Villa Maridadi is what dreams are made of: incredible ocean views, stunning sunsets and luxurious open-air living amidst vivid green rice fields and rustling coconut palms. Just metres from Cemagi’s black sandy shores and the revered sea temple Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus on the island’s south-west coast, this five-bedroom villa with 20-metre swimming pool embraces peace and tranquillity offering real insight into Bali’s traditional way of life.
Enhanced by warm hospitality and classic Balinese architecture, this relaxed and comfortable home is the perfect place to unwind, slow down and disappear into a secluded paradise. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the waves and awaken to a private oasis – a stay at Villa Maridadi is an experience you’ll never forget.
The word maridadi means beautiful in Swahili, and Villa Maridadi more than lives up to its name. This stunning five-bedroom residence with traditional alang-alang thatched roofs, lush tropical gardens, generous green-stone swimming pool, lavish living spaces and spectacular ocean views exudes beauty from every pore.
Set on 4,100 square metres in the sleepy seaside village of Cemagi on Bali’s south-west coast this family style villa offers an authentic Balinese experience. Bordered by rice fields on one side and glistening black-sand beaches on the other, and with the sea temple of Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus punctuating the horizon, guests at Maridadi are not only treated to stunning panoramas but also to the most enchanting and exotic of Balinese traditions. It is through observing the rice farmer tending his fields and witnessing the elaborate ceremonial processions at the temple that the true essence of this Island of the Gods is revealed.
Thoughtfully designed for relaxation and comfort, this spacious and welcoming home mixes traditional architecture and artefacts with easy modern living. Throughout the villa, splashes of vibrant red – in the soft furnishings, the bright parasols and the magnificent flowering heliconias – contrast beautifully against the teak wood furniture and the green of the well manicured lawns. Five large air-conditioned bedrooms with luxurious garden bathrooms provide guests with total peace and privacy. Options for leisure and entertainment are endless with a games room, shared tennis court, 20-metre swimming pool, open-sided living and dining pavilion, massage balé and an adorable thatched rice barn, or lumbung, overlooking the ocean and perfect for sunset cocktails.
A treasured ingredient of a stay at this villa is the warm and friendly staff. From the attentive butlers to the experienced in-house chef they will gladly attend to your requests with a minimum of fuss, whether it be arranging a spa service or preparing your favourite meal.
The added beauty of Villa Maridadi is that although you may well choose not to leave this sumptuous oasis, the world famous surf breaks of Echo Beach and the Nirwana Bali Golf Course are just a 10-minute drive away while cosmopolitan Seminyak, with its impressive array of restaurants and boutiques, can be reached in about half an hour.
Villa Maridadi’s wooden Balinese doors open to reveal a seated Buddha statue holding red hibiscus flowers. Stepping stones lead guests across a fish pond full of lush aquatic plants to a paved promenade where two striking red pillars featuring antique temple windows provide a focal point.
From here a path continues to the broad, open-sided living and dining area that overlooks the pool. The five air-conditioned bedrooms, each with ocean views, are located in four separate pavilions throughout the villa compound where intriguing artefacts and sculptures evoke a spiritual and tranquil ambiance.
Nestled between rice fields and the Indian Ocean, Villa Maridadi is situated in the traditional village of Cemagi on Bali’s south-west coast. The black sandy shores and rocky outcrops are also home to the small sea temple of Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus.
Walk through the gate at the front of the garden and take a stroll along the beach, or cycle through the rice fields and experience the Balinese way of life; you are bound to witness a village ceremony or two as you explore.
Despite its rural setting, the villa is only 30 minutes’ drive from the many restaurants and shops of cosmopolitan Seminyak. World famous Echo Beach is also within easy reach (10 minutes by car), where guests can enjoy the laidback surfer vibe, an ice-cold beer and some incredible sunsets.
- Denpasar Airport : 25km
- Seminyak : 15km
- Kuta : 19km
- Tanah Lot/ Nirwana Bali Golf Club : 9km
- Echo Beach : 11km
- Ubud : 37km
Villa Maridadi – Facilities
- Private swimming pool ( 20m x 5m )
- 5 air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathroom plus 1 study room
- Safety deposit box at Bedroom 1, 2, and 3
- Baby cot
- Baby high chair
- Children’s books, games and toys
- Children’s videos and DVDs
- TV, Satellite TV, DVD Player, and stereo system with CD Player
- iPod adaptor on stereo, iPod speakers dock
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Telephone landline (local)
- Wireless Internet connection
- Hair dryer
- DVD Library
- Board games
- Generator backup during power failures
- Pool Deck Chairs
- Tennis court (shared with other nearby villas)
- Pool Table
- Tennis Table / Ping Pong Table
- Gym equipment (treadmill)
- Mountain Bike
Villa Maridadi – Services
- Laundry services (additional cost)
- In-house spa treatment (additional cost)
- Villa Maridadi fully staffed with 1 Part time Villa Manager, 4 Maids, 1 Cooks, 5 Security guards, 3 Gardeners, 1 Pool attendant
- F & B System : grocery bills at cost
|Tax and service||Minimum stay|
|Low Season|| ||US$ 925||All villa rates are subject to a 5,5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.||2 nights|
|High Season|| ||US$ 1180||All villa rates are subject to a 5,5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.||5 nights|
|Peak Season|| ||US$ 1480||All villa rates are subject to a 5,5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.||7 nights|
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