Villa West has bewitching views of the Indian ocean and a luxurious infinity pool. This charming villa has been designed in the style of a traditional Balinese Sumatran lodge, made entirely from wood and decorated with stunningly intricate carvings. Arguably the most striking feature is an owl motif with layers of wooden feathers, surrounded by monkeys and swirling plants.
Throughout the villa, a variety of wood finishes have been used to create a chic yet cosy feel. Rustic dark wooden floors are juxtaposed with patterned panels and doors, which have been sourced from all over Indonesia. The pointed thatched roof with its own carved design makes the villa feel just like one of Balis beautiful temples with a serene atmosphere to match.
The villa has two spacious bedrooms that sleep up to four people. In the first bedroom, youll find a dramatic white wooden bed with ultra-modern bedposts that extend up to the ceiling and a curved headboard decked out with white and grey stripes. Theres a huge, luxurious mirror complete with a swirly caramel coloured wood frame.
The second bedroom has a neutral colour scheme and floor to ceiling windows where you can wake up to ocean views. Sink into the comfortable bed after a day exploring the island - it has an incredible carved headboard with a filigree style looped design. The end table is also a sight to behold, made from pale wood in an edgy jagged style. The whole place really does belong on the pages of a glossy interior design magazine.
Dont forget to check out the luxurious bathrooms. One has gorgeous yellow and white patterned tiles and a stunning dark wood bathtub, while another has a sink featuring mesmerising red floral carvings. Even the shower is made from a pale wood with a design that resembles tree roots with a glass door.
Moving outside onto the private ocean-facing terrace, enjoy a refreshing cooler and listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean on the comfy bean bags. Theres also plenty of room to relax and socialise in the outside area and enjoy the serene atmosphere. The terrace is kitted out with elegant shabby chic furniture, a quirky Union Jack table and leather armchairs.
The villa is nestled in an awe-inspiring, lush garden, dotted with exotic flora and fauna. One of the most striking features is the intricate wooden doorframe carved with spiritual figures - a superb photo opportunity. Cool off in the private infinity pool, perfectly placed so you dont even need to leave the villa to watch the magical sunset over the Indian ocean. The gently curved design of the pool is surrounded by dozens of palm trees, swaying in the tropical breeze.
The villa has friendly reception and concierge staff available 24 hours a day and a twice-daily maid service to keep it sparkling clean.
Villa West is a fabulous holiday home located by the ocean. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and it can host up to 4 people
- Open-plan living room and dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Two double bedroom with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobe
- Swimming pool
- Child-safe pool
- Sun loungers
Bali is known as the Island of the Gods with many mesmerising cultural experiences to soak up. Nearby, Pura Uluwatu, a gorgeous 11th-century sea temple, sits on a 70m-high cliff. Every day, there are Kecak fire dance shows that tell the story of Ratnayana through dance. The dancers wear beautiful costumes, and visitors wear a sash on the hip to show respect in the temple. Being part of the ceremonies is a really special way to get acquainted with the spirituality of Balinese culture.
Bali is of course home to many enchanting temples - a nearby wonder is Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu temple on the shoreline of Lake Bratan. Historically, worshippers gave offerings to the river goddess Dewi Danu to keep the river thriving for irrigation. Take a boat trip out here and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
From Pecatu, you can take day trips to other hotspots in Bali, such as thriving, upscale Seminyak at the southern tip of the island. There, youll find numerous yoga studios and fancy spas to while away an afternoon being pampered. Seminyak is also home to world-class restaurants, hip cafes and fashion boutiques galore. Dont miss the famous eat street here!
The villa is also close to Tabanan, which is full of natural wonders, such as the famous Jutilwah rice terraces at the foot of Mount Batakuru. Enjoy the sweeping vistas of lush greenery as you stroll through the fields that were a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site candidate. Hidden away and impossibly beautiful, Blemantung Waterfall is a great spot for a day trip. This 50m-high cascade into a green lake is more under-the-radar than other waterfalls in Bali like Git Git. You might even have it all to yourself if youre lucky!
Seminyak beach is a magnet for surfers and has an irresistible, relaxed vibe, while Petitenget Beach embodies Balinese spirituality. The centuries-old temple here has twelve shrines and an impressive dragon staircase that leads to an expansive courtyard. Every evening, there are temple ceremonies on the beach and traditional dance displays - a truly mesmerising way to experience the rich culture.
Another atmospheric place to spend some time is Canggu. Lively yet laid back, its full of beach clubs and paddy fields. The beaches of Echo and Canggu also have popular surf breaks - you can walk along Seminyak to Canggu, stopping at lively cocktail huts along the way.
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