Sohamsa Estate - Villa Soham - Entrance view

Villa Soham

Villa Layout

Huge reclaimed ironwood doors open onto the first floor garden courtyard and its stunning ocean vista.  To one side is the living room and media room with large veranda beyond.  To the other side is the dining terrace, powder room and, behind, the kitchen and staff service areas.  Above this wing are two bedrooms.  Two further guest bedrooms and the master lie a floor below, opening onto ironwood decks poised over lily ponds and looking across the lawn to the large pool and cliff-edge entertainment bale.  On a lower level is the large gym, sauna and steam room.

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Living Areas

Indoor living

The heart of Villa Soham is the large light-flooded living pavilion that enjoys panoramic views of the ocean glistening towards the horizon. Half of the pavilion is enclosed and air-conditioned; the other half is left open-sided for alfresco living. Under the teakwood-lined vaulted roof, two over-sized sofas and designer all-weather rattan chairs encircle a black marble coffee table. A signature pendant lamp hangs over a massive marble-topped table comfortably seating 12; a butlers’ bar is discreetly tucked away behind.

Behind a stunning feature wall of Bengkirai-wood pivot doors lies the air-conditioned media room, where comfortable seating is sandwiched between the ocean view and small courtyard garden, and set before a 48-inch TV.

Tucked below the pool is a large well-equipped gym with separate rooms for sauna and steam, and a massage room. If required, the gym can be converted into a spacious ocean-view conference room.

Outdoor living

One half of the living pavilion comprises an enormous open-sided ironwood veranda lined with bench seating – the best place to enjoy the panoramic ocean vista beyond. Elsewhere on the same level is a dining terrace where eight to 10 guests may enjoy alfresco meals with a killer view.

The focus of outdoor entertainment is the enormous poolside balé with kitchenette and bar counter where guests may relax on comfortable modular seating, while staff serve sunset cocktails or the chef prepares a barbecue.  Those wishing to catch the sun can recline on sun loungers set on the stone terrace by the 22-metre infinity pool almost on the cliff edge.

Bedrooms

Custom-designed furniture, a soothing grey and ivory colour scheme, 42-inch cable TV, extensive wardrobe space and a choice of air-conditioning or overhead fan are features of all five unusually spacious bedrooms.  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 there are bathtubs in three of them.

Master bedroom suite

Bask in the stunning views across the pool towards the ocean from the 2.4 metre wide Emperor bed resting in the centre of this huge master suite.  The view is equally impressive from the bathtub set before a wall of glass in the adjoining ensuite.  Both bedroom and ensuite open onto a lotus-lined teakwood deck with private seating.

Pool guest suites

One of the two guest bedrooms that flank the master suite is equally spacious, with the same stunning ocean view across the pool from both bedroom and bathroom, a centrally positioned bed comprising two twins (that convert to a king), and with a small terrace beyond the wall of glass.  The slightly smaller second guest room has a king-size bed and faces the garden beyond a circular staircase leading to the living pavilion veranda.

Upper guest suites

Two further guest suites occupy a third-level wing, both with vaulted roof, twins converting to a king-size bed, daybed and ottoman, and walk-through wardrobe into the shower room.  The ocean views from the south-facing guestroom are wonderful.

Quick Facts

Location

Kuta Selatan, the Bukit peninsula, Bali, Indonesia.

Capacity

10 guests in 5 bedrooms (all with king-size beds, three of which convert to twins).  Two additional guests accommodated on extra beds (charges apply).

Living areas

Living and dining room; media room; alfresco dining terrace; open-sided pool pavilion; well equipped kitchen; gym and massage room with steam room and sauna.

Pool

22m x 6m x 1.4m.

Estate staff

Both villas share a team of 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). Grocery cost is charged 20% handling fee which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate.

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 media room; 42-inch TV and DVD player in the bedrooms; Sonos sound system; DVD library.

For families

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

Gym & spa

Gym with weights bench; in villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu carried out by professional beauty therapists in the massage room (extra cost applies); sauna and steam room; private gym garden.

Additional facilities

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

Transport

One car and driver for 8 hours a day (excluding petrol). Cannot be used during arrival and departure days.

Events

When rented with Villa Hamsa, weddings and events may be arranged for up to 40 seated guests or 60 guests standing.

Property area

1,915sqm (land); 1,309sqm (villa).

Managed & marketed by

The Elite Havens Group.

Reviews

June 28th, 2019 - July 6th, 2019

“Beautiful, specious villa with extremely beautiful views and amazing hospitality by all staff members. Really enjoyed our stay in Hamsa Villa. Can't wait to come back again next year. Thank you so much for your service and attention to detail made our stay extremely comfortable. ”

Akhil Tripathy A, United Kingdom - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

June 23rd, 2019 - July 6th, 2019

“We have had such a wonderful stay with you. Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful culture, food and country with us. We will always remember your kindness and warmth. ”

Grace J, United States - Stayed at Villa Soham

June 16th, 2019 - June 18th, 2019

“Thank you very much for your great assistance in making a perfect holiday for us. Wish to stay at your villa in the future.”

Chris and Manni, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

June 10th, 2019 - June 13th, 2019

“Thank you for everything you provided us here - including the kindness and hospitality. Hope to come back soon.”

Iwan B, Indonesia - Stayed at Villa Soham

June 6th, 2019 - June 9th, 2019

“We are absolutely in awe by the staffs attentive service in Sohamsa. They are humble, always willing to go extra mile.”

Nathan C, Hong Kong - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

May 30th, 2019 - June 3rd, 2019

“Beautiful place, love everything. Thank you to all the lovely staff who were happy to assist with everything. ”

Susan P, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

May 24th, 2019 - May 27th, 2019

“Beautiful place, amazing service, great food. Keep up the good job. ”

Janice Tang T, Hong Kong - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

May 23rd, 2019 - May 27th, 2019

“Wonderful. We had the best, most relaxing stay. Wonderful staff and fabulous location. ”

Katie and Andrew, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

May 9th, 2019 - May 13th, 2019

“Lovely relaxing stay, the whole family had a great time. Staff were fantastic. ”

Jenny A, Australia - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

May 1st, 2019 - May 3rd, 2019

“Love the place, all of my family and friends love it. We will definitely come back again. Hope we can see you guys soon.”

Mr. Chengwei S, Taiwan - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

April 26th, 2019 - April 28th, 2019

“Great accommodation experience, be sure to come again next time.”

Mei Ju C, Taiwan - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

April 5th, 2019 - April 20th, 2019

“Than you, thank you, thank you. We had the most amazing time in this stunning villa - it really is a true place of paradise. From the incredible views, to most importantly the fantastic team that looked after us so well. What A memorable holiday, we will miss you. ”

Jan-Willem B, United Kingdom - Stayed at Villa Soham

April 4th, 2019 - April 8th, 2019

“Beautiful environment, very good service and the food very delicious. ”

Juan Y, China - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

March 21st, 2019 - March 26th, 2019

“Our family enjoy warmth and hospitality of the wonderful staff at Hamsa villa. They brought the experience of beauty and natural surroundings of the well appointed villa to a new level. The villa it self is a great retreat secluded from the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood in Bali. We enjoyed relaxing and the manager, spa service, gym, pool and yoga made the weekend special. Special mention to the efficient and friendly staff Karyani, Sari Gede and Bayu. The chef did a fabulous job - presented us with tasty food from selected ingredients. Thanks for making our short stay extremely memorable and relaxing.”

Asha G, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

March 12th, 2019 - March 15th, 2019

“A beautiful haven with fantastic view. Super attentive and welcoming team of staff. Thank you Pak Bayu and Gede. Thanks for providing ua a wonderful team building experience at Sohamsa. ”

Selene G, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham

February 24th, 2019 - February 28th, 2019

“So sad that today is the last day. Villa Hamsa was the last place to rest and spend our family holiday. I would like to come back here for another holiday or a special occasion. All the staff were great, providing the best care. It was great to experience motorcycle and local market. Every meal was wonderful, especially the "Babi Guling" and BBQ. Thanks again for wonderful service at the villa. ”

Julia J, South Korea - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

February 6th, 2019 - February 11th, 2019

“It was a wonderful stay. The staff members are attentive and kind and the Estate is gorgeous.”

Yoonjung C, United States - Stayed at Villa Soham

December 22nd, 2018 - January 1st, 2019

“Thank you so much for treating us as if we your own. This year we celebrated so many mile stones and this trip was our way to celebrate them while bringing in new year. It's unlikely we will all be in the same place like this again so we appreciate the special care you took to take care of us. The villa was spotless, the food was flawless, the staff were so very kind. We will recommend this villa to anyone/everyone we can. ”

Audrey B, United States - Stayed at Villa Soham

November 25th, 2018 - November 27th, 2018

“As a Chef and a food traveler blogger, I visit a lot of places around the world. We never stayed in a villa with such an incredible ocean view. The staff were so friendly, helpful and accommodating and the chef cooked us the most delicious and amazing Indonesian style meats and an incredible seafood BBQ. We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Sohamsa and highly recommended to everyone. Thank you to all the team for most memorable experience. ”

Joel M, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

October 26th, 2018 - October 29th, 2018

“Thank you for the excellent service and food. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon. ”

Lyn Y, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham



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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 18, 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 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.