Authentic Bali is written all over the five-bedroomed Arsana Estate. The drive to the villa, through lush green paddies with farmers hard at work, ducks waddling down the narrow winding roads, and elaborate woven penjors (bamboo decorations) lining village streets along the way, epitomises why you should visit this glorious island with its natural beauty and calming way of life.
The villa itself is tucked away in the tiny-but-ever-so-pretty village of Nyambu some 20km from the gridlock traffic of Seminyak and 15km from the iconic Tanah Lot sea temple and its neighbouring, world-class golf course. A bamboo tunnel creates a natural entrance at the end of which the villa, built along a set of grassed terraces with a raw tropical jungle backdrop, reveals its very private self. Set on three tiers The Arsana Estate has been designed to capture its location, from the stunning volcano-lined horizon to the meandering river running at the foot of the valley. The bedroom pavilions enjoy the views while the living areas open to the tree tops and the pool, sun deck, drinks bar and barbecue pit overlook the river.
Designed for self-contained family holidays, the villa comes with entertainment rooms – media and billiards/games – relaxation balés for massages (extra charge), an 18m infinity pool with shallow section, internet, DVDs and an experienced staff of 16, available 24 hours a day to handle everything from grocery shopping (on guest account), to serving evening cocktails, to acting as tour guides at the nearby village. They are as likely to whisk you off to a local festival as to conjure up a magical dinner party. And they are as comfortable looking after a couple of families as they are with managing a wedding for 60 (the setting is stunning). For those who need some action – a trip to the beach, the kids to Treetops Adventure Park, or shopping in Ubud – there is a car and driver on standby. Do enjoy the journey though; it’s a privilege to experience such an authentic part of Bali.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Bicycles, Games, Car, Garage, CD Library, Air-con, Crib, Coffee Machine, Computer (On Request), DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Generator, Hairdryers, High Chairs, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod, iPod Dock/Speakers, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, Microwave, Motorbikes/Scooters, Oven/Hotplates, Swimming Pool Toys, Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress), Safe, Snooker/Pool Table, CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Table Tennis, Home Theatre System, Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Washing Machine, Electronic Games (Wii), Wine Fridge, Main Dining (12 persons), Massage Beds, Masseuse/Spa Therapist, Driver (8 hours), Security, Shopper, Manager (Restricted hrs), Garden, Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Gastronomic delights, Going for golf, Fair share for groups, Party pads, Perfect for weddings