Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 1650418
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Apartment / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8
- Swimming pool
- Great for children of all ages
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Villa Iskandar is a place to forget all your woes and worries and just relax and recharge surrounded by the timeless charm of rural Bali. Your arrival at the villa will be announced by the resonating sound of a traditional Balinese gong. Close your eyes for one moment, open them again and you will find that you have been transported to a riverside paradise; a place of tall trees, bamboo groves, blue skies, the sight and sounds of running water, as well as huge butterflies and birds including Indonesia's iridescent blue and turquoise kingfishers. The perfectly balanced Chinois-chic interiors of Iskandar blend light and space with a highly lavish and beautifully ornate combination of textured objets d'art, porcelain vases, scenic paintings, wall hangings, lacquered chests, and darkly wooded furniture set against Palimanan stone, white-painted walls and a latticed screen. This Chinese theme complements the clean lines of the villa's contemporary architecture to lend a touch of old-world
Villa Iskandar is a place to forget all your woes and worries and just relax and recharge surrounded by the timeless charm of rural Bali. Your arrival at the villa will be announced by the resonating sound of a traditional Balinese gong. Close your eyes for one moment, open them again and you will find that you have been transported to a riverside paradise; a place of tall trees, bamboo groves, blue skies, the sight and sounds of running water, as well as huge butterflies and birds including Indonesia's iridescent blue and turquoise kingfishers. The perfectly balanced Chinois-chic interiors of Iskandar blend light and space with a highly lavish and beautifully ornate combination of textured objets d'art, porcelain vases, scenic paintings, wall hangings, lacquered chests, and darkly wooded furniture set against Palimanan stone, white-painted walls and a latticed screen. This Chinese theme complements the clean lines of the villa's contemporary architecture to lend a touch of old-world charm, which hints of harmony, mystery and intrigue. All four bedrooms offer something special to the visitor and are a journey of high-level comfort and design. Antique Chinese furnishings meet super-comfortable beds, oriental rugs and hardwood floors alongside glorious Indian slate bathrooms and plenty of sliding doors, which open up to invite the outdoors inside. The rooms overlook or are focus around the recycled timber pool deck with plenty of sun loungers and a free-form infinity swimming pool that seems to disappear off into the river below. Iskandar is perfect for groups of friends or families and is fully staffed by a highly trained team including private butlers, a chef and ample security. These polite young people anticipate guests' every need and make their stay a most memorable one. A suggestion menu is available (provisions at cost plus shopping charge) and the complimentary service of a car and driver is included for up to ten hours a day. Villa Iskandar can be rented in conjunction with five-bedroom Villa Atacaya next-door, the two jointly known as 'Nyanyi Riverside Villas', making an ideal destination choice for larger groups.
The Bali region
Bali is Indonesia's most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.
The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life's more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.
Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours' flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.
A few kilometres to the north west of Canggu, a towering banyan—one of the 'elders' of the tree kingdom—heralds the turning to Seseh, a traditional beachside village approached via an avenue of coconut palms.
Seseh and the tiny neighbouring villages of Sogsogan and Cemagi still retain the customs and culture of old Bali. Here, you will see farmers in conical hats riding rusty old upright bicycles, as well as frequent, colourful processions to Seseh's large beachside temple. There are no international restaurants here, but you might just see a barong (a high-spirited, benevolent beast representing the power of good; danced by two men inside an ornate costume) dancing on the street. The good news, for folks who want to immerse themselves in the customs and culture of old Bali, is that the villagers encourage and welcome congenial visitors. Although there are now many private rental villas in these three villages, they have seamlessly integrated without detracting from the simplicity and charm of the location. This is an ideal destination for those who want to get lost in the beauty of the countryside, and for those who want to engage with the local people and gain privileged insights into the Balinese Hindu lifestyle.
A little further up the coast is Tanah Lot, famous for its dramatic and venerated sea temple, which is perched on a craggy wave-lashed rock at the edge of the glistening black shoreline. It is probably the most photographed sight in Bali, especially in the late afternoon when its splendid profile is silhouetted against the setting sun. The Tanah Lot locale is also home to a number of private villas due to presence of the 18-hole, 72-par, championship-standard Nirwana Bali Golf Club, which is frequently voted the number one golf course in Asia. This is, however, still a far-flung area with few facilities other than the souvenir stalls and simple eateries within the temple grounds, and three international restaurants within Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort.
Bed & bathroom
- 4 Double Beds
- 4 family bathrooms
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private indoor pool
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Suitable for people with restricted mobility
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
- No smoking at this property
About the owner
Elaine Muncal (Property Manager Marketing Villas Ltd)
- Calendar updated:
- 07 Feb 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- Hong Kong
- Payment accepted:
- Credit cards accepted
Languages spoken: English
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