Absorb the energy and be soothed by the serenity of the Island of Gods in exotic splendour at Villa Asmara. This enchanting rural sanctuary overlooks the rice fields and rugged shores of the sleepy village of Cemagi that worships its very own sea temple, Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus.
Featuring an open-sided lounge and dining room, large swimming pool, games room, media room and four spacious bedrooms with ensuite garden bathrooms, this fully staffed villa is the ideal choice for families and friends craving peace and privacy. Should guests wish to spread their wings, a car and driver are conveniently on call.
ABOUT VILLA ASMARA
It’s hard not to fall in love with Villa Asmara. Named after the ancient Sanskrit word for love, guests will be captured by the villa’s spell from the moment they enter its doors
Perhaps it’s the large wise Buddha gazing across the gorgeous green-stone swimming pool, or the sound of crashing waves in the distance, or the exotic tropical gardens, but one thing is for sure: you can’t help but feel the warm and positive energy that embraces this villa.
Set snugly between the beach and the terraced rice fields of Cemagi on Bali’s south-west coast, this four-bedroom ocean-view villa keeps you cool and comfortable at the same time. Marrying classic Balinese architecture with the comforts of modern living, guests are treated to a beautiful and luxurious home in a serene and peaceful environment.
With stylish air-conditioned bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms hidden under traditional alang-alang and ironwood roofs you’ll be guaranteed a blissful night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Those wishing to expend a bit more energy can notch up some laps in the pool, play a match on the tennis court, sink some balls on the billiard table or pedal their way through the neighbouring rice fields.
Not only will you fall in love with Asmara, you’re likely to become quite attached to its staff too. From poolside cocktails to five-course dinners served by your very own villa attendants, all you need to do is lie back and relax. There’s even a car and driver waiting for when you’re ready to explore.
Whether you want to rekindle your spirits, reconnect with family, inject some romance or simply indulge in sheer luxury, Villa Asmara will make your wishes come true.
The energy and ambiance of Villa Asmara is evident from the moment guests enter the compound through the traditional Balinese doors and cross the Palimanan stepping stones over the tranquil fish pond. From here, the living pavilion overlooks the 12-metre green-stone swimming pool, at one end of which a large carved stone Buddha evokes a deep sense of calm.
The three-storey living pavilion comprises a lounge and dining room at ground level, games room and master bedroom on the first floor, and a media room cosily housed under the soaring eaves of the roof space. A second master suite occupies a stand-alone poolside pavilion, opposite which lie the two guest bedrooms.
All four air-conditioned bedrooms at Villa Asmara have pool or ocean views and are tastefully decorated with Javanese antiques. Ceiling fans provide an alternative cooling option (except Master Suite 1) and all four rooms feature deluxe ensuite bathrooms.
Master Suite 1
The upstairs master suite is accessed via the games room and offers views through the palm trees to the ocean and across the terraced rice fields to the peaks of magical Mount Batukaru. It features polished teak floors and a queen-size bed with wooden bed head, suede panels and a Javanese oil painting beautifully displayed in the centre. Large cupboards provide ample hanging space while black and mustard cushions contrast beautifully against crisp white linens. Guests will find it hard to resist the jacuzzi bath, from where they can watch rice farmers tending to their fields as clouds sweep over the distant mountains.
Master Suite 2
Designed for those seeking extra privacy, the second master suite is the perfect romantic hideaway with its traditional alang-alang roof, polished teak floors and luxurious bathroom.
Featuring an exquisite Javanese writing chair and dresser, this king-bedded room also has a wooden bed head with suede panels and an oil painting displayed in the centre. A dark red feature wall provides a window seat should guests wish to curl up with a good book, and glass sliding doors open to a veranda overlooking the pool.
Bathing is an absolute treat in the impressive bathroom featuring twin basins, indoor shower and jacuzzi bathtub with windows that open out to a secluded garden. An open-air shower is is also provided for those wishing to bathe beneath the stars.
Guestrooms 3 and 4
These two gorgeous guestrooms sit side by side under an ironwood roof. Cream tiled floors and glass sliding doors open onto a veranda overlooking the pool. Both rooms feature whitewashed teak furniture including a four-poster king-size bed draped with mosquito netting and an antique-style settee. Beautiful burnt-orange and mustard-yellow silk furnishings differentiate the two. The semi-open bathrooms with overhead showers are enclosed within small gardens.
Livingroom, dining and kitchen
The open-sided lounge area with its soft cream arches is perfect for family and friends to enjoy a drink before dinner. A large red L-shaped sofa and an antique Javanese daybed beckon guests to recline in style as they are cooled by ceiling fans or the gentle ocean breeze.
Come dinner time the eight-seater solid teak dining table is ideal for enjoying a home cooked meal prepared by the chef in the nearby kitchen. For those that wish to cater for themselves, the kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, black granite worktops and a four-seater marble dining table for casual dining.
Games and media room
Above the lounge is the games room, with a glass balustrade to optimise views of the pool, ocean, rice fields and mountains. Enjoy a game of billiards here at dusk – a comfortable sofa is provided for onlookers. For card or poker enthusiasts, a small glass-top table with four chairs conveniently awaits.
Keep climbing and you will reach the air-conditioned media room. This is the ultimate den, with Bose sound system, huge plasma-screen satellite TV and DVD player. Kick back on the comfortable brown suede sofa and watch a movie, or take a seat on the balcony and enjoy birds-eye views across the palm trees to the ocean.
The focus of attention by the 12-metre green-stone swimming pool is undoubtedly the large Buddha-head statue that quietly contemplates the immaculately manicured lawns surrounding it. Here guests can absorb Asmara’s peace and tranquillity by putting their feet up on the reclining sun loungers, perhaps after a game of tennis on the villa’s shared court.
The gardens are just heavenly: frangipani and palm trees sway in the breeze, while red dragonflies dart amongst the vibrant heliconias and fish meander through the waters of the tranquil pond.
- Capacity: 8 adults (4 ensuite bedrooms: 3 with king-size bed,1 with queen-size bed).
- Living Areas: Open-sided living and dining pavilion; games room; media room.
- Pool: Private swimming pool 12m x 4.5m.
- Staff: Villa manager; 2 housekeepers; driver; chef; gardener; security. Masseuse and babysitter on request.
- Dining: Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication: WiFi broadband internet access, local telephone line.
- Entertainment: Satellite TV and DVD player with Bose stereo system in media room; billiard and card table in games room.
- For families: Villa Asmara is well equipped for families. Baby cot available upon request.
- Transport: Car with driver for up to 8 hours daily at USD$25++ per day (excluding petrol; extra hours at additional cost).
- Additional facilities: Shared tennis court, safe, barbecue, generator and two jacuzzi bathtubs.
- Property Area: 1500sqm.
Take advantage of Villa Asmara’s experienced chef who is at your service to prepare delicious home-style meals. The villa offers a suggestion menu featuring Asian and international dishes to cater to all tastes with an excellent selection of vegetarian and children’s options.
Be sure to sample some of the local Balinese delicacies such as nasi goreng (fried rice) or gado-gado (vegetables with peanut sauce). Or, with an abundance of seafood on your doorstep, ask the chef to cook up the catch of the day on the barbecue.
If guests have a specific request then the chef is more than happy to tailor meals accordingly and accommodate any special dietary requirements. Groceries and beverages are charged at cost price plus 20%. Guests will be requested to provide grocery money in advance, and the staff will do the shopping and keep the receipts for reference. To make the most of the kitchen and give staff time to shop, it is a good idea to plan meals the evening before.
FAMILIES AT VILLA ASMARA
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families, with access to your own private facilities and 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.
Villa Asmara provides plenty of entertainment for youngsters with its 12-metre swimming pool, games room with billiard table, media room and shared tennis court – not to mention a beach virtually on the doorstep just waiting to be explored.
Don’t worry about packing all those cumbersome extras for your stay as we can provide you with the essentials – highchairs, baby cots and much more. Just ask to see our list of children’s equipment and anything we don’t have we can order in for a small fee (click here to see list of available hire items).
The team of friendly staff at Asmara 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).
Although the equipped kitchen allows 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 and they will take care of the rest. Fish fingers for lunch? Pancakes by the pool for breakfast? No problem. The chef can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.
And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area to keep families amused throughout the holiday.
Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask Villa Asmara’s friendly staff to bring the spa to you!
Villa Asmara can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of your own villa by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply). Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:
Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.