Dhevatara Properties Co., Ltd.
Suite 1105, 11th Floor, CRC Tower, All Seasons Place,
87/2 Wireless Road, Phatumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Koh Samui Rentals

The market for Koh Samui holiday rentals is expanding year on year as more properties are completed and owners look to generate an income from their investments. The range of villa styles and sizes available for rent is now vast and the islandís better rental agents offer value added services that rival the amenities provided by four and five star resorts.

The benefits of choosing a Koh Samui holiday home over a hotel include privacy, price, and in many cases, location. Some of the islandís luxury villas enjoy spectacular beach and hillside settings and most also offer resort-style facilities without the crowds. Larger villas often feature with 4 or 5 bedrooms, allowing families and groups of friends to spread the cost of their holiday.

The range of Samui holiday rentals includes everything from simple, single room bungalows to sprawling 5-bedroom estate properties with infinity pools and a full team of in-house staff. Clients can choose a stand-alone property or stay in one of the islandís many boutique, gated communities with on-site facilities and personnel.

At the top end of the market, a full service, all-inclusive approach means that even if clients choose to rent an independent villa, they can still enjoy benefits such as 24-hour concierge services, chauffer-driven vehicles and even the talents of a personal chef. Spa treatments are also offered in-house, and with some of the high-end rental villas set in secluded locations, Samuiís rental guests can enjoy the ultimate in privacy and comfort.

A recent increase in the number of Koh Samui apartments for rent has created yet more choice for visitors. In addition, with ownership issues still uncertain in Thailand, condominiums have become one of the most secure investment options for foreign buyers looking for a Koh Samui holiday home as Thai law permits foreigners to purchase a condominium in their own name. Several sophisticated, low-rise condominium projects are close to completion and these will feature facilities such as clubhouses, on-site restaurants, pools, sports facilities and spas. This section of the rental market is expected to expand further as more properties come online.

Renting a holiday villa is certainly becoming a popular alternative to traditional resort-based holidays on Koh Samui. The choice of properties on offer, combined with inclusive services, affordability and privacy make renting a holiday villa or apartment an appealing prospect for many visitors.
Even the resorts themselves realize the market potential. A good number of the islandís new, top end hotels have a mixed-use strategy, with private villas available for rent as well as rooms and suites. These villas are generally privately owned with the hotel taking on the role of property managers and renting the accommodation out on behalf of the owners. Some people prefer this option as they can enjoy privacy, while at the same time benefiting from the resortís professional service and on-site facilities.