Villa Jukung is a study in symmetry, with a central, two-storey building containing the upstairs master suite and the downstairs living and dining room, flanked on either side by a pair of stand-alone bedroom pavilions. A single-storey building at the rear houses the kitchen and fourth bedroom, and is linked to the main dwelling by an immaculate lawn punctuated with white stepping stones, mature coconut palms and fruit trees.
The entrance to the living pavilion extends from the garden into a large teak-floored room with a sitting area to the left, furnished with suede couches, a coffee table, a 42-inch satellite channel TV and DVD player, and a dining table to the right that seats up to 12 guests. Both ends of the building have antique armoires standing sentinel. The thoroughfare is fully open while the remaining front and back walls consist of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which let in so much light that it feels as though you are living outdoors. The living area leads out to the 12 x 4m swimming pool, to the right of which is a relaxation gazebo with a large comfortable mattress (just the place for a massage), while on the left is another open-sided pavilion with chairs and a table. Below this is the man-made beach, flanked by an open-sided a gazebo at either end, each with chairs or daybeds and small tables for casual dining.
The four bedroom suites are air conditioned and furnished with king-size beds. The master bedroom covers the whole of the top floor of the living pavilion, and is accessed via an exterior wooden staircase. This spacious room is complemented by a large half-moon balcony overlooking the ocean, and a small ante-chamber suitable for use as a childs bedroom. The master bathroom has twin washbasins, and a bathtub set against a big picture window that looks straight out to sea – perfect for watching the lights of the bay by night. Flanking the downstairs living area are two bedroom pavilions set at slight angles, with glass doors that embrace the pool and terrace. Each of these three front bedrooms is blessed with glorious uninterrupted views out over the bay and is adorned with fascinating antiques including apothecary chests and curios from Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The fourth bedroom is set further back and is smaller and less glamorous but still looks to the ocean. All bathrooms have indoor showers, and the three bathrooms at the front have bathtubs. The kitchen is designed for staff use only.