Villa Sungai Tinggi’s four bedrooms are fully air-conditioned with additional ceiling fans and mosquito netting over the beds. Each room has its own individual iPod dock, reading lamps, safe and ensuite bathroom.
While the master suite stands alone, the three other guest bedrooms are housed in a two storey building on the opposite side of the main living pavilion.
Master suite and study
This stunning master suite with adjoining study, alang-alang thatched roof and parquet floors is fit for a king or queen. Decorated with exquisite antiques, wall hangings, artefacts and paintings, it is obvious the owner has spent countless hours to make this room a special one.
A four-poster king-size bed takes centre stage, with a wooden Buddha statue sitting strategically above the bedhead casting its protective eyes over sleeping guests. Wooden framed glass doors open onto a patio to take in the sea breeze and the sound of crashing waves.
The sunny ensuite garden bathroom, dotted with white and blue pebbles and enclosed in coral-limestone walls, features an open-air shower, twin wash basins and a circular terrazzo bathtub which looks heavenly when filled with rose petals. A small separate dressing area is hidden behind traditional carved doors.
The adjoining study (which can be converted to an extra bedroom if required) is the perfect den for locking oneself away to read a book from the library, watch a movie on the flat-screen TV or write home to friends and family. The study comes with its own bathroom which can also be accessed by other guests from the main living area.
Downstairs guest bedrooms
Two guest bedrooms open out onto the garden, where a life-size model of a cow (a prized family possession acquired at a charity fundraiser), decorated with a scene from a traditional barong dance, peacefully grazes.
Both rooms are light and airy and feature gorgeous whitewashed teak four-poster king-size beds decorated with crisp white linens and batik cushions that contrast nicely against the parquet floors. The two rooms are differentiated by original artworks and the style of their bathrooms; one features a sunken terrazzo bathtub, while the other has an open-air Palimanan stone shower.
Upstairs guest bedroom
Accessed via a wooden staircase and through a second study, the third guest bedroom is a private and romantic space, furnished with a whitewashed teak four-poster king-size bed. From the semi-open ensuite bathroom with its Palimanan stone shower guests are treated to views of the neighbouring rice fields.
The adjoining study (which can also be converted into an additional bedroom) incorporates a small lounge area and a satellite TV and DVD player. This room is dotted with interesting artefacts including two golden carved Thai-style statues and lovely antique furniture. Both rooms offer spectacular views over the ocean from a shared wooden balcony, and it goes without saying that this is one of the best vantage points in the villa for watching the sunset.