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Five-star service and the ultimate in private luxury villa accommodation awaits at the sublime Villa Bendega Rato.  Just a five-minute walk from the beach in Bali’s popular Canggu district, 3-bedroomed Villa Bendega Rato can be rented in conjunction with a romantic one-bedroom suite with its own plunge pool, creating a stunning retreat for family and friends and an unforgettable venue for weddings and special events.

Location

Bendega Rato lies off a grassy lane among a scattering of other private villas and the luxuriant rice terraces that define the Balinese countryside. The sound of the waves can be heard from the villa’s immaculate, though modestly sized garden and a walk westwards along the beach (good for surfing and walking but currents make it unsuited for swimming) will bring you to a sea temple and the glorious museum-like Hotel Tugu. Also within walking distance of the villa are several great places to stop for a coffee, breakfast, dinner or evening cocktails - including Deues Ex Machina, Betelnut, Old Man's and Monsieur Spoon, but for even more sophisticated pleasures, Seminyak is only a short drive away.

Echo Beach 2 km
Seminyak 11 km
Tanah Lot Sea Temple 12 km
Kuta 18 km
Waterbom Water Park 19 km
Denpasar International Airport 20 km
Ubud 30 km

About Canggu

Canggu has become the collective name for a number of villages (including Berawa, Tegal Gundul, Tiyingtukul, Pererenan, Nelayan and Babakan), which, until very recently, could still be described as a sleepy coastal locale. It's now one of Bali's coolest districts.

Here, amongst the rice fields which extend all the way down to the beach, you will not only find some of the most luxurious private residences on the island, but also a great selection of eclectic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, boutiques and beach bars – especially along Jalan Batu Bolong, which runs right down to the beach. Popular spots include Finns Beach Club, Old Mans, La Laguna, The Lawn and Ji @ Bale Sutra.

Canggu is also an area that most surfers will know about, with reef swells that are larger than those you will find further south in Kuta and Seminyak. Swimming isn’t advisable however as the rips can be dangerous, but there are plenty of other things to do from horseback riding to cooking classes. Finns Recreation Club (for which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership) offers social and leisure amenities, including Splash waterpark, Bounce trampoline centre, Strike bowling, a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre.

Along the coast to the north of Canggu is Pura Tanah Lot; a sea temple perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock and probably the most photographed sight in Bali. Sophisticated Seminyak, a few kilometres south of Canggu, lays claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants on the island, including Sarong, La Lucciola and Ku Dé Ta, together with a wide choice of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, lavish spas and elegant boutiques.

About Bali

Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.

The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life’s more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.

Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours’ flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.

Our review   Overall Rating: 7.90


Sipping a cold glass of something while watching a spectacular Bali sunset from the roof-garden balé at Bendega Rato is a memorable experience in itself. And the experience is enhanced by the super-comfortable beds, bold fabrics, tasteful pieces of art and furniture, impressive sound system and blissful swimming pool – all indicative of the care and thought Bendega Villas’ owners have put into their their tropical holiday home.

There is no shortage of places to relax here, from the roof-garden to the convivial pool pavilion, to the upstairs bedroom balconies with their lovely views. And for those who’d rather retreat indoors to the media room there’s a vast choice of movies and music to be enjoyed on the 55-inch plasma screen with Apple TV and a blue-ray DVD player, or on the integrated Sonos sound system.

Although there is an ever-growing selection of restaurants and cafes within walking distance of the villa, we felt no desire to eat out after sampling Chef Dewa's culinary delights: from pizza cooked to order in the wood-burning brick oven, to roast vegetable salad, chicken curry, cheesecake and crème brulée – everything was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and served with a smile. While Bendega Rato comes across as quite a grown-up villa, there’s still something to please everyone in the family and, with the option of renting the adjoining one bedroom pavilion, or even sister villa, 5-bedroom Bendega Nui, it also becomes a great place for a big group of friends to get together, or a terrific wedding venue.

  Overall Rating: 1.00


We have loved our stay at this villa, excellent. Every one here is super welcoming and helpful. We have wonderful holiday at Bendega Villa. Kids are so happy been take care of. Food is great here. We feel relaxed here, so much joy with the staff around.

  Overall Rating: 1.00


The villa and staff were outstanding we also enjoy the food very much.

  Overall Rating: 9.30


What an amazing villa - stunning interior design and wonderful service. It was perfect for our mixed-generation group of baby through to grandparent. Nothing was too much trouble for the team and they were very discreet. Also nearby, within easy walking distance, were several good cafes/ restaurants and the beach was less than 10 minutes. Can't wait to return!

  Overall Rating: 1.00


Your staff are exceptional. Being vegetarian we did not feel without choice or flavors.

  Overall Rating: 9.30


Overall the villa is well maintained and all the staffs were very attentive. The only downside would be the location of the villa that is quite far. For a family with toddlers or infant the villa would suit you best. The service was superb and the chef cook is comparable to 5-stars hotel. It was a great experience and would love to come back again for the next holiday.

  Overall Rating: 9.80


Staff was so lovely. Very baby/child friendly too! Beautiful villa - we had a great time and loved it!

  Overall Rating: 9.50


We stayed at Bendega Rato for an extended weekend over Easter and had a wonderful experience. The villa itself is beautifully put together and the layout really worked for us. We were 5 people in a 3 bedroom villa. The master bedroom has its own sitting room and tv den which was great if you wanted to have some quiet time away from the group. Though the villa also has a shared living area, dining room and TV room which are all very comfortable and look out to the pool - very open and fresh. Not that we did any TV watching it was so beautiful and peaceful to just sit by the pool and enjoy the gardens. The staff were available throughout the day and night to assist with any request we might have and left it to us to decide how present they were. There was some construction happening across the road which we had been made aware of beforehand but we didn't find it that disturbing to be honest... Having been to Bali quite a bit and usually staying in Seminyak I've rarely been anywhere where there isn't a little construction in the vicinity. It was a nice change for us to stay in Canggu - discovering a new neighbourhood really showed us another side of Bali. Echo Beach near by has wonderful eateries - though we were equally happy to eat out at our usual haunts in Seminyak only a 20-30 min drive away. All in all - I would highly recommend this villa and in fact we are thinking of booking again for a party in the new year - this time perhaps with all three villas in the complex together. Thanks for looking after us so well!

  Overall Rating: 9.60


We had the most wonderful time at Bendega Rato. All the staff, without exception, were utterly delightful and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we could possibly need. The food was absolutely superb - it made it hard to go out knowing we would eat like royalty if we stayed at the villa! Thanks again to everyone.

Rooms

Bedroom: 3
Sleeping Capacity: 8
Location: Bali

Antique Javanese doors open into Bendega Rato’s entranceway and wide stepping stones over a pond lead to the walled villa grounds. Here, the 18m pool is flanked by a soft lawn and colourful foliage. At one end of the pool is a large pavilion complete with bar, sound system, bright seating and a dining table for ten. Opposite is a pretty guest bathroom with outdoor shower.

Wide sliding glass doors lead from the garden into a double height, fan-cooled living area where smart sofas and armchairs are arranged around coffee tables on a polished black-stone floor. Adding a splash of colour to the otherwise black-and-white-themed room are a pair of huge ceramic vases either side of an antique rice chest. To one side of the living area is a dining room with a handsome black table seating ten on lime-washed rattan armchairs, and facing this is the gleaming, well-equipped kitchen with a staff serving area lying to one end. Beyond the dining room is a comfortable media room furnished with black leather seating in front of a 55-inch, wall-mounted screen, with Apple TV and blue-ray DVD player, plus a library and computer for guest use.

The villa’s master Garden suite faces the pool through floor-to-ceiling windows. The suite has a king-size four-poster bed and a huge dressing area, plus a large, sunny, private living room/study furnished with a desk, computer, daybed, sofa and armchairs, and a 43-inch flat-screen TV. The large bathroom is fitted with a grey marble vanity, semi-outdoor shower and a river-rock bath set in a koi-filled pond within a walled garden.  Outside the master suite, a stone staircase leads up to the sunset balé where blue cushioned seating and two sun loungers on a pebbled terrace offer splendid views towards the ocean.

An open staircase from the living area leads to bedrooms ‘Sea’ and ‘Sky’, which are connected by a mezzanine walkway. These rooms are identical in size and layout, but with differentiating colour themes. Each has a furnished terrace, while the rooms themselves feature king-size beds and attractive colour-washed furniture. Their bright ensuite bathrooms are fitted with freestanding tubs, large showers and double vanities.

For larger groups, a private master suite, complete with its own plunge pool and relaxation bale set in a walled garden is available (extra cost). This suite is furnished with a king-size four poster bed and its ensuite garden bathroom features a river-rock tub for two.

Garden - Master Bedroom 1 King
Sea - Bedroom 2 King
Sky - Bedroom 3 King

Staff

  • Babysitter (Extra)
  • Chef/Cook (All meals)
  • Driver (8 hours) (Extra)
  • Garden/Pool Staff
  • Housekeeping (Full time)
  • Manager
  • Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra)
  • Security
  • Service Staff

Key Amenities

  •   Car (Extra)
  •   Internet (WiFi)
  •   Swimming Pool (Private)
  •   TV (Satellite/Cable)

Other Amenities

  • Air-con (Bedrooms)
  • Baby Cot
  • BBQ
  • Bed Linen
  • Bicycles
  • Board Games/Toys
  • Book Selection
  • Car Parking
  • CD Library
  • CD Player/Stereo System
  • Ceiling Fans (Living Area)
  • Coffee Machine
  • Computer (On Request)
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic Games (Xbox)
  • Equipped Kitchen
  • Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (Extra)
  • Generator
  • Hairdryers
  • High Chairs
  • IDD (Extra)
  • iPod
  • iPod Dock/Speakers
  • Laundry Service (Extra)
  • Main Dining (10 persons)
  • Massage Beds
  • Microwave
  • Oven/Hotplates
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wine Fridge
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