Welcome to The Arsana Estate – a spectacular, luxurious, fully staffed, four-bedroom destination villa in the pretty traditional village of Nyambu in south-west Bali. Its contemporary living and sleeping pavilions are spread across two-hectares of terraced gardens bordering a river, according generous space and the luxury of privacy. World-class facilities include an 19-metre pool, a home cinema, games room, gym and yoga studio, massage area, children's playground and a tennis court, promising the perfect setting for fabulous family holidays, relaxing retreats and intimate weddings and special events for up to 25 people.
About The Arsana Estate
From the moment you weave your way past a grove of bamboo and descend the flight of frangipani-fringed steps, the Arsana Estate will have you in its thrall. The sheer amount of space! The ravishing beauty of the architecture! The spectacular setting!
Arsana is Sanskrit for ‘flowing’ – an apt name for this extraordinary two-hectare estate where a cascade of living and sleeping pavilions streams past lotus ponds and water walls down the terraced hillside towards the river rippling on the boundary. A destination in itself, this is a place where one can truly relax and be in the flow. No need to lift a finger here; the highly professional staff will work magic for you behind the scenes. Why even leave the estate when it includes everything you could think of to entertain and enchant?
Lounge by the 19-metre pool overlooking the river, or play pool in the games room. Work up a sweat in the gym or smash it on the tennis court. Enjoy a massage in the spa annexe or watch a movie in the home cinema on the 85-inch TV or drop-down projects screen. Preside over sparking conversation at the head of the five-metre dining table while the accomplished chef serves a gourmet meal. Then retire to one of the four spacious ensuite bedrooms and be lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of nature.
Everywhere, the design flair and attention to detail is phenomenal. Massive contemporary carpets mix with oriental rugs under a copper canopy of designer lamps. A sophisticated palette of warm greys and soft sand flows through textured linen, latticed teakwood and textured walls. Contemporary paintings complement antique Chinese ceramics, and heritage artefacts sit comfortably alongside hi-tech facilities. The British owner’s passion for Asia shows in carefully curated furniture too, such as burnished lacquerware chests and towering Chinoiserie chairs. Everything is built to the highest specification, with no expense spared.
South-west Bali’s famed black-sand surfing beaches and Canggu’s laid-back café and beach scene may only be a short drive away, and the bright lights of Seminyak reachable within half an hour; but you’re unlikely to want to leave this enchanting tropical paradise.
The Arsana Estate’s multiple living and sleeping pavilions luxuriate over two hectares of stunning terraced gardens sloping down to the river. From the entrance and staff office an avenue of lush tropical greenery leads to a grand stairway that descends to the enormous U-shaped living and dining pavilion. A level below is the 19-metre swimming pool, two sun decks, pool pavilion, bar, massage annexe and breakfast pergola. The four bedrooms occupy three pavilions spread along an upper garden terrace. Overlooking the river is a gym and bale, while elsewhere in the garden is another bale, children’s play area and full-size tennis court.
Step across a lotus pond flanked by massive verdigris copper planters into the magnificent open-plan living pavilion lined with bi-fold glass doors and windows. Within this immense space – the social heart of the estate, designed for easy entertaining on a lavish scale – supremely comfortable sofas, over-sized armchairs and daybeds form multiple seating areas that flow around an alfresco sun terrace with fire bowls rising from the pond. A five-metre dining table, inset with stone and surrounded by 16 armchairs, commands centre stage in one wing. Alongside is a guest kitchen, where eight woven-leather bar stools are set before a marble-topped island counter with butler’s sink and under-counter fridge; behind, a wall of latticed teakwood conceals the wine fridge, fridge-freezer and hi-tech central electronic controls. (The professionally equipped service kitchen is tucked away out of sight).
To one side of the living pavilion is an air-conditioned home cinema. A bank of modular seating and ottomans faces a massive 85-inch TV screen and a 135-inch retractable projector screen – perfect for watching satellite TV channels or Apple TV movies; there’s a video library and surround-sound Sonos system and, for the kids, PS4.
Also off the living pavilion is an air-conditioned games room, dominated by a full-size pool table set before a gilded triptych of bamboo stands. A pair of lacquer-ware cupboards house a welcome collection of board games and puzzles to keep all ages entertained.
Down a few steps from the living pavilion is a delightful alfresco breakfast pergola with table for 10 set before a signature wall of Palimanan stone carved panels, where guests may enjoy their morning coffee and croissants under a canopy of white Thunbergia flowers.
Flanking the 19-metre pool, and overlooking the river snaking below, is an open-sided living pavilion with a comfortable seating area and table for 10 set before a handsome tree-of-life relief carved from Palimanan stone. This fan-cooled area provides a shady retreat from the heat, and an alternative to the cushioned loungers resting under parasols on the two Indian stone sun decks.
On either side of the water-wall cascading down from the living pavilion above are two large annexes – one fitted as a service bar area, the other as a massage space.
Just below the pool and overlooking the river is a large cushioned balé. A second balé rises on Sunset Hill at the highest part of the two-hectare estate.
Within the Arsana Estate is a Benkirai-wood pavilion that houses a dedicated gym /yoga room. Here, resting on the burnished coconut-wood floor is state-of-the-art fitness equipment – a Concept2 rowing machine, Life Fitness treadmill and pulley weights system. A wall of glass leads onto an ironwood deck looking down onto the river ravine.
Elsewhere in the two hectare estate is a full-size hard-surface tennis court.
All four light-filled air-conditioned and fan-cooled bedrooms are tastefully decorated with natural tones in warm greys and creams, with red, turquoise and blue accents. The furnishings are curated with exquisite and expensive taste – supremely comfortable beds with top-range King Koil mattresses and luxury cotton bed linen, beautiful lacquerware cabinets and comfortable chairs, and both sun-shade and blackout curtains. Antique ceramics and elaborately carved mirrors balance contemporary art and hi-tech lighting controls. All four bedrooms have a private terrace with comfy reading chairs set before the view.
In the master suite, warmed by a red-hued Persian carpet, rests a king-size bed dressed in fine cotton bed linen. Antique lacquerware cabinets and Chinese pottery sit comfortably alongside contemporary art, lamps and leather chairs. Elaborately carved Balinese double doors open onto a small sitting room where an upholstered sofa is set before a 50-inch screen with satellite channels and Apple TV. Behind the bedhead, flanked by triple-door wardrobes, an opening leads into the bathroom where the twin-basin marble vanity, walk-in rain shower and WC enclosure all look onto a private courtyard pond with water feature and Buddha statue.
This suite has a connecting door to the children’s bunk room.
Both guest suites occupy their own self-contained pavilions, with panoramic treetop views from their private terraces. Each has a bedroom – one set up as a king, one with twin beds – and separate alcove rooms filled with deeply cushioned daybeds and 43-inch TV screens with Apple TVs. The daybed areas can be converted into children’s sleeping areas. Beyond the extensive dressing areas are bathrooms with walk-in rainshowers – and in the twin suite, a bathtub – looking onto courtyards with lotus ponds.
Children's bunk room
The children’s room has the capacity to sleep eight children in considerable style and comfort. Built into the length of a bright orange wall-grey toned striped wall are three sets of bunk beds screened by curtains. Resting on a pair of contemporary black and white carpets are two twin beds that can also be configured as a king. There’s a 65-inch TV screen and Apple TV to keep the kids amused indoors, and beyond the private terrace is a football pitch and trampoline.
A brightly tiled bathroom is accessed from the dressing room, where there’s also a connecting door to the master suite.
The Arsana Estate occupies two hectares of glorious terraced hillside gardens bordered by a jungle-clad river in the quiet traditional village of Nyambu in the Tabanan Regency of Southwest Bali. Known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’, this fertile area features rice fields unfurling to the horizon, where farmers follow the rhythms of their forefathers and our guests can witness village life little changed in generations. Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot sea temple and famed surfing beaches are just over 10 kilometres away, Canggu’s hip bars and cafés about the same distance, and the restaurants and boutiques of Seminyak around half an hour’s drive to the east.
Seseh Beach 10 km
Canggu 11.50 km
Echo Beach 12 km
Tanah Lot Sea Temple 13 km
Seminyak 20 km
Ubud 24 km
Waterbom Park 24 km
Kuta 25 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) 27 km
Child care and baby sitting on request
Entertainment, well-being & sports
Billiard and games room
Cards and board games
Hi-fi sound system
Internet access (wifi)
iPod speaker system
Outdoor private swimming pool
Private tennis court
Satellite or cable program
TV (all bedrooms)
Equipment, facilities, events
Safe deposit box
Suitable for wedding and events
For your comfort and convenience
Air conditioning (all bedrooms)
Covered terrace - Verandah
Dining room with dining table
Open air sitting room
Private parking space
Kitchen & Appliances
Fully equipped kitchen
Outdoor dining areas
Outdoor dining table
Pool lounge chairs
Fully staffed villa
What is Included
Included in rates
Bed and household linens
Preparation of 3 meals daily
Selection of bath products
Welcome drink and fruit basket upon arrival
Not included in rates
Child care, Baby sitting
Cost of food +20%
Fenced Swimming pool
- Children must be supervised by an adult at all times when using hot tub, pool, sauna or hammam - Children welcome - It is not allowed to organise events in the property without prior approval by Villanovo - No safety fence around the pool - Pool has no swimming guard - Smoking is not allowed inside the house - The house must be returned in the same condition of check in. Otherwise fees can be charged to the customer. - Language spoken by staff : English - Check in : 15:00 h - Check out : 12:00 h - Amount of security deposit : - Security deposit must be paid in the form of : Credit card pre-authorization (amount is not debited from your card)
- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 30 % - 2nd payment 85 Days to arrival day : 70 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo. - Advance payments can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Bank Check - Bank transfer. - On site payment can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Cash. - The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.
Cancellation policy and cancellation fees
- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email - Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time - For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable. - Cancellation occurs less than 75 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo. - No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo
For some of our properties, the map does not show the exact location of the house.
Airport (27 KM) Ubud (24 KM) Seminyak (20 KM) Echo Beach (12 KM) Airport Ngurah RaiBali (27 KM) Canggu (11.5 KM) Tanah Lot Temple (13 KM)
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