Villa Arimbi is a truly estate garden home for lovers of Balinese architecture and tropical garden atmosphere. It’s located in prestigious Sanur neighborhood on the southern tip of Bali, close to the historic Blanjong area of Sanur 5 minutes walking from the beach and local attractions.
The villa offers five pavilions set with alang-alang roofed , and a modernized Lumbung a rice barn, surrounding a central lotus and water lily pond, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi spread graciously in a tropical garden designs by the landscape architect Made Wijaya famous for its creation as the David Bowie house in Mystique West Indies.
Featured in many design books, Villa Arimbi Sanur supported by a friendly staff provides exceptional accommodation for up 10/12 persons. Choose from five themed bedrooms, an attention to details runs throughout the villa. Villa Arimbi named after a mythical figure in the puppet wayang theatre has been lovingly fully renovated in 2010 to become a luxury rental home, full of charm where the old and authentic Bali blends the 21th century comfort and contemporary elegance.
The owners are pride in the authenticity and beauty of our home away. It was part of Taman Mertasari estate. This fabulous garden compound has been created in the ‘80 by several friends’ lovers of Balinese people and culture, and more especially by an artist Brent Hesselyn, a pioneer in Bali. At that time Taman Metarsari was the place to be. The wish of the owners was to keep the spirit and the ethnic charm of this old colonial style estate, while bringing some chic laughter and a touch of contemporary elegance. No detail has been overlooked and great care has been taken during renovation done the ten first months of 2010.
Discover a large compound: 1600 m2 of privacy and exclusivity shaded by huge coconuts trees in a tropical surrounding. The design of Villa Arimbi Sanur is based on the traditional Balinese architectural: a concept where the garden is the focal point of Balinese living and the different pavilions are laid around in separates style alang-alang roof bungalows according to its function. The estate has six separate pavilions for open thatched living spaces and intimate sleeping pavilions.
The several living spots allow each one both privacy and space to relax, or mix to enjoy the company of others.
Bale & Pond
Water is the predominant feature in this villa. The peaceful centerpiece of the garden is the bale, a relaxation pavilion surrounded by a lotus and water lily fishpond amidst scented frangipanis Water cooled breezes bring natural air conditioning into its confines.
Living & dining pavilion
A colonial style fan cooled space verandah which take the scents views and sounds of the surrounding tropical garden.
Lounge & Gazebo
An exquisite open-air living area for a lazy afternoon cocktail, with a corner dedicated to TV and music.
Pool Jacuzzi deck & poolside bale
A wooden deck for a large private plunge pool and a cozy informal area with its white palimanan wall plus a very original Jacuzzi set among lotus and lilies.
A treatment room with, white net curtains a relaxing sofa and an en-suite bathroom with an open air shower. The perfect retreat to experience massages.
Villa Arimbi boasts three Sleeping Pavilions that can sleep up to a total of 10 guests in five distinctive bedrooms. In addition an adjacent small room and the Lumbung can sleep up to 3 kids or teenagers. Each room and bathrooms is designed in a uniquely different style has its own distinct character and charm and agrees with people who care about personalized details. Each bedroom contains king keen or two single beds with mosquito net canopies.
They have been designed with luxury furnishings, plush pillow - top mattresses, fine linen, large wardrobes, safety boxes and are all provided with air conditioning, and fans in the uppers rooms. They are equipped with a safe deposit box, flat screen TV and DVD player on request, and iPod music player. They are completed with six bathrooms in harmony with the theme of each bedroom.
A unique relax refinement ambiance of train travel harks back to a colonial age of Asia. Warm atmosphere of wood, antique Chinese furniture, old Balinese photographs, a leather straps trunk suitcase, teak staircase, beautiful old fashion windows on three sides with insects screen, create a nostalgic atmosphere, and recalls a romantic era of travel.
This large master room is spread on the first floor of the Temple Sleeping Pavilion together with an elegant en-suite bathroom and an open to the sky natural stones two persons shower: one for you Madam and the other for you Sir. Imagine you wake up in a floating bed in the middle of coconut trees, a magic experience!
This suite of 85 m2 is inspired with tradition and ocean, named after one of the most beautiful and oldest cliff top temple in Bali.
An harmonious fusion of traditional Balinese design with some simple yet elegant contemporary elements give the feeling of a spiritual spot where the main element is the four poster king size teak wood bed and a huge photograph from the talented Nikola Kostic.
The room is completed with a walk in wardrobes, a small semi open office and an amazing expansive en-suite indoor and outdoor Bali style bathroom: an art pottery as the basin, a rustic shower made with teak wood, and a terrazzo bathtub framed with an authentic mural depicting people of ancient old Bali.
The ecru decor with warm earthy tones wood furnishings, large twins beds topped with delicate mosquito nets, safari folding chairs create a relaxing and natural atmosphere for the nomad bedroom set up on the ground level of the Temple Seeping Pavilion. Ivory black out curtains drawn at night ensures total privacy and a good night’s sleep. The semi open tropical courtyard bathroom maximizes natural elements.
It features a grey terrazzo bathtub, two natural stones basin and outside both a rain shower and a convenient hand shower fittings.
A colorful ambiance gives an intimate and intoxicating atmosphere of exotic gardens to this high ceilinged bedroom of the first floor of the Pond Pavilion. The decor to ignite the senses, balances subtle purple and red with contrasts of wood: the old Balinese teakwood bed and a massive antique teak desk of Chinese merchant. It overlooks the pond and the beautiful surrounding gardens of Mertasari.
An en-suite bathroom with a hand shower and two chic pedestral marble basins is linked with another adjoining lovely room features with a single bed. It can be used as a huge dressing room or be the perfect bedroom for one child.
A sober and cozy ambiance of black and white for this totally new bedroom is designed to embody French casually elegance and art and culture of the island. With its design furniture, fancy fabrics lamps and personalized details this chic bedroom is the perfect place for nights of rest and intimacy.
The en-suite smaller sophisticated bathroom is semi open, and you can enjoy a shower made of volcanic grey stone surrounded by black pebble under the sky.
Facilities and service
- Private pool 12 x 4 with wooden pool deck
- Sun beds with umbrellas by the pool
- Outside shower for pool
- Pool bale
- Open Air living room and dining room
- Open air Bar Lounge & TV pavilion
- Wide flat screen cable TV with DVD player and sound system
- Ceiling fan in every open room
- Massage and body care room
- Office with telephone/printer/copier /scanner
- Internet Wi-Fi wireless
- Library with Bali documentation
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Tropical garden with lotus pond and a garden gazebo
- Parking with security post
- Private en-suite bathroom - split showers and bathtubs
- Air conditioning in every bedroom, some with fans
- Mosquitoes net canopies
- Safety deposit boxes in every bedroom
- Flat TV screen and DVD on requirement
- iPod station
- Complimentary bathroom products
- Lumbung special extra sleeping area
Available on request with additional charges
- Massages hairdresser manicure pedicure
- Car rental with driver or self drive - motorcycle rental
- Children friendly villa with babysitters
- Tour guide services
- Cook for dinner
- Dry cleaning & laundry
All rates are quoted in USD with the following benefits:
- Welcome drinks and flower arrangement upon arrival
- Daily breakfast for 2 persons per room
- Cook service
- Afternoon tea
- Return airport transfers
Rates are based on occupancy of 10 persons. Any additional person must be informed to reservation officer in advance to be negotiated with the villa.