Villa Banteng is a self contained villa set amongst the lush, green paddy fields of Umalas (Kerobokan) only minutes from Seminyak.
If you are looking for a FULLY STAFFED unique private hideaway in the Balinese paddy fields, away from the hustle and bustle of Legian, Kuta or Seminyak, but only a short taxi journey away from the best restaurants and nightlife the island has to offer, then please read on.
The villa which is a combination of the modern and traditional Balinese with the living areas open (without walls) in the traditional Balinese style - but with all modern conveniences. The bedrooms are secure and ait conditioned.
The villa sleeps six, with three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, living and dining rooms, kitchen, infinity pool, and landscaped tropical gardens. All bedrooms have either a garden , rice fields or pool view.
The pool is private and ample to enjoy swimming laps with a shallow end. And a deep end. There are no pool fences - so the villa may not be suitable for infants or non swimming children, except under close supervision. ( Unless temporary poll fences are installed - available for hire).
the pool is about 15 meters long and is a wide lap pool . It is idela not only for swimming laps but also for socialising. It has ledges to stand on on all sides which is fantastic for kids and those who either don't go in for swimming or who prefer to stay on the edge with their drink. The pool runs along the living room dining room. - Great for keeping an eye on the kids. We have pool toys.
Even on the warmest days a cool breeze wafts over the rice fields through the open living rooms of the villa. It is only when you leave the villa you will appreciate how warm it is outside.
But why leave?
There are numerous restaurants within walking distance or a short taxi drive away or who deliver - should you not to use the services of your own dedicated cook/chef.
The renowned Bali Budda Restaurant (Kerobokan) is a few hundred metres away for those who prefer vegetarian or just a great cup of coffee. For the kids and the young at heart El Libre , our favourite Mexican restuarant in Bali, is very close - and they deliver. And Monsieur Spoon deliver to - try their Smoked Salmon Bagel for lunch. You won't find better in Paris.
And if you want a professional massage , you don't have to leave the villa as, for a very reasonable cost ,a well trained masseuse will come to the villa ( an hour of traditional massage is about 120,000 Rupiah - about US$10).
And if you want to work on your tan - there is a gently sloping grass lawn to rest your beach towel that overlooks the rice fields or you can lie on the double sunbed on the timber decking overlooking the pool. The gardens are lush and well maintained. You will feel as if you are in a resort - but without the other guests interrupting your privacy.
If you wish to explore the island, this villa is well located. You are out of the traffic gridlock of Kuta so journey times to Ubud, up the West Coast and the center of the island are significantly less. This is why this area of Umalas/ Kerobokan is very much favoured by Ex-pats.
The villa, which was architect designed, is a combination of the modern with traditional Balinese architectural features and boasts unique, specially-designed features, including a stunning elevated timber pavilion, built and shipped from the neighbouring island of Sulawesi.
Despite its private location, Villa Banteng Bawah is just 10 minutes drive from the fabulous restaurants and nightlife of Legian and Seminyak, 20 minutes from the island’s pre-eminent golf course - Nirwana Bali, and 30 minutes from the airport. Canggu beach is only 10 minutes away by car [as opposed to perhaps half an hour or more in Kuta or Legian] so keen surfers are well placed in the villa - a midpoint between Seminyak [restaurants] and Canggu [good surf and beach]
Villa Banteng comes fully serviced with five dedicated staff (a cook/chef, two butlers/housekeepers, gardener and security togther with a villa manager on call. The chef/cook is available to cook meals from the menu at the cost of the ingredients.
The staff ensure that 24 hours a day seven days a week so there is a dedicated staff member available in the villa at all times (with a security man on patrol at night). This villa is not part of a complex where the staff are on call for many villas. Or just there at brakfast time. Oh no - the staff are all for you and your guests. They can set up a great dinner party for 8 or more. Or a children's bithday party. Or an intimate dinner.
The villa is an architect designed one off with a well trained and experienced staff dedicated to making your stay memorable. You won't have to do a thing. No cleaning, no bed making, no cooking no washing the dishes. No shopping for essentials, no washing clothes. The staff will take care of everything. Your only chore might be to chose a meal frrom the menu. May I recommend the Balinjese duck curry!
You will see cheaper villas on this site, but what staffing levels do they provide? A cleaner who comes in once every three days - if that. And someone how turns up for an hour to make you breakfast. Not here. You will be treated like the lords ( and lordesses) of Downton Abbey
Many of our guests have stayed at the Legian Suites, Seminyak, the Oberoi and the Four Seasons and they say that after staying at the villa they will never stay in a hotel in Bali again. And unlike many other villas on tiny allotments this villa has 'space' and gardens - about 750 m2. And it is all yours.
And if you want to have a pool party and to entertain some friends who might be in Bali at the same time, not only is there the space but the staff. They will take care of everything.
There is a huge sit down dining table that can seat 10. But one guest said they had 37 friends - adults and children - over and the staff handled everything beautifully - at short notice. Try and organise that at a luxury hotel without paying a king's ransom - if the hotel can manage it all.
The daily tariff includes airport pick-up (if the stay is over 7 days), complimentary breakfast (good quality - sour dough bread, Australian butter, fresh fruit etc etc) , complimentary toiletries, free wireless internet and laundry services. Car rentals, inhouse massage services and other services can also be arranged at your cost. We have a small DVD librbary and book ( English) library.
The staff are fantastic and the day staff all speak good English and stay unobtrusively in the background unless they are required. The staff have been with the villa for many years. The staff are a friendly and well trained team whether it be arranging a restaurant booking, or making you a Mojito. The villa has had English and Australian owners and the staff are well trained to Western standards.
Keywords: Private fully staffed luxury villa
I am an Australian professional living in Australia.
Bali is most beautiful island in the world. And the South West Coast is the premium area. This villa is in the rice paddy fields in Umalas with cool breezes and just minutes by taxi from Seminyak's restaurants or in the other direction Canggu's beach and surf.
You won't have to reserve your spot by the pool here! Any time you want a swim you can - 24 hours a day! And there is little of no traffic noise. Just the noise of the frogs and birds. And yet so close to the prime action and restaurant scene of Seminyak or the surfing beaches near Canggu.
The villa is only 10 mins from the surf at Canggu beach. - It is located at a midpoint between Seminyak and Canggu.
The area is known as Umalas