Villa Babar is big, bold and beachfront-beautiful, perched on a bluff 13m above the sea. The gorgeous gardens include some hidden areas, while the front garden presents a stunning 27 x 11m infinity swimming pool with a shallow shelf. A large reflective pond presided over by a giant Buddha head (bathed in purple light by night) flanks the main entrance.
Shaped like an open pincer, the lounge, dining room and living room, along with four of the bedrooms, face the ocean, while the TV room and two more guest rooms are situated in a single-storey wing with rice field and mountain views. The pincer surrounds the massive pool which is bordered by a stone sundeck.
The villa is entered via the breezy living room, offering views from both its open sides. It is simply furnished with large sofas. A floating staircase leading to the upper galleries.
The dining room is dominated by a long wooden table that will happily seat 18 people, adjacent to the fully-equipped kitchen, complete with a professional oven and hob, a fully-stocked wine cellar and a wine fridge (as well as a selection of spirits), a microwave and a fine cappuccino/espresso machine.
The lounge features a white billiard table and many comfortable couches, a small library of books and magazines, and a sophisticated Harman/Kardon music system presenting surround-sound with seven speakers and a wide choice of music. Both this room and the dining room can be open and cooled by the sea breezes or closed and air conditioned. The TV room has one very wide and long sofa, and a big, flat-screen, satellite-channel TV and DVD player.
The six air conditioned bedrooms (including a master suite and a family room), all feature ensuite bathrooms, safes, and iPod docks. Each bedroom follows a theme, inspired by the Indonesian culture. Three are furnished with king beds, the family room has two king beds, and the two guest rooms overlooking the rice fields each have twin beds. The sumptuous master bedroom boasts a broad sunny terrace at the front. Five of the ensuite bathrooms are open-air, all have standing rain showers, and three have large bathtubs. The master bathroom has views in every direction and twin rain showers.