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

September 18th, 2018 - September 21st, 2018

“Thank you for the most amazing stay and experience. Such a beautiful location and wonderful staff. An amazing location for a wedding and family holiday. ”

Kellie and Nathan, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

September 14th, 2018 - September 17th, 2018

“Thank you for the amazing 3 day party. Jess and I had an amazing time and loved the experience. We will be back again. Thank you. ”

Jessica T, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

September 11th, 2018 - September 14th, 2018

“Thank you to all the Pandawa staff for going above and beyond to make our stay so memorable. We felt so blessed to have our wedding in such a beautiful location. We cannot wait to come back and stay again. The last 3 days have been magic. ”

Georgina and Brett, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

September 8th, 2018 - September 11th, 2018

“Dear P.C.E. Thank you for having us. We will never forget your warmth and hospitality. We could not have picked a better place for our wedding. Our stay has been perfect - all thanks to you guys and a special thank you to Agung. You have been amazing. Keep smiling. Lot's of love. ”

Linda and Aminul, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

September 6th, 2018 - September 8th, 2018

“Thanks so much for your hospitality and great service. The villa is gorgeous and we all had an amazing stay. Thank you.”

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

September 3rd, 2018 - September 6th, 2018

“To the wonderfull staff at Pandawa. Thank you to all of you for your amazing service. You have made our stay ad wedding unforgettable. The attention to detail and constant thoughtfulness was felt by all of us who stayed and attended the wedding. We have thoroughly enjoyed greeted with a smile everywhere we go on the estate. And we will miss it greatly. Thank you again. ”

Alice C, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

September 3rd, 2018 - September 6th, 2018

“The staff at the estate were amazing. They provide exceptional service when we needed it and went above and beyond in every area. 100% recommend this estate and will return in the future. ”

Hay C, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

August 31st, 2018 - September 3rd, 2018

“We are happy with the service and for everything.”

Brice Z, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

August 31st, 2018 - September 3rd, 2018

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. This place has been absolutely incredible, it is slightly sad that we have to leave, but we are leaving with the best memories. We will definitely recommending Pandawa Cliff Estate to all our friends and family. Hopefully we will come back sometime for another epic wedding party.”

Jessie Z, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

August 31st, 2018 - September 3rd, 2018

“Life in Pandawa is lfe in paradise. Home away from home million miles away, cannot wait to come back.”

Jessie and Mike, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

August 28th, 2018 - August 31st, 2018

“What an amazing 3 days we all had at Pandawa Cliff Estate villas. The venue is spectacular and the staff has been absolutely amazing. We could not have asked for a more amazing wedding and stay here. Thank you so much for everything. We will definitely be recommending this place to others. ”

Celeste and Regan, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

August 27th, 2018 - August 31st, 2018

“Nice place to stay with friends, family and everyone. Staff here in Pandawa Cliff Estate are really nice. They will help you to arrange everything. Thank you for everyones hospitality. We would like to come back again.”

Weiju C, Taiwan - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

August 24th, 2018 - August 27th, 2018

“Thank you to all the Pandawa Staff, our stay has been so perfect because of you. Our wedding was the most incredible day, the venue and the staff were the best. I cannot express enough. Im so grateful and thankful to be here.”

Eldia R, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

August 23rd, 2018 - August 27th, 2018

“Since the first day we met Diego and all the Pandawa crew, it feels amazing. Very professional and fully dedicated to the customer. Your effort and service from your staff are really awesome. The facility is cool and complete. The place suits our event. Everything was so perfect. ”

Jessica, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

August 20th, 2018 - August 23rd, 2018

“A beautiful, truly shinning venue. Marched only by the faultless service of the beautiful ever smiling staff. We made the perfect choice to have our families stay at Pandawa to share our special day. I cannot thank you enough.”

Leora and Robert, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

August 20th, 2018 - August 23rd, 2018

“What a marvelous stay at Pandawa. Food, staff, scenery, everything was a delight. We enjoyed our stay very much and extend our appreciation to all the very helpful staff. Everybody so cheerful and warm. Thank you. ”

Paul and Abbie, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

August 19th, 2018 - August 25th, 2018

“The staff in the villa has been very attentive and friendly. The villa itself is very pristine and well kept. Overall my stay here has been very pleasant. ”

Michael V, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

August 17th, 2018 - August 19th, 2018

“The staff in the villa have been very attentive and friendly. The villa itself is very pristine and well kept. Overall my stay here has been very pleasant. ”

Valerie T, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

August 17th, 2018 - August 20th, 2018

“Thanks to everyone at Pandawa for you wonderful hospitality. Thanks for making our wedding weekend so amazing and we enjoyed every moment of it. It was an unforgettable weekend at Pandawa and it will always have a special place in our hearts.”

Jay and Val, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

August 9th, 2018 - August 12th, 2018

“Thank you to all the staff at Pandawa. The care and attention given to my friends and family in the past 3 days was exceptional. Every day we awoke to fresh grounds, fresh coffee and thoughtful care from villa team. I hope to be able to return someday. ”

Moselle, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa



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