After spending a couple of decades travelling most parts of the world, we found ourselves returning by choice to Bali again and again. Eventually, we decided to build a villa on Bali's north coast as it meets our needs of solitude and serenity, supported by Balinese manners and hospitality. Equally, we needed good infrastructure and communications - such as frequent international flights and the Internet - but moreover we desired an excellent climate and a beach location!
We are attracted by Balinese culture and simplicity, both in architectural design and style of living. Our villa is buka style (meaning open) with a traditional, high thatched roof and free to enjoy the moderate climate. It can accommodate 8 guests in four double bedrooms, all with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The sweeping staircase leads to the 4th bedroom and balcony and enjoys an impressive open vista of the sea. Two bathrooms are Balinese-style, which are half indoor/outdoor allowing one to absorb Nature's beauty whilst also preserving privacy.
The villa's floor area is some 460 sq m (5000 sq ft), and occupies about one quarter of the tropical garden area. A large open plan lounge (no air-conditioning use in the lounge as it is too open and breezy) and terrace has commanding views over the Bali Sea. A large "infinity" swimming pool, measuring 18m x 6m (60ft x 20ft) is both suitable for young families as well as the more serious bather, (for safety, children need to be supervised at all times).
Outside living is enhanced by two large bale benongs - simple but comprehensive thatched sunshades furnished with soft mattresses and cushions as well as lighting and power points, perhaps for the laptop addict! The bale benongs provide remarkably relaxing view points to either socialise with friends or to escape into tranquil peace. Meanwhile, five water features combine to subtly relax and soothe the soul. Internet is provided.
Daytime staff include a housekeeper/cook and a gardener, 6 days a week, whilst night time security is provided 7-days a week. Our housekeeper is happy to cook and shop for you. We can arrange a massage therapist to come to the villa for approx US$12 per hour.
Our villa, called Puri Segara, is magnificently situated on a quiet stretch of beach in Tangguwisia. The villa is surrounded by vineyards and rice fields with a unique view of the mountains of the North. The villa is about 15 minutes drive from Lovina and 5 minutes from Seririt.
Here in the North there are still many traditional plantations, waterfalls, temples and villages that perform various trades. Walks in the vicinity of the villa along the beach and beside the fields and temples gives many opportunities for the avid photographer and allows you a window on the life of the still traditional ways of this unspoiled area of Bali. You will often see personal ceremonies being conducted on the beach and at the local temple as well as larger village ceremonies.
There are many activities to keep you amused during your stay. Early in the morning, jump on a local boat from our beach to visit the dolphins (sometimes you can see them from the villa). Visit waterfalls, hot springs, and temples. Golf is 45 minutes away as is the botanical garden. Tennis is 20 minutes away. The best diving and snorkelling is at Menjangan Island which can be organised with a local dive centre. You can play badminton and croquet in the garden. Lovina is the place for the best restaurants in North Bali, there are now some new excellent restaurants 10 minutes drive. You can hire a car with a driver for about 600,000 Indonesian Rupiah per day. Alternatively you could rent a small motorbike although driving in Bali can be risky at times! We can help you organise airport transfer and any other trips.
I will provide you with all the help you need to make your stay as peaceful or as active as you would like :)
The rent includes:
Shampoo, conditioner, soap
Safe for your valuables
Internet (provide your own computer)
10% Tourist tax & government registration
Housekeeping and security
Gas and electricity (by normal use)
English-speaking Helpdesk stand-by
$300 security deposit
Food & drinks