About this listing
The Real Bali – Deluxe Villa Surya.
Elegant by design, Villa Surya is a secluded hideaway open all year round. Combining casual comfort with grace and simplicity it is where the ‘Real’ Bali can still be found. The villa is an oasis of tranquility.
Luxuriously bedded in a spacious half acre of coconut grove and surrounded by banana and papaya fruit trees, Villa Surya's represents a sublime blend of Western know-how combined with Balinese Culture.
The Residence - a beautiful air conditioned private hideaway - is open to guests all year round. Elegant by design, Villa Surya combines casual comfort with grace and simplicity and is a place of absolute tranquility. Allowing our guests the pleasure of experiencing the warm, generous and gentle hospitality that the Balinese are so renowned for, Villa Surya can cater for all your relaxation needs.
Included in your price is greeting drink, complimentary coffee and tea in the rooms, full breakfast of your choice for all your party, free pickup and deliver to and from the airport in Denpasar or your next destination here on the island and all the Balinese peace and tranquility you may need.
If you have a smaller or larger group please consider our neighboring Villa Chandra which sleeps 4 persons and is available under Airbnb listing numb(phone number hidden)
Of if you have a larger group of up to 9 persons you should look at both villas together listed under Airbnb listing numb(phone number hidden)
We feel that the east of Bali is one of the few remaining intact and beautiful examples of Bali as it is presented in the travel books and fantasies of all those looking for south sea paradise. Come and see for yourself.
Om Swastiastu - may your god be with you.
Interaction with Guests
We have been living for many years in Bali and are are usually available to advise, where needed and to help, if wanted or not - as you wish.
The eastern part of Bali is relatively untouched compared with the south of the island that many find unsuited for a family or peaceful holiday. We 200 meters from the ocean with unobstructed views over rice terraces next to a fast flowing spring fed river. The local farmers come daily to work their fields and the surrounding coconut, fruit tree orchards. In a word "Tranquillity" - no busy roads, trucks or disco/karaoke bars here. They are available in Candi Dasa if you want them - 10 minutes away. If you are looking for the original Bali then that's all around us and Amlapura the region center is 5 minutes away for shopping and sightseeing. Lots to do and see here.
Getting around is made easy with one of our recommended drivers who will happily drive your rental car (which we can arrange) or with their own 6 seater van.
Villa Surya is to be treated as if it were you own house - our full time staff and night-time security will do everything to help you enjoy your stay with us fully and can advise you on any special needs or interests you may have.
Perfect hosts, they are an important asset of this villa, extremely friendly and useful, very available for a chat or advice or basically anything you would need. Ketut and the other workers at the villa are all adorable and helpful. The villa by itself is beautiful, the swimming pool and garden awesome. It was a very good experience to live there with our hosts by our side. The villa is indeed in a remote location which is perfect for visiting the region with plenty of activities around. Only minor negative point would be the path passing by the side of the villa which is very small but can be quite noisy due to the numerous scooters passing by.
Overall experience was wonderful and would gladly come again.
Thank you very much, Edouard, for your most kind evaluation and review. We feel much honoured as hosts to hear this appreciation. To the minor point of numerous scooters going by the small road - sorry for the nuisance for you - but during the holiday season combined with the increased amount of ceremonies at the temple nearby this could not be avoided. It is much more quiet during the times of no local holidays. We much enjoyed you being our guests and would be very happy to make you welcome again.
Accueil parfait, villa très agréable dans un décor rizières et mer authentique.
Les repas furent très bons, plats typiques ou plus western si besoin pour les enfants. Poisson frais proposé.
Tous les conseils de notre hôte furent avisés et notre chauffeur nous a conduit dans des restaurants avec vues uniques.
Many thanks, Aude, for your kind review about the villa and its setting. Indeed we mostly like to offer fresh fish as truly good and fresh here in Karangasem and much asked for by the majority of guests. But yes, other and Western dishes happily offered.
To the suggestion of supplying small sachets of shampoo - we can happily do so if requested but most guests prefer to bring their own shampoo of personal preference and liking.
Thank you for being our guest - it was a pleasure to host you in Villa Surya.
GOOGLE TRANSLATE VERSION OF THE REVIEW: "Home perfect, very nice villa in a rice decor and authentic sea. The meals were very good, also more western dishes if needed for children. Offered fresh fish. All boards were informed of our host and our driver took us to restaurants with unique views ."
After some busy days in Ubud we (family of 4) really enjoyed our stay at Surya Villa. It is really in the middle of nowhere and thus a perfect spot for a retreat with a beautiful sourrounding.
Beyond all people at Suryia made this a very pleasant stay for us - from great tips for excursions to excellent food and a personal guide to a local ceremony just around the corner (thanks Petra, Mark, Ketut, Made and Alid). Ah, and the kids loved the pool :o)
So if you are looking for a relaxing environment with a personal touch in the east with lots of opprtunities to explore the east of Bali by feet or by taxi - we can highly recommend a stay at Surya!
This was the perfect spot for me to get away and be incredibly lazy. I needed to relax, and I was certainly able to do that.
The beach is nearby, and the sound of the waves is magnificent, but it's not a swimming beach. Which is fine - the pool is lovely (it looks much nicer in real life than in the photos). And one of the staff were nice enough to walk me to the white sandy beach - all along the coast, through rice paddies & up a small 'mountain' - which was the only time I ventured out of the villa in 5 days! I had no reason to leave - everything I needed was right there :)
Mark and Petra made us feel very welcome. The villa was beautiful. Their staff were amazing. Mark organised with one of the staff for us to go out fishing with his Uncle and we had a great day. The neighbourhood was lovely with some beautiful walks. Mark and Petra had lots of advise of things to see and do in Bali. We learnt so much this holiday about the real people and the culture. We were sad to leave Bali.
We tell all our guests they can have as much or as little "contact" with us as they wish or need - that's what we do and we enjoy it. Bali is a magical place and to get the best/most out of it can take some stiff organization to accomplish it in the short time that most of our guests have on the island. My wife and I are very, very happy to help where ever we can to smooth the process and make it as enjoyable as possible or, equally, to stand back and wave across the rice paddies. Om Swastiastu Mark and Petra
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What a fabulous time we all had, so well looked after by everyone! What a delight to wake up to Alit & Mades smiling faces as they were sweeping & cleaning the pool & Ketut & Kadek cooking breakfast & setting up our breakie table!! Thank u Mark & Petra for organizing our days out & for driver Made to get us everywhere.... He was fabulous nothing was too hard for him felt completely relaxed with him behind the wheel, in all the craziness that is Bali!! The villa was just magical & private & close enough to go & explore other parts of Bali. We also experienced the 10th full moon celebrations in the village!!!! A must for anyone looking for the real Bali not the tourist Bali, highly recommended cheers The Baynes girls
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About the Host, John
My wife and I love to host and I welcome new guests in this beautiful part of the world. We think Bali is so special that we want to share all the best bits, those things you only know if you live somewhere for a while and really get to know it, with all the guests "that ask". If you want to discover Bali for yourself then we will happily stand back and let you get it on - that's wonderful to watch too, the new discovery that all visitors make for themselves - what a truly unique place in the world Bali is. Help or no help you will love it here we guarantee it!