Villa Mako’s expansive main living and dining pavilion features folding doors at either end that open wide to allow the cool breezes to circulate. The soaring roof in this splendid building is 8.5-metres high and is fitted with paddle ceiling fans. Furnishings include a handsome teak dining table for 10; an attractive display of traditional Indonesian artefacts; wooden lamp-stands fashioned from Javanese statues; armchairs and a huge sofa upholstered in soothing neutral tones. A sunny stone terrace doubles the living space, making this a perfect venue for parties.
The open-plan, well-equipped feature kitchen at Villa Mako is fitted in glass and cream terrazzo. To one side is a casual breakfast area furnished with a circular marble-topped table and six brightly cushioned chairs.
In the villa’s cosy media room stretch out on the big squashy rainbow-striped sofa or kick back on the leather lay-z-boy chair. This timber-clad room has folding doors that open directly onto the pond, appearing to float above it. Guests can relax in air-conditioned comfort or open the doors wide and be cooled by ceiling fans and natural breezes. The room is equipped with a TV and DVD/CD player and the high quality sound system is linked via a portable iPod docking station to speakers throughout the villa.
A wrought iron gate heralds the stately flight of stone steps leading down to the pool through an avenue of foxtail palms. The beautiful garden then rolls down to a river located behind its boundary walls. While the delicately crafted gate is an attractive feature in itself, it separates the main house from the pool creating a safety barrier for young children.
The 18-metre mango-shaped swimming pool incorporates a large platform (15cm deep) for kids, and is filled with light salt water rather than chlorine.
Sun-seekers will relish the cushioned loungers arranged on the pool’s stone terrace, and a relaxation balé, fitted out in colourful comfort, provides a pleasant shady alternative. Opposite the balé is a barbecue pavilion with a dining table for six, a fridge, and speakers for the sound system. A convenient washroom is situated just behind.