With its fabulous contemporary design and panoramic rice-terrace setting in Bali`s Canggu district, The Iman Villa is a stylish five-bedroom holiday escape.
Sleek lines, sensational views and sophisticated interiors, matched with comfort, space and a treasure trove of top-notch facilities, give The Iman Villa a wide appeal. This luxurious residence is as perfect for fun family get-togethers as it is for elegant soirees and unforgettable weddings. Witness a spectacular Bali sunset from the rooftop jacuzzi; sip cocktails in the sunken lounge; soak up the sun as the kids splash in the wading pool; relax - you`re on holiday. The Iman Villa`s rural setting belies the fact that Seminyak`s excellent restaurant, bars and boutiques are within easy reach - although, with such fabulous facilities, attentive staff and gourmet meals on hand you may just be tempted to stay put.
About The Iman Villa
The combination of chic modern design aesthetics and a picturesque Balinese setting among lush paddy fields, towering palm groves and leafy banana plantations, gives The Iman Villa an undeniable `wow` factor. Built on gently sloping grassy terraces that mimic the surrounding rice fields, you will feel very much a part of the tropical scene, while enjoying it from a luxurious vantage point offering every conceivable modern comfort. Cutting edge features to enhance your stay include Apple TV, massive plasma screens and the sleekest of fittings.
Gleaming under the tropical skies, the white stone buildings are reminiscent of the Mediterranean, while eco-friendly `green` roofs topped with plants and water features blend in with the natural environment. A distinctive Indonesian flavour is reflected in the intriguing collection of copper lamps, ethnic artefacts, wood carvings and antiques, handpicked by the owners and displayed throughout the villa.
As well as being the ultimate in designer villas, The Iman is also hit with families. Kids will love the wading pool, plethora of floating toys, rooftop jacuzzi, snooker table and terraced lawns. The pizza oven is bound to make them happy too. When it comes to groups, the infinity pool and open-sided living area with its decadent sunken lounge makes a perfect social hub. There`s a smaller lounge, dining and kitchen area in the two-bedroomed guesthouse, so options for privacy are ample.
Beautifully presented gourmet meals are served up by the villa`s talented private chef, who has a background in fine dining. Friendly and attentive butlers can also whip you up a signature drink or stock the wine fridge with your favourite tipple.
While the village of Pererenan is still sleepy and rural, nearby Echo Beach is famed for its sunsets and seafood barbecues, and the neighbouring district of Batubolong has recently started to buzz with a laid-back beach vibe. Here you will find a trendy assortment of cafes, bars, spas, boutiques and beachfront restaurants.
Entrance to the villa is via the main double-storey building, from a smart private parking area. Occupying the top floor of this building are two bedrooms, both opening onto the attractively planted roof terrace with large sunken jacuzzi and sun loungers set on honey-hued decking. A third bedroom lies on the ground floor next to the exceptionally well-equipped entertainment room. A wing to the right of the entrance houses the guest and staff kitchens, and at the centre of the property is the delightful open-sided living and dining pavilion and infinity pool. The two-bedroomed guesthouse, with a further living and dining area, is set on a lower terrace of the large gardens.
The Iman Villa`s five air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms each have king-size beds (one convertible to twins) piled high with cushions to complement individual colour schemes. All are equipped with TV/DVD players, copper bedside lanterns and built-in wardrobes neatly hidden behind wooden panels. Extensive windows create bright spaces and sunny outlooks.
The master bedroom is on the top floor of the main building with sloping walls and floor-to-ceiling windows revealing 180-degree views. Sliding doors open onto the roof terrace with outdoor lounge suite and sunken jacuzzi. A large bathroom incorporates a walk-in dressing room, freestanding tub, walk-in shower and window seat.
Bedroom two, neighbouring the master, is equally suited to kids or adults, with cheerful green soft furnishings and long window seat. Like the master, it also opens on to the rooftop terrace. This room`s ensuite bathroom is fitted with a rain shower.
Bedroom three is on the ground floor of the main building, with vibrant turquoise soft furnishings, carved wooden decorative wall panels and latticed occasional chairs. Glass sliding doors open onto the lawn. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath tub overlooking a courtyard garden.
Both guesthouse bedrooms open onto an expansive stretch of lawn with views out to the rice fields. Bedroom four has apricot pink soft furnishings, built-in wardrobes and ensuite with shower. Bedroom five is slightly larger with white and beige furnishings and a daybed tucked into an alcove. The king-size bed in this room can convert to twins. The bathroom features a sunken tub with shower.
In the large entertainment room on the ground floor of the main building is a saloon-style snooker table, large plasma screen TV and massive corner lounge suite piled with colourful cushions to create the perfect home cinema.
Glass doors wrap the stylish guest kitchen, which is fitted with a marble-topped island counter and equipped with a built-in pizza oven. Wooden panels conceal cupboards stocked with modern kitchen appliances, board games and children`s books. Steps lead down to the open-sided living pavilion at the centre of the villa.
Smart sofa seating frames all four side of the spacious, open-sided sunken lounge at the centre of which are two pale wood coffee tables. Ceiling fans keep things cool and a large plasma screen TV provides entertainment. This section of the pavilion is protected from inclement weather with remote-controlled blinds. In the dining area, a honey-coloured rustic wooden table seats 12, illuminated by copper lanterns dangling seductively from the ceiling. Bar stools pull up to the wooden bar counter and an iMac is available for guests to access high speed internet and the in-house play list piped through the villa via Bose speakers. The villa is fitted with Apple TV throughout.
In the guesthouse, which is set to one side of the garden, an open-plan fan-cooled living, dining and kitchen space is furnished with a square table seating eight, and a lounge suite facing the wall-mounted TV. The neat kitchen is fitted with a stove hob, sink and fridge.
Steps from the living pavilion lead to a stone deck and four sunbrella-shaded loungers. The 20-metre swimming pool projects out over the lower garden, and little ones will love splashing about in the adjoining wading pool. The rooftop terrace, accessed from the two upper-floor bedrooms, features a large pond surrounded by plants which creates an `eco roof` above the living area. Extensive southerly views across Bali`s forested plains can be enjoyed from the terrace`s all-weather sofas or from the depths of the stone jacuzzi just beyond the master bedroom.
The rural district of Canggu is typified by peaceful villages, quiet country roads, gleaming rice paddies and fields of grazing cows. The Iman Villa is located in the small village of Pererenan, and wandering down the lane will give you a glimpse into local life, with its ornate Hindu temples and shops selling household wares and typical Balinese snacks. The beaches of Canggu, renowned for sunsets and surf, are just a few kilometres away. One of the closest is Echo Beach, where a string of beach bars and restaurants offer cold beer, live music and delicious seafood barbecues.