Perfectly situated 100 metres from Batubelig Beach in Greater Seminyak, 30 minutes from the airport and minutes from the boutiques, restaurants and nightlife that make Seminyak so appealing, the elegant Villa Joss embraces all the comforts and glamour of modern tropical living while preserving an exotic atmosphere and distinctive Balinese charm.
Designed by one of Bali’s premier architects, the quality of the design and craftsmanship is evident throughout this four-bedroom villa, making ample use of leather, recycled teak and other beautiful organic materials, as well as a remarkable collection of fine art and Majapahit period stone carvings, to capture the style and spirit of Bali.
There are four bedroom suites with polished teak floors and cabinetry in the two-storey sleeping pavilion. Three are furnished with king size beds and one with twin beds (which can be put together with a specially designed top mattress). Each has an ensuite bathroom, as well as a spacious dressing area with plenty of hanging space.
Each bedroom is equipped with a 42” satellite-channel flat screen TV plus a DVD player (upon request), air-conditioning, ceiling fan, safe deposit box and WiFi internet connection. The bedroom walls are adorned with beautiful original paintings by famous Indonesian artists as detailed under the heading “The Art & Artists”.
All four spacious ensuite bathrooms are fashioned in non-slip marble floors with matching polished marble walls. All are fitted with walk-in monsoon showers, large washbasins on polished black granite vanity units (twin washbasins on the ground floor) and large format toilets. Each of the two downstairs bathrooms feature a spacious indoor section with floor to ceiling glass walls looking out to a private outdoor garden shower area. Each of the downstairs bathrooms also feature a huge bathtub carved out of a solid block of marble, as well as two showers – one indoors with views of the private garden, and one shower under the sky in the open-air garden courtyard with high walls for privacy and a pebbled floor planted with heliconias and giant taro.
Living Area & Swimming Pool
The air-conditioned living and dining pavilion is framed in a soaring timber-lined roof with beautiful exposed beams and exquisite natural woodwork, three ceiling fans, a marble floor and folding wood framed glass doors on three sides that can be opened to invite the garden indoors. The room is furnished with a massive deeply cushioned leather sofa, two matching leather armchairs and a stainless steel arched reading lamp. On the opposite side is a 3.6 metre dining table for ten which is lit by elegant green glass and cast aluminium pendant lamps. The table is made of teak recycled from old buildings in Java along with the teak and black leather strap dining room chairs. The ambiance of the living and dining pavilion is enhanced by the BOSE sound system.
The garden has a 16m x 4m metre swimming pool with a non-slip marble pool deck embellished with big pots of lotuses. There is a cool Jacuzzi in a separate section at one end of the pool with a recycled teak table and umbrella in the middle of the Jacuzzi for afternoon drinks and music. The swimming pool features a spectacular 500-kilo reclining Buddha statue carved in Java from hard granite river stone. The Buddha appears to be floating above the water and rests against a waterfall wall of Indian slate.
‘Bale’ Pavilion in Garden
Positioned in a quiet spot on the far side of the swimming pool is a rectangular open-sided ‘bale’ pavilion with BOSE sound system. One side of the ‘bale’ is dedicated to alfresco dining and furnished with another 3.6 metre recycled teak dining table with white metal legs and matching white leather strap recycled teak chairs. The other side is designed for relaxing on a large U-shaped cushioned sitting and sleeping area. A 45” flat screen 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, or enjoying the WiFi internet connection. The bale is also a great place to enjoy a barbeque prepared by the chef. The gas barbeque grill, and cold drinks fridge, is housed in a special unit close by the ‘bale’.
Bar & Kitchen
There are two fully equipped kitchens at Villa Joss, one is the service kitchen and domain of the chef and assistant cook, hidden out of sight at the back, and the other is an open plan ‘show’ kitchen incorporated within the living and dining pavilion. Fashioned in polished black granite with splashes of iridescent blue, gold-&-silver-streaked slate and teak cabinetry, this feature kitchen is equipped with a large two-door fridge, gas hob, cooker extractor hood, espresso machine and other imported appliances. It features a wide island bar, which is lit by green glass and cast aluminium pendant lamps, clad in teak and furnished with three unique handcrafted high stools.
Entertainment Room & Business Centre
The air-conditioned multipurpose room features a high open ceiling with beautiful exposed beams and natural woodwork, a BOSE surround sound home theatre, play area for children and business centre. It is finished with a polished teak wood floor, a trio of blue hand-blown glass lanterns, and folding wood framed glass doors. One half of the room is fitted with an L-shaped built-in recycled teak wood 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 L-shaped sofa and a long floor to ceiling shelf unit full of magazines, books and local artefacts. The multipurpose room is equipped with a 48” satellite-channel flat screen TV, DVD player and BOSE digital sound system.
Guests at Villa Joss can enjoy a Balinese massage in the privacy of the villa or garden. Traditional Balinese massage is a remedy that has been used by Balinese villagers for many generations to relieve muscular aches and pains and boost circulation after long days of toiling in the rice fields. Using a blend of flower oil and selected herbs, hands-on healing techniques are applied with a combination of skin rolling, gentle palm pressure, long kneading strokes, acupressure and reflexology.
Massage treatments are provided by an outside spa therapist, and the staff are on hand to assist with appointments.
Villa Joss is nestled in the heart of the Batubelig area in greater Seminyak, on Bali’s south-western coast just 100 metres from the beach, 30 minutes from the international airport (depending on traffic) and 10 minutes’ drive from the trendy Seminyak area, with its glamorous lifestyle. It is only 10 minutes from the west end of the Sunset Road, a speedy bypass route from the airport.
There are a number of simple warungs (eateries) within easy walking distance of Villa Joss and it is just down the street from the famous Métis fine dining restaurant and the equally famous but more casual Naughty Nuri’s Warung barbeque rib house.
Batubelig 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. The expansive beach is a place where the local and expatriate communities gather every evening to enjoy Bali’s legendary sunsets and where guests may chance upon Balinese Hindu ceremonies involving offerings cast into the sea.
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, Nutmegs at Hu’u, La Lucciola, Sarong and Sardine.
Villa Joss is conveniently located close to 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 west end of the Sunset Road, gateway to the island.
The nearby ‘Nirwana Bali Golf Course’ was designed by Greg Norman, and voted the number one golf course in Asia. It is also situated near the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot.For horse lovers, the ‘Umalas Equestrian Centre’ is just a few kilometres away.
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