A fantastic large group destination…
Sanur Residence was designed to meet the needs of the owners own large family who love socialising, but also enjoy having their own private space for rest and relaxation. What resulted was three self-contained buildings facing the ocean and surrounded by maize and rice fields, each with three spacious double bedrooms, dining and sitting areas, kitchens and large rooftop terraces. Inside, the treasured art collection adorns the walls, while outside you can enjoy the gardens, relaxation pavilion and the beautiful blue-tiled 23-metre swimming pool and sun loungers.
Three large, detached, double-storey villas make up Sanur Residence, each designed to maximise ocean views from their bedrooms, living areas and roof terraces. The villas are similar in size, but each has its own special features; notably a media room in villa three and a large dining/meeting room at ground level in villa one.
The estate’s spacious and secluded gardens step down towards the ocean, which is separated from the villa only by a field of maize. A raised boardwalk leads from the immaculate lawns, past a fishing pond and relaxation balé, towards the beach. At the centre of the gardens, just below a pair of pretty lily ponds, is the 23-metre pool and pool deck furnished with shaded sun loungers. Children with young children and toddlers will need to watch carefully around the water features.
There are three master bedrooms, one in each building, with two situated upstairs and one downstairs. One master is furnished with a king-size bed, one with a queen-size bed, and one with twin beds convertible to a king. Each is fitted with folding doors that open either into the garden or onto a generously sized terrace, and all have spacious dressing areas. The grand-master suites all boast a sitting area and large picture windows overlooking the rural scene.
Fashioned in marble, each of the master bedrooms’ light and airy ensuite bathrooms is fitted with twin washbasins and a rainshower. An oversize jacuzzi bathtub is set in marble beside a frosted glass window.
The two guest rooms in each building are positioned in pairs and furnished with a choice of queen-size or twin beds that convert to kings. Marble bathrooms are ensuite and come with showers and a jacuzzi tub (shared with the neighbouring bedroom in villas one and three, but made private with sliding frosted glass doors), apart from in villa two, where the two guest rooms share a shower room. The guest rooms are ideal for families to be near to children and the masters so large that an extra beds or baby cot fits in with ease.
Each villa features granite floors and an open-plan living and dining room furnished with comfortable sofas, coffee tables, dining table for either six or eight, and a satellite-channel TV and DVD player. Each has an additional sitting area overlooking the gardens and view, as well as an integrated well-equipped kitchen. Villa two also features a breakfast bar.
A unique feature of villa one is the light and airy ground floor dining/meeting room with eight individual tables that can be joined together to create one large table for 25 guests. The terraced landscape ensures that even at this level, guests can enjoy the view. Glass doors on three sides open up to create a semi-open-air dining experience. Next door is a full service kitchen, wine cellar and adjoining guest washroom.
In addition to its airy living and dining areas, Villa three also boasts a self-contained media room with a 60-inch screen for projecting movies and satellite TV channels. The room is furnished with a comfy sofa and bean bags for the kids.
Centrally positioned in front of the three villas is an enticing 23-metre infinity pool that appears to flow into the view beyond. Colourful frangipani overhang the timber pool deck, which is furnished with loungers shaded by large umbrellas. Just above the pool a pair of lily ponds reflect images of the villa in their crystal clear water.
Sanur Residence’s immaculate gardens beckon guests to laze in one of their many relaxation areas with a book, or perhaps a cocktail. The gardens are arranged over wide terraces and on the lower of these is a sunken balé pavilion facing the ocean view, complete with comfortable cushioned seating.
Sanur Residence is located 4km from down town Sanur, only half an hour’s drive from the airport and just 50 metres (via a boardwalk and footpath) from the black volcanic-sands of Padang Galak Beach – site of many colourful Balinese ceremonies. Swirling currents make the beach here not ideal for swimming but the safer (life guarded) golden sands of Sanur are only four kilometres away and the immediate beach is still a nice place for a walk. Charming, leafy Sanur also offers boutiques, traditional markets, hidden temples, art galleries and a plethora of restaurants ranging from fine dining to cheap and cheerful. A paved esplanade runs the length of Sanur’s beach, and watersport activities are available here.
Bordered by rice fields, tobacco plantations, papaya, banana and coconut groves, Sanur Residence is blessed with spectacular sea views extending towards the southern beaches, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan islands and Majestic Mount Agung.
This is a lovely choice for a group wishing to enjoy some quality time away from the crowded centres.