Contemporary Asian in design and lavishly appointed, the architectural grandeur of this six-bedroom property emphasises majestic dimensions to create an atmosphere of serenity and refinement.
At Villa Ylang Ylang, the pursuit of relaxation is amply catered for with a gym and infrared sauna, a top-notch theatre room and a series of intimate, luxurious outdoor spaces, while epicurean pursuits are more than satisfied by the kitchen, which produces fine dining par excellence.
Approached through Saba village, with its idyllic scenery of verdant rice fields and coconut groves, this beachfront property resting on landscaped gardens and facing the Indian Ocean’s crashing surf is a spectacular sight.
Built in 2002 and lovingly designed and furnished by its owner, Villa Ylang Ylang hints of Versace and European sophistication: an elegant black and gold theme permeates throughout, while furnishings are fashioned from the finest imported fabrics. Food is served on gold plates, pool towels are by Chanel and several precious glass sculptures by the celebrated Japanese Artist Seiki ornament the villa. Guests have included international celebrities and royalty, discreetly served by the experienced yet charming villa staff.
Villa Ylang Ylang, however, is much, much more than a luxury beachside residence. The villa is named after the fragrant Ylang Ylang flower, renowned for bringing harmony, peace, warmth and passion, and its mantra is ‘passionate serenity’, which is exactly what you will find here. Radiating a positive and rejuvenating energy, Villa Ylang Ylang’s wildly beautiful beachside setting is therapeutic in itself, but add the yoga and spa treatments, health-conscious food and calming chill-out zones and you have a magical retreat. Secluded and peaceful, you may not want to leave this destination villa, but should you venture out you are within easy driving distance of many of Bali’s tourist attractions and natural splendours.
The complete villa with two-storey main pavilion with living–dining area; fully-equipped kitchen; theatre room and upper gallery with spa and massage deck plus meditation deck; 2 balés (gazebos); one 15m saltwater pool and 2 plunge pools, gym and sauna.
12 guests (2 master suites with king beds; 2 queen-bedded suites; 2 twin-bedded suites convertible to Kings) plus 2 baby cots. Extra beds are available on request at additional cost.
I will always be available for you when needed but the house comes with Full-time manager; senior housekeeper–butler; maintenance man–butler; chef; kitchen assistant; junior housekeeper; gardener; 2 security guards.
Accessed through internal sliding doors from each of the Queen Rooms are adjoining Junior Rooms, each furnished with twin beds – one with canopied, mosquito nets – making them very suitable for children (these rooms are ideally positioned nearest to the living pavilion, so parental surveillance is easy in the evenings). Ensuites with showers are attached to both Junior Rooms.
Interiors in all four rooms follow the style of the master suites and all bathrooms are delightfully sunny, courtesy of a conservatory-style, sloping glass roof decorated with rattan. Outside, intimate patios are edged with white pebbles, black tiles and tropical foliage; ornamented by glass standing candle-holders and furnished with a single, black reclining lounger.
Furthest away from the main pavilion and closest to the beach, the two luxurious master suites face each other across the pool. Similar in style, both come furnished with a king-size, contemporary, four-poster bed, vanity area and silk upholstered couch. Their lavish bathrooms feature generous-sized sunken bathtubs, room-size walk-in rain shower, his n’ hers washbasins and, beyond, a small courtyard with modern glass sculptures contrasting with traditional-style Balinese water statue and pool. At the opposite end, a terraced area features comfy cushioned outdoor furniture (with encircling silk drapes for privacy) and a relaxing private plunge pool, looking out over the sea.
Both master suites are additionally equipped with a satellite TV and DVD player.
Next to the master suites are two Queen Rooms featuring queen-size four-poster beds . Wood and glass sliding doors lead to chic ensuite bathrooms with mini-sunken baths that double as showers (massage and traditional Balinese style).
Accomplished chef, experienced in fine-dining and entertaining, with wide repertoire of international and Asian dishes from healthy to decadent.
Satellite TVs and DVD players in master suites and theatre room; extensive DVD library, CD players in bedrooms and theatre room, iPod dock in bedrooms, board games, book library, infrared sauna, gym, yoga mats, massage beds, spa and yoga services on request, barbecue facilities.
Baby cot, inflatable pool toys, high-chair, baby sitters on request.
WiFi internet complimentary throughout; computer and printer; local calls in Bali complimentary + in-house telephone system (room to room); IDD calls on request (extra cost).
Conceived in perfect symbiosis with its natural surroundings, Villa Ylang Ylang maintains a philosophy of living life with passion and serenity. Offering yoga and spa treatments, fresh, wholesome food, infrared sauna and Balinese healing, this therapeutic spot unsurprisingly helps balance mind, body and soul.
The extensive in-house spa menu features local and Indonesian treatments such as Balinese massage, mandi lulur and cream bath, plus facials, pedicures and manicures. Spa treatments administered by outside spa providers can be enjoyed on the rooftop massage deck on two massage beds, within guestrooms and beachfront gazebo, or any other suitable outdoor setting. Staff can arrange appointments in advance.
The powerful spiritual vibe and glorious setting are also conducive to yoga and meditation. The owners have years of expertise in this field, gathering a discerning list of renowned yoga instructors and visiting yoga masters for private villa sessions. Yoga mats are provided, as is a delightful choice of peaceful places to practice, such as the river deck or rooftop yoga deck at dawn or sunset. Additionally, traditional Balinese healers can visit the villa for personalised health and cleansing ceremonies.
Located within the gym and overlooking the sea, the infrared sauna is a rejuvenating marvel. Health-giving benefits are extraordinary: a twenty-minute infrared session helps eliminate toxins, increase circulation, boost the immune system and promote weight loss and well-being.
Even the volcanic black sands on the beach offer therapeutic qualities – rich in minerals, locals are known to bury themselves in the sand here to maximize their healing properties!
- Smoking outside allowed
- Pets allowance can be discussed
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My name is René…
I am a Dutchman living in Asia for 20 years. My first three years here were spend in Brunei Darussalam. January 2000 I moved to Hong Kong which I call home now for 17 years.
It is here in HK that I found the love of my life, Maria, whom I married in 2009. We are now the proud parents of two amazing and beautiful daughters, 6 & 5 years old.
Eighteen years ago I had a business outing from Brunei to Bali. It is on that trip that I fell in love with the island, it’s beauty of people and nature.
A few years later, when I was already living in Hong Kong, I rented long term a house in Sanur which up to today is our “second home” in Asia. I enjoyed the house for many years as a single man and later I had many trips there with Maria.
When our kids were born (15 months apart) we had less time to travel. Also at that time I had started my own business and this was growing and that occupied large amounts of my time. This all made that we did not use the Bali House as much as before.
We rented it out to friends and “friends of friends” and the feedback we received from all these friend guests at the house was always amazing and we felt that we should share the house with more people now we could not use it as much.
This all coincided with AIRBNB becoming bigger and well known in the world. I loved the platform approach because of the “honesty based system”. Our house is decorated as our home with “good stuff” and our taste so we always wanted to make sure we had good and appreciative guests at the house.
This was the start of now many years of hosting on Airbnb! (Since 2011)