Baan Rim Klong is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a gated compound, surrounded by tropical foliage, plantations and birdsong. The peace and quiet are remarkable, given that it is less than five minutes drive to Ao Nang Beach.
The layout is deceptively simple, following a classic L-shape plan, but there are several thoughtful design elements that transform the villa into an ideal vacation retreat. Firstly, the living and sleeping quarters are separated: two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom are located in one wing, and an open plan kitchen and living room in the other, connected by a tiled outdoor terrace.
Each air conditioned bedroom has its own entrance from the verandah, allowing for complete privacy, and the separation from the living space means that both early and late sleepers and risers can be accommodated without disturbing others.
The bedrooms are large, with one having twin beds, the other a king-size double bed. In both en-suite bathrooms, there are walk-in shower stalls with overhead rain shower, as well as separate dressing areas. The bathroom in the twin bedroom is also accessible from the communal side of the house.
The kitchen-living room is fully air conditioned and, like the rest of the villa, features double height ceilings, which give a wonderful sense of space, as well as allowing air to circulate freely. Extra-wide granite counter-tops provide proper workspace for cooks, as well as room for a breakfast bar, seating 4 comfortably.
At the rear, there is also a covered outdoor kitchen, perfect for barbecues, or Thai food prep (chef available on demand).
The lounge area has a flat panel TV with satellite channels, and there is also complimentary wi-fi throughout the property.
At the centre of the villa, and connecting the two wings, is a breezy, covered outdoor room, which is the focal point of the house. This multi-purpose space can be used for dining, relaxing, playing games and so on, year round, in all weather. Like the rest of the rooms, it looks out over, and has direct access to, the large garden.
The décor in Baan Rim Klong is simple, European style with touches of Asia in the rice paper lamps and bright feature walls – orange in the living room, and purple and yellow in each of the bedrooms. Large picture windows and French doors maximize the light and create a feeling of outdoor living.
The villa is oriented to take advantage of natural cooling breezes, with much of the main house in the shade during the hot afternoon, while the garden and exterior deck receive the benefit of the sun. Please note that there is no private swimming pool on the property; guests may use the communal pool in the compound, some 150m away.
Off street car parking is available; car or motorbike rental can be easily arranged. Those who do not have their own transport may use Krabi Riviera’s tuk-tuk service to get to and from the beach, and a personal concierge is also on call to arrange door-to-door sightseeing excursions.
|High season||11 Jan - 25 Jan||฿ 6,000|
|Green season||1 May - 1 Dec||฿ 5,000|
|High season||3 Feb - 1 May||฿ 6,000|
|Peak season||20 Dec - 11 Jan||฿ 8,000|