A secluded beach front paradise…
With its series of single-storey pavilions leisurely spread across the breadth of a terraced coconut grove garden, its elegant interiors and its blend of modern, antique and Dutch-colonial-inspired furnishings, colourful fabrics and artwork, this home embraces contemporary-tropical style.
The villa’s comfortable living pavilion, a stand-alone dining pavilion and a separate dining terrace all stand open to the gentle trade winds and dramatic ocean views. In a hidden corner, a self-contained, two-bedroom guesthouse offers a peaceful retreat while on the other side of the gardens the master suite presents complete privacy with its own plunge pool for relaxing in during leisurely afternoons or under clear, star-filled skies at night.
The huge garden rolls down to a dazzling 14-metre infinity-edged swimming pool bordered by a stone and grass deck with an open-sided gazebo to one side, and spectacular views of the rugged surf beach and the ocean, which is a mere three minute’s walk from the villa’s front gate.
A team of polite, thoughtful staff, including an in-house cook, are on hand to look after every need – shopping for groceries and serving meals, snacks and drinks. Guests, meanwhile, can escape to a secluded nook to read, rest and relax, or sip cocktails while gazing from the poolside gazebo at the orange glow of another glorious Bali sunset.
The Villa is approached via a neat driveway which opens into a large parking area with the villa on the seaward side and the staff service building discretely tucked away on the inland side. An impressive porte cochere bordered by ponds heralds the entrance to the villa. Behind this is the living pavilion and, some distance to the left, the two-bedroom guesthouse. To the right lie the dining pavilion and the master suite. The swimming pool and comfortably furnished balé are positioned close to the beach on the far side of the gardens to make the most of the glorious sea views.
The air-conditioned master suite, with its high roof and cushioned window seat, is furnished with a king-size bed upon a raised platform and two cushioned wicker arm chairs. This spacious room is equipped with a ceiling fan, satellite-channel TV and fridge. Guests will relish the views from the bed across the garden and pool to the ocean beyond, which are reflected perfectly in the mirror behind the bed as well. At the back of the room is a large dressing area with fitted wardrobes, plus a huge bathroom. Glass doors lead from the bathroom’s vanity area, directly into the private six square metre plunge pool, complete with a deck and a thatched balé pavilion furnished with a table and two chairs. Beyond this are a walk-in rain shower and a bathtub looking into a private garden complete with an outdoor shower.
The guesthouse presents two almost identical guest suites next door to one another within a private, partially walled courtyard complete with ornamental pond. The bedrooms feature sliding louvre shutters over glass doors, marble floors and high roofs. Each air-conditioned room is furnished with a king-size bed and armchairs, and equipped with ceiling fan, satellite-channel TV and dressing areas with fitted wardrobes. The bathrooms offer twin washbasins upon wide vanity units, walk-in rain showers and bathtubs set alongside picture windows overlooking private gardens.
The splendid fan-cooled living pavilion is open to the garden, the sea breezes and the view. The room is so large that it features three distinct sitting areas, one of which is furnished with sofas and chairs set around a large-flat screen TV and DVD player. In front of the pavilion is a wide, partially sheltered stone terrace.
Open on three sides, the dining pavilion features a terrazzo floor under a soaring roof. Cooled by ceiling fans it is furnished with two solid wood tables (one large and one small) that can be brought together to make a dining table for ten, complete with wicker chairs. This pavilion is set in a partially walled courtyard and is linked to the main living pavilion by a short pathway. On one side of the terrace in front of the living pavilion is a separate alfresco dining area with a table for eight: a great spot for a barbecue.
A self-contained modern kitchen is tucked away out of sight, adjacent to the living pavilion. It is fully equipped with an oven and gas hob, a large fridge, a microwave, a coffee machine and everything that the cook needs to prepare delicious meals and beverages for guests.
The expansive garden presents beautifully manicured terraced lawns dotted with coconut palm trees and flowering frangipanis. The infinity edge swimming pool is set well away from the house with spectacular views of the ocean and the windswept black-sand beach. The pool is bordered by a grass-and-paving-stone chequerboard terrace furnished with two sunbeds, a cushioned bench seat and three umbrellas. To one side of the pool is a large balé relaxation pavilion presenting a huge daybed with a deep mattress and a colonial-style, cushioned wooden sofa, chairs and a coffee table.
The villa is located between rice fields and the beach within a Balinese village. It is a long way out of town and there are no restaurants, bars or shopping in the immediate vicinity apart from the five-star Alila Villas Soori, which is located just 300 metres away complete with a fine dining restaurant and an open-air bar serving cocktails beside the beach at sunset. The village temple is located close to the villa and temple ceremonies on the beach are not an uncommon sight. This is the perfect place for a genuine relax.