THE STARLING VILLA – a Canggu house with je ne sais quoi


Some places just have this “no se que” – which translates literally from Spanish as I don’t know what”, but actually means “something special”. Or as the French would say “je ne sais quoi”.

You can’t quite put your finger on but makes you feel good: it has an aura that you can’t explain but you know it’s exceptional.

The Starling Villa has that ‘no se que’.

Could it be the fact that for a few years it was the home to a gorgeous celebrity couple and their fabulous energy stayed on? Or maybe it is the fact that the house itself is simply outstanding? I’ll let you decide for yourself.

The Startling Villa is expansive. The large garden and pool area are spacious. Three of the four bedrooms lead to the garden area and are all ensuite. The bedrooms are large and beautiful, with a laid-back style. Two of them have king beds while one has twin beds.

The living and dining area is truly breathtaking. I love the way it has been designed and decorated. The artwork chosen is unique and makes such a lasting memory. It seamlessly flows with space. The furniture works beautifully: creating a very chic and stylish area.

One of the most beautiful features of the living & dining is how the changing light cascades so much warmth throughout the day, and completely reinvents the atmosphere of the room.

The kitchen area is also the breakfast bar and oh-my-goodness! it certainly has the wow factor! The grey cement polish for the back wall and the island bar, in combination with the black and white tiles, create a long-lasting impactful design. One that stays with you and provides inspiration for the future!

Upstairs are the TV room and master bedroom. The TV room is certainly big enough that it could be used as another gathering point, as well as for watching TV. I could imagine teenage kids claiming that space as their own and hanging out with their friends.

The master bedroom is quite spectacular. A huge bedroom with glass walls and corner views of palm trees and the rice fields in front. The bedroom has a small office space, as well as a master ensuite bathroom as big as a studio apartment! Next to the bathroom is a large closet area to store all of your Bali shopping.

This is no cookie-cutter. Starling Villa is a place you can call home when in Bali. The original artworks, the great taste in interior design, the expansiveness, but also the warmth that you can only find in a lived-in home give this villa the “no se que” we are always searching for but we rarely find.

The Starling Villa

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Lea April 6, 2019 - 2:38 am

What an absolutely stunning villa? would love to stay here.
could you please let me know where I could get art like the four in the dining area please.

baliinteriors April 21, 2019 - 9:16 pm

Hi Lea! How beautiful is this house! I know the art is incredible. You can check out Mersuka Dopazo. This is not her art, but she has bought this local artist full collection and I think she is the only person who would have access to it. So would be good to contact her directly.

Eli April 17, 2020 - 5:58 pm

What a beautiful place ! I was wondering you knew where I could find in Bali a beige rug like the one in the picture next to the white shower picture.

I love your website, such an inspiration!


baliinteriors April 19, 2020 - 9:28 am

Hi Eli, yes, it certainly is beautiful! I suggest enquiring at Souk as they may be able to have them made for you.
Thanks for your kind words!

Bella W July 30, 2020 - 9:04 pm

Hello 🙂

Is this villa for sale or lease?

So delightful

Bella x

baliinteriors July 30, 2020 - 9:26 pm

Hi Bella, As far as I know it is for rent only. However, this gorgeous one is definitely for sale

Suzanne Thazard April 15, 2021 - 4:38 am

WOW!!! Definitely getting remodeling inspiration here! What is the brand of those windows and glass sliding doors?


baliinteriors April 23, 2021 - 12:33 pm

They are made locally in Bali by Indonesian craftsman.

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