The Investment

The homes at Glass Hill have been planned to serve their owners both as a personal refuge and as a profitable investment. Most vacation villas in Thailand were designed as family villas, typically with a master bedroom with en suite bath and two or more smaller bedrooms with shared bath. These villas are not satisfactory as vacation rentals: groups who agree to share a villa invariably end up with conflict over who gets the preferred master bedroom. That’s not an issue at Glass Hill: each villa is designed from the ground up as a vacation rental, with 3 equally sized bedrooms, all with en suite wet room.

Pattaya and the surrounding areas represent the single strongest vacation rental investment opportunity in Asia. The area features an extensive array of world-class golf courses, yacht clubs, spas, restaurants, hotels, and night life, making the area one of the world's most appealing and fastest growing leisure centers. Bangkok's new airport has cut travel time from entry to destination from two hours to less than one hour. The planned Bangkok-Pattaya fast rail link will cut travel time to the capitol to 40 minutes and bring Pattaya within commuting distance of the capitol. The regional tourism business is increasingly focused on upscale arrivals, with major international hotel and resort chains have flocked to the region.

Premium homes with easy access to golf courses, beaches, and nightlife are highly sought after in Pattaya's active vacation rental market. Glass Hill offers professionally managed hassle-free rental for your property. Premium homes with golf course access are highly sought after in Pattaya’s active vacation rental market, and Glass Hill offers professionally managed rental for your property. Based on comparison with existing vacation rentals, Glass Hill villas are expected to rent for $2500/week. With a conservative 60% assumed occupancy rate these homes should yield 14.36% annual ROI… and that’s apart from the value you get from the use of the property for your own leisure time.

Glass Hill’s unique fractional ownership plan allows up to 13 individuals to share ownership of a single property, with fully secured ownership rights, proportional control of decisions regarding the property, access to the property for personal use, and a proportional share of rental income. Fractional ownership plans allow full participation for an entry cost as low as US$30,000.

Thailand's Eastern Seaboard offers a unique combination of value drivers for long term residence, which support increasing property values along with vacation rental income. Property values are supported by a stable tripod of retirement and second home buying, demand from local and expatriate entrepreneurs managers in the area's tourism industry and the fast-growing industrial zones, and affluent Thais and expatriates seeking a nearby refuge from Bangkok's congestion, flooding, and political chaos. Glass Hill's easy access to beaches, premium golf courses, the area's major industrial zones, and transport links to the capitol leave it ideally positioned to exploit all three. Glass Hill is only minutes from the Jomtien terminal of the proposed Bangkok-Pattaya fast rail link, which will bring the capitol within commuting distance and is expected to drive a sharp increase in land values in areas near the terminals. World class international schools and world-class health care facilities round out a highly attractive relocation package. Easy access to port and airport facilities and freedom from Bangkok's traffic and congestion have drawn local and international business and industrial investment to the Pattaya's real estate market is thus driven simultaneously by RSH buying, demand from expatriate investors and an influx of well-off local buyers, a more diverse and stronger base than that supporting some markets drawing purely on resort appeal.

The inherent value propositions of Thailand's eastern seaboard:

  • Low prices: Thailand offers world-class luxury living on a budget that in developed countries would barely keep you in the middle class.
  • Tropical climate: The Eastern Seaboard combines tropical warmth and sunshine with a cooling sea breeze, an ideal weather combination.
  • Unmatched leisure: Some of the world's best golf courses, yachting, diving, other water sports, sumptuous nightlife and a host of other leisure opportunities attract and retain visitors from around the world.
  • Great infrastructure: Thailand's infrastructure is of a quality that matches many developed countries, keeping the Eastern seaboard closely linked to Bangkok and the world.
  • Quality health care: Thailand's hospitals are renowned for cost-effective quality, making medical tourism an industry in its own right and making the area a prime retirement destination.
  • A booming economy: The Eastern Seaboard is Thailand's most economically dynamic region, attracting a wide variety of export industries and foreign investments.
  • Diversification: Unlike Phuket and other west Thailand beach destinations, which depend almost entirely on foreign retirement/second home buyers, the Eastern Seaboard's real estate market is built around a stable tripod of retirement/second home buyers from abroad, investors and managers at the areas numerous industries, and affluent Thais seeking second homes that offer a retreat that's easily accessible from Bangkok.