Villa Mako celebrates history, rejoices in eclecticism and revels in romance. If you’re into colour, antiques and rustic charm, then this three-bedroom holiday home will make you go ‘WOW!’ From its recycled teakwood floors, time-honoured stained glass doors and louvered shutters, to its spectacular high wooden ceilings, Villa Mako captures the nostalgic architectural heritage of the Dutch colonial era. Oozing with visual texture, objets trouvés, antique furnishings and lush fabrics, the sensual interiors express the owners’ love of Indonesia.
Designed by a Dutch architect, the authentic colonial style pres...ents a rich and creative combination of two cultures. It’s easy to be transported to a bygone era while gazing at the beautiful Balinese landscape and enjoying a pot of Earl Grey tea on your bedroom terrace or sitting in the magnificent hall, gin & tonic in hand, waiting for dinner to be served. Yet, at the same time, this rural idyll is all about modern comforts – its beautiful feature kitchen, cosy media room and stylish sunlit bathrooms will bring you right back to the 21st century.
And then there’s the garden! Imagine a stairway through an avenue of tree ferns, leading down to the swimming pool at the far side of a velvety lawn, punctuated with sweet-scented frangipanis and coconut palms. This family-oriented villa considers the safety of small children with a gated fence that separates the building from the pool. Youngsters are further considered with toys, Playstation 2, and a library of children’s books and DVDs. Additionally, four bicycles are provided, two for adults and two for kids, and complimentary guest membership of Bali's number one private sports and leisure club, The Canggu Club, is included.
Located in a traditional village, Villa Mako also honours local culture; staff are happy to escort guests to Balinese Hindu ceremonies at the nearby temple, and the cook loves to prepare Balinese feasts. Villa Mako operates a grocery system on guest account with dishes chosen from a selection menu and customised according to requirements; the staff will happily do the provisioning for all meals at no additional cost. Indeed, guests rave about Villa Mako’s home-cooked delights, all of which contribute to that previously-mentioned extra special WOW factor!Read more
Villa Mako rests in the traditional village of Tiyingtukul – a rural area defined by rice fields and a river, about four kilometers from the beach. There are a few other luxury rental villas in the village, but no restaurants or shops, apart from one or two small warungs (local eateries) selling basics such as coffee and noodles. At the bottom of the villa garden is a river and a holy spring, where offerings to the gods are made by the villagers. Eighty metres along the riverbank is the village temple. Guests at Villa Mako will be welcomed at temple festivals, and some may even be lucky enough to witness a barong dance or other Hindu ceremony.
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Left on 04/08/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Jenn Ting
Loved our stay at Villa Mako. We brought my 2 kids (aged 3.5 and 1.5), mother and helper. The staff are very attentive. The manager Made ensured that all of our restaurant bookings were complete with baby high chairs and promptly made arrangements for everything from in villa meals to massages. Our driver Wicky took us around Bali and gave us reasonable estimations of travel times (important when travelling with kids). The cooks made excellent meals, including a seafood bbq with prawns, clams, crab, satays and noodles/rice. The housekeepers kept everything in order and helped pick up after the 2 kids too. The Villa itself is a great balance between traditional feeling open air living and modern amenities (bathroom, kitchen). I've been to lots of villas in Bali and Villa Mako tops my list. The rooms are airy and spacious. The bathrooms are modern and we loved the sunken tubs in each room. My favorite, though, was the swimming pool which had a very large shallow area (up to your calf) which is great for young kids. The kids also loved feeding the koi in the fish pond in the mornings. The location of the Villa is great too. 15 minutes to Seminyak/Kuta; 1 hour from the Bali Safari and Marine Park or Nusa Dua. Will definitely come back again!!
Left on 01/16/2012 for a stay in August 2011 | DayinSing
We stayed in Villa Mako in august 2011 and had the most amazing time. The staff were super attentive, making sure that we had all we needed and were extremely helpful when it came to choosing restaurants etc. We loved the layout of the Villa and the beautiful view down to the swimming pool. The food was out of this world, one evening we invited friends around for a BBQ and despite being Bali veterans, they could not believe the high quality of all that was served. Villa Mako was definitely a great find.
Left on 12/15/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Rebecca
Having visited many other areas of Bali, the secret haven of Mako surpassed all of my expectations. Everything from the pool, to the staff, to the bedrooms was five star. By far the most relaxing and luxurious week I have ever had! Special thanks to Ketut for preparing so many fabulous and authentic meals, and to Kadek for helping me get ready for the ceremony in the village- also to Made for organising everything from travel transfers to beauty treatments! I can't find a single fault with Villa Mako.
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