Where memories are made…
The splendid three bedroom estate, complete with thirty metre swimming pool, rests upon almost two acres of land surrounded by emerald rice fields. The buildings are linked by pergola-covered walkways, achieving a unique sense of space within a natural setting. Maximising the spectacular views and the natural light, and catching the cool breezes even at the hottest time of year, the property offers a blend of air-conditioned comfort and tropical open-air living. It is comprised of a series of thatched pavilions, housing a remarkable open living pavilion, an elevated dining pavilion, an entertainment room, two kitchens and five bedrooms, complete with an additional children’s bunk room which can be used for up to five children. There are numerous relaxation areas, so guests will always find a private spot for peace and quiet. It is ideal for large groups or families with children.
The magnificent living pavilion presides over the property. It is flanked by a terrace laid with grass-edged Palimanan paving stones, and overlooks the swimming pool, terraced gardens and rice fields. This open-sided pavilion is modelled upon the traditional Balinese “Wantilan” or village meeting place, with a soaring, two-tiered roof supported by pillars, complete with pendulous lanterns and ceiling fans above a mint-white sandstone floor.
The expansive space is furnished with two comfortable sofas, ottomans, a coffee table, a decorative, antique Javanese daybed, and a pair of white coconut shell chairs with a small matching table. The living pavilion is linked to the rest of the villa by a covered, colonnaded walkway with black and white chequered tiles. Off the walkway is situated a guest washroom decorated with Indian stone tiles and accessed by a colourful, antique Balinese door.
The air-conditioned master suite features a warm timber floor and sliding glass doors on three sides under a high roof. The modern furnishings include a king-size four poster bed, a couch and a desk and chair. A flat screen TV with DVD is hidden within a rising cabinet that appears at the press of a button. This bedroom is complemented by a spacious timber balcony, which looks across the river to the rice terraces beyond. Here, two cushioned daybeds provide the facility for complete relaxation.
A dressing area and wardrobes (complete with a safe deposit box) are built in behind the bed and linked to the en-suite air-conditioned bathroom, which features a black terrazzo floor and twin washbasins upon a central vanity unit with two mirrors. A toilet and walk-in raindrop shower are located in two separate cubicles with frosted glass doors.
The bathroom extends into a large and private walled garden planted with travelers’ palms, spider lilies and torch ginger. Here, a romantic oversized bathtub rests in the open air, sheltered from the elements by the overhanging roof. There is also an open-air shower.
The villa’s four guest-suites are furnished with king-size beds (one of which converts to twins) daybeds, desks and chairs. Each room is complemented by a dressing and vanity area and private ensuite bathroom. One of the suites is positioned upstairs with gorgeous views of the rice fields and river, while three are situated on ground level: two with garden views and one overlooking the villa’s serene fish pond complete with timber deck and cascading waterfall.
Each of the guest suites’ luxurious bathrooms has a rain shower, and three are fitted with alfresco bathtubs.Two of the bathrooms extend into private courtyard gardens, while one offers the decadent facility of a private deck and soaking tub alongside a beautiful water-garden. Finally, the upper-floor suite presents a bathtub positioned upon a cool balcony alongside a cushioned daybed.
Kids Bunk Room
A kids’ bedroom, on the ground floor of the dining pavilion can accommodate up to five children (or four children and a nanny) in a cleverly arranged set of bunk beds. The bunkroom is adjoined by a shower room and WC.
This Villa is perfect for larger groups, allowing for privacy between bedrooms and fantastic communal living spaces. It has a truly majestic atmosphere, enchanting and calming all at once.