The Headland Villa 3

The Villa

If you have a Mac, make sure you take it to The Headland Villas. The five properties on this luxury development are elegant, stylish, compact and desirable enough to have been designed by Apple Inc. There's something extremely satisfying about reclining on a cushioned sunbed by a blue-tiled swimming pool, tropical islands silhouetted in the distance while you chat on Skype, courtesy of the villa’s WiFi access, knowing that you fit the scene perfectly.

But it's not just the modern touches that make this villa (and neighbouring Headland Villas 1, 2, 4, and 5) so special; it's the way its design is so perfectly integrated into the stunning, natural setting. Clever features like folding doors (front and back), with roller blinds for daytime shade, add new meaning to the well-used phrase ‘bringing the outside in’ and keep the villa blissfully cool. These touches, along with an intelligent use of space make what is essentially quite a compact residence feel very roomy. It's therefore easy to switch between pleasures on a whim. You can wander straight from your bed down to the pool to float in peace surrounded by tropical greenery and the soothing sound of crickets, then pop back to your bright, open-plan bathroom for a refreshing rain shower before grabbing a snack and freshly brewed coffee on your way upstairs to watch a movie in the TV lounge overlooking the sea.

The staff, like the decor, are discreet. There's an efficient daily maid and a friendly, knowledgeable on-site manager, but once you've enjoyed your healthy continental breakfast (included) you can turn the service on or off to suit your day (a full-time chef and provisioning are available at extra cost). It's a steep climb down to Taling Ngam beach but well worth the effort as you'll probably have it to yourself most days. Restaurants and resort-style amenities are in nipping distance, while boat trips, fishing trips and elephants rides are easily arranged. Drinking in the cinematic views with Vivaldi flowing through the Bose surround-sound system in the lounge is nothing short of living poetry.


The Headland Villas are set on a secluded cliff side overlooking a stunning bay with small islands stretching to the horizon. Interconnecting pathways and steps lead to each individual villa entrance and down to a semi-private section of Taling Ngam beach that's quite rocky in places but swimmable at high tide and shared only by occasional guests from the nearby InterContinental Resort. The guarded (public) road that leads to the villas’ car park is also used by this up-market resort. The villa manager can organise buggies to take you to the resort's restaurants and spa facilities. A one kilometre drive (the road is walk-able, but steep) takes you to Baan Taling Ngam village and beach offering a handful of low-key resorts and restaurants, plus a peaceful temple to visit.

Places Of Interest

10.00 km

Santiburi Golf & Country Club
17.00 km

Mae Nam
18.00 km

Bo Phut Fisherman's Village
22.00 km

Samui International Airport
27.00 km

Chaweng Beach
30.00 km


From a communal car park, landscaped steps and walkways lead to each of The Headland Villa entrances. Climbing two short flights of stone steps to enter Villa 3, you reach a 12.5m infinity swimming pool set in a small lawned garden with loungers placed for sun and views. The olive and white, thatch-roofed living space and two adjacent bedrooms are all set back from the garden with their own partially covered terrace that extends beyond the pool. The outdoor areas offer spectacular, 180 degree views of the bay beyond.

The master bedroom is bright and airy with a king-size bed and built-in cupboards. The room opens onto a spacious ensuite bathroom with rain shower. A glass door behind that faces the rocky cliffside, but still allows plenty of natural light. The adjacent twin bedroom is a mirror image of the master, with the same comfortable furnishings and spacious ensuite, plus a small planted courtyard garden at the rear that connects to the rest of the property.

A central passageway divides the bedrooms from the living area. This leads behind the property to a flight of wooden stairs rising up to the mezzanine TV room overlooking the living area. This room is furnished with twin beds and a comfortable double sofa bed in front of a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Uniquely among the four smaller villas, (villa 5 is larger) this TV lounge has an ensuite shower room, which means it adapts particularly well as a third bedroom for larger groups. Downstairs, the spacious open-plan living and dining area is served by a well-equipped (with brand name appliances) kitchen and breakfast bar. Built-in cupboards contain enough crockery, glasses and cutlery for a dinner party. One cupboard also houses the mood lighting controls and a powerful stereo system which feeds wall-mounted speakers. The dining table seats eight, and there's an inviting sofa close by to sink into after you've eaten. Fold-out glass doors on all four walls welcome the views and sea breezes, but there's the option of air conditioning and ceiling fans (throughout the villa) to supplement.



6.2m X 6.2m



6.2m X 6.2m

Garden Path - Master Bedroom
Garden Path - Master Bedroom
King - Master Bedroom
King - Master Bedroom
Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Twin - Bedroom 2
Twin - Bedroom 2
Bathroom - Bedroom 2
Bathroom - Bedroom 2

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