Surya Damai
  • Surya Damai - Villa gardens
  • Surya Damai - View from garden
  • Surya Damai - Pool and dining room
  • Surya Damai - Alfresco dining
  • Surya Damai - Outside living area
  • Surya Damai - Dinner setting
  • Surya Damai - Indoor TV room
  • Surya Damai - Upstairs tennis gallery
  • Surya Damai - Private tennis court
  • Surya Damai - Master bedroom and terrace
  • Surya Damai - Master terrace
  • Surya Damai - Master bathroom
  • Surya Damai - Guest bedroom 2
  • Surya Damai - Guest bedroom
  • Surya Damai - Villa at dusk

Welcome to
Surya Damai

Bordering a river and the sloping rice terraces in the village of Umalas in south-west Bali, Villa Surya Damai is a serene five-bedroom holiday home of thatched roof pavilions set amidst a vast garden with an 18-metre swimming pool as its centrepiece. Designed like a Balinese family compound Villa Surya Damai is a stunning example of early Bali style, with open-sided living areas and air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms, all mod cons and a tennis court. Great for families and even better for weddings, it comes fully staffed, and is only five kilometres from Seminyak’s restaurants, nightlife and the beach.

The layout

Villa Surya Damai features several alang alang thatch-roofed pavilions generously spread throughout an immaculately landscaped riverside garden.  At the centre of the compound, and facing the pool, is an informal, open-sided living room. Stepping-stone pathways set in lush green lawns lead to a master suite, principal guest suite and a double-storey pavilion, containing three bedrooms and a second, veranda-style, living area. Another pavilion, overlooking the swimming pool, houses the formal dining room and adjoining kitchen. A hard tennis court rests in the far corner of the grounds.

The rooms

Courtesy of their flexible, family-friendly configurations, Villa Surya Damai’s five spacious air-conditioned bedrooms can sleep up to 10 Adults + 4 Kids.  All rooms are simply but very tastefully presented with top-quality teakwood furniture. For lovers of open-air living, glass sliding doors and ceiling fans allow natural breezes to flow through.

The villa’s outrageously comfortable beds boast king-coil mattresses, stacks of pillows and cushions and the finest quality bed linens. Rooms are individually colour co-ordinated and feature attractive rugs, floor cushions and thick curtains.  With the exception of the second storey bedroom, ensuite bathrooms are open-air Balinese style, with terrazzo stone floors and delightful enclosed tropical gardens walled for privacy.

Master suite

The master suite is entered via a veranda and features wood floors, ceiling fan, a king-size four-poster bed and, at either end of the room, large carved wall decorations. Doors lead to a gorgeous open-air garden bathroom with twin washbasins and massive ceramic bathtub.

Glass sliding doors from the bedroom lead into an air-conditioned sitting room featuring satellite TV, DVD player and sound system and furnished with a sofa and small library. This, in turn, leads to a second veranda, which has a huge cushioned daybed – perfect for surveying the lawns and pool or for enjoying a relaxing massage.

Principal guest suite

Set towards the back of the compound, looking out over the delightful gardens stands the principal guest suite. It is accessed from a cosy veranda furnished with large daybed and rattan furniture. The king-size four-poster bed in this room features an antique, Javanese carved wood frame, with exquisite hand-painted headboard, while the garden bathroom is fitted with a sunken bathtub and open-air rain shower.

Guest bedrooms three and four

Side by side on the ground floor of the villa’s only double-storey pavilion are two twin-bedded guest rooms which make ideal children’s quarters for family groups.  Accessed via glass sliding doors, both share similar features of sweet, colour-coordinated furnishings, low ceilings and terrazzo stone floors.  These rooms are more modern and functional in style, furnished with desks and decorated with tasteful modern art.  Under the twin beds are neat trundle beds, making these rooms practical for up to four guests each. Doors from both rooms lead to open-air garden bathrooms: smaller in size than those of the principle suites, but still featuring sunken bathtubs which blend seamlessly with the stone floors plus outdoor tropical rain showers.

Guest bedroom five

An open stairway to the right of bedrooms three and four leads up to a breezy veranda and Villa Surya Damai’s fifth bedroom.  Overlooking the gardens and with views out to the fields and rice terraces beyond, this second-storey bedroom is more traditionally Asian in style. With its lofty ceiling, bedroom five is furnished with a romantic queen-size four-poster bed plus an antique wood wardrobe and desk.  A set of aged timber doors leads to the only indoor bathroom of the house, with low ceiling, walk-in glass shower cubicle and, similar to the bedroom, cool terrazzo stone floors.

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