Set within the secluded, luxurious Blue Karma resort, Villa Kiana is opulent, while cosy, dwelling in the well-heeled town of Seminyak offering an authentic Balinese retreat-style holiday. This home provides natural opulence within a majestic, tranquil setting. Infused with traditional touches, guests will enter a veritable oasis of fragrant and verdant seclusion where indoor and outdoor living fuse seamlessly.
Traditional Balinese buildings seek to harmonise with the environment: they are built almost entirely of organic materials, using bamboo, teak, coconut wood, thatch and stone - Balinese people are known for their artistry. The result is a centuries-old style of design thats heavily influenced by Balis Hindu traditions, as well as ancient Javanese elements.
Set spaciously apart yet together, the “villa” is made up of a series of “joglos” (separate pavilions which are unique to the island.) The living spaces offer relaxed, “open plan” living, divided into large, sociable spaces and quiet corners for privacy and downtime. Constructed in natural tones, teak and stone - staying here is a sensory journey! Lovingly and expertly designed by its American artist-photographer-jeweller owner, every little extra touch of care has been provided.
Villa Kiana provides four bedrooms, with a choice of queen or twin beds, each with their sumptuous private bathroom which is semi-open air for a truly liberating bathing experience!
The enormous living space offers high ceilings in natural timber throughout, with wonderful ambient lighting, splashes of bright colour, large banquette style seating with local fabrics and ethnic style rugs; so warm and inviting after a day out exploring. The characteristic wicker chairs, teak structure and elements of stone are evident throughout; the sleek kitchenette and large veranda style spaces make this an ideal space for socialising in groups or as a family.
Meticulously finished, the spaces are both characterful and designed within the spirit of local craftsmanship; the owners art and photography bring panache and style to the dwelling. The bedrooms are majestic - crisp, quality bedlinen and ample space, with wonderful draped curtains and stunning use of local materials make this a peaceful yet prestigious retreat from the bustling outdoor world.
Villa Kiana provides a mysterious and vibrant escape: for living truly “at one” with the rich nature that Bali is famous for, simply look no further.
Guests will enjoy the wonderful, ambient bathrooms, the private pool with large day beds, sun loungers and vivacious parasols in vibrant, local fabrics. The lawns are lush and green, rich with tropical vegetation and flowering plants, the scent of jasmine and palm trees making this a little corner of paradise!
The wider resort facilities mean that guests every need will be met; whether it be a class, a treatment, a yoga or meditation session or a candlelit chef-prepared meal, the staff on hand are happy to oblige within the spirit of Balinese hospitality. A television or DVD player can be provided at request. A mystical spot, the pool is designed in the shape of a cover leaf, overlooked by a goddess statue in lava stone - both contemporary elegance and Balinese spiritual heritage infuse this home, with its stunning views across the rice paddies.
Villa Kiana is a luxury villas with 4 bedrooms choice of queen or twin bed and their private bathrooms which are halfway in the open air.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Oriental lounge with living and dining area
- Luxurious master suite with rice-field view and a private plunge pool
- Large tropical garden
- swimming pool
- Mosquito nets
- Off-street parking
- Television and CD/DVD player (on request)
Bali has been touted as the ‘island of the gods because of its strong spiritual heritage and the thousands of temples that occupy the island. With mile upon mile of beautiful beaches in Bali, picturesque mountains and green countryside, the island has become a world-class destination and a major influence in the world of architecture and design.
Located just thirty-five minutes by car from Ngurah Rai International Airport, and only ten minutes from all the amenities of Seminyak, Villa Kiana offers tranquillity with buzzing local life on its doorstep. Nestled between rice paddies, the villa is an oasis of jasmine, flowering plants, statues and ceramics.
Seminyak is an up-market beach resort at the southern tip of Bali, with high-end shopping and restaurants, sleek bars and glittering nightlife. It is a playground for those who enjoy the finer things in life; foodies, fashionistas and the luxury set to flock to this stylish paradise.
There are wonderful nightly sunsets from Seminyak and Petitenget beaches, which are wide, west-facing stretches of Indian Ocean shoreline with pale sands and great surfing potential! These are among some of the most glorious beaches in Bali, offering upscale seclusion and well-heeled spas and trendy boutiques.
Stylish and exclusive resort life is interspersed with the utmost in tranquil Balinese beauty. The chic hotspots after the sun softens have garnered and International following with dynamic beach clubs and eclectic bars. Seminyaks splendid golden beach attracts a smart crowd, with a refined air of luxury, while the myriad of side streets offer great dining venues - among these is Balis famous “eat street.”
At just a few steps from Petitenget beach lies one of Balis major temples.
The temple at Petitenget offers a tranquil oasis behind the glitzy five-star appeal of Seminyak. Referred to by locals as “Pura Petitenget,” this centuries-old temple is a must-see during the traditional dance rehearsals held regularly by locals in a grand nearby pavilion. The red brick and sandstone architecture add to its ancient appeal. The impressive dragon staircase leads to the temples vast courtyard, where a dozen shrines and small pavilions draped in traditional Balinese chequered cloths create a compelling sight.
Petitenget forms one of the islands Dang Kahyangan collections of sea temples that spiritually guard the islands perimeters, initiated by the legendary Hindu priest Dang Hyang Nirartha on his historical mission from neighbouring island Java in the sixteenth century.
From cooking classes, yoga retreats, detoxing, to learning to surf, Bali has so much to offer! The array of beach clubs and cocktail bars will mean after-hours entertainment is covered, while those in pursuit of local life will get lost in the colourful markets and serene rice paddies.
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