Bali, Tabanan 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 to 10
This splendid five-bedroom villa occupies a gorgeous two-hectare estate which flows down a terraced hillside in the rural hinterland of southwest Bali. The Arsana Estate provides the perfect setting for weddings, events and spiritual retreats, or quite simply for families or groups looking for a close-to-nature playground in which to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s more crowded tourist centres. At this very self-contained villa there is no real need to venture out at all, but a visit to the nearby village – one of the prettiest in Bali – or a bicycle ride along the tiny roads, past farmers tending their rice fields, should not be missed.
The Arsana Estate blends its exceptional location with outstanding facilities, including swimming pools, a games room, home theatre, fully stocked bars and dedicated massage areas. These are complemented by top levels of service from an exceptional team of staff headed by a knowledgeable villa manager and including an experienced, talented chef and a driver.
Master suite: This yellow-themed, fully air-conditioned suite is ideal for a family; comprising a master bedroom with king-size bed, dressing area and bathroom, a TV room equipped with satellite-channel TV/DVD player and furnished with 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 an open-air sunken lounge at the front provides a private place to relax upon a huge cushioned sofa while enjoying views of the gardens and 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. Glass doors fold open to create an alfresco bathing experience.
Guest suites: The three guest suites are furnished with queen-size beds, one of which can be converted into twins. Each suite is housed within a self-contained pavilion with windows on two sides that open to the view, and a covered terrace at the front furnished with armchairs. Each suite follows a cheery colour theme in blue, green, or red – with soft furnishings and high quality artwork in coordinating hues.
The newly built fifth bedroom, namely the Orange Room, (with its own bathroom) is attached to the red guest suite. It also has twin beds which can be combined to create a queen. This room also has three sets of bunk beds, making it suitable for up to 8 children in total, or a large family. All suites are equipped with cable TVs and DVD players and incorporate huge daybeds set within a window recess, which can each sleep two to three children. Positioned between the sleeping area and the bathroom of each suite is a dressing room with twin wash basins, large wall mirrors, storage and hanging space. Each cream terrazzo ensuite is identical to the master bathroom in configuration and outlook.
Living room and bar: The living area overlooks the pool from the upper level of the main pavilion. 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 is a well-stocked cocktail bar stylishly crafted in black granite and ideal for parties and other special events. The bar is complemented by six red bar stools, red lanterns and ceiling-mounted speakers.
Home theatre: 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. Presenting an olive green colour scheme, this delightful family room is furnished with a segmented sofa and beanbags.
Dining room and breakfast pergola: The dining area is situated opposite the living area and bar in the main pavilion. Here, a glass-topped table for 12 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 dripping in white-flowering thunbergia. Furnished with a table for ten, this is a great spot to start the day.
Kitchen: Fashioned in terrazzo and stainless steel, The Arsana’s feature kitchen presents wall units in a chic shade of French navy and a four-burner hob. A fully equipped service kitchen is located behind here, out of sight. The kitchen’s L-shaped bar counter serves as an alternative venue for breakfast and seats eight guests on funky white stools.
Games room: The air-conditioned, self-contained games room is characterised by a blue décor, and equipped with a pool table and a cupboard full of board games. Two big blue armchairs and some high stools are positioned next to a bar-shelf and a large wall mirror. A guest washroom is conveniently situated off this room.
Families at The Arsana Estate
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families, and the owners of The Arsana Estate have three young children, so the villa has evolved around their needs. Family-friendly advantages of villa stays include having access to your own private facilities, such as a swimming pool, living space and gardens, and having the freedom to use them whenever you want. 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.
As well as offering plenty of space for children to let off steam, including a large flat lawn complete with football goal, The Arsana Estate has a kids’ pool adjoining the main swimming pool; a children’s play area with a trampoline and basketball hoop; three bicycles; extensions to the master suite and one of the guest suites incorporating kids’ sleeping areas; two self-contained TV Rooms with DVD players; Nintendo Wii, and a library of kids’ DVDs. Additionally, there is a Fußball table, a dedicated games room with a pool table and a cupboards full of board games, toys and children’s books. The villa’s fifth bedroom makes a great kids ‘dormitory’ and chill-out room, sleeping up to eight and equipped with electronic games (PS3 and Wii) plus a TV and DVD player.
The Arsana Estate’s team of friendly staff will make your children feel as welcome as adults – whether it’s playing indoor or outdoor games (football, badminton or basketball), 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.
Although equipped kitchens allow you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef/cook and they will take care of the rest. Spaghetti in the sunset balé at six? Poolside pancakes for breakfast? No problem.
Neither do you have to worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house (villa facilities include baby cots, highchairs, car seats and much more) we can hire on your behalf.
Green School Summer Camp:
Do you have children in your party? Please inquire about enrolling them at The Green School Summer Camp! It features an array of fun activities for children of all ages, such as horseback riding, snorkeling, theatre and much more!
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