About this listing
Far from the crazy Kuta crowds, hawkers, noisy clubs and bars. We offer great surf, pristine beach, stunning rice field vistas and a wonderful range of eateries nearby, plus a massage therapist, who the staff can arrange for $15 a blissful hour.
Bali is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’. Its South West coastline is peaceful, serene & spiritual. This is where you’ll find our Private Villa, right on the Beach.
Close by is the traditional village of Surabrata. Surabrata means ‘meditation under the sun’.
What we’re not is what we are.
If you’re looking for the bright lights, the bustle and hum of the traffic, all night clubbing, beach hawkers, wi-fi, satelite CNN, boisterous market life, then our beachfront Private Villa is definitely NOT for you.
In fact, it’s opposite in almost every respect.
Where Kuta is chaos, our Beach Retreat is serene and idylic.
We’re about 60 kilometres from the Airport. (In Bali traffic through the single-lane mountain road, that’s about 90 minutes - on a good day. But hey, you're not driving, sit back and enjoy the views.)
We're ideal if you’re looking for a taste of the Real Bali. A deserted beach, lush rural surroundings, unspoilt villages, welcoming people, absolute beachfront, on-site Warung (café) which prepares simple snacks and drinks. Please note that breakfast is not included but can be arranged for a modest fee. We do not sell wine or spirits, so if you want to bring some to keep in your fridge, feel free. There is a 15 litre container of drinking water in your (website hidden), soft drink etc are on (email hidden)e manager can arrange to take guest to nearby restaurants for meals. There is an infinity swimming overlooking the peaceful beach. In fact, the village temple is on the site. It is well known as an auspicious location, and has been for a thousand years.
There's good body surfing in front of the Villa and a sweet sand-bar break about 200 metres to the left. But a reasonable walk along the beach, and beyond the point, is a world-class surfing location – Balian. It's perhaps a mile up the beach. Or if you don't want to schlep your boards, about 6 or 7 minutes by car or motor bike with a surfboard side rack and $5 for the taxi. In fact, if you had a motor bike with a surf rack, you could ride there along the beach. Drive further west to Medewi which is reputed to be the longest point break in Bali; a left-hander that rolls gently over black boulders and offers rides of up to 400 meters.
Our Beach, Surabrata Beach, is almost always deserted, apart from the occasional fisherman from the traditional fishing villages that are nestled at each end of the long, sandy beach.
Our private villa is one of a small group. It's air-conditioned, has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a lounge/dining room with basic kitchenette. When the cool breezes blow, full length windows open the living area up to natural cool.
We can arrange airport pick-up, day trips and taxi services on request. We can arrange a tradition massage, day trips to the mountains, and so on. A full day with a driver (comfortable car and petrol included) is about US$60. Ketut, the driver we use and recommend, speaks excellent English and is a safe driver. Plus he knows how to get here.
Personally, when we come to Bali, we split our holiday. Half the time we stay on Soka Beach recharging, and the other half we stay in Seminyak or somewhere similar. That's the best of both worlds.
So, what are you waiting for? Get away from it all. Enjoy carefree, simple pleasures of the real Bali. Sleep in. Take in the view. Read a book. Relax. Doze. Read. Doze. Enjoy a cold Bintang or fresh fruit juice by the pool. It's a real holiday in the heart of the real Bali.
Serenity. Peaceful beach. Lush rice fields. Wonderful staff. Unhurried days. A pool that belongs in a movie.
The staff can arrange an inexpensive car and driver or a local taxi.
Other Things to Note
Go to vimeo and type in the search panel, Alun Bartsch. It should take you to a number of videos. The last one on page two is of some vision our private villa I shot with my phone.
No smoking please.
This was our (two adults and two kids) first stop on a five weeks long trip to Bali and Lombok and for that it was perfect.
The beach is very nice and you can walk for miles in both direction hardly without meeting anyone. The house is part of a smaller compound with 6-8 villas and some of them seems quite unattended and that gives the whole place a somewhat deserted feeling and the small restaurant was only open when we ate there - we ended up eating most of our meals in Balian Beach which is a ten minutes scooter drive away (partly on the main road to Java which have heavy traffic).
The house and the pool is fine and clean and the staff nice. So if you a looking for a quite place with nice scenery and sunset this is a good place to go.
Das Haus liegt wirklich idyllisch... und weit weg vom Trubel. Es ist von Vorteil, wenn man einen fahrbaren Untersatz hat, so kann man leicht zu verschiedenen Restaurants fahren. Das Essen vor Ort muss immer vorbestellt werden, da es keine "Laufkundschaft" gibt.
Das Personal war immer sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Alles wird organisiert, sogar die Scooter werden zum Resort gebracht. Die Villa wurde alle zwei Tage gereinigt, auch der Pool war blitzblank.
Es war ein traumhafter Urlaub und wir werden ganz bestimmt wieder kommen.
We arrived and the location was as beautiful as presented in the pictures (maybe even more so) and the the room and living area were quite spacious, well constructed, and clean...with tons of natural light. The beach directly out front had only a few people as far as the eye could see, though not truly for surfing (according to locals). It was a serene and peaceful place to get our feet down upon arriving in Bali! The pool was clean and as beautiful as pictured.
Our host(s) was/were truly helpful and arranged everything we needed, from motor bikes to rent and massages (which ended up being the best ones we received while in Bali!). The cafe on the property didn't have many of the ingredients for the menu items, but we were also the only guests staying there at the time (I think we were on the tail end of the quiet season)...so they probably hadn't fully stocked up which is completely understandable (also, we noticed restaurants frequently ran out of ingredients wherever we were at in Bali - so this was not a unique issue). Overall though...it was a good stay. Glad we booked it.
It's real retreat! Very private. They can organize massages, driver, surfboards etc. local cafe was open every day. Local warung is 20min. walk, 5min on motorbike. Baliyan beach is also close. The villa is spacious and the staff is sweet!
A picture perfect location. The staff were amazing, the villa was superb and the views were spectacular. Had a fabulous time and the staff were always friendly and accommodating. Definitely need to hire a moped to get around but the driver we had for the day was brilliant!!!! We couldn't have asked for a better location or holiday. Very peaceful and you can walk for miles on the beach and only meet a handful of friendly fishermen.
The sea was like bathwater and the sun sets were breathtaking! Would highly recommend and would definitely visit again.
It was amazing. It was quiet and silent as we expect it. The Villa was very clean and the beds are very comfortable. You can here the waves from outside.
We enjoyed it very much and we´re looking forward to our next stay in Bali and hopefully at your Villa thanks for everything.
Stefan Tomy and Peter
My sister and I enjoyed our six days stay a lot. Marian put us into contact with Nyoman the manager of the place. He organized all transports to and from the place. There were only guests in one of the other houses which made it very quiet and privat. As we were looking for this it was just perfect. Nature all around as described by Marian and others. The kitchen is open during the day and food available until 8 pm, although not much variety and for warm lunch or dinner it is good to let them know one day in advance. Simple but good. Next possibilities for food in the next village with night market or restaurants in other resorts. We walked there along the beach one evening and up through the rice fields which takes you about 45 min. Nice to have the pool, as the sea is too rough for swimming. Only downside: bathrooms were not properly cleaned when we arrived.
About the Host, Marian
I live in Perth Western Australia and work in the TV industry. We travel to Bali often for short relaxing breaks. In fact, we love Bali so we have invested in a large 2 bed 2 bath villa situated on Soka Beach , just pass Tabanan, in a peaceful and historic location where temples abound and spirituality is evident everywhere.
About 60km from the airport, the traditional village nearest Soka Beach Private Villas (Surabrata) is relatively untouched by modern civilisation with its unhurried, simple, traditional rural lifestyle.
Walk out onto the beach from our villa which is part of a larger resort with a beach front pool and restaurant. Whether you choose to walk right or left, you’ll be able to take a leisurely 20- minute or so walk in either direction, often without encountering anyone else. Apart from the occasional fishing boat, the beach is often your own. There are traditional fishing villages at each end of the long beach.
Walk, talk, contemplate, meditate, relax, rejuvenate and refresh your body and soul. Or maybe
just sit and read. Take spa treatments under the palm trees. A massage by the pool. Or just soak
in the pool and soak in the views. Decisions, decisions.
Fronting the pristine Soka Beach, and surrounded by rainforest and rice-fields, this truly is the
pure spirit and soul of the real Bali. Less than a 10-minute drive and you can be at the world-famous surfing Balian Beach. We will be listing this property on Airnb shortly. if you are looking for serene and restful break that wont break the bank then my villa is is the place for you. By the way internet access is available for a flat fee of $12. This needs to be pre booked and Made the Australian manager of the resort will arrange. Also the restaurant is now open 8 am - 8 pm daily.