About Us

Welcome to Villa Champa.

We are Estu and Ian, originally from Indonesia and Australia, and now living in Singapore – close enough for regular visits to Bali and our tranquil and relaxing Bali villa.

Ian is a hydro power engineer and manager. His assignments have meant that we have had the opportunity to travel extensively together as a family, and to live in many interesting and fascinating parts of the world, including Indonesia (Java and Bali), Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia. Ian is now Technical Director for an independent power company based in Singapore, developing hydro power projects in Indonesia and India.

Our two grown-up daughters, who both now live, study and work in Melbourne, Australia, were only 10 and 7 years old when we moved to Vientiane in Laos. They undertook the whole of their secondary education at international schools in Laos and Thailand and now have extensive circles of friends from all over the world.

Estu is a wonderful mum and homemaker, and was the prime mover in establishing and refining the features, facilities and relaxing ambiance of Villa Champa, including our tropical garden. Estu has an extensive network of friends and contacts in Bali, all of who contribute to the efficient functioning and maintenance of the villa. Estu has also developed, encouraged and guided our dedicated villa staff to ensure that our guests are provided with a memorable and happy experience during their stay. All of our staff are vey dedicated and especially enjoy being able to be of service to Villa Champa guests

We devoted a lot of time and energy to the design and construction of Villa Champa, which was completed in 2010, and which remains to this day one of the favorite projects of our Denpasar based architects, Iwan and Yulanda from Imago Design Studio (www.imago-architects.com ).

Villa Champa is managed by Fitri, who has the most charming and friendly manner, and is ably supported by Ndari, our cook, Ketut, our housekeeper, Anto, the villa driver, Jais, our maintenance guy, and Alex, who provides security and looks after the extensive garden. They are a great team and have a lot of fun together. They are very knowledgeable about local attractions and are always ready to try to accommodate special requests, including arranging children’s birthday parties, and relaxing Bali massages at the Villa.

Secluded Bali Villas look after the marketing, bookings, and day-to-day management of Villa Champa. Rene and Tom, and the rest of the team at Secluded Bali Villas do a great job and will be only too happy to respond to any queries regarding your stay at Villa Champa.

We do hope that you enjoy Villa Champa as much as we do.

Estu and Ian (Villa Champa owners)