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Perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean on the southern tip of the Bukit Peninsula, Villa Soham is part of the Sohamsa Ocean Estate, a spectacular property that also houses neighbouring Villa Hamsa. With five lavish bedrooms boasting incredible ocean views, elegant interiors, and gorgeous outdoor living and dining areas, plus a 22-metre infinity pool, gym, spa, sauna and steam room, Villa Soham is a decadent holiday destination for couples, families and groups. The villa can also be rented jointly with Villa Hamsa to accommodate up to 18 people in 11 rooms.
From the minute you step through Villa Soham’s huge reclaimed ironwood doors, you know you have arrived in a very special place. The lush garden opens up to an infinity pool that seems to spill over the side of the cliff, and to each side there are stylish living areas decked out in designer furnishings, beautiful bedrooms on two levels, and wooden decks where you can enjoy sweeping vistas of the sea. The discreet staff here include a private chef to cook gourmet meals, villa attendants to make sure the rooms and grounds are immaculate, and a villa manager who can arrange trips to the world-class beach clubs, golf courses and white sand beaches nearby.
|Period||Price per night (USD)||Min stay|
|07 Jan 2021 to 10 Feb 2021||1,680 ++||2 nights|
|11 Feb 2021 to 20 Feb 2021||1,890 ++||3 nights|
|21 Feb 2021 to 25 Mar 2021||1,680 ++||2 nights|
|26 Mar 2021 to 30 Mar 2021||1,890 ++||3 nights|
|31 Mar 2021 to 05 Apr 2021||2,210 ++||4 nights|
|06 Apr 2021 to 11 Apr 2021||1,890 ++||3 nights|
|12 Apr 2021 to 29 Apr 2021||1,680 ++||2 nights|
|30 Apr 2021 to 03 May 2021||1,890 ++||3 nights|
|04 May 2021 to 10 Jun 2021||1,680 ++||2 nights|
|11 Jun 2021 to 24 Jun 2021||1,890 ++||3 nights|
|25 Jun 2021 to 28 Aug 2021||2,210 ++||4 nights|
|29 Aug 2021 to 23 Oct 2021||1,890 ++||3 nights|
|24 Oct 2021 to 14 Dec 2021||1,680 ++||2 nights|
|15 Dec 2021 to 25 Dec 2021||2,210 ++||4 nights|
|26 Dec 2021 to 05 Jan 2022||2,490 ++||5 nights|
++ Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge and taxes.
The living pavilion is the social centre of Villa Soham and is located on the upper level above the gardens and pool. Inside the glass enclosed space you have a sitting area with stylish oversized white sofas and armchairs, a dining area with a marble-topped table for 12, and a butler’s bar. Sliding glass doors open to a massive ironwood veranda, and a pivoting Bengkirai-wood door leads to a modern media room. There is also an enclave of spaces tucked below the pool where you can work out and wind down including a gym equipped with a treadmill, stationary bicycle, cross-trainer and weights bench, as well as a sauna, steam room and spa treatment room.
The master suite at Villa Soham is located on the ground floor and offers stunning views across the pool to the ocean beyond. In the centre of the bedroom is a 2.4-metre Emperor bed backed by a cream-coloured sofa and flanked by stylish black side tables. The ensuite bathroom features natural stone walls, smooth marble floors, and a standalone bathtub facing a wall of glass that offers the same views of the gardens, pool and ocean. The suite also has a beautiful ironwood deck with private seating that can be accessed from the bedroom and bathroom.
Two of Villa Soham’s guest suites rest on either side of the master suite. One is equal in size to the master suite and has as twin beds that can convert to a king, and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub facing a glass wall that looks out to the pool and ocean. This suite also has a lovely terrace. On the other side, a slightly smaller suite looks out to the garden beyond a spiral staircase that winds its way up to the living pavilion. This room has a king bed and a bathroom with a bathtub. The remaining two guest suites are located in their own wing on a third level and have high vaulted ceilings, twin beds that can convert to kings, and ensuite bathrooms with monsoon showers.
Soaking up the sun and sea breezes is sine qua non at Villa Soham, as the al fresco areas here are simply irresistible. Fronting the living pavilion is lofty ironwood deck with bench seating that offers panoramic views of the ocean and makes for a divine breakfast or lunch spot. Cross the lovely lawn with its fragrant frangipani trees and you reach the 22-metre infinity pool with sun loungers set on a stone terrace. One one side of the pool there is a huge open-sided pool bale with modular seating, a kitchenette and a bar where the staff can prepare healthy juices, light bites, sundowner cocktails and seafood BBQs.
Kuta Selatan, the Bukit peninsula, Bali, Indonesia
|CAPACITY||10 guests in 5 bedrooms (all with king-size beds, three of which convert to twins). Two additional guests accommodated on extra beds (charges apply).|
|LIVING AREAS||Living and dining room; media room; alfresco dining terrace; open-sided pool pavilion; well equipped kitchen; gym and massage room with steam room and sauna.|
|POOL||22m swimming pool and sun terrace.|
|STAFF||Both villas share a team of ten staff, including a villa manager; villa attendants; chef; gardener; engineer; security. Additional staff (eg babysitters, massage and beauty therapists) are available at additional charge.|
|DINING||A suggestion menu of Balinese, Indonesian, Asian, Western, vegetarian and kids’ dishes; barbecue menu; off-menu requests accommodated (including special diets). Grocery cost is charged 20% handling fee which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate.|
|COMMUNICATION||WiFi internet access; PABX room-to-room phone system; laptop on request.|
|ENTERTAINMENT||48-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD player in media room; 42-inch TV and DVD player in the bedrooms; Sonos sound system; DVD library.|
|FOR FAMILIES||Villa Soham is well equipped for families with young children. Facilities include high chair; cot; pool toys; Playstation. Other equipment can be hired on request (extra charges apply).|
|GYM & SPA||Gym with treadmill, cycle, cross-trainer, weights bench; in villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu carried out by professional beauty therapists in the massage room (extra cost applies); sauna and steam room; private gym garden.|
|TRANSPORT||One car and driver for 8 hours a day (excluding petrol). Cannot be used during arrival and departure days.|
|WEDDINGS & EVENTS||When rented with Villa Hamsa, weddings and events may be arranged for up to 40 seated guests or 60 guests standing.|
|ADDITIONAL||In-room safes; barbecue; back-up generator.|
|PROPERTY AREA||1,915sqm (land); 1,309sqm (villa).|
Sohamsa Ocean Estate lies at the edge of the Bukit peninsula, a limestone plateau on the delightfully unspoiled southernmost tip of Bali. It rests within an exclusive enclave of luxury villas that line the cliff high above the Indian Ocean – seemingly miles away from the island’s busiest tourist districts yet just half an hour from the airport. While there is little within walking distance in this dramatic rural setting, just two kilometres away is Pandawa Beach with its stretch of white sand, local cafes and sea sports. Hidden beach coves and famed surf breaks are within easy reach, as is the sacred sea temple of Uluwatu, some very cool beach clubs and the restaurants of Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua.