A fantastic two bedroom abode in an excellent location…
The traditional Balinese entrance opens onto a delightfully private walled garden. Here, an open-sided living and dining pavilion with kitchenette provides easy access to the sun terrace and pool, set on manicured lawns surrounded by tropical blooms. To one side is the sleeping pavilion where two bedrooms – each with its own ensuite bathroom and dressing area – open onto a shared veranda.
Award-winning Balinese architect Popo Danes curated the design, crafting contemporary interiors with an Asian twist using Indonesia’s abundant natural materials – elaborately carved sandstone walls, polished teakwood floors and an overall relaxed luxury.
The living pavilion is formed from the four-pillar heart of a historic teakwood joglo from Java and its ornately carved ceiling is a treat to behold. Under a statement chandelier an all-weather rattan table accords semi-alfresco dining for six; meals can be prepared by the estate chef, or whipped up in the well-equipped kitchenette. Comfortable chairs invite afternoon siestas – though poolside sun loungers may be preferred by those seeking a holiday tan.
The high vaulted ceiling of the sleeping pavilion give both bedrooms – one with a king-size bed, the other a queen – a theatrical sense of space, heightened by handsome furnishings and arresting Balinese paintings. Granite basins and walk-in rain showers add glamour to both ensuites and there’s generous wardrobe space for the nattiest holiday packer.
When guests have had enough of lazing around their own private Villa they can venture onto the expanse of Kayu Putih beach just beyond the villa’s entrance and, facing it, one of Bali’s hippest beach cafes La Laguna – perfect for sunset cocktails and tapas. Only a temple and a small lagoon – over which a rustic timber walkway leads to kilometres of sandy beach – lie between the villa and the ocean.
Five minutes’ stroll down the beach is W Hotel, Potato Head and other notable Seminyak establishments are just 10 minutes further (even less by taxi). Berewa and the cool surf scene is the same distance in the opposite direction, making Batubelig an ideal location.