Villa Kedidi is accessed by a private path bordered by plants and limestone carvings that leads to its traditional Balinese doors. Behind these doors guests are greeted by an aling-aling wall (a short partition wall which, according to traditional belief, protects the villa from bad spirits).With the bedrooms and living spaces built around the swimming pool, the villa is neat and compact; similar in composition to the traditional ‘compound’ design of most Balinese homes.
All three air-conditioned bedrooms at Villa Kedidi are similar in design, with polished cream terrazzo floors, ceiling fans, beautifully carved wooden beds draped with mosquito nets and antique batik throws. Tastefully decorated with Javanese antiques and traditional paintings and portraits, the rooms are very homely and comfortable. iPod docks add a modern touch while the lovely garden bathrooms, dotted with bluestone pebbles and with open-air showers, inject tropical style.
The master suite (with the additional luxury of a tub in its bathroom) and the twin bedroom are located in separate pavilions at opposite ends of the swimming pool, both featuring a TV and DVD player. Sliding glass doors open onto each room’s veranda where a daybed is perfectly positioned for reading or taking a quick nap.
The third bedroom is accessed via large wooden fortress doors from the living area or from glass sliding doors that open onto a patio with a beautiful blue urn water feature. This room’s bathroom is not ensuite but lies just beyond the bedroom doors, off the living area.
The open-sided living and dining area, with gorgeous views out to the pool and garden, is the communal hub of the villa. Scattered with artefacts and paintings under traditional high ceilings this room evokes an authentic Balinese ambiance. Blue and white Chinese ceramic pots add a splash of colour along with a green marble side table.
Two wicker sofas with soft batik cushions provide the ideal spot to put your feet up and enjoy a movie under the watchful eye of a carved Buddha and the glass-topped dining table (seats six) is great for group meals.
The modern kitchen comes with all the necessary stainless steel appliances and essential children’s equipment (high chairs, cutlery, etc.).
The focal point of the villa is the 11-metre green-stone swimming pool with its poolside balé and sun loungers. Take a nap, read a book or indulge in a massage – relaxation is the key.
The lush green foliage and exotic plants create a cool tropical vibe and private oasis within the villa’s compact walls.