Beach villa in Canggu seseh beach Villa Puri Sejuk Estate is a truly magical and unique beachfront retreat set within a stunning rice field location. The 25-are Estate is at the end of a private drive running parallel to the beach, and the entrance is via a wooden footbridge over a narrow river, which is contained within a stone channel complete with a waterfall to one side of the house. Puri Sejuk means ‘Cool Palace’; the fresh sea breezes are cool and refreshing, and the property is undoubtedly cool in both senses of the word. The coconut grove gardens roll gently down to the beach and the unbroken view of Bali’s magnificent coastline is breathtaking. The villa is constructed of entirely organic materials, the first of its kind, and is a labour of love designed and created by its Italian owner, Kiko Croserio. Handcrafted with inspiration, the property was not built for business purposes; instead it is a genuine home and the realization of a dream.
Encompassed by nature within peaceful rural surroundings, it is nevertheless only thirty minutes drive from the fashionable shops, world class restaurants and vibrant nightspots of Seminyak, and about forty-five minutes’ drive from Bali’s International Airport. Most of the island’s main tourist attractions are within easy access.
A pathway and gentle cobbled steps lead through the soft green lawns to a freeform swimming pool punctuated by a flourishing fan palm on a small island in the centre. A comfortable outdoor leisure and barbeque area is furnished with cushioned daybeds and a table, next to a poolside shower room. A hedge of hibiscus borders a gently swaying field of rice and a walk through the coconut grove will take you down to the beach. The views are spectacular and the melodious sound of the waves is constant.
Villa Puri Sejuk Facilities
The downstairs living area is entered through tall, folding glass doors that open up to the garden and pool, allowing the natural light and cool breezes to permeate; the richly patterned floor is cool underfoot. Fully equipped with satellite television, DVD player, CD player, IDD telephone and broadband internet connection.
A solid spiral staircase fashioned from merbau wood leads up to the “deck of the ship”, and when you walk into this room you will understand why the villa has been named after a cool palace. This enchanting upstairs living room boasts 180˚ of windows, each of which swing wide open on a horizontal hinge, to generate a sense of open-air living. The vista from here is truly awe-inspiring, with a spectacular panorama of rice fields, coconut trees, beach, Indian Ocean, and dramatic coastline all the way down to Uluwatu on the southwestern most tip of the island. West facing, this is also a wonderful spot for enjoying the sunsets, with comfortable cushioned sofas positioned to the best advantage.
The adjoining master bedroom is hung with diaphanous drapes and furnished with a desk, stylish table lamps and built-in storage space. It features a king-sized bed on a raised platform embellished with a bamboo veneer. An antique sliding door leads into a panoramic wooden bathroom with a brass washbasin and shower. The self-contained guest pavilion is located outside, adjacent to the swimming pool. This African influenced circular gazebo is painted red on the outside and boasts a conical thatched roof, bordered by gnarled frangipanis, a majestic breadfruit tree, and spiky pandanus. A red and black motif is woven into the smooth pebbled terrace and the river is channeled along one side. Guests will be soothed to sleep by the rushing water as it negotiates the weir.
The one-bedroom pavilion with en-suite shower room and dressing room, features ‘bengkirai’ or ironwood floors, timber shelving, built-in cupboard space and a canopied king size bed upon a raised platform.
Puri Sejuk is well suited for parties and barbeques and the beach is accessed via the garden. The ocean immediately in front of the property is safe for swimming and canoeing, and canoes are available for use. Further down the beach is dangerous for swimming but renowned for its world class surf breaks. The flat quiet country roads are ideal for bicycling and five pushbikes are available. A car and driver is also available for excursions.
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