Bendega Nui was designed in partnership with internationally renowned architect Glenn Parker to respect the style, proportion and symmetry of traditional Balinese architecture within a modern tropical design. The villa’s name reflects the owners’ love for Bali (Bendega means ‘fisherman’ in Balinese), and their native New Zealand (Nui means ‘grand’ in Maori).
Set in almost an acre of serene tropical gardens overlooking the rice fields, the villa is a short walk from the beach and a short drive to the chic restaurants and bars of Seminyak; close to the excitement of Bali but far enough away to ensure a traditional Balinese experience.
There are five large bedrooms at Bendega Nui, each with ensuite bathroom and a balcony, terrace or private garden area. A further one-bedroom suite, with plunge pool, sun deck and relaxation balé set in a private walled garden, can be added as an optional sixth room. A reading balé, library with 50-inch plasma TV, a games room complete with pool table, and a sun deck hidden below the pool provide ample opportunities for relaxation. There’s also a stunning open sitting area that overlooks the rice fields, a separate air-conditioned dining room with a table that seats up to 20, a pool pavilion for outdoor dining and a large infinity-edge pool, both situated to catch the fabulous Bali sunsets.
The villa’s contemporary design is enhanced, outside and in, with the highest quality materials, all chosen for their natural beauty and durability. Thoughtfully chosen Balinese and Javanese sculptures, cabinets and artefacts – many of them antique – as well as bright floral fabrics and custom-printed traditional ikat textiles bring the stylish dark-wood furniture to vivid life. State-of-the-art facilities include a Sonos digital music system that can be programmed to match musical moods in several different ‘zones’, a modern kitchen, satellite television and DVD players and air conditioning in all the indoor areas.
The extensive gardens surrounding Bendega Nui are very special, and make an idyllic setting for a wedding or other special celebration. Lawns are dotted with frangipani, oil palms, jasmine, yuccas, African tulip trees and an abundance of tropical fruit, and feature several serene, koi-filled ponds.
Finally, a dedicated, discreet team of staff, including a knowledgeable, multi-lingual manager and an excellent chef, is on hand to look after visitors with wide smiles and willing service, leaving you free to indulge in the special charm and beauty of Bali.
At Bendega Rato, modern Bali style, the greys of Echo Beach, the blues and whites of the sea and sky, five-star comforts and superb staff combine to create a luxury retreat in a small fishing village in Canggu. The villa’s name reflects the owners’ love for Bali (Bendega means ‘fisherman’ in Balinese), and their native New Zealand (Rato means ‘sunset’ in Maori – a nod to the villa’s delightful sunset terrace).
Bendega Rato greets you through antique Javanese doors before you walk across a traditional Balinese pond. A vaulted open-plan living and dining area looks out onto the lush tropical garden and the 18 x 7-metre grey slate pool. A pool balé. with an antique bar and table seating ten, is the perfect place to unwind, while a media room, complete with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, will keep you entertained. Upstairs, a sundeck and rooftop balé provide panoramic views of the legendary Bali sunsets.
The villa offers three master bedrooms each with large ensuite bathroom, while a very private master suite with its own plunge pool, sun deck and garden balé – can be added as an optional fourth room.
The nearest beach is just a five-minute walk away, and Echo Beach, with its laid back restaurants and world class surfing, just a few minutes further along the sands. The chic restaurants and bars of Petitenget and Seminyak are also easily accessible. You’ll be close to the excitement but far enough away to truly enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Bali.
Finally, whether you decide to stay at the villa or explore all that Bali has to offer, our team of friendly, experienced staff, including an excellent chef, will be on hand to look after you and your every need.