Udon Thani accommodation in Thailand
The villa sleeps 1-6 people.
Description of Udon Thani accommodation in Thailand
This 3 bedroom, private pool villa enjoys a unique & tranquil countryside setting, surrounded by its own rice paddies. Whether you are travelling as a couple or on a family holiday to Thailand, the villa is the perfect place to discover a side of Thailand rarely glimpsed by visitors to the kingdom.
A local Thai family, we own & run the property & assure you of a warm welcome. We live in a nearby village, and come to the property to prepare fresh Thai meals for you throughout your stay - so you can avoid the hassles of self-catering holidays, relax, & enjoy authentic Thai dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included during your stay. We will be delighted to show you the area & involve you in the indigenous ways of life, but will equally respect your privacy should you just wish to relax by the pool - although we cannot guarantee that an inquisitive gecko or quizzical water buffalo may wish to spy on you!
We will be happy to show you how to cook Thai food. Walk, cycle or drive our tuk-tuk to explore the surroundings, rich in forest temples, markets, traditional farming villages & lotus lakes During the rice seasons, join us in the paddies. Go fishing, enjoy photographing original scenes & characters, watch local festivals; give alms to the monks...or simply relax with a traditional Thai massage.
Contact us now for full website details & plan a unique holiday! We look forward to welcoming you and to making your stay a truly memorable one.
PlanetThe villa is directly owned by a group of local villagers who were encouraged to launch an alternative holiday destination for visitors seeking to leave the beaten path of tourism in Thailand and to experience rural village life, as lived by the vast majority of Thais not living in the main cities or mass tourism destinations. 100% of revenues from guests is retained and distributed by them, locally.
Sceptical at first, they have been delighted – and indeed surprised – that there is a group of people who are keen to experience their lifestyle first-hand.
That visitors take an interest in rice farming, water buffalo, local village traditions and crafts, local temples, the countryside, the flora and fauna of the local listed wetlands, the extraordinary local cuisine and the slower pace of rural Thailand, has enabled them:
- To keep their families together, given the income generated from guests, in an area where it has been traditional for fathers and sons to leave for the cities or foreign countries to seek menial labour
- To pay for a better education for their children
- To take a renewed pride in indigenous traditions, customs and practices
- To launch initiatives (control of waste disposal, pollution reduction, the promotion of indigenous traditions) that have not traditionally been at the forefront of villagers' minds, given more pressing economic dictates.
PeopleA Fair Deal
No middlemen are involved with direct bookings at Gecko Villa: all proceeds are retained by the families involved in the villa.
Village primary school support
Regular donations are made to our local village primary school, where students are primarily the children of poor farming families.
Meet and interact directly with the locals!
We source products and services locally, in order to provide a direct benefit to the immediate community.