Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Taman Sorga has been featured in numerous architectural magazines and books showcasing 'Contemporary Balinese' luxury lifestyle – and little wonder!
With its design based on a traditional Balinese compound, successfully blending traditional and modern, this sumptuous six-bedroomed residence features a series of pavilions beautifully spread over 3,900sqm of private walled gardens fringed by coconut trees.
Highlights here are undoubtedly the magnificent living pavilion, built to the exact specifications of a traditional Balinese wantilan (village meeting hall), and the main house which, drenched with Indonesian antiques and furnishings, features exquisite craftsmanship and stunning interiors of a bygone era. Skilled artisans were commissioned to work on-site for a year, carving fine woods for the villa's countless pillars and embellishments. It's obvious at every turn that a great deal of passion and commitment has gone into the preservation and celebration of Bali's rich cultural heritage and traditions at Taman Sorga.
Complementing these fascinating traditional buildings are a contemporary-style guest wing, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a modern gym, a rustic dining room, a pool house and a 17m lagoon-style pool. Hi-tech facilities and luxurious comforts are provided throughout, and the property runs smoothly courtesy of a long-serving team of staff who extend genuine warm hospitality. The two experienced chefs provide an eclectic array of culinary offerings, from Indonesian specialties to Western favourites and Mongolian barbecues, accompanied by top-notch Chilean wines from the wine cellar and finest Italian coffees. First day breakfast is complimentary, while other provisions are charged at cost price.
With its large number of bedrooms, plentiful living spaces and extensive gardens, Taman Sorga is a gift from the gods for large families or discerning groups of friends who will relish the villa's privacy, spaciousness and authenticity, combined with a relaxed ambiance and easy access to Sanur's beach and leisure activities. Strategically placed and served by a commendable road network, Sanur is also within convenient driving distance of many of Bali's attractions. Chauffeur-driven car or self-drive options can be arranged at extra cost – for those willing to leave their divine sanctuary!
Ringed by a mass of towering coconut palms, this enchanting walled compound is tucked down a quiet lane which runs off a narrow shaded road typical of Sanur. Aged trees and a mix of foreign-owned residences and simple local food outlets and dwellings shape the neighbourhood. Under ten minutes by foot (around 500m) is Mertasari beach, which rests at the southern tip of the main Sanur beach. Although pleasant, and with golden sands, this beach doesn't provide any international-style restaurants, resorts and facilities and is frequented mainly by locals. Kite flying competitions are held here once a month and just off the beach is the small Hindu temple, Pura Mertasari. Further north, towards the main part of Sanur beach (4km), a much wider range of dining options can be found.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 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||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (6)|