Catch the spirit of Bali as you enter the Temple Gate of this hillside villa. An authentic Balinese pavilion features an early-bird view of Macaroni Beach to the east and L’Ansecoy Bay to the north. The dining pavilion is an architectural jewel, designed by Amir Rabik, which appears to float on a lotus pond. Two terrace bedrooms and a 50-foot lap pool for serious swimming provide comfort and charm for up to four guests.
The main living room is filled with comfy sofas and Balinese antiques and opens up to teak decking which overlook the grounds. The floor to ceiling wooden doors open up on all sides to make the most of the stunning views and warm climate.
There are three air-conditioned guest bedrooms all with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. A sweeping sun deck and 50ft long pool, a two story Balinese pavilion which houses the main sitting room and one of the guest bedrooms on the first floor, a dining area surrounded by water with an exquisitely hand painted, tiered ceiling and newly installed media room, complete the house. The property is carefully laid out with ample room for relaxing and entertaining and served by three friendly, trusted and long-standing staff.
All three beautifully appointed bedrooms have king-size beds with mosquito netting, air-conditioning and are tastefully and neutrally decorated, with a hint of oriental style. Of particular note are the glorious and uninterrupted views across to the neighbouring islands from the third bedroom, which is on the first floor of the Balinese pavilion.
Each bathroom is totally original, and screams sophistication. As well as being fashionable, the bathrooms are all equally practical.
Freshwater infinity swimming pool. The newly installed media room houses a flat screen TV, comfy sofas, a desk and a downstairs bathroom – Bali Hai also has Wi-Fi throughout with wired internet links in the media room and second bedroom.
You can smell the blossom from the overhanging frangipani tree as you swim in the sparkling 50ft pool. The extensive decking area is perfect for sunbathing or snoozing under the large parasols. There is a shower and lilos and a separate cloak room. The sheltered gazebo is ideal for relaxing, reading or enjoying evening cocktails.
The main eating area is surrounded by a pond filled with fish and is complimented by an authentic Balinese fountain. The hand painted ceiling tells an old Balinese folk story and is a beautiful setting in which to enjoy Karen’s wonderful home cooking. Breakfast, dinner and lunch can also be served at the poolside, on the decking or on the veranda