The American owners’ spiritual leanings and passion for Indonesian culture and surfing is evident throughout this delightful property which is named after Hansa, the swan that transports Saraswati, Goddess of Knowledge.
It’s therefore no coincidence that Villa Hansa is within easy access of a string of some of Bali’s finest surfing beaches; Pererenan Beach is a mere 300m walk away and legendary surfer’s haunt, Echo Beach, ten minutes by car. But for guests who prefer more leisurely, home–based pleasures there’s always the 18m infinity–edge pool, centre–stage of pretty gardens leading down to a river and terraced rice–fields, or the yoga room, which also doubles as a TV / entertainment room.
Spirituality is a recurring element, from the four ensuite bedrooms named after Hindu gods to Tibetan prayer flags and constantly burning incense, chosen for its therapeutic qualities. Manager Asmara is also the villa’s spiritual advisor and expert on Balinese traditions. He is more than happy to impart his wisdom and arrange guest participation in traditional Hindu ceremonies, such as the villa’s monthly full moon blessings or rituals at the village temple.
As avid collectors of Indonesian art and antiques, the owners’ personally sourced Indonesian pieces, including fine old textiles, antique furniture and objects, are tastefully displayed in all rooms. Committed to eco–friendly practices and a healthy lifestyle, food is predominantly local organic, recycling is encouraged and household cleaning materials are biodegradable. Supporting the local community, the villa established the Hansa Foundation, helping fund village children in the arts, sports and environmentally–aware education.
With its positive energy and genuine Balinese hospitality, Villa Hansa offers a relaxed escape, where the extremely friendly staff of ten, as well as three resident dogs, are all part of one big happy family.
Surrounded by rice fields and picturesque rural scenery, Villa Hansa is situated in Delod Padonan, one of several villages within the sleepy coastal suburb of Pererenan, part of Bali’s Badung District.
This small community offers a predominantly local flavour and opportunities to experience traditional Balinese culture; unlike other villages in the area, there is, as yet, no foreign development here. Hiking through the surrounding rice fields is possible and several naturally beautiful beaches renowned for their surf are within easy access. The nearest beach is Pererenan, at a walkable 300m, while legendary surfing spot, Echo Beach, is ten minutes by car. Bali’s premier sports and leisure club, the Canggu Club, is a 20–minute drive and offers upscale international–standard dining and leisure facilities. Bali’s most fashionable and cosmopolitan enclave, Seminyak, is around 25 minutes’ drive south; crammed with chic boutiques and hip n’ happening bars and restaurants.
|No. Bedrooms||No. Sleeps||Min. Nightly Rate||Max. Nightly Rate||4||8||995 USD||1,600 USD|
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