Visit the Chalina Estate and you will understand why this majestic property provided so much inspiration for its artist owner. At this 6+1-bedroom villa, guests can experience the liberating, laidback tropical lifestyle for which Bali has become so famous. Heralded by lily ponds, the villa showcases classic Balinese architecture with alang-alang thatched roofs, oscillating fans suspended from huge vaulted ceilings in open-sided pavilions, and the owner’s colourful, tactile artwork displayed on the yellow-ochre sandstone walls. The singing Pangi River borders a gorgeous garden of rolling lawns while, on a clear day, the stunning rice-terrace view extends all the way to Mount Batukaru, Bali’s second highest volcano. And then there’s the glorious sunsets; particularly spectacular when enjoyed from the huge balcony of the master bedroom.
Located only one kilometre from the rugged surf beach of Pererenan, near Canggu, on the outer fringes of south-west Bali, Chalina is big, serene and beautiful, with a dazzling 30m swimming pool as its centrepiece and three stand-alone guest pavilions in the garden. Living spaces, sofas, bathrooms and bathtubs are huge, while a colour theme of purple and lavender extends from the dining chairs to the sun loungers to the scatter cushions. Everything – from the bedrooms to the extensive lawns – is manicured like a bride’s hands on her wedding day. In fact, the Estate is so geared up for weddings and after-parties, and accommodating big groups of families and friends, that all you have to do is buy the dress and turn up. The property is a much-loved family home, and with plenty of lawn space for running around, is heaven for kids; while the surrounding rural area is ideal for exploring on a pushbike (there are four at the villa), especially in the late afternoons.
Luxury holiday living at The Chalina Estate comes with a team of staff including personal butlers and a driver and car (included in the rate). Guests are invited to select dishes from a suggestion menu, the staff will do the grocery shopping (provisions at cost, plus a 20% service fee) and the villa’s private chef will prepare delicious meals and barbecues.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 8 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (7)|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool|
Bali is Indonesia's most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.
The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life's more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.
Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours' flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.
Canggu is actually a small fishing village, but has become the collective name for a number of villages (including Berawa, Tegal Gundul, Tiyingtukul, Pererenan, Nelayan, Babakan ) which, despite lying within a developing area, can still be described as a sleepy coastal locale.
Here, amongst the rice fields which extend all the way down to the beach, you will find some of the most luxurious private residences on Bali. It is also an area that most surfers will know about, with reef swells that are larger than those you will find in Kuta further south. Swimming isn't advisable however as the rips can be dangerous. Nearby sporting facilities include the Canggu Club (of which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership), offering social and leisure amenities, including a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre.
Along the coast to the north of Canggu is the Nirwana Bali Golf Club which was designed by Greg Norman and is frequently voted the number one golf course in Asia. Next to this is Pura Tanah Lot; a sea temple perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock and probably the most photographed sight in Bali. Sophisticated Seminyak, a few kilometres south of Canggu, lays claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants on the island, including Sarong, La Lucciola and Ku Dé Ta, together with a wide choice of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, lavish spas and elegant boutiques.