Villa Satria’s pièce de résistance is The Bale, a magnificent 16-metre living and dining pavilion, which runs the length of the pool. Featuring a soaring thatched roof and open on all four sides, it is furnished with two long, solid teak tables that can accommodate 12 diners, a huge sofa and three deeply cushioned armchairs. Speakers in the roof are connected to the Bose sound system in the indoor living room.
Conveniently positioned immediately next to the kitchen, and in perfect alignment with the villa’s shrine, the dining room features a high, teak-lined roof and a large square table for 12, crafted in andesite and suar wood. Two terracotta ‘candi’ – replicas from the Majapahit era – take pride of place to one side. Doors slide open to the garden for a semi-open-air dining experience or can be closed for air-conditioned comfort.
Linked to the dining room via a transitional space that serves as an entertainment area, the living room features a long narrow skylight in the roof that channels the sunlight, and is furnished with a huge sofa and chaise longue. Glass doors slide open to a timber deck on one side and the garden on the other for a semi-open-air living experience or these can be closed for air-conditioned comfort.
Upstairs Study/TV Room
The air-conditioned ‘lurah’ room is furnished with an antique desk, a small sofa and shelved wall units, and equipped with a 46-inch 3D TV and an iPod dock. A decorative Sumba textile hangs on one wall. Part of the master suite, this versatile room can be used as a cosy home theatre, an office or a small meeting room, complete with WiFi internet connection. The sofa converts to a pair of twin beds, each suitable for a child.
Garden and Swimming Pool
Villa Satria’s walled garden has a flat lawn fringed by palm trees, frangipanis and flowering shrubs. Its central feature is the sparkling 17 x 5 metre swimming pool, which is perfect for swimming laps and has a natural system for water purification and filtration;it is fed by a trio of stone-carved squirrel waterspouts so that guests will be soothed by the sound of water-in-motion. The pool is bordered by an ironwood deck furnished with sunbeds.
Gym and Massage Deck
A timber deck in a private courtyard behind guest bedroom 3 serves as a great spot for a massage administered by professional spa therapists. Adjacent to this is a small air-conditioned gym equipped with a treadmill and an exercise bike.