Phuket Property, Thailand

Buying Property in Thailand

 Baan Thai Cherng Lay

By Marie Moon

As part of the Baan Thai Cherng Lay residential development, this villa for sale offers privacy, modern style and convenience in a prestigious location. Nestled against the steep slopes of Surin Hill this villa offers wonderful views of Surin beach, the Amanpuri headland and the Andaman Sea.

Initiated by well-known developer Khun Veerasak, Baan Thai Cherng Lay comprises 29 luxury villas, in the middle of Phuket’s famed ‘Millionaire’s Mile’. Visitors to the estate are immediately taken with the commanding views from all units. The owner of the villa featured here, has gone even further to ensure that all areas of the house have picturesque views of either the sea or the tropical foliage surrounding the villa. The property is rimmed by a granite retaining wall and the space between this and the villa has been filled with lush greenery which has thrived in the tropical climate to now resemble a rainforest.

The four-bedroom villa is set over two storeys. The upper level of the property comprises the master suite, one guest bedroom, living and family/television rooms. The bedroom layouts mirror each other flanking the central living areas. While the bedrooms are not very large, both offer wonderful views of the sea and the rainforest through full length glass windows and doors. The ensuite bathrooms sit behind the bedrooms and each feature a deep whirlpool bath, his and her’s washbasins and separate shower and toilet cubicles.

The central living and TV rooms are separated by a unique indoor water feature. A large Buddha statue sits serenely within a deep pool, looking over the living room, past the swimming pool and out to sea. The sound of running water in the house adds to the exotic ambience of the interior design. The interior decoration is cool and modern, making use of rich red woods for the floors and ceilings that compliment the predominately black and white furniture. The colour scheme is simplified by white walls and the green hues of nature that filter through glass walls used extensively throughout the villa. The architecture loosely follows the Ayutthaya style, connecting three shapely roofs high over the living areas and bedrooms.

Outside, the sea view and the swimming pool compete for attention. Dark tiles add depth to the infinity-edged plunge pool and large Thai salas sit at either end of the pool offering plentiful shade on hot, sunny days. These salas are almost identical, however, one of them has a raised platform while the other is flat and open to accommodate a dining table. There is a third sala located at the back of the property; shaded by thick bamboo, this quiet niche has been used by the current owner as a dedicated massage area. The outdoor areas are spacious and tastefully decorated with stone carvings and greenery-like lotus and water lilies.

The two storeys are joined by an external staircase located on the left side of the property. The lower level is occupied by two more guestrooms, a storage area and a covered car park. These guestrooms are quite spacious, each with ensuite bathroom and ample closet space. The rooms are connected by an internal doorway each with its own private entrance. The sea view from this level is partially obstructed by trees but the same design principle of full length glass doors and windows allows full air circulation and a pleasant vista of the lands lying between the estate and the beach.

In front of the guestrooms, the stone walkways converge into a staircase that leads down to the road. This central point of entry to the villa is decorated with similar stone figures and water plants.

Over the last few years the locale of Surin has undergone something of a face lift. Increased demand for residential units means that within the immediate area there are upwards of six high-end residential estates. With these developments have come shops, services and dining venues hospitals, shopping and leisure venues as well as a number of five-star hotels including the Laguna Phuket complex.

This well built and perfectly maintained villa is currently for sale and interested parties should waste no time as this exotic, completed property will surely not linger in a hungry market. For more information or to organize an inspection contact the sole agent for this property Blaauw & Nassau Ltd.
at Tel: +66 76 263 737-8 or +66 1 892 9495.


Phuket Villas and Phuket Properties: For more information about properties available on Phuket Island, don’t hesitate to


 From Benjarong Magazine – Febuary 2005, Volume 8 Issue 2

In Association with

Kinnaree Media Marketing
Tel: (66-76) 263737-8 Fax: (66-76) 224113
E-mail:    Website:
Web design by Andaman Graphics Phuket

This month features
 Thailand and Asia
 phuket travel info
Phuket Travel and Tours
  Tropical Living Magazine
  Koh Samui
  Recommend this site

Last Minute Hotels


 Benjarong Magazine - October 2005, Volume 8 Issue 10


In Association with

Kinnaree Media Marketing
Tel: (66-76) 263737-8 Fax: (66-76) 224113
E-mail:    Website:
Web design by Andaman Graphics Phuket