About this listing
We invite you to a tropical paradise located two minutes walk from a marine coral reserve in the quiet northern Balinese village of Bondalem. Experience the original feeling of the old Bali in our spacious balinese house built with a touch of tuscany
We are unique in having a fully walled and gated property so close to the beach yet completely private and away from the gaze of the many beach walkers. Our garden is extensive with a magnificent pool overlooking a multitude of tropical plants, flowers and fruit trees.
Enjoy an early morning walk to watch the sunrise or sunset into the Bali Sea or relax and enjoy the tranquil setting and large number of birds and butterflies that inhabit this special place. There are many relaxation places including a breakfast area, outside dining area, sofas and sunbeds.
We highly recommend having your meals prepared by our cooks on the spacious main terrace, or use the extensive kitchen to prepare your own meals or walk to the many nearby restaurants located within the resorts and retreats on the beach at Bondalem.
Up to four people can enjoy the large main house with high vaulted hardwood ceilings, with its open design to allow natural breeze to float through the rooms. Sleep well in the two large bedrooms, huge 2 x 2 metre glorious mattresses and comfy pillows, or enjoy a late night movie from our huge DVD collection.
For groups of more than four persons there is additional small guesthouse in the front garden. There the guests are provided with a queen-sized bed, private ensuite bathroom with a unique inside/outside shower and lovely terrace.
From the front gate, a charming narrow coconut-lined path leads you to the grey sandy beach and the Bali Sea. Villa Taman Ayu is situated in the middle of an extensive two kilometre long coral reef, perfect for snorkelling and likely to be an up-coming scuba diving attraction.
Amenities include -
•Veranda (4) – Largest is around 35 square metres
•Dining Table with Six Seats – undercover outdoor dining
•Double Beds:(3) – two antique king double beds with 2m by 2m mattresses and a queen double bed
•DVD Player – we have a large number of movies you can view for free
•Internet Access (ADSL with WiFi – access codes provided on arrival)
•Linen Provided for all three beds
•Living Room Seats – cane furniture for five and a coffee table
•Private Outdoor Pool (11m x 5m) – designed for both laps and relaxing
•Private Yard – this is a gated estate
•Safe – details of how to use the safe are provided on arrival
•Stereo System – iPOD docking station with speakers and CDs via the DVD player
Interaction with Guests
During your stay our managers Dewi and Lusi will take care of all your needs. Service includes daily cleaning and fresh linen every third day. Coffee, tea and purified water are also provided for free.
For at extra charge Dewi can arrange airport transfers and sightseeing tours - including trips to temples, waterfalls, rice terraces, plantations and mount Batur. Dewi can also arrange car or motorbike rental if you prefer to drive yourself.
Lusi or one of her staff can cook you a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner; obtain groceries for you, or organise other professional services like in-house massage. You could also walk a few hundred metres to one of the nearby resorts that not only serve meals but also offer spa and wellness services (such as massage, aromatherapy and reflexology) as well as canoe and stand-up paddle board hire.
Villa Taman Ayu is situated on the northern coast of Bali in a small village Bondalem. It takes 2 ½ hours to get here from the south (where the airport is located) and 1 ½ hours to the north from Ubud – but it can be longer in bad traffic.
Nearest Airport: Denpasar: 70 km
Best way is to arrange for a driver prior to arrival which can be organized at time of booking.
We can also arrange other transport needs for you:
•Airport Transfer USD 70 (can be combined with excursion program)
•Rent a car with driver USD 50 half day USD 80 full day
•Rent a car without a driver USD 20 per day
•Rent a motorbike USD 5 per day
•Rent a boat USD 30 (2.5-3.0 hour dolphin watch excursion)
Other Things to Note
Our local staff can arrange trips with the local fisherman to take you out to sea so you can enjoy the sunrise in a small traditional fishing boat, with the chance of watching dolphins and a glorious view back towards the mountains that fringe the north coast. They will also let you know when and where traditional Balinese ceremonies are to occur and if you are lucky you may be invited along.
Villa Taman Ayu is situated in a quiet, typical Balinese neighbourhood at the end of a small tree-lined street leading to the Centre of Bondalem. The village is truly a hidden gem, and perfect for those wanting a change from the hustle and bustle of South Bali.
There are no meals included however we can organise for a team to come in and cook for you. Approximate prices are US$8 per person for dinner, US$4 per person for a light lunch, and breakfast prices on request (as guest needs vary from a basic continental to cooked).
We buy enough food at the big supermarkets (Ubud, Singaraja, and Kuta for example) to cover breakfasts and lunches for a week or so and get our local friends to cook for us at the same price offered to you. Alternatively you can dine at any of the local restaurants located within the many resorts and retreats close by, small eateries on the main road, or get street food up in the village.
Linen is cleaned every 3 days and can be done more often at a cost. Transport and other services are available by negotiation or in the case of being picked up at the airport in advance via email. There will be a small bond to cover any damages returned to you at the end of your stay.
Please treat our Villa as you would your own, as this is our second home. You will find an Information Sheet on the coffee table with helpful hints and instructions. Also note you are living in a Balinese village so please be respectful of the local customs.