Guestroom in tropical Balinese style garden in the city space. Go back in time into the history of Singapore and experience its colonial glamour...
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The house is a restoration of the British Army officer residence from colonial times. It sits on private land with a U-shaped building surrounding a decked courtyard. Each leg of the building has one guest room, directly opening to a corridor, providing each guest a sense of privacy. The high ceiling, many windows, and corridor around each building were designed to keep the house cool with an open feel. The roofed sofa with bar area and the tent next to the swimming pool provide a fantastic outdoor living life style, which is almost impossible to find in Singapore. Spend a lazy morning reading a book in company with a good coffee, while watching butterflies play, as if time has stopped to let us smell the flowers.
* Singapore is a big city and never truly sleeps. We are located close to Alexandra road which is very convenient for transport so you will hear traffic and it will not be completely quiet at night.
* We have 2 young daughters who are very social. If you are bringing kids, we are happy to share toys, books etc and set up a cot in your room. The house is kids friendly and young ones love the outdoor space. For those who do not have kids, you will probably hear and see them around.
Since the estate claimed the land long before any commercial developers got their chances, it is only a short ride to Orchard Road, the CBD, Sentosa, and the biggest mall in south east Asia - Vivocity. It is right next to Alexandra business district where HP and Intel are located, and close to the NUS and the One-North development. There is a bus stop 100 meters from the house with lots of lines connecting to the city.
-Alexandra business district: 10 minutes walk
-NUS: 7min by taxi, 10 min by bus
-One North: 7min by taxi, 15 min by bus
-Orchard: 10 minutes by taxi, 20min by bus
-CBD (Raffles Place): 15 minutes by taxi, 20min by bus
-Right at the highway exit 35minutes to the airport
-Short bus ride to 3 subway stations
-Close to Hort Park and the Southern Ridges tree top walk
* All time calculated based on non traffic jam time, not including walking and waiting time.
Your guest room features a black and white style furniture, with view to the back garden and the courtyard.
For long term stays we include cleaning twice a week and change of bedding once a week.
GARDEN AND POOL
The private swimming pool is the perfect place to cool down after exploring the city or coming back from work. The gazebo next to the pool has power sockets so you could work during the day and lights so you can enjoy it at night.
Next to the courtyard there is a sitting area with bar and coffee table. While we are not open for parties, it is a great spot for breakfast or having a drink at the end of the day. The TV at the bar can be connected on request.
The guest shower room and toilet are separate rooms with overhead shower and water. The shower and bathroom are shared with the housekeeper who keeps it super clean and neat.
-Towels, change every week (or as requested)
The kitchen is for shared use: breakfast and light cooking only.
- Cooking stove & gears
- Fridge with water filtering and ice dispenser
- Plates and cutlery
- Glasses & wine opener
The living room was furnished with antique Chinese furniture and Balinese hand crafted pieces, accompanied with European classic designer lighting. There is also a piano for music lovers.
-Washing machine / dryer
-Iron / Ironing Board
-Ask the housekeeper: we might have what you need
Our housekeeper is the queen of the house She takes care of everything, keeps the house clean and organized. Seek her help or advice if you have any request or encounter any problem.
Our dog is three years old and very playful. Dont be fooled by her bark at strangers, she is the sweetest of all and will soon jump on you once you have won her trust. Our cat is also three years old and quite the hunter - he is the cool kid.