The entrance walls drip with creepers, lichen covers the statues and clusters of giant bamboo stand proudly on guard. A broad stone balustrade covered in moss leads you down the gorge through terraced gardens of palms and ferns to the Penet River. Thatched roofs poke out from the lush green canopy below. An imposing cantilevered rust-red door opens onto green lawns and lily-filled ponds spotted with fountains and carvings. Dense gardens have splashes of colour from bougainvilleas, frangipanis and wild ginger. Welcome to Villa Maya Retreat.
Housed in eight pavilions strung along the lazy Penet River, Villa Maya has a warm Balinese feel: traditional roofs and intricate stone facades; polished concrete tiles and bathrooms open to the sky; white washed walls and a strong emphasis of wood. The six bedrooms, all ensuite and three with private plunge pools, have natural very private bathrooms in pretty walled gardens and peaceful timber terraces overlooking the river. Doors fold away to create a pleasant inside–outside space. At the centre of the villa is a traditional wantilan (twin roofed meeting room) open on all sides, a 13m swimming pool, a TV pavilion and a sprinkling of balés (relaxation pavilions).
Villa Maya employs a team of staff under the control of the villa manager, including a chef, 24-hour security, housekeepers and waiting staff, and a driver (complete with car). Spa treatments carried out by professional therapists from nearby spas can easily be arranged. Meals can be chosen from a suggestion menu, but the chef can cook a good selection of Asian and Western fare and will handle all provisioning (on guest account).
Additional Features: Linens provided, Garage, Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Main Dining (12 persons), DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Hairdryers, High Chairs, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Iron/Board, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service (Extra), Book Selection, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Swimming Pool Toys, Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (Extra), Safe, CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Home Theatre System, Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Wine Fridge, Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra), Driver (8 hours) (Extra), Babysitter (Extra), Housekeeping (Full time), Chef/Cook (All meals)
Location Type: Beach in ten, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Child friendly, Golf, Party, Rural escape, Going for golf, Fair share for groups
Please note that guests aged 12 years old and above are considered adults when booking.
* 50% at time of booking
* 50% balance due 61 days prior to check-in fo low and high season. Balance due 91 days prior to check-in for peak season.
* For last minute rates, full payment by credit card is required 10 days prior to check in.