The SpaceBulung Daya, my holiday home, is located away from the hectic pace and crowded streets of the modern Bali that you can see in Kuta. This unique beach retreat lets you live an unforgettable experience by the sea, in the middle of the Balinese countryside, with the people you love.
The house can sleep 4 people very comfortably. For US$55 more per person per night, we welcome 2 additional guests.
TRUE LUXURY: TIME FOR YOURSELF AND FOR THOSE THAT YOU LOVE
Discover an exclusive vacation hideaway between rice fields and beach
Live a memorable romantic experience in harmony with the real Bali
Get time for yourself in a stunning fully-staffed luxury villa
Unwind, contemplate and get new ideas for your life or your business
WHAT YOU GET : A SUMMARY
Here's a list of of things that I provide to my guests, included in this special Airbnb offer:
2 Bedrooms with unique views and 1 additional bedroom (with its king size bed transformed into a sofa during daytime, and its bathroom)
High Speed WiFi connection everywhere
Air Conditioning in all the rooms (or just open the large glass doors)
A Home Office with a computer, coffee machine, sofa, TV
Complimentary transfer for a minimum 5 nights stay (arrival & departure only)
Optional Airport Pickup / Return in private car (+ US$60 if you stay less than 5 days)
Optional Car with chauffeur for 8 hours a day for day-trips (from US$60/day)
7 Staff: Manager, Private Chef, Butler, House Maid, Technician, Gardener Security Guard,
Free of charge drinkable water during your stay; all other soft drinks for only US$1 each (except fresh fruit juices)
Amazing 33 metres long infinity pool
Beach: Private direct access, a unique 1 km wild beach with no other building around, the villa is the only building on the beach
Private gym with complete equipment + a massage table
Home Cinema with projector, collection of DVDs; Satellite TV
Free to use computer
Complete Amercian or Asian Breakfast for US$6 per person
Top quality sheets/blankets/pillows
Toiletries, toilet paper & soap
Private dining room with chef and butler. Pick from our Menu and let our team cook for and serve you. Our chef uses a fully-equiped kitchen and fresh ingredients straight from the market every day.
Please note that this is not a self-catering villa: Only our staff has access to the kitchen equipment and will happily cook for you. We can of course store some items for you in the fridges if needed.
Large flatscreen satellite TV
Optional Laundry and Ironing by the maid (only US$1 per piece)
Hairdryer in every bedroom
Free of charge baby cot
I also give you an option to order lunches and dinners from my private chef. Let me know now or tell Gusti, our manager, at least one day to the next (we cook with fresh ingredients and we need time to drive to the market to get them).
SHARE MY DREAM HOUSE, BETWEEN BEACH AND RICE FIELDS
Bulung Daya has 2 main guest houses, along with several service and entertainment spaces.
The 2 main wood buildings stand on the same level. They were finished in December 2013. I used beautiful Indonesian wood types, black Bali lava stone, white Javanese stones and more modern building materials.
You can turn on the air conditioning in every room or let the big glass doors open to look at the beach and at the rice paddies. When everything is closed, the sound of the waves is very faint, which allows you to sleep peacefully.
1st HOUSE: BEDROOM, BATH, HOME OFFICE
In the first house, you can find a large bedroom, a bathroom and a home office.
In the vast bedroom, a king size bed welcomes your most romantic nights. All the furniture has been made to measure in Bali: the bed headboard, the bed with its decorative mosquito net ( there are no mosquitoes here), the built-in bedroom cabinets, the lamps that give a charming glow to the room in the evening.
The bathroom has 2 stone sinks set in a piece of furniture created by Warisan, the acclaimed Bali high end designer, a shower with a view on the sea, walk-in clothes cabinets, and a separate toilet area. The bathroom boasts a splendid view on the nearby cliff.
On the other side of the bedroom, you can find a home office. It actually is a very well-appointed place that you can use to think, write or work: a computer, wi-fi, plugs, a desk, a sofa, a TV and an espresso machine. This home office has a view on the beach, to kickstart your creativity.
2ND HOUSE: BEDROOM, BATH, DINING & LIVING ROOM
Between the 2 timber houses lies a decorative, shallow pond, set in black lava stone.
The second house holds the second bedroom, a bathroom and the dining / living room.
This second bedroom is a bit smaller, but it has a double view on the beach and the rice fields. The furniture is also made to measure in Bali: the big contemporary bed with its romantic decorative mosquito net, the bed headboard which doubles on the other side a clothing cabinet for 2.
The other side of the bed head board is a custom-made wall closet conveniently located between the bedroom and the bathroom.
The bathroom boasts 2 spectacular Bali stone sinks, a big shower for 2 overlooking the rice paddies and a separate toilet area.
The living and dining room is a very welcoming place: a huge table for meals, a lounge area and a stunning bookshelf that we imagined and got built locally. The table and the chairs are by Reynaldo Zapp, a Brazilian designer living in Bali.
The living room is great to have meals with your family or with friends that you have invited for lunch, to have coffee or cocktails in the comfortably large sofas or to discuss your travel plans with the villa manager. Wi-fi is available here, just like in every other room of the villa.
33 METRES LONG INFINITY POOL OVERLOOKING THE SEA
Below the 2 houses, at first hidden by the gentle slope leading to the beach, lies the 33 metres long pool. Yes, it is a bit crazy to have a pool that is longer than those in most Bali hotels. However, as the sea in Bali can be quite dangerous, it is quite rational to swim in a welcoming pool. The most avid swimmers in the house may want to race each other, while the others are sipping a cocktail on the 6 chaises longues.
The pool is also very romantic at sunset: You can sit on the sunken bench to watch the clouds change colours, from white to orange.
POOL HOUSE : GYM, MASSAGE, BATH, CINEMA, BEDROOM
The pool house is located on the same level as the pool, under the second house. You can find there a gym, a massage table, a home theater, a rest bed and a bathroom.
The pool house is very convenient when you decide to stay home and enjoy the villa. Imagine that two of you are soaking up in the sun by the pool, while you are working out in the gym and while your husband is “thinking” with his eyes closed in the large sofa. A holiday together, where everyone has time for themselves!
You can practice yoga and low-impact moves on the shock-absorbing floor of the gym. There is also 1 full-body workout exercise machine, 2 cardio-training machines, and 1 massage table. The villa manager can get you a masseur or a masseuse very easily.
This extra bedroom is in a separate room where you can also cool down a bit after the gym or a swim. It has a king-size sofa-bed, a separate bathroom, a table, a mini-fridge and fresh beverages left for you by the staff.
In the nearby bathroom, there is everything you need to get changed on the spot (shower, sink, toilet).
BEACH ACCESS: WILD BEACH, BALINESE TEMPLE, LOCAL VILLAGERS
A short, 15 metres long, path on a gentle slope leads you right to the black sand beach. There, you will most certainly be alone, but for local children who come to play here in the late afternoon. Wander around the beach, discover the lovely small temple of the royal Kerambitan family, nestled near a cliff.
Walk here and there, see Balinese cows grazing under the coconut trees, between beach and rice fields. This is the Bali we are all dreaming about!
HOW TO BOOK
Please refer to the Calendar above on this page for availability.
With confirmation of booking, I send you a detailed itinerary, a list of recommended things to see and do, options available at the house like massages.
I am a French guy who splits his life between Bali, Indonesia, and St Barts, French West Indies. I run an online business from my homes. When I am in a place, I welcome guests in my other places.
As I travel a lot, I am not often able to meet guests in person. But I have created a reliable and friendly local team to assist you in Bali. The team is headed by the very friendly local manager, Gusti. He speaks English very well and he’s very resourceful when it comes to responding to the requests of our guests.
Please drop me an email to enquire about anything.
If you stay with us, my team and I promise to look after you.
Thibault and the Bulung Daya Team Guest AccessTHIS IS YOUR HOME!
Please enjoy all the things that I have put in the house for you: the equipment in the gym, the chaises longues by the pool, the magazines in the bookshelves, etc.
Complimentary airport pickup and return for up to 4 guests, staying 5 nights minimum at the villa.
Otherwise, if you wish so, we will arrange your transfer from where you are (US$60 from or to the airport), we will provide you with a chauffeured car (US$60 per day) for your exploration trips across the island. Interaction with GuestsThe manager is on hand should you need any thing or have any questions. For example, he can help you plan day-trips, tell you where to buy the lovely Balinese ceramics that I have or get you to a surfing class in nearby Balian beach.
The staff is here all day long to give you the best experience.
I handle all the bookings personally and I email you before, during and after your stay.
I also share with you a lot of Bali travel tips in my blog RealBali and on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) (EMAIL HIDDEN)).
The NeighborhoodVilla Bulung Daya is the only building on a wild black sand beach. Rices paddies gently flow down the nearby hills. The nearest village is called Antap. It is located about 1 kilometre away, a short drive on a country road on a crest above rice paddies.
Imagine spending your holidays with your loved ones in a place that seems so far away from your home and far from the crowds of southern Bali. On this wild, empty black sand beach, you meet only locals, especially children playing on the sand in the evening.
However, the main and the best Bali road, the one that goes from Denpasar to Gilimanuk, is only 5 kilometres away. So, you can reach a lot of places from the villa during half-day trips (e.g. Balian surf beach, Belimbing rice paddies or full-day trips (e.g. Ubud, Seminayk, Jatiluwih).
I tried to make the house as integrated as possible to the landscape and chose a contemporary Indonesian architecture. It took me 3 years to dream, plan and build this villa, from the very shape of its roofs to the location of each building on this gentle slope leading to the beach, as well as the crazy size of the pool, the locally-made contemporary furniture.
This house is called Bulung Daya, simply because it is the name for this area by the beach. Giving this name was a way to show the local villages that I wanted to just melt into the landscape.
The villa is relatively far from the urbanised areas of Kuta – Seminyak (about 45 kilometres – 27 miles), yet very accessible as it is only 5 kilometres away from the main Bali road (in yellow on the map). Thanks to new bridges opened in 2015, the travel time from Seminyak has dramatically fallen from 90 minutes to about 1 hour. But traffic in Bali remains unpredictable due to accidents and ceremonies. Getting AroundDo not stress about transportations, since we can easily arrange:
Airport Pickup / Return (or from/ to any place in Bali under a 2-hour drive from the villa) - US$60 (Free of charge for groups of up to 4 people staying 5 nights minimum).
Car Rental with Chauffeur (8 hours a day) - US$60
Half-day and full-day trips ( (8 hours a day) - price depending on the place and guide needed Other Things to NoteA BIT MORE ABOUT THE SERVICES AT THE VILLA :
Services at the Villa : Private chef at your disposal if you wish to order your meals from our comprehensive Menu, both Balinese and Western. Full staff of 7, breakfast, gym, home theater – Full-board Bali holiday package available
Do you want to relax in your private beach retreat? Have nothing else to than read a book, swim with a friend, look at the sunset sitting next to your spouse? My staff is here for you.
For instance, let a masseur come to you, choose a therapy treatment from our extensive spa menu (Starts at US$30 per hour).
Higher up on my land, above the guest houses, you can find the staff quarters: the kitchen, the manager’s office and the house where the nice family of housekeeper and the security man lives.
Gusti, the experienced manager, is here to help you organise your holiday and your trips around the island, as well as to get a masseur, a yoga teacher or Balinese musicians and dancers come to the villa.
Wayan is a gifted chef, trained in another villa that was owned by French friends of mine. He can cook great Western and Asian food, just choose your plates from the menu. A scrumptious breakfast is included with your booking, but you can also get lunch and dinner. Ask me for the half-board and full-board Bali holiday packages. This is very easy to set up.
Your butler Dedung serves food in the dining room, cocktails around the pool and take care of housekeeping daily with his help Putu. Dedung can also do some laundry for you ( US$1/piece), while Nyoman ensures security at night around the house.
There is also Made and Agung, technicians/ gardeners / pool boys who make sure daily that everything works and that the surroundings are spotless.
In the pool house, the gym and the home cinema room are also here to help you enjoy the most of this very private time at the villa.