So important are the architectural features and the style of Villa La Tra that it is a major feature in the book “BALI LIVING”--- innovative tropical design----by Gianni Francione with photography by Masano Kawana. The book is published by Periplus.
Designed by the famous Balinese architect Yoka Sara----www.yokasara.com---- to imitate a true Bali home La Tra is contemporary, elegant, spacious, quiet and very very private.
The villa consists of four separate buildings all interconnected and yet all independent.
A sense of space is evident as the villa stands in an area of 2100 square metres. On arrival a bridge across fishponds leads to the fabulous living area down entrance steps. All of the buildings are air-conditioned yet the living area is fully open to the tropical gardens with large sliding doors.
To the right side is the library with satellite television including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera HBO etc. There is a selection of books both fiction and non-fiction and excellent backgammon and chess sets.
Three bedrooms in a self-contained wing are connected by a corridor lined with soothing water features.
The first master suite is on the left side overlooking rice paddies and in clear weather gives an uninterrupted and dramatic Vista of Mount Agung.
Kitchen laundry and staff quarters are set discreetly at the back of the property with a separate staff entrance.
At the end of the property beyond the swimming pool is a small river and the sound of running water enhances the relaxing ambience of La Tra. If you are lucky enough to be in residence at the beginning of August there is a major ceremony at the Temple beside the River lasting one day and guaranteeing a front row view.
Unlike many Bali properties close to Seminyak La Tra is not overlooked and does not suffer noise pollution. Privacy, seclusion, tranquillity and peacefulness are the qualities of La Tra. The swimming pool, 18 m in length, contains two majestic water walls that add to the contemporary architecture.
In 2012 Villa La Tra underwent a six-month extensive renovation and demonstrates beautifully appointed interiors.
La Tra has an integrated Bose system with multiple speakers throughout the living area and the gardens with iPod dock, cd player and Radio (if required). The in house staff of 8 have been with the villa for some time and will cater to your every desire and wish. Security staff are on duty 24 hours a day.
Other rental inclusions include daily laundry, unlimited villa wide wireless Internet, the services of an internationally trained experienced chef, a car with driver for eight hours a day (fuel is additional) breakfast on the first morning, afternoon tea with cake daily and if you forget your laptop there are two computers available.
Two massage tables are available for in-house treatments.
Location: Jl. Nelayan, Banjar Canggu Tua, CANGGU
Size Land: 2100 m2
Building: 550 m2
Number of Bedrooms: 5
Architect: Mr. A.A Yoka Sara
Staff: 8 staff and 1 manager
Space Max. 4 cars
Size 90 m2
Water Treatment System conventional
Living & Dinning room
Size: 92 m2
Living area: closed air-con, fan, TV , LCD TV satellite , Sofa 8 persons, dinning table10 persons
Facilities Fully Equipped