3 Bedrooms Luxury at Ketewel Beach ;
Majapahit Beach Villas is an exclusive enclave of three luxurious private villas on Bali’s south-east coast. Designed by Italian architect, Guiseppe Verdacci, the villas reflect the grand proportions and splendid artistry of a golden age – the ancient Javanese Majapahit Empire.
Four-bedroomed Villa Maya occupies an absolute beachfront position, while the three-bedroomed Villas Raj and Nataraja are set slightly back, but have their own beach access and stunning views of the Bandung Strait and Nusa Lembongan Island from their upper floors. Inland, the villas overlook verdant rice fields, tobacco plantations, papaya and banana groves.
Built in 2005, the fully-staffed villas blend stylish modern architecture with the art forms and cultures of the Indonesian archipelago to create a sense of place. Spacious rooms with high ceilings and designer bathrooms, ample communal living areas, jacuzzis, swimming pools, relaxation balés and walled gardens spoil guests with privacy and comfort.
The Majapahit complex is ideal for large gatherings and weddings and is much more than a luxurious beach front estate. It is famous for its elegant and sophisticated service and food and the only one that has a private Hindu temple for ceremonies and a private boat for the guests.
Surrounded by rice fields, tobacco plantations, papaya, banana and coconut groves, and only a stone’s throw from the sea, Villa Nataraja offers guests a combination of relaxed indoor and outdoor gourmet living. Although set back from the beach, the upper floor of the villa is blessed with spectacular views of the ocean, while a 13-metre area of beachfront has been specially allocated for the use of guests at Nataraja and her sister villa, Raj.
Villa Nataraja comprises a two-storey main building, housing three bedrooms and a central living area, overlooking a lush walled garden with a swimming pool, massage pavilion and relaxation balé. The landscaping and contemporary architecture of the shingle-roofed villa are based on traditional Balinese principles, utilising local materials and incorporating the essential elements of Balinese Hindu philosophy and symbolism.
Inside, sophisticated decor and a generous smattering of tribal objets d’art fill the villa with the wonderment of the Indies while a mix of modern and antique furnishings and top quality linens upon king-sized beds, mean comfort is assured.
Practicalities are taken care of in the staff service area. Superb gourmet cuisine is prepared by Majapahit Beach Villas’ excellent chef while personal butlers offer first-class service and a level of sophistication that even top hotels strive to provide.
Villa Nataraja can also be rented as a 2 or 1 bedroom option affording a small group or family the exclusive use of the villa at an appropriately adjusted rate.
The fan-cooled living and dining room at Villa Nataraja borders the swimming pool and features a timber floor and folding glass doors at the front and back which can be fully opened for a tropical living experience. A double sunken jacuzzi extends into the living space and overflows into the pool creating an attractive water feature. The sitting area is furnished with two deeply cushioned rattan sofas, occasional tables, a funky wooden chair and an antique coffee table facing the pool and garden. A plasma-screen satellite-channel TV and hi-fi system with wall speakers provide entertainment, and WiFi internet access is available free of charge.
Resting beside a fish pond, the dining area is furnished with a solid table and six cushioned cane planter chairs. Colourful local artwork adorns the walls, harmonised with antique Indonesian woodcarvings. A striking feature is the semi-spiral floating staircase.
On the far side of the fish pond, within a pebbled courtyard, is a stand-alone kitchen fully equipped with an oven and four burner hob, a microwave, fridge and all the appliances and utensils that the chef needs to prepare meals for his guests. A set of five stone pillars create a partition between the kitchen and the dining area. A guest washroom is positioned to one side.
Villa Nataraja’s walled garden is dominated by a 13-metre swimming pool lined with green Java stone. An open-sided massage pavilion with a high thatched roof presides at one end of the pool, while a balé relaxation pavilion is located in a corner of the garden, complete with built-in cushioned seating and billowing white drapes. The garden also boasts an outdoor shower, four sun loungers and umbrellas, and an abundance of palms, pandanas, fragrant frangipanis and flowering shrubs.
A walled pathway leads from the garden to a 13-metre, beachside buff with timber decking and stone steps down to the beach. This area is shared with guests staying at neighbouring Villa Raj, and is a place to chill out on a large wooden sofa beneath the tall coconut palms and gaze at the glorious view of the East Bali coastline and Nusa Penida Island.
|Bedrooms||Season||Rates||Tax & Service|
|3 Bedrooms||Low Season
Minimum stay 2 nights
|3 Bedrooms||High Season
Minimum stay 5 nights
|3 Bedrooms||Peak Season
Minimum stay 7 nights
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