families - 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

Families

The Longhouse is a great villa for families. As well as having the lawns and gardens to run around in, a huge pool to splash in, and a well-stocked indoor play area, the staff are great at organising family activities such as kite flying and learning the traditional craft of making flower offerings. Those with toddlers will need to be vigilant, due to numerous fishponds and water features, but the villa can erect a pool fence with advice notice.

The team of friendly staff will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).

Kitchen staff will happily prepare meals for fussy toddlers or babies – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. The Longhouse is well-equipped with children’s facilities, so you shouldn’t need to worry about bringing all the usual cumbersome kids’ equipment with you. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house (villa facilities include a baby cot, highchair, and kids movies) we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items).

And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page – there’s plenty in the area to keep all the family amused throughout the holiday.