Sakova Villa 199 is the perfect place to slow down and escape the frantic pace of everyday life. Resting on the banks of the Penet River, that flows through the pretty village Cepaka in the heart of Bali’s ‘rice bowl’, this six-bedroom villa has been designed to soothe your body, mind and soul. Shaded by natural jungle vegetation and lush tropical gardens, the villa’s living and sleeping pavilions offer total peace and privacy while maximizing the serene river views. With a 12-metre swimming pool, three plunge pools, numerous relaxation bales and secret garden hangouts, Sakova Villa 199 offers plenty of space to relax unwind and recharge the batteries. Terraced gorge to the villa’s main entrance: a large rust-red cantilevered door that opens onto a lotus pond traversed by stepping stones. Beyond the fish-filled pond, and overlooking the pool and river, is the dining pavilion which also houses an informal living area and stainless steel kitchen. Downstream from here rests the open sided TV lounge and three standalone bedroom suites, while upstream lies the riverside lounge terrace, relaxation balé and master suite.
All six luxurious bedrooms at Sakova Villa 199 are housed in separate pavilions with high vaulted ceilings, polished terrazzo floors, ensuite bathrooms and individual patios to admire the views. Each air-conditioned suite features a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, additional ceiling fans and a small bar.
- Master suite
The master or honeymoon suite offers total seclusion with its own private garden featuring a 5-metre plunge pool with timber sundeck overlooking the river. A slatted screen divides the ensuite bathroom from the garden enabling guests to soak up the ambiance from the cream terrazzo bathtub or the rain shower made from black volcanic stone. The bedroom, with its traditional alang-alang roof, has a large walk-in dressing area and a small TV lounge decorated with blue and white batik cushions. Large glass doors open onto a sheltered patio with a comfortable daybed perfect for bird watching or listening to relaxation CD
- Riverside suites
Three thatch-roofed sleeping pavilions sit side-by-side along the riverbank offering sublime jungle views. Each spacious suite features a lovely indoor seating area that captures the natural light and is furnished with a rattan sofa
- Upper terrace suites
• Indoor living
• Outdoor living
One of the greatest advantages of staying in this villa is the personalized service provided by dedicated staff. Sakova Villa 199’s staffs have been professionally trained and will do their upmost to please with their warm and friendly Balinese hospitality. Please don’t hesitate to discuss any specific requirements with your villa manager, Made.
- Villa manager: Sakova Villa 199’s friendly manager, Made, is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. His job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property and to assist guests during their stay.
- Chef: The villa’s skilled private chef and his assistant will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus.
- Villa attendants: Two long-serving villa attendants look after daily housekeeping and domestic duties.
- Gardeners: Two gardeners maintain Sakova Villa 199’s lush gardens and swimming pool.
- Security: Two guards provide night-time
Sakova Villa 199 is located in a jungle-clad river gorge close to the pretty village of Cepaka in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, also known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’ due to its vast terraced rice fields. This quaint village borders the Penet River and is a stunning example of a traditional Balinese community that has been untouched by tourism and the rapid development to the south of the island. Venturing out on foot or bicycle, guests can enjoy a privileged insight into the agricultural, religious and daily life of the villagers. Just 11 kilometers away from the villa is the famous sea temple of Tanah Lot and the Nirwana Bali Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman (voted the number one golf course in Asia). The nearest beaches, including Echo Beach, are about eight kilometers from the villa but the sea is more suited to surfing than swimming due to strong currents.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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