Sakova Villa 165 is part of a delightful enclave of three charming holiday rental villas, located in the rural Umalas area, just 15 minutes from Seminyak in southwest Bali. Each is completely self-contained and secure, with an open plan living and dining area, private facilities and a private entrance. Designed by the well-known architect and author Gianni Francione, these luxury Bali rental villas are integrated into the natural contours of the sloping land site, with signature low roofs, and organic shapes. The style blends the contemporary Balinese architecture with traditional design and tropical open-air living. Furthermore, the rolling... gardens are beautiful, bordered by rice fields with magical views of the mountains on clear days.
There are two air-conditioned bedrooms at Sakova Villa 165, each with the provision of a built-in wardrobe and a safe. The master bedroom has white walls and a teakwood floor and is furnished with a king size bed, a desk and a stool, lamps, and a sideboard behind the bed. The ensuite bathroom is equipped with a sunken terrazzo bathtub beside a window that looks out to a private area in the garden. There is also a standing shower and a single washbasin. The spacious second bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and opens straight out onto a timber deck beside the swimming pool. The ensuite bathroom is light and airy with a big window. It is fitted with twin marble washbasins and a standing rainshower.
• Living, Dining and Kitchen
The living room at Sakova Villa 165 is positioned on ground level, and is large and open to the garden with walls of rustic island stone. It is furnished with three built-in sofas and a coffee table, and also has a mini-bar fridge. There is a guest washroom to one side. The dining area offers a semi-alfresco dining experience and features a pebble rock floor under a glass pergola roof with blinds that can be drawn to provide comfort and shade. It is furnished with a table for six and is flanked by a lily pond. A stairway leads from the main entrance up to a small entertainment area on an open mezzanine with a built-in sofa. This cozy snug is equipped with a 21” cable-channel TV, DVD player and sound system. The self contained kitchens at Sakova Villa 165 present polished black granite work surfaces and teak cabinets. Each is well equipped with modern appliances, including an oven, gas hob and microwave.
• Staff (shared staff within complex)
Sakova Villa 165 boasts a dedicated team of staff (their positions and responsibilities outlined
below) to service guests in the villa.
- Full-time Manager
In charge of overall villa operations and staffing. Villa Manager is on call to meet individual expectations and preferences.
- One Chef and Two Cooks
In charge of the market shopping and preparation of guest meals. They are highly proficient in cooking a wide selection of Indonesian and international meals.
- Two Butlers and One Housekeeper
They are responsible for housekeeping, laundry and helping in the kitchen at mealtimes. They are on-hand to cater to guests’ needs throughout the day.
- One Pool Attendant and One Gardener
Work discreetly in maintaining the landscape and the pool without disturbing the guests.
- Five Security Guards
The property’s security is maintained 24 hours a day with three guards on rotating shifts.
Sakova Villa 165 is located between the traditional villages of Umalas and Banjar Semer, just tenminutes’ drive from Batubelig beach on Bali’s southwest coast. This out of town setting presents the double attraction of being close to everything that guests might need, while also offering visitors a privileged insight into the traditions of rural Bali. The trendy Seminyak area, with its wide choice of international restaurants – including the famous ‘Ku Dé Ta’, ‘Nutmegs at Hu’u, ‘La Lucciola’, ‘Breeze at The Samaya’, ‘Métis’, ‘Sardine’ and ‘Sarong’ – together with a plethora of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, lavish spas and elegant shops, is a mere 15 minutes’ drive away. The sweeping beach at Seminyak, renowned for its world-class surf breaks and panoramic coastline views, is the place where the local community gathers every evening to watch the legendary sunsets. The Umalas Equestrian Centre is within 100 metres of the villa, offering horse lovers everything from sunset beach rides to dressage tuition and riding lessons for young children. Nirwana Golf and Country Club, one of Asia’s finest golf courses, designed by Greg Norman, is a 20-minute car journey. Set amid sparkling rice terraces, the spectacular greens overlook the Indian Ocean and the dramatic wave-lashed Tanah Lot sea temple.
Sakova Villa 165 is also convenient for all of the Island’s main shopping malls and tourist attractions, and just 35 minutes’ drive from Bali’s International Airport.Read more
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