Villa Ombak Putih (5BR)
Villa Ombak Putih beckons guests with the promise of comfort, privacy, space and fabulous ocean views. With elegant interiors and chic, white-walled, contemporary grandeur, this five-bedroom villa extends into a lengthy garden that offers surprises – a sunken poolside lounge, a rooftop terrace, a 30-metre swimming pool, secluded bedroom pavilions and some enchanting tropical landscaping.
Located in the seaside village of Cemagi in south-west Bali, a five-minute stroll from the beach and the remarkable sea temple of Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus, this fully staffed, serene villa is encircled by rice fields and wrapped in the arms of traditional Balinese life.
Named after the white-capped waves – views of which can be relished from its upper floor rooms and terraces – five-bedroom Villa Ombak Putih breathes an ocean-inspired theme in every element of its design. This majestic and contemporary-styled property presents crisp white exteriors and cool cream marble floors, while natural Palimanan stone is the material of the villa’s striking bas-relief murals and impressive Balinese statues, which flank the grand entranceway and border the ponds.
This pale white stone features abundantly throughout the villa and defines the garden with plump, perfectly placed pebbles and warm textured paving. Even the flowers in the 3300-square-metre garden reflect the foamy surf: all are white, from the sweet-scented snowy blossoms on the many frangipani trees to the softly flowering jasmine that borders the lawns.
In keeping with the villa’s seaside location, 150 metres from the rugged Cemagi beach, white furnishings are characterised by cheerful cushion fabrics, splashes of blue and turquoise in the ocean-inspired photographic artwork, a dark blue wall, a rustic blue door and tastefully displayed time-worn aquamarine artefacts.
This gorgeous villa, which was completed in 2011, presents two enormous master bedrooms with sexy, semi-open-air bathrooms, three stand-alone guest suites, a 30-metre swimming pool and a delightful choice of indoor and outdoor living areas and dining spaces. A full team of staff is on hand at Villa Ombak Putih to look after every guest need with butler service and superb home-cooking.
Guests enter Ombak Putih via a stepping-stone avenue over a large, clear-water pond where two huge overflowing urns provide the soothing sounds of falling water.
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors run the length of the villa, removing all possibility of secrets; the state-of-the-art living areas, gardens, and swimming pool simply rush in to say hello. To the right is the formal dining area and kitchen; to the left, a comfortable lounge.
Upstairs, the two super-chic master bedrooms are mirror images of each other; each with a sea-view balcony. Outside, the garden is dominated by a 30-metre infinity pool flanked by an alfresco dining space and a sunken pool bar/lounge, above which a rooftop terrace provides the ideal spot for relaxed sundowners. Continuing down through the gardens, three stand-alone bedroom suites are beautifully integrated into the greens and whites of the landscape and are aligned in such a way as to provide guests with a sense of autonomy and privacy.
Master bedrooms 1 & 2 are located upstairs in the main building and are both as sleek and sexy as each other. Lined with huge blow up images from the owner’s travels around Indonesia, each bedroom has white linens, hardwood floors, a high-pitched ceiling and wide views of the ocean from not only the king-size bed and the stone-paved balcony, but from the bathtub and shower as well. The bathrooms carry a nautical theme of seahorse- and starfish-shaped fittings to complement the ever-present sight of the ocean. To the rear of each bedroom, a spacious dressing areas faces away from the sea and yields to rice fields and a volcanic horizon.
In the antechamber between the master bedrooms is a large sitting area with two white painted daybeds and a wooden table under a translucent white skylight. Glass doors open out to a furnished stone terrace with ocean and garden views.
Guest bedroom 1 is situated in the gardens, just below the pool. This room is bathed in natural sunlight courtesy of two sets of sliding glass doors, one of which leads out to a stone terrace overlooking a manicured lawn and two very inviting hammocks. A king-size bed rests on a raised plinth beneath a stone frieze depicting tropical palm fronds and frangipani flowers, while two white leather easy chairs just beg to be sat upon and a large white wardrobe provides plenty of storage. A semi-open outdoor bathroom with monsoon shower and a bathtub invites guests to experience bathing under the sun and stars.
Guest bedroom 2 sits next to a garden of wild grasses and flowers, a little further along the garden pathway. Sliding doors open onto a wooden deck, bringing the outdoors in. This room is furnished with a white-painted king-size bed and two dark wooden wardrobes. A large wooden lamp and an Indonesian totem sit alongside a zebra striped leather chair, while a huge image depicting a school of tropical fish reminds guests which country they are in. The bathroom features a sunken open-air tub with hand-held shower for more outdoor glory.
Guest bedroom 3 lies at the very bottom of the garden, amidst a grove of juvenile palm trees. Two inviting lawn chairs rest on the terrace taking in this miniature forest setting while, inside, the room is dominated by a blonde-wood king-size bed, flanked by wicker lamps and heralded by a bird carving. Two similar coloured wardrobes provide storage, while more tantalising images of Indonesian island-life adorn the walls. The open-air bathroom is noteworthy for its water wall and cleverly designed, monsoon shower that looks as though it could be a time portal to another dimension.
Living, dining and kitchen
In the main house, Ombak Putih’s air-conditioned white and blue themed living room is furnished with two comfy sofas and chairs and an antique coffee table all set before a 46-inch TV with satellite channels and a Blu-Ray disc player. Antique wooden artefacts and a Balinese gong adorn the room and sliding glass lead out from here to the garden. Through a pair of blue-painted traditional Balinese doors is a glass-shelved cupboard and a thoughtfully positioned guest washroom.
Separated from the living area by the grand central foyer, the dining room and kitchen are dominated by a very long and very beautiful suar wood table with seating for ten lit by three hanging lanterns with huge woven bamboo shades. A montage of aqua-blue images embellish the walls alongside tribal shields from Papua. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors at one end of the dining area provide garden views and lead out to the pool and terrace.
The villa has an enviable, air conditioned feature kitchen that’s almost over-equipped with serious brand-name appliances. Characterised by a wall of rough-cut marble mosaic and polished concrete work surfaces, the kitchen includes a massive central island lit by three hanging lanterns and accompanied by four wooden bar stools.
The sunken pool lounge is sure to see the lion’s share of daytime activity given its very social poolside situation among the gardens. Open on three sides, it features a kitchen area and guest washroom, a wooden bar, antique Indonesian daybeds that serve as tables, bar stools, and wide, built-in sofas with enough seating room for a small army. Above, on the rooftop terrace, daybeds beckon for sunbathing and sunset cocktails.
The alfresco dining area sits to the right of the pool between the sunken lounge and a patio area lined with river stones and furnished with two all-weather couches. A ten-seater dining table provides a lovely spot to enjoy dinner after the heat of the day has subsided.
Gardens and pool
The villa’s mature garden stretches for what feels like forever, changing its characteristics as it meanders past the pool and the guest bedrooms towards the property’s boundary. Poolside, sun loungers and two double daybeds are positioned next to mature frangipanis, palms and lilies that pepper the lawns. At the far end of the 30-metre pool the water overflows down a three metre cascade to a smaller pool fronted by two Ganesha (elephant god) statues. Beyond, a ‘wild’ garden of ornamental grasses and white flowering shrubs eventually gives way to a small ‘enchanted forest’ of palm trees and silence.
5 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
One private swimming pool (30m x 5m)
Fully equipped kitchen
Entertainment room featuring 46-inch flat-screen Satellite TV and Blu-ray disc player with surround-sound.
IDD telephone; complimentary WiFi broadband internet access
1 baby cot, 1 baby high chair
Mini safes in each room
Laundry service available (additional charge)
Electrical generator for power failure back-up
Children at Ombak Putih
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families, where family-friendly advantages include having access to your own private facilities, such as a swimming pool, living space and gardens, and having the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
As well as providing a large garden for running around in and playing hide-and-seek, Ombak Putih has a team of friendly staff who will go out of their way to make children feel as welcome as adults. Having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).
Although equipped kitchens allow for easy preparation of meals for fussy eaters or babies, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Sausages in the sunken lounge at six? Poolside pancakes for breakfast? No problem A children’s menu is there to help and Ketut, the chef, can customise all meals to suit children’s tastebuds.
Neither do you have to worry about packing all that cumbersome extra equipment when you stay at Villa Ombak Putih as we can provide you with all the essentials, and more – from pool safety fences to baby baths, cots, high chairs and car seats. What we don’t have in-house, we can generally hire in for a small fee. Just talk through your requirements with us when you make your reservation and we’ll make sure it’s all there ready and waiting for your arrival.
Some of the family-friendly facilities offered at Ombak Putih include:
1 Baby cot
1 High chair
Babysitting service (small service charge)
One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personal service provided by a dedicated team of professional staff. The 14-strong staff team at Villa Ombak Putih have been thoughtfully recruited; their aim is to look after every guest with true Balinese style and hospitality.
Nyoman Artha Wiguna has many years of experience working as a luxury villa manager. His job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property, and to assist guests during their stay. He lives locally and is on call 24 hours a day.
Ketut Mudiana has worked in several Seminyak villas and is a dab hand with Italian recipes. He prepares daily lunch and dinner according to the wishes and whims of his guests. He is ably assisted by a cook who also takes care of breakfasts.
Ketut Sendri is the head butler and he is helped out by his team of three housekeepers. They will attend to all of the daily cleaning and domestic duties at the villa, as well as waiting on guests and assisting the kitchen at meal times.
A discreet team of two tends to the garden and pool at Ombak Putih keeping it all looking spick and span.
Off-site, fully-trained spa staff will visit the villa upon request to provide a range of spa and massage treatments.
The villa is kept safe and secure by four security guards on shifts 24 hours a day.
A maintenance man is on hand to ensure all villa workings run smoothly.
Villa Ombak Putih offers a suggestion menu featuring Indonesian and international dishes to make ordering easier, but guests should chat with Ketut, the cheerful chef, if there is other fare they would like to try. Ketut can competently accommodate special dietary requests and adjust the seasoning of his dishes to suit different palates. This is a good opportunity to try Balinese dishes such as ayam betutu (chicken stuffed with spices, wrapped in banana leaves and roasted), satay lilit (satay of spiced, minced fish with an infusion of coconut, pressed onto a lemongrass skewer), and pepes ikan (a dish of fragrant spiced local fish, traditionally wrapped and steamed in banana leaf packages and baked). The juices are contained inside the parcel and the experience is an explosion of moist smoky flavour.
Western dishes and snacks on the menu include shrimp cocktail, nicoise salad, calamari rings, lasagne and spaghetti carbonara, while Asian delights include tom yam soup, spring rolls, stir-fried chicken with mango and cashews, and stir-fried beef with lemongrass and capsicum. The kids menu features all the usual children’s favourites, while the dessert menu includes bubuh injin (a sweet and sticky black rice pudding, named after the colour of the rice husk and served with coconut milk sauce).
To get the best out of the kitchen, it is a good idea to plan meals the evening before or over breakfast so that the staff can arrange deliveries or do the shopping in a timely fashion during the day. Food and drink is provided on a ‘cost’ basis. Guest will be invoiced based on purchased by staff receipt value. The villa is on the coast so fresh seafood is usually easy to come by (good squid and prawns as well as fish and small lobsters). Meat is sourced from quality suppliers and Ketut will buy other ingredients from the market on a daily basis.
The grand entrance, large garden and terraces combine to make Villa Ombak Putih an ideal tropical setting for weddings and parties.
Special events will be coordinated by professional event coordinators using outside caterers who have the world-class expertise to prepare a sumptuous feast at the villa, in addition to the coordination of decorations, flowers, lighting, sound systems and entertainment.
Please contact us for further information as extra fees apply.
Maximum people sitting: 40 pax
Maximum people standing: 40 pax
Guests at Villa Ombak Putih can enjoy a traditional massage poolside or in the privacy of one of the bedrooms. Massage treatments are provided by an outside spa therapist, and the villa staff are on hand to assist with appointments.
Villa rates include complimentary 8 hours/day seven-seater Toyota Innova car and driver is on stand-by for up to eight hours of complimentary guest use. (exclude petrol)
Perhaps the best way to explore this beautiful rural area of Bali is by foot or bicycle (bicycle hire can be arranged); the lanes around Ombak Putih are flat and quiet as long as you steer clear of the main road. Five minutes’ walk up the black-sand beach is the small sea temple of Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus; it sits on a rocky outcrop and is reminiscent of a miniature Tanah Lot, Bali’s most famous sea temple located two or three kilometres further up the coast (9km by road). Heading inland, before you reach the main road, is a village temple and traditional market, where there always seems to be a lot of colourful activity.
|Rental Rates 2013|
|Low season: US$ 995++ Min. 3 nights
07 Apr 2013 to 15 Jun 2013
01 Sep 2013 to 18 Dec 2013
: US$ 1,245++ Min. 5 nights
16 Jun 2013 to 31 Aug 2013
: US$ 1,545++ Min. 7 nights
19 Dec 2013 to 08 Jan 2014
|Rates are subject to change without prior notice|
|Rates are quoted in US Dollar, per night and subject to 15.5% tax|
|Rates are include: Exclusive use of the whole villa and all staff that include a villa manager, skilled chef, housekeepers, gardeners and security. Car and driver for 8 consecutive hours per day (excluding petrol).|
|Check-in time: 14.00|
|Check-out time: 11.00|
|Early check-in is FOC based on villa availability|
|Late check-out until 18.00 will be charged at 50% of the rate|
|Late check-out after 18.00 will be charged at 100% of the rate|
|Food and beverage and other extras are on guests account|