tropical vacation living in phuket, thailand

overhead view
pool deck
overhead view

Stylish private villas located in beautiful Kamala Beach on Phuket Island - in Thailand, the Land of Smiles.

the hills above kamala

The Coolwater is a mountainside estate that overlooks the quiet and quaint Thai village of Kamala on Phuket's west coast. Centrally located between Patong and Surin Beach, the wide sloped beach at Kamala is relatively peaceful year round. The water is clear and warm and the surf is typically gentle. It's a perfect place for swimming and relaxing. In the green season some good surf can be found on the northern end where tourists and locals enjoy the warm summer waves.

natural seclusion

Each of The Coolwater's contemporary hilltop residences provides the privacy of its own infinity-edged swimming pool. Elevated decks surround the exterior passageways and pools that overlook either the Andaman Sea or Kamala’s towering jungle peaks.

The strikingly designed villas are set amongst lush tropical gardens. The finishes are modern, with many of the floor-to-ceiling windows doubling as sliding doors. You will enjoy both the tropical scenery and the cooling breezes that constantly whisper through the estate. Your view over the valley below is of swaying treetops, village scenes, and the sparkling Bay of Kamala. The setting is serene and the houses are stylish, with all the comforts of a home.

a space to relax

The privately owned villas average well over 400 to 500 square meters, and have two to four bedrooms. They each have a western kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, and a comfortable living/dining room. There is individually controlled air conditioning throughout.


The semi-detached wings of each residence border a central deck area with the swimming pool between them. This creates a very private space while maximizing views. Large external roof overhangs provide shelter and shade.All homes are fully furnished and well appointed with linens, cutlery, crockery and glassware. Each villa is equipped with a satellite TV and CD/DVD/VCD player.

concierge & staff

Service is provided by the on-site estate manager and her team of housekeepers, gardeners, and pool cleaners. The well-trained staff are discrete and take care to respect your privacy. A Thai chef can be hired on request to prepare an array of local cuisine or a more laid back seafood BBQ.


our villas

Baan Sairung

4 bedrooms · sleeps 8-10 sea views · mountain view half moon pool
The villa is elevated above Kamala's village below and offers ocean and mountain views. The half-moon infinity pool is flanked by an entertainment deck and a private entrance to the main bedroom. A wading pool that includes a large underwater skylight allowing natural light through to one of the bedrooms.

Baan Salawin

4 bedrooms · sleeps 6 sea view · mountain view quarter moon pool
This white-washed cement building is nestled into the hillside overlooking the Andaman Sea, from the village of Kamala. Walk from its driveway entrance up a few stairs to a sand-washed landing and find an infinity pool with 180-degree views.

Baan Sopaa

4 bedrooms · sleeps 8-10 mountain view half moon pool
At the top of The Coolwater's hillside acreage, this villa has the most expansive and unobstructed views of the northwest mountains surrounding Kamala. Wander up the stairs up from the steep driveway below, up to the sand-washed landing, and take in the half-moon infinity pool and surrounding jungle landscape.

Baan Mayom

3 bedrooms · sleeps 6 mountain view half moon pool
Baan Mayom features the most private pool of all the villas. Elevated and embedded into the heights of the surrounding jungle, the half moon infinity swimming pool includes a drop from its edge down to nothing but the Thai jungle, as well as unobstructed views over to the surrounding mountains.



private swimming pool

en-suite bathrooms in all bedrooms

dining area inside and outside

kitchen with stove, microwave, and refrigerator


coffee maker

hot water kettle

bottled water

safe in master bedroom

parking for at least one car

free WiFi internet

air conditioning and fans in every room

TV with DVD

satellite TV with foreign channels

sound system

BBQ grill

full dining table

organic shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel

hair dryer

baby crib


The maid service will visit once daily to keep the villa clean and tidy. Their specific routine can be arranged on your request. Linens and towels are changed every three days.

The estate manager is available to address your needs. She can arrange any tours, rentals, and activities that you want. More Details

We offer a few options for breakfast and dining including set menus and bringing a chef to your villa. More Details

Our staff can shop for you. Download Shopping List

Laundry service is available.

Car rentals can be arranged right to your door. There is a motorbike for rent. Others can also be had.

Massage is a part of Thai living and is available in any of the bedrooms. More Details


Check in is by-appointment. Normal check in time: 3 PM Normal check out time: 12 PM

Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of deposit of at least 30% of total rental which should be made within 3 days of booking. Balance payment is to be made at least 30 days before arrival.

Smoking inside is strictly forbidden and there is a 18000 THB penalty. Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside.

No pets are allowed at The Coolwater, but we will consider exceptions.

Guests should respect the staff and the villa as well as our neighbors. In case of unacceptable behavior or persistent loud noise, the guests will be asked to leave without compensation. See more details in our Guest Guide.

Deposit payment and balance payment are non-refundable unless another booking can be confirmed on the same dates for the same rates. Guests keep the amount paid as credit for one year with the possibility to schedule another stay. Guests are requested to send a detailed email with their reason for cancellation as soon as possible.

what our guests say...


beautiful villa!

"Stayed here for 7 nights with two other friends. It's gorgeous, exactly as advertised! The patio/pool area is exquisite and the staff is very kind and kept the villa very clean. It was so much more private than a noisy hotel. We could cook if we wanted or have food delivered for an inexpensive fee. The setup of the home allows you to stay in the main area with your other guests or retreat to the privacy of your own room. Close walking distance to the beach. All pros and no cons for this traveler's first trip to Thailand."

comfortable and elegant

"My family of 5 stayed here in January 2013. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful living area and swimming pool, which if anything, are nicer than the photos. My wife and I loved the Master bedroom and bath. The owner and the staff were very helpful and available. (The staff cleaned the home daily-an added plus!) Although taxis and tuk-tuks are ubiquitous, we found it more convenient and economical to rent a car, as the home is up a steep hill. There are many beaches to explore within 5 or 10 minutes from the home. Shopping and restaurants are close by. We loved our stay here. Thanks!"

amazing villa in the hills with incredible staff!

"We initially stayed here for a week scouting out longer term housing for a longer term project in Thailand. After looking at a million different options, we ended up knowing we didn't want to leave the Coolwater. We stayed over two months all in all and the quality and support of the staff never waned. Everyone who stayed on our visit intends to come back and stay here again in the future. Couldn't speak highly enough about this place. Luxury, beauty and privacy from the second you step foot inside. Good for business, vacation or family."

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The Coolwater is located in beautiful Kamala Beach on Phuket Island - in Thailand, the Land of Smiles.



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