Villa Niloufar in Tabanan, Bali
Niloufar is approximately 30 minutes drive from the trendy and buzzing area of Seminyak/Oberoi and Nirwana Golf Course – designed by Greg Norman and recognized as one of the best golf courses in Asia – is a 10 minute drive.
The ultra avant-garde, five-bedroom villa known as ‘Niloufar’, meaning “LOTUS” in Persian, rests in blissful seclusion in a rural setting in southwest Bali. The villa provides the best of both worlds by being set in a private jungle-like environment, while at the same time being only a short drive from Seminyak. It is an ideal destination for guests who want to escape and enjoy relaxation, fitness, and wellbeing within a stunning location.
By using the natural elements of the land as architecture, the villa has been carefully designed to promote the spirit of ecological responsibility with minimal impact on the environment. International architect, Gary Fell, generates solutions that blend style with nature. Rooftop water-lily ponds serve the double purpose of being aesthetically pleasing to the eye while, at the same time, providing a natural cooling system as each roof acts as a dense thermal insulator. The swimming pool employs an advanced ionizer filter system, and a water recycling system allows waste water to be reused in the gardens. The villa with its two roof top water gardens, is cleverly landscaped into the contours of the hill.
There are five self-contained bedrooms at Villa Niloufar, three of which are tucked under a lotus pond roof. There are two master bedrooms; one is located on an upper level and is very private with a terrace and daybed overlooking the magnificent lotus pond above the living area. This spacious room features sliding glass doors to maximise the spectacular view, a custom built teakwood king size bed, hanging space and storage units. The adjoining bathroom is equipped with washbasins carved out of rock and a walk-in shower and toilet within separate glassed areas. An additional walled, garden, bathing area, open to the sky and planted with palms and bougainvillea, is dominated by an oversized, deep bathtub, which has also been carved out of solid black rock.
The second master bedroom embraces lovely views of the garden and terraced rice field. Doors on either side of the king size teak bed open into the bathroom, complete with a large terrazzo tub, twin washbasins, a walk in shower and toilet.
The remaining three bedrooms are all quite similar to each other, yet each one has its own characteristics. Each is furnished with a king size bed and built in wardrobes and storage space. Each bathroom is equipped with a walk-in rainshower, twin washbasins and a toilet. One of these bedrooms features an outdoor shower in a walled garden bathroom.
|Location||Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia.|
|View||River, tropical forest and tropical garden|
|Bedroom||5 air conditioned bedrooms|
|Bathroom||5 ensuite bathrooms|
|Swimming pool||17 x 5 meters|
|Living areas||Open plan living and dining room, dining table for 8, gym room, air conditioned media room and riverside bale|
|Entertainment||Wireless internet connection, TV with satellite channel, DVD player, iPod dock, sound system, projector screen and books|
|Service & facilities||Airport transfer 1x each way, daily breakfast, daily housekeeping, car & driver for 10 hours (exclude petrol), laundry(no dry cleaning), safe deposit box and backup power generator|
|Staff||Villa manager, cooks, butler, housekeeper, gardener, pool attendant and 24 hour security guard|
|Seasons||Period||Minimum stay||Rate / night|
|Low||Other dates||3 nights||US$ 850++|
|High||1 July – 31 August||7 nights||US$ 950++|
|Peak||20 Dec – 10 Jan||7 nights||US$ 1,000++|
++ Rates are subject to 15,5% tax and service charge.