Space, privacy, exceptional service and effortless tropical luxury await guests at Villa Sabana. This sublime holiday retreat offers spectacular views over cascading rice-terraces and a small jungle-clad river valley in a peaceful, traditional Balinese village within the sought-after Canggu area. Only minutes drive from world-class surf breaks and some of Bali’s most beautiful black-sand beaches, Villa Sabana is the perfect blend of sophisticated elegance and rural charm, served up by a superb staff team including a private chef and personal butlers. This family-friendly, five-bedroom villa presents contemporary classic architecture, an 18-metre pool, generous tropical gardens and a choice of stylish indoor and outdoor living areas thoughtfully designed for your relaxation and enjoyment.
ABOUT VILLA SABANA
Those seeking a premium villa holiday offering the full Bali experience, but with Seminyak’s big city lights and fine dining choices still within easy reach, need look no further than Villa Sabana, where the rural Bali charm of postcards and travel magazines is right on your doorstep – no Photoshopping required.
Framed within this picture of riverside and rice-field bliss, the villa is steeped in glorious contempo-classic, hardwood and stone Balinese architecture, furnished with Indonesian antiques, and completed with privacy and very, very good service. With its five bedrooms, 18-metre swimming pool shaded by swaying coconut palms, vast balconies, large garden for the kids to run around in, air-conditioned family room equipped with children’s toys and games, and numerous elegant living areas, Villa Sabana provides ample space for large holiday groups – from extended families to clusters of friends – who enjoy good living and the privilege of choice.
Having one’s own personal butler, chef, car and driver and security personnel may sound like ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’, but here at Villa Sabana it’s simply the lifestyle every guest can expect.
Villa Sabana comprises a stately main two-storey residence housing four of the villa’s five bedrooms, the kitchen, guest bathroom and a large, elegant dining room. Overlooking the pool is a separate lounge room/living pavilion, with a TV and surround sound stereo system. A lovingly furnished and comfortable family room rests to the side of the beautifully manicured lawn, and a self-contained bedroom pavilion – known as the ‘Chinese Room’ sits in a corner and enjoys its own private garden. The bedrooms, dining room and family room are all air-conditioned.
Master Bedroom - Upstairs in the main residence, the master bedroom is furnished with a four-poster king-size bed. Sliding doors open onto a private balcony with beautiful views over the rice terraces and, on a clear day, the mountains. The ensuite garden bathroom is fashioned in cream marble and features an outdoor shower within a pebble-floored terrace for an absolutely private and truly tropical experience.
The King Room - Also situated upstairs in the main residence, the second master bedroom – known as ‘the king room’ presents a rich red theme and features an ornately carved panel behind the king-size bed. This romantic room opens onto a large furnished balcony, where louvre doors can be closed for privacy. The marble ensuite is the only fully indoor bathroom at the villa.
Twin Bedrooms - Kids will love the two downstairs bedrooms in the main residence, which are mirror images of each other and are colourfully decorated with children in mind. Each is furnished with twin beds plus a daybed to accommodate an extra young guest. Indoor/outdoor ensuites feature a second shower in the garden area, and both bedrooms have raised sheltered terraces furnished with a daybed.
Chinese Room - The Chinese-themed fifth bedroom is housed in a stand-alone pavilion with a private furnished terrace. In this graceful room an antique carved screen is mounted on a petrol-blue painted wall above the king-size bed, and a large daybed built into a sunny window seat can accommodate a child. The ensuite marble bathroom features a tub for two with a garden view, and both indoor and outdoor showers.
Among the lawns, towering coconut palms and flowering trees and shrubs of Villa Sabana’s delightful garden, alongside the inviting 18-metre swimming pool, is a spacious open-sided living pavilion furnished with deeply cushioned rattan couches. The room is equipped with ceiling fans to stir the tropical breezes, a 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player and an iPod docking station. At the opposite end of the pool, a shady balé presents a cushioned corner for rest and relaxation, while six teak loungers are poised for sun worship on a stone terrace that faces the pool, river and rice fields.
In a separate pavilion, the family room provides a big, comfortable, overstuffed sofa to curl up on in front of the 47-inch TV or listen to music. This is the perfect place to escape to with a good book, watch some TV or entertain the children in air-conditioned comfort. A specially made children’s-size table and chairs and a toy box filled with a great selection of games and books complete the picture.
At the heart of the main house is the bright, elegant and very spacious dining room, which seats up to 12 guests. Sliding doors open on three sides to create a semi-alfresco ambiance overlooking the garden and pool. For a tropical outdoor breakfast or poolside lunch, an eight-seater teakwood table shaded by an umbrella, lies just beyond the dining room.
- Capacity - 10 adults in 5 ensuite bedrooms (3 with king-size beds, 2 with twin beds), plus 3 daybeds which can accommodate 3 additional children.
- Living Areas - Open-air lounge pavilion; family room; dining for 12; outdoor dining for 8. All indoor living areas are air conditioned.
- Pool - 18 x 4 metres.
- Staff - Villa Sabana is fully staffed including; villa manager; in-house chef; butler; housekeepers; gardeners; a pool attendant and security staff.
- Dining - A wide variety of Western and Asian dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets). A villa suggestion menu is available.
- Communication - WiFi broadband internet access throughout; telephone for local calls.
- Entertainment - 2 satellite TVs with DVD players and 2 iPod docks with surround-sound speakers (in family room and lounge pavilion).
- For families - 2 high chairs; 2 baby cots; children’s toy box with books and DVDs; children’s crockery; children’s pool toys.
- Transport - A car and driver (seating up to 7 passengers) is available to villa guests for 8 consecutive hours per day for a minimal charge of 25++ USD/day. Additional hours are charged at IDR50,000 per hour (approx. USD$5). A child car-seat is available on request.
- Additional facilities - Barbecue; coffee machine; juicer; wine fridge; microwave; safety deposit box; full back-up diesel powered generator.
- Property Area - 650sqm (villa); 2,710sqm (land).
DINING AT VILLA SABANA
Villa Sabana’s kitchen is conveniently positioned next door to the dining room and is a dream in white with a central island and immaculate work surfaces. The kitchen is well equipped with espresso coffee machine, oven, microwave, double fridge with temperature-controlled wine fridge, gas hob and everything your chef needs to prepare mouthwatering meals. A barbecue is also available for guests’ use, or have the chef prepare a sumptuous seafood grill.
To get the best out of the kitchen, it is a good idea to plan meals the evening before or over breakfast so that the staff can arrange deliveries or do the shopping in a timely fashion during the day. All groceries and beverages are charged at cost price with a small fee of IDR 30,000 (approx. USD$3) per day to cover staff transport to and from the market.
FAMILIES AT VILLA SABANA
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 Sabana is owned by a family with children and therefore embraces the needs of youngsters with two colourful children’s bedrooms, each of which can accommodate up to three children. These bedrooms, together with the two upstairs bedrooms are accessed through a separate entrance that can be closed to create a private space within the main building – a design element that the owners included for those with smaller children. Kids will love running around or playing hide-and-seek in Villa Sabana’s spacious gardens, or enjoy quieter activities in the air-conditioned family and media room, which is well equipped with children’s toys, games, and a selection of children’s movies.
The team of friendly staff at Villa Sabana 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. And there’s no need to worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay, chances are we will have what you need right here. Anything else – including a pool safety fence – can be hired on your behalf.
SPA & BODY TREATMENT AT VILLA SABANA
A Bali holiday is not complete without indulging in one of the many spa treatments on offer from any one of the luxurious spas dotted all over the island. If you don’t feel like leaving the privacy of your own villa, no problem – we can arrange for the spa to come to you. Massages and other spa treatments can be enjoyed in-villa at any time of the day on prior arrangement with your villa manager, by fully-trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply). Here are samples of what’s on offer:
Balinese massage - 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 - 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.
Body scrub - 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.
Manicure/pedicure - 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.
WEDDINGS AT VILLA SABANA
The five bedroom Villa Sabana is set amidst extensive tropical gardens with private infinity lap pool and unobstructed rice paddy views to the west, making it an ideal venue for events of up to 80 guests. Whether you are planning a traditional Balinese wedding ceremony or an intimate dinner party, celebrations are tailored specifically to your requirements.
- Maximum people sitting: 50 pax
- Maximum people standing: 80 pax