Villa Samadhana – Luxury Five Bedroom Villa in Sanur
Villa Samadhana is the pinnacle of style, service and spaciousness. Located in the sleepy seaside village of Ketewel on Bali’s southeast coast in Sanur, this expansive villa is set amongst sprawling lawns and exotic tropical gardens. Designed by one of Asia’s top architects, Villa Samadhana combines modern luxury with traditional elegance to create a sophisticated sanctuary perfect for weddings, special events or a peaceful family retreat.
If space, peace and privacy are what you crave, then indulge yourself at Villa Samadhana. Named after the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘inner peace, this beautiful villa has been designed to encourage guests to relax, unwind and dissolve the stresses of everyday life in a beautiful tropical. Featuring five luxurious bedrooms, an open-sided living and dining pavilion, the standout restaurant-grade kitchen, entertainment lounge, 25-metre lap pool and a full complement of staff, this palatial villa is sure to impress. The expansive property offers stunning ocean views across neighbouring rice fields with tantalising glimpses of sacred Mount Agung in the distance. Resting on an impressive 7,400 square metres, guests are privileged to an enormous amount of space. Vast rolling lawns encircle the villa with lavish gardens and water features adding to the sense of grandeur.
A stunning 25-metre infinity pool with an adjoining entertainment pavilion offers ocean views, as does the massive master bedroom. Large open-air living spaces with high vaulted ceilings enable guests to enjoy the balmy Balinese climate freely. At the same time, Thai silk furnishings and a collection of Asian antiques decorate each room uniquely. This appealing combination of space, style, service, peace and privacy makes Villa Samadhana the idyllic setting for a wedding, party or special celebration, as well as a blissful retreat for families, couples and groups of friends.
Bedrooms at Villa Samadhana
The impressive air-conditioned master suite is housed in its pavilion separated from the living and dining area and the kitchen by fish ponds and frangipani trees garlanded with orchids. Stepping stones lead to carved wooden doors that open to present a welcoming Buddha statue and a private Palimanan stone terrace.
Glass doors reveal the suite’s TV lounge furnished with two grey-silk sofas and floor cushions for watching movies on the large flat-screen satellite TV with a DVD player. Adjacent to the lounge, a small reading room enclosed by glass appears to float above a fishpond, offering glimpses of the swimming pool through an opening in the surrounding coral-limestone wall.
The bedroom itself, with its vaulted ceiling, dark teak floors, king-size bed, and glass sliding doors, opens onto a private deck overlooking lawns dotted with coconut palms and through to the crashing waves in the distance. A huge dressing area divides the bedroom from the semi-open ensuite bathroom featuring a large rectangular terrazzo bathtub, his and her vanities, and a walk-in rain shower. White shutters open onto a private garden bathroom with an outdoor shower encircled by six stone pillars and soft maiden-hair ferns.
Guest Rooms 1 & 2
The brightly decorated air-conditioned guest rooms, located in a separate structure adjacent to the dining area, have been designed for children but can easily accommodate adults. One of the rooms has a queen-size bed with large flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, while the other has twin beds and a small outdoor balcony surrounded by a lily pond. A corridor with built-in wardrobes connects the two rooms as well as providing access to the shared bathroom. Featuring grey slate walls and floors, with an indoor terrazzo bathtub and walk-in shower, the bathroom also has an outdoor shower with a cascading water-wall feature. Both rooms open onto a shared wooden deck with a daybed for relaxing.
Guest House Rooms 1 & 2
Fifty meters from the main house rests Villa Samadhana’s two-bedroom guesthouse with its traditional Alang-Alang roof. Light and airy with cream walls and teak floors, both air-conditioned rooms feature queen-sized beds with batik throws, garden bathrooms with indoor showers, and glass sliding doors that open onto a wooden deck bordering the immaculately manicured lawns. One of the bedrooms has a window seat to soak up the sun, while the other has a daybed for those inclined to take an afternoon nap. A small living area with a self-contained kitchen and breakfast bar with bar stools is between the two bedrooms.
Living Areas at Villa Samadhana
Living and Dining Pavilion
Guests are officially welcomed to Villa Samadhana in the large open-sided living and dining pavilion, cooled by ceiling fans hanging from high vaulted ceilings above polished terrazzo floors. This area overlooks the rolling lawns and striking silver-blue Madagascan palm trees, making the most of its incredible surroundings. The living room features low white-cushioned sofas, two wooden daybeds tastefully decorated with red silk cushions and a scattering of interesting artefacts. The dining area presents a solid teak table (seats 12) perfect for a Balinese banquet.
To the rear of the living pavilion is the air-conditioned TV lounge which features a large flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player and surround-sound system (which also feeds the adjoining living and dining area). For those that would rather chill out and read a book, the room opens onto a lovely timber deck overlooking a fish pond.
One of the most essential rooms in the house – the kitchen – sits behind the TV lounge. The kitchen is also accessed by a long, brushed-concrete promenade displaying a fine collection of Asian antiquities. Featuring polished granite worktops, a commercial stove, wok burner, and lots of cupboard space, it is perhaps one of the most extensive private kitchens on the island. The kitchen also opens onto a timber deck and fish pond home to three auspicious Arowana fish.
The enormous entertainment pavilion, one level down from the living and dining area and presenting ocean views, is the ultimate poolside retreat. With an Alang-Alang thatched roof and Palimanan stone floor, this room is cooled by ceiling fans and the natural sea breeze. The pavilion includes a billiard table, TV, DVD and stereo system, sofa, polished concrete bar with bar stools and washroom. The rear wall of the bar (including the fridge and water cooler) is painted with a batik motif to match the cushions on the lounge suite, adding a sense of fun and vibrancy.
A highlight of Villa Samadhana is the landscaped garden. Designed by one of Bali’s best landscape architects, Trevor Hilliar, the rolling manicured lawns, running water features, exotic trees, palms, and flowering plants complement the villa beautifully to give it its unique sense of space. The lawn area directly below the living and dining pavilion is more significant than a football field and an excellent place for the kids to run around in or host a wedding party. Not only do children love this space, so do the native birds, lizards, and butterflies.
Keen swimmers will relish the 25-meter infinity pool with its spectacular ocean views, and there’s a shallow section for children and those who would rather lie back and relax. The poolside deck, furnished with sun loungers and a white-curtained daybed, provides the perfect setting to laze the days away. For dinner parties under the stars, ask Gede, the villa manager, to set up the stone table (seats 14) on the outdoor terrace, which also features a large standing menhir stone.
7.0 km to Sukawati
13.0 km to Sanur
17.0 km to Ubud
24.0 km to Seminyak
27.0 km to Airport
Service and Facilities
Ten people (1 king, three queens, one twin). Extra beds additional charge.
Open-sided living/dining pavilion; large entertainment pavilion; air-conditioned TV lounge; guesthouse lounge.
Villa manager; chef, assistant chef; butler; driver; 2 villa attendants; 4 gardeners/ pool attendants; 4 security guards. Masseuse and babysitter on request.
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Free WiFi internet access; PABX system; landline for local calls; mobile phone coverage.
Satellite TV and DVD players; surround-sound system; CD player; iPod dock, billiard table.
Can accommodate weddings and events for up to 100 people.
Baby cot; high chair; car seat; DVDs; books; games, pool toys.
Car and driver on standby for up to 8 hours at a special daily rate of USD35++ (excludes petrol).
Back-up generator and safes.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the estate including full-time manager, chef, security