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Introduction


The enchanting Villa Melati is perched upon the Sayan Ridge in the traditional Balinese village of Kedewatan, just five minutes drive from the cultural town of Ubud. Providing accommodation for up to 8 adults, the villa is available for short and medium-term rental, whenever the owners are not in residence. The style is elegant and romantic, presenting tropical living at its very best.

Encompassed by raw nature, this rainforest retreat is landscaped into the contours of a steep gorge, high above Bali’s sacred Ayung River, at a point where the valley gently curves and opens out into a hidden plateau of rice fields.

Overview


The villa is composed of two wings, in a V-shaped plan, encompassing an inner courtyard garden and a fan-shaped swimming pool that appears to float above the treetops. The flowing design oozes a profound feeling of calm, while the breathtaking, birds-eye view of the river reflects a grand sense of scale.

The graceful architecture of this thatched hideaway is essentially Balinese. The property is constructed of traditional local materials, with contemporary style incorporated into the high-quality fixtures and fittings. Designed to harmonise with the environment, the pavilions and viewing balconies offer a blend of open-air living and air-conditioned comfort. The colonial-style furniture is complemented by traditional batik fabrics and antique artefacts, while the 5000 square metres of terraced gardens incorporate a delightful lookout pavilion, a converted rice barn, and a water-garden of cascading ornamental pools.

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View from Lookout

South Master Bedroom

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The accommodation comprises two master bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, an open living room, a dining room with adjacent kitchen, a mezzanine with additional sleeping accommodation and bathroom, and an entertainment room with a sleeping loft and bathroom.

The infinity-edge swimming pool appears to overflow into the forest; its stone deck enhanced with sun-loungers, oriental parasols, palms, pots and flowering shrubs. Across the valley, broad-canopied acacia trees, stately lontar, umbrella ferns, rippling banana leaves and giant bamboo mingle with tall coconut palms. Paddlings of ducks forage for tasty morsels on the valley floor, dragonflies glide on the thermals, and cicadas chirrup to the accompaniment of an orchestra of birdsong.

Villa Melati takes its name from one of Indonesia’s national flowers. Synonymous with sweet fragrance, melati – or jasmine – blossoms are commonly used in Balinese Hindu ceremonies, symbolising purity, eternal love and nobility.

From our Guestbook


“The immense beauty of Villa Melati is captivating.”