Wow what a view! As soon as you walk in the front door at Villa Tao you get an amazing sense of space. Villa Tao feels like what Bali is meant to be- no traffic, just the sound of the wind in the coconut trees.
This 900sqm mansion is perched 35meters above sea level, with simply breathtaking views out over the renowned surf break at Balian and to the horizon. The sparking black sand beach is just a stones throw down the sloping grass hill lined by old coconut trees. All 4 master bedrooms have panoramic ocean views, even the bathrooms have amazing views. In fact every direction you look it is like a tropical postcard framed by a mixture of modern contemporary architecture and lots of old wood.
Villa Tao draws a number of unique features together to make it a truly special place to stay. We designed the house focusing using only the best recycled timbers and with a focus on collecting and saving water. The 2 expansive upstairs bedrooms are 200year old Javanese Gladek houses which have been slightly modified to maximise the mesmerising views and increase comfort levels yet still give you that antique, old teak wood feel. King bed, AC, ceiling fans, TV, DVD, ipod dock sterio come standard. The en-suite bathrooms are all moulded black polished concrete complete with 2 showers (1inside, 1 outside), and a bath. In fact each bedroom has its own 20sqm private balcony and feels like your very own little house. ‘Oh’ and did I mention ocean views from every bedroom window?
The expansive living and dinning area have been interestingly designed to fully capture the cool ocean breezes, take in the spectacular ocean vistas and integrate the 18m infinity pool so it feels like the pool and ocean are all part of the living space! There is a large Ulin hardwood table with luxurious cow hide leather arm chairs, easily seating 10 guests, a huge sunken lounge over looking the pool and ocean and there is also a large media room equipped with the latest LED TV, BluRay DVD player, High speed WIFI and Satelite TV. Throughout the living area, pool area and rooftop there is an integrated sound system with 3 zones and ipod docking station for ease of use.
The rooftop has been turned into a 170sqm ‘greenroof’ entertaining area. This really is the perfect place for a cocktail, take in the sunset and listen to some relaxing music through the rooftop sound system.
Services and Facilities
complementary full breakfast for each registered guest
Fully equipped kitchen with in house cooks and wait staff
Wide variety of food options with a focus on healthy cooking
6 full time staff to make your stay as comfortable and effortless as possible.
Baby sitting service and in-house massage and spa treatments by arrangement
Car and Driver by arrangement
4 Bedrooms with en suites bathrooms all with ipod speakers and 2 rooms have TV and DVD players.
Huge green roof 100sqm rooftop entertaining area.
Fast WiFi Internet
Media Room with Large LED TV, BLURAY DVD, selection of the latest DVD’s and a small library of magazines and books.
English speaking staff
Free Airport pick-up .
All bedrooms and Media room have AC and ceiling fans
Location and Activities
Surf ing at Balian surf break directly in front
Walk the extensive beaches
Located 1.5hrs along the west coast of Bali from Seminyak
1hr 45min from Airport
Take a day trip to Ubud
Medewi surf break 30min
Lunch or Dinner out at the restaurants in Balian village
Day trip shopping to seminyak
Indulge yourself in an in-house massage or spa treatment
Far from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas of Kuta and Seminyak and very close to the sleepy yet increasingly trendy surfing village of Balian is Villa Tao.
Villa Tao is even better than the pictures or description!! It is an extremely comfortable and well appointed residence. We loved our time there. The location was exactly what were looking for. None of the tourist craziness of Bali. Just great surf, excellent service, lovely food all at an extremely good price. We hired the Villa along with friends and everyone loved it. We were very secluded but could just take a little stroll over the beach to visit the nearby cafes at Balian Beach. We had most of our meals at the Villa and it was very good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The pool was fantastic and we spent a great deal of time relaxing in it. I am certainly going to recommend the Villa to friends. My only observation is that it may not be suited to children as some surfaces can be slippery when wet and the pool is very open.
From the minute we met our driver, Dewa, our trip was sure to be a positive one. Upon reaching Villa Tao we were met by 2 beautiful young men, Kadek and Lingga. They were most gracious showing us around the Villa and making us a refreshing citrus drink. Our cook extraordinare, Komang, is a lovely, soft spoken woman who has the uncanny ability to serve delicious, healthy and beautifully prepared meals. We wanted to take her home. The man of the hour, Made, was readily available to help with anything, kept the Villa spotless, and always had a beautiful smile no matter what he was doing. If I ever have the chance to visit Bali again, Villa Tao would be my choice.
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