Taking its name from a sacred spring, the magnificent six-bedroom villa, known as ’The Beji’, rests within 40-are of land, bordered by rice terraces and a river, within walking distance of the beach on Bali’s south-western coast. The property is comprised of ten single-storey pavilions, together with one double-storey building, a 27-metre swimming pool, and ornamental ponds, leisurely spread throughout lush, expansive gardens. Constructed of local materials, with ironwood shingle roofs, the style is restful with a fresh cool décor and contemporary furnishings.
Living Pavilion & Sunken Lounge
The elevated, open-sided, living pavilion presides over the garden; its Palimanan stone floor extending onto a timber deck bounded by a cascading wall of water. Embracing a stylish cream and black colour theme, the pavilion is furnished with three yielding sofas, two ottomans and a coffee table, complemented by a coiled stainless steel sculpture and lamp-stand created by local sculptor, Chen of ’Chenergy’. Ideal for entertaining and relaxing, this ample lounge is cooled by natural breezes and paddle ceiling fans. Surround-sound music speakers are fitted in the high roof. To one side of the Living Pavilion is another deck, with two frangipani trees and an open-air sunken lounge, presenting built-in cushioned seating at a lower level.
The elegant dining pavilion showcases a huge teak dining table, large enough to accommodate up to 18 people. The pavilion is open on three sides with a high roof, and a creamy-white Palimanan stone floor. Antique artefacts are displayed in alcoves within the supporting pillars, and wooden benches provide additional seating; a stainless steel sculpture takes pride of place, and an ornamental pond runs along one side. A guest washroom is located close to the dining pavilion.
The state-of-the-art service kitchen is located behind the dining pavilion, and is fully equipped with everything that the staff need in order to produce delicious Western and Asian meals. Fitted with gleaming appliances, enhanced by black marble and teak, this impressive kitchen is also a professional facility for outside caterers to prepare lavish feasts for weddings, parties and special functions.
Library / Media Room and Upper Deck
A flight of steps leads from the dining pavilion to the air-conditioned library and media room, located close to the entrance of the property. This is the only room at the villa that is positioned on an upper level. Featuring a teakwood floor, and fitted with a ceiling fan in addition to the air-conditioning, this home-theatre is furnished with L-shaped sofas, ottomans, coffee tables, lamps, and built-in bookshelves. It boasts a wall-mounted, electronically-operated 1.5 metre cinema screen, supported by a hi-tech surround-sound and music system, and a projector for showing movies and DVDs, in addition to satellite TV channels. Double doors open onto a stone balcony deck, with an enormous daybed and gorgeous views of the rice fields.
There are six air-conditioned bedrooms at The Beji, each with its own en-suite bathroom, dressing room, and open-air relaxation deck. Each bedroom is equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a DVD player and quality sound system, and a safe deposit box. Additionally, there are two furnished, open-sided, living pavilions shared by the double and twin-bedded suites.
The two master suites are located on either side of the pool, accessed by sliding glass doors with wooden shutters. Each of these sizeable bedrooms presents a polished teakwood floor, a king-size, canopied four-poster bed, comfy chairs, a standard lamp, and a cushioned window seat. The TVs in the master bedrooms are 29-inch. A separate dressing area, adjacent to each bedroom, offers plenty of hanging and storage space. Each sumptuous bathroom is dominated by an oversized terrazzo bathtub, which is surrounded by a raised wooden deck complete with a built-in cushioned seat. Teak vanity units, twin washbasins, large wall mirrors, a walled garden area planted with palms and taro, and a spacious rainshower with a pebbled surround completes the picture of bath-time opulence. In front of each master bedroom is raised wooden deck overhanging the two shallow areas of the swimming pool. Each is furnished with a massive 3.5 x 2 metre daybed.
The two double suites and two twin-bedded suites are very similar in design to the master suites. The adjoining bathrooms are smaller than the master bathrooms, but sumptuous nonetheless! Features include open-air rainshowers bordered by young bamboo, sunken bathtubs and twin washbasins, complemented by soaring roofs and glassless windows with carved Palimanan fretwork screens. Outside, wooden decks with comfy armchairs and cushioned daybeds are flanked by bubbling ponds stocked with bulrushes and koi.
Garden & Recreational Facilities
The gardens encompass a clipped velvety lawn, flanked by a pair of regal feathery palms. The splendid 27 x 10-metre swimming pool is the focal point; it is 2.2 metres deep, with two segregated shallow areas for kids, positioned at either side. The timber pool deck has the appearance of an island, and is furnished with red umbrellas and four, red, triple-sunlounger-chairs. Speakers positioned beside the pool carry music around the garden. There is also a secluded garden beside the main entrance and dining pavilion, planted with giant taro and white flowering shrubs.
The extensive open space within garden, together with the numerous terraces and living areas, makes The Beji an ideal tropical setting for parties, weddings, celebrations, barbeques and other functions. The sizeable modern kitchen provides the staff with the equipment and facilities to cater for a wide variety of events and many guests. Special events can also be coordinated by professional outside caterers who have the world-class expertise to prepare a sumptuous feast at the villa, in addition to the coordination of decorations, flowers, lighting, sound systems and entertainment. A family group can be indulged with a sizzling barbeque beside the pool at sunset, the smooth lawn can be utilised as a stage for Balinese dance performances, and the garden is large enough to comfortably accommodate well over 100 guests. There is a spacious and secure car parking area at the front. Additional recreational facilities include a tennis court and a gym.