Villa Batujimbar - Lawn

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Villa Layout

Influenced by traditional Balinese family living, Villa Batujimbar comprises a series of alang-alang thatched pavilions spread through the substantial estate.  At its centre is the Lembu Balé – a moated double-storey brick-built pavilion which houses an open-sided dining area on its upper floor looking onto the swimming pool on one side and across the gardens to the ocean on the other.

Closest to the beach are the living pavilion, the dining balé, and the splendid two-storey master bedroom suite. To one side is the Longhouse, comprising two bedroom suites, a lounge and a professionally equipped kitchen.  Opposite is the Bali Pavilion, with two bedrooms, garden bathrooms and courtyard.  Furthest from the beach, two more guest bedroom suites occupy the two-storey Pool Pavilion and share an open-fronted living area looking onto the 20-metre swimming pool.  Two additional bedrooms are housed in the Family Pavilion situated near the villa entrance, while a tennis court and shower room lie just across the driveway.

Living Areas

Villa Batujimbar - Living bale

One of the pleasures of a sojourn at Villa Batujimbar is the sheer amount of living space. While there’s plenty of room for a full house to socialise under the same roof, there are also lots of quiet corners for breaking away from the crowd.

The main living pavilion is open to the garden alongside the beach; its soaring alang-alang roof supported by towering coconut columns. Three sides of the pavilion are lined with comfortably upholstered built-in benches and at its centre four traditional Indonesian sofas with curved teakwood frames are set around an elaborately carved coffee table.

A breezy, fan-cooled lounge graces the upper level of the historic Lembu Balé, reached by a pair of stately staircases. With its roof supported by elaborate columns rooted in sandstone plinths carved in the shape of animals and mythical figures, this space is defined by two monumental bovine statues (lembu means cow in the Indonesian language). Cane and teak colonial-style seating provides the perfect spot to enjoy the sea view.

The Poolside Pavilion’s living area provides yet another space for relaxation, with clusters of handsome seating, an alcove carpeted with thick comfy cushions, and a breakfast table facing the pool. There’s a small kitchenette and a guest shower room tucked out of sight.

Guests have a choice of dining areas. Towards the beach is an enchanting raised dining balé with antique marble table and ten rattan chairs set under a thatched roof. For formal meals, there’s an alfresco dining room in the Lembu Balé, where a 12-seater stunning teakwood table faces sliding glass doors that open onto fish ponds.  In the Longhouse is a huge professionally equipped kitchen and, behind, a staff service kitchen and laundry.

In Villa Batujimbar’s fabulous formal gardens ancient moss-encrusted statues stand sentinel by the 20-metre pool whose stone terrace is lined with sun-loungers and parasols. Seemingly floating above a lotus pond is a large relaxation balé – the perfect spot for afternoon tea while admiring scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabarata carved into the wall behind. From the beachfront balé glorious views across the sea to the sacred Mount Agung and the island of Nusa Penida can be enjoyed; Sanur’s acclaimed sandy beach and sheltered waters lie just beyond the traditional gate in the boundary wall. Elsewhere on the estate are the tennis court, refreshment area and sports shower.

Villa Batujimbar - Sun loungers on the beach

Bedrooms

Villa Batujimbar offers nine spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, each oriented for privacy in five separate pavilions. Seven have ensuite bathrooms while the two smaller Family Pavilion bedrooms – one designed for kids – share a shower room. All have contemporary luxuries such as 40-inch or 32-inch satellite channel TVs, safes and bar fridges, matched with historic paintings, collectibles, furniture and oriental rugs that hark back to the villa’s distinguished heritage.

Villa Batujimbar - Master bedroom

Beachfront master suite

The grand, two-storey master suite is situated close to the ocean, just behind the beachfront living balé.   On the ground floor of this palatial pavilion is a peaceful study and sitting area furnished with a large antique writing desk and an elegant chaise longue. Walls are lined with teak shelving and display units and, in one corner is a circular glass-topped table for four and a bar area.

Upstairs an ornately carved, king-size, four-poster bed luxuriates below a lofty alang-alang thatched roof.  Warm teakwood flooring and richly coloured antique rugs adorn the floor and a comfortable sofa at the foot of the bed faces a large flat-screen TV.  A delightful private furnished balcony overlooks the ocean to the front of the room.

A WC leads from the upper-floor bedroom and a full bathroom lies just down the stairs, adjoining the study and sitting room.

The Longhouse

The two large master bedrooms in the Longhouse open onto lawns on one side and a water garden terrace on the other. In each, a super-king four-poster rests under a soaring pavilion roof on a polished terrazzo floor that flows into the dressing area. Flanking the mirrored vanity alcove sliding doors lead to the stately WC enclosure and a large shower area that opens onto the water garden.

Villa Batujimbar - Longhouse bedroom one
Villa Batujimbar - Bali pavilion bedroom two

The Bali Pavilion

Within this most romantic of pavilions, with its brightly painted antique Balinese doors and teakwood parquet floor, are two inter-connecting bedrooms with king-size beds swathed in mosquito nets, and inter-connecting garden bathrooms with alfresco showers. Beyond sliding double doors lies a walled garden with private relaxation balé, huge shade-giving Jewent tree, and a separate entrance to the main villa gardens. The second room also has a small private courtyard with seating.

The Pool Pavilion

On the upper level of the Pool Pavilion are two king-bedded guest suites, with bengkirai-wood floors, ceilings of bedeg (woven rattan) and delightful treetop views beyond full-width windows. The suites are split-level, and each has its own entrance from the garden, ensuring complete privacy.  At ground level are dressing areas, bathrooms with Palimanan-lined showers and statement bathtubs, and spiral staircases.  Conveniently, WCs and washbasins adjoin the bedrooms upstairs.

Villa Batujimbar - Pool pavilion bedroom one
Villa Batujimbar - Bali pavilion exterior

The Family Pavilion

On the second level of a building tucked away behind the villa entrance are two more smaller bedrooms – one with a king bed and the other with small twin beds – that share a bathroom with separate WC and shower. They are ideal for a family, or as a separate enclave for up to four kids who will appreciate a little independence.

Guest Reviews

  • March 7th, 2020 - March 11th, 2020

    Service was great and very attentive. Food was generally very nice.

    Lucia L, Australia
  • February 16th, 2020 - February 28th, 2020

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Batujimbar! It's a magical place.

    Mr R, Indonesia
  • February 3rd, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

    What a wonderful week we have had at Villa Batujimbar. We thought the villa and staff were amazing and was a perfect place to celebrate a birthday with old friends. The food was excellent. We had a truly unforgettable time. Thank you to Ari and his team.

    Anthony W, United Kingdom
  • May 24th, 2019 - May 31st, 2019

    We hoped our holiday in Bali would be amazing but it has been much more than we could imagined. The villa was outstanding, the garden, pool and ponds are stunning and all of the staff are brilliant, always smiling and nothing was too much trouble. A magical experience we will be back.

    Stephen C, United Kingdom
  • May 19th, 2019 - May 23rd, 2019

    Thank you all for such a wonderful stay. What a beautiful place with a beautiful staff. We all very much enjoyed your professional and friendly service. Nothing was too much and always a beautiful smile.

    Daniel V, Australia
  • April 22nd, 2019 - April 25th, 2019

    We had our wonderful wedding here during our stay which was made even more magical in this beautiful villa setting. Thank you to all the villa staff for their brilliant support throughout. We have loved the food, the pool, the rooms, the beautiful spot throughout. We would definitely love to visit again at some time in the future.

    Alice G, Indonesia
  • April 16th, 2019 - April 21st, 2019

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in Villa Batujimbar. I am happy I had my most important moment of my life in here with a wonderful experience. My family and my self had unforgettable time here. Thanks Ari and all the friendly staff here.

    Adam A, Australia
  • March 18th, 2019 - March 19th, 2019

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in Villa Batujimbar. The villa is stunning, location amazing and staff very lovely. Food was a highlight too. Would love to stay longer next time.

    Jane L, Australia
  • March 4th, 2019 - March 9th, 2019

    Thank you to you and your amazing team. Our stay was special and you gave us memories forever that will never be forgotten.

    Steve S, Australia
  • December 21st, 2018 - January 4th, 2019

    Thank you for a truly amazing stay. We couldn't have asked for a better place for our first experience in Bali. The staff was endlessly helpful and the facilities were always extremely well kept. We are incredibly grateful for the kindness and helpfulness we were always treated with. We all agree that this was one of the best holidays we have ever been on.

    Thomas S, Sweden
  • October 28th, 2018 - November 9th, 2018

    From the dark and cold north we come, 19 swedes of all ages. The gentle smile of Ari and his wonderful staff made us feel like home. After 12 days and 12 nights we return to Sweden, thankful, relaxed, tanned and inspired. Villa Batujimbar is hard to describe in words. It is so rich in emotions that need to be experienced. One has to walk in the garden and discover all the art work while listening to the ocean and the birds. We all agree that this was a perfect vacation. We cannot thank Ari and his staff enough. Every day and at even moment they have given us generous attention and precious care. We are already planing to return.

    Susanna L, Sweden
  • August 23rd, 2018 - August 26th, 2018

    Wow.. what a stay! My partner David and I were told about this villa from a friend who lived here. We booked to stay at the villa and have our wedding here before seeing it. The photos look amazing, but they were nothing for in comparison to seeing it in person. From the moment we stepped foot in Batujimbar we were completely mesmerized. Never in our wildest dream could we have imagined such an incredible, magical and spiritual place. The ground, the room, the views, the architecture were stunning but the things that impressed us the most were the staff - their kindness, professionalism and incredible way of making us all feel very comfortable. This is a moment are will treasure for the rest of our lives. Words cannot describe the feeling my partner and I and all our party guest experienced throughout our time here. A huge thank you to Villa Batujimbar for making our special day the experience of a lifetime.

    Anna L, Australia
  • August 18th, 2018 - August 23rd, 2018

    What a slice of paradise! The location, garden, beautiful buildings, history and the wonderful staff made this holiday one of the best ever. Our every need was attended by Ari and the marvelous staff, food was amazing! The earthquakes added a little excitement and comradely thank you for your reassurance.

    Clare M, Australia
  • July 28th, 2018 - August 12th, 2018

    We stayed at this wonderful property for a family reunion between the Kavanagh family, Deodor family, Alsap family, Fergusan family and Boor family, we have had a wonderfull time seeing an Aussie relations and will remembered forever. The Villa staff were fantastic and made us feel very welcome and well looked after. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. Thank you for helping us and making our stay so very special we will be back!

    Rosario F, Chile
  • July 12th, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018

    We are stayed at this wonderful property for a family reunion between the Kavanagh family, Ferguser family and Boor Family. We have had a wonderful time seeing our Aussie relations and will remember it forever. The villa staff were fantastic and made us feel very welcome well look after. Every one has been so friendly and helpful. Thank you for having us and making our stay so very special. We will be back.

    Joanne F, Australia
  • August 22nd, 2017 - August 30th, 2017

    This is a special place and special people . If we are lucky enough, we will visit again on future. Thank you to Ari and his wonderfull staff . We have had a great experience.

    Stephen T, Australia
  • June 2nd, 2016 - June 5th, 2016

    Thanks to all of the staff for making our special day go so smoothly and making our stay so enjoyable.

    Marissa ., Canada
  • April 12th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016

    Very good villa for big family with children and I will come back again in the future. Thank you for all staff for the good service.

    David N, Indonesia
  • March 23rd, 2016 - March 31st, 2016

    Unique experience, we realy appreciate the property with stunning garden. Nice and good beach in front.

    Ali A, Iran
  • September 28th, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

    Our close family stayed here with us for 6 days, and we also held our wedding ceremony and reception on the villa grounds. The ambiance, location and quality of Batu Jimbar was more than we could have ever dreamed for, and we would highly recommend this fabulous venue to anyone looking to have an experience of a life time.

    Indonesia
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