The house was designed by the Balinese architect Ir. Ida Bagus Wiadnyana according to ancient traditions with the correct alignments toward the holy mountain. Traditional materials are used throughout to harmonize with the environment - alang-alang thatched roofing, hand-made terracotta floor tiles, stone and marble, all crafted by local artists. The house is cooled by fans and natural cross breezes over water gardens.
Entry is via the traditional Balinese gate-way protected by stone guardians. The stone pathway lined with heliconia, orchids, gingers and frangipani leads through tranquil lotus and water-lily filled fish ponds. Antique Javanese doors open onto the large main living area with a soaring alang-alang roof and spectacular views from the open terrace.
Antique Javanese doors open from the living room to three bedrooms. The main bedroom contains a queen-sized bed made from old teak-wood and an antique batik table. A dressing room leads to the marble bathroom with a large terrazzo bath-tub and the outdoor shower area with a hand-carved stone mural. The second bedroom has an antique Javanese queen –sized bed while the third contains two single beds. A large terrazzo and marble bathroom with a deep tub, outdoor shower and double vanity is shared between the 2 rooms.
Stairs lead down to the open dining area with its spectacular views across the lush valley and the sounds of the flowing river below. The dining table is constructed from sections of an antique Javanese house and comfortably seats up to 10.
The kitchen has granite bench tops and is well-equipped with a refrigerator, oven, gas cook-top and modern appliances and utensils.
Antique Javanese doors lead to the fourth bedroom which contains a queen-sized bed and a marble/terrazzo en-suite. Sliding glass doors open to the terrace.
Steps lead down to the sun deck, pool shower and the infinity edge swimming pool with its stunning backdrop of tropical forest.
The house contains many unique pieces of antique furniture from Java and Lombok and is decorated with traditional weavings, carvings, statues, and antique shadow puppets. There is a television, CD player, VCR, DVD, and a collection of CD’s and books.
Village and Staff
The Villa is part of the village of Melayang and guests are always warmly welcomed at local temple ceremonies. Every morning the village priest presents offerings to the gods both inside the house and at the various house temples in the garden. Our staff are from Melayang and they not only excel in taking care of guests, they are also accomplished carvers, painters and musicians.