Sakova Villa 187 is an enchanting two-bedroom holiday villa in Bali, located in the heart of the tiny fishing and temple village of Seseh on the southwest coast. Resting on 1600 square meters of land in a beautiful walled garden complete with 20-metre swimming pool, the traditional architecture and artifacts celebrate the heritage of Bali, incorporating the symbolic elements of Balinese Hinduism. A series of five stand-alone pavilions are positioned in accordance with ancient cosmology, while the interiors are contemporary, stylish and romantic, incorporating both modern and antique furnishings as well as 21st century facilities. This includes WiFi internet access, LCD screen satellite channel TVs and DVD players, an iPod and three docking stations, imported kitchen equipment, and a genset to ensure that the villa always has electricity in case of power failures. There is also a secure covered car-park and a staff service area.
The first Pavilion features an open-air terrace at the front, lit by colonial-style bell-jar lanterns; the terrace is furnished with an antique daybed on wheels. The romantic air-conditioned bedroom is furnished with a king-size netted bed upon a wooden floor complete with a shag pile rug, under a soaring roof. The walls are cream with terracotta tiling behind the bed, and the room is equipped with a wall-mounted LCD screen satellite channel TV and DVD player.
- Second bedroom
• Living, Dining and Kitchen
• Media Room
• Pool, Garden and Bale
Sakova Villa 187 boasts a dedicated team of staff (their positions and responsibilities outlined below) to service guests in villa
The friendly team are dedicated to making your stay enjoyable and relaxed. They are also keen to introduce you to the local culture; anything from practicing Indonesian cooking to making Balinese prayer offerings
- Full-time Manager
Meets and greets guests on arrival, leads the staffing team to meet and the expectations
- One full-time Chefs and One Cook
Trained in local & international cuisine and in charge of the market shopping and preparation of guest meal
- Three Housekeepers
In charge of housekeeping, laundry and Food and Beverage service.
- One Gardener and One Pool Attendant
Work discreetly in maintaining the landscape and the pool without disturbing the guests.
- Two Security Guards
The security guards jointly maintain the villa’s safety
A few kilometers to the northwest of Canggu, a towering banyan—one of the ‘elders’ of the tree kingdom—heralds the turning to Seseh, a traditional beachside village approached via an avenue of coconut palms. The village of Seseh still retains the customs and culture of old Bali. Here, you will see the rice being planted and harvested in the fields, fishing boats returning in the morning with the night’s catch, as well as frequent, colorful processions to the large beachside temple. There are no international restaurants here, but you might just see a barong dancing on the street. A Barong is a high-spirited, benevolent beast representing the power of good; danced by two men inside an ornate costume. The good news, for folks who want to immerse themselves in the customs and culture of old Bali, is that the people of Seseh encourage and welcome congenial visitors. There are now a number of private rental villas in this area, which have seamlessly integrated without in any way detracting from the simplicity and charm of the two villages.
Historically, the fishing village of Seseh was important in the 18th century when the temple was established as the major temple of the former Kingdom of Mengwi. At that time it was also a small trading port, inhabited by a number of families of Chinese decent. Likewise there are records of Chinese style shop houses in Banjar Sogsogan during this period. Today, this is an ideal destination for those who want to get lost in the beauty of the countryside, and for those who want to engage with the local people and gain privileged insights into the Balinese Hindu lifestyle.
Sakova Villa 187 is one hour’s drive from Bali's International Airport and 30 minutes drive from the busy shops, world-class restaurants and vibrant nightlife of Seminyak. It is also 30 minutes drive from Nirwana Golf Course, one of the best golf courses in Asia; and close to Tanah Lot, Bali's most dramatic and venerated sea temple. The famous surfing beaches of Canggu and Pererenan are within walking distance. The majority of the island’s shopping malls, theme parks and tourist attractions are also within reach.
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