Arnalaya Beach House is a sophisticated yet supremely relaxed family-friendly villa set amid private terraced landscaping. This gorgeous property looks down over beautiful, unspoiled Nelayan Beach, a strip of huts, colorful fishing boats, and a sacred temple, at the end of one of the most exclusive roads in Canggu. The famous Echo Beach is less than a ten-minute walk along the ocean's edge. Seminyak with its fine dining, funky clubs and chic shopping is 20 minutes south. Head north and visit the important sea temple of Tanah Lot.
This home has five ensuite bedrooms enveloped in air-conditioned comfort. By virtue of their coveted views, the two Ocean suites in the main pavilion might be considered masters, but all five rooms are of a similar size and have flexibly configured beds offering both twin or king options, making the villa ideal for fair sharing. The lounge and dining room on the second floor of the main building has windows that seem to magically disappear and morph the space into avant-garde outdoor living with terraces seaward and over the courtyard. The air-conditioned formal dining room seats up to 14 people at a bespoke solid teak table, and split bamboo wall panels give the space a casual vibe. Over on the ground floor of the second pavilion is a sensational retreat for kids large and small. As the only room with Apple TV that is loaded with Netflix, HBO, ABC, PBS KIDS, and more, the entertainment room is a popular haunt with its big versatile modular sofa and sets of cafe-style tables and chairs. The sound system is loaded with an excellent music library, there is a Nintendo Wii, and the bookshelves carry abundant reading material for kids and adults.
Facing the ocean and flanked by the shimmering swimming pool, timber decking, and gardens, the pool lounge, and dining bale is furnished with a meters long solid timber table for 14, hand-rendered rattan chairs, and polished concrete banquette seating littered with comfy cushions. This space, which is sea-breeze- and fan-cooled, has its own fully functional kitchen with a built-in barbecue, induction cooker, and cocktail bar.