A chic and contemporary open-air pavilion that has been styled by leading international interior designer Elaina Myers, and what a show she has created. Several lounging zones are arranged atop the marble floors, and a huge day bed is poised ideally below a skylight. A dining area for ten lies beneath the exposed beams of the pitched white ceiling. The pavilion features a guest kitchen and bar. The Villa Simona Oasis chef’s sizeable professional kitchen looks across the chequerboard garden to a sparkling 12-meter swimming pool flanked by a furnished sun deck, a view of volcanic stone sculptures recessed into the garden.
The poolside entertainment balé has a stylish black and white striped lounge seating, casual dining for eight, and two fabulous black cane egg chairs suspended from the roof. Five bedrooms of Villa Simona Oasis are scattered around the central pavilion, with two offering seclusion, and three positioned close together to form an ideal set-up for families or groups holidaying together. Tranquil views of the sacred river and a temple are captured from bedrooms, a private riverside balé, and even from the guest bathrooms, offering a glimpse into the daily religious rituals of the Balinese. Discreet paths link bedrooms to each other and across a bit of bridge to the beautiful spa secluded in a quiet corner.
Among the 14 staff of Villa Simona Oasis are experienced spa therapists to deliver traditional massages and Javanese body scrubs. The private chef provides a delicious healthy spa menu and a host of Indonesian dishes and Western meals for every taste. As well as enjoying Villa Simona Oasis’ unique rural setting, guests are only a 15-minute walk away from Echo Beach, one of the most famous surf breaks inCanggu, and home to a host of laid-back bars and beachside dining venues. This is the place to sit back with an ice-cold beer and enjoy a spectacular Bali sunset.
Bedrooms at Villa Simona Oasis
The stunning wrap-around balcony overlooking two tranquil streams marks the Darma suite as the estate’s premier bedroom. Huge windows and sacred-spring-fed water features flank the Balinese doors that welcome you inside. Darma has a separate dressing room, a desk, a soft sofa, and comfortable chairs facing a TV and DVD overlooking the garden and pool. The enormous bathroom has a fabulous central jacuzzi set under a curtained balé, twin sinks, and a large rain shower. Chill on the furnished balcony and listen to music, read or soak up the tropical ambiance.
Tucked into a quiet corner of Villa Simona Oasis is this lovely room with a pretty furnished balcony overlooking flowering gardens. The ‘opium’ style queen-size bed is sumptuously cushioned and backed by sliding woven panels that open – or close – to the private bathroom where a freestanding bathtub overlooks flowering hibiscus and a manicured walled garden. Volcanic stone accents the floors, and wall motifs highlight this stylish Balinese-style bathroom complete with a rain shower and twin sinks. Back in the bedroom, a sofa is poised for watching DVDs in air-conditioned comfort.
Closer to the central living pavilion is this beautiful riverside bedroom with corner windows where you can lose yourself while gazing out over the river and into the equatorial forest from a cushioned sofa. Sliding panels back the king-size bed to the bathroom, where an open-air shower is perfect for lavations under the stars, and a freestanding tub sits amid black volcanic stones. The bathroom has a relaxing undercover daybed and a bar fridge.
The carved Balinese doors to Nakula are directly opposite Sahadewa, making this riverside suite of two bedrooms perfect for families. Stylish cane twin beds, which convert to king-size, are side by side, and a matching ‘opium’ style sofa lies in front of the TV and DVD. Large windows overlook the jungle and river. The connected bathroom has a freestanding travertine tub in a small walled garden with an open-air shower, undercover daybed, twin sinks, and bar fridge.
Beyond Sahedewa and Nakula, the Arjuna bedroom has a private entrance and a lush lawn fringed with opulent gardens, pathways to the spa, and a divine private curtained balé overlooking the river. Ideal for couples wanting a romantic hideaway, Arjuna has a furnished terrace and an elegant interior with a king-size bed at the center of the room. Sliding panels open to the bathroom, a large walled garden, freestanding tub, double vanity, and rain shower housed behind an opaque glass door.
Living Spaces at Villa Simona Oasis
Facing the swimming pool at the heart of the estate, the wall-less raised living pavilion forms the villa’s social hub. The guest kitchen and bar with seating for three is a central feature of this great and contemporary space. Groups of comfortable chairs and cane sofas sprinkle this space with cylindrical glossy black coffee tables that move around on concealed wheels, adding a funky touch. The fan-cooled living space has a great cushioned daybed poised perfectly beneath a brilliant skylight. Charming freshwater ponds, which are fed from a sacred spring, provide a vibrant ambiance.
Feet are kept continually cool on the marble floors. A long timber table provides dining for ten people on chic black and white woven chairs reminiscent of Paris cafés. Above the table are two fabulous shells and crystal chandeliers that chime delicately in the tropical breeze. A few steps away is a high guest bathroom with fantastic views over the river and a Hindu temple through cut-out screen windows.
A large wooden deck, furnished with single and double sun loungers shaded by tasteful black and white striped umbrellas, surrounds the 12-meter infinity-style swimming pool. A spacious balé houses an excellent dining area for eight people and has multiple sitting areas. The black and white theme keeps the style fluid. Gaze back over the river and watch out for exquisite butterflies, birds, and monitor lizards that love nothing more than to languish in the tropical sun.
Beyond the pool, where the two rivers join as one, is the villa’s delightful spa. Here, two large daybeds and therapy balés form a wonderful and romantic retreat.
Service and Facilities
4500 m² Property Area
1500 m² Building Area
Swimming pool: Swimming pool: 13 x 6m
12 Seat Table for Dining
Fully staff including manager
CD Player/Stereo System
Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress)
HairdryersiPod /iPod Dock/SpeakersIron/Board
Laundry Service (Sent out)
Main Dining (12 persons)
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the estate including full-time manager, chef, security