Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Simply Real Bali – Deluxe Villa Surya
Elegant by design, Villa Surya is a secluded hideaway open all year round. Combining casual comfort with grace and simplicity it is where the 'Real' Bali can still be found.
The villa is an oasis of tranquility on the Eastern Bali Coast with a spectacular view of holy Mt. Agung, emerald green paddy fields and deep azure oceans. Set back 200 unobstructed meters from the ocean and bordering a spring fed river with the beaches only a short 2 minute walk away. The upper mezzanine is the ideal place to view all this splendor and also to have those intimate alfresco meals during the endless tropical nights.
The main pool seating area surrounding the large 20 meter infinity swimming pool built of native Balinese green stone is placed in the middle of a freshwater plant and fish habitat, shaded by coconut, banana and fragrant frangipani trees.
Our full time Balinese housekeeping staff will gently cater to your wishes starting with a complete breakfast and then throughout the day; a chauffeur can be arranged at any time by our staff. Or kitchen is blessed with, supply and season permitting, produce from our own organic vegetable and herb garden and the many fruit trees on the 2000 square meter property are a regular source of wonderfully fresh banana, papaya, coconut, sirsak smoothies, juices and fruits.
Nearby tourist attractions are Tenganan Village, Ujung Water Palace, Tirtagangga Watergardens, Besakih Temple and Amed for the diving enthusiast. Not to forget both beautiful Candi Dasa for its first class restaurants, shopping and night life only 8 kilometres away there is also Amlapura the provincial capital of Karangasem is only 2 kilometers away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Denpasar,(Ngurah Rai Airport) 78 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Poolside A/C Suite - cushioned seating for 3 with coffee table
Poolside Suite - fully fitted dressing room
Mezzanine A/C Suite - cushioned seating for 4 with small coffee table
Mezzanine Suite - large teak commode
Paddy A/C Suite - Cushioned seating for 3 with small coffee table and writing table
Own terrace and swimming pool with seating for 4 facing rice paddies, Hindu Temple and ocean
2 - Open air en-suite Balinese shower rooms
1 - Balinese green stone deep bathtub with panoramic view
|Further details outdoors|
A second 13 meter swimming pool with island.
Large 60 meter grass covered viewing and sunbathing area on the upper mezzanine terrace overlooking the swimming pool also ideal for alfresco dining.
Mezzanine Suite also has a small private balcony
Outdoor lounge chairs and umbrella covered teak tables and chairs.
Several cushioned sunbeds
Balinese Bale (Gazebo) for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Bali with panoramic views to river, rice fields, ocean and mountains.
Secure parking is available inside the villa's walls and locked gates.
Security lighting is throughout the residence gardens.
English speaking representatives are on hand to assist and advise about daily activities and sightseeing tours - our chauffeur is also very knowledgeable and speaks excellent English.
An ATM machine is 5 minutes away.
Wheelchair access is possible in the ground floor Poolside Suite and living dining area but the residence is not specially adapted but generally flat access ways are the rule throughout the ground floor area.
The Bali/Lesser Sunda Islands region
We love Bali and its unique way of life, the lovely, gentle people and the centuries old religion and culture which preach of a unity between nature and life without demanding that anyone else take part or believe, but simply just respect it and them.
The "true" Bali can be found down every little lane or within each family compound and in the laughing faces of the hordes of happy and well-mannered children or even in the passing women their heads towering high with offerings for the gods or the days gathered produce.
We put Villa Surya as close to the middle of this as possible, near the working village of Jasri where every morning the farmers pass by the villa on the way to their fields and every evening the local families come down to bath in the river - sometimes 4 and 5 to a motorbike but always happy to see you and eager to just chat about their lives and yours.
• Mount Agung – (3142 meters high) about 30 km away and the temperature difference is about 20C – colder!
• Pura Besakih – about 36km, Mother Temple of Hinduism (Balinese) a vast temple complex playing a major role in the religious life of every Balinese
• Tirta Gangga – Water Palace, weekend retreat of the last Rajah of Karangasem about 5km
• Ujung – Water Palace number 2 only 3km away – rebuilt by the World Bank, so well worth a visit.
• Pantai Putih – White sandy beach – one of the most well-known beaches on the island – 5km away and a good contrast to the black sand of the other beaches.
• Amlapura's authentic Balinese market is the center of local life and a source of tropical fruits and produce. Buy anything you fancy there and our staff will happily prepare it for you with flair and Balinese flavour.
• Tenganan – 15km, the original Bali Aga village (living museum) and a good place to find local textiles such as double ikat.
• Blue Lagoon – near Padang Bai, about 20km a fantastic place to go snorkelling – we recommend a local fishing boat trip for the day.
• Amed & Tulamben – about 15km away and a world famous centre for the diving enthusiast wishing to dive the wreck of the USS Liberty
• Padang Bai – 23km, also a well-known tourist area but also the main port facility for trips to the other islands – Lombok and the Gillis
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14 Jul 2014
"Beautiful, relaxing place in a gorgeous rural setting."
We spent a wonderful 10 days at Villa Surya. We are a family with 2 teenagers looking for a break and it suited us well. I spent a lot of time looking at Trip Advisor reviews when I chose this place s… More
You were lovely and thanks for the great and comprehensive review. Next time we redo the website I will be asking for your help. And the best of it is that we learned a few things too - I will be talking to our drivers about their prices, bank on it. We find the hardest thing most people have to get used to is letting the staff do things for them and not cleaning the rooms before the staff can do it - girly thing?
Hope to see you all again soon and stay in touch on FB
19 Jun 2014
"Serenity in the rice fields"
We stayed for six days at the end of May 2014 having inspected the property in November 2013. What a wonderful experience far from the madding crowds of Seminyak. We were warmly greeted by the friendl… More
Wow! Bit speechless (writeless?) really so I guess it's better to just say nothing but thanks so very much - good revues are the nectar of our life (apart from living in Bali, that is). Thanks for the nectar. We love people to agree with our good taste and style about Bali. Please come again.
19 Apr 2014
"Perfect family retreat"
We spent 8 days at the villa, and I must say it was the most pleasant experience ever.
The place is nice and neat and very well looked after. The crew was very friendly, the kids had a lot of fun with them and they seemed to like it too.
I'm sure we will come back!
Thanks so much and we all hope you can manage longer next time - there's so much more to see and do that 8 days and nights only gave you a good start. Next time the kids will be older and be able to get much more from Bali and not just the villa.
3 Jul 2013
"An Oasis of Luxury in Beautiful Eastern Bali"
I would recommend Villa Surya to anyone, particularly those with a bit more time on their hands (i.e., more than a weekend) and a desire for more than the resort beaches of Kuta and Sanur have to offe… More
As guests we give you 6 stars.
It was a real pleasure for all of us to meet and greet you and your lovely family. Most kids you see nowadays are stuck in front of a flatscreen of some sort and it was so good to see the kids really adventure around the villa meeting all the people and creatures of Bali and just have a wonderful time from sun up (they got up before the sun did most mornings!) until sundown with breaks for sightseeing, swimming and well earned naps in between. We had to revise down our ideas that travel is only meaningful for children approaching teenage because of them.
You and your wife braved the roads of Bali in a rental and had a good experience and the freedom to go and do whatever your desires dictated. It was wise to occasionally take Made our driver for the longer trips to save up your energies for the kids and that all important sightseeing. The balance was correct.
Please come and see us again when the civets have grown and are running free.
Om Swastiastu, Om Santi, Santi
Mark, Petra, Ketut, Alit, Kadek and Made
2 Nov 2012
As a frequent visitor to Bali, Villa Surya and its surroundings delivers a taste of Bali far away from the maddening crowds. Meet real Balinese, be spoilt by the friendly staff and explore east Bali.T… More
Many thanks and all of us enjoyed showing you as much of the real Bali as we could fit in and you wanted. There's still some left to see so don't be a stranger.
10 Oct 2012
"Authentic Bali Experience"
Villa Surya is for those travellers who want to experience Balinese life whilst being pampered by the staff and owner. This secluded property is set amongst Balinese going about their daily life which you can observe from the comfort of the Villa or if so inclined talk the the rice farmers, villagers, school kids and other locals who use the quiet track adjacent to the Villa.
The staff are friendly and efficient and if the owner Mark is in Bali during your stay he will provide a mine of information to make your stay enjoyable.
As a frequent visitor to Bali this was one of our most enjoable holidays and we will return.
It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to your return. "Baby tuna" is still in abundance and fresh every day. Next time lets do the Babi Guling (suckling pig)feast. Alit, Kadek, Ketut and I all say Hi and many thanks for your lovely review.
10 Sep 2012
"Wonderful Villa in Quiet Location"
We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks in Bali, the first week of which was spent at Villa Surya. What a great experience, we had the holiday of a lifetime due in no small part to the staff … More
You were a lovely group and it was a great experience for us all - you allowed us to share in the joy of your reunion and the pleasure you all got from seeing the intimate side of Bali (yes, cremations are very interesting and dare I say it, they can and should be fun).
Don't get me wrong Kuta, Sanur, Legian and Nusa Dua, the more touristy places here on the island are great for those that are just looking for "fun in the sun" but it's very rewarding for us to find a group that are willing to embrace the entire Bali experience from climbing Agung in the middle of the night to catch the sunrise to wonderfully long massages on the beautiful White Sandy Beach or in the privacy of the villa - they kind of go together, don't they? Glad you enjoyed the grub too - Ketut was impressed with your ability to handle (and even ask for more) spicy Balinese sauces.
Ketut, Alit, Kadek and I all wish you the very best (Cheech and Chong the cats too!)and hope to see you all again soon. Oh and thanks for the great review.
We've just added 2 more bedrooms in a separate guest house on the property along with an extra swimmingpool too so next time you can bring the grandkids...?
8 Sep 2012
"A tribute to the people of Villa Surya"
We are Dutch and for some perhaps double Dutch but this is our review.
A tribute to the people of Villa Surya.
Master of the kitchen Ketut always taking care.
Alit the man behind the screen and his lovely wife Kadek.
Wayan the silence power in dark hours.
But also Meggy our driver guide and friend.
And the husband of Ketut, Wayan the silent force.
But that all, you have to discover yourselves.
What can we say in words about feelings?
People being closed in our hearts for ever because we felt the love from the heart.
Being on top of a volcano with family and friend going even further than expected.
As Christians being part of a Hindu celebration blessed without question and feeling proud of it.
Invited to a new house ceremony and feel very special.
Celebrate you birthday like you never had before, unable to describe the overwhelming feeling of pleasing.
What can we tell you our eyes have seen?
Children dancing with grace, never thought it was possible.
Fishing on a small boat with a local, speaking no Balinese nor English, and see the sun coming up.
A friendship fire in the backyard every evening and the palms and stars above you.
Four real Balibulle people not being laugh at but laugh with in the temple of temples.
Green rice terraces being ploughed by oks.
A beautiful house better than a picture can tell and the great views.
How can we let you taste the taste and smell the smells?
Of every day homemade fresh sambal.
Real home killed pig and chicken without spoiling anything.
The local cow marked and the real arak.
The incense of offering the Gods and the Balikoffie.
The real local food of peppers, garlic, unions, pork, chicken, soup and noodles.
Can you imagine our ears heard?
The friendly inviting to come to eat by people you don't now.
The monotone chaka singing of man never heard before.
Tokeeeee, Tokkee, Toke, toke and the footsteps of our guardian angel.
The rhythm of music made by bamboo and bells and the sound of falling water.
The sound of the see and his breeze.
All this in three weeks and so much more to discover, so much more to tell to each other!
And at last to the proud owner Mark. Chute up you big mouth we now your hart is a 1000 times bigger!
If you don't understand the things above, dare to discover it all.
It's worth it!
You and your family seemed to love their time here on Bali and the kids are of an age when they really got something out of the fantastic cultural and natural experiences that are all around us here in Paradise Bali. Thanks for sharing your artistic and ship knowledge with us and the decorations to the new Villa Candra will take your suggested form - Bamboo. You are all welcome back anytime.
26 Apr 2012
"one week in paradise"
Living in the Villa Surya for one week was just like what I would picture a week in paradise. The beds were amazing! I have never slept that well ever again. After taking a swim in the gorgeous pool every morning Kutut, the Villa's own chef, made us a delicious breakfast! The lunch and dinner that Kutut also prepared every day were just a dream come true! Whenever we were curious about the traditional dishes she was happy to show us how they were prepared and taught us her recipes, which added to the authentic Balinese experience of staying in the Villa. Alit, who also works in the Villa, was very friendly and always happy to offer his help! What I also loved about the Villa Surya was its great location! While it is just a short walk from one of Bali's black beaches, it is also just a short drive to impressive Balinese temples. The Villa Surya is just a perfect place to come to and relax in an authentic balinese atmosphere! I was very sad to leave and can't wait to go back!
So great to hear from you again and many thanks for the fantastic review. We really enjoyed having you and the others and please stop in again and spend some more time in Paradise.
Your private Yoga lessons were the start of a great trend here at Villa Surya - we now have most of our guests taking part and just loving the intimacy that Kawi brings to the expercises.
Hope you are all well and looking forward to your next trip.
Mark, Kadek, Ketut and Alit all say "Om Swastiastu" (may your gods be with you)
14 Apr 2012
"We had an amazing family holiday in a fabulous place with amazing people"
We wanted to experience the real Bali and have a family holiday we all enjoyed and that is exactly what we got! Villa Surya is beautiful and the staff warm and welcoming. The white sand beach, just … More
We are all so grateful for your kind words of praise. It was lovely to meet you, your partner and the two lovely little girls.
Some people come to Bali looking for peace and relaxation, some want adventure and partying, others are looking for cultural discoveries or just plain love (Eat, Pray, etc.).
You guys got it all!
And if I could just bottle what you brought I would pass it out to every guest that we have.
Helping you and your family to make each day of your stay special and filled with new and wonderful experiences is one of the most rewarding things we have ever done.
It was pure pleasure seeing the kids try their best to imitate Ketut's professional weaving of the day's offerings or helping in the kitchen and learning some Balinese cooking arts.
You enjoyed the help and instruction of our private Yoga teacher as your partner was running up and down Mount Agung.
There's still lots more to do so please come and visit us again - Alit, Ketut, Kadek and I say "Om Swastiastu".
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