Please note: Villa Mahatma rates are subject to 5% service charge and thereafter 10% government tax
Mahatma House is located beachfront in the traditional, seaside and exclusive fishermen village of Seseh on Bali’s southwest coast. The village, surrounded by a government protected rice field green belt is becoming the preferred destination for high end customers, who prefer to: live immersed in the untouched traditional Balinese culture; enjoy almost private and unspoiled beaches; ride the waves in Seseh surfing spots; taste fresh fish provided directly from the fishermen; assist to real Balinese ceremonies in the local temples and relax in a tranquil atmosphere, without renouncing to the luxury of some of the most stylish and luxurious Villas in Bali and the proximity of the cosmopolitan glamour of Seminyak. Seseh retains the customs and culture of old Bali. Cows are herded through the fields, rice is planted and harvested throughout year, and the sound of ritual music is carried on the breeze. The approach to Seseh is by way of a country lane; emerald rice fields line the road as it meanders through an avenue of coconut palms.
Mahatma House is a two storey, five bedroom villa characterized by expansive open air tropical living spaces, funky interiors, and spectacular sea views. The contemporary architectural style is a study in perfect symmetry, presenting an abundance of space and a soaring Iron wood shingle roof. The atmospheric interior design is imbued with Asian mystique and characterised by dark polished cement walls, charcoal-grey polished cement floors, black custom-designed furnishings and a pair of wrought iron encased stairwells each one reminiscent of a cage. This luxurious property is ideal for weddings and events. It was completed in 2009 and has an interconnecting garden door to its sister Villa Matahari, which presents a contrasting décor and theme next door. Both villas can therefore be rented together, presenting accommodation for up to 18 people.
There are five air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms in Mahatma House. The two Master Bedrooms are located in the second floor with beds oriented towards the beach. There are two Garden Suites, housed in a standalone single storey pavilion on the far side of the swimming pool, and an additional Corner Suite on the ground floor of the main building oriented to sunset. Each suite has audio visual facilities with LCD TV, DVD player, Ipod speakers, internal telephone and safety boxes. Four of the suites offer private sitting areas, where the guests can relax or have their private meals.
The Master Suites are stylish, minimalist and extremely spacious, each is flanked by a private, open air, roof terrace furnished with a double lounger. The Master Suites feature windows on three sides overlooking the garden, the beach, and a Balinese temple. The black, king size bed in each room is flanked by black side tables, and oriented towards the sea, with breathtaking views. There is also a chaise longue in the dressing area in front of the closets which are completely covered with mirrors to reflect the landscape views. The expansive ensuite bathrooms are each fitted with a luxurious black bathtub beside a wide window. There is a toilet on one side and a walk in rainshower on the other side. Despite the abundance of windows, guests’ privacy is cleverly protected by the one-way mirror glasses. A wide terrazzo vanity unit supports twin washbasins, and huge wall mirrors multiply the space. Fitted wardrobes provide plenty of hanging and storage space.
The garden suites are each furnished with a built in king size bed, and each bedroom incorporates a sunken bathtub fashioned in black polished concrete, as well as a double washbasin. The toilet and the walk in rainshower are each located in separate private spaces behind doors. The garden suites open onto timber decks in private back gardens, as well as onto a private chillout area overlooking the pool.
The fifth bedroom is accessed from the side garden. It is furnished with a built-in terrazzo bed, a desk, a stool and a chaise longue. A sliding door leads into the ensuite bathroom fitted with a walk-in rainshower, a single washbasin and a toilet.
Entrance, Living & Dinning Room
There are two entrances to the House. The pedestrian entrance is done through a classical Balinese three step portico framed by an antique wooden carved door, leading to the House entrance hall with an impressive stone worked waterfall sided by two ponds with golden fish inside. Both sides of the Entrance Hall lead to the open air living & dining area which takes up most of the ground floor, of the main building, incorporating a TV lounge, accessed by wide stepping stones over another ornamental pond and furnished with a large sofa, an armchair, and a cabinet of Buddha statues with a 50” LCD TV, a DVD player and a top quality 5:1 Home Cinema sound system.
The living area itself is the central focus. Aligned with the swimming pool and overlooking the garden, it is cooled by two large ceiling fans with woven rattan blades, and furnished with rattan lazy chairs, circular ottomans and a substantial daybed scattered with silk cushions. A fat, smiling Buddha sits in one corner, a pile of gongs rests in another corner, and an antique timber wall panel adds a splash of jade green behind the daybed. The dining area is accessed by another set of stepping stones over a pond and is furnished with a table for ten, complemented by two different styles of dining chairs, arranged alternately. There is also a guest toilet on the ground floor
The fully equipped, open plan, feature kitchen is located beside the dining area for ease of service. The funky decoration displays the green lids of old, Indonesian ‘krupuk’ (rice cracker) jars. The kitchen contains all of the facilities that Mahatma House chef requires for the preparation of delicious meals, innovative buffets, and party snacks.
Spa Services & Office
Mahatma House offers internal spa services, including: facials, body treatment, various types of massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. provided by professional therapists on request at an extra charge.
Garden & Pool
The 18 m. x 6.40 m. swimming pool is a stunning feature which completes the symmetry of the property consisting of a four side water overflow with external walls and pathways covered with Andesite Flame stone and lightened underwater by 102 led lamps. The pool deck is furnished with umbrellas and sunloungers made from Sunbrella and all-weather rattan. The large garden with its flat lawn is ideal for weddings, parties and celebrations. A central chillout area at the end of the swimming pool is opened to the sky; it presides over the pool and offers an additional sitting area. Behind this is an impressive vertical rock garden with a water cascade and in its centre there is a fire pyre which is lightened every night to complete this magical environment.