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Immerse yourself in nature at Villa Iskandar, a peaceful 4-bedroom riverside villa located in a rural village in southwest Bali close to the famous Tanah Lot Temple and the Nirwana Bali Golf Course. This stunning holiday home hugs the edge of the river bank and is fringed by mature trees that provide shade and privacy. The 15-metre pool is the centrepoint of the villa, and the rooms are spread out over three levels including a private studio bungalow perched over the edge of the river. For weddings, large groups or special events, you can also combine Villa Iskandar with Villa Attacaya next door for up to 9 rooms.
The natural setting of Villa Iskandar makes this the ideal retreat for those looking for some serious R&R. Clear your mind with some yoga or meditation on the riverside deck, or spend hours languishing on a sun lounger and doing laps in the free-form infinity pool overlooking the river. Your personal chef will cook you anything from Balinese to Japanese to Western cuisine, and you have your choice of dining inside or out on the patio. Inside, the architecture is contemporary and sleek, Asian art and artefacts add an exotic ambiance, and you have all the modern comforts of home at your fingertips.
|Period||Price per night (USD)||Min stay|
|05 Jan 2020 to 23 Jan 2020||390 ++||2 nights|
|24 Jan 2020 to 02 Feb 2020||490 ++||4 nights|
|03 Feb 2020 to 26 Mar 2020||390 ++||2 nights|
|27 Mar 2020 to 07 Apr 2020||450 ++||3 nights|
|08 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020||490 ++||4 nights|
|14 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020||450 ++||3 nights|
|20 Apr 2020 to 11 Jun 2020||390 ++||2 nights|
|12 Jun 2020 to 25 Jun 2020||450 ++||3 nights|
|26 Jun 2020 to 22 Aug 2020||490 ++||4 nights|
|23 Aug 2020 to 17 Oct 2020||450 ++||3 nights|
|18 Oct 2020 to 14 Dec 2020||390 ++||2 nights|
|15 Dec 2020 to 25 Dec 2020||490 ++||4 nights|
|26 Dec 2020 to 04 Jan 2021||550 ++||5 nights|
++ Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge and taxes.
On the ground floor of Villa Iskandar you have a bright open-sided living room accented by a Chinese screen and Balinese gong, soft sofas with Chinese silk cushions and a 48-inch TV with a DVD player. A balcony in the front overlooks the pool and river, and there is a pergola next to the balcony spilling over with white blossoms. An al fresco dining table for four sits on the balcony surrounded by fish ponds and a bubbling urn. Also on the ground floor is a formal dining room with a table for ten. This room can be air-conditioned or open to the fresh air via glass doors.
The master bedroom is on the upper floor of the villa, and it has a high pitched ceiling, queen bed, antique furnishings, a balcony with a table for two and a river rock bathtub in the ensuite bathroom.
Two guest rooms are housed on the ground floor, one next to the dining room with hardwood floors, a queen bed, a walk-in shower and a balcony, and the other at the front of the property with dark hardwood floors, a queen bed, an ensuite bathroom with an oversized tub for two, and a viewing platform over the river. Finally, follow a set of spiral stairs down to the river’s edge and you will find the ultra-private studio bedroom with a queen bed, a walk-in shower, and a wooden deck with a daybed.
The ironwood pool deck is built around the curved contours of the 15-metre, infinity-edge swimming pool that looks out over the river valley. This magnificent outdoor area is furnished with sun loungers and an alfresco dining table for eight, and shaded by frangipani trees and tall fan palms, while a firebowl at the edge of the pool creates a romantic ambiance at night.
A spiral staircase winds down to a riverside deck, open to the sky and situated next to the studio bedroom. This magical spot is the perfect place to practice yoga or meditate to the murmur of the river.
|LOCATION||Beraban village, Tabanan Regency, South-West Bali, Indonesia|
|CAPACITY||8 people (4 ensuite bedrooms with queen-size beds). Extra beds available on request charged at US$35++ per night for adults, and US$25++ per night for children.|
|LIVING AREAS||Upstairs living/dining room, downstairs formal dining room and kitchen, indoor dining for 8, outdoor dining for 8, riverside deck with daybed.|
|POOL||15 x 5 metres.|
|STAFF||Villa manager, full-time chef, butlers, garden/pool maintenance, security. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request for a small additional cost.|
|DINING||Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).|
|COMMUNICATION||WiFi internet access, landline for local calls, mobile phone coverage.|
|ENTERTAINMENT||Satellite TV, DVD player, surround-sound system, CD player, iPod dock.|
|FOR FAMILIES||Villa Iskandar is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot, high chair, DVDs, pool toys.|
|SPA||In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).|
|TRANSPORT||A seven-seater car with driver is available for up to eight hour use at a special daily rate of US$ 35++ (petrol and additional hours at extra cost).|
|EVENTS||Weddings and Events for 30-50 people can be arranged in the villa, or up to 100 people in their specially built wedding/event area with prior notice.|
|ADDITIONAL||Barbecue, diesel powered back-up generator, safety deposit box.|
|PROPERTY AREA||1,930sqm (land).|
Villa Iskandar is situated in a jungle-fringed river gorge close to the village of Beraban in Bali’s Tabanan regency, which is known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’ due to its vast terraced rice fields. This quaint village bordering a river is a rare example of a traditional Balinese community barely touched by tourism and the rapid development to the south of the island. Villa guests are accorded a privileged insight into the agricultural, religious and daily life of the friendly villagers. Just four kilometres away is the famed Tanah Lot sea temple and the award-winning Greg Norman-designed Nirwana Bali Golf Course. The nearest surf beaches, including Echo Beach, are about eight kilometres from the villa.