Enveloped within the semi-rural village of Umalas amidst rice terraces and an intricate network of irrigation canals, Villa Arwana is a restful retreat for savvy travellers seeking to unwind in style. This four bedroom property is just a 10 minute drive from Seminyak, Baliís most happening district filled with chic boutiques, world dining restaurants and chill-out lounges.
Villa Arwana embraces a prime parcel of landscape with ample parking space for private vehicles. Access by an ornate gateway, the property descends in a series of steps down to a flowing river with a delightful garden featuring a gentle waterway, decorative pond, stone carvings and various species of native flora. It is a calming environment where the elements of nature soothe the senses.
Architecturally the property is split into two distinct structures that are almost identical.
Both are two storey dwellings showcasing the aesthetics of local design without compromising home comforts and conveniences. To the left is Villa 1, which is characterised by an open-plan kitchen and an oversized dining table catering to 10 guests in a social situation. While Villa 2 on the right uses the same area as a tastefully appointed indoor living room with a cushioned sofa to relax quietly alone or with a partner. All indoor and outdoor furnishings have been commissioned by Lio Collection and each building features an IPod dock as well as every other modern facility that guests would expect from a property of this calibre.
Villa Arwana has been designed to accommodate up to eight adult guests with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy their own privacy. A master bedroom with an indulging semi-open en-suite bathroom and terrazzo tub is located on the ground floor of each dwelling. The upstairs of each villa structure also features an additional bedroom suite with its own spa styled bathroom facilities and dressing alcove. Every bedroom is equipped with satellite television for personal viewing pleasure.
The showpiece of VillaArwana is a pair of matching rooftop terraces. The open-air edge of each terrace is elevated to take in the tranquil beauty of the garden below and glimpses of rice terraces in the distance. Each has a small table setting for alfresco dining to capture the whisper of afternoon breeze or twinkle of evening starlight. A built-in sofa with a scattering of colourful cushion makes a cosy niche for a lazy midday siesta.
The focal point of the garden is a refreshing infinity edge swimming pool (10m x 6m) encompassed by timber decking and a pair of thatched gazebos proving a shady spot to escape the heat. Several reclining loungers are strategically positioned around the pool to embrace the sun’s tropical warmth. Villa Arwana comes equipped with a BBQ facility and outdoor dining can be set up to cater for up to 8 guests with or without a tented canopy overhead. This entire space lends itself to intimate weddings, birthdays and other small scale social gatherings. The garden seamlessly blends into the surrounding environment and the sound of water from the river below enhances the overall serenity of this charming setting.
Villa Arwana is fully staffed and efficiently run by a House Manager with support from a Housekeeper, Gardener/Pool Attendant and a Security team to safeguard the property around the clock. A well trained Cook is also available for the preparation of local and international cuisine. A choice of menus is provided and this service is inclusive of all grocery shopping. All food preparation is done in a separate wet kitchen and meals can be served in several spots throughout the property.
- 4 fully air-conditioned bedrooms (king-size beds), each with en-suite bathroom
- Flat Screen TV with Satellite in each bedroom
- Safety Box in each bedroom
- DVD/CD player in each bedroom and living room
- Bose speakers
- Private overflow swimming pool 10m x 6m
- Land area of 1,400 square metres with building area of 700 square metres
- Wireless high speed Internet access
- Plunge Pool in each building
- Laundry services
- Ipod Doc in each building
- Outdoor Dining area for 8 person
- Indoor Dining area for 12 person
- Fully equipped service kitchen
- Two Relaxation Gazebo
- Poolside loungers with a tend