Escape The Hustle And Bustle In This Well-Appointed Villa
We doubt you’d find a hotel that offers this many fantastic amenities for families or group celebrations. Set on an expansive two hectares, in what is undoubtedly one of Bali’s most charming villages, you’ll have free reign of this magnificent five bedroom villa.
The bedrooms are perfect for families travelling with kids as they all have daybeds set within a window recess to accommodate children and come with cable TV and DVD players. The Orange Room is an absolute kids paradise! The twin beds – which can be combined to create a queen and the three sets of bunk beds make it suitable for up to 8 children, or a large family. Mind you, the estate would also be wonderful for a group of friends without any minis running about.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed, dressing area and bathroom, a TV room a daybed (which doubles as a bed suitable for two children), and a glass-walled study. An additional room is furnished with a daybed that also converts to a small double bed or two single beds suitable for children, while the open-air sunken lounge at the front boasts a huge cushioned sofa – the perfect place to relax while enjoying expansive views of the gardens and beyond to the river valley.
Bordered by a fish-filled lily pond and guarded by a serene Buddha statue, the master bathroom is fitted with a sunken tub and walk-in monsoon shower.
The three guest suites are housed within self-contained pavilions and follow a cheery colour theme of blue, green, or red with soft furnishings and high quality artwork in coordinating hues. Windows on two sides open to the view and a covered terrace at the front is furnished with armchairs. They all have queen-size beds, one of which can be converted into twins.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to living spaces.
The indoor living area, located on the upper level of the main pavilion, overlooks the pool. Glass doors open out onto a terrace and a big red sofa provides an abundance of comfortable seating around a coffee table. Adjacent to the living area the well-stocked cocktail bar – stylishly crafted in black granite – is complemented by six red bar stools, red lanterns and ceiling-mounted speaker, making this space ideal for parties and other special events.
A self-contained home theatre is situated in the same wing as the living area. This cozy-yet-spacious air-conditioned room is wired for surround-sound and fully equipped with a 60-inch satellite-channel TV, a DVD player with a good selection of movies for both adults and children, and Wii.
The dining area is situated opposite the living area and bar in the main pavilion. Here, a glass-topped table for twelve is flanked by royal-blue-cushioned dining chairs. Adjacent, but outdoors, is a breakfast area with a terracotta tiled floor sheltered by a pergola roof. Furnished with a table for ten, this is a great spot to start the day.
The villa has a fully equipped service kitchen located out of sight but the kitchen’s L-shaped bar counter serves as an alternative venue for breakfast and seats eight guests on funky white stools.
There is no shortage of places for the kids to run around and let off some steam including a large flat lawn complete with football goal, a children’s play area with a trampoline and basketball hoop and a kids’ pool adjoining the main swimming pool. Let’s not forget the three bicycles perfect for exploring their surrounds!
When it’s time to retreat from the heat of the midday sun the young ones can enjoy either of the two TV Rooms with DVD players.
There is also a dedicated games room with a cupboards full of board games, toys and children’s books. The Orange Room makes a great kids Edormitory’and chill-out room as it comes equipped with electronic games (PS3 and Wii) plus a TV and DVD player.
The villa’s team of friendly staff will make your children feel as welcome as the adults whether it’s playing indoor or outdoor games, escorting them on nature walks within the grounds, or including them as guests at a village ceremony. Having these willing helpers on hand also gives you plenty of flexibility and freedom to do your own exploring beyond the villa.
The substantial open space within the garden, combined with the grandiose property and its extensive facilities, makes The Arsana Estate the ideal tropical setting for parties, weddings, reunion celebrations, barbecues and other functions. Special events will be coordinated by professional outside caterers who have the world-class expertise to prepare a sumptuous feast at the villa, in addition to the coordination of decorations, flowers, lighting, sound systems and entertainment.
Groups of up to 60 seated guests can be indulged with a sizzling barbecue beside the pool at sunset, and the elevated terrace above the pool can be transformed into a stage for Balinese dance performances. The entrance hall and bar are perfect for a cocktail reception.
With all these facilities at your doorstep, it will be hard to drag yourself away from the villa but keep in mind you do have a driver and car at your disposal (USD 25 for 8 hours ex. petrol) who can take you
from the fashionable enclave of Seminyak to the nearby Nirwana Bali Golf Club.
That’s assuming you’ll want to leave!