Price Starting From: 25,105 THB
Villa Yin is one of Phuket’s true luxury rental gems. Inspired by respected Thai architect Charupan Wiriyawiwatt, this superbly staffed palace of the senses mixes elements of classic Thai architecture and antiques with a dazzling collection of contemporary art. Situated within an exclusive private estate on a scenic headland just south of Kamala, this unique four/five-bedroomed villa overlooks the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea from every room.
Inside, 14th and 15th century Thai Buddhas and ancient Burmese gongs share space with modern works by artists Xiu Ciu Wen, David LaChapelle and Andy Warhol. Sleek, sensual interiors, a black marble pool and natural granite highlight the design aesthetic throughout the property along with glass, pebble and bamboo accents to bring nature indoors in Yin’s unique style. Among the many luxurious features of this villa are a wine cellar, media room with projector and a sauna.
Villa Yin’s living and sleeping pavilions are arranged over three levels, connected via stairways, colonnaded walkways and wide sunny decks that offer seemingly limitless opportunities for relaxation under the tropical sun. Four bedrooms, including a sumptuous master suite and private guest pavilion on the villa’s uppermost level (with a living room that can be converted to a fifth bedroom on request), all offer ocean views. A 18-metre pool merges seamlessly with the horizon and a big decked area houses a 12-seater outdoor dining table and built-in barbecue area. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen pavilion, with its vaulted roof, black décor and floor-to-ceiling glass is a living gallery, yet has a tangibly homely feel.
Guests at Villa Yin are looked after by a charming live-in manager, hugely talented chef, and team of friendly housekeeping and service staff. The villa is about 30 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport, 15 minutes from the famous nightlife of Patong and 45 minutes from Phuket Town.