Villa Bendega Rato
Stunning villa located amidst the rice fields of Canggu, minutes from a surf beach and popular restaurants and bars.
What we love about Villa Bendega Rato Canggu…
- The villa has a wood burning brick pizza oven
- The living area is double height, giving a great feeling of space
- The villa is just five minute’s walk from the beach
- The villa offers a turndown service
- Airport transfers are included in the price
- There’s a rooftop sundeck with great views
- A laptop and printer is provided for guest use
- There’s a Sonos sound system and bu-ray DVD player, with iPod docks in all bedrooms
- A chauffeured personal car on standby for up to 8 hours a day
For a three-bedroom villa, the sheer amount of living space is surprising. Everything is oversized for optimum sociability and comfort, from the double-height living room with huge sofas and a dining table that seats 12, to the stately bathtubs presiding over rice field views. There’s an air-conditioned media room, a poolside pavilion with comfortable seating and dining for 10, and a huge second-level terrace with rooftop bale for private sunbathing, sunset cocktails and star-gazing. With so many large living spaces, this villa encourages social interaction while at the same time offering many private corners for those who want to slip away and claim one of the many daybeds and beanbags scattered around.
For a spot of privacy, the villa also offers a gorgeous one-bedroom suite located in its own individual walled garden, with a personal plunge pool. The villa may be rented as a four-bedroom unit along with this suite, or a three-bedroom haven minus it.
Stunning antiques, artefacts and textiles from across the Indonesian archipelago add a heritage patina to Bendega Rato, while state-of-the-art gadgets such as Sonos music system, 55-inch plasma TV, Apple TV and Blu-ray DVD add 21st century polish. And animating this space is a team of staff (shared with Bendega Nui) – among them two chefs who create magic with an extensive suggestion menu. Five minutes beyond the villa are famed surfing beaches and Seminyak is only 20 minutes away by car.
Bendega Rato will suit a group of eight or six, who appreciate space to spread out. There are three spacious master bedrooms in the main building– all with supremely comfortable four-poster beds, glamorous bathrooms and private terraces. And there’s also the option of adding the separate, stand-alone master suite to the villa rental, accommodating two more guests in considerable luxury. For even larger groups, the five-bedroom Bendega Nui next door can be added too, giving a total of nine bedrooms, making it ideal for weddings and retreats.
Bendega Rato lies off a grassy lane among a scattering of other private villas and the luxuriant rice terraces that define the Balinese countryside. The sound of the waves can be heard from the villa’s immaculate, though modestly sized garden and a walk westwards along the beach (good for surfing and walking but currents make it unsuited for swimming) will bring you to a sea temple and the glorious museum-like Hotel Tugu. Down the road from the villa are some village homes and small grocery shops selling the basics, but for more sophisticated pleasures, guests can avail themselves of the villa’s car and driver and head into Seminyak.