Firefly Villa Serene Riverside Private Luxury
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Canggu villa description
• serene location
Strategically located between Canggu and Tanah Lot on Bali’s South Coast, Firefly Villa is within a 10 to 30 minute drive of some of Bali’s most popular holiday attractions including the vibrant nightlife of Seminyak, the world famous Nirwana Course at Pan Pacific, the picturesque temples of Tanah Lot and the magnificent surf at Echo Beach, Canggu. The art village of Ubud is a pleasant 60 minute drive through cascading rice terraces and fertile rainforests. Firefly Villa is surrounded by rice fields and set on the banks of the Nyanyi River in the beautiful traditional village of Nyanyi which is Balinese for 'sing'. Live the Bali dream in a this unique location with all the luxury and modern conveniences plus the charm and character of a quiet peaceful riverside setting surrounded by nature and lush tropical gardens.
• lush tropical setting
Nestled amongst established tropical gardens in every imaginable shade of green, Firefly Villa enjoys a tranquil setting. Every room accesses the cooling river breezes, and provides brilliant vistas of the verdant landscape, rolling terraces, waterfalls and koi filled ponds, which are part of this dramatically designed luxury villa. The natural riverside provides glimpses of bird-life and other fauna, and yes, at night you may well spot a firefly dancing on the breeze.
• dramatic contemporary design
The spacious private villa features stunning contemporary design, with separate buildings for living, dining and sleeping. Four generous and comfortable bedrooms, all with air-conditioning, ensure a peaceful nights sleep, and are complimented by an array of entertainment options, either within the Firefly Villa compound itself or within easy reach by car. Centre-stage, the curving emerald green pool has a massive infinity edge, and is set amongst towering 20 metre tall trees and giant tree-ferns, making it an ideal place to escape the sultry tropical day. Firefly Villa also has a well equipped TV room with plasma screen, PS3, DVD library, Wii and games. At your leisure you may also enjoy table tennis, billiards, a trampoline or simply dreaming in our expansive living areas. There are also 3 bicycles which are free for guests.
- 150 m²
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Living Room seats 12
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Games Room, Rice field and river views on all 4 sides fo the property, set in a quiet hill side river valley, close to beaches Canggu, Seseh and Cemagi and famous temples of Tanah Lot. 3 minutes to world class golf course Nirwana Golf Course and Pan Pacific. 20 minutes drive to many great restaurants and shops....moreless
- Video Library:
- Video Games:
- Video Game Console:
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Outlet Shopping
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
- Duty Free Shops
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- The famous Tanah Lot Temple is just down the road, butterfly park is worth a visit and 4 bicycles are available to guests free of charge. We highly recommend walking through the village and rice fields for lovely mountain and rice field views. The black magnetic sand at Nyanyi beach sparkles like diamonds in the sun....moreless
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Holidays perfection!Guest comment entered by owner
We spent two weeks in august at Firefly villa. The place is all you want for a vacation in Bali. The perfect place (amazing villa with all amenities) in the perfect location (far from the noise and yet close to beaches and restaurants). Lou and Graham are very welcoming and attentive hosts and the staff is fantastic. The only problem will be readjusting to your life after the holidays are over...
- Guest USScott
- Date of stay 11/14/13
- Review Submitted 03/10/14
An oasis of serenityGuest comment entered by owner
An oasis of serenity
The service received at the FireFly Villa during our stay in February 2014 was extraordinary. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful in every way possible. The Villa was well equipped with many facilities to help make for a fun and relaxing get away. Architecturally beautiful and surrounded by rainforest, the FireFly Villa is somewhere you could just hang around all day! Great for a large group, the Villa is large enough for you to not get in each others hair and have your own privacy, or enjoy each others company lounging by the pool or playing games in the living area. Would highly recommend!
- Guest Jasmin
- Date of stay 02/07/14
- Review Submitted 03/10/14
Excellent Villa Choice for Bali Vacation StayGuest comment entered by owner
Excellent Villa Choice for Bali Vacation Stay
We stayed at Firefly villa in the Canggu area of Bali for 5 days. There were 2 families including young children, making a total of 8. Firefly villa is an excellent choice for those who would prefer to be a bit away from some of the tourist hotspots (like Kuta and Seminyak). In fact, you could easily spend your entire vacation at the villa - there's lots to do nearby and the amenities at the villa are nothing short of excellent. Among the well known Bali attractions, the Pura Tanah Lot is a 15 minute drive from Firefly villa and you can get to Echo beach in about 20 minutes. Tanah Lot has a very lively market/shopping area and this worked out very well for our art/souvenir purchases. Service at the villa was outstanding - I can't say enough good things about Vayan, Kadek, Ani and others. We had sumptuous meals prepared to our requirements on several days and the food was lip-smackingly good. We also rented the vehicle at the villa for our day trips (to Ubud, Seminyak) and that worked out very well. There's lots to do at the villa if you choose - there is a table tennis table, a good selection of books, movies and other audio-visual aids. The villa location - on the banks of Nyanyi river - is very calm and soothing (you can hear the stream). We also had a couple of massages done at the villa and it was very convenient. All in all, Firefly villa is an excellent choice if you want some R&R; and don't mind being a bit far from the madding crowd.
- Guest Nivarthi
- Date of stay 12/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Beautiful Villa - wonderful staffGuest comment entered by owner
Beautiful Villa - wonderful staff
We love the villa design, the pool and billards table. The villa is nestled between rice fields and is in a rural location. The staff are so helpful and friendly. Sirani (the manger) was great organising activities and reservations for us. Wayan (the driver) was wonderful and so patient with tired and fighting kids in the back seat. The breakfast's are lovely, fresh fruit and eggs or pancakes. Loved the dog avatar and the cat Zip. We felt sad to leave this lovely place and people.
- Guest Curtis
- Date of stay 02/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Relaxing Tropical ParadiseGuest comment entered by owner
Relaxing Tropical Paradise
We had a lovely stay at Firefly Villa, which is near Canggu in Bali. The villa is located on a river in the country side, with big trees and a lovely garden. All the bedrooms are huge, with great bathrooms, and the living areas are massive. One of them has a pool table, and a waterfall which goes into a massive koi pond. We have 2 young children (2 and 5 years), and one of the best things for us was that the staff looked after all of us extremely well. If we asked them to do some cooking for the children, or look after them they were always very helpful. For example my boyfriend and I went for some short bike rides (free bike use by the way), and the staff were happy to look after the children and we have no doubt spoilt them rotten. There is a staff house, separate from the villa, so it meant staff were available whenever we needed them, and the villa included a car and driver, which we made full use of. The pool is great, and has a small section which was great for the kids. They virtually lived in the pool, or in the tv/games room. We would love to go back with some friends on our next trip to Bali, which cannot come soon enough. Thankyou Firefly for a really wonderful stay.
- Guest Jess
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
We have just had the best ever holiday staying at Firefly Villa in Bali. This is a beautiful villa, and my family really loved the location. It is quiet, and being in the countryside you get to see the real Bali. When we stayed it was part of a traditional Balinese ceremony period called Galungan. Every house in the little village had a beautiful decoration made from bamboo at the entrance called a penjor. We loved riding the free bicycles past them on the way to the beach. We also recommend just stopping in at one of the little shops and buying a cool drink. It sounds simple, but we loved it. Children will come and try their English out on you, and you will see some of the best smiles in the world. The villa comes with a car and driver and it was easy to get into places like Seminyak and also to Echo Beach, which is a great spot for sunset barbecue and a cold beer. We also did a day trip to Ubud. But most days we stayed at the villa, and most of that time we speant in or around the most beautiful swimming pool I have ever been in.
- Guest Alda (Perth, Western Australia)
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Superb HolidayGuest comment entered by owner
Fantastic villa with lots of character and fantastic staff!! We had a superb holiday and would definitely hire this place for Christmas Holidays!! Def fun with lots of people and even the cat and dog were welcoming!! Seculuded location means we had fun getting to Ubud other places via taxis and mopeds!! Loved the place!!
- Guest Ketan
- Date of stay 10/04/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
Tropical HeavenGuest comment entered by owner
From being picked up at the airport to being dropped off nothing was too much trouble Beautiful home. The unique design gave us plenty of space to either gather together, laze by the pool or relax watching a movie. Meals ,massages and staff all excellent. Peaceful river location just far enough away from the main tourist areas but easy to access if we wanted to. Pool, table tennis, snooker table, library, DVDs etc all available. A friendly welcoming luxurious holiday home ideal for families or groups of friends. Highly recommended.
- Guest Connie
- Date of stay 06/15/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) $550/night | High Season Dec 20 - Jan 10 2013 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) $500/night | Low Season Jan 11 - June 30 2013 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) $550/night | High Season July 1 - Sep 15 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) $500/night | Low Season Sept 16 - Dec 19 2013 Book min 5 nights and get 10% Discount. Ends 31 December 2013. Includes cook, breakfast, full housekeeping. Rates subject to 15% tax and charges Extra bed $35 p/person p/n All rates quoted in AUD.
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- Nearest Airport: Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport at 20 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Gilimanuk at 120 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Nyanyi Beach at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Deus Ex Machina at 4 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort at 2.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Echo Beach at 4.5 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Firefly Villa is owned by Grahame and Lou. They bought the land in 2002. The building of the house began after they had moved to Bali with their son, Tarkyn in 2007 and was completed in 2009. Grahame and Lou were both professional theatre artists in Australia. Their theatre work toured extensively around Australia as well as internationally to countries including Indonesia, Singapore, Canada, USA, Japan, Korea, Russia and Mexico. Then it was time for a new adventure, a new life and a new challenge. We wanted to immerse ourselves into a new culture whilst at the same time indulging ourselves in some of the delights this tropical island has to offer. Our aim is that our guests are able to do the same. They are bringing that same creativity and flair to their projects in Bali. Grahame is primarily responsible for the vision and future development of Tropical Infusions, and Lou takes care of much of the detail and finishing design. Grahame thrives on the challenge of designing and building in Bali. Lou is passionate about creating memorable moments for visitors to Bali. Tarkyn ensures that the villa is equipped with a good range of computer games, children’s novels, board games, toys and DVD’s. In his spare time he enjoys swimming and sleep overs. Avatar, our friendly Golden Retriever is the head (and tail) of security and is a good friend of Zip our tri-coloured cat, which according to the Balinese is a very lucky colour for a cat. Last but certainly not least, our lovely Balinese staff will take care of you during your holiday at Firefly Villa.
Why the Owner Chose Canggu:
Firefly Villa is designed for relaxed tropical living, making the most of a large infinity-pool surrounded by verdant gardens. The outdoor terraces and open living-dining area are perfect for comfort and relaxation in this lush tropical climate. The building itself is structured to draw cool air from the river through the expansive living and sleeping rooms, providing a natural cooling effect, which is enhanced by the magnificent wrap around Koi pond and waterfall. There are views everywhere, in every direction. It is sometimes difficult to find the “best spot” to sit; there simply isn’t one. The tall trees and the river with volcanic stone bedrock, lined with towering trees, is the garden focus. There are views to the surrounding rice-fields of the beautiful Nyanyi Village, where the day to day life of rural Bali can be enjoyed. Watching the many small creatures who we share the ponds and garden with, is one of the delights of Firefly Villa. There are many different kinds of birds (watch out for the stunning blue kingfishers and the green pigeons), butterflies, frogs, and of course the elusive firefly, which can be spotted at night. The interconnecting bridges give a sense of lightness to the villa. Guests often find themselves having conversations across the elevated spaces and have a feeling of living amongst the tree tops. Grahame designed Firefly Villa in conjunction with the building contractors SWA Bali Selaras. Never expecting to become an architect, Grahame discovered that if you design a villa with odd shaped rooms, you also need individually crafted furniture, so he has also designed some of the unique furniture for Firefly Villa. While the Firefly Villa is a contemporary design, great effort has gone into the villas relationship to the land and the beautiful river. Our aim is to provide an idyllic setting for families and friends who may want to explore other aspects of a holiday in Bali, but also want to have a private rural retreat.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Cook, housekeeping staff, garden and pool boy. Away from the maddening crowd but close enough to Seminyak and Canggu to enjoy all of the restaurants, shops and activities which South Bali has to offer.
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Luxury Villa overlooking serene river, surrounded by tall trees and rice fields.
Master Bedroom has large terrace overlooking river and gardens plus huge bath.
Serene location on the banks of the Nyanyi River, yet also close to Seminyak.
Dining room overlooks the river, tall trees and swimming pool.
Split level pool, top pool includes seats, bottom pool has shallow section.
Tropical splendour looking from dining room across to bedrooms, terrace, balcony
King sized beds with mosquito nets, quality linen and spacious en suites.
Bedroom 1 has spacious bathroom with bath large enough for 2 in private garden.
Bedroom 3 has 4 poster bed constructed out of 2 old fishing boats.
Soak up the sun on the lounges or enjoy the cool breezes wafting from the river.
Kitchen with everything you will need, as well as a 2nd kitchen for staff.
Bedroom 4 can be set up with twin or double bed and includes PS3, wii and games.
Ponds and a waterfall edge one side of the living room.
Infinity Pool wraps around open living room and overlooks Nyanyi River.
Unique villa in a natural setting, designed to enjoy the beautiful tropics.
Sun lounges around the crescent shaped infinity pool and looking towards river.
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