Jumat, 04 Juli 2008

Bali Villas - La Hacienda

La Hacienda sits high on a hill overlooking the famous Padang-Padang beach near Uluwatu. This is a super villa to stay at especially if you enjoy spending your days relaxing on quiet white sandy beaches away from the crowds of Kuta. There are many hidden beaches in the area accessible only if you know which paths to take.

Along the same stretch of coast you will also discover several other famous beaches that are great for surfers and non-surfers alike with the breaks of Bingin, Impossible, Balangan and Uluwatu all close by; these are all well away from the tourist beaches and within easy reach of the villa.

The villa has fantastic views out across the deep blue ocean and on a less humid days the volcanoes of Bali an even the neighboring island of Java are all clearly visible. La Hacienda is blessed year round with refreshing ocean breezes and very comfortable, especially at nighttime when it is possible to sleep without the air-conditioning on.

La Hacienda is the Balinese home of a world renowned artist, famous for his impressionist paintings, many of which depict scenes of Balinese life. Several of his paintings are on display at the villa and for serious art collectors appointments can be arranged to meet with the artist in his studio to view the latest creations. Click on the "More Pictures" button below to see several examples of his work.

Exploring the Surrounding Area.
The villa is in a still relatively undeveloped area and there is an abundance of wildlife including many species of birds to be discovered in the surrounding countryside. For the more adventurous there are many footpaths through the hills that lead to nearby villages, the beach is only 1 km away at the base of the hill.

La Hacienda attracts a lot of repeat business because of its warm atmosphere, relaxing location and of course great food! We guarantee you will enjoy staying here.

This villa is extremely sought after, especially during the holiday moths of July/August and Xmas/ New Year so early booking is advised.

The Bedrooms
The villa has a total of 4 bedrooms. There are three bedrooms in the main house, all of which are air-conditioned. The fourth bedroom is a large stand alone pavilion fitted out with a twin bunk bed and has a selection of toys suitable for younger children. This is also a great bedroom for older children who enjoy their independence.

Each room has its own en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower (c/w hot & cold water), wash basin and a toilet. There is also a guest toilet that can be used for visitors and this is located in the small courtyard at the rear of the landing that leads to the bedrooms.

The Swimming Pool
The centerpiece of this beautiful villa has to be the uniquely shaped 21 x 8 meter (70ft x 26ft) infinity style swimming pool that gives the illusion of swimming into the horizon. The pool is tiled with turquoise stone tiles specially imported from the neighboring island of Java. At the eastern end of the pool is a shady terrace complete with sun beds, parasol and table. This is a great place to spend the day relaxing.

On the west side of the pool is a two storey pavilion built following traditional Balinese design with coconut wood, bamboo and alang-alang grass roof. On the ground floor of this pavilion you will discover a shady place for relaxing, this is a great place for getting together with friends for a BBQ.

There is a CD player in the main house that can be used here for background music. Please note that loud music and wild parties are not encouraged at this villa. On the upper level there is a relaxing lounge that has uninterrupted 360' views of the surrounding area. Here there are 2 large loungers where you can laze in the shade with a cool drink and a book, there is also a dining table and chairs so you can eat & enjoy the views, a very romantic place for candlelit dinners.

Back in the main house there is a television which is linked to 3 satellite decoders that give global access to more than 60 channels, including many children's channels, in several languages. There are also some children's toys and playthings available on request.

The Garden
All of this is set among a large 3,0002 meter garden that has many shady places to sit and relax. In true Hacienda style there are many varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs grown here including papaya, mango's, water melons, oranges, grapes, lemons etc and a lot of the herbs & flavorings used by cook are freshly picked from the garden.

Excellent Food
We supply you with an excellent cook who can create mouthwatering western and also Indonesian dishes plus succulent salads. In addition the girls that work at the villa have been trained by the Spanish owner to prepare Mediterranean style foods and the specialties of the house are;

BBQ Paella – Rice dish.
Tortilla - Potato Omelet.
Tapas – A Spanish Snack.
Gazpacho – cold vegetable soup.
Fresh Fish – Daily from the market. Tuna, Tenggiri, Snapper, Mai Mai etc.

The main dining table in the main house seats up to 12 people and can easily be extended to cater for large dinner parties.

Ordering food is easy all you need do is supply the ingredients and our cooks will prepare and serve everything for you.

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