Privacy is assured here in the midst of the rice paddies. Just relax at this rural retreat - or adventure into the traditions of the surrounding villages. Please find below some useful information on the property itself, some of the services offered, and more.
Gecko Villa is set in over 60,000 sqm. of private grounds, with a walled garden, fish ponds, and orchards where we grow a large variety of mango, banana, passion fruit and other plants including chilies, papaya, galangal, basil, lemongrass, herbs and more...
The house itself consists of several separate buildings set around a private garden and linked by wooden verandas and decks. These also lead to the private swimming pool that is set into the deck at the same level. The property has a large air-conditioned Master Bedroom with a teak, King sized bed, en suite W.C. and sink, and adjoining garden shower. Its private veranda also boasts a hammock in which to laze under the fragrant frangipani flowers. The second and third air-conditioned and King-bedded bedrooms enjoy views over the garden and swimming pool towards the rice fields, and share an en-suite W.C. and shower.
The large air-conditioned living and dining room offers satellite TV (BBC, CNN, TV5 etc.), a DVD/CD player and sound system, and a selection of DVD films and books. Water hyacinth sofas and armchairs with comfortable cushions, as well as cotton futons, offer plenty of space to relax in comfort, whilst the large indoor dining table is just the place to enjoy indoor meals and conversations. Further extensive wooden decks and outdoor hardwood tables, chairs and benches also permit guests to enjoy outdoor meals, or to relax with a drink al fresco.
Should you wish to access the internet, we have a notebook available which offers wireless internet connectivity. Alternatively, our 3G USB modem can automatically be used on your own device. One of our pet peeves is properties that charge for internet access, so your internet use is free!
Do also take a look at our second Thai style pool villa in Thailand Green Gecko
As self-catering holidays often tie you to the kitchen, here we prepare and serve all your meals for you, free of charge. We will also be happy to show you how to make a variety of local dishes. The property has a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, hobs and oven. The kitchen is separated into a formal Western style kitchen and an open-air Asian kitchen, set off a spacious balcony. Barbecues can be arranged, as can demonstrations of local cooking, as well as suckling pig roasts or an exploration of our organic fruit and herb gardens to collect the raw ingredients for cooking. Of course, if you are a passionate cook, you are always free to use the kitchen yourself.
Your own tranquil swimming pool is finished in hand-made tiles, in mottled hues of green from celadon to emerald. The pool uses a salt water system rather than relying on chlorine crystals. Sun loungers allow you to simply lie back and soak up the tropical sun.
The property and grounds are serviced daily. We understand that you are on a well-earned vacation and we will do our best to make our house your home. If you would like to see and experience local lifestyles and traditions, do let us know (and please do have a look a our activities page!). Should you prefer privacy - again, just inform us!
Don't forget that your holiday includes all your meals, maid and laundry services and local help - so you will have all the more time to indulge.
For more complete details on the property, your arrival and the family which will look after you, please visit our FAQ page.
You may wish to look at our helpful floor plan which will allow you to imagine the vacation rental in your mind's eye. This clearly shows the positioning of the bedrooms, living room and kitchen areas in relation to the private pool and walled garden.
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In addition, you may wish to download or print out our Udon Thani contacts and Thailand travel guide, which presents a collection of potentially useful telephone numbers for embassies, hospitals, airlines, bus companies and more, with a focus on both Udon Thani in particular and Thailand as a whole.
For reviews on our Thai villa from past guests, additional press reviews as well as links to Tripadvisor reviews and Trivago awards, please do feel free to visit our detailed Thailand Holiday Villa Reviews page.