The SpaceA modern and sleek 3 bedroom beach house on the Samaesan peninsula, the most easterly point in the Gulf of Thailand with clear sheltered tropical waters, is a perfect getaway for families, friends or just romance.
Located in Sattahip district, mid-way between Pattaya and Rayong, either approximately 32 km. away and a 35 minute drive, or a smooth 130 km. 2 hour motorway drive from Bangkok. U-Ta-Pao International Airport is only an 8 minute drive, if you are arriving on scheduled or charter flights from northern Thailand or neighbouring countries.
The Beach House is open concept with kitchen, dining and lounge areas opening on to an expansive terrace overlooking the sea and a large 11x4.5 meter salt-water pool. On 1 rai (400 sq.m.) of land with an expansive lawn and mature tropical trees the compound is completely enclosed but open to the seafront, privacy and security are guaranteed.
The Beach House can accommodate 6 people comfortably, large master bedroom with ensuite bathroom while 2 guest rooms share a full bathroom and an outdoor breezeway. All beds are king size and up to 2 portable mattresses can be provided for small children. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and living areas have been designed for ventilation by the ocean breeze. Guest AccessThe modern kitchen is completely equipped for those who enjoy cooking, and a large gas barbecue is also available. The pantry is stocked with essentials for cooking Asian or western meals, oils, spices, sauces etc. Drinking water, coffee, tea and a selection of soft drinks are also provided free of charge during your stay. A fully stocked beverage fridge, soft drinks, beer and wine, can be provided with all items at reasonable prices all clearly indicated.
Samaesan is an active fishing village with a local fleet of colourful boats and a port on the other side of the peninsula. The village still maintains its local fishing character, seafood continues to be processed, often sun-dried, and there are fresh seafood markets on entering the village. There are many small local Thai restaurants within walking distance or a short drive, and fresh vegetables and groceries are available, but limited in choice. If you enjoy cooking and plan on most meals prepared at the Beach House, it is best to shop in Bangkok, Pattaya or Rayong. Interaction with GuestsOur staff are available, a husband and wife team who are very helpful but speak little English, and will maintain the garden area and tidy the house during your stay. Floors are swept and cleaned, beds made up each day, but we do ask our guests to clean-up in the kitchen and wash all kitchenware as you go along.
We do not live at the Beach House, but split our time between Bangkok and our other beach house about 500 meters up the coast. We can be easily reached by telephone for any assistance you may need, and staff can help whenever they are able to. The NeighborhoodThere are very few tourists, except on weekends and holidays as Samaesan is known by Thai locals and tourists as a working fishing village with great seafood, surrounding beaches and 2 large temples. Getting AroundA car is necessary, unless you choose the option of a very private getaway. There is parking for 3 vehicles in the compound for locals or expatriates who have their own cars. A local van that seats up to 8 comfortably can be rented with a driver by the day or longer. Other Things to NoteYou can be as active as you wish during your stay at the Beach House. The beach at the front of the house is perfect for sunbathing and stretches almost a km. up the coastline. Swimming is possible at high tide but it is quite rocky. During periods of low tide, mostly during February-May, swimming is not advised.
There are many beaches in the area, all with clear warm water and tourists are mainly Thai. Beaches are accessible by car, driving time from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the location. There are also a number of islands just offshore with very good snorkelling and swimming. Local boats can be hired for day trips very reasonably. The village also hosts a large aquarium complex that attracts many school trips, and is also open to the public.
PADI diving certification is available in Samaesan and using the pool at the Beach House for training can be arranged.
For golf enthusiasts there are over 20 courses to choose from, all within a 10 to 40 minute drive. Siam Country Club, Phoenix Country Club, Eastern Star Country Club are only 3 of many exceptional courses in the area and green fees are very reasonable.
The coastline from Pattaya to Rayong has numerous attractions and with the central location of The Beach House day trips can be easily made. Cartoon Network, Nongnuch Gardens, Underwater World are all on the way to Pattaya where the choices for shopping are almost as extensive as in Bangkok, including Central Festival. Towards Rayong there are many local markets, temples and beaches with a local flavour and Rayong town offers good shopping. Transportation with a van comfortably seating up to 8 can be arranged on a day basis. Airport transfers from either Bangkok or U-Ta-Pao can also be arranged.