The main pavilion houses a living area, a bedroom and a library. Slightly raised above the garden, it enjoys cool breezes and gorgeous views. On one side of this symmetrical pavilion is a cosy living area with a built-in cushioned sofa, and big, dish-shaped, water-hyacinth chairs in which you can curl up and watch movies on the large 42-inch plasma screen satellite TV, which is mounted upon the wall. There is also a DVD player and a quality surround sound hi-fi system. On the other side is a small pool table and another built-in sofa.
The library is located in the main living pavilion beside the grand front entrance. It boasts a cream décor and a wall of built-in book shelves and cupboards. The open doorway to the library showcases an ornately carved Chinese window frame.
Tengah means middle, and this peach-themed air-conditioned bedroom is centrally located in the main living pavilion. The built-in queen-size bed is made up with a sumptuous silk cover and scatter cushions, with colour-coordinated organza curtains. The bedroom is equipped with a mini bar-fridge, a safe deposit box, and a flat-screen TV mounted upon the wall. The room is ornamented with bright artwork, a full length mirror, a Buddha head and local artifacts. Double doors lead into the en-suite open-air bathroom, which is set beside a pebbled garden complete with a traditional Palimanan stone frieze depicting a scene from the Hindu epic tale of the Ramayana. An open-air shower is protected from the elements by the roof canopy, and a large washbasin rests beneath an exquisite cast bronze circular mirror. The toilet is alcoved to one side, together with some fitted cupboards.
Dining Pavilion & Kitchen
An ornamental pond under a covered pergola is traversed by stepping stones linking the main living pavilion to the dining pavilion. A bubbling fountain creates the serene sound of running water. The pavilion is characterised by two pairs of disc-shaped Chinese window panels, another Palimanan stone frieze is set into the wall; a carved chaise long is positioned outside the entrance. Steps leads down into the immaculate kitchen; this dream in dark grey polished terrazzo, is light and airy and fully equipped, and it is here that the staff will prepare delicious meals, served through the large open hatch adjacent to the alfresco dining area. The hatch is framed by another ornate window panel, and doubles as a bar with high stools positioned on the side that enjoys the open air. The dining area is sheltered by a soaring roof, and furnished with a chunky modern dining table for six, polished penshell wall lamps, a large antique cabinet, and a brass candi resting upon a stone carved plinth. A large guest powder room is located within a walled garden at the back of the pavilion, guarded by a lava stone statue of a Balinese goddess.
Wooden steps within the dining pavilion lead up to the charming loft bedroom known as the Bunga (flower) Room. At the front of the room is a timber mezzanine – a delightful sitting area furnished with water hyacinth chairs, coffee table, and an Oriental rug. The Bunga Room is characterised by coffee and peach silk and organza soft furnishings, while being equipped with air-conditioning, a queen-size bed, a mini bar-fridge, a safe deposit box, and a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The en-suite bathroom is lined with natural dark grey stone and fitted with a stainless steel washbowl upon a pedestal, a rain-shower, and toilet. The adjoining stone sundeck presents rice field views; it is bordered by a low wall planted with pink bougainvillea.
The Master Suite is housed within a self-contained bungalow with a soaring thatched roof, and located on the far side of the main living pavilion. It is accessed by a pebbled pathway lined with yellow irises next to a sculptured Palimanan stone wall. The ‘Nandi’ bedroom boasts a grey terrazzo floor and a magnificent four-poster bed adorned with primitive-style Timorese carvings. The silk bed cover and cushions, and organza curtains follow a copper and chartreuse theme, and the furnishings include three green Oriental rugs, a leather sofa and matching ottomans, a funky table, and an antique Javanese 'gerobok' rice-storage chest on wooden wheels. A wood carving of Ganesha dances upon a shelf behind the bed. Double glass doors open onto a timber balcony offering rural views; this is a pleasant private spot where you can relax on a deck chair with a book or a cocktail. Another large window overlooks a pretty garden area, also accessed by double doors. The room is equipped with air-conditioning, a mini bar-fridge, a safe deposit box, and a flat-screen TV mounted on the wall; a spacious dressing area is furnished with a full length mirror, built in cupboards and a leather seat. The wonderful en-suite garden bathroom boasts a terrazzo vanity shelf with a marble wash bowl, a large decorative mirror, and a toilet and rain-shower positioned in opposite alcoves. The dominant feature is a huge oval bathtub where you can soak to your heart’s content under the stars, while still being sheltered by the roof canopy and enjoying the privacy that is provided by the high walls.