About Rumah Matisse
Rumah Matisse is located just a few meters from the beach in the heart of the village of Seseh. The villa has a parking area flanked with a private Balinese temple with palm trees and a security Bale controlling the access to the villa.
A large silver wooden gate hides the unique location of the villa. Once the gate opens, guests will be greeted by a bubbling water feature and a pink flowering bougainvillea, and the surroundings of Rumah Matisse are finally revealed.
A large covered chillout area; a large swimming pool overflowing its water to a passing river; two independent bungalows located each one at either side of the pool; a Balinese temple at the other side of the river; a forest of enormous sacred trees; a small family temple of the villa hidden between tropical flowers; and the views of the river leading to the ocean at Seseh Beach compounds the layout at the garden level.
• Chillout Lounge
The large chillout lounge, sheltered by a timber roof and covered with large matresses and cushions is completed with low tables. It is big enough for 15 people to lay down confortably, and is perfect for relaxing during the daytime, taking open air massages, or to gather with friends at night.
• Swimming Pool
The infinity-edge swimming pool, overflowing its water into the river, measures 23 m x 6 m and is 1,40 m in depth at the deepest end with a shallow shelf for children. It is fed by three small waterfalls and bordered by a timber deck. It also features a terrazzo platform that appears to float on the surface of the water, complete with daybeds and a serene Buddha statue, making this a delightful and peaceful spot for taking a relaxing sunbath.
The garden, together with the swimming pool, the chillout area, the temple, the river, and the ocean views as surrounding landscape, create a perfect romantic venue to host small intimate weddings and events of up to forty guests.
• Sunrise Garden Suite
The Sunrise Garden Suite is located at the end of the swimming pool next to the villa temple. This independent bungalow, has a covered porche with comfortable armchairs to relax while watching the pool and the surrounding landscape, and is furnished with a queen size bed, two convenient polished cement desks, and an ensuite batroom.
• Sunset Garden Suite
The Sunrset Garden Suite is located opposite to the Sunrise Garden suite, at the other end of the swimming pool behind a pool deck and next to the entrance of the villa. This bungalow also has a covered porche with views to the swimming pool a offers a Queen size bed, and a semi-opened ensuite batroom.
• Villa Temple
Rumah Matisse has its own private Balinese temple inside the villa, hidden in the garden between plants and tropical flowers. Guests will be able to watch the staff doing their daily offerings asking the Gods for protection of the villa and its residents.
The 2 story main building is elevated above the garden by seven steps leading to the second level of the villa, and fronted by an impressive, raised, colonial-style veranda overlooking the views, completed with large round grey marble-effect pillars and silver louvre doors.
Ever mindful of preserving the environment, the owners demonstrated their respect for nature by building the property around a towering old sacred tree, which grows through the veranda and through the second floor balcony.
The style is unashamedly romantic, and the funky colonial architecture is enhanced by a bold black, white, and silver décor.
a) First Floor
All of the first floor rooms open onto the breezy veranda, so this is the social hub of the villa, presenting a polished cement floor with a marbled effect. It is furnished with 2 sofas and a low table in front of the access to the kitchen, a dining table that can comfortably seat ten for an alfresco dining experience while viewing the ocean in real Bali style, and with a large ratan sofa with a circular cushion, perfect for reading, taking a nap after lunch. or relaxing while watching the views from the veranda.
At the back of the villa there is a private patio covered with grass, flowering shrubs, and tropical plants with a sitting Buddha statue presiding the area. This gardened patio gives natural light to the living room, the stairs, and to the internal balcony and pathway that connects both floors of the main building. It was also designed to keep the natural breeze from the sea running through the different rooms of the main building using a cross ventilation technique.
• Entertainment Room
The Entertainment Room is located next to the hall on the ground floor; this snug is equipped with satellite TV, DVD player, stereo music system, free WiFi Internet access, a ceiling fan, a built-in desk, a large mirror, a large comfortable daybed from which the ocean views can be seen while laying down, and a large low wooden center table for more casual meals. Colourful artwork adorns the walls and – with its striking orange red tiled floor and light blue painted walls – this is the only room in the villa that doesn’t follow the black, white and silver theme.
• First Floor Suite
The First Floor Suite suite is located at the end of the veranda, offering a Queen size bed, and a semi-open ensuite bathroom as well as amazing views of the garden once the folding doors are opened.
• Kitchen & Laundry Room
The kitchen is also located on the ground floor next to the dining area and with direct access to the veranda; it is well equipped and fitted with glass-fronted silver-door wall cupboards. It is here were Iluh, the cook, will prepare delicious meals and freshly squeezed fruit juices. The dining table is located next to the living room on the veranda, overlooking the views.
The laundry room, next to the kitchen, it is used by the staff to wash and iron the linen and also as the staff headquarters and storage area.
b) Second Floor
The second floor of the Main Building contains the Sunrise Main Suite and the Sunset Main Suite. Each of them is accessed by two independent staircases leading to an open corridor overlooking the gardened patio. Each of these independent corridors work as anterooms for each of the Main Suites.
• Sunrise Main Suite
The Sunrise Main Suite is located at the second floor and offers a King size bed, a large en-suite bathroom, and a private balcony with comfortable sofas and incredible views to the surrounding landscapr and to the ocean.
• Sunset Main Suite
The Sunset Main Suite is the second master suite of the villa, offering also a King size bed, a semi open ensuite bathroom and the same private balcony with a large sofa overlooking the surrounding landscape and the ocean views.