Funky Canggu Holiday Villa…
If you’re looking for a versatile Canggu abode, close to the beach, with plenty of family-friendly facilities, yet also ideal for groups of friends, then this contemporary-styled holiday home could be just the villa for you.
There are plenty of facilities for children including a kiddies’ pool and the twin bed options, and enclosed living spaces lend themselves to families with young children. At the same time, we know the adults friends will enjoy the sophisticated architecture, relish the spacious rooms, and be captivated by the artwork, which includes paintings, installations and murals by some renowned Indonesian artists.
Canggu is a once-sleepy village now fast evolving as the hippest beachside scene in Bali with a great choice of cafés, a few boutiques, spas galore, and activities including a surf school, yoga venues and a dance school. This villa lies on the borders of Canggu in a quiet, close-to-the-beach location with the inclusive service of a car and driver available at a reasonable fee should you wish to explore further afield.
Located just 100 metres from the beach in the Village of Nelayan. A few hundred metres in either direction along the beach are some popular beach bars and small restaurants, which get busy at sunset. Check out Old Man’s restaurant, bar and live music venue a short walk up the beach to the north, as well as the well-known Echo Beach for daily barbecues and Sunday-night live music.
If you are interested in learning to surf, High Tide Surf School (for kids and adults) is situated just five minutes’ walk up the beach at Batu Bolong. Nelayan Beach, immediately in front of the villa, is also popular with surfers.
The friendly team of full time staff, which includes a villa manager, personal butler and a superb chef, make it likely that you will never want to leave.
Villa Canggu South comprises a two-storey building situated in a walled garden with a flat lawn, a 20-metre pool, and an open-sided stand-alone dining pavilion. The villa is entered by a wide flight of steps leading up to an expansive living and dining room with a bar. Above this is a small mezzanine area, accessed via a spiral staircase; glass doors from the mezzanine open to a balcony.
On the ground floor are two bedrooms, including the master suite; two more bedrooms are situated on the upper level alongside the living and dining room. All four bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, 21-inch satellite-channel TVs, DVD players, iPod docks, and safe deposit boxes.
Situated on the ground floor, Villa Canggu South’s master suite provides every comfort and luxury, including a king-size bed, sofa, mirrored wardrobes and desk. Sliding glass doors open to a terrace bordered by bulrushes, while the glamorous marble bathroom is fitted with a sunken jacuzzi bathtub for two and a walk-in rain shower.
The ground-floor guest suite is furnished with twin beds that convert to a king, a comfy sofa and a hand-painted cherry tree mural which makes a peaceful scene to wake up to. The ensuite Palimanan stone bathroom is fitted with a large circular soaking tub for two and a walk-in shower.
The two upstairs guest suites are each furnished with king-size beds, desks and ottomans, and decorated with colourful artwork. Lucky guests in the front bedroom can enjoy the additional space provided by a large stone balcony overlooking the pool and garden. Each guest suite is adjoined by a Palimanan stone bathroom equipped with a walk-in rain shower.
A magnificent living and dining room lies at the core of Villa Canggu South, accessed by a grand flight of stone steps leading up from the pool terrace. As soon as the glass doors are opened the room is filled with cool sea breezes; closing the doors gives the option of air-conditioned comfort. The compelling artwork here will keep guests fascinated for hours.
At one end of the room is a living area, furnished with a segmented sofa and equipped with a 60-inch satellite TV, DVD player and quality sound system, while at the other is a bar and dining area furnished with a polished granite dining table that comfortably seats eight people. A staircase provides access to the professional service kitchen.
A spiral staircase extends from the living area up to a unique chill-out mezzanine ‘reading room’ located at roof level. Here, glass doors open to a veranda, which is cooled by sea breezes, offers views of the ocean and is the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail. Please note children will need to be supervised at all time on the staircase and the mezzanine.
The walled garden of the villa features a flat lawn and a 20-metre lap pool, with a waterfall at one end and a children’s pool at the other. The pool is adorned by many other small waterfalls and fountains. A sun deck, furnished with loungers and umbrellas, runs the length of the pool and on the opposite side is the alfresco dining pavilion soothed by the sound of the waterfall and furnished with a dining table and bench seats.
For families who might have relatives or friends joining them, next door is two bedroom Villa Canggu North run by the same team of lovely staff.
This is a stylish choice for a fun and luxurious family holiday.