About Villa Waru
We defy you not to be spellbound the moment you walk through Villa Waru’s hand-painted entrance doors into its spectacular gardens. This is a rare chance to experience authentic Bali-style living – where thatched pavilions merge seamlessly with the landscape in pleasing harmony, blurring the boundaries between indoors and out.
Designed for an international expat family in the 1990s, and updated in 2013, this seven-bedroom villa (comprising two residences and rentable as a three, four or seven bedroom property) rests within enchanting water gardens created by landscaping legend Made Widjaya. Scattered around this sprawling oasis of lawns and lotus ponds, waterfalls and fountains, bougainvillaea and birdsong is a series of living and sleeping pavilions in the style of a traditional Balinese compound, each sensitively placed for verdant views and optimum privacy. The landmark design makes full use of natural materials and local craftmanship: alang-alang thatched roofing, coral limestone and Palimanan stone walls, teakwood and terrazzo floors, elaborately carved traditional doors. Gracing the large, light-filled interiors is a whimsical collection of colonial-era furniture, Asian antiques, artefacts, carpets and curios that reveal the owners’ passion for Bali and shape Waru’s unique personality.
A much-loved family holiday home, Villa Waru is sure to appeal to kids of all ages. Cool off in one of the two pools, enjoy a massage in the bale, or meditate in the yoga octagon. Play foosball at the poolside, become immersed in a book, board game or film in the TV room, or enjoy a game of pool and some music in the underground cellar bar. Gather in one of the two huge dining terraces for convivial conversation and a gourmet meal prepared by the villa chef. Seek the privacy of your palatial suite for a petal-strewn bath, air-conditioned siesta or blissful night’s sleep.
With an extraordinary choice of both social and private space, the fully staffed Villa Waru is perfect for a few families holidaying together. It is also a sanctuary for yoga, health and wellbeing retreats, and a spectacular setting for special celebrations and stand-out weddings.
Villa Waru is hidden away within an exclusive residential enclave high above Nusa Dua in Southern Bali; you can be at the beach in 10 minutes. But we aim to give you little reason to leave our heavenly hilltop haven.