Blessed with sea views…
Surrounded by forest and rural scenes, Villa Indah Manis commands breathtaking views spanning the Indian Ocean and the southernmost tip of the island all the way up the west coast past Jimbaran, the airport, Kuta and Canggu, and inland to Bedugul. The architecture is complemented by a flat green lawn, terraces ornamental ponds and water features. The air-conditioned bedrooms, complete with ceiling fans are accessed by sliding glass doors on two sides. The rooms are exquisitely decorated and furnished, with enticing king-size beds that are canopied in dreamy diaphanous drapes. The pretty garden boasts a thatched ‘bale’ relaxation pavilion, which is cushioned with a large covered mattress. It faces the sunset and presides over the 6 x 4 meter private swimming pool.
The Villa is composed of a series of pavilions complemented by gorgeous flat-lawned gardens and lily ponds. At its heart is a fan-cooled living and dining pavilion, open at the front to a 14-metre infinity pool, sundeck, alfresco dining terrace and bar, and with views to the ocean beyond. The fully equipped kitchen and the bedroom suites are set back from the living pavilion. One bedroom has an annex that can accommodate two extra children, and all bedrooms are ensuite. Beneath the pool deck, the lower ground floor comprises an air-conditioned home theatre, gym, spa and an open-sided games room.
This glamorous five-bedroom villa has an abundance of facilities for all ages, including a spa, jacuzzi, fitness room, petanque court, pool table and games room with a home theatre. The villa comfortably sleeps ten adults and up to four children in a series of charming pavilions set within the gardens.
This Villa can also be rented as a 4 bedroom Villa at a reduced rate outside of peak season. There is also the option to combine with the freestanding one bedroom Villa next door to make a 6 bedroom estate. This additional ‘honey moon’ Villa is perfect for those travelling with grandparents or extended family who want privacy while still being part of the Villa experience.
Indah Manis is a great villa for families – particularly those with older children, who will love the petanque court, the pool table, the darts board, and having the Lotus bedroom as their own ‘secret’ hideaway. While the villa is suitable for toddlers too, mums and dads will need to keep an eye out around the swimming pool and ponds. If it happens to be a rainy day, don’t despair, as the villa is well equipped with kids’ DVDs and numerous board games.
Living and dining
With incredible vistas over the treetops, the semi-open-air living and dining pavilion is the social heart of the Villa. A place to congregate in fan-cooled comfort enhanced by fresh breezes drifting in through the room’s open front, which leads out onto the pool deck. This large pavilion, with its soaring roof, is flanked by a fish-filled lily pond and serenaded by the sound of bubbling water. A modern dining table for ten at one end serves for both formal and casual meals, while at the other end of the room guests can relax on sofas and lazy chairs. After dark, the pavilion takes on a different persona, softly lit with two impressive wrought iron chandeliers and surrounded by the mellow glow of garden lamps, its glamour is enhanced by the lights of Kuta and Seminyak, and by distant planes coming in to land.
Known as the Maharajah Room, the media room is a cosy, air-conditioned den, decorated in warm deep orange tones, harmonised with rich silk cushions. In this little snug, families can get together, sink into the comfy sofa and watch TV or choose from a wide variety of movies on the Movie Box or from a library of DVDs. Surround-sound completes the home theatre experience. An alternative option is to settle down for an evening of board games, selected from the big stack on the shelf unit; there’s even a Mah Jong set.
A fully equipped kitchen is available for guest use should they desire but is predominantly the domain of the villa chef and his team.
Apart from the beautifully landscaped gardens most of Indah Manis’s outdoor activity takes place around the main living pavilion, where sunloungers sit to one side of the pool, while a table and a thatched cabana bar dishes out the drinks and alfresco dining from the other. The lighting here at night is stupendous and is guaranteed to get the party started. Downstairs below the pool deck are the open-sided entertainment space with billiard table and darts board, the spa and gym, and a petanque court.
Kamboja master bedroom
The master suite has pride of place at Indah Manis with patio doors that fold back to enjoy an open-air terrace with splendid views. This romantic air-conditioned bedroom is named after the fragrant frangipani flower and distinguished by a bold purple décor. Under a soaring roof, the room is furnished with a canopied king-size bed that you won’t want to leave. Here, you can watch TV from the comfort of your bed, or soak under the stars in the sunken circular bathtub which awaits in your ensuite garden bathroom.
Named after the sweet-scented gardenia flower, the air-conditioned Jempiring room beckons its guests across a lily pond before welcoming them with a chartreuse-green theme and plenty of space. Furnished with twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, together with two sofas that can be made up as single beds, this room is perfect for a group of up to four kids or a couple with two young children. All age groups will love the ensuite garden bathroom, which is fitted with twin washbasins and a rain shower and features a stunningly lit Balinese statue framed within a glassless window.
Alamanda guestroom and Melati annex
Alamanda is a trumpet-shaped flowering climber, and this peaches-and-cream-themed guestroom of the same name, with its king-size bed and cosy annex, is perfect for either a couple or a growing family. The orange-toned Melati (jasmine) annex serves a dual purpose as either a private sitting room or as a kids’ bedroom, sleeping up to two children on the two sofas, which convert to twins or a double bed. The two rooms share a bathroom with the considerate touch of separate doors leading into each room.
Cempaka (also meaning Frangipani) is the only upstairs suite at the villa, and has extraordinary views from its balcony – a lovely spot for a couple to enjoy a romantic private breakfast or sunset cocktails. In the bedroom, guests will just melt into the ambiance of the rich chocolate-accented décor, packaged in glass, teak, and coffee-coloured marble. Here, the king-size opium bed is a place to celebrate sweet and delicious joys, while the breezy ensuite bathroom, characterised by slatted walls, offers a refreshing rain shower. The self-contained, one-bedroom honeymoon villa, Bulan Madu, can be rented in conjunction with Indah Manis to make a private and romantic fifth bedroom. This is a rare treasure on The Bukit, being well serviced, fairly priced and with tasteful finishes.
Stairs at the side of the living pavilion lead down to Indah Manis’ ‘fun zone’ where, alongside the spa, fitness and games rooms, lies the Lotus guestroom. Older kids, in particular, will love having this area of the villa to themselves.With bright yellow and lavender walls, large twin beds, and a wall of glass doors to the front opening onto a furnished terrace complete with a large jacuzzi, the Lotus room makes a wonderful hideaway.
This is a glamorous five-bedroom villa with an abundance of facilities for all ages, including a spa, jacuzzi, fitness room, petanque court, pool table and games room with a home theatre. The villa comfortably sleeps ten adults and up to four children in a series of charming pavilions set within the gardens. You can also combine with the neighbour Villa Bulam Madu to make a six bedroom, two swimming pool sanctuary.