Villa Sungai Tinggi has been designed to optimize its extraordinary beachfront setting and ocean views. A large open-sided living pavilion fashioned after a traditional Balinese wantilan (village meeting hall) forms the villa’s central hub. To the left is the master bedroom pavilion, with separate study (which doubles as an additional bedroom). To the right, a two-storey building contains three guest bedrooms and a lounge (which can also be converted to a bedroom). Set well back from the living and dining pavilions is a chef’s kitchen and staff service area. In between, a path leads to the full-size tennis court (shared with a neighboring villa).
All living areas and bedrooms overlook the lush gardens, 18-metre swimming pool and sundeck, and the sloping lawns leading to the beach and ocean.
The huge open-sided wantilan-style living pavilion is Villa Sungai Tinggi’s social hub. Cooled by ceiling fans and sea breezes, it accords guests spectacular views across the garden towards the ocean from a variety of seating areas set on cream terrazzo floors under a soaring two-tiered roof. Huge sofas-provide comfortable space for lounging. A magnificent Saurwood table seats 14 for formal dining, while a smaller breakfast table provides a more intimate space for four and the coconut-shell bar is the perfect setting for sundowners and cookery demonstrations.
From the living pavilion a covered boardwalk leads to the villa’s kitchen – well equipped and beautifully decorated with a design palette of cream terrazzo and lime-washed teak.
Incorporated within the master bedroom pavilion is the TV lounge (which can be converted to an extra bedroom for two with attached shower room if required) handsomely furnished, with shelves of books and fascinating artefacts adorning every surface, this room makes an ideal retreat for a quiet read, or for watching a movie on the flat-screen TV, which is artfully concealed within an antique Indonesian cabinet.
The upper floor lounge above the guest bedrooms is blessed with panoramic ocean views. Its wide windows can be flung open to catch the sea breeze or closed for air-conditioned comfort, while rattan chairs and a huge daybed make this a comfortable retreat at any time of the day. This room can also be converted to a bedroom if required.
Sungai Tinggi’s owners have lavished much love and attention into creating the villa’s lush landscaped gardens; fishponds with bubbling water features, fragrant frangipanis and tropical coconut palms all mix harmoniously with the surrounding natural environment. From the living pavilion, manicured lawns of Japanese grass roll towards the beach, and the natural green-stone pool – free-form in design – is perfect for refreshing dips. Sun seekers will enjoy lounging on the poolside deck and the garden balé is just the spot for sea-breeze-cooled siestas. As night falls, dinner can be served at the poolside table under a canopy of stars.
Facilities, Services and Staff
Maximum occupancy 8 people (4 king-bedded rooms); 2 lounges can be converted to extra bedrooms for up to 4 additional people for a small extra cost
Open living and dining pavilion with table for 14; TV lounge; upper floor lounge; garden balé
Pool18m x 5m
WiFi broadband internet access; phone available for local calls; international calls charged to guest
2 satellite TVs and DVD players, stereo system with iPod dock in living pavilion; iPod docks in all bedrooms; DVD library; book library; board games; tennis court (shared)
The villa is well equipped for families. Facilities include baby cot; high chair; pool toys; DVDs; books; games
A driver and car (seating up to six passengers) is included in the villa rate and is available to villa guests for 8 consecutive hours daily (petrol extra). An extra car can be arranged for a small fee
Events catering for up to 120 people can be held within the villas’ spacious grounds*
Master suite : Sungai Tinggi’s master bedroom is spectacular. Here, an exquisite collection of antiques and artefacts vie for attention with the ocean view beyond the private terrace. From behind the four-poster king-size bed, a Buddha statue casts its protective eyes over sleeping guests, while armchairs around a small round table provide a cosy spot for morning coffee. Hidden behind traditional carved doors is a dressing area. Equally impressive in size and décor is the garden bathroom, with open-air shower, twin washbasins and a circular terrazzo bathtub for two.
Three guest bedrooms : Villa Sungai Tinggi’s three guest bedrooms feature whitewashed four-poster king-size beds, draped in mosquito netting and dressed with crisp white linen and batik cushions that contrast nicely against the Bengkirai wood floor. The two downstairs rooms open onto the garden, while the upstairs bedroom opens onto a terrace with panoramic ocean views. Each comes with an iPod dock, air-conditioning and ceiling fan. All three ensuite bathrooms are individually designed – one with a sunken terrazzo tub, one with an alfresco shower, and the upstairs bathroom with a shower looking out over rice-fields.
Two optional bedrooms : If extra space is required, an additional two rooms can be converted to bedrooms to sleep another four guests (for a small additional charge).
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