Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa - Magnificent setting

Villa Markisa

About Villa Markisa

Villa Markisa, the newest of the Pandawa Estate properties, boasts the same spectacular cliff-top setting and ocean views as its neighbours, Villa Rose and The Pala.  This five-bedroomed villa will be especially appreciated by couples and families who enjoy holidaying together, but also treasure having their own private space.  The ocean-view guest pavilion holds a pair of matching two-bedroom units, each with its own living and dining rooms and pool.  Hovering high above the ocean, and tucked below Markisa’s generous lawn, is the splendid one-bedroom master suite, again with its own living room and pool.  It’s hard to imagine a more romantic setting than this – perfect for newly weds.  An open-sided living pavilion and a large cliff-edge bale provide communal living and dining areas.

Villa Markisa has been finished and furnished to the same impeccable standard as the other villas on the Pandawa Cliff Estate and shares a sports centre (with squash and tennis courts), spa and gym with them.  The exclusivity and scale of the estate – which can sleep up to 42 adult guests (plus several children in extra beds) has unsurprisingly made it one of Bali’s most sought-after destination wedding venues.  The large, interconnecting estate grounds, complete with purpose-built facilities, can accommodate weddings for up to 400 guests.  Alone, Villa Markisa can host weddings for up to 100 guests.

A friendly yet discreet team of butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, security and kitchen staff all work diligently under the experienced villa manager to take care of every guest requirement and cars with drivers are on hand for those who wish to explore beyond the villa.

The crystal clear, reef-protected waters and white sands of Pandawa Beach lie immediately below the estate and can be reached via a new road that cuts down through the cliff, while many of Bali’s best surf beaches are also close by.  Only slightly further afield is the sacred sea temple of Uluwatu, the Bali National Golf Club, some cool beach bars and the many fine-dining and seafood restaurants of Jimbaran and Nusa Dua.

Villa Layout

Villa Markisa’s entrance leads to the upper storey of the ocean-facing guest pavilion, with individual access to two mirror-image interconnecting apartments.  Each has a living room and bedroom upstairs, and a second bedroom and dining room downstairs opening onto a private deck and pool.  An open-sided living pavilion faces the carpet of lawn that rolls towards the ocean, edged by a sunbathing deck and, down a slope, a breezy cliff-edge bale.  Hidden away below is the romantic master suite opening onto a cliff-edge garden and pool – with private entrance as well as villa access via the garden.

Floorplan

Living Areas

Indoor living

One of the many attractions of Villa Markisa is the choice of communal and private living areas.

On the upper level of the guest pavilion are two interconnecting air-conditioned living rooms, each with chic designer furniture — comfortably upholstered L-shaped sofa and leather-seated chairs set around a stylish coffee table facing a 43-inch satellite channel TV.  Stairs from both rooms lead down to the dining rooms, each furnished with a glass-topped dining table comfortably seating six and a pair of high stools set before the bar counter separating a small kitchen with fridge.  (There’s a professional kitchen just behind the villa, fitted with everything required to prepare feasts for guests.)  On both levels, the huge doors separating the living and dining areas can be closed off for privacy or retracted for sociable living.

There is also a private living room in the master suite, where a gilded Chinese engagement bed takes centre-stage.  Other amenities here include a dining table for four, a butler’s pantry and guest washroom.

Outdoor living

The social heart of Villa Markisa is the huge open-sided living pavilion that looks out over the vast expanse of lawn separating the guest wing from the cliff-edge master suite.  This is the perfect place for afternoon tea reclining on stylishly over-sized rattan chairs, or for gathering family and friends around the eight-seater dining table for an early evening barbecue.

Making the most of the exceptional ocean view is a pavilion with a glass balcony virtually suspended over a small gorge that cuts into the cliff face.  From here, you can gaze down on Pandawa Beach, see Nusa Penida on a clear day, catch the sunset, or even spot a migrating whale.  Sit back here and enjoy sea-breeze-cooled lunches and leisurely candle-lit dinners accompanied by the soothing sound of the surf far below.

Set on the large ironwood decks that front each of the villa’s three swimming pools are all-weather rattan tables and sun-loungers or love seats.  There is further turquoise-cushioned sea-view seating on a fourth deck that forms the roof of the master suite.

Bedrooms

Master suite

It doesn’t get more romantic than this!  Hidden out of sight from the rest of the villa, the cliff-front master bedroom at Villa Markisa enjoys spectacular views over its private bougainvillea-filled garden towards the ocean sparkling below.  Antique furniture and colourful batiks decorate the room, which has a king-size bed, and seating area facing a 50-inch satellite channel TV.  The marble bathroom is equally spacious, with walk-in dressing area, twin basins, rain shower enclosure and sea-view terrazzo bathtub.  The bedroom opens onto an ironwood deck, where an upholstered loveseat sits before a large free-form swimming pool.

Guest suites

All four air-conditioned guest bedrooms are furnished with split-king beds resting against upholstered batik headboards; each can be set up as a king or twins, giving added flexibility for different guest group configurations.  Each bedroom has a seating area – whether a pair of high-backed Chinese chairs or a leather chaise longue – resting on the marble-edged teakwood floor.  All enjoy enchanting ocean views; the upper-level rooms opening onto a glass-fronted balcony, and the two garden level bedrooms onto the pool decks.

The ensuite bathrooms are equally generous in size, with walk-in wardrobes/dressing areas, twin basins on marble vanities, monsoon shower enclosures, and statement bathtubs.

Quick Facts

Location

Kutuh village, The Bukit Peninsula, South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.

Capacity

10 adults (1 king and 4 split-king beds) plus 2 extra beds on request (additional charge applies).

Living areas

2 air-conditioned interconnecting living rooms; 2 air-conditioned interconnecting dining rooms with tables for 4; air-conditioned living/dining room in master suite; living pavilion with dining for 8; cliff-edge pavilion; lawn-edge deck with seating; 3 poolside decks with sun loungers and tables for 4.

Pool

3 pools: 2 pools with 9m x 4m and a 6m x 5m x 1m.

Estate staff

Villa manager; assistant manager; full-time chef; 24-hour housekeeping, butler service and security; garden and pool staff; maintenance engineer; in-house spa therapists. Babysitters available on request.

Dining

Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes.  Requests accommodated (including special diets).

Communication

WiFi internet access; landline for international and local calls; mobile phone coverage.

Entertainment

Satellite TVs – 50-inch in master, 43-inch in apartments; DVD players; iPod dock.

Spa & sports centre

Full size tennis court; squash court; spa and gym.

For families

Villa Markisa is well equipped for families, and can provide baby cots, highchairs and booster seats on request.

Transport

A 7-seater car with driver is available on a complimentary basis for up to 8 hours a day. Additional hours are charged on guest account.

Weddings & events

Offering an unbeatable cliff-top setting, with a large lawn and exceptional purpose-built guest facilities, weddings and events for up to 100 people can be held at Villa Markisa – and up to 400 arranged at the estate, with prior notice.

Additional facilities

Barbecue; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit boxes.

Property area

3,000 sqm.

Guest Reviews

November 6th, 2018 - November 13th, 2018

“We would like to commend all the staff of Pandawa Cliff Estate. Every single one of them was really helpful and gave excellent service. Special mention for Indra, who was very attentive all the time especially when it came to our meals. Some of us had special requirements and he made sure he gave them to the Chef and remembered them. Thank you also to Adi, Chandra, Made and the lady that changed our sheets everyday. Great job and keep it up. ”

The Ashroffs, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

November 1st, 2018 - November 4th, 2018

“You have made our stay at Villa Rose absolutely amazing. First class service and we always loved seeing your friendly faces. I wish you could party with us. Thank you for your dedication not only on the beautiful wedding day but during our whole stay. ”

Amanda R, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

October 26th, 2018 - October 29th, 2018

“Thank you so much for being such a great help. Always attentive and friendly, you all made our weekend 100 % more fantastic. This beautiful wedding wouldn't have been possible without all your wonderful help. Thank you so much.”

Daniel and Nat, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

October 22nd, 2018 - October 25th, 2018

“Words cannot express how grateful we are for everything you have done for us to make our stay perfect. We have had the most incredible wedding, these memories will stay with us forever. The service we have received was well and truly above 5 star. There is nothing we could fault about our stay as you always went above and beyond. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you ”

Dean and Ashlee, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

October 22nd, 2018 - October 25th, 2018

“We have had the greatest experience staying here Pandawa Cliff Estate. This estate is so magical and the team here have been nothing short of fantastic. We can't thank you enough for your services and making this wedding the most perfect and memorable day/night. ”

Jordan and Laura, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

October 19th, 2018 - October 22nd, 2018

“We are all happy and satisfied with all of the services. The food is great and this place is perfect for families. All of the crew have gone to great efforts to serve us. We've been here 4 days with all happiness. Our stay has been amazing. Thank you so much and we will recommend this villa for sure, we love this place. ”

Yna A, Canada - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

October 14th, 2018 - October 17th, 2018

“I would like to thank you guys so much. The villas were amazing but more importantly the service was absolutely amazing, top notch service! Special thanks to Adi! ”

Edwina and Jonathan, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

October 11th, 2018 - October 14th, 2018

“Words can't even begin to describe what an amazing and memorable experience we all had here. The place is wonderful. Its the undivided care and attention given to us that really made the most impact. You have given me the best wedding/birthday present ever. Terima Kasih Banyak! We love you so much. ”

Jeselle and Randy, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

October 11th, 2018 - October 14th, 2018

“ This place is truly magical. Thank you for taking such a good care of us. We had a blast celebrating the wedding of Jeselle and Randy. From the views, to the food and fantastic service - our stay here was absolutely perfect. We cannot wait to be back. ”

Kayra and Mike, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

October 8th, 2018 - October 11th, 2018

“What a wonderful time we had here celebrating our daughters wedding. The staff here were fantastic, stayed until we needed them. Everything was clean and rooms were very well serviced. The day of the wedding we had so much help from staff. It was amazing. Would recommend Pandawa Cliff estate to anyone for a wedding or just for a stay. ”

Charlotte and Kazim, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

October 5th, 2018 - October 8th, 2018

“Thank you for taking care of us and making our dream a reality. Before arriving we had only seen photos and videos of the grounds and views. They don't do this place justice, the view is AMAZING! The people were beautiful. The villa was beautiful. This place will always have a special place in our hearts. ”

Sophie and Jack, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

October 4th, 2018 - October 7th, 2018

“Thank you for a wonderful stay and for hosting our reception for our wedding. Our expectations were exceeded and we could never of dreamed of a more beautiful day. The staff, you have all been wonderful and we appreciated everything you have done. Our stay has been fantastic, thank you. ”

Jenny and Daniel, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

October 1st, 2018 - October 4th, 2018

“Thank you for your 10 star service and hospitality. We will treasure every moment that we have with the team. We have never experienced anything like this before. Please give yourself a pat on the back for an amazing place and amazing service. The Pandawa Cliff Estate is literally the best place we have ever been to. Special Thanks to Agung and Moko for not only the amazing service but taking the time to get to know us. ”

Ziani P, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

September 27th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018

“Thank you for such a wonderful time and giving us a place in Bali that feels like home. Adi and the team are awesome! We can't wait toe spread the word about Pandawa Cliff Estate to all our friends and family. ”

Catu and Kav, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

September 27th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018

“Words cannot express how grateful we are for all the hospitality and service. You guys really went above and beyond to make our wedding and stay here such a memorable one. This place will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks to your bespoke source and the level of detail. Thank you from the bottom of our heart. You guys are legends. ”

Charmaine and Nathan, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

September 24th, 2018 - September 27th, 2018

“Thank you for the wonderful 3 nights at villa Rose. The staff were amazing, especially with the children. Food was fantastic! Thanks again. ”

Gavin and Casie, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

September 24th, 2018 - September 27th, 2018

“Thank you all for such a wonderful experience. It was an absoulute dream to stay here and the Pandawa team went above and beyond to create a magical experience for us and our family. ”

Melissa H, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

September 21st, 2018 - September 24th, 2018

“We have a wonderful time staying in this villa for 3 nights. All the staff here are friendly and efficient. I will definitely recommend this place to all of my friends. ”

Gary L, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

September 21st, 2018 - September 24th, 2018

“Thank you for the beautiful hospitality. We all had an enjoyable stay.”

Michelle and Adam, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

September 18th, 2018 - September 21st, 2018

“Villa is excellent, staff did everything that we asked for and nothing was ever to much trouble for them. Food was delicious. The day of my sons wedding they were very helpful. Would definitely recommend this villa. Outstanding - Ratna our butler was fabulous. She was always on hand to do and help with everything. ”

Deb W, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose



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