Kitchen and Dining Area
The indoor dining table, with leather chairs, comfortably seats up to 12 people and is a real show-piece. It has great views overlooking the pool area, but being indoors the air-conditioning ensures a cool, comfortable temperature for when you want it, or for the occasions when you want a more formal meal together. It is the perfect place to dine when you want a change from eating al fresco. Situated next to the kitchen it makes preparing and serving meals easy and very convenient but with the installation of very attractive light fittings above the table you can dim or brighten the lighting according to the mood and ambience you wish to create during mealtime.
For a casual bite to eat or a coffee there are four bar stools at the breakfast bar to sit, chat and enjoy a leisurely snack. There is also the smaller table and four chairs in the front lounge. There is a high chair available in the villa for families with a young child with them.
Florida is of course all about outside living and out on the patio next to the pool there are two dining areas at which you can choose to eat. One is located under the patio canopy and is ideal for mealtimes in the evening or when you want shade from the sun during the daytime. On the far side of the pool decking is another dining table and chairs as well as an umbrella for when you want to keep the sun off. This is a favourite spot for enjoying breakfast and watching the birds and squirrels in the trees.
There is flexibility and space for table and chair movement on the patio depending on the size of your group and where you want to sit. There is also a spare table under the canopy on which are stored the cushions overnight. We have installed additional privacy screening so that you can enjoy the best of outside living in private. The whole of the pool decked area has solar lighting so that you can enjoy being out by the pool in the evenings either for a meal, drinks or a swim. The flood lighting in the pool always helps create a lovely ambience too.
With the luxury of space, ample work surfaces in granite, quality appliances and equipment, the kitchen offers everything you need to make home cooking and entertainment a pleasure. Your own state of the art kitchen for when you want to have a change and “eat in”. This kitchen is superbly equipped with every modern convenience, including an American style fridge/freezer and ice machine, a small additional fridge which is great for cooling beers or wine, a large modern oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, blender, electric kettle and a waffle maker. There is even an Instant Pot which is an electronic/computerised pressure cooker or slow cooker which is fabulous for when you want to create a family meal within a short period of time or get a meal into the slow cooker before you head out for a busy day in the parks so that you can come home to a hot meal at the end of the day. There is all the crockery, cutlery and cookware you could possibly need. There is also a complete second set of stylish, quality plastic crockery and glasses (a necessity for your safety) to use in the pool area. As a keen cook myself, I do try to ensure that the villa is home from home when it comes to what is in the kitchen.
A washing machine, separate tumble drier, iron and ironing board are located on the vast landing area upstairs.