You guys obviously don't know your Singapore geography very well. Orchard is inaccessible and very expensive, and apartments in Bugis do not come with many facilities.
The nearest decent condos
with full facilities (pool, gym, tennis courts, etc) near Beach Road will be around the Lavender, Farrer Park, and Boon Keng areas. Some aren't finished consruction yet but there are some who are. Check it out with your agent.
If you are willing to pay slightly more for your rent, condo
s in the Novena area is a good choice with 2 huge supermarkets, shopping malls, gyms, restaurants, food courts, and lots of expats living around the area. And only a 7 minute drive to Beach Road via Lavender Road. Your agent will probably suggest this area as the rents are higher and he/she gets a higher comm.