Villa Mako is a peaceful 3–bedroom retreat, complete with swimming pool, located in a quiet traditional village above a small river valley, close to Canggu in south–west Bali. The single–storey villa is colonial in style, characterised by louvre shutters, old teak doors and spectacular high wooden ceilings built of seasoned timbers. The eclectic interiors reflect the travels and passions of the owners, introducing Balinese and Javanese antiques, combined with a bold use of colour to create a very personal atmosphere.
Designed to maximise the natural light, and catch the cool breezes even at the hottest time of year, the property offers a blend of air–conditioned comfort and open–air tropical living. Its elevated position affords beautiful open views over the pool to a jungle canopy against a backdrop of rice terraces.
Villa Mako has a dedicated team of seven Balinese staff. They all live a short scooter ride away and several come from the village itself. Villa Mako has been operating a relatively short time so the staff are young, very friendly and keen but still developing their skills.
Manager: Made is the full–time manager; his job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property and to assist guests during their stay. He is on call 24 hours a day. Cook: Ketut, the cook, is a great resource. She trained as a line chef in a busy local restaurant and worked in other villas before coming to Villa Mako; she has an excellent ‘feel’ for food. She will prepare daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to the wishes and whims of her guests. Housekeepers: Ketut and Kadek look after the housekeeping; they will attend to all of the daily cleaning and domestic duties at the villa, as well as waiting on tables and assisting the kitchen at mealtimes. Gardener/Pool attendants: Nyoman tends the garden and pool at Villa Mako. He works discreetly to maintain the high standards without disturbing the guests. Spa Staff/Masseuse: Off–site, fully–trained spa staff will visit the villa on request to provide a range of spa treatments on the villa’s two massage beds. Security: Villa Mako is kept safe and secure by a two security guards Gede and Nyoman.
Patty the dog Patty adopted the villa as a small puppy in 2006, although she remains very independent, spending most of her time on the village social round. She has had all her shots and the staff look after her feeding, immunisations etc. She is well behaved but guests should let the staff know if they would rather not have her visiting the villa – she will then happily live with the gardener. She is not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms.
Tiying Tutul, the village or ‘banjjar’ around Villa Mako, remains primarily agricultural although some of the residents make their living from the tourist business. At the bottom of the garden is a rustic brick wall with a door opening onto the river bank; here guests will find a simple and private riverside balé, perfect for meditation. This is also the site of a holy spring, where offerings to the gods are made by the local villagers; 80m along the river–bank is the village temple. Guests will be welcomed at temple festivals, some may even be lucky enough to witness a barong dance or other Hindu ceremony. The villa staff will be happy to help with ceremonial clothing and advice on etiquette.
|No. Bedrooms||No. Sleeps||Min. Nightly Rate||Max. Nightly Rate||3||6||445 USD||595 USD|
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