Imagine a series of terraces, water trickling slowly down through fish-filled ponds towards the idling river below. Overlay a line of glistening whitewashed pavilions roofed with ironwood singles; gardens of ginger, helonicia, miniature palms and ferns stepping down to a half-hidden free-form pool on the river’s edge; the sound of water spouting from intricately carved stone faces, and the distant music of a small waterfall: This should give you a good picture of the delightful Villa Pangi Gita and its rich green Balinese garden, waiting to envelop you in a sleepy calm – yawn!
Immaculately maintained and finished, Villa Pangi Gita stands out as a beautifully designed villa very much in sympathy with its surroundings and its Balinese heritage. Each pavilion – wood floors, tall teak fold-back doors, stone walls and vaulted ceilings with woven bamboo linings – is spotless, courtesy of the dedicated staff. Antiques from around Asia provide an elegant touch of style. The three double bedrooms each stand alone with screens of thick foliage providing privacy; semi-outdoor bathrooms add a warm tropical feel. A TV room, an open-sided living room and simple poolside balé (gazebo) provide numerous places to chill, but perhaps the best seat in the house is the single recliner on the deck overlooking the river and the paddies beyond.
The surrounding village of Pererenan is tiny, yet the villa staff are drawn from here and nearby villages. Their broad smiles always accompany the service – whether it’s dinner in the raised dining room with its elegant views of the gardens, breakfast at the casual kitchen bar, drinks in the living room or on the private terraces that accompany each bedroom (provisions are on guest account), or a chilled towel by the pool. This charming yet very discrete service together with the wonderful setting is sure to relax even the most hardened workaholic – expect to unwind here. Pangi is the name of the river and Gita means ‘song’ – it’s a lovely name for a truly lovely villa.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Bicycles, Games, Games, Car, Garage, CD Library, Air-con, Crib, Coffee Machine, DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Generator, Hairdryers, High Chairs, Hotplates, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Iron/Board, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, Massage Beds, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Swimming Pool Toys, Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress), Safe, CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Table Tennis, Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Washing Machine, Main Dining (8 persons), Dish Washer, Driver (8 hours), Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Manager, Garden, Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Beach in ten, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Golf, Rural escape, Kid friendly, Going for golf, Fair share for groups, Romantic retreats