Located on a picturesque stretch of coastline just south of Bali’s famous Tanah Lot temple, where rice terraces meet the sea, Maridadi conveys a sense of grandeur in the expansiveness of its grounds, whilst the living spaces and the five bedrooms retain an intimate calming charm. It’s easy to imagine – especially from the study adjoining the master suite and the upstairs snooker and TV lounge – that this villa, with its understated style, was intended by the owner to create a balance between work and family life. The buildings are designed in keeping with Bali style: local stone and hardwood-clad exteriors, polished wood and terrazzo floors, thatched roofs, outdoor bathrooms and comfortable covered terraces. These are all enhanced with an impressive collection of carefully chosen artwork, sculpture and furniture tastefully displayed throughout.
The lawn boasts a whopping 20 x 5m lap pool which is certainly big enough to wear out even the most energetic of children, who will also love the lumbung rice barn, a virtual tree house overlooking the gardens and ocean, guaranteed to provide hours of make-believe fun. Then there’s the tennis court, mountain bikes, walks on the beach and the nearby golf course or, if it’s pampering you desire, ask for the menu of spa and massage treatments, arranged on request.
The staff of fourteen are wonderfully attentive and well versed at making your stay more than enjoyable. The villa menu is as extensive as the grounds and the resident chef has had training overseas; your taste buds will definitely not go unsatisfied here (meals charged to guest account at cost). For a true Bali experience ask Yoga, the villa manager, to arrange for a gamelan and dance troupe from the local village to come and entertain you. It’s the real deal, not a tourist troupe, and is welcome income for the village community.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Bicycles, Games, Car, Garage, CD Library, Tumble Dryer, DVD Library, Ceiling Fans, Generator, Fitness Center, Hairdryers, High Chairs, IDD, Internet (WiFi), Iron/Board, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, Food Menu, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress), Safe, Snooker/Pool Table, CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Table Tennis, Tennis Court, Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Washing Machine, Wine Fridge, Wine List, Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Coffee Machine, Computer, Main Dining (10 persons), Driver (8 hours), Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Beachfront, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Executive escape, Kid friendly, Gastronomic delights, Going for golf, Fair share for groups, The great outdoors, Sensible for seniors, Room with a view