Welcome to the LVH Blog

Welcome to the LVH Blog

Welcome to the Luxury Villas and Homes blog. As resident villa expert and your personal destination guide, I am charged with informing and enlightening our online community on everything from travel and lifestyle tips to in-depth descriptions of the facilities and services on offer to guests in our extensive collection of private holiday villas. With hundreds of top class properties now available …

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Thailand Tennis Open draws big hitters

September 20, 2012 - 10:59 am | 1064 views

Thailand Tennis Open draws big hitters Since local Thai star Paradorn Srichaphan reached the quarter finals back in 2003, ... …
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Google Soi View in Thailand

September 20, 2012 - 10:54 am | 1281 views

Google Soi View in Thailand Google's fascinating and at times controversial Street View online map service was launched Thailand recently ... …
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Newsletter September

September 20, 2012 - 9:51 am | 1172 views

Newsletter September …
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Living the high life

September 19, 2012 - 1:28 pm | 43974 views

Living the high life When you visualize a tropical island getaway, the first image that springs to mind is usually a soft white sandy beach, but if you focus a little harder on the fantasy you may discover that said perfect beach is likely to be busy for most of the year, which means that if you stay right next to it, you could easily be disturbed by wandering shell seekers or kids accidentally flinging their frisbee into your bedroom while you take and afternoon nap. Fortunately, on bount …
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Beach Read: Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

September 10, 2012 - 1:34 pm | 2632 views

Ian McEwan is one of those authors that commands a loyal following and inspires faith in the continued appeal intelligent literary fiction. His novels and short stories have also long been popular and worthy travellers' companions ever since the dark, evolving suspense of  "The Comfort of Strangers" captured the imaginations of the literary world back in 1981 (with considerably more finesse than any of the 50 shades ever achieved). McEwan's complex characterisations and clever plot lines …
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Clean & Luxurious living

August 30, 2012 - 10:41 am | 3734 views

If you spend most of your time on holiday in a state of undress, switching between the pool, the sea and your sun bed, then you may feel a quick rinse off in the shower before dinner is all that's needed to wash away the sand and suncream. Think again. If you're staying in one of the many private villas now available in Phuket, Koh Samui and Bali then a huge part of the pleasure is making the most of the fabulous bathrooms often attached to your sea view suite. A shower takes on new meani …
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Thai taste for health

August 30, 2012 - 9:52 am | 2082 views

Thai food has long earned its place at the top of the tasty food chain alongside other gourmet favourites like Italian, French and Indian cuisine. The variety of flavours used in a single dish, as well as the emphasis on fresh, as opposed to frozen or dried ingredients means that even the simplest of Thai meals comes hurting with tastes and textures that keep your senses happy with minimal need for seasoning or fancy beverages to liven up the experience. Thai cuisine is also known for bei …
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The Headland Villa 4

August 21, 2012 - 10:14 am | 1120 views

Headland villa 4 is an idyllic example of how to mix modern comforts, design styles and convenience with a natural tropical environment The villa consists of two stylish pavilions, surrounded by tropical gardens with an infinity swimming pool affording superb coastal views Designed to seamlessly merge with nature, Headland villa 4 boasts a unique layout that blends seamlessly with the existing lie of the land Stone steps lead to an extremely private living environment, and as you enter …
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Emerald Beach Villa 4

August 21, 2012 - 10:11 am | 1186 views

sits within a private, beachside estate on Samui's northern shore, right by secluded Laem Noi Beach An intelligent, flexible design combines contemporary elements with pleasing Thai influences to create an engaging beachfront holiday retreat As soon as you enter the grounds, you appreciate the villa's spacious, stylish design and chic tropical ambience Manicured lawns, a tempting infinity pool and a wooden, shaded sun terrace allow guests to make the most of the serene, oceanfront locat …
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Art for Art's sake

August 20, 2012 - 2:15 pm | 1267 views

Some private villas in Asia offer far more than a luxury pad by the sea — they provide a chance to immerse yourself in artistic brilliance. When you think of the perfect beach break, the colours and images that fill your mind's eye are generally indigo, crimson and tan (and various other shades of sand, sea and sky). It's not too surprising then that even in the most opulent private oceanside residences, practical design considerations tend to take priority over interior magnificence, with …
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