Delightful room in an elegant country house with ever changing forest views high above the tree tops; modern bathroom; comfortable, bright, clean, well equipped, peaceful & very private; minutes to coffee shops, resorts, restaurants, Mon bridge & the market. Free breakfast foods & drinks, parking, WI-FI & soaps; super helpful & super friendly hosts; perfect base for couples, friends & families & 2-3 days communing with nature, exploring lake, rivers, waterfalls, caves & shopping at the border.
Your own private room has a big comfortable double bed with a lovely rosewood bedside table and lamp; the traditional rosewood bed has pillows, bolster, blankets, extra pillows & freshly laundered, sun & air dried, bed linen; your room has both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.
Your own private bathroom has modern ceramics, a hot water shower; essentials provided include freshly laundered towels sun & air dried, soap, body wash, tissues, shampoo & conditioner; there's a sink, mirror, twin mirror lights & large double windows with both insect screens and solid teak shutters; you've a rail for hanging wet towels or wet clothes.
On your East facing balcony are two traditional rosewood seats with cushions & a coffee table for relaxing; nearby is your wardrobe with hangers included. The rooms windows have both insect screens and solid teak shutters (for sleep-in darkness) and the balcony has a safety grill as it is high.
The atmosphere is cool & private with beautiful hill views over a stream or lake (seasonal flood), perhaps with mist or cloud hiding in the hills.
Security features include locks on the bedroom doors, window bars, 3 pin plugs with switches & a gated compound to provide you with a sense of safety.
There is one electrical socket near your bed and another two in the connected private hall; free 24 hour WI-FI.
There's a small private hall way/living space where you can prepare your breakfast; your big fridge there is stocked with free bottled water, fresh milk and breakfast foods; you'll find self-service of free coffee, tea & unlimited filtered free drinking water on the shelf stand next to your fridge.
Wake up to some delightful real (not reel) bird songs or catch some awesome scents of the flowers in bloom.
Make your visit more worthwhile & stay 2-3 days; enough time for your senses to re-calibrate & get in tune with nature; you'll save 11-15% per night on room cost too.
You can find free parking on the premises or free roadside parking in front of the house with CCTV.
Villa Scenns is a unique, substantial, brick & terracotta cool country house designed & built by the current owner in 2009 in it's own private gated compound. Your room, balcony, hall and bathroom size on the top floor is about thirty four square meters, about three hundred & twenty square feet.
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You have access from the gates to the front garden, seating & parking area; also access to the main front door and hallway leading to your private rooms. Your bedroom, balcony, hall & bathroom are all private; the bathroom is off the small hall about 10 steps from your bedroom.
You have access also to a larger "chaos" garden with many exotic plants including Passion fruit vines, Cashew, Lemon grass, Turmeric, Papaya, Lime, pink Guava, Kaffir lime, Cinnamon, Lemon & more; please call me first to guide you for your safety.
You will be welcomed on arrival usually by me &/or my family; after introductions and a room guide you will have complete privacy but for once a day, if we don't see you, I usually contact you to check all is well.
You can contact me (or my stand-in Sea) if you have any questions at all; please feel free as I'm both the doorman & concierge; I live upstairs & I am usually available to give you guidance on anything relating to your stay; we will always offer to help you if we can.
I love meeting new people so I'm happy to chat with you if you wish & if time allows; I like to learn of local adventures.
Two friendly dogs own us but they live next door & don't visit your space; if you love dogs you can be introduced to them too.
Your house mates are usually few apart from me & Sea as we've only three other rooms; you may not see anyone apart from me.
We're very happy to give you face-to-face recommendations of any secret spots or local sights not yet online in the area if you wish; Sangkhla is not on the tourist trail yet & the nearest TAT tourist office is 200 km away in Kanchanaburi.
We don't share any space besides the gardens, front gates, garden seating, parking area and front entrance.
Our guests wrote Villa Scenns is a "great launch point to enjoy exploring Sangkhlaburi and the surrounding areas"; guests often find many interesting places and beautiful views en-route to Sangkhla arriving late afternoon or evening with time left to enjoy a walk around town or perhaps go canoeing on the lake under a blue sky, maybe enjoy the sunset from the bridge or mingle with people there.
For Day 2 guests might visit the long wooden Mon Bridge; watch or join the Alms giving in the traditional Mon village; see the sunrise & then take a boat trip to explore the lake, rivers and the three sunken temples; then perhaps a swim in the Breiki river with a picnic lunch on the beach; then an afternoon massage perhaps followed by dinner after a cooking lesson at Villa Scenns.
For Day 3 guests typically might visit and explore the waterfalls, do some jungle trekking in the healing forests; swim then eat papaya salad and sun dried beef or pork in natures own river; after that perhaps visit the caves & the Myanmar border town and in the evening eat at the secret restaurant in Sangkhla.
If you're itching to explore & seek more of a challenge perhaps you can climb some of the nearby peaks or search out the waterfalls during the rainy season; best to check on safety matters first and go with a guide if recommended.
You can find a real sense of oneness with nature and a sense of adventure in this area; be prepared for some unplugged travel due to lack of internet or phone signals in the remoter parts.
Tribulations; electricity generators and internet servers are far away through hundred of miles of jungle, so power cuts happen, sometimes; voltage can fluctuate a lot as most places in Thailand; electricity, internet & water can all be cut, usually not for long, we hope you won't notice any of these but please be patient in case. Mobile phone coverage is pretty constant in town so keeping your sim topped up is not a bad idea as an alternative for internet in case needed.
1. The gate to the compound to be locked on entry and exit.
2. Seek permission from hostess before any visitors or pets come in.
3. Don't disturb other residents or neighbors; be a sober house-guest in someone's home; keep noise down particularly after 9pm.
กรุณาไม่รบกวนเพื่อนบ้านข้างเคียงหรือข้างห้องพักในบ้านส่วนตัวผู้เข้าพักคน อื่น โดยการลดเสียง โดยเฉพาะ หลัง 21.00น.
4. Return rooms, equipment, fittings, furniture or decoration as found on arrival.
5. Let the hostess know immediately of any damage or danger.
6. No-smoking permitted on the premises (if ignored any extra cleaning costs of THB500 will be charged to the guest); a seating & permitted smoking area is on the drive/ parking place.
ไม่ดื่มแอลกอฮอล์, ไม่สูบบุหรี่ ในบ้าน (หากผู้เข้าพักละเลย ไม่ปฏิบัติตามและหากทำให้ห้องพักมีกลิ่นสกปรก ค่าทำความสะอาดพิเศษ 500 บาท จะถูกเรียกเก็บจากผู้เข้าพัก)
7. Eat & drink in living space or garden not in the bedrooms.
8. On departure keys to be passed to the hostess (if lost replacement cost is 950 Thai baht).
วันที่เช๊คเอ้าท์ กรุณาส่งกุญแจคืนเจ้าบ้าน กรณีกุญแจบ้านสูญหาย กุญแจราคา 950 บาท
9. Show a clear & current Airb&b profile; if more than 2 persons booked tell us about the others.
กรุณาแสดงประวัติโดยย่อข้อมูลโดยรวมของผู้จองห้องพักให้ชัดเจน; หากผู้เข้าพักจำนวน 2 ท่านขึ้นไป รบกวนช่วยบอกข้อมูลของผู้เข้าพักทุกท่านด้วย
10. No firearms or other weapons allowed on the premises.
ห้ามนำวัตถุระเบิด หรือ อาวุธต่างๆเข้ามาในบริเวณบ้านเด็ดขาด
11. No illegal drugs or other illegal activities & no gambling permitted.
ไม่อนุญาติให้นำสิ่งเสพติด หรือ ยาเสพติดต่างๆ หรือ เกมส์การพนันเข้ามาเล่นในบริเวณบ้านเด็ดขาด
12. Keep the space clean and tidy as you would like your house-guests to be in your home; dispose of rubbish in the green bin in front of the house.
Sawasdee Kaa, welcome to my home, Villa Scenns, a lovely place to stay.
Serving or helping others gives me energy, it lifts my spirit and I feel it helps the world so people call me super friendly and super helpful.
I enjoy gardening, cooking & eating good food here (especially the eating part!); I love good company, walking, traveling (especially to Japan) & Japanese culture; I feel good when I'm being lazy, meditating, doing art work, practising yoga, singing & taking care of my dogs; these are all my favourite things to do.
I worked in the Bangkok hotel industry for awhile so I strive to provide a home stay with a professional touch.
Whether you like to relax in one of my four private bedrooms, chill out with complete privacy or realise a more delicious life with Scenn's Thai language, Thai cooking, or Thai dance tutorials, you will be welcome.
If you like to better understand Thai culture you'll find a truly unique experience here. As a Thai Classics & Culture graduate I guarantee you will enjoy my private tutorial experiences; step by step instructions by a fully qualified and experienced professional teacher (me!) in a serious but enjoyable way with a sprinkling of humour; my guests said "you won't find such high quality learning opportunities in the big cities as you will at Villa Scenns".
Deep in the spectacular Western Forest Complex, an incredibly rich & bio-diverse wild habitat covering 18,730 square km., is my home, in the small town of Sangkhlaburi.
My eco credentials include: air & sun dried laundry; cold water wash where it works well; chemical free garden; no car & no motor-bike ownership, we walk or use public transport; recycle roof & kitchen water for gardening as appropriate; we use & recommend local in-season food for cookery guests where we can including frequent locally foraged wild ingredients; we grow our own as much as we can; for every rosewood or tamarind tree we cut in our garden we planted ten or more; we suggest low-impact nature trails; we are preserving our original wooden Sangkla house; correct effluent treatment is installed. We walk the talk preserving the natural environment.
Villa Scenns is an ideal launch point from which to explore the lesser seen Sangkhlaburi region; an ideal atmosphere for relaxation or study, at the very heart of nature. When you book I will send you directions & more details of the things to do here.
Villa Scenns is a spacious, cool country house in a walled and gated compound; my chaos garden with exotic edibles touches the lake part of the year.
Should you have any inquiries or require any further information, please feel free to contact me. I'll be more than happy to answer you.