Property ID : Yes
$480 ++ per night
Ricefield View Villas in Bali
Nestled within a small village and surrounded by the rice fields of Pererenan, south-west Bali, the four-bedroom Villa Hansa abounds with spirituality, culture and traditions. Built 2007, this eco-friendly riverside property blends contemporary and traditional Balinese styles and is filled with exquisite antique pieces. Interacting with the local community and fully staffed by a welcoming team of ten, Villa Hansa offers a relaxed introduction to Balinese life.
An 18m infinity-edge pool and yoga room offer distractions, while the location is a surfer’s dream, just 300m from one of several excellent surfing beaches along this beautiful coastline. Villa Hansa is also a short drive from Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave.
All four ensuite bedrooms are located in two, separate outdoor wings in the gardens, flanking the pool’s left side. Each is individually named after a Hindu god and varies in character and décor, but all are exquisitely furnished with antique pieces personally sourced by the owners. Rooms feature dark wood floors and king-size beds with four-poster frames and attached mosquito nets. Quality white bed linens are draped with old, hand-woven Sumbalese throws, while soft furnishings vary in colour in each room. All rooms supply safety deposit boxes and air conditioning (apart from bedroom three, all have traditional high ceilings with fan).
Bathrooms, especially those of bedrooms one and two, are a strong feature. All are fitted with stylish stainless steel his n’ hers Grohe sinks, white stone floors and separate stone wall partitions disguising the toilet and shower. Centre-stage is an indulgent circular stone bathtub.
Villa Hansa sleeps eight guests, and an additional baby cot and rollaway bed can be provided upon request.
Living, dining & kitchen
The property’s heart, an open-plan and open-sided living pavilion, is edged at the rear by a stunning water-wall feature which provides a constant soothing backdrop. A lounge area on the right is furnished with two white leather sofas and contrasting antique wood chairs and table, all arranged on warm Borneo-wood flooring; Indonesian artifacts, stone statues and vases of exotic blooms add a decorative touch. From the traditional vaulted ceiling hangs a huge lamp made with Tibetan characters encased in shell pieces – this Tibetan element is a recurring theme throughout Villa Hansa.
The central dining area comprises an expansive table crafted from solid teak wood, seating ten. To the left and on a lower level, the open-plan kitchen is contemporary in style and well equipped; a small guest washroom plus staff quarter’s leads off from here.
Being open to the elements, this pavilion doesn’t have air conditioning, but is kept cool by ceiling fan and natural breezes; bamboo blinds run along the entire front length, which looks out across the garden and pool. In keeping with the spiritual ambiance of the villa, this pavilion is without a TV or DVD player, but an iPod and dock is provided for musical diversion.
Yoga & entertainment room
The stand-alone yoga room is situated behind the kitchen and accessed via a high-walled stone corridor and up a staircase. Sunlight streams into this glass-encased, lofty-ceilinged room which comes tastefully decorated with antique pieces and furniture, including a Javanese carved wood table and Buddhist stone statue. Floors are of polished dark woods, littered with Balinese floor cushions. Continuing the spiritual theme, a striking chandelier-style ceiling lamp features 108 miniature Buddhist characters in individual glass pieces.
Although designed for yoga (several yoga mats are supplied), this multi-functional room also contains the villa’s only TV (29-inch plasma TV with 380 channels), plus DVD / CD player and Bose sound system. DVDs are also provided.
|Number of Bedroom||:||4|
|Low Season / night||:||USD 480++|
|High Season / night||:||USD 590++|
|Peak Season / night||:||USD 645++|