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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.
"Puri Naga Toya" is the epitome of a dream mountain retreat. Beautiful rice fields and terraces surround this private residence.
This is a slick operation run by staff who know how to serve their guests. The staff at Puri Naga Toya is a model staff, all with the Balinese disposition, a cheery soul with an infectious sense of humour.
Perched above the Ayung River 40-minutes northwest of Ubud in the famous 'Payangan area' and set in mature gardens with spring fed water swimming pool and ponds; this very private, mountain retreat is a fully staffed slice of heaven. All around you are water-filled terraces, lush with rice grass, fringed by jungle with bowing palms. You will be surprised by the many iconic mountain and river views this area has to offer.
We start in the garden with a spring-fed pool and ponds nestled into the mature gardens that cover the side of the Ayung river gorge—the place is truly spectacular.
It is in these idyllic surroundings where you experience a brief introduction to Balinese philosophy: a love of life and nature, harmonious coexistence. And, perhaps most important, a love of laughter.
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. It offers its guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique culture of this island paradise.
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) and Outdoor Dining Bale [seats 8 persons]
TV (Satellite/Cable); Stereo equipment [I Pod compatible] and blue tooth speakers
Complimentary Wifi Internet, Complimentary cell phone [SIM extra]
Bathing amenities, robes and sarongs
One time Daily Shuttle to/from Ubud
One time airport transfer to/from Puri Naga Toya
WHAT WE LOVE
-Private pool area features 8 sun loungers and our new outdoor dining Bale located in the garden
-Light and roomy bedrooms, offering mountain and river views.
-Complimentary bath amenities and robes, slippers and pool sarongs to wear while visiting PNT.
-Complimentary afternoon coffee and tea.
-Complimentary Wifi and several iPhone docs
-Complimentary daily breakfast [8 persons] from our in-house dining menu is included in the rate
-Complimentary Special Dinner [local] upon arrival - 8 persons
-Complimentary afternoon coffee and tea.
-The fridge is filled with fresh juices, farm eggs, milk, salty butter and bread for your complimentary breakfast
-Salt, pepper, olive oil, tea and coffee are pantry staples.
The interior is a world away from hotel-style luxury and designed for families; blended with modern amenities and attention to detail. Live with the private collection of antiques and enjoy the excellent book collection in the Library 'stay at home'. We also have various games for the children.
On the first floor is the bright and airy living room that features hand-painted tile-effect floors, trompe l'oeil decorative walls from Portugal, and an adjacent dining room with several sets of glass doors that open onto the grounds.
Bedroom #: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4
-Master En-suite Pavilion;
-Upstairs Guest Bedroom in Main Pavilion;
-Downstairs Twin Bedroom in Main Pavilion,
-Bamboo House [original eco-friendly] in the Garden
1 Standard Antique Chinese Bed in Master Bedroom; or 2 Twin beds that can be made into one bed
1 Queen Bed in Upstairs Bedroom
1 Extra Bed in the Library ;
2 Twin beds in Downstairs Bedroom
1 Standard Bed in the Bamboo House [Eco-Friendly]
Bathroom #:, Bathroom 1 Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3
-Master Bathroom Type Ensuite: Double vanity, tub with hand-shower and over-head shower
-Main Pavilion: Single vanity, shower
-Bamboo House: Single vanity, shower [covered outdoor bathroom]
SPECIAL FEATURES: [sleeps 8]
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.
-Daily Fresh Towels 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.
WHAT TO KNOW
Built in 2001; this is a well maintained by the owners and has on-call maintenance
-Check In: 1:30 pm;Check Out:12:00 pm
Arrive in style to Bali! This private residence has its own contract driving service that allows you to arrive and depart with ease.
-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.
DESCRIPTION: Located 40 minutes northwest of Ubud in a very natural setting
The kitchen is open from 6am-8pm [cooks available]
-MEALS AT PURI NAGA TOYA are fresh and delicious; and our staff is happy to prepare and serve you.
-MODERN KITCHEN basics include lovely china, glassware, flatware, a picnic hamper, rug and Champagne bucket.
-Order from our in-house dining menu [lunch and dinner is Extra - order 24 HR in advance].
-Shopping is available with you list [you pay for this].
-You shop and our staff will assist you with the cooking, serving and cleaning.
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 wealth and happiness on 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
• Balance is paid 30 days prior to arrival
• Insurance required
• A walk thru is performed twice
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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. 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'.
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.
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]
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.
Ask the Staff to Organize a local activity at the residence with a local guide:
"A Day in the Life of a Balinese Farmer"
This offers the guest an opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Bali.
Start your day with a trek around the village with one of the local guides. Continue walking around the village on the outskirts of the residence and down the road towards Gata.
Ask if you can watch the woman make their offerings and learn about the spirituality of this culture. In Bali- every house, every building, has a temple or shrine that receives daily blessings. Small banana-leaf baskets with incense sticks and offerings are a common sight all over the island.
As you tour the village, you can see the way the villagers live. The personal touches your guide gives— they often show you their childhood games they played and talk about anecdotes as you walk among the houses—this all adds to the the experience.
After your stroll, return to Puri Naga Toya for lunch around the Pool and enjoy a something from our in-house dining menu. The meal helps enhance the experience! The flavours, setting and smells, however, are very authentic.
"Work in the fields"
Take a walk to the rice field with a local guide and watch the farmer while he works. Ask them to share with you what has taken place prior to your arrival—ask how the plant the rice and how they harvest it.
It really back-breaking stuff, and our laboriously slow. It’s a skill that can only really be appreciated once the task is attempted.
Don't forget to indulge in the delights of a Balinese massage during your stay— the conclusion to your experience.
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
On a clear day - you can see the Mountains and River below
Entrance Bale and ponds
Chinese Antique bed, or 2 twin beds if you prefer
Master Bedroom Bathroom with spa table for those who enjoy massage!
Relaxation bed on the Master Bedroom Terrace
View of Living and Dining Room in Main Pavilion
Media Room and Library
Extra Twin Bed in Library
Indoor Dining Room
Upstairs Bedroom with Queensize bed
A private wellness retreat surrounded by nature
Jungle and river valley
The Master Bedroom has a Queen-size bed
The Master bedroom writing desk.
Take a scenic walk in the front garden; overlooking the scenic views & waterfall
Pool lounger - 8 total and outdoor dining Bale [not in this photo]
Downstairs bathroom located off of the Media Room
Living room and downstairs bedroom off of the Living room
Twin beds in downstairs Bedroom off of the Living Room
Bamboo House - [eco-friendly]
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