Ombak Laut means ‘Ocean Wave’ and it’s really quite inconceivable that this villa could have been named otherwise. The ocean first speaks its welcome as you enter the charming Balinese stone gateway, but by the time you reach the thatch-roofed living pavilion at the end of the gently descending stone path – crossing luscious landscaped gardens and trickling water features on your way – the full majesty of the ocean is revealed, and the welcome is positively roared.
The wildness of this part of Bali’s south-western coastline is enthralling: craggy black rocks, glistening black sand, thundering waves, dramatically poised sea temples and sweeping views – both across the ocean and back towards the volcanic landscape of the island’s backbone. And yet the gentleness of the surrounding rice-paddies, cow pastures and unspoiled traditional villages bring a calming balance to Ombak Laut and the small community of private villas scattered along this stretch of coastline. This is a place to see, hear and breathe the essence of Bali.
The villa is thoughtfully laid out to maximise privacy and position. Most of the bedrooms occupy their own pavilions spread throughout the gardens, the huge guest suite housed in a grand Javanese Gladak (antique timber) house set quite apart from the others opposite the tennis court and next to a second, tear-drop shaped swimming pool. Meals can be enjoyed either in the semi-enclosed dining pavilion or outside by the 18 x 5m green-stone pool, while the TV room/study and the large games and music room (with billiard table and grand piano!) provide escape from the tropical sun if needed.
Ombak Laut’s Singapore-based owners spend a lot of time here, and there’s a ‘family home’ atmosphere about the villa and among the staff team, led by long-time and very capable manager, Wayan. An eclectic suggestion menu of Western and Indonesian fare includes mysteriously named dishes such as ‘Flubb Wabb & Pinky Doo’, all available for only the cost of the ingredients, and prepared by the villa’s experienced chef.
Although Ombak Laut is only 10 minutes away from the spectacularly situated Nirwana Bali Golf Course and 30-minutes from sophisticated Seminyak, the call of the ocean waves is hard to ignore, and this is a hard place to leave.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Bicycles, Games, Car, Garage, Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Coffee Machine, Computer (On Request), Generator, Hairdryers, High Chairs, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Jacuzzi, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Fax (On Request), Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Printer (On Request), Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress), Safe, Snooker/Pool Table, Pool (access), Table Tennis, Tennis Court, Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Wine Fridge, Main Dining (12 persons), Driver (8 hours), Security, Service Staff, Garden, Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist, Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Beachfront, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Kid friendly, Going for golf, The great outdoors, Sensible for seniors, Room with a view