Stunning, Spacious, Colorfully Artistic Bali House
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||3800 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Spa, Tropical, Village|
Description from the owner
This tropical Bali dream house, located in Padanggalak, 3 miles north of Sanur, is what couple Anni Crofut and Mel Maliki like to call their 'third child' (they also have 2 boys). A testament to their cross-cultural marriage, the house blends the open-air feel & tropical materials of Mel's native Indonesia, with the exposed wood, open floor plan, & cathedral ceilings of the old barns of Anni's rural Massachusetts.
Before building, Anni & Mel had spent years renting houses in Bali, so they were very clear what they did not want. "We wanted to avoid the sort of villa you see all over the island that is built to look romantic - open-ai...Read more
Stunning, Spacious, Colorfully Artistic Bali House
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
This property is located in a village that is set away from the bustle of south Bali, while still being convenient to many attractions. We can easily help you to hire a car and driver, or if you wish to save money, there is excellent and reliable 24-hr taxi service directly from the house. Taxis come within 10 minutes of calling them, and can take you easily to Sanur or Kuta or Ubud.
The spectacular white-sand beach in Sanur is about a 10 minute drive. ¬†This beach goes for several miles. There are lots of parts to the beach, some local, some more touristy, and plenty of places to eat and shop and hang out. People go kitesurfing, kayaking, sailing, glass-bottom-boating, and there are other water sports as well.¬†And gazebo's at the end of stone piers that go out in the water where you can picnic or get massages or manicures. ¬†The waves are small as the beach is protected by a reef, so it is great and safe for kids. ¬†Sanur beach is not crowded compared to the beaches further south (Kuta, Seminyak). Sanur has plenty of great restaurants also. ¬†And you can rent bikes for the day and bike along the bike-path which goes along the beach. ¬†Very fun and cheap and lovely. ¬†Our house¬†is in a great location as it is not far from Sanur, but also not too far from Ubud (with its cultural riches and yoga retreats), Denpasar (with its convenient travel agencies, department stores and government offices) or east Bali (with its adventurous escapes to beaches, weaving villages and fishing towns).
Location Type Tropical, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$160 - $180||$160 - $180||$1,000 - $1,140||$3,100 - $4,000||1 night|
|Apr. 20 2012 - Jun. 30 2012
|Jul. 1 2012 - Aug. 31 2012
|Sep. 1 2012 - Nov. 30 2012
|Dec. 1 2012 - Jan. 15 2013
|Jan. 16 2013 - Jun. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$160||$160||$1,000||$3,100||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $20 - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 6 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $300 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $0 / stay - Other
- Tax rate - 0% of rental - Tax
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 15, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Interior that immediately makes you feel at home
We asked if we could arrive early as my wife has a medical condition requiring cool conditions, we were warmly invited to avail ourselves of the house on arrival in Bali. Thanks anni. The house itself is fantastic and it is obvious that this was the home of the owners. The pool is small but comfortably accommodated us 4 adults and served as a very welcoming cooldown and relax zone at any time day or night. The gardens and pool are well maintained by Sis. The house is well kept by Wati and she cooks some very tasty dishes.The corn patties were to die for.
The house is some distance from Sanur central but taxis are only a phone call away. Average cost including tip to Sanur was about 5000rp or $5aU not too bad if sharing with someone.
The only problems I encountered at the house was a barking dog next door [ common problem in Bali] and the upstairs curtains could do with some backing to keep the room darker in the morning broad daylight by 5:30 am.
Wifi is available but very slow.
We had a great stay here! I stayed with 2 work colleagues as we had work to do in Benoa Harbour. The house is clean, open, breezy and beautiful. The pool and garden are amazing. Wati and Sis were very friendly and helpful. Wati's cooking is sublime! The owners are friendly and helpful and well and provided excellent customer service. Would definitely stay again! You can't go wrong.
Romantic home away from home
What a wonderful way to really sink into the rhythm of life on Bali! Our eyes were soothed by the open floor plan of the house, beautiful stained glass windows, natural wood beams and railings, esthetic and comfortable furniture, and the shaded view of the lush gardens. Our bare feet enjoyed the cool floors and the green lawn on the way to the sparkling pool. Our meals were so easy to prepare in the well appointed kitchen and our nights were spent dreaming in the quiet rooms upstairs. We sigh as we remember and hope to return to the Maliki home once again.
The best house we've ever rented - even better than the pictures
We were three generations coming together in this house, and it was a perfect place to spend quality time. The space was just so beautiful, and the rooms even more lovely than photos can say. The best thing was that it felt like a home - probably because it is a real home, to a real family (who has now moved elsewhere but still manages the house very closely).
As a result, everything "works", not just functionally, but as in the spaces work. Kids can jump and run around (did they ever!), sit and draw, swing in the hammock and last but not least; swim in the pool! Which has enough shade and light, and different depths for different sizes. My kids were just so happy going between these different spaces and activities, which gave the adults a chance to relax in any of the comfortable chairs and overlook the gorgeous garden.
Then there is the food... The housekeeper is delightful and a gorgeous cook. The owner went out of her way to help us out with tips and toys.
As the descriptions state, transport is needed. If you want to go anywhere, taxis are readily available. We took 10 minutes to the beach in low traffic and over double in heavy traffic. The house is set in a suburban area among other houses (and cows and chickens, which is the charm of Bali). Since one of our children is very young, it would have been great to be able to just "pop out" and immediately be somewhere, but for others this is probably not an issue.
When we did go out, no matter to how nice a place, it was always lovely to come home. I think that is one of the highest commendations I can give a place.