The ultra avant-garde, four-bedroom villa known as `Aqua` is located in the heart of Bali`s fashionable Oberoi area, just footsteps away from Seminyak`s sweeping beach, vibrant night scene, world-class restaurants and chic boutiques. Taking an inspirational approach to modern lifestyle, the villa is constructed on two levels and set within a large walled garden. It presents a 23-metre swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room, alfresco dining facilities and soundproof party room, in addition to four spacious bedrooms with queen-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. There is a secure carport at the main entrance.
Boasting funky tropical architecture, exemplified by an abundance of space, natural light and places to chill, Aqua was completed in 2007 and constructed of local materials. It was designed by `Gfab`, a well-respected, international, architectural company with an impressive portfolio of aesthetically beautiful villas, resorts and boutique hotels in Australia, Southeast Asia and Spain.
A party villa for relaxation and play, Aqua offers a captivating blend of luxury, recreation, party facilities, privacy, and exemplary service.
The dining pavilion is furnished with a sleek black lacquered dining table for eight, positioned within an open air pavilion sheltered by a roof with a wooden ceiling and pendulous paddle fans. The pavilion features a bar and service area, offering a delightful alfresco dining experience.
The open-air sunken lounge is located adjacent to the dining pavilion, and is an attractive space to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails or after-dinner coffee and liqueurs. Softly cushioned seating is arranged around three sides of a cosy nook, complete with a black terrazzo floor.
Garden, Pool, and Chill-out Areas
The entrance to the Zen-inspired property leads guests past an ornamental pond into a walled garden dominated by a 23-metre swimming pool, which is bordered by flat lawns punctuated with palms and frangipani trees. The spectacular pool extends the length of the garden and features a wide, deep channel for swimming laps, in addition to stepped levels that allow guests to sit, lounge or lie in the water without actually having to swim. Four poolside cabanas - actually modern translations of traditional Balinese `bale` relaxation pavilions - appear to float upon the surface of the water. Each bale is fitted with a yielding mattress and sheltered from the sun by white roller blinds and a white Sunbrella canopy. Located in the centre, with two bales on either side, is a large bubbling, open-air Jacuzzi. Indeed, the theme of The Aqua is total relaxation, and everything has been designed around the comfort of the guests. Another restful seating area can be found at one end of the pool, where an external staircase leads to the sunny rooftop level.
A black terrazzo outdoor buffet table complete with barbeque grill, offers a facility for alfresco party dining.
The large walk-in steam room is located in one corner of the garden. Big enough to accommodate four people, it features a frosted glass door, bench seating, a non-slip white granite floor, and creamy-white Palimanan stone walls extending into a arched ceiling.
Accessed from the garden via solid sliding wood doors, the soundproofed party room is ultra private, spacious, windowless and cool. The air-conditioned room is equipped with ceiling fans and a wall-mounted, 39-inch, LCD flat screen satellite TV, together with a DVD player and a quality sound system with surround sound speakers positioned on the ceiling. It is furnished with large upholstered sofas and corner units, a coffee table and built-in shelving. A black terrazzo and teakwood bar is positioned at one end, adjacent to a guest washroom. Mirrored detailing adorns the white walls, lights are recessed into the ceiling, and there is plenty of floor space for dancing. With no fear of disturbing the neighbours, this room presents a wonderful party facility and can comfortably accommodate 20-30 guests.
The modern and compact, fully-equipped kitchen is located out of sight at the rear of the property, yet close to the dining pavilion for ease of service. It contains all of the facilities that the staff require for the preparation of delicious meals, innovative buffets, and party snacks.
Each of the four air-conditioned bedrooms is accessed by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, and each is furnished with a queen-size bed and built-in bedside cabinets, funky lamps, white wardrobes and drawers. Two of the bedrooms are located on ground level and two are located on the rooftop level. Embracing fresh white walls, cool creamy-white terrazzo floors, soft grey and white furnishings, and an abundance of space and natural light, the urban chic decor is a study in progressive minimalism. Each bedroom is linked to its own spacious bathroom, fitted with a large terrazzo soaking tub, twin washbasins, and a glass frosted cubicle housing a toilet and an indoor rainshower. Additionally, three of the bedrooms incorporate an open-air, garden rainshower; each shower is centrally positioned between the bedroom and the bathroom and is accessed on either side by clear glass doors. Each bedroom is equipped with a safe deposit box, a Bose iPod sound dock, and ceiling fans in addition to the hidden air-conditioning units. There is a satellite TV connection in three of the bedrooms, and a TV can be provided upon request.
Rooftop terrace and sundeck On the rooftop level, fringed by pink flowering bougainvillea, a large open-air terrace is fitted with a huge 2 x 4-metre daybed, which is sheltered by a pergola dripping in red passionflowers. An open-air walkway winds around this upper level, girded by a glass wall and backed in places by banded wooden screens, with daybeds located at various intervals. A sunny timber deck, with a shallow ornamental pond on three sides, presents a great place for sunbathing with the provision of four large sun-mattresses. In this peaceful, elevated spot, guests will feel on top of the world.
Aqua is located in the very centre of what is now considered to be the Seminyak `Prime District` - a safe, upmarket neighbourhood that is home to some of the classiest properties on the island. It is close to the well-known Oberoi and Legian Hotels, twenty minutes` drive from the airport, and convenient for all of Bali`s main shops, shopping malls, tourist attractions and vibrant nightspots. The villa is just a few minutes walk from a wide choice of internationally acclaimed restaurants, including the famous Ku De Ta, La Lucciola, Living Room and Hu`u Bar. It is also within walking distance of a varied collection of chic designer boutiques, and just 300 metres from the sweeping Oberoi Beach, renowned for its world-class surf breaks, panoramic coastline views and legendary sunsets. Easily accessible sporting amenities include a choice of spectacular championship golf courses, tennis, horseback riding, dive schools, sailing cruises and much more.