About Villa Banyu
Villa Banyu is a luxury vacation residence that lives up to its name. Banyu being the Javanese word for water, the villa has a predominantly aquatic motif since it is, actually, surrounded by the swimming pool and a winding pond. One other outstanding feature of the villa is its contemporary take on traditional structures. With its innovative theme, layout and architecture, Villa Banyu truly rises above the rest.
Outdoor And Pool Area
Except for a few patches of grass, Villa Banyu’s property is mostly made up of water. The eight-meter, seemingly square-shaped swimming pool takes up about a quarter of the outdoor area. Especially if water is an element you love, you can indulge yourself right here – wading, floating and splashing about. Take a break if you can. Climb out of the pool and lazily lounge on the large and soft cushions as well as pillows of the covered pavilion – a contemporized version of the traditional bale. Or, you can make your way to the wide day bed on an elevated platform at the middle of the pond to bathe, this time, under the sun.
The Living Area
Adjacent to the pond is a semi-open pavilion that houses the living area. On its long and large cushioned couches you can all gather for lively conversation. Just a few steps away is the dining area with a long table that can comfortably seat eight. Here, the resident chef can delight your palate and satisfy your cravings with his culinary creations – concocted right at the modern kitchen perpendicular to the dining table. Up a flight of steps from the swimming pool area to the villa’s second level is a semi-open game room with a billiards table for your very own vacation tournament.
The villa has four bedrooms. Three are on the ground level. Two of these have direct access to the swimming pool while the other one opens out to the pond. All three bedrooms, though, have dedicated semi-open bathrooms. The fourth bedroom is on the villa’s second level right across the game room.
Staff And Services
In charge of the villa’s efficient services is a staff composed of a manager, a butler, a housekeeper, gardeners, pool attendants as well as security personnel. Upon your request, the services of a babysitter, a chef and a spa therapist can be arranged. These, however, will be charged separately. Car rentals – with drivers – are also available.
Around Villa Banyu
From Villa Banyu, Jalan Oberoi – also known as Eat Street – is just a five-minute stroll away. Showcasing the foodie scene of Seminyak – the bustling tourist center of Bali, Eat Street features casual to fine-dining restaurants. Must-tries on this strip are La Lucciola and Mamasan. Wander off further and you’ll find fashion boutiques, novelty stores and souvenir shops. Most probably, you’ll end up at the beach where you can lounge at one of the cozy cafes. After dark, get to experience the pulsating night life at one of the hip bars and clubs such as Ku De Ta.
Maria, Villa consultant
inspected Villa Banyu