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

May 2nd, 2018 - May 6th, 2018

“We cannot thank you enough for the amazing experience we had at Pandawa. The staff went above and beyond to make this stay a once in a life time experience. Our wedding was everything we could have wanted. We will definitely be back to relive the paradise that is Pandawa Cliff Estate.”

Elizabeth & Joseph, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

April 27th, 2018 - April 29th, 2018

“Amazing villa, good food, great service.”

Jonson Y, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

April 27th, 2018 - April 30th, 2018

“Thank you for your great service and hospitality during our stay and wedding day. We are very impressed and satisfied with the whole experience during our stay at Pandawa. Keep up the good work and we will seeing you again in the future.”

William S, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

April 25th, 2018 - April 28th, 2018

“Thank you for outstanding hospitality and service. Our family truly enjoy staying and having an event in this facility.”

Jen and Ardo, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

April 24th, 2018 - April 27th, 2018

“Thank you for making our stay so comfortable. The venue is magnificent and we couldn't have asked for anything better for the biggest day of our lives. It was amazing and the service from the staff have been brilliant. Thanks to the chefs and the transport staff.”

Chloe K, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

April 20th, 2018 - April 23rd, 2018

“We and our guest have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay. Thank you all for looking after our friends and family so well. We have created some ever lasting memories with our favorite people and will never forget. Food, hospitality and service was all 6 stars.”

Sarah B, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

April 17th, 2018 - April 20th, 2018

“Thank you so much for three days in paradise. The staff were fantastic, the grounds are so well kept. Nothing was too much for the staff to help with. Thank you for making our special day perfect.”

Jasmine & Jack, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

April 13th, 2018 - April 16th, 2018

“Thank you for making our stay here at Pandawa Cliff Estate such an amazing one. The service, food and hospitality was nothing short of amazing. My wedding was perfect. I am beyond happy and it was the best time we had in Bali. The villas are perfect and beautiful.”

Sean & Nariza, Brunei - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

April 10th, 2018 - April 13th, 2018

“Thank you for the most amazing service, food, drinks and help from all of you during our wedding. You have made this the greatest holiday we have ever had in Bali and we don’t want to leave. This place is 6 stars!”

Vania F, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

April 6th, 2018 - April 9th, 2018

“Thank you for the most amazing three days and memorable enjoyable wedding. Everything was perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Special mention to Diego and to all the staff - your service was second to none. Thank you for all of the great memories as we start this next chapter of our lives together. All of our guests send their thank you for the service and wonderful villas.”

Jessica and Jerram, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

April 3rd, 2018 - April 6th, 2018

“To the Pandawa staff, specially Moko and Agung. Thank you for everything leading up to the wedding and the post wedding recovery party. A special thanks to Moko for all of your help when Dee fell ill from dinner.”

Dione & Daniel, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

March 19th, 2018 - March 25th, 2018

“Thank you for making my 50th birthday celebration extra special. All of you worked above and beyond expectation to make me and my guests feel welcome. Your hospitality is top notch. Thanks again for all that you do.”

Brian H, United States - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

March 13th, 2018 - March 16th, 2018

“Thank you by making this wedding vacation an enjoyable one. The place is well maintained and clean and your crew are always there for us providing advice and their assistance.”

Wan & Haoyi, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

March 6th, 2018 - March 9th, 2018

“Thank you for all the team of Pandawa Cliff Estate from security, butlers, chef, they are very kind and give us 5 star service. The Villa Pala is absolutely amazing, good ambiance, nice homey design and specially well maintenance that we never had before in 5 star hotel.”

Mr. Wang Y, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

March 6th, 2018 - March 18th, 2018

“We all want to thank you for the fabulous vacation here at Pandawa Cliff Estate. Our villa was elegantly and comfortably appointed and with our large group of 8 we all had a lot of privacy. Everything here is so well thought out. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the houseman. Diego is knowledgeable and super friendly and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure our stay was fun exciting and smooth. I would like also to say that the food was delicious and we ate ourselves silly.”

Ibu M, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

March 2nd, 2018 - March 5th, 2018

“Thank you for the hospitality and kindness you've given us during our stay and wedding. The staff were so nice, breakfast were awesome. The villas (Pala and Rose) are the best wedding venue we could ever imagine. Also we would like to thank you for the gift to us. We hope to be back here for staying anytime in the future.”

Kezia T, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

March 1st, 2018 - March 4th, 2018

“Thank you so much for your hospitality, sincerity, extra mile and great responses in delivering your nice services during, even before our stay in this villa. Our wedding becomes the topic of the whole weekend - weekdays after among every one of our guest because of everything. Not only the splendid venue but the whole rundown of our Holy matrimony, reception, cocktail, dinner and party, all went perfect. All of the guest were so happy to be the part of our happiest day and you and the team are the men behind the scene who also made it happen. Keep improving to get closer to perfection. Diego, this venue will be a different experience without you. Muchisimas gracias.”

Imelda Engeline N, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

February 27th, 2018 - March 2nd, 2018

“You are all very warm, welcoming, friendly and helpful. Service is attentive and efficient. Than you for your hard work and service, taking care of us all. Villa is clean, neat have his own unique Balinese style but modern and stylish. View is amazing, quiet place and peaceful. Thank you so much, keep up the good work.”

Ms N, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

February 23rd, 2018 - February 25th, 2018

“Thank you to all Pandawa team, staff and drivers for your superb hospitality and service. We are super satisfied with our stay and wedding. The villa is very comfortable and spotless. The breakfast is very good. Thumbs up to all butlers and housekeeping who are always ready to serve us. We will definitely recommend Pandawa Cliff Estate to our friends.”

Christhoper & Catherine, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

February 18th, 2018 - February 23rd, 2018

“Thanks to Diego, all the staff and the drivers. Terrificservice and beautiful people. I know JT and Damien were very impressed as well. You will be seeing a lot more of us.”

Courtney E, United States - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala



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