Privacy, comfort, service and style unite in the heart of nature at Green Gecko, your full board Thailand holiday villa.
Set in extensive grounds, with a private swimming pool, this traditional rural retreat beckons you to relax. This Thai villa is set among flowering gardens and plantations of tropical trees, sugar cane, eucalyptus and cassava, and is in close proximity to our rice paddies. During your holiday, your personal chef prepares delicious Thai dishes for you daily (all meals are included) and we ensure that the house is serviced to the extent that you choose.
Your holiday at this dramatic villa in the heartlands of Thailand provides you with unique access to an authentic side of the country generally inaccessible to tourists - and the luxury of space.
Green Gecko is located in the Northeast of Thailand, or "Isaan", about 30 minutes from Udon Thani airport, which is served by frequent daily services from Bangkok (on Thai Airways, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air, Bangkok Air and Air Asia) as well as from Phuket in Southern Thailand (by Air Asia) and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand (via Nok Air).
Your private villa holiday at Green Gecko can be as relaxing or as energetic as you choose. Delve deeply into local traditions and explore the area, or simply laze by the pool and linger in languor a little longer...
"...a delightful and unexpected Thai house with distinctive architecture in a unique setting. The place's space & freedom, the people's hospitality and the delightful food will certainly call us back soon!"
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* Details of the villa itself may be found here
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Please do also visit our related property Gecko Villa - especially if Green Gecko is not available at the time you would like to rent it (following this link will take you to another site.)
My name is Ten and I, together with my wife,
four children, relatives and friends wanted to
encourage more visitors to Isan, to experience Thai
village life. We live in rural villages nearby,
beyond the Thai forest temple.
The villa was designed, constructed and fitted out by us - in a way that not only reflects local traditions and craftsmanship, but also ensures our guests have an enticing and comfortable base in which to relax, or out of which to explore our surroundings.
As a former chef, I enjoy all aspects of Thai and Isan cooking, I look forward to introducing you to local specialties in addition to the more well known elements of Thai cuisine. When not at Green Gecko, we can be found in our rice paddies, continuing our efforts to reforest the immediate area, fishing from our boat on the local lake, or at home looking after our children and our enormous Great Dane.
The success of the first of our two villas in Thailand encouraged us to design and launch this villa. We hope Green Gecko will not only provide our guests with an enjoyable and memorable holiday experience - unique among villas in Thailand - but also permit a greater number of our family and friends to make a living locally, near our home. This will permit them to stay in the village, rather than being forced to migrate to Bangkok or overseas to seek employment.
We are very aware that the success of this endeavour relies fully upon ensuring that your stay is relaxing, interesting and fun! We are always keen to welcome back guests who have stayed with us before, and like to consider subsequent visits to rent the house again as a sign of success.
Thailand may be a popular travel destination,
but the vast majority of visitors to the Kingdom
rarely venture away from a tourist Mecca such as
Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui, Hua Hin or Pattaya,
and generally just book a hotel or resort in which
to while away their time.
We believe that there is a growing trend and desire amongst visitors to get off the beaten path and to track down a unique, one-of-a-kind, getaway experience. A hotel room that stacks us up with other displaced souls, or a resort that prefers us to remain within its walls, is less attractive than ever.
Simultaneously, we believe that guests today have much higher expectations and seek a greater awareness of the lifestyles and traditions of the locales that they visit. They are keen to keep travel sustainable: with a constant eye upon the environment and a mind to help the indigenous people wherever possible, yet without sacrificing comfort, facilities and style for eco principles at their chosen retreat.
Green Gecko continues our principles of maintaining all revenues within the community, and developing sustainable tourism in Thailand's Northeast (or "Isan") around unique vacation rentals - traditionally one of the poorest regions of the country. Please join us!