Villa Iskandar is beautiful four-bedroom riverside home in South-west Bali in Canggu; contemporary in design with a healthy dose of Chinoiserie adding the style and mysticism of the Orient into the mix. We chose this location for its natural beauty and rural charm and of course its proximity to the beach and the Nirwana Golf Course, while Seminyak’s good times and shopping are only a 13-kilometre drive away.
Each of our four bedrooms is tastefully decorated with antique Chinese furnishings and features hardwood floors, queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms (two of which are semi-open-air), and views over the river. There are dining options for both formal indoor feasts and relaxed alfresco meals on the terrace. The focal point, however, is our 15-metre infinity edge pool that looks out over the river. Built on three levels the villa hugs the riverbank and is surrounded by mature trees, which bring with them an abundance of shade and wildlife, where butterflies, singing insects, frogs and birds all congregate to fill the day with colour and song; a quintessential tropical holiday experience. At Villa Iskandar we offer you five-star facilities and superb service from a full team of caring staff including a manager, butlers, and a chef, so that that you will have no real need to go out for meals or entertainment, although we do provide the services of a car and driver for up to eight hours a day at a special rate should you wish to explore beyond the villa.
Villa Iskandar shares a dedicated 400-square-metre wedding space, a driveway, parking area and staff service facilities with its neighbour Villa Atacaya. When the two villas are rented together they offer a 9-bedroom option for large groups of friends, extended families and wedding parties.
Bedrooms at Villa Iskandar
Presiding over the beautiful surroundings from the top floor, Villa Iskandar’s master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and decorated with Chinese artwork and antiques under a high-pitched ceiling. This splendid room has a glamorous ensuite bathroom and its own private balcony-deck furnished with an intimate dining table as well as a river-rock bathtub under the stars.
Guest Room I
Sitting adjacent to the dining room, this graceful bedroom opens directly out to the pool deck with views across to the jungle and riverbank beyond. It is furnished with Chinese art and antiques as well as a king-size bed atop hardwood floors, while the ensuite bathroom is distinguished by a walk-in shower from which guests can step onto a balcony with built-in seating.
Guest Room II
Resting at the very front of the property, this river-view room oozes sophistication and taste with dark hardwood floors, Chinese antique furnishings, a steeply pitched ceiling and a glamorous bathroom fitted with an oversized black bathtub for two. Sliding glass doors to the front and side of the king-sized bed lead to the pool and to a viewing deck above the river, complete with a dining table for two.
Riverside Studio Room
Villa Iskandar’s riverside studio bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase from the pool deck. The views from this room’s king-sized bed are of pure, raw nature. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower, while a precious feature is the deck right above the river with a double daybed looking across to the tall trees and jungle on the opposite bank.
Living Spaces at Villa Iskandar
Iskandar’s open-sided living room is on the villa’s uppermost floor, which makes it perfect for receptions, heralded by a fretwork Chinese-style screen and a Balinese gong. From the balcony at the front guests can survey the scene of the swimming pool and the sparkling river beyond. Adjacent to the living room is a pergola dripping with white-flowering thunbergia and surrounded on three sides by a fishpond with a bubbling urn as its centerpiece. Here, a small dining table and four chairs rests upon a wooden deck, which appears to float on a moat. A comfy sofa scattered with Chinese silk cushions, makes this a delightful space for watching movies on the 48-inch satellite channel TV and DVD player. A guest washroom is positioned to one side.
Villa Iskandar’s large dining room, furnished with a table for ten and decorated with elegant Chinese artwork and artefacts, offers the choice of a formal, air-conditioned dining experience (perfect for entertaining) or a more casual, open-air effect when the glass doors are folded open to the pool deck and the jungle view.
The ironwood pool deck is built around the curved contours of the 15-metre, infinity-edge swimming pool that looks out over the river valley. This magnificent outdoor area is furnished with sun loungers and an alfresco dining table for eight, and shaded by frangipani trees and tall fan palms, while a firebowl at the edge of the pool creates a romantic ambiance at night.
A spiral staircase winds down to a riverside deck, open to the sky and situated next to the studio bedroom. This magical spot is the perfect place to practice yoga or meditate to the murmur of the river.
5.0 km to Tanah Lot Sea Temple
14.0 km to Seminyak
22.0 km to Kuta
24.0 km to Airport
37.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
Iskandar Villa capacity for 8 people (4 ensuite bedrooms with queen-size beds). Extra beds available on request charged at US$35++ per night for adults, and US$25++ per night for children.
Upstairs living/dining room; downstairs formal dining room and kitchen; indoor dining for 8; outdoor dining for 8; riverside deck with daybed.
Villa manager; full-time chef ; butlers; garden/pool maintenance – (shared with Villa Atacaya); security. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request for a small additional cost.
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
WiFi internet access; landline for local calls; mobile phone coverage.
Satellite TV; DVD player; surround-sound system; CD player; iPod dock.
Villa Iskandar is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot; high chair; DVDs; pool toys.
In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
A seven-seater car with driver is available for up to eight hour use at a special daily rate of US$ 25++ (petrol and additional hours at extra cost).
Events for 30-50 people can be arranged in the villa, or up to 100 people in their specially built wedding/event area with prior notice.