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This private villa is in the heart of Seminyak, Bali surrounded by trees providing a bird sanctuary. This oasis is near shopping and night life, but the location is one of the few quiet spots in Seminyak. Enjoy the Seminyak beach which is 300 meter walk from the compound. The villa includes 4 bedrooms with queen beds, 4 1/2 baths, kitchen, dining room, office with wifi high speed internet, media room with music, movies, and satellite TV, pool and gardens. There is also a private apartment with separate entrance, bedroom , kitchen, and bath. Practice yoga on a teak deck pavilion or enjoy a massage. Furnished with teak antiques and handmade hardwood furniture. Sleep in natural bedroom with cool breezes and listen to crashing of waves or try 3 spacious bedrooms with AC. There is a staff of 4 that have been with me over 15 years. They provide 24 hour service including laundry, cleaning, child care, and tour guide/driver. Two cooks treat you to Balinese, Thai, French, Italian, and American southern food that is among the best in Bali. All the guests rave about the staff, the quiet location, and the daily ritual of traditional Bali. The compound is new, but uses recycled antique wood from a villa on the same spot..
Surrounded by trees with an easy walk to beach past an old homestay and horse corral. Wonderful library on Bali, ecology, and enough literature for a PHD. Bike to nearby shopping. Staff includes laundry, child care, cooking, cleaning, tour guide, driver, and concierge for massage, healers....moreless
Extensive library about Bali. Also novels, philosophy, children's books, etc....moreless
traditional non electronic games Like chess or monopoly....moreless
You can hear the waves when you sleep. A short walk thru Mesari horse stables takes you to Seminyak Beach to surf, hang out at ku de ta or walk to legian beach or visit the temple of Petitenget (filled with magic).
high season summer May 1 - Jun 30, 2015 3 night min stay
peak summer 2015 Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Special 3BR Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas Dec 16 - Jan 15, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
We rent the whole villa. The rates are for up to 6 guests. There is an additional charge for extra guests. The villa has 4 bedrooms. The media room has a queen bed and bathroom which can be used as a fifth bedroom. We welcome guests who want only one bedroom up to 5 bedrooms.
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Learn to cook Balinese food. See Balinese dance. Yoga class. Spiritual healer. Make Balinese offerings. Horse stable is on path to beach. Watch birds.One of few quiet spots, but near famous night life and restaurants of Seminyak. Surf on beach out front. My son can teach surfing or guide to great spots. Wayan (concierge/tourguide/driver) can help you start an export business, shop for food, or just provide a lovely massage.
Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: I am an environmental scientist who fell in love with Bali. The people were in a state of mediation when I arrived. I chose to raise three boys in Bali. Now I live between Santa Fe, Bali, and Nashville. I own the structures, and I have leased the land for 66 years.
Why the Owner Chose Seminyak: We came to Bali and fell in love with a culture that was in a state of mediation. Each village shared and was a permanent culture filled with dance and music. It is sad to see the change. The people of Bali are still wonderful. So I stay. They like electricity for pumping water. The auto is a mistake. Now they fight against pollution and sprawl. Stop plastic Save the Bali culture.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: The staff when not working sit together and make offerings. It feels like a Balinese compound, not just another modern villa. You know you are in Bali.
The food is great. Love cooking with Nengah. They bake everything including bagels, bread, pies, cakes, and granola. The food is certainly comparable to the better restaurants. They can shop and provide three meals a day for about $20 per person. You can also shop and cook your choices. Start with exotic Balinese fruit (mango, passion fruit, papaya, sirsak, etc.) American breakfast with homemade jam and bagels, eggs florentine, or fried rice. Try pizza or salad for lunch. Dinner can be Balinese, Thai, French, Southern, Mexican or Italian. Eat better for less.
Wayan, the driver concierge, is a great shopper and tour guide. She has helped start people in business. She can take you to a spiritual healer or ceremony. Take an eco village or adventure tour. Ilu is also a great cook and lovely with children. Spend the day out front on the Seminyak beach which has a good beach break for surfing. Horseback riding is available at Mesari on the way to the beach.
Perhaps only house in Seminyak with beach access and a quiet road to supermarket (take a bicycle) or other shopping. Many restaurants and bars are nearby.
The downstairs studio bedroom and the natural bedroom are designed for breezes that keep them cool year round. There are six air conditioners, but I usually prefer fresh air.
The villa is situated in a quiet spot, but near Seminyak shopping, Ride a bicycle to the market. Great beach with surf, and near the famous night spots of Seminyak.
There are 5 acres of forest next to the compound with many birds. I love the song of the rain bird.