The Dea Villas Estate is an exclusive, luxurious and very special tropical haven offering four unique residences that can sleep any combination of guests from a couple up to a group of 20+. Each villa has its own character and style, from ultra-contemporary to whimsical heritage chic, and is privately secluded in its own garden with pool and outdoor pergola or balé, yet all link together to make the perfect venue for a wedding, executive retreat, extended family get-together or special interest group.
The estate’s fabulous shared facilities include a private spa, air-conditioned gym and a children’s playground, while a superb staff team are on hand to provide polished service and gourmet meals as and when you wish. Although set among a sea of rice fields, The Dea Villas are only five minutes from Berawa Beach on Bali’s south-west coast and 15 minutes from the buzz of cosmopolitan Seminyak; transport to these or Bali’s many other attractions can be organised via your villa manager at a special daily rate.
Bedroom options range in number from 12 (when all four villas are booked together) to the hopelessly romantic, one-bedroomed, Villa Radha – and almost any number in between.
Bedroom at Villa Radha
Villa Radha is rustic romance personified – a jungle hideaway surrounded by lotus ponds in a dreamlike world of its own. Inside this traditional teak wood building is a beautifully proportioned bedroom with regal king-size bed and an eclectic collection of chairs. Contrasting with the building’s 100-year history and whimsical furnishings and artefacts are some 21st century features: an upholstered daybed, a 47-inch TV with satellite channels and DVD player, an iPod dock and air-conditioning.
A few steps lead down from the bedroom to an indoor-outdoor bathroom. This space has a more contemporary feel, with polished concrete walls, non-slip floors and a glazed pergola roof. There’s a dressing area, a vanity with twin basins, a walk-in rain shower and a magnificent two-person alfresco bathtub carved out of a single piece of river rock.
Living Spaces at Villa Radha
Villa Radha has a surprisingly wide choice of living areas for a one-bedroom property. For air-conditioned comfort, there’s the sitting and TV area within the bedroom while, for breezy alfresco living, the large veranda has a cool, Somerset Maugham-style vibe complete with old planters chairs for reclining at sunset, G&T in hand (nicely chilled thanks to the fridge in the adjoining kitchenette). The smaller gladak with its hatch opening onto a cute mini-me veranda offers an intimate space for reading or breakfasting and is furnished with a small table for three. And at the end of the water-garden, beyond the lagoon-style plunge pool is a sun deck with two loungers and a cushion-covered balé, just the spot to hideaway with a good book. Tucked away in another corner of the garden is a double hammock surrounded by tropical blooms.
Bedroom at Villa Amy
Villa Amy’s three bedrooms offer a level of privacy that is rare in similar-sized villas in Bali. With soaring ceilings, floors of terrazzo or teakwood edged in acid-washed marble, they are infused with light from towering windows and extra-wide sliding doors that open onto private garden terraces and tropical bathrooms with double basins, rain showers and double bathtubs carved from river rock. All have air-conditioning and overhead fans, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. And throughout each room are scattered glorious oriental and Indonesian antiques, curios, carvings and ceramics.
The palatial master bedroom suite is simply stunning. Between soaring reclaimed teak wood pillars raised on terrazzo plinths rests a king-size bed cocooned by billowing net curtains to create a room-within-a-room. A large sitting area with deeply cushioned over-size sofa and armchairs leads onto a sun-drenched terrace with double sunbed looking over a foliage-strewn pond towards the living pavilion below. Behind the bed is a huge dressing area and to the side are sliding doors to an enormous semi-open bathroom with statement river-stone bathtub set by an antique Chinese screen.
Behind the master bedroom suite and under the same soaring roof is a guest bedroom. Here, twin beds flanked by built-in wardrobe and dressing tables face a small sun terrace guarded by a Ganesha statue and, to one side, a tropical garden bathroom.
Occupying its own pavilion on the lower terrace is a second guest bedroom. Defining the space is the four-pillar core of a traditional joglo, into which a king-size bed sits on a raised terrazzo platform. To one side, a daybed rests between twin desks; on the other, sliding doors open onto a private garden. Beyond the dressing area is a large bathroom under a separate pavilion roof, with a huge river-rock tub for sun-bright or starlight bathing.
Living Spaces at Villa Amy
Sitting at the centre of Villa Amy, with rice-terrace views beyond louvered shutters, is the open-sided, fan-cooled antique joglo living pavilion with its magnificently carved pillars and ornate ceiling. On one side, parallel to a pond complete with fire-bowl and carved sandstone screen, sits a four-metre-long teak wood table that, with tub chairs at the heads and cushioned benches on both sides, seats 10 with space to spare. On the other side, an over-sized sofa and chairs looks onto the waterfall-fed swimming pool and, rising above, the master bedroom pavilion. Hidden behind a wall of reclaimed brick is a small but well-equipped kitchen with two fridges, wine fridge, espresso machine and a walk-in pantry.
In the garden are more corners for relaxation. On the poolside sundeck a pair of sun loungers sit side-by-side, and a daybed shaded by an age-greyed thatch roof is raised on river rocks for a better view of the rice terraces. All three bedrooms boast delightfully private seating in a hidden garden setting.
Bedroom at Villa Sarasvati
Villa Sarasvati offers four spacious bedroom suites, each with a dressing area and a light-filled bathroom that spills onto either a private garden or terrace. Each bedroom comes with an iPod dock, 32-inch TV with satellite channels and DVD player, air-conditioning, overhead fan (for the master suites), and a window seat that converts to a single bed for kids.
Master bedroom suites
Two ground-floor master bedroom suites feature king-size beds on reclaimed teakwood floors, huge dressing areas and equally generous garden bathrooms with twin vanities, rain shower cubicles and terrazzo bathtubs. One of the master suites has its own private garden with seating.
The two second-level guest bedrooms offer the flexibility of twin beds which convert to kings, an indoor shower room and a private sun-terrace resplendent with statement bathtub for alfresco bathing.
Living Spaces at Villa Sarasvati
The huge living pavilion is a magnificent open-plan space with glass doors running the length of three walls that can be closed for air-conditioned comfort or flung open onto the pool and garden for fan-cooled tropical living.This is the place for lavish entertaining – either at the huge suar-wood dining table which accommodates 14 on bench seating, in the lounge area furnished with extra deep cushioned wicker sofas, or in the adjoining open-sided garden room. Beyond the marble-topped bar counter is the open-plan guest kitchen equipped with welcome extras such as espresso machine and wine fridge. Out of sight behind closed doors is the staff kitchen. Comfy sofas and king-size velour banquette shug the walls of the upper-level air-conditioned TV lounge, facing a 52-inch TV with DVD player and surround-sound system. A desk, a shelf of books on Bali and a Yamaha piano make this a truly multi-functional family room. The shaded terraces running the length of both floors of the two-storey wing accord further private relaxation areas, with clusters of casual seating and cushioned daybeds. There’s lots of outdoor living space too. In addition to the large semi-alfresco seating area adjoining the living pavilion, sun loungers line the ironwood pool deck and two antique pondoks (rice-field shelters) create private garden sanctuaries overlooking a giant chess board and petanque court.
Bedroom at Villa Sati
Four spacious bedroom suites are named after fragrant flowers that grow in Villa Sati’s gardens – Mawar, Melati, Kantil and Kamboja. Each enjoys an unusual degree of privacy, occupying its own pavilion – a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Javanese joglo with a central core of carved teakwood pillars, and walls of sliding doors and windows overlooking the garden. Each bedroom has a recessed three-metre long daybed that doubles as a bed for a child, and private terrace with daybed or chairs facing the pool. One is furnished with a king bed, while the other three have king-sized beds that convert to twins. All come with iPod dock, 32-inch TV with satellite channels and DVD player, and a choice of air-conditioning and overhead fan. Generous dressing areas open onto a garden bathroom with twin basins, walk-in rain shower, non-slip acid-washed marble floors and a statement bathtub.
Living Spaces at Villa Sati
Complementing its heritage-themed architecture, Villa Sati’s large open-sided, fan-cooled living pavilion is embellished with fascinating oriental antiques and tribal artefacts from the owners’ personal collection. This is a comfortable space for family and friends to socialise on the casual rattan lounge seating or gather at the three-metre long dining table. Beyond an ornate Balinese door set into a feature wall of reclaimed brick is the guest kitchen– well equipped with all those holiday essentials: an espresso machine and wine fridge full of fine Champagne. Tucked out of sight is the staff kitchen.
Lying at the centre of the large gardens is the lagoon-style pool and an amphitheatre-style performance space, perfect for traditional Balinese dances or wedding blessings. Loungers stretch out on the sun terrace and, peeking out from the ring of bedroom pavilions, an authentic old lumbung (rice barn) provides an intriguing space for retreat or play.
Service and Facilities
Consist of 4 unique, private, self-contained but adjoining villas comprising: 2 x 4-bedroom; 1 x 3-bedroom; 1 x 1-bedroom villas
Standard capacity ranges from 1 – 24 guests
Each villa has its own swimming pool and sun deck set within private gardens
All villas have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, dining areas and equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. The larger villas also feature TV rooms fitted with state-of-the-art audi-visual equiment
The Dea Villas Estate shares a large team of professional staff, including a villa manager; supervisors; guest services assistant; butlers; chefs and cooks; maintenance engineers; gardeners; security. Additional staff (eg babysitters, massage and beauty therapists) are available at additional charge
A priced menu of Balinese, Indonesian, Asian, Western, vegetarian and kids’ dishes; Indonesian and Chinese set meals; barbecue menus; off-menu requests also accommodated (including special diets)
WiFi internet access throughout; telephone landline for local and international calls; office fax and printer available (extra charges apply)
Satellite-channel TVs, DVD players and iPod docks in all bedrooms. Larger TV screens and pianos available in Villa Dewi Sri and Sarasvati’s TV rooms
The Dea Villa Estate is very well equipped for families with young children. Among the many facilities are a children’s playground with swings, slides, sandpit and Wendy house
The estate’s exclusive Dea Spa offers a comprehensive spa menu (extra costs apply) and is equipped with massage beds, large traditional sauna, and whirlpool-style outdoor tub
A car with driver is available for up to 8 hours a day at an additional cost
Events for up to 80 people (60 seated) can be held at Dea Villas
Barbecue; back-up generator; safety deposit box in all bedrooms
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full-time manager, chef, security