Living and Dining

Refreshed by light breezes, the expansive living and dining areas of the villa open directly to the wide and beautiful terraced rice fields. Although the living areas are separate and distinct, connected by steps and levels, they appear to blend into one limitless space directly in symphony with the natural surroundings.

The Living Space

There are three levels of living space at Villa Zolima:

  • The major and more dramatic living room offers a panoramic view of the valley. Open at all sides to the natural world, with day beds, ottomans and cushions for relaxing gatherings
  • A few steps below, the smaller covered living room is a snug place for more intimate conversations
  • Finally, the library, protected by walls and with floor-to-ceiling windows, provides a homier enclosed environment with large comfortable sofas and cushions

The Dining Experience

A few steps away from the living rooms, the semi-detached dining pavilion opens to the rice fields backed by an ocean view through hidden glass doors. With a fully-equipped contemporary kitchen that comfortably seats 8 people, the pavilion offers a more sheltered dining experience during stormy rains, and extra air-conditioned coolness during humid heat waves.

The large attached deck, with a roof canopy, has the same beautiful views as the dining pavilion and easily accommodates up to 12 people at its oversized table.

For more privacy, the staff uses a back kitchen area with its own entrance for prep and clean-up.

The Library

The large and cozy library offers high-end media facilities, including a Bose sound system which operates throughout the living areas, an I-pod base, satellite television reception, an LCD 32 inch flat-screen television, as well as a library of books, board games, dvds and music.