Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A local lad shins up a coconut tree, cows stand patiently tethered in surrounding fields, dragonflies hover, bamboo penjor hang over the roads to celebrate the latest festival, fishermen cast their nets from the nearby black sandy beaches – welcome to the real Bali. Until 2008 the area around Candidasa was isolated from high pressure tourism by a three and a half hour winding road trip (now one hour with the opening of the Denpasar – KlungKung bypass) resulting in a charmingly traditional feel. The area is still little visited giving The property and its neighbouring ultra exclusive Amankila and (somewhat less exclusive) Alila resorts a remote and natural peace. Finished in 2008, The property is perfect for families or small groups looking to escape the rigors of today's world but enjoy a modern, practical and balanced place to stay.
Perched overlooking the Kalyana Bay, The property is situated 25m above sea level and approximately 100m from the seashore, where a reef offers reasonable snorkelling. The contemporary-styled villa is comprised of two connected double-storey buildings along two sides of the swimming pool. All four ensuite bedrooms and the open plan common areas get maximum views of the bay and the distant island of Lombok. Vaulted ceilings of Bangkerai and Rattan with Merbau floors and Sirep (Iron Wood) roofing give a solid wood feel throughout. Oversized glassed doors fold back to let in the sound of breaking surf on the reef below, the trickle of the fountains and the gentle whirl of overhead fans. Generous terraces with overhanging roofs ease into lawns which surround the 18m pool providing a practical and enjoyable indoor/outdoor living space. A team of villa staff, which include a chef (groceries will be billed at cost +15%), 24-hour security, maids and servers, are available to guests under the watchful eye of a John and Debbie who can provide extensive information on the local area and the surprising number of things to see and do for both children and adults (car/driver hire is available). It is hard not to relax in this eminently practical, balanced and friendly villa.
The property is part of the Kalyana Bay Estate, an estate of 7 villa plots. 2 villas are finished and the remaining plots are stepped and levelled but there is no sign of any construction activity (2008). The property is set back from the sea by about 100 metres and commands stunning views of the bay and Lombok Island in the distance. Immediately around the villa is little of consequence ensuring complete peace and quiet. The track back to the road is dotted with local village houses concentrated near the main Candi Dasa Road about 1 km back. Just along from the villa is the black sand beach of Buitan with a quaint local fishing village and the 4 star Alila Resort with its top class spa.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4)|