Villa Asta is a fully staffed five-bedrooms residence an easy walk from Batubelig Beach on Bali’s south-west coast, and a five-minute drive from Seminyak. With a spectacular free-form swimming pool, a large plunge pool, massive games room, TV room, and membership of the Canggu Club, Villa Asta is perfect for active families or groups of friends who seek R&R with lots of entertainment options in a sociable environment with space and plenty of privacy.
ABOUT VILLA ASTA
Villa Asta weaves its magic the moment you walk through the entrance and glimpse the pool, shimmering beyond a waterfall, framed within a circular opening in the wall. Flowing water features are everywhere; in addition to the dramatic free-form swimming pool at the villa's heart, there’s a 12-metre plunge pool next to the master bedroom pavilion, linked by an expanse of koi ponds to the two open-sided living and dining pavilions.
This is a fantastic villa for families – it was designed by internationally renowned architect Guy Morgan for two friends seeking a place for their young families to holiday together, so there’s plenty to amuse kids (of all ages) as well as lots of welcome grown-up space. And parents can relax and enjoy their holiday knowing their children are having a great time within the secure villa grounds.
The main pool provides plenty of entertainment, with shallow tiers for wallowing and a deep section beneath a two-storey thatched balé with a viewing platform looking out over the rice fields. At the far end of the pool the huge upper-floor games room also promises hours of fun, with its pool table, table tennis, home theatre and computer. Just behind is a badminton / volleyball court - a complete kids’ zone!
Below the games room, three twin bedrooms can be converted to kings making them equally suitable for adults (each also has two handy roll-away beds for extra young guests). Providing a calm environment at the other end of the villa is the two-bedroomed master pavilion with its own large plunge pool.
With so much on offer, there’s little call to leave the villa – especially because among the delightfully professional staff is an excellent chef adept at whipping up meals that would give some of Bali’s famed restaurants a run for their money. But it’s good to know Batubelig Beach is only a short walk away, and a car and driver is available for an additional cost to whisk guests to nearby Seminyak, or further afield to explore the island.
Villa Asta’s generous accommodation is spread across four pavilions set around two swimming pools separated by koi ponds. At one end of the garden a two-storey pavilion houses three guest bedroom suites and, above, an enormous open-sided games room with kitchenette and shower room. A single-storey pavilion with two master bedroom suites sits at the other end, reached via flagstones across koi ponds and a bridge across the second swimming pool. In between is double-decker poolside balé, an open-sided living pavilion, and a separate dining pavilion with service kitchen, bar and adjacent TV room/study.
Master bedroom suites
The master pavilion houses two air-conditioned bedrooms complete with ensuite bathrooms, a sun terrace and a fabulous 12-metre plunge pool with water spouts. Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated with bold colours, rich fabrics, bright scatter cushions, and local artwork and artefacts. In each, a canopied four-poster king-size bed sits under a soaring thatched roof, while an extra-long window seat provides a peaceful place to relax with a book or watch the 29-inch plasma TV. Beyond sliding glass doors are private garden bathrooms, dominated by splendid over-sized, marble bathtubs sheltered from the elements by the eaves of the roof. Doors in the garden walls lead to the plunge pool, neatly avoiding the need to walk through the bedrooms.
Guest bedroom suites
Three guest bedroom suites occupy the ground floor of the entertainment pavilion at the far end of the garden. Accessed by sliding glass doors from a colonnaded terrace, these air-conditioned rooms have twin beds that can convert to a king, with two roll away beds tucked under. Each has the convenience of a walk-in wardrobe, and an ensuite garden bathroom with walk-in shower looking onto a traditional ’mandi’ - an urn fed by a waterspout.
The pool-edge living pavilion is open on four sides and features a soaring alang-alang thatched roof supported by coconut-wood pillars above a floor of Palimanan stone inlaid with polished teak. Cooled by ceiling fans and gentle breezes, the living pavilion features two comfortable seating areas. A linked sound system provides music in the living, dining and games room from speakers discreetly positioned high in the roof.
Across the koi pond is a second open-sided, fan-cooled pavilion and fabulous entertainment space. Taking centre-stage under pendulous lamps and paddle fans suspended from the vaulted roof is an extendable table that seats up to 18 on designer-chic upholstered chairs. The adjacent black marble bar provides a more casual place to congregate in front of the well-equipped, open-air slate-floored service kitchen.
Separated from the dining area by sliding opaque glass doors is an air-conditioned TV room where a long, deeply cushioned bench and a big lazy chair encourage curling up with a good book or watching a movie on the 48-inch satellite TV. Doubling as a study, the room is equipped with a computer and printer.
A magnet for kids of all ages, the semi-open-air games room located above the three guest bedrooms enjoys beautiful rice-field views. Not that anyone will be looking when there are so many distractions – pool table, table tennis, media area with a 52-inch TV and DVD player, and a computer with internet access. There’s even a kitchenette and shower room for those who can’t drag themselves away.
The immaculately maintained garden is dominated by a dramatic free-form swimming pool, with a swim-under waterfall and shallow tier stepping down into the deepest section, immediately beneath the poolside balé. Shaded by a thatched roof, this elevated, two-storey pavilion offers spectacular rice-field views from the top. A circular timber deck rests beside the pool, complete with sun loungers and umbrellas. At the far end of the garden is a walled grass court suitable for playing badminton, tennis, volleyball, football and other games.
- Capacity: 10 people (5 ensuite bedrooms, 2 with king-size beds, 3 with twins convertible to kings). All twin bedded rooms have trundle beds for a total of 6 kids; 2 extra beds may be set up on guest request (additional charge applies after 10 guests).
- Living areas: Open-sided living pavilion; open-sided dining pavilion with table for 14; air-conditioned TV room; games room; poolside balé.
- Pool: Main pool 18.5m x 6m; plunge pool 12m x 3.8m.
- Staff: Villa manager; chef, cook; 24-hour butler service; gardener; security. Masseuse and babysitters available on request (extra charge).
- Dining: A priced menu of Asian and Western cuisine. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication: WiFi internet access; local telephone calls (international calls charged to guests); 2 computers with printer.
- Entertainment: Satellite-channel TV; DVD players and DVD library; CD players and CD library; iPod docks; integrated sound system; magazines; book selection; board games and toys.
- Sports: Pool table; table tennis; badminton and volleyball court and equipment; 4 bicycles.
- For families: Villa Asta is exceptionally well equipped for families. Facilities include high chairs, baby cots, and playpen with toys.
- Spa: On request, treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists in the privacy of the villa (extra costs apply).
- Transport: A car and driver is available at a special rate of US$ 25++ for up to eight hours a day excluding petrol. Extra hours additional.
- Events: Events for up to 80 people (50 sitting) can be held within the villa’s spacious gardens.
- Additional facilities: Barbecue; in-room safes; generator back-up; massage beds; guest membership of the Canggu Club.
- Property area: 868sqm (villa). 2,000sqm (land).
Villa Asta’s personal chef and his experienced team are at your service to whip up everything from poolside snacks to multi-course banquets in the fully equipped, open-air service kitchen by the dining pavilion. Complimentary daily breakfast is provided from a choice of six different breakfast menus, including American, Indonesian, healthy, kids and the Asta Special – a firm favourite featuring perfectly cooked Eggs Benedict or Florentine.
For other meals and snacks, there is an extensive, reasonably priced menu of delicious Asian and international dishes caters to all tastes, with an excellent selection of vegetarian and children’s options. The special buffet and barbecue dinner menus garner accolades, especially those featuring seafood or local favourite - beef rendang. And a stay is not complete without sampling the chef’s pepes ikan (fish steamed in banana leaf), satay ayam (chicken satay on bamboo skewers), and pisang goring (fried banana served with ice cream).
The chef is also more than happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or cook other dishes on request. The staff will run errands for you and purchase items from the local deli and supermarkets on guest account.
Villa Asta’s staff also includes two highly experienced cocktail bartenders who take delight in concocting your favourite cocktails upon request; there’s also a realistically priced menu of wines, spirits and cocktails.
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including 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 Asta was purposefully designed as vacation home for families… and it shows. Kids get their own games room with table tennis, pool table, TV and computer, board games and toys, as well as a badminton and volleyball court. If they tire of these facilities or the enormous free-form pool, there’s always Batubelig Beach to explore (with a life-guard protected area for strong swimmers). The three twin-bedded guest rooms are ideal for anything up to 12 children (with two roll-away beds in each room).
The team of friendly staff at Villa Asta 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).
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. Banana and pineapple pancakes for breakfast? Popeye fried chicken in the games room for lunch? No problem. The chef can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.
Don’t 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 (the villa is equipped with two high chairs, two cots and a playpen) we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items).
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 all the family amused throughout the holiday.
Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask our staff to bring the spa to you! We 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.
As well as having access to their own exclusive leisure facilities at the villa, guests also benefit from complimentary guest membership at Bali¹s premier private members club, The Canggu Club, for the duration of their stay.
This family-orientated club luxuriates across 4,000 square metres of land in amongst the picturesque rice fields of Canggu. Upgraded in 2014, sporting facilities at the club are world-class and include a large, well-equipped gym with separate studios for aerobics, (spinning) bicycles and boxing, as well as a 25-metre swimming pool, a floodlit professionally turfed sports field, a tennis centre with three undercover tennis courts and an indoor multi-sports hall for basketball and badminton.
The Cubby House Kids Club* for 2-12 year olds offers a huge range of quality toys and activities to keep children entertained for hours, whilst the slides at the all-new Splash Water Park, set amidst the club¹s lush tropical gardens, take fun to a whole new level. Kids will also love the Bounce Trampoline Centre*, and can work on their fitness at the Junior Sports Academy* (3-17 year olds), which offers football, swimming, gymnastics, dance and tennis lessons. For family fun, make a booking at Strike Ten Pin Bowling*.
You'll also find a library at the club's Business Centre and a choice of relaxing wining and dining venues including The Veranda Restaurant and The Club Sports Bar. At the Body Temple Spa, the decadent range of treatments includes facials, massages, nail services and waxing.
Entry restrictions may apply so please ask your villa manager, who will also provide you with a membership card. For more information, visit www.cangguclub.com.
* Facilities incur a fee for use/entry