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The Longhouse - an elite haven


Perched high on a wooded hill in Jimbaran, The Longhouse offers a breathtaking panorama over Bali’s south coast. This characterful villa combines contemporary luxury with plenty of Asian flavour.  All six bedrooms share the views and each is themed to a different region of the Indonesian archipelago.  Friendly staff, opulent living areas, lush gardens, a home theatre and infinity pool make The Longhouse an ideal choice for groups of friends, extended families and intimate weddings.  Tranquil Jimbaran Bay and the rugged cliffs and surf beaches of The Bukit Peninsula are easily reached with complimentary car and driver.


The Longhouse is located 5km from Jimbaran on a secure estate of luxurious private villas, which cascade down a precipitously steep hill. Beyond the estate, the hill rises to the ancient Balinese temple of Goa Gong. There is very little else in the immediate area. Jimbaran lies on the western side of Bali’s narrow isthmus, a sweeping bay that curves from the southern side of the airport to the bushy headland that is the home of the Four Seasons Resort. In spite of the many five-star developments in the area, Jimbaran Beach remains unspoilt and tranquil, the pace is unhurried, the atmosphere relaxed and the sand soft and golden. The calm water of the bay, protected by unbroken coral reef, is safe for swimming. Jimbaran also marks the start of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.

Nusa Dua 7 km
Jimbaran Bay 7 km
Denpasar Airport 11 km
New Kuta Golf 11 km
Balangan Beach 12 km
Kuta 13 km
Uluwatu Temple 14 km
Seminyak 14 km

About Jimbaran

Jimbaran lies on the western side of Bali’s narrow isthmus, a sweeping bay that curves for five kilometres from the southern side of the airport to the bushy headland that is the home of the Four Seasons Resort and the start of The Bukit peninsula.

In spite of the many five-star developments in the area, Jimbaran Beach remains unspoilt and tranquil, the pace is still unhurried, the atmosphere relaxed and the sand soft and golden. The entrance to the bay is blocked by an unbroken coral reef, so although the calm water is not suitable for surfing, it is a safe haven for swimming. During the daytime it attracts guests from the nearby resorts, together with the occasional windsurfer. In the late afternoons, Balinese families come down to the beach. Kids paddle in the shallows and build sandcastles that are more reminiscent of miniature Taj Mahals than of Norman fortresses. Ice cream pedlars cruise for custom on pushbikes, dogs gambol through the sand, young men play football with makeshift goalposts, and the delectable smell of grilled sweet corn blended with charcoal smoke emanates from food trolleys parked at the water’s edge.

The magnificent crescent bay is west facing, so at sunset the beach becomes the scene of a daily ritual as hundreds of visitors take their ringside seats at the plethora of seafood warungs; these simple beachside cafes run virtually the length of the bay and serve up the catch of the day.

About Bali

Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.

The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life’s more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.

Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours’ flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.

Our review   Overall Rating: 8.10

The Longhouse is full of surprises; it’s so big that it takes a good day to orientate yourself. We stayed at the villa with another couple and kept losing each other! In the process of searching for your fellow guests you’ll find hidden atriums with ponds and water cascades, and daybeds strategically positioned in private corners of the steep terraced gardens to capture the view. Kids will have a ball exploring this place and playing hide-and-seek. The villa is great for entertaining and as a fun party venue, especially with the karaoke machine in the home theatre. The whole place is wired for sound, including the air-conditioned gym, which is equipped with a treadmill, Swiss Pilates balls and yoga mats. The staff can arrange for a yoga or Pilates instructor to come in for personal sessions, and spa therapists are also on call to administer treatments in the private spa room (costs for these services are not included in villa rate) – complete with two massage beds and a bath.

The staff are amazing. They went to Kedonganan fish market for us and bought fresh prawns and snapper for a really good price, which the chef served up as a seafood feast in the comfort of the villa. If you’re eating at the villa and you fancy something that’s not on the menu, the staff will happily provision for you for a small fee. There’s an impressive wine cellar too! Finally – something to enjoy at the end of the day – the home theatre is like a real cinema, one of the best we’ve seen in Bali.

  Overall Rating: 9.50

The pictures also do not lie because the villa is simply gorgeous! The views from the living area is especially stunning both in the day and at night, and the 14 of us spent many hours just lounging by the pool. The beauty of the villa is that it is spacious enough for all of us to gather and also for each couple/family to have their own personal space. There is also a wonderful team of villa staff who were attentive to all our needs and made our stay such a memorable one. We were really looked after and fed well by the staff and they are the primary reason for us to make a return visit to the villa. The Longhouse Villa is fantastic and at the end of our 3-night stay, we all wished we had booked for a longer duration.

  Overall Rating: 9.90

The Longhouse at Jimbaran offers an experience most of us can't even visualise in advance. It is soothing, exciting, full of as much or as little activity as you wish, laden of surprises,, ample proportions and layout so that everyone can fell they are alone, if they wish, mostly spectacular food, intriguing views, sensational staff.... This is our second visit in two years. Some of us have every intention of returning in the coming 12 months. Thank you everyone, including visiting massage staff and yoga instructor.

  Overall Rating: 8.00

great place for big family like us. kids are happy, parents can watch their grandchildren play without worries of losing them. Nice view and clean room, bath room is so big, staff are very nice and helpful.

  Overall Rating: 8.60

We have just returned from a fabulous stay at The Longhouse. The accommodation and facilities were perfect for our two families (with children ranging in age from 7 to 14).There was enough space so we could have time apart but plenty of room for us all to be together. The view is absolutely mesmerising - we enjoyed many hours lazing in the pool and on the lounges whilst soaking up Beautiful Bali (the sunset was amazing). The beds were comfortable, the bedrooms air conditioned and most beds have mosquito nets. The bathrooms are well appointed too. The teenagers in our group particularly appreciated the free wi-fi so they could post fabulous photos of our time at The Longhouse! What really made our holiday at The Longhouse so wonderful was the staff. Each staff member went out of their way to get to know each of us by name and serve us with willing hearts. The driver, Eko, was incredible! As The Longhouse is on top of the hill, we did have to drive to get anywhere but Eko was available and willing. He knew all the restaurants and shops, helped the surfers in our group to negotiate boats out the breaks, sat on the beach and took amazing photos with our camera and was more than happy to drive us all over the island. He even knew the currency conversion rates(our families lives in different countries). We have been to Bali a number of times before and had good drivers but Eko is second to none! We made many wonderful memories at The Longhouse and would recommend it for large groups who want to enjoy each other's company. It is a very peaceful location and a gateway to some of the more secluded parts of Bali.

  Overall Rating: 8.60

The Longhouse was fantastic, the staff made the experience even better than expected! Ayu, Hepy, Budi & Eko were amazing and we loved having them around to make our stay more enjoyable. The views are amazing, the pools, the rooms, I cannot go on enough about how fantastic the Longhouse is! It has to be seen to be believed. I travelled with 8 others & they loved it so much we are already talking about when we can come back again! Thank you so much to everyone at the Longhouse!


Bedroom: 6
Sleeping Capacity: 14
Location: Bali

Viewing The Longhouse from the top floor, it is easy to see how this long, thin, three-storey villa it got its name. From the lobby a passageway leads to the immaculate, fully-equipped kitchen, which is adjacent to the dining room furnished with a solid teak 14-seater table and fitted with folding glass doors for an alfresco experience. Next is the living pavilion: open-sided, fan-cooled, and with a soaring roof supported by coconut-wood pillars. The infinity pool runs the full length of this pavilion, overhanging the terraced gardens below. The passageway continues to the master suite – the Bali Room. Entered through a private sitting room with sofa, desk and satellite-channel TV, the air conditioned bedroom is simply furnished with a queen-bed. Double doors open onto a small private terrace with a plunge pool, and a corridor leads through to the bathroom with walk-in rain shower and a bathtub with a view to die for. Beyond this, in a private garden, is a bamboo shower.

The other bedrooms are on the middle floor, reached via a staircase from the living pavilion. All five rooms have satellite-channel TVs and are air conditioned. The layout of the Lombok Room is the same as the Bali Room directly above, but without a sitting room or plunge pool. The Sumba Room, with its rustic four-poster bed, is decorated with Sumbanese textiles and objets d’art. It has a narrow balcony and a beautiful onyx bathroom with an ornate mirror, walk-in rain shower and spacious dressing area. The queen-bedded Sumatra Room has a jungle theme and a delightful indoor/outdoor bathroom with rain shower and copper washbasin flanked by a timber deck with a bamboo fence, potted plants and a river-rock bathtub under a pergola roof. The East and West Java Rooms are twin-bedded, mirror versions of each other. Each has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with rain shower. The two rooms share a garden with its own bale (gazebo) as well as a wide hallway furnished with a marble-topped table. The home-theatre, with surround sound, 52-inch TV and DVD player, is also on this floor. The lower level is home to a spa room, a gym and a children's play area complete with toys and games.

Master Bedroom (Bali) Queen
Bedroom 2 (Sumba) Double
Bedroom 3 (Sumatra) Queen
Bedroom 4 (East Java) Twin
Bedroom 5 (West Java) Twin
Bedroom 6 (Lombok) Queen


  • Babysitter (Extra)
  • Chef/Cook (All meals)
  • Driver (8 hours)
  • Garden/Pool Staff
  • Housekeeping (Full time)
  • Manager
  • Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra)
  • Security
  • Service Staff
  • Shopper

Key Amenities

  •   Air-con
  •   Car
  •   Gym/Fitness Centre
  •   Internet (WiFi)
  •   Swimming Pool (Private)
  •   TV (Satellite/Cable)
  •   Washing Machine

Other Amenities

  • Baby Cot
  • BBQ
  • Bed Linen
  • Board Games/Toys
  • Book Selection
  • Car Parking
  • CD Library
  • CD Player/Stereo System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Machine
  • Computer (On Request)
  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Library
  • Electronic Games
  • Equipped Kitchen
  • Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (Extra)
  • Generator
  • Hairdryers
  • Home Theatre System
  • Hotplates
  • IDD (Extra)
  • iPod
  • iPod Dock/Speakers
  • Laundry Service (Extra)
  • Main Dining (14 persons)
  • Massage Beds
  • Microwave
  • Oven/Hotplates
  • Safe
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wine Fridge
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