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The Cove - Luxury villa with Direct beach access, Private chef & Tennis court.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 bedroom villa with full staff, swimming pool, tennis court. A luxury getaway!

The Cove offers the experience of a quintessential peaceful beach holiday with the extras of fine dining, tennis onsite, world-class surfing, and memorable excursions off Bali's beaten tourist path.

This architecturally unique beachfront property comprises a main house with a living room, kitchen and dining area, 4 bedrooms each with a sea facing terrace or deck. Towards the beach there is a separate guesthouse with a bedroom and sunset cabana offering spectacular views, a 14m stone infinity pool overlooking the waves and a sundowner bar. Amidst the landscaped gardens is a grass tennis court on-site. The facilities are ideal for up to 10 adults plus 3 kids as 2 of the 5 bedrooms have extra beds.

The Cove is in complete harmony with its natural surroundings, as it is constructed from reclaimed ironwood, teak, stone and other locally-sourced materials.

The stunning sunsets and beachfront deck, plus the unique natural grotto on the beach provide a beautiful setting for weddings and special events. Catering for such events can be arranged in conjunction with a local hotel and the head chef.


The Cove is a fully catered villa and is managed by an experienced staff of 10.

Staff includes manager, private chef, housekeepers, gardeners, on-site facilities manager, and nighttime security. Upon separate arrangement, drivers and vehicles, babysitters, tennis pro, masseuses, yoga instructor, surf instructor and local guides are available.


Guests can choose whether to try delicious local specialties, or a European menu in consultation with the Cove chef who locally sources all ingredients. The menu features fresh fish, meat, soups, fruit, vegetables, healthy grains, and breads baked daily. Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo and gluten-free meals can easily be arranged.


Five bedrooms each with A/C and ceiling fans

- Guest house with king bed plus single bed, adjoining bathroom with shower. Coffee/tea facilities plus mini fridge. Satellite television, DVD, and stereo. Deck overlooking the swimming pool and the sea.

- Main house bedrooms include:

- downstairs bedroom with king bed (can be divided into two twins) and adjoining bathroom with rock hewn bathtub, twin wash basins, shower; deck overlooking garden and ocean;

- upstairs master bedroom with king bed and adjoining bathroom with teak soaking tub, shower, twin wash basins; terrace overlooking the ocean;

- upstairs bedroom with king bed (can be divided into two twins), additional single bed plus bunk bed for two children; terrace with sea view;

- upstairs bedroom with two twins, study, satellite television, DVD player, library, games; terrace with sea view.

Living room with deck overlooking the sea. Projector and DVD player, stereo system.

Kitchen with table for 6 plus covered dining area seating 10.

Beach area includes sunset cabana spacious enough to seat 10 people, beach bar with 8 stools, sun chairs, 14m stone swimming pool with diving rock.

Other amenities include:

- Internet and wifi through a dedicated satellite connection;

- Three safes for valuables;

- Grass tennis court;

- Storage area, two bicycles with baby seats, high chair, media library, toys and games;

- Separate staff house, facilities management structures and laundry area.

More Details

Rossella Conti
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Rossella Conti

We are a family of five from Italy and the USA but have lived in Asia for over 10 years. We value privacy and undisturbed quality time together in beautiful, relaxing settings and wish the same experience for our guests. Activities we most enjoy are reading, beach walks, swimming, surfing, tennis, diving, and gourmet dining. The property we have constructed offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy these activities in private and spectacular surroundings.

Rossella Conti purchased this estate in 2014

Why Rossella Conti chose West Selemadeg

The attraction to the natural ocean motivated the owners' dream to develop a beachfront home. The 7,000 square meter land plot was acquired in 2008, and Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios was commissioned to create a structure faithful to both local ideals and the aesthetic values of the owners.

Overseen by a UK construction manager and finished in 2014, the property was lovingly built over a four year period using local labor and traditional methods. Landscaping was completed by a Dutch artist and landscape architect. All joinery is reclaimed teak and ironwood or sustainable plantation teak.

What makes this estate unique

The land itself on which the property is built is remarkable: the beach is not accessible to others unless it's low tide, and even then only a few local fishermen and lobster hunters will pass through. The cave on the right-hand side of the beach is a place of romance and adventure, and passing through it will bring you to a beach with a different feel, with extraordinary rock formations and exotic views. To the left-hand side of the beach lies another, much longer beach, accessible at low tide, that is fantastic for walking and shell-seeking.

The views one can enjoy from each room in the house are spectacular and ever-changing, depending on the room, the sun or the clouds and the intensity of the sunset. The property is big enough that one can at any time feel they have enough personal space, even when the house is full.

Whether it is relaxing in your own terrace or deck, taking a swim in the pool, walking through the coconut grove, watching the waves from the cabana, playing a tennis match barefoot on the grass court, lounging in the living room or enjoying a massage-- there is always a place to go where it will feel like nobody else is around.

The staff, entirely from the local area, is very kind and personable and the chef cooks delicious, fresh and gourmet food every day. It is a pleasure to discuss the next day's meals with her, and sitting down at lunch and dinner is always a lovely experience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in West Selemadeg in Tabanan Regency

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Guest house - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stone finishings with rain shower
    Main house downstairs master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Rock hewn tub, rain shower, double rock basins
    Main house downstairs powder room - Toilet , Teak panelled powder room serving living and dining rooms
    Upstairs master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Seaview teak soaking tub, teak rain shower, double basins
    Upstairs guest bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stone finishings, rain shower
    Tennis court toilet - Toilet , Adjoining tennis court area
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Guesthouse - The 'Cuddle Cave' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Detached guest house overlooking pool with adjoining bath
    Main house downstairs master - 'Calm Cocoon' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Adjoining bathroom with rock bathtub. King or twin beds.
    Main house upstairs master - 'Captain's Casa' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Adjoining bath with teak soaking tub overlooking the ocean
    Main house upstairs kids/guest room - 'Cool Cubs' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , King or twins plus bunk beds. Private terrace with sea view
    Main house upstairs guest room & study - 'Cozy Corner' - 2 Single Bed , Library, satellite TV, DVD player, study, sea view terrace
  • Five bedrooms each with air conditioning and ceiling fans. Every bedroom has a sea view terrace or deck. The guest room and main house study have satellite TVs with DVD players. Each bedroom is serviced daily and linens replaced 3 times per week or as requested.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Staff includes manager, chef, driver, housekeepers, gardeners, facility manager, night time security. A tennis pro offering coaching and hitting is available upon arrangement. Villa is situated in a completely natural setting and there are local critters including harmless gecko lizards and insects. Birds of all varieties abound especially kingfishers. You may spot squirrels running up and down the coconut trees and monitor lizards.


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The Cove - Luxury villa with Direct beach access, Private chef & Tennis court.
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Spacious villa on a spectacular beach, The Cove Jan 2018

  • 4 of 5

Our 8-person company is pleased to recall a visit to The Cove Villas. The choice of this villa was inspired by excellent reviews by other guests. Indeed, I can support all the hype that has been said before. Rosella, the owner of the villa, gave us a lot of useful advice before we arrived, Putu, the administrator, who knows Bali's history and traditions well, has organized a number of interesting tours for us. The most impressive event was the visit to the sacrificial ceremony organized by Putu in the neighboring village. He did not hesitate to take me and my friend to the market to buy fitting sarongs and escort us to be part of the mesmerising ceremony. We are also very thankful to him for the trip to a beautiful nearby village. Thank you, Putu for all the help. Really. Thanks to you we felt happy and taken care of:) We could say the same about Wayan. Her perfectly cooked food delighted us during the entire stay at the villa. The only thing I did not find amongst the previous reviews which might be worth mentioning is the need for some refurbishment. To be more specific, some of the wooden planks on some terraces and balconies are already rotten and it would be a good idea to replace them since there is a safety hazard to break in. There is a personnel of ten people in the villa so it is peculiar why the tidiness and cleanness is not ideal.

The floors are not washed everyday. The bin next to the swimming pool was not emptied once in four days. The steps leading to the pool could also be cleaned after every rainfall. The breathtakingly beautiful beach belonging to the villa could also be cleaned by picking up the litter washed up by the sea. During our holiday in Bali we also stayed in other villas with less personnel, but those were more clean and tidy.

I hope and believe that my comments will not be taken personally by Rosella nor Putu. My only aim by expressing these opinions is to hope that it will encourage you to take more care of the villa, so that it can be enjoyed by other new guests and perhaps us, if we find ourselves with the opportunity to visit you again in the future:)

So, due to those little details mentioned above, I give the villa four stars out of five. However, if I could, I would give ten starts to Wayan and Putu:)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sigitas, Thank you so much for your considerate and well-thought review. Your specific feedback is much appreciated because it enables us to improve the areas you highlighted. While we are thrilled to know that Putu and Wayan keep delivering outstanding service and first class meals, we are saddened to hear that the tidiness in the villa could have been better. The points you made have been brought to the attention of the housekeeping staff. Also, we have contacted a contractor to fix the wooden balconies. Thank you again for bringing this matter to our attention, because it allows us to correct course right away! We sincerely wish for our guests to feel special, and in order to achieve this, we cannot be lacking in tidiness, even for an afternoon. We wish to see you again at The Cove Bali, and we will do everything possible to deserve a 5 star review on your next visit. Kindly, Rossella
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Roxbury, Connecticut

Beautiful beachfront getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Bali and a 9 day stay at The Cove and missing everyone there! We had the most amazing time mostly due to the incredible people who run the Cove, plus the views aren't so bad either! :-) From the beginning Rosella, the owner, answered all of our questions and gave us tons of great ideas of things to do in Bali. Every day we were pampered by Wayan, the chef, and her delicious meals. We especially loved the mornings, sitting out on the big outdoor dining table, listening to the waves and sipping Wayan's delicious coffee. Definitely missing her fresh fruit smoothies and banana crepes! Our days were spent traveling all throughout Bali and we couldn't have done it without the island expertise of Putu. As the Cove's house manager he went above and beyond for us...he was incredible! Putu always had great ideas for our long days out exploring and had a smile on his face after driving us to endless locations. I have to say we were quite demanding on exactly what we wanted to see and do and he always strived to give us exactly what we wanted. Our trip wouldn't have been the same without him!

I highly recommend The Cove and next time might just stay put exploring the beauty of the house and it's location. It was so nicely secluded from all the crowds of Bali and a welcome retreat at the end of the day.

~ Kristie, Kelly, Cathy, Gary, Sierra, Westwood and Laura (Connecticut and California)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting, amazing service—a trip to remember

  • 5 of 5

The Cove was our best family trip to date. All the staff were fabulous and Wayan in particular goes above and beyond to create outstanding meals and take care of every possible need. The beaches—both directly down from the house and also the nearby area—are unspoiled, tranquil and vast. Rossella, the owner, is a pleasure to deal with and patiently answered every question and concern we had prior to arrival. We will always remember our special time at The Cove and feel anyone who is able to stay there is very fortunate indeed!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded paradise, 5 star service

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly situated for a quiet relaxing holiday. The staff at The Cove deliver professional service with a friendly Balinese smile every day. We stayed with our 4 children and all four enthusiastically stated 'best holiday ever'. The meals prepared by Chef Wayan were delicious and authentic. Not having to cook or grocery shop for 2 weeks made it an incredible holiday for me. We loved Bali and we loved this property and wouldn't hesitate to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A paradise beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk through the door and out onto the decking overlooking the stunningly beautiful view of the garden sloping down to the pool and ocean you know you have entered a paradise like nowhere else. It is an amazing place and like everyone else says the photos don't do it justice. We had a big family group stay at the villa for my wife's birthday. 14 guests in all, using up 5 rooms and it still felt so spacious. The Villa is incredible with views of the ocean from every room. The pool is a wonderful oasis from the heat and you can hang over the edge of the pool all day just looking out at the view of the beach which is right at your feet. A few of the bathrooms and showers are open to the elements and I actually had a shower every night under the stars. It is in the tropics though so expect to have some ants and bugs crawling around your room. We saw a big spider on the wall suddenly get eaten by a huge Gecko lizard living behind the flat screen TV. Wayan the inhouse chef does an incredible job of feeding the guests with freshly cooked pancakes and scrambled eggs for breakfast, the most delicious curry and satay flavoured lunches and dinners at a very cheap price. She even helped feed our children and was so wonderful with them. The staff are all great. Very unintrusive but efficient in maintaining the place. Wayan hired a photographer for us so we could have family photos on the beach. She organised a couple of people to come to the villa to give fantastic massages. And we had access to a big bus to drive all 14 of us around. The only thing you really need to consider when staying at the villa is that it is VERY far away from everything. Nothing is within walking distance. Access to the rest of the beach is cut off during high tide. There is a really great beach shack/cafe where all the surfers hang out and they do a very cheap lunch. It is about a 2 minute drive up the road. We hired a couple of scooters for the week which were delivered to the villa which meant we could ride to the ATM which is 10 mins away to get money out. And there is a very basic mini-mart about 10 mins away also. Ubud is at least 1.5 hours away and Kuta maybe 2.5 hours depending on traffic. We really enjoyed just slowing down and escaping the crazy pace of Bali and just lazed by the pool and ate and drank too much. The perfect holiday. We will never forget out time at The Cove and it will be a holiday that will be VERY hard to top.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marshfield, MA

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If your idea of a perfect vacation is to hang out by the pool or on a private, tropical beach with your family and friends while being pampered by an attentive staff and awesome chef, then The Cove is the place for you. We stayed there with two other families and it was absolutely perfect. The houses and the grounds were spectacular and the views out of this world. At times, we had to pinch ourselves to make sure it was all real. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Ngurah Rai, Denpasar
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Pondok Pitaya
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Pan Pacific Nirwana
Nearest Motorway
Jalan Raya Denpasar Gilimanuk
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Gajah Minah
Nearest Beach

Two-and-a-half hours drive from the airport along the West coast of Bali lies a hidden gem. The Cove is situated on a coconut grove, gently sloping towards a private beach. Only at low tide the beach is accessible to outside guests by passage through a natural grotto.

The Cove is absolutely private, neighbored only by agricultural land and coconut trees, yet it is a 5 minutes drive away from Balian village with its bars and restaurants catering to the expatriate surfer community.

The area of Balian is well known for its unspoiled beauty and consistent surf waves. Balian has emerged as a destination for visitors and residents wishing to avoid congested areas and to experience the unrushed atmosphere of the Bali of years past.

Excursions include visits to pristine rice paddies, traditional villages, colorful local markets, and ancient temple ceremonies. Mt. Batukaru, Pan Pacific Nirwana Golf Course, Pupuan, Medewi and Menjangan Island with its world class diving are all easy day trips from The Cove.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £361.05

Cancellation penalties are as follows:
Any reservation cancelled more than 120 days before arrival will incur a 10% penalty.
Between 120 and 60 days before arrival, 50% cancellation penalty
between 60 and 30 days before arrival, 75% cancellation penalty
bookings cancelled less than 30 days before arrival will receive no refund.

The above terms take precedence over any other information that may be contained on the VRBO or HomeAway website which might conflict with the above. Clients accept the cancellation policy terms indicated above by proceeding with a reservation.

An additional security deposit of USD 500 is required and shall be refunded within 7 days after departure less any unpaid amounts and costs for damages.

Please read the rental contract and house rules prior to proceeding with a booking. A completed booking is acknowledgement of your acceptance of the terms of the rental contract and house rules.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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