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Airbnb Beach Houses for Summer in the ASEAN

Airbnb Beach Houses for Summer in the ASEAN

If you’re planning a summer holiday getaway, check out these awesome beach houses in the ASEAN listed on Airbnb.

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Photography: Airbnb

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– Deeksha Bali Beach Surf House / Indonesia –

This two-story house is perched atop a cliff overlooking Bingin Beach in Bali, an island known for yoga retreats. The beach house is inaccessible by car. So, you need to climb a long flight of stairs to get there, but the great sea view from the living room is surely worth it.

Link: Deeksha Bali Beach Surf House 


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brotherbnb04– Brother Island / The Philippines –

Brother Island is for rent, not just a bungalow, but the whole island! You can enjoy the beach, snorkeling and fresh seafood from local fishermen. If you want to taste Robinson Crusoe’s lifestyle, the staff can teach you how to catch your food from the sea in the traditional Filipino way.

Link: Brother Island


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rongbnb04– Sea View Chalet / Cambodia –

The sea is a stone’s throw away from these houses. Here you can while away the hours in one of rustic Khmer cottages. They are part of Sok Son Beach Resort in Koh Rong, Cambodia. The white-sand beach in front of the cottages is quiet and still in good shape. You can lie on the beach all day like it’s your backyard.

Link: Sea View Chalet


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vungtuabnb04– Ocean Mount-View Penthouse / Vietnam –

If the wooden bungalow is not your type, there is a well-furnished apartment in Vũng Tàu, a town on a peninsula east of Ho Chi Minh City. The modern apartment boasts a cozy balcony, where you can chill out and soak up the views of both the ocean and the mountains in the backdrop

Link: Ocean Mount-View Penthouse


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changbnb03– Absolute Beachfront Villa / Thailand –

These villas are located on Koh Chang, one of the largest islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Inspired by traditional Thai architecture, the steep-roofed houses feature a relaxed Oriental ambience. The only thing that comes between them and the beaches is a lovely garden, an oasis of calm by the sea.

Link: Absolute Beachfront Villa 


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sepangbnb01– AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort / Malaysia –

The highlight of this resort is a long line of villas that jut out almost a kilometer into the sea. Time on your hands, go for a dip in an overwater infinity pool, or enjoy other activities like sailing, yoga, even badminton. Conveniently located, the resort lies just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Link: AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort 

Beach House on a Paradise Island

Beach House on a Paradise Island

Many have dreamt of owning a beach house on a beautiful island. The owners of this property have made their dream come true with style and grace.

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Story: Wuthikorn Suthiapa /// Photography: Sitthisak Namkham

Beach House on a Paradise Island

Beach House on a Paradise Island

The pier at Koh Phangan is always bustling with activity as tourists keep coming in droves looking forward to party. But the island on the Gulf of Thailand is also known for its fine collection of tranquil beaches, especially the one on Hin Kong Bay, where this charming house is located.

The casually cool house sits embraced by a circle of trees that gives it a Tropical touch and camouflages it from the busy streets. Wide open design ensures every part of the stilt house is easily accessible wherever you may be, from the room at the rear to the front porch to the infinity pool that connects to the ocean beyond.

The house with a twist features a tree trunk that continues to grow through the floorboard. A clever design element, the tree had been there long before the owners decided to put in a home. Not wanting to cut it down, they built their home around the tree and let it keep on growing. They are just happy to live and let live despite having to adjust the floorboard and roofing from time to time.

The house with a twist features a tree trunk that continues to grow through the floorboard. A clever design element, the tree had been there long before the owners decided to put in a home. Not wanting to cut it down, they built their home around the tree and let it keep on growing. They are just happy to live and let live despite having to adjust the floorboard and roofing from time to time.

Beach House on a Paradise Island

Beach House on a Paradise Island

Beach House on a Paradise Island

Almost all the furniture in the house is made of wood, a personal preference that fits in well with the kind of home they live in. The interior living space is bedecked with ornaments and souvenirs from a lifetime of journeys as well as stunning found objects that were washed ashore.

Both the first and second floors feature long corridors that provide easy access to every part of the house. The owners have wanted their home to be a seaside resort designed for relaxation and good times with family and friends.

Both the first and second floors feature long corridors that provide easy access to every part of the house. The owners have wanted their home to be a seaside resort designed for relaxation and good times with family and friends.

“While I am here, every day is a holiday,” said the owner with a smile. “I love to just lie down in the living room and gaze out into the sea. Every now and then, friends come over for visit and we throw a barbeque party. My husband usually spends his time in the garden taking care plants and things.”

One last word. If you haven’t thought of owning a beach house before, this picturesque house on a paradise island will make you want to have one.

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House on The Rock / Samui Beach House

House on The Rock / Samui Beach House

It is not common to build a house in a rocky terrain. But this house on the rock stands tall against all odds.

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Story: Ottomaan /// Photo: Sungwan Phratem /// Architect: Kusol Im Erbsin 

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The well-rounded balcony juts out from the master bedroom and comes to rest on a big boulder in a complementing shape.

The house is settled on a tight land of less than an acre. The landscape is hemmed by huge rocks. From afar, it’s hard to tell the shape of the house, as it sits on a lower level than a nearby road.

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The second floor offers an alfresco dining room/ sundeck with panoramic ocean views.

Boulders across the landscape force the buildings to come in separate units, each is anchored with a rock to secure its place. The design is modern and simple. Overall exterior is clean and neat, highlighted with a shed roof. Different asymmetry shapes are used, while rectangular shapes are avoided to achieve the most nature-blending buildings.

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The main entryway appears light and airy. Where necessary, the walls are made of strips of timber evenly placed at intervals instead of solid walls.

Buildings are set on a slightly different levels. The shed roof on the main villa creates a wide open facade. The diagonal lines are also applied to other exterior walls. The overall wooden materials make the house looks warm and inviting.

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The sitting room features a modern sectional sofa with complementing wood furniture.
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The dining space features a long dining table crafted of slab timber resting on tree stumps. A zebra graphic pattern at the far end adds a touch of nature to the room.

The two-storey main villa features a T-shaped floor plan. On the second floor, an ample sitting area is offered along with a panoramic ocean view. Exterior walls are partly covered in timber strips, placed at intervals for ventilation. Bricks wall covered in plaster and glass windows are applied where appropriate. A wide sundeck is served as an alfresco dining room.

The ground floor is also connected to outdoor. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels are installed. A lounge area is equipped with a huge bed. Next to the space is a semi-formal dining room and a contemporary-looking pantry.

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A garden pathway connects the two buildings. To the left, patches of greenery and timber strips are put in to soften the harsh appearance of nearby cliff faces.
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Viewed from the outbuilding, the main villa boasts striking trapezoidal roof design.

The first outbuilding is opposite to the main villa, accessible via a garden pathway. The single-story home offers a small bedroom. The ensuite unit boasts an outdoor bathroom.

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The master bedroom lies in a smaller outbuilding, separated from the main villa.

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The second outbuilding sits slightly lower than the rest. The floor plan is similar to a sundeck on a cruise. The master bedroom sits on a big boulder, the top edge can be seen projecting out from the floorboard.

Where possible, uneven grounds were smooth out to make a lawn. Through time, the weather has washed rock surfaces that they gradually become organic with the house and its landscape.

Safari-inspired décor silhouetted against its modern loft interior. Naked concrete finishes compliment subdued tones of the wood. Free-form furniture at the center works as a colorful contrast. In short, its rocky terrain simply completes this house on the rock.

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The Contiguous room makes a fluent, functional interior space.
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The ensuite bathroom in the outbuilding needs no opaque roofing. Lacy shades of nearby trees keep it at comfortable temperatures throughout the day.

 

link: www.baanlaesuan.com/22153/house/house_sea/

Time Stands Still on Beautiful Pha-ngan Island

Time Stands Still on Beautiful Pha-ngan Island

Ensconced in a coconut grove by the sea, Baan Somjai is both a vacation destination and private residence located on beautiful Pha-ngan Island. Time goes by slowly on this part of the island, so slow that it feels like time is standing still.

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Story: Wuthikorn Suthiapa /// Photos: Sitthisak Namkham /// Designer: NPDA Studio 

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A water pond running the entire stretch of the building contributes to thermal comfort as the weather heats up.

The holiday destination is the brainchild of Nattawut Piriyaprakob of NPDA, who is the designer and son of property owners Banjob and Somjai Piriyaprakob. The land is a heritage from Nattawut’s grandmother. Nattawut traveled back and forth to the property often. Back in the days it was nothing but coconut trees.

Nowadays travel to Pha-Ngan has become more convenient. It’s reason enough for Nattawut and family to put in a home here. As he puts it: “Mom and Dad used to work in other provinces. They decided to return to Pha-ngan after retirement and started out here with a homestay called Coconut and Noom Resort.” 

 

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The wide-open seating space comes complete with floating furniture for ease of care and flexible uses of space.

The homestay had welcomed all kinds of tourists from backpackers in the Full Moon Party to European families, which inspired Banjob and Somjai to build a permanent home here. They enjoyed getting to know new people every day.

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The bedroom, dining room and kitchen line up alongside the front porch. The exterior walls and the roofs are fixed at a tilted angle that best protects the home from the glare of the sun.

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The brick wall boasts diagonal plaster stripes in glossy red contrasting with the brick foundation in matte finishes. 

Nattawut designed the buildings based on his memories and knowledge of indigenous materials. “It’s the combination of local materials and local builder expertise that culminates in this house design. Bamboo paneling is easy to find. Walls are crafted of red brick and flooring is made of polished concrete finishes.”

The designer intentionally added vivid colors into the work “As you can see, I chose bold colors for the building, such as, bright exterior walls. Shadow cast from coconut trees make the landscape even more interesting.”

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The sundeck that is Banjob’s vantage point offers 360 degrees views of the coconut grove and the sea to the further side.

Benefiting from the sea breeze, every room is well ventilated. Opaque walls on the west shield the building from the afternoon sun, while the pond helps disperse the heat. Altogether, the design cools the house down even when the weather is hot.

With generous hospitality and good design, Baan Somjai seaside Resort is not only a home to the Piriyaprakob family, but also a dream destination for travelers from across the globe.

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link: http://www.npdastudio.com/

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