In the tropical-styled dining room, guests can relish the chef’s delicious meals at a rustic dining 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 kitchen (serving all three villas) is situated out of sight.
An impressive staircase spirals up to the air-conditioned living room, which is divided into three distinct sitting areas including a cosy corner with a 42-inch satellite-channel TV, DVD player, iPod dock, and Bose audio system. The room is accessorised with deep pile rugs, traditional artefacts and striking dance-themed artwork, while glass doors open to a balcony offering an awesome view of the rice terraces both in front and to one side.
Villa Penari’s stone sun deck surrounds a 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.