Beachfront property in the Batujimbar Estate, Sanur, Bali


5 villas with 7 bedrooms, comprising 2 two-bedroom villas and 3 one-bedroom villas. The downstairs Wantilan bedroom has a large daybed, which can be converted into an extra double bed for children. Also available is rental of the rice barn conversion, suitable for up to two children.


Wantilan Lama’s staff are on hand to cook a large range of cuisines, for any meal of the day, including catering for special diets and children. For example, start the day with banana pancakes, bacon and fresh fruit. For lunch, a light meal of grilled fish, nasi goreng (fried rice) and gado-gado (fresh vegetables with peanut sauce). Dinner might be tacos with homemade guacamole and salsa. The choices are many and varied, all of which are guaranteed to excite the palate of everyone who comes to dine. For special occasions, the staff can arrange local specialities such as babi guling (roast whole suckling pig) or bebek betutu (locally spiced confit duck).

Meals are charged according to the cost of groceries and beverages bought from the local supermarket, with receipts retained for reference. Guests are required to provide grocery money in advance, and it is a good idea to order meals the day before, in order to ensure the availability of the ingredients.


A 20m, freeform pool, complete with waterfall and cave. The swimming pool was the first independent design by renowned architect Bill Bensley.


The property staff is headed up by Pak Agung, the villa manager, who is capable of arranging any activity or event.

There are also 5 household staff, including 2 cooks, of which at least 2 will be on standby at any time.

In the evenings, the property is patrolled by 4 security guards until the household staff arrive in the morning.

The gardeners are headed up by a maintenance manager, who looks after the smooth running of the appliances around the property.

Extra staff, e.g. drivers, masseuses, manicurists, babysitters etc. can be arranged on request for an extra charge


A car with driver can be arranged for US$40++ for a full day, including petrol. Bicycles are also available to use.


All rooms have fixed external phone lines, and Wi-Fi.


Cable TVs and DVD player for indoors activities.

Canoes, Stand-up Paddleboards, windsurfers and small boats and bicycles are available for outdoor pursuits.


Large or small events can be arranged in advance. Options include Balinese dances, cocktail parties, weddings and wedding dinners. For large events, such as wedding dinners, a US$1,000 fee is applicable, as well as a further US$1,000 refundable deposit to cover potential damages.

Things to do:

Sanur is a somewhat quieter town than the hustle and bustle of Semiyak, or the tourist trap of Ubud, and has proved a great place to come for a family holiday with young children. With Wantilan Lama situated right on the beach, the opportunity for sea and sand related fun is endless. Set inside the exclusive Batujimbar Estate, the local shops are, nonetheless, a mere 150m walk away, where one can find an enormous array of restaurants, bars, spas and boutiques where one can buy souvenirs made by Bali’s famed artisan craftsmen. Not far away is the renowned Le Mayeur museum, a nine-hole golf course, and numerous dive centres and watersports outfits.

Pak Agung, the villa manager, is always on hand to help realise your plans, from arranging a day trip around the island, to a trip across to Nusa Lembongan for the day, his expertise and network are limitless.