Frequently Asked Questions
How many bedrooms do you have and what is the configuration?
The Calvie contains a total of 4 bedrooms: 3 equally sized sea facing bedrooms (each with king size beds) and 1 additional sea view bedroom at the back of the villa (which contains 2 single beds, which can be joined to form a double bed). There are generous balconies off each of the bedrooms, all with beautiful sea views.
When was the villa built and furnished?
The Calvie was completed in 2016 and built to a luxury standard.
How far is the villa from: the beach, the airport, the nearest supermarket, Central shopping mall, Fisherman’s Village, golf courses and the Pink Elephant waterpark?
Although The Calvie benefits from the tranquillity and incredible views from being in the hills of Chaweng Noi, it is close to all that Samui has to offer: only 5-10 minutes to Chaweng Noi beach, 20 minutes to the airport, 15 minutes to Tesco Lotus supermarket (with Family Mart convenience stores much closer), 15-20 minutes to Central shopping mall, 20 minutes to Fisherman’s Village, only 5 minutes to Royal Samui Golf Club & Country Club, 30 minutes to Santiburi golf course and 30 minutes to the Pink Elephant waterpark.
Do you offer airport pickup? How will we find the villa?
We can arrange transfers from Koh Samui airport for guests at no charge, with a driver who knows the location of the villa. We also will provide a map and directions to guests at the time of booking in case guests wish to rent a car directly from the airport.
Is a rental car essential for the villa?
No. The Calvie is located close to the action in Samui and guests can get around by taxi or on scooter. However, for convenience, we do recommend renting a car for guests staying at the villa, especially if guests are keen on exploring the island and all the activities it offers. On request, we can assist with arranging a rental car at a discounted rate and can arrange to have the car either delivered for pick up at the airport or to The Calvie. Driving in Koh Samui is at a low speed and very relaxed, even if guests are not used to driving in Thailand.
Do you supply linen and beach towels?
We supply all linen, as well as towels for showering, use by the pool and to take to the beach. We arrange regular cleaning during guests stay
Does the villa have staff?
Yes, the villa has a self-contained apartment underneath the villa, with its own separate entrance, where the on site villa manager lives. She can assist guests as needed during their stay and is on site at the villa throughout the year, other than during her annual leave (during which we make alternative arrangements for guests).
We have noticed that many villas in Koh Samui charge extra for utilities (electricity and water). Do you charge for this?
Excessive usage of electricity (particularly air conditioning) places a strain on the island’s resources. We include the cost of utilities in our rates, subject to a fair use policy. We ask for our guests’ co-operation in only using air conditioning while inside using the living area or the bedrooms. If you go out, please switch off all AC units. Similarly, if you open any of the doors, please switch off the AC units since condensation tends to gather, which damages the furniture. Being in the hills, The Calvie benefits from a nice breeze, such that guests may only feel the need to use air conditioning in the bedrooms for sleeping.
Do you have facilities for babies and toddlers?
Yes, we can provide a high chair and crib for no extra charge. We also have a small table and chair set that can be used by our small visitors.
Is the villa child friendly?
We have a young child ourselves and are conscious of making The Calvie as child friendly as possible. The villa has provision for a gate across the stairs, which can be extended to stop children going upstairs unaccompanied. We also have a pool fence which can be easily installed on request for guests with children who would like the extra piece of mind. For guests without children, the fence can be easily removed so as not to obstruct the wonderful views. As much as we have taken care of these items, The Calvie has an infinity pool and guests are responsible for supervising children at all times, especially while in the pool. No inflatable toys at all may be used in the infinity pool due to safety reasons.
Can you assist with arranging baby sitting? What about extras such as in-villa dining with a chef?
Yes, on request and on terms to be agreed with our villa manager, she will be pleased to assist guests with baby sitting.
In-villa dining is popular in Samui and we are pleased to assist guests with arranging in-villa dining with a chef at the guest’s cost. The typical costs are in the vicinity of THB 1,500 per sitting (with the ingredients charged in addition at cost plus 20%).
Is there Internet at the villa? What about cable TV and Apple TV?
Yes, The Calvie has wireless internet. While on holidays ourselves at other villas, we have found that we seldom or never watch cable TV. Instead, The Calvie provides Apple TV and Google Chromecast, which guests can use to watch Netflix, movies or any other content they would like to stream to the TV from their electronic devices.
Does the villa have laundry facilities?
Yes. The villa does have a washer and dryer. Please discuss arrangements for laundry with the villa manager.
Can the villa be used for parties or events?
Yes, The Calvie can be booked for parties and events. Please contact us if you would like to host a party or an event at The Calvie, since separate terms and conditions apply.
Are unregistered guests allowed at the villa?
No. We ask for guests’ co-operation in limiting the use of the villa to only those guests registered and agreed at the time of booking.
We are traveling with a large group and need more than 4 bedrooms. Are there villas of a similar standard near The Calvie, so we could split our group between The Calvie and a neighboring villa?
There are a number of villas within a short drive from The Calvie. In the event you wish to divide your group between The Calvie and another neighbouring villa, please let us know and we can suggest some other villas for you to consider.