The Sanur Residence is characterized by contemporary tropical architecture, an abundance of light, huge aluminum-framed picture windows, broad balcony-terraces, and a crisp white décor. Each 2-storey building accommodates up to six people. All three buildings boast different features, but each includes three bedrooms with en-suite marble bathrooms, a living room and dining room with a table for six, a fully fitted kitchen, additional sitting areas and spacious terraces. The beautiful landscaped garden – complete with reflective ponds, flat green coastal lawns and a romantic relaxation pavilion – is bordered by rice fields, sweet corn and tobacco plantations, and bounded by papaya and banana groves. The property blessed with dramatic views of the coastline and the ocean, stretching all the way from Sanur to Mt Agung in the east. The glorious sunrises in this part of Bali are legendary, and can be enjoyed from the terraces of all three of the buildings that comprise the residence. In the early mornings, the mysterious towering sea cliffs of the neighboring Nusa Penida Island will be bathed in a warm pink glow. The beach is just 50 meters away and is good for surfing and safe for swimming. It is accessed via a path through the rice fields, and boasts a private timber deck for the use of guests at the residence. From here it is fun to watch the local fishermen going out every day in their colourful jukung outrigger boats.
Every room in the Sanur Residence is air-conditioned and guests also have the option of ceiling fans. Entrances are flanked by ornamental pebble-lined ponds and protected by solid doors that swing open into the cool interiors. Upstairs and downstairs, folding glass doors open onto a plethora of terraces, allowing the cool sea breezes to permeate. Dark wood finishes are complemented by white quilt covers, white soft furnishings and colourful local artwork. Every bedroom features a timber floor and is equipped with a TV with local channels and DVD player, in addition to top quality King Koil mattresses, a telephone, safe deposit box, and an emergency button. Every master bathroom is fitted with a Jacuzzi tub, shower, hairdryer, shaver mirror, electrical shaver socket, and a thoughtful array of shampoo and bath products.
Building No. 1
Building No 1 is the westerly building of the residence. The open-plan Living Room, Media Room & Dining Room is furnished with a comfortable L-shaped sofa, a nestle of coffee tables, a dining table, and a flat screen satellite TV and DVD player and music system. The stylish, dark grey floor is composed of non-slip, burned granite. An alternative cosy Sitting Area overlooks the gardens and view.
The integrated Kitchen is fully equipped with an electric hob with a stainless steel hood, an abundance of fitted cupboards, a black marble work surface, a family-size stainless steel refrigerator, microwave, toaster and wine rack. There is also a walk-in storeroom.
A powder room with basin and toilet is located next to the open staircase.
The Master Bedroom situated downstairs, furnished with a dark wood queen size bed, a lazy chair, bedside tables and a rug; folding doors open into the garden. The light and airy en-suite marble bathroom features twin washbasins, a coffee and cream marble floor and vanity unit, mirrors, white walls, and a ribbed marble floor that forms the base of the rain shower behind a glass partition. An oversize Jacuzzi bathtub is set in marble beside a big frosted glass window. A dressing area next to the bathroom boasts fitted wardrobes with frosted glass doors and a full length mirror.
Bedroom 2 is located upstairs and is furnished with twin beds with leather headboards, fitted wardrobes, and a comfy cushioned sofa. Glass doors open onto a short timber deck with a swinging bench seat. The en-suite marble bathroom is fitted with a shower cubicle behind a glass door, toilet and washbasin. Frosted glass doors slide open to reveal a sunken Jacuzzi tub, shared with the bedroom next door.
Bedroom 3 furnished with a queen size bed, and incorporates a small library with a desk. The en-suite bathroom is a mirror version of the bathroom adjoining Bedroom 2, and once again frosted glass doors slide open to reveal the sunken Jacuzzi tub, shared with Bedroom 2. A precious feature is the huge 5 x 7-metre sunny lava-stone tiled Terrace, accessed from both bedrooms, which are also blessed with wonderful views of the sweeping coastline, Nusa Penida Island, and the neighboring rice fields.
A unique feature of Building No. 1 is the light and airy basement, which incorporates the Main Dining Room with eight individual tables that can be joined together to create one large table if required. The terraced landscape ensures that even at this level, guests can enjoy the view. Glass doors on three sides open up to create a semi-open air dining experience. There is also a wine cellar and an adjoining powder room with basin and toilet. This dining room is located next to the Full Service Kitchen that caters for the whole residence.
Building No. 2
Building No. 2 is the centre building of the residence, and is characterized by a cream polished granite floor. It features a raised Dining Area furnished with a richly grained coconut shell dining table and chairs by the Bali-based Italian designer ‘Carlo’. The Kitchen is located to one side. It is very similar to the kitchen in Building No. 1, complete with a breakfast bar and high seats.
Four steps lead down to the Living & Media Room, which furnished with two exquisite soft leather sofas and a matching ottoman. A 42-inch plasma screen TV, DVD player provided for the entertainment of the guests. Kids will enjoy sitting on the yielding beanbags. More glass doors open up onto a terrace with a daybed. A powder room with basin and toilet is located next to the living area.
Bedrooms 2 & 3 are both located downstairs, and furnished with queen size beds and fitted wardrobes and share bathroom.
The Master Bedroom, located upstairs, flanked by another generous Terrace, which can also be accessed from a glass door located halfway up the open staircase. This breezy hangout is a great spot for enjoying the sunrise. No expense has been spared with the furnishings of the sumptuous master bedroom. The bed is comprised of a pair of twin beds, and a living area furnished with a coconut shell table by Carlo, sofas, a fridge, and a pen shell cabinet. Part of the terrace features a small wooden sundeck furnished with chairs and big umbrella and accessed from the sitting area. The huge en-suite bathroom is fitted with ‘His & Hers’ washbasins, a rain shower and toilet at one end and a Jacuzzi bathtub at the other end. Large picture windows overlook a rural scene; and open air spaces above the bath and shower ensure a constant airflow.
Building No. 3
Building No. 3 is the easterly building of the residence, and is characterized by a dark, burnt granite non-slip floor. The Dining Area with a table for six is located next to a wooden deck sheltered by a pergola. The kitchen is very similar to the kitchens in Buildings Nos. 1 & 2, and is located to one side. The Living Area is central, furnished with a large bamboo daybed facing the ocean view.
This is the only building with a separate, self-contained media room – a cosy Home Theatre with a 60-inch screen for projecting movies and satellite TV channels. The room furnished with a sofa, beanbags and shelf units.
Bedrooms 2 & 3 are accessed from halfway up the stairs; Bedroom 2 is furnished with twin bed and a futon. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed and sofa. Both feature en-suite bathrooms linked by a Jacuzzi bathtub in the same layout as Bedrooms 2 & 3 in Buildings Nos. 1 & 2.
The wide Terrace is accessed from a door on the next level, and is encompassed by a low wall planted with lush green foliage. This terrace can also be accessed by seven steps leading down from the Master Bedroom on the top floor. This master room boasts a sitting area with library and an extended coconut shell desk by Carlo, fitted along the length of one wall. More coconut shell and mother of pearl bedside shelves by Carlo flank the queen size bed. The cream marble en-suite bathroom is similar to the Master Bathroom in Building No. 2 with the addition of the bathtub access, which is in the form of a small bridge traversing the bubbling pebbles of an ornamental pond. Windows on three sides of the Jacuzzi tub take in the awesome view; the modesty of the guests is protected by the provision of blinds.
Garden and Pool
The garden beckons guests to laze in one of the many relaxation areas with a book, or perhaps a cocktail while watching the fishermen and the surfers. It is dominated by an enticing 23 x 7-metre pool, above which rests twin reflective ponds on a slightly higher level. The ponds are filled with crystalline chlorinated water around twin central sections filled with fresh water and lilies. Twisting tri-coloured frangipani trees overhang the timber deck beside the infinity-edge pool, which appears to overflow into the rice fields. On the lowest terrace, raised above the rice field, is a sunken bale relaxation pavilion, facing the view, complete with built-in cushioned seating and a rustic table.
Quiet and safe, The Sanur Residence ideally situated in a rural beachside, setting less than ten minutes from the historical village of Sanur. The recent construction of the Sanur-Kusumba by-pass, from Seminyak to Candidasa, positions the residence within easy driving distance of most of Bali’s tourist attractions. The diversity of Bali presents everything from diving, cultural show, cruising and trekking, to adventure sports and theme parks. Horse riding takes place at the Saba stables, and three of the best golf courses in the world are located within easy driving distance. The residence is just thirty minutes’ drive from Bali’s international airport, fifteen minutes from the cultural town of Ubud, ten minutes from Sukawati art and handicraft market, and conveniently close to the island’s numerous spas, shops, restaurants and vibrant nightspots.