How to rent an apartment or condo on Koh Samui for under $200 a night!

Koh Samui is one of those islands in Thailand that has so much to offer you really need to spend at least a week there to enjoy it all. If you’re going to spend a week on Koh Samui, why stay in a hotel? Rent your own villa and live the life of an expat while you’re on holidays. These villas are top-rated (Excellent 5-stars) on TripAdvisor and can all be rented in the off-season for $200 a night or less. Note that some will have minimum rental periods.

Koh Samui Villas – Lamai Beach

Managed by Alfredo (and his wife Wannika), who speaks English, French and Italian, Koh Samui Villas Lamai Beach are a short, quiet and peaceful 10 minute walk from Lamai Beach on the south-east corner of Koh Samui. Lamai is one of the quieter areas of the island but only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng when you want it. Lamai also has a nice shopping area with some great bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants including some very nice beach bars.

Koh Samui Villas
Each block of villas has its own swimming pool

Alfredo is also a great cook, so don’t be surprised if he offers to cook pasta for you as well as look after any tour bookings or sight-seeing arrangements you might want to make. He knows the answers to all your questions, so don’t hesitate to ask him – renting a car or motorbike, getting a massage, where to eat, which tour to take! If you have children, you’ll find Alfredo’s three kids will probably adopt them and keep them very busy learning Thai. You’ll arrive as guests, but you’ll leave as friends.

The rooms in each apartment are quite large and comfort and they are set up in houses of four apartments per building. If you come in a group, book out a whole house. There are three swimming pools so in off-season you’ll likely have one all to yourself. There are three 2-bedroom villas with kitchen, lounge and dining room and a tropical garden or terrace. There are also three pool-front suites.

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Located close to Lamai Beach on the south-east corner of Koh Samui

Rate: From 2000Bt per night
Minimum stay: 5 nights
Location: Lamai, Koh Samui
Booking: Book on TripAdvisor

Samui Island Villas – Choeng Mon Beach

Close to Koh Samui Airport in the popular Choeng Mon district on the northern tip of Koh Samui, Samui Island Villas is a private walled 1-bedroom villa is set close to the sandy Plai Laem beach in a complex of 31 villa units with its own big swimming pool and sun lounge terrace as well as a wading pool for children.

Samui Island Villas
Located on Plai Laem beach north of the airport

It’s not the grandest villa in Choeng Mon, but it is well decorated and nicely furnished with air conditioning and good WiFi internet, a flat screen TV and a stereo system you can control with your iPhone or iPod and play your own music.

The villa has it’s own central private swimming pool in a terrace area opening up off the bedroom, which has a king-size bed and a neat en-suite bathroom with a tropical rain shower, and off the living area. The kitchen area is pretty compact but serviceable with all the basics covered – microwave, kettle, cooker, fridge, toaster, etc.

Plai Laem is a nice, quiet corner of Choeng Mon with a pretty Buddhist temple and some nice beach bars and restaurants. There’s a cash machine close by as well as a small supermarket. Get down to the beach in the late afternoon to grab a cocktail or cold beer and watch the amazing sunset. The main tourist area of Chaweng is about 15 minutes away by taxi, car or scooter.

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Located north of the airport in Choeng Mon district

Rate: From 5000Bt per night
Minimum stay: 4 nights
Location: Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
Booking: Book on TripAdvisor

Hideaway Villa – Lamai Beach

This luxurious private villa close to Laem Set Beach near Lamai is managed by Dave Smart, a British ex-pat who speaks English and will tell you all the best places to eat, drink and see on Koh Samui on the ride to the villa from the airport or the Surat Thani ferry when he picks you up. Dave can rent you a car or scooter if you want the freedom (and I recommend it, as Koh Samui is an easy island to self-drive – I prefer a scooter).

Hideaway Villa Koh Samui
Luxurious, comfortable, private and very well equipped

Hideaway Villa is huge, private and very luxurious. It has a huge salt water swimming pool and a terrace lounge where you can kick back in the evenings and watch a movie if you don’t feel like going out anywhere. There’s a Fisherman’s Outlet restaurant close by with great Thai and western food and there’s a nice beach bar too about 100m away.

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Located on Laem Set beach near Lamai, on the south west corner of Koh Samui

Rate: From 5000Bt per night
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Location: Laem Set, Lamai, Koh Samui
Booking: Book on TripAdvisor

More holiday rentals on Koh Samui

These are just a few of the best villas, condos and apartments available for rent on Koh Samui island. There’s hundreds more to choose from. To see all 780+ options available, visit TripAdvisor.

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