Unless you build sideways the odds of having a sea view from every bedroom are pretty slim, so at Villa Melissa, with its long sweeping colonnaded approach, three out of five ain’t bad. Facing each other, halfway along this covered walkway are two of the five bedrooms, one twin and one double, each opening onto semi-private gardens. The walkway then spills into the main pavilion which houses the living room, dining room and downstairs master bedroom, complete with queen bed. Meanwhile, twin stairways centred around steel columns with twisting spokes to support the banisters, lead up to a mezzanine and two ocean-facing bedrooms also with queen beds. All bedrooms are equipped with 37-inchTV/DVD players with surround-sound. All have dressing areas, balconies or terraces, and gorgeous ensuite bathrooms, fitted with twin washbasins, walk-in rain showers and bathtubs. The pièce de resistance is the master bathroom, where a sunken bathtub appears to float upon a water garden under a grass roof.The semi-open-air living room is characterised by a timber floor and soft lighting, and features two sitting areas furnished with sofas, chairs and coffee tables. There is also a projector here enabling guests to watch TV and movies on a big screen. The dining room is positioned to one side and offers the choice of semi-alfresco or air-conditioned dining for 16. A horseshoe-shaped service bar links the dining room to a professional stainless steel kitchen, which is generally the domain of the chef but guests are very welcome to cook here if they wish. Upstairs the timber-floored mezzanine under a soaring roof presents an atmospheric chill-out spot with fabulous views.The front of the villa showcases four massive wooden columns with long retractable screens to provide shade inside the house. Here, the roar of the surf comes to the fore with a sea breeze to match. The garden is dominated by two swimming pools positioned perpendicular to one another and bordered by a stone deck. The lawn then rolls down to the beach with a massage pavilion on one side and a dining pavilion on the other, complete with a table for eight and an ocean view to die for.