THE MAIN UNIT
All our neighbors in Batubelig, Balinese or foreign are nice and friendly, everything here is safe and secluded. Our space is a rectangular, 2000 sqm. unit. In front of the parking area is a small guards’ “bale”= rest-house. “Our” road, Jalan Daksina is a dead end-road, stopping 100 meters further east. Across it is all rice-fields. To the west is a river - with pure “jungle” at the other side.
The five different houses on the property are connected and separated by walls and gates – fishponds - and walking paths between grass and tropical flowers and trees. Everything looks “Balinese” from outside, due to the traditional “alang-alang” roofs, but satisfies Western tastes and requirements inside.
The “Master-suite” is river-side, wide, open and quiet, with sliding doors on three sides opening up to the river & jungle. It has a king-size bed, walk-in closets, indoor toilet, shower etc. and an outdoor bathroom with a small garden.
“Granny’s house” is located in the middle of the property, with a social outward” terrace and a private terrace overlooking a small separate garden & bathtub, has a queen-size bed, walk-in closet, toilet, shower etc and a staircase leading up to a small “loft” where one may well put up a favorite child – or youngster.
The “Library”- the dominating two-storey-building in the middle
of the property has its separate toilet and bathroom and faces the 14
x 4 m swimming pool. The huge, green library has 5 meter high book-cases
on two walls, sofas, chairs, a TV and a big staircase leading upwards
past the bookshelves.
To the west of the pool dominates the “Living-dining pavillion”.
Huge wooden pillars holds up the enormous roof. The wide floor and only
wall, at the back are in Balinese cream-colored palimanan stone. There
the owners’ collection of antique vases and figures are exposed
– between two huge modern paintings. The space also, of course, contains
well sized sitting and dining-groups.
The northern poolside has a huge wooden terrace with four sun-beds and a smaller dining-group under a shady umbrella – and a “bale”- a small Balinese open house for comfort & flirt, reading and massage. In a small temple behind this bale there frequently are small ceremonies for the ancestors of the original owners of the land. Everybody is allowed to watch – or participate - in proper dress.