Villa Sammasan is a spacious holiday home arranged over four levels with sea views from nearly every room. On the top floor is the master suite. Below are the main living areas, including lounge, dining and kitchen, which open to the pool and pool terrace. Half a level down is the media room, and on the lower level of the villa are two guest bedrooms and a utility room.
Interior staircases connect all four floors and every room has air-conditioning. An indoor parking garage offers space for two cars.
The retro lounge and dining room and sleek white kitchen with breakfast bar form the heart of Villa Sammasan, all set in a large open space. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels across the front allow the room to be opened fully to the pool terrace and the balmy tropical breeze or closed for air-conditioned comfort. The lounge features a silky soft leather suite and low tables piled with books for all ages, with fabrics on the wall and floor adding a plush, warm ambiance.
The dining area is whimsically furnished with a zinc-topped table for eight and bright yellow metal chairs set under a row of candy-coloured lamps. A wall of display cabinets presents eye-catching trinkets and books, and houses the iPod dock that’s connected to built-in speakers in this room and out on the pool terrace. Just behind the dining area is the modern kitchen with its full set of appliances hidden away behind shiny white wall panels and cupboards for a more minimalist look. The breakfast bar offers seating for four, and a great perch for watching the villa chef in action.
Villa Sammasan’s media room on the mezzanine level is the only room without a view, which together with its subtle lighting adds to its retreat-from-the-world feel. The soft L-shaped sofa arranged to face the television will easily sway you to settle in for the evening.
Villa Sammasan’s pool terrace is a well-designed tropical oasis. The 9-metre infinity pool in shiny blue tiling blends perfectly with the sea and sky. Lounging choices abound, with a shaded sala at one end of the pool furnished with sunken bench seating, a built-in sofa, plus sun loungers and a sofa set in a slick moulded white design. Just add sunglasses and a cocktail for Instagram perfection.
Villa Sammasan’s master suite offers total seclusion and the widest views over Surin Beach. The chic bedroom suite occupies the whole of the top floor of the villa and is furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed, writing desk and chaise longue set under a vaulted whitewashed ceiling. Striking artwork adorns the walls and sliding glass doors lead to a private balcony with a built-in sofa and, yes, those fantastic views. The ensuite bathroom lies off a corridor fitted with a bank of teal-painted closets and featuring Sino-Portuguese design touches. Quality lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows add a glamorous glow to this large bathroom with its decadent sea-view jacuzzi, his-and-her vanity sets and a rain shower.
Next to each other on the lower floor, the villa’s two guestrooms are of a mirror-image layout with private balconies and ensuite bathrooms with showers and single vanity sets. The twin-bedded room, with a pull-out bed, is splashed in blue and white. Artwork features elephants and teddy-bears, making this room ideally suited for children (or playful adults!), while the queen-bedded room has a more sophisticated tone, decorated in rich red with an intricately carved wooden wardrobe and black four-poster bed.