The Shamira Villa, In Canggu

The Shamira Villa The Shamira Villa view

Enjoying a tranquil village setting along Bali’s south-west coast, four-bedroomed Villa Shamira is a much-loved family home that’s given years of joy to its owners. This stylish yet utterly casual hideaway welcomes with a 12m swimming pool, an extensive array of relaxing indoor–outdoor living and dining areas and a team of delightful, long-term staff who are almost part of the family.

Set within lush tropical gardens and surrounded by rice fields and farming communities, Villa Shamira is a ten-minute stroll from Canggu Beach, renowned for its excellent surfing and spectacular sunsets, and only a few kilometres from the shops and restaurants of sophisticated Seminyak.

Completed in 1990, Villa Shamira was the second western-design villa to be built in Canggu village. Back then, the property had open views across endless rice fields all the way to the black-sand beach. Despite inevitable development – no doubt accelerated by its proximity to world-class surf and to hip, vibrant Seminyak – Canggu is still a peaceful seaside community.

Villa Shamira is not just another Bali rental property or showcase villa; rather it is a genuine family residence that has evolved with the local community over the years and now offers an idyllic home-from-home holiday experience for extended families and groups of friends. Well-thumbed books line shelves, original photos hang on the walls and long-serving local staff welcome guests warmly: you can almost sense the years of laughter and happiness reverberating throughout the house.

This four-bedroom residence (plus additional lumbung bedroom), set in lush tropical gardens, belies its age and has been thoughtfully updated with modern comforts and luxuries as it has matured. Contemporary tropical Asian influences – timelessly stylish yet informal and comfortable – complement the villa’s solid western architecture. There are so many inviting indoor–outdoor living spaces at Villa Shamira, including several dining areas, hidden patios and a poolside balé (gazebo), that it’s quite a challenge to fully enjoy them all.

These, along with its charming bedrooms and a centre-stage 12m swimming pool surrounded by a sociably-sized stone pool deck, make Villa Shamira ideal for entertaining in style and lounging in luxurious comfort.


Set within private tropical gardens, Villa Shamira is western-style in design, comprising three, yellow-hued buildings topped with tiled roofing. Quality materials, including teak, distressed woods, marble and Palimanan stone are used throughout.

The ground floor of the central, double-storey building houses a large, open-sided living and dining area, TV room, kitchen and bathroom. On the upper floor, three bedrooms and an outdoor dining patio are accessed via a teakwood staircase.

To the left of the main building and accessed via a garden patio stands a single-storey detached wing aptly named the garden room, containing bedroom number four. A separate wooden staircase to the right of the living and dining area leads to an extra bedroom (without ensuite bathroom), known as the lumbung room – its distinctive curved roof a clue to the traditional touches that lie within.


  • Private swimming pool (6m x 12m)
  • 4+1 air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Children friendly villa
  • Children’s videos & DVD’s
  • Baby cot with mosquito net
  • Fully staffed
  • IDD, Local call, & WiFi broadband internet connection
  • Safety deposit box in two bedrooms (master bedroom and garden room)
  • Media Room featuring TV and satellite connection
  • DVD, CD & book collection
  • canggu club facilities are complimentary for all villa guests

Garden , Pool, and Bale

The pretty, natural stone, 6 x 12m swimming pool dominates the garden to the rear of the villa; its submerged ledge just made for sunset drinks. A generous stone pool deck is furnished with five rattan sun-loungers. To the right, four woven rattan pod chairs and a large table are stunningly illuminated at night by a spherical lantern resembling a golden moon.

At the pool’s opposite end stands a thatched balé stacked with comfy cushions – a gloriously peaceful spot for reading and siestas – while along the sides of the villa, yet more outdoor sitting areas can be found. The gardens feature lawns dissected with stone steps and edged by lush, tropical flora, such as banana plants and tall palm fronds, encircled by a combination of stone walls and bamboo fencing.


Villa Shamira’s nine members of staff all live locally and are regarded as almost part of the family. Many have been employed by the owners for years. Delightfully informal and friendly, they are well experienced and great with children.

Villa manager
Yanto, the amiable villa manager, is an excellent source of useful information and a dab hand at organising whatever is required on behalf of villa guests. He speaks good English and goes out of his way to make sure guests have a wonderful stay at Villa Shamira. However, with the utmost discretion, Yanto is only around when he’s needed!

Head housekeeper and cook
Having worked at Villa Shamira since it opened in 1990, Wayan is not only an extremely capable cook and housekeeper, but also something of a lovable motherly figure. While Wayan has been rustling up marvellous food in the family kitchen for years, she still likes to update her broad culinary skills with regular cookery lessons.

Three housekeepers
Two of the villa’s three housekeepers, Nengah, Anna and Andini, also double as cooks, assisting Wayan in the kitchen.

One driver
When he is not providing chauffeur services, Mr Agus can also be found tending to Shamira’s garden.

Two security guards
Mr Blacky and Mr Komang are the villa security guards, stationed outside the property and working a 6pm to 6am shift.


 Villa Type  Season Rate Book
Low High Peak
5 Bedroom Villas $500.00 ++ $650.00 ++ $750.00 ++ Inquiry
All rates are subject to 15.5% tax and service

High and peak season periods
Low Season
January 9 2012 - 31 May 2012
(excl. Easter, CNY)
September 16 2012 - December 14 2012
Height Season
CNY Week
Easter Week
June 1 2012- September 15 2012
Peak Season
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

Minimum Stay
Low Season    2 Nights
Height Season  5 Nights
Peak Season   7 Nights
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