Mahatma House Villas within walking distance to the Beach - Canggu - Price range: From US$ 900 >
Mahatma House is located beachfront in the traditional, seaside and exclusive fishermen village of Seseh on Bali's southwest coast. The village, surrounded by a government protected rice field's green belt is becoming the preferred destination for high end customers, who prefer to: live immersed in the untouched traditional Balinese culture; enjoy almost private and unspoiled beaches; ride the waves in Seseh surfing spots; taste fresh fish provided directly from the fishermen; assist to real Balinese ceremonies in the local temples and relax in a tranquil atmosphere, without renouncing to the luxury of some of the most stylish and luxurious Villas in Bali and the proximity of the cosmopolitan glamour of Seminyak. Seseh retains the customs and culture of old Bali. Cows are herded through the fields, rice is planted and harvested throughout year, and the sound of ritual music is carried on the breeze. The approach to Seseh is by way of a country lane; emerald rice fields line the road as it meanders through an avenue of coconut palms. The Villa Mahatma House is a two storey, five bedroom villa characterized by expansive open air tropical living spaces, chick and zen interiors, and spectacular sea views. The contemporary architectural style is a study in perfect symmetry, presenting an abundance of space and a soaring Iron wood shingle roof. The atmospheric interior design is imbued with Asian mystique and contemporary ambience, characterized by dark polished cement walls, charcoal-grey polished cement floors, black custom-designed furnishings and a pair of wrought iron encased stairwells inspired on Chinese cages. This luxurious property is ideal for weddings and events. It was completed in 2009 and has an interconnecting garden door to its sister Villa Matahari, which presents a contrasting decor and theme next door. Both villas can therefore be rented together, presenting accommodation for up to 18 people.
There are five air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in Mahatma House. The two Master Bedrooms are located in the second floor with beds oriented towards the beach. Spectacular views can be seen during sunrise and sunset. Both master bedrooms offer audio visual facilities with: LCD TV, DVD player, IPod speakers, and internal telephone and safety boxes. There are two Garden Suites, housed in a standalone single storey pavilion on the far side of the swimming pool, and an additional Corner Suite on the ground floor of the main building oriented to sunset. Each of these suites has internal telephone and safety boxes. Four of the suites offer private sitting areas, where the guests can relax or have their private meals. Master Suites The Master Suites are stylish, minimalist and extremely spacious, each is flanked by a private, open air, roof terrace furnished with a double lounger. The Master Suites feature windows on three sides overlooking the garden, the beach, and a Balinese temple. The black, king size bed in each room is flanked by black side tables, and oriented towards the sea, with breathtaking views. There is also a chaise longue in the dressing area in front of the closets which are completely covered with mirrors to reflect the landscape views. The expansive en-suite bathrooms are each fitted with a luxurious black bathtub beside a wide window. There is a toilet on one side and a walk in rain shower on the other side. Despite the abundance of windows, guests' privacy is cleverly protected by the one-way mirror glasses. A wide terrazzo vanity unit supports twin washbasins, and huge wall mirrors multiply the space. Fitted wardrobes provide plenty of hanging and storage space.
The garden suites are each furnished with a built in king size bed, and each bedroom incorporates a sunken bathtub fashioned in black polished concrete, as well as a double washbasin. The toilet and the walk in rain shower are each located in separate private spaces behind doors. The garden suites open onto timber decks in private back gardens, as well as onto a private chill out area overlooking the pool. Corner Suite The fifth bedroom is accessed from the side garden. It is furnished with a built-in terrazzo bed, a desk, a stool and a chaise longue. A sliding door leads into the en-suite bathroom fitted with a walk-in rain shower, a single washbasin and a toilet. This is the smallest suite but with a lot of charm due to the ocean and sunset views.
Entrance, Living & Dinning Room
There are two entrances to the House. The pedestrian entrance is done through a classical Balinese three step portico framed by an antique wooden carved door, leading to the House entrance hall with an impressive stone worked waterfall sided by two ponds with golden fish inside. Both sides of the Entrance Hall lead to the open air living & dining area which takes up most of the ground floor, of the main building, incorporating a TV lounge, accessed by wide stepping stones over another ornamental pond and furnished with a large sofa, an armchair, and a cabinet of Buddha statues with a 50" LCD TV, a DVD player and a top quality 5:1 Home Cinema sound system. The living area itself is the central focus. Aligned with the swimming pool and overlooking the garden, it is cooled by two large ceiling fans with woven rattan blades, and furnished with rattan lazy chairs, circular ottomans and a substantial daybed scattered with silk cushions. A fat, smiling Buddha sits in one corner, a pile of gongs rests in another corner, and an antique timber wall panel adds a splash of jade green behind the daybed. The dining area is accessed by another set of stepping stones over a pond and is furnished with a table for ten, complemented by two different styles of dining chairs, arranged alternately with capacity for 12 people. There is also a guest toilet on the ground floor.
The Kitchen The fully equipped, open plan, feature kitchen is located beside the dining area for ease of service. The funky decoration displays the green lids of old, Indonesian 'krupuk' (rice cracker) jars. The kitchen contains all of the facilities that Mahatma House chef requires for the preparation of delicious meals, innovative buffets, and party snacks. Spa Services & Office Mahatma House offers internal spa services, including: facials, body treatment, various types of massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. provided by professional therapists on request at an extra charge.
Garden & Pool
The 18 m. x 6.40 m. swimming pool is a stunning feature which completes the symmetry of the property consisting of a four side water overflow with external walls and pathways covered with Andesite Flame stone and lightened underwater by 102 led lamps. The pool deck is furnished with umbrellas and sun loungers made from Sunbrella and all-weather rattan. The large garden with its flat lawn is ideal for weddings, parties and celebrations. A central chill out area at the end of the swimming pool is opened to the sky; it presides over the pool and offers an additional sitting area. Behind this is an impressive vertical rock garden with a water cascade and in its centre there is a fire pyre which is lightened every night to complete this magical environment.
The location offers direct access to the beach and easy access up to the mountains and rice terraces on the western slopes of the island; it is 40 minutes drive from the famous cultural and artistic town of Ubud, just 20 minutes drive from Seminyak and the Sunset Road, gateway to the eastern side of the island. It is only 5 minutes away from Tanah Lot, one of the main temples of Bali. It is also convenient for all of Bali's shopping malls and main tourist attractions. The international airport is 50 minutes' drive, depending on the traffic. The nearby 'Nirwana Bali Golf Course' designed by Greg Norman, and voted the number 1 golf course in Asia it is situated beside the dramatic waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot. For horse lovers, the 'Umalas Equestrian Centre' is just a few kilometers away. Echo Beach at Canggu, which is bordered by a surfing reef and noted for a casual and lively beach-side dining scene, is a pleasant one-kilometer walk along the seashore. This is the place where the local community gathers in the evenings to watch the legendary sunsets. A variety of eating areas and tables spill out onto a beachside buff; there is a daily barbeque and live music on Sunday evenings.
Mahatma House - Villa Rates
Validity: until 10 January 2013
||Villa Rates (USD)
|5 Bedroom Villa
All rates are quoted in USD with the following benefits:
- Return airport transfers
- Welcome drinks and cold towels upon arrival in the Airport
- Welcome drinks, cold towels and flowers upon arrival in the villa
- 1 x Breakfast (first morning only)
- 1 x Lunch or Dinner with villa's chef
- 1 x Massage
- Daily replenished mineral water
- Internet connection
All rates subject to 10% government tax.
Long term and per bedroom rates are available upon request.
- High & Peak Season Periods
High season period: July 1 - 31, September 1 - 15, Chinese New Year and Easter Week.
Peak season period: August 1 - 31 and December 20 - January 10.
Minimum stay: LOW season: 3 nights; HIGH season: 7 nights; PEAK season: 14 nights.