Bendega Rato greets you through antique Javanese doors before you walk across a traditional Balinese pond…
A vaulted open-plan living and dining area looks out onto the lush tropical garden and the 18 x 5-metre grey slate pool. A pool balé. with an antique bar and table seating ten, is the perfect place to unwind, while a media room, complete with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, will keep you entertained. Upstairs, a sundeck and rooftop balé provide panoramic views of the legendary Bali sunsets.
The villa offers three master bedrooms each with large ensuite bathroom, while a very private master suite with its own plunge pool, sun deck and garden balé – can be added as an optional fourth room.
The nearest beach is just a five-minute walk away, and Echo Beach, with its laid back restaurants and world class surfing, just a few minutes further along the sands. The chic restaurants and bars of Petitenget and Seminyak are also easily accessible. You’ll be close to the excitement but far enough away to truly enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Bali.
Finally, whether you decide to stay at the villa or explore all that Bali has to offer, our team of friendly, experienced staff, including an excellent chef, will be on hand to look after you and your every need.
Bendega Rato has been carefully designed to maximise its 1,700-square metres of land amidst the rice terraces of Canggu. The villa is entered through two large Javanese antique teak doors. Guests step across a pond to the villa’s living and dining areas, with a view of the garden and swimming pool.
The villa’s main pavilion forms a rough L-shape with the living and sleeping accommodation spread across the length of the two-storey building. The 18 x 5-metre swimming pool runs parallel to the living and dining areas, with the master bedroom pavilion at one end and the pool pavilion at the other.
This property along with the 6 bedroom neighbour Villa Bendega Nui are well set up for families, offering flexible bedroom configurations, plenty of garden space, and well-stocked games and TV rooms. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too. We would, however, advise caution for families with toddlers due to the numerous water features throughout the two properties.
The friendly staff 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).
The kitchen staff will happily prepare meals for the kids – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Bendega Burgers for brunch? Home-made pizza and ice cream for tea? No problem. The villa has a special kids menu with all the usual favourites and more.
Living and dining
Bendega Rato has a spacious, vaulted, open-plan living and dining area. Three sets of glass doors open the room up to the outside with views of the garden and pool. The sitting room, which seats 12, is simply but very stylishly furnished with two oversized black teak sofas and armchairs set around coffee tables. Upholstery is brought to life with vibrant black and white patterned scatter cushions.
In the dining area is a spectacular black teak table also seating 12. The room is furnished with some charming antiques pieces, including a rice chest, a large glass cabinet and, mounted on the double-height wall, an ornately carved antique ‘rice house’.
Downstairs adjoining the living area is an air-conditioned media room with a 55-inch flat-screen television, Apple TV, blue-ray DVD player and a Sonos music system.
At one end of the pool is a spacious open pavilion furnished with a large daybed, antique bar and alfresco dining table with seating for 10. Relax poolside on one of the waterproof bean bags as you listen to music from the integrated Sonos music system.
Sunset terrace and rooftop balé
Capture the magical Bali sunsets from the rooftop sundeck and enjoy a cocktail on the comfortable daybed in the balé. The sundeck can be accessed either through one of the bedrooms or by a separate staircase.
Bendega Rato can accommodate six people in three king-bedded rooms in the main villa, and a separate master suite with its own plunge pool and balé is available to create a fourth double room on request. There is also capacity to add three foldaway beds for children if required. All bedrooms are generously sized, tastefully furnished, and have ensuite bathrooms and outdoor balconies or sitting areas.
Garden suite (master pavilion)
The Garden suite’s canopied, four-poster king-size bed looks out over the pool while, to the rear of the bedroom, looking out onto a private garden, is a living area equipped with a television, desk with computer and an antique daybed suitable for a small child to sleep on. The air-conditioned bathroom has a large walk-in rain shower and an outdoor stone bathtub.
Sea room (upstairs master)
This bedroom is on the upper floor in the main building. Accessed by a private walkway, a centrally placed, canopied, four-poster king-size bed looks out onto a private terrace with daybed which, in turn, overlooks the gardens, pool and rice fields. The large ensuite bathroom is fitted with an oversize tub, a walk-in rain shower and a private outdoor courtyard.
Sky room (upstairs master)
Like the Sea room, this room is reached by a private walkway, and also has a centrally placed, canopied, four-poster king-size bed. The bedroom looks out onto a private terrace with daybed and access to the rooftop sundeck and balé. The large ensuite bathroom includes an oversize tub and a walk-in rain shower.
Optional master suite (with private plunge pool)
Set in a private courtyard, this master suite is accessed through wide, sliding doors in the garden wall between the suite and the main villa. It comes complete with its own 6 x 3-metre plunge pool, sun deck and pool balé. The outdoor bathroom has a decadent stone soaking tub for two and shower. Inside, the four-poster king-size bed sits beneath a traditional thatched roof. The room is equipped with an iPod dock, television, DVD player and minibar.