One of the two Nyanyi Riverside Villas sitting alongside a jungle-fringed river near the spectacular sea temple of Tanah Lot, the five-bedroom, five-star Villa Atacaya offers a peaceful, back-to-nature retreat to holidaymakers looking for an escape from life’s day-to-day madness.
Spread over three levels, with a pretty garden courtyard and 15-metre riverside swimming pool, the villa is fully staffed and includes the services of a car and driver (at a special rate). Each of the five ensuite bedrooms presents differing views of nature at its best, while the communal spaces provide a superb choice of indoor and outdoor, formal and relaxed, dining and living options. Great for families or groups of friends.
Welcome to Villa Atacaya, our secluded, riverside retreat in southwest Bali, where you will find contemporary architecture, five spacious bedrooms, and an abundance of natural beauty, just 13 kilometres from the bright lights, shops, restaurants and nightlife of Seminyak, and only a few minutes’ drive from one of the best golf courses in Asia.
We built our home into the contours of the valley, and it is blessed with a spellbinding view of the jungle-fringed river. This is a nature lovers’ paradise; a place where you will see kingfishers, enjoy birdsong during the day and be lulled to sleep at night by the sounds of running water. We think you’ll appreciate the choice of indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, the glamorous bathrooms, the alfresco bar and the splendid 15-metre swimming pool, which appears to overflow into the river valley. The architectural design integrates natural water features including a pond fed by a holy spring and a creek that flows into the river. Sleek structures, ironwood-shingle roofs and eye-catching stone fittings and finishes - such as the bright white acid-marble terrace, the metallic slate bathrooms, and the river-rock bathtubs – reflect the ambiance of the location and the purity of the gorgeous surroundings.
Villa Atacaya is complemented by sophisticated facilities and superb service from a full team of caring staff including a manager, butlers and a chef, so that that you will have no real need to go out for meals or entertainment, although we do provide the services of a car and driver for up to eight hours a day at a special rate should you wish to explore beyond the villa.
Villa Atacaya shares a dedicated 400-square-metre wedding space, a driveway, parking area and staff service facilities with its neighbour Villa Iskandar. When the two villas are rented together they offer a nine-bedroom option for large groups of friends, extended families and wedding parties.
The three-tiered Villa Atacaya is entered on its top level via an open-sided living and dining room that lies adjacent to a self-contained kitchen. On the middle tier is a pretty garden courtyard with an outdoor dining area and covered lounge flanked by a bar and a small, air-conditioned TV room. The courtyard is bordered by a 15-metre pool overlooking the river, and four of the five bedrooms are also housed on this level. From here, a spiral staircase winds down to a riverside yoga deck, a bale, and the studio bedroom.
Atacaya’s main living and dining room is on the villa’s uppermost tier, flanked by a water garden and a rock wall festooned with orchids and tree ferns. This room also provides guests with their first glimpse of the beautiful river valley view. With open sides and a lofty alang-alang thatched roof, this fan-cooled space offers a semi-indoor dining option with a table for 12 conveniently situated next to a self-contained kitchen, and a small sitting area to one side of the dining table.
Down at ground level is a covered, open-air sitting space with a bar at one end and an air-conditioned TV room at the other. Wide sliding doors to the TV room can be opened onto the sitting area to create one big sociable space. Outside in the garden, a glass-topped table set upon white marble paving stones, provides dining for 12-under the stars. As night falls, staff light a fire bowl at the edge of the lawn, which throws dancing shadows around the courtyard.
At the far side of the garden courtyard, the 15-metre swimming pool appears to overflow into the river valley. As you cool off at the pool's edge you might just see the iridescent blue flash of a kingfisher as it swoops over the water.
A spiral staircase winds down to a riverside deck. This is the perfect place to practice yoga or meditate to the murmur of the river. Also on this level is a bale relaxation pavilion - just the spot for a massage.