Villa Puri Bayu is a dream come true for guests who love nature, tranquillity and absolute privacy. This classical Balinese luxury villa, meticulously maintained, features an incredible sunset-directed view over the lush rain forest of the Ayung River, while our team of 5 Balinese staff takes care of everything.
Our Villa is not suitable for children, or for those who have difficulty with stairs or walking on uneven surfaces.
Puri Bayu means ’The Palace of the Wind’. This is a perfect name for the villa as it is the ‘estuary’ of the fresh breeze from the famous Ayung River, which is hundreds of feet below.
The only ‘noise’ one hears, relaxing in the spacious, open built living room enjoying the breathtaking view, is the consistent rush of the river stream, the singing of the birds and the smooth sound of the ‘floating’ bamboo leaves. This place indeed nurtures the soul.
Puri Bayu is staffed by 5 Balinese who live in the neighbourhood and have worked with us since the villa was built. We have a cleaner, a cook, a driver, a gardener and security staff.
Entering the compound of the villa, the atmosphere of tropical country living is stunning. Very tastefully, we have integrated beautiful accessories which have been collected travelling around the Indonesian archipelago.
The villa consists of two buildings: the main villa and the second villa. The organic nature of architectural materials and open verandas blends each pavilion into the site. The design and site planning are classic and timeless. The view from the terrace leads distant ‘sawah’, rice-fields, dotted with banana and coconut trees.
The main house is a totally genuine Balinese style building with two levels. Upstairs is the master bedroom with beautifully wooden polished floors. Besides the very specious, open living area, this room is the jewel of the villa. Sliding glass windows on three sides of the room provide a magnificent view of the Ayung River and the rice fields, and with the smooth breeze circulating, it makes one feel like sleeping outside in the nature!
The very large and very deep swimming pool is naturally shaped, quite unlike any other swimming pool you've every seen.
The bedroom is equipped with a TV, DVD and en-suite bathroom.
The downstairs open-plan living room, with stunning views of the river, invites our guests to relax and meditate. The various sitting areas are very comfortable and make visitors want to just stay around the house.
The temperature is so comfortable that you won't even think of an air conditioner, but you might like to have a breeze sometimes...
Our villa is perfect for two guests in the main villa, and two in the second villa. Although there is an additional fee for renting the second villa ,the entire property is only rented out exclusively for you. There are no other guests on the property during your stay, except for our staff. Absolute privacy and discretion is guaranteed at all times.
Our villa care-takers, Stephen and Ochie, live 5 minutes' walk away. Stephen is from Canada and has lived in Bali over 15 years and is fluent in Indonesian language. His wife, Ochie is Indonesian and is fluent in English language. Any questions, anything you may like to do, or need, may be requested from them.
Our small, warm-hearted Balinese team has been with us ever since Puri Bayu was built. They all live with their families in their own homes near the property and are there for you whenever you need them. However, they will respect your privacy if you wish to be alone. They do need to come in to prepare your breakfast and clean the house, garden and pool area. If you choose to eat at home, they will do your grocery shopping and cook for you. Please tell our team how 'close' you want them during your stay with us! We want to make sure you feel at home the moment you arrive, get the assistance you need, but Puri Bayu is your place during your stay! Their working hours are 8am-4pm, and a small overtime charge is applied if you need them to be on hand after 4pm.
Please also note that we have one adult cat and 3 kittens. They are immunized, neutered/spayed and are well-loved.
We request that you treat our home as you would yours, and be mindful and respectful of each moment you have.
Due to its open architecture, Puri Bayu is not suitable for small children or people with physical disabilities. The villa is at the top of a ridge which slopes to the river below. There is one house cat that call Puri Bayu their home, he has a a job to do to protect the house as well. Please be kind to him.
Please, no fireworks of any kind without permission from the care-takers, which is the local law and may be subject to fines and police involvement.
No loud noise after 10pm.
Please be kind and respectful to the staff and neighbours. Acting calm, centered and happy are the basic behaviours preferred by the Balinese.
Please note that Staff Hours are 8am - 4pm. If you wish for the staff to assist you after these hours, such as to cook and serve dinner, please note that a small overtime charge will be requested with payment in cash.
Please also note that we have cats on the premises to keep rodents away. We are not able to lock them up during your stay, so please take note of this if you have allergies or concerns.
Husband and Wife. Stephen is from Canada and has lived in Bali for over 15 years and is fluent in Indonesian Language. Ochie is from West Sumatra, Indonesia and is fluent in English language.
We both are the co-founders of Cinta Bahasa Indonesian Language School in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. We are educated, literate and enjoy intellectual pursuits. Ochie is particularly fond of flowers and roses, and Stephen loves maintaining the garden of tropical fruit trees at their home.
We love traveling and when we are traveling, we want to see the culture, the people, the market, the shops, the gardens, parks, and other lovely things in other countries. We love animals, especially cats :)
We have stayed as Airbnb guests in Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Darwin, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Alphen a/n Rijn, Utrecht, Gent and Paris.
We are the Care-Takers of Puri Bayu Villa, which is right near our home and owned, and staffed, by friends of ours.