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.
Bedroom at Villa Yin
Master bedroom suite
You’ll feel like royalty in this sumptuous and spacious bedroom suite, which is where Yin’s unique personality really shines. Entering the suite is like stepping inside a bejewelled treasure chest: furnishings are in vibrant red and black, and design accents include painted bamboo stalks, intricate sculptures and fascinating original artwork. In the main bedroom suite, a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, daybed and desk are set under a vaulted ceiling with an ethereal fibre-optic chandelier. Sliding doors open to a covered balcony furnished with fun red moulded chairs. The dressing room, with glossy black wardrobe doors and an antique Chinese cabinet, is celebrity-sized, while the ensuite bathroom features an iridescent-beaded bathtub set under a bold black chandelier, double granite-topped vanity sets and a furnished terrace. Red double doors lead to a private study with a large work desk, computer monitor and a TV. On the wide terrace in front is an outdoor tub for a sea-view soak, while just behind is a walled garden space with a double massage bed.
Orange and blue guest bedrooms
Both of these queen-bedded rooms are of similar size and design, each with a bright colour theme of orange or blue and quirky hanging ‘bubble’ chairs. Large glass doors slide open to furnished sea-view balconies and brighten up the rooms with natural light. Both rooms have walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms with iridescent-pebbled walls, showers and single basins.
Guest bedroom pavilion
Perfect for couples or small families who cherish their privacy, this top-level pavilion houses a bright bedroom furnished with a king-sized bed, and a spacious peak-ceilinged living room. In the living room is an elegant daybed (converting to a king-size bed to create a fifth bedroom), a TV entertainment unit, a minibar, microwave and fridge. The lavish shared bathroom is an oasis for relaxation with its jacuzzi tub, large shower and double vanity. Extending across the pavilion’s front is a wide terrace with views galore, furnished with sunbeds and two poly-rattan sofas.
Living Areas at Villa Yin
Entertain with style in Villa Yin ’s living and dining pavilion, which brims with vivid paintings and antique pieces selected by the villa’s art-collecting owner. Extravagant chandeliers dangle from the lofty ceiling and the large grey leather sofas offer an inviting place to relax. Relish the chef’s delicious Thai fare illuminated by the fibre-optic chandelier suspended above the dining area. The adjoining guest kitchen sparkles with top-notch appliances in stainless steel. Floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides of this pavilion flood the space with natural light, and glass doors to the front slide open onto the pool terrace.
On the floor below, the media room has an LCD projector, hanging chair and plush leather seating, as well as a treadmill for those who want to keep fit while keeping up with the latest movie releases. Glass walls on two sides offer wide views of the sea and surrounding hillside.
Panoramic views are plentiful from Villa Yin ’s many outdoor living areas – especially its sunbed-lined pool terrace and 18-metre pool that stretches across the front of the living pavilion. Tropical elegance extends to the side of the living pavilion, where a sala with a built-in double lounger is just the spot for a quiet read or a soothing massage. The connected barbecue area seats 12 in fan-cooled shade, and blends refined style and nature for some fabulous alfresco dining and sunset cocktails. And between the master and guest bedrooms is a wide sundeck with stylish nest-like furniture. More sea-view terrace space, furnished with sofas, is found at the guest pavilion on the top floor.
Service and Facilities
Villa Yin capacity for 8-10 people (4 ensuite bedrooms: 2 with king-size beds; 2 with queen-size beds plus guest pavilion living room convertible to a 5th bedroom). 1 additional mattress available (extra charges apply).
Open-plan living, dining (seats six) and kitchen pavilion; media room; ocean view barbecue deck with dining for 12; alfresco lounge on upper level; several furnished sun decks throughout the villa.
18 x 4m pool with infinity edge.
Villa manager; chef; housekeeping; service staff; gardener and pool maintenance. Babysitters and massage/beauty therapists available on request (additional charge).
Private chef prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner (Thai and western menus), catering to special dietary requests wherever possible.
Entertainment room with full media/communications facilities and LCD projector; Flat screen TVs in the master bedroom and guest pavilion.
A high chair and baby cot are available on request.
In-villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty and wellness therapists (extra cost applies).
Additional car requirements and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager.
Events for up to 20 people can be arranged at the villa with prior notice (event fee applies).
Barbecue; safety deposit box.
Exclusive use whole villa facilities
Wi-Fi internet connection
Personal service by the villa staff
Villa rates are subject to 17.7% service charge, taxes, etc. Please note the above rates are valid until 11 Jan 2020. Please email us if you would like to make a booking after this date.
Low Season: 22 Apr – 30 Jun 2018, 01 Sep – 27 Sep 2018, 08 Oct – 30 Nov 2018, 23 Apr – 30 Jun 2019, 01 Sep – 26 Sep 2019, 08 Oct – 30 Nov 2019 Shoulder Season: 04 Mar – 22 Mar 2018 , 01 Jul – 31 Aug 2018 , 28 Sep – 07 Oct 2018, 01 Dec – 13 Dec 2018, 03 Mar – 28 Mar 2019 , 01 Jul – 31 Aug 2019, 27 Sep – 07 Oct 2019, 01 Dec – 12 Dec 2019 High Season: 14 Jan – 13 Feb 2018, 14 Feb – 24 Feb (CNY)2018, 25 Feb – 03 Mar 2018, 23 Mar – 02 Apr (Easter) 2018, 03 Apr – 21 Apr 2018, 14 Dec – 20 Dec 2018, 13 Jan – 31 Jan 2019, 01 Feb – 10 Feb (CNY) 2019, 11 Feb – 02 Mar 2019, 29 Mar – 11 Apr 2019, 12 Apr – 22 Apr (Easter) 2019, 13 Dec – 19 Dec 2019 Peak Season: 21 Dec 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 (Christmas &NY), 20 Dec 2019 to11 Jan 2020(Christmas &NY)