4 bedroom villa residences
About 4 bedroom villa residences
From their ultra-modern Miami-esque architecture to their stunning minimalist interiors, the six sublime 4 Bedroom Villa Residences deliver lashings of style. Each offers four supremely comfortable bedroom suites, acres of living space, a fabulously equipped kitchen and a private pool right on the beach.
Days are magical at Amilla Fushi – early morning dips in the sea, siestas in a swaying-hammock, afternoons snorkelling the house reef or playing a game of backgammon or table tennis. And offering from-the-heart service is your intuitive – but never intrusive – katheeb (house master), who will organise everything from gourmet breakfasts to bespoke beach barbecues; soothing spa sessions to sunset fishing trips.
You’ll feel very much at home here – Amilla Fushi means ‘my island home’ in the local Dhivehi language – and when your kitchen is stocked with all your favourite treats and delicious meals can be delivered to your door at an additional charge, you might be tempted to stay put. But parked outside is your own beach buggy and a fleet of bikes for exploring the island’s fabulous restaurants, spa and seemingly endless choice of land and water-based activities.
From the private, gated entrance of each of the six 4 Bedroom Villa Residences a colonnaded walkway leads across a courtyard garden into the massive living room that looks out to the beach and ocean. Beyond an open-plan kitchen are the dining terrace, swimming pool and sun deck. Also on the ground floor is an ensuite guest bedroom and a guest bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. A grand staircase leads to the second level of this L-shaped residence. Here, fanning out from a central study are an open-sided lounge, an enormous master suite and two more guest bedroom suites.
Within the four elegantly furnished air-conditioned bedrooms ultra-comfy beds dressed with quality cotton bedlinen and super-sized pillows rest on polished teakwood floors. All rooms feature hi-tech equipment to enhance your stay: Bose sound system, 42-inch or 50-inch TVs with satellite channels and Marantz DVD player, pre-loaded iPad (master only) and code-protected computer safety box.
Occupying 110 square metres of luxurious space, the master suite accords residents the most spectacular ocean views. Here, a palatial 2.3-metre bed faces the glass-fronted balcony and two richly upholstered armchairs provide a corner for reading, or just relaxing to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. Wide teakwood doors to one side of the bedroom slide open to reveal a statement bathtub perfectly positioned for ocean-view bathing, and lead to an outdoor shower courtyard and a huge walk-in rain shower. Behind is a dressing area with multiple wardrobes, seating, and a long vanity with double basins. In the study area is more wardrobe space and a desk.
Guest suites – upper level
Overlooking the garden at the rear of the villa are two mirror-image guest suites – one with a king-size bed, the other with twins. Within each room is a comfortable seating area. On the balcony, a statement bathtub veiled by a decorative screen gazes across a skyline of palms. Between each suite’s entrance and sleeping area is a dressing area, WC enclosure and bathroom with twin basins and walk-in rain shower. The king bedroom also features an alfresco rain shower courtyard.
Guest suite – garden level
Just off the living room on the ground floor is the third guest suite, furnished with two single beds and adjoined by a shower room. This room is ideal for children or teens.
One of the myriad pleasures of a sojourn at the 4 Bedroom Villa Residences is the sheer amount of convivial living space. At the villa’s heart is a huge air-conditioned living and dining lounge, with glass sliding doors opening onto the garden on both sides and spectacular sea views. Here, chic seating encircles a large coffee table, and ten upholstered dining chairs are arranged around a teakwood table above a carpet of geometric tiles. Oversized pots, sculptural ceramics in organic shapes, a wealth of natural materials and a neutral sand-and-aqua palette echo the beach setting.
Above is the breezy fan-cooled majilis – a spacious lounge open on two sides, with glass balustrades optimising the sea vista. With its super-comfy modular seating and table tennis, this is a cool hang-out space for teens, and the perfect spot for sunset cocktails. (Families and friends renting adjacent villas will appreciate the huge doors that can slide back here to create an extra-large living space.)
Flowing seamlessly from the downstairs living area is the wonderfully sophisticated kitchen, well equipped with countless culinary gadgets including wine fridge and pro coffee maker. This is where the villa katheeb prepares delicious breakfasts, or guests can perch at the marble-topped counter and admire the culinary skills of the Amilla chefs as a gourmet dinner is created before their eyes.
Blissful beachfront living at the 4 Bedroom Villa Residences begins on the open-sided dining deck where a table for eight extends under a teakwood roof, with oversized pale aqua director’s chairs mirroring their pool and ocean surroundings. Alfresco meals here are magical – particularly when the pro Fisher & Paykel barbecue is in play for a fresh-from-the-sea banquet prepared by one of Amilla’s chefs. Within the beach courtyard gardens clusters of seating rest on white sand in the shade of towering palms, and a pair of double sunbeds recline by the 11-metre infinity-edge swimming pool. A large love seat beckons on the raised poolside sun deck, beyond which a double hammock sways gently among the beach-edge palms.
It’s through the island staff that you experience the true Maldivian soul. Amilla-style service is exceptional – laidback, unpretentious, unstuffy; very much from-the-heart. Guests at Amilla Beach Residences enjoy the attentions of a personal butler, Amilla-style – a highly experienced katheeb (house master). There to greet you at the jetty on your arrival, your accomplished katheeb is passionate about exceeding your every expectation during your stay on the island. He makes sure everything runs smoothly, staunchly protects your privacy, ensures housekeeping staff are unobtrusive to the point of invisibility, and makes everything happen as if by magic – excursions and spa sessions booked, prime restaurant spots reserved. Mindreading is second nature to him; he has a razor-sharp eye for detail and will know what you want before you do!
Your residence is your island home-from-home, so your katheeb won’t come in unannounced, and you’ll be given a phone so you can reach him whenever you need to. But you’ll be embraced by the unique Amilla spirit throughout this tropical paradise; rewarded with beaming smiles and a heartfelt by-name welcome by everyone you meet.
Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll, North Islands, Maldives.
8 people (4 ensuite bedrooms: 2 with king-sized beds and 2 with twin beds). Can accommodate up to 2 additional guests on extra beds (extra charge) + a baby cot.
Large air-conditioned living room with dining for 10; large upper-level fan-cooled Majilis lounge; covered outdoor dining terrace with table for 10; well-equipped kitchen; pool-edge sun deck; seating areas scattered in the courtyard gardens.
11 x 5 metre beach-edge swimming pool.
Residence manager overseeing all residences; house master (katheeb) and assistant house master, who can prepare snacks and light meals; housekeeping; maintenance; security. Chef is on request at an additional fee for special dining requests.
Providore: an extensive grocery list, ranging from standard provisional items to gourmet delicatessens, from which guests pre-select food items which are stocked at the villa to cater for guest breakfasts and light lunches are available on extra charge.
Wine Shop & Cellar Door: extensive wine list charcuterie and cheese.
Mobile phone, in-room phones; WiFi; computer and printer on request.
iPods (living room and master bedroom); TVs and DVD players (living room and all bedrooms); selection of books and DVDs; table tennis table; PlayStation 4 (plus games); board games.