Seven tree house villas in Bali nestled among lush vegetation on a sloping site that overlooks the Indian Ocean.
Aptly named Treehouse Villas, this retreat transports guests into a magical landscape in a lush woodland that covers a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean. Comprising seven guesthouses, the Grün Uluwatu Bali treehouse hotel was completed by local practice Stilt Studios, which specializes in modular homes and sustainable architecture projects. The firm ultimately created a design that not only immerses guests into nature, but also helps to protect the beauty and integrity of the site. To achieve both of these goals at the same time, the architects used steel and concrete pillars to raise each villa above the forest floor, in a similar way to a classic tree house. As a result, the rooms and terraces open to spectacular views and the gardens below remain undisturbed.
With the Ngurah Rai International Airport located only a 40 minute-drive away from this Bali treehouse hotel, guests can easily reach the forested site to begin their dreamy vacation. Each villa has a distinct design and size, but all seven offer access to vistas that include the Indian Ocean, the woodland, or the green hills. Additionally, every guesthouse has two levels and terraces. While six villas have rooms spread across two floors, the seventh boasts a rooftop terrace on its upper level. Expansive glazing opens to the lush landscape, offering 360-degree views. Guests can shield the interiors from the heat of the sun with either shutters or curtains.
Natural colors, solid wood and textured rattan used alongside recycled materials.
The studio used green paint for the steel supports, to better blend in the material into the setting. A wood and steel staircase leads to the first level that contains a lounge area, kitchen and dining room, and a bedroom. A spacious terrace helps to connect guests to the beauty of the landscape. Timber stairs link this floor to the upper level where there’s another bedroom and a second terrace. Throughout this tree house Bali retreat, the team used warm materials like teak and rattan. In the bathrooms, the walls stand out with a striking pattern that resembles marble. Made from recycled plastic, the eye-catching tiles signal the studio’s commitment to sustainability. Additionally, the architects used locally sourced materials and items that showcase the quality of traditional craftsmanship.
The Treehouse Villas retreat also houses two restaurants. La Cima Uluwatu serves a Mediterranean menu and boasts an impressive rooftop terrace, while The Octagon offers a tropical gastro menu bursting with local flavors. Finally, a bike renting service provides the perfect opportunity to explore the area and discover Bali’s beauty. You can book your dream vacation at this Bali treehouse hotel and find out more details about each villa on the resort’s site. Photography by Indra Wiras.