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Mountain Beach Retreat

Beach villa with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and private pool in PAK NAM PRAN, Thailand

From £1,385 per week

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Villa to rent in PAK NAM PRAN, Thailand

Up-scale, modern and well-equipped mountain beach retreat with tranquil Thai holiday ambience. Cocktail bar, massage area, karaoke stage and outside dining area in tropical gardens with large pool.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 19
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • Internet
  • Near beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking

Villa overview - owner's description

Mountain Beach Retreat is a luxury well equipped modern complex with a Thai holiday ambiance, it sleeps a total of 19 including 3 camper beds for children in the villa and four cottages comprising three double + one twin bedroom in the L-shaped villa and two doubles + two twin bedrooms in the cottages.

All en-suite bedrooms look out over the pool and tropical gardens, they are spacious with built in wardrobe, air conditioning, ceiling fans, tea/Coffee making facilities and bar fridge.
Bed linen and towels are changed once a week by our staff together with cleaning all the rooms, kitchen, pool, bar, outside dining and garden area.
There are two kitchens one in the villa and the other next to the bar dinning , together with and seating for 28, under the same roof is the cocktail bar,,massage area, stage with Karaoke and a lounge for relaxing with an ice cold cocktail.Smokers welcome but we please ask you not to smoke indoors
Please note there is a departure cleaning fee of 1000 baht this applies to all bookings

Area Details
Pak Nam Pran barely registers on most foreign tourists" radar, but many better-off Bangkokians have favourite beaches in this area, the nicest of which is the delightfully sophisticated Khao Kalok ( English Skull Mountain ) with its long and sandy beach and restaurants for more information take a look at Khao Kalok on the web.
From the beach Mr Moo hires Beach Buggies Jet- skis, canoes, banana boats, ATV,s (quad bikes) motorbikes along with ATV tours of the local area, or take a ride on a elephant.
Going north towards the Evason Hotel there are many shack- like shore-front restaurants together with Mr Sings Beach Bar who always greets you with a big Thai smile. Here you can sit and enjoy an ice cold singer beer or if you prefer
a cocktail drink together with a massage, manicure while looking over gulf of Thailand.
During the rainy season youre quite likely to see pink dolphins playing within sight of the shore.

In Pak Nam Pran there,s an bank with ATM, small tesco and Thai market held three times a week the fruit, veg and seafood are very good along with being cheap.
Black Mountain Waterpark and The new Hua Hin water park many Diff sliders wave pool and much more 750 bht per day


Tour starts from Mountain Beach Retreat to the beach for driver training and then on the tour though the local mud flats ( lets hope its raining ) and up the mountains and onto Sam Roi Yot National park you will go though Thai villages see prawn farms , rock temples , and enjoy a boat trip on Sam Roi Yot water lakes ( about 1 hour ) and then we drive to Dolphin Bay for lunch which is included and after you have free time to look around before going along the beach and beach roads to the Mountain Beach Retreat.
For more information on the Tours contact Ian.


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5 out of 5 people recommend staying here


Family from Studley, United Kingdom Apr 2019

The villa is located in a small farming village, 1.5km from the coast.
The village has numerous high quality villa's , mainly foreign ownership, located along a couple of roads, very
well integrated into the area so as to keep the laid back village feel.
The local bar which is run by a lovely Thai lady called "Won" is the one stop shop for everything from Mopeds to home cooked Thai food, it is also the local meeting point in the evening if you want to drink a beer and chat away with the very friendly foreign community.
Do not be surprised to see cattle and chickens wandering past.
I would recommend that you have some form of transport so that you can get to the coast and visit some of the excellent coffee bars or restaurants, not forgetting the beaches. The roads are very quiet so I had a couple of mopeds which served the purpose well.
The villa is lovely with 8 on-suite double/twin rooms , all air conditioned with a high standard of cleanliness and all placed around a large pool with a covered communal area which has a fantastic bar, music center, disco lighting and comfy seating and tables where you can enjoy a real get together with everyone. If you fancy eating inside then there is also an open plan, air conditioned kitchen/Lounge with seating.
The hosts Ian and Teresa were fantastic, taking us to the market and showing us around the local area the first day, giving us good pointers on where to go for food, drink, beaches, jet skis etc.
If you want a nice relaxing holiday, exploring the area visiting traditional local restaurants and bars at a very laid back pace, then this area is ideal.
If its nightlife and shopping you want, then head to Hua Hin, it is 30-40 mins away in a taxi.


Large Group from Rustington. West Sussex, United Kingdom Dec 2017

Loved our stay at the villa, very nice clean and very well equipped. Fantastic kitchen.
Only slight downside is the beach is further away than suggested and not really walking distance unless we got the directions incorrect.
It is a little remote but we didn’t mind this. Owners very helpful and locals friendly


Large Group from Bedlngton, United Kingdom May 2014

Just spent 1 week at this villa and it was excellent, 100% as described in the ad, we had a varied group of 11 family members ranging from 2-78 years of age, its not in the middle of Hua Hin but nor is it advertised as being in the middle, our plan was to use it as our base for a week were we could relax and whoever wanted to go out on trips went and others just stayed at the villa, your 10 mins from tesco and 25 mins max on good roads from hua hin, the outside pool and bar/bbq/relaxing area of the villa was one of the main reasons for booking it and we were not disappointed it was fantastic we loved it, the other was the way the bungalows in the villa were set out each room opening to the pool and garden area.1 very minor issue if you can call it that but it had nothing to do with the villa on 2 nights there were quite a few mozzies early in the evening, but hey we are in Thailand rub some deet on spray a bit in the dark areas and they didnt bother you the other 5 nights we didnt have an issue The owners were excellent met us as arranged and left us to our own devises.I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed it but it would bore the readers, all in all we had a fantastic time and I would recommend this villa to anybbody


From Stockholm

One can say that Mountain Beach Retreat (MBR) is well described on the web sites we looked at before renting the "resort". After our (6 adiult + 2 kids 4 and 6) three weeks at MBR we agree with the others whom stated that MBR is even better than described on the web sites. Neither the web sites or this review gives room for to inform about all features MBR offer. The acceses to all 8 bedrooms plus the indoor kitchen and sitting/dining room are individual from outside. This enable a good degree of privacy plus that the eventual "early birds" don´t disturb others. The outdoor kitchen, with it´s generous BBQ, two friges,bar, TV etc. is great and become the only kitchen we used plus our comon meeting point. The pool in the centre of the complex is well sized and was popular not only by the kids. All bedrooms are equally good with AC, bathroom, a little frige and tea/coffee boiler and are close to and overlooking the pool. To get around to beaches, shopping etc. Ian had rented a car/CUV waiting for us on arrival and picked up just before our departure. Theresa and Ian gave us first class service during our stay. MBR is located in a very quit residential district with only approx. 30-40 private properties/villas. Only some100-meters from MBR there are small Thai farmer homes and every day they pass by MBR bringing their life stock to/from their graze. From MBR you have accesses to shopping, nightlife, bars and restaurands in Hua Hin (36 km). Even closer is Bran Buri (10 km) with a new Tescco supermarket and closets a Tesco Express (small Tesco). Not far from MBR are many small Thai stores and resaturants of which the closets shop is only approx 150-200 meters away.
FINALLY......., if you don´t like quietness, the smell of countryside, quiet and not crowded beaches, no disturbances of beach sales, the genuine Thai villages you better not stay at MBR.
We have no negative remarks to be made and we recommend MBR to our friends and others.


From Wakefield, West Yorkshire

We (12 Adults and 6 kids) spent Christmas and New year at this beautiful villa. It catered for all our needs, even though we were a large group the 8 large bedrooms gave us the space to never feel crowded. Sometimes in large villas they dont always provide enough fridge and freezer space to cater for such a large group (essential when in a hot climate) this Villa does not have that problem. Fridge and chest freezer in the main house, fridges in the outside bar area and mini fridges in all bedrooms. The BBQ was huge as well. We had a fabulous time, the area is beautiful and so friendly, we had our own minibus driver who took us everywhere including the supermarket. The kids loved the scooters we hired (the big kids did as well). Very relaxing atmosphere at the Villa with all your needs catered for, we wish we could go back every christmas. We would definitely rent this Villa again. Excellent value for money!

7 other reviews

“Paradise” Reviewed September 3, 2013 A beautiful villa in a quiet location about ten minutes by scooter to the nearest beach and restaurants. Well equipped and spotlessly clean, youll feel like you could stay forever. The owner arranged a taxi to meet us at Bangkok airport and everything went smoothly

“Feel like home making everyone happy” Reviewed August 13, 2013 I went this wonderful place with my friends family. Teresa had everything ready there for any family to move in and live. I regret that I prepared way too much all the way from Bangkok. Since we all live in Bangkok, speak Thai and know (we thought we did) many things about shopping and living in Thailand, we didnt think it would be a big surprise. Ian and Teresa has other properties in the same neighborhood, looking all nice. Seafood restaurants there were amazing for freshness, price and taste. Fresh market was so much fun and satisfying. (Though I am not a Thai, but I may know about Thai fresh market/flea market better than locals.) This place is good for longterm stay as you might not want to leave there like us. (I found Hua Hin is no longer attractive travel destination for me as it gets busier with construction or Hotels and condos and tourists. Hua Hin is pretty close from Pranburi though.) Kids were having so much fun at the pool and the beach nearby. Ive checked other places in person and on-line and found out this place is cheaper and better. If you are little reluctant to decide, just go there. Unless you are looking for partying at the club or bar at some typical hatThai club or bikini bar (that you can not find in this part of Thailand), this is place for you and your family. I felt as if I was one of their neighborhood. Teresa and Ian, they are easy going and generous for guests. I am planning to go there next month and November. This time I will try their 8 room villa and other house. I can not go back to my ordinary trip to beach resort anymore.

“Perfect spot for rest seekers” Reviewed March 24, 2013 We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of privacy. There is a big coverred terrace with elactric fans, chairs, table and a barbeque if you want to cook by yourself. You can pick up your own mango from the tree in the garden. In the surroundings there are many pine apple plantations. You have to try them (great taste). Its good to rent a scooter and drive around through the small villages. The beach is about 10 minutes by scooter. There you can find a lot of different restaurants (try Mr. Singh restaurant: very good yellow curry). On the beach there is a very good spot for kite surfing. I took some good lessons at KBA Kitesurf. Teresa and Ian are great hosts. They can help you with anything you need: organizing taxi, renting car/scooter and give all the advise you need. We had a great time with them. We want to come back soon. Ewa and Rob

absolutely stunning. Couldnt have had a better stay here” Reviewed March 2, 2012 12 people found this review helpful First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven winters in Australia to date have never seen us book the same villa twice). Within a day of being here we decided we would be back to the villa for three months next time providing no better recommendation for the villa or the location!! So, what makes it so special? First the villa was spotlessly clean. Second, the pool was as the Australians call it ’sparkling’ (and this is the first pool villa that I’ve rented that has lived up to that description). Third the attention to detail that the owners have put into this villa along with their property manager. For instance, the outside covered terrace has plenty of seating, they have thoughtfully put in fans and an electric mozzie detractor, the bbq is of good quality and with a new gas canister. Inside, they have installed a water chiller and another water receptacle to use for the kettle as the water out of the tap does taste a bit strange, albeit it is apparently safe to drink. The computer desk was stocked with office type things such as calculator and pens, the information pack in the villa on the area was excellent and there were all types of little touches around the villa that really made it like home as soon as we arrived. For those who need internet, I can vouch for the fact that the service and speed is excellent (better than we have at home in Portugal) and Vodafone mobiles work superbly (as did Skype) The booking process if I am honest did make me a little suspicious (and I only mention this to give confidence to anyone else who feels the same!). Ian who rents the villa was exceptionally good at responding to emails but they were, shall we say, a little on the short/terse side and as he wouldn’t take payment until we arrived we were slightly concerned that the villa would actually exist when we got there! Also originally the wrong car hire price was quoted (a daily fee was quoted as the weekly fee so when this was picked up it make a significant difference to the cost of the stay – but even with this, just over 400 euros for car hire for a month was excellent value). Therefore when we were waiting in the hotel for the driver (arranged via Ian) to turn up at the hotel we were a little nervous. However, we ended up being extremely impressed – the driver turned up on time, and found our hotel (the only driver that managed this during our whole time in Bangkok) and the car was of good quality. He delivered us to the villa, offering to let us stop at Tescos on the way (which was a great help) and Teresa was at the villa to meet us, with the car we had hired through Ian being delivered 10 minutes later (and an excellent one it was too which again can always be a bit of a gamble in Thailand or indeed anywhere else in Asia). Slick service or what??? There were a couple of minor things that weren’t quite right when we arrived (TV wouldn’t work, no kitchen scissors and a toaster that had packed up) but we informed Ian of this the next day, and by the afternoon all was addressed. Again, super service. Also be aware that at the time of writing there is no dishwasher in operation (there is one in the villa but the imminent connection of mains water hasn’t yet happened) although I would stress we had no water problems at all and as we ate out most of the time, the need for a dishwasher didn’t arise. Also, in the bathroom basins there is only cold water- we found this very strange to start with but learned this is not unusual in Thailand (the showers were hot though and there is hot water in the kitchen tap) In terms of the villa, it is even better than described in the advertisement and to help future guests I also include some information on the area as it is a fairly undeveloped part of Thailand (tourism wise that is) and it is difficult to both pinpoint exactly where the villa is and importantly the area in which it is located in. First, the immediate environs of the villa. The villa is totally private with high walls providing total privacy. The neighboring villas are largely owned by expats of one nationality or another but there is no feeling of being cut off from Thai life – indeed the exact opposite – and as I write this at 9.30 at night the only sounds I can hear are the sounds of birds and other jungly type animals (why birds here are up at night is a mystery to me) Opposite the villa is spare ground which has coconut trees, pineapples growing and various other trees and plants and has a jungle type feel. The villa is located on what we would call in the UK a lane so there is very little passing traffic – the worst (or best!) noise is the cows coming up the lane twice a day. We are very conscious that it has been a haven of peace and quiet whilst we have been here and, as stated earlier, the immediate neighbors seem to live here (and therefore are quiet as opposed to noisy holiday makers). Therefore we have tried to blend in and not play loud music etc (so if you’re looking for a real wild time you might be better off staying in the more commercialised area of Hua Hin). If one comes out of the villa and turns left, this goes up the lane and on to an unmade road which provide a lovely route out to the countryside. Turn right out of the villa and this takes one up to the village, passing various shack type homes and fields housing cows and chickens on the way. At the village there are a couple of eateries (dinner for two at less than £9 including beers - but take your own wine (usual practice here) , a little store and a couple of other bits and pieces. Therefore the villa is in a rural position which, if one wants to experience Thai life from a position of the luxury of the villa, then it’s a good mix. There are various roads out of the villa that take you to either Pranburi (the nearest large-ish town housing the biggest Tescos I have ever seen (about 10 minute away) and to the coast which is less than five minutes away The nearest beach is not one I would suggest suitable for sunbathing on as it is effectively a small fishing port with lots of Thai fisherman’s boats and a few restaurants (cheapest meals I think in Thailand to be had and very good) but again, if one is looking to experience the true Thai lifestyle, a fascinating place to go to for a drink, meal, photography or just take in the atmosphere. Carrying on up the coast northwards takes one to better beaches and a plethora (I think even hundreds) of restaurants, all just a 5-10 minute drive away. We ate along here most nights right on the sea and didn’t have a bad meal with the average bill being £10 or less for two (excluding wine. Note to wine drinkers: very few restaurants sell wine but they are quite happy for you to take your own and don’t charge the equivalent of a corkage charge. Whilst in no way encouraging drinking and driving, the roads are good in the area and we didn’t see a single police car whilst here (the biggest hazard being dogs sleeping in the roads) As you travel up the coast northwards towards Pak Nam Pran the number of restaurants and resorts (all low level construction wise and mostly nice) increase as does the quality of the beaches. Having said that, there are very few people overall who venture to this area (other than at weekends where there are coaches of youngsters down from Bangkok which is great fun to see) and you will rarely farangs (foreigners) are far and few between especially up the ‘ villa’ end of the beach. This has the upside that one gets to see the real Thailand (and we are convinced this will change in the long term as can’t believe such a beautiful area will remain so unspoilt) and the downside that one needs to be prepared f

The Mountain Beach retreat is absolutely wonderful. We didnt know what to expect but were completely blown away by the property. It is spacious, clean, warm, practical and safe. The villagers and Mr. Moo and crew are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Dealing with the owners Teresa and Ian was outstanding as nothing was a problem and they just want you to have a good time. We had one of the best holidays and would recommend this destination and property to anyone that is looking for a very special experience.

In july 2008 we stayed in the villa for 3 weeks. We hoped it would be as nice as it looked on the photos. But it was more and better! It is perfect for all ages and together with the great service from Ian and Teresa and their staff, we had a wonderful time. It is very spacious, but because the large rooms are situated around the pool and tropical garden, it makes it very cosy. Still, if you go with more than 1 family, each family has all the privacy they need. The bar and dining area is perfect for a get together during the day. It was used for all the meals, as a huge outside living area, where the kids played games and watched tv. But it was also used as cocktailbar and partyplace where we celebrated our daughters birthday. The staff cleaned the villa and pool every day at times that didnt interfere with our daily routine and the extra tasks were done on days we went out. Very well organised by our host! The villa is in a quiet thai village. From the villa it is easy to go to the beach (walking) of Khao Kalok, Pak Nam Pran with a very good night market and Hua Hin. There is a lot of information in the villa about what you can do, like a visit to the elephant village or the monkey place. But Ian and Teresa are like a walking travel guide and booking office. They know a lot of good places to go with handy tips for travelling with young childeren. Mr. Moo and his staff are absolutely great for a tour, no matter where you are going. Thailand is a great place to spend your holiday. Staying in the villa, looked after by Ian and Teresa made it complete. With pain in our hearts we left the villa and Thailand. What gave us hope is that we are coming back.

We (6 adults and 5 childeren) had our family reunio n at the Mountain Beach retreat . It was absolutely perfect! Nothing is too much for the owners and hosts Ian and Teresa. They thought of everything to make us feel at home. Like a warm welcome, extra pooltoys for the kids and groceries for the first days and many other things that made us really enjoy our holiday. They know al lot of people in the area and you name it and Ian can organise it. The house is luxurious and spacious and has everything you need for a perfect holiday. Large bedrooms (with very good beds for the tall guys), a cosy gazebo, a very well equipped kitchen in and outside. The bar area with the terrace is fantastic for reading, playing area, relaxing, eating, watching tv and so much more. The pool was the most favorite place of the kids. And every part of the house is spotless clean and the housekeeping and cleaning service is great! The house is in a real Thai village, with friendly people and away from the crowds. But not too far from the beach and the local bars and restaurants where you can eat very good Thai food or get a nice Thai massage. And so cheap. So in every way, staying in the villa is a retreat, a celebration and we thank Ian and Teresa for the wonderful time we had. We are coming back. Thats for sure!

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This villa is:

1.5km from the nearest beach 150m from the nearest bar 150m from the nearest restaurant 12km from the nearest supermarket 180km from BANGKOK airport 47.7km from Hua Hin Airport 10km from Cable Ski park and Kite Boarding 12km from Tesco Lotus Pranburi 5km from Mini Mart Khao Kalok 5km from A.T M & Bank at Pak Nam Pran

Local activities

Boat hire 5km Climbing 1.7km Fishing 1.5km Golf 12km Horse riding 35km Mountain biking 1.5km Sailling 15km Scuba diving 45km Tennis 45km Water skiing 8.5km Wind surfing 15km Boat day trips 10km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 35km Museum 25km Night club 33km Shopping 15km Theatre 35km Theme park 30km Cinema 35km Cable ski 10km

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This villa is in the town but in a quiet area near the beach and mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage and outside lighting. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 8 July 2020 - 1 September 2023: the minimum stay is 2 nights.



  • We do not include electric in the rental charge this is paid locally on your day of departure or weekly at your request we charge this at cost which is 4.9 baht per kw unit, ( 9.5p per kw )

    £0.00 per booking, paid locally

  • Late check out fee after 10 am 1000 Baht

    £20.00 per booking, paid locally


  • If you require a cleaner for the inside of the property this can be arranged at a cost of 100 Thai Baht per hour which you pay direct to the staff

    Hour, paid locally

  • Airport transfers from Bangkok can be arranged for you with an driver who knows the area and location of the property The price for a 10 seater minibus is 3000 baht ( 60 pounds )

    each way, paid locally

  • We can arrange a car or a 4 door pick up to be at the villa on your arrival the price is 1000 baht per day based on minimum of 7 days hire including insurance

    day, paid locally

  • 125cc automatic Motor bike hire costs 200 baht per day from Mr Moo when booked though us we can arrange to have the bikes delivered to the villa at any time during your stay

    £4.00 per night, paid locally

  • If you wish to have the cocktail bar fully stocked for you on arrival we allocate up to 6000 baht for stock of your choosing from 4 brews of beer, wine spirits soft drinks water and ice. It should keep you going for a couple of days .

    £120.00 per booking, paid locally

  • We will do your first food shop for you but you must send us a list of your needs again we allocate no more them 6000 baht so please look at what really need for a couple of days PS water is a must and if you have younger children dont forget the nappies.

    £120.00 per booking, paid locally



8 ensuite bedrooms, Sleeps 19:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 1 single bed and en suite

There is also 3 single sofa beds in They can be put up in any room, 1 cot


8 bathrooms including 8 en suites, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 12m x 6.5m, Depth 1.2m to 1.4m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 12, Dining area seats 20, Air conditioning, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking

Extra information

Pool is communal but private to the villa Outdoor BBQ and kitchen with dish washer and very big food / beer fridge In bar satelite TV and Stage with Karaoke dvd player Seating for 28 in bar/ outside dinning Smoking allowed out doors only Massage Area for six people at time


Average rating from 16 reviews

Private Owner From Halls Head, Australia Member since Feb 2010

Past bookings: 47 bookings

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Last seen: 8 days ago

Number of properties: 3

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