Set back 40 metres from the cliff face, The Istana is a gated property comprised of two swimming pools, a relaxation bale, the main house, the self-contained, single-storey master suite, and a children’s wing located above the staff service area. The single-storey main house is a study in perfect symmetry, architecturally inspired by an Indonesian long house. It presents a living room, dining room, an audio- video room and four identical bedroom suites.
The overall style is a medley between understated modern architecture and traditional Indonesian detailing. The artwork represents a mixture of primitive art and antiques originating from Indonesia, keeping with the aura of tradition and style.
The Istana rests upon cliff top land, 100 metres above the rolling surf of the Indian Ocean on the southwestern tip of the Island of Bali. Uluwatu temple, one of the most revered temple’s on the island, is just a five minute drive away. A dedicated team of over 20 professional staff makes this magnificent luxury villa your home in the Island of the gods.
The air-conditioned dining room is fully panelled internally and externally with teakwood, evoking a warm comfortable feel. The room is enclosed by four sets of swinging glass doors that can open up if desired to overlook the water lily gardens to one side, and the ocean to the other. The solid teakwood feature table comfortably seats twelve, and the specially designed mood lighting provides an intimate atmosphere, complemented by the meditative sounds of the water feature in the garden.
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The west facing Istana is located on south western tip of Bali in an area designated the Bukit. This five bedroom estate overlooks white sand beaches and a blue lagoon abundant with fish and living coral, and offers a prime location from which to witness the island’s stunning sunsets.
When the trade winds blow, a massive swell from the Pacific Ocean crashes onto the reefs surrounding the area creating waves that attract surfers from around the world; the breaks are rated to be the fifth best in the world, and Uluwatu beach is only a ten minute walk from the villa.
With the property located so close to the holy Pura Uluwatu, one of island’s nine mother temples, the site is spiritually inspiring and undeniably unique.
The master bedroom is located within the guesthouse, which is separate from and slightly more elevated than the main building, and set back so as to offer complete privacy. It has its own entrance way, parking facilities, and private swimming pool. The L-shape pool is two and a half meters deep and is faced with a black volcanic stone. It has its own outdoor shower and lounge chairs.
The master bedroom/guesthouse which is built largely from wood, and enhanced with a tropical modern twist is divided into a covered deck, living area, and a bedroom with an expansive ensuite bathroom. The master-suite looks out over the property, and is enclosed on either side by sliding louvered glass doors. A spectacular view of the ocean is provided from the large bed which is the center piece of the room.
The two garden suites (on the east side of the main building) feature private gardens along with their other amenities.
Both suite entries are decorated with carved limestone blocks representing traditional Ikat weavings from the islands of Flores and Sumba.
Each of the matching suites is comprised of a bedroom and indoor and outdoor Bali-style ensuite bathrooms. All of the bedroom walls are done in white leading up to the high cathedral timber-lined ceilings with ceiling fans, and air-conditioning.
Each of the two matching Ocean Suites (the bedrooms in the main building on the west side) is comprised of a bedroom with a capacious walk-in closet, and indoor and outdoor Bali-style bathrooms.
A dramatic backdrop wall acts as magnificent head board. The walls are dressed in white, with natural colored soft furnishings complimenting the high cathedral timber-lined ceilings with ceiling fans, and air-conditioning.
Both suites also boast extensive ensuite bathrooms with twin basin vanities, bathtubs, and indoor and outdoor showers. The ocean suites each open up onto the front lawn and feature dramatic ocean backdrops.
One wing, located on an upper floor at the back of the property, is devoted entirely to children. It features a lounge/living space complete with sofas, a pool table, Playstation, TV/DVD and Bose sound system. A bedroom with fitted bunks provides sleeping space for five kids, and there is also a nanny’s room.
One wing, located on an upper floor at the back of the property, is devoted entirely to children. It features a lounge/living space complete with sofas, a pool table, Playstation, TV/DVD and Bose sound system.