Villa Sapi Lombok
Villa Sapi is actually located on the island of Lombok, Bali’s quieter neighboring island. Direct flights from Singapore or Bali, as well as fast boats from Bali, will have you settled in, in no time.
Sapi, literally meaning cow, one of Lombok’s most revered and respected animals, is a 5-bedroom luxury villa, situated next to the deserted Sira beach. It’s a truly idyllic setting with soaring peaks in one direction and the calming expanse of the Indian Ocean in the other. Chic architecture, three private swimming pools and a children’s pool, a separate two-bedroom guesthouse, a tennis court as well as 5-star service are just some of the highlights you can expect when you book Villa Sapi.
Though you’ll have total, uninterrupted peace and quiet, the property is by no means isolated. The prestigious Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club, Hotel Tugu and The Oberoi hotel are a stone’s throw away. Plus, the magnificent Gili Islands, with their world-renowned diving spots are a short boat trip from where you will be based.
Upon entering Sapi, your discovery will begin, with a glass-roofed main building that houses the kitchen to a futuristic home theater. Walls feature local bamboo and cascading water with splashes of vibrant artwork. And furnishings carry a modern theme. Views from each bedroom and the principal open-sided living and dining rooms are unmatched. Different times of the day offer a different mood, with sundown perhaps stealing the show, whilst the moon casts its reflection across the ocean at night.
A fully trained team of staff will cater for your every need during your stay leaving you to focus purely on relaxing and making the most of this wonderful experience. The villa manager, chef and head butler were all previously based at The Oberoi Hotel so professionalism is assured. And each member staff will remain discreet throughout your stay.
If you should wish to venture from the villa, then a whole range of activities are at your disposal. Diving or snorkeling are two of the favourites, with some of the best sites being available close by. Waterfall hikes are another popular one whilst cycling is a fabulous way to explore the rest of the island.
The property comprises a main single-storey residence with a main 25-meter swimming pool and children’s play pool. The stand-alone guest pavilion has two additional swimming pools. And within the villa’s grounds are a floodlit tennis court as well as a massage pavilion.
You will enter via a traditional timber pathway, beautifully lined with fire lanterns, and passed a cascading water and bamboo feature. The main building houses the living and dining rooms, kitchens, three of five bedroom suites, a study and home theatre. The guest suites are built into a slight hill. Both have open-sided seating areas, two bedrooms, one of which is beneath the ground. Both suites have their own decking and a private swimming pool.
The master suite is accessed from the living area through a unique swivel door. Cool concrete flooring contrasts with white walls and splashes of artwork. A king-size bed is the focal point, whilst floor-to-ceiling glass walls ensure those magnificent views are never far away. An en-suite bathroom comprises a storage space and twin vanity, circular skylights, a multi-faceted shower and bathtub and a rain shower that opens to a tropical garden.
One guest bedroom is also accessible from the living room. This is ideal for a small family as you will have the main four-poster bed, plus a large trundle bed below. Timber flooring helps to maintain a cool temperature. The en-suite is fitted with vanity, an outdoor shower and doors slide open to reveal a furnished decking area overlooking the garden.
This guest suite is similar in size and layout to the second bedroom, with a king-size bed crafted from a coconut shell. Sliding doors open to an en-suite that has a vanity and outdoor shower. And the suite has its own private terrace and decking with garden views.
Suite four has a slightly more chic feel, with a polished concrete floor. Furnishings include a king-size bed, a desk and fitted wardrobes. The en-suite has a bathtub facing the ocean and an outdoor bamboo pipe shower opens out to the garden. Glass doors reveal a wooden decking area beside a private swimming pool.
Stairs within the guest pavilion descend to the semi-subterranean suite and despite its unique location the room is light and airy, courtesy of a glass wall opening on to a second private swimming pool and decking area. A king-size bed is the focal point whilst a huge walk-in wardrobe and seating area next to the glass doors provide a wonderfully comfortable room. The en-suite also has a bathtub facing the ocean, a single washbasin and an alfresco poolside rain shower.
Living and dining areas
This luxury villa’s main living and dining areas are situated in the central open-fronted pavilion. Warm timber flooring and a unique soaring timber-framed roof structure add to a very grandeur, spacious and airy ambience. Lanterns hang from the ceiling whilst the main seating area is furnished with sofas and ottomans, large enough to seat up to 22 guests. A huge piece of artwork and two arched stainless steel reading lamps complete a fabulous interior. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen at the opposite end of this main building, with an impressive wood dining table able to accommodate 14 guests.
The property has two kitchens that are linked by two bridges that span an ornamental pond. The kitchen at the front features pristine white lacquer and a service bar lit with three suspension lamps created from Campari soda bottles, complete with Campari inside. Behind this main kitchen there is a stand-alone building, reminiscent of a traditional Lombok cottage, with thatched roof and stone walls and yet with a modern kitchen inside.
A secret door connects the study room with its slopping wooden floor and curved walls of white stone and glass. From this uniquely designed room you’ll get complete peace and privacy with a serene view over the garden. A central desk, chic lightening and framed photographs add to a comfortable interior setting. A concrete funnel houses a shower room whilst its exterior supports a spiral staircase that leads to a rooftop. A king-size bed enables the study room to be easily converted to an additional bedroom.
The home theatre takes on an almost futuristic look and feel, even though the outside is wrapped in bamboo. Glass sides and a solid sliding door is accessed via a single stone step. Ten beanbags are arranged on a polished concrete floor in front of a large flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player with speakers in each corner.
Spa and massage room
A traditional rice barn or ‘lumbung’ has been converted into a unique spa and massage room with two beds and a fan-cooled spa room in the garden. A rustic bamboo shower, open to the sky, is positioned next to the room.
The 25-meter swimming pool is undoubtedly the focal point in the garden. It’s deep enough to be able to dive and has a springboard at one end. Sun loungers provide a spot to top up that tan whilst a traditional bale offers the ideal place to take a well-deserved afternoon nap. The children’s pool is only 80cm deep and is bordered by another decking area.
Throughout the garden you’ll have dozens of towering coconut palms. The whole area is vast, stretching from the house all the way towards the beach, so you’ll have plenty of places to hide or seek some quiet time. And a slightly elevated platform is an ideal spot for watching a game of tennis on the floodlit court.
In short, Villa Sapi is a wonderful property and offers a truly unique holiday experience for all the family or a group of close friends. If you’re tempted by visiting another island, other than Bali, then Lombok offers a fabulous alternative and one that provides a sample of what Bali may have looked many years ago.
Villa manager, chef, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendant and security guards
|Seasons||Season Dates||Min. Stay||Price per Night|
|Low Season||January 8 - 26
February 5 - March 31
April 18 - 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$1,620/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 10 nights booking
Low & Middle Season – 15% discount
High Season – 10% discount
Peak Season – 5% discount
Discount available for more than 30 nights booking
Low & Middle Season – 20% discount
High Season – 15% discount
Peak Season – 10% discount
Services and Facilities
- 5 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (5 king beds)
- Land size 2,500m2
- 22 x 4m main pool (with diving board); 20 x 3m kids’ pool (depth 80cm); two pools at guest house (12 x 4m and 10.5 x 4m)
- Open-sided living and dining room with dining for 14
- Open-air sitting room in guesthouse
- Satellite-channel TV, DVD/CD player
- Movies in home theatre
- iPod docking stations in all bedrooms
- Books; games
- Floodlit tennis court
- Mountain bikes (4) and kayaks (2)
- Table tennis
- Safe deposit boxes in the bedrooms
- Laundry service available
- Back-up generator to ensure uninterrupted access
- Air-conditioned 7-seater car and driver for 8 hours, excluding fuel can be arranged
- 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: 40 Seated or 40 standing
Event fees: US$1,500 + 15.5% tax and service charge
Banjar fees (Local Community): Rp 1,000,000 for any group of 25 guests or over. Applicable to second event
Curfews: 11pm for live bands or DJ.