Villa Hansa, In Canggu
Nestled within a small village and surrounded by the rice fields of Pererenan, south-west Bali, the four-bedroom Villa Hansa abounds with spirituality, culture and traditions. Built 2007, this eco-friendly riverside property blends contemporary and traditional Balinese styles and is filled with exquisite antique pieces. Interacting with the local community and fully staffed by a welcoming team of ten, Villa Hansa offers a relaxed introduction to Balinese life.
An 18m infinity-edge pool and yoga room offer distractions, while the location is a surfer’s dream, just 300m from one of several excellent surfing beaches along this beautiful coastline. Villa Hansa is also a short drive from seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave.
The American owners’ spiritual leanings and passion for Indonesian culture and surfing is evident throughout this delightful property which is named after Hansa, the swan that transports Saraswati, Goddess of Knowledge.
It’s therefore no coincidence that Villa Hansa is within easy access of a string of some of Bali’s finest surfing beaches; Pererenan Beach is a mere 300m walk away and legendary surfer’s haunt, Echo Beach, ten minutes by car. But for guests who prefer more leisurely, home-based pleasures there’s always the 18m infinity-edge pool, centre-stage of pretty gardens leading down to a river and terraced rice-fields, or the yoga room, which also doubles as a TV / entertainment room.
Spirituality is a recurring element, from the four ensuite bedrooms named after Hindu gods to Tibetan prayer flags and constantly burning incense, chosen for its therapeutic qualities. Manager Asmara is also the villa’s spiritual advisor and expert on Balinese traditions. He is more than happy to impart his wisdom and arrange guest participation in traditional Hindu ceremonies, such as the villa’s monthly full moon blessings or rituals at the village temple.
As avid collectors of Indonesian art and antiques, the owners’ personally sourced Indonesian pieces, including fine old textiles, antique furniture and objects, are tastefully displayed in all rooms. Committed to eco-friendly practices and a healthy lifestyle, food is predominantly local organic, recycling is encouraged and household cleaning materials are biodegradable. Supporting the local community, the villa established the Hansa Foundation, helping fund village children in the arts, sports and environmentally-aware education.
With its positive energy and genuine Balinese hospitality, Villa Hansa offers a relaxed escape, where the extremely friendly staff of ten, as well as three resident dogs, are all part of one big happy family.
- One private swimming pool (18 m x 6 m)
- 4 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Baby cots
- Fully staffed
- IDD, Local call, International telephone access, fax machine
- Safety deposit box in each bedroom
- WiFi broadband internet connection (at additional charge-using vouchers)
- Media room featuring TV and satellite connection
- DVD, CD and book collection
- Yoga room
The ten staff at Villa Hansa all live locally and are regarded by guests and owners as part of the Hansa family. With the emphasis on a family-style Balinese experience, this endearingly friendly team are dedicated to making your stay enjoyable and relaxed. They are also keen to introduce you to the local culture; anything from practicing Indonesian cooking to making Balinese prayer offerings.
Resembling an Indonesian version of American actor Eddie Murphy, Asmara is not only helpful and friendly but is particularly knowledgeable about Balinese culture. He can assist you to experience local Hindu ceremonies and rituals either at the villa or in the surrounding area.
Two full-time chefs:
Villa Hansa’s English-speaking chefs perfectly complement one another in the kitchen. Putu specialises in Asian cuisine, including Thai, Indian, Indonesian and some Japanese (Sushi). She has fifteen years’ experience working for foreign employers. Erland specialises in Western cuisine and is a dab hand at anything from pizzas and spaghetti to tacos. He previously worked for a catering company for more than six years.
Made (male) speaks decent English and has won many fans as a guide and driver showing guests around the region.
Yuli and Made (both female) are responsible for the villa cleaning, housekeeping duties plus assisting the kitchen and guests.
The only live-in staff member, Komang is responsible for pool maintenance and assisting with general villa duties.
Kadek (also known as ‘Rancho’) tends the grounds, garden and water features.
Two security guards:
Agung and Wayan jointly maintain the villa’s safety and security on a 24-hour basis.
- Bedroom : 4 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Bathroom : 4 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Lounge room :
- Safety Boxes : Safety deposit box in each bedroom
- Entertainment : Media room featuring TV and satellite connection,DVD, CD and book collection
- Dining Room : nice dining room
- Staff Service : Fully staffed
|Villa Type||Season Rate||Book|
|4 Bedroom Villas||$450.00 ++||$550.00 ++||$595.00 ++||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