Villa Gajah Putih is one of Bali’s most distinguished properties. This six-bedroom estate (with a seventh, junior bedroom) is set on 1.63 hectares (4 acres) of beachfront land, with a tennis court, large swimming pool, sauna, vast lawn and coconut grove, home cinema, professional kitchen, 20 staff and entertaining capacity for hundreds of guests. In Canggu, only 20 minutes’ drive — or a pleasant walk down the beach — from the glamorous bustle of Seminyak. The villa offers full concierge services to arrange any activity on the island.
The villa is set on a gorgeous sprawling property with mature gardens, and looks out across a coconut grove and broad manicured lawn to the beach and the Indian Ocean. A large swimming pool overlooks the lawn, with an adjacent sauna building. At the far end of the lawn next to the beach is a well-kept tennis court, complete with referee stands. Near the kitchen is large vegetable and herb garden with fruit trees. Flowering trees and vines shade the house, which is surrounded by a moat of sparklingly clean water filled with ornamental fish.
The open plan of the ground floor allows the house to be approached from several directions, which lead to a large, long dining pavilion parallel to the beach. A massive teak table with specially designed teak chairs seats up to 14 people. Clusters of antique Dutch oil lamps have been fitted for soft electric light. The fully-equipped professional kitchen is set off to one side, reached by a small bridge over the moat.
Ground Floor Living Room
The open-plan ground floor living room is a very large space with clusters of sitting areas furnished with sofas, teak tables, plump rattan armchairs and Asian art objects. Antique Chinese and Javanese cupboards discretely enclose electronic entertainment equipment. There is an imported billiard table and an adjacent guest bathroom. The floors are marble, and the massive pillars are of polished dark ironwood, creating an atmosphere of shaded luxury punctuated by sunlight. Views to the ocean are framed by rich tropical vegetation. Above the sound of the surf one hears the song of birds in the nearby gardens. ? ?A handsome ironwood staircase leads to the second floor. The top of the stairs can be closed off with an ironwood gate.
Second floor Living Room
This broad wooden deck overlooking the gardens and ocean consists of several sitting areas furnished with Chinese bed-sofas furnished in rich Indian textiles, and a pair of sunning beds that function as massage tables. Under the eaves is stored a projection screen which can be lowered to create a home cinema, complete with projection equipment. An uninterrupted wooden walkway completely encircles the second floor, providing access to each of the three second-storey bedrooms.
There are six principal bedrooms and a junior bedroom, affording sleeping for as many as 14 adults and 2 children. Each bedroom is air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom. The floors and ceilings of the bedrooms are of handsome polished ironwood, and each bedroom has at least one glass wall overlooking the ocean or gardens of the estate. ? ?The rooms are furnished with white draperies, rich oriental carpets, antique Chinese prints and other lovingly collected art pieces. All the beds are draped with gossamer white mosquito nets with subtle white flower embroidery. All the bedrooms are equipped with large writing tables, flat screen television with Indovision cable service, sound systems, refrigerators and mini-bar, and have ample wardrobe storage. Most rooms have a safety deposit box. ? ?The bathrooms have caramel-coloured marble walls and floors, with large, high screened windows to allow circulation and keep out insects. Most bathrooms have double vanity sinks, double showers, a large bathtub, and bidets. Basic toiletries are provided.
First Bed Room
The First Bedroom, just off the ground floor living, has a brilliantly carved and painted traditional Balinese doorway which opens to reveal two queen-sized canopy beds furnished in soft blue Indian cotton.
Second Bed Room
Tucked away at the far end of the ground floor is the pretty Second Bedroom, with a veranda overlooking an ornamental pond. Two queen-sized beds are covered with textiles in a palette of soft red hues.
(First Master Bedroom/The King Suite)
On the second floor, down a walkway to the left of the staircase, is the principal master bedroom, walled on three sides by sliding glass windows for views to the gardens and the ocean. The fourth wall is hung with a valuable ikat weaving. The huge bed is furnished with a finely dyed Indian cotton bedcover. A large teak desk looks out over the garden to the sea. Fine oriental carpets surround the bed, and an elaborate Chinese-style sofa from Java functions as a day bed. Antique Chinese prints add to the serenity of the room. Off the bedroom leading to the large ensuite bathroom is an ample dressing room with especially extensive wardrobe space.
(The White Bedroom)
The entrance to this bedroom is framed with a carved, painted and gilded Balinese door. Two queen-sized beds dressed in white embroidered cotton give this room a special atmosphere of lightness. The artwork is colourful and playful. There is a handsome standing wardrobe and, as in the other bedrooms, a flat-screen television and a teak work table. A sliding glass door opens next to the entrance of the Fifth Bedroom, making it handy for young children.
(Second Master Bedroom/The Queen Suite)
The second master bedroom is on the opposite wing from the principal master bedroom, with a balcony leading from the second floor living room. This bedroom is distinguished by a magnificent carved teak Chinese-style super king-sized (240cm) canopy bed furnished with white Indian lace and backed with a rare Javanese batik wall hanging depicting forest animals. Fine Chinese prints and oriental carpets contribute to the quiet, luxurious tone of the room.
(The Java Room)
The sixth bedroom, forming the second storey over the garage and utilities area and surrounded by a broad wooden deck, was added in 2006 and designed in keeping with the original house. The large suite has an impressive carved wooden wall from Java with a concealed door into the luxurious ensuite bathroom. Glass walls open to a large balcony overlooking the gardens.
(The Office Bedroom)
A seventh, smaller bedroom was recently built above the villa’s office. The Dutch colonial-style carved canopy bed is furnished in rich Asian textiles and white mosquito netting. There is a standing wardrobe and, as in the other bedrooms, a work table, flat screen television, and a marble-lined ensuite bathroom. The balcony has a pleasant sitting area overlooking the gardens.
- Private swimming pool 8 m x 18 m.
- Poolside sauna building.
- 7 air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
- Satellite TV, VCD, DVD and CD players in each bedroom.
- Large Screen with Projector in dedicated screening area.
- Children permitted; toys, high chairs available.IDD and local land-line telephone and fax.
- Laundry service.
- Spa available upon request.
- Wi-Fi broadband internet connection.
- Pool table.
- Tennis Court.
- Collection of books.
- BBQ facilities.
- Parking area.
- Dedicated car and driver for the use of guests.
- VIP Pick-up service on arrival at airport in Bali to guide guests through the immigration process without queuing.
- Transportation to and from the airport.
- Concierge service to arrange tours, excursions, diving, rafting, horseback riding, or any other activity around the island.
Pool and Sauna
The large swimming pool has wide sunning areas of soft white limestone, and is furnished with numerous sun loungers and two string hammocks.
There is a spacious sauna hut built of tropical hardwoods with a traditional Balinese thatched roof. One-way glass ensures privacy while providing views to the ocean.
Tennis court and gardens
The tennis court, with a concrete surface to assure a permanently perfect surface, is set on a slightly elevated plane near the beach. Foliage screens the court for privacy.
Two relaxation pavilions are ideal for meditation or yoga. The beautifully tended lawn, planted with coconut trees, provides quiet space for strolling. It can easily be set up with tables and marquees to become a grand and festively romantic space for entertaining.
Menus and Dining
Villa Gajah Putih is blessed with two in-house chefs. After many years of hosting guests from all over the world, they have developed a wide range of culinary expertise. The specialties of the villa, Indonesian and Italian cuisine, reflect both its location and personal character. An organic garden on the property provides home-grown organic vegetables and herbs.
All purchased ingredients come from high-quality supermarkets and delicatessens. Shopping is done by the villa staff, with a service surcharge of 30% added to grocery receipts. Whenever possible, the staff will shop for fresh ingredients from the most primary source, such as seafood from the pre-dawn fish market in the beachside village of Jimbaran.
Special gastronomic features abound. The staff excel at homemade pasta and desserts, and will bake fresh bread on request. The villa also makes its own ice cream and gelato, using Italian techniques and fresh tropical fruits.
- Low Season USD $2000
- High Season USD $2200
- Peak Season USD $2700
Low Season:January 9th to July 14th (excluding Easter week and Chinese New Year week); September 16th to December 19th inclusive.
High season: July 15th to July 31st inclusive; September 1st to September 15th inclusive; Easter Week’ Chinese New Year Week
Peak Season: August 1st to August 31st inclusive; December 20th to January 8th inclusive
Terms & Conditions
- Rate above is valid until 31 March 2013
- Max guests Standing = 450 pax, sitting dinner = up to 300 pax
- Function fee at one night villa rate
- Banjar fee at USD $400
- Minimum stay : 3 low, 5 high and 10 peak
- Prices are subject to 15% Tax and Service