Extending out from Phuket’s Eastern coast and surrounded on all three sides by the waters of Phang Nga Bay is the exclusive Cape Yamu estate. With its fine stretch of beach, stunning views of the Andaman, and high-class establishments, this private peninsula is home to some of the most luxurious villas anywhere on the island, one of which is the magnificent Villa Verai.
This structural masterpiece is the imagination of multi-award-winning architect, Jean-Michel Gathy, the designer behind a number of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands. Its interiors, on the other hand, is the work of TV actress and producer-turned interior designer, Deborah Oppenheimer. This lavish property is among the collection of top-rate luxury villas by The Luxury Signature.
Sitting on one of the largest lots on the cape, Villa Verai affords an expansive lush-green garden landscape that stretches all the way to the beach. A driveway from the estate’s private road reveals the two-storey grandeur of the villa.
The elegant contemporary look combined with classic Lanna-style architecture is one impressive structural display. Two iconic Thai roof spires rise on the two ends of the building’s rectangular layout while the walls are almost completely made of glass. The facade, however, is but a mere introduction to what is in store.
The beach side of the property is the true face of Villa Verai. Looking out into the sea, a 35-meter long swimming pool spreads out, spanning more than half of the villa’s length. From there, a spacious lawn will lead your feet to the wave-smoothened shores of the cape. The outside also comes with a conventional pergola and a tranquil courtyard excellent for some late afternoon napping or reading.
From the get-go, it’s clear that the domineering pearl white theme looks great on the construction. It commendably complements the turquoise shade of the water around it and pairs enticingly with the vast sleek glass walls that offer glimpses of the majestic display of Mother Nature unfolding outside.
Ottoman influences are evident in the luxurious seating across the spacious living room that takes up 12 guests and is full of comfort and the latest in entertainment conveniences. The dining room also sits the same amount of guests presenting scenic outdoor and indoor dining options within or outside of a gourmet kitchen armed with every tool you may need.
A spiral staircase adds character to the subtle inside connecting two levels and availing a set of bedrooms lined with eccentric furnishings and littered with contemporary fashion. Four bedrooms reside upstairs with two others on the opposite floor and all but one equipped with king and queen-sized sleeping quarters.
The grand master bedroom and one other bedroom is situated on the main floor with the highlight of the former being a crimson petal-filled circular tub offering soothing baths alongside delicious picturesque settings. The second, third, and fourth bedrooms boast just as much visual appeal from an elevated vantage point and come with ensuite accommodations including a rain shower.
Finishing off the presentation is a swanky cinema room for ten that includes all the latest gadgets in movie watching. These entail a state-of-the-art Apple TV, a powerful Quad Sound system, a riveting Benq projector, a 2.6-meter immersive movie screen, and an IP Box providing upwards of 200 channels for round-the-clock in-house entertainment.
Other enticing features
The Villa’s accessories breathe life into an already striking interior providing velvety seats, day-beds, comfy sofas, a billiard table, and glass utensils for that opulent touch of royalty. Games are taken care of by a games room- which provides pool and board games- and a well-kempt lawn that avails amenities for badminton or volleyball thereby ticking off the final item on a checklist of what makes the ideal present-age villa.