Umalas is a peaceful and quiet village, containing a number of villas as well as the famous riding stables. A pleasant 15 minute walk across the rice paddies brings you to Batubelig beach, and some of Bali's best-known beachside restaurants.
The Villa is located only a few minutes drive to the fashionable Seminyak area featuring a fine selection of boutiques, antique shops and some of the highest-quality delicatessan shops and bakeries in Bali.
Our villa which is one of the newest in Bali, having been completed in January 2003, was designed and constructed by the well-known company, DG Jones, builders of the Four Seasons Hotel in Bali as well as a number of other villas which are the highest standard on the island.
The property is designed around a traditional Balinese-style open-sided living room that leads to the pool deck and 18m pool. There is a master suite consisting of bedroom, bathroom and sitting room (air-conditioned) and two verandahs, a principal guest suite, and three further bedrooms, all with private, outdoor-garden bathrooms.
We also have an upper-floor verandah-style living room overlooking the whole property as well as benefiting from panoramic views of the river and rice-fields. There is a separate formal dining room overlooking the pool and the rice-paddies as well as an informal outdoor dining-deck next to the pool.
The gardens are extensive and provide space, serenity and views that complement the atmosphere of this traditionally-styled and private compound.
The spacious Villa Surya Damai contains 5 air-conditioned bedrooms, with comfortable sleeping arrangements for 14 guests. 3 of the rooms contain king-sized, antique 4-poster beds. The remaining 2 rooms each contain 2 oversized twin beds and 2 roll-away beds.
The bathrooms are all open air in the Balinese style with outdoor showers and delightful enclosed gardens.
We have 3 TV / DVD / sound-systems together with satellite tv connections to 40 stations as well as extension speakers in the dining room. The systems are located in the master suite's sitting room, the main living room and the upper verandah. All are of the highest quality and most up-to-date standards, including the latest Bose-lifestyle models and Philips Pixel-plus TV's.
All rooms feature the highest quality furnishings and curtains, extremely comfortable mattresses, and views across the compound.
The formal dining room accommodates up to 12 people, and an additional informal dining table seats 8-10.
The pool deck has 6 sun-loungers and umbrellas to suit. Additional loungers are also available.
Last but not least, we have a championship tennis court (hard-court surface).
Our staff prepares a full range of breakfast including plenty of fresh fruit, some of which is home-grown!
We have a state-of-the-art coffee machine so all requirements can be catered for.
We have an excellent cook who is capable of preparing a wide variety of Asian and Western dishes. A menu selection is provided but we would recommend discussing the options with the cook for a more personal touch.
The sources of fresh food in Bali are wide and extensive in terms of locally grown aswell as imported varieties.
Staff & Management
We have an in-house villa manager who oversees the work of all the staff as well as arranging all other services such as restaurant bookings, trips, tours, any shopping that is needed etc. 2 additional ladies reside at the villa and are available at all times. Laundry is done in-house and dry-cleaning is sent out. Additional staff are made available at the villa to complement the number of people staying at any one time such that rooms are maintained in perfect condition at all times. 3 security staff attend the house and grounds at night.
The administration management of the house is done exclusively by Bali Vacation Properties.
The Villa Surya Damai is located only a few minutes drive from the fashionable Seminyak area, featuring a fine selection of boutiques, antique shops and some of the highest-quality delicatessan shops and bakeries in Bali.
A 7-seater car with driver is available at all times.