Villa Tour! Koh Samui, Thailand: Learn how to rent this pool villa in Thailand: The Pool on the Hill is a private villa in Thailand with eco and luxury features including an infinity pool and ocean views. Located in Koh Samui, Thailand near Choeng Mon Beach. | #kohsamui #thailand #samui #privatevilla #travel
Villa Tour! Koh Samui, Thailand: Learn how to rent this pool villa in Thailand: The Pool on the Hill is a private villa in Thailand with eco and luxury features including an infinity pool and ocean views. Located in Koh Samui, Thailand near Choeng Mon Beach. | #kohsamui #thailand #samui #privatevilla #travel
Villa Tour! Koh Samui, Thailand: Learn how to rent this pool villa in Thailand: The Pool on the Hill is a private villa in Thailand with eco and luxury features including an infinity pool and ocean views. Located in Koh Samui, Thailand near Choeng Mon Beach. | #kohsamui #thailand #samui #privatevilla #travel
Villa Tour! Koh Samui, Thailand: Learn how to rent this pool villa in Thailand: The Pool on the Hill is a private villa in Thailand with eco and luxury features including an infinity pool and ocean views. Located in Koh Samui, Thailand near Choeng Mon Beach. | #kohsamui #thailand #samui #privatevilla #travel
 

Indoor & outdoor living

We’ve built the house to maximise two sacred things: ocean views and time with people we love.

To this end, you’ll find both indoor and outdoor living areas for all-night chats or riotous games. Best of all? Whether stretched out and relaxing on an indoor or outdoor sofa, you’ll always have an ocean view.

  so many places to relax
  ocean views from the shade
  music system indoors and out
  acoustic guitar and board games

Koh Samui family villa: Totally relax on the shaded upper terrace with ocean views at The Pool on the Hill, a family villa in Koh Samui, Thailand | #kohsamui #thailand #samui #travel #privatevilla

"I enjoyed relaxing as the living room was so large!" – a recent guest

 

Upper terrace

Half a dozen steps separate the entry area from the large upper terrace. With cool tile and shade from wide roof coverage, it’s a favourite spot for enjoying beautiful views while avoiding sunburn. Its proximity to the coffee machine (≤10 seconds) doesn’t hurt, and this might be the spot you end up spending the most time.

Outdoor seating (and great coffee)

Koh Samui family friendly vacations: Enjoy lazy mornings with your family on The Pool on the Hill's upper terrace and outdoor sofas
Family villa Thailand: Take turns making coffee and enjoying the ocean views from the comfort of the shade at The Pool on the Hill, a family villa in Koh Samui, Thailand

Two large outdoor sofas will fit a gathering, and extra wicker chairs can be rearranged as people move in and out of the conversation. If you manage to find it all to yourself, it’s an ideal place to blaze through an entire book in one sitting (ideally having trained a relative to bring you a fresh coconut on the hour, every hour). Outdoor speakers stand ready to add a soundtrack – just sync your phone to the Bluetooth in under a minute. 

Keep your cool

Family villa in Koh Samui, Thailand: The shaded outdoor terrace at Koh Samui's The Pool on the Hill has outdoor sofas, ceilng fans, outdoor speakers and ocean views

Breeze off the ocean and a pair of ceiling fans help to keep you cool. In all but the hottest parts of the year (usually April and May), it’s comfortable here in the shade all day long.

Want some sunshine?

A comfy bench seat overlooks the pool and is long enough for two adults to sit stretched out.

No need to go downstairs. A comfy bench seat overlooks the pool and is long enough for two adults to sit stretched out. Whereas the terrace is covered and remains in the shade until late afternoon, the bench seat is open to the sun all day (and is wonderful for star-gazing at night).

Secret stairs (and gecko HQ)

Just around the corner, off the kitchen, you’ll find a half bathroom as well as the second staircase down to the pool level. The outdoor ceiling in this area is a popular spot for little geckos – so say hi, and enjoy the mosquito-free environment they’ve created for you. They're totally harmless, pretty cute and (usually) stay outside eating insects.

Family living room

Family villa Koh Samui: Enjoy time with your family both indoors and outdoors at The Pool on the Hill. Every room has ocean views looking across Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

Let’s head inside! At The Pool on the Hill, every day is your favourite kind of Saturday. Open-plan living, ocean views (and seriously comfy sofas) offer you the best of home and holiday combined.

Lose the shoes!

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A quick request: Before you enter a room, would you mind slipping off your shoes? It’s Thai custom to remove shoes or sandals before going inside a home, as feet are considered dirty. As such, we ask you to slip your shoes off outside the kitchen/living room, your bedroom or the downstairs sala. You’ll see that staff and housekeeping does likewise – it’s just common Thai courtesy all around. Thanks!

Included in the living room

  • Ocean views!

  • Three supremely comfortable sofas

  • Large coffee table (ideal for multi-player Monopoly)

  • Various antiques and decorative pieces

  • Smart TV (Netflix/Amazon capable)

  • Board games and jigsaw puzzles (actually – they’re in the kitchen cupboards)

  • Selection of books and magazines

  • Bluetooth music system with indoor/outdoor speakers

  • From time to time: a frog, a butterfly or a gecko (casing the joint, we presume)

  • Air-conditioning with remote (and instructions)

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows – to open as you choose

  • Solar battery socket and USB charging point (in case of power cuts)

  • Fibre-optic WiFi

  • USB charging station for phones, iPads, etc

Acoustic guitar

We keep an acoustic guitar for guests to release their inner Dylan. It’s not studio quality but it's better than bringing one as carry-on (unless your roadies do that for you).

In or out?

Thai villa: Enjoy indoor and outdoor living in the open-plan living room, dining and kitchen at The Pool on the Hill

You’ll love the foldable floor-to-ceiling windows – essentially moving glass walls that can be totally open or completely shut, as you like. For the ultimate 'indoor-outdoor-tropical-living' success, you can open a total of five walls of windows. (Guess what? You'll find the same sliding windows in the bedrooms, too).

Suitability for children

Thailand villa rental: The Pool on the Hill comfortably accommodates ten people in its open-plan living areas

While families with kids have loved their time at The Pool on the Hill, please note that the home has many features that have an inherent risk to children. Within the living room, three walls of sliding windows open directly on to the pond.

Can't make this up

Koh Samui villa: The teak ceilings and Thai-style light fixtures at The Pool on the Hill, a Koh Samui Villa near Choeng Mon Beach

Fun fact: A woodworker named Sh*t helped construct the living room's vaulted teak ceiling. While that was his actual name (seriously, 'S-H-eye-T'), the result is *anything but*. It’s four-metres tall and at many times of day comes alive with reflections off the pond. Two ceiling fans and a healthy amount of accent lighting set you up for some serious relaxing.