“IDEAL!!!! Pour nous qui souhaitions profiter de Koh Samui un peu à l'écart des quartiers fréquentés ou bling bling, ce fut l'idéal : A 15 minutes en scooter des plages et des restaurants, dans un quartier où nous croisions plus d'autochtones que de 4x4, à l'intérieur d'un magnifique parc boisé qui abrite une multitude d'écureuils, d'oiseaux ainsi que de belles villas., vous trouverez la maison de Daniel, à lisière d'un domaine qui est géré par un ami anglais de Daniel : vous serez parfaitement accueillis et accompagnés tout au long de votre séjour. Vous pourrez aussi profiter de la salle de fitness réservée aux résidents du domaine et dans laquelle nous n'avons croisé que les chats du gérant. La maison de Daniel est fort agréable et dispose de toutes les commodités, la vie y est très simple, on s'y sent tout de suite à l'aise, bien chez soi. La villa thaïlandaise voisine,, invisible car elle se trouve vers l'arrière, à l'extérieur du domaine, n'enlève rien au calme et à la sérénité qui règne dans ce magnifique environnement entouré de végétation et d'oiseaux. Le personnel d'entretien (ménage, piscine, jardinier) est fort efficace tout en restant très discret UNE MENTION PARTICULIERE POUR LA PISCINE. Pendant notre séjour de 4 mois en Thaïlande, Covid 19 oblige, nous avons été logés dans 4 villas différentes, toutes avec piscines et celle de Daniel fut de loin la plus agréable : parfaitement entretenue (toujours le bon PH, sans être incommodé par le chlore), son eau toujours transparente sur des carreaux vert clair ainsi que sa situation ombragée donnent l'impression de se baigner en pleine nature à la sortie d'une source, un vrai bonheur! C'est la seule eau rafraichissante que nous ayons trouvée, car souvent en Thaïlande, en plein soleil, les piscines ressemblent vite à des jacuzzis... Seule précaution à prendre, ne jamais courir car le sol est très très glissant glissant autour de la maison. Quand on ajoute en plus l'amabilité ainsi que la disponibilité de Daniel, vous comprendrez que nous ayons prolongé notre séjour... Nous recommandons vivement ce bel endroit. Merci Daniel.”
Stylish Koh Samui villa with private pool & garden
Stylish Koh Samui villa with private pool & garden
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- 3 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 6
- 4 Bathrooms
About our home
ABOUT OUR HOME:
Our gorgeous villa is located in the tropical paradise of Mae Nam on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Located in a gated community with around 20 other luxury homes, this beautiful and peaceful site is the perfect location for a truly incredible break.
With four children of our own, our lovely home is equipped for every age group – and with air conditioning, cable TV and good Wifi, plus plenty of space for the whole family – we’re confident that you’ll find everything you need for the most relaxing retreat.
‘Baan Flora’ is our much-loved holiday home, and it has been shared and enjoyed by many Love Home Swappers. With a cleaner and on-site management team, plus an incredible location that has easy access to multiple sights and experiences, we look forward to helping you plan an amazing break.
There are three large, stylish bedrooms, each with plenty of storage space. Two of these bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, while the third bedroom has a queen-size bed and adjoining balcony. We also have a fourth bedroom which currently doubles up as our study. This can be set up with cots for two babies (we can provide you with these cots, as our twins have now outgrown them!)
With a deep private swimming pool, a sheltered seating and dining area by the pool (with a fan over the table) and pretty gardens – all surrounded by a coconut plantation – our home is perfectly suited to the tropical heat!
Our spacious villa is situated 2km inland and is set in stunning landscaped gardens. Just a five-minute drive from the idyllic beach in Mae Nam, the area is peaceful and safe. Locally, there are lots of great restaurants both on the beach and lining the streets of the sleepy village, while the beach itself is a little slice of heaven. With beautiful sand and calm waters, it’s simply stunning. Car hire is essential if you want to explore the island – we can advise you on where to hire a car – and there is a huge amount to do locally. You’ll find some of our highlights below, and we’d be delighted to talk you through the many options.
PLEASE NOTE - There is an exit cleaning fee charge levied by the site manager of THB 5000 which is to be paid in cash at the site office. Currently, this is roughly
- Vacation Home
- Cable TV
- Air conditioning
- Equipped for kids
- No pets
Daniel's reviewsAs a host (34) As a guest (1)
“We loved our stay in Daniel's home in Koh Samui. The house is equipped with everything you could need. We were well cared for. Koh Samui was an interesting place to visit and we were pleased that we spent 10 days here. The local shops were a short distance away and had there own night market day. Because we had this house swap we ended up doing a 6 week Asian trip, visiting places we had always wanted to visit.”
“Everything was fantastic . We loved Baan Flora and Koh samui ! DAniel provide us all the information we can need and Stuart was so helpful with all our needs. Renting a car is definetley essential , we've done so and we were able to look around all the island. We booked in advance 2 tours , angtong Marine park and Koh Tao by speed boat . Unforgettable ! Really worth it Thank you Daniel for this oportunity ! We were so sad to leave your piece of paradise !!!!! Maria, ABilio, Joana , Teresa, João and Joao ”
“Beautiful house in lovely gardens. A car is essential as the property is some way up a small road, so not for those faint hearted about driving abroad. On site management team very helpful. Would go back quite happily.”
“I did the swap for my brother and his family who lived in Thailand. They had a fabulous time staying at Daniel’s villa. The villa is very spacious and well equipped with every you need. My brother children had lots of fun swimming in the pool and picking some coconuts. Daniel was very flexible and caring host. The communication with him was easy, he was always available to answer questions. Thank you very much Daniel for sharing your beautiful home with my family. We highly recommend Daniel’s home. ”
“Thank you for a lovely week in your fabulous home in Koh Samui. Dan & Clair we’re so helpful and flexible with our travel plans. The house is great. Loads of space for out family of five. Well equipped and comfortable. Stuart was really helpful and manages the collection of properties well. There’s loads to do on Koh Samui. We particularly enjoyed our boat trip to the National Park, quad biking and and zip lining through the jungle. Fisherman’s Wharf is great in the evenings - we loved eating on the beach. Thanks for a great week Dan & Clare. ”
“We had a fantastic time. Thank you. ”
“We had an amazing holiday at Baan Flora. Comfortable house with amazing garden and nice pool. Great location and close to everything you really need on the island. Dan & Clair are amazing hosts. Top hosts! Very quick responders and all was very well organised. Thank you very much Dan & Clair for sharing your house with us. We would love to be able to return and enjoy our Koh Samui holiday again! Jarek & family”
“What a great place! We had a wonderful time in Koh Samui and felt very lucky to be staying in Daniels home there. We hired a car from the airport and spent a week exploring and enjoying all Koh Samui had to offer, intermingled with lots of relaxation, good food and coconut drinks! I would highly recommend this wonderful place (although I'd like to also keep it a secret so I can book again! :) Thank you so much Daniel and Family and we hope you enjoy your life adventure x”
“This place was absolutely magical nestled in a hidden paradise and was perfectly equipped. Daniels home was absolutely breathtaking with a wonderful pool (perfect temperature), idyllic gardens and a gym onsite. Approx 2km inland, we initially didn't bother with a car and enjoyed the 30 minute walk to the coast where you could easily find shops, eateries and taxis. We eventually hired a car so we could venture further at our convenience (Make sure you pre book car hire as there's little available within 24hrs) Alternatively you can hire scooters nearby but we played safe with the car option. From start to finish Daniel was the perfect host. He has done over 80 swaps and even written a book about House Swapping/Travelling called 'Choose Life' on Amazon. He answered straight away and his handover notes were faultless so no wonder he's an Ambassador for LHS. Koh Samui is fantastic with super beaches, yoga retreats (try Kohfit) and fantastic restaurants (You must try Spices nearby and Cafe Talay on the beach-both fantastic). I would highly recommend Villa Flora and we can't wait to go back. Thanks Daniel and Claire”
“We had an amazing time in Samui, really impressed by the villa, nice place and location for a family retreat. Daniel was amazing and very patient in giving us many info and support! ”
“Exceptional villa in beautiful, tropical, luscious grounds, full of palms and lawns with a small but deep pool. Felt like you were swimming in a jungle, butterfly farm. The small gated complex of 20 odd villas are well managed and comes with an air conditioned, communal gym all set within coconut plantations. Very well equipped with comfortable beds, laundered bed linen, plenty of towels, air conditioning and fans. Outdoor dinning is also very smart with a covered area equipped with a fan over the table. The kitchen has everything but there is a great Thai takeaway, local restaurants and plenty of choice when eating out all within a few miles. Daniel supplied us with all the necessary information and advice before and during our stay and couldn't have been more helpful. A wonderful experience staying here for three weeks in Koh Samui ”
“The property is beautiful and we would love to go again. Dan could not have been more helpful and gave us information right the way through the trip. The gardener is constantly keeping the villa and grounds looking fantastic and the pool is also cleaned regularly. Koh Samui is a beautiful resort and you can decide to lay on the beach or take a drive up to the mountains to hunt down the waterfalls. Something for everyone. Thanks again to Dan and also Stuart who is in the site office who is constantly feeding us advice. Love to come again.”
“Very much Enjoyed the trip to Koh Samui and Dan & Clair's home. As the weather was good , most of the time was spent away from the home eating only breakfast before heading out for the day in the hire car . Good local restaurants (Twins) are located at the bottom of the road and China town does a good food market / street food etc on Thursday nights in Mae Nam . There is a great pool at the house and all is set in lovely gardens , secure and looked after by Stuart and his staff at Samran Gardens . The office being open daily can advise you on anything of interest . Hiring a car is easy and driving is on the left as in the U.K. , again this can be organised for you in advance by Stuart . David ”
“We stayed at Dan & Claire's wonderful home in Jan 2017. We had a wonderful time and had everything we need (except the weather:-)!!!!. The house is much larger than the photos show and we had plenty of room for our family of 5 adults. The kitchen is very well equipped and the pool was lovely. The house was spotlessly clean with the added bonus of a weekly clean. The complex is exceptionally well maintained. A big thank you to Stuart the on site Manager for organising a mechanic to jump start our car on one of the mornings. The communication from Dan was fantastic and our many emails were answered almost immediately.......thanks Dan. We were just a short drive away form the town of Mae Nam and its wonderful sandy beach. We visited here almost every day and our favourite little beach bar was Moonhut. Lunch was wonderful. Evenings were spent in many of the other towns but our favourite was Fishermans village just a 10 min drive from Mae Nam. We are already planning a return visit and hopefully next time we will be blessed with a little sunshine:-) Thank you Dan & Claire for a wonderful trip. David Lorraine & family”
“we had a brilliant time staying at the villa. daniel and his family couldn't have been more accommodating with their wealth of local knowledge and supplied great amenities at the villa.our children were never out of the pool and we all found the location brilliant, just far enough from the hustle and bustle to be very tranquil, but not too far away as to feel isolated. its a great little complex that its on and very well looked after indeed.we were truly sad to leave, and would recommend the property to anybody.”
“We had a fantastic month at Baan Flora, Dan was exceptionally attentive to our needs and made our first swap a very easy and enjoyable experience The house was great, well located and private Samui has loads to do with great beaches and just the best restaurants, Dans recommendations where always spot on Looking forward to returning some time, many thanks to Dan, Claire and Stuart x The Storey's ”
“We had a wonderful week in this gorgeous home in Koh Samui. Dan was so helpful in the lead up to our visit and the recommendations in the welcome folder were spot on. The villa is just beautiful, spacious, spotless and very private. Our kids really enjoyed the pool too and the beach is just a couple of kilometres down the road. We were sorry to leave and hope to return - Samui gets under your skin. Thank you to Dan and family - you really have this home swapping business down to a fine art!”
“Dan and Claire have a beautiful home. Very accurate to the photos they show on the site. They in constant communication and the information they leave you with regards to "what to do", "what to see" and "what to eat" was fantastic. You do need a hired car as it is about 2km from the Main Rd. We as a family loved Thailand, the people the food and most of all their beaches. Cannot wait to get back. Thank you Dan and Claire ”
“We had a great vacation. The house is amazing. Modern and clean. Plenty of space around the pool. We were 6 people stay in the house and it was very comfortably. We had lots of contact with Daniel and he was always quick to respond. Stewart the area manager was very funny and helpful. He helped us arrange a driver that drove us to the beach and restaurants every day. In June there were only a few tourists and never crowded on the beach or at restaurants. It was more that you were one of few guest. I will highly recommend this beautiful house.”
“Daniel and Claire were more than helpful throughout our points swap. They had already stayed with us on a points swap so they talked us through the procedure - all very simple. Their house is lovely and we had a great time, being well looked after by Stuart who looks after the small collection of houses there. We couldn't have asked for more in terms of information etc. I would highly recommend swapping with Dan and Claire and we hope to do another points swap with them next year!”
“We had a great holiday at Daniel's house and the communications before we arrived were spot on. Best to rent a car as suggested and then you are free to enjoy all the beaches and great restaurants. We would happily return.”
“We stayed at Daniel's home in March 2016. At first we thought it was a bit out of the way but as we settled in we realised it wasn't. The house is very clean and extremely comfortable. The outdoor space is lovely. The pool and gardens amazing. Dan was very helpful and we would not hesitate to return to Koh Samui. The people are wonderful. So relaxed and chilled. Lovely holiday, Kathleen ”
“Lovely villa , good location for tripping about the island, although a car is a must. Well looked after by Dan and Claire, also by Stuart the on site manager. Samui is a beautiful island one of the best places we have been. It has something for everyone and suites all budgets, can't wait to return next year. Phil and Carol”
“Dan & Claire are the best! We did a non simultaneous swap that worked out perfectly. They stayed in my home & took very good care of it. Their children are very well behaved seasoned travelers. Their home in Koh Samui is very well run & is located in a gated community, beautiful. We rented a car, toured the island, ate lots of pad thai & did lots of activities. My only complaint is that we didn't say longer. We will certainly be back!”
“Everything about the swap was fantastic! The pre swap communication was second to none and we had great local area advice as well as many other things. We met up before we went out to the villa and the whole family are just a delight to talk to. Anyone would benefit from talking to these guys about the way they should be using this site as they are seasoned pros! Even though it was not the best of weather while we were out there we still found plenty to do and everything on Koh Samui is easily accessible. If you have not been to this area yet then please get in touch with Dan. Thank you so much to Dan and Clair and we will definitely stay in touch. ”
“We enjoyed a lot our stay in Koh Samui, and we received very kind and helpful assistance from the responsible of the reception in the residential compound where Daniel's house is situated. It has been a great opportunity of discovering this amazing island with my family, even if we expected little more from the sea. What did we love more? The wonderful Marine Park' landscape and the jungle. Just a little note about the distance from the beach and the absolute necessity of a car to go out and around and a little disappointment fot the pool which is actually much less wide and long than in the picture.”
“Having recently returned from a wonderful three week stay in Koh Samui at Dan and Clair's marvellous home we can only sing the highest praise for this property, the management, our hosts and this fantastic island. You won't be disappointed to spend some time relaxing here by the poolside and when your ready for some action then this Island and its nearby neighbouring islands will provide plenty of choice. A visit to the night markets (walking streets) is a must as is a thrilling afternoon on the zip line just up the road, snorkelling off Koh Tao or an elephant trek through the jungles near Throng Krut. Koh Samui is as expensive or as inexpensive as you need it to be with everything in between, the beauty being that the cheaper stuff (especially the food) is still pretty dam good!! We can't recommend highly enough a stay at Baan Flora”
“Daniel was very prompt with all communication and was very flexible to accomodate changes requested at the last minute. The Villa is clean and in a fenced off area with about 20 other villas. Renting a car or motor bike is recommended given it is about 2km away from the beach. I will definitely be back!!”
“Thank you for allowing us to stay at your amazing home! For us the location was perfect and your site manager Stuart is a complete star. The pool was super, very clean and well maintained as were all the gardens associated with this wonderful gated community. Would we go again, yes in a heartbeat. The Thai food was to die for!!!! :)))))))) x”
“We were so happy with this swap! The house was absolutely beautiful and the location was fantastic. It was our first swap and our first overseas family holiday so we were a bit nervous but the owners were a lovely couple with a beautiful little family who were so friendly and were seasoned swappers so they knew exactly what to do and guided us through it. The property also had a lovely English speaking onsite manager who helped us book tours and a car and answered our endless questions about the island. It was amazing and a family adventure that we will never forget. Thanks Dan and Clair! ”
“We had a fantastic 2 weeks in Koh Samui in November 2015. The beaches are beautiful and the villa is amazing with a very attractive outside area and pool. All our needs were quickly and efficiently catered for down to airpot transfers and arranging a car hire for us. We felt perfectly relaxed and would definitely be interested in a return visit. Thank you”
“We had a fabulous holiday in Thailand and Daniel was extremely helpful when we were booking things. The swimming pool was perfect and my children didn't want to leave. The house was even nicer than we expected and very comfortable beds. ”
“Dan and Clair are outstanding hosts! The communication and organisation of the vacation was excellent. Their beautiful villa is well maintained and situated in a beautiful development not far from the beach front 'Fisherman's Village'. We very much enjoyed our experience and intend to return in the near future. Thank you! You was absolute pleasure to swap with. ”
“Perfect experience. Daniel and his family kept my place spotless and are always welcome!”
More about us
Lovehomeswap uber swappers and Ambassadors of the Love Homeswap Site!
We are a travelling family and have been home swapping our way around the globe since March 2014, we have swapped over 60 times with a mix of sim, non sim, or points swaps. www.princesoffthegrid.weebly.com is our family website, please reach out to meet us there, we would love to hear from you.
We have 4 kids aged 12, 10 and 7 year old twins. They are all well behaved and used to the travel lifestyle. We are all looking to have the adventure of a lifetime whilst we are all still young!
Dan worked in the financial industry for 18 years but after an epiphany he retired, we then pulled our kids out of school to travel together and enjoy life, he has since written the book titled "Choose Life" which has been featured in Forbes magazine and chronicles our escape from the rat race. The book highlights the tools, tricks and hacks of long-term family travellers, worldschoolers and digital nomads. There is a whole chapter dedicated to the sharing economy and home swapping via this awesome site;) You can find us at www.princesoffthegrid.weebly.com
Dan is also the host of the Popular Once BITten Podcast which can be found across all podcast listening platforms and at www.once-bitten.com
We love spending time with family, the great outdoors and great food. Please feel free to meet the family on our travel blog www.princesoffthegrid.weebly.com and please check out Dan's book called 'Choose Life' which can be found on Amazon. We love getting contacted and meeting new friends via this awesome site.
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