June -South Florida. July- Northern California
Architect's designed artist's home is an Asian contemporary, two-story, light filled pool home with studio, set upon a hill with an ocean breeze, sunset and rice fields views, 10 minutes to closest beach called Pererenan, north of Canggu and Echo Beach.The area is close to many surfing beaches, hipster cafes, yoga studios, organic markets, 10 minutes to the closest beach.
The studio overlooking the pool is a separate building available for a painter or writer, with air con, sink, extra bathroom.
The loft-like house has cathedral ceilings and glass doors and windows on all 4 sides of the house, which is surrounded by a large privacy wall. The house has a security system and doorbell with video camera.
The downstairs open kitchen, dining table,and sitting area are in one large loft- like room. Bedrooms all ensuite are upstairs with lots of light, floor to ceiling windows and air con.
I run around with a small car to the beaches and markets. If I go farther, I use Uber or hire a car and driver for the day. Some people like to hire motorbikes. The car can stay with the house as part of the exchange. You will need an international driver's license.
Ubud is about 45 minutes to the East, Seminyak 30-45 minutes to the south. Easy to take day trips around Bali and come home at night. I have a network of trusted drivers for you.Uber is in Bali, for easy getting around.
If you like to visit Bali, I am in the tourist business. I can tell you all the insider tips about Bali, and arrange all drivers, cars, tours for you, as a concierge service. I have another larger property that I rent out to groups coming to Bali. I have all the services and staff that you will need to have a holiday with help.
The house comes with a helper 5 days per week, Monday-Friday, 9-4, who oversees the maintenance, delivery people, the pool man and the gardener. She cleans, does chores, pays the house bills and will do your personal laundry and simple shopping for you. She will make fruit salads, and fresh juices everyday. I have an industrial juicer.
More later about how the house runs in Bali: For a new person coming to Bali, you will be happy to have the helper for language translations. She speaks basic English. I can leave phone numbers for you to hire a free-lance part - time cook on an as needed basis, for your cost, of preparing lunch and dinner for about $8 per day.
Food is very fresh, varied, and generally wonderful in Bali, whether prepared at home or going out to the many restaurants. Many great restaurants deliver meals, as well as a juice delivery service.
Dogs- I have two beautiful, wild and free Bali rescue dogs who are good barkers when someone arrives to the gate. They spend the day out, and come back at night for dinner. The helper can feed them and organize their food. Anyone staying at the house just needs to notice to let them in about 5-7pm, and out again in the morning. OR, The doggies can go to the Pet Resort.
I am looking to swap for Florida in June, California in July.