Villa Mana -
Villa Mana is an exceptional six-bedroom holiday villa in Bali, located in the Canggu area and offering fabulous rice field and mountain views. The revolutionary architecture and interior design embraces space and exudes style, featuring floors of continuous poured black concrete and walls crafted in a combination of glass, stone and wood. With 3.7 metre high ceilings, a sexy black décor, rooftop accommodation, water features, hanging gardens, custom designed furnishings and state-of-the-art technology, the property is vast, unique and undeniable chic. The villa comprises three air-conditioned master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two large king-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms, and a kids’ room that sleeps three. There is also an office with a queen-size bed positioned on a mezzanine level loft, suitable for a nanny or a child. There is a spacious communal area for living, lounging and dining, an 18 x 6 metre infinity-edge pool, a children’s playroom/entertainment room, an upstairs TV room and study, a poolside bale cabana, and a massive open-air rooftop deck. This impressive property is aimed at discerning guests who appreciate architectural significance, luxurious surroundings and natural beauty. It is ideal for weddings, parties and functions, and presents a team of efficient friendly staff who epitomise the legendary Balinese hospitality with a top level of service.
Villa Mana is entered via a bridge over a shallow pool fed by a water cascade and lined with black candi stone. As well as being an architectural feature of the villa, this also makes for a wonderful children's paddling pool. To the left of the entrance pool is a flat grass lawn dotted with palms and furnished with sun loungers.
Living & Dining areas
The entrance bridge leads into the reception area, open-air living and dining areas and pool deck. From here, guests’ eyes will be drawn to the highlight of Villa Mana; the amazing view of Bali's famous rice terraces and, in the evenings, magical sunsets. This beautiful vista is framed by the architecture of the building and reflected in the swimming pool. The main dining area has a large wooden table that can seat 12, and to one side of this is the main sitting area, wired for sound with a Bose CD player and comfortably furnished with deeply cushioned sofas and a coffee table. To the front is a more casual seating area that segues into the timber pool deck area spanning the expanse of the villa.
To the left of the living and dining area are the three principle ensuite bedrooms, all of which are air-conditioned. The downstairs master bedroom faces the rice terraces and features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that can be fully opened. The room is furnished with a king bed, and there is a dressing area to one side, a mirrored wall and leather-clad wardrobes. A kilim floor rug adds a splash of colour. The expansive, elongated bathroom has a skylight roof and is partially open at one end, allowing the cool breezes to permeate. It is fitted with a circular concrete bathtub, double washbasins and a pendulous rainshower that hangs above the tub. Outside of the glass doors on the deck to the pool area is a semi-private round daybed for reading and general relaxation. The other two en-suite bedrooms face the flat lawn and again the glass doors can be fully opened. Both bedrooms have king beds, built in wardrobes and desks. The bathrooms are similar to the downstairs master bathroom.
To the right of the living room is an open plan kitchen, a chef’s dream in black, separated from the living area by a floor-to-ceiling river rock wall. The kitchen has state-of-the-art cooking facilities including an imported oven and five-burner hob. It is fitted with a central island, a black mirrored splashback and black cabinets; even the refrigerator is black! Guests are welcome to cook at any time together with the chef or on their own.
Behind the kitchen and bordering the pool is a casual dining table with long bench seats accommodating up to 12. There is also a casual sitting area here furnished with a sofa and two chairs. The polished black concrete floor extends to the timber pool deck, which is furnished with all-weather rattan sunbeds and sofa-style daybeds, and dappled by five beautiful century-old white flowering frangipani trees. The 18 x 7 metre pool is designed in the style of Japanese onsen baths with four infinity edges over which the water appears to cascade into the breathtaking rice field view beyond. At one end of the pool is a ‘bale’ covered seating area and behind this is an additional open-air bathroom with outdoor shower. On the far side of the pool is a broad wooden staircase flanked by a pair of coconut palms, descending to a lower level. This is a great entrance for a wedding. The steps can be used as seats forming an amphitheatre, leading onto a huge flat lawn the size of a football pitch, bordered by flowering shrubs and trees and open to the rice terrace vista. The property is surrounded on three sides by natural river stone buttress walls that rise up to six metres. A decked walkway across the front of the villa leads to a secret spot, a huge half moon daybed, shaded by an ancient frangipani tree with red blossoms.
Further down, beyond the kitchen and approached by a narrow high passageway with black timber walls, is an enormous air-conditioned entertainment room / children’s playroom furnished with a massive sofa, armchairs and a lazy chair, and equipped with a 2.3 x 1.2 metre satellite projection screen TV/ DVD player, Fußball (table football), and shelves brimming with films, books, toys and games.
Children’s & Master Bedrooms
Opposite the entertainment room is an air-conditioned children’s bedroom with twin beds and a trundle bed. Next to this is an air-conditioned office with a glass topped writing desk, and a queen bed on a mezzanine platform above. Both of these rooms share a large bathroom. Here, a square polished concrete bathtub with a rainshower is flanked by a pandanus tree that reaches up towards a semi-open glass roof.
There are more surprises to come… The rooftop of Villa Mana supports two more master bedrooms, a TV room / study, and an abundance of open-air space for lounging, dining, reclining and relishing the extraordinary 180° views over the rice fields to the sea and the distant mountains. Sunsets from this lofty perch are awesome! The breezy roof terrace presents an open-air sitting area with a huge cushioned built-in daybed under a pergola roof. The concrete deck is also furnished with a number of daybeds and umbrellas, and a wooden outdoor table for 12, which is perfect for sunset cocktails. The two air-conditioned master bedrooms feature walls of glass and Chinese-styled sliding doors. Both rooms are furnished with king size beds crafted in leather, huge mirrors and black lamps. Each bedroom also showcases a padded screen wall cloaked in black and gold silk, and a chair in the same fabric. Each huge ensuite bathroom incorporates a dressing area with mirror-fronted wardrobes, a central polished concrete vanity unit with sunken sculptured washbasins, a walk-in rainshower with timber decking underfoot, and a deep Japanese wooden bathtub for two, fashioned in suar wood. The toilet in each bathroom is situated in a large cubicle hidden by soft white drapes. The air-conditioned TV room / study is furnished with a black leather sofa and ottoman, and a glass topped desk with a chair and a reading lamp. This spacious room is also equipped with a large flat screen TV and DVD player.
Villa Mana caters to children of all ages. For babies, a sleeping cot is available, as well as two highchairs and pool toys. WiFi connection to the internet is available on-site at no additional charge.
Villa Mana is hidden away in the traditional village of Babakan, just ten minutes’ drive from the beach at Canggu on Bali’s southwest coast. This out of town setting offers the double attraction of being close to everything that guests might need, while also presenting a fascinating insight into the traditions of rural Bali. The nearby Echo Beach, with its world-class surf breaks and panoramic coastline views, is the place where the local community gathers in the evenings to watch the legendary sunsets. The trendy Seminyak area is just 25 minutes’ drive from the villa, presenting an exciting nightlife, together with a plethora of trendy boutiques, luxurious spas, and internationally acclaimed restaurants – including the famous ‘Ku Dé Ta’, ‘Sarong’, ‘Living Room’, ‘Hu’u’ and ‘La Lucciola’.
The location of Villa Mana offers easy access up to the mountains and rice terraces on the western slopes of the island, and is just twenty minutes’ drive from the Sunset Route, gateway to the eastern side of the island. The international airport is about 50 minutes’
drive depending on the traffic. The location is also convenient for all of the shopping malls and main tourist attractions. Easily accessible sporting amenities include the nearby ‘Nirwana Bali Golf Course’. Designed by Greg Norman, this was voted the number 1 golf course in Indonesia; it is situated beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot. For horse lovers, the ‘Kuda P’ riding stables is close by and the ‘Umalas Equestrian Centre’ is just a few kilometres away.
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