The first steps out of the back door lead you to the Lanai, a covered area taking you to the swimming pool deck. Facing due south the rear of the villa has sun all year round making it hot in the hight of summer. This is where the lanai come in as it provides shelter from ravages of the midday sun.
The lanai is where most of our guests eat and drink. On a balmy summers evening it is the perfect place to sip a cocktail as the sun sinks in the west. Furnished with a low profile table and four comfy rocking chairs relaxation is the name of the game.
Of course the lanai is a great place to watch the world go by whilst keeping an eye on the kids as they splash around in the swimming pool. You will quickly find that this is the centre of the house!
Moving out from under the Lanai you come onto the Pool Deck. This stretches right across the back of the house and, of course, leads on to the swimming pool.
The entire back of the house is enclosed in a fine mesh screen. This has two functions: primarily it keeps the bugs away; but it also partially blocks the sun as well helping to keep you from burning.