You’ve been counting the days until your tropical dream vacation and every moment has to be perfect. It would also be nice to do something a bit different this year.
No matter how spectacular a hotel or resort is, it’s still a hotel or resort. Some, like the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, are the size of a small village and offer a fine selection of restaurants on the grounds. What? You feel like cooking a little something? Sorry. Need a washer & dryer? Not in this five-star villa. Want to call or email home. Sure, but it’ll cost you.
Vacation Rentals are a fabulous alternative to hotels and resorts: they’re bigger, with as many bedrooms and beds as you need, more private without all those other guests and staff, and generally come with all sorts of added amenities like – yes! – a washer & dryer so you can wash your clothes as you go along and not return home with a suitcase full of laundry, full kitchens so you can eat for three days on what you would have spent for dinner at a resort, DVD players, hot tubs, games and private pools in which you can relax 24 hours a day, not just during ‘hours of operation’. Internet is not billed by the minute and telephone calls don’t cost ten times the normal rate. You can have any guests you like, and don’t have to pay extra for them. Rentals are much quieter without those other people outside your door. And finally, they feel like home – only better.
AD ASIA Real Estate has known all this for years, which is precisely why we work closely with leading luxury property developers to bring to each of our clients the top-of-the-line listings in the area through the continuously updated properties and promotions on the Thailand Holiday Homes & Rentals section of our website.
Our exclusive listings cover every vacation hotspot in Thailand, from Bangkok and Pattaya, to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hua Hin, Koh Lanta, Koh Chang, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Phang Nga, Phuket and Krabi. In each of them we offer stunning one-of-a-kind luxury getaway properties for two up to twenty guests, with a photo gallery and comprehensive descriptions so you know exactly what comes with the house.
Luxury travel expert Karen Tina Harrison, who has been around the world on luxury travel assignments, offers some “food for thought on how luxury villa rentals can be better than luxury hotels”:
Privacy: Typically, villas are private homes where your neighbors are not on the other side of the wall, as in a hotel. Your pool, beachfront, dock, etc. are not shared. And your parking spot is right there.
Quiet: Villas are usually in quiet parts of town away from main streets, with no hotel or street noise.
Design: Luxury villas are often impressive, one-of-a-kind properties such as penthouses or modern beach houses.
Live-in: Luxury villas are usually comfortable homes equipped with kitchen, deck, pool, hot tub, laundry room, and other amenities.
Space: Luxury villas are generally bigger than all but the largest hotel suites.
Group suitability: With multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, villas can provide a better ‘friends and family’ experience than a block of hotel rooms.
Value: Luxury villa rates compare well with hotels, especially for stays of a week or more. And having a kitchen (and sometimes a chef on call) moderates restaurant expenses.
Pet-friendly: As private homes, villas tend to be more welcoming to furry visitors than all but the most pet-friendly hotels.
We do hope you will take a look at our latest listings, where you will find the most current prices, secure online booking for instant availability, real reviews from guests who have stayed there, and phone and email contacts for more information 24/7.
And feel free to contact us with any questions – we’d be delighted to share the wealth of insider local knowledge we’re gained over 15 years in Thailand to make your luxurious getaway everything you want it to be.