Located in the tranquil fishing village of Ketewel on Bali’s south-east coast, where coconut groves meet the Indian Ocean and a traditional way of life prevails, Bayu Gita Residence provides the perfect holiday getaway. Less than 100 metres from the gleaming black sands of Pabean Beach, this stylish, contemporary villa has been designed with an eye for Balinese aesthetics, keen attention to detail, and supreme comfort in mind. Spread over two floors, the villa is encircled in fold-back glass doors that can be flung open to enjoy the fresh sea breeze. Luxurious soft furnishings include richly woven textiles, rustling drapes and silky mosquito nets, while tropical outdoor living comes with an 11-metre swimming pool, patio dining, and garden gazebo with jacuzzi.
The use of natural building materials, from darkly hued latticed timber to creamy sandstone, creates a discernable warmth which, combined with the villa’s relaxed ambiance will make you feel at home from the moment you cross the threshold. With three bedrooms, including an upper-floor master suite with ocean views, Bayu Gita Residence is large enough to offer space and privacy for small groups and families, but is also intimate and secluded enough to be a romantic honeymoon hideaway. The friendly staff team includes an attentive butler, talented chef ,a car and driver are also available at a special rate for exploring the seaside town of Sanur, the historic arts centre of Ubud, and action-packed Bali Marine Safari Park, are all in easy reach.
Two-storey Bayu Gita Residence is set in a tropical walled garden featuring an 11-metre pool. On either side of the ground floor entrance hall is a guest bedroom, above which lie the master bedroom and study. The adjoining wing houses an open-plan kitchen/dining area at ground level and a media/lounge room on the upper floor. Across the lawned garden is a shady gazebo where a comfortable daybed lies alongside an inviting jacuzzi.
Glass folding doors encircle all the living areas at Bayu Gita Residence, creating the option for air-conditioned cool or a semi-outdoor, open-air living experience. Furnished with a table for eight, the dining area incorporates a bar/breakfast counter behind which is a well-equipped kitchen.
The spacious lounge and media room on the upper floor features tall sloping ceilings and whirring fans. A lounge suite is arranged for comfortable viewing of the flat-screen satellite TV/DVD player, while surrounding glass doors reveal a pleasant garden vista. Two planters chairs at the far end of the room look out over a bamboo grove and the sea glinting through the trees.
A patio encircles the dining room, with small temple in one corner and a six-seater circular teak table shaded by a vine-covered trellis.
At one end of the garden lies the tiled swimming pool and sun deck topped with four loungers. Terracotta pots brim with vibrantly hued bougainvillea, while golden frangipani and heliconia frame a compact manicured lawn and a large garden gazebo houses a jacuzzi and comfortable daybed scattered with cushions.
The air-conditioned master suite at Bayu Gita Residence has a soaring rattan ceiling above a dreamily draped king-sized bed set on a raised wooden platform. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal sea views through the trees. Glass doors open onto an adjoining study with long desk facing the sea, and shelves lined with books. A walk-through dressing room leads to a spacious white stone bathroom with rain shower.
Guest bedrooms 1 & 2
The villa’s two air-conditioned guest bedrooms are on the ground floor. Of a similar size and layout, each is furnished with a queen-sized bed topped with embroidered cushions and one features a small, pebbled courtyard garden. Both have semi-outdoor ensuite bathrooms accented in cream and white stone, with walk-in rain showers.
Providing a serene beach escape far from the crowds, Bayu Gita Residence can also be rented in conjunction with six-bedroomed, Villa Bayu Gita to accommodate a total of 18 people.