Contemporary Architecture Riverside Retreat Atacaya Villa Bali
Welcome to Atacaya Villa, our secluded, riverside retreat in south-west 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.
The three-tiered Atacaya Villa is entered on its top level via an open-sided living & 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-con 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.
The king-bedded, orange-hued master bedroom is large and airy, with soaring wood ceilings. It is furnished with a daybed that can be used as a bed for a child. Two sets of sliding glass doors lead out to the pool and the garden courtyard with its jungle views. Colourful carved Balinese doors open to a private water garden where a huge river-rock bathtub rests under the sky alongside a rushing creek fed by a holy spring.
Guest bedroom in ground floor room, with its queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom, opens out onto the pool terrace. Guest bedroom 2 & 3 are almost identical, with hardwood floors, queen-sized beds, daybeds suitable for a kid and ensuite bathrooms that exude class and comfort. Studio Room resting riverside, directly below guest bedroom three, this yellow-themed room is the most private of all and arguably has the best view.
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. 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. At the far side of the garden courtyard, the 15-metre swimming pool appears to overflow into the river valley. 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.