Two swimming pools and a fantastic Canggu location…
Villa LuWih has been thoughtfully designed to capitalize on its prime location overlooking Pererenan Beach on Bali’s dramatic and unspoiled south-west coastline. Angled towards the ocean and the spectacular sunsets, three floors of stylish and luxurious accommodation are fronted by acres of glass to ensure that wherever you are in the villa, you won’t forget where you are in the world.
This congenial villa offers a dazzling choice of adaptable living space. From the slick poolside bar to the state-of-the art media room with its giant 60-inch TV, guests of all ages and all interests will find a place to please them. This flexibility and abundance of indoor and outdoor living space makes Villa LuWih an ideal choice for families who want to stay and play together, or friends looking for the best of both worlds.
The six bright, spacious bedrooms, with a snug on the ground floor offering the option of a seventh bedroom, are spread across all three floors, ensuring plenty of privacy and the convenience of being able to group families together in separate parts of the villa. Bathrooms, all ensuite, are also big and bright, and fitted with large tubs, standing showers and lots of windows to let the views and sunlight flood in. The villa is fully air-conditioned, but most of the glass-fronted rooms can be opened widely to the ocean breezes if tropical outdoor living is your thing.
As part of its super-flexible layout, Villa LuWih offers guests a choice of swimming pool. At ground level is a splendid 16-metre lap pool, with a shallow end for the kids, a shady relaxation balé, and several pairs of brightly cushioned loungers alongside. One level up, flanked by the media room and an indoor/outdoor sitting area, is the second pool – smaller than the first, but with the best views in the house from its glass fronted depths.
A team of graceful and welcoming staff will take care of your every need at Villa LuWih. Your villa manager will happily help with tour bookings and restaurant reservations, although with a skilled private chef at your disposal, you may be perfectly content just to stay ‘home’ and enjoy delicious meals selected from the villa’s suggestion menu.
Located at the end of a quiet rural lane in the district of Canggu, Villa Lu Wih is located just a stone’s throw from the dramatic black sands and rolling waves of Pererenan Beach – one of Bali’s most popular surfing spots. The villa is also just a short drive from trendy Echo Beach (7km) with its beachfront bars, restaurants and surf shops. Heading slightly further south down the coast is the cool scene of Old Mans beach bar, which is well worth dropping into for drinks or dinner. Villa Lu Wih is approximately mid-way between the top-rated Nirwana Bali Golf course and neighbouring Tanah Lot beach temple (both 10km), and the sophisticated shopping and dining centre of Seminyak (13km).
From Villa LuWih’s secure carpark, stepping stones lead across a lawned garden, passing the open-fronted pool bar and one of the pools before reaching the main villa building which faces out to the unobstructed, wide ocean views.
On the villa’s ground floor are two bedrooms (plus an overflow ensuite bedroom in a freestanding pavilion by the pool bar) a living room, a modern fitted guest kitchen with breakfast bar, and a separate dining room. Up one level are two further bedrooms, the media room, the second swimming pool, and a sitting area surrounded by folding glass doors that can be opened up to the tropical air or closed for air-conditioned cool. Finally, stairs from the ground floor lead down to a lower level where two more bedrooms are privately housed and open onto a small walled garden.
Villa LuWih offers six spacious, luxurious, air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms, plus an extra twin-bedded room with ensuite bathroom occupying a separate pavilion overlooking the garden at the villa entrance. Intricately carved wooden panels form ornate backdrops to the beds, all of which are dressed in crisp linen, accented in brightly coloured silks and swathed in romantic white-net canopies. With marble floors, white walls and simple but elegant wood and rattan furniture, bedrooms are equipped with 40-inch flat-screen TVs and telephones.
The two bedrooms on the lower ground floor make an ideal family suite. The king-bedded room has its own sitting area and a bathroom fitted with a twin vanity, rain shower, and sunken bath. Next door is a twin-bedded room, ideal for children. From both rooms, sliding glass doors open onto a landscaped walled garden.
On the ground floor are two elegant king-bedded rooms, one facing the pool through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and the other with sea views through the glass fronted living area.
Occupying the villa’s top floor, are the remaining two bedrooms. Both are furnished with king beds and present fine ocean views through walls of sliding glass doors.
Villa LuWih’s expansive ground floor living space has the relaxed air of a stylish, contemporary beach house. Décor is simple and peppered with interesting Indonesian artefacts and natural wood pieces that echo the beach house theme. Banks of floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of this room bring the outdoors in and provide uninterrupted views of the famous surf breaks of Pererenan beach. A huge U-shaped sofa surrounds a beautiful glass-topped coffee table with a natural wood base, and traditional Balinese stone carvings flank a 55-inch flat-screen with Apple TV.
Up one step to the rear of the living area is a fully equipped, custom designed kitchen that makes entertaining a breeze. Gather around the six-seater, granite-topped island bar while the chef prepares your breakfast or strike up conversation over a pre-dinner glass of wine . Adjoining the living room via French doors, the formal dining room has a wood floor, a high ceiling and is almost entirely surrounded by glass evoking the ambiance of elegant alfresco dining but with all of the comfort of a cool indoor space. The solid, beautifully grained teakwood dining table seats 12 people comfortably, while an open-air balcony allows the sounds of mother nature to filter into the peaceful atmosphere of this sophisticated dining space.
Located on the upper level and overlooking the pool is Villa LuWih’s state-of–the-art media room. This air-conditioned space has glass sliding doors that lead out to the upper pool and has beautiful views over Pererenan Beach. Outfitted with a large, comfortable L-shaped sofa, glass topped coffee table and wooden paddle ceiling fan, this room is the place to be when you want an escape from the heat. Watch your favourite stars come to life on the giant 60-inch flat-screen TV, live out your fantasies with the latest PlayStation game, or chill to some soothing tunes on the surround-sound system. This room has it all, and is a great entertainment space for adults and children alike.
A special feature at Villa LuWih is the dramatic waterfall that cascades down from the upper level swimming pool to the impressively proportioned 16 x 4-metre lap pool flanking the living area. With a thoughtfully designed 4 x 4-metre shallow area for the kids at one end, this delightful oasis will keep everyone happy. Brightly cushioned sun loungers line the west-facing side of the pool together with a shady relaxation balé that just begs you to curl up on its comfortable cushions with a long cool drink and a good book. Fringed by tropical foliage within the villa’s small but perfectly formed garden is a chic open-air bar that seems to exert an ever stronger magnetism as cocktail hour approaches and the sun begins to set.
For a quiet escape and more romantic sunset views, head up to LuWih’s upper level pool. At the far end of the water is a decked sitting area furnished with an L-shaped wicker sofa adorned with colourful cushions. The folding glass doors surrounding this room make it a wonderfully flexible indoor—outdoor space. On the far side of the pool is a glass-fronted balcony where two double daybeds lie poised to soak up the sun and the ocean panorama.
Villa LuWih is a wonderful choice for families. The garden is big enough for a game of catch and the lower swimming pool has a shallow (1m), kid friendly end. The walled garden at the villa’s lower level is safe and secure and completely separate from the pools (pool safety fences can also be hired on request). And if the tropical sun proves too much, the kids can curl up in the cool of the media room and entertain themselves with TV, movies, and video games.
The team of friendly staff at Villa LuWih will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).