living areas - 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 car and driver  is on available (extra charge applies) for those who wish to explore the rugged beauty of the Bukit Peninsula and beyond.
The Longhouse

Living areas

INDOOR LIVING

Colourful plants fringe the thatched pavilions that form The Longhouse’s living and dining areas.  Beneath the softly whirring fans of the open-fronted lounge, plump-cushioned sofas make a comfortable vantage point for soaking up the views (binoculars are thoughtfully provided for those who want to zoom in on the action) and a circular six-seater table is positioned for informal dining or game-playing. 

The adjoining dining room is bright and cheerful with fold-back glass doors creating a semi-outdoor dining experience as they welcome in a gentle breeze.  An enormous solid saurwood table seats 12 and a pre-loaded iPod provides music to dine by. 

The villa’s state-of-the-art, air-conditioned home cinema is equipped with a 52-inch TV screen, DVD player and surround-sound system, and furnished with a huge lounge suite and plenty of ottomans. After enjoying a delicious dinner prepared by the villa’s talented chefs, what better than to retire to the cinema, put your feet up and be entertained in complete comfort.

On villa’s mezzanine level is an air-conditioned gym equipped with a treadmill, Swiss Pilates balls and yoga mats. Also on this floor is a children’s play area furnished with a massive daybed and equipped with a dolls’ house, books, train set and games to keep younger guests happy, and the spa room with its twin massage beds and outdoor bathtub.

OUTDOOR LIVING

Stretching the length of the lounge on the upper floor of the villa, the stone-tiled, 12 x 4 metre infinity pool offers spectacular views from its cooling waters, and a corner sun deck is topped with twin sun loungers. The villa’s terraced gardens are a delightful mix of lawns and flourishing foliage, where daybeds and a beautiful pergola draped with flowering vines provide plenty of quiet spots for holiday relaxation.