Full Description: The main house is a two-storey pavilion, roofed in alang-alang thatch,
comprising two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, a wrap-around terrace on
the second floor, an open-air living room on ground level, an office and a wine
cellar. The architecture and antique furnishings showcase the old Bali style –
eclectic, historic and romantic.
On the ground floor terrace is an open air living room, heralded by Balinese
welcome statues and furnished with a sofa, three armchairs and an opium table.
This is a very peaceful place to sit with the sound of running water from the
various ponds and water features.
The downstairs, air-conditioned master suite features a timber floor, a king
size canopied four-poster bed, a traditional Kartini sofa, and beautiful antique
carved Javanese doors. It is equipped with a TV and DVD player. The splendid
ensuite bathroom is long and narrow, complete with a glass roof. At one end is a
toilet and bidé behind carved Balinese doors, while at the other end an archway
opens into a walk-in circular marble space with a shower. There are also twin
washbasins and mirrors in carved frames.
A staircase leads up to the air-conditioned master bedroom under a soaring roof.
The room is furnished with a regal pair of queen-sized beds resting within an
antique four poster Balinese ‘bale’ pavilion, which comes from a palace in
Singaraja and was originally used for ceremonies. A carved griffin stands guard
upon the canopy, and a scene from The Ramayana Hindu epic is depicted in
coloured paintings on the headboards. There is also a walk-in closet, and a 42”
TV and DVD player. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a large glass-walled
walk-in shower, twin marble washbasins, and an ornate elephant-themed mirror
from Thailand. Steps lead up into a large sunken bathtub and there is also an
old apotik chest. Louvre doors from the bedroom open onto a broad wooden
balcony, positioned on two sides with gorgeous views of the garden, and
furnished with a carved daybed and a lazy hammock for truly chilling out.
The guest wing is situated away from the main house on the opposite side of the
swimming pool. This two-storey building is characterised by colonial-inspired
modern architecture with an ironwood shingle roof, a colonnaded covered terrace
and a wide upper balcony running the length of the building. The rooms are
spacious and light with high ceilings, polished tiled floors, contemporary
furnishings and a cream and white décor. This wing can comfortably accommodate
up to six guests in its three air-conditioned bedrooms. The air-conditioned
studio can sleep up to two people if required. The terrace is punctuated with
modern Balinese statues.
The master bedroom in the guest wing is furnished with a king bed and a daybed,
a desk, chairs, and an ottoman. It is equipped with a TV and DVD player and
surround sound, an iPod dock and a safe deposit box. Adjacent is a large
dressing room with loads of storage and hanging space, and the ensuite bathroom
in cream marble is fitted with a large Jacuzzi bathtub, positioned centrally,
twin washbasins, a bidé, a toilet, and a state-of-the-art Appollo massage
shower, incorporating a multi-positional overhead shower, a handheld shower, and
eight hydro-massage body jets.
The second bedroom is very similar, in the same décor with a king bed, a
dressing area at the back, and a cream marble bathroom with an Appollo massage
Additionally, there are two twin rooms, both with beds that can be pushed
together to make a double bed. Each has an ensuite marble bathroom with a small
tub, twin washbasins and a massage shower. All bedrooms are equipped with safes,
iPod docks and audio visual facilities.
The studio is a comfortable and casual sitting room in the same cream and white
décor, ideal for parties with two sitting areas furnished with coffee tables,
red and cream rugs, a large antique cupboard, and segmented sofas that can be
made up as beds. It is equipped with a TV and DVD player. The adjoining cream
marble bathroom is fitted with a shower and twin washbasins. The studio can be
converted to a 7th bedroom, if required.
The living pavilion is a stand-alone classic building constructed to the exact
specifications of an ancient and traditional Balinese ‘Wantilan’ (village
meeting place) with a high, two-tiered roof supported by gilded wooden pillars
that were handcrafted by a village of carvers. Ideal for entertaining, this
grand room features a parquet floor completed with oriental rugs, and is
furnished with comfortable upholstered sofas and occasional tables. It is
equipped with a 42” TV, DVD player and surround sound and is fitted with glass
doors on three sides that can be folded back for open air living or closed for
The dining pavilion is linked to the kitchen via a wooden bridge over a fish
pond. It is comprised of two distinct areas offering guests a choice of two very
different dining experiences. One is a formal indoor dining room, presented in
classic Balinese style, with a hardwood floor, a soaring alang alang thatched
roof and carved Balinese doors. It is furnished with a table for twelve under a
colonial chandelier. This room can be closed and air-conditioned, or the sliding
glass doors can be open to the verandah.
The more casual, alfresco dining verandah is sheltered by a roof and cooled by a
fan. The elevated wooden floor is furnished Thai style with cushions and a low
antique table for eight, suitable for dining or perhaps for playing cards. There
is also an additional circular table with four chairs.
The pool house is an open air pavilion with an elevated polished timber deck and
two sitting areas. It is furnished with daybeds and lamps, while Balinese doors
lead to a washroom with a shower. There is also an open air pool shower. The
second sitting area is on a covered deck under a pitched roof that extends to a
pergola roof. A cane suite with yellow and white striped cushions adds a splash
of colour and comfort against a smooth Batu Yogya stone wall.
The gym is a self contained building with glass sides, adjoining a wash room and
shower. It is equipped with air-conditioning, a treadmill, multi-gym and TV.
The large air-conditioned kitchen is a chef’s dream. Super deluxe, high tech and
professionally equipped with absolutely everything necessary for catering for
large numbers of quests, it has two ovens and two hobs with a total of nine gas
burners, as well as wine coolers and a dishwasher. There is a central island,
and work surfaces fashioned in black granite. There is also a pantry, and a day
dining area within the kitchen, which is an ideal place for feeding kids under
the supervision of nannies.
Swimming Pool and Garden
The lagoon-style swimming pool was designed to weave around the existing mature
trees, ensuring that none had to be felled during its construction. It is
traversed by a romantic hump backed bridge, and bordered by a stone deck
furnished with a table, six chairs and an umbrella. The garden is characterised
by rambling pathways, streams, hedges, ponds, water features and stone carvings,
and is planted with an astonishing collection of trees and flowering shrubs,
including towering coconuts palms and regal travellers’ palms. It is easy to
lose oneself in the garden and kids love it. The lawn is large enough for
outdoor cocktail parties and receptions. A marquee is available and there is
also a barbeque. There is a secure car park at the entrance to the property, as
well as a separate staff and service entrance beside the staff house, with
access to another road.
The village of Sanur is typified by shady lanes, vine-draped coral walls, sedate
leafy compounds, majestic trees and a five-kilometre shoreline within a gentle
reef-sheltered lagoon. The ambience is mellow, restful and cosmopolitan. Foreign
visitors rub shoulders with the locals, chic fashion shops are bordered by
traditional markets, and a plethora of hidden temples can be found squeezed in
between art galleries and highly touted restaurants. Swimming is safe, and
surfers can take a boat out to the nearby reef. Water sports include catamaran
sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and
wakeboarding. Villa Taman Sorga is just twenty-five minutes drive from Bali’s
international airport, forty minutes from the cultural town of Ubud, twenty
minutes from Sukawati art and handicraft market, and twenty-five minutes from
the restaurants, shops and nightlife of Kuta and Seminyak. The recent
construction of the Sanur-Kusumba by-pass, positions Sanur within easy driving
distance of most of Bali’s tourist attractions. Chauffeur or self-drive services
are available at extra cost.
Villa rates are subject to 10% government tax and 5.5% service charge
Seasons: LOW SEASON: All other dates HIGH SEASON: June 16 - August 31 inclusive, Chinese New Year, Easter Week PEAK SEASON: December 19 - January 8 inclusive
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Area: Sanur Property Name: Villa Taman Sorga Country: Indonesia Neighbourhood: Pengembak Beds: 6 Baths: 10 Floors: 2 Year Built: 1998
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