Bali Bali Estate is a rustic architectural innovation comprising three unique villas set within beautifully landscaped gardens in rural Umalas. Overlooking serene vistas of Balinese rice fields and tropical gardens, the villas are entirely self-contained, having their own unique designs and facilities, and are ideal companions to be rented together. Little pathways winding around exotic foliage connect the three villas that share a dramatic design often featured in architectural digests and coffee table books. The villas are fully staffed so you don’t have to worry about cooking, cleaning or security, but since it’s done by such a discreet team of individuals you’ll hardly notice that they’re there. The Estate offers eight bedrooms in total (including a small single room in the Cottage suitable for a child) and sleeps a maximum of 15 people.
Designed by the Italian architect Gianni Francione, Bali Bali Estate’s sustainable build blends completely into its soothing setting; a liberal use of timber and Balinese island stone provides the properties with bags of character and reflects their tropical contemporary design. Angular shingle roofs sharply rise before falling to merge with the lush landscaping of the garden, all the while playing with the light to create spectacularly shaped rooms highlighted by varying tones of ambiance dependent upon the time of day. Interiors are simple, minimal and rustic with basic luxuries that emphasise total relaxation; different floor levels merge with the descending roofs to create a handful of individual spots in each villa for relaxing and dining. Although the villas are only a stone’s throw away from one another, they offer plenty of individual peace and privacy too.
Enveloped by the lush backdrop of a garden fringed with borders of tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea and bird of paradise two of the villas have their own private swimming pools whilst the third has a refreshing plunge pool. Although each of the villas is a completely unique design their interiors are similarly earthy toned and highlighted by tribal artefacts sourced from all over the Indonesian archipelago. A fully-equipped kitchen in each villa is ideal for self-caterers, although there’s also a wonderful chef for the kitchen-shy (groceries on guest account). The estate benefits from a truly restful location in rural Umalas; however it’s only a fifteen minute drive to Seminyak and ten minutes to the beach.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Garage, Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Main Dining (18 persons), DVD Player, Hairdryers, High Chairs, Internet (WiFi), Iron/Board, Jacuzzi, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service (Extra), Book Selection, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Safe, CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra), Garden, Babysitter (Extra), Housekeeping (Full time), Chef/Cook (All meals)
Location Type: Beach in ten, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Kid friendly, Fair share for groups, Sensible for seniors, Room with a view, Perfect for weddings