The Longhouse spans the Jimbaran hillside revealing panoramic vistas in a dramatic 180 degree view that will take your breath away. From the open living area with its traditional alang alang roof a series of murals tell a part of the famous Ramayana story. Each of the six spacious bedroom suites is themed after a different Indonesian island and contains art, crafts and motifs from that island carefully collected by the owners.
Relax by the pool, enjoy massages in the Longhouse's dedicated spa room, exercise in the gym or plan a movie screening in the professionally designed private theatre. Balinese dance lessons, cooking classes, lectures and even fighting kite competitions can be organized by the staff. Our chef will dazzle your taste buds and please the eye with delicious and appealing meals whatever cuisine you choose.
This luxury villa has been lovingly created to be a pleasure to the eye, a luxurious private retreat and a haven in which you may experience Bali itself. The sincere smiles of our charming and dedicated staff will immediately put you at ease. The Longhouse's combination of modern comforts and facilities intertwined with the magical Balinese touch and style will make a stay here a once in lifetime experience.
The three-storied Longhouse, positioned high on Jimbaran Hill, offers the kind of views that captivate and inspire inner reflection. Dappled by the light of sunrise and sunset, the six bedrooms Longhouse overlooks
a verdant jungle of tropical vegetation, dotted with village homes, all the way down to the bays of Benoa and Jimbaran. The villa's decor featur es elements from across the Indon
esia archipelago and an extensive
staff provides top service in a luxury environment.
The best place to take advantage of the remarkable visit as is on the top floor with its outdoor lounge area, infinity swimming pool and a dining room clad in wraparound windows. Should you tire of the views from
there, bales (Balinese gazebos) and daybeds abound on all three levels of the property while all six enormous, fully air-conditioned, bedrooms with ensuites also offer views worth contemplating before
sliding into blue sky dreams.
Built over three levels and decorated using a combination of modern and traditional, sleek steel and antique teak, cool stone and warm wood, state of the art technology and plush soft furnishings, The Longhouse comes complete with a gym and spa room, a fully-equipped and staffed kitchen, its own wine cellar and a villa manager to ensure your every need is met. There is also a rather convenient, beautiful wood-panelled in-house elevator and a fully equipped mini-home theatre/media room, with couches begging to be sunk into and the biggest TV screen ever seen outside of a movie theatre.
The architecture of the property is striking and the villa contains a collection of art, crafts and artifacts lovingly collected by the owners; while in the open living area, with its traditional alang-alang
(thatched) roof, a series of murals tell part of the famous Ramayana story. Each of the six spacious bedroom suites is themed after a different Indonesian island and contains art, crafts and motifs from that island. Forthose who wish to learn more, guides have been created for each room and the main living area, givingmore information. Activities such as Balinese dance, cooking lessons, lectures and even fighting kite competitions can be organized by the staff.
The Longhouse is definitely worth a long stay. In fact, the only thing The Longhouse is short on is the number of hours in the day in which to revel in the amazing surroundings and incredible people.
The Longhouse has six large bedrooms in total, four of which boast king size beds, the other two offering extra sleeping options with two single beds each. Sliding glass doors bring the balmy Bali outdoors indoors throughout, but for some respite from the tropical heat, all the bedrooms are fully air-conditioned.
All bedrooms also come equipped with satellit
e-channel TV and DVD player, safe deposit boxes, and broadband Internet access and en-suite bathrooms. Most noteworthy, however, is the culturally themed dÃ©cor unique to each room, which results in each bedroom visually introducing a different unique culture from within the great cultural breadth of Indonesia.
Each room has been conceived and interpreted as one of the islands in the Indonesian
archipelago: Bali, West Java, East Java, Lomb
ok, Sumatra and Sumba. The colour schemes,
furnishings and indigenous arts and crafts in each room reflect its individual theme, the result turning The Longhouse itself into an exotic canvas of riotous colour and intimate style.... and a
place of magic.
In keeping with the themed approach, each en-suite bathroom has its own individual
characteristics. In one room, you will find both indoor and outdoor showers; another boasts its own plunge pool seemingly placed on the edge of the world. Bathe with a view over the entire island, or in a Sumatran jungle both are an option so the choice is yours! Blissful rain showers come standard as do private toilets, beautifully crafted washbasins, wonderfully soft towels and
gorgeous pampering products.
Living, Dining and Pool
The breezy open air living area needs no other commendation than its panoramic view across two
sparkling bays and the gentle bustle of Bali village life below. That said, the plush couches andchairs provided to enjoy those views, which practically seduce you into them, have a lot going for
them too! You can tap away using the wireless Internet access as you sit under soaring thatched roof cover.
Neither walls nor windows mar the perfect picture beyond, leaving it completely open to the silky Bali air.
Step off the black Indian slate living area terrace straight into the 60 square metre infinity swimming pool immediately in front. You can either swim laps or relax on the underwater bench,cocktail in hand should the fancy strike, to drink in the relaxing 180-degree vista Just to the left of the living area lies an air-conditioned dining area encased in wraparound windows. Here all doors can be opened if you prefer a more natural climate with fans whirring
An enormous, unique wooden dining table, with seating for up to 14 people, encourages long,
friendly lunches and uproarious evening feasts filled with good food, great wine, fantastic
company and rejuvenating laughter. Sit back and let the full complement of staff, including a personal chef, whip up culinary delights and feed your every whim while you create wonderful, lifelong memories.
An immaculate wooden kitchen, with the very latest in stainless steel appliances, is tucked away next to the dining area, complete with a versatile chef worthy of praise. Should you decide to do your own cooking, you'll find the views from the kitchen windows rival any to be found in the rest of the house.
Home Theatre/Media Room
Downstairs from the living area and the tapestry of life playing out in the Balinese villages below, you will find the Home Theatre/Media Room. Justly termed the best home theatre experience in Bali, watching movies in The Longhouse's professionally designed media room on the vast TV
screen is quite an experience.
Add to this deliciously comfortable extensive couches designed for curling up in; 7.1 surroundsound enhanced by acoustic wall and floor treatments; and a bowl of popcorn.
I-Pod docks have been conveniently placed at strategic locations throughout The Longhouse,
giving you surrounds sound access to your favorite music
Gym & Spa Room
Neatly hidden (just in case you don't want any reminder of the exercise you should be doing on
your holiday) on the lower level of The Longhouse, you will find an air-conditioned gym, equipped with state of the art treadmill, Swiss Pilates balls, yoga mats, iPod dock and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
Trained instructors can be arranged to come in for your own personal yoga or Pilates session.
Professional spa therapists are
also on call to provide you with any number of luxury spa and healing treatments in the tranquility of The Longhouse's private spa treatment room which features two massage beds and a bath for a wonderful Balinese "lulur" (Balinese body scrub).
Younger members of the family will enjoy spending time in their own special haven. The
children's corner is in close proximity to the gym and the spa room.
Nature weaves its way in everywhere in The Longho use, thanks to the many indoor gardens. Fish ponds, waterfalls, ponds and trees wait to be discovered and enjoyed. A walk outside into The Longhouse's landscaped grounds will lead to even more new discoveries and the chance to enjoy nature in beautifully peaceful surroundings. A pergola in a prime location is a wonderful place to sit and watch the sun come up or down.
Villa rentals require a minimum 5+ night stay