Summer Breeze: Villa Coraffan Canggu
Published 01 October 2007
Text by David Trauts
Villa Coraffan is a stylish and secluded villa but within striking distance of almost everything Bali has to offer. It’s down a small bituminized gang off Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong – the road to Tugu Hotel in Canggu – and appears to be in a world of its own. It’s situated a few hundred meters from the beach and surrounded by rice-fields. The building is built high off the rice-fields and on a slope which affords beautiful afternoon breezes. Golden light floods into the garden and dwelling bathing the villa luxuriously in a warm glow.
The design is ideal for a holiday villa with plenty of space and the lay-out connects each of the five bedrooms and living area perfectly. The gardens too are impressive with the horizon swimming pool directly in front of the main living area dropping off to a large lawn and garden, which appears to be totally secluded and disconnected from the rest of the house. The garden is full of exotic and tropical plants. Each of the rooms has magnificent rice field views with a detached dining room that has three balconies overlooking the pool and the adjacent rice fields. The garden also has a timber platform that rises over the rice fields, ideal for a morning yoga or coffee, or afternoon cocktail. There is a separate staff quarters and fully equipped kitchen to serve guests. Palimanan stone and Merbau timber has been used throughout the villa on floors and walls giving a natural warmth to the home.
Villa Coraffan is the perfect villa for lazing around and experiencing the pure ease of mind and holiday pleasure of a sojourn on this lovely island.