About Sira Lombok Villa103
Sira Lombok Villas 103 means bringer of happiness in the ancient Sanskrit language, and happiness is exactly what the European owners hope guests will discover when they stay at their much-loved four-bedroom beachside haven on Lombok’s north-west coast.
A series of single-storey living and sleeping pavilions leisurely spread throughout an enormous 1.5 hectares of lush green lawns planted with towering coconut palms make up this delicious tropical retreat. Each of the four ensuite bedrooms is housed in its own private pavilion in the gardens; king-size beds and convertible daybeds making these rooms very family-friendly. Kids (and adults too) will be spoiled for choice when it comes to planning their days: will it be a swim in the spectacular, 26m pool, complete with waterfall and jacuzzi, or beachcombing and kayaking on beautiful Sira beach, or an energetic game of soccer or volleyball in Sira Lombok Villas 103’s gorgeous gardens? Those seeking more languid pursuits can plug in their iPods and chill out to some favourite tunes, watch a movie on the large-screen satellite-channel TV/DVD player, or socialise over a game of billiards in the living pavilion.
As well as taking care of the villa itself, a team of friendly, thoughtful staff will happily entertain guests of all ages, creating coconut leaf toys and decorations with the children, making up numbers for volleyball games or turning tour guide for those who would like to explore further afield. The kitchen is cleverly divided up for either guest or staff use and the villa cook is skilled at preparing a wide range of delicious local and international dishes – anything from formal dinners in the dining pavilion, to a romantic supper beside the beach, to a casual poolside barbecue.
Despite its idyllic, tropical castaway-island setting, Sira Lombok Villas 103 is very accessible, being about a 2-hour drive from Lombok’s international airport in Mataram.
Sira Lombok Villas 103 is approached by a private driveway, which leads into a secure parking area. A grand porte cochere, bordered by a lily pond, heralds the entrance to the villa’s main pavilion via a pair of impressive wooden doors. From here, a colonnaded walkway sheltered by a glass-roofed pergola leads over the lily pond to the kitchen and the dining pavilion. The four standalone sleeping pavilions are positioned in the garden, well away from the main pavilion.
The bedrooms at Sira Lombok Villas 103 are housed in four separate pavilions, arranged in pairs, some distance apart, which ensures privacy. Although the pavilions are similar, each is individually styled with its own bold colour scheme and artwork; each is complemented by a dressing area and a sumptuous ensuite bathroom. Immediately in front of each sleeping pavilion is a pair of Sira Lombok Villas 103’s signature orange sunbeds, with matching umbrella, offering a peaceful spot for relaxation.
Sira Lombok Villas 103 – suite 1; Flaunting a dark blue colour scheme, bedroom 1 is furnished with a king-size bed, and is blessed with views of the garden and the sea beyond. The ensuite bathroom has a standing monsoon shower and the additional luxury of an oversized soaking tub. Please note this is the only bedroom without the provision of a DVD player.
Sira Lombok Villas 103 – suite 2; Bedroom 2 presents a bright orange palate; it is furnished with a king-size bed and equipped with a DVD player. Glass walls on three sides offer delightful views of the garden and the sea. The semi-open-air ensuite bathroom is fitted with a standing monsoon shower and the additional luxury of an oversized soaking tub.
Sira Lombok Villas 103 – suite 3; Featuring Sira Lombok Villas 103’s signature orange walls, Bedroom 3 is furnished with a king-size bed, equipped with a DVD player and blessed with views of the garden and the sea beyond. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a standing monsoon shower. Please note this is the only bathroom without the provision of a bathtub.
Sira Lombok Villas 103 – suite 4 ;Deep red is the colour that has been chosen for Bedroom 4. This is the smallest of the bedroom pavilions, but it is nevertheless equipped with a DVD player and furnished with a king-size bed angled to face the sea. The charming bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and monsoon shower open to the sky. Surprises in the bathroom include a modern sculpture and a secret shuttered window in the wall.
The expansive, fan-cooled living room at Sira Lombok Villas 103 has a high roof and presents three distinct, yet integrated areas. The central section is distinguished with a Palimanan frieze featuring carvings of birds, frogs, dragonflies, leaves and flowers, and flanking a stone floor that extends directly onto the pool deck through wide, folding glass doors. This area is furnished with two comfortable sofas strewn with play fully-coloured scatter cushions, a chair and a rustic coffee table. The remainder of the room is slightly elevated with a polished wood floor that extends around the central sitting area in a U-shape. On one side is a more formal sitting area with segmented upholstered sofas, chairs and a flat screen TV–DVD player. The third area presents a billiard table, desk, bookshelves and guest washroom.
The splendid dining pavilion is open on four sides under a soaring roof. Cooled by ceiling fans, the dining area is screened from the guest kitchen by attractive fretwork timber panels; one of the walls is graced with a collage featuring Thai elephants, while a Buddha’s-head statue guards the opposite side. Here, guests will be serenaded by the sounds of water-in-motion, charmed by the sight of dragonflies hovering around the fish pond, and captivated by the gorgeous views. A grand dining table for 12 rests in the centre of the pavilion and from here the eye will be led through the garden, directly between two lines of coconut palms to the beach and the sea.
Conveniently situated next to the dining pavilion, the kitchen has folding glass doors that can be closed for privacy. The front section of the kitchen is for guest use, if required, and is equipped with a fridge, a coffee machine, a four-burner gas hob, shelves and cupboards filled with quality tableware, glassware and utensils. It also features a built-in breakfast bar furnished with ten chairs. The main kitchen is hidden behind a screen wall and is fully equipped with everything that the cook needs in order to prepare delicious meals.
Pool, garden and balé
The villa has a multi-tiered pool deck crafted in both Palimanan stone and timber boards. Here, three tall coconut trees and two frangipani trees offer dappled shade. The main level is furnished with two wooden tables and chairs, each offering a place for casual dining or socializing. An elevated timber deck is furnished with two sunbeds and an umbrella for daytime lounging, plus a table and chairs for a romantic candlelit dinner. Meanwhile, four wide stone steps lead down to another timber deck at pool level, offering more sunbeds and umbrellas. The free-form swimming pool is evocative of a jungle glade with a whirlpool hidden within a circular section. Like a small lagoon, the water wends its way through the garden, bordered by flowering shrubs and trees, river boulders and bushy palms.
The huge manicured lawn stretches all the way down to the beach, a volleyball court is positioned between the palm trees, and a line of sunbeds and umbrellas rest beside the white-sand beach. Elevated just above the beach is a large balé (relaxation pavilion), complete with a telephone for summoning refreshments. This is a great spot for a massage and perfect for contemplating Lombok’s mysterious Mount Rinjani and watching the sunset over Bali’s Mount Agung. There is also a table here for casual lunches or romantic dinners. The beach is lapped by clear waters, shallow and safe for swimming.
- Free-form, light salt water swimming pool
- 4 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- iPod, MP3, HiFi in the four bedrooms
- Satellite TV, VCD, DVD and CD
- Board games & toys available
- Baby cot
- Safe deposit boxes in the bedrooms
- Laundry service
- Spa treatments (extra charge)
- VCD, DVD and CD library
- Book library
- Barbecue facilities
- Sports equipment: 2 double sea kayaks, 11 adult bikes and 3 children’s bikes, life jackets, snorkelling equipment
- Volleyball court
Sira Lombok Villas 103 has a dedicated team of 15 permanent staff and four casual staff, working eight-hour shifts; the majority hail from the local area.
Agung is the owners’ representative and will look after all guests’ needs in the absence of Gusti, the villa manager.
the manager has worked at the villa for seven years and is on call 24/7. He is also the activities manager, trained in sports and very willing to take guests kayaking and snorkelling or escort them on tours and bicycle rides. Gusti will arrange in-villa barbecues and romantic alfresco dinners, adorning the dinner table with traditional natural decor and entertaining the guests with music and songs.
Full time cook:
Trained in local and international cuisine, Sira Lombok Villas 103’s experienced lady cook prepares daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to the wishes and whims of her guests.
This team will attend to all the domestic duties at Sira Lombok Villas 103, including guest laundry, which is done in-house free of charge. The same team are skilled waiters–waitresses and will assist the kitchen at mealtimes.
Gardeners and pool attendants:
The huge garden and pool at Sira Lombok Villas 103 are tended daily by a team of seven gardeners, who work discretely to maintain the high standards without disturbing the guests.
Sira Lombok Villas 103 is kept safe and secure day and night by a team of three security guards working rotating shifts.