from £168 / night help Price for guests, Nights
- 3 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
- 3 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Description from owner
Simply Real Bali – Deluxe Villa SuryaElegant 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
Simply Real Bali – Deluxe Villa SuryaElegant 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.
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.
Further details indoors
Poolside A/C Suite - cushioned seating for 3 with coffee tablePoolside Suite - fully fitted dressing roomMezzanine A/C Suite - cushioned seating for 4 with small coffee table Mezzanine Suite - large teak commodePaddy 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 ocean2 - Open air en-suite Balinese shower rooms1 - 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 balconyOutdoor 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.
Location description from owner
The Bali 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.Local Attractions• 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
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.2 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- 2 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Staffed property
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 09 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, German
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Mar 2011. Located in Candidasa, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £1146.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Aug 2016.
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– based on 20 reviews
- Very Good
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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)
“Missed the mark....”
The villa itself is a lovely property. We found the pool, however, to be dirty. I went so far as to test the water myself and look at the filtration system. It is a modern system, but, for some reason, the water was always out of balance and murky. It was a major disappointment because the beach is neither swimmable or walkable. From the terrance, one can see the ocean, but I would not describe the place as having an "ocean view". Also, the grounds were not well kept, except for the area immediately surrounding the pool. The opposite side of the house was unkempt with plants growing wild and what looked to be a space for a garden. The saddest frangipani tree I have ever seen was planted near the pool. No leaves and some flowers. It seemed to be struggling for life in what is a tropical paradise. I will concede that the house staff was excellent, responded to our requests promptly, and made excellent meals. We really like them. We did not, however, like the driver (Made) as we caught him in a couple of lies about small things and he often pushed to leave places earlier than agreed. It was annoying. Unless you want to hang at the house, you have to drive some distance to see places. Thus, if you want to see Bali, then I would select another villa. I am sure the pool problem can be cleared up and, if it is, it would be a perfect place to relax by the pool with a good book. Final comment, we asked that the owner of this property be contacted regarding our concerns about the pool. Mark, the owner, never contacted us. Once we paid, his interest in us vanished quickly. We did not appreciate his lack of attention.
Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for your somewhat subjective review, if nothing else it goes to prove the honesty of this entire review system. May we say your stay with us has become the stuff of local legend due in part to your immediate stress testing of the entire villa's electrical system. 5 minutes after arrival you had already turned on every light (including the pool's in the middle of the day!) and with the final edition of the hair dryer(s) the safety in the junction box finally popped. Not satisfied with one "successful" attempt to fox the electrical supply you then repeated it - again "successfully". Our good driver Made was brought to the edge of madness by up to 3 trips to Kuta daily (round trip time 4 hours) where members of your party became lost overnight and previously ordered and prepared dinners where ignored and forgotten. Upon finally leaving our humble abode for your next destination, guess where... Kuta, you immediately called Made while he was still in return transit and demanded that he return and pick your party up again as you were unhappy with your new accommodation - he respectfully declined. As to the pool - that was just simple bad luck. Just prior to your visit Bali had had a week of terrible weather with torrential rains and the first actual tornado in Denpasar in living memory. Of course the pool was full of leaves (from our poor frangipani) and much debris had been washed into the pool also. This was all removed as quickly as it was possible to do within the time of your stay. All of our guests are furnished with our personal telephone numbers (and it is also displayed on the advertisement) for use in any situation that they feel warrants calling us but we received no such call from you and also not from our staff who learned felt that us being in the UK meant we could not do much about leaves in the pool, although we would have welcomed the chance to talk with you about your issues and have now advised our staff to always inform us when any guest seems unhappy or has an issue which is unresolved. As to our grounds: As stated in the advertisement the villa is placed in the middle of a coconut palm orchard and the local community values very highly the produce of these trees, which we donate freely. As with all trees things like leaves and fruit fall out of them occasionally and therefore we have decided to keep half of the area as producing trees and for the other half that surrounds the villa the trees are cleaned and all nuts and old leaves are removed on a bi-weekly rota. This is a safety measure to protect our guests. Therefore we actively discourage anyone spending much time in the "productive" section of our gardens - but it is still lovely to look at and is a major part of the tropic idyll that is Bali and we are sorry this went unappreciated. All in all it seems a pity that you had such a poor experience with us and Bali but we hope that in retrospect you may reconsider and give Bali and perhaps us another chance - Made will pick you up, promise!
“Delightful, informative stay in very comfortable home. Delicious food.”
We very much enjoyed staying in Villa Surya. We were very comfortable and the air conditioning in the bedrooms was greatly appreciated. The rural setting gave us a chance to see local life and learn about customs and practices in Bali. The food was delicious and interesting. Amed, about an hour away has fantastic snorkeling. The Water Palaces are a must see and very close. We were fortunate to experience a bit of rural life in Bali.
Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review - Please come again!
“great villa with very friendly staff”
Me and my husband (24 and 26) took vacation with my parent. Villa has two comfortable bedrooms both with attached bathrooms. Large enough swimming pool and a great ocean view. It is located a bit far a way from all civilization so it best for honey moon and for escaping from stress and your usual office lifestyle. However friendly staff and driver will bring you to anywhere you need on a short notice. Candidasa with its restaurant and shops is only 10-15mins drive. I bit disappointing you can't swim in the nearest beach, but it is pretty much the same around Bali, waves are too strong, it is really difficult to find beach for swimming. I would recommend it for short term escape for relaxing away from civilization holiday. Not recommended for young people who are looking for night life and happening holiday.
Many thanks for your kind review and we hope to see you again in the near future. We do feel that to really enjoy the true Bali it is important to get away from the main streets. That isn't too hard since Candi is only 8 minutes away and Amlapure is 2. So for those that want bright lights and karaoke it's all there but Villa Surya is there for those that want to enjoy the tranquility and peace that we feel is the real Bali. We hope to see you all again.
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