Nestled between coconut trees and the deserted Indian Ocean beach, Villa Ylang Ylang is the star of the show, an outstanding six-bedroom destination villa. Hidden within a culturally-drenched village along Bali's south east coast, this contemporary-Asian residence oozes luxury and glamor, with interiors revealing exquisite tastes and sophisticated facilities for discerning guests, including a15-metre pool, gym and home-theater. The secluded beachfront setting overlooking the Badung Strait, together with the villa's suitability for yoga, spa and indulgent relaxation, further contribute to a retreat of absolute calm and well-being, adhering to... Villa Ylang Ylang's lifestyle concept of a passionate serenity.
Bounded by coconut trees, endless rice fields and deserted Indian Ocean beach, Villa Ylang Ylang is the
star of the show, an outstanding six-bedroom destination villa. Hidden within a culturally-drenched village
along Bali's south-east coast, this contemporary-Asian residence oozes luxury and glamor, with interiors
revealing exquisite tastes and sophisticated facilities for discerning guests, including a15-metre pool, gym
and home-theater. The secluded beachfront setting overlooking the Badung Strait, together with the
villa's suitability for yoga, spa and indulgent relaxation, further contribute to a retreat of absolute calm
and well-being, adhering to Villa Ylang Ylang's lifestyle concept of a passionate serenity.
Approached through Saba village, with its idyllic scenery of verdant rice fields and coconut groves, this
beachfront property which rest on landscaped gardens and faces the Indian Ocean's crashing surf is a
spectacular sight. Contemporary Asian in design and lavishly appointed, the architectural grandeur of this
six-bedroom villa emphasizes majestic dimensions to create an atmosphere of serenity and refinement.
At The Villa Ylang Ylang, the pursuit of relaxation is amply catered for with a gym and infrared sauna, a topnotch
theater room and a series of intimate, luxurious outdoor spaces, while epicurean pursuits are more
than satisfied by the kitchen, which produces fine dining par excellence.
Built in 2002 and lovingly designed and furnished by its owner, Villa Ylang Ylang hints of Versace and
European sophistication: an elegant black and gold theme permeates throughout, while furnishings are
fashioned from the finest imported fabrics. Food is served on gold plates, pool towels are by Chanel and
several precious glass sculptures by a celebrated Japanese artist ornament the villa. Guests have included
international celebrities and royalty, discreetly served by the experienced yet charming villa staff.
Villa Ylang Ylang, however, is much, much more than a luxury beachside residence. The villa is named
after the fragrant Ylang Ylang flower, renowned for bringing harmony, peace, warmth and passion, and
its mantra is a passionate serenity, which is exactly what you will find here. Radiating a positive and
rejuvenating energy, Villa Ylang Ylang's wildly beautiful beach side setting is therapeutic in itself, but add
the yoga and spa treatments, health-conscious food and calming chill-out zones and you have a magical
retreat. Secluded and peaceful, you may not want to leave this destination villa, but should you venture
out you are within easy driving distance of many of Bali's tourist attractions and natural splendors.
Flanking the 15-metre pool and deck, the symmetrical right and left wings of Villa Ylang Ylang present six
bedrooms. Elegant and luxuriously appointed, the spacious bedrooms all feature stone floors and high
ceilings lined with split rattan, and are equipped with telephone, alarm clock, iPod dock, CD player and
mini-safe. They are kept cool with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, aided by patio doors which welcome
in the sea breeze. Interiors are sumptuous with cream walls and brown, beige and gold color schemes,
plus canopied beds, tasteful modern art pieces and contemporary furniture. Soft furnishings feature the
finest quality silks.
Indulgent ensuite bathrooms generally feature black stone floors and hand-carved stone freezes, supplied
with hairdryers, weighing scales, honey-comb cotton robes and customized bathroom products. As part of
their evening turn-down service, staff set the mood with Ylang Ylang oils wafting from oil burners and
life poems deposited on pillows.
Furthest away from the main pavilion and closest to the beach, the two luxurious master
suites face each other across the pool. Similar in style, both come furnished with a kingsize,
contemporary, four-poster bed, vanity area and silk upholstered couch. Their lavish
bathrooms feature generous-sized sunken bathtubs, room-size walk-in rain shower, his and hers washbasins and, beyond, a small courtyard with modern glass sculptures contrasting
with traditional-style Balinese water statue and pool. At the opposite end, a terraced area
features comfy cushioned outdoor furniture (with encircling silk drapes for privacy) and a
relaxing private plunge pool, looking out over the sea.
Next to the master suites are two Queen bedrooms featuring queen-size four-poster
beds. Wood and glass sliding doors lead to chic ensuite bathrooms with mini-sunken
baths that double as showers(massage and traditional Balinese style).
Accesses through internal sliding doors from each of the Queen Rooms are adjoining
Junior bedrooms, each furnished with twin beds one with canopied, mosquito nets making them very suitable for children ( these rooms are ideally positioned nearest to the
living pavilion, so parental surveillance is easy in the evenings). Ensuites with showers
are attached to both Junior bedrooms Interior in all four rooms follow the style of master suites and all bathrooms are delightfully sunny, courtesy of a conservatory-style, sloping glass roof decorated with
rattan. Outside, intimate patios are edged with white pebbles, Black tiles and tropical
foliage; ornamented by glass standing.
The heart of the villa, the main pavilion stands two storeys tall, an impressive building with an
11-metre-high atrium, symmetrically balanced with cream-hued colonnades supporting a soaring,
vaulted ceiling. The pavilion looks out across the gardens and pool to the beach
Mainly open-sided (protected by a combination of floor-to-ceiling wood doors, flowing silk curtains
and lengthy bamboo blinds), the pavilion is cooled by refreshing sea breezes and ceiling fans. The
living area is furnished with large floor cushions, a deep daybed draped in organza silk and
flanking comfy sofas, all featuring rich designer fabrics and signature golden and black theme.
At the far end, under a low-ceiling, the formal dining area is dominated by a lacquered wood
table accommodating 12 to 14 diners on incredibly comfortable cushioned chairs. As a backdrop
to the dining table is a striking glass sculpture and wall-panel of gold-painted mirrored tiles.
Separate, and behind closed doors, lies the fully-equipped kitchen.
At the opposite end of the living dining area, black sliding doors reveal an air-conditioned theater
room so called as satellite TV channels and DVDs are projected onto an extensive wall screen.
Facing the screen, a black sofa bed is massive enough for the entire family to laze upon, enjoying
the hundreds of DVDs available or top-of-the-range surround-sound music system. This cozy
room also doubles as a study, with well-stocked library, computer with broadband internet and
printer provided for guest use.
Two black lacquered staircases at opposite ends of the living pavilion ground-floor lead up to a
black timbered gallery. Mezzanine-style, this open-sided, space looks inwards over the livingdining
area. Sunlit and airy, it contains two intimate dining tables and centrally-positioned balcony
encased by folding glass doors. This intimate lounging area with gigantic daybed reveals fabulous
ocean views and comes flanked on opposite ends by a rooftop deck scattered with floor cushions perfect for yoga or nighttime star gazing and rooftop massage deck with two massage beds
provided for spa treatments.
Positioned at one end of the Living & Dining Pavilion, the air-conditioned Studio is a state-of-the art
home theater, where guests can laze in front of a large cinema screen, supported by a top of
the range surround sound and music system, and a projector for showing movies and DVDs, in addition to satellite TV channels. The extensive library presents 200 movies, as well as a wideranging
collection of reference books, coffee table books, guidebooks and novels in several
different languages. A desk with a computer and printer is provided for guest use with free
access to Broadband Internet.
From the main pavilion, the 15-metre pool is the central point of landscaped seaside gardens,
bounded by swaying coconut palms. Adorned with ornamental water fountains, the salt water
pool is surrounded by a stone deck, supplying multi-functional sunbeds fashioned from
weatherproof rattan and cushioned with black mattresses and silk cushions.
From here, manicured lawns stretch down to a tidal river, glistening black sands and crashing
surf; at the gardens end beside the river is a timbered sundeck, complete with sun-loungers with
fabulous unobstructed views across the beach.
Lawns are dotted with Indonesian modern art sculptures mounted on stone and sweet-scented,
frangipani trees. At each side, overlooking the beach, is a black, contemporary-take on the
traditional bale pavilion: one, designed for romantic dining and sun-filled lunches and the other,
for relaxation and massage. These contrast with two miniscule Hindu shrines nearby. There's also an oversized black sun-bed with concertina-style cover and opposite, a small, glass-fronted
gym containing a four-person, wooden infrared sauna.
The glass fronted gym is located in the garden and equipped with an exercise bike, a tummy
trim, an Ab Shaper and a Delta Infinity Gravity walker. A precious facility is the four-person
infrared sauna; the health giving properties of infrared are extraordinary, allowing us to activate
the sweat glands and eliminate toxins, while also increasing circulation, boosting the immune
system, rejuvenating skin cells, promoting weight loss and improving our well being.
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