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This six-bedroom pad – which looks like it could have toppled over the cliff and landed upright on the rocks below – is the ultimate waterfront retreat. Located on the Bukit Peninsula, overlooking the Impossibles surf break, it has an array of sleek outdoor living spaces and a private beach waiting for those game enough to brave the descent.
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With its dramatic slate façade, flat arches, high ceilings and private courtyards, this is one of the more cutting-edge home bases in Bali. Just 10 minutes’ drive to the centre of Canggu and equipped to sleep 12, the sanctuary-like abode features a games room, large barbecue area and all-day butler service.
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If you’ve got serious cash to splash, this is the place to do it. Adjoining the exclusive Amanusa resort in Bali’s south, this five-bedroom villa sleeps 10 and features a private pool, sandstone dining terrace, a personal chef and a guest-relations manager to smooth out your stay.
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Carving out a quiet nook in buzzing Seminyak, this million-dollar designer pad is awash in chic white and wood. Sprawling, elevated living areas overlook a shimmering pool, lush gardens and daybeds for getting Zen, while Bali’s best eats and drinks are a mere shuffle away.
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When the bright lights of Seminyak get too much, you can come home to this on-trend five-bedroom escape. It features bold interiors, muted furnishings, bright accents and interesting art, as well as a pool, gym and washing machine (a prerequisite for those who travel light).
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The Ferrari of all tree houses, this tricked-up four-bedroom bamboo home on the banks of the Ayung River has all the mod cons of a luxury pad. One of 10 unique homes within the Green Village community, natural wood swirls and spirals over three levels to reveal a slick kitchen, hot tub and plunge pool, plus wi-fi to Instagram it all.
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On an island scattered with luxury resorts, it doesn’t get much more authentic than this two-bedroom reclaimed-timber joglo (Javanese house) just outside of Ubud. Stroll through a nearby local village and return for a reflective sunset soak in a concrete bath overlooking the rice paddies.
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A two-bedroom loft with shared living spaces and a stylish industrial interior, this contemporary hideaway is in stark contrast to its tropical surrounds. Immersed in rice fields, it’s a potent mix of steel, concrete, timber and glass and there’s a fully equipped kitchen if you don’t want to venture out.
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With its harmonious L-shaped design, concrete tiled floors, minimal décor and modern kitchen, this Uluwatu stay is the perfect antidote to the hours spent doing reconnaissance. Equipped to sleep six, there’s an infinity pool for slow days and a skate ramp when the swell is flat.