Gorgeous villa overlooking rice terraces & pool

Gorgeous villa overlooking rice terraces & pool

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Villa Anumay is tucked down a small road overlooking emerald green rice terraces fringed by coconut palms and tropical hardwoods. It features an open air living room and dining area, plus 3 large bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with clean, uncluttered lines. The villa was professionally designed and decorated with unique architectural details, recessed lighting, fun furniture, and classic Hindu and Buddhist statuary. Every room is filled with natural light and sliding French doors invite you to explore the grounds accented with colorful flowers, stone sculptures, multiple water features, a covered lounge area and a refreshing swimming pool. The brand new kitchen with teak cabinets and granite counter tops is a joy to cook in boasting a large oven, 5 burner stove, full size refrigerator, brushed steel double sink, an assortment of appliances, and a pull out trash and recycling center. At night the villa transforms into a romantic hideaway with unusual lighting softly glowing both indoors and out. Blinking fireflies visiting from the rice fields enhance the magical light show.

Located 5 kilometers north of Ubud’s main road, you’re guaranteed solitude and privacy. A mere 10 minute drive delivers you to Ubud’s incredible array of shopping, tasty restaurants, bars, and multiple tourist sites such as the sacred monkey forest, temples, palaces, handicraft displays and traditional dances. If you don’t feel like driving or cooking there are several dining options within a 5-10 minute walk from the villa. Daily yoga classes and meditation are available at Ashram Munivara only 100 meters down the road. Occasionally you’ll catch the exotic sounds of distant temple music and puppet plays wafting across the rice paddies.

Ubud’s central location makes day tripping to other parts of the island a breeze. Visit beaches with crystalline water, sacred volcanoes, holy temples, coffee and chocolate plantations, and majestic waterfalls. Enjoy world famous surfing and scuba diving sites. Wherever you are on the island you’re sure to stumble upon traditional Hindu ceremonies. Locals playing gongs, flutes, drums and xylophones parade down the roads dressed in traditional religious garb of sarongs, head wraps, and sashes and flowers. Keep an eye out for the barong, a Hindu dragon costume worn by two people. Bali offers one of the most unique cultures in the world and Ubud is at the very heart of it all. I can help you book a car and driver for day trips which cost about 50 USD/day or I can arrange for a car rental for about 10-20 USD/day. I highly recommend a car and driver over trying to drive on your own. The roads are narrow and congested and there are practically no rules of the road followed!

Staying at Villa Anumay with my planning assistance could make this one of the most relaxing and exotic vacations of your life.

Features:
• New 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa with bathtub for two
• Sleeping nooks in two rooms allow for up to 8 guests
• Air conditioning in every bedroom
• Professional design and decor
• View of rice terraces, coconut palms and tropical hardwoods
• Quiet location
• Open air living room, dining area and kitchen
• Lush landscaping
• Beautiful statuary both inside and out
• Swimming pool and lounge area
• Plenty of unique lighting
• WiFi
• Flat screen TVs and DVD players in every room
• Stereo systems in the living room and kitchen
• Printer/scanner
• Washing machine and drying racks
• Parking area
• Rental car or car and driver can be arranged for you
• Moped available if you are a confident rider
• Maid, gardener and pool cleaning service included
• Complete personal guide of what to do and see in and around Ubud and day trips to the rest of the island

I am hoping to do a simultaneous home swap with a villa in Tuscany for about three weeks in September. I have two dogs and two cats who are all easy to care for. I am happy to care for any pets you have. I love animals! You are welcome to stay at my house for longer than three weeks for free. I enjoy meeting new people from other parts of the world.

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  1. I'm recently widowed and hoping to meet up with my two best girlfriends for a couple of weeks in Tuscany in September.

  2. I'm an accountant as are my friends. We're very clean and organized and will treat your house like our own.

  3. Everyone loves my romantic villa in Bali. I have two dogs and two cats who keep me company here.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Bumi Bali – On Monkey Forest Road a little south of the football field. Great Balinese menu. This is where we always take our tourists friends as the food is excellent and it’s in a very nice setting. Veggie nasi campur is about 45.000. Dewa Warung – This is a very inexpensive Indonesian restaurant with tasty veggie mains under 20.000. It’s on Jalan Goutama, left hand side just past The Melting Wok. Sometimes there’s a wait. Pulau Kelapa - It’s ~25.000 for a veggie meal and in a really cute old wooden house surrounded by home grown veggies. About a kilometer north of Bintang market on the left hand side of the street. Made Becik – Cheap and tasty Indonesian just a few kilometers down Jalan Tirta Tawar. Element – This place has excellent modern Western cuisine. The Baliese owner/chef worked in Australia for years so knows how to make hip, flavorful food that appeals to Western palates. Burgers are awesome and come with crispy fries served in little metal buckets. I little more pricey than the usual sit down restaurants but well worth it. ~60-70.000RP/main course. Warung Sharaswhaty – Good Indian food for 35.000 per curry but unfortunately they don’t have naan bread. On Jalan Penestanan Kelod. Go down the main road to the other side of town, after passing over the bridge, make a hard left turn at the hairpin turn and continue for a couple of kilometers. It’s on the right hand side just past Kue. Buonasera – My favorite pizza place in town. Thin crust, delicious tomato based sauce, yummy toppings, decent amount of cheese and lots of choices. They give you a bottle of chili oil and a shaker of oregano to spice up your pizza as you wish. About 50.000-70.000 per pizza and for me I eat half and take the other half home. Also, the price of red wine here is unbeatable, less than I pay at the grocery store! On Jalan Goutama across the street and a little north of Dewa Warung. Devilicious – Good Western food run by an American and his Indo girlfriend. Expect to pay ~50.000 for a meal. North of Bintang on the left side of the road. Tutmak – Good Western food as well as a few tasty Indo selections. Not cheap but not expensive either. They make the best beef rending (80.000Rp) on the island. One plate of beef rending is enough for two people if you order an appetizer to go with it. On Jalan Dewi Sita next to the football field. The Fly Café – We go here on Fridays because they have a fun 40 question quiz night that starts at 8:30pm. The food is a combination of Indonesian and Western and costs about 50.000 a meal. It’s north of Penestanan so further away from central Ubud. Take the road past Bintang market and continue a couple of kilometers up the hill. After the road bends 90 degrees to the left, it’s another ~200 meters on the left hand side. Seniman – This is a coffee house that’s got pretty good coffee for about 35.000 a serving. I like the Bali Kintamani. It’s on Jalan Sri Wedari just north of the main road next to the Smile Shop. Ask for a repeat customer card and after buying 5 cups, you get one for free. Anomali – Another coffee house on the Main Road not far from the intersection with Jalan Hanoman.
Cool bars
Live music: Jazz Cafe, Laughing Buddha Bar, CP Lounge, XL Lounge, Bar Luna, Benute Bar & Restaurant. Salsa classes & live music: Cafe Havana. Billiards: The Melting Pot. Chic bar atmosphere: Mosaic,.
Cozy cafés
Restaurants within walking distance of the villa: Om Ham – The restaurant at this hotel has the typical Indonesian and Western fare. Enjoy a meal overlooking the pool and lovely grounds for about 50.000RP a meal. It’s owned by the guru at Ashram Munivara across the street . Happy Warung – Further south of Ashram Munivara, down the small hill and around the bend to the left. Typcial Indonesian choices but nicely flavored with fresh herbs to make it a bit more lively. Organic Warung – I don’t recall if this is the correct name but it’s basically the idea. All organic food in the 40-50.000 RP range. Good but nothing special. Go just past the Ashram and take the first right and the restaurant is down a little ways on the left. Puri Sunia – This resort is across the street from Organic Warung. I’ve never gotten around to eating there but it might be worth a try.
Retail therapy
All over Ubud! It's a treasure trove of locally produced handicrafts, jewelry, housewares, and clothing.
Bit of culture
Ubud and the surrounding area is full of culture. Traditional dances, kacak performances where men make the sounds of instruments with their mouths, trance dances, watch traditional wood and stone carving, batik making, sacred Monkey Forest, palaces and temples.
Walks in the park
We run three days a week (Monday, Thursday & Saturday) with the Hash House Harriers which is an international club that bills itself as “a drinking club with a running problem.” We all meet at a parking area, go running for an hour or two and then drink beer in the parking lot afterward. Half the people only walk so running is not a requirement. It’s a great way to see the “real” Bali that most tourists never see as we run across rice fields, rivers, forests, gorges and villages. We get to see locals working in the fields, washing clothes, and bathing. Little kids love to say hello to us and give us high fives. There are two different clubs/chapters and you can find maps to the next run on Facebook or at their web sites: Bali Hash House Harriers - Mon & Thurs - http://bali-hash.com/ Cost is 100.000RP for non-members. Bali Hash One - Saturday - http://balihashone.com/ Cost is 50.000RP for non-members.
Spot of exercise
Ashram Munivara is a five minute walk south of the house down Jalan Tirta Tawar. They have yoga classes every day from 4-5:30 for 30.000 a class. If you purchase a 20 class pass it reduces the price to only 15.000/class. You can rent a yoga mat for 5.000.
Day tripping
Here is a round up of some of Bali's most famous beaches: Balangan - This beach is still under the radar and has a few bamboo and thatched roof restaurants overlooking the fairly empty beach. No hotels or anything there! We've only been there once on a run but it was gorgeous. Padang-Padang - Pretty little beach with emerald green water and a couple of ladies selling drinks and sandwiches. Jimbaran - Big crescent bay with nice sandy beach though not much in the way of waves. Also, I think this is mainly the place for more pricey resorts so if you're on a budget this may not work for you. However, Jimbaran is also famous for a bunch of fresh fish restaurants right on the beach so you might like to go there for dinner at sunset. Ulu Watu – This is a world famous surf point that’s fantastic to visit for sunset. Ask your driver to take you to Blue Point which is a hotel on the top of the cliffs. If they start to pull up to the security guys at the hotel, tell them just to let you out before actually entering the hotel parking lot. You'll walk downhill, down some steps and then up some others (I think, don't remember exactly) and there are places where you can buy food and drinks on this little peninsula. Climb the stairs above the lifeguard box to get a wide view over the ocean and you can watch great surfers ride some big waves (if you get lucky and the tides are right.) As the sun sets the cliffs turn a warm, golden yellow. Very magical spot and not many people (yet) know about it. Sanur - nice beach with a really, really long walking path if you like to do a lot of flat walking but no waves. Kuta - Frat party central with many budget accommodations. There are trees at the back end of the beach which makes for a nice shady walk. However, touts will hassle you endlessly to buy sarongs, massage, drinks... so prepare to say

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