Umah Duri Villa

3 Bedroom - Price : Low USD 325 | High USD 385 | Peak USD 435

Located in the picturesque area known as Umalas, the three bedroom Umah Duri is a short fifteen minute drive by car to the upscale areas of Seminyak and Legian, which boast some of the finest shopping, dining, and nightlife on the island, along with several fine beaches ideal for swimming and surfing. This contemporary three-bedroom Asian-influenced villa provides a cosy yet open-air lodging from which to escape the bustle of downtown and retire into ones own private world.

Guests approach the villa by passing by the security post at the shared entrance, and then through a stone yin-yang mosaic entrance. A long walled walkway flanked on both sides by blooming Birds of Paradise and other tropical flora native to Bali adds another level of privacy.

Two separate buildings constitute the main living areas of the villa, separated by an open lawn and swimming pool, and natural tiled walkways lined in decorative smooth stones. The slightly elevated main building consists of a living area and kitchen flanked on both sides by wrap-around veranda and two bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms. A formal dining terrace is located to the far right of the structure. The master bedroom and its ensuite bathroom are situated in the second building. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Two contemporary bedrooms are set off to either side of the main living room. The floors and ceilings of both rooms are panelled with dark teak-wood, offering a subtle contrast to the prominent light green and blue toned walls, accented by recessed lighting fixtures. All of the bedrooms are decorated with a collection of limited edition lithographs from modern Chinese artists, and boast a phone system complete with internet access.

The bedroom to the left of the main living area is dominated by a queen sized bed around which hangs a delicate white mosquito net canopy, and a built-in wardrobe takes up the entire back wall. The partially open-air ensuite bathroom is done in grey terazzo, with a modern wrap-around shower, a large vanity and mirror, and an exceptional vase filled with fragrant flowers.

The spacious second bedroom is furnished with a king sized bed, topped off with canopy-style white mosquito netting suspended from the ceiling, and a massive solid table ideal for study. A large adjoining enclave is lined with a standing wardrobe to tastefully conceal guest clothing and belongings, offering everything a guest could desire in terms of a private living space. The ensuite bathroom is done in creme terazzo, with a matching wrap around shower and vanity with mirror. Generously sized windows open up to overlook the back garden.

The completely open-air paliman dining terrace is set to the far right side of the main structure of the villa. A slatted wooden overhang covered with glass creates a giant sun-roof over the entire area, which is perpendicularly oriented to the rest of the villa so as to be set in an open yet separate enclave of the house. The dining table comfortably seats twelve. An orange wall gives a funky flair to this room, co-ordinating wonderfully with the remaining colour scheme of the villa. A desire to close off the dining room terrace can be fulfilled by drawing down the natural bamboo blinds that surround the three open sides. This allows cool breezes to enter and bring with them wafts of frangipani given off by the garden lining the surrounding wall of the villa grounds. The villa temple is situated behind the rear of the dining terrace.

A tiled pathway slices through the meticulous lawn and leads from the dining terrace to the second structure, housing the air-conditioned master bedroom. The organic materials used in the construction of this traditional structure emanate a natural ambience. The high alang-alang (thatched) roof provides an arched ceiling with a ceiling fan, complimenting the rich teak-wood floors. The two prominent walls are composed of huge sliding glass doors allowing the room to be completely opened up to the property or closed off and concealed by swaths of eggshell-toned draperies for absolute serenity and privacy. Draped with delicate white mosquito netting, the king sized canopy bed with Lombok sarong covers dominates the room, and is complimented on either side by matching wooden beside tables topped off with modern lamps and vases overflowing with fragrant fresh cut flowers. An oversized standing wardrobe is concealed behind the bed. Nestled in one corner, the TV offers an added means of escape. The enormous en-suite bathroom is separated from the room by sliding glass doors. Partially open-air, it is done completely in creme marbled terazzo for a contemporary minimalist feel. The large bathtub is set atop a Japanese-style slatted wood platform, with a tropical rain-head showerhead arching above. A magnificent mirror sits above the massive elegant double vanity, and all the amenities are tastefully done in dark wood and bamboo.

The tranquil sounds of fountains spouting three streams of cool water into the ten meter swimming pool compliment the sun dappled property, embracing the tropical easy-living climate produced by the villa layout. On both sides of the pool are sets of wooden sun-deck lounges and elegant white umbrellas casting desirable shade when needed.

From any position on the villa grounds, one is able to absorb the fine feel of open space and comfort that Umah Duri embraces so well, while watching the maturing palm fronds play in the breeze. The villa offers a stimulating and fully relaxing retreat.

Facilities :

Satellite TV
Setting Urban
24 hours security
View: Garden
Private swimming pool
All bedrooms A/C

Food, Drink, & Wine :
Umah Duri uses a traditional villa F&B system, that is, you are only charged for the groceries you require plus a 20% service charge (based on the value stated on the receipts). Shopping will be done at your request and under your direction. All receipts will be provided. Food preparation is free of additional service charges (though, of course, we do encourage you to tip the staff upon departure!).

Last Update : 29 September 2010