The four-bedroom, 800 sqm main house at Villa Pelangi opened its doors in 2011 and displays an elegant fusion of Asian- Modern and Italian design elements which are highlighted by coloured Venetian plaster walls, arched doorways and rich tropical hardwood or acid-washed Sulawesi marble floors throughout.
From the ground up, no expense has been spared, and no detail overlooked in the elaborate design and layout of the villa. Four tiers of discrete living space nestle into the sloping riverside gardens, which are sensitively positioned to take advantage of waterfall and rice field views and soothing seasonal breezes.
The bedrooms are spacious yet intimate, with romantic lighting, soft draperies, luxurious linens, and folding glass doors that provide extremely enticing views.
The lower level is comprised of the Mango and Papaya bedrooms, both of which face the Wos river gorge. Both are furnished with four-poster queen-sized beds, and both feature a river view lounge area with desk and plantation chairs. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, ceiling fans, iPod docks, mosquito nets and reading lights. The semi-open air en-suite bathrooms include rain showers with a hand-held option, charming garden baths with marvelous views over the river as well as generous closet space and a safe deposit box.
The first floor houses the main entry, the kitchen, a combined living/dining/media room, the Aqua bedroom and a bathroom.
Large stones steps lead guests to a grand entrance way flanked by antique teakwood pillars and a koi pond that leads into the foyer, which is a breathtaking experience of colorful art and décor.
Guests can step down to the open-plan living room and into a comfortable U-shaped sectional sofa that overlooks the rice terraces, or retire to the adjacent recessed media lounge for the perfect movie-watching experience. The formal dining area, with its grand 9ft table easily seats 14 guests and offers panoramic views of the gardens and river through the floor- to-ceiling windows. For casual dining, guests may choose the breakfast room off the kitchen, or the breezy poolside patio - each with seating for four. Additional seating at three bars accommodates seven on padded swiveled bar stools.
An open skylight atrium fills the living room with natural light. While at night, coloured Moroccan lamps add a touch of exoticism to the ambience.
Off the breakfast room is the Aqua Bedroom with a netted, sleigh-style double bed, two sectional sofas that convert to beds for 2-3 kids, and a garden view over its own plunge pool.
A modern kitchen exclusively for guest use is stylishly designed for convenience and efficiency with strategic spot lighting, plenty of granite counters and cupboard space, two sinks, and lots of appliances. A central island with a stove and preparation area provides an arena for cooking classes, while the kitchen and pantry are stocked with cooking accessories, tableware, and small appliances (blender, toaster, coffee press, electric kettle, etc.). Drinking water always available, either cold from the fridge, or room temperature from the dispenser.
Amenities on the second level (living/dining room, kitchen, and bedroom) include: bathroom and powder room, ceiling and wall fans, 42" HD TV, six-speaker sound system, portable iPod dock, free Wi-Fi internet, board games, Modena stove and oven, large capacity fridge with filtered water and ice maker.
The second and the third floor house the luxurious master suite, yoga studio, verandas, loft and meditation tower. The private and opulent Pelangi Suite comprises 250 square metres of split-level living space with numerous wraparound decks and soothing tones of sky blue and azure walls that provide the perfect backdrop for a collection of Asian art and luxurious furnishings. It also includes an office that doubles as a yoga studio for up to 16 people, from where rice farmers can be seen tending their fields.
The master bedroom features a 7 x 7 foot, mosquito-netted, Chinese opium bed with TV placed inside the master bed canopy, ample storage and a safe, and opens onto a gated garden and a large waterfall-fed pool. An outdoor dining table shaded by a umbrella offers views of the river, and an antique lounging sofa is the perfect place for sipping sunset cocktails, while chaise lounges and side tables are provided for comfortable sunbathing beside the saltwater swimming pool. The large master bath offers his-and-hers sinks, private toilet, outdoor shower with direct pool access, and a two-person bathtub surrounded by a koi pond. Whimsical stone carvings adorn the rock walls and orchids and ferns create a jungle fantasy effect while glass tile skylights provide plenty of natural light.
At the top of a spiral staircase off the bedroom foyer is a large loft with two single beds for extra sleeping options. A ladder from the loft provides access to a 12 sqm. treetop-level meditation tower with panoramic views over the rice fields and the river valley.
Third floor amenities include: four-speaker sound system for CD and iPod, TV inside the master bed canopy, Far-infrared detox sauna, safe, mini-fridge, workout equipment (bands and weights), flat screen TV, Wi-Fi internet, and massage tables (may be used throughout property). There are no aircons in the master bedroom due to its highest location above the grounds normally cooled enough by the pleasant natural breeze however the portable air conditioner can be prepared and placed by the canopy bed on guest's request
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Nearest beach||Sanur Beach 22 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport 37 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Pelangi Estate is conveniently located just a fifteen-minute drive (or a 40-minute walk) from the centre of Ubud, Bali's cultural and arts hub, made famous as the setting for the popular book/movie, 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Located in a beautiful Balinese jungle setting overlooking a tranquil pristine river, palm trees and rice fields, it is an ideal location for wellness retreats, yoga, detoxing escapes and family holidays.
Adventures abound in the surrounding area including the Elephant Safari Park in Taro village, whitewater rafting, hiking, bird watching, inner-tubing on the river and trekking in the rice fields. World class restaurants, art galleries, spas, and shopping are all nearby, and surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling, fishing, motor boat rentals and other water sports are about one hour drive away in the Sanur and Candidasa areas.
It's also about an hour's drive to the UNESCO protected geopark, located in the crater of the active Mt Batur volcano, with its breathtaking vistas of the caldera from the crater rim, centuries old sacred temples, and geothermal baths in the 'Toya Devasya' resort area.