Villa Lotus is a contemporary designed villa with a large pool, tropical gardens and stunning paddy field views. This 4 bed villa combines modern architecture with traditional Balinese pavilions, and boasts three large buildings set around a manicured private pool and garden.
The living & dining area offers guests the option to slide open the windows and doors to enjoy the Balinese breeze, or to cool off with the air conditioning. The living room is equipped with comfortable sofas, breakfast bar, dining table for 8 people, satellite TV, DVD & sound system with iPod dock. The enormous western kitchen is fully equipped and was lovingly designed & installed by us - we don't have a dishwasher but we do have a housekeeper who works 6 days a week and will happily wash the dishes. We also have a BBQ and an al fresco dining table which seats 8 people.
Every bedroom has a fan, air conditioning, built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. The master features an over-sized 4 poster bed, adjacent dressing room/lounge (good to sleep young children in), free standing bathtub and a seperate walk in shower, the second guest room has magnificent pool & rice field views with a king bed and en suite bathroom with shower, whilst bedrooms three (twin) and four (double) are spacious rooms with generous beds and ensuite bathrooms which feature outdoor showers. Every room has King Koil mattresses and all rooms are equipped with safes. The twin room is also equipped with a TV and DVD, ideal for children, and a baby travel cot imported from the UK is also available.
During the day our friendly housekeeper will take care of the villa including washing dishes, laundry, making beds etc and every evening our security guard is outside the villa - all villas in Bali have security guards as it provides long term, secure employment to the friendly Balinese people. Our security guard also takes charge of the pool and garden in the mornings. The villa has seperate staff quarters so their presence is discrete and they live in the village as opposed to the villa.
The villa is located on a quiet no through road in the village of Pererenan, it is around 5 minutes in a car to Pererenan beach, 10 minutes to Echo beach and 20 minutes to the ever popular Seminyak which is home to many high quality restuarants, bars and boutiques. Ubud, the spiritual capital of Bali is around a 1 hour drive, as are the famous cliffs and surf of Uluwatu. Ubud and Uluwatu feature in "Eat, Pray and Love".
For the sports fans, we have a villa membership of the Canggu Club which features a large gym, yoga classes, boot camp classes, a lap pool, water slides, tennis courts and personal trainers. The membership also provides discounted green fees at the world class Nirwana Gof Course at Tanah Lot (less than 15 minutes drive). We also have a surf instructor and horse riding available in Pererenan village.
To get around we recommend hiring a car and a driver which is a modest cost of USD30 a day for 10 hours a day. We have a regular company that we use who will collect you at the airprort (approx 45 mins transfer time to the villa) and take you to all our favourite spots - we have a book full of our recommendations in the villa. Alternatively, taxis are very cheap and plentiful, and a local mobile phone is available to call taxis. Self drive car hire is also available, but Balinese roads are not sign posted so finding your way amongst the mopeds can be a challenge.