Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A steep hillside flanking a crescent-shaped valley on Bali's southwest tip, offers an almost absurdly beautiful setting to build a house. The point where the thickly wooded gorge gently curves, and the view opens up to reveal the white capped surf of the Indian Ocean and a glimpse of Mt Batukau, is even more magical. Across the valley, broad canopied acacia, fig trees, kapok and bean trees mingle with stunted bush. Multi-levelled and towering high above the treetops, with a 360-degree panoramic vista, is the glass-sided edifice known as The property .
This really is a dream home-away-from-home in a remarkable location. The property was conceived, built and furnished with love. The modern architecture, complemented by home comforts – everything from jacuzzi bathtubs to a home theatre and electronic games – promise reassuring familiarity, complete with a 'family' of 10 caring staff who are on hand to shop for groceries, prepare and serve delicious meals, arrange day trips and turn down beds.
The architecture optimises the sheer landsite, while the glass walls and lofty height of the building maximise the views. The property has four bedrooms, each complete with a glamorous ensuite bathroom; plus two living rooms, a feature kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a rooftop stargazing terrace and another terrace perfect for entertaining. This refreshingly different and very homely villa is complemented by terraced gardens full of flowers, trees hung with pots of rare orchids, ponds, water features, and a 15m swimming pool complete with a large and super-comfortable pool lounge and bar. Also located poolside is a smooth velvety lawn, an ideal setting for parties and small weddings.
The property is a place to lose oneself. By day the rooftop terrace is a sunny lounge and a great lookout for spotting sea eagles and kingfishers, as well as monkeys in the wooded valley below. By night, when the stars are shining and the moon is full, it is easy to understand how this magical dream home got its name.
The property is in Uluwatu, a small village at the extreme southwestern point of The Bukit, Bali's lemon-shaped peninsula. The area is characterised by wide open skies, dizzying cliffs, caves, timeworn sea temples, and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu's world class reefbreak, with its famous entry cave, was discovered in the early '70s by those in search of the perfect wave, and has been a Mecca for surfers ever since. The other attraction that draws visitors to this remote headland is Pura Luhur Uluwatu; an 11th century Hindu temple balanced on the very edge of the perpendicular cliffs, 70m above the Ocean. A 20-minute stroll from The property , down a series of steep steps, is Suluban Beach, which is the closest beach to the villa and accessible at low tide, but it's not safe to swim here. Above the beach is a jumbled collection of cliff-edge warungs (eateries) and surfer hangouts. This is a great spot to enjoy one of Bali's legendary sunsets, while watching the experts riding the waves at Suluban Point. Less than two kilometres away is the archetypically enchanting Padang Padang Beach, nestled in a pocket of lava-rocks. A few other luxury villas and small hotels dot the cliffs at Uluwatu but apart from some simple restaurants there is little else in the immediate area.
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4)|
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