This thatched property comprises a series of one-and two-storey pavilions, positioned on different levels and integrated into the natural contours of the land. The pavilions are accessed by covered walkways, bridges and winding stone stairways, with some extraordinary surprises waiting in store.
Villa Mary is entered via a grand dining room, furnished with a table for 16 and fitted with folding glass doors that can be opened to allow the cool breezes to permeate (backed up by ceiling fans) or closed for air conditioned comfort. A professional kitchen, service bar and guest washroom rest to one side. The dining room opens directly onto a stone deck and open-sided living pavilion with a soaring roof and rustic tiled floor. This delightful space is furnished with sofas, chairs, coffee table and stools, as well as a circular breakfast table for four. A bridged walkway leads from here to a two-storey pavilion housing two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, private terrace or balcony and views of the rice fields, river estuary, mangroves, beach and sea. Another bedroom (with double bed) is positioned above the dining room, while the queen-bedded master and a twin room (ideal for kids) are situated in a stand-alone family pavilion complete with a private sitting room. All bedrooms are equipped with TV/DVD players and have ensuite bathrooms with double washbasins, walk-in rain showers and tubs, while the master has a bathtub resting in a pond under a thatched roof.
The magnificent terraced gardens are guarded by four towering coconut palms, and embellished with bushy flowering clumps of coral fountain. The upper lawn is a great spot for weddings and parties, while the large swimming pool affords privacy on a lower level, bordered by a stone deck. A children’s pool sits next to the living pavilion.
Out of sight is the underground cinema room, guarded by a solitary door which offers no clue to the extraordinary facility within – big enough to accommodate 25 people with a 5m screen and projector for screening satellite TV channels and movies with surround-sound. An open-sided gazebo with spectacular views is positioned close to the beach. It is furnished with sofas and a dining table for six, and features a hot circular jacuzzi to one side.