Sohamsa Estate - Villa Hamsa - Master bedroom pool view

Villa Hamsa

Villa Layout

From the private courtyard secured by heavy ironwood doors, steps over a lotus pond bring guests into Villa Hamsa’s large living pavilion, which opens onto a shaded full-length veranda looking towards the ocean view.  At the far end of the pool is the master bedroom suite with cliff-edge private deck.  The three guest suites occupy a lower level under the pool, and are accessed by steps to the side of the living pavilion leading to a semi-subterranean passageway with towering windows looking onto a natural rock wall.  From there, a staircase spirals down another level to the ocean-view gym and massage room with private cliff-edge garden.



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Living Areas

Indoor living

The large, light-filled living pavilion features a vaulted roof, signature screen walls of Bengkirai-wood blocks, and a wall of glass sliding doors opening onto the terrace and looking across the pool towards the master pavilion and the ocean beyond.  Two large, deeply upholstered cream sofas and a pair of retro rattan chairs rest on a striking jute carpet from the Philippines, with a black marble coffee table in between.  To one side is a matt-black cabinet concealing a 42-inch TV and Sonos sound system.  On the other side of the room a massive 2.2-metre marble-topped table with ‘lazy susan’ turntable and ten armchairs sits under a stunning pendant light created from a circle of resin candles.

Two levels down is the well-equipped gym where guests may make use of the treadmill, cycle, cross-trainer, and weights bench while gazing at the expanse of ocean beyond the private garden.  There’s also a spa room with two massage beds and a shower.

Outdoor living

On the covered pergola terrace is an alfresco dining area, with teakwood table for eight to 10 guests.  Sun loungers sit on the longer edge of the pool terrace next to a bench crafted from rough-hewn ironwood.

Accessed via the master bedroom but too magnificent to keep only for its occupants is an enormous ironwood deck with near-180-degree views of the ocean below.  Benches along the balustrades on three sides provide the perfect vantage point for enjoying the best views in the villa.

Bedrooms

All four spacious bedrooms at Villa Hamsa feature custom-designed furniture, a soothing grey and ivory colour scheme, extensive wardrobe space and a choice of air-conditioning or overhead fan.  The bathrooms continue the contemporary theme with walls of Javanese marble and smoked glass, and cream acid-washed marble floors; all feature rain showers and bathtubs.

Master bedroom

The master bedroom suite lies between the pool and the cliff edge perched atop the guest suites block.  Under the soaring Merbauwood ceiling sits a massive emperor-size four-poster bed facing the treetops of the adjoining sister Villa Soham.  A sofa in the corner makes a cosy reading corner or can be converted to a kid’s bed.   A Sonos sound system and 32-inch LED TV on a movable platform provides alternative entertainment to the 180-degree ocean vista beyond the suite’s enormous ironwood deck.

Equally palatial is the bathroom with twin basins on a marble countertop, ceramic bathtub, WC enclosure, wall of well-designed wardrobes and both indoor and outdoor rain showers looking over the ocean.

Guest bedrooms

Occupying the level below the master suite and swimming pool are three spacious guest suites – each with twins convertible to king-size beds, lacquer cabinet concealing a TV and DVD player, marble-topped table and deeply cushioned banquette.  One guest bedroom has prime position overlooking the ocean, with a private ironwood deck looking down onto a courtyard garden accessed from the gym, and a wall of glass bringing the stunning view into the bathroom too.  The other mirror-image bedrooms look onto a lotus pond within a walled courtyard; in each, a statement bathtub sits on a private ironwood deck accessed by sliding doors from the bathroom.

Quick Facts

Location

Kuta Selatan, the Bukit peninsula, Bali, Indonesia.

Capacity

8 guests in 4 bedrooms (all with king-size beds, 3 of which can be converted to twins), two additional guests accommodated on extra beds (charges apply).

Living areas

Living pavilion, alfresco dining terrace, equipped kitchen, gym and massage room.

Pool

14-metre private pool with sun deck.

Estate staff

Both villas share a team of ten staff, including:  a villa manager; villa attendants; chef; gardener; engineer; security.  Additional staff (eg babysitters, massage and beauty therapists) are available at additional charge.

Dining

A suggestion menu of Balinese, Indonesian, Asian, Western, vegetarian and kids’ dishes; barbecue menu; off-menu requests accommodated (including special diets).

Communication

WiFi internet access; PABX room-to-room phone system; laptop on request.

Entertainment

48-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD player in living room; 42-inch TV and DVD in the bedrooms; Sonos sound systems; DVD library.

For families

Villa Hamsa is well equipped for families with young children.  Facilities include high chair; cot; pool toys; Playstation.  Other equipment can be hired on request (extra charges apply).

Gym & spa

Gym with treadmill, cycle, cross-trainer, weights bench; in villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu carried out by professional beauty therapists in the massage room (extra cost applies); private garden.

Additional facilities

In-room safes; barbecue; back-up generator.

Transport

A seven-seater car and driver is available for up to 8 hours a day at a special rate of US$35++ (petrol excluded).

Property area

1,064sqm (land); 883sqm (villa).

Managed & marketed by

The Elite Havens Group.

Reviews

September 29th, 2017 - October 3rd, 2017

“Thank you for such an amazing stay. We couldn't have asked for a better trip. Everyone made us feel right at home. ”

Beau W, Unites States - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

September 14th, 2017 - September 18th, 2017

“Awesome service, staff, chef, attention to service, unforgettable moment, lovely weekend at Sohamsa. Thank you for all the staff, will highly recommend to my friend and thank you from all my families.”

Anthony P, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham

May 14th, 2017 - May 20th, 2017

“I have had an absolutely wonderful week here. This place is true luxury in paradise. Thank you for the wonderful service and delicious meals.”

Bec H, Australia - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

May 14th, 2017 - May 20th, 2017

“Thank you for an amazing week. we all felt very looked after, the staff very helpful and always smile. We will be back next year.”

Bec H, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

May 7th, 2017 - May 13th, 2017

“Wonderful stay, wonderful staff, we had fabulous vacation and the chef was amazing. Highly recommended and we look forward to return to this paradise.”

Rebelo S, Portugal - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

April 23rd, 2017 - May 7th, 2017

“Beautiful villa, beautiful views and most importantly beautiful staffs. Thank you to everyone at Sohamsa Villa for making our stay a memorable one.”

Karen J. S, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

April 18th, 2017 - April 19th, 2017

“Thank for looking after us so well, your team did a wonderful job and I am so grateful!”

Janine H, Australia - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

April 10th, 2017 - April 13th, 2017

“Ahh.... Sohamsa, Thank you for making our stay so wonderful. The food, staff and location have been magnificent.”

David S, United States - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

April 10th, 2016 - April 10th, 2017

“Thank you for such a great week, would definitely love to come back. Branko”

Branko, Australia - Stayed at Villa Hamsa



Sohamsa Ocean Estate lies at the edge of the Bukit peninsula, a limestone plateau on the delightfully unspoiled southernmost tip of Bali.  It rests within an exclusive enclave of luxury villas that line the cliff high above the Indian Ocean – seemingly miles away from the island’s busiest tourist districts yet just half an hour from the airport.  While there is little within walking distance in this dramatic rural setting, just two kilometres away is Pandawa Beach with its stretch of white sand, local cafes and sea sports.  Hidden beach coves and famed surf breaks are within easy reach, as is the sacred sea temple of Uluwatu, some very cool beach clubs and the restaurants of Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua.

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Sohamsa Ocean Estate – Pandawa Beach villas, Bali Elite Havens

Welcome to Sohamsa Ocean Estate – two glorious villas perched on the cliff-top on the edge of the Bukit peninsula in the southernmost part of Bali.  Here, our guests enjoy one of the most magnificent vistas on the entire island – a view enjoyed from practically every room in both the five-bedroom Villa Soham and four-bedroom Villa Hamsa.

Award-winning Singapore architect Ernesto Bedmar created the stunning contemporary buildings, using Indonesia’s abundant natural materials in soaring recycled ironwood pillars, Merbau-wood pavilion roofs, and walls of riverstone and Palimanan stone.  Within the elegant interiors, brightened with an au courant palette of cool grey and white, are inspired design flourishes:  signature walls of Bengkirai-wood blocks that bring sparks of light into both living pavilions; headboard panelling made of lacquered rice sacks in all the bedrooms; and over-sized resin-candle pendant lights suspended above Italian Statuario marble-topped dining tables.

The soul of these stunning cliff-top villas is the professionally trained staff team led by the highly experienced villa manager Pak Adhi – together dedicated to treating each guest as celebrity-special.  At their heart is the accomplished chef, whose spectacular dishes mirror the inventiveness and elan of the setting in which they’re served.

Whether the villas are booked separately, or together for as many as 22, Sohamsa Ocean Estate offers the level of facilities and service that entice families and friends to stay put and enjoy every aspect.  But with a chauffeured car at the ready, guests can be whisked away to the white-sand Pandawa Beach in minutes, and Bali’s best loved surf breaks, sea temples and seafood restaurants are within a half hour’s drive.

The Singapore owners chose a Sanskrit phrase for the estate name; ‘Soham’ – and its inversion ‘ham-sa’ (translating as ‘I am he’) references oneness with the universe and the presence of divinity in each soul.  It’s an apt name as this beautiful setting is sure to inspire awe and contemplation on the beauty and richness of life.