Villa Maya Retreat is a luxurious oasis situated on the banks of the Penet River in the picturesque Cepaka Village, Tabanan. Breathtaking sceneries of emerald rice terraces lead you to the villa, which is surrounded by amazingly lush tropical gardens for a superbly relaxing getaway.
The six bedroom Villa Maya Retreat offers total serenity with spacious bedrooms and living pavilions allowing travelers ample space to relax and unwind. Nature lends its beauty by embracing the property with jungle vines and moss amid the melodic sounds of waterfalls. The first magical experience begins as you go down the stone staircase to the river gorge where Villa Maya rests.
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Private pool
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi access
- In-room safe
- iPod dock
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Fruit basket on arrival
- Villa manager
- Security guards
Book less then 15 days prior to arrival and receive 15% off. Valid with no other specials.
Book 10 nights or more and receive 15% off. Excluding peak season. Valid with no other specials.
Villa Maya Retreat Living
This secluded Villa Maya Retreat has pavilions with traditional thatch-roofs overlooking swaying clusters of giant bamboo and the dreamy Penet River.
An open-sided pavilion is with a two-tiered roof fashioned in the style of a traditional Balinese wantilan (village meeting hall). Here, three sofas arranged around a marble-topped coffee table face a 42-inch satellite TV with DVD player and library of movies and magazines. Dinning pavilion also makes a casual living area, with rattan sofas and an ottoman arranged around a rustic coffee table and a surround-sound music system. Suspended over the river, a party terrace with U-shaped seating makes an idyllic setting for pre-dinner drinks. A huge curtained balé is just the place to enjoy a massage, soothed by the sounds of the river. These garden living spaces invite guests to unwind, relax and admire the iridescent blue kingfishers and alu (water monitor lizards) that scale the river banks.
Facing the swimming pool at the heart of the estate, the open-sided fan-cooled thatched dining pavilion forms the social hub of the villa. A four-metre-long solid wood dining table resting on the polished concrete floor commands centrestage, complemented by ten comfortably cushioned rattan chairs.
Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask our staff to bring the spa to you! We can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of your own villa by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply).
Garden & Pool
The 12-metre green-stone swimming pool is encircled by a large wooden deck where six loungers shaded by ceremonial umbrellas encourage supine indolence. An alfresco dining area gazes across the pool towards the batik-cushioned balé which provides respite from the tropical sun.
Villa Maya Retreat Bedrooms
All six luxurious bedrooms at Villa Maya Retreat 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. Villa Maya Retreat has a capacity of 12 people (six bedroom pavilions with king-size beds). Extra beds at additional charge.
The master or honeymoon bedroom offers total seclusion with its own private garden featuring a 5-metre riverside plunge pool and sun deck. The bedroom, which has a large walk-in dressing room and a prettily cusioned rattan sofa facing a flat-screen TV, features large glass doors opening onto a sheltered patio with a comfortable daybed – just the spot for reading or bird watching. A slatted screen divides the bathroom from the garden, so guests can soak up the ambiance from the cream terrazzo bathtub or the black lava-stone rain shower.
Three guest pavilions sit side-by-side along the riverbank, offering sublime jungle views from the bed or seating area through glass bi-fold doors that open onto an outdoor terrace. The ensuite garden bathrooms with twin vanities and a black lava-stone rain shower back onto the vine-clad stone cliff-face wall, creating a jungle-cave setting. The suite closest to the living pavilion also has a terrazzo bath in its ensuite and is equipped with a TV and DVD player.
Higher up the gorge with great views of the river valley are the two upper terrace suites, each with private plunge pool and sun terrace. A later addition to the estate, these light and airy suites are more modern in design and include black rattan sofa and table sets – perfect for afternoon tea. Both ensuite bathrooms – one semi-open, one enclosed – have tubs and rain showers.
Villa Maya Retreat Layout
Steep stone steps bordered by lush foliage and a man-made waterfall lead down to the villa’s main entrance: a large rust-red cantilevered door that opens onto a fish-filled lotus pond traversed by stepping stones.
Beyond the pond, and overlooking the pool and river, is the dining pavilion which also houses an informal living area and, to one side, the kitchen. Downstream is the open-sided TV lounge and three stand-alone bedroom suites, while upstream lies the riverside lounge terrace, relaxation balé and master suite. Two more bedrooms are located on a terrace higher in the gorge, accessed by stairs to the rear of the kitchen and master suite.
Villa Maya Retreat Staff
One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personalised service provided by dedicated staff. Villa Maya Retreat’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their upmost to please with their warm and friendly Balinese hospitality.
Villa Maya Retreat’s friendly manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. His job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property and to assist guests during their stay.
Housekeeping you didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.
Butlers are on hand everyday to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.
The villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements.
Two guards provide night-time security.
Villa Maya Retreat Location
Villa Maya Retreat is in Cepaka Village, which is close to the Canggu and Echo beaches. These beaches are best for surfing or long walks as the surf can get quite rough along this stretch. Both beaches are black sand beaches with very few restaurants along the waters edge. However one restaurant to make mention of is the Echo Beach House that whips up a seafood bbq every night from 5pm and well worth popping in and checking it out.
Villa Maya Retreat is less than half an hour from the chic district of Seminyak, probably the most famous place in Bali and home to the best designer boutiques. Seminyak offers unparalleled shopping experiences with a wide array of world-class restaurants. Lots of luxurious spas also dot the Seminyak district.
Drive a bit further to the famed Tanah Lot temple and be blown away by the majestic sunset. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled to spend a few rounds of golf at the Nirwana Bali Golf Course designed by Greg Norman, the number 1 golf course in Asia.
If surfing is your hobby, head off to the nearest black sand beaches of Echo and Canggu, both popular for their surf breaks. Swimming is best at the white sand beaches of Kuta or Seminyak which also provide guests with a spectacular sunset view.
Villa Maya Retreat Bookings
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- Minimum stay: Low Season: 2 nights, Shoulder Season: 3 nights, High Season: 5 nights, Peak Season: 7 nights
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