Feature: Luxury Asia Lifestyles

Luxury Asia Lifestyles is owned and managed by Adam Keating and Lee O’Neill who have built their business on the premise that luxury means a 5-star commitment. This is exactly how they operate from the moment an enquiry is received till the guests depart for home. Both Adam, and Lee set about building a portfolio of outstanding villas and a dedicated team to deliver this vision. Luxury Asia Lifestyles was founded in 2009 and encompasses Luxury Villa Samui, Luxury Villa Phuket as well as the Mambo Retreats extending to Bali, Sri Lanka and beyond.

They offer everything from holiday rentals, to vacation services to full management services. Luxury Asia Lifestyles have become a leader in the field of 5-star full-service villa management.

Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine met up with the devoted team from Luxury Asia Lifestyles at Villa Akira, which is just one of their supreme managed properties. Villa Akira is a pristine luxury 5-bedroom villa in the picturesque hills of Laem Yai with some of the best on sea views on Samui. This villa certainly packs a punch with its stunning uninterrupted views over Laem Yai and Nathon Bays. The views from the enormous picture windows in the main living areas are simply breath-taking. There is a good size lounge equipped with a home theatre, dining for 10 and a state of the art Gio Kitchen complete with breakfast bar and high spec appliances. There is one bedroom off the main living area, three further bedrooms on the upper level including the master and the 5th bedroom is located on the lower level near the infinity edge pool and outdoor living area. Steps on the living level take you down to the large infinity pool that has a Jacuzzi at one end and the deep end at the other. The view here alone over the infinity edge with the crystal blue water of the ocean shimmering in the background is what dreams are made of. There is a decent size sun terrace around the pool where you can relax and enjoy the views. Adjacent to the pool is a large covered outdoor living area with a bar, small kitchen and BBQ and a second dining table seating 10. On this level, you will also find a games area with a pool table and table football as well as a further lounge area with a home theatre. Villa Akira has been a passion of the owner and has been fitted out to the highest specifications, and is now managed by Luxury Asia Lifestyles and is an ideal holiday villa for couples or families sharing.

One of the recent guests at Villa Akira was Gavin Green from Malaysia. Gavin was in the last Olympics and is an upcoming professional in the golf world. We were fortunate enough to meet up with Gavin at Villa Akira, and this was just a fantastic opportunity for us to get to know Gavin and ask him some questions about his successful golfing career and his stay on Koh Samui especially the stunning Villa Akira.

Welcome Gavin to Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine we hope that you have been enjoying your trip and tournament to Samui, we know you are from Malaysia but not much more, could you tell us a little about where you come from and how did you get into the professional side of golfing?
I’ve grown up with golfing and it has always been a part of my life, and I’ve always wanted to be a professional since I was young. It’s been good so far.

Which tournament are you taking part in now?
The Queens Cup.

Which course are you playing on and how do you find this course as a professional golfer?
Santiburi Golf Course, it fun but tricky.

Who has inspired you in your golfing career?
Golf wise it has always been Tiger Woods.

Is this your first time to Samui?
This is my second time to Samui.

I know your schedule is very busy and you only have a few days here but is there some other interesting landmarks you wish to visit on Samui before you leave?
I don’t know much about the island, it’s always been golf course, hotel, hotel back to the golf course. I don’t have much time.

What is your favourite part of Samui?
The beach.

You’ve obviously made a great choice is choosing to stay at Villa Akira, how did this choice come by?
I met Lee when we were playing with each other in the Pro-Am at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and we were talking about it and he told me to email him if I came here. I told him that there was an event on Koh Samui and he helped me out and advised me to stay here.

The villa is stunning what were your first impressions on arriving?
I was speechless, completely out of words it was crazy I didn’t expect this big and all that stuff. It’s nice, super nice the pool, the view and the rooms are just fantastic.

What is your favourite part of the Villa?
Everything.

How do you find the service from the in-house team?
Everything is perfect, really awesome you guys are doing a great job.

Are you hoping to come back?
Yes of course.

After Samui what are your plans?
I’m going back home to Malaysia. That’s it so far.
Thank you for taking the time out of your hectic schedule we wish you much success in the future and look forward to welcoming you back to Samui and especially Villa Akira.
Luxury Asia Lifestyles portfolio is certainly impressive and their dedicated team of professionals can guide and advise you on the complete process of villa purchase or rental.

Purchasing a villa is a significant investment and one that requires ongoing maintenance and attention. Luxury Asia Lifestyles has developed a comprehensive program covering all aspects including staff administration, financials, maintenance and marketing for rental purposes. They pride themselves to take the time to familiarize themselves not only with the villa but also your exact requirements, providing a service second to none.

Luxury Asia Lifestyles can assist in all matters of the rental process from assisting with setting rates, villa descriptions and photography, and marketing your villa both direct via their websites and via the worldwide agency network therefore maximizing your rental opportunities. Additionally, all rentals enquiries are handled by professional western staff equipped with smart technology.

If you would like to learn more about the services from Luxury Asia Lifestyles then feel free to stop by their office in Chaweng and have a chat.

Luxury Asia Lifestyles
Samui – Phuket – Bali – Sri Lanka
+66 (0) 77 484 634
rentals@luxuryvillasamui.com
www.luxuryvillasamui.com