Towering high above a crescent-shaped valley on Bali’s south-west tip, with glimpses of Mt Batukau in the distance, views of the white-capped surf of the Indian Ocean and, across the valley, of luxury properties mingling with broad canopied acacia, fig trees, kapok and bean trees.
This glass-sided edifice really is a dream home-away-from-home set in a remarkable location. Conceived, built and furnished with love. The modern architecture, complemented by home comforts – everything from jacuzzi bathtubs to a home theatre and electronic games – promise reassuring familiarity, complete with a ‘family’ of 10 caring staff who are on hand to shop for groceries and prepare delicious meals (on guest account), arrange day trips and turn down beds.
Architecture optimises the villa’s hillside position, while its glass walls and lofty height maximise the views. Four bedrooms, each complete with a glamorous en-suite bathroom; plus two living rooms, a feature kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a rooftop stargazing terrace and another terrace perfect for entertaining. This refreshingly different and very homely villa is complemented by terraced gardens full of flowers, trees hung with pots of rare orchids, ponds, water features, and a 15m swimming pool complete with a large and super-comfortable pool lounge and bar. Also located poolside is a smooth velvety lawn, an ideal setting for parties and small weddings.
This is a place to lose oneself. By day the rooftop terrace is a sunny lounge and a great lookout for spotting sea eagles and kingfishers, as well as monkeys in the wooded valley below. By night, when the stars are shining and the moon is full, it is easy to understand how this magical dream home got its name.