Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Tabanan Regency - Bulung Daya - Luxury Retreat
Leave Stress and the Crowds behind - Understated luxury, wild beach, rice fields
Private Bali Beach Retreat
Leave Stress Behind & Rediscover your Loved Ones and Yourself
- Discover an exclusive vacation hideaway between rice fields and beach
- Live a memorable romantic experience in harmony with the real Bali
- Get time for yourself in a stunning fully-staffed luxury villa
- Unwind, contemplate and get new ideas for your life or your business
Bulung Daya, my holiday home, is located away from the hectic pace and crowded streets of the modern Bali that you can see in Kuta. This unique beach retreat lets you live an unforgettable experience by the sea, in the middle of the Balinese countryside, with the people you love.
IMAGINE … QUALITY HOLIDAYS IN AN ENCHANTING LANDSCAPE
Imagine yourself waking up in 1 of the 2 bedrooms of the villa. From your bed, you notice that the tide is on the ebb. Along the shoreline, the black volcanic sand is shining like a mirror in the morning sun.
You slide open the glass doors. The sound of the waves crashing at the foot of the nearby cliff is like an invitation for you to walk barefoot on the deck.
You turn slightly around the house and contemplate the rice paddies flowing down the hills like a grassy waterfall, just 20 feet away from you. In the background, little clouds cling to the summit of extinct volcano Mount Batukaru.
No other buildings around, just your holiday home. The maid, called Made, sees you, smiles at you, and asks you whether you are ready for breakfast. You go and get your spouse, who had settled down into the office to check his emails. Time also to wake up your teenagers who are sleeping in the second house. Will you all go for a stroll on the beach or among the rice paddies after breakfast? This will be a good discussion topic around the family table. Another great is starting at Bulung Daya.
A LUXURY CONTEMPORARY HIDEAWAY WITH AN INDONESIAN TWIST
Bulug Daya has 2 main guest houses, along with several service and entertainment spaces.
The 2 main wood buildings stand on the same level. They were finished in December 2013. I used beautiful Indonesian wood types, black Bali lava stone, white Javanese stones and more modern building materials.
You can turn on the air conditioning in every room or let the big glass doors open to look at the beach and at the rice paddies. When everything is closed, the sound of the waves is very faint, which allows you to sleep peacefully.
1st HOUSE: BEDROOM, BATH, OFFICE / DEN
In the first house, you can find a large bedroom, a bathroom and a home office.
In the vast bedroom, a king size bed welcomes your most romantic nights. All the furniture has been made to measure in Bali: the bed headboard, the bed with its decorative mosquito net, the built-in bedroom cabinets, the lamps that give a charming glow to the room in the evening.
The bathroom has 2 stone sinks set in a piece of furniture created by Warisan, the acclaimed Bali high end designer, a shower with a view on the sea, walk-in clothes cabinets, and a separate toilet area. The bathroom boasts a splendid view on the nearby cliff.
On the other side of the bedroom, you can find my den. It actually is a very well-appointed place that you can use to think, write or work: a computer, wi-fi, plugs, a desk, a sofa, a TV and an espresso machine. This home office has a view on the beach, to kickstart your creativity.
2nd HOUSE : BEDROOM, BATHROOM, DINING AND LIVING ROOM
Between the 2 timber houses lies a decorative, shallow pond, set in black lava stone.
The second house holds the second bedroom, a bathroom and the dining / living room.
This second bedroom is a bit smaller, but it has a double view on the the beach and the rice fields. The furniture is also made to measure in Bali: the big contemporary bed with its romantic decorative mosquito net, the bed headboard which doubles on the other side a clothing cabinet for 2.
The bathrooms boasts 2 spectacular Bali stone sinks, a big shower for 2 overlooking the rice paddies and a separate toilet area.
The living and dining room is a very welcoming place: a huge table for meals, a lounge area and a stunning bookshelf that we imagined and got built locally. The table and the chairs are by Reynaldo Zapp, a Brazilian designer living in Bali.
The living room is great to have meals with your family or with friends that you have invited for lunch, to have coffee or cocktails in the comfortably large sofas or to discuss your travel plans with the villa manager. Wi-fi is available here, just like in every other room of the villa.
A 33-METRE (100-FOOT) INFINITY POOL OVERLOOKING THE SEASHORE
Below the 2 houses, at first hidden by the gentle slope leading to the beach, lies the 33 metres long pool. Yes, it is a bit crazy to have a pool that is longer than those in most Bali hotels. However, as the sea in Bali can be quite dangerous, it is quite rational to swim in a welcoming pool. The most avid swimmers in the house may want to race other other, while the others are sipping a cocktail on the 6 chaises longues.
The pool is also very romantic at sunset: You can sit on the sunken bench to watch the clouds change colours, from white to orange.
POOL HOUSE : GYM, MASSAGE, BATHROOM, CINEMA, REST BED
The pool house is located on the same level as the pool, under the second house. You can find there a gym, a massage table, a home theater, a rest bed and a bathroom.
The pool house is very convenient when you decide to stay home and enjoy the villa. Imagine that two of you are soaking up in the sun by the pool, while you are working out in the gym and while your husband is “thinking” with his eyes closed in the large sofa. A holiday together, where everyone has time for themselves!
You can practice yoga and low-impact moves on the shock-absorbing floor of the gym. There is also 1 full-body workout exercise machine, 2 cardio-training machines, and 1 massage table. The villa manager can get you a masseur or a masseuse very easily.
The rest bed is in a separate room where you can cool down a bit after the gym or a swim. It has a sofa-bed, a table, a mini-fridge and fresh beverages left for you by the staff.
In the nearby bathroom, there is everything you need to get changed on the spot (shower, sink, toilet).
A short, 15 metres long, path on a gentle slope leads you right to the black sand beach. There, you will most certainly be alone, but for local children who come to play here in the late afternoon. Wander around the beach, discover the lovely small temple of the royal Kerambitan family, nestled near a cliff. Walk here and there, see Balinese cows grazing under the coconut trees, between beach and rice fields. This is the Bali we are all dreaming about!
SERVICES: PRIVATE CHEF, STAFF, LAUNDRY, BREAKFAST - FULL BOARD POSSIBLE
Higher up on my land, above the timber houses, you can find the staff quarters: the kitchen, the manager’s office and the house where the nice family of housekeeper and the security man lives.
Gusti, the experienced manager, is here to help you organise your holiday and your trips around the island, as well as to get a masseur, a yoga teacher or Balinese dancers come to the villa.
Wayan is a gifted chef, trained in another villa that was owned by French friends of mine. He can cook great Western and Asian food, just choose your plates from the menu. A scrumptious breakfast is included with your booking, but you can also get lunch and dinner. Ask me for the half-board and full-board packages. This is very easy to set up.
Made and her husband Gede serve food in the dining room, cocktails around the pool and take care of housekeeping daily. Made can also do some laundry for you, while Gede acts a security man at night around the house.
There is also a gardener / pool boy who makes sure daily that the surroundings are spotless.
VIP WELCOME, RENTAL CAR AND CELLPHONES INCLUDED, DAY TOURS
My team welcomes you at the Denpasar Airport. With our VIP pass, you skip the long files at the customs, save time and get into a comfortable air-conditioned car. There is a 1.5 hour scenic drive to the villa.
Not only are airport pickup and return included in the price of the villa rental, but also included is car rental with a chauffeur for 8 hours a day. This way, you can explore some parts of island from Bulung Daya, such as:
- Have lunch in the hills of Belimbing, in a simple but good restaurant overlooking breathtaking rice paddies (a 25-minute drive)
- Take a beginner surfing lesson in Balian, one of the best surfing points in west Bali (a 25-minute drive)
- Spend the day in Ubud or in Seminyak (a 1-hour 20-minute drive)
My team also lends you 2 cell local cell phones, so that you can call the manager or friends on the island.
YOUR SECRET LUXURY RETREAT
If you are looking for a retreat where you have time for your loved ones and for yourself, far from the crowds, Bulung Daya is the right choice. You will gain serenity and a chance to create beautiful memories with your loved ones. Bulung Daya is all about bringing a high level of luxury living, in a subtle, non ostentatious way.
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- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Thank you for your interest in Bulung Daya. I have achieved making my dream come true, after 3 years of efforts: building a beautiful, timber house, in an enchanting place. I live between Bali, Indonesia, and St Barts, in the French West Indies. When I am not in my homes, I rent them to guests, as I love hosting people. A nice house should never be empty.
I like understated luxury, beautiful things that have value in the eyes of the connoisseur. You will benefit from the care of a local team that I have selected. You will live in a house where I have chosen or have had made for the villa. However, the decoration remains subtle and too personalized, so that the house is all about being a great holiday home.
I work from my houses, there is always a computer and a wi-fi connection for you to use as well. You will see that these beautiful places are very conductive to being creative, coming with new ideas, as well as spending quality time with friends and family.
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I feel in love, in 2010, with this little corner of the Balinese countryside. The view on empty black sand beaches, alongside green rice paddies, was breathtaking.
I tried to make the house as integrated as possible to the landscape and chose a contemporary Indonesian architecture. It took me 3 years to dream, plan and build this villa, from the very shape of its roofs to the location of each building on this gentle slope leading to the beach, as well as the crazy size of the pool, the locally-made contemporary furniture.
This house is called Bulung Daya, simply because it is the name for this area by the beach. Giving this name was a way to show the local villages that I wanted to just melt into the landscape.
There are no other villas, hotels, houses or buildings of any kind on this beach. This is in the middle of nowhere ! (actually, not quite, as the main Bali road, from Denpasar to Gilimanuk, is only 5 kilometres away).
Traditionally, Balinese people do not build houses by the sea, as evil spirits are supposed to live nearby. To protect the villa from them, we have a little house shrine and your staff makes daily offerings twice a day. This is Bali.
It is a true luxury to wander alone on the beach and on the little trails among the rice paddies. I am learning Indonesian and my terrible accent makes the local farmers laugh a lot ;-)
I have also created this house to a holiday home rental, from the start. As I live between 2 continents, rentals are a great way for me to pay a full-year salary to my staff and to pay for the house maintenance. There are also things to change and to improve, so I am very open to suggestions made by my guests.
Bulung Daya is an understated luxury Bali beach retreat and it is waiting for you. Contact me now to book the holiday that you deserve.
- Black sand beach free of tourists
- Between beach and rice paddies
- Contemporary Indonesian timber villa
- Understated luxury beach retreat
- Romantic and Secluded
- Lifelong memories
- 2 beautiful bedrooms with stunning views
- 1 gym
- 1 home theatre
- Fully-staffed villa
- Airport pickup / return included
- Car rental with a driver included (8 hours a day)
- 2 local phones included
- Breakfast included
- Non-alcoholic beverages included (water, juices, tea and coffee)
- Our chef can cook delicious Western and Asian lunches and dinners for you
- We can organize day trips for you to several parts of Bali
- Quality holidays in a private luxury hideaway