The estate is surrounded by tropical mountains and valleys, offering spectacular views in Bali, Indonesia. This home is the perfect hideaway for peace and tranquility. 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 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-metres swimming pool and a delightful choice of indoor and outdoor living areas and dining spaces.
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 3,300-square-meters 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 meters from the rugged Cemagi beach, white furnishings are characterized 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 artifacts.
Casa Dos Chicos is nestled on a hill in the small, charming tropical town of Sayulita, overlooking the beautiful coastline of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. This newly renovated 3,000 square foot vacation villa features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room and a wonderful garden with heated pool. It is composed of two three-story structures, each with two one-bedroom suites, featuring en-suite bathroom and indoor and outdoor sitting areas. All of the colorful rooms share views of the walled garden, pool, town, and surrounding hills.
A Mexican-style open air living area floats above the tree tops, boasting a hot tub, living room, kitchen/dining room and large sofa with lounge chairs and hammocks, dramatically linked by a bridge high above the garden! Open on all sides, it catches gentle breezes and beautiful 360 degree views of ocean and coastline, lust foothills of the Sierra Madre and the energetic town of Sayulita which surrounds it.
The two three-story buildings are set in a lush, walled garden that features a glass mosaic tiled heated pool, a deck composed of inlaid stones in a style typical of the area, an outdoor shower, a fountain, and a barbecue. The shared living space of the house includes two large outdoor rooms covered by palapa roofs and linked by a bridge three stories up. The fully equipped kitchen has a large table for ten and an island with stools. The house and grounds provide a private retreat high above the town and the sea, which at the same time is only a short walk to all the local charm Sayulita has to offer.
This unique vacation home is available year round for weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday, which prices ranging from $2,150 – $3,550. Daily rates range from $320 – $520, from here.
This incredible retreat in South India has been designed by India-based architecture studio Mancini Design. The 4,000 square meters compound has been turned into an interior world consisting of 3 houses, pool with pavilion, small forest, rock – tropical – and suspended gardens, sunken garden around a deep well, outdoor bathrooms, savanna and water-tank all of it assembled to provide views on the nearby holy mountain and yet creating privacy in its different indoor and outdoor spaces. Sloping roof-gardens provide natural connectivity from the living quarters on the first floors down to the common spaces on the ground-floor and the visitor discovers a new space or a new vista around every corner.
The buildings draw on traditional construction technique combined with large Roof-overhangs and high thermal mass thus ensuring cool interiors in the very hot climate of the south Indian countryside. All architectural and interior elements are custom designed and manufactured by local craftsmen whereas the infrastructural elements rely on technology to ensure environmental sustainability. Via
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Misool Eco Resort is built on the private island of Batbitim, located in remote southern Raja Ampat, nestled deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands in Indonesia. An exclusive dive resort and conservation center, this tropical hideaway is fringed with powder-white beaches and pristine coral reefs. With a maximum capacity of just 32 guests and a staff-to-guest ratio of 3 to 1, the resort offers exclusive luxury diving holidays, surrounded by the world’s richest reefs. The resort island is leased from the local community, along with 1,120 square meters of surrounding reefs.
All of the resort facilities are built of reclaimed tropical hardwoods; no trees were cut down to build the resort. The main resort area is inside a placid horseshoe-shaped lagoon. There are eight Water Cottages built on stilts over the water, each with a hammock integrated into the veranda and steps leading down into the sea. There are also several Deluxe Villas for those who prefer a more exclusive experience. Accommodations have been meticulously designed for comfort, privacy, and sustainability, featuring Balinese-style open air bathrooms, air-conditioning, fresh hot and cold showers, mini-bars, in-room safes, and handcrafted furniture and fittings.
The resorts Dive Centre is fitted with a massive camera and equipment area, adjoining a comfortable lounge. The restaurant is tucked under the palm trees on the lagoon’s beach, offering a tasty combination of Asian and Western fare. The airy, round-roofed structure is tucked under the coconut palms, offering a perfect respite from the mid-day heat. The restaurant’s terrace is the ideal place to enjoy a sunset cocktail or a bottle of wine while watching the baby sharks and long-toms hunt schools of circling sardines.
To stay at this incredible retreat, prices range from, $4,762 for seven nights to $7,770 for twelve nights per person, from here.
Fustic House, spotted on West Coast Villas, is a luxurious Plantation Estate set in ten acres of beautiful tropical gardens in St. Lucy, Barbados. The property is nestled on a coral ridge with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. The estate is considered by the National Trust to be a ‘Jewel of the Caribbean’. The original Great House dates from 1740 and was transformed in the 1970s by Oliver Messel, the famous theatrical designer. Messel left England at the height of his career to retreat to the lush beauty of the Caribbean. His unique style was to create a series of indoor and outdoor spaces that flowed seamlessly together. Of all the houses he ever designed, Fustic was reputed to be his favorite. The estate features seven luxurious suites, seven reception rooms, home theater, outbuildings and swimming pool. There are four separate wings discreetly dotted through Fustic’s exotic gardens.
Nestled in the tropical garden is a lagoon swimming pool that was designed by Messel. The pool water is treated with an ioniser, which reduces the need for chlorine to almost zero. The result is the sensation of swimming in pure, spring water. At night the pool is lit from below, making it an even more romantic and mysterious place to swim. Beside the pool is a spacious sun deck built over the coral ravine below. The sundeck is an ideal place to relax with a cocktail in between cooling dips in the pool, or to simply bask in the suns rays while taking in the view.
Palmasola is a luxurious, spacious and extremely private beachfront estate located within exclusive Punta Mita, Mexico’s premier gated community and destination resort. This estate is on the northern tip of the Bahía de Banderas, one of the largest natural bays on the turquoise-shaded Pacific Coast with white sand beach, clear blue waters and pristine views. Palmasola offers guests 25,000 square feet of interior and exterior living spaces comprised of 10 beautifully designed structures in a village-like setting. The buildings are surrounded by 2 acres of lush tropical landscaping, including over 500 magnificent palm trees.
Showcasing imaginative architecture and an inspiring 200-foot-long pool, this dramatic beachside complex is as relaxing as it is beautiful. Enchanting both day and night, Palmasola is paradise found. With their colorful décor and tasteful furnishings, the 9 suites of the Master, Guest Residences and Garden Suites are perfectly suited for relaxing at the beach with friends. The Master Suite includes a one-of-a-kind study and a private terrace with a Jacuzzi, daybed and breakfast table.
Whether you choose to enjoy your dinner in the main dining room, in the pool pavilion, on the rooftop terrace gazing at stars or anywhere else at the estate, dining at Palmasola is a special experience. The pool deck is the heart of Palmasola where guests come together to read, swim, have a drink, relax and enjoy one another’s company. Nearby, guests can watch a movie and play foosball in the family room, exercise in the gym or get a rejuvenating massage in the massage room.
To stay at this ultra-fabulous villa, rates range from $10,000 – $11,500 per night, from here.
Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge is a small, boutique hotel, managed, like a guesthouse but with the full service of a five star hotel, located in Mauritius, an island off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Past the gate, guests are delighted by this 10-hectare tropical garden and by the charm of the typical Creole-type buildings which totally blend into the surroundings, in a successful mix of comfort and authenticity. Surrounded by the mountains of Chamarel, Lakaz Chamarel is a pearl among the top hotels of the destination which guarantees exclusivity and serenity to nature and green tourism lovers in a warm and harmonious decor, and with a refined local cuisine.
Scattered around the main building, which houses a living room, T.V. lounge, kitchen, dining room and terrace, the 20 luxurious guest cottages represent the various diversity of different cultures on the Island. Each room’s ethnic influence in its furniture and its decoration comes from China, Africa, India, or simply the tropics. The wood, the slate, the beams, the terra cotta, the ton ochre, beige and rust typically confer to this Exclusive Lodge, a Mauritian charm. Suites have their own private pool and open air shower. There are two swimming pools for guest’s enjoyment, one of which is near a large gazebo where a bar and another dining room can be found.
To stay at this stunning retreat, visit www.lakazchamarel.com.
This fabulous villa, spotted on Sotheby’s Realty, is located in a secluded, peaceful west-facing haven amongst the untouched hills of San Miguel, a short drive into Ibiza town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands. Exquisitely finished with great attention to detail, this 9,688 square foot (900 square meters) eight bedroom, eight bathroom with half bathrooms property is comprised of a main house and four guest houses surrounded by immaculate Mediterranean/tropical gardens, Balinese/Ibizan style outdoor chill out areas, two heated pools and various terraces which invite one to enjoy with friends and family. Each of the nine suites has independent outdoor access; five of them can be accessed also from inside.
This enticing property could be all yours for a cool $8,208,107, from here.
This stunning villa is nestled on sprawling lush and tropical landscaping in Sanur, Bali. Not only is the villa truly visually impressive, it also incorporates state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable construction techniques and fixtures of a standard seldom found on the island. No expense has been spared to create a residence of unparalleled quality. More than that, a great deal of thought has gone into making this a supremely comfortable, practical and livable dwelling. The 9,579 square foot (890 square meters) villa with three bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms is discretely tucked away behind high walls on a leafy lane set just back from the beach, finding serenity and tranquility.
The architects have created something uniquely sophisticated and pleasing. First impressions are of a curving, sleek and spacious two-level structure with a striking roof-line made from hand-beaten copper tiles overlooking a free form pool and large guest villa. Both buildings have beautiful roof gardens. The interior designers’ experience and good taste enhance the architects’ clean and elegant lines. Contemporary and understated, their choice of colors, shapes, artwork, decorations and furniture seem to be made for each other. The dominant tones are of cool glass, brushed stainless steel, and warm, rich reclaimed teak, set off by a backdrop of neutral sand and stone hues.
What do you think of this truly spectacular villa? Its listed for sale at an undisclosed price from here.
This spectacular villa spotted on Elite Havens, is situated right on the water’s edge at Pererenan Beach with rare unobstructed sea views in Canggu, Bali. Blending with the ocean view is the lengthy infinity pool. This Bali villa is the epitome of beachfront tropical luxury, consisting of 30 meters of beach frontage, and three of its five bedrooms have expansive and unimpeded sea views. Designed and furnished in sophisticated Bali modern style, the villa has five double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The property is truly spacious with over 8,611 square feet (800 square meters) of living space over its two levels and the garden and pool are a vast 26,909 square feet.