Batujimbar is one of Bali’s most outstanding private luxury villas – and a magical wedding venue. Originally the home of famed Australian artist Donald Friend, and epitomising ‘Bali style’ architecture, the villa boasts a colourful history and a celebrity guest list featuring monarchs and rock legends.
Traditional pavilions house nine bedrooms and multiple living and dining areas full of antiques, artefacts and heirloom paintings. To look after you is a team of staff including villa manager and private chef. A 20-metre pool and tennis court rest within the meticulously designed one-hectare gardens, which have direct access onto Sanur Beach.
The exclusive – are eight bedrooms, multiple living and dining pavilions, a 20-metre pool, gym and tennis court. There’s direct access onto a glorious white sandy swimming beach from the gardens, and Sanur’s many restaurants and boutiques are a five-minute walk away. The villa is the perfect choice for family get-togethers and groups of friends, and a captivating setting for weddings
The villa offers eight spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, each oriented for privacy in four separate pavilions. Six have ensuite bathrooms while the two Family Pavilion bedrooms – one designed for kids – share a shower room. All have contemporary luxuries such as 40-inch or 32-inch satellite channel TVs, safes and bar fridges, matched with historic paintings, collectibles, furniture and oriental rugs that hark back to the villa’s distinguished heritage.
The two large master bedrooms in the Longhouse open onto lawns on one side and a water garden terrace on the other. In each, a super-king four-poster rests under a soaring pavilion roof on a polished terrazzo floor that flows into the dressing area. Flanking the mirrored vanity alcove sliding doors lead to the stately WC enclosure and a large shower area that opens onto the water garden.
Within this most romantic of pavilions, with its brightly painted antique Balinese doors and teakwood parquet floor, are two inter-connecting bedrooms with king-size beds swathed in mosquito nets, and inter-connecting garden bathrooms with alfresco showers. Beyond sliding double doors lies a walled garden with private relaxation bale, huge shade-giving Jewent tree, and a separate entrance to the main villa gardens. The second room also has a small private courtyard with seating.
On the upper level of the Pool Pavilion are two king-bedded guest suites, with bengkirai-wood floors, ceilings of bedeg (woven rattan) and delightful treetop views beyond full-width windows. The suites are split-level, and each has its own entrance from the garden, ensuring complete privacy. At ground level are dressing areas, bathrooms with Palimanan-lined showers and statement bathtubs, and spiral staircases. Conveniently, WCs and washbasins adjoin the bedrooms upstairs.
On the second level of a building tucked away behind the villa entrance are two more bedrooms – one with a king bed and the other with small twin beds – that share a bathroom with separate WC and shower. They are ideal for a family, or as a separate enclave for up to four kids who will appreciate a little independence.
Sanur, South-east Bali, Indonesia.
14 adults and 2 children (8 bedrooms: 7 with king-size beds, 1 with small twins). 2 additional beds available for an extra charge.
Open-sided living pavilion; Lembu Balé lounge; poolside veranda; garden dining bale with table for 10; air-conditioned dining room with table for 12; beachfront balé.
20 x 7 x 1.75 metres.
Villa manager; butlers; housekeepers; cook; gardeners; engineer; security. Masseuses and babysitters available on request (extra charge).
A wide variety of Balinese, Indonesian and international dishes are available for in-house dining.
Fixed line PABX phones in all rooms; wireless broadband internet access.
Satellite channel TVs, Bose speakers.
A baby cot, high chair and toys are available on request.
Air-conditioned gym with Vectra weight machine, treadmill, cross-trainer, and Life Fitness abdominal machine; full-size tennis court (rackets and balls supplied); 2 canoes.
The villa is centrally located in Sanur, and most local attractions can be easily reached on foot. Villa staff can call one of Bali’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or arrange for car and driver hire if guests wish to travel further afield.
Weddings and special events for up to 180 people can be arranged with prior notice.
Barbecue grill; in-room safes; generator back-up; air-conditioning in all bedrooms.
3,000 sqm (villa), 5,100 sqm (land).
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