Rumah Matisse

Rumah Matisse in Seseh, Bali

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Rumah Matisse is a 5 bedroom riverside beach villa, 80 meters walk to the beach  providing ocean views from the main house over the river that runs to the beach.  Hidden in the heart of the traditional, seaside and exclusive fishermen village of Pantai Seseh on the southwest coast of Bali. Strategically located over the border of a river, Rumah Matisse is surrounded by a forest of enormous sacred trees, Balinese temples, and privilege views of the ocean and Seseh Beach. The river, which flows between the beach and the swimming pool, and a small Balinese temple at the other side of the river, are the landmarks for this romantic villa. The village, is surrounded by a government protected rice field’s green belt and has become the preferred destination for high end customers, who prefer to live immersed in the untouched traditional Balinese culture; enjoying almost private and unspoiled beaches; riding the waves in Seseh Beach surfing spots; tasting fresh seafood provided directly from the fishermen; assisting to authentic Balinese ceremonies in the local temples, and relaxing in a tranquil atmosphere, without renouncing to the luxury of some of the most stylish Villas in Bali, and to the proximity of the busy areas of Kuta and Seminyak.

The infinity-edge swimming pool, overflowing its water into the river, measures 23 m x 6 m and is 1,40 m in depth at the deepest end with a shallow shelf for children. It is fed by three small waterfalls and bordered by a timber deck. It also features a terrazzo platform that appears to float on the surface of the water, complete with daybeds and a serene Buddha statue, making this a delightful and peaceful spot for taking a relaxing sunbath.

The garden, together with the swimming pool, the chill out area, the temple, the river, and the ocean views as surrounding landscape, create a perfect romantic venue to host small intimate weddings and events of up to forty guests.
The 2 story main building is elevated above the garden by seven steps leading to the second level of the villa, and fronted by an impressive, raised, colonial-style veranda overlooking the views, completed with large round grey marble-effect pillars and silver louvre doors. The style is romantic, and the funky colonial architecture is enhanced by a bold black, white, and silver décor.

The Sunrise Garden Suite is located at the end of the swimming pool next to the villa temple. This independent bungalow, has a covered porch with comfortable armchairs to relax while watching the pool and the surrounding landscape, and is furnished with a queen size bed, two convenient polished cement desks, and an ensuite bathroom.
The Sunset Garden Suite is located opposite to the Sunrise Garden suite, at the other end of the swimming pool behind a pool deck and next to the entrance of the villa. This bungalow also has a covered porch with views to the swimming pool offers a queen size bed, and a semi-opened ensuite bathroom.

Rumah Matisse uses a food & beverage ‘groceries system’ meaning that guests will only have to pay for the cost of the shopping. In contrast with other villas and hotels, guests will not have to pay any extra charges. The cook will calculate and collect the estimated budget for the shopping based on the guests´ order. Then she will do the shopping at the supermarket, and later will hand the bills and return the change to the guests with no extra charge. The staff will always be happy to use her own motorcycle to do the shopping needed for the guests. It is a normal practice in Bali to give them some cash for petrol every time they are requested to go out for shopping.

Location Pantai Seseh, Bali, Indonesia.
Views Ocean, river, tropical garden
Bedroom 5 air conditioned bedroom
Bathroom 5 ensuite bathroom
Capacity 10 guests. Two junior extra beds for an additional fee.
Swimming pool 23 x 6 meters, shallow area for children, maximum depth is 1,4 meter
Living areas Living and dining room, entertainment room and bungalow
Entertainment Wireless internet connection, TV with satellite channel, DVD player, stereo music system, books
Service & facilities Airport transfer 1x each way, welcome drink, cold towel and flowers upon arrival, daily housekeeping, daily mineral water, full equipped kitchen, barbeque, bath amenities, hair dryer, safe deposit box, a baby cot and high chair
Staff Villa manager, cook, housekeepers, gardener, pool attendant and security
Wedding & events Suitable for weddings and small gatherings, maximum 50 sitting or standing guests
Property area 800 m2 building, 1.000 m2 land

Rates 2016:

Season Period Minimum stay Rates / night
Low All other dates below 3 nights US$ 450++
High 1 June – 31 Aug 5 nights US$ 650++
Peak 19 Dec – 8 Jan 7 nights US$ 800++

Rates 2017:

Season Period Minimum stay Rates / night
Low All other dates below 3 nights US$ 450++
High 13 – 21 Apr, 1 June – 31 Aug 5 nights US$ 650++
Peak 19 Dec – 8 Jan 7 nights US$ 800++

++ Rates are subject to 15,5% tax and service charge.