Located in the picturesque village of Honda on the Magdalena River, Casa de las Aguas is a truly unique luxury villa with a magical setting. A completely open design with no doors or windows creates a wonderful sense of airiness throughout and a seamless connection between its inside and outside spaces. The lovely village is right on your doorstep, too, but you’re unlikely to feel the need to escape the tranquil seclusion of this enchanting holiday home with its stunning architecture, sunny terraces and shimmering pools.
The communal areas of this beautifully designed luxury hideaway are luminous, double-height spaces with polished concrete floors, whitewashed walls and lofty industrial-style ceilings. Interior design is minimalist with wooden stools and low tables, cushions in local fabrics and easily moveable sofas and seating on castors to arrange as you feel fit. The expansive open areas where there would otherwise be doors and windows allow in the tropical trees and foliage on the multiple terraces and walkways – like they are part of the living space.
At the centre of it all is the magnificent gleaming turquoise swimming pool extending out from stairs at one end of the main lounge. Above this pool lies another smaller pool with a wooden deck, and high over the stairs is another discreet deck with relaxed seating from which to admire the lush and far-reaching views. It’s a stunning property that will delight those with an eye for smart contemporary design as much as lovers of untamed nature.
You’ll likely want to dive straight into the swimming pool, or perhaps enjoy a drink on the high deck above and take in the beauty of the glimmering water and the surrounding tropical greenery. Should you want to cook, the kitchen is fully equipped, but breakfast is included, along with a daily maid service, and there is an in-house chef service available too. With so many picturesque terraces and patios on which to dine, you’ll find yourselves spoilt for choice when it comes to lingering lunches or balmy alfresco dinners.
Sleeping up to 10 guests, the five bedrooms are spacious, bright and understated with built-in beds, plus some add hammocks perfect for an afternoon siesta. Like the rest of the house, the bedrooms fully open onto outdoor terraces. One of the rooms has one double bed and a hammock, while the others have multiple beds. There are also three bathrooms in total, plus outside showers where you can rinse off under the stars.