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“Perfect base for your adventures.....and to watch...”
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So peaceful and serene
Directly on the beach over looking the five islands
Directly on the beach!
The living room area with a large TV that can be hidden away in the cabinet
Afternoon tea on the terrace or a refreshing cocktail or beer.  What will it be?
Stepping down to the garden & to the beach in front of the house
Kitchen
Ground floor bathroom adjacent to open air shower
Bedroom on upper level
Overlooks the sea & the garden from both sides
Terrace to bedroom pavilion closest to the main house
Bedroom pavilion closest to the house overlooking the sea
Courtyard to Mainhouse and bedroom with the single beds
En-suite with shower to bedroom
The driveway leading to the house
The courtyard leading to the large tropical garden with your own private swimming pool
The second bedroom pavilion
Large swimming-pool set in tropical garden leading up to second bedroom pavilion
Looking out from the bedroom pavilion
Overlooking the Five Islands
Dinning out-side
As the sun goes down the automatic lights come on
As seen from the terrace - The Naga boat out at sea as the sun sets
Amazing sunset can be seen from this side of the island
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Taling Ngam, Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province

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YellowBox...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect base for your adventures.....and to watch the Sun go down!”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The house stands right on the shoreline. A few steps down takes you into shallow water which continues for some considerable distance before it gently falls away. A very short walk to the left takes you to a quite beach restaurant serving good Thai and English food at a fair price. A short walk to the right lands you on a beach with and small uncluttered resort behind, and rocks to the left. It's easy enough to navigate round the rocks, water never going above your knees to a long stretch of wide sandy beach with very few developments, and very much yours for most of the day!
The House based on the typical design style, and is an entirely wood construction Thai House.
It consists of the main residence, which has a bedroom upstairs with, without doubt the best view you could possibly want to wake up to.
In the main lounge area all the walls are effectively doors that can be pulled back to bring the balcony and the stunning view of the 'five Islands' unobstructed into the house.
The lounge houses original Thai art and artefacts and feels relaxed and homely with two big sofa's to lollop on at the end on the day.
The property has two 'Villa's', one to the right and one further back (that opens onto the swimming pool). Both are double bedrooms, air conditioned with on-suite, and everything you need to make a cuppa in the morning.....including a fridge....before a quick dip to start the day!
There is another room with two single beds, on-suite and aircon in a block just to the rear of the main house.
All these stand in a well maintained garden consisting of beautiful mature trees and may large pots of flora.
Piwi and her partner Nat tend the daily maintenance of the house and gardens, and for the most part lived on site but within a separated living area not visible to guests.
Piwi speaks perfect English and will help and advise you, and is a fantastic cook! She is happy to russell you up an authentic Thai meal. Please note though this is a private arrangement (with the blessing of the owner) and not part of the package.
Waterfalls and steep rides up into the hills (which are great fun) are very close to get to in the car. See if you can find the Dinosaurs' dominating the top of one of the hills....recommend the restaurant attached....panoramic views and for 100 Bhart you can take a dip in a pool with that rather special vista....
The nearest big town is Ban Nathon (about 20mins) to do your big shop should you need it, other than that there are plenty of local small supermarkets round about.
There is so much to say (and to do) but. of course that's part of your adventure.
Ann is the property owner who we spoke to directly on one occasion. She was very helpful and a pleasure to do business with.We had a brilliant time, and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Five Islands Beach House as a beautiful and friendly place to base your adventures in Koh Samui...
We will be back!

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Liked best: Your own private beach front
Liked least: Coming home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Shacklebr...
Suffolk
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Truly memorable”
Reviewed April 4, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We had a lovely holiday at the 5 Islands and there was little to concern us. We enjoyed the luxury of Oh's culinary services and excellent food. The views are absolutely beautiful and serene. Total relaxation guaranteed. We regularly used the beachside restaurant, which was a few yards away, to enjoy cocktails before dinner - very luxurious. It was quite common for a wedding shoot to be taking place as well as the local buffalo enjoying an evening dip in the sea. We went out and about the Island quite regularly and Oh was able to sort out transport for us, which made things very easy. The only areas of concern for us as a group was the fact that the bungalow furthest away from the house did not have a secure locking door; it could not be closed from the inside (it could be pushed together from the outside but this was not a good idea either). I personally wasn't very keen on the outside shower room which was the 'ensuite' for the upstairs bedroom, however my husband loved it. I used the shower room attached to the twin bedded room. The only other thing was that on our last day the pesticide guys came in which we thought could have waited until the next day when we were leaving.
I've tried to give an honest review and despite some of the niggles I mentioned above, I would definitely return.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
May 7, 2016
Thank your your feedback - it is very much appreciated. The lock on the bedroom door has now been changed and new keys provided.

With regards to the pest control, it is hard to manage exactly when they come as they have a set routine once a month. They are normally very quick and get in & out as soon as they can. It is very important to get the property sprayed as it helps keep the mosquitoes at bay along with other unwanted pest, however we are very sorry they intruded on your last day.

Thanks again for taking the time to write the review.
Warm regards. Ann & Peter
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SonnyInMt...
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Villa for peaceful oceanfront vacation”
Reviewed March 17, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My message to the owner:

Ann,

I hope this message finds you well.

We got home last week after an amazing trip. I just wanted to write you and say thank you for everything, especially your understanding when my mother in law passed away and your willingness to be flexible with me.

About the house, we were on cloud 9 the entire time. The house is beautiful and we really felt like we were in a special place. The entire property was nothing short of breathtaking.

Jackie, Oh and Chris were an absolute pleasure as well. Super friendly and helpful, they made us feel right at home.

As for Oh's cooking, WOW. As soon as we arrived we agreed that she would cook for us for the duration of our stay. She asked me what we would like to pick and I just told her to make us whatever she liked and that my only request was to have cheeseburgers for lunch on one day. Every single meal that she prepared for us was absolutely spectacular as far as taste and preparation. She was genuinely friendly and a true wiz in the kitchen. You certainly did not exaggerate her culinary skills….we all agreed that it was the best eating we experienced during our 3 weeks in Thailand.

Overall, a big thank you.

Best regards,

Sonny

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Liked best: The property was overall perfect for authentic Thai villa. Each bedroom was in it's own structure, so after bedtime everyone gets their own privacy. Might be my dream house.
Traveling group: Large Group
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Jennifer...
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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“This place is as close to perfection as it gets. We had an awesome time.”
Reviewed January 12, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We spent Christmas and New Years at Five Island Beach House, we were there for 3 weeks and every night we were spoilt by the most stunning sunsets.
This part of the island is known as the Virgin coast, this means that it is incredibly natural, which we loved. In the mornings if you take a trip out to the road you will see the locals walking their Buffalos! This is the place to go if you want to enjoy your own time and space.
The pictures on trip advisor are totally true to what the place is like. it really is of an internationally high standard and stunning.
The housekeeper Oh is a fantastic chef, I would highly recommend her services. The island view restaurant down the beach also does delicious food and a wonderful Mojito. They also have truly blissful massages, you listen to the sea while a local lady works on your back.
There are loads of things to do in the area, we particularly loved washing the elephants!
The houses owners were attentive and when we contacted them for advice they were extremely helpful. This really is a gem of a place.

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Liked best: The View
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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leoSai
Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews
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“Absolute Beachfront - Unique Traditional Thai Style Beach House”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This unique villa property consists of 4 traditional thai style wooden buildings set over a huge tropical garden with large private pool. The buildings are well maintained and decorated with pieces of traditional Thai/Asian artwork and furniture creating an ambiance that is Jim Thompson-esque in atmosphere.

While old world Thailand in feel, it certainly doesn’t lack the modern comforts of aircon, flat screen TV, WIFI, music system and modern bathrooms & kitchen which makes this a very special base to enjoy the true treasure of Samui’s tranquility.

The main pavilion is perfectly situated on the waters edge with a huge terrace facing directly across to Five Islands. The view constantly changes with the weather and light of day so it was perfect for quiet contemplation. Alternatively when we felt like some action, we were only 20 steps to long tail boat hire for a 10 minute ride over to the 5 islands for a wondrous snorkeling and kayak adventure. The location is also great for long coastal walks at low tide, light snorkeling directly out front and a short walk to a number of good beachfront restaurants. It was also only a 10-20 drive to Nathon, Lamai and Chaweng for shopping and busier entertainment if we felt like it.

Our on-site hosts Oh and Jack made our short stay a perfect villa vacation with an optional meal plan available. Oh’s home cooking is not to be missed. She serves from a large menu selection of Thai and European food, catering for kids, fussy adults and spicy food lovers.

The Taling Gnam beach area reminds me of Samui 25 years ago before the crowds and resort developers took hold of Chaweng and Lamai. It is quiet, non-commercial, lovely and clean, and the local people are surprisingly welcoming.

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Liked best: The view and the unique atmosphere of this Villa property
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Sara H
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Paradise for all the senses....if only I could teleport back there now!”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Where to begin? Five Islands House is quite simply one of the most beautifully observed and curated houses in the most stunning place with amazing views I have ever seen.

Around every corner there is another surprise; a beautiful view from the veranda of the main house with the 5 islands the house is named after over to the left, the sun sets directly in front of the house in the evening. The gardens are lush, vivid, and very well kept. The amazing traditional main house is adorned in antiques, artwork and is a wonderful place to gather. Its main bedroom is so romantic and the views from here are to die for. My kids loved the swimming pool and the two smallest ones learnt to swim there.

The sea is reached by a few steps down from the main house and it is very clean here. We even saw phosperous one night. I only wish I knew you had to swoosh the water around to make it come even more alive. Take a trip out in the local fishing boats. Much more fun than the organised big tours and half the price. The sheer amount of fish in the water to see when you were snorkelling were incredible.

For me the highlight of my stay was Oh, the wonderfully sweet, kind, funny and most amazing chef. She made everything so simple, took any of the stress away (evitable with extended family) and made us feel so at home. Everyone loved her food. My kids now rate my own cooking by how good or bad it is compared to Oh's. She makes everything from the most amazing Thai Curries (very, very, very, good) to simply beautiful salads or pasta and home made burgers for the kids. I would certainly recommend using her services - you are on holiday and certainly for use it was a once in a life time holiday and she was the icing on the cake or should I say the crunchy peanuts on the Pad Thai Noodles.

I hope one day I can return there, until then however it will remain vividly in my imagination.

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Liked best: The magical house and the food.
Liked least: Nothing - didn't have a single complaint.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Querate
Amsterdam
1 review
“Secret Paradise”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

From the moment you arrive through the gates there is a feeling of tranquility.
The lush gardens that surround the villa are home to an exotic array of wildlife.
Walking through the gate towards the main house you ascend the steps to the villa to be greeted by the most breathtaking view of the sea and its hues of greens.
The main house is a treasure trove of Thai antiquities that add an old world feel and blend in seamlessly with the architecture of the villa.
The sleeping quarters are separate to the main house each one tastefully decorated and allowing added privacy to your stay.
The location of the villa is next to a small fishing village that goes about its daily routine as if time has stood still.

Every morning you awaken to the sounds of lapping waves and the cacophony of tropical birds. The squirrels scuttle down from their perch to forage about for food, as you make your way to the pool to do morning laps on a carpet of frangipani’s.
Breakfast is a feast of tropical fruits accompanied by a Nespresso coffee, the villa is equipped with all those 21st century amenities that we seem unwilling to live without.

In this oasis you are far away from the masses and yet close enough to everything should you feel the need to seek out all that this island has to offer.
If you do manage to tear yourself away from the villa do not miss the sunsets.
Every night the horizon, which is dotted with islands, is bathed in swirls of pearly pink and tangerine fading to purple and blue. No sunset is alike.

The owners of the villa Peter and Ann are extraordinarily welcoming and helpful.
The staff here make you feel completely at home and their kindness and warmth are endearing. For those of you that want an authentic experience of Thailand this is the place to be.

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Liked best: The Location
Traveling group: Extended Family
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