A dream come true for guests who love nature, tranquillity and absolute privacy. This classical Balinese luxury villa, meticulously maintained, features an incredible sunset-directed view over the lush rain forest of the Ayung River, while our team of 5 Balinese staff takes care of everything. Our Villa is not suitable for children, or for those who have difficulty with stairs or walking on uneven surfaces.
Puri Bayu means ’The Palace of the Wind’. This is a perfect name for the villa as it is the ‘estuary’ of the fresh breeze from the famous Ayung River, which is hundreds of feet below.
The only ‘noise’ one hears, relaxing in the spacious, open built living room enjoying the breathtaking view, is the consistent rush of the river stream, the singing of the birds and the smooth sound of the ‘floating’ bamboo leaves. This place indeed nurtures the soul.
Puri Bayu is staffed by 5 Balinese who live in the neighbourhood and have worked with us since the villa was built. We have a cleaner, a cook, a driver, a gardener and security staff.
Entering the compound of the villa, the atmosphere of tropical country living is stunning. Very tastefully, we have integrated beautiful accessories which have been collected travelling around the Indonesian archipelago.
The villa consists of two buildings: the main villa and the second villa. The organic nature of architectural materials and open verandas blends each pavilion into the site. The design and site planning are classic and timeless. The view from the terrace leads distant ‘sawah’, rice-fields, dotted with banana and coconut trees.
The main house is a totally genuine Balinese style building with two levels. Upstairs is the master bedroom with beautifully wooden polished floors. Besides the very specious, open living area, this room is the jewel of the villa. Sliding glass windows on three sides of the room provide a magnificent view of the Ayung River and the rice fields, and with the smooth breeze circulating, it makes one feel like sleeping outside in the nature!
The very large and very deep swimming pool is naturally shaped, quite unlike any other swimming pool you've every seen.
The bedroom is equipped with a TV, DVD and en-suite bathroom.
The downstairs open-plan living room, with stunning views of the river, invites our guests to relax and meditate. The various sitting areas are very comfortable and make visitors want to just stay around the house.
The temperature is so comfortable that you won't even think of an air conditioner, but you might like to have a breeze sometimes...
Our villa is perfect for two guests in the main villa, and two in the second villa. Although there is an additional fee for renting the second villa ,the entire property is only rented out exclusively for you. There are no other guests on the property during your stay, except for our staff. Absolute privacy and discretion is guaranteed at all times.
Interaction with guests
Our villa care-takers, Stephen and Ochie, live 5 minutes' walk away. Stephen is from Canada and has lived in Bali over 15 years and is fluent in Indonesian language. His wife, Ochie is Indonesian and is fluent in English language. Any questions, anything you may like to do, or need, may be requested from them.
Our neighbourhood, Kedewatan, is the traditional village area just north of Sayan. We are close to several 5-star hotels: Four Seasons, Amandari, Ritz-Carlton, Kupu-Kupu Barong, Royal Pita Maha and Alila Ubud.
Locals are very friendly, please feel free to go walking all around the area to enjoy the views from all around.
We are a 10 to 15 minute drive away from vibrant Ubud with its many restaurants, shops, art galleries and the local market.
There are many spas, restaurants, activities and courses you may wish to do.
There is a car with driver available that will take you into Ubud and pick you up again at no cost. We do not recommend you drive your own car or motorcycle unless you are well-trained in Bali driving, however, if you choose to do so, there is free parking in front of the villa.
Other things to note
Our small, warm-hearted Balinese team has been with us ever since Puri Bayu was built. They all live with their families in their own homes near the property and are there for you whenever you need them. However, they will respect your privacy if you wish to be alone. They do need to come in to prepare your breakfast and clean the house, garden and pool area. If you choose to eat at home, they will do your grocery shopping and cook for you. Please tell our team how 'close' you want them during your stay with us! We want to make sure you feel at home the moment you arrive, get the assistance you need, but Puri Bayu is your place during your stay!