East Residence & Spa, In Canggu
Tucked away among the picturesque rice fields and rural villages of canggu in south west Bali, the five-bedroom, fully staffed East Residence and Spa is a palatial yet welcoming property, offering western comforts and contemporary Indonesian style, infused with traditional Balinese touches. Centre-stage within two acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds is a 20m infinity-edge pool, which seemingly drops away to a riverbank of rainforest foliage and waterfall.
With its lovely outdoor relaxation areas, Zen-infused gardens and own private spa, this residence offers guests a rejuvenating sanctuary, yet is only a short drive away from some of the island’s finest surfing beaches and most cosmopolitan enclave, Seminyak.
Passion, care and meticulous attention to detail have all been poured into the five-bedroom East Residence and Spa.
Within the solid western architectural design, interiors are of the highest quality and abundant use is made of natural materials such as mahogany and granite. With an eye for traditional culture, the villa is tastefully adorned with exquisite Indonesian artworks, décor and antique pieces: framed antique Sulawesi warrior jackets line the corridors and carved Balinese chaise longue are thoughtfully provided on porches.
Frangipani flower greetings and a traditional floral and bamboo welcome placed on each bed are some of the Balinese rituals respectfully observed. The owner’s love of global travel is also evident, with a vintage Italian Vespa Scooter provided for countryside forays, Buddhist statues dotting the gardens and antique carved African chairs.
The two acre property offers a great sense of spaciousness and sanctuary. Reflecting the tropical lifestyle, la piece de la resistance is a variety of outdoor areas to peacefully relax and reflect.
All five ensuite bedrooms feature generous-sized balconies to savour Canggu’s rice fields and villa gardens, while the detached Rainforest Cottage boasts a jungle-style, outdoor bathroom. The strikingly designed infinity-edge pool offers another glorious spot for leisurely distractions.
Beyond the pool the beautifully landscaped gardens, dissected by a stream, slope down to a calming river and the soothing sounds of a waterfall. Step by step, through manicured lawns, trees and exotic blooms, the terraced gardens reveal a Balinese open-air lounge pavilion, three thatched balés (traditional gazebos) and a private spa for the exclusive use of guests.
Built in 2008 and now available for rental, this cherished family home extends a heartfelt Balinese welcome. The team of local staff, ever-friendly but discreetly present, are the icing on the cake of this truly magnificent property.
- Infinity-edge pool (20m x 6m, 1.2m depth)
- In house private spa
- 5 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Fully staffed
- Satellite TV & DVD
- 2 IPods and IPod docks
- IDD, Local calls available
- WiFi Broadband internet connection
- TV Room & Office featuring TV and satellite connection
- DVD, CD and book library
- Baby cot, baby high chair
- BBQ facilities
- Generator for back-up power
- Safety deposit box in each bedroom
Pool, garden & balés
Leading out from the living-dining room, is a stunning infinity-edge pool (20 x 6m, 1.2m depth). Maintained daily, the pool has a separate, shallow kid’s area, sunken bar section with submerged bar stools, and ornamental islands. Materials used include black volcanic stone and Italian ceramic tiles. The expansive deck provides four comfy sunbeds plus tables and chairs, perfect for outdoor snacking.
Once jungle and now defined by terraced landscaping, the exquisite gardens fall naturally into three distinct levels, dissected by the River Subak and bordered by a second (unnamed) river. Accessed by large-sized stone steps, the gardens feature sloping manicured lawns and tropical blooms and plants, water features and Buddhist stone statues.
At the bottom, edged by a burst of rainforest, three balés rest peacefully on a ledge beside the shaded riverbank, making an idyllic setting for yoga, massage and meditation (another balé is located to the right of the pool).
The river is fenced off and marks the property border. Should you wish to explore the riverbank and steep rainforest embankment opposite, ask the gardener to open the gate. The gardens, pool-deck and stone steps are all prettily lit-up at nighttime.
The villa has 10 full-time local staff with their own on-site staff quarters located just outside the main compound.
Manager Agung Yudana Putra, known as Raka, is in charge of overall villa operations and staffing. Raka is on call to meet individual expectations and preferences and generally welcomes guests at the airport or villa.
Made (pronounced Mar-day) is in charge of the market shopping and preparation of guest meals. She is highly proficient in cooking a wide selection of Indonesian and international meals.
Both housekeepers are fully trained and are responsible for housekeeping, laundry and helping in the kitchen at mealtimes. They are on-hand to cater to guests’ needs throughout the day.
The gardening team tend the grounds daily and are responsible for maintenance of the swimming pool and deck area.
Three security guards
The property’s security is maintained 24 hours a day with three guards on rotating shifts. CCTVs are also in operation.
Two spa therapists
Fully trained to international standards, two off-site therapists are on-call during the day (with a minimum of one hour’s notice) to provide a selection of spa treatments. Appointments are arranged via the manager.
Chef Made and her team provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. A suggestion menu of villa favorites covers both local and international dishes, ranging from coconut fish curry to spaghetti carbonara. Chef is happy to accommodate alternative menu suggestions and to cater for special dietary needs. Anything from poolside snacks to formal dinners and even afternoon teas – complete with formal silver tea pot and three-tier cake stand – are easily arranged. A simple, traditional-style barbecue is also available.
To give the chef sufficient advance warning, please discuss meal choices and dining schedules with manager Raka each morning. It’s worth noting that the villa kitchen is not able to offer the full flexibility of a restaurant or hotel and thus meal choices are limited to two items for lunch and dinner, with emphasis on family-style dining.
Self catering is an additional option in the guest kitchen; just make the chef and manager aware of plans in advance. For stocking up on extra goodies, an excellent Italian bakery and international-standard deli are several minutes drive away.
Breakfast on the first morning is complimentary, as are tea, coffee and water throughout the rental period. Otherwise, groceries for all meals and beverages are charged at cost price: Chef will shop and provide receipts, which are then tallied up for final costs.
A driver and seven-seater car are available for up to ten hours a day (excluding petrol).
East Residence and Spa also boasts a vintage 1960s Vespa scooter for local runs and touring (additional cost).
East Residence and Spa guests have exclusive use of the spa. The private pavilion beside a lush rainforest and riverbank setting makes a glorious spot to experience traditional Balinese and Indonesian treatments.
The selective spa menu includes well-known rituals such as the signature Balinese Massage and two celebrated scrub treatments: Balinese Boreh and Javanese Lulur. Sensual Flower Petal bathing can be enjoyed in the open-air stone tub, lulled by the soothing sounds of the nearby waterfall. Or out on the river deck, indulge in ancient Reflexology or Warm Milk and Sandalwood Manicures/Pedicures.
The villa’s two therapists are professionally trained and recruited from top hotels in Bali. At least one hour’s notice is required for treatments, which are arranged via the villa manager.
|Villa Type||Season Rate||Book|
|5 Bedroom Villas||$675.00 ++||$875.00 ++||$1,125.00 ++||Inquiry|
High and peak season periods
January 9 2012 - 31 May 2012
(excl. Easter, CNY)
September 16 2012 - December 14 2012
June 1 2012- September 15 2012
Xmas - NY
(December 15 2012 - January 8 2013)
Easter week: 4th April 2012 to 14th Aprril 2012 inclusive
CNY week: 20th January 2012 to 25th January 2012 inclusive
Low Season 2 Nights
Height Season 5 Nights
Peak Season 7 Nights