Sharing its sister villas’ angular design aesthetic and set in a well-screened garden Bali Bali Cottage is a cabin-in-the-woods hideaway with a mezzanine-level double bedroom and single room in the main living pavilion, a private courtyard plunge pool and, beyond, a master bedroom suite delightfully secluded in a separate pavilion. Full of character and charm, it can only be booked in conjunction with either of the other villas, and is ideal for a couple or a small family.
Villa Bali Bali One is an architectural tour de force. Its dramatically pitched roofs of ironwood shingle, split levels, and strongly angled walls sculpt the three-bedroom residence into interesting and unusual living spaces and create intimate corners. Strong, clean lines, a simple palette of ivory and grey, and an interplay of polished teakwood, Palimanan and lava stone create contemporary interiors that flow seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.
Softening the angular geometry of the main house, the huge lawn of silky soft Japanese grass unfurls towards the half-moon swimming pool with sun-trap terrace and shaded balé. Stately travellers palms, fragrant frangipani and parrot’s beak heliconia bring birds and butterflies to the garden, and rice terraces can be glimpsed beyond the bougainvillea perimeter hedge.
At night the villa is magical; soft lighting casts a golden glow on the gleaming teakwood floors and cocooning roofs, and the garden sparkles with lights in the shape of mini shingle-roofed balés. It’s romantic, intimate and utterly alluring; the only sounds in the fragrant night air are the songs of cicadas.
Villa Bali Bali Two is a beautiful two-bedroom split-level residence with living spaces defined by overlapping roofs strikingly pitched to the ground. Thoroughly contemporary in design, the villa blends into its surroundings with the astute use of natural materials: teakwood floors, rattan ceilings, walls of Palimanan and lava stone, and an ironwood shingle roof. With two spacious air-conditioned bedroom suites, gracious living space, a semi-alfresco dining area, swimming pool and relaxation balé, the villa is comfortable for a small family or a couple (or two).