About Sira Lombok Villa 104
Canadian architect David Lombardis concept of Function more than Form leaves Sira Lombok Villa 104s guests following a wisdom of discovery and wonder at all perspective, from the traditionally styled, grass-roofed building that houses the main kitchen to a objector house theatre. Furnishings carry a signature colour theme of black, red and lime green, though the walls are adorned following flair bamboo, water cascades and conceptual artwork. The first clue to the quirky nature of the artwork is a white sculpture in the coconut grove garden which, in deafening black letters, suggests that we should Stop Making Sense.
The view from the villas right to use-sided animated and dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms is unrivalled; here guests can see adopt to a vista that is ever-changing behind the moods of the sea, appearance, neighbouring islands, inattentive mountains, forests and colourful fishing boats. At night, after a magnificent sunset, the scene becomes even more magical as the moons buildup twinkles on the subject of the water, presenting a characterize of tranquillity and unforgettable beauty.
A full team of staff is concerning hand at Sira Lombok Villa 104 to way of brute after all guests dependence once superb cuisine and further. The villas superintendent, chef and head butler were each and every one back employed by The Oberoi Hotel Group and have been trained to the highest level. A wide range of behavior is to hand to villa guests, including golf, snorkelling, diving, waterfall hikes and mountain trekking, cycling, daylight trips to the likable Gili Islands, cooking classes and more.
There is a cute report as soon as the villas say. The big coconut grove upon which the property stands used to be grazing house for cows, the most treasured possessions of Lombok farmers, symbolising status, immense quantity and happiness. The owners arranged that these graceful beasts should be rightfully honoured: Sapi means cow in the Indonesian language.
Rooms at Sira Lombok Villa 104
Sira Lombok Villa 104 rests within an expansive coconut-grove garden and comprises a main single-storey residence with a 25m swimming pool and a children’s pool, plus a stand-alone guest pavilion with two more swimming pools, set well away from the main house. Also within the villa’s grounds are a floodlit tennis court and a lumbung (traditional rice barn) massage pavilion.
The main building is entered via a timber pathway, lined with fire torches. This leads past a feature wall of bamboo and a cascading wall of water. Running parallel to the beachfront, the main building incorporates the living and dining areas, kitchens, three of the five bedrooms, the study and the home theatre.
The guest pavilion is built into a manmade hill capped with grass, and presents an open-sided sitting area and two bedrooms, one of which is semi-subterranean. Both bedrooms are complemented by a deck and a private swimming pool.
Sira Lombok Villa 104’s master bedroom is accessed from the living room via an unusual swivel door. Cooled by both air-conditioning and ceiling fan, this spacious room features concrete floors and white walls adorned with artwork.
A king bed with coconut-shell veneer takes pride of place, while floor-to-ceiling windows look out over an ornamental pond against a backdrop of garden and sea. The ensuite bathroom presents three distinct areas, one of which contains clothes storage and a twin vanity. The main bathroom area features circular skylights that channel the sunshine and moonlight, a multi-faceted shower and a bathtub next to a picture window that looks out towards the ocean. Beyond this, a rain shower stands open to the tropical elements in the garden.
Also located off the living room, this air-conditioned and fan-cooled guest bedroom is ideal for kids or a young family with its king-size four-poster bed that neatly incorporates a large trundle bed below its frame. This wooden-floored room is also furnished with wardrobe storage and a funky blue chair which hangs from the ceiling.
The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a resin-topped vanity unit and features an outdoor shower screened for privacy. Doors slide open from the bedroom onto a private terrace where a furnished deck lies beside a pond overlooking the garden.
Similar to bedroom 2 in size and layout, bedroom 3 is furnished with a king-size bed crafted in coconut shell which ‘floats’ above a sea of white pebbles. A sliding door opens to an ensuite bathroom fitted with a vanity unit embedded with colourful guitar plectrums and an outdoor shower screened for privacy.
This bedroom also has its own private terrace, accessed from the bedroom, which features a furnished deck beside a pond with garden views.
There are two urban-chic air-conditioned bedrooms in the guest pavilion. One of these, on the same level as the sitting area, features polished concrete floors, walls and ceiling. It is furnished with a king bed, a desk and fitted wardrobes. Glass doors slide open to a sheltered wooden deck beside a private swimming pool.
The ensuite indoor bathroom has a tub facing the sea and a single vanity unit. An outdoor ‘bamboo pipe’ shower opens to the garden.
A flight of stairs in the guest pavilion descends to a semi-subterranean bedroom with a steeply curved concrete roof. Despite its unusual situation, the room is filled with plenty of natural light courtesy of a wall of glass opening to a second private swimming pool where sunbeds rest on a timber deck.
Furnished with a king bed featuring decorative white pebbles underneath, this air-conditioned bedroom has a huge walk-in wardrobe and a sitting area next to the glass doors. The ensuite bathroom has a tub facing the sea, a single washbasin and an alfresco poolside rain shower, sheltered by a roof and sheer white curtains.
Living and dining
Sira Lombok Villa 104’s living and dining areas are situated in the main open-fronted pavilion with its warmly-hued wooden floor and soaring timber-framed roof hung with pendulous rectangular lanterns. The sitting area is furnished with modular sofas and ottomans (big enough to seat 22 guests) crafted in coconut shell veneer. The picture is completed with a huge piece of artwork and two arched stainless steel reading lamps.
The dining area is positioned adjacent to the kitchen at the opposite end of the main building. Here, an impressive wooden dining table is complemented by 14 cushioned chairs with covers revealing a flash of scarlet.
The guesthouse features an open-sided flat-roofed sitting area with a concrete floor, six comfy chairs and a solid wood coffee table.
The villa presents two kitchens connected via a bridge over an ornamental pond. At the front, adjacent to the dining area, is a cutting-edge feature kitchen fashioned in white lacquer with a service bar crafted in resin and lit by three original ‘Campari Light’ suspension lamps. Designed by Raffaele Celentano, each lamp has been created using ten genuine Italian Campari Soda bottles in original condition complete with the Campari inside. This kitchen is equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker and a five-burner gas hob and oven.
Behind the feature kitchen, a bridge over a pond connects a stand-alone building reminiscent of a Lombok cottage – rustic and charming on the outside, with a thatched roof, a traditional Lombok double door, and random rock Lombok stone walls, yet a state-of-the-art working kitchen on the inside, fully equipped with professional appliances.
A ‘secret’ door from the living space opens into the study. This air-conditioned oval room has a wooden floor that slopes upwards into the room. Characterised by curved walls of white stone and glass, and with views of the garden, the study is furnished with a centrally positioned large desk and chair and accessorised with funky lights and black & white framed photographs.
Within the study is a concrete ‘funnel’ housing a circular shower room with a skylight at the top. Around its outside wall, the shower room supports a wooden spiral staircase which leads up to the rooftop where a metal ladder drops back down to the living area. A king-size bed can be installed in the study to convert it into an additional bedroom if required.
The extraordinary ‘space-age’ home theatre room is wrapped in bamboo and appears to hover above the ground. With its sides of glass and heavy sliding door accessed via a solid stone step, this unique building features funky ceiling lamps and a polished concrete floor upon which ten beanbags – one lime green and nine red – are arranged for comfortable viewing.
A large flat-screen satellite-channel TV and DVD player is positioned at the far end of the room, with surround-sound channelled through speakers in each corner.
A thatched lumbung (traditional rice barn) featuring ornate carvings and wooden shutters and furnished with two massage beds serves as a fan-cooled spa room in the garden. A washroom is positioned next to the lumbung, its curved roof planted with grass and its rustic shower, crafted from bamboo, open to the sky.
Swimming pools and pool decks
The main swimming pool extends for 25 metres between the beach and the main house. It is deep enough to dive into and has a springboard for that purpose. Sunloungers rest upon the grassy deck and a modern flat-roofed balé (relaxation pavilion) sits at one end. Running alongside the main pool is a shallow (80cm-deep) children’s pool. Two more swimming pools serve the guesthouse on two different levels, both of them are bordered by small timber decks.
Dotted with dozens of towering coconut palms, the garden fronts onto the beach and is so huge that guests will have no problem escaping to private areas. A wooden structure in one corner of the grounds serves as an elevated, sheltered platform for watching tennis on the adjacent, floodlit court.
- Free-form, light salt water swimming pool
- Two pools in the guest pavilion
- Children’s pool
- 5 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (3 additional single beds)
- Study with ensuite shower can be equipped with additional king-size bed
- iPod in the five bedrooms
- Satellite TV, VCD, DVD and CD
- Board games & toys available
- 2 baby cots
- Safe deposit boxes in the bedrooms
- VCD, DVD and CD library
- Book library
- Spa pavilion
- Floodlit tennis court
- Barbecue facilities
- Sports equipment: 2 sea kayaks; 4 adult mountain bikes; table tennis.
Sira Lombok Villa 104 has a dedicated team of 21 staff, working shifts.
Manager: the manager and activities manager at Sira Lombok Villa 104. His job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property, and to assist guests during their stay. He is on call 24 hours a day. The manager was previously employed by the prestigious Amanwana Resort as boat skipper and dive master, after which he moved to The Oberoi, Lombok, as dive shop director. In 1999, he set up his own dive company, H20 Sportz Indonesia at The Oberoi, where he fulfilled the role of dive instructor. He brings this facility to Sira Lombok Villa 104 for any guests who wish to go diving, snorkeling, or fishing, practice water sports or enjoy boat trips to the nearby Gili Islands.
Sira Lombok Villa 104’s full-time chef. He has been trained in five-star cuisine by Asian and French Chefs in the most renowned hotels in Singapore and Lombok (The Oberoi, Lombok) and he presents guests with the best of both culinary cultures. He has one full-time assistant working with him in the kitchen.
Two full-time butlers are on hand to attend to guests’ every need; this includes serving food and beverages at meal times, as well as snacks, afternoon tea, cocktails and drinks throughout the day and evening. The head butler previously worked at The Oberoi, Lombok.
This team of two will attend to all of the daily cleaning and domestic duties at Sira Lombok Villa 104 including the laundry, which is done in-house free of charge.
Gardeners: The huge garden at Sira Lombok Villa 104 is tended daily by a team of seven gardeners, who are extraordinarily discreet. They work hard to maintain high standards without disturbing the guests.
Sira Lombok Villa 104 employs a full-time maintenance man to resolve any problems inside or outside the buildings.
Two externally-contracted pool maintenance men look after the four swimming pools at Sira Lombok Villa 104.
Off-site, fully trained spa staff from The Oberoi, Lombok, will visit the villa on request to provide a range of spa and massage treatments.
Sira Lombok Villa 104 is kept safe and secure day and night by a team of six security guards working rotating shifts.
Chef discusses food and meal schedules with guests at the start of their stay. He then produces three gourmet meals per day (at the very reasonable cost of US$50 per day for adults and US$30 per day for children aged 2-11 years.): a full and hearty breakfast, a three-course lunch and a three-course dinner, plus afternoon tea and snacks. He is happy to accommodate likes and dislikes, special requests and special diets, including children’s meals and low calorie options. Chef Nengah only uses the freshest vegetables and fruits, mostly harvested from Sira Lombok Villa 104’s own organic garden or from the local market. Fish comes directly from the local fishermen. Poultry is raised locally and organically. Fresh beef and lamb are imported from Australia and New Zealand.
Guests can expect stunningly presented delicious servings of fresh fish, steaks or lamb chops with a colourful array of fresh vegetables; gazpacho soup; gourmet pasta dishes; local dishes such as pepes ikan (fish baked in banana leaf packages); Lombok prawn curry; Sate Ikan Tanjung, which originates from the neighbouring village of Tanjung and features a satay of spiced tuna or snapper fish with an infusion of coconut milk and garlic, pressed onto a lemongrass skewer and grilled. Desserts include a wonderful chocolate fondant. Freshly squeezed fruit juices are always available at Sira Lombok Villa 104, as well as other soft drinks, beers and a good range of imported spirits – Mojitos are a specialty. Barbecues or pool balé dinners can be arranged with traditional dance entertainment.
Children at Sira Lombok Villa 104
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families. Family-friendly advantages of villa stays include having access to your own private facilities, such as swimming pool, living space and gardens and having the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
Sira Lombok Villa 104 has an enormous open garden, a tennis court, table tennis, bikes, kayaks, a 20m kids’ pool, a funky TV room with beanbags, DVDs, board games and toys. The villa’s friendly staff will go out of their way to make children feel as welcome as adults – whether it’s cooking in the kitchen or playing table tennis or football in the garden. Having these willing helpers on hand also gives you plenty of flexibility and freedom to do your own exploring beyond the villa grounds. Although equipped kitchens allow you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, the staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with Chef Nengah and he will take care of the rest. Sausage sandwiches in the balé at six? Poolside pancakes for breakfast? No problem. Chef Nengah will customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.
Neither do you have to worry about packing all that cumbersome extra equipment when you stay at Sira Lombok Villa 104 as all the essentials, and more, can be provided. Just talk through your requirements with us when you make your reservation and we’ll make sure it’s all there ready and waiting for your arrival.
And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area to keep kids of all ages amused throughout the holiday.
Some of the family-friendly facilities offered at Sira Lombok Villa 104 include:
- Babysitting service (small service charge)
- Two foldable baby cots which double as playpens
- Two children’s car seats
- One high chair
- Baby toys
- Bottle steriliser
- Board games
- Table tennis
- Tennis court
- Kids’ pool
- Diving board in main pool
- TV/entertainment room