The sitting room generously spills onto the front veranda through elegantly arched doors. Tabletops and cabinets are topped with magazines and books and the long cushion-scattered sofa, facing the front lawn, provides a comfortable place to read them under the gently whirring ceiling fans. Tranquility envelopes you here; wander onto the deep veranda, recline on rattan plantation chairs and watch the birds, squirrels and monkeys in the garden.
The dining room is furnished with a handsome hardwood 10-seater table whilst a second table on the veranda presents an informal alternative for alfresco meals. A cosy TV room, with an L-shaped built-in sofa, is located just off the dining area. Lay back and watch a movie, catch up on world news or simply immerse yourself in the pages of a favourite novel as the air conditioning keeps you cool. Beneath the stairs is a small library stacked with well-thumbed books that you’re welcome to browse.
Out on the veranda, cushioned plantation chairs are placed perfectly for looking out over the lush lawn, which is edged by bushy palms and tropical plants. Monitor lizards can often be seen stealthily pacing across the grass. The veranda wraps around to the back of the villa where there’s an alfresco dining table for six and a swimming pool, seemingly carved out of the rock, offering views down the hillside between the coconut palms. On the first floor, a wraparound balcony provides a birds-eye view of the monkeys in the trees.