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North Borneo Malaysian Beach Villa


Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Chinese
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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North Borneo Malaysian Beach Villa

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Sabah - The Poseidon House

Three Bedroom Suites to Sleep Eight

The Poseidon House is a luxurious beach home nestled in the dazzling tropical gardens above the secluded white sandy beaches of what is the exotic location of North Borneo. It is here, in the picturesque north coast of Sabah, Malaysia, hidden behind the paradise that is the Tip of Borneo, that the Poseidon House rests atop a hundred foot solid rock outcrop with spectacular views of the Tun Mustapha Marine Park. Through the sixty feet of sliding glass walls, the park encompasses thirty-five offshore islands, countless coral reefs and the gorgeous crescent beach below. The Poseidon House is enclosed in a secluded plot that en-captures the true sensations of tropical Borneo with it's bejeweled butterflies, exotic wildlife, and numerous species of tropical flora and fauna. With never-ending stretches of pristine white beaches to call your own, the Poseidon House is truly located in the center of what we call The Treasures of Borneo.

The Poseidon House: The Poseidon House is a generously spacious, brightly warm, and unique estate. Nestled in the very heart of Borneo, every inch of the rooms are lit by the warm sun through massive glass planes, designed to maximize the dazzling views. Complete with gourmet kitchen, elegant dining area, relaxing lounge, and topped off with an outdoor deck, the potential party house is contrasted by the soothing pool pavilion where one could absorb the sun in peace and serenity.

By nightfall, the pool pavilion reflects the countless stars above. As the waves gently lap on the beautiful beach below, a feeling of peace and tranquility flows across the mind, as the gentle sea breeze does across the estate.

The pristine, natural beaches directly below the Poseidon House offer long walks along the quiet seashore, while the secluded and romantic, forty foot long natural rock pool is the only one of its kind in all of Malaysia.

Local Information: The Poseidon House is 5 minutes from the local airport, 10 minutes from the local golf course, and 15 minutes from the town center of Kudat. For the keen explorer, the culture here is rich and diverse, as many local restaurants can be found serving a wide selection of different cuisines, ranging from Chinese, to Malaysian and even Western varieties.

Local attractions here in Kudat include golf, water sports, and guided tours. Ranging from fishing trips to jungle hashing, there are a number of local activities that can be arranged upon request. The local atmosphere is charming and warm, making the local markets in the town center a must see.

Kudat: Kudat is kept alive by two main industries; that of the coconut palm, and the other of fish. Although the coconut cultivation industry is almost dried out, thousands of acres of magnificent coconut farms still remain. A drive down the miles of winding gravel roads reveal some of the most beautiful old wooden plantation houses, some of which were even built hundreds of years ago.

The fishing industry on the other hand, is still an ongoing way of life that is keeping Kudat running. An early morning visit to the local fish market can result in the reward that is to watch a traditional wooden fishing vessel dock into the harbor to unload their catch. Freshly caught fish, squid, and prawns are cheap and plentiful here, and it is quite the experience to purchase a catch of your choice, then make your way to a local restaurant where the chef will be delighted to prepare it for you in a manner of your choosing.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Chinese
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North Borneo Malaysian Beach Villa
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Amazing House - Beautiful Island - 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

There are just not enough words to describe how amazing the House, its Location, the Area and the hospitality from Fran and Ann are!

We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Poseidon House - its a shame it was only two weeks because we could have stayed quite happily for a lot longer!

Upon arrival we found the house spotlessly clean (which was maintained throughout our stay by Fran and Ann), the pictures on the website are only a taster of what awaits you here - the house is massive and the rooms beautiful, but, if, like us, you have good weather most of the time you'll want to be outside enjoying the views from all the balconies - over the deep blue sea or over the unspoilt jungle - or cooling off in the lovely pool! Outstanding! The service from Fran & Ann throughout our stay was top quality - from cooking, cleaning, washing, and giving needed direction and information.

Swimming or Kayaking in the sea is great fun - and with coral so close to the shore meant that Snorkling was really good - even though Fran kept saying it was too cloudy! :)

During our stay we used the vehicle (don't be worried about driving on these roads - its a joy not to be worried about traffic jams, road rage, fuel costs!) and visited the Tip of Borneo, Honey Farm, Dong Factory, Mt Kinabalu, Tea Plantation etc and also travelled through the island around to Sandakan - and although its a long way (took around 7 hours) - I would highly recommend it as it allows you to see more beautiful scenery, wildlife and experience the traditional rural villages.

If you're still planning your trip to Borneo - I would also highly recommend timing your start / end to coincide with flying to / from Kudat airstrip (5 mins from the house) - the plane is only small - but we did this and it was absolutely amazing and so much fun - an aerial view of Borneo for around 20GBP!

We would definitely recommend this house - and would definitely look at returning at some future point.

Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Poseidon Paradise

  • 5 of 5

After a 7 week world wide teaching venture this Villa was just what I needed. Totally stunning. The Hospitality team Fran and Ann offer better service than any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed in. They provided quality food and most important information and support during my visit. The place is massive and clean and so peaceful. The private beach provides a relaxing haven. The Tip of Borneo and the local shopping trip offers a great day out . The local shopping markets are a must to buy local quality food and meet with the friendly locals. Poseidon House is so peaceful. For those wanting total relax, sunshine, great pool and facilities then look no where else, this is the place. I would recommend it for families, groups and even Individuals looking for that something a bit special.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim for your great review. I am pleased to know you like the house, the beach and the location. Yes its a wonderful place to relax and chill out. Glad to hear the staffs are taking good care of you. Thanks for your kind recommendation. Do please come visit again. Regards, Ray
Avignon, France

wonderful house in a beautiful place !!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Poseidon house with our 3 children (11, 8 and 5 years old). The welcome by the team on site is very friendly and efficient. The house is lovely and very well equipped. The rooms are large and all equipped with air conditioning and also ceiling fans. The pool is very nice and we play well with children!

The situation of the house is incredible, in the heart of the jungle and the sea with great views!

Kayaks are diposition and we sailed together, it was great, we saw flying fish and a stingray.

Another day we do snorkling down the house and saw beautiful corals and fish in green belt.

We loved this place because the house is really comfortable and the area is very beautiful, wild and very welcoming Malaysian. In the town of Kudat there are very few tourists and friendly people. We ate in restaurants and buy very good fruit and vegetables at the market!

We also visited the area by car very easily as the roads are in very good condition. You just learn to drive on the left (for us French!).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christele, thanks so much for such lovely review. We are very happy that you and family had a great time at Poseidon House, the market, the pool, kayaking, snorkeling, the deserted beach and the lovely and friendly people in Kudat. Thanks for being such wonderful and generous guests yourselves, the staffs speak so highly of you all. Thanks again for choosing Poseidon House and we hope you will visit us again! Brian
Singapore, Singapore

Truly unique

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Poseidon house for a week over Christmas with two kids and had a fantastic time. The house is in a truly unique setting, no neighbours, no camp site, no disco, just jungle and passing eagles, hornbills and, on moonless nights, a perfect view of Orion's belt and Saturn. The staff was very nice and access to very cheap freshly fished local seafood grilled to perfection in the evening (along with a few beers) made it a very special holiday. Would definitely go again, especially to write (and sleep). Lovely local people too, perfectly safe.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, its much appreciated. Yes this is indeed the majic of Tropical Borneo, Posiedon House is a very special place to both relax, indulge your thoughts and senses about the world around us. The very essence of inner peice! As an artist and writer myself we appreciate the pleasant surroundings, smiling staff and that glorouis fresh sea food. Hopefully when you return we will have more hornbills, Turtles and wild life to enjoy. Its one of the few places in Asia one can see the milky way from Horizon to Horizon out on the deck with a gently flowing ocean breeze.

poseidon house

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 days in Poseidon House in July/August and had the most memorable holiday. We have travelled to various places in the world but nothing compared to the beauty of Borneo and Poseidon House. The house is magnificent and was the perfect place to relax and spend time together as a family. Anne and Sirena were wonderful and really looked after us and Sabah and Sirena's brother were so helpful and friendly.We all loved Ray's paintings and in fact, none of us wanted to come home! Our children had an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives and we will definitely return at some stage in the future. Borneo really is a hidden paradise and Poseidon house is the perfect place to stay to make your holiday really special.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Best Part of our holiday was Poseidon House

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in June 2011 at Poseidon House, only a party of three people. Poseidon House is much more better than the pictures can tell. It is very well maintained, situated on two big rocks with breathtaking seaview. The pool is very special, we have never seen a pool like that (with rocks in the water). We alss enjoyed the empty beach an dthe snorkeling at the reef just in front of the house.

The staff was very friendly and helpfull, Sabah showed us all we needed in Kudat and Ann was always there and helped us with alle the things inside the house. Thanks very much to the hole staff!

The booking was also very easy, therefore thank you very much to Fran and also tank you for all the helpful hints before arriving.

If we come back to Sabah, we will definitely stay once more at Psoeidon House.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Kudat Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Kudat Town
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Kudat Town
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Kudat Town
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Kudat Town
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Poseidon Beach
Car: necessary

The Poseidon House rests within the secluded fishing village that is Kudat. Located half an hour by air, or two hours by land from The International Airport of Kota Kinabalu; Kudat, along with its numerous offshore Islands, forms a part of the renowned 'Coral Triangle' here in Asia.

You can spend hours on end combing the vast beaches for intricate shells, hiking to the famous Tip of Borneo, or scuba diving around the beautiful coral reefs before the estate. Simply snorkeling at the water's surface will already reveal a bewildering array of dazzling tropical marine life, but if luck is truly by your side, you may even grasp the chance to see turtles graze near the shore.

Kayaks are available for those who are keen on exploring the surrounding area. Whether it be the adjacent beaches or numerous mangrove forests, the Poseidon House is truly the perfect holiday home for that much needed getaway.

Other Activities: Hashing, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Star Gazing.

Golf: The Poseidon house is located ten minutes away from a beautiful eighteen hole golf club. Fully operational with an open air restaurant serving delicious Chinese cuisine, guests are encouraged to bring their own wine to truly top off the day. The facility is truly a golfer's paradise, as the prices here are flat out unbeatable.


Prices & Availability

From £328 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Sabah, Borneo

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6 Jan 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Notes Very Important Notice: All passports must have 6 months validity before entering Malaysia to avoid denied entry at the aircraft boarding stage

Rental Rate includes:
• Wireless internet access 7 days a week
• Free use of kayak

• Optional Extra Services:
• Rental car, airport transfers, home cooked food, full maid services, tours, tour guide and snorkeling service
• All payments are via wire transfers.
• First 6 persons and 2 children under 5 are included within the rate. Thereafter, a daily charge of £50.00 per person (age 6 and above), and a £25.00 per child. (Under the age of 5)
• A reservation deposit of 50% of the total stay is required upon booking.
• A Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival - including £350.00 damage deposit.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sabah in Borneo

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Spacious Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Unique Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious Shower room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious Bathroom in the Lounge
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , Pool Pavilion Bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pool Pavilion Bathroom
  • Every Suite is complete with attached bathroom facilities. They are all unique, generous in space, and bright. The Sunrise Suite holds the most unique bathroom as it brings the beach to your very feet. Its natural rocky interior and intricate sea shells decor makes this bathroom unlike any other. The Sunset Suite also composes a natural rocky interior within the bathroom facility. Finally, The Master Bathroom offers a truly massive space, complete with a 2 person corner bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Suite Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Suite Room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Suite Room
  • Each and every room within The Poseidon House is generous in space, complete with restroom facilities, fully air-conditioned, and topped off with unparalleled views of the sea. The particularly unique Sunrise and Sunset Suites both hold within them a natural rock wall, while The Master Suite is complete with a gorgeous ocean facing deck. Each and every room adds it's own unique flavor to The Poseidon House; the Sunrise Suite reflects upon the warmth of the tropical atmosphere, while the Sunset Suite transports the intricate shells of the white sandy beaches to your very feet. Above all, The Master Suite brings you to a height unmatched by any other; whether you are watching the sun disappear into the endless blue sea, or gazing up at the countless stars above.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The Poseidon House is perched atop a 26 meter natural rock outcrop overlooking the sea, and over 30 off-shore Islands and coral reefs. Complete with numerous walkways in and around the property, and leading down to the beach, parents are required to keep a watchful eye over their children around the property at all times. The homeowners are not liable for any mishaps that may occur, and some areas may cause difficulty of access for those who are elderly or infirm.

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