This stunning, contemporary villa boasts a main two-storey residence and a number of single-storey pavilions spread throughout immaculate gardens with a 25-metre swimming pool at their centre. On one side of the main residence’s upper floor is the master bedroom suite, which is connected to a second spacious suite via a rooftop walkway and ‘sunset’ terrace. Downstairs, one side of the building houses the media room, office and open-air bar, dining and living area, while on the other side, air-conditioned indoor space includes a bar, dining, lounge and kitchen.
Two interconnecting guest suites open directly onto the garden and pool and another privately faces towards the yoga room, gym and kitchen garden. The library pavilion is located at the far end of the pool, and the remaining two bedrooms lie just behind. A large poolside bale pavilion with generous lounge seating and an impressive Teppanyaki grill completes Villa Malaathina’s exceptional facilities.
The master and four of the bedroom suites have comfortable lounge or built-in sitting areas, and bedrooms 6 and 7, while smaller than the others, boast pleasant furnished outdoor terraces.
With stunning views over the rice paddies on one side and the swimming pool and garden on the other, Villa Malaathina’s light and spacious master bedroom is the definition of luxury, and comes complete with a king-size bed, private furnished balcony and large dressing room. A soak in the enormous bathroom’s granite tub, overlooking a rooftop garden dotted with splendid purple, pink and white bougainvillea, is an absolute must.
Opposite the master suite lies an equally airy and light-filled guest suite. Featuring two stunning Buddha statues, this room overlooks the tropical garden and pool and also boasts a king-size bed and a dressing room. Its delightful bathroom has views over the surrounding rice paddies.
Bedroom 3 & 4
Located alongside the swimming pool, guest suites 3 and 4 are wonderfully adaptable, as they both have twins which convert to kings. The rooms are connected by a solid teak door, which can be opened to make one big family suite. Wide glass doors open onto furnished poolside terraces.
With its traditional pitched roof made from Kalimantan wood, this king-bedded suite is situated at the far end of the garden near the yoga studio and gym, and provides a very private getaway.
Bedrooms 6 & 7
These two identical bedrooms each feature twin beds, which can be joined to make a king. Chinese inspired furnishings complete these charming rooms, which share a covered balcony with outdoor seating, offering guests a lovely space to relax.
The beauty of a villa this size is that there is such an abundance of space to lounge, dine, relax, socialise, exercise or simply to take some time out for yourself. Enjoy the tropical Balinese climate and relax in the open-air living, dining and bar area overlooking the swimming pool. With a stunning copper chandelier overhead, the circular dining table has seating for ten, while the living area is furnished with comfortable sofas and a chaise longue on which to read a book or magazine, or relax to your favourite music played over the Sonos sound system.
Should the air-conditioned comfort of indoor living be more to your taste, head to the lounge, with its luxurious velvet seating and strikingly backlit ‘onyx’ bar leading to a formal dining area with ten-seater table. Alternatively, the media room, with its 62-inch TV screen, DVD player, surround-sound system and expanse of comfortable sofa seating, offers guests a fabulous cinema-like experience.
At the far end of the pool lies the villa’s impressive library. With its enormous L-shaped sofa, 43-inch television, Bose sound system, collection of books and a coffee-bar area, this room offers guests the ultimate retreat.
Perhaps the villa’s most unique feature is its impressive Teppanyaki pavilion, which lies alongside the swimming pool. At one end of the pavilion is the grill itself – imported from Europe and set within a deep-green marble counter edged by ten lime-washed rattan seats – while at the other end a comfortable sunken lounge sits at eye level with the pool.
The generous 25-metre swimming pool forms the centerpiece of this magnificent villa. Cushioned double sun loungers arranged along the pool deck and shaded by capacious red umbrellas, make this the ideal spot to spend lazy days. Later, as the day draws to a close, head for the sunset terrace and – cocktail in hand – watch as the sky becomes a blaze of colour.