About Villa Asante
The contemporary-styled Villa Asante, complete with four bedrooms and a swimming pool, is located just 200 metres from the beach in the fishing village of Canggu on Bali`s southwest coast.
This delightful property is a study in perfect symmetry, comprised of three buildings set within an expansive walled garden, together with a 20 x 12 metre lap pool and `bale` relaxation pavilion. The main two-storey building incorporates the bedrooms and a cosy TV room, while the two, single-storey, open-sided pavilions house the living room, and the dining area and kitchen.
Villa Asante is ideal for families or groups of friends. There are plenty of relaxation areas, so guests will always find a private spot for peace and quiet, with a choice of air-conditioned comfort or tropical open-air living.
The property is accessed via a private driveway leading into a secure car parking area, complete with a covered car port. The front door opens onto broad stepping stones that appear to float upon a fish pond flanked by flowering heliconia. The entrance hall is furnished with an antique circular marble table and guarded by four Balinese goddess statues positioned in alcoves in the wall. The inner hallway is an atrium, fitted out as a library with a large shelf unit, a desk, and a huge wall mirror that cleverly doubles the sense of space. Villa Asante provides WiFi Internet access for guests who bring their own laptop computers.
The Living Pavilion presents open air living at its very best. Open on three sides with a cream terrazzo floor under a soaring shingle roof, the pavilion is illuminated by mood lighting, adorned with colourful artwork, and cooled by natural breezes and ceiling fans. It is furnished with deeply cushioned segmented sofas, a coffee table and shelf units. Hidden behind cupboard doors is a 42`` satellite channel TV and DVD/CD player together with a Bose sound system.
Stepping stones across an ornamental pond link the Living Pavilion with the open-sided Dining Pavilion and Kitchen. The spacious dining area is cooled by ceiling fans and furnished with a teakwood dining table for twelve. It is linked to the open-plan kitchen by a wide service bar complete with bar chairs.
The designer kitchen reveals a discriminating taste for functional beauty and cutting-edge style. Crafted in white with a central island and ample storage space, it is fully equipped with an imported oven and hob, and everything else that the chef needs in order to prepare delicious meals, in accordance with the whims of his guests.
The cosy, air-conditioned TV Room, fitted with ceiling fan and pivot windows, is positioned centrally upstairs. It is furnished with comfortable upholstered sofas, low tables, lamps, and a television cabinet with a flat screen 42`` TV with satellite channels and a DVD/CD player.
Two of the bedrooms are positioned downstairs and two are positioned upstairs, following the symmetrical design of the villa. Each presents a cool terrazzo floor, ceiling lights and white walls adorned with local artwork. Three of the bedrooms are furnished with king-size beds, while the fourth bedroom is furnished with twin, trundle beds, which sleep up to four kids as each bed incorporates a spare bed that rolls under the main frame. Other furnishings include built-in wardrobes, ottomans, desks and bedside tables, complemented by reading lamps and colour-themed cushions in rich silk fabrics. Sliding glass doors open from the upstairs bedrooms on to a wide balcony, furnished with a daybed and presenting lovely views of the garden, the neighbouring rice fields and the sea.
Each bedroom, complete with private en-suite bathroom, is equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, a safe deposit box, DVD/CD player and flat screen TV with satellite channels.
The four en-suite bathrooms are characterised by non-slip acid marble floors and creamy-white Palimanan stone walls. Each features a walk-in rainshower and toilet behind glass doors, twin washbasins and wall mirrors. Additionally, the two generously-sized downstairs bathrooms are each complemented by courtyard gardens planted with travellers` palms and shrubs. When the glass doors are opened the interior becomes one with nature. Surrounded by walls, these romantic garden bathrooms are totally private. In addition to an indoor standing rainshower, each features an outdoor rainshower, sheltered by a roof for an alfresco showering experience. Inside each downstairs bathroom, bordered by three walls of gleaming glass, is a dreamy oversized terrazzo bathtub fitted with a handheld shower.
A guest washroom is located downstairs behind the dining pavilion.
Swimming Pool & Garden
The 20 x 12 metre swimming pool is linked to an ornamental pool to create a T-shaped feature, which ensures that two sides of each of the twin, open-air, living and dining pavilions are bordered by water. Beside the pool is a timber deck furnished with six sunbeds and sunbrellas, while centrally positioned poolside is a big, open-sided `bale` relaxation pavilion with a cushioned floor. The walled garden is planted with fragrant frangipani trees, travellers` palms and a line of coconut palms. The flat velvety lawn covers a sizeable area and is ideal for outdoor games or as a venue for Balinese dance performances, parties or weddings. The modern kitchen provides the staff with the equipment and facilities to cater for a variety of small functions. Special events can also be coordinated by professional outside caterers who have the world-class expertise to prepare a sumptuous feast at the villa, in addition to the coordination of decorations, flowers, lighting, sound systems and entertainment.
Villa Asante is supported by a carefully selected team of highly trained, friendly staff who will do their best to ensure that their guests experience a truly enjoyable stay in Bali. The team is headed by a villa manager who will oversee and coordinate the staff and property, and is available to assist guests during their stay. The team also includes a cook, housekeepers, a gardener/pool attendant and security guards. The cook is trained in the preparation of both local and international cuisine, and is responsible for all the market shopping, in accordance with the needs and the whims of the guests.
The housekeepers fulfil all of the housekeeping duties while also taking care of the daily laundry. A driver and car is available, inclusive of price, 8 hours per day. Baby-sitting and massage services are also available on request at an extra charge.
Villa Asante is located in the fishing village of Canggu, just 5 minutes` walk from the rugged beach, which is renowned for its world-class surf breaks. The locality is dotted with some of the most impressive villas on the island and the view is enhanced on clear days by the magical sight of the Bali`s mountains. This out of town setting offers the double attraction of being close to the shops and restaurants of Seminyak, while also presenting a fascinating insight into the traditions of rural Bali. Cows are herded through the fields, rice is planted and harvested throughout year, and the sound of ritual music is carried on the breeze.
The Beach House Restaurant, 200 metres from the villa at Echo Beach, is the place where the local community gathers in the evenings to watch the legendary sunsets. A variety of eating areas and tables spill out onto a beachside buff; there is a comprehensive international menu, together with a daily barbeque of fresh fish, lobster, giant prawns, clams, steaks, kebabs etc. Live music, performed by accomplished local bands, takes place on Sunday evenings, starting at around sunset. This is great social scene, it can get very busy and lively, and the smaller local warungs (eateries) beside the Beach House, accommodate the overflow of customers.
The trendy Seminyak area, with its wide choice of international restaurants - including the famous `Ku De Ta`, `Kafe Warisan`, `Living Room`, `Hu`u`, `La Lucciola`, `Sarong` and Blossom - together with a plethora of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, lavish spas and elegant boutiques, is 20 minutes` drive away.
The location offers easy access up to the mountains and rice terraces on the western slopes of the island; it is one hour`s drive from the famous cultural and artistic town of Ubud, and just 20 minutes` drive from the Sunset Route, gateway to the eastern side of the island. It is also convenient for all of Bali`s shopping malls and main tourist attractions. The international airport is 30 minutes` drive. Easily accessible sporting amenities include the `Canggu Club`, offering a state-of-the art gym, a 25-metre swimming pool and a tennis & squash centre.
The nearby `Nirwana Bali Golf Course` was designed by Greg Norman, and was voted the number 1 golf course in Asia; it is situated beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot. For horse lovers, the `Umalas Equestrian Centre` is just a few kilometres away.
Guests staying at Villa Asante may also enjoy visiting Hotel Tugu, situated a few minutes` walk away, beside the beach at Canggu. The hotel is a living museum of priceless antiques and rare cultural artefacts, and it also offers the attractions of fine dining together with the facilities of a delightful spa.