Set back approximately thirty meters from the cliff face, The Istana sits within a tremendous gated property and is composed of two swimming pools, a large dinning and relaxing bale, a games and children wing, and a private guest house (containing the master bedroom), and the main house/building.
The operational team of the Istana, over 25 people in total, possess extensive back of house facilities (offices, storage, changing rooms, etc) located on the ground floor of a building on the north east corner of the estate. The upper floor of this building is the games and children’s wing.
The games and children wing features one large room with a pool table and video game corner (with both Wii and PS3 machines). There are also three other smaller rooms (and bathrooms), one of which has four bunk beds for children. One room for domestic staff (who may be travelling with guests or locally hired and given overnight charges) featuring two small beds, and another room which can be arranged to host children’s cots or other configurations.
A restaurant grade kitchen is located on the south east side of the estate. Covered parking hosts the 3 cars that come with the Istana (one ‘beach car’ and the Alphard) and also provide for additional covered and non-covered slots for additional guest vehicles.
Within the main house are a living room, dining room, TV room and lounge, and four very similar bedroom suites (apart from the master suite which stands in its own separate building). All of the guest buildings are single-story and open-air with rich teakwood floors, inspiring a natural ambiance, while maintaining and accentuating the spectacular view and modern design.
The overall style is a blend of modern architecture and traditional Indonesian detailing, with features that highlight Indonesian materials and workmanship. The artwork is a collection of primitive art and antiques from around the Indonesian archipelago, which complement the stylish blend of traditional and modern.