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The contemporary-styled Villa Joss embraces all the comforts of tropical living while also introducing guests to the local culture through a remarkable collection of fine art. The bedrooms and living spaces of this luxury villa in Bali showcase some beautiful paintings and limited-edition lithoprints by some of Indonesia’s best known artists, while the entranceway and 12-metre swimming pool is the setting for two majestic stone carvings. Completed in 2010, the walled garden and graceful interiors offer an abundance of space, natural light and places to relax. The gorgeous entrance to Villa Joss is a covered walkway bordered by fish ponds and draped in a hanging garden of trailing green vines, while the pool deck is punctuated with big pots of flowering lotus. The interiors of the villa have been lovingly furnished, accented with colour and completed with delightful attention to detail. Villa Joss is named after the owner’s daughter.
There are four bedrooms at Villa Joss, situated in the two-storey sleeping pavilion. Three are furnished with king size beds and one with twin beds, and each has an ensuite bathroom, as well as a spacious dressing area with plenty of hanging space. Each is equipped with a 32” satellite channel TV (plus a DVD player upon request), air-conditioning, a ceiling fan and a safe deposit box. The walls of all the bedrooms are adorned with some very beautiful original artwork by well-known artists. Two of the bedrooms are located on ground level with glass doors opening onto a covered terrace beside the swimming pool, while the other two are located on the upper floor with sliding glass doors that open onto a delightful shared balcony offering big sky views of Bali’s carefree kites flying over the treetops and rooftops. The balcony features a comfy sitting area as well as a dining table with four chairs, making it a lovely spot for breakfast.
All four spacious ensuite bathrooms are fashioned in non-slip rough tumble marble tiles on the floors and walls. All are fitted with walk-in monsoon showers, washbasins on polished black granite vanity units, and toilets. Each of the two downstairs bathrooms are fitted with a huge bathtub beside a glass wall, twin washbasins, and two showers – one indoors, and one under the sky in an adjoining open-air courtyard with high walls for privacy and a pebbled floor planted with heliconias and giant taro.
Living Area and Swimming Pool
The living area is approached via a spectacular covered walkway surrounded by a fish pond and curtained in cascading green vines. A one end of the walkway is a water cascade and a serene Buddha welcome statue. The air-conditioned living and dining pavilion is characterised by a soaring timber-lined roof with four fans, a marble floor and concertina glass doors on three sides that can be opened to invite the garden indoors. The room is furnished with a deeply cushioned leather sofa, two armchairs and an arched reading lamp. On the opposite side is a large dining table for ten lit by hanging lamps.
The garden has a 12 x 4 metre swimming pool with a non-slip rough marble pool deck embellished with big pots of lotuses. There is a cool Jacuzzi in a separate section at one end of the pool, and a splendid, 500-kilo, reclining Buddha statue crafted in river stone and resting against an Indian slate wall with a water cascade.
Positioned in a quiet spot on the far side of the swimming pool is a rectangular open-sided ‘bale’ pavilion. One side of this is dedicated to alfresco dining and furnished with a dining table for eight, while the other side is designed for chilling out within a U-shaped cushioned sitting area. A 32” TV is positioned up on high, making this the perfect spot to laze the afternoon away while watching a live sports broadcast or romantic movie. The bale is also a great place to enjoy a barbeque prepared by the staff. The barbeque grill is housed in a special unit close by.
There are two fully equipped kitchens at Villa Joss, one is the service kitchen and domain of the excellent Chef and the Assistant Cook, hidden out of sight at the back, and the other is an open plan kitchen incorporated within the living and dining pavilion. Fashioned in polished black granite and gold-&-silver-streaked slate, this feature kitchen is equipped with a fridge, gas hob, cooker extractor hood and other imported appliances. It is characterised by a wide service bar, which is lit by hanging lanterns and furnished with three high stools.
This air-conditioned multipurpose room is a home theatre, entertainment room and business centre, distinguished by a polished teakwood floor, a trio of blue globe lanterns, and folding glass doors. One half of the room is fitted with an L-shaped built-in desk that runs along two walls, equipped with plenty of electricity sockets so that guests can plug in their laptop computers and make use of the WiFi internet connection. The other side of this spacious room is furnished with a large comfortable sofa and a shelf unit full of magazines, books and local artefacts. It is equipped with a 42” satellite-channel TV, DVD player and surround sound.
Villa Joss is nestled in the heart of the Batu Belig area, on Bali’s south-western coast just 100 metres from the beach, and ten minutes’ drive from the trendy Seminyak area, with its glamorous lifestyle. There are a number of simple warungs (eateries) within easy walking distance of the villa.
Batu Belig Beach is quiet and peaceful, while Seminyak Beach is much busier and a fun place for people watching. All along this coastline the waves are huge and the domain of the surfers, while the expansive beach is a place where the local and expatriate communities gather every evening to enjoy Bali’s legendary sunsets. Seminyak and the neighbouring area of Petitenget boast a plethora of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, sumptuous spas, fashionable boutiques and famous restaurants including Ku De Ta, Métis, Nutmegs at Hu’u, La Lucciola, Sarong and Sardine.
Villa Joss is located 35 minutes from the international airport (depending on the traffic), and is also convenient for all of the main shopping malls, Waterbom Park, and many other tourist attractions. The location offers easy access up to the mountains and rice terraces on Bali’s western slopes; it is just over one hour’s drive from the famous cultural and artistic town of Ubud, and just 10 minutes’ drive from the start of the Sunset Route, gateway to the eastern side of the island. The nearby ‘Nirwana Bali Golf Course’ was designed by Greg Norman, and voted the number 1 golf course in Asia; it is situated beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot. For horse lovers, the ‘Umalas Equestrian Centre’ is just a few kilometres away.
Children and extra beds
- DVD Player
- Ensuite Bathroom
- Home Theater
- Phone Line
- Safe deposite box
- Spa Room
- Staff Room
- Swimming Pool
- TV/Satelite TV
Seminyak - Bali
Seminyak – Bali