1 North Canguu Road
'Saratoga,' The Ultimate High Style Private Residence or Business Venture
The expression "you never have a second chance to make a first impression", must surely have been written with 'Saratoga' in mind, so astonishingly beautiful is this masterpiece of man and nature.
Massive teak and bronze studded doors mark the beginning of a journey which no visitor ever forgets. As you step through the card stone entry, prepare yourself for constant gasps of delight and flights of pure fantasy, across a wonderland of bridges, past 200 year old frangipani trees, an exquisite 30 metre ceremonial pond-come-swimming pool fed by carved fountain heads and into a private botanical gardens to rival most public ones.
And that's just the entry statement.
The real star of this breath taking journey is a river like no other, coursing through 5 metre walls of aged paras stone, worn as smooth and intriguing as any Henry Moore sculpture, the two sides connected by a 12 metre bridge. With steel art deco railings and carved columns, the bridge has its own cascading greenery to mimic the glorious tumbling rapids on one side, and on the other, where the river spreads out into a lazy crawl, a delta of sunlight and green, framed by towering four-story bamboos, feathery palms, luminescent mosses and ferns.
Everywhere there are dazzling views to write home about, with the post-colonial chic of Gatsby era glass awnings over doorways, Juliette balconies and gorgeous wrought iron fencing looking out from multiple vistas, onto the jungle-lined river.
This all-mod-cons yet traditional estate appears like it has been here for centuries yet has been totally refurbished over the last 3 years to meticulous Western standards.
There is the Raja or King Suite, with its mirror panelled walls, chandeliers, private massage room and opulent bathroom with Victorian, free-standing bath. Plus another 3 generously proportioned bedrooms each with 200 year old recycled, polished ironwood floors, ensuite, and walk-in-robe.
The fabulous (it's brand new but-looks-a-hundred-years-old) traditionally crafted timber "wantilan" or meeting house features over 80 square metres of elegantly Java-tiled floor space overlooking the river.
With over 740 square metres of covered indoor and outdoor living spaces there is an abundance of places to dine, dance and entertain. The property can cater comfortably for 150 cocktail guests, or 80 seated in just the main dining area alone. Currently used for weddings, seminars and other events, it also boasts its own commercial kitchen, bar and dining area.
In a country now as internationally famous for its 5 star hotels, uber-luxury mansions as its legendary Hindu culture, 'Saratoga' is widely regarded as the most beautiful and readily accessible jungle retreat of all.
This unique oasis of nature, ideally located a mere 18 minutes from bustling Canggu, the new epicentre of Bali tourism, includes 1,500sqm of vacant land and zoning for a total of 25 rooms on site. With additional freehold land adjoining if required, 'Saratoga' is ripe for development as a world-class retreat, wellness centre or boutique hotel.
'Saratoga' is named after a tropical river fish much coveted by Asian cultures as a living good luck charm. Indeed, whoever secures this showcase property, whether as the ultimate lifestyle escape or iconic commercial landmark, will be blessed by the good fortune of knowing there will never be another one like it anywhere in the world.
18 minutes from Canggu via fully sealed road and more green than Ubud. Huge tourism potential, ideal lunch or dinner stopover on way to or from Tanah Lot. Perfectly situated between Canggu and Tanah Lot in Bali's main growth corridor. Close to everything but a haven of complete tranquility. Very friendly and peaceful banjars (Kaba Kaba and Cepaka) which fully support any future development. 3835sqm (38.35 are) landholding comprising: 3050sqm (30.5 are) freehold: 1750sqm (17.5 are) on the Cepaka village (eastern) side / 1300 sqm (13 are) on the Kaba Kaba village (western) side. Plus 785sqm (7.85 are) approx. leasehold, comprising 550sqm (5.5are) of adjoining land to protect the river view, 100sqm (1 are) ceremony river platform (which can be coverted to freehold). Parking area: 135sqm (1.35 are)
Please note all measurements are approximate
Access via Kaba Kaba although alternate access from the Cepaka side has been verbally agreed to subject to the purchase of additional land.
Please contact the agent for a complete IM on the property.
Carol Carter - International Mobile: +61 414 760 305.