The house, which is approximately 350 square meters in size, consists of five double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms and one with an additional single bed in a loft. Further, the main house has two large living spaces both with traditional working fireplaces, a large kitchen and dining area and an outdoor loggia for dining and relaxing. The house is furnished and equipped to a very high specification with original artwork, individually chosen rugs, hand-woven throws and unique pieces of antique furniture that were custom made in Colombo, Sri Lanka from reclaimed antique wood in traditional colonial Dutch Ceylon designs.
In keeping with the ethos of promoting wellness of the mind, body and spirit, the house and custom Iyengar Yoga studio were arranged around Vaastu Vidya - the Science of Vedic Architecture and Interior design - which maximises the flow of positive energy throughout the villa and yoga studio. The positioning of the kitchen, dining room and even the location and position of the beds in each of the bedrooms have all been arranged in accordance to Vaastu principles. Visitors have commented on the positive energy they experience when staying at Casa Saneepa.
Every detail of the restoration, decoration and furnishing of the house were considered and no two rooms are designed in the same manner. Each bedroom in the villa is inspired by the five elements of Samkhya philosophy - one of the six pillars of Indian philosophy also called Shad Darshana. Samkhya, which means number, gives an analytical enumeration of 24 for the genesis of Consciousness into Matter. The five elements or Pancha Maha Bhutas (principle 20-24 in Samkhya philosophy) are Akasa (Ether), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Apas (Water), Pruthivi (Earth).
Both Ayurveda and Yoga subscribe to the concept that every tiny cell in the human body, mind and spirit are composed of these five elements. Ayurveda's three dosic theory of Vata, Pitta and Kapha further bind the five elements into the living body and each dosa is composed of the five elements in the following combination:
- Vata is Ether and Air;
- Pitta is Fire and Water;
- Kapha is Water and Earth
In addition to the restoration of the villa and yoga studio, the property was re-landscaped and re-planted in 2008 with specific emphasis on planting local species. During the summer months, the smell of lavender and rosemary sweeps across the entire property. A small orchard has also been planted with 40 olive trees and a variety of fruit trees. As such the villa and the yoga studio and the entire Casa Saneepa concept complement the Saneepa brand's positioning of holistic health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit.