At Bendega Villas, modern Balinese architecture, abundant space, a lush tropical garden and a quiet village location close to the beach in Canggu combine to create a stunning retreat for family and friends to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Bali and for intimate and unforgettable weddings and special events.
Five-bedroom Bendega Nui and three-bedroom Bendega Rato can each be rented separately, together, or with the one-bedroom pavilion that sits between the two in a walled garden and with a plunge pool of its own, to create a total of nine bedrooms.
Bendega Rato has been carefully designed to maximise its 1,700-square metres of land amidst the rice terraces of Canggu. The villa is entered through two large Javanese antique teak doors. Guests step across a pond to the villa’s living and dining areas, with a view of the garden and swimming pool.
The villa’s main pavilion forms a rough L-shape with the living and sleeping accommodation spread across the length of the two-storey building. The 18 x 5-metre swimming pool runs parallel to the living and dining areas, with the master bedroom pavilion at one end and the pool pavilion at the other.
Living and dining - Bendega Rato has a spacious, vaulted, open-plan living and dining area. Three sets of glass doors open the room up to the outside with views of the garden and pool. The sitting room, which seats 12, is simply but very stylishly furnished with two oversized black teak sofas and armchairs set around coffee tables. Upholstery is brought to life with vibrant black and white patterned scatter cushions.
In the dining area is a spectacular black teak table also seating 12. The room is furnished with some charming antiques pieces, including a rice chest, a large glass cabinet and, mounted on the double-height wall, an ornately carved antique ‘rice house’.
Media room - Downstairs adjoining the living area is an air-conditioned media room with a 55-inch flat-screen television, Apple TV, blue-ray DVD player and a Sonos music system.
Pool pavilion - At one end of the pool is a spacious open pavilion furnished with a large daybed, antique bar and alfresco dining table with seating for 10. Relax poolside on one of the waterproof bean bags as you listen to music from the integrated Sonos music system.
Sunset terrace and rooftop balé - Capture the magical Bali sunsets from the rooftop sundeck and enjoy a cocktail on the comfortable daybed in the balé. The sundeck can be accessed either through one of the bedrooms or by a separate staircase.
Bendega Rato can accommodate six people in three king-bedded rooms in the main villa, and a separate master suite with its own plunge pool and balé is available to create a fourth double room on request. There is also capacity to add three foldaway beds for children if required. All bedrooms are generously sized, tastefully furnished, and have ensuite bathrooms and outdoor balconies or sitting areas.
Garden suite (master pavilion) - The Garden suite’s canopied, four-poster king-size bed looks out over the pool while, to the rear of the bedroom, looking out onto a private garden, is a living area equipped with a television, desk with computer and an antique daybed suitable for a small child to sleep on. The air-conditioned bathroom has a large walk-in rain shower and an outdoor stone bathtub.
Sea room (upstairs master) - This bedroom is on the upper floor in the main building. Accessed by a private walkway, a centrally placed, canopied, four-poster king-size bed looks out onto a private terrace with daybed which, in turn, overlooks the gardens, pool and rice fields. The large ensuite bathroom is fitted with an oversize tub, a walk-in rain shower and a private outdoor courtyard.
Sky room (upstairs master) - Like the Sea room, this room is reached by a private walkway, and also has a centrally placed, canopied, four-poster king-size bed. The bedroom looks out onto a private terrace with daybed and access to the rooftop sundeck and balé. The large ensuite bathroom includes an oversize tub and a walk-in rain shower.
Optional master suite (with private plunge pool) - Set in a private courtyard, this master suite is accessed through wide, sliding doors in the garden wall between the suite and the main villa. It comes complete with its own 6 x 3-metre plunge pool, sun deck and pool balé. The outdoor bathroom has a decadent stone soaking tub for two and shower. Inside, the four-poster king-size bed sits beneath a traditional thatched roof. The room is equipped with an iPod dock, television, DVD player and minibar.
- Capacity: 6 people (3 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds); 3 additional beds available on request for children; separate master suite for 2 and the adjacent Bendega Nui (5-bedrooms) can be booked in conjunction with Bendega Rato.
- Living areas: Indoor sitting room; indoor dining for 12, outdoor dining for 10 at the pool pavilion; library/TV room; rooftop sundeck and balé.
- Pool: 18m x 5m; 2nd pool (7m x 3m) in separate (optional) master suite.
- Staff: Staff of 17 includes a manager, chef, 24-hour butlers, gardener, pool attendant, 24-hour security. Babysitter, masseuse, driver and yoga instructor available on request. Staff shared with Bendega Nui.
- Dining: A wide variety of Western and Asian dishes; selection of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks; children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication: Telephones in all rooms; laptop and printer for guest use; complimentary WiFi internet access.
- Entertainment: Sonos digital music system; iPod docks in all bedrooms; 2 plasma TVs, blu-ray DVD player; books; games.
- For families: High chair; booster seat; baby cot; play mats; play pens; bicycle helmets; books, games, DVDs and toys.
- Spa: Professional therapists can be arranged via the villa manager for in-villa spa treatments (extra cost applies).
- Transport: Chauffeured personal car on standby for up to 8 hours a day at a special daily rate of US$ 25++ (Complimentary for bookings of 5 bedrooms and above). Parking space is available within the villa compound for self-drivers.
- Additional facilities: Full back-up diesel powered electrical generator; safety deposit boxes in all bedrooms; gas barbecue; pizza oven; mountain bikes (2); massage beds x 2.
- Property area: 966sqm (villa); 1,300sqm (land).
One of the great benefits of renting a villa is the option to relax and enjoy delicious food – Asian and Western – prepared where and when you desire. Bendega Villas has a full-time chef and a cook who will delight villa guests with beautifully presented dishes – from roasted vegetable salads, to Balinese chicken curry, to nasi goreng (fried rice), to perfectly cooked steak and chips. The desserts are not to be missed either. The chef is happy to try out new dishes and even to share the kitchen – especially when guests are willing to share their favourite recipes! Bendega Villas also has its own pizza oven, which produces some wonderful gourmet pizzas to order.
A suggestion menu is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alternatively, menus can be designed in consultation with the chef and villa manager. In this case, food and other supplies will be purchased by the chef and charged to guests at cost plus 20% handling fee subject to 5% service charge and thereafter 10% government tax.
Wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks are also available on request and will be charged for at the end of your stay.
Please remember while the villa’s facilities and staff capabilities are of the highest quality, the villa’s kitchen cannot maintain the same inventory as a restaurant, so please discuss meals in advance (ideally 24 hours) to allow the chef and his team time to purchase and prepare for you.
FAMILIES AT BENDEGA VILLAS
Bendega Villas is well set up for families, offering flexible bedroom configurations, plenty of garden space, and well-stocked games and TV rooms. 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. We would, however, advise caution for families with toddlers due to the numerous water features throughout the two properties.
Our friendly staff will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).
Our kitchen staff will happily prepare meals for the kids – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Bendega Burgers for brunch? Home-made pizza and ice cream for tea? No problem. The villa has a special kids menu with all the usual favourites and more.
Don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house (villa facilities include baby cots, highchairs, movies, books, games and pool toys) we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items).
And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page – there’s plenty in the area to keep all the family amused throughout the holiday.
In-villa spa treatments are easily organised at Bendega Villas. The pool pavilions, reading pavilion at Bendega Nui, and sunset pavilion at Bendega Rato are all popular massage spots, but our two massage beds can be set up anywhere you choose.
Order from a menu of deluxe treatments carried out by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply). Here’s a sample of what’s available:
Massage - Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology - Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
Body scrub - A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Manicure/pedicure - Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.