Within the estate itself, following a compound style
that is very common in Bali, are six individual structures.
Starting from the main entrance after the parking lot, staff
and security quarters, the main house is adjacent to the large
sundeck which holds the swimming pool, next is the guest
house, the gym, and two outdoor bales (traditional Balinese
A staff of sixteen is on hand to ensure that your
stay is a pleasant one. There is a safe located on the
property with which to safeguard guest's valuables.
The first thing guests will notice upon entering Banyan Estate
is the impressive "Banyan Tree" positioned in the middle of
the complex that towers above the dining bale that features an wooden antique
round table and six chairs.
To the west lies a small lawn,
scattered with tropical flowers and strands of young bamboo.
The property is roughly triangular shaped, bordered on two
sides by high walls and on the longest side by a small river.
Owing to its large size and detached structures, there are
many separate and distinct areas where guests can congregate
in large numbers or break up into smaller groups depending on
how the mood strikes them, making it eminently suitable for
hosting large groups of people and entertaining.
The main house is made up of two floors with a large wrap
around deck on the second floor, topped by a alang-alang
(thatched) roof. At one end of the main floor is the dining
room with its stately sixteen-seat wooden table that was
custom made for the villa.
Separated by a wide counter,
complete with bar stools, is a large open plan western style
kitchen, fully furnished with western facilities and
At the other end of the main floor is a bedroom with en-suite
All these rooms look out onto the large white sandstone
sundeck complete with six spacious deckchairs, that hosts a
large blue tiled 12m kidney shaped swimming pool, and a
smaller one adjacent to the other, containing built-in seats
suitable for lounging.
Next is the stairs leading to the second floor. Upstairs, we
find three bedrooms and the balconies.
At one end is the
master bedroom with its own marble tiled en-suite and large
walk-in closet. The bedroom opens onto a large wrap-around
deck that overlooks the estate.
At the other end of this floor are the other two bedrooms.
Both these rooms share a communal bathroom and one of the
rooms has access to its own private balcony.
Separated from the main house and the pool by approximately
fifteen meters is the guesthouse. It sits beside the river
with a small wooden deck, table and chairs and has an
alang-alang roof similar to the main house. Contained within
are two large bedrooms, each with its own en-suite Bali style
The gym lies behind the guesthouse, next to the river, in its
own small building, again with an alang-alang roof. The front
has a wooden deck overlooking the river. Inside is a large
multifunction machine for weightlifting, along with gym mats
and space for other exercise pursuits.
All the buildings are
painted in warm earthy colors set off by the white deck, green
grass, thatched roofs, and the green ivy flowing down from the
second floor of the main house producing a very Mediterranean
Terrazzo has been used for the all the floors, leaving them
cool to the feet in the tropical heat of Bali. Ceiling fans
provide extra ventilation in all living areas throughout the
property, and all the bedrooms have air conditioning. Antiques
and Balinese statuary are displayed in the house and grounds
of the estate.
In front and off to one side of the main house is the outdoor
dining bale. Between the guesthouse and the main house is the
Massage bale. A semi covered pavilion that contains day beds
and cushions, providing a perfect setting with which to enjoy
the scenery or an afternoon massage.
Banyan Estate represents an interesting mix of Balinese and
Western architectural features, offering a compound that fits
into the surrounding rice fields and tropical flora, while
sacrificing none of the modern day comforts.
The Banyan Estate is fully serviced by A Western house
manager. Oversees and coordinates the staff and property and is
available to assist and liaise with guests during their stay.
2 full-time cooks Trained in both local and international
cuisine. A menu is provided, and the cooks will do all the
6 maids they are responsible for cleaning the buildings every
day, taking care of your daily laundry while providing waiter
service around the pool or the dining room table.
4 security guards duties are to patrol the grounds and guard
the entrance of the estate from dusk to dawn ensuring your
3 garden and pool maintenance men. Tending the garden
and the facilities of the villas.