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The villa design cleverly grafts traditional and modern materials onto the natural environment to create a stunning, multilevel living space that appears to hang on the hillside. Anchored to nature by the creative integration of existing rockfaces, living walls and natural water features, the View is harmoniously incorporated into the landscape.
The sociable layout, ultra-modern appliances and high-tech facilities of the various living and dining areas will entice guests from their private bedroom havens.
Whether for casual all day lounging, dipping in and out of the pool; for lunch, cocktails or even viewing a movie, the pool deck area has the ingredients to match each occasion. Floral fragrances, tropical flowers, music, mood lighting, the views, the sea breeze and an air of sophisticated luxury are all intrinsic features of to the View Samui villa.
Upstairs, the villa indoor/outdoor living room sparkles with the simple elegance of live orchids and flower arrangements. A calming backdrop of natural rockface; a shimmering seascape view and the exotic scents of jasmine and frangipani trees complete the sensory picture.
Glass doors span the entire living room and opens onto a teak-decked terrace. The huge dimensions of the View's main living room, with its oversized door frames and open frontage, perfectly enhance the proportions of the Five Islands beyond, to create an overwhelming feeling of space, and a truly picture-perfect panoramic viewpoint.
Enormous sofas in the main living area can seat 10 or more, and face directly out to the island vista. But at the touch of a button, the room can be transformed to focus on the large drop-down movie screen.
The living and dining spaces are interlinked around a stunning glass staircase which threads through the three levels of the main building and illuminated at night to create a softly glowing centerpiece for the villa. The serenity of the fish pond and the waterfall running down the rockface add a dynamic dimension to the space.
Dining and Cocktails
Sunsets at the View are so sublime that sundowners are a special time of day. The large dining table in the main dining room/café can seat 18. The kitchen island has stools for up to four people.
Behind the dining room is a professional, fully-equipped chef's kitchen, with industrial sized hobs and ovens, and a large fridge/freezer.
The pool deck below also boasts a fully stocked cocktail bar, outdoor kitchen, 4-burner BBQ and a dining table for 10 people.
A holiday is one of the rare times when the family can share the fun of a movie together, and the View can offer several wonderful movie viewing experiences.
The outdoor movie screen at the pool level allows for different activities to take a place at the same time - chatting at the bar, lounging in the pool, or even a game of table tennis with a movie in the background.
Or the living room has a huge indoor screen allowing for a night at the cinema with the doors wide open on a balmy night. If that's too warm, central airconditioning and individually controlled ceiling fans bring the temperature down.
The house is designed for entertaining - whether on a grand or intimate scale. Excellent cuisine and service are fundamental to this and our chef is happy to suggest menus for wonderful lunches and dinners, and this, together with the service provided by our wonderful wait staff, makes staying in a great option. You can choose not only your menus but also whether you want to help prepare them. Chef will be happy to either cook with you; guide you through the mysteries of Thai cuisine, or simply take over all the cooking tasks. The kitchen is equipped to professional standards and, while it is a pleasure to cook in such a well-equipped space, the best thing about the kitchen is that you never need to set foot inside it if you don't want to!
Whether it's a large gathering around the main dining table, a relaxed Thai supper in the poolside sala, a romantic torchlit dinner for two on the beach; or casual lunch in the café, the Samui villa staff will be looking for ways to enrich your experience by creating a a relaxed ambience and discreet levels of attention. Please click here to see a sample of the various cuisines that our chefs can prepare.
With the chef's repertoire, you need never leave the villa. But it would be a shame not to sample local life and cuisine and the guest booklet is regularly updated with recommendations for places to dine either within a stroll or short drive of the villa.
Kitchen and cookery courses
If you are reading this, you must have already browsed the pictures of The View wondering whether or not this is the place for you. Having stayed here for a glorious week with two families, I can safely guarantee you that it is.
However, pictures alone (enticing as they are), could never do full justice to the experience of actually being at The View. They won't tell you about eternally kind and patient hostess Opal and her delightful staff who stop at nothing to deliver on each and every request made of them. No end of sunset pictures can fully describe the experience of taking in cocktails as the sun cools itself beyond the horizon, silhouetting the famous five islands. Photos won't tell you about the house-wide audio and video system or the impressive music and movie collection to suit every taste, mood or occasion. They can't tell you quite how comfortable the beds are, or about the waterfall running down the rock face into which the house is built, or about how much time it is possible to lounge in and around the pool area. And they certainly won't tell you quite how delicious the food will be. Or indeed how much of it you will eat...
If detail is the difference between great and extraordinary, then The View is all about detail. The owners of this magnificent, modern and extremely comfortable holiday home have spared no expense in catering to their guests whims and wishes. Let there be no mistake - this is high-end holidaying, but The View delivers time and again on its one simple promise - to ensure their guests spend their precious days indulging in nothing but maximum fun, the finest food and total luxury.
I strongly suggest that you pay a visit to this amazing place as soon as you can.