Villa Umah Daun is a spacious five-bedroom villa with pavilions arranged around the pool, kids’ pool, jacuzzi, and gardens. It was designed by Balinese architect Komang Suardika of Jeghier Architect to create expansive living areas that flow beyond glass doors and over a shallow pond, mirroring the surrounding rice terraces.
Villa Umah Daun features a modern design with curved walls and natural materials such as andesite rock for statement walls, polished Merbau-wood and marble floors, and bowed Bengkirai-wood roofs. The design is inspired by the leaves after which the villa is named. The villa is family-friendly with a beanbag-strewn playroom, kids’ wading pool, and tree house. There is also a media room, games room, 15-metre swimming pool, and jacuzzi for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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There are myriad toys for grown-ups too, among them a Sonos multi-zone sound system and a climate-controlled wine room. Working discreetly behind the scenes, the villa’s nine-strong staff includes an accomplished chef who can whip up tasty meals from an extensive suggestion menu. The massive dining table will be the focus for many fabulous feasts, whilst the poolside bale is perfect for less formal meals. And while social living space is abundant, it’s countered with quiet corners – library, bedroom balconies and a rooftop terrace – for a break from the crowd.
Overlooking an expanse of working rice fields, Umah Daun rests at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet Balinese residential area just north of the village of Umalas. ATMs, a mini-mart, a bakery and a health food store are within walking distance, and it’s only a five-kilometre drive to Seminyak’s chic shops and restaurants, or seven to surfing hot-spot Berawa Beach.
Bedroom at Villa Umah Daun
Jakaranda master suite
The palatial Jakaranda master suite spans luxuriously across the entire top floor of the western-most pavilion, opening onto a large deck that overlooks the sweep of rice terraces beyond. Below a soaring leaf-shaped roof hangs a ceiling fan, and the air-conditioned suite has its king-size antique bed centrally positioned on the polished Merbau-wood floor for optimum views across the pool. A corridor leads, via two walk-in wardrobes, to the huge bathroom with double basins, state-of-the-art multi-jet monsoon shower, and bathtub set before opaque doors that slide back to reveal the view beyond.
Jasmine guest bedroom
The Jasmine guest bedroom occupies the ground floor of the master bedroom pavilion. This huge light-filled bedroom is lined with windows, its views across the pool reflected in the king-size bed’s mirrored headboard and features a private deck bordering the rice fields, a dressing area and a spacious marble bathroom with a statement bathtub, curved double vanity and walk-in rain shower. Jasmine has air-conditioning and a ceiling fan and can also be configured as a twin-bedded room on request.
Gardenia guest bedrooms
Sharing a separate pavilion with the kids’ playroom, the Gardenia guest bedroom gives a couple an extra degree of privacy as well as easy access to the garden and pool. It features a four-poster king-size bed, has air-conditioning, a ceiling fan and an ensuite shower room.
Waterlily and Morning Glory guest bedrooms
The bright interiors of these inter-connected bedrooms situated upstairs in the main pavilion provide cheerful accommodation for kids, each with twin beds and a single daybed (the twins can also be configured as kings making the rooms equally suitable for adults). Rainbow-coloured batik bedding provides splashes of colour, picked out in wall-mounted antique windows and paintings by the owners’ daughters. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning units and ceiling fans, and the ensuite bathrooms feature leaf-shaped basins and statement bathtubs as well as showers.
Living Spaces at Villa Umah Daun
Villa Umah Daun offers various living areas for guests, ranging from private retreats to large spaces. The main living pavilion has two sitting areas under a towering leaf-shaped roof, with carved antique pillars and bi-fold doors for a seamless transition to the surrounding pond. The dining room has a teak wood table for 14 guests, cushioned armchairs of plaited bamboo, and a climate-controlled wine room. The open-plan kitchen leads to a second chef’s kitchen, while the media room has leather armchairs and sofas, a 60-inch TV, DVD player, and Sonos Playbar sound system.
A fuchsia pink-baize pool table resting on a patterned kilim is the focus of the games room – a ritzy space with antlered wooden trophy heads adorning teal green walls, a 40-inch wall-mounted TV, a pair of bar tables for in-between-game drinks (kept chilled in the colour-coordinated pink-and-black bar fridge). On the second storey, with views skimming the neighbouring rooftops, Umah Daun’s library is a comfortable place to retreat to in the company of a good book. Sink into a leather armchair set on the cow-hide rug and get lost for a few hours.
Beanbags in neon turquoise and pink cover the floor of the cute playroom, reached by a bridge across ponds at the tip of the living pavilion. Here, kids can watch a film on the 40-inch TV, play games on the PS3, or bring out their competitive streak with one of many board games. A spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine level where more beanbags encourage laid-back banter. There’s also an ensuite shower room here
4.0 km to Batubelig Beach
5.0 km to Seminyak
11.0 km to Kuta
14.0 km to Airport
30.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
Villa Umah Daun capacity 10 guests (5 ensuite bedrooms: 2 with king-size beds, 3 with twins convertible to kings); 2 extra beds available (additional charge).
Living room; open-sided dining room with table for 14; open-plan kitchen with wine room and service kitchen behind; media room; games room; poolside dining bale with table for 12; rooftop terrace.
15 x 4.5m main pool; 7 x 4.5 x 0.6m kids pool; jacuzzi.
Villa manager; chef; butlers; gardener; security. Other staff, eg spa therapists and babysitters, are available on request (additional cost).
An extensive suggestion menu of Balinese, Indonesian, western, children’s meals; special and dietary requests accommodated; dinner parties can be catered.
60-inch satellite channel TV and DVD player in a media room, 40-inch satellite TV and DVD player in the games room, kids playroom and master bedroom; Sonos WiFi sound system; pool table; table football.
Playroom with TV; board games; tree house and pool inflatables.
A car and driver is available to villa guests for 8 consecutive hours a day.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full-time manager, chef, security