Talay Sawan or ‘Paradise Cove’ is one of the most striking developments on the Eastern Seaboard; a fact which sufficiently impressed the organisers of Thailand Property Awards for them to award the development the epithet of ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) category. The exclusive five-star luxury villa in Thailand illustrate the expressed intent of Bang Saray Development Co. Ltd., the developers, “to raise the benchmark for luxury living” of the Eastern Seaboard residential market, to the extent of bringing in Damask International, one of Phuket’s leading, five-star designers, and Phuket Taksin Construction to create what represents one of the most exemplary projects in the region.
Especially at night, you could be forgiven for thinking you were back in the halcyon days of ancient Ayutthaya, with the imposing villas of Talay Sawan silhouetted against the darkening sky, neighbouring the wat, reminiscent of that most illustrious of cities, walled against intruders, as is the ‘Paradise Cove’ development. Just as the foreign visitors to Siam’s ancient capital were overawed by the grandeur of that ‘City of Kings’, so, too, will the modern visitors be when confronted with the majestic villas of Talay Sawan, crafted in the traditional, classic Thai style, and set in mature, lush, tropical landscaping, yet replete with all the conveniences of the modern era.
Talay Sawan Villa – Your luxury villa in Thailand
A true beachfront development, Talay Sawan overlooks the tranquil waters of Bang Saray Bay, a mere 70 metres away, once again drawing parallels with Ayutthaya with its majestic vantage point over the broad, bay-like waters of the Chao Phraya River. As Ayutthaya was once the prime contender for the epithet “Pearl of the Orient”, so too, could Talay Sawan lay claim to the title “The Pearl of Bang Saray”, being set jewel-like in a perfect, prime position along the beachfront. What’s more, residents have the peace of mind that, being in a designated green zone, no contending development will be built to detract from the magnificent sea views.
Entering through the commanding entrance portico of the show villa, you cannot fail but to be impressed with the breathtaking scene which confronts you: guardian Siamese lions Sejant (on their haunches), symbolising the security you can expect if you live at Talay Sawan. Continuing the dream of residence, you are immediately presented with the deep, aquamarine, salination-filtered, infinity-edge swimming pool, with the arresting sala on its left flank, its roof mirroring that of the villa, tempting one either to luxuriate in a soothing massage or indulge in an invigorating swim, with the imposing eaves of the villa impressing you with their solidity and welcome shading.
For those sufficiently sensitive, you would have sensed an almost imperceptible change overcome your psyche as you cross the water traversing stepping stones of the Lotus pond to enter the property. This is just one of many Feng Shui aspects of the project, other similar water features include fountains and a waterfall by the wall emptying into an ornamental fish pond. The most obvious Feng Shui aspect is the fact that the hills are to the rear and the sea to the fore of the property; all conspiring to induce a harmonic relaxation and sublime lifestyle, especially considering the unprecedented 10-year structural guarantee on every villa.
Talay Sawan Villa – Features
The villas, replete with ultra-modern, stylish features, seamlessly combine exterior and interior living, generously extending the living space, which continues in theme through the open-plan design of the spacious, air-conditioned living-dining area, through to the distinctive fully-fitted Western kitchen, lavishly equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, including dishwasher, oven, Taka or Siemens hob with extraction hood, microwave, granite counter tops, sink, and breakfast area, whilst adjacent is a tiled laundry room, complete with fully-fitted work counter and presses, washing machine and drier. The adjoining garage, accessed through the remotely controlled door, leads to the tiled lock-up storeroom and pump room.
The developer certainly hasn’t skimped on flooring as many developers do, instead of harsh tiling, you have the comforting warmth of the highly polished Macca flooring, which continues up the stairs, including the banisters, throughout the villas, mirroring in the high, vaulted Macca ceilings. Hand-craftmanship is the hallmark of all the woodwork throughout the villas, from the broad doors and built-in kitchen cupboards to the fitted wardrobes and storage cabinets.
Talay Sawan Villa – Quality and comfort
The generously-sized bedrooms are of equal quality, each with en-suite bathrooms equipped with quality American standard fittings, double wash-hand-basins, and toilets. The master bedroom has a private seating area and 3.5-metre vaulted ceiling with copper light-fittings, fan and air conditioning and its en suite bathroom has a bath with marble counter top and walk-in shower. Outside are wide safety-railed balconies entered through fully-glazed sliding doors to give access to the private jacuzzi outside the master bedroom. Also on the first floor is a study, with recessed lighting and air-conditioning.
The exclusive 31-villa project, set on a land plot of 11 Rai, comprises two, three or five bedroom residences, ranging from 300-700m2, whilst the larger villas have saunas, home theatres, maids rooms, and gyms. The designs and the construction quality of the villas are second to none; all at affordable prices, starting at Bt11 million.
The developers, have 20-years’ experience of residential, retail and commercial construction behind them, astutely appreciate the necessity only to build to the highest Western standards, with underground cabling, three-phase electrical system, water provided via the mains system, augmented with two underground water storage tanks per villa and a sanitary waste water system, whilst the project boasts ultra-solid foundations of seven-metre deep reinforced concrete piles, with reinforced concrete beams supporting mass concrete floors on both levels. Security is 24/7 with alarm and fire systems being monitored by the on-site security office.
The developers also appreciated the crucial need to inspire client-confidence by obtaining a development licence, giving each plot a Chanotte and investing their own capital in the project, so there are no liabilities to external financiers and maintenance costs are both transparent and minimal. Now all the infrastructure is complete, along with 3 fully-furnished show villas, with a further 3 for sale and the remainder guaranteed to be able to be built within a 6-month deadline should customers so desire. The developers are also sufficiently foresighted, confident and generous enough to offer their own mortgages to customers.
Just as ancient Ayutthaya was sufficiently cosmopolitan to accommodate Siamese, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch nationals, so too does Talay Sawan welcome discriminating investors of all nationalities who desire a sublime lifestyle in an upmarket residence in one of the most sought after locations on the Eastern Seaboard.