About this listing
Family friendly villa. Private walled garden with pool. Beautiful carved wood & marble throughout. Two double bedrooms upstairs, one with 4 poster, other with large double &A/C, Wendy House double bedroom in garden for kids (of all ages). Kitchen, dining and lots of living (website hidden) DVD fibre optic Wifi.
Rumah Asri is a spacious character jati (teak) villa for visitors who want to experience the real Bali. Our family are on hand next door to guide you around the island if you want to step past the tourist traps.
The villa lends itself to family living & can accommodate 4 adults & a handful of kids very comfortably. It is full of character, beautiful carved & painted teak abounds along with marble & lush cushions.
Don't worry we have mod cons, fibre optic wifi, TV/DVD, hot & cold shower, an air conditioned bedroom. But the floor boards creak & our geckos croak, you can just hear the surf breaking on the beach some nights. You smell the frangipani & incense. "Boy" our lovely Bali dog takes security seriously & barks at night when people approach the villa. The neighbours' rooster can crow at night. Hey, you actually know you're in a village on a the tropical island of Bali, all be it within a stones throw of some great western services & trendy Seminyak.
There are restaurants & beauty parlours within easy walking distance. But the back garden & pool are private & secluded, with frangipani dropping flowers on the lawn & in the pool. There's a Wendy House as a 3rd bedroom or for time-outs anytime. Pretty soon you'll be relaxing on Bali "jam karet" (rubber time).
In addition to the two upstairs bedrooms there are two marble lounging plinths each the size of a king size bed in the open plan downstairs which can be used for sleeping if preferred to the Wendy House.
In addition to the villa & pool we include a daily light maid service to make beds & sweep the floors in the afternoon. Additional services including transport, self drive cars or bikes & security can be provided if required.
There is a laundry service just down the road too.
There is secure parking behind the gate for cars & motorbikes. Taxis are readily available & very affordable.
Interaction with Guests
Family live next door who can organise any additional services required. Brother Deva Anu runs a tourism service & can sort out whatever you need.
In the Balinese tradition, the family like to make daily offerings around the garden if the guests don't mind. It is a thing of beauty to watch.
Umalas is a Balinese village now on the fringe of the tourist area. Still retaining its local character despite the advent of restaurants & expat owned villas.
About 10 minutes from the Pantai Petitenget & Batu Belig beaches, between Seminyak & Canggu. It's a great walk down the beach from the Petitengit temple to Double Six to have brunch in one of the many restaurants, or for a surfing lesson. An equal distance the other way is the renown surf hot spot Echo Beach.
Taxi or a car with a guide are readily available. Affordable car/motorbike hire can be arranged for the brave, or car & driver or guide to see the sights. Our Balinese brother in law is a tour guide with 7 seater & very good rates.
Other Things to Note
Our family will hook you up with all the Balinese cultural & arts events or if you just want to relax at home there is a favourite massage service (all very proper) we recommend who will come to the house.
For the more physical we know a great surf tour company who will take you to the best spot along the coast that only the locals know to catch that perfect wave. If you prefer quad bikes there is a great excursion where you can drive miles of empty beach. If its been raining take advantage of the high flow in the rivers with a rafting adventure.
Respect the local culture & customs.
No diving in the pool, it's too shallow.
Please do not leave your valuables unattended, lock then up in he safety box provided.
If you want to party all night great, just go out please! We value harmony with our neighbours.
If there's been a tropical downpour be careful on the stairs, they can get splashed & slippery!