Bali villa Hansa riverside 4 bedroom property rental near beach

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Villa Hansa in Bali 4 bedroom private home rental

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Area: Canggu
Property Name: Villa Hansa
Country: Indonesia
Neighbourhood: Pererenan
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Floors: 2
Property Size (m2): 1200
Square Feet: 12,917
Daily Price (low): $480
Daily Price (High): $590
Daily Price (Peak): $645
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Full Description: 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.

Contemporary Balinese style with traditional touches, Villa Hansa comprises a main open-air pavilion with serap (ironwood) roofing, containing the living-dining room, kitchen and adjoining staff quarters. This building looks out over lovely tropical gardens with infinity-edge pool, balé and wooden deck area. Just outside the pavilion, to the left of the kitchen, a stairway leads to the detached yoga room.

Within the gardens and beside the pool, a detached one-storey wing contains bedrooms one and two. Further down on the same side, a double-storey, contemporary designed block contains bedrooms three and four. The pool and bedrooms extend to a lower lawn section and gardens flanking a small river; to the right stands the villa’s shrine.

The villa front entrance is accessed via an outer compound comprising manager’s office and parking area. Through traditional wood doors, stone steps lead down to a Balinese-style pond, filled with lofty lotus blooms and koi fish, surrounded by a moss-engulfed high wall with water feature. This section backs on to the main pavilion and living-dining room.

All four ensuite bedrooms are located in two, separate outdoor wings in the gardens, flanking the pool’s left side. Each is individually named after a Hindu god and varies in character and décor, but all are exquisitely furnished with antique pieces personally sourced by the owners. Rooms feature dark wood floors and king-size beds with four-poster frames and attached mosquito nets. Quality white bed linens are draped with old, hand-woven Sumbalese throws, while soft furnishings vary in colour in each room. All rooms supply safety deposit boxes and air conditioning (apart from bedroom three, all have traditional high ceilings with fan).

Bathrooms, especially those of bedrooms one and two, are a strong feature. All are fitted with stylish stainless steel his n’ hers Grohe sinks, white stone floors and separate stone wall partitions disguising the toilet and shower. Centre-stage is an indulgent circular stone bathtub.

Villa Hansa sleeps eight guests, and an additional baby cot and rollaway bed can be provided upon request.

Bedrooms one and two
Lying close too the main pavilion and right beside the pool, these two bedrooms are contained in a one-storey wing with serap roof. They are entered through glass patio doors.

Bedroom one, Brahma (‘God of Creation’) offers a creative mix of old and new, with striking contemporary Balinese art contrasting with antique pieces such as stone Buddha heads. Traditional wooden doors lead through to a tropical outdoor bathroom, comprising high walls encircling a lush garden area with simple Balinese-style shower, – as well as the features common to all the bathrooms mentioned above.

Bedrooms three and four
These two bedrooms are housed in a double-storey modern wing beyond the pool, surrounded by tropical foliage. Contemporary in design, rooms here contain more understated, traditional art and décor. On the ground floor, bedroom three, Ciwa (‘God who destroys negative energy’) features floor-to-ceiling windows and a low, flat ceiling without ceiling fan. Leading out from the bedroom, the large porch with poly-rattan daybed and antique Javanese wooden chairs offers views of the gardens and terraced rice fields opposite. The bathroom is also more contemporary than those in the other wing. Apart from a small outdoor shower area, the grey-hued room is indoors. Facilities follow the other bathrooms’ format, but with only one sink.

On the first-floor, bedroom four, Ganesha (‘God of wisdom and prosperity’) is reached by an outer stone stairway. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows look out over the pool, and the large private balcony with outdoor furniture offers the best views from the villa, overlooking the terraced rice fields, river and gardens. The bathroom is similar to that in bedroom three.

Living, dining, kitchen
The property’s heart, an open-plan and open-sided living pavilion, is edged at the rear by a stunning water-wall feature which provides a constant soothing backdrop. A lounge area on the right is furnished with two white leather sofas and contrasting antique wood chairs and table, all arranged on warm Borneo-wood flooring; Indonesian artifacts, stone statues and vases of exotic blooms add a decorative touch. From the traditional vaulted ceiling hangs a huge lamp made with Tibetan characters encased in shell pieces – this Tibetan element is a recurring theme throughout Villa Hansa.

The central dining area comprises an expansive table crafted from solid teak wood, seating ten. To the left and on a lower level, the open-plan kitchen is contemporary in style and well equipped; a small guest washroom plus staff quarter’s leads off from here.

Being open to the elements, this pavilion doesn’t have air conditioning, but is kept cool by ceiling fan and natural breezes; bamboo blinds run along the entire front length, which looks out across the garden and pool. In keeping with the spiritual ambiance of the villa, this pavilion is without a TV or DVD player, but an iPod and dock is provided for musical diversion.

Yoga, entertainment room
The stand-alone yoga room is situated behind the kitchen and accessed via a high-walled stone corridor and up a staircase. Sunlight streams into this glass-encased, lofty-ceilinged room which comes tastefully decorated with antique pieces and furniture, including a Javanese carved wood table and Buddhist stone statue. Floors are of polished dark woods, littered with Balinese floor cushions. Continuing the spiritual theme, a striking chandelier-style ceiling lamp features 108 miniature Buddhist characters in individual glass pieces.

Although designed for yoga (several yoga mats are supplied), this multi-functional room also contains the villa’s only TV (29-inch plasma TV with 380 channels), plus DVD / CD player and Bose sound system. DVDs are also provided.

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

Pool, garden, bale (gazebo)
From the living pavilion, manicured lawns and lovely gardens of exotic blooms and leafy trees stretch down to the infinity-edge pool where the shallow end doubles as a customised whirlpool. Six sunbeds and one daybed furnish the deck area while antique wood chairs and tables sit below a frangipani tree. Across the pool rests a spacious serap-roofed balé for quiet reads and contemplation.

Beyond the pool, lawns edged by tropical foliage lead down to River Tibu, marking the property boundary. Stone steps cross this small river to a steep bank of terraced rice fields and the local farming communities beyond. Talk to the villa manager to arrange a hike through this scenic rural landscape. The garden is dotted with stone bas-relief murals and Hindu and Buddhist stone statues; a traditional shrine on the riverbank is used for daily prayers and ceremonies.


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.

Full-time manager: 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.

One driver: Made (male) speaks decent English and has won many fans as a guide and driver showing guests around the region.

Two housekeepers: Yuli and Made (both female) are responsible for the villa cleaning, housekeeping duties plus assisting the kitchen and guests.

One caretaker: The only live-in staff member, Komang is responsible for pool maintenance and assisting with general villa duties.

One gardener: 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.


The menu
Putu and Erland are accomplished chefs; between them they prepare a broad range of Western and Asian dishes, anything from Indian curries and Mexican tacos to Japanese sushi and Indonesian specialties such as Ikan Bakar (barbecued fish). A suggestion menu is provided, but both chefs are happy to accommodate all needs and any special dietary requests. Celebratory meals such as birthday dinners and high teas can also be arranged (at extra cost).

Healthy, natural food is emphasised at Villa Hansa, using locally sourced organic products wherever possible, including brown rice, fruits, meat, vegetables, fish, chicken, eggs and bread. Putu’s health-giving breakfast smoothies are not to be missed.

The system
The villa kitchen provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. To give the chefs sufficient advance warning, please discuss meal choices, dining schedules and any self catering plans (also an option) with Manager Asmara or Chef Putu each morning.

Food and beverage charges
First day breakfast is included in the villa rate, as are tea, coffee and mineral water. Otherwise, groceries for all meals and beverages are charged at cost price: chef will calculate the shopping costs and require payment in advance. Staff will then purchase the groceries and provide receipts which are tallied up for final costs.

A seven-seater Toyota car plus driver is available to guests for up to ten hours a day, excluding petrol. The villa also provides three motorbikes (two 100cc Hondas and one 150cc Kawasaki) with helmets for guest use, excluding petrol. Villa rates also include airport transfers. In the outer compound, there is a small parking area for up to four cars.

Spa services
Massages, body scrubs, facials, pedicures and manicures are among the full range of treatments provided at Villa Hansa by professional outsourced spa therapists (extra charges apply). Once you are in residence please ask the villa staff to assist you to make appointments.

Surrounded by rice fields and picturesque rural scenery, Villa Hansa is situated in Delod Padonan, one of several villages within the sleepy coastal suburb of Pererenan, part of Bali’s Badung District.

This small community offers a predominantly local flavour and opportunities to experience traditional Balinese culture; unlike other villages in the area, there is, as yet, no foreign development here. Hiking through the surrounding rice fields is possible and several naturally beautiful beaches renowned for their surf are within easy access. The nearest beach is Pererenan, at a walkable 300m, while legendary surfing spot, Echo Beach, is ten minutes by car. Bali’s premier sports and leisure club, the Canggu Club, is a 20-minute drive and offers upscale international-standard dining and leisure facilities. Bali’s most fashionable and cosmopolitan enclave, Seminyak, is around 25 minutes’ drive south; crammed with chic boutiques and hip n’ happening bars and restaurants.

Denpasar Airport: 20km
Seminyak: 10km
Tanah Lot/ Nirwana Bali Golf Club: 8km
Canggu Club: 4km
Echo Beach: 1km

Villa rates are subject to 10% government tax and 5.5% service charge

LOW SEASON: All other dates
HIGH SEASON: June 16 - August 31 inclusive, Chinese New Year, Easter Week
PEAK SEASON: December 19 - January 8 inclusive

Property Details
(Fully) equipped kitchen 24/7 security
Air conditioning Balcony
Barbecue Broadband Internet
Garden Gazebo
Maid service Plasma/LCD TV
Private parking Private pool
Safety deposit box Satellite/Cable TV
Neighbourhood Features
Close to beach Horseback riding
Sports Complex Surfing
Area: Canggu
Property Name: Villa Hansa
Country: Indonesia
Neighbourhood: Pererenan
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Floors: 2
Daily price (low): $480
Daily price (high): $590
Daily price (peak):$645


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