bedrooms - The Longhouse
The Longhouse – Jimbaran 6 bedroom luxury villa, Bali The Longhouse – Jimbaran 6 bedroom luxury villa, Bali
The 180-degree coastal panorama from The Longhouse will take your breath away. The narrow isthmus that separates The Bukit Peninsula from the rest of Bali is clearly visible over the treetops and a chain of majestic volcanoes loom in the distance. At night, the view of the island’s southern plains ablaze with twinkling lights is equally spectacular.

Designed by renowned Balinese architect, Popo Danes, The Longhouse is a three-storey masterpiece of contemporary tropical design. Integrating the natural contours of the land this spacious villa is an intriguing maze of thatched roofs, lush gardens and cascading water features. Evocative interiors reflect the owners’ love of their adopted island home, with hand-picked textiles, furnishings and antiques collected during extensive travels across the Indonesian archipelago.

The atmospheric living room on the upper floor melds seamlessly with the infinity pool just beyond, and the villa’s six generous bedrooms are each imbued with their own unique Indonesian flavour. The villa’s long narrow design affords similar stunning views from every room and this, combined with a delightful garden, convivial dining room, air-conditioned gym, spa room and home theatre, makes The Longhouse a perfect holiday retreat.

From the moment you arrive you will be lavished with the warm hospitality that the Balinese are so famous for. The experienced, staff team includes two talented chefs, equally adept at whipping up Italian, Asian, Moroccan and Balinese feasts from a suggestion menu (on guest account) or grilling up a seafood barbecue. In-villa activities include the art of Balinese flower offerings, private yoga classes and decadent spa packages, while a complimentary car and driver  is on hand for those who wish to explore the rugged beauty of the Bukit Peninsula and beyond.
The Longhouse

Bedrooms

Each of the six air-conditioned bedrooms is inspired by an island or region of Indonesia, and ornamented with unique textiles, artefacts and antique jewellery. All have private outdoor areas (either garden or terrace) and extensive views. Features common to all rooms include flat-screen 26-inch satellite TVs, walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms with large rain showers.

Bali

At the entrance to the Bali master suite, magnificent carved wooden doors open onto a generous study/sitting room. Beyond, the bedroom is furnished with a bamboo, king-size four-poster bed, and embellished with Balinese objects d’art.  Glass doors fold back to a plunge pool and balcony with views matched by those from the large tub in the adjacent ensuite bathroom.  In a private garden beyond the bathroom is a cascading waterfall and outdoor shower.

Lombok

Located just below the Bali master suite, the spacious Lombok bedroom is surrounded by fishponds and a frangipani-filled courtyard garden.  The four-poster king  bed is accented with olive green hand woven brocade and the room is furnished with antique wood pieces.  A tub overlooks a thicket of heliconia and glass doors open onto the gardens and a cushioned day bed.

Sumba

The cosy Sumba bedroom is circled by a private veranda.  A rustic dark wood four-poster bed is draped in mosquito netting and colourful hand woven Sumbanese ikat and furnishings include a beautiful wood-carved love seat.  The bathroom has a lustrous sheen thanks to creamy-hued onyx floor tiles and hand basins, and a mirror framed in glistening onyx tiles.

Sumatra

This large room evokes the Sumatran jungle, with soothing green décor and a sturdy king-sized bed adorned with silk brocade woven with gold thread.  Elephants are embroidered onto cushions topping a sofa that converts to a single bed .  The opulent bathroom has gleaming black stone walls and a copper basin.  Outside, on a timber deck, is a bathtub carved from river rock, fringed by a bamboo fence, lush foliage and dangling lanterns.

East Java

On one side of a sitting area that opens onto to the garden, this twin room (convertible to king) is identical in size to West Java, but varies in décor.  Colour-themed in earthy browns, East Java features a beautiful carved wall panel originally made to hold one of Java’s most revered ceremonial objects – the kris knife. A glass sliding door opens onto the garden.

West Java

Across the sitting area, West Java, also a twin room (convertible to king) is identical in size to East Java. Blue batik fabric covers the beds in this room, which is decorated with antique Wayang puppets, a colonial-style wrought iron lamp and fabulous batik prints in the bathroom. A glass sliding door opens onto the garden as well.