Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Ubud - Puri Naga Toya-The Ubud Villa
Puri Naga Toya- great for experiencing Bali with the family
Aren't you tired of the hectic pace of every day life? Ready to check something off your bucket list? This Balinese luxury residence can provide you with every bit of the rest and relaxation you so desperately need and desire. Puri Naga Toya caters to the traveler interested in their surroundings - taking them to an era where there was no rush to get from A to B. Villa Puri Naga Toya, translates to ‘the palace of the water dragon' . It is located in beautiful Bali, Indonesia- in the famous 'Hill Country' of Bali.
Located northwest of Ubud in a village environment in Payangan- it's perched above the Ayung River and surrounded by blooming tropical gardens as well as a spring-fed swimming pool and ponds.
Offering the utmost in privacy and peace, it is conveniently located just a 40-minutes from the center of Ubud; Bali's culture and arts community, made famous by the popular book/movie 'Eat, Pray, Love'.
Ubud is also the craftsmen's capital of Bali, and Singakerta village is home to a few families of very talented woodcarvers. Adventures abound in the surrounding area with whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, bird watching, inner-tubing in the river and trekking in the rice fields. World class restaurants, museums, art galleries, spas and shopping are all nearby. *Recommended restaurants are located at the Como Shambala Estates and the Hanging Garden Ubud Hotel.
When you're at this oasis, you will want for nothing and be treated with special care. Among the many features of the Puri Naga Toya villa are the five staff to serve you:
A Supervisor/Cook (kitchen is open 7am – 8pm)
Full time garden and pool staff
Full time Housekeeper
Night time security (7pm – 6am)
Maintenance Service on call
Experienced Contract Driver [Extra - minimum cost]
Swimming Pool (Private)
Complimentary Wifi Internet
Bathing amenities, robes and sarongs
One time Daily Shuttle to/from Ubud
One time airport transfer to/from Puri Naga Toya
WHAT WE LOVE
-Complimentary daily breakfast [8 persons] from our in-house dining menu is included in the rate
-Private pool area features sun loungers and outdoor dining area.
-Light and roomy, most rooms offer mountain and river views.
-Complimentary bath amenities and robes, slippers and pool sarongs to wear while visiting Puri Naga Toya.
-Complimentary afternoon coffee and tea.
-In-house dining menu available- lunch and dinner is extra
-Complimentary Wifi and several iPhone docs
WHAT TO KNOW
Built in 2001; this is a well maintained by the owners and has on-call maintenance
A 40-minute drive to Ubud proper, and a 15-minute ride to the nearest nightlife - Hanging Garden Ubud Hotel. The house itself is painted in buttery chinoiserie colors - and perfectly proportioned.
Check In: 1:00 pm;Check Out:12:00 pm
The breathtaking unique and individual four-bedrooms - and is the epitome of a dream mountain retreat. This is a slick operation run by staff who know how to serve their guests.
A pool area scattered with cozy, sun loungers is perfect for lazing in the sun. Black loungers with a red mattress offer a touch of romantic whimsy for sunbathing couples. Beautifully landscaped gardens and cool stone walking paths give way to the covered relaxation Bale overlooking the ponds; the residence begs for guests to go barefoot all day long.
BED AND BATH
Three Individual bedroom residence, + 1 Eco Friendly Bamboo Bungalow. All rooms are light-filled rooms and Chinoiserie house color schemes from Portugal. The air and water in this location is 'very fresh', and each room offers easy access to the gardens surrounding the property.
All rooms are built to maximize the natural flow of air, capturing beautiful cool breezes.
-There are two bathrooms in the main building
-A third bathroom with shower is located in the Bamboo Bungalow.
-Daily fresh towels, box-fresh linen and flowers add to the air of quiet luxury. Vintage pieces of furniture are scattered around, and thick silk curtains hang from wooden poles in the upstairs bedroom.
-Beds are topped with hotel linens, and bathrooms feature bathroom amenities made for Puri Naga Toya.
The mountain views are truly something spectacular, and you will never tire of waking up to them every morning. This location is a perfect backdrop for drinks and dinner in our indoor dining room.
Meals at Puri Naga Toya are fresh and delicious; and our staff is happy to prepare and serve the items you selected from our in-house dining menu [lunch and dinner is extra]. 24 HR pre-ordering is advised. Kitchen basics include lovely china, flatware, a picnic hamper, rug and Champagne bucket.
The interior is a world away from hotel-style luxury and designed for families. Live with the private collection of antiques and enjoy the excellent book collection in the Library [that 'stay at home']; blended with modern amenities and attention to detail. Included are various games for the children to play as well.
You will be a privileged visitor; and will be privy to visit some of the best 'antiques' and 'art' dealers in Bali. This is a sanctuary to enjoy with your family and friends.
Take our one-time daily shuttle at 10am to Ubud proper, and enjoy a wider array of shops and markets. They will pick you up at 4pm in the center, next to the Palace.
On the first floor is the bright and airy living room that features hand-painted tile-effect floors, trompe l'oeil decorative walls, and an adjacent dining room with several sets of glass doors that open onto the grounds. A wall of carved Chinese panels opens onto a shower room that serves two beautifully furnished guest bedrooms.
Downstairs is the library & media room with a 3/4 size bed in the Library. Included is a 42-inch flat screen TV- as well as paintings, prints, textiles and numerous books that stay at Puri Naga Toya.
Upstairs is the octagonal bedroom that has a king-size bed and fabulous views of the property and beyond.
Downstairs, located off the Living room- is the third bedroom with two twin beds and a view of the ponds and garden.
Adjoining is a separate pavilion housing the magnificent Antique Chinese queen-bedded master suite, complete with a soaring roof, frescoed walls, and a grand fireplace.
The sumptuous bathroom has double basins, walk-in shower, bathtub and a spa section for massages, with a private door to the freshwater swimming pool. The antique Chinese doors that form the front wall of the pavilion open onto a large terrace featuring drop-dead views, two deck chairs and a daybed.
Further along the ridge is the Eco-friendly Bamboo House which includes an antique brass four-poster bed, armoire, chairs and a small covered bathroom with outdoor shower. This was the original structure on the property offering a very 'simple living' experience.
One final pavilion, by the koi pond, contains a well-equipped kitchen with all the things one might need on holiday. Behind the kitchen in the staff area is the owner's private quarters where their two adorable daschhounds live full time.
The fridge is filled with fresh juices, farm eggs, milk, salty butter and bread for your complimentary breakfast [in-house dining menu]. Salt, pepper, olive oil, tea and coffee are pantry staples.
PURI NAGA TOYA
As the translated name suggests, the influence of feng shui shows in the villa's orientation. It is built on the ‘dragon's back', with hills behind the house and water in front – denoting the flow of health, well-being and prosperity for its residents. Its architecture overlays traditional Bali structures with a strong Chinoiserie theme. The interior design reveals the owners' passion for Asia and appreciation of Asian heritage, culture and art.
BALI'S BEST KEPT SECRET- THE CROWD
Puri Naga Toya is a well-composed work of art - and is centered on a half acre estate with beautiful views of the Batukaru Mountains ; surrounded by the traditional baroque gardens with all the 'accoutrements' of aristocratic life. For a real break, this is so much better than a hotel.
Its three pavilions are planned around natural geographical features and situated in a “tropical cloud forest” only found in these altitudes.
For those city dweller's, a few hours alone in such a serene environment, releases a week's worth of stress. Take time and swim in the refreshing spring-fed pool.
FENG SHUI PRINCIPLES
This luxury Ubud villa was built with inspiration from Tze. Strong emphasis was placed on the design complying with important feng shui principles. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese system of design that takes into account the four elemental energies and the relationship to a home in order to create harmony, wealth and tranquility.
In this Ubud villa you can see that all of these basic principles have been observed. Every day is paradise in fresh mountain air. You will enjoy spring water to drink, bath and swim in.
Functionality was not forgotten amid this heady artistic creation. According to the Chinese principles, water represents well being, so to have water slowly meandering through your Chinois gardens is symbolically akin to health and prosperity flowing into your holiday.
Puri Naga Toya has also been featured in Barbara Walker's book, 'Gathering Places: Balinese Architecture - A Spiritual and Spatial Orientation', and several magazines throughout Asia, Japan and the Unites States .
You will also find our home in magazines listed below:
- Laras Trend Interior – Arsitektur Augustus 1997
- Figaro Japan – No 181, 2000
- The book, “Gathering Places: Balinese Architecture – A Spiritual and Spatial Orientation”
- Traditional Homes – April 2005
- Asia Pacific Tropical Homes, Vol. 3, No 4 – Oct-Dec 2000
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Senior Adults Only Community
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Royal and Pamela Rowe
Royal and Pamela Rowe have since devoted their time and energy into making this a dream oasis. For 35 years, Royal has been employed by the prestigious Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts worldwide. Pamela is a collector at heart, and owns Buckingham Rowe Jewelry.
With 23 years of Bali knowledge, they have created a private residence that offers guests the benefits of local insights and a true understanding of what travelers want.
Who are Puri Naga Toya’s clientele?
This secure residence is a luxury sanctuary, an urban residence for high net-worth leisure travelers who are looking to stay a little longer than usual in Bali, and for those who want to see Bali from a different perspective. Enjoy the island at a pace you wouldn’t in hotels.
Being in the mountains and on the river; you feel the serenity of being upcountry with no big developments, major construction or noisy discos to disturb them here. The weather in Payangan is cooler, and without the mosquito problems they have in the south.
The residence is located in the heart of Bali, minutes away from five star hotels and private estates. Our staff is available to look after the luxury traveler in understated style.
Puri Naga Toya’s guests enjoy their journey as much as their destination – our surroundings will take them back to an era when there was no rush to get to places.
This is a well managed property, catering to the individual luxury leisure traveler, leaving luxury travelers feeling fulfilled.
Royal and Pamela Rowe purchased this villa in 2001
Why Royal and Pamela Rowe chose Ubud
This is a 'sacred space', featured in many publications magazines and coffee table books due its uplifting atmosphere.
The owners go to their property to be soothed and healed, and to have their senses put in order.
This exclusive residence is a masterclass in stylish understatement with chilled-out charm. This is a mellow hangout offering beautiful, pristine mountain views and the famous Ayung river and waterfall down below; situated in a tropical river valley.
Luxury today in the sense of travel is about an experience you are providing. That experience is a collection of key attributes, like service, people, physical room, location, and food. All these things must come together in the right way to provide truly unique luxury experiences.
Seeing life as it was a hundred years before in a village , exploring our living museums and enjoying our private collections as their very own exceeds expectations.
This private and immaculate property offers fresh air, clean water and privacy.
The location is 'nestled' amoung the finest hotels and residences in Bali away from Kuta beach.
Villa Puri Naga Toya offers a unique and luxury retreat in the mountains. The 4 bedroom; 3 bathroom villa; is perfect for 8 persons. It is available to be rented complete with an English speaking Manager and staff to help you with your cleaning, cooking and laundry needs.
In Asia-Pacific Tropical Homes Magazine, Joni wrote this about Villa Puri Naga Toya
“Whimsical as it might at first appear, the two storey octagonal design lends itself perfectly to the site.” “The first floor enjoys a range of different orientations, with a pivotal opposition between a landscaped garden courtyard on one side and the sweeping vista of volcanic hills and virgin rainforest on the other.”
What makes this villa unique
Stay at Puri Naga Toya and you'll feel like Balinese royalty. The staff at Puri Naga Toya are very well trained and will help you to arrange all of your holiday schedules.
The interior is a world away from hotel-style luxury, with a private collection of antiques, excellent book collection in the Library that 'stay at home'; blended with modern amenities and attention to detail. Its owners have more than two decades experience in five-star luxury hotel management. This is a sanctuary to enjoy your family and friends.
-Watch the beauty and transformation of the mountains; go for a walk in village and see offerings being laid out, men sitting outside their family compounds patting their prized roosters and Balinese children playing in the streets. Or, stay at home and enjoy the plentiful comfortable places both inside and outside to relax.
The unique and individual bedrooms feature comfortable beds with European inner spring mattresses, pillows and goose down duvets. The Master bedroom has its own en suite. For guests who enjoy cooking Puri Naga Toya has a well-equipped kitchen.
This 'hill country' residence is private, and you can experience authentic Balinese village life, yet it is only 15 min drive from the restaurants, shopping and services of Hanging Garden Ubud.
This is a private and secure property. One of the highlights of Puri Naga Toya is its location. With superb mountain and river, views it is situated in a small Balinese village.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hello, hello, hello!! In a nutshell, our stay was ... wow. Simply the best, warmest, most physically beautiful stay we've ever had anywhere. Henry said it was like living in an art museum. He goes on and on about Puri Naga Toya to people, and he's not easy to impress. :)
Your staff, as you know, are incredible. They made our visit to Puri Naga Toya so happy and pleasant. In particular, they elevated the day of our vow renewal ceremony from special to magical. We ALL seemed to enjoy the ceremony and the day; they seemed almost as excited as Henry and I were! I took some home video, and you can hear everyone laughing and talking and just having a great time as we were setting up and I was practicing walking across the grounds with the gigantic fruit bowl on my head without dumping it into the pond. :) I was extremely touched that the entire staff, even Agung the night security guard, attended our ceremony in traditional temple dress. They are all just wonderful people.