Awang-Awang can be translated as “floating
in the space between heaven and earth” – the
perfect description for this beautiful villa perched on the edge of a
gorge with breathtaking views of the sacred Petanu
River and lush tropical forest.
The house was designed by the Balinese architect Ir.
Ida Bagus Wiadnyana according to ancient traditions with the
correct alignments toward the holy mountain.
Traditional materials are used throughout to harmonize with
the environment - alang-alang thatched roofing, hand-made terracotta
floor tiles, stone and marble, all crafted by local artists.
The house is cooled by fans and natural cross breezes over
Entry is via the traditional Balinese
gate-way protected by stone guardians. The stone pathway lined with
heliconia, orchids, gingers and frangipani leads through tranquil lotus
and water-lily filled fish ponds.
Antique Javanese doors open onto the large main
living area with a soaring alang-alang roof and spectacular
views from the open terrace.
Situated in the cool highlands 5 kms from Ubud,
famous for its fine art galleries, restaurants and rich cultural life,
the villa is a 50 minute drive from the airport.
The ten minute drive from Ubud
meanders through stunning scenery of lush rice-fields, mountains and
the sacred volcano Gunung Agung towering in the distance.
Antique Javanese doors open from the living room to three
- The main bedroom contains a queen-sized
bed made from old teak-wood and an antique batik table.
- A dressing room leads to the marble
bathroom with a large terrazzo bath-tub and the outdoor shower area
with a hand-carved stone mural.
- The second bedroom has an antique
Javanese queen – sized bed while the third contains
two single beds.
- A large terrazzo and marble bathroom
with a deep tub, outdoor shower and double vanity is shared between the
Stairs lead down to the open dining area
with its spectacular views across the lush valley and the sounds of the
flowing river below.
- The dining table is constructed from
sections of an antique Javanese house and comfortably seats up to 10.
- The kitchen has granite bench tops and
is well-equipped with a refrigerator, oven, gas cook-top and modern
appliances and utensils.
- Antique Javanese doors lead to the fourth bedroom
which contains a queen-sized bed and a marble/terrazzo en-suite.
- Sliding glass doors open to the terrace.
Steps lead down to the sun deck, pool shower and the
infinity edge swimming pool with its
stunning backdrop of tropical forest.
The house contains many unique pieces of antique furniture
from Java and Lombok and is decorated with traditional weavings,
carvings, statues, and antique shadow puppets.
You will find...
- CD player
- collection of CD’s
- Road access to Villa (unpaved)
- Swimming pool
- Car parking available at the Villa (3 spots)
- Welcome drink and cool towel for all arrival times
- Laundry services
- Dry-cleaning services
- Able to organize additional cars and drivers for guests
- Able to organize self drive cars for guests
- Spa treatment
- Service charge
- Passport registration
- Staff overtime
- Villa staff willing to assist with children (daytime)
whilst parents present
- Able to arrange after hours baby sitting
AV Systems (In addition to bedrooms)
- DVD player
- VCD player
- Stereo system with CD player
- Satellite TV
- Coffee machine
- Conventional oven
- Telephone landline
- Mobile telephone
- Local telephone access
- Interlocal telephone access
- International telephone access
- Internet connection capable (dial up)
Extra Facilities / Appliances
- Electrical adaptors
- Hair dryer(s)
- Extra bed available
- Extra mattress available
- Book library
- Board games
- Pool Deck Chairs / Sun Loungers
- 1 Maid
- 1 Cook
- 4 Security guards
- 1 Gardener / pool attendant
Village and Staff
The Villa is part of the village of Melayang and guests are
always warmly welcomed at local temple ceremonies.
Every morning the village priest presents offerings to the
gods both inside the house and at the various house temples in the
The staff are from Melayang and they not only excel in taking
care of guests, they are also accomplished carvers, painters and
Check-in / Check-out Policy
Check-in: from 12:00 h
Check-out: until 10:00 h