Bendega Rato - The entrance

A luxury retreat in Canggu, Bendega Rato imbibes a modern-Balinese style, offering four lavish bedrooms serviced by superb staff. The villa’s name reflects the owners’ love for Bali (Bendega means ‘fisherman’ in Balinese), and their native New Zealand (Rato means ‘sunset’ in Maori – a nod to the villa’s delightful sunset terrace).

Bendega Rato greets you through antique Javanese doors before you walk across a traditional pond into your personal haven. A vaulted open-plan living and dining area looks out onto a lush tropical garden and an enticing 18-metre grey slate pool. A pool balé, with an antique bar and table seating ten, is the perfect place to unwind, while a media room, complete with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment will keep you entertained. Upstairs, a sun deck and rooftop balé provide panoramic views of Bali’s legendary sunsets.

The villa offers three master bedrooms each with large ensuites, while a private master suite with its own plunge pool, sun deck and garden balé can be added as an optional fourth room. The villa can be rented as a four or three-bedroom holiday home, with the option of combining it with five-bedroom Bendega Nui for larger groups.

The nearest beach is just a five-minute walk away, and Echo Beach, dotted with laid-back restaurants and world-class surfing breaks, just a few minutes further along the sands. The chic restaurants and bars of Petitenget and Seminyak are also easily accessible. You’ll be close to the excitement but far enough to truly enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Bali.

Finally, whether you decide to stay at the villa or explore all that Bali has to offer, our team of friendly, experienced staff, including an excellent chef, will be on hand to look after you and your every need.

Villa Layout

Bendega Rato has been carefully designed to maximise its 1,700-square metres of land amidst the rice terraces of Canggu. The villa is entered through two large Javanese antique teak doors. Guests step across a pond to the villa’s living and dining areas, with a view of the garden and swimming pool.

The villa’s main pavilion forms a rough L-shape with the living and sleeping accommodation spread across the length of the two-storey building. The 18 x 7-metre swimming pool runs parallel to the living and dining areas, with the master bedroom pavilion at one end and the pool pavilion at the other.

Living Areas

Living and dining

Bendega Rato has a spacious, vaulted, open-plan living and dining area. Three sets of glass doors open the room up to the outside with views of the garden and pool. The sitting room, which seats 12, is simply but very stylishly furnished with two oversized black teak sofas and armchairs set around coffee tables. Upholstery is brought to life with vibrant black and white patterned scatter cushions.

In the dining area is a spectacular black teak table also seating 12. The room is furnished with some charming antiques pieces, including a rice chest, a large glass cabinet and, mounted on the double-height wall, an ornately carved antique ‘rice house’.

Bendega Rato - Open fronted living area
Bendega Rato - Roof deck sunbathing

Media room

Downstairs adjoining the living area is an air-conditioned media room with a 55-inch flat-screen television, Apple TV, blue-ray DVD player and a Sonos music system.

Pool pavilion

At one end of the pool is a spacious open pavilion furnished with a large daybed, antique bar and alfresco dining table with seating for 10. Relax poolside on one of the waterproof bean bags as you listen to music from the integrated Sonos music system.

Sunset terrace and rooftop balé

Capture the magical Bali sunsets from the rooftop sundeck and enjoy a cocktail on the comfortable daybed in the balé. The sundeck can be accessed either through one of the bedrooms or by a separate staircase.

Bendega Rato - Master bedroom flower bath

The Bedrooms

Bendega Rato can accommodate six people in three king-bedded rooms in the main villa, and a separate master suite with its own plunge pool and balé is available to create a fourth double room on request. There is also capacity to add three foldaway beds for children if required. All bedrooms are generously sized, tastefully furnished, and have ensuite bathrooms and outdoor balconies or sitting areas.

Garden suite (master pavilion)

The Garden suite’s canopied, four-poster king-size bed looks out over the pool while, to the rear of the bedroom, looking out onto a private garden, is a living area equipped with a television, desk with computer and an antique daybed suitable for a small child to sleep on. The air-conditioned bathroom has a large walk-in rain shower and an outdoor stone bathtub.

Bendega Rato - Master bedroom with pool view
Bendega Rato - Bedroom two

Sea room (upstairs master)

This bedroom is on the upper floor in the main building. Accessed by a private walkway, a centrally placed, canopied, four-poster king-size bed looks out onto a private terrace with daybed which, in turn, overlooks the gardens, pool and rice fields. The large ensuite bathroom is fitted with an oversize tub, a walk-in rain shower and a private outdoor courtyard.

Sky room (upstairs master)

Like the Sea room, this room is reached by a private walkway, and also has a centrally placed, canopied, four-poster king-size bed. The bedroom looks out onto a private terrace with daybed and access to the rooftop sundeck and balé. The large ensuite bathroom includes an oversize tub and a walk-in rain shower.

Optional master suite (with private plunge pool)

Set in a private courtyard, this master suite is accessed through wide, sliding doors in the garden wall between the suite and the main villa. It comes complete with its own 7 x 3-metre plunge pool, sun deck and pool balé. The outdoor bathroom has a decadent stone soaking tub for two and shower. Inside, the four-poster king-size bed sits beneath a traditional thatched roof. The room is equipped with an iPod dock, television, DVD player and minibar.

Quick Facts

Location

Canggu, south-west Bali, Indonesia.

Capacity

8 people (3 ensuite bedrooms with king-sized beds; plus 1 individual master suite with a king-sized bed). 2 extra beds available on request, at an additional charge.

Living areas

Indoor sitting room; indoor dining for 12, outdoor dining for 10 at the pool pavilion; library/TV room; rooftop sundeck and balé.

Pool

Main pool- 18m x 7m. 1m-2m depth; Plunge pool in optional one-bedroom master suite - 7m x 3m x 2m.

Staff

Staff includes a manager, chef, 24-hour butlers, gardener, pool attendant, 24-hour security. Babysitter, masseuse, driver and yoga instructor available on request. Staff shared with Bendega Nui.

Dining

A wide variety of western and Asian dishes; selection of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks; children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets). Grocery charged at cost plus a 20% handling fee, subject to service charge and taxes at the prevailing rate.

Communication

Telephones in all rooms; laptop and printer for guest use; complimentary WiFi internet access.

Entertainment

Sonos digital music system; iPod docks in all bedrooms; 2 plasma TVs, blu-ray DVD player; books; games.

For families

Bendega Villas is well-equipped for families. Amenities include DVDs, books, a high chair, booster seat, baby cot, play mats, play pens, bicycle helmets, toys, board games and pool toys. Additional equipment can be rented for a nominal charge.

Spa

Professional therapists can be arranged for in-villa spa treatments (extra cost applies).

Transport

Chauffeured personal car available for up to 8 hours a day at a special daily rate of US$ 35++ (petrol excluded). Parking space available within the villa compound. Airport transfer to and from the villa are included.

Additional facilities

Full back-up diesel powered electrical generator; safety deposit boxes in all bedrooms; gas barbecue; pizza oven; mountain bikes (2); massage beds x 2.

Property area

966sqm (villa); 1,300sqm (land).

Guest Reviews

  • What amazing villa! Our stay at Bendega Rato has been absolutely amazing. Thank you to all the staff who have looked after us. It is all of you that made the difference. Thank you very much. We hope to be back again soon.

    Lisa G, Australia

    January 5th, 2020 - January 10th, 2020

  • Thank you all for a wonderful New Years stay at this beautiful villa. The property is beautifully designed and styled with so many lovely area to sit, rest, and enjoy lovely company. On top of all of this the staff were delightful. They were constantly available to make our stay such a pleasure and the food they cooked for us was all divine. Many thanks to you all, we will be back!

    Robert M, Philippines

    December 27th, 2019 - January 2nd, 2020

  • Thank you so much for the perfect Christmas holiday in Canggu. Your service was so professional. Make our trip so easy.

    Mao & Gregory, Hong Kong

    December 21st, 2019 - December 27th, 2019

  • Thank you so much for your care and attention to our group thus week. You could not have done anything more to ensure that we has the most perfect week. Your service, kindness, amazing cooking was much appreciated. Your ability to keep up with our demand your gin was extraordinary!!

    Barbara C, Australia

    November 4th, 2019 - November 9th, 2019

  • Thank you once again for as amazing holiday in your beautiful villa. We had such a great time in the beautiful surrounding and the hospitality has been second to none. Hopefully we will be back next year.

    Kristy C, Singapore

    October 6th, 2019 - October 12th, 2019

  • Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at Bendega Rato. My family has had an amazing time. We were spoilt and cared for by your friendly staff and my children could not eat enough delicious chicken satay. We treasure this relaxing time that we have spent in your company and hope to do it again.

    Ellen U, United States

    July 24th, 2019 - August 19th, 2019

  • Thank you for the amazing holiday. This villa is so beautiful. I never want to leave. Amazing trip. Thank you villa family for making our gals trip one to remember.

    Ameera B, Australia

    May 31st, 2019 - June 4th, 2019

  • Great time, great food,and service. Will return for another great holiday. Thank you for an amazing stay. You made our holiday memorable.

    Nicole T, Hong Kong

    May 22nd, 2019 - May 30th, 2019

  • Thank you to everyone at Bendega villas you were all amazing. Can't wait to return.

    Jane L, United Kingdom

    May 11th, 2019 - May 18th, 2019

  • Amazing place, amazing stay and special to Harsana and his staff who give us high level service. Great Congratulations to you all.

    Laury M, Australia

    April 30th, 2019 - May 7th, 2019

  • Amazing villa. The staff was fabulous and I wouldn't charge a thing, best room ever. You guys are amazing and we will be back.

    Lisha P, Australia

    April 13th, 2019 - April 16th, 2019

  • We have loved getting to know the staff at Bendega Villas over the past week. Without exception they have made us feel welcome. The washer have been amazing when arriving back from trips in the Bali heat. The pool has been extraordinary and we looked forward to every meal.

    Geordie C, Australia

    April 5th, 2019 - April 12th, 2019

  • This is our first time in Bali and the stay was perfect. Thanks to our beautiful accommodation and wonderful staff. The staff here went over backwards to accommodate our needs. They have been so helpful. Thank you all for making the trip so comfortable, we are all already planning our next visit.

    Kathryn R, Australia

    March 30th, 2019 - April 4th, 2019

  • Thank you all so much for your kindness, help and generosity during this time. Your warmth has been lovely. Thank you so much for this beautiful stay. Everything was amazing and you have the kindest and most thoughtful staff here. Thank you for giving us this safe place to explore, play and feel. This place is so special and beautiful. The staff is so kind and helpful! Thank you for such a perfect stay.

    Bear B, United States

    March 25th, 2019 - March 30th, 2019

  • This week has been a wonderful experience. We relaxed and enjoyed the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We love the house and will come back again. All the best and see you again.

    Marjoleine D, Netherlands

    February 17th, 2019 - February 24th, 2019

  • Thank you to the team at Bendega Villas, what an amazing time we had. The villa is so well maintained, clean and the staff went out of their way to make sure we always had what we needed. We will definitely be back and are already planning our return. The food was also exceptional and the staff were always looking for ways to improve our time at the villa. Muli was exceptional - always greeting us with drinks and towels. She made us feel extra special and like nothing was a bother. Thank you.

    Jessica J, Australia

    January 12th, 2019 - January 17th, 2019

  • You all went above and beyond to attend to our every request. We were a family of 20 here for a family wedding. We all loved the villa and surrounds. There was a plenty of space for every one - in fact we did not even get the chance to use all the beautiful facilities and space around. A special mention to the villa staff, friendly, polite, respect and beautiful smiles made our stay here most enjoyable. Thank you so much for setting up and decorating the dinning room for special birthday celebrate here - it looked amazing. Thank you for looking after our mother of 82 years old. We are truly grateful for all your help and willingness to help in every way. We loved the villa and our stay.

    Claudelle M, Australia

    October 25th, 2018 - October 30th, 2018

  • Thank you bendega villas. We have had a wonderful stay. The weather has been amazing and the pool very refreshing. The staff here are second to none, nothing was a problem and always with a smile. A wonderful stay - our family really enjoyed magic time.

    Rebecca O, New Zealand

    October 14th, 2018 - October 16th, 2018

  • Thank you so much for all of your impeccable hospitality during our stay. The villa is wonderful and all of the staff went above and beyond to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We will definitely be back.

    Kristy C, Singapore

    October 3rd, 2018 - October 6th, 2018

  • Thank you for making our first visit to Bali something to always remember. Your beautiful smiles, calm and patient ways are so appreciated by us. It certainly was special for my daughter to enjoy her birthday with you all. It will certainly not be the last time we will visit.

    Cathy O, Australia

    September 13th, 2018 - September 18th, 2018

  • Such a lovely relaxed and enjoyable holiday, the villa has been wonderful, catering for all our needs. No need to leave the villa, everything is here... but if in need of a stroll, the beach just down the road. Perfect location.

    Patrick R, Australia

    September 5th, 2018 - September 13th, 2018

  • Thank you for amazing stay, delicious food. We have had the absolute best time ever. Best wishes and blessings.

    Laura B, Australia

    August 31st, 2018 - September 5th, 2018

  • Celebrating our lovely family with a week spent together at Bendega Villas in canggu. This luxurious place fulfilled all our wishes the beautiful surroundings and fantastic food. Most of all... the attentive staff. Thank you very much, we hope to be back.

    Paul B, Singapore

    July 29th, 2018 - August 5th, 2018

  • We have had such an amazing holiday in perfect Bali setting. Fabulous staff always so friendly and attentive. We will be back and already booked for next year. Best wishes to you all.

    The Gadsdon Family, New Zealand

    July 7th, 2018 - July 15th, 2018

  • Thank you so much to all the staff for the most wonderful stay! You have all gone beyond and above to make us feel at home and relaxed on our holiday. We can't wait to come back.

    Paolo M, Australia

    June 30th, 2018 - July 5th, 2018

  • Thank you so much for your excellent services, we had wonderful time gathering together with our family members. We felt like at home in this beautiful, spacious, comfy, exotic and cozy villa. Looking forward and wishes we can come again to spend next our holiday in this villa.

    Lincorn L, Indonesia

    June 16th, 2018 - June 19th, 2018

  • A very wonderful villa to live in, the best villa in Bali. The villa is quite clean and the staff are very very friendly, villa is very cozy with the music on. Design is very unique than any other villa we have ever stayed. A good deal and price if stay with a large family. We are hoping to come back soon to Bendega Villa - we had a very good time staying here.

    Ridwan R, Indonesia

    June 13th, 2018 - June 16th, 2018

  • Our time spent here has been absolute bliss it has been a perfectly luxurious end to our holiday. The staff have been amazing. Harsana has been helpful, funny and very interesting to chat with.

    William B, New Zealand

    June 1st, 2018 - June 4th, 2018

  • We had a great stay here at Bendega Villa - everything your need and more. The house and hospitality was amazing. Thank you.

    Georgia K, Australia

    May 16th, 2018 - May 20th, 2018

  • All of us enjoyed our stay in such a spectacular area in Bali. The staff were stunning and all shared great locations to explore throughout Bali. The food was unlike anything else and we didn't want to go anywhere else. We truly felt welcome and will certainly come here again.

    Ian N, Australia

    April 22nd, 2018 - April 28th, 2018

  • Thank you so much for everything, looking forward to coming back in November.

    Rita W, Germany

    February 7th, 2018 - February 14th, 2018

  • We have loved our stay at this villa, excellent. Every one here is super welcoming and helpful. We have wonderful holiday at Bendega Villa. Kids are so happy been take care of. Food is great here. We feel relaxed here, so much joy with the staff around.

    Dervis P, Indonesia

    February 3rd, 2016 - February 10th, 2016

  • The villa and staff were outstanding we also enjoy the food very much.

    Nick W, Malaysia

    October 19th, 2015 - October 24th, 2015

  • What an amazing villa - stunning interior design and wonderful service. It was perfect for our mixed-generation group of baby through to grandparent. Nothing was too much trouble for the team and they were very discreet. Also nearby, within easy walking distance, were several good cafes/ restaurants and the beach was less than 10 minutes. Can't wait to return!

    Toby S, Singapore

    October 4th, 2015 - October 8th, 2015

  • Your staff are exceptional. Being vegetarian we did not feel without choice or flavors.

    Rachana M, United Kingdom

    September 28th, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

  • Overall the villa is well maintained and all the staffs were very attentive. The only downside would be the location of the villa that is quite far. For a family with toddlers or infant the villa would suit you best. The service was superb and the chef cook is comparable to 5-stars hotel. It was a great experience and would love to come back again for the next holiday.

    Michael Solivan, Indonesia

    June 13th, 2015 - June 16th, 2015

  • Staff was so lovely. Very baby/child friendly too! Beautiful villa - we had a great time and loved it!

    Feldman A, Singapore

    April 25th, 2015 - April 27th, 2015

  • We stayed at Bendega Rato for an extended weekend over Easter and had a wonderful experience. The villa itself is beautifully put together and the layout really worked for us. We were 5 people in a 3 bedroom villa. The master bedroom has its own sitting room and tv den which was great if you wanted to have some quiet time away from the group. Though the villa also has a shared living area, dining room and TV room which are all very comfortable and look out to the pool - very open and fresh. Not that we did any TV watching it was so beautiful and peaceful to just sit by the pool and enjoy the gardens. The staff were available throughout the day and night to assist with any request we might have and left it to us to decide how present they were. There was some construction happening across the road which we had been made aware of beforehand but we didn't find it that disturbing to be honest... Having been to Bali quite a bit and usually staying in Seminyak I've rarely been anywhere where there isn't a little construction in the vicinity. It was a nice change for us to stay in Canggu - discovering a new neighbourhood really showed us another side of Bali. Echo Beach near by has wonderful eateries - though we were equally happy to eat out at our usual haunts in Seminyak only a 20-30 min drive away. All in all - I would highly recommend this villa and in fact we are thinking of booking again for a party in the new year - this time perhaps with all three villas in the complex together. Thanks for looking after us so well!

    Mia P, Singapore

    April 2nd, 2015 - April 8th, 2015

  • We had the most wonderful time at Bendega Rato. All the staff, without exception, were utterly delightful and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we could possibly need. The food was absolutely superb - it made it hard to go out knowing we would eat like royalty if we stayed at the villa! Thanks again to everyone.

    Lucy Perella, Singapore

    April 18th, 2014 - April 23rd, 2014

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