We welcome you to our lovingly-created home Villa Waru.  It is a fairytale-like estate offering authentic (and increasingly rare) original Bali-style living.  It is a hidden hilltop hideaway high above the resort areas of Benoa and Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia. In a series of alang-alang thatched pavilions, the property’s seven huge bedrooms, multiple living spaces and two pools are scattered across stunning gardens which are designed by the late Made Wijaya, one of Bali’s most renowned landscape architects.

The fully staffed Villa Waru ensures effortless living for two or three families who love social and private space.  The multiple-pavilion layout and myriad facilities of this magical estate is matchless for whatever your occasion for gathering.


Villa Waru is the dictionary definition of a tropical Balinese paradise. We defy you not to be spellbound the moment you walk through Villa Waru’s hand-painted entrance doors into its spectacular gardens. Blurring the boundaries between indoors and out, Villa Waru offers numerous spots for relaxing in style. The main Garden Residence features an air-conditioned living room furnished with plush sofas and a leisurely daybed. Above this room is an open-plan lounge fitted with chaise lounges, sofas and chairs and a dining area with an adjoining kitchenette. Lucky Eight Suite’s pavilion features yet another living room, fully air-conditioned and furnished with a 48-inch TV.


Housed in an open-plan pavilion looking over the pool, Villa Waru’s main dining area has 4.5-metre table which can seat up to 14 guests in the atmospheric light of modern chandeliers. Next to this generous dining area is the villa’s fully-fitted professional kitchen. The Lucky Eight pavilion offers another dining area for up to 14 guests.

The Media Room will keep guests entertained with its 50-inch TV, electronic piano and vast selection of DVDs, books, games and toys. Seating is available on a romantic Chinese opium bed and on relaxed bean bags and floor cushions scattered across the floor. For epic entertainment, make your way to the underground cellar bar and enjoy a tipple at the bar or get lost in a movie playing on the projector screen. This is the ultimate place for hosting parties!


The sprawling grounds of Villa Waru feature two swimming pools. The main pool measures at 17 metres long, while the second pool is beautifully placed next to a pond by one of the bedroom suites, creating the feel of a natural tropical oasis. Sun beds and parasols are available for sun tanning and relaxing by the pool. Villa Waru’s vast gardens are an event onto themselves. The gardens feature winding pathways, soothing koi fish ponds, fragrant flowers, stone statues, wedding lawn, waterfall and endless Balinese beauty. There’s a covered poolside bale where you can take in the views gathered around the table or resting on a daybed. There’s also a yoga pavilion perfect for private practice or wellness retreat.


Butlers are on hand every day to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.

Villa Waru’s skilled private chef can prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements.  The villa menu suggests delicious home-style meals from scrumptious soups, salads and club sandwiches to fragrant curries, fresh fish and roast lamb.  The menu includes detox juices and healthy lunches for wellbeing retreat participants, and there’s an option to order a weekly organic food box too. The chef is also happy to whip up off-menu dishes according to guests’ requirements, as well as tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements.


Villa Waru offers seven large individually styled bedroom suites, each oriented for privacy. Bedrooms are grouped within two residences: the three-bedroom Pond Residence and the four-bedroom Garden Residence. They feature teakwood or terrazzo floors under vaulted ceilings, with antique furniture and intriguing artefacts. All have air-conditioning, overhead fans and top-grade mattresses and bedding, as well as thoughtful extras such as in-bed reading lights and batik kimonos.

BEDROOM 1 – Garden Residence Golden Suite

Taking centre-stage in this spacious suite is a stunning Venetian-style four-poster bed, facing a pair of handsome antique armoires and looking onto a private terrace where two sunbeds lie by a lily pond.  Thoughts don’t stray far from romance in this 60 sqm haven, which has an outdoor shower and even a separate thatched bale for the stately terrazzo bath tub within a private courtyard garden.

  •   2 guests.  60 sqm suite.
  • 1 queen, four-poster bed.
  • ensuite garden bathroom, single basin, with outdoor shower.
  • bath in statement terrazzo bathtub in separate bale.
  • air-conditioning and/or ceiling fan.
  • private garden terrace with sun-loungers and water feature.

BEDROOM 2 – Garden Residence Teak Suite

Located on the second floor, crafted by a master ship-builder, the Teak Suite is a curved symphony in teakwood, echoing the captain’s cabin in a royal galleon.  Age-worn leather chairs and king-size bed-frame with net canopy deepen the theme of this 50 sqm suite, which has a walk-through dressing room with vanity and basin leading to a shower room and then onto an open-sided vaulted sitting area.

  •   2 guests.  50 sqm suite. 
  • 1 King bed.
  • ensuite bathroom, single basin, with shower.
  • air-conditioning and/or ceiling fan.
  • private upper-level terrace with lounges and bar area.

BEDROOM 3 – Garden Residence Gecko Suite

The Gecko Suite enjoys the privacy of its own pavilion tucked away in the corner of the garden.  The queen-size four-poster bed faces a koi pond through a wall of sliding doors, and the charm continues in the courtyard bathroom with alfresco shower. Close by is a living pavilion edged with a lotus pond which can be the exclusive preserve of the Gecko suite resident or enjoyed by all in particular for meditation or yoga.

  •   2 guests.  40 sqm suite. 
  • 1 queen, four-poster bed
  • ensuite garden bathroom, single basin, with outdoor shower.
  • air-conditioning and/or ceiling fan.
  • pond terrace with lounges and bar area.

BEDROOM 4 – Garden Residence Colorful Suite

Accessed from the TV room as well as from the garden, this brightly coloured suite has two single beds with trundle beds under – perfect for up to four children or teens seeking freedom to roam and easy access to games and toys.  Alternatively, the bed can be configured as a queen-size.  Adjoining it is a marble-walled shower room.

  • 2 guests.  40 sqm suite. 
  • 1 queen or 2 singles with trundle beds underneath perfect of kids
  • ensuite bathroom, single basin, with shower.
  • air-conditioning.
  • adjacent to Media Room

BEDROOM 5 – Pond Residence Sparkle Suite

Contemporary chandeliers of hand-crafted crystal and brass, together with the shimmering light reflected from the pond, inspired the name of this 40 sqm suite – one of two(adjacent to Purple Suite) within the pond-edge pavilion with a furnished entrance area in between.  In the centre, an imposing queen-size canopy bed looks onto a teakwood deck suspended above the pond – a private place for reading, relaxing and perhaps an intimate candle-lit dinner for two.  A beautifully carved and painted wall panel from a heritage Mandara house opens onto a statue of the Goddess Lakshmi at the entrance to the ensuite bathroom, with twin basins, rain shower and recessed bathtub.

  • 2 guests.  40 sqm suite. 
  • 1 Queen, canopy bed
  • ensuite bathroom, twin basins, with bathtub and shower.
  • air-conditioning and/or ceiling fan
  • private deck over pond.

BEDROOM 6 – Pond Residence Purple Suite

The Purple Suite is located in the same pavilion with the Sparkle Suite.  Presiding over the Purple Suite is an impressive four-poster 3.4-metre-wide platform bed, comprising three single mattresses joined together in one bed frame – perfect for couples or an entire family, or a bunch of kids.  The suite is spacious and self-sufficient, with a seating area, pantry with microwave and bar fridge, and beyond sliding doors, a plunge pool. Within the bathroom is a sunken Moroccan-style bathtub, twin basins and rain shower.

The room is adjoined by a plunge pool.

  •   2 guests.  60 sqm suite.
  •  3 single mattresses in huge four-poster bed perfect of kids.
  • ensuite bathroom, twin basins, with hamam-style bathtub and rain shower
  • air-conditioning and/or ceiling fan
  • seating area and pantry with bar fridge and microwave.
  • adjacent to plunge pool

BEDROOM 7 – Pond Residence Lucky 8 Suite

The largest of Villa Waru’s seven suites, the fabulous octagonal-shaped Lucky Eight offers fortunate guests the chance to stay in an octagonal bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed, walk-through dressing room, and huge bathroom with Moroccan-style domed shower room and private garden with bathtub seemingly floating in a lotus pond.

  • 2 guests.  60 sqm suite.
  • 1 queen, four-poster bed.
  • ensuite bathroom, single basin, with turkish-style shower and private garden with statement bathtub set within a lotus pond.
  • air-conditioning.
  • extensive dressing area.
  • private living room area and pantry with microwave.
  • access stairs to Tip Top room (can be used as an additional bedroom).



Villa Waru is a vast property spanning 5,550 square metres with 1,100 square meters buildings. The seven-bedroom villa is divided into multiple pavilions spread out across the gardens. Villa Waru has two swimming pools: a 17 x 9 metre main pool and a 7 x 5 metre plunge pool adjoining one of the bedroom suites.


14 guests (7 bedrooms: 1 super-king size bed; 2 king size beds; 4 queen beds, one of which is convertible to twin ); 2 trundle beds may accommodate 2 more guests while extra beds may be set up on request.  Extra guests can stay in roll-out beds, floor mattresses, or in simpler two-bedroom annex area.


Upper level open-sided living pavilion; dining terrace; air-conditioned living room; air-conditioned TV room; open-sided garden living pavilion; upper level yoga/meditation octagon room; large poolside bale; lotus pond bale; lotus pond dining terrace; cellar bar and movie room; large kitchen with cooking-demo table.

Main pool: 17m x 8m. 1.10m x 1.5m depth; Plunge pool: 7m x 5m x 1.5m. 


Villa supervisor; chef; butlers; garden and pool staff; engineer; security. Additional staff (babysitter, masseuse, driver, lifeguard) available on request.

Villa Waru includes 24-hour security, plus only one of a few gated-communities in Bali. 


Villa Waru makes a great villa choice for families.  See “Activities Guide” for suggested activities in the up-and-coming Nusa Dua area.

Barbecue; safety deposit boxes; back-up generator; baby cot and highchair; on-site spa services and island-tours.


Villa Waru is located in the upscale neighbourhood of Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia.  The villa is located within the gated Taman Yasa community, providing a sense of security and privacy throughout your stay.  You can reach the white sands and calm waters of Nusa Dua Beach in a 15-minute drive. Nusa Dua is home to Bali’s most luxurious resorts and great restaurants – you can enjoy Sunday brunch at the St. Regis or treat the kids to a Jack Sparrow-inspired experience at Pirates Bay restaurant, both within a 15-minute drive from the villa.  There are also world-class golf courses and surf spots nearby.

Wonderful Made Kusumajaya has driven Villa Waru guests for over 15 years.  Airport transfer (15-minutes) Rp 100,000 one way per car.  Daily car rate Rp 350,000 – 500,000, including driver and petrol, depending on distances and overtime/late hours.


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.