About this listing
Beautiful double villa: beach-side; heart of Sanur; 60m to main road; huge 18-meter pool; enormous, lovely landscaped Balinese grounds; elegant balé for gatherings/parties/visitors; shared kitchen; ample parking; K sqft total area of land
This is a rare, amazing opportunity that may not come again. This is a beautiful double villa (more below) with a huge pool and enormous, lovely landscaped Balinese grounds.
The total area of the land is 24 are (2400 m2 or over 25,000 sq ft) with a 17 meter pool and outdoor cabana/bathroom/shower, large open-air balé for breakfast or catered lunches or dinners, and groomed grounds, terrace, and Hindu temple.
Your space is offered at an incredible bargain fixed rate. There is one small, free standing villa in the corner of the property where an upper-management employee lives. She travels often, has a driver, leaves early, comes home late, and rarely uses other facilities. The other, larger villa is divided into two living spaces. Because you have a separate entrance from outside and no shared space, your space falls somewhere between AirBnB's categories: an entire home/apt and a private room. Think of it as a gorgeous private flat in Xanadu.
Entering through your private outdoor sheltered terrace, passing through the separate locked traditional Balinese doorway, your space has a 35 m2 huge bedroom with a classic Balinese outdoor but private and screened-in ensuite bathroom with all modern furnishings. The bedroom has remote-controlled A/C, a large flat-screen HDTV with CATV, a phone, a few tasteful furnishings, and a king-size bed with mosquito net.
At the moment, the adjoining, second space is also available, with all the same amenities as the first, except for in place of the terrace, you have a very large walk-in his-and-her dressing closet and big ensuite bathroom.
The space has 24-hour security behind a discreet gate down a safe, clean, mostly well-paved gang right off the main road in Sanur, Jl. Danau Tamblingan. It has a fantastic location on the beach side, just 5-minutes from the ocean (Bali Sea, actually). Bemos and taxicabs (regulated with meters) are just 50 meters away.
Free WiFi, parking, cable HDTV, A/C, hot/cold water, regular mosquito fogging, steps away from Hardy's -- the main shopping center for Sanur with everything you could need (breakfast is not included, nor is there a food service inside, however there is a small restaurant just at the end of the alley, about a 45 second walk). The actual address is better than shown, on the beach side of the main road, but AirBnB for whatever reason shows it on the left side of the main road.
This property will be gone soon, sold to developers of a major hotel chain. Enjoy a stay in majestic setting from another era when Sanur was a little known, sleek vacation spot, yet reside in great comfort with all the modern-day conveniences you would not ordinarily get for twice the price.
Guests have access to all the grounds, their own accommodations, the balé, the pool, pool-house cabana, the kitchen, and the parking area. The staff have an area behind the kitchen that is not for public access.
Interaction with guests
You will have no interaction with us other than what you would like. In other words, if one of us is in town, which is most of the time, and you need something, contact us, and we will be right over.
There are two villa halves, as we have described them earlier. They are indeed side-by-side, so in a worst-case scenario, there can be some limited noise. In one suite the bed is on the far end from the dividing wall, and in the other it's in the middle, but it is not perfectly sound-proofed if, for instance, a child is crying quite loudly.
The pool, balé, and kitchen are shared spaces, so there is some interaction between guests and with the kitchen, possibly the staff. But over four years these have been extremely limited.
The villa is about 200 meters to the beach, as the crow flies. Since you are undoubtedly not a crow, you have to actually exit the villa, go up the alley to the main road, take a right, and then go down the beach road, Jalan Pantai Karang. You can see it on a map. 1 min by car, 6 minutes by foot, 450 meters.
To the main avenue for shopping, Balinese massage, restaurant, most everything, is really close, 50-60 meters, less than 1 minute walking; it's basically like down a long driveway.
There is plenty of convenient public transportation next to the villa. You may rent a car, motorbike, or bicycle and keep it at the villa.
You can access the villa, go down the short gang (alley) to the main road and hail a taxicab or bemo (jitney).
There are also tourist buses and Perama intercity buses/ferries that can take you all over the island and beyond. Here is a small list of where they will transport you for a modest fare:
Airport (15,000rp), Kuta, Ubud, Kintamani (minimum 2 people), Lovina, Bedugal, Padangbai, Candi Dasa, Tirtaganga (minimum 2 people), Tulamben (minimum 2 people), Amed / Culik (minimum 2 people), Lembongan (by Perama boat), Lombok Tetebatu (by ferry boat), Mataram (by ferry boat), Sengiggi (by ferry boat), Kuta Lombok (by ferry boat), and the Gili’s (by Perama boat).
Other things to note
There are two dogs on the property, though generally not wandering on it. One is a small dog, and the other one is a friendly golden retriever. If dogs bother you, please let us know and we can have them leashed and/or sequestered.
No special rules other than to understand you are in a traditional Balinese Hindu space. You should not behave as if you are in a Kuta discotheque or nude beach. Given the unguarded pool and Indonesian classic features (e.g., no guardrails on steps, etc.), this might not be an ideal space for young children.
I am from the middle of America and speak our dialect quite well.
Je parle assez bien le français.
Saya bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia sedikit sedikit saja.
Mluvím česky jenom trochu.
Looking forward to hosting you via Airbnb in beautiful Sanur, Bali, Indonesia and in the heart of Manhattan, New York City, and its nearby suburb.