A stunning, 5-bedroom villa with some highly distinctive design features, Baan Kilee takes open-plan design to new levels and blurs the distinction between the indoor and outdoor worlds.
True tropical living makes the most of Samui’s gentle sea breezes and warm weather. At Baan Kilee, specifically designed doors and windows can be folded back, while the natural world is also made welcome through the choice of cedarwood shingles for the roofs, which help the villa blend subtly with its surroundings. A swathe of beachside lawn perfect for dining, massage or croquet, fronts the living and sleeping areas, forming a natural border between the large swimming pool, the beach and the sea.
As you enter this expansive villa through a large sliding door that provides one of the most grandiose entrances on Samui, you enter an attractive garden with an orchid-covered walkway that passes by a simply stunning lily pond and leads to the main dining room that seats up to 35 people. Inside, two suspended seats that hang on chains from the ceiling, and the large dining table presents a spectacular place to entertain friends or guests or to read in peace during the day making your selection from the fully stocked library.
Moving beyond this impressive room you descend some ornate steps to another garden area where the exotic scents of the widely-planted jasmine and frangipani trees fill the warm evening breeze, flanked on either side by living pavilions and ideal for al fresco dining. On the left side these individual buildings house the villa’s indoor living areas room, the cinema room, breakfast room and eat in kitchen respectively, the ktichen bar being a favourite for kid’s lunches.
Some special features add significantly to the appeal for those who choose to indulge at Baan Kilee. Next to the main pool, guests can sip cocktails while sitting on sunken stools in a smaller pool with its own swim up bar and a pull-down projection screen for movies under the stars .
There’s also a generously sized barbeque pit, as well as the large aforementioned double kitchen that allows for several chefs to work simultaneously and thus prepare enough food for a banquet.