Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Ubud - The Ubud Villa, Bali
The Ubud Villa- great for experiencing Bali with the family-Feel the journey
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.
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-minute drive from the centre 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, 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.
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)
Bathing amenities, robes and sarongs
One time Daily Shuttle to/from Ubud
One time airport transfer to/from Puri Naga Toya
WHAT WE LOVE
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,
Complimentary afternoon coffee and tea.
Complimentary Breakfast from our in-house dining menu (8 persons).
WHAT TO KNOW
Built in 2001; the property is well maintained by the owners
A 40-minute drive to Ubud proper, and a 15-minute ride to the nearest nightlife, shopping and dining at the Hanging Garden Ubud.
Check In: 1:00 pm Check Out:12:00 pm
Main residence: (8 persons)
3 unique Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
+ 1 Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bungalow with covered Bathroom
The breathtaking unique and individual four-bedrooms - and is the epitome of a dream mountain retreat.
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 over the ponds; the residence begs for guests to go barefoot all day long.
BED AND BATH
The breathtaking, unique and individual three 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 residence with plenty of hot water provided in the main building;
-a third bathroom with shower is located in the Bamboo Bungalow. Daily fresh towels, linen and flowers add to the air of quiet luxury.
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
Beds are topped with hotel linens, and bathrooms feature designer 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].
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.
You will be a privileged visitor; and will be privy to visit some of the best 'antiques' and 'art' dealers in Bali. We are pleased to direct you towards people and places of interest!
The owners have more than two decades experience in luxury hotel management. This is a sanctuary to enjoy with your family and friends.
During the day we recommend you depart from Puri Naga Toya for day trips to the island’s best restaurants, bars, temples and museums.
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 with continuous hot water heater 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. Its wonderful wall of antique porcelain plates give you an sense of place. Behind the kitchen in the staff area is the owner's private quarters where their two adorable daschhounds live full time.
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.
It is a location you will fall in love with and want to come back to over and over again.
LIST OF SERVICES WITH PHONE NUMBERS:
Adventure activities for an extra cost:
Bali Adventure Tours 721480
Bali Bird Walks 975009
Mysticusm Tour 974228 or email:armabali.com
Ayung River Tubing and Rafting
Mountain, Rice field and Cultural Cillage Trekking
Adventure Cycling through mountains, rice fields and villages.
Make YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
[call Toekad company: www.balitoekadrafting.com, 0361 8699933, 0361]
For 'Special Cultural Tours' in Ubud area call Ketut Mudita at 081 337 734 562; 081 999 260 041. email:email@example.com
Bali Eco 0361 975557
Bali Bintang Tour 0361 0361 981699
Bali Star Cycling 0361 372020 or 9228274
Sobek 0361 729016
Surya Water Sports in Sanur 0361 287356
Batara Water Sport 0361 776322
All4diving 0361 282336
*Dive Today Scuba 0361 286155
Bali Fishing firstname.lastname@example.org
Bali Spear Fishing 0361 722384
Fishing Bali Sensation 081237802601
Waterbom Bali 0361 755676
Ganesha Book Shop- Jl Raya Ubud
Gems, Jewelry, Antiques at Hotel Tugu Park
Guwang Art Market at Jl Raya Guwang, Gianyar
Santhi Silver in Singapadu Jl Jagaraga, Celuk
0818 056 61030 or 0817 477 9129
Wiracana Handfan 0361 234800
Blue Glue Ubud bikini 0361 978764
Ewa Oceanic Sepik Gallery [www.ewaoceanicgallery.com]
Agung Rai Museum of Art [ARMA] www.armamuseum.com
Nirvana Batik Course 0361 975415
Gaya Ceramic Arts Center 0361 7451413 or 976220
BALINESE COOKING CLASS 288009
SILVERSMITHING CLASSES - Studio Perak 972244
EXPAT COOKING CLASS at Mozac 975768
AGUNG RAI FINE ART GALLERY PELITAN
Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum 975502
Komaneka Gallery 976090
Museum Neka 975074
*Museum Puri Lukisan 975136
Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women 975485
TonyRaka Art Gallery 781785
BARS & RESTAURANTS
*Bridges Bali 970095
*CP Lounge 978954
Jati Bar at Sayan Four Seasons 977577
GLOW at Como Shamhala 978888
Ibu Rai Bar and Restaurant 973472
Kemiri at Uma 972448
Jazz Cafe 976594
*Mozaic - The Lounge 975768 & jazz on Th,Fri,Sat form 7-11pm
now serving caviar & champagne
also: *****cooking classes
Kudus at Como [Reservations] 977888
Plantation Dining at Alila 975963
Queen's Tandoor 977399
DaLa Spa at Alaya Resort 972200
Four Seasons Resort Bali 977577
The Yoga Barn 970992
PRIVATE DINING at BRIDGES BALI 970095
Round Bar 62976738
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Senior Adults Only Community
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
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 worldwide. Pamela is a collector at heart, and owns Buckingham Rowe Jewelry. She specializes in 'Branded' pieces and sells them at a price that is both affordable and desirable.
With 20 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 will be Puri Naga Toya’s clientele?
Puri Naga Toya is a luxury sanctuary, an urban residence for high net-worth leisure travelers from the USA, UK, Europe, Australia and Asia who are looking to stay a little longer than usual in Bali and for those who want to see Bali from a different perspective and enjoy the island at a pace they wouldn’t have before. Puri Naga Toya’s guests are people who enjoy their journey as much as their destination – our surroundings will take them back to an era when there was no rush to get from A to B. We will appeal to them because all the existing villas here are standard villas and despite being fantastic properties, they simply do not cater to the individual luxury leisure traveler, leaving luxury travelers feeling disappointed.
Being in the mountains and on the river has its advantage too, our guests will feel the serenity of being upcountry with no big developments, major construction or noisy discos to disturb them here.
But in reality, we are in the heart of Bali, just minutes away from the Como Shambala Resort and Estates, and we are able to look after the luxury traveler in understated style.
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.
Luxury today is not about a beautiful room, or great car, or great meal. 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. Most guests, especially those who travel by private jet, can stay in the best suite anywhere, so the room itself doesn’t make them say ‘wow’ anymore.
But 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. Today, butlers and suites won’t do it anymore, that has become passé and we have to show them more. I learned at Four Seasons that we were able to create truly exceptional unique experiences, and that was the luxury proposition, the experience.
Think of someone, running a fund or bank, and how they work very, very hard. They have two weeks of vacation a year, so we had better make it truly special.
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.
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.
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 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 luxury hotel management. This is a sanctuary to enjoy your family and friends.
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. One of the highlights of Puri Naga Toya are the spectacular views. There are plenty of comfortable areas both inside and outside to make Puri Naga Toya the ideal place to relax. 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.
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.
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.