The master bedroom is a circular room with a mahogany four-poster bed nestled under a domed coconut roof enclosed on all sides in glass and offering views over the pool and gardens. Like all the bedrooms it is linked to the villa’s entertainment server so that guests can enjoy more than 1000 movie titles and audio streamed into the bedroom. With a bathroom wrapped in Sumatran marble including a sunken bath, complimentary toiletries are on offer made exclusively for the villa from organic locally-sourced fragrances. The dressing room offers a makeup table with hair dryer and an integrated safe for valuables. The sheets are made from the highest quality cotton and a bathrobe and kimono are provided for each guest.
The Garden Bedroom is a masterpiece in tropical design standing alone surrounded by lotus and lily ponds and providing over 1000 square feet of private space. With curved windows opening onto a large pond filled with tropical fish, the private terrace is surrounded by gardens and a marble yoga stage nestles in the corner. The bedroom’s curved coconut wood ceiling is barrelled over a king-size teak bed with a ten foot headboard made from a single slice of wood. Behind the bedroom is a private dressing-room with double doors that lead into a volcanic stone-clad bathroom with a seven foot marble bath as its centrepiece sitting in a lily pond. All amenities are provided including two marble washbasins, a rain shower and private audio streaming with in-ceiling speakers.
In all the bedrooms, the high definition flat screen televisions are linked to the house entertainment systems. Handmade, organic toiletries made exclusively for the villa in Bali are provided complimentary, the sheets and towels are of the highest quality and changed daily and the private dressing room has a dressing table with hairdryer and wall safe.
The twin bedroom rests in its own garden on the second floor with private terrace that has views of Bali’s tallest volcano, Mount Agung. With its own private dressing room and bathroom, the semi-circular full height windows offer an unparalleled east-facing angle over the gardens gardens and treetops where the sun peaks through in the morning, a spectacle that can be easily tamed by closing the black-out curtains.
The dining room seats fourteen around a circular rosewood table enclosed on all sides by sliding glass doors. Opening onto the gardens it is an ideal place to entertain or just to sit over a quiet meal and listen to the water fountains flowing into the surrounding lotus ponds. A perfect an open-air dining experience or, on more humid days, closing the doors and sitting in a cool air-conditioned space.
The staff are a permanent but discreet fixture of the villa offering a warm service from dawn until the last guest has gone to bed. No request is too much and with a permanent chef on hand combining the tastes of the orient with those of the occident the villa provides itself on satisfying all palettes.
Setting new standards in service and facilities, Villa Upama is an award-winning residence nestled in a large tropical garden a short stroll from one of Bali’s best white sand beaches in the heart of Bali’s most exclusive residential area. A collaboration of Bali’s top designers, the villa has become an icon on an island that already boasts some of the best villas in South East Asia.
Carefully designed to have the minimum cultural and environmental impact on this beautiful tropical island; the villa and its gardens showcase all that is original and exceptional about Bali, its architectural traditions and its lush tropical environment. Every care has been made to blend the architecture seamlessly into the landscape. The design is both traditional and organic with curving walls, traditional copper shingled pitched roofs and hanging gardens.
Boasting three bedrooms all with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms, the villa has over 1000 m2 (10,000 square feet) of living space that is permanently cool and inviting.
Through careful use of materials the villa melts seamlessly into the traditional Balinese garden with its reflections pools, lotus ponds, statues and wall niches that create an ever unfolding space that begs exploration. A large organic, chemical-free swimming pool with fountains and ponds is the first of its kind in Bali and offers a swimming environment that is both healthy and invigorating.
The villa is serviced by a full time staff of ten including manager and chef. It has an exceptional wine collection stored in a climate-controlled cellar and a fully stocked bar, a cigar divan, a HD sound-proofed movie theatre, a full reading and reference library and a private spa. In addition to dining room for twelve, two kitchens, staff quarters, and two reception rooms. Service is styled on discretion and open hearted warmth that is essentially Balinese by the full time staff of ten.
The villa offers a free concierge service that prides itself on being able to meet the expectations of every guest, however unusual.
The villa is a design icon, winning awards in numerous architectural publications. A collaboration between Indonesian and international designers with a brief to create a space that modern in the facilities it offers but essentially Balinese in atmosphere.
It combines the highest quality wood and stone finishing throughout, with marble bathrooms, stone-clad walls, a collection of rare antiques from around the Indonesian archipelago and the latest integrated home control technology that allows guests to watch high definition movies in every room and listen to streamed audio throughout the villa.
Boasting 3 bedrooms, two king size and one twin, each with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms, the villa is air-conditioned throughout but has been carefully designed to be cooled through cross-ventilation thus allowing guests to experience the tropical climate that is part of the magic of living in Bali.