BUKIT KEMBAR is the essence of relaxed Bali living. Unplug and enjoy the natural beauty of Bali’s West Coast! From every room in the house, there is an ocean or garden view. Steps from Bali's famous black sand beach, the house includes 5 en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms; 3 with garden shower and bath. It is a large house with many quiet areas to enjoy at different times of day. The main building includes a two level, living and dining room, separated by ponds that flow through the house. An open-air, commercial grade kitchen is the focal point of this building.
There are 5 air-conditioned bedrooms at Bukit Kembar, including one on the lower level. All of the bedrooms are ensuite with a large shower and bath area (three outdoors). 3 bedrooms are equipped with king sized beds while 2 are arranged with large twin beds. Bukit Kembar is flexible with arrangements and beds can be moved around to suit individual requirements. A crib is also available.
The Living and Dining Rooms are housed in a large open pavilion bisected by a pond and joined by a teak bridge. The living room is a dual level area. With soaring ceilings, this area is bordered by ponds and overlooks the swimming pool and gardens to the ocean beyond – a wonderful place to watch the sunset and enjoy a late afternoon drink.
In the Dining Room, a 4m teak table fashioned from a single plank comfortably seats 12 people. All of the dining areas in the house are semi-alfresco, open to the air but protected from the elements. The views are the same as the living room providing visual continuity throughout the house.
Breakfast may be enjoyed at the table set on a dedicated terrace beside the kitchen. Guests can enjoy some of the best views of the gardens and ocean while sipping their morning coffee or tea.
The open plan kitchen has been designed to provide a professional venue for cooking and an informal space for meeting or relaxing. All appliances are commercial grade to ensure that the smallest to the largest of meals can be accommodated.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a cold room for food and beverage storage allowing guests to meal plan several days in advance.
FACILITIES include a 20 metre salt water, infinity edge swimming pool with a shallow, stepped entrance for children, massage/exercise area, media/play room, 2 golf greens and a driving range as well as a billiards/games room.
Close to the main building is a Bale overlooking the beach. Furnished with antique daybeds, this open-air room is an ideal location for lunch and dinner parties. Often used for a quiet morning meditation, massage or an afternoon nap, the Bale is a relaxing addition to the comforts Bukit Kembar can offer our guests. A firepit is situated on the terrace to take the nip off chilly July and August evenings.
The Swimming Pool is located in front of the living and dining area. Positioned on the edge of an embankment with a sweeping view of the ocean, the swimming pool has been designed for both lap swimming and children's supervised play. (Pool depth is 1m with steps down to a maximum depth of 1.5m) The pool is also lit for night swimming.
For guests with an interest in golf, a full practice area is provided. Facilities include 2 putting greens (bent grass), a sand trap and 2 driving greens (100m) away from the teeing area. The greens are lit for night use.
The Exercise and Massage Room: Conveniently located in the bedroom wing near the main building is an air-conditioned exercise and massage area overlooking the gardens. Included are an exercise bicycle and cross trainer and a massage table for massages, facials and full body scrubs, which can be scheduled through the House Manager.
Media/Playroom: Next to the Exercise and Massage room is a lounge for watching TV and DVDs or listening to music – this is also a great area where children can play indoors.
Billiards/Games: On the lower level is the Billiards and Games room where there is a 4' x 8' table (complete with billiard and snooker balls and cues for all ages). Overlooking lush gardens, this area provides a great opportunity to enhance your skills.
STAFF: The House Manager who is English and Bahasa speaking lives on the property and is available full-time for any queries and requests guests might have.
Two full-time housekeeping staff are on site daily to clean, launder and provide household services. Fresh cut flowers in all bedrooms and living areas are provided.
Gardeners and pool staff will work in the background to ensure that guests are not disturbed while they complete their activities.
Security staff is provided at night to oversee the safety and security of all guests and staff at the house.
Massage and spa services such as facials and body scrubs can be arranged from an experienced local Balinese therapist. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the location of your choice.
The Manager can arrange transportation with a driver and tours to the many sites in Bali at your request.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: A member of the Bukit Kembar staff will meet guests at Ngurah Rai Airport for an initial pick-up in Denpasar and drive in air-conditioned comfort to Bukit Kembar, a 2 hour drive. Enroute, initial grocery shopping can be done in Seminyak. There is both a local grocery store (Bintang) with good fruit and vegetables, as well as an international shop (Bali Deli) for imported meats, fish, wine and other items. Subsequent pick-ups can be arranged through the house manager at the local rate.
Departures will be arranged the same way with an initial airport drop off of guests at Ngurah Rai Airport. Subsequent departures can be arranged as per arrivals.
While daily breakfast is included, Bukit Kembar can also provide Chef services to prepare regional and western cuisine and to help guests with menu planning and local food shopping. The services of a chef is an extra cost and should be requested at the time of booking.
On arrival at Bukit Kembar, a cool welcoming drink will ease guests into their holiday, followed by a tour of the house and its facilities. Our excellent Balinese chefs will prepare the first meal, lunch or dinner depending on guests' arrival time.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Surfing: 2 great surf beaches within a half hour of Bukit Kember offer lessons and equipment. Balian Beach is a few kilometres away while Medewi Beach is 20 minutes further west toward Gilimanuk. Closer to home, a short stroll down the steps leading from Bukit Kembar to the beach are areas that are perfect at low tide for boogie boarding or body surfing.
Walking on the beach: At low tide it is possible to walk in both directions on the beautiful black sand beach. Take some sandals or beach shoes as there are some rocky patches along the way! The beach affords beautiful views of both the sunrise and sunset.
Golf: Practice golf on the property with two professionally designed greens and a 100 yard driving range or play at the Nirwana Golf course near the beautiful Tanah Lot Temple or north at Bali Handara in Bedugul, situated in a volcanic caldera.
Scuba Diving: Consider the beautiful dive sites in the north of Bali at Menjangan or east at Nusa Penida and dive or snorkel with a professional scuba diving company.
Yoga classes: available at a nearby yoga centre or in the privacy of Bukit Kembar
Guests will have an opportunity to see the real Bali mountain biking through the rice fields on small roads nearby.
Bukit Kembar affords lots of running space and areas to kick a soccer ball, put up a volley ball net or play badminton.
Other activities of interest: Enjoy Balinese dance and music at your dinner parties or attend a temple ceremony. Learn Balinese cooking with Bukit Kembar’s chef.
Shopping & Restaurants: Hire a car and driver for the day and travel in air conditioned comfort to Seminyak for up to the minute fashion, antiques and chic restaurants. Or visit Ubud for traditional crafts, art and fine dining. Both locations are approximately 1.5 hours from Bukit Kembar. Within a 20 minute radius of Bukit Kembar are some good local and western style restaurants.
minute radius of Bukit Kember are some wonderful local and western restaurants.
We are Canadian citizens and long time residents of Hong Kong and Bali. We chose this location to build our house as we love the ocean and wanted to experience a small village community in Bali. Our children have grown up playing on the beach and spending hours in the ocean. As a family, we love scuba diving and arts and culture. This area of Bali is the perfect location to combine our interests and relax as a family.
Sydney Dinsmore purchased this house in 2000
We were interested in a property in Bali after a wonderful summer spent in Seminyak with our young sons. As we hadn't found a house we wanted to buy, we began to explore further afield and one day were invited by a local farmer to look at his property. It stretched from the road to the ocean over two undulating hills. Walking through the long grass, we suddenly came out on a bluff overlooking the Indian Ocean. We knew we were home and made up our minds on the spot to build a house on the site!
The view is amazing especially at sunset but it was the sound of the ocean that initially captured our imagination. The property affords privacy and a retreat from the stresses of everyday life in beautiful surroundings.
The pictures do not do this place justice at all! It is over 10 acres of stunning beauty! One building houses a restaurant style kitchen, dining and sunken living room that over look the pool and the ocean. The bedrooms, exercise room and billiards room are in another, a bale overlooks the ocean and the two golf greens - one tee area down to two greens about 150 yards from the top. It was stunning! We were treated by the staff, Made and Wayan, to many real Balinese experiences. Gamelan music training, the bat cave! Teaching us Balinese cooking over an open fire, we had a soccer match with the group and even learned a few card tricks! The team is wonderful! We also took some surfing lessons on Balian, went to the Monkey forest and toured Ubud, went to Git Git waterfalls, visited the reptile and bird sanctuary. The property is very private but within a couple hours of everything. We dined at nearby Balian beach (3 minutes away) a few times and Wayan cooked for us many times as well. She is a wonderful cook and we found it easiest just to let her surprise us. This is an amazing resort style property that I would highly recommend.
Bali is home to thousands of temples and traditional Hindu culture. Here is an opportunity to experience local cuisine, learn to cook, attend temple ceremonies, learn to dance or play gamelan instruments. Bukit Kembar is on the surf side of the island. Take advantage of the waves to boogie board or surf with local instructors.
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