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A steep driveway, reminiscent of a winding street in a Mediterranean hillside village, brings you to the entrance of this exceptional villa. From here an elevator ascends three floors carrying you to a large open lobby where you are confronted by Bali in her full, majestic, awesome glory. Welcome to The Longhouse! With its spectacular vantage point on a hill above Jimbaran, this unusually long, three-storey house just soaks up the view. From every room – and from the 60sqm infinity pool, which appears to overflow into the extraordinary scene – Bali’s southern plains are laid out before you like a map upon a dashboard. The narrow isthmus that links the Bukit Peninsula with the rest of the island is clearly visible, with ocean on both sides, extending north past the crescent-shaped Jimbaran Bay along the sunset coast before reaching inland. On a clear day you can see Bali’s chain of volcanoes, from the mighty Mt Agung to the serene Mt Batukaru, stretching towards the distant mountains of East Java. Both sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed from here, and watching distant planes take off and land on the airport runway, which juts out to sea a few kilometres away, can be a unique and mesmerising pastime. Each bedroom at The Longhouse showcases a lovingly compiled collection of arts, crafts and motifs from the Indonesian islands of Java, Lombok, Sumatra, Sumba and Bali. Combine all of this with gym facilities, a spa room, a home theatre with a Karaoke machine, and the unobtrusive service of a team of gentle, efficient staff - including a chef who will personally select the freshest seafood from the excellent local fish market to provide you with a Jimbaran-Bay-style feast (food is on guest account) - and you’ll find yourself at the pinnacle of sophisticated elegance and world-class comfort. Ideal for groups of friends or family groups of all ages (the villa will sleep up to 14) The Longhouse, and its captivating setting, is sure to have you promising you’ll soon be back.

Location


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.


Jimbaran Bay 5 km
Balangan Beach 9 km
Karma Kandara Resort 9 km
Nusa Dua 10 km
New Kuta Golf (Dreamlands) 11 km
Denpasar Airport 11 km
Tanjung Benoa 12 km
Bulgari Resort 12 km
Kuta 13 km
Uluwatu Temple 14 km
Seminyak 22 km
Ubud 31 km

About The Bukit


The Bukit (which means ‘hill’ in Indonesian) is a 140-square-kilometre rugged limestone peninsula that dangles like a pendant upon a chain at the southern tip of Bali. Until recently, this windswept outcrop - revered by the Balinese who have built a series of temples around its perimeter, including the spectacular Pura Luhur Uluwatu - was home solely to seaweed farmers, fisherman and die-hard surfers. In recent years, however, it has reinvented itself to become the most upmarket destination on the island. The Bukit now boasts some of Bali’s most opulent destination villas, glamorous private estates, internationally-branded boutique hotels, and ‘One of Asia's 5 Best Golf Courses’ according to Fortune Magazine, making it the area of choice for discerning travellers and residents. Most development has taken place along the isthmus connecting The Bukit to the rest of Bali, with the beautiful sunsets and sandy beaches of Jimbaran to the west and Benoa Harbour to the east. Further along the coast to the east, are a string of resorts and hotels set along the pretty swimming beaches of Nusa Dua. But despite recent development, The Bukit remains sparsely populated and has retained a desolate beauty. Its turquoise waters are the playground of migrating whales, and when the waves are calm and the tide is full, turtles and dugongs can be seen swimming close to the shore. The rocky landscape is dotted with wild flowers, manioc, prickly pear cactus, scarlet flowering flamboyants and fascinating kapok trees. The Bukit is also home to some of the most idyllic beaches in Bali; hidden sandy coves – a dream for both surfers and non-surfers alike (although not always safe for swimming). Even in the rainy season The Bukit is a reliable sun-trap.


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: 8.60


The stuffs are wonderful! Food, the room, the view, all 5 star!

  Overall Rating: 10.00


AWESOME EXPERIENCE - BOOKING MY NEXT TRIP TO THE LONGHOUSE RIGHT AWAY !!!

  Overall Rating: 9.90


From the moment we arrived at the villa all expectations were met and exceeded. The views are spectacular and the villa has everything anyone would want, quiet tranquil spots to read and relax, areas to enjoy in the company of others and private areas in which to contemplate. The staff were incredible efficient and generous of spirit. Having traveled through out Asia I can honestly say the meals the chef Ngurah cooked were world standard. The Longhouse will always have a special place in my heart.

  Overall Rating: 9.00


Stunning location, spacious very nice room. Great stuff! We had very nice food, prepared by chef Nghura and the kids were taken care of. All in all a great stay!

  Overall Rating: 8.80


We had a family reunion staying at the villa. Family members came from USA, Singapore, Medan, and Jakarta. it was one of the most memorable time for the family. The villa, the view, the bed rooms, the media room, the pool, the staff and the food served are excellent. Thank you very much to The Long House! From Janto Wijaya and the big family.

  Overall Rating: 9.60


Our family of 12, including 4 grandchildren, gathered to celebrate a significant birthday in Bali. We could not have chosen better accomodation to suit our needs. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The main is 5 star with private plunge pool. All others are 4.5 star. The theatre room and web hotspot connection kept us occupied when home. On call massages and mani/peds kept the girls happy. Upstairs, the common area with dining, lounging, infinity pool offers 180 degree views from Jimbaran Bay to the airport, north to Kuta and Seminyak and east to Nusa Dua. As a plane spotter, I would prefer the telescope to be replaced with binoculars for when I return. Staff are fantastic. Having a car and driver on call for 10 hours a day is a bonus. Shop at Seminyak and the markets then enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset at Ku De Ta. Follow with dinner at Metis. Explore the south-west coast: only 15 minutes from the Longhouse is the Bvlgari Hotel (a must see, there are only two in the world, Milan and Bali), the Karma Kandara and the Ayana. All offer 5 star clifftop settings but very reasonable lunches and dinners in fabulous settings overlooking the ocean. The in-place to see another sunset is the Rock Bar after your long lunch at the Ayana. We loved the Longhouse & highly recommend it. Murray F, Adelaide South Australia

  Overall Rating: 8.70


Fantastic Villa with awesome staff who are always smiling and willing to help. We want to come back!

  Overall Rating: 9.20


We spent a most enjoyable week at the villa with our children and grandchildren. In all situations these types of vacation are enjoyable or not depending on the staff. The staff at the Longhouse made our vacation so perfect that we can never thank them enough or forget the experience. Staff should all get 15 out of 10

  Overall Rating: 9.60


The longhouse was absolutely fantastic. It was so lovely to go back to the peace and quiet after being out in the crowds during the day. The staff are fantastic and can't do enough for you. The food was lovely and especially enjoyable sitting at the wonderful dining table while enjoying the view. We would happily recommend this property to anyone wanting something completely special.

  Overall Rating: 8.90


The Longhouse was an unforgettable experience. We were a family of 11 (all adults) and truly enjoyed ourselves. The service provided by the staff was a real standout. The staff were accomodating, always smiling, and helpful. We also enjoyed the meals prepared by the villa's in-house chef. We felt pampered and relaxed throughout our stay. I would recommend the Longhouse to anyone.

  Overall Rating: 7.20


we are fairly experienced villa renters as we have taken this type of holiday in about 6 countries,we all thoroughly enjoyed the Longhouse it was perhaps one of the best yet,the location was disappointing but the staff were incredible making us feel very special and pampered.

  Overall Rating: 9.10


All the bedrooms are very clean and amazing view.

  Overall Rating: 8.60


Fabulous villa and great staff. Just wish we had a few more days at the Longhouse!

  Overall Rating: 10.00


This place is amazing! The area is fabulous. We thought about staying at other Bali Villas, since The Longhouse looked so nice online, we were glad we chose to stay here, although The Longhouse is amazing, the main living opened up to unbelieveable views that took your breath away. The Longhouse experience was incredible too. Fantastically friendly, but always respectful staff, Ruddy the Villa manager was great, nothing was to much trouble, Ayu you are amazing we all wanted to pack her in our suitcases and take her home, Heppy, Sudani, Sudiana, Bede, Budi, Ngurah you are an asset to the Villa and the most beautiful and incredible people, the food was to die for, the chefs were on hand anytime of day and the food was fantastic. The rooms were extremely comfortable in every way and the themes throughout were great, service was quick and complete. An excellent way for family and friends to escape the hassle of Kuta and Legian for a few days of rest and relaxation. We are already planning our next trip to Bali and The Longhouse will definately be a port of call.

  Overall Rating: 10.00


My friends and I celebrated our 50th birthday at this beautiful villa. We had the most memorable and wonderful experience being pampered by the extremely attentive and professional staff. We felt like we are hosted by a family of warm Balinese with fantastic food in a cosy environment with unmatched views. The staff surprises us at every occasion beyond our expectations. We cannot wait to return to this beautiful villa again. Kenneth

  Overall Rating: 10.00


I highly recommend this fabulous villa. Its staff, views, food and high standard facilities are the best I've experienced in many visits to Bali. Three days was not enough.

  Overall Rating: 9.30


Absolutely worth every dollar, lovely staff and fantastic accommodation. Kids were also well looked after.

  Overall Rating: 10.00


What a wonderful week we had at The Longhouse, Jimbaran, Bali. The most amazing views from atop the hill looking out over Bali; the most delightful staff who catered to our every need and whim but also made us laugh and feel totally spoilt; a villa with the most amazing facilities as well as warmth and character; and chefs who created the most incredible meals for us every day; a caring and thoughtful driver who took us wherever we wanted to go, whenever we wanted to go and knew all the best places to take us- whether it was for beaches, shopping, food or great coffee places! All twelve of us agree that we have never had such a wonderful experience in such a magnificent setting. To the incredible staff at The Longhouse we say -thank you for making us feel so special. We will never forget you!

  Overall Rating: 9.90


We all absolutely had the best holiday. It was a surprise for all my friends who had no idea where we were staying. It could not have been a more perfect place to stay. All the staff, we can't thank them enough for all their help and hospitality. The food was amazing and the longhouse itself words can't decribe. We hope to make this an annual visit so see you soon longhouse!!

  Overall Rating: 9.40


The property is gorgeous! Our family of 16 from age 1 to 72 enjoyed the house very much. This is our first time renting a vacation house. It is definitely a wonderful experience. The staff were outstanding; they were attentive to our needs. Ayu, Heppy, and the Chefs were fabulous. We could not ask for more. We would definitely recommend it to other families.

  Overall Rating: 9.70


The whole experience exceeded our expectations

  Overall Rating: 9.40


An incredible holiday experience, made so special due to the beautiful staff and incredible surrounds! We will be back to visit The Longhouse!

  Overall Rating: 10.00


we were lucky enough to have 2 nights at the Longhouse the first night just the 2 of us which we spent alot of the time just watching the mezmerrising view, we had dinner cooked for us and it was delious the 2nd night we had a seafood bar-b-que for 10 friends the staff werre truly amazing in the way we wee looked after, if you ever get a chance to stay here grab it, it is worth every moment.
thankyou

  Overall Rating: 9.50


Absolutely stunning villa and staff that created a truly memorable and relaxing holiday.

Fantastic value for money, attention to detail is superb, the photos on the internet simply do not do this place justice!

The staff are professional and kind, warmhearted people that were an absolute pleasure.

Do yourself a favour and visit The Longhouse

  Overall Rating: 9.70


Considerate, friendly, classy, big.

We enjoyed very much throughout the stay and didn't feel like going out from the villa. We were pampered during the stay and felt like home.

Rooms

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

Staff

  • Babysitter
  • Chef/Cook (All meals)
  • Driver (8 hours)
  • Garden/Pool Staff
  • Housekeeping (Full time)
  • Manager
  • Masseuse/Spa Therapist (On Request)
  • 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)
  • Food Menu
  • Generator
  • Hairdryers
  • Home Theatre System
  • Hotplates
  • IDD
  • iPod
  • iPod Dock/Speakers
  • Laundry Service
  • Main Dining (14 persons)
  • Massage Beds
  • Microwave
  • Oven/Hotplates
  • Safe
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wine Fridge
  • Wine List
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