The splendid 5-bedroom Villa Patchouly, complete with 30-metre swimming pool, rests upon almost 2 acres of land (7000m²) surrounded by emerald rice fields, and is within walking distance of the beach near the fishing village of Canggu on Bali’s southwest coast.
This is a villa designed for relaxation and getting away from the stresses of quotidian life, and boasts a classic Bali design while sacrificing nothing in terms of creature comforts. Its spacious grounds and many features make it ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The magnificent living pavilion presides over the property. It is flanked by a terrace laid with grass-edged Palimanan paving stones, and overlooks the swimming pool, terraced gardens and rice fields.
This open-sided pavilion is modelled upon the traditional Balinese "Wantilan" or village meeting place, with a soaring, two-tiered roof supported by pillars, complete with pendulous lanterns and ceiling fans above a mint-white sandstone floor.
The expansive space is furnished with two comfortable sofas, ottomans, a coffee table, a decorative, antique Javanese daybed, and a pair of white coconut shell chairs with a small matching table. The living pavilion is linked to the rest of the villa by a covered, colonnaded walkway with black and white chequered tiles. Off the walkway is situated a guest washroom decorated with Indian stone tiles and accessed by a colourful, antique Balinese door.
The open-sided dining pavilion is elevated above a high buttresses composed of indigenous serai stone, portraying a geometric jigsaw of shapes.
A long suar wood dining table seats up to 14 dinner guests. The pavilion is cooled by natural breezes and ceiling fans and commands fabulous views of the bordering rice fields.
There are two fully equipped kitchens at Villa Patchouly, a service kitchen and a state-of-the-art central kitchen positioned next to the dining pavilion and linked by a large service bar.
This immaculate, designer central kitchen reveals a discriminating taste for functional beauty and cutting-edge style. Crafted in black marble with a central island, silver grey units and glassless shuttered windows, it is equipped with a hob, oven, wine fridge, coffee machine and other high tech appliances. There is even the provision of a sound system.
The entertainment/TV room is located under the dining pavilion. The room is equipped with a ceiling fan, teak wall units, and a large satellite TV mounted upon the wall, complete with surround sound, a DVD/CD player, and a Wii Game System.
The furnishings - two large sofas, a glass-topped antique coffee table and two ottomans - can be pushed back against the wall to create an impressive party space. In one corner is a bar that can double as a DJ’s nook. Glass doors open from the entertainment room onto a terrace with a pergola supported by serai stone pillars beside the pool deck facilitating relaxed BBQs and informal dining.
A staircase leads down under the dining pavilion to a small ‘spill-over’ room, which can sleep up to five kids. It is fitted with bunk beds and is also suitable for hosting a domestic staff. There is a bathroom next door with a toilet, shower and washbasin.
The air-conditioned master suite features a warm timber floor and sliding glass doors on three sides under a high roof. The modern furnishings include a king-size four poster bed, a couch and a desk and chair. A flat screen TV with DVD is hidden within a rising cabinet that appears at the press of a button. This bedroom is complemented by a spacious timber balcony, which looks across the river to the rice terraces beyond. Here, two cushioned daybeds provide the facility for complete relaxation.
A dressing area and wardrobes (complete with a safe deposit box) are built in behind the bed and linked to the en-suite air-conditioned bathroom, which features a black terrazzo floor and twin washbasins upon a central vanity unit with two mirrors. A toilet and walk-in raindrop shower are located in two separate cubicles with frosted glass doors.
The bathroom extends into a large and private walled garden planted with travelers’ palms, spider lilies and torch ginger. Here, a romantic oversized bathtub rests in the open air, sheltered from the elements by the overhanging roof. There is also an open-air shower.
Suite two and suite three:
Suites two & three are located in the family building. Suite two is furnished with twin beds that can be converted into a double bed if required, while suite three presents a king-size bed. Similar in style to the master suite with glass on two sides, both suites feature cool terrazzo floors and are equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, daybeds, reading lights, iPod docking stations, safe deposit boxes, desks and chairs.
Both suites feature a private dressing and vanity area, each with wardrobes, double washbasins, an indoor shower and a toilet. Suite two is complemented by a private garden bathroom similar to that of the master suite, complete with an open-air bathtub sheltered by the roof. Suite three overlooks the expansive lily pond, with its beautiful, raised, infinity-edge moon pool and cascading waterfall. Guests in suite three can relax on an adjoining timber deck, and enjoy the delights of a sheltered, open-air bathtub beside the water-garden.
Suite four and suite five:
Suites four & five are housed within the two-storey building inside the villa and each is fully equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, daybeds, reading lights, iPod docking stations, safe deposit boxes, desks and chairs.
Suite four is located on the lower level and is similar to the other suites with a king size bed and the additional provision of a walk-in wardrobe, a teak shelf unit, a floating vanity unit with double washbasins, and a combined shower and toilet fashioned from white, tumbled marble.
The garden bathroom is characterized by an open-air rainshower beside the lily pond and waterfall. There is also a relaxing area with built-in seats and shelves in the garden bathroom complete with an outdoor bathtub. An external staircase leads up to suite five, the only upstairs bedroom at the villa, affording gorgeous views of the rice fields and river valley. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and an ottoman upon a timber floor under a soaring roof. Behind the sleeping space is a dressing area complete with floating vanity unit with twin washbasins, an indoor shower and toilet and a built-in wardrobe.
An ornately tiled outdoor bathtub is positioned upon a breezy balcony, where there is also a cushioned daybed. Additionally, there is an open-air shower and, to one side, a glassless window presents a wonderful view that guests can enjoy from a cosy, cushioned window-seat.
|Further details outdoors|
Swimming pool & garden:
The swimming pool is 30 meters in length, incorporating a kids’ pool at one end. It is lined with rustic blue Java stone and the curved infinity edge follows the contour of the rice terraces. Boasting a surface of palimanan stones, the pool deck is furnished with sun loungers and there is an open-sided ‘bale’ (relaxation pavilion) positioned within the pool and accessed by stepping stones. A raised walkway leads to an elevated bale, a traditional lazy, breezy gazebo with a thatched roof, open sides and a cushioned floor. This is the place to relax, contemplate and meditate, while overlooking the river and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature, butterflies and birds. Further towards the front of the property, a wide flat lawn planted with four palms is the ideal setting for parties, weddings and events. A pathway leads down to the river and the gardens spill out into the paddy fields to a traditional pavilion designed for wedding ceremonies. There is also a herb garden and an environmentally-friendly waste water garden. If the season is right, guests will have the opportunity to plant some rice. On the far side of the river, a picturesque rice terrace is carved like an amphitheatre into the contours of the land.
As well as having access to their own exclusive leisure facilities at the villa, guests also benefit from complimentary guest membership at Bali’s premier private members club, The Canggu Club, for the duration of their stay. The Canggu Club, which opened in 2006 and luxuriates across 4,000 square metres of land set amongst the picturesque rice fields of Canggu, is just ten minutes drive from Puri Bawana. The family-oriented club offers world class sporting facilities, fun activities for the kids, and a choice of venues for dining and relaxing.
A Colonial style clubhouse forms the club’s centrepiece. The library offers a quiet, cool haven for reading or working (free WiFi internet access is widely available at the club), while meals, coffee, drinks and sunset cocktails can be enjoyed at a choice of alfresco and air-conditioned dining venues. Kids of all ages are specifically catered for at two kids clubs (The Rainbow Room for 2-6 year olds and D’Joglo for 7 years plus) and also at the kids splash pool set amongst the club’s lush tropical gardens.
The club arguably has the best sporting facilities in Bali, with a large, well-equipped gym and separate exercise room, a 25-metre swimming pool, a floodlit professionally turfed sports field, and a tennis centre with four tennis courts (two of which are indoor), two air-conditioned squash courts and two table tennis tables. To enjoy complimentary guest membership of the Canggu Club throughout your villa stay, just present the club identity card which is available from the villa manager.
Children at Villa Patchouly:
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families, and the owners specifically designed Villa Patchouly with their own three children in mind. Family-friendly advantages of villa stays include having access to your own private facilities, such as swimming pool, living space and gardens and having the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too. Villa Patchouly has bags of open space, a great swimming pool with shallow section and hidden away TV/Entertainment room stuffed with things to do. For older kids the 5 bed bunk room is perfect for sleepovers!
The staff at Villa Patchouly love entertaining and spending time with children, and will make them feel as welcome as adults – whether its baking cookies in the kitchen, being a table tennis partner or organising local dancers to perform for them. Having these willing carers on hand also gives you plenty of flexibility and freedom to do your own exploring beyond the villa grounds. Although equipped kitchens allow you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or cook and they will take care of the rest. Sausage sandwiches in the sala at six? Poolside pancakes for breakfast? No problem. A children’s menu is there to help.
Neither do you have to worry about packing all that cumbersome extra equipment when you stay at Villa Patchouly as we have access to a comprehensive inventory of most things you will need – from baby baths to cots, high chairs and car seats. What we have not got in-house, we can generally hire in for a small fee. Just talk through your requirements with us when you make your reservation and we’ll make sure it’s all there ready and waiting for your arrival. Parents of infants and younger children should note the villa does have a drop off from the main lounge, a number of non-gated staircases and several water features so due care is needed.
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