I was fortunate enough to stay in Hoogwaterhuis (translated High Water House) during July/August of 2011 when I directed a series on baboons for National Geographic in the area. I have to confess, this extraordinary house, set on the outcrop of a private bay, made me feel much more like a Hollywood director than somebody working in wildlife. I was however assured by one of our executives out of the US that this rustic, seaside villa is on par with any luxury accommodation in LA or California as a whole.
One of the biggest treats Hoogwaterhuis provided for me, is getting to watch the sunrise from the comfort of my bed in my luxurious room every morning. This is probably the essence of this house, a collection of spectacular views from a high-end core of easy living – the eccentricity of Blue Beard’s Castle surrounded on all sides by the brutal beauty of a private, marine reserve.
My apologies for bragging a bit, but being spoilt for a while by living in a house that money ...