A stunning, high-spec villa among the ricefields of Canggu minutes from the surf beach of Canggu and the famous Hotel Tugu. For a three-bedroom villa, the sheer amount of living space is surprising. Everything is over-sized of Villa Bendega Rato for optimum sociability and comfort, from the double-height living room with huge sofas and dining table that seats 12, to the stately bathtubs presiding over ricefield views.
Villa Bendega Rato features an air-conditioned media room, a poolside pavilion with comfortable seating and dining for 10, and a huge second-level terrace with rooftop bale for private sunbathing, sunset cocktails and star-gazing. With so many large living spaces, this villa encourages social interaction while at the same time offering many private corners for those who want to slip away and claim one of the many daybeds and beanbags scattered around. The stunning antiques, artefacts and textiles from across the Indonesian archipelago add a heritage patina to Bendega Rato, while state-of-the-art gadgets such as Sonos music system, 55-inch plasma TV, Apple TV and blu-ray DVD add 21st Century polish. And animating this space is a 17-strong staff (shared with Villa Bendega Nui) – among them two chefs who create magic with an extensive suggestion menu. Five minutes beyond the villa are famed surfing beaches and Seminyak is only 20 minutes away by car.
Villa Bendega Rato will suit a family of six or three couples who appreciate space to spread out. There are three spacious master bedrooms – all with supremely comfortable four-poster beds, glamorous bathrooms and private terraces. And there’s also the option of adding the separate, stand-alone master suite to the villa rental, accommodating two more guests in considerable luxury with a private plunge pool and bale. For even larger groups, the five-bedroom Villa Bendega Nui next door can be added too, giving a total of nine bedrooms.
Bedrooms at Villa Bendega Rato
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.
Living Spaces at Villa Bendega Rato
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’.
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.
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.
2.0 km to Echo Beach
11.0 km to Seminyak
18.0 km to Kuta
20.0 km to Airport
30.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
Capacity for 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.
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 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.
A wide variety of Western and Asian dishes; selection of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks; children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Telephones in all rooms; laptop and printer for guest use; complimentary WiFi internet access.
Sonos digital music system; iPod docks in all bedrooms; 2 plasma TVs, blu-ray DVD player; books; games.
High chair; booster seat; baby cot; play mats; play pens; bicycle helmets; books, games, DVDs and toys.
Professional therapists can be arranged via the villa manager for in-villa spa treatments (extra cost applies).
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.
Full back-up diesel powered electrical generator; safety deposit boxes in all bedrooms; gas barbecue; pizza oven; mountain bikes (2); massage beds x 2.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full-time manager, chef, security