200 year old gladdek house, modernised 1/4 bedrooms
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Entire home/apt
11 Guests
4 Bedrooms
11 Beds
Per Night
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The Space
Bathrooms: 4.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 11
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $28 / night after 8 guests
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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
24hr security
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
Mountain drive
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.

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3 nights minimum stay
200 year old gladdek house, modernised 1/4 bedrooms

200 year old gladdek house, modernised 1/4 bedrooms

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Paris, France · Member since November 2012

I am a French skier , living half of the year in the French Alpes and the rest of the time i travel around Asia with a base in Hong Kong and in Bali

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