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.
About Villa Hansa
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 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. Guests can use the owners’ large personal collection of surfboards, but if surfing sounds like too much effort, 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.
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