We invite you to a tropical paradise; located two minutes walk from a marine coral reserve in the quiet northern Balinese village of Bondalem. Experience the original feeling of the old Bali in our spacious house built with traditional Indonesian materials with a touch of Tuscany.
We are unique in having a fully walled and gated property so close to the beach yet completely private and away from the gaze of the many beach walkers. Our garden is extensive with a magnificent pool overlooking a multitude of tropical plants, flowers and fruit trees.
Enjoy an early morning walk to watch the sunrise or sunset into the Bali Sea or relax and enjoy the tranquil setting and large number of birds and butterflies that inhabit this special place. There are many relaxation places including a breakfast area, outside dining area, sofas and sun beds.
On the spacious main terrace you can have your meals prepared by our cook (highly recommended), use the extensive kitchen to prepare your own meals or walk to the many nearby restaurants located within the resorts and retreats on the beach at Bondalem.
Up to four people can enjoy the large main house with high vaulted hardwood ceilings, with its open design to allow natural breeze to float through the rooms. Sleep well in the two large bedrooms, huge 2x2 metre glorious mattresses and comfy pillows, or enjoy a late night movie from our huge DVD collection.
For groups of more than four persons there is additional small guesthouse in the front garden. There the guests are provided with a queen-sized bed, private en-suite bathroom with a unique inside/outside shower and lovely terrace.
From the front gate, a charming narrow coconut-lined path leads you to the grey sandy beach and the Bali Sea. Villa Taman Ayu is situated in the middle of an extensive two kilometre long coral reef, perfect for snorkelling and likely to be an up-coming scuba diving attraction.
During your stay our managers Dewi and Lusi will take care of all your needs. Service includes daily cleaning and fresh linen every third day. Coffee, tea and purified water are also provided for free.
For at extra charge Dewi can arrange a driver for airport transfers and sightseeing tours - including trips to temples, waterfalls, rice terraces, plantations and Mount Batur. Dewi can also arrange car or motorbike rental if you prefer to drive yourself.
Lusi or one of her staff can cook you a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner; obtain groceries for you, or organise other professional services like in-house massage. You could also walk a few hundred metres to one of the nearby resorts that not only serve meals but also offer spa and wellness services (such as massage, aromatherapy and reflexology) as well as canoe and stand-up paddle board hire.
Our staff can arrange trips with the local fisherman to take you out to sea so you can enjoy the sunrise in a small traditional fishing boat, with the chance of watching dolphins and a glorious view back towards the mountains that fringe the north coast. They will also let you know when and where traditional Balinese ceremonies are to occur and if you are lucky you may be invited along.
Villa Taman Ayu is situated in a quiet, typical Balinese neighbourhood at the end of a small tree-lined street leading to the Centre of Bondalem. The village is truly a hidden gem, and perfect for those wanting a change from the hustle and bustle of South Bali.
Only 100 metres from a coral reef, the property is 2,000 square metres of tropical splendour with spacious accommodation for up to 6 people. Several covered verandas, daybeds and bale offer shaded outdoor relaxing. The private 11 x 5 metre swimming pool is a refreshing oasis, great for swimming laps or merely cooling off.
The main house includes a large, comfy living room with TV/DVD; 2 large bedrooms each with antique four poster Super King beds with mozzie nets, a spacious dining area, a large galley-style kitchen and a big bathroom with outside shower in a private garden. Several daybeds offer additional sleeping accommodation if required. The one bedroom bungalow has its own private veranda, and a stylish en-suite bathroom where you can shower under the stars.
Fins, masks and snorkels are provided for your enjoyment of the reef which is accessed directly off the beach. You can take a short walk to local restaurants and resort facilities or arrange for in-house cooks to pamper you in the villa. .Villa Taman Ayu is a secluded garden oasis destination and offers a pleasant alternative to the hustle and bustle of the south. This is opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique culture, their ceremonies and way of life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Bondalem Beach is 100 metres down the lane 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Denpasar 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, King Beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
Welcome to Bondalem. The north of Bali is a far cry from the busy south. The central mountainous terrain drops steeply down to the north's little populated coast, the area filled with brilliant green rice paddies, rainforests, and the clear blue Java Sea. What also defines the region is the impact of foreign traders from India, China and the Arab world, as well as a strong Balinese Hindu influence which gives the culture a different feel to the south. Be enchanted by the beauty of this part of the island - a great contrast and an essential visit to round off your Bali holiday .
Take a 40 minute drive to the city of Singaraja, once the capital of Bali and seat of the old Dutch administration. Although the city is home to 100,000 people, it has wide avenues and a spacious feel. The covered market, Pasar Anyar, is filled with hawkers, providing a glimpse into Balinese life. You can enjoy one of the restaurants at the harbour (built on platforms out on the open sea with views of the mountains in Java), bathe in the hot mineral springs of Banjar, and on the way back stop in at the coastal resort of Lovina for a walk on the boulevard or stop at one of its many restaurants.
Highlights in the north include numerous temples, waterfalls,dive sites, parks, walking adventures, volcano climbing, dolphin watching, art markets. You can also visit other islands such as Java, Flores (includes Komodo Island), as well as taking a fast boat to the Gili Islands and nearby Lombok.
Another great excursion is to the artist's village of Ubud (about 90 minutes to the south) where you can walk through paddy fields, shop in the local market, enjoy fabulous restaurants and visit the local artists in their homes in nearby Penestanan. Perhaps climb Mount Agung, an active volcano, on the way back. White water rafting is another popular activity.
There are a large number of excursions available throughout the island. Perhaps contact us if you want advice or to arrange a driver, or do some research and design your own unique visit to the North.
It is worthwhile exploring the local area on foot, or by water. The beach, the village and the nearby mountains are all worth a visit. You will experience the openness of the Balinese people and enjoy the local culture. Be part of the early morning hustle and bustle at the village market, or take a trip out to sea on a local fishing boat at sunrise and encounter the resident Dolphins.
Enjoy reading a good book or simply relaxing and dreaming in our new Bale by the pool. Visit the many local temples and enjoy the festivals such as the full moon ceremony. Take a cycle trip or hop in a canoe and paddle around the local foreshores. Join the visitors at dawn to the many wellness centres in the region and watch the sun come up over the Java Sea - or stay in bed. You will find Bondalem a lovely area, well away from the usual tourist run. Enjoy!!