Baan Kata Keeree is located on over one rai (1600m2) of land at the southern tip of Kata beach, on a rocky promontory overlooking the entire beach and bay, including Poo Island. Beach access is less than 100 metres walk via the back of the villa. Yachting friends can anchor their boats right under the villa and walk up.
Kata beach is well known to Phuket regulars as the best swimming beach on the island during the dry season and the best surfing beach in the rainy season. The fact that 70% of it is taken up by The Club Med adds to the exclusivity factor, whilst meaning all sporting activities are available. Some of the best restaurants on the island, and the best wine cellar, are just walking distances away (The Boat House, Villa Royale). An important point is that Kata Beach remains safe all year round, which can not be said about many beaches on the west coast, where the swimming beaches are.
Many would argue that this is the best location on the island; private and secluded whilst also right within walking distance of everything you need, and on one of the best but not yet over commercialized beaches. As they say, location is not everything but it is most things!
The house itself is totally unique and stands in its own private grounds - it is one of a kind. Unlike most other developments on the island, which are part of communities, this property was entirely designed and constructed by the owners. The architect is Professor Junaphas who did the renowned Regent Four Seasons in Chiang Mai, amongst other exclusive developments. This property is quite easily the most outstanding sea front villa on Phuket.
The Thai style villa itself is made up of four main buildings covering over 400m2 of house space, with another 400m2 of terraces. The middle building is two stories, giving the two top bedrooms a complete view of the entire bay. The terrace space is particularly outstanding, with two levels and two swimming pools with cascades from one to the other (one is 12mx5m with a Jacuzzi and swimming jet current, the other is a six seater rock Jacuzzi which can also act as a kiddies paddling pool for small ones). The fully landscaped back gardens have two functional waterfalls, one of which flows into a fish pond and also acts as the main entry level. There is another entrance sala at the top, and a separate service access.
For your dining requirements you have a choice of a large outdoor teak table, which overlooks the entire bay, or the indoor dining area, both of which can comfortably seat 12. All indoor areas are fully air conditioned (including the western kitchen), with top of the line recessed Mitsubishi Mr. Slim models. Fans are also available in all rooms. Small details such as deluxe Slumberland mattresses add to the feeling of comfort, which is always paramount in this type of property.
The house was designed for ease of living, and comprises a fully equipped modern kitchen, with top of the range coffee makers right next to the lounge/living area (it has all modern conveniences, including a large cooled wine cellar). An additional kitchen for staff use and Thai cooking lies at the back near the covered parking area. All rooms have a full, unobstructed view of the sea and the swimming pool.
The entire house has been tastefully furnished, with no expense spared, using a combination of oriental antiques maximizing the use of colours, and different textures such as marble, granite and teak, which are used abundantly. Cable TV with a large 42in Flat screen and home theatre sound system is in the lounge and computer/ internet access (flat screen LCD) are also available as is a fax machine and Tv and sound systems in all rooms.
The house comprises six bedrooms (five with king sized beds and one with two large single beds) and six bathrooms, each with bath and separate shower, and most with private gardens containing ornamental statues. Part of the master bathroom looks out over the bay through an ornamental garden. The staff quarters consists of an extra two bedrooms with own bathrooms. A safe is available for guest use in all the bedrooms. On the lower terrace is the relaxation sala along with the six seater Jacuzzi which can also be used as a paddling pool for small children.
The entire property, including trees and pools, is tastefully floodlit at night to give maximum effect.