Villa Asta is a peaceful, luxurious, 5-bedroom residence designed with the flexibility to accommodate groups of up to 10 adults, or 4 adults accompanied by up to 12 children. With its sophisticated ambience, it is ideally suited for discerning groups of friends or families who want to experience the very best of Bali. The Villa is nestled in the heart of the Batubelig area, less than 10 minutes walk to the beach on Bali’s south-western coast, and just a few minutes’ drive from the trendy Seminyak area, with its glamorous lifestyle and wide choice of top, internationally-acclaimed restaurants.
Bordered by rice fields, the setting is serene and beautiful, within a neighbourhood that is home to some of the most prestigious properties on the island. On a clear day, the vista is blessed with the magical sight of the mountains. The nearby beaches are renowned for their world-class surf breaks and panoramic coastline views. Batubelig Beach is quiet and peaceful, while Seminyak Beach is the playground of the rich and famous; the spot where the local and expatriate communities gather every evening to enjoy Bali’s legendary sunsets. Seminyak boasts a plethora of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, sumptuous spas, fashionable boutiques and famous restaurants including ‘Ku Dé Ta’, ‘Kafé Warisan’, ‘Living Room’, ‘Hu’u’ and ‘La Lucciola’.
Villa Asta is located 25 minutes from the international airport, and is also convenient for all of the main shopping malls, Waterbom Park, and tourist attractions such as the dramatic and venerated Tanah Lot sea temple, perched on a craggy wave-lashed rock at the edge of the foaming white surf of the Indian Ocean.
Villa Asta was designed by the internationally-acclaimed architect, Guy Morgan, with sumptuous interiors and landscaping by Dean Kempnich. The property is entered through an ornately framed wooden doorway, behind which stands a Balinese Hindu feature known as the ‘aling aling’ – a short screen wall devised to protect the property from troublesome and malign influences, because evil spirits have great difficulty in turning corners! A waterfall cascades into the pool producing a “glass like” view across the pool to the feature bale. This also has the effect of producing gasps of surprise and delight from the guests as they step past the wall and view the property for the first time. Boasting contemporary minimalist architecture and a tropical open-living concept with Balinese influences, Villa Asta is comprised of 4 separate living, dining and sleeping pavilions. The warm teak wood floors, richly grained coconut wood pillars, creamy white Palimanan stone terraces, cool marble fixtures, slate floors, and random rock walls form the dominant components, juxtaposed against koi (fish) ponds, water spouts and the natural greenery of Bali’s exotic plants.
The immaculate garden is dominated by a dramatic freeform swimming pool, lined with a patterned mosaic of cobalt blue and sage green tiles. Shallow layers within the pool stair-step down into the deepest 4-metre section that has the pool at a refreshing temperature even in the hottest weather. Adjacent to the pool sits and elegant 3-metre-high, 2-storey ‘bale’ relaxation pavilion. Shaded by a thatched roof, this elevated, double-decker pavilion offers spectacular rice field and mountain views. This is the perfect place for champagne and cocktails at sunset.