Villa Sarasvati, Bali

Posted May 22, 2017 by in Indonesia

Rating

Value
9.0


Location
10


Sleep Quality
9.0


Cleanliness
9.0


Service
8.0


Room
9.0


Total Score
9.0

9/ 10

Price: US$650 - 1045 per night
 
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Pros:

Great location, walking distance from restaurants and bars, 10-minutes from beach, plenty of space, modern yet Balinese
 

Cons:

Nothing I can think of, really!
 
Verdict

All in all, Villa Sarasvati was one my favorite places to stay in Bali. I didn’t find any flaw in this villa — it ticked every thing I had on my list, including a terrific location and quiet and green surroundings.

by Nellie Huang
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Looking for a comfortable villa that’s within walking distance from restaurants and shops? It’s quite hard to hunt down a place with such close conveniences, but Villa Sarasvati definitely ticks all the boxes for those looking to explore Bali on foot. This villa is perfect in every sense of the word with respect to location as it’s just steps from hip cafes in Canggu and a 10-minute walk from Berawa Beach.

Built on a rare patch of land in Canggu that overlooks lush green rice paddies, this four-bedroom villa is contemporary in design but still oozing plenty of Balinese character. Its interior is inspired by Indonesia’s cultural heritage, as seen from the teak wood furniture, the thatched roof, batik textiles, lotus ponds and ponds (rice field shelters). Because of the owner’s love for antique, you’ll also find that every corner of the villa is decorated with a piece of beautiful artwork that seems to have a story to tell.

LOCATION

Villa Sarasvati may be tucked in a quiet location, surrounded by rice fields and lush foliage, but you’ll be surprised to find that it’s just steps from popular restaurants and Bondi-beach-style cafes. Many of the best hangouts in Canggu, such as Milk & Madu and Cinta Cafe, are literally just at your doorstep. Besides that, Berawa Beach is less than a kilometre away, and you can get there in just 10 minutes on scooter. This rural, close-to-the-beach setting, with easy access to Seminyak, gives guests the best of both worlds and no shortage of things to do.

From here, plenty of major attractions in Bali are within easy reach — including the famous seaside Tanah Lot temple, the surfers’ haven of Kuta beach, the cocktail bars of Seminyak, and the rice paddies of Ubud. The best thing about Villa Sarasvati’s location is that you don’t need to rent a car to get around here, but if you do want to explore beyond Canggu, having a car would be really convenient.

INTERIOR & DESIGN

The spacious villa has four elegant rooms spread out over two floors, with the main feature of the house being the huge living pavilion. It has a magnificent open-plan space with glass doors that divide the pool and garden for fan-cooled tropical living. There’s lots of outdoor living space —  from the large semi-alfresco seating area adjoining the living pavilion, to the two antique pondoks, and private garden sanctuaries. And every furniture and decoration item gives off contemporary Balinese flair.

The large living pavilion and two-storey building are arranged in an L-shape layout, around a 20m swimming pool looking onto rice terraces. In the main building, which is fronted by a covered terrace on both storeys, the master suites flank a central ‘art-gallery’ foyer leading to the main entrance. Stairs lead up to the second level where two more guest suites and a family TV room open onto the terrace. Inside the bedrooms are four-poster beds and comfortable sofas, as well as enormous bathrooms that contain an egg-shell tub and an outdoor open shower.

FACILITIES

Besides the lavish kitchen and abundant lounging space around the open pavilion, there’s plenty of green spaces surrounding the villa. Our two-year-old daughter Kaleya loved running around the grassy patches next to the large pavilion and all around the swimming pool area. Beyond the villa, there’s also a koi pond and beautiful tropical plants that remind you that you’re in paradise.

Villa Sarasvati is also one of the four villas that form the Dea Villas, and they all share a communal area which comprises of a large playground and gym. You can easily walk from one villa to another, though there is plenty of privacy between each villa.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

All in all, Villa Sarasvati was one my favorite places to stay in Bali (amongst the 20 odd hotels we stayed over the course of two months there). I didn’t find any flaw in this villa — it ticked every thing I had on my list, including a terrific location and quiet and green surroundings.

I had the privilege of staying here with my husband, our daughter, and my in-laws who had come to visit from Spain— and we all felt like it was the perfect place for the whole family to relax and kick back. There was something for everyone: our little girl loved the green patches and space that lets her run around and go crazy; my in-laws enjoyed the garden, since they love plants; my husband really loved the swimming pool and the giant tub; me — I loved seeing everyone happy.

Book a stay at Villa Saraswati here.

The swimming pool and main building

Beyond the coconut trees and foliage are rice paddie fields

Lots of greenery surrounding the villa

Plenty of space for 8 people

Lounging by the pool is the best!

The main living space in the pavillion

Dining area is huge and open

Outdoor lounging area

Al fresco sofas next to the pool

Four poster bed in our bedroom

Again lots of room

The giant bathtub

Outdoor shower

The walkway that leads to the entrance of the villa

Antique everywhere you go

Welcome drinks and snack


About the Author

Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offbeat destinations, she has written for numerous publications including CNN, International Business Times, BBC, Wend, and Lonely Planet. In her quest for adventure, she’s climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sea lions in the Galapagos, played with lemurs in Madagascar and cruised alongside penguins in Antarctica.

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