The Tamarinds, 2 floors of an elegant cool country villa with gardens & ever changing views of the hill forests & waters of Khao Laem national park; balcony, 4 superb bedrooms with bathrooms; kitchen, big living space; free drinks, free parking, free WI-FI & soaps; comfortable, bright, clean, well equipped, peaceful & private; minutes to coffee shops, resorts, restaurants, Mon bridge & market; perfect for couples, friends & families communing with nature, Mon & Karen culture & border shops.
Two private floors of a unique country house; top floor guest suite & a ground floor apartment with a total of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, balcony, an outdoor kitchen, a big living space, all in about 1,700ft2. The house has a total of 3 floors one of which is the owners self-contained separate apartment.
You've also a patio & garden for your exclusive use plus other shared gardens all in a walled & gated compound.
The atmosphere is cool & private with beautiful hill views over a stream or lake (seasonal flood), often with mist or cloud hiding in the hills.
On both floors:
All four bathrooms have essentials included: freshly laundered towels, soaps, body washes, tissues, shampoos & conditioners.
All four bedrooms with bedding including pillows, bolster, blankets, extra pillows & freshly laundered sun & air dried bed linen.
There’s a strip of 4 universal power sockets plus 2 USB ports for your charging convenience at your finger tips in all 4 rooms.
You have free 24 hour WI-FI.
The guest suite:
Your own floor of about 645ft2 has 2 private bedrooms, a hall and a balcony; the (replanted) rosewood furniture includes comfortable double beds, one king size the other queen size; your two bedrooms have both air-conditioning and ceiling fans.
Your two private bathrooms have modern ceramics, hot water showers; basins, big mirrors & mirror lights & large double windows with insect screens, security bars and solid teak shutters; you've a drying rail for hanging wet towels or wet clothes.
You also have seating & coffee tables for relaxing, wardrobes with hangers & one extra bed is available to order.
The bedroom windows have insect screens and solid teak shutters (for sleep-in darkness) and the master bedroom windows are also glazed; the windows and the balcony have a safety grill as it is high.
There's a small private hall way/living space where you can prepare your breakfast.
Security features include locks on the bedroom & bathroom doors, window bars, 3 pin shuttered electrical sockets with switches & a stair gate to provide you with a sense of safety.
There are three electrical shuttered sockets in the rooms and another two in the connected private hall.
The apartment: your own private spacious apartment (1,100ft2) has its own private entrances from the gardens, two cool airy bedrooms have both air-conditioning and ceiling fans & big bathrooms attached, your own private living & dining space & outdoor kitchen.
Your master bedroom has (replanted) rosewood furniture including a comfortable king-sized double bed; your twin room has two comfortable single beds made from trees from our gardens; both rooms have wardrobes with hangers and luggage racks.
Your big bathrooms have modern ceramics, hot water showers & grab bars (the master bathroom also has a cold rain shower); basins, mirrors, twin mirror lights & exhaust fans; there are rails for hanging OR drip drying towels & wet clothes.
The differences between your two bedrooms in the apartment are:
Master bedroom has a two-seater with coffee table & various books; you've a full length mirror; the glazed windows have both curtains and insect screens. Take just four steps on the small patio, then through the narrow door then you're in the big living space; on the patio there is also an outdoor sink.
In your twin room are large windows with solid teak blackout shutters & insect screens; big mirror; it's just two steps through the narrow door to the big living space; on the patio there is a garden table and benches also a water tap.
Your big living space is suitable for events for up to about 15 persons; there's a large dining table & seating and another laptop friendly table; on a raised section there are throw cushions & stylish triangular Thai cushions & a coffee table on a mat for relaxing with a book or laptop.
Attached to the living space you've a fully equipped outdoor kitchen where you can prepare and enjoy your breakfast or takeaways for example (if you like to try more serious cookery please let me know when booking); you'll find all the cooking basics including a hob, an electric kettle, a grill/toaster, utensils, table ware & your own big fridge there is stocked with free bottled water & fresh milk; free coffee, tea & unlimited filtered drinking water are on the shelf for you on the stand next to your fridge, all self-service.
Security features include locks on the bedroom doors, window bars, insect screens, 3 pin shuttered power sockets with switches & a gated compound to provide you with a good sense of safety. There are six electrical sockets & six lights all with safety pull switches in the master bedroom and four lights and sockets in the other bedroom.
Your apartment has two small patios, one small private garden with patio, table & benches as well as shared rear and front gardens with seating.
The living space and bedrooms have high ceilings & good ceiling fans; floor standing fans are included too.
Wake up to some delightful bird songs (real not reel) or catch some awesome scents of the flowers in bloom.
Let your senses re-calibrate & get in tune with nature; stay 2-3 days & make your visit more worthwhile.
You have free parking on the premises or free roadside parking in front of the house with CCTV.
Villa Scenns is a unique, substantial, brick & terracotta cool country house designed & built by the current owner in 2009 in its own private gated compound.
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Our guests said they love the green peace feeling here, feeling at the heart of nature yet conveniently just 2-5 minutes walk to some of Sangkhla's coffee shops, resorts & restaurants.
On one side our garden borders the water, forest & hills of Khao Laem national park, on the other we're part of the Sangkhla buri residential & resort community; the busier market & shopping area is just 3 minutes drive (30 minutes walk).
Places to go & things you might like to see and do in & around Sangkhla include:
The Mon Bridge just 2 mins. ride (15 mins. walk) from Villa Scenns is the longest all wooden bridge in the world & perhaps the main centre of attraction in Sangkhla town, it provides a strong sense of place and is a focus for boating, swimming & daily Alms giving.
The Sangkla market, 3 mins. drive (30 mins. walk).
Children's homes retail outlets.
Private cooking lessons (by appointment at Villa Scenns).
Walking street, Saturday evenings and some national holidays November - April.
Cultural events: The Thai, Mon, Karen, Lao & Burmese & other ethnic groups making up the community in this multi-cultural environment means many colourful ceremonies, festivals and other events during the year. So far these events & performances are by the locals for the locals, not performed specifically for visitors to Sangkhla; though visitors are welcome to attend & watch, most events are not advertised so it can be difficult to know where & when in advance. Generally however most events follow the Thai & Burmese Bhuddist calendars or a few days either side. The alms giving on Mon side is a daily event and very popular for Thai visitors to participate.
Around Sangkhla you can find jungle trekking & climbing, feet-in-the-river dining, waterfalls & caves to explore; visit and shop at the Three pagodas pass (Myanmar border); join a quality meditation centre, follow the Thai-Burma railway (1943-45) and more.
Our guests wrote Villa Scenns is a "great launch point to enjoy exploring Sangkhlaburi and the surrounding areas".
Our guests often find many interesting places and beautiful views en-route to Sangkhla arriving late afternoon or evening with time left to enjoy a walk around town or perhaps go canoeing on the lake under a blue sky, maybe enjoy the sunset from the bridge or mingle with people there.
For Day 2 guests might walk the long wooden Mon Bridge; watch or join the Alms giving in the traditional Mon village; see the sunrise & then take a boat trip to explore the lake, rivers and the three sunken temples; then perhaps a swim in the Breiki river with a picnic lunch on rocks or sand bank followed by a relaxing afternoon Thai massage &/or manicure perhaps or by dinner after a cooking lesson at Villa Scenns.
For Day 3 guests typically might visit and explore the waterfalls, do some jungle trekking in the healing forests; swim then eat papaya salad and sun dried beef or pork in natures own river; after that perhaps visit the caves & the Myanmar border town and in the evening eat at a lesser known restaurant in Sangkhla.
If you're itching to explore & seek more of a challenge perhaps you can climb some of the nearby peaks or search out the waterfalls for a cool dip; best to check on seasonal safety matters first and go with a guide if recommended.
You can find a real sense of oneness with nature and a sense of adventure in this area; be prepared for some unplugged travel due to lack of internet or phone signals in the remoter parts.
Our guests said they love the unspoiled people, the outdoors & the slow life here; you can feel at the heart of nature itself as Sangklaburi is deep within the Western Forest Complex, four and a half million acres (over 7,000 square miles) of natural habitat that straddles the Thai Myanmar border. People come to Sangkhla to relax. Life here is slow; not your typical tourist target.
我々はScennとCharlieと共に素晴らしい滞在をした。忘れられない！ Scennは私達がその地域と市場を発見するのを助けてくれました、そしてその家はとても素敵で親切です。私達は雨にもかかわらず非常によい滞在をした。 どうもありがとうございますMarleen2017-07-27T00:00:00Z
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