Arsana means ‘flow’ in Sanskrit, and not only does the villa’s name aptly describe the Sungi River that meanders past its lower boundary, but also the way The Arsana Estate’s individual bedroom and living pavilions cascade down the hillside into a valley of birdsong. Scores of eye-catching butterfly and bird species, including kingfishers, flit through the expansive terraced gardens and trees throughout the day, while the cicadas and frogs take over the nightshift with their chirping melodies and bass notes. Indeed, water features large at The Arsana Estate, where ponds, water walls, waterfalls, and an 18 x 8-metre swimming pool with a separate children’s section will refresh, relax and delight villa guests.
Arsana means ‘flow’ in Sanskrit, and not only does the villa’s name aptly describe the Sungi River that meanders past its lower boundary, but also the way The Arsana Estate’s individual bedroom and living pavilions cascade down the hillside into a valley of birdsong. Scores of eye-catching butterfly and bird species, including kingfishers, flit through the expansive terraced gardens and trees throughout the day, while the cicadas and frogs take over the nightshift with their chirping melodies and bass notes. Indeed, water features large at The Arsana Estate, where ponds, water walls, waterfalls, and an 18 x 8-metre swimming pool with a separate children’s section will refresh, relax and delight villa guest.
The villa’s sleek modern structures, with their ironwood shingle roofs and abundance of glass, reflect the ambiance of the location and the purity of the natural surroundings, while the interiors are characterised with a bold use of colour and super-comfortable furnishings. A fully stocked bar with red lanterns and matching cushioned bar stools is an obvious focal point, as is the home theatre and games room complete with a pool table.
Valuable and renowned artworks line much of what solid wall space there is, while the front facade of the living pavilion is an abstract notion of floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows that remain open to the elements. The villa’s five double bedroom suites (all contain annexes suitable for children), each housed in its own private stand-alone pavilion, are spread leisurely across the terraces of the estate.
Fully outfitted for families, with a profusion of kids’ toys, plus games and activities for adults too! This stunning sanctuary with its team of personal butlers, housekeepers and chefs, offers guests nothing but pleasure and relaxation.
The contemporary Bali style architecture at The Arsana Estate incorporates Feng Shui, spiritual, symbolic and Western spacial elements, as well as bold colour-themed interior design aesthetics, surrounded by the ever-present embrace of the jungle and river. Approached via an enchanting courtyard, an avenue of palms and a dramatic, four-metre-wide stairway, the main U-shaped pavilion presides over the gardens and swimming pool. There, a grand entrance hall is flanked by two wings with an open-air terrace in-between. One wing comprises a living area, bar and TV room, and the other presents a dining room, feature kitchen and a games room. The living and dining spaces are wrapped in glass doors and windows that can be opened up for a semi-alfresco experience. The swimming pool, pool lounge and massage rooms are positioned on a lower level and linked by a waterfall from the terrace above. The five bedrooms are leisurely spread throughout the grounds, housed in stand-alone pavilions.
LIVING AND DINING AREAS
- Living room and bar
The living area overlooks the pool from the upper level of the main pavilion. Glass doors open out onto a terrace and a big red sofa provides an abundance of comfortable seating around a coffee table. Adjacent to the living area is a well-stocked cocktail bar stylishly crafted in black granite and ideal for parties and other special events. The bar is complemented by six red bar stools, red lanterns and ceiling-mounted speakers.
- Home theater
A self-contained home theatre is situated in the same wing as the living area. This cozy-yet-spacious air-conditioned room is wired for surround-sound and fully equipped with a 60-inch satellite-channel TV, a DVD player with a good selection of movies for both adults and children and Wii. Presenting an olive green colour scheme, this delightful family room is furnished with a segmented sofa and beanbags.
- Dining room and breakfast pergola
The dining area is situated opposite the living area and bar in the main pavilion. Here, a glass-topped table for 12 is flanked by royal-blue-cushioned dining chairs. Adjacent, but outdoors, is a breakfast area with a terracotta tiled floor sheltered by a pergola roof dripping in white-flowering thunbergia. Furnished with a table for ten, this is a great spot to start the day.
Fashioned in terrazzo and stainless steel, The Arsana’s feature kitchen presents wall units in a chic shade of French navy and a four-burner hob. A fully equipped service kitchen is located behind here, out of sight. The kitchen’s L-shaped bar counter serves as an alternative venue for breakfast and seats eight guests on funky white stools.
- Games room
The air-conditioned, self-contained games room is characterised by a blue décor, and equipped with a pool table and a cupboard full of board games. Two big blue armchairs and some high stools are positioned next to a bar-shelf and a large wall mirror. A guest washroom is conveniently situated off this room.
- Master suite
This yellow-themed, fully air-conditioned suite is ideal for a family; comprising a master bedroom with king-size bed, dressing area and bathroom, a TV room equipped with satellite-channel TV/DVD player and furnished with a daybed (which doubles as a bed suitable for two children), and a glass-walled study. An additional room is furnished with a daybed that also converts to a small double bed or two single beds suitable for children, while an open-air sunken lounge at the front provides a private place to relax upon a huge cushioned sofa while enjoying views of the gardens and river valley.
Bordered by a fish-filled lily pond and guarded by a serene Buddha statue, the master bathroom is fitted with a sunken tub and walk-in monsoon shower. Glass doors fold open to create an alfresco bathing experience.
- Guest suites
The three guest suites are furnished with queen-size beds, one of which can be converted into twins. Each suite is housed within a self-contained pavilion with windows on two sides that open to the view, and a covered terrace at the front furnished with armchairs. Each suite follows a cheery colour theme in blue, green, or red – with soft furnishings and high quality artwork in coordinating hues.
- The newly built fifth bedroom
namely the Orange Room, (with its own bathroom) is attached to the red guest suite. It also has twin beds which can be combined to create a queen. This room also has three sets of bunk beds, making it suitable for up to 8 children in total, or a large family. All suites are equipped with cable TVs and DVD players and incorporate huge daybeds set within a window recess, which can each sleep two to three children. Positioned between the sleeping area and the bathroom of each suite is a dressing room with twin wash basins, large wall mirrors, storage and hanging space. Each cream terrazzo ensuite is identical to the master bathroom in configuration and outlook.
Their Chef at Arsana Estate is definitely the jewel in their crown. His previous appointments include Executive Chef at the world-renowned 5-star Pan Pacific Hotel, as well as winner of numerous Master Chef Awards in Indonesia and Asia. Guests are encouraged to speak with him with regards meal options, specific dietary requirements and any special requests they may have during their stay. The villa offers a suggestion menu (featuring Indonesian and International dishes) to make ordering easier, but they hope that guests do take advantage of their highly skilled and talented Chef, who brings with him a myriad of dishes from all over the world.
Being in Bali, this is a good opportunity to try favourite Indonesian dishes such as Nasi Goreng (fried rice) Mie Goreng (fried noodles), or Soto Ayam (spicy chicken soup), as well as Nasi Campur – the everyday Balinese meal that can be customised to suit the occasion. Nasi Campur is comprised of rice and a selection of vegetables, meat or fish and other accompaniments that might include egg, tofu, and the fried soybean cakes known as ‘tempe’. Another ‘must try’ is Rendang Daging – a famous Indonesian delicacy created from succulent chunks of beef stewed in coconut cream and spices.
Salads include squid with green mango; grilled prawn with pomelo and apple, and Caesar with grilled chicken, while other Western dishes on the menu include hamburgers, pizzas, pasta, and delights such as grilled tenderloin with asparagus and oyster sauce, or rolled chicken breast stuffed with emmental cheese and cream mushroom sauce. Tapas and snacks include traditional Indonesian Tahu Isi – stuffed tofu, and chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce. Dessert specialities such as watermelon granite with vanilla yogurt, and jackfruit fritters with pineapple sauce (made from estate-grown fruit), are not to be missed. Beverages include freshly squeezed fruit juices, spirits, wines and cocktails.
To get the best out of the kitchen, it is a good idea to plan meals the evening before or over breakfast so that the staff can arrange deliveries or do the shopping in a timely fashion during the day. All groceries and beverages are charged at cost price plus a 20% handling fee which is subject to service charge and government tax. Guests will be requested to provide a float for groceries in advance with the amount dependent on the number of guests. Staff will shop and keep the receipts for your reference.
The Arsana Estate has a dedicated team of 16 staff, including eight from the local community who are happy for guests accompany them at village ceremonies and events to give them the inside scoop on Bali life and culture.
- Full-time manager
The Arsana’s full-time manager and years of experience working at the highest levels within the Bali hospitality world. His job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property, and to assist guests during their stay and is on call 24 hours a day.
- Full-time chef/cook
The chef prepares daily lunch and dinner, according to the wishes and whims of guests Healthy foods are specialties but the chef can also bring a smile to the faces of comfort food fans and is a dab hand with fried chicken. The chef is assisted by Butlers who will take care of your needs at breakfast time – that most important meal of the day.
The champions of all things domestic, our butlers will look after villa guests throughout the day, serving food, snacks and beverages and assisting the kitchen at meal times as well as attending to all of the daily cleaning duties at the villa.
Two gardeners tend the garden at The Arsana keeping it looking spick and span and hugely tropical.
- Spa/massage/yoga & fitness
Off-site, fully trained spa staff will visit the villa upon request to provide a range of spa and massage treatments. Fitness trainers and yoga instructors can also attend guests at the villa (extra fees apply).
The villa is kept safe and secure 24 hours a day by 5 security guards working in shifts.
- Maintenance/pool attendant
Should your air-conditioned need attention, don’t despair. Gusti is on hand to fix it – or anything else that needs an overhaul. Unfortunately, the pool doesn’t clean itself, so every morning Gusti will be out there discreetly taking care of business so you can enjoy your poolside experience even more.
FAMILIES AT THE ARSANA ESTATE
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families, and the owners of The Arsana Estate have three young children, so the villa has evolved around their needs. Family-friendly advantages of villa stays include having access to your own private facilities, such as a swimming pool, living space and gardens, and having the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
As well as offering plenty of space for children to let off steam, including a large flat lawn complete with football goal, The Arsana Estate has a kids’ pool adjoining the main swimming pool; a children’s play area with a trampoline and basketball hoop; three bicycles; extensions to the master suite and one of the guest suites incorporating kids’ sleeping areas; two self-contained TV Rooms with DVD players; Nintendo Wii, and a library of kids’ DVDs. Additionally, there is a dedicated games room with a cupboards full of board games, toys and children’s books. The villa’s fifth bedroom makes a great kids ‘dormitory’ and chill-out room, sleeping up to eight and equipped with electronic games (PS3 and Wii) plus a TV and DVD player.
The Arsana Estate’s team of friendly staff will make your children feel as welcome as adults – whether it’s playing indoor or outdoor games (football, badminton or basketball), escorting them on nature walks within the grounds, or including them as guests at a village ceremony. Having these willing helpers on hand also gives you plenty of flexibility and freedom to do your own exploring beyond the villa.
Although equipped kitchens allow you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef/cook and they will take care of the rest. Spaghetti in the sunset balé at six? Poolside pancakes for breakfast? No problem.
Neither do you have to worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything they don’t have in-house (villa facilities include baby cots, highchairs, car seats and much more) we can hire on your behalf.
Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask their staff to bring the spa to you! They can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of The Arsana Estate by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply).
WEDDINGS & CELEBRATIONS
The substantial open space within the garden, combined with the grandiose property and its extensive facilities, makes The Arsana Estate the ideal tropical setting for parties, weddings, reunion celebrations, barbecues and other functions. Special events will be coordinated by professional outside caterers who have the world-class expertise to prepare a sumptuous feast at the villa, in addition to the coordination of decorations, flowers, lighting, sound systems and entertainment.
Groups of up to 60 seated guests can be indulged with a sizzling barbecue beside the pool at sunset, and the elevated terrace above the pool can be transformed into a stage for Balinese dance performances. The entrance hall and bar are perfect for a cocktail reception (up to 80 guests). Please check with us for all costs and conditions.
Approximate geographic location for display purposes only.
The Arsana is located 11km from Tanah Lot sea temple, in the sleepy village of Tohjiwa Nyambu in the Tabanan Regency. This beautiful rural area of rice fields and jungle-clad river valleys, is a nature lovers’ paradise. The enchanting village of Tohjiwa Nyambu is a stunning example of a traditional Balinese community, and is regarded as one of the prettiest villages on the island. The area is great for cycling (bicycles are available at the villa for guest use) and, by taking advantage of this facility, guests can enjoy a privileged insight into the agricultural, religious and daily life of the villagers. ‘Nirwana Bali Golf Course’ (10km) was designed by Greg Norman and voted the number one golf course in Asia. The coastline (11km) is rugged and the beaches more suited to surfing than swimming.
Things to do
Dandiputera The Arsana Estate’s manager, will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.
In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.
- The Arsana Estate is close to the famous temple at Tanah Lot (11 km), although in peak season a few too many tourists may transform a sunset visit into more of a heaving photo opportunity than a moving experience. Visiting early in the morning (8-9am) provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.
- A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (11km) where a number of cafes offer good sunset views and cold beer. This area is being heavily upgraded with a high-end villa-hotel, Sea Sentosa, being built, drawing in other shops and restaurants. Note that the beach here is dark volcanic sand and the waters are better suited to surfing, having a pronounced swell and rip, rather than children’s swimming. (Better kids’ paddling/sandcastle beaches are in Seminyak and Kuta). Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast is also a good sunset spot.
- Play a round at the unbelievably scenic Nirwana Bali Golf Course (10 km). Bordered by ocean and rice fields and just down from Tanah Lot sea temple, no wonder this championship-standard course (designed by golf legend, Greg Norman) is frequently voted number one in Asia.
Echo Beach - 11 kms
Canggu Club - 12 kms
Kerobokan - 13 kms
Seminyak - 18 kms
Kuta - 23 kms
Nirwana Bali Golf Club - 10 kms
Tanah Lot Sea Temple - 11 kms
Waterbom Park - 24 kms
Denpasar International Airport - 28 kms
Ubud - 37 kms
Mt Batukaru - 35 kms
Elephant Safari Park - 47 kms
|Period||Date range||Minimum night stay||Nightly rates|
|Low Season||24 Oct 2021 - 14 Dec 2021||2||US$680|
|High Season||15 Dec 2021 - 25 Dec 2021||4||US$860|
Capacity: 8 adults and 6 kids (4 bedrooms: 3 ensuite rooms with king-size beds, one of which is convertible to twins; 1 kids room with 6 single beds in 3 bunks plus twin beds that convert to king). 2 extra beds may be set up on guest request at additional charge.
All rates are subject to change without prior notice
All rates are subject to 15.5% tax and service charge
Complimentary services includes in the villa rate:
- Exclusive use of the villa and the services of its team of staff
- 1 car and driver daily(excluding arrival and departure days)
- Private movie theater
- 3 Bicycles
- Basketball hoop
Optional services (at additional cost):
- Airport transfers
- F&B system: Grocery bills plus 20%++ surcharge
- In-house Massage or Spa treatments
Check-in time and check-out times are 3:00pm and noon
A security deposit may be payable upon arrival at the property