Bordered by rice fields, the setting is serene and
beautiful, within a neighborhood that is home to some of the
most prestigious properties on the island. On a clear day, the
vista is blessed with the magical sight of the mountains. The
nearby beaches are renowned for their world-class surf breaks
and panoramic coastline views. Batubelig Beach is quiet and
peaceful, while Seminyak Beach is the playground of the rich
and famous; the spot where the local and expatriate
communities gather every evening to enjoy Bali’s legendary
sunsets. Seminyak boasts a plethora of chic cocktail bars,
exciting nightclubs, sumptuous spas, fashionable boutiques and
famous restaurants including ‘Ku Dé Ta’, ‘Kafé Warisan’,
‘Living Room’, ‘Hu’u’ and ‘La Lucciola’.
Villa Asta is located 25 minutes from the international
airport, and is also convenient for all of the main shopping
malls, Waterbom Park, and tourist attractions such as the
dramatic and venerated Tanah Lot sea temple, perched on a
craggy wave-lashed rock at the edge of the foaming white surf
of the Indian Ocean.
Villa Asta was designed by the internationally-acclaimed
architect, Guy Morgan, with sumptuous interiors and
landscaping by Dean Kempnich. The property is entered through
an ornately framed wooden doorway, behind which stands a
Balinese Hindu feature known as the ‘aling aling’ – a short
screen wall devised to protect the property from troublesome
and malign influences, because evil spirits have great
difficulty in turning corners! A waterfall cascades into the
pool producing a “glass like” view across the pool to the
feature bale. This also has the effect of producing gasps of
surprise and delight from the guests as they step past the
wall and view the property for the first time. Boasting
contemporary minimalist architecture and a tropical
open-living concept with Balinese influences, Villa Asta is
comprised of 4 separate living, dining and sleeping pavilions.
The warm teak wood floors, richly grained coconut wood
pillars, creamy white Palimanan stone terraces, cool marble
fixtures, slate floors, and random rock walls form the
dominant components, juxtaposed against koi (fish) ponds,
water spouts and the natural greenery of Bali’s exotic plants.
The open-sided dining pavilion is furnished with a long
table which seats up to 18, boasting padded chairs and an
orange theme. Cooled by natural breezes it also features a
teak wood floor, paddle fans and pendulous lanterns suspended
from its pitched roof. Ideal for entertaining, this ample
pavilion is linked to a quality music system with surround
speakers in the roof.
Adjacent to the dining pavilion is a fully equipped,
open-air service kitchen, characterized by a slate floor, teak
cupboards, and black marble work surfaces. Here, the chef will
prepare delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and
refreshments, in accordance with guest requirements. The
marble bar, complete with bar stools, is a great place for
enjoying a casual breakfast or socializing with friends.
Sliding opaque glass doors lead from the dining area into
an air-conditioned den. This cozy snug is furnished with
deeply cushioned lounges and a big lazy chair. It also doubles
as an office, and is equipped with a built-in desk and fitted
cupboards, a computer with Internet access, a printer, a
32-inch plasma TV with over 25 satellite channels, DVD and a
high quality sound system linked to speakers in the living and
dining areas. The walls are graced with colourful local
artwork and artifacts.
The living pavilion is open on 4 sides and features a
soaring ‘alang alang’ thatched roof supported by coconut wood
pillars above a cream Palimanan stone floor. Ceiling fans and
gentle breezes keep this area cool; it is tastefully furnished
with a cushioned rattan sofa, chairs, and a glass topped
rattan table. This pavilion is also linked to the central
music system with surround speakers in the roof.
More surprises are in store for guests as they make their
way across the water garden, where large stepping stones lead
over a pond to a timber walkway that forms a bridge over a
secluded, large plunge pool separated from the dining and
living areas by a low wall. This is the sleeping pavilion, a
single-storey building housing 2 air-conditioned double
bedrooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms, and a pool
terrace. Each bedroom boasts a marble floor and a soaring
thatched roof, and each is furnished with a canopied 4-poster
king-size bed, a comfortable built-in window seat, an ottoman
at the end of the bed, and a 29-inch plasma TV. Each is
tastefully decorated with bold colours, rich fabrics and
bright scatter cushions, local artwork and artifacts. Each
also features a dressing room, complete with a vanity mirror,
a safe deposit box, and built-in shelves and hanging space.
Sliding glass doors lead into the private garden bathrooms,
each one dominated by a splendid, oversized, marble bathtub as
its central feature, and sheltered from the elements by the
eaves of the roof. There is also a rainshower in each
bathroom, together with a discreetly positioned toilet, and a
white porcelain washbasin atop a marble vanity unit. These
garden bathrooms are surrounded by walls for absolute privacy,
and are both neatly planted with palms, ferns and irises. The
plunge pool can be accessed by exterior bathrooms doors, thus
avoiding the need to walk through the bedrooms.
Three further bedrooms and the games room are located at
the far end of the garden, away from the main living areas.
This 2-storey pavilion houses 3 twin bedrooms downstairs. Each
of these air-conditioned bedrooms can accommodate one couple
or 2 children on twin beds, plus 2 more children on rollaway
beds. Each bedroom is accessed by sliding glass doors from a
colonnaded terrace, and each boasts a walk-in wardrobe, an
en-suite garden bathroom with toilet, shower, washbowl atop a
vanity unit, and a traditional ‘mandi’ – an outdoor urn fed by
The semi open-air games room is a huge wooden deck with a
thatched roof. It is cooled by ceiling fans, accessed by an
external staircase, and presents beautiful rice field views.
The play area is complemented by a kitchenette complete with a
fridge and cooking facilities, and a shower room with
washbasin and toilet. Equipment includes a music system, a
computer (with internet access), DVD, pool table, a ping pong
table, and a 42-inch wall-mounted plasma TV housed behind
sliding doors within a built-in wooden cabinet. The room is
furnished with an abundance of chairs and a large daybed.
The immaculate garden is dominated by a dramatic freeform
swimming pool, lined with a patterned mosaic of cobalt blue
and sage green tiles. Shallow layers within the pool
stair-step down into the deepest 4-metre section that has the
pool at a refreshing temperature even in the hottest weather.
Adjacent to the pool sits and elegant 3-metre-high, 2-storey
‘bale’ relaxation pavilion. Shaded by a thatched roof, this
elevated, double-decker pavilion offers spectacular rice field
and mountain views. This is the perfect place for champagne
and cocktails at sunset.
Stunningly landscaped around the pool, the soft green lawn
is traversed by slate ‘crazy-paving’ pathways, and dotted with
sweet scented frangipani, velvety red flowering ‘dadap merah’
trees, pots of bougainvillea, and a bed of gladioli. Soothing
ripples originate from a water court, tiny islands support
shrubs and lanterns, smooth Palimanan stone is fashioned into
a square sun terrace and is furnished with a large canopied
chair. A circular timber deck rests beside the pool, complete
with sunloungers and umbrellas. Every need has been considered
with the provision of an outdoor pool shower, a garden shower
and washroom and a hidden wash room accessed by a gorgeous,
red and gold, hand-carved Balinese door.
At the far end of the garden is a walled, grass court,
suitable for playing badminton, volley ball, football and
other games. There is a private parking area at the front of
the property outside the main entrance doors.
Guests at Villa Asta will be eligible for complimentary
membership of The Canggu Club for the duration of their stay.
Located just around the corner, a five minute drive or a mere
20 minutes walk from the villa, this is Bali’s first and only
international private members’ club; offering sports, social
and leisure facilities, including a fully equipped,
state-of-the art gym, an indoor/outdoor tennis and squash
centre, a full size football and rugby pitch, a 25-metre
swimming pool and a separate children’s swimming pool area.
For horse lovers, the Umalas Equestrian Centre is just a
few kilometers away, and Nirwana Golf Course, designed by Greg
Norman and renowned as one of the best golf courses in Asia,
is a 30-minute drive.
Villa Asta 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 an in-house
chef, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, and security guards.
The chef 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 fulfill all of the housekeeping
duties while also taking care of the daily laundry.
Baby-sitting and massage services and the facilities of a car
and driver are also available on request at an extra charge.
- 5 bedrooms (two pavilions)
- Dining Pavilion
- Living Pavilion
- Games Room with kitchenette and shower and wash room
- 6 Bathrooms and 1 washroom
- Pool Shower
- 4 TVs with satellite channels
- DVD players and sound systems linked to speakers in the
living, dining and games areas
- 2 Computers with Internet access
- Telephone line
- Pool Table
- Table Tennis Table
- Grass games court for badminton, volley ball, football
- 5 safety deposit boxes
- Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
- Swimming Pool
- Plunge Pool