Villa Des Indes
The skilled artisans of Demak in Central Java cleverly carved Joglo houses using traditional tongue and groove techniques, forgoing any use of nails in the design. Finely carved, the Joglo features finely carved pillars fluted with delicate floral patterns and symmetrical intricate layers of mandala style artwork in the ceiling.
The Joglo is a peaceful centerpiece, an open-air living area that appears to be floating on water, surrounded by a 21-meter lagoon swimming pool that curves amidst the orchids and frangipanis. Complete with a table for fine dining set with antique cutlery and crockery, a relaxing lounge with plantation chairs in which you can while the evening away and comfortable corners to curl up in with an interesting book, the joglo typifies the best in tropical Asian luxury.
There are three separate early 20th century style bungalows with oversize antique Balinese beds, en-suite grand bathrooms and tropical outdoor showers.
You will awake on Egyptian cotton sheets surrounded by one of Indonesia’s finest collection of antiques, wash in a pedestal washbasin or soak in a scented flower bath under an outdoor Indonesian bale.
Two of the bungalows have wide verandahs and den-libraries full of interesting books, attached to the bedrooms. The third bungalow has an upper open pavilion for sunset cocktails with adjacent butler’s pantry and guest toilet. The open pavilion houses a traditional Javanese day bed and an old Chinese rocking chair, a perfect shady area to disappear into with a book. Complete with a kitchenette/butler’s pantry, this self-contained pavilion is perfect for friends sharing the residence.
The Water Features and Garden
An important feature in the design of VILLA DES INDES was the effect of being surrounded by water. This nobleman’s former residence appears to float on water with a twenty-one meter lagoon swimming pool surrounding the centerpiece joglo.
Upon entering the property you are surrounded by an Asian fishpond with floating water lilies and teaming with koi fish, an amusing site to watch at feeding time! With traditionally carved antique stone dragon head water spouts blanketed in moss, the constant sound of gentle running water adds to the natural ambience of the residence.
Tropical palms and fragrant frangipanis are so very relaxing instead. Statues hide amongst the foliage and orchids hang from shady trees. The garden has a calm and peaceful tranquility, truly a botanical paradise.
With passion for preserving and sharing the rich culture tapestry of Indonesia, the owners have an extensive collection of Balinese and Javanese antiques. One of the most delightful things about residing in V ILLA DES I NDES is that there is always something fascinating to look at.
The extensive collection is housed in Villa Des Indes in Bali. Having the privilege to not only view but also to be surrounded by these fascinating artifacts is a pleasure in itself. Each piece has its own story; the paintings by famous early artists, the old traveling desk with removable legs, and the more modern pieces such as the 1940’s radio, weighing scales as well as numerous original Dutch East Indes travel posters.
The Facilities Included:
- Complimentary airport transfers (approx 20 minutes).
- Complimentary full American breakfast.
- Fully equipped kitchen with private villa chef and villa menu.
- Private Villa kitchen, cleaning and waiting staff.
- DID Telephone and Fax.
- High speed computer/broadband internet access.
- Stereo and library of music.
- Excellent cell phone satellite coverage
- Flat Screen TV’s with satellite programming.
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan equipped bungalows.
- Laundry and dry cleaning service.
- 24 hour uniformed security.
- Car rental and tour guide service organization.
- Self Contained Electric Powered Generator.
|3 Bedrooms – Sleep|
|Low Season: USD (Rest of the year, excl. Chinese NY and Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD (Chinese New Year, Easter Week, 01Jul – 31Jul, 01Sep -15Sep)|
|Peak Season: USD (01Aug -31Aug, 20Dec – 08Jan)|
|Rates are subject to change without prior notice|
|Rates are quoted in US Dollar, netto, per night|
|Rates are including roundtrip airport-villa transfer, daily continental breakfast, tax and service charge|
|Free WIFI internet connection|
|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|