Bali River Serene Luxury Villa Pool

Villa - Entire home/apt · Tabanan, Bali 82151, Indonesia
Lou

Luxury Villa facing the serene Nyanyi River, Tanah Lot - Canggu, South Bali. 5 bedrooms large infinity pool. 20 min to Seminyak. As this is a private residence it has limited availability. Can be booked as Homestay and share with family.

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Luxury Villa facing the serene Nyanyi River, Tanah Lot - Canggu, South Bali. 5 bedrooms large infinity pool. 20 min to Seminyak. As this is a private residence it has limited availability. Can be booked as Homestay and share with family.

The Space

Stunning luxury 5 bedroom villa in Bali surrounded by lush gardens with emerald green infinity pool and secluded river views with abundant bird life. Located near Canggu in a beautiful traditional Bali village and quiet rural setting. The intriguing home with it’s unique architecture is the creation of a successful theatre director and designer couple and has limited availability. Includes full housekeeping, gardener, pool boy, car and driver (conditions apply, ie must book more than 7 nights). Chef available at extra daily charge. Close to world class surf beaches and golf course at Pan Pacific Resort, the famous temple of Tanah Lot and 25 minutes to Seminyak.

Exclusive private luxury villa with many extras. Nestled amongst established tropical gardens in every imaginable shade of green, Firefly Villa enjoys a tranquil tropical setting similar to what you would expect to find in Ubud. Every room accesses the cooling river breezes, and provides brilliant vistas of the verdant landscape, rolling terraces, waterfalls and Koi filled ponds, which are part of this dramatically designed luxury villa. Nyanyi river provides glimpses of bird-life and other fauna amongst the tall trees, and yes, at night you may well spot a firefly dancing on the breeze.

Firefly Villa is hidden away, on the edge of the beautiful Nyanyi river, edged with tall trees between which you can glimpse the rice fields beyond. Here you can immerse yourself into the real Bali, whilst still being close to fabulous restaurants and shops, great surf and beautiful beaches. In the villa you are private and secluded. Surrounded by nature, this unique villa blurs the lines between the villa and its natural surroundings. Designed by successful theatre director and designer couple for their dream home, Firefly Villa is only available for rent at limited times throughout the year, when it is not in use by the owners. Firefly Villa sets the stage for a luxurious, relaxing, indulgent and peaceful holiday experience. Nyanyi village is a beautiful Balinese village where you can see the traditional cultural and spiritual activities of traditional Balinese families as they go about their day to day life. Villa staff will help you plan your days so that you can 'go local' and explore the village and it’s surroundings. Participate in traditional activities in the area, whilst also enjoying the comforts of a private luxury villa. All bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and enjoy beautiful river or garden views. Play table-tennis, billiards, a wide range of board games or enjoy the library for young and old. Set amongst tall trees, Firefly Villa is designed for you to enjoy the beauty of its natural surroundings from every room and from every possible angle. The villa consists of 3 uniquely shaped buildings with inter-connecting bridges. Crossing over one bridge you enter the upstair bedrooms, where you feel like you are living in a tree house. As you cross the bridge from one building to another, it is a delight to pause and soak up the beauty of the trees, flowers and vibrant bird life around you. Once you have arrived at the villa, it is difficult to leave and there really isn't any need to. The villa has just about everything you can think of for a fun filled family holiday. Centre stage is the curving emerald pool with its massive infinity edge, set amongst towering 20 meter tall trees and giant tree-ferns. The villa is equipped with large plasma TV screen, DVD player, wide collection of movies and Wii. The incredible living area with 7 meter high ceilings and views in every direction left, right, up and out over the terrace and river beyond is the perfect place to spend your day reading or dreaming. For those who like to be active there is a table tennis table, pool table, trampoline and four bicycles which are free for guests to borrow, providing plenty of fun activities to enjoy. This villa is ideal for friends or families with older children and teenagers. Young children are welcome but must be supervised. Firefly Villa is an ideal place to escape the sultry tropical day or to use as a base from which you can explore this beautiful island of the gods.

There will be no where else you will want to be and with full housekeeping staff, there is no need to do anything you don't want to do. Firefly Villa has 5 bedrooms, reduced rates are available if you want to book only 3 bedrooms (sleep 6) or 4 bedrooms (sleep 8). Metered taxis are available and cheap (about $5 to Canggu and up to $10 to Seminyak).

Explore the charming village of Nyanyi. A 20 minute walk or 10 min bike ride to the beach, passing through the village is highly recommended or you can take a diversion through the rice fields to enjoy the mountain views. A short drive (3 kms) and you are at Tanah Lot for stunning sunset views where you can enjoy a meal or a round of golf at the Pan Pacific Hotel. 5kms in the other direction is the famous and popular Canggu Beach, where you can enjoy delicious grilled fish BBQ and other specialties at the many restaurants which are now flourishing in this area.

Strategically located between Canggu and Tanah Lot on Bali’s South Coast, Firefly Villa is within a 10 to 30 minute drive of some of Bali’s most popular holiday attractions including the vibrant nightlife of Seminyak, the world famous Pan Pacific Golf Course, the picturesque temples of Tanah Lot and the magnificent surf at Echo Beach, Canggu. The art village of Ubud is a pleasant 60 minute drive through cascading rice terraces and fertile rainforests.

Guest Access

PRIVATE VILLA gives you full access to all rooms, swimming pool, kitchen, 2 living rooms and garden. HOMESTAY gives you access to your guest bedroom with large terrace and en suite and all living rooms, kitchen, pool and garden.

Interaction with Guests

PRIVATE VILLA If we are in Bali at the time of your visit we are available to meet you and help you settle in if requested. Otherwise our staff will take care of you in every way they possibly can.

The Neighborhood

We love where we live and love sharing our home with visitors to the island. The villa is tucked away in the traditional village of Nyanyi, on the south coast of Bali. Facing the beautiful river of Nyanyi and close to the beach makes this a tranquil and private setting. It is 25 km to the airport so you are close enough to enjoy the many restaurants and shops of Seminyak, Legian and Kuta if you like, or the famous Tanah Lot Temple which is only 3km in the other direction. Ubud is 1 hour away, in fact you can visit all of the highlights on the island while you are based at Firefly Villa.

Getting around

Taxis are readily available. Car and Driver is recommended. You can hire motor bikes or cars and self drive.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 8
Extra people: $39 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $2902 /week
Monthly Price: $9673 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
  • I had a great stay and was extremely well looked after. The staff are wonderful and friendly . It was in a great location and was close to all that Seminyak can offer . The room was extremely pleasant and cozy . The pool was a great spot to chill out and read a book. I will be going back for sure. Thank you !

    July 2014
  • We ended up not staying here and booking at a hotel right on the beach after arriving and seeing the place. It wasn't horrific by any means just not what we were expecting. The service was friendly though. Hard to get to for our driver since there wasn't a true physical address. That was our experience with the other place we stayed at in Ubud through Air B&B. The price for this place is just right for what you get.

    July 2014
  • Was the best place during our 3 weeks trip - no more to say :)

    June 2014
    Lou
    Response from Lou:

    Oh that is such a nice comment to read. Made my day.

    June 2014
  • Just a quick note to express my complete satisfaction with staying at the Ginger Bali Suites. Lou and her staff are outstanding! Their attention to detail and friendlieness were unsurpassed. I look forward to my next visit to Bali and the Ginger Bali Suites.

    May 2014
    Lou
    Response from Lou:

    Great to hear your response to our place. Will pass on your feedback to our staff.

    May 2014
  • Hi guys, me and my cousin stayed there for 8 nights and we're extremely impressed with the room. The staff were so nice and welcoming. The 2 managers pia and vita are absolutely amazing to deal. I have stayed at hotels all over the world and have never had friendlier staff.

    April 2014
  • we went there for a surf trip --> amazing wood-villa, huge bed, clean, good breakfast choice included, nice pool to cooldown after the waves, outdoor veranda to chillout, close to gadogado beach and very friendly and helpful staff --> all in all very recommandable, thank you !

    March 2014
  • Spent 3 nights in the 2 BR pool side suite. The staff was friendly, the area felt very safe and was close to shopping and other Bali tourist activities. The beach is a quick 10 minute walk as well. Overall this is a great place to stay, the only issue you may run into is the nightclub music from the street close by. When trying to sleep in your room it's not too bad but you will hear it and all 3 nights it went pretty late. That's the only downside. Loved the breakfast, pool, and incredibly friendly staff.

    March 2014
  • Lou was a wonderful host. Her and her husband were the most gracious hosts and very informative about all our questions. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. The place was beautiful, the service was five star, and the pool very relaxing. We would definitely come back and stay with them again. Oh and breakfast every morning was sooo yummy from the pancakes to the veggie omelette to the fruit salad...thx again guys!!

    January 2014
  • We stayed in the Shikumen suit which was a beautiful big room with a really comfortable bed. The room looks and feels amazing upon entering, but functionality isn't great. The t.v. needed fixing (first the cable then remote), the lights were flashing and needed fixing. It rained quite a lot during our stay so the smell coming up through the drain in the shower was unpleasant (although maybe this is quite common in most places in Bali). The taps spray water everywhere too. It was very noisy at nighttime until 2-3am with local nightclubs.
    The pool was really beautiful and the staff were really lovely. The massage that was included was fantastic.

    January 2014
  • Amazing service, and location. Will love to stay here again.

    August 2013
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English
School
Deakin University, Victoria and Murdoch University, Western Australia
Work
Theatre Set and Costume Designer, Production Manager, Primary School Teacher
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We moved to Bali from Australia in 2007 with our youngest son. In Australia, my husband Grahame was a highly acclaimed Theatre Director and Writer whilst I was a successful Theatre Set and Costume Designer, Tour Manager and Producer. Having reached the peak in our respective careers and with our eldest son married and living in Sydney, it was time for a new adventure, a new life and a new challenge. We had finished renovating our dream home in Fremantle and I had my dream job as Cultural Development Officer for the City of Fremantle. But I've learnt that the problem with making your dreams come true, you are sure to have another dream. We were ready for a new adventure. When I was offered a job to teach at a school in Bali we leaped at the opportunity and within 6 weeks we had packed and moved to Bali to the surprise of friends and family. We were ready to immerse ourselves into a new culture whilst at the same time we hoped to indulge in some of the delights this tropical island has to offer. We built our Bali tropical dream home and that was meant to be that. Our plan wasn't to work in the hospitality industry running a small boutique hotel but that is what we have ended up doing. It started with Grahame finding a couple of antique Chinese houses which we immediately fell in love with and thought we could do something interesting with. As a professional set designer I feel like I have set the stage again, but this time it is for a tropical holiday for our guests to indulge all of their senses in the sights, sounds, tastes and tropical delights this beautiful island has to offer. Grahame on the other hand is still directing and writing, but now he is directing numerous workers, housekeepers, cooks, gardeners, tradesmen and maintenance people in the task of providing a relaxing tropical holiday so that this time your dream can come true. We feel very fortunate to be able to call Bali home and join our Bali friends and family in welcoming you to this special island and trust you have a wonderful holiday in the good care of our wonderful staff.
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