I have met a lot of people recently who are thinking of buying a holiday home or permanent residence in a different country. The image of a person packing up their belongings to find their own private paradise is often portrayed in movies. For example, in the 2000 film called ‘The Beach’ (directed by Danny Boyle) Leonardo Di Caprio escapes the hustle and bustle of America to find freedom and adventure. The location is the idyllic island of Ko Phi Phi Lee in Thailand. Obviously this is fiction but there are many wonderful properties for sale in neighboring islands including the jaw dropping Laem Sor Villa One.

Whilst doing research for a project I am working on, I discovered the magnificent Laem Sor Villa One. This property really is a fantasy home that is both inspirational and aspirational. The home is situated on the southern tip of Koh Samui Island and is positioned on a 4,000 square metre plot with over 1,500 square metres of luxury internal living space. It also has expansive panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. In fact, this phenomenal dwelling even has it own private beach and is only 28 kilometres from Koh Samui International Airport.

The accommodation is presented on three split levels and has five spacious bedrooms all with en suites. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say this is an absolute world class property. Internally the level of décor and attention to detail is superlative. For example, the living room has exquisite marble tile flooring and white plantation shutters allowing intimate views of the ocean. Other features include two state of the art kitchens, a library and a lobby. Overall the neutral palette gives this contemporary home a touch of elegance and class.

Outside, this dream dwelling has beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking unobstructed views of the ocean. There is also a well proportioned 14 metre pool, ample storage facilities and a triple garage. For those that want to stay connected, the home is equipped with fibre optic Wi-Fi. On a more practical side there is a fresh water catchment/filtration system and a diesel backup generator.

Laem Sor Villa One is currently on the market with Unique Estates at offers over $5.5 million: http://uniqueestates.com.au/listings/laem-sor-villa-one-private-thai-sanctuary/