The top floor at entrance level provides two very large bedrooms each with spacious and airy en suites bathrooms and fabulous views of the sea framed by gorgeous mango trees. The master bedroom has its own spacious covered balcony – ideal for drying towels and bathing costumes, relaxation and yoga – which overlooks the pool. Both upstairs bedrooms benefit from large built-in wardrobes with handy internal three drawer units. All bedrooms in the house have air-conditioners and ceiling fans plus the added protection of framed mosquito screens on all windows and sliding glass doors.
A wonderful open-tread wooden stairway takes you down to the huge 10 by 15 metre wide totally undivided main floor of the home opening directly onto the newly renovated and large sundeck which runs across the entire frontage of this amazing home. In all our years as owners, not ONE single new visitor has been able to suppress a gasp of wonder at the rare beauty of the shoreline and glittering seascape which unfolds before them as they descend these stairs.
To the right at ground floor level is a large kitchen boasting most modern conveniences. Two lengthy, top quality granite workbenches permit meals and utensils to be passed quickly over to the dining area which in turn opens out to the fabulous sundeck and its wonderful sea views. To the side of the dining area double doors give access to stone steps which conveniently take you up to the property’s large parking area. And towards the rear part of the kitchen inside the home is a bright and convenient utility room fitted out with workbench and washbasin, plus handy storage cupboards and a Toilet.
From the far side of the living area wide stone steps lead down from the pool (and the efficient water filtering plant underneath) to the bottom floor of the home which offers an excellent third double bedroom also facing the sea, a shaded covered terrace ideal for cool sleeping on the hottest summer nights, plus a third bathroom with shower and toilet. Absolutely the ideal set-up for rowdy teenagers! Or staff accommodation. And a separate room containing the water storage tank as well as water cleaning and heating plants is situated at this level also. Hammock Villa is very well equipped and can be sold with all its furniture and accoutrements if required.
This amazing property, built with love fifteen years ago, is NOT a California bungalow! This is a brilliantly crafted and very special modern family home constructed on possibly the most favoured block in the Santikhiri Estate due to its elevation, its privacy, its uninterrupted all day sun and mesmerising views. Not to mention the stunning nightfalls as the burning sun dips slowly into the welcoming sea.
Its current owners built Hammock Villa 15 years ago with instructions to their architect to use the best available materials; to preserve as many trees and flowering bushes as they could on the property; and to make maximum use of large shaded rooms, very open plan designs and natural breezes in order to keep the home as cool and as naturally fresh as possible. The effect is stunning – all year round the only sounds residents may hear are the birds singing, a gentle breeze blowing and the soothing splashing of a tidal sea.
Very vital for resident owners and guests too is the fact that Santikhiri is a gated community and access from the road is controlled every day and night of the year by uniformed guards employed and managed by Estate Managers appointed by the owners. No-one is allowed into the estate if their identity is not known. Their office is open six days a week, Sundays excepted, right through the year. The community also employs a team of gardeners who maintain the internal roads, common areas and the swimming pool.