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Villa Maya Retreat

Located north of Canggu in the quaint village of Cepaka, this private six bedroom estate is on roughly an acre of land and boasts a dedicated team of staff.Here you find an oasis of calm from which to explore the island of the gods.The bedrooms are more like luxury suites with their own private decks and deluxe lounge areas, canopied king size beds and exotic outdoor bathrooms.Three of the bedrooms actually have their own private plunge pools! The staff are ready to help you relax and indulge and the Villa is truly like your very own slice of paradise. The estate enjoys a River setting and tropical jungle vibe, with options for renting the property as a four, five or six bedroom retreat.
A total of six air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms
All bedrooms with King size beds
Three bedrooms with private plunge pools
Private swimming pool (12m x 5 m)
Air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
Satellite TV, and DVD player; surround-sound system; CD player; iPod dock
Safety deposit box in each bedroom
Wifi Internet Connection
Return airport transport

Family Friendly Features

Two extra beds for children available (at charge)
Spa service available on site (additional charge)
Baby cot; high chair;
car seat for Villa car
DVDs & games.
Suitable for children 6 years+

At one with nature…

The architectural design presents a series of stand-alone pavilions with thatched roofs, natural stone walls and floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors. From the moment you descend the broad stone staircase that carves its way down the river gorge, this retreat will captivate you with its beauty and tranquillity. Jungle vines hang from mature trees, moss and lichen cling to carved statues and a waterfall cascades all the way to the villa hidden below.

By the time you reach the villa it really sinks in that this is your own private paradise. A huge rust-red door swings open to reveal a lush and secluded oasis. Traditional thatch-roofed pavilions overlook the Penet River and clusters of towering bamboo, while a 12-metre swimming pool with timber deck provides the perfect spot to soak up the forest ambiance.

With six stand-alone bedrooms (three with plunge pools), this Villa is perfect for families, friends or groups looking to share their holiday experience but who also desire privacy and room to breathe. Designed with space in mind there are plenty of places to take in the views and absorb the solitude; from the curtained relaxation balés to the secret garden alcoves to the sunset lounge at the river’s edge.

The Villa is set in true rural Bali with everything you need at your fingertips. A full complement of staff, including an experienced chef, is on hand to prepare and serve delicious home-cooked Asian and Western meals. A car and driver is also on standby for those eager to explore the island or indulge in Seminyak’s trendy restaurants, bars and shops (a 45 minute drive).

A stay at is not complete without exploring the pretty neighbouring village of Cepaka, located in the heart of Bali’s ‘rice bowl’. Here, guests are privy to local traditions that have been practiced for centuries. Whether it happens while you’re witnessing a temple ceremony, watching farmers tend their fields or simply playing with the village children in the street, it’s hard not to fall under the spell of the Island of the Gods, its magic leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated for your return home.

A long stone staircase bordered by lush foliage and a man-made waterfall carves its way down a terraced gorge to the villa’s main entrance: a large rust-red cantilevered door that opens onto a lotus pond traversed by stepping stones.

Beyond the fish-filled pond, and overlooking the pool and river, is the dining pavilion which also houses an informal living area and stainless steel kitchen. Downstream from here rests the open-sided TV lounge and three standalone bedroom suites, while upstream lies the riverside lounge terrace, relaxation balé and master suite. The two remaining bedrooms are located on a terrace higher in the gorge, accessed by stairs to the rear of the kitchen and master suite.


All six luxurious bedrooms are housed in separate pavilions with high-vaulted ceilings, polished terrazzo floors, ensuite bathrooms and individual patios to admire the views. Every bedroom is air-conditioned and features a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito net, additional ceiling fans and a small bar-fridge.

Master suite

Maya Retreat – master bedroom terrace The master or honeymoon suite offers total seclusion with its own private garden featuring a 5-metre plunge pool and timber sundeck overlooking the river. A slatted screen divides the ensuite bathroom from the garden enabling guests to soak up the ambiance from the cream terrazzo bathtub or the rain shower made from black volcanic stone.

The bedroom, with its traditional alang-alang roof, has a large walk-in dressing area and a small TV lounge accessorized with blue and white batik cushions. Large glass doors open onto a sheltered patio with a comfortable daybed, perfect for bird watching or relaxing to some music.
Riverside suites

Maya Retreat – 2nd riverside suite

Three thatch-roofed sleeping pavilions sit side-by-side along the riverbank offering sublime jungle views. Each spacious suite features a lovely indoor sitting area that captures the natural light and is furnished with a rattan sofa and marble topped coffee table. Glass bi-fold doors open onto an outdoor terrace.The ensuite garden bathrooms have been cleverly designed so that a real stone cliff face, dripping in vines and creepers, forms one of the walls to evoke the feeling of bathing in a jungle cave. Each ensuite has twin vanities and a black lava-stone rain shower, while the suite closest to the main living pavilion also features a terrazzo bathtub and a TV with DVD player. The other two riverside suites are equipped with their own music systems.

Upper terrace suites

Reached via a set of stairs leading up from behind the kitchen and master suite, the upper terrace suites have great views of the river valley. These light and airy suites each feature a timber deck with sun loungers and a plunge pool. The terrace suites are a later addition to the estate and are more modern in their design but still feature high-vaulted ceilings; this time with sirap-wood tiled roofs.

Each room has a black rattan sofa with white cushions and a small table perfect for afternoon tea. Both ensuite bathrooms have tubs and rain showers – one is semi-open to the elements, the other totally enclosed.

The Villas open-sided dining pavilion with its alang-alang thatched roof and polished grey floors forms the communal hub of the villa. Positioned next to the swimming pool, this fan-cooled room features a huge 4-metre-long solid wood dining table complemented by ten black rattan chairs with beige and black striped cushions, and a large vase of bright tropical flowers. An antique Javanese drinks cabinet sits to one side, along with a long wooden desk and surround-sound stereo system. This pavilion also houses an informal living area, with two comfortable rattan sofas decorated in the same striped fabric, an ottoman and a rustic coffee table.

Adjacent to the dining area is the fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel work tops and appliances. Windows retract to allow for natural ventilation and a service bar with three bar stools is just the place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the chef prepare dinner.

Across the pool another large open-sided pavilion with a two-tiered roof, fashioned in the style of a traditional Balinese wantilan (village meeting hall), forms the TV lounge, complete with 42-inch satellite TV and DVD player. Fan-cooled, this pavilion features a polished concrete floor with three sofas positioned around a marble-topped coffee table and a sideboard displaying some interesting Indonesian artefacts. A good collection of magazines and DVDs will keep guests entertained for hours.

Among the many highlights, are its lush tropical gardens, river setting and jungle vibe. Designed to maximise the villa’s natural surroundings, outdoor living spaces invite guests to unwind, relax and admire the native vegetation and fauna – in particular the iridescent blue kingfishers and alu (water monitor lizards) that scale the river banks.

The 12-metre green-stone swimming pool sits strategically at the centre of the property surrounded by a large wooden deck upon which six sun loungers are shaded by white ceremonial umbrellas. To one end of the pool is an alfresco dining area, while to the other end a traditional style balé adorned with batik cushions provides respite from the heat.

A lily pond with a tall bubbling water feature leads to a furnished terrace overhanging the river – an idyllic setting for pre-dinner drinks. Here, a comfortable U-shaped sitting area with space enough for a small party surrounds a polished tree-stump coffee table ornamented with a bonsai tree.

Next to the terrace rests a huge curtained balé which looks especially romantic when lit at night, and is a great place to enjoy a massage and be soothed by the sounds of the river. Paradise Found?

Villa Features

  • Baby Cot Complimentary
  • High Chair Complimentary
  • Car Seat for Airport Transfers
  • Baby Bouncer Complimentary
  • Stair Gate Complimentary
  • Bottle Steriliser Complimentary
  • Toy Basket Complimentary
  • Pool Toys Complimentary
  • 6 x A/C Bedrooms
  • 6 x King
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen for guest use
  • Breakfast at cost to guest
  • Airport Transfers
  • Car with Driver (extra cost $)
  • CD/Stereo System
  • Ipod dock
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Movies
  • Wifi Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Pool Fence Installation (extra cost)
  • Sun Lounges
  • Dedicated Villa Spa

Villa Rates

Dates Season 4 Rooms 5 Rooms 6 Rooms
26-12-2017 to 02-01-2018 Peak Season AUD $1,766 AUD $1,766 AUD $1,766
08-01-2018 to 14-02-2018 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
15-02-2018 to 21-02-2018 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
22-02-2018 to 23-03-2018 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
24-03-2018 to 28-02-2018 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
29-03-2018 to 02-04-2018 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
03-04-2018 to 14-04-2018 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
15-04-2018 to 27-04-2018 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
28-04-2018 to 01-05-2018 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
02-05-2018 to 15-06-2018 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
16-06-2018 to 22-06-2018 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
23-06-2018 to 18-08-2018 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
19-08-2018 to 31-08-2018 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
01-09-2018 to 14-12-2018 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
15-12-2018 to 25-12-2018 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
26-12-2018 to 05-01-2019 Peak Season AUD $1,766 AUD $1,766 AUD $1,766
06-01-2019 to 01-02-2019 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
02-02-2019 to 10-02-2019 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
11-02-2019 to 04-04-2019 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
05-04-2019 to 16-04-2019 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
17-04-2019 to 21-04-2019 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
22-04-2019 to 14-06-2019 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
15-06-2019 to 21-06-2019 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
22-06-2019 to 17-08-2019 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
18-08-2019 to 31-08-2019 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
01-09-2019 to 14-12-2019 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
15-12-2019 to 25-12-2019 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
26-12-2019 to 04-01-2020 Peak Season AUD $1,766 AUD $1,766 AUD $1,766
05-01-2020 to 23-01-2020 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
24-01-2020 to 31-01-2020 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
01-02-2020 to 27-03-2020 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
28-03-2020 to 08-04-2020 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
09-04-2020 to 13-04-2020 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
14-04-2020 to 02-05-2020 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
03-05-2020 to 19-06-2020 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
20-06-2020 to 26-06-2020 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
27-06-2020 to 23-08-2020 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
24-08-2020 to 05-09-2020 Shoulder Season AUD $1,037 AUD $1,118 AUD $1,231
06-09-2020 to 14-12-2020 Low Season AUD $875 AUD $956 AUD $1,053
15-12-2020 to 25-12-2020 High Season AUD $1,199 AUD $1,280 AUD $1,410
* Prices include tax and service charges

Whenever possible discounts are applied with percentages listed below. Please note each property has a different discount policy. For some Villas we are required to request on a case by case basis only. Rest assured we offer our clients the best rate possible.

Possible discount options:
Early Bird Discount - Bookings made 150 days prior - 10-15% (excl peak season)
Last Minute Discount - Bookings made 10 days prior - 10-15%
Long Stay Discount - Bookings of 10+ nights - 0-15%

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