5 bedroom suites (each with double beds) that can sleep up to a total of ten adults.
When the trade winds blow, a massive swell crashes onto the surrounding reef, crafting waves that attract worldwide surfing attention; the breaks are rated the fifth best in the world. Uluwatu beach is only a ten minute walk from the villa.
Uluwatu temple, one of the most revered temple’s on the island, is just a five minute drive away. A dedicated team of over 20 professional staff makes this magnificent luxury villa your home in the Island of the Gods.
The Istana boasts a total of 5 bedroom suites (each with double beds) that can sleep up to a total of ten adults. In addition, the games and children’s wing can sleep up to four small children and infants.
The master-suite is in its own building to the north side of the property featuring a deck and a small private swimming pool.
Looking at the central building – it’s in a rough ‘H’ shape; with each end of the ‘H’ possessing a bedroom. Looking at the ocean, the two symmetrical wings attached to the living room accommodate dining room to the left (the south), and the television room to the right (the north).
Wine and Dine
The Istana boasts a dining service better than most restaurants, and the menu features a wonderful array of dishes. Extensive Western dining options are available, but we also recommend you to try some of the Balinese dishes for a unique cultural experience.
LUNCH & DINNER SPECIAL MENUS
A number of special lunch and dinner menus are offered, which require a day’s notice to the chef in order to make arrangements. Please remember while the villa’s facilities and staff capabilities are of the highest quality, the villa’s kitchen cannot maintain the same inventory as a restaurant that serves hundreds of patrons in a day, thus pre-ordering is a key component of the villa’s food service.
Dinner parties and functions can all be catered to – please ask the chef or manager for more details at any time of the day, whether you are requesting breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.
FOOD & BEVERAGE CHARGES
For your convenience, as with all charges, food & beverage charges will be billed to your final account and payable in total upon checkout.
SPECIAL REQUESTS & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Should you have a request for a dish not on the menu, or a special dietary requirement, please feel free to ask the chef, who will strive to comply with all of your wishes. Special items that need to be purchased and billed to you at cost plus 30% (the Istana Team will present receipts as proof of purchase and add the total of cost + 30% to your final bill).
LARGE DINING GROUPS
If you have a large group it is advisable that the group dines on the same dish or that you order several dishes to be shared. Please allow at least one day’s notice, and feel free to discuss any requirements with the chef or villa manager.
The Istana has a stock of soft drinks, beers, spirits, wines and champagnes. All beverages are charged per drink that you order, except for wine which is charged per bottle.
Please also ask the staff if you have any special beverage orders and they will accommodate your needs. Special items that need to be purchased separately will be purchased and billed to you at cost plus 30%.
Set back approximately thirty meters from the cliff face, The Istana sits within a tremendous gated property and is composed of two swimming pools, a large dinning and relaxing bale, a games and children wing, and a private guest house (containing the master bedroom), and the main house/building.
The operational team of the Istana, over 25 people in total, possess extensive back of house facilities (offices, storage, changing rooms, etc) located on the ground floor of a building on the north east corner of the estate. The upper floor of this building is the games and children’s wing.
The games and children wing features one large room with a pool table and video game corner (with both Wii and PS3 machines). There is also another smaller rooms (and bathrooms), which has four bunk beds for children.
A restaurant grade kitchen is located on the south east side of the estate. Covered parking hosts the 3 cars that come with the Istana (one ‘beach car’ and the Alphard) and also provide for additional covered and non-covered slots for additional guest vehicles.
Within the main house are a living room, dining room, TV room and lounge, and four very similar bedroom suites (apart from the master suite which stands in its own separate building). All of the guest buildings are single-story and open-air with rich teakwood floors, inspiring a natural ambiance, while maintaining and accentuating the spectacular view and modern design.
The overall style is a blend of modern architecture and traditional Indonesian detailing, with features that highlight Indonesian materials and workmanship. The artwork is a collection of primitive art and antiques from around the Indonesian archipelago, which complement the stylish blend of traditional and modern.
The heart of the Istana is the central living room which rests in the middle of the main building. The most obvious feature apart from the stunning view is the long service bar on the east side. Towards the ocean (on the west side), are numerous couches surrounding a coffee table.
Paying homage to the cultural history of the island, the walls of the living rooms are decorated in long wooden carved panels which feature famous love stories from the Vedic texts carved in Sanskrit on the walls.
Stretching thirty-two meters along the front of the estate, The Istana’s main swimming pool has a breathtaking side to side infinity edge on the ocean side. West Javanese green granite stone lines the pool which, when lit, glows aquamarine and provides one of the estate’s most pleasing aesthetic elements.
The main pool is five meters wide and up to three meters deep in some areas. Its large size keeps the water temperature constant, the whole year through.
The Master Suite also has its own swimming pool of eight by four meters in size.
The AV room is an air-conditioned home theatre with timber-clad walls and bookshelves. Glass doors can be opened to overlook both the front and back of the estate.
A massive relaxation couch easily seats the guest capacity. Covered in Thai silk pillows, it faces a wide-screen projection TV and entertainment centre. A guest toilet is located next door.
Bali is synonymous with luxury massage, but the privacy & serenity of the Istana makes such pleasures a pure indulgence.
Massage, body scrubs, body wraps, facials, pedicures, and manicures inside its dedicated spa facilities, are just some of the treatments which can be enjoyed in-house.
Spectacularly positioned on the cliff top with breathtaking views of the ocean and Suluban Beach, the large relaxation bale incorporates a lounging area, a bar, and a sunken horigotatsu-style table with cushioned seating for twelve. A monolithic slab of black granite extends into the garden to form the bar and service area, complete with gas barbeque.
Music speakers are installed in the roof and the cushioned lounge area provides the perfect space to chill and enjoy a sunset cocktail. Automatic blinds and a half-wall of glass protect guests from the elements. The panoramic view spans the Indian Ocean and Bali’s spectacular coastline.
To the north, the narrow isthmus that links the Bukit with the rest of the island is clearly visible, with the view extending past the crescent-shaped Jimbaran Bay and the airport to Bali’s sunset coast, incorporating the settlements of Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu, before reaching inland to the highlands of Bedugul.
On a clear day, the awesome vista takes in Bali’s chain of volcanoes from the mighty Mt Agung in the east and Mt Batur in the northeast, to Mt Pohen, Mt Sangkiang and Mt Batukaru, extending across the highlands of West Bali National Park towards the distant volcanoes of East Java. The lights of the fishing boats at night also provide a magical backdrop.
With views over the pool and ocean, the central bar is conveniently located on the east side of the central living room. With an expansive bar surface and friendly staff it is a perfect area for enjoying a cocktail, and is fully stocked with international wines, spirits liqueurs & mixers.
A second bar is conveniently positioned in the Bale in the garden. This bar is normally set up depending on specific guest requests or for events.
This air-conditioned area is fronted on the west side by a ‘wall’ of folding glass doors that can be opened up if desired, and overlooks the water lily gardens to one side, and the ocean to the other.
The solid teakwood feature table comfortably seats twelve, and the specially designed lighting ambiance provides an intimate atmosphere. The option of BOSE surround sound or opening the glass doors to have dinner conversation complemented by the meditative sounds of the water feature in the garden completes the experience.
The Istana caters to children of all ages. The games and children’s wing is located on the upper floor just behind the master bedroom suite on the northeast side of the property.
It features one large room that boasts a pool table and video game corner (with both Wii and PS3 machines). There are also three other smaller rooms (and bathrooms), one of which possesses a set of four bunk beds for children.
There is also one room designed for domestic staff (who may be travelling with guests or locally hired and given overnight charges) featuring two small beds, and another room which can be arranged to host children’s cots or other configurations.
For infants, two sleeping cots are available, as well as a highchair and pool safety toys.
The games room has a number of kids’ DVDs, CDs, extensive toy selection, and books for entertainment. A number of children television programs can also be accessed on the satellite television and the room is equipped with a Bose sound system.
A special kids food menu is available at The Istana.
Balinese are famous for the importance they place on family and their love of children, and the Istana’s staff are no exception. Arrangements can be made for The Istana staff to babysit, and a professional babysitting service is also offered if extended hours are required.
Please mention any special requests in your booking enquiry and we will provide all information for you.
The games and children’s’ wing is located just behind the master bedroom suite on the upper floor. It also has a separate access through the parking lot of the Istana.
The games room is one large room that boasts a pool table and video game corner (with both Wii and PS3 machines), and large couches, and has an ensuite powder room. On the same floor are other rooms for children and domestic staff.
It features a lounge/living space complete with sofas, a pool table, Playstation, TV/DVD and Bose sound system. A bedroom with fitted bunks provides sleeping space for five kids, and there is also a nanny’s room.
The Istana has two telephone lines. Fixed line PABX phones are situated in the audio visual room, at the bar, and in all of the bedrooms.
An in-house phone system is available to make calls to other areas of the villa, including to the Villa Manager or Butlers. Wireless phones are also available throughout the villa.
All phones are capable of making IDD calls (for which there are extra charges).
The Istana staff will provide services for incoming and outgoing faxes from the administration office on-site.
Connection to the internet using broadband is available on-site. The villa has a laptop which is available on request to guests, and WIFI facilities are available throughout most of the villa and the grounds should guests wish to use their own laptops.
Please note while there is cell phone coverage at the Istana, connection quality can be best described as frustrating. Inclement weather has a huge negative impact.
Friends and work (if absolutely necessary…) are best advised to reach you through internet or calling through the villa.
Every rental of the Istana includes the use of the Toyota Alphard car (which seats seven apart from the driver) and personal driver stand-by for up to eight hours of complimentary guest use.
All Istana vehicles are iPod compatible.
The Istana has 100% generator backup in case of power failure
Air conditioning is available in every bedroom of The Istana as well as in the TV room, and the games and children’s wing and the dining room.
All electrical outlets in The Istana operate at 220 Volts, 50 Hertz. International adapters are available.
The water supply at The Istana is town water. The Istana maintains an approximately 1 day water supply as backup on site in case of interruptions in the water supply.
The Istana staff will tend to all laundry and dry cleaning needs(which is sent out). Express, four-hour service is also available.
The Istana’s extensive grounds, and facilities, run by a professional hospitality team results in a venue in Bali, that is both exciting and exclusive.
In the past the Istana has hosted extensive dinner parties (visualize a long table dressed in the finest linen on the upper lawn long seating 40 people), birthday celebrations where a hundred guests have flown in from around the world to surprise their friend, promotional launches, among just about anything you can imagine.
The villa’s professional and versatile F&B team can assist with smaller events and the island of Bali boasts an extensive event industry easily capable of providing anything from caterers, helicopters, and fire dancers to professional DJs and sound equipment rental that can be called upon to service any form of event.
Weddings are a big favorite at the villa. Experience the intimacy of having the exclusive use of a luxury villa on a private estate – and really create something special for your family and friends.
No packages are offered by the villa. Each event is unique and tailored to our clients requests.
Maximum people sitting: 100 pax
Maximum people standing: 150 pax
Minimum nights low season: 3
Minimum nights high season: 5
Minimum nights peak season: 7
|2015 Rates | 5 Bedrooms|
|Low Season: USD 2,470 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 3,400 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 3,945 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 3 nights in low, 5 nights in high, and 7 nights in peak seasons||Stay 14+ Nights | 5 Bedrooms 2015|
|Low Season: USD 1,976 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 2,890 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 3,551 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 14 nights||Last Minute Booking – Enjoy a 10% discount, checking in 10 days prior to the arrival date.|
|Rates are subject to change without prior notice|
|The rates are quoted in US Dollar, per night and subject to 15.5% tax and service charge|
|Rates are including :
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed services and facilities, daily breakfast, 26 staff including a full-time manager, private international chef, housekeeping, gardeners and security, car and driver for up to 8 hours per day (excluding petrol), children’s facilities, spa, games room with billiards table, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools and unlimited WIFI
Airport transfers (1 in and 1 out), fresh fruits – refreshing towels and welcome drink upon arrival.
|Check-in time: 14.00|
|Check-out time: 11.00|
|Early check-in is FOC based on villa availability|
|Late check-out until 18.00 will be charged at 50% of the rate|
|Late check-out after 18.00 will be charged at 100% of the rate|
|Food and beverage and other extras are on guests account|