Istana is situated in Banjar Semer, Kerobokan District, which is a ten minute drive north of Central Seminyak and a five minute drive to beach within the private estate. The “classic villa” has one hectare of garden. There are four bedrooms all with air conditioning, TV and DVD and en suite bathrooms. Within the guest wing there are two bedrooms (one with a canopied queen bed and the other with king size), all with bedrooms with air-con, en suite bathrooms, TV and DVD. In the other wing two master bedrooms are situated with similar layouts, one being upstairs and the other downstairs with balconies, sitting area and large dressing rooms and bathrooms. The circular entertaining area/ living room and dining alcove have a spectacular outlook and a covered walkway, which leads to a carved stone wall sculpture and continuous flow indoor splash pool with adjacent opium bed for relaxing. The kitchen and pantry wing is fully equipped to cater for preparation of international cuisine.There is a high speed internet connection at the villa for an additional charge and ten full-time staff with professional cooking (English spoken), maid service, house boy, gardeners, 24 hour security, TV satellite, telephone, fax, broadband internet connection, parking area, staff area, and garage. The house has tasteful décor and style. There is an English speaking, expatriate manager.
This house has for many years been considered one of Bali’s most luxurious villas available for rental accommodation. Set in beautifully landscaped, tropical gardens with views over terraced rice paddies, the position of the house enables one to enjoy the ocean breezes, as well as the famous Bali sunsets. Within the gardens there is a temple, bale (traditional Balinese pavilion), swimming pool (fifteen foot), sun beds, lotus ponds, children’s playhouse, and a leveled lawn area for sports as such as volleyball, or croquet.