Villa Kakatua is a blissful four-bedroom retreat hidden behind private walls and resting amongst lush tropical gardens, just moments from the beach in sought-after Canggu on Bali’s south-west coast. Perfect for families and groups seeking a luxurious but laid-back holiday at an affordable price, Villa Kakatua can also be booked in conjunction with the charming three-bedroom Villa Kedidi next door for a convenient seven-bedroom option.
Villa Kakatua (which means cockatoo) is beautifully designed in classic Balinese style, featuring timber pillars and high serapwood ceilings, garden bathrooms, traditional artefacts, a free-form swimming pool and a garden full of exotic plants and lush tropical greenery. Only 100m from Batu Bolong Beach – one of the islands most popular surf beaches – Villa Kakatua is in a semi-rural setting, but within easy walking distance of many of Canggu’s best beachside hang-outs, hipster health food haunts and chic designer boutiques.
Child friendly and with warm and attentive staff, guests will find it hard not to relax and unwind in this beautiful Balinese home. Perfect for families, the villa has everything from high chairs, baby cots and toddler-safe cutlery to pool toys and kids’ DVDs. The warm and hospitable staff are excellent with children and adults can relax knowing that the family is well looked after. Chill out in the poolside balé, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or enjoy a sunset cocktail at the five-star Hotel Tugu next door – the options are endless.
Bedrooms At Villa kakaktua
All four of Villa Kakatua’s air-conditioned bedrooms are similar in design with polished cream terrazzo floors, ceiling fans, beautifully carved wooden beds draped with mosquito nets and antique batik throws. Tastefully decorated with Javanese antiques and traditional paintings and portraits, the rooms are very homely and comfortable. iPod docks in all bedrooms and TV/DVD players (in all but bedroom four) add a modern touch, while the lovely garden bathrooms, dotted with bluestone pebbles and with open-air showers, inject tropical style.
The ground floor master suite (with the additional luxury of a tub in its bathroom) lies immediately off the main living area, with glass sliding doors opening onto the pool. The upstairs guest bedroom has great views over the gardens and is accessed by a wooden staircase from the living room.
Bedrooms three and four are tucked away in their own pavilion with a shared veranda for cheeky daytime naps on the comfortable bright red daybeds. One of these rooms features a giant four-poster bed large enough to sleep four children (2 of which may incur extra cost) or two adults.
Living at Villa Kakatua
Overlooking the pool, Villa Kakatua’s open-sided living area is a great place to unwind or watch a movie under the cooling breeze of the ceiling fans. Decorated with an array of Indonesian artefacts and antiques this room evokes vivid images of ‘old’ Bali. Two comfortable red sofas, topped with bright yellow and blue cushions face a carved wooden coffee table at one side of the pavilion, while a table and chairs at the other provides enough seating for four to enjoy breakfast or an afternoon snack – or perhaps a board game.
Two beautifully carved Balinese dancers pose on either side of the kitchen doors at the rear of the living room. The modern kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and all essential childrens equipment.
Standing close to the living pavilion and fringed by lush vegetation, the thatched dining balé with its solid wood table and two large bench seats provides the perfect setting for a casual dining experience.
At the heart of Villa Kakatua lies the lagoon-style salt-water swimming pool surrounded by manicured lawns and lushly landscaped gardens. Every tropical plant you can think of is on display here, from flowering frangipanis to impressive fan palms and clinging stag-horn ferns.
The delightful poolside balé is the ideal place to soak up the atmosphere or indulge in a massage or spa treatment. If a suntan is your goal, then stretch out on one of the poolside loungers, order an ice-cold drink, relax and enjoy.
0.5 km to Echo Beach
9.0 km to Seminyak
16.0 km to Kuta
20.0 km to Airport
32.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
Private swimming pool (11m x 4.7m) with US certified pool safety fence.
8 people (3 bedrooms with king-size beds; 1 with extra large bed frame containing 2 double mattresses). 2 more guests can be accommodated for an additional charge (children on existing bedding or adults on extra beds). Capacity extends to 14-16 if booked in conjunction with 3-bedroom Villa Kedidi.
Open-sided living and dining pavilion; poolside balé.
Villa manager; driver; cooks; housekeepers; gardeners; guards providing 24-hour security.
WiFi broadband internet access, PABX phone system available for local calls.IDD on request.
Satellite TV and DVD player, stereo system with CD player in living room; TV and DVD players in 3 bedrooms; iPhone/iPod docks in living room and all bedrooms.
2 baby cots (1 free, 1 with extra charge), 2 high chairs, 2 bed rails, 2 baby monitors, child car-seats (extra charge), pool fence (extra charge), pool toys, DVDs.
A driver and car (seating up to six passengers) is available for eight hours at special rates USD 25++ per day (petrol extra). Additional hours are charged at IDR50,000 per hour (approx. USD$5). A child car-seat is available on request (extra charge).
Barbecue; back-up generator; safe.
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full-time manager, chef, security