Iskandar’s open-sided living room is on the villa’s uppermost floor, which makes it perfect for receptions, heralded by a fretwork Chinese-style screen and a Balinese gong. From the balcony at the front guests can survey the scene of the swimming pool and the sparkling river beyond. Adjacent to the living room is a pergola dripping with white-flowering thunbergia and surrounded on three sides by a fishpond with a bubbling urn as its centerpiece. Here, a small dining table and four chairs rests upon a wooden deck, which appears to float on a moat. A comfy sofa scattered with Chinese silk cushions, makes this a delightful space for watching movies on the 48-inch satellite channel TV and DVD player. A guest washroom is positioned to one side.
Villa Iskandar’s large dining room, furnished with a table for ten and decorated with elegant Chinese artwork and artefacts, offers the choice of a formal, air-conditioned dining experience (perfect for entertaining) or a more casual, open-air effect when the glass doors are folded open to the pool deck and the jungle view.
The ironwood pool deck is built around the curved contours of the 15-metre, infinity-edge swimming pool that looks out over the river valley. This magnificent outdoor area is furnished with sun loungers and an alfresco dining table for eight, and shaded by frangipani trees and tall fan palms, while a firebowl at the edge of the pool creates a romantic ambiance at night.
A spiral staircase winds down to a riverside deck, open to the sky and situated next to the studio bedroom. This magical spot is the perfect place to practice yoga or meditate to the murmur of the river.
Villa Iskandar – Luxury 4 bedroom Tabanan villa rental, BaliElite Havens
Welcome to Villa Iskandar, our beautiful four-bedroom riverside home in South-west Bali; contemporary in design with a healthy dose of Chinoiserie adding the style and mysticism of the Orient into the mix. We chose this location for its natural beauty and rural charm and of course its proximity to the beach and the famous Tanah Lot sea temple, while Seminyak’s good times and shopping are only a 13-kilometre drive away.
Each of our four bedrooms is tastefully decorated with antique Chinese furnishings and features hardwood floors, queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms (two of which are semi-open-air), and views over the river. There are dining options for both formal indoor feasts and relaxed alfresco meals on the terrace. The focal point, however, is our 15-metre infinity edge pool that looks out over the river.
Built on three levels the villa hugs the riverbank and is surrounded by mature trees, which bring with them an abundance of shade and wildlife, where butterflies, singing insects, frogs and birds all congregate to fill the day with colour and song; a quintessential tropical holiday experience.
At Iskandar we offer you five-star facilities and superb service from a full team of caring staff including a manager, butlers, and a chef, so that that you will have no real need to go out for meals or entertainment, although we do provide the services of a car and driver for up to eight hours a day at a special rate should you wish to explore beyond the villa.
Villa Iskandar shares a dedicated 400-square-metre wedding space, a driveway, parking area and staff service facilities with its neighbour Villa Atacaya. When the two villas are rented together they offer a 9-bedroom option for large groups of friends, extended families and wedding parties.