Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Somewhere along Bali's rugged Tabanan coastline, west of Tanah Lot, a coconut-grove garden looks out over a lonely surf beach. Further investigation reveals a luxurious hideaway comprised of a series of single-storey pavilions including a master suite with private plunge pool, a two-bedroom guesthouse and an infinity-edge swimming pool, woven together by pathways, yet separated by ornamental ponds, flowering hedges and rustic walls. Kailasha, meaning Paradise of the Gods, is an appropriate name for this serene estate, which rests upon an expansive 1.1 hectares of hillside land, with Alila Villas Soori as its prestigious five-star neighbour.
Embracing contemporary-tropical style with elegant interiors, a blend of modern, antique and Dutch colonial furnishings, colourful fabrics and artwork, Villa Kalisha is as close to the beach as you can get without actually having sand tramped through the house. This villa offers guests an escape from the modern pressures of consumerism, congestion and overcrowding – there are no hawkers, no shops, no traffic jams and very few tourists.
The sweeping beach, with its river estuary, freshwater lagoon and a Hindu sea temple, is a mere three-minute stroll from the front gate. In the late afternoons, many of the locals congregate on the sand to bathe, paddle, hang out or play football; it's a lively, happy scene. Colourful temple ceremonies are also a common spectacle, while inland from the beach visitors will find traditional villages and endless paddy fields. This is the Bali that everyone comes to see but surprisingly few get to experience.
In these gentle surroundings, guests will be charmed by the villa's classic architecture, modern facilities, and an extraordinary amount of private space, complemented by a full team of caring staff who will attend to every need. Catering works on a system whereby guests choose dishes from a suggestion menu (in advance, so that staff can get to market and back in time) and a minimal amount is added to the cost of the provisions to cover petrol.
The property is ideal for a family or a small group of friends, while its velvety lawns are perfect for weddings, parties, and celebrations against the glorious backdrop of the windswept beach and the white capped waves.
Kailasha is a long way out of town and there are no restaurants, bars or shops nearby apart from the discrete, 'no-kids', five star Alila Villas Soori Resort, which is just 300m away and opens its fine dining restaurant and open-air sunset bar to non-residents. There are also a couple of local shops just up the road, useful for small necessities such as cigarettes, soft drinks and ice creams. The rugged black-sand beach and river estuary offers beautiful walks and this stretch of coastline is popular with surfers (but there are strong rip currents and no life guards on the beach so it's not really safe for swimming). Religious ceremonies at the village temple on the beach are not an uncommon sight.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 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
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3)|
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