Villa Kaba Kaba Estate
Those seeking royal treatment in palatial surroundings will find all this and more at the enchanting eight-bedroom Kaba Kaba Estate. Built on royal land on the edge of Kaba Kaba village in Bali’s Tabanan regency, this stately villa will have guests in its thrall. From the Rajasthan palace elephants guarding the lotus courtyard to the gilded throne from a Burmese temple presiding over the dining pavilion, the stunning interiors are a treasure trove of skillfully curated antiques, curios and paintings that reveal the owners’ passion for Asian culture and contemporary art.
The elegant living areas and bedroom suites scattered among the multiple pavilions of this glorious estate enjoy majestic views; beyond manicured lawns dappled with palms, lotus ponds and sparkling swimming pools, an emerald sea of rice terraces rolls towards the Indian Ocean a few kilometres south, and northwards towards Bali’s dramatic volcanic peaks shimmering on the horizon. Closer to home, Kaba Kaba’s no-expenses-spared facilities command sovereign attention. Hold court at the head of the six-metre-long table set for a feast created by the accomplished chef. Sink into the deeply cushioned banquettes in the velvet-curtained home cinema. Work out in the gym before deservedly basking in a mandi lulur royal body treatment at the private spa. Serve an ace on the pro tennis court, score a goal at table football and take a bike ride through the rice fields. Naturally, these fabulous facilities are accompanied by impeccable service provided by the charming, professionally trained 23-strong staff.
Designed for regal entertaining, Kaba Kaba Estate is a sought-after venue for large family gatherings and special celebrations, and will capture the heart of many a bride and groom seeking a picture-perfect setting for their nuptials. What could be more idyllic than exchanging vows on the lawn, dining by candlelight under the stars, then retiring to the supremely romantic master bedroom suite with private plunge pool for a first night as newly weds?
Kaba Kaba Estate offers seven bedroom suites – five with king-size beds and two with twin beds convertible to kings – each oriented for privacy with garden and rice-terrace views. An eighth room, with two sets of bunk beds, is designed specifically for kids.
Named after the major banjars (community councils) in the village, these large suites have marble-edged teakwood parquet floors spread out under a vaulted alang-alang thatched roof. Stunning antiques, contemporary paintings, hand-crafted ikat fabrics and statement furniture create a truly princely experience. Four-poster beds with King Koil Pillow-top mattresses dressed in high-thread-count bed linen ensure a sublime night’s sleep, helped by blackout curtains and a choice of air-conditioning or overhead fan. All suites have 32-inch TVs and Blu-ray players with iPod docks and speaker systems, dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms with statement bathtub. The bedrooms and dressing rooms feature both air-conditioning and dehumidifiers, and bathrooms are also air-conditioned.
Beringkit master suite
From the library in Kaba Kaba’s main pavilion, a corridor lined with children’s paintings leads to the palatial master suite with its huge pillared bed on a raised platform. The large bathroom attached to this magnificent suite includes a private garden with alfresco shower and regal hamam-style sunken bath. Outside is a private sundeck and 6m x 3m plunge pool bordering the rice terraces.
Juntal pavilion guest suites
Upstairs in the main pavilion, the super-sized Juntal Daja suite is warm and inviting with Chinese-red walls, a richly coloured oriental carpet, and stunning black & white prints by Bealana Cho. A sitting area extends beyond sliding glass doors onto a large terrace where rice-field views can be enjoyed from a double daybed. Across the breezy hallway is the twin-bedded Juntal Delod suite with a balcony wrapping two sides.
Pande pavilion guest suites and children’s room
A private ironwood deck with circular loveseats overlooking a mature Kapok tree is the focus of the spacious colonial-styled Pande Beten suite. Within the Venetian-mirrored, marble bathroom, sliding shuttered windows by the bathtub give the option of a long soak-with-a-view, as an alternative to the garden shower. Above, the Pande Duur suite has the same expansive layout, with a stunning red-and-purple rug offsetting stylish white-painted furniture. This suite also has a bathtub-with-a-view, plus an ironwood balcony on two sides. Also on the second level is the kids’ room, Pande Alit, with two sets of bunk beds, beanbags, lots of toys and a fun, colourfully tiled shower room. The 12m x 2m wading pool lies just outside this pavilion.
Pilisan pavilion guest suites
Both suites in the Pilisan pavilion feature walls of carved teakwood and beds facing the garden beyond sliding glass doors. The Pilisan Daja suite has its own plunge pool just two steps from its stately four-poster bed, and louvred windows opening onto the bathtub in the indoor/outdoor bathroom. The Pilisan Delod suite is furnished with twin beds that can be configured as a king, and has both indoor and outdoor showers in its bathroom.
Villa manager, chef, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendant and security guards
|Seasons||Season Dates||Min. Stay||Price per Night|
|Low Season||January 7 - 26
February 5 - April 12
April 17 - 27
May 2 - June 15
September 1 - December 14
|Middle Season||April 1 - 12
June 16 - 23
August 21 - 31
|High Season||January 3 - 7
January 27 - February 4
April 13 - 17
April 28 - May 1
June 24 - August 20
December 15 - 25
|Peak Season||December 26 - January 2||7 nights||US$5,000/night++|
All villa rates are subject to 15.5% government tax and service charge
Early bird rates available bookings 150 days prior to check-in date
Low Season – 15% discount
Middle Season – 15% discount
High Season – 15% discount
Last minute rates available 15 days prior to arrival
All Seasons – 10% discount
Discount available for more than 7 nights booking
All Seasons – 20% discount
Discount available for more than 30 nights booking
All Seasons – 30% discount
Services and Facilities
- 8 air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (5 with king-size beds, 2 with twins convertible to kings and 1 with bunk beds x4)
- Land size 1,300m2. Building size 2,600m2
- Main pool 25m x 5m; master suite plunge pool 6m x 3m; Pilisan suite plunge pool 5m x 2.5m; Pande kids’ wading pool 12m x 2m
- Formal living room; dining pavilion with table for 18; kitchen with drinks bar; three sitting areas
- Library; media room; games room; rooftop entertainment area with bar
- 60-inch satellite channel TV
- 106-inch projector screen
- Blu-ray disc player
- Wii entertainment system and Bose surround-sound system in media room
- 32-inch satellite TVs and Blu-ray disc players in all bedrooms (apart from bunk room) plus guest kitchen and Pande living room
- 3 iPods; iPod dock in every room
- Full-size tennis court
- Croquet lawn
- 5 adults’ bikes, 2 kids’ bikes
- Safe deposit boxes in the bedrooms
- Daily breakfast included
- Laundry service available
- Back-up generator to ensure uninterrupted access
- Air-conditioned 7-seater car and driver included for 8 hours, excluding fuel
- Restaurant-type system ensures guests select from villa menu and price list. Guests simply select from menu and food is prepared on-site
*Additional fees apply
Maximum guests: 150 seated or 200 cocktail
Event fees: one seasonal night
Curfews: 11pm for live bands or DJ
Banjar fees (Local Community):
Rp 1,500,000 for any group of 25 guests or over
Rp 2,500,000 for any group over 50 guests