ABOUT VILLA ASTA BALI
Villa Asta is nestled in the heart of the Batubelig area, less than 10 minutes walking distance to the beach, and just a few minutes driving to the trendy Seminyak area, with its glamorous lifestyle and wide choice of top, internationally-acclaimed restaurants. The airport is about 20 minutes driving.
Bordered by rice fields, the setting is serene and beautiful, within a neighbourhood that is home to some of the most prestigious properties on the island. 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 the legendary sunsets.
Villa Asta Style
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 exotic plants of Bali.
Villa Asta Living & Dining Area
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, characterised 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 socialising 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.
Villa Asta Accommodation
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 Master 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 artefacts. 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.
The other Three 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 a waterspout.
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.
Villa Asta Ground
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, the Canggu Club is the only international private 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 swimming pool area for children.
For horse lovers, the Umalas Equestrian Centre is just a few kilometres 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 FACILITIES & SERVICES SUMMARY
- Five High Quality Bedrooms located on two pavilions
- High quality en-suites
- Private swimming pool and plunge pool
- Separate office room / den
- Games Room with kitchenette
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Satellite TV, DVD / CD player, Good Sound System
- Internet connection is available
- Pool Table and Tennis Table
- Grass Game Court for badminton facility
- Safety Box
- Doctor on call
- Private parking area
- Fully staffed: villa manager, house maids, gardeners and pool attendant, security guards, cook