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Imagine yourself in a tranquil spot where you are surrounded by nature. The sun shines warmly on tropical flowers and glints off the still waters of lotus ponds, and beyond the coconut and fruit trees you can see the majestic peak of Bali’s most sacred volcano, Mount Agung. As you step out of your private and luxurious bungalow, you make your way under flower covered pergolas past the two swimming pools and into the spacious living area. Here you can enjoy an exquisite meal prepared with fresh organic produce from the garden and the local market, surrounded by spectacular views over the jungle and rice terraces. Welcome to Villa Bayad, a peaceful paradise just 15 minutes north of Ubud, Bali.
Villa Bayad is a masterpiece of traditional Balinese architecture and modern comforts, designed by renowned Southeast Asian architect Popo Danes. The four spacious luxury bedrooms are all separate from the main house and kitchen, and are surrounded by sloping rice terraces, lush jungle greenery, picturesque bridges and breezy bales that are perfect for meditation or relaxation. Two swimming pools allow you to cool off on hot days, and the zen-like spa is sure to put your body, mind and soul at ease. In addition, the friendly staff here are ready to attend to your every need, so you can sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery and utter serenity that Villa Bayad has to offer.
No detail was spared in the design of Villa Bayad, as every effort was made to provide an authentic Balinese experience from the minute guests walk in the traditional gate at the entrance. Throughout the villa you will find natural materials, thatched roofs, batik patterns, plush cushions and local artworks in warm, earthy colors. Each building features floor to ceiling windows and double doors that open to allow the air to flow in and to provide incredible views of the beautiful grounds, epic sunrises and sunsets, and the blue-grey cone of Mount Agung in the distance. In addition, each bedroom was inspired by a different city in Bali, so you get a true sense of the mosaic of culture and arts that abounds on the Island of the Gods.
Step into the main house, and you are immediately struck by the liberating feeling of space and light. Under the soaring cathedral-style ceiling there is a large wooden dining table with cushioned chairs that can seat up to 10 people, a natural stone countertop bar surrounded by wooden chairs and stools, and plenty of seating areas and small tables that are perfect for afternoon tea, cocktails or simply reclining with good company.
Fronting the main house is a large veranda with a natural stone floor that is surrounded by picturesque fish ponds filled with water lilies. On either side of the main house there are also lovely wooden bales that look out over the garden and off to the rice fields beyond. These are ideal spots for sitting back with a good book, or napping in the gentle breezes.
If the weather is less than ideal, head indoors to the media room/library where you will find comfy rattan chairs and state-of-the-art audio and video equipment. There is also a lovely guest bathroom in the main house for convenience.
Named after the Bali Aga village on the east coast of Bali, this is the largest bedroom, and it stands on columns overlooking the main pool and the lower garden. Inside you will find a queen-sized bed, massive walk-in closet and a gorgeous bathroom with natural stone tiles. Tenganan House is also directly connected to the spa area, which is an breezy walled space covered by a traditional bale that sits in the middle of a tranquil koi pond.
Klung Kung House
This guest room is closest to the main house and also attached to the spa area. The house was named after the royal city of Klung Kung in the east of Bali, and it features a queen-sized bed with a mattress that can be divided if needed, a walk-in closet, and an attractive bathroom that is partly open, yet still private. The views of the rice terraces here from the private bale that sits amid a private water garden are simply spectacular.
Taking its inspiration from Bali’s arts and cultural center of Ubud, it should come as no surprise that Ubud House offers unique decor, including the distinctive black and white checked cloth that represents the balance of good and evil in Balinese culture. This room has polished hardwood floors, a queen-sized bed with divisible mattresses, and a small walled garden with an open-air shower so you can let both the cool water and breezes flow over you at the same time.
Singaraja House is a peaceful sanctuary with gleaming hardwood floors, a queen-sized bed with an intricately carved stone bas-relief overhead, a spotless bathroom decked out in turquoise terrazzo tiles, and a private walled garden with an open-air shower. As an added bonus, Singaraja House and Ubud House share a private fully equipped kitchen and dining bale and an enticing spring water fed plunge pool and pool deck.
One of the most pleasant aspects of Villa Bayad is the lovely landscaped property that offers surprises around every corner. Wander along the stone paths that make their way past lush tropical foliage, and you will come across fertile fruit trees, the organic vegetable and herb garden and pretty ponds. The Sunrise Bridge spans a small canyon filled with rocks, waterfalls and lily ponds, making this a great spot for some yoga, meditation or sunset drinks.
Stop by the main pool for a dip in the fresh spring water or bask in the sun on the ironwood deck. Next to the pool deck there is a Teriyaki grill with table and chairs for snacks and meals outdoors by the pool. For those looking to stay fit on holiday, there is also a fully equipped and air-conditioned gym and mountain bikes for rent. And if its pampering and rejuvenation you’re after, the spa is an alluring open courtyard in the middle of a koi pond with a comfortable massage table, natural stone bathtub and waterfall shower.
|Period||Price per night||Min stay|
|09 Jan 2018 to 30 Mar 2018||US$ 720 ++||3 nights|
|30 Mar 2018 to 06 Apr 2018||US$ 880 ++||5 nights|
|06 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018||US$ 720 ++||3 nights|
|01 Jul 2018 to 15 Sep 2018||US$ 880 ++||5 nights|
|15 Sep 2018 to 20 Dec 2018||US$ 720 ++||3 nights|
|20 Dec 2018 to 08 Jan 2019||US$ 990 ++||7 nights|
++ Villa rates are subject to 15% service charge and taxes.
At Villa Bayad your every need is attended to by a staff of 12, including Rita Dewi the villa manager, Komang the House Manager, as well as maids, cooks, gardeners and a driver. The talented cooks here will cook your complimentary breakfast each morning and serve it to you in the dining room, on your private veranda, or wherever you please. Lunch and dinner can be ordered on request or simply choose from the in-house menu, alternatively you can cook your own meals in the modern kitchen.
Should you want to explore Ubud, a free shuttle will take you there and pick you up, and the staff will even supply you with a mobile phone while you are out so that you can stay in touch with the villa at all times. The staff can also arrange trips and tours around the island, massage treatments, yoga classes (yoga mats and cushions are already supplied in the villa), cooking classes, dance performances and visits to local artists and art galleries. In fact, there are few things you can think of that Villa Bayad cannot arrange to make your holiday a memorable and rewarding experience.
|LOCATION||Ubud, Bali, Indonesia|
|LIVING AREAS||Open plan lounge, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, large gardens, infinity pool and bale, alfresco dining, media room.|
|GUEST SUITES||Villa Bayad offers 4 lovely bedrooms, each in its own separate and unique house for ultimate peace and privacy. The rooms boast plush beds made up with the finest linens, as well as cable TVs, DVD players, A/C, furnished verandas, and ensuite bathrooms with lovely outdoor garden showers. Two of the rooms share a private kitchen, dining bale, and plunge pool fed by spring water, while the other two rooms stand alone.|
|POOL||18 x 5m spring water fed pool, plunge pool.|
|STAFF||Villa manager, chef, villa attendants, security guards. Additional staff, including babysitters and masseuses, available on request (extra charges apply).|
|DINING||Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).|
|COMMUNICATION||WiFi internet access, landline for local calls, mobile phone coverage.|
|ENTERTAINMENT||Media room, stereo, DVD player, DVD library.|
|CHILDREN||Baby Cot & High Chair available.|
|SPA||The spa area is connecting two of the bungalows. It is a beautiful open, walled court, covered by a traditional bale in the middle of a reflecting pond. Natural stone bathtub and an open air waterfall styled shower and massage bed. In-villa treatments selected can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).|
|GYM||If you want to keep fit during your stay, an airconditioned, well equipped gym is at your free disposal.|
|ADDITIONAL||Teriyaki grill next to the pool, back-up generator, safety deposit boxes. Mountain bikes available for rent.|
|TRANSPORT||Free shuttle service to Ubud. Car & driver can be arranged at special rate of $25++ per day.|
|PROPERTY AREA||8000 sqm.|
Fifteen minutes north of Ubud - in the middle of lush green rice fields, with a magnificent view of Bali’s mighty Mount Agung, lies Villa Bayad, a private luxurious 4 bedroom villa with two swimming pools, surrounded by a 8000 m2 garden of sweet smelling flowers, lotus-ponds and waterfalls.
Staying here is your chance of experiencing the real Bali aesthetic from the inside and at the same time enjoying the tranquility of nature and the local countryside, while your friendly staff will be right there to cater to your every need.
And with Ubud, Bali’s cultural centre just 15 minutes away, you will be conveniently close to shops, restaurants and galleries.