Secret Villas


What is a Secret Villa?

Beautiful in design and perfect for those looking to rent an exclusive holiday home in an exotic tropical location with family, a group of friends, or for a special private function, our Secret Villas are pristine.

Initially designed, built and adorned with precious artefacts by passionate owners for their own personal use, each of these non-commercial dwellings is a unique sanctuary. Available in varying sizes, for both short and long term stays, each full-service villa includes a private chef, butler service, and other enticing amenities.

Our Story

After his voyage, Kim grasps the mission that his father had assigned to him—besides its exclusive properties, to also inform contemplative travellers about quaint inns, exotic cruises, private villas, and idyllic restaurants, which unveil a true essence of Asia.

Read Kim’s full story

Though I often travel alone or with just one other person, there are times when several of my friends or family members wish to join me. On these occasions, rather than staying at a hotel, I prefer renting a private villa. It is an optimal choice that ensures everyone travelling with me feels like a guest of honour.

These tropical dwellings are often situated in better-travelled locations including Bali, Phuket and KohSamui, yet they remain a bit tucked away. This offers the chance for us to remove ourselves from the busier tourist areas to experience something more personable and intimate.

Built to highlight the local architecture and design, the décor in every one of these hidden sanctuaries is as exquisite as the place in which it is set. Ranging in size from one to six bedrooms, each home features expansive lounges and comfortable common spaces that overlook crystal blue seas, verdant mountains or lush countrysides. Every spacious bedroom has its own private bath, sometimes a patio.

How can we not delight in these full-service gems? Our personal butler sees to all of our needs from airport transfers, to organising adventure activities and outings to nearby attractions. Big or small, he always ensures that all of our needs are met. Our private chef further enhances the luxurious sojourn. Every day he goes to the local market to choose the freshest ingredients. More produce comes from nearby farms or fishermen just back with their latest catch. Products in hand, he then diligently prepares tantalising meals showcasing not only familiar dishes that we are accustomed to eating back home but also new ones that reflect the region’s cuisine—a wonderful memory for all.


YL Residence No. 17, Thailand

Overlooking Natien Beach on the southern coast of Koh Samui, this 10 room villa is ideal for weddings, corporate retreats or large families. Featuring a minimalist décor with a nod to southern Thai... (more)

Villa Idanna, Indonesia

Set on a promontory overlooking the spellbinding Sidemen Valley’s rice terraces and forested hills leading up the sacred volcano Gunung Agung, Villa Idanna, Bali offers a quiet refuge for... (more)

Villa Ayundra, Thailand

Situated on a serene beachfront location in Northwest Koh Samui, this private five bedroom villa is the idyllic spot in which watch Samui’s famous sunsets, and experience comfort and luxury.... (more)

Maison Polanka, Cambodia

Maison Polanka is a collection of unique Cambodian houses offering hotel services in spacious tropical gardens. Set in the sprawling grounds of a family estate, Maison Polanka hosts 5 luxury rooms... (more)

The Bohemian Residence, Thailand

Set along a river not far from Bangkok, between Uthai Thani and Ayutthaya, and accessible only by private boat, this residence offers the very best Thai hospitality.... (more)

Summertime Villa, India

Set on a hill outside Calangute this light and airy luxurious contemporary Asian style villa with Balinese influences is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful holiday with family or friends in Goa.... (more)

The Island Houses, Indonesia

Located in the heart of Seminyak, these four individually designed one to three bedroom homes that can be rented together or separately are an ideal choice for those wishing to rent a piece of... (more)
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