The contemporary-styled Villa Asante,
complete with four bedrooms and a swimming pool, is located
just 200 meters 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 meter lap pool and ‘bale’
relaxation pavilion. The main two-storey building
incorporates the bedrooms and a cozy 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 colorful 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
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 cozy, 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 color-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 neighboring rice fields and
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 characterized by non-slip
acid marble floors and creamy-white Palimanan stone walls.
Each features a walk-in rain shower 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 travelers’
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 rain shower, each features an outdoor
rain shower, 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
Swimming Pool & Garden
The 20 x 12 meter 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 sun beds 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, travelers’
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 fulfill 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
The Beach House Restaurant, 200 meters 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
The trendy Seminyak area, with its wide choice of
international restaurants―including the famous ‘Ku Dé Ta’,
‘Kafé 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 kilometers 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 artifacts, and it also offers the
attractions of fine dining together with the facilities of a