Bidadari is a spacious villa with lofty rooms and lots of floor-to-ceiling glass providing optimum views and plenty of natural light. Entrance is through a large antique wooden door which leads into a lush, walled courtyard garden brimming with water features and an abundance of tropical flora. Large stone Buddha’s provide a chilled vibe to the surroundings.
From the grand, open-fronted, double-height foyer a ‘floating’ staircase ascends to the first floor; home to the TV room and the two large master bedrooms (each over 100sqm). All are linked by a wraparound viewing deck that extends in each direction like an angel’s wings. From here the ocean views are superb. A plump and comfy dangle-your-feet sofa stretches the length of the TV room facing a 42-inch flat-screen TV, music system, and shelves of books. The master suites mirror each other with king-size beds that gaze out over the ocean and horseshoe-shaped counters which cleverly reveal unfolding vanities. Through screen doors are his ‘n’ her walk-in wardrobes and ensuites with showers and outdoor stone bathtubs.
A third ensuite bedroom with queen-size bed is located downstairs adjoining the garden and dining room. The bathroom, which doubles as a guest washroom, is fitted with rain shower. Inside the expansive downstairs living area, sits a large ten-seater lounge suite and a long dining table with oversized chairs. The area is Japanese-inspired with cherry coloured wood latticed into the ceiling, along with similar wood-panelled screen windows up on the first-floor landing. Tall walls finished in textured beige granite complement the vanilla caramel marble flooring throughout – the grand scale of these elements are an art form unto themselves, and the few select pieces of artwork placed throughout the room finish the picture perfectly. The well-equipped kitchen follows the textured beige colour scheme with a large island, walk-in pantry and a hefty range of kitchen hardware to play with. Large glass doors lead out to the pool and surrounding deck. Sun loungers and a shaded and cushioned balé bengong sit on the edge of the cliff.
A stand-alone, two-storey, wooden beach house is located down the cliff side, immediately above the beach, and accessed by stairs or inclinator lift. It houses bedroom number four and features a small gym–yoga studio on the lower floor. Wood-panelled windows slide open to let the breeze flow through and to reveal yet more glorious sea views, while a queen-size bed, kitchenette and ensuite with rain shower complete the comfort. A deck fans out to the side with terraced sunbathing spots and a plunge pool. A lockable gate provides access to the white-sand beach below.