A villa conceived as a luxurious Balinese home for its New Zealander owners, East Residence and Spa is thankfully now available for private rental. Nestled amongst Canggu’s rice fields in south-west Bali, this magnificent villa features five spacious ensuite bedrooms, including a Rainforest Cottage, plus infinity-edge pool and open-air Balinese lounge. A stand-out feature is the private spa, positioned away from the main building, where two professionally-trained therapists are on-call and facilities include an open-air stone bath.
The passion poured into this villa is astounding, but it’s the magnificent gardens, tended dai...ly by three gardeners, that are the owner’s greatest pride and joy. Defined by terraced landscaping, the grounds fall naturally into three distinct areas dissected by the diminutive River Subak. Stone steps cut through sloping manicured lawns interspersed with banana plants, exotic blooms and water features. At the bottom, three traditional thatched balés (gazebos) stand, bordered by jungle, on a ledge beside another river; an idyllic setting for yoga and meditation.
The property successfully marries modern and traditional Balinese with western comforts. The owners, along with on-site manager, Raka, personally sourced the high-quality, predominantly Balinese furniture and the imported Italian fixtures. Built in 2008, the villa’s ‘newness’ is evident; from the dedicated TV room to the sparkly ensuite bathrooms with contemporary fittings to the pristine pool-deck area. Yet bedrooms and out-buildings feature traditional high ceilings, and exquisite Indonesian artworks and artefacts (such as antique Sulawesi warrior jackets) abound. Although East Residence and Spa evokes a boutique resort feel, the owner’s underlying ‘home away from home’ vision is foremost.
The welcoming staff team of ten, including on-site manager, Raka, are always on-hand but are the height of discretion. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by chef Made (Mar-day) from a suggestion menu of Indonesian and international favourites. Grocery provisions for all meals are charged at cost price, although first day breakfast is complimentary. And if you can bear to leave the villa, a seven-seater car plus driver is available for up to eight hours per day, with petrol at extra cost.Read more
East Residence and Spa is tucked along Tiying Tutul, a narrow by-way veering off the main Tabanan-Kerobokan road in the district of Canggu. This lengthy side road cuts through several villages; the villa itself rests in peaceful Tumbak Bayuh. The property’s lower grounds are bordered by a river, waterfall and jungle foliage with a steep embankment opposite. Fenced off, the river marks the property border; ask the gardener to open the gate for riverbank explorations. Beyond this and encircling the villa, it’s a picturesque scene of rice fields, grazing cattle and farmed lands dotted with local buildings and, increasingly, foreign-built villas. On a clear day, from bedrooms one and two, you can see Gunung (Mount) Agung, an active volcano and, at 3,142m, Bali’s highest peak.
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Left on 02/05/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | L.Holmes
A great place to stay, the staff were so lovely, the food that was cooked was amazing, the villa was kept tidy and clean at all times. If you didn't want to leave the villa, you didn't have to. When we did go shopping our driver was always accommodating and very friendly.
We look forward to coming back and having a totally relaxing holiday.
Left on 08/26/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Amita
Had an amazing time, the villa was stunning, peacful and pure bliss. Ideal for a relaxing holiday, could easily sleep 12 people. Food was great the chef was very accommodating and happy to make anything! We also went into town which was an easy taxi ride but to be honest didn't want to leave villa! Thank you East It we had an amazing tim will definetley be back.
Left on 08/24/2011 for a stay in September 2010 | Anna
East Residence is simply breathtakingly beautiful both inside and out.
The minute we walked through the front door of the villa all of our "Bali Dreams" came true! So relaxing and restful!
We experienced excellent service and everything was taken care of without having to ask. Our chef was exceptional and all of our meals were delicious! Both the taste and presentation were fantastic (we ate in at the villa more often than we ate out).
The combination of excellent service, superb in-house dining, a beautiful and immaculately kept villa, heavenly spa treatments, and friendly staff made for an outstanding holiday experience. We were treated with the service we never expected and every staff member was more than friendly, we can't wait to return!
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