Independent reviews of fine rental properties throughout South East Asia.
Chan Grajang provides liberal servings of space, seclusion and extravagance throughout the two levels of its main villa and guest villa, with enough playthings to keep the whole family amused. Inspiring views across Surin and Bang Tao bays beckon from most rooms and from the two-tier terrace, while inside is a retreat of welcoming luxury with plush white sofas, teak and other woods adding warmth to the floors, vaulted ceilings and furnishings.
Being in this sleek and sturdy villa is like cruising on a luxury super-yacht in the sky. Distinctive natural design pieces – driftwood sculptures, coral and rustic carved wood furnishings – add character and a tropical beach feel. Extensive use of glass and clear acrylic along the entire front and sides of most rooms, as barriers on the terrace, and even stretching out along the floor in the grand front entrance hall, enhance the sense of light, spaciousness and connection to the outdoors.
Sunny relaxation is assured with extensive terracing spanning the front of the villa’s top floor and a 22m infinity pool lined with comfy sun beds. Three of four bedrooms in the main villa stand in separate pavilions while an additional two bedrooms are housed in the guest villa which features its own 10m pool and luxurious kitchen-living area. The living and dining areas, which open out to the well-furnished terrace, offer an incredible space for entertaining. A modern fitness room, media room with study, and games room featuring a snooker table and bar, offer a terrific range of indoor delights, while stretching out below is an expansive lawn with a unique three-hole pitch- and-putt green, great fun for kids and adults alike. Setting the right mood is easy with first-class audio-visual systems throughout.
One would be hard-pressed to come up with a better all-around villa than Chan Grajang, which is generous on a multitude of fronts – size, staffing, views, privacy, entertainment pleasures, charm. Its hilltop position is truly inspiring; we enjoyed wide views over the sea and watched the sun fade into the lush headland beyond. Inside we revelled in the villa’s unusual rustic luxury, where nature’s clever designs – a large twisted driftwood log, for example – meshed perfectly with the sumptuous, finely crafted finishings. And as for the terrace, we’ve never seen an outdoor space furnished so lavishly, where slumber, sunbathing and sunset cocktails could all be enjoyed to the hilt. During our short stay we simply ran out of time to make the most of all the fun stuff; from the games room snooker table to the impressive sound system to the gym, though we did manage to whack a few balls around the pitch-and-putt green, set in lush tropical surrounds – if it weren’t for the rather distracting sea view we’re sure our golf skills would have improved here. While many villas are aimed at being either a romantic hideaway or a fabulous party pad, Villa Chan Grajang manages to be both.
Where can I book?
The prices for a stay at this property range from US$2,250.00 – US$5,500.00 daily incl tax. The villa sleeps 12 people in its 6 bedrooms. Property Report South East Asia is proud to partner with Private Homes and Villas to offer independent reviews of luxury rental properties throughout the region.
For more information about this and other great rental properties, and to book a stay, visit www.property-report. com/site/villa-rentals.