Delightfully original, an exclusive experience……
Villa Kinara offers a rare fusion of six bedrooms, striking architecture, stunning entertainment space, swimming pool deck and a sensational location on Bali’s south-west coast, moments from the beach and Seminyak’s boutiques, bars and restaurants.
All bedrooms are huge, with seating areas and terraces according myriad private corners. Even more spacious is the open-plan living room defined by soaring teakwood columns and furnished with over-sized sofas, home entertainment centre, bar, billiard table, and 12-seater dining table.
Set within an exclusive residential enclave behind the Oberoi Hotel, five minutes from Ku Dé Ta, this Villa is perfect for groups of friends, or a few families who want space to spread out in their own peaceful, private, fully-staffed, three-pavilion villa a short stroll from Seminyak.
The villa’s architectural design draws on the Indonesian archipelago’s rich heritage and abundance of natural materials. Paying heed to traditional Balinese home layouts, the property is spread over three pavilions, with roofs of alang-alang (thatch) and ironwood shingles. In a contemporary interpretation of the old timber joglo and limasan houses of Java, teakwood is much in evidence throughout the villa, showcasing supreme craftsmanship and creating a depth of character that belies its newness (the villa was completed mid-2012). The vast living space is defined by towering teak pillars created from trees selected by the owner’s architect; teak-embellished ceilings, and Sulawesi teak floors – some intricately inlaid with dark sonokeling (rose) wood – enrich the bedroom suites. The teak window and door shutters are another interesting feature, influenced by colonial Dutch architecture. Such expansive use of teak is complemented by other natural materials including Palimanan stone, Yogyakarta lavastone, hand-crafted terrazzo, rattan, bamboo and coconut shell.
In keeping with the enviro-architectural theme, the chic furniture, including the dining table (a magnificent slab of teak and a conversation piece in itself), has been designed specially for the Villa owners. And sitting comfortably among these traditional materials are the trappings of convenient 21st Century living: large flat-screen TVs and home entertainment systems, WiFi throughout, and two superbly equipped kitchens.
Two other important Balinese traditions share the limelight: community spirit – as evinced in the many social gathering spaces scattered throughout the villa – and hospitality from the heart, provided by charming, well-trained, willing staff dedicated to creating a holiday haven for their guests.
This is the perfect residence for multiple families or groups of friends. Parties exceeding 12 people have the opportunity to take over the neighbouring mirror-image four-bedroom Villa, providing a total of ten bedrooms.