Welcome to Villa Waru, an enchanting seven-bedroom villa offering authentic (and increasingly rare) original Bali-style living in a hilltop hideaway high above the resort areas of Benoa and Nusa Dua. The villa’s seven huge bedrooms, multiple living spaces and two pools are scattered across stunning gardens in a series of alang-alang thatched pavilions grouped into the three-bedroom Pond Residence and four-bedroom Garden Residence; book one or both, giving the option of from three to seven bedrooms.
We defy you not to be spellbound the moment you walk through Villa Waru’s hand-painted entrance doors into its spectacular gardens. This is a rare chance to experience authentic Bali-style living – where thatched pavilions merge seamlessly with the landscape in pleasing harmony, blurring the boundaries between indoors and out.
Designed for an international expat family in the 1990s, and updated in 2013, this seven-bedroom villa (comprising two residences and rentable as a three, four or seven bedroom property) rests within enchanting water gardens created by landscaping legend Made Widjaya. Scattered around this sprawling oasis of lawns and lotus ponds, waterfalls and fountains, bougainvillaea and birdsong is a series of living and sleeping pavilions in the style of a traditional Balinese compound, each sensitively placed for verdant views and optimum privacy.
The landmark design makes full use of natural materials and local craftmanship: alang-alang thatched roofing, coral limestone and Palimanan stone walls, teakwood and terrazzo floors, elaborately carved traditional doors.
Gracing the large, light-filled interiors is a whimsical collection of colonial-era furniture, Asian antiques, artefacts, carpets and curios that reveal the owners’ passion for Bali and shape Waru’s unique personality.
A much-loved family holiday home, Villa Waru is sure to appeal to kids of all ages. Cool off in one of the two pools, enjoy a massage in the bale, or meditate in the yoga octagon. Play foosball at the poolside, become immersed in a book, board game or film in the TV room, or enjoy a game of pool and some music in the underground cellar bar. Gather in one of the two huge dining terraces for convivial conversation and a gourmet meal prepared by the villa chef. Seek the privacy of your palatial suite for a petal-strewn bath, air-conditioned siesta or blissful night’s sleep.
With an extraordinary choice of both social and private space, the fully staffed Villa Waru is perfect for a few families holidaying together. It is also a sanctuary for yoga, health and wellbeing retreats, and a spectacular setting for special celebrations and stand-out weddings.
Villa Waru is hidden away within an exclusive residential enclave high above Nusa Dua in Southern Bali; you can be at the beach in 10 minutes. But we aim to give you little reason to leave our heavenly hilltop haven.
Villa Waru stretches across the peak of the Taman Yasa estate, an exclusive enclave wrapping a hilltop above Nusa Dua and Benoa.
This elite community of just 21 widely spread out luxury villas promises peace and tranquillity for its residents, who benefit from a guarded entrance gate and 24-hour security patrols, plus the estate’s communal pool and library.
The white-sandy beaches of Nusa Dua and Jimbaran are a mere 15 minutes away, as are the shopping centres and restaurants of the myriad five-star resorts lining the shore. And thanks to the new cross-sea tollway at the base of the hill, the journey to the airport, Sanur and attractions further afield is quick and easy.
Villa Waru comprises a series of pavilions, all oriented for privacy and with plenty of space in between. From the entrance, a path meanders past the swimming pool to the double-storey Garden Residence, with living room, TV room and two bedroom suites on the ground floor and a third bedroom suite and open-sided living area on its upper floor.
Just across the lawn is the Garden Residence’s fourth bedroom. Close by is the kitchen pavilion, dining terrace and comfortably furnished poolside bale. Shielded by landscaping and set around a serene water garden is the Pond Residence, comprising one pavilion housing two bedroom suites fronted by a plunge pool, and an octagonal pavilion containing the third bedroom, living room, yoga room, kitchenette, cellar bar, and pond-edge bale.
The Garden Residence’s air-conditioned living room offers a stylish space for socialising, with comfy sofas and Indonesian day bed. Above, and reached by both internal and external stairs, is a fan-cooled open-sided lounge, with sofas and chairs, a pair of chaises longues, dining table seating eight, and bar counter and kitchenette.
Within Lucky Eight’s octagonal pavilion is an air-conditioned living room with antique day bed and stylish tub chairs where guests can watch a DVD on the 48-inch TV screen. Across the water garden is a furnished entrance hall between the Purple and Sparkle suites, where a marble-topped table and pair of cane chairs are framed by an antique Madura panel wall.
The villa’s main dining area occupies a wide covered terrace overlooking the swimming pool. Under eye-catching contemporary chandeliers is a huge table with benches seating 14 guests. Behind is the villa’s professional kitchen. A second dining terrace by the Pond Residence’s Lucky Eight pavilion accords 12 guests a view across the water gardens. (Smaller groups may prefer to dine in the Garden Residence’s breezy open-sided lounge or air-conditioned TV room).
The air-conditioned TV Room features a gilded antique Chinese opium bed facing the 50-inch TV (with satellite channels and DVD player) across large floor cushions and bean bags. Kids will gravitate to this room with its shelves of DVDs, books, board games and toys. There’s also an electronic piano and a table for six for those who wish to dine in air-conditioned comfort.
With its stone floor and alcoves revealing the original coral limestone rock excavated during its build, Lucky Eight’s underground cellar is the place to turn up the noise. There’s a seating area, high leather stools set before a bar counter, projector and large screen for cosy movie sessions, and a pool table.
The teakwood-lined Tip Top room above Lucky Eight is a wonderful space for yoga, meditation, and retreat circles. With the octagonal ceiling showing the underside of the alang-alang thatching, this low-light space invites quiet contemplation.
The villa’s alfresco focus is the 15-metre swimming pool with sun terrace complete with 10 cushioned loungers. Alongside is a large poolside bale furnished with a four-metre-wide daybed, table football, and a seating area at the water’s edge. The plunge pool to the front of the Purple Suite makes a cool, quiet alternative to the main pool.
Close by the Gecko suite is yet another breezy fan-cooled living pavilion with more casual seating and a kitchenette – a quiet corner for reading, or for enjoying a massage.
Looking over the water gardens at the heart of the Pond Residence is a relaxation bale with deep cushions and privacy curtains. And suspended over the water in front of the Sparkle suite is a deck with more seating.
The gardens with their expanse of lawns, ponds and water gardens also reveal many hidden corners complete with intriguing sculptures and moss-covered statuary.
Villa Waru offers seven large individually styled bedroom suites, each oriented for privacy. Bedrooms are grouped within two residences: the three-bedroom Pond Residence and the four-bedroom Garden Residence. They feature teakwood or terrazzo floors under vaulted ceilings, with antique furniture and intriguing artefacts. All have air-conditioning, overhead fans and top-grade mattresses and bedding, as well as thoughtful extras such as in-bed reading lights and batik kimonos.
14 guests (7 bedrooms: 1 super-king size bed; 2 king size beds; 4 queen beds, one of which is convertible to twin ). 2 trundle beds may accommodate 2 more guests while extra beds may be set up on request. Additional charge applies after 14 guests.
Upper level open-sided living pavilion; dining terrace; air-conditioned living room; air-conditioned TV room; open-sided garden living pavilion; upper level yoga/meditation octagon room; large poolside bale; lotus pond bale; lotus pond dining terrace; cellar bar and movie room.
15 x 8 x 1.5m main pool; 4 x 3 x 1.5m plunge pool.
Villa supervisor; chef; butlers; garden and pool staff; engineer; security. Additional staff (babysitter, masseuse, driver, lifeguard) available on request.
Extensive suggestion menu of Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes; requests accommodated (including special diets).
Fibre-optic internet with WiFi in Garden Residence, portable WiFi for Pond Residence; mobile phone coverage; in-room phone system.
52-inch satellite channel TV in Garden Residence TV room; Bose speakers; table football; pool table; board games, books and magazines.
Villa Waru makes a great villa choice for families. A baby cot and high chair is included, and other equipment can be supplied on request for a small additional charge.
In-villa massage can be arranged on request, using visiting therapists (extra cost applies).
A 7-seater car is available at a cost of US$35++ a day (including driver and petrol). Additional transport can be arranged; extra costs apply for longer distances and overtime/late hours.
Barbecue; safety deposit boxes; back-up generator.
5,700sqm (land) 1,100sqm (build).
Villa Waru RatesVilla Rate in US Dollar (US$)
Accomodation Rate (valid until 04 Jan 2020 )
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01 Sep to 14 Dec 2018
06 Jan to 01 Feb
11 Feb to 04 Apr
22 Apr to 14 Jun
01 Sep to 14 Dec 2019
05 Jan to 23 Jan
1 Feb to 27 Mar
3 May to 19 Jun 2020
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05 Apr to 16 Apr
15 Jun to 21 Jun
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14 Apr to 2 May
20 Jun to 26 Jun 2020
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15 Dec to 25 Dec 2018
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26 Dec to 04 Jan 2020