Villa Cara in Jimbaran, Bali

Villa-Cara-5BR-Jimbaran (1)_600_400One of the Grand Residences set within the secure confines of the contemporary villa estate known as Upper Temple Hill overlooking Bali’s Jimbaran Bay, Villa Cara is a multi-level property presenting five independent air-conditioned villa suites with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms, a huge living and dining room with an integrated modern kitchen, an air-conditioned lounge with a fold-down bed, a 15-metre swimming pool with timber pool deck, a ‘bale’ relaxation pavilion and a small garden planted with beautiful flowering trees and shrubs. Characterized by dark wood, white walls and cream marble, the modern villas features an abundance of floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows to maximize the glorious views. The picture is completed with a pair of adjoining outdoor roof terraces offering a spellbinding, panoramic vista spanning the Indian Ocean and Bali’s magnificent coastline. Three additional rooms (without en-suite bathrooms) serve as extra bedrooms for nannies or children. The villa is fully staffed with a manager, butler, housekeeping and security guards and optional driver, and is just ten minutes’ walk from Jimbaran Beach. Villa Cara can be rented entirely or per villa suite in different combinations and accommodates groups of up to 16 adults.

The open-plan living & dining room is located on the upper floor and blessed with stunning sea views. Hugely spacious, and equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans, the room runs the full length of the top floor and is complemented by floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a covered balcony presided over by an elevated relaxation pavilion. Positioned at one end of the room and separated by the stairwell, the living area is furnished with a large, segmented U-shaped sofa and a coffee table, and equipped with a home theatre set up incorporating a 50-inch satellite channel TV, DVD player and speakers. The dining area is on the other side of the stairwell, furnished with a teakwood table for 16.

Adjacent to the dining area is an open-plan feature kitchen fitted with a black granite worktop / service counter and fully equipped with a four burner hob, extractor fan and hood, imported oven, double refrigerator, microwave, and everything else that is needed for the preparation of delicious meals. A cozy air-conditioned lounge room is situated beside the pool deck, accessed by sliding glass doors and furnished with a sofa, armchair and a coffee table, offering a quiet, cool place to chill out and relax. Ornately carved doors within the room slide open to reveal a pull-down 1.5-metre wall bed.

There are five independent air-conditioned villa suites at Villa Cara, including an opulent master suite. Four suites are located at pool level while the master is located on the top floor with fabulous views. Each suite features a hardwood floor and is furnished with a king-size bed, arm chairs, chests, and bedside tables. Two of the suites are situated beside the pool deck with their beds oriented towards the ocean view, while another has its own private terrace. Dressing areas are fitted with wardrobes and storage space. Each suite has a marble en-suite bathroom fitted with a standing rain shower, a toilet, and a vanity unit with either single or twin washbasins. The master bathroom and one of the suites has the additional luxury of a bathtub, and one has an open-air shower. Three additional air-conditioned rooms (without en-suite bathrooms) serve as extra bedrooms for nannies or children. Each is furnished with a double bed. The air-conditioned lounge room is equipped with a pull-down wall bed and a baby cot can be provided for infants.

The breezy rooftop terrace on the highest level comprises two adjacent spaces on two different levels, one of which is furnished with sun loungers. Open to the sky, and bordered by orange flowering crown of thorn plants and cascading vines, these adjoining terraces are perfect for sundowners, barbeques, gatherings and small parties. On a clear day, there is a glorious sunset view across the bay with Bali’s mountains as a backdrop. To the north, the narrow isthmus that links the Bukit Peninsula with the rest of the island is clearly visible, with the view extending past the crescent-shaped Jimbaran Bay, the beach, and the airport runway to Bali’s sunset coast. On the eastern side of the isthmus, Tanjung Benoa, Benoa Harbour and Sanur are also easily perceptible. The scene is particularly spectacular at night enhanced by the lights of Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu. On a clear day, the awesome vista takes in Bali’s chain of volcanoes from the mighty Mt Agung in the east to the distant volcanoes of Java.

Villa Cara is supported by a carefully selected team of highly trained, friendly staff who will do their best to ensure that their guests experience a truly enjoyable stay in Bali. The team is headed by a villa manager who will oversee and coordinate the staff and property, and is available to assist guests during their stay. The team also includes a chef, housekeepers, an engineer and a gardener/pool attendant. A driver is available at extra cost and the estate is guarded by a security team. The cook is trained in the preparation of both local and international cuisine, and is responsible for all the market shopping, in accordance with the needs and the whims of the guests. Baby-sitting and massage services are also available on request at an extra charge. A full international menu is available.

Location Upper Temple Hill, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia.
Bedroom 5 air conditioned bedrooms
Bathroom 5 ensuite bathrooms
Capacity 10 guests. Extra bed US$ 50 nett/bed/night (breakfast included).
Swimming pool 15 x 7 meter
Living areas Open/closed air conditioned living and dining room, dining table for 16, rooftop terrace
Entertainment Wireless internet connection, TV with satellite channel, DVD player, home theater sound system
Service & facilities Airport transfer 1x each way, welcome drink, cold towel and fruit basket upon arrival, daily continental/American/Indonesian breakfast, mini bar service, daily housekeeping, daily turn down service, complimentary drinking water, full equipped kitchen, safe deposit box in master suite.
Staff Villa manager, chef, housekeeper, gardener, pool attendant and 24 hour security guard.

Rate 2016:

Season Period Minimum stay 3 bedroom 4 bedroom 5 bedroom
Low 11 Jan – 5 Feb, 12 Feb  – 24 Mar, 2 Apr – 15 Jun, 1 Sept – 20 Dec 2 nights US$ 336++ US$ 486++ US$ 537++
High 6 – 11 Feb, 25 Mar – 1 Apr, 16 Jun – 31 Aug 4 nights US$ 403++ US$ 519++ US$ 557++
Peak 21 Dec – 8 Jan 2017 5 nights N/A US$ 598++ US$ 683++

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