The luxury Bali villa of Samadhana epitomizes how a luxurious tropical home should be. Set within perfectly manicured lawns and a landscaped garden, this enormous property has been created by one of Asia’s most renowned architects, Cheong Yew Kuan, famed for other wonderful resort creations such as, Aman Resorts and Como Shambala. Samadhana is truly unique, drawing from both traditional and contemporary influences and forming one of the island’s most stylish luxurious homes.
The most idyllic location for weddings, special occasions and celebrations, the villa is situated on Bali’s southeast coast, 13-kilometers from Sanur, in the sleepy village of Ketewel. It really is perfect for a family retreat or a large group of close friends. As spectacular as this property is, one of the highlights has to be the views. On one side you’ll get the Indian Ocean in all its glory, whilst on the otherside you’ll have the mystical Mount Agung in the distance, peeking above the clouds. Then there are those cascading rice fields in the foreground. Only the sound of rolling waves and tropical birds or trickling water features will interrupt what is the most serene and peaceful holiday home.
With 5 luxury bedroom suites, an open-sided living and dining pavilion, a restaurant-styled kitchen, an entertainment lounge and a full complement of professionally trained staff, your stresses and strains will ease from the moment you walk through the doors. A 25-meter private lap pool will mean you’ll have a very different kind of relaxation.
Villa Samadhana actually comes from the ancient Sanskrit word meaning ‘inner peace’ so if privacy is what you’re after then you will have come to the right place. This luxury Bali villa rental has been designed with relaxation at the forefront of its creation. And there’s plenty of secluded spots within the residence to hide away or seek some personal down time.
Set within just over 7,000 meters, you, your family and close friends will have an enormous expanse of space to rest and play in. A vast garden surrounds water features and a stunning infinity pool so children can run free in complete safety and security.
Open-air living areas with traditionally high ceilings allow cooler sea breezes to flow freely through the structure, as well as unique fragrant smells from the tropical plants in the garden. Thai furnishings and other Asian antiques reflect the owner’s taste as well as their keen eye for detail. And another standout feature is the restaurant-styled kitchen with its pristine black granite worktops. Your very own chef will tantalise taste buds and prepare both western and local dishes, whilst a butler and staff discreetly cater to everyone’s needs. If you fancy a cocktail or a glass of something chilled you only need to ask. It is exactly this combination of space and style, privacy and seclusion and 5-star service that make Samadhana such a blissful retreat and one we are sure you will remember for many years to come.
Upon entering through a traditional Balinese gateway, you’ll get an immediate sense of what lies ahead. You’ll cross an old timber bridge over a lotus pond and from here you’ll see those sprawling lawns extending all the way up to the house. On the left of the pond is a self-contained two-bedroom suite with its own lounge and fully equipped kitchen. The main residence features the master suite, with stunning ocean views, a TV lounge, a kitchen, two guest rooms and a large open-plan living and dining area. The entertainment pavilion, with its own outdoor dining terrace, is conveniently located next to the pool, providing stunning views of the ocean and those cascading rice fields.
The master suite, as you might expect, is simply fabulous. Housed in the main pavilion but separated from the living and dining areas and the kitchen by water features and fish ponds, you will enter via a series of stepping stones towards a carved wooden door that opens to reveal a Buddha statue and private terrace. Glass doors slide back to reveal the TV lounge area, which is furnished with two sofas and floor cushions, providing the ideal spot to laze and catch a DVD or two on the flat-screen TV. A small reading room is enclosed in a glass surround.
The suite, itself, has a traditional high ceiling and dark teak flooring. A king-size bed is the focal point whilst sliding doors open onto a decking area, overlooking those lawns, dotted with towering coconut palms. A dressing area separates the bedroom from the en-suite, which in turn features a terrazzo bathtub, twin vanities and walk-in rain showers. White shutters open up to reveal a private garden within the bathroom and anoutdoor shower is surrounded by six large stone pillars.
Guest rooms 1 & 2
The brightly themed guest rooms are located in a separate building, next to the dining area. They’ve actually been designed specifically for children but can easily accommodate adults or the nanny. One suite has a queen-size bed with a large flat-screen TV and DVD player and the other has twin beds with a small balcony surrounded by a pond. An en-suite bathroom features cool grey slate walls and flooring and an indoor terrazzo bathtub and walk-in shower. An additional outdoor shower has a cascading water-wall feature. And both rooms open onto a shared decking.
Guest house rooms 1 & 2
This luxury Bali villa’s additional main guesthouse is less than 50-meters from the main pavilion. Light, airy and featuring a traditional thatched roof and teak flooring, each room has a queen-size bed with Indonesian batik throws. Garden bathrooms with indoor showers and a wooden decking area border the lawns. Between the two rooms is a small living area and a self-contained kitchen and breakfast bar.
Living and dining pavilion
The main attraction and central hub of the property is the large open-sided living and dining pavilion. A high vaulted ceiling features again with a cool, polished terrazzo flooring. Low white-cushioned sofas and two daybeds with silk cushions provide comfortable spots to laze and chat, whilst the dining area provides a solid teak table that easily accommodates 12 guests.
The TV lounge is situated to the rear of the living area and offers a large flat-screen TV, DVD player and surround sound system. Music is also fed through to the living and dining areas should you wish. Or if you’d prefer to just chill out with a good book, the TV lounge can be opened onto a beautiful timber decking area, overlooking the pond.
The kitchen is nestled behind the TV lounge and is accessed by a long, brushed-concrete promenade. A fine selection of antiques align the walls and polished granite worktops, a commercial stove, a wok burner and ample storage space all equate to what is one of the most attractive kitchens available. A timber decking area is accessed through kitchen doors.
The ultimate in poolside retreats, the entertainment pavilion is situated down from the living and dining areas and has complete access to those wonderful ocean views. A thatched roof, palimanan stone flooring and ceiling fans ensure a chilled area to enjoy a game of billiards, TV or a DVD. To the rear, you’ll have a bar with a painted batik motif.
This Bali villa rental has one of the most incredible landscaped gardens, designed by one of the principal architects, Mr Trevor Hilliar. Rolling manicured lawns, water features, exotic palms and flowering shrubs compliment what has to be the perfect holiday home. The lawn area immediately below the living and dining area is actually larger than a football field so this gives you an idea of the sheer size and expanse of the property. The kids will love it, as do the native tropical birds, lizards and butterflies. There is also a shallow section in the 25-meter pool for the kids and the poolside decking comes with sun loungers and a fabulous daybed, draped with white curtains.
Villa manager, chef, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendant and security guards
|Seasons||Season Dates||Min. Stay||Price per Night|
|Low Season||January 8 - 26
February 5 - March 31
April 18 - 27
May 2 - June 15
September 1 - December 14
|Middle Season||April 1 - 12
June 16 - 23
August 21 - 31
|High Season||January 3 - 7
January 27 - February 4
April 13 - 17
April 28 - May 1
June 24 - August 20
December 15 - 25
|Peak Season||December 26 - January 2||7 nights||US$1,080/night++|
All villa rates are subject to 15.5% government tax and service charge
Early bird rates available bookings 150 days prior to check-in date
Low Season – 15% discount
Middle Season – 15% discount
High Season – 15% discount
Last minute rates available 15 days prior to arrival
All Seasons – 10% discount
Discount available for more than 10 nights booking
Low & Middle Season – 15% discount
High Season – 10% discount
Peak Season – 5% discount
Discount available for more than 30 nights booking
Low & Middle Season – 20% discount
High Season – 15% discount
Peak Season – 10% discount
Services and Facilities
- 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. All air-conditioned (1 king bed, 3 queen beds and 1 twin beds)
- Land size 7,400m2
- Open-sided living/dining pavilion; large entertainment pavilion; air-conditioned TV lounge; guesthouse lounge
- Pool size 25m2
- Indoor living/dining room providing dining for 6
- Satellite-channel TVs and CD/DVD players
- iPod dock
- Surround sound system
- WiFi broadband internet access
- Pool table
- Modern kitchen and fully equipped
- Generator backup in case of power failure
- Laundry and dry cleaning are available *
- In-house villa spa treatments can also be scheduled *
- Air-conditioned 7-seater car and driver for 8 hours, excluding fuel can be arranged at US$25% + 15,5% government tax and service charge*
- Your chef will do shopping, preparation and cooking. Guests pay for ingredients plus 20% to cover chef’s time. Plus a standard 15.5% tax and service charge
*Additional fees apply
Maximum guests: 50 Seated, 80 Cocktail
Event fees: US$1,500 + 15.5% tax and service charge
Banjar fees (Local Community): Rp 4,000,000 for any group of 25 guests or over. Applicable to second event
Curfews: 11pm for live bands or DJ. At 12 am for amplified music