The Palm House is entered through double doors which lead into the grand open-sided living and dining room. The building sprawls across almost acre of land, and the 40 metre pool and palm grove vista take centre stage. A large fully air-conditioned space serves as entertainment area and informal dining room. A billiard table is set up to the right of the lounge and enjoys an open-faced entrance. More alfresco dining areas, a designer bale, gym and office complete the picture-perfect layout.
The open air living and dining room on the ground floor melds seamlessly onto the manicured lawn with expansive pool and jungle views. This formal dining area here seats 12 guests.
The fully air-conditioned entertainment room is off the main stairway and houses two oversized modular sofas with plenty of cushions for lying back and relaxing. This is the perfect spot to wind down and watch your favourite movie or challenge friends to a board game from the comprehensive in- house selection.
The enclosed living and dining room directly off the chef’s kitchen is the hub and heart of the villa. Breakfast is normally served here at the 12-seater table, and a superbly comfortable sofa is perfectly positioned for taking in all the sights and delights of The Palm House.
Outdoor entertaining areas are sensational: a sunken open living room is flanked by a jacuzzi and a large stone fire pit creating the ambience for cocktails and casual dining nights. This space enjoys the coveted evening breeze, and has a large built-in barbecue, sink and fridge, alongside a bench style cocktail bar.
The Palm House has five ensuite bedrooms enveloped in air-conditioned comfort. Each room has large picture windows that frame the tropical views, along with either a terrace or balcony. All five rooms are of a similar size and have flexibly configured beds offering both twin and queen-sized options. The villa has luxury rollaway beds that can also be added upon request.
The design of the bedrooms is understated luxury – softly muted colors are teamed with aged woods. Unique antique pieces, artefacts and artwork adorn the walls. The wardrobes are walk-in and the bathrooms feature a mix of marble and teak wood, oversized freestanding bathtubs, as well as spacious showers. The exception is the bathroom in the bunk room, which has a massive double shower instead of the tub.
The mattresses are hotel-grade, thick, luxurious and wrapped in Egyptian cotton bedding. A comfortable sitting area with a custom-made sofa and desk completes the look. Sheer curtains ensure total privacy while enjoying the light, however for those wanting to sleep in, every bedroom is equipped with black-out curtains.
These air-conditioned bedrooms with sumptuous ensuite bathrooms are positioned at opposite ends of the first floor. Both enjoy queen-sized beds that can be configured into singles and overlook the garden and terraced rice fields. Fully furnished large terraces complete the luxury design.
This air-conditioned upstairs bedroom has a sleek ensuite bathroom with tub and rain shower and enjoys a balcony that looks over the garden and pool.
This beautifully appointed air-conditioned bedroom with large ensuite bathroom is situated on the ground floor and opens directly onto the manicured lawn. The queen-sized bed can easily be configured to twins.
This is ‘kids’ heaven’. Four single, built-in bunk beds span the wall, and although the room is normally set up for children, with a small table and chairs, arts and craft supplies, toys, books and DVDs, the beds are large enough for extra adult guests if needed. The room also features a lovely reading swing, perfect for looking out onto the tropical view, and doors opening onto a small balcony.