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Eco Conscious Villa Rentals in Bali

The luxury villa rentals in Bali are not just about sophistication and over equipping with modern amenities. The luxury and private villas in Bali preserve the beauty of Balinese ambiance, the woody rustic appearance of the countryside and the richness of the culture which is what sets these luxury villa rentals in Bali apart from other villas.

Villa Taman Ahimsa

A retreat for eco-consciousness, the name of the villa itself means the garden of peace. This lovely abode has used elements of land, sea and the sky to create a peaceful intermingling of natural and artificial components to create an aesthetic setting that helps one to contemplate and recuperate from the strain of day to day life. The base of the philosophy is rooted in Tri Hita Karana which promotes the harmony of human beings, God and nature.

Architecture Dedicated to the Human Spirit

Crown Chakra is the inspiration for the violet colored bedroom called Sahasrana of the Taman Ahimsa villa, enhancing oneness of peace and wisdom. Natural elements like washbasin of river rock and a terrazzo bathtub with rain-showers provide an elegant setting. The Visuddha, with sliding glass doors and windows has a blue theme depicting the Throat chakra for the power of truth and the spoken word. The bathroom floor behind this bedroom is made of ironwood floor that has been recycled.

Anahata, another bedroom which is shaped like a spiral follows the green theme of the heart chakra. It has a garden bathroom, river rock bathtub, private terrace that is covered by small hedges giving the impression of a cliff on the hills. Another bedroom called the Ajna, shaped again like a spiral is indigo after the Third Eye Chakra.

The Manipura or the master bedroom has an unheard of design with a Balinese pond occupying center space and the room is accessed through a wooden bridge across it. The boat shaped curves and high ceilings of the room along with the yellow depiction the combination of Crown Chakras and Solar Plexus helps one reconnect to the spirit. Most of the living area comprises of wooden furniture that has been recycled. Antique wooden panels and copper lanterns have been used to decorate the dining rooms embedded in the open plan of the living room overlooking the beautiful gardens.

Javanese Architecture finds expression too

The luxury villa rentals in Bali are not all based on French architecture. The Khayangan Estate which at one time was the royal residence too, uses a blend of European influences along with Javanese tradition as can be guessed from the architects Cheong Yew Kuan and Jasmine Saunders Davies. Be it the Pondopo centerpieces that have been carved exquisitely, the doors or the floorboards one can find signs of recycled teakwood everywhere. The ceiling to floor glass of the living rooms, natural stone finish and ironwood shingle roofs together make the villa look soaked in nature with lot of natural light and earth settings with a touch of contemporary feeling accentuated by ultra luxurious furnishings.