Bali Rental Villas

The Banyan Estate

Location in Umalas, north of Kerobokan, only 30 minutes drive from drive from the airport, and only ten minutes from the restaurant and nightlife center of Seminyak and Legian, the Banyan Estate is a magnificent newly renovated property. Named for the ancient and massive Banyan tree that dominates the land and the buildings, this compound boasts many modern amenities, allowing its guests to enjoy their Bali vacation in style and comfort.

Within the estate itself, following a style that is very common in Bali, are six individual structures. Starting from the main entrance after the parking area and staff quarters, the main house is adjacent to a large sundeck and swimming pool. Next is the guest house, a gym, and two outdoor bales (Balinese gazebos). All the buildings are painted in warm earthy colors set off by the white deck, green grass, thatched roofs and green ivy flowing down from the second floor of the main house. Terrazzo has been used for all the floors, leaving them cool to the feet in the tropical heat of Bali. Ceiling fans are located throughout all the rooms of the property, and all the bedrooms have air-conditioning. Displayed throughout the grounds of the estate are a variety of elegant antiques and Balinese statuary.

The first thing guests will notice upon entering the Banyan Estate is the huge Banyan tree in the middle of the complex that towers above the dining bale. To the west, lies a small lawn containing tropical flowers and strands of young bamboo. The property is roughly triangular shaped and bordered on two sides by high walls, with its longest side next to a small river.

Owing to its large size and detached structures, there are many separate and distinct areas where guests can congregate in large numbers, or break up into smaller groups, depending on how the mood strikes them, making the Banyan Estate eminently suitable for hosting large groups of people and entertaining.

The main house is made up of two floors with a large wrap-around deck on the second floor, topped by an alang-alang (thatched) roof. At one end of the ground floor is the dining room with its stately sixteen-seat wooden table that was custom built for the house. Separated by a wide counter and complete with bar stools, is a large open-plan western style kitchen with all the modern amenities. Adjacent, is the living room with a complete audiovisual center, as well as large couches opening out onto the sundeck.

At the other end of the ground floor is a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. All these rooms look out onto the large white colored sundeck complete with deckchairs, hosting a twelve-meter blue tiled, kidney shaped swimming pool, plus a smaller pool adjacent which contains built-in seats suitable for lounging while escaping the heat.

Upstairs, there are three distinctive bedrooms. At one end is the master bedroom with its own marble tiled bathroom and large walk-in closet. This bedroom opens onto a large wrap-around deck that overlooks the rest of the estate. Located at the other end of this floor are two other bedrooms, which share another marble tiled bathroom with walk-in shower. One of the bedrooms has a private balcony off the front of the house, whilst both can access the large wrap around deck through a door in the hallway. Separated from the main house and the pool by approximately fifteen meters is the guesthouse. It sits beside the river with a small wooden deck on its front and has an alang-alang roof similar to the main house. Contained within are two large bedrooms, each with its own en-suite Bali-style (open-air) bathroom.

The gym lies behind the guesthouse and next to the river in its own small building, again with an alang-alang roof. Running along the front is a wooden deck overlooking the river. Inside is a large multifunction machine for weightlifting, along with gym mats and space for other exercise pursuits. A ping-pong table has recently been installed. In front, and off to one side of the main house, is the dining bale, containing a wooden antique table and eight chairs suitable for outdoor entertaining and dining al fresco. Between the guesthouse and the main house is another bale, a small, covered, raised pavilion that contains comfortable cushioned daybeds. This is normally used for relaxing outdoors when trying to avoid the sun, and provides an excellent venue for receiving massages. A staff of sixteen is on hand, providing all domestic services and 24-hour security, to ensure that your stay is a pleasant one. There are three safes located on the property in which to safeguard guests' valuables.

Banyan Estate represents an interesting mix of Balinese and Western architectural features, offering a compound that blends into the surrounding rice fields and tropical flora, while sacrificing none of the modern-day comforts.

Season :

  • Low: Jan 9 - July 14 (excl. Easter period), Sep 16-Dec 19
  • High: 15 July - 15 Sept, Chinese New Year, Easter Week (25 Mar-1 April)
  • Peak: 01Aug-31Aug, 20Dec-08Jan

Special Rates Offer:

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