In the tropical-styled dining room, guests can relish the chef’s delicious meals at a carved wooden table for six, which is cooled by the natural breezes that flow through two sets of sliding doors leading out to the pool deck. An integrated kitchen rests to one side for guest use, equipped with a gas hob and microwave. The chef’s full service kitchen (for all three villas) is situated out of sight.
An impressive staircase spirals up to the villa’s air-conditioned living room set below a vaulted timber roof. Equipped with a 42-inch satellite-channel TV, DVD player, iPod dock, and Bose audio system, and furnished with a large L-shaped sofa and an antique book cabinet, the room showcases some fascinating traditional artefacts including birdcages and batik stamps. A precious feature is the wall of glass that opens to the awesome view of the rice fields.
Villa Arza’s stone pool deck surrounds its free-form, eight-metre swimming pool, which overflows into a shallow pool on the lower level – perfect for kids. Corners of the neatly landscaped garden are filled with palms, ferns, and beautiful orchids, while a small lawn provides the perfect spot for a barbecue, prepared and served by the staff, against the backdrop of a river below and the rice fields beyond.