Hidden away in the rice fields, just 10 minutes’ drive from the beach, designer boutiques and world-class restaurants of hip ‘n happening Seminyak, is the enchanting six-bedroom property known as Villa Artis. This confidential address has already welcomed the most discriminative people on the planet, while its exclusive style has been shown in many decoration books and magazines. The villa is spacious and is steeped in a rich in history – a fusion of the unique architectures of the Indonesian archipelago, complemented by antique furnishings, artwork and treasures. Villa Artis is perfect for families or friends, offering a captivating blend of luxury, recreation, space and privacy. Numerous chill-out spots prove to be ideal places for relaxing with a book or an afternoon cocktail.
Villa Artis is a labour of love, the realisation of a dream, and a genuine home. It was designed by the owners with the aim to offer a truly authentic, historical Indonesian experience, blessed with glorious rice field views.
The owners’ passion to preserve, share, and celebrate the rich heritage of Indonesia is further revealed by an eclectic collection of antiques, artwork, curios and found objets, which are mainly from Java and Madura. They have been travellers and collectors for many years, and from the simple Dutch-colonial tea chairs to the red Chinese-Indonesian bed in the master bedroom to the blue Javanese cupboard in the small bedroom, there is a special story behind each and every piece.
The Main House
This colonial style two-storey building features an elegant master suite and two additional bedrooms as well as two bathrooms.
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom is located upstairs in the main house. This expansive room showcases a very high wood-beamed ceiling showing its amazing structure, and the full-length horizontal window lets you enjoy a stunning rice field view from the king-size bed. To one side of the room is a wonderful balcony with a sofa, a pair of bamboo loungers, and a glorious vista overlooking the swimming pool.
The Garden Suite
Positioned on the ground floor of the main house is a spacious air-conditioned bedroom furnished with one double bed, one single bed, and an antique Madurese marriage bed, making this an ideal family room or kids’ room. On its other end, it can be completely opened on the garden through sliding glass doors.
The Guest Bungalow
Completely independent from the main house, and resting in a corner of the garden, close to the main entrance gate, is a single-storey standalone guest bungalow. Accessed by a pair of antique double doors, the alfresco bathroom is crafted in polished concrete and surrounded by walls, covered by golden alameda and red heliconia flower, for privacy. It is fitted with a deep bathtub and a shower open to the sky.
The Antique Aceh House
Located close to the swimming pool is an antique house from Aceh, which is believed to be more than 100 years old. The house is on stilts, and on ground level there is an open-sided timber deck, furnished with cushioned rattan swings, a Javanese marriage bed, lazy chairs and sofas around a small table. A door leads to a bathroom with a bathtub and a standing rainshower open to a private corner of the garden. There is also a smaller bedroom with a large single bed and childbed.
Villa Artis is supported by a carefully selected team of nine, highly trained, friendly staff who will do their best to ensure that their guests experience a truly enjoyable stay in Bali. The staff work fulltime per week until 10pm, and include a cook, housekeepers, a gardener/pool and security guards. The cook is trained in the preparation of both local and international cuisine, including French, Thai, Japanese Vietnamese and Italian specialties, and is responsible for all the market shopping, in accordance with the needs. Delicious crepes, freshly squeezed juices and snacks are available to be served all day, while meals can be scheduled at guest's preference in various area of the compound including poolside.
Guests at the villa are entitled to free membership of the Canggu Club for the duration of their stay. The Club provides first class facilities including restaurants, bar and lounge, library, kids’ club, floodlit and indoor tennis courts, air conditioned squash courts, a 25m swimming pool, gym and aerobics centre, indoor sports hall & a sauna.
Yoga, aerobic, swimming classes for children and aqua gym can also be organized directly at the villa.TripAdvisor property ID 3615870...Read more
Villa Artis is located in the village of Umalas, an area dotted with some of the most impressive private residences on the island. The sweeping view is enhanced on clear days by the magical sight of the Bali’s central mountain range, incorporating Mt Batukaru, Mt Sengayang and Mt Pohen. Despite the close proximity to Seminyak, the traditions of rural Bali still prevail; cows are herded through the fields and the sound of ritual music is carried on the breeze. The sweeping beach at Seminyak is renowned for its world-class surf breaks, panoramic coastline views and legendary sunsets. Umalas Riding Stables is just one kilometre from Villa Artis, while Nirwana Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman, is a 25-minute car journey. Convenient for all of the main shopping malls and tourist attractions, Villa Artis is 45 minutes’ drive from Bali’s International Airport.
A car and driver can be provided, while taxis called by phone arrive in around ten minutes or less.
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Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
Sep 15 - Dec 14, 2015
Dec 15 - Jan 14, 2016
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Additional notes from the owner
Please do not hesitate to contact us for price.
During Low Season partial occupancy rates are available (2 to 4 Bedrooms)
We can offer you our Villa at the specified a night included:
-Daily Cleaning Service
-Laundry (no dry clean)
-VIP Airport Service (No waiting for Visa and custom clearance except visa fee) (ON REQUEST ONLY)
-Incl. Cook Service lunch & dinner + Menu & On request (excl.foodcost + 15% Service charge)
-Welcome Drink on arrival at the Villa
-Indonesian welcome dinner the first evening (minimum 7 nights)
-Book "My Life in Bali" /1 book per family
-French, English, Indonesian spoken by the Staff
-Excursions can be organized
-Trampoline for the Kids
-Pool Fence can be put for the kids around the swimming pool
-Baby Cots & High Chairs
Left on 04/23/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 23, 2014Stayed Oct 2013
If this isn't the Garden of Eden, than we have no idea what is. The villa is exactly, exactly, exactly as advertised online, and dare we add, even more. It is a museum of Indonesian artifacts and antiques, with interior decors ready for a magazine shoot - indeed we were told that it has appeared in some of the most mouth-watering design magazines on the planet. And, oh the view! Stunning panoramas of green that made us believe time had stood still.
As if the physical beauty of the place wasn't enough, the service - available all day till late - was second to none. We were awestruck by their constant warmness, which added to the villa's vibrant energy. The in-house chef consistently performed nothing short of miracles. We were spoiled morning to night, food and drink. We discovered fruits we never knew to exist.
Suffice to say, our entire week in Bali was almost exclusively spent on this divine complex, daydreaming on the day beds, reading in the garden, tanning by the pool, bird-watching and simply living. Really, this was a masterpiece. Bravo!
Left on 04/11/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Family travelingReviewed Apr 11, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
What an amazingly beautiful spot this is! The owners have put great care and effort in putting everything together - the structures and their placement, furniture, decor, amenities are exceptional. They and the staff make you feel welcomed, relaxed and at home from the moment you step through the gates. We received excellent recommendations for outings and restaurants, yet were equally pleased to relax on the grounds and enjoy the delicious food prepared by the gracious staff. Our young daughters loved their unique beds surrounded by mosquito nets, sitting in the wicker "egg" chairs, jumping on the trampoline, swimming in the pool and playing with the owner's daughter in the open play area. We loved the overall feeling of the place, going for walks in the early morning, having breakfast surrounded by the greenery lotus pond. None of us wanted to leave here when it was time to go and we all hope to return one day. Our trip to Bali was made all the more memorable by our stay at Villa artis.
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 4, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Just fantastique everything was great. Beautiful garden nice swimming pool, staff very good. Room with good bed and very good inspiration for décoration.
Perfect for change your Spirit. One of the best place on Bali.
Sandrine and Christophe the owners are good persons and do as if you were at home.
Left on 04/09/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 9, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
When we arrived in Bali after 20 hours of flight we just dreamed to find the place where you can feel at home: this is the place! . Christophe welcome was so sweet and what about the house after a short trip from the airport. The main house is just beautiful with the 360 view on the rice field. And these so charming bungalows javanese style are just fantastic not to mention the taste of all furnitures. The warm discrete service from the chef to the discrete kindness of the maids made us feel totally at home. All this ten minutes close to all fancy restaurants, bars and shops but in the middle of the rice fields !! The only problem is that we felt so good that we did not want to leave home to visit Bali...
Left on 04/01/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 1, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Nous avons passé deux semaines de rêves dans un endroit magique, hors du temps. Un enchantement permanent. Tout est beau, aménagé avec tact et goût, le bonheur intégral. L'espace, la vue, les différents lieux de cette maison sont conçus pour le repos, le plaisir. La vue est inouïe. Probablement le plus bel endroit de Bali. L'équipe qui s'occupe de la maison et des repas est discrète, souriante, intelligente. Je regrette de donner cette info, tant je voudrais la garder pour moi. Merci encore pour ces deux semaines de bonheur.
Merci pour ce magnifique commentaire...
A très bientôt
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“un paradis pour tous”
Left on 03/29/2012 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 29, 2012Stayed Sep 2011
acceuilli a l aeroport avec un grand sourire Le sejour avec les enfants fut exceptionnel Beaucoup de plaisir une qualite de service Une reponse a chacune de nos envies Difficile de partir d u tel endroit
Merci Tati pour ce commentaire qui va bien nous aider
A très bientôt
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Oh My God!”
Left on 03/20/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 20, 2012Stayed Nov 2011
This place is heavan on earth! The staff is friendly; you can ask them for anyhing... Laundry, shopping, cooking, ironing and taking amazing care of your litle ones... Security guards are always present but discreet. 5 star service indeed. The food is incredible... One of if not the best rental villas in Bali. Oh, I almost forgot, the vue is beathtaking.
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