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Aren't you tired of the hectic pace of every day life? Ready to check something off your bucket list? This Balinese luxury residence can provide you with every bit of the rest and relaxation you so desperately need and desire. Puri Naga Toya caters to the traveler interested in their surroundings - taking them to an era where there was no rush to get from A to B. Villa Puri Naga Toya, translates to ‘the palace of the water dragon' . It is located in beautiful Bali, Indonesia- in the famous 'Hill Country' of Bali.
Located northwest of Ubud in a village environment in Payangan- it's perched above the Ayung River and surrounded by blooming tropical gardens as well as a spring-fed swimming pool and ponds.
Offering the utmost in privacy and peace, it is conveniently located just a 40-minutes from the center of Ubud; Bali's culture and arts community, made famous by the popular book/movie 'Eat, Pray, Love'.
Ubud is also the craftsmen's capital of Bali, and Singakerta village is home to a few families of very talented woodcarvers. Adventures abound in the surrounding area with whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, bird watching, inner-tubing in the river and trekking in the rice fields. World class restaurants, museums, art galleries, spas and shopping are all nearby. *Recommended restaurants are located at the Como Shambala Estates and the Hanging Garden Ubud Hotel.
When you're at this oasis, you will want for nothing and be treated with special care. Among the many features of the Puri Naga Toya villa are the five staff to serve you:
A Supervisor/Cook (kitchen is open 7am – 8pm)
Full time garden and pool staff
Full time Housekeeper
Night time security (7pm – 6am)
Maintenance Service on call
Experienced Contract Driver [Extra - minimum cost]
Swimming Pool (Private)
Complimentary Wifi Internet
Bathing amenities, robes and sarongs
One time Daily Shuttle to/from Ubud
One time airport transfer to/from Puri Naga Toya
WHAT WE LOVE
-Complimentary daily breakfast [8 persons] from our in-house dining menu is included in the rate
-Private pool area features 8 sun loungers and our new outdoor dining Bale
-Light and roomy, most rooms offer mountain and river views.
-Complimentary bath amenities and robes, slippers and pool sarongs to wear while visiting Puri Naga Toya.
-Complimentary afternoon coffee and tea.
-In-house dining menu available- lunch and dinner is extra
-Complimentary Wifi and several iPhone docs
WHAT TO KNOW
Built in 2001; this is a well maintained by the owners and has on-call maintenance
A 40-minute drive to Ubud proper, and a 15-minute ride to the nearest nightlife - Hanging Garden Ubud Hotel. The house itself is painted in buttery chinoiserie colors - and perfectly proportioned.
Check In: 1:00 pm;Check Out:12:00 pm
The breathtaking unique and individual four-bedrooms - and is the epitome of a dream mountain retreat. This is a slick operation run by staff who know how to serve their guests.
Our large pool area is scattered with cozy, sun loungers - and is the perfect way to spend the afternoon lazing in the sun. The black loungers have comfortable red mattresses offering a touch of romantic whimsy for sunbathing couples. Beautifully landscaped gardens surround the pool and cool stone walking paths give way to the covered relaxation Bale overlooking the ponds. This residence begs for guests to go barefoot all day long!
BED AND BATH
Three Individual bedroom residence, + 1 Eco Friendly Bamboo Bungalow. All rooms are light-filled rooms and Chinoiserie house color schemes from Portugal. The air and water in this location is 'very fresh', and each room offers easy access to the gardens surrounding the property.
All rooms are built to maximize the natural flow of air, capturing beautiful cool breezes.
-There are two bathrooms in the main building
-A third bathroom with shower is located in the Bamboo Bungalow.
-Daily fresh towels, box-fresh linen and flowers add to the air of quiet luxury. Vintage pieces of furniture are scattered around, and thick silk curtains hang from wooden poles in the upstairs bedroom.
-Beds are topped with hotel linens, and bathrooms feature bathroom amenities made for Puri Naga Toya.
The mountain views are truly something spectacular, and you will never tire of waking up to them every morning. This location is a perfect backdrop for drinks and dinner in our indoor dining room.
Meals at Puri Naga Toya are fresh and delicious; and our staff is happy to prepare and serve the items you selected from our in-house dining menu [lunch and dinner is extra]; 24 HR pre-ordering is advised. Kitchen basics include lovely china, flatware, a picnic hamper, rug and Champagne bucket.
The interior is a world away from hotel-style luxury and designed for families. Live with the private collection of antiques and enjoy the excellent book collection in the Library [that 'stay at home']; blended with modern amenities and attention to detail. Included are various games for the children to play as well.
You will be a privileged visitor; and will be privy to visit some of the best 'antiques' and 'art' dealers in Bali. This is a sanctuary to enjoy with your family and friends.
Take our one-time daily shuttle at 10am to Ubud proper, and enjoy a wider array of shops and markets. They will pick you up at 4pm in the center, next to the Palace.
On the first floor is the bright and airy living room that features hand-painted tile-effect floors, trompe l'oeil decorative walls, and an adjacent dining room with several sets of glass doors that open onto the grounds. A wall of carved Chinese panels opens onto a shower room that serves two beautifully furnished guest bedrooms.
Downstairs is the library & media room with a 3/4 size bed in the Library. Included is a 42-inch flat screen TV- as well as paintings, prints, textiles and numerous books that stay at Puri Naga Toya.
Upstairs is the octagonal bedroom that has a king-size bed and fabulous views of the property and beyond.
Downstairs, located off the Living room- is the third bedroom with two twin beds and a view of the ponds and garden.
Adjoining is a separate pavilion housing the magnificent Antique Chinese queen-bedded master suite, complete with a soaring roof, frescoed walls, and a grand fireplace.
The sumptuous bathroom has double basins, walk-in shower, bathtub and a spa section for massages, with a private door to the freshwater swimming pool. The antique Chinese doors that form the front wall of the pavilion open onto a large terrace featuring drop-dead views, two deck chairs and a daybed.
Further along the ridge is the Eco-friendly Bamboo House which includes an antique brass four-poster bed, armoire, chairs and a small covered bathroom with outdoor shower. This was the original structure on the property offering a very 'simple living' experience.
One final pavilion, by the koi pond, contains a well-equipped kitchen with all the things one might need on holiday. Behind the kitchen in the staff area is the owner's private quarters where their two adorable daschhounds live full time.
The fridge is filled with fresh juices, farm eggs, milk, salty butter and bread for your complimentary breakfast [in-house dining menu]. Salt, pepper, olive oil, tea and coffee are pantry staples.
PURI NAGA TOYA
As the translated name suggests, the influence of feng shui shows in the villa's orientation. It is built on the ‘dragon's back', with hills behind the house and water in front – denoting the flow of health, well-being and prosperity for its residents. Its architecture overlays traditional Bali structures with a strong Chinoiserie theme. The interior design reveals the owners' passion for Asia and appreciation of Asian heritage, culture and art.
BALI'S BEST KEPT SECRET- THE CROWD
Puri Naga Toya is a well-composed work of art - and is centered on a half acre estate with beautiful views of the Batukaru Mountains ; surrounded by the traditional baroque gardens with all the 'accoutrements' of aristocratic life. For a real break, this is so much better than a hotel.
Its three pavilions are planned around natural geographical features and situated in a “tropical cloud forest” only found in these altitudes.
For those city dweller's, a few hours alone in such a serene environment, releases a week's worth of stress. Take time and swim in the refreshing spring-fed pool.
FENG SHUI PRINCIPLES
This luxury Ubud villa was built with inspiration from Tze. Strong emphasis was placed on the design complying with important feng shui principles. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese system of design that takes into account the four elemental energies and the relationship to a home in order to create harmony, wealth and tranquility.
In this Ubud villa you can see that all of these basic principles have been observed. Every day is paradise in fresh mountain air. You will enjoy spring water to drink, bath and swim in.
Functionality was not forgotten amid this heady artistic creation. According to the Chinese principles, water represents well being, so to have water slowly meandering through your Chinois gardens is symbolically akin to health and prosperity flowing into your holiday.
Puri Naga Toya has also been featured in Barbara Walker's book, 'Gathering Places: Balinese Architecture - A Spiritual and Spatial Orientation', and several magazines throughout Asia, Japan and the Unites States .
You will also find our home in magazines listed below:
- Laras Trend Interior – Arsitektur Augustus 1997
- Figaro Japan – No 181, 2000
- The book, “Gathering Places: Balinese Architecture – A Spiritual and Spatial Orientation”
- Traditional Homes – April 2005
- Asia Pacific Tropical Homes, Vol. 3, No 4 – Oct-Dec 2000
Caution: Because of the dramatic and unguarded drop-off to the Ayung river valley, we would suggest you use a baby sitter, unless you're prepared to watch them carefully (and many of the artifacts are within easy reach of toddlers' hands). Having said that, the guests before us brought two kids under the age of four and they all loved the place. ...moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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• Breakfast and housekeeping included in rates - 6 persons
• 50% deposit paid upon booking
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This Ubud Villa is delightful, unique and a much loved and well lived in family home – created by a lovely couple whose expertise in running five-star hotels shows in all the details.
Pamela will personally assist you with any information on Bali; so don't hesitate to contact her with any questions about restaurants, local warungs, bars, cooking classes, health clubs, beaches, tours, activities and churches.
Perched above the Ayung River 40-minutes northwest of Ubud in the famous 'Payangan area', set in mature gardens with spring fed water swimming pool and ponds; this very private, mountain retreat is a fully staffed slice of heaven. [1 hr 15 min away from the Airport/Nusa Dua].
Desa Buahan, Desa Payangan, Payangan, Bali, 80572
Owner/Manager: Pamela J Rowe +85362072174; firstname.lastname@example.org:
-Temple *Pura Dalem Segar Temple
-Turn Off at the sign for - Hanging Garden Ubud Hotel; follow Jalan Raya Payangan 9 kilometers towards Kintamani
-Turn left on the road to Gata - Ayung River
-next door to Sharing Bali - Ayung Sari Inda [name previously]
There is no physical address for Puri Naga Toya. Unfortunately, Bali is not set up with physical addresses, and not all drivers are familiar with Ubud and Kintamani area.
We use our own contract drivers to assist you with you holiday travel plans. This helps our guests to plans and concentrate on their holiday, and not be bothered by drivers wanting to take take advantage of tourists.
Contact Pak Suarjana after you make your reservation with us and give him your arrival and departure information email@example.com; cell phone is: +628123952032; office Ph (0361) 7800 923 / 974 923. We are more than happy to assist you with information on tours and acitivites; activities and entertainment in our area.
Activities available during the day include downhill bike riding through local villages, white water rafting, tours to local temples, trekking up Mount Batur (including sunrise walks), visit local markets and hiking through the rice fields, Spa, cooking classes, antique shopping.
In the evening, visit some of Ubud's famous bars and restaurants in Ubud, watch Balinese dance or shadow puppet shows, shopping in Ubud (shops open late) or a visit the beachside areas for the evening for dinner and shopping [extra].
Try My Detox Program while on Holiday
In the country you don't need a gym, as a simple routine of 3 exercises will get you fit.
Start with 5 minutes of squats, 5 minutes of push-ups and 5 minutes of planks. We have an exercise ball to help you in the beginning manage these exercises.
Get started with green smoothies for a morning juice. Together with a simple diet [my staff can assist you with this], you can accomplish your goals. It's the best place to detox anywhere!
Use these videos and accomplish your goals.
-'Ripped in 30' video tapes by Jillian Michaels
If you prefer a professional gym, We can arrange that for you as well. I personally like to go the the Pan Pacific Hotel for the day: Rp 200.000 for the day to use their 'excellent gym', sauna and steam. They also have one of the best golf courses [Gregg Norman] on the island [extra], and other activities for the children [extra]. It's a great place to spend the day, and they give you 20% off for food when you use your temporary pass.
WHILE YOU ARE HERE:
-Visit the *Hanging Garden Ubud Hotel - great bar with a view; gift shop!
-*Como Shambala Sunday brunch!
-Four Seasons Resort Sayan gift shop and restaurant
-*Moziac - great bar and restaurant [expensive - but good]
Uma - nice restaurant with great casual food
-*Bridges has a nice wine list and good food
-Gaya Italian Restaurant [Cibo] & *Italian Ice Cream Shop
-Bali Hidaway Cycling Tours
Br Susut, Desa Buahan Kec, Payangan Kab, Gianyar-Ubud, 80573
-Private Tours by Locals run by Jatu Begawan Spirit - www.toursbylocals.com. They provide day tours and bike tours.
-Elephant Safari Park, Taro - Ubud
-Bali Adventure Tours/Rafting/Biking/Hiking - Deli with breads and desserts. ATM available here.
-Climb Mount Batur, or Mount Agung
-Scenic Rice Paddi Walk
Br Tebejero - Taman Kuta
-Kecak Fire and Dance - Jl Sriwedari
-*Golf, GYM, SWIMMING, TEMPLE & ACTIVITIES:
Pan Pacific Hotel - Rp200.000 for a full day; 20% off for food
-Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club
-Bali Canyon Tubing Adventure
-Bali Rida Tours-
-Bali Balo Motor
-Balitreetop Adventures, Botanical Gardens, Candi Kuning, Bali
Pura Ulun Dano Bratan
Pura Luhur Batukaru
Eka Kara Botonic Garden
Ulun Danu Temple
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Royal and Pamela Rowe have since devoted their time and energy into making this a dream oasis. For 35 years, Royal has been employed by the prestigious Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts worldwide. Pamela is a collector at heart, and owns Buckingham Rowe Jewelry. With 23 years of Bali knowledge, they have created a private residence that offers guests the benefits of local insights and a true understanding of what travelers want. Who are Puri Naga Toya’s clientele? This secure residence is a luxury sanctuary, an urban residence for high net-worth leisure travelers who are looking to stay a little longer than usual in Bali, and for those who want to see Bali from a different perspective. Enjoy the island at a pace you wouldn’t in hotels. Being in the mountains and on the river; you feel the serenity of being upcountry with no big developments, major construction or noisy discos to disturb them here. The weather in Payangan is cooler, and without the mosquito problems they have in the south. The residence is located in the heart of Bali, minutes away from five star hotels and private estates. Our staff is available to look after the luxury traveler in understated style. Puri Naga Toya’s guests enjoy their journey as much as their destination – our surroundings will take them back to an era when there was no rush to get to places. This is a well managed property, catering to the individual luxury leisure traveler, leaving luxury travelers feeling fulfilled.
Why the Owner Chose Payangan:
This is a 'sacred space', featured in many publications magazines and coffee table books due its uplifting atmosphere. The owners go to their property to be soothed and healed, and to have their senses put in order. This exclusive residence is a masterclass in stylish understatement with chilled-out charm. This is a mellow hangout offering beautiful, pristine mountain views and the famous Ayung river and waterfall down below; situated in a tropical river valley. Luxury today in the sense of travel is about an experience you are providing. That experience is a collection of key attributes, like service, people, physical room, location, and food. All these things must come together in the right way to provide truly unique luxury experiences. Seeing life as it was a hundred years before in a village , exploring our living museums and enjoying our private collections as their very own exceeds expectations. This private and immaculate property offers fresh air, clean water and privacy. The location is 'nestled' amoung the finest hotels and residences in Bali away from Kuta beach. Villa Puri Naga Toya offers a unique and luxury retreat in the mountains. The 4 bedroom; 3 bathroom villa; is perfect for 8 persons. It is available to be rented complete with an English speaking Manager and staff to help you with your cleaning, cooking and laundry needs. In Asia-Pacific Tropical Homes Magazine, Joni wrote this about Villa Puri Naga Toya “Whimsical as it might at first appear, the two storey octagonal design lends itself perfectly to the site.” “The first floor enjoys a range of different orientations, with a pivotal opposition between a landscaped garden courtyard on one side and the sweeping vista of volcanic hills and virgin rainforest on the other.”
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Stay at Puri Naga Toya and you'll feel like Balinese royalty. The staff at Puri Naga Toya are very well trained and will help you to arrange all of your holiday schedules. The interior is a world away from hotel-style luxury, with a private collection of antiques, excellent book collection in the Library that 'stay at home'; blended with modern amenities and attention to detail. Its owners have more than two decades experience in five-star luxury hotel management. This is a sanctuary to enjoy your family and friends. Watch the beauty and transformation of the mountains; go for a walk in village and see offerings being laid out, men sitting outside their family compounds patting their prized roosters and Balinese children playing in the streets. Or, stay at home and enjoy the plentiful comfortable places both inside and outside to relax. The unique and individual bedrooms feature comfortable beds with European inner spring mattresses, pillows and goose down duvets. The Master bedroom has its own en suite. For guests who enjoy cooking Puri Naga Toya has a well-equipped kitchen. This 'hill country' residence is private, and you can experience authentic Balinese village life, yet it is only 15 min drive from the restaurants, shopping and services of Hanging Garden Ubud. This is a private and secure property. One of the highlights of Puri Naga Toya is its location. With superb mountain and river, views it is situated in a small Balinese village.
Antiques from Southeast Asia
A private wellness retreat surrounded by nature
View of Batu Karu mountain range
The Master Bedroom has a Queen-size bed
The outdoor terrace in the Master Bedroom with a spectacular view.
Media room and Library is the perfect place to retire in the evenings
Media Room with Cable TV, & DVD Player
Rest and Relaxation beds
The Bamboo House has an antique queen-size bed with a covered outdoor bathroom
Take a peek into the dining and living room.
The Master bedroom writing desk.
Refreshing spring-fed pool
Ponds are strategically placed around the gardens.
The Master Bedroom is 49 sq meters with fireplace.
Master Bedroom Bathroom with spa table for those who enjoy massage!
The upstairs guest bedroom is beautifully decorated
Dining room seats 8 persons comfortably.
The Living Room has a light feeling and is perfect for family gatherings
3rd bedroom with two twin beds
Relaxation bed on the Master Bedroom Terrace
The river below!
Take a scenic walk in the front garden; overlooking the scenic views & waterfall
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