Wallace’s Cottage is named for Sir Alfred Russel Wallace, the great British naturalist. Co-discoverer (with Sir Charles Darwin) of the theories of evolution and natural selection, Wallace did much of his ground-breaking work right here in Damai, on the slopes of Mount Santubong.
Experience living in the jungle from the comfort of our antique wooden cottage which is perched onto of stilts just like a tree house. You can hear the relaxing sound of a stream which runs besides the cottage and sounds from the jungle
The Wallace Cottage has a shared living space with two double rooms, one which has a queen size bed and the other is a twin room with two single beds. Each room has en suit bathroom and own private terrace overlooking the stream and jungle.
The cottage may look like it has been perched on the edge of the rainforest forever, with its weathered timber construction, but in fact it is the newest addition to Nanga Damai. When the old Masonic lodge in Kuching was demolished, we bought the building’s 100-year-old Borneo ironwood timbers, doors and window frames, and commissioned a family of Malay boat-builders to construct the cottage. The remaining timber was used to build our pool deck and verandah extension.
This double room has a queen size bed, air-conditioning and en-suite with a bath. It has a private terrace with stunning views of the sea, sun set and jungle, if you are lucky you may see a monkey or two! The sounds of the jungle and water trickling down the stream is an added bonus for any nature lover.