The land is 2000 m2 and slightly sloping. The garden is completely surrounded by a wall. The entrance is at the gate where also the servantís quarters are.
The servant guards the house, works in the garden and takes care of the house and the guests. The garden is planted with a selection of beautiful indigenous plants, flowers, and trees. The two temples for the gods offer spiritual protection. A few steps lead from the house to the terrace with lounge-chairs, two swimming-pools and a lotus pond. The pool for the children is 2,5 x 8 m en 40 cm deep. The big pool is 9 x 13 m and 1.60 deep. At the corner of the big pool is the Baleh bengong, a small covered typical Balinese outhouse.
The house, garden en swimming pool are kept clean, the laundry is done for you, if you wish. The servants bring offerings to the gods. Tell the servant every morning what you want to eat and drink, give him/her shopping money and he takes care of the contents of the fridge. Your meal will be served at the time you decide to eat. If you do not want to eat at home, you donít eat at home. If you want to do your own shopping, you do that. If you want to do the cooking yourself, then you do it yourself. It is that simple. The staff is invisibly present. They are proud to make your stay as pleasant as possible without disturbing your privacy.
The villa and the servantís house are built so that staff and inhabitants do not live in each others view. Some Balinese servants speak reasonable English, some others only have a few words, but communication will always be possible between inventive and good-natured people. The manager of the villa, who speaks English, is always available by telephone. On a festive day, a holiday or during ceremonies in the village, a funeral or a marriage, where all the villagers should be present, the staff will have to fulfill its religious duties. It is also for you as a guest a very special occasion to be witness to a real ceremony. Balinese people are very hospitable.
The rent of the villa includes the salary of the staff, electricity, water, gas, gardener, local taxes, etc. The groceries etc. are for your account. Linen and towels are of course included. At the end of your stay it is customary to give the staff a bonus for services rendered.
There is satellite tv. Telephone on payment. Wireless internet is available (if you bring your laptop). Internet is also available in an internet cafe in village. You will be met at the airport and taken to the airport. Also there are adapters for electricity, there is a baby-cot, baby-sit service, drinking water and umbrellas.
Transport from and to the airport is included.
A dependable car with driver can be rented for approximately 50 euros a day, everything included. The manager can be your intermediary for hiring a car without driver. On Bali traffic drives left. Mopeds and scooters are the favorite vehicles of the Balinese people. Taxis are relatively cheap. Drivers work with taximeters.
Tell the servant every morning what you want to eat and drink, give him/her shopping money and he takes care of the contents of the fridge. Your meal will be served at the time you decide to eat. If you do not want to eat at home, you donít eat at home. If you want to do your own shopping, you do that. If you want to do the cooking yourself, then you do it yourself. It is that simple.
The house is built on three levels. Downstairs: a big (120 m2) living/dining room with open kitchen, television, stereo, antique couch and a very comfortable antique Javanese bed. Dining table with eight chairs. Small bedroom, one bed, with air conditioning. WC. Scullery with washing machine and dryer. View of sea, sawahs and clouds permitting: the mountains. Telephone.
On the first floor: two big bedrooms, each decorated in its own style, both with air conditioning, big harmonica windows, a large covered balcony with lazy chairs. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with bath, shower, washstand and toilet. Each bedroom has television, telephone and a small safe for your valuables. The beds (1.80 wide) are provided with a mosquito-net. View of sea, sawahs, and mountains.
On the second floor: under the beautiful and impressive wooden Balinese ceiling you find a studio with bed (1.80 wide), a large walk-in closet, a complete bathroom, air-conditioning, television, telephone, safe, Frigidaire, big covered balcony with lazy chairs, a desk and an even more stunning view. Don't forget to bring your laptop to use the (paid) wireless broadband internet access.