extends to a private movie theatre feel with its 70 inch flatscreen display. Finally, for those who wish to make the most of the incredible environment outdoors, a gushing waterfall lies within the grounds of the estate, complimented by a verdant hillside and an incredible stretch of coastline. Few properties can boast their own house reef, in this case one is just a few strokes offshore in the private cove.

The Aquila is located a short 40 minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Access to the property is via a private road into a gated compound with 24-hour security. Upon arrival, a short, steep driveway will lead you to the carpark and reception area which can comfortably accommodate five vehicles. Also occupying the Arrival Pavilion is a comprehensive spa providing in-house treatment and services to revitalize your body and mind. From this area you will also get your first glimpse of the three other pavilions set into the cliff-face which togethercomprise this sumptuous villa.

The Main Pavilion is the centrepiece of the property, with its definingwhite walls contrasting perfectly with the Black Chinese-slate roof, and the tropical green of the natural surrounds. The grand entryway is resplendent with its sweeping spiral staircase which draws you downwards into the pavilion below. The building stretches from North to South along the cliff-face in order to maximise the ocean views from the Westerly sunset aspect. Indeed, there is not a single room in the entire property that does not have simply stunning ocean views. The high ceilings and extensive use of glass combine to provide breathtaking landscapes at every step and turn. The Villa was explicitly designed not to be an air-conditioned box and as such all rooms have ceiling fans to compliment the abundant cool sea breezes along with large sliding glass doors to allow cross ventilation.

This central structure is spread over three levels and encompasses a total floorspace of approximately 1100m2. The top floor contains a large library complete with a wide array of novels and multiple spaces for casual reading. The library is exquisitely fitted with Teak flooring and imported Balinese artwork, to provide an elegant and peaceful ambience. Also on thisfloor is a large Reception Room which can be used for meeting and greeting guests, or entertaining. This space is defined by a stunning aquamarine Thai silk wall feature. Both the library and Reception have decks with uninterrupted ocean views. There is a washroom for guest convenience on this level along with a large pantry which contains a sink so it can act as a support room to the two formal rooms if they are desired to be used for functions.

The spiral staircase which is nothing short of breathtaking leads next down to the ground floor facilities. On the left, you will find the living room which has been tastefully decorated with modern furnishings and artwork from around Asia. In the evenings this is the perfect place to repose on one of the free-form sofasand watch the in-house (Netflix) movies on the 60 inch screen. Located next to the living room, is the formal dining room which can seat up to sixteen guests in style. Adjacent to this is a drykitchen and the wetkitchen where all meals are preparedthat aren’t done on the barbequeby a team of three skilled cooking staff. Thekitchen suite boasts top grade commercialfacilities and can be stocked with whatever food and drinks your heart may desire. All rooms on this floor have direct access through floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors to the pool and terrace area.

The infinity pool and the surrounding open-air terrace is the highlight of the property, stretching for 30 metres along the length of the Master Pavilion it is constantly alluring. Edged in gorgeous black African Granite, surrounded by comfy sun-beds, and fragrant Frangipani trees, the inviting water stretching to the horizon makes for a stunning backdrop. The dark slate tiles on the bottom of the pool are constantly changing tone throughout the day, and not only look visually pleasing but warmthe pool through their absorption of natural energy. The dreamy sunset over the pool at the end of each day is a breathtaking highlight of a stay at The Aquila. There is no place in the world you would rather be than here as nature provides a feast for the eyes; rich hues of pink, red and orange radiate from the pool to the impossible blues of ocean meeting sky.

On each end of the pool is a modern Thai Sala (a roofed structure with no walls). The Northern Sala contains the informal, outdoor eating area, complete with exquisite timberwork inthe high ceilings and a slow fan for those lazy afternoons. Many guests choose to take most of their meals in this sala, while enjoying the panoramic landscape. Meanwhile, at the other end of the pool, the Southern Sala has casual seating and sofas for socialising or relaxing with your favourite book. Guests often spend much of their time here, enjoying the waftingsea breezes and the sounds of thewaves as sailboats drift in and out of view.

Moving back inside the building, and down the winding ribbon of stairs to the lower floor, you will find a voluminous chamber just made for entertaining. Theenormous Recreation Room is simply perfect for a small functions, partiesor just to watch your favourite sports match. The room, bedecked with 65inch flat-screen TV, contains a wet-bar with beer on tap, a red felt pool table and plenty of comfortable sofas. At the other end of the space is configured as a form of private movie theatre boasting a 70 inch wall-mounted screen for watching sports or movies. Adjoining this room is a separate space for the house-gym, complete with punching bags, TRX,
3top multi-function weights-machine, free weights and Yoga mats. For cardio purposes there is a rowing machine and treadmill with a million dollar view.

Looking out from the Recreation Room, there are tropical landscaped gardens dotted amongst the rocks on the hillside. What’s more, several rambling paths lead down to the direct ocean access and to The Aquila’s private cove. About 50 metres offshore in this cove, is a pristine coral reef which can be snorkeled at your leisure. For the more adventurous, a slightly more difficult trek path will deliver you at the gushing waterfall which forms one of the boundaries of the property.

To the north of the Main Pavilion and accessed by a short path, is the Master Pavilion (completion 2017) which comprises three self-contained guestrooms spread across two floors and some of the best north-westerly unobstructed ocean views on the property.

Heading to the other end of the grounds, a short walk past the Southern Sala, there are two paths through manicured gardens which lead to the Guest Pavilion. Here you will find six self-contained guestrooms spread across two floors. The rooms are the perfect retreat after the end of a long day relaxing. The minimalist architecture employed, allows the focus to remain on the quality of the workmanship and the imported fixtures.

The ground floor contains two double-rooms each one with an adjacent twin-room. This is perfect for a family by maintaining privacy, while enabling a parent’s and children’s room to be in close proximity. All rooms contain Wi-Fi, and modern fittings. Almost everything is automatic including the blinds, which mostly remain open for even more ocean views with complete privacy. The bedrooms all feature top-hung windows of Fletcher, New Zealand, and this results in them gliding beautifully without the use of any floor tracks to annoy bare feet. Wake up each morning to an awe-inspiring panorama. The ensuite bathrooms contain open-air waterfall showers and are fitted with the very best Italian tiles and top end Japanese fixtures that include such touches as optional heated seats. For relaxing or romancing there is a deep plunge-bath for two, with sublime ocean views through a floor-to ceiling window.

A complement of friendly and professional service-staff are on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including an English-speaking manager, and a full-time chef who will cook meals to order made from only the best local ingredients. Phuket is famous for its seafood and tropical fruits which make up some of the best local dishes. Whether you want Tom Yum Goong or an American Breakfast, the staff at The Aquila will ensure that it is cooked not only to perfection but also to your liking. For dining out, there is an abundant selection of cosmopolitan dining just a short drive away at Kamala Beach.

The Aquila is quite simply a residence without peers. One of the finest pieces of real estate in Thailand combined with a villa construction of uncompromising quality and luxurious design and fittings. The result is perfection as the sun-kissed seascapes, pristine jungle and unrivalled luxury and service will ensure as many halcyon days of reverie as you desire.

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