PURI TEMPLE CANGGU VILLA
Strategically located within walking distance of the famous restaurants at Echo Beach in Bali’s sort after district of Canggu, Puri Temple is a contemporary designed, comfortable 3 bedroom Canggu villa, built in 2010. Boasting excellent facilities; including a 9’ American pool table, TV room with flat screen LCD, Wi-Fi internet and a 10 metre swimming pool, this fully serviced residence is exceptional value for money.
A puri is a small Balinese palace; Puri Temple reflects the near proximity to a quaint Hindu temple overlooked from the large first floor balcony of the Canggu villa. Here from the comfort of a lounge/dining area (sits 8) shaded under a traditional balé (gazebo) guests can also enjoy views of the pool and tropical garden below. In the evenings you can hear the distant sounds of the waves crashing on the beach to the west, and in the early mornings you can see the volcano to the east.
With an open air bar/kitchen adjacent to the balcony, this is a great spot to indulge in drinks and barbeques whilst enjoying the audacious sunsets over Bali’s west coast. Inside on the first floor one finds the TV room; complete with flat screen TV/DVD player, satellite channels and lounging for 6 people. Next door a large open room houses the 9’ American pool table – the perfect party room with tasteful artwork, a high table and bar stools, plus iPod docking.. A private balcony with rattan easy chairs runs in front of the master bedroom. Sliding glass doors lead into this well furnished bedroom with queen sized bed and a large walk through wardrobe with safe. Like all the bedrooms in this Canggu villa, the master bedroom enjoys both air conditioning and ceiling fans, plus an attractive ensuite complete with bathtub, standing power shower and granite vanity unit.
The large ‘L’ shaped ground floor structure hugs an ‘L’ shaped swimming pool with a whirlpool feature. Attractive white palimanan stone surrounds the pool, where pool toys are provided. All-weather rattan lounges provide both shaded and sunbathing spots where guests can laze their days away being served by their personal butler. Two guest bedrooms look onto the pool and garden area; one with twin beds and ensuite, the other with a queen sized bed and lush outdoor bathroom. Both have walk through wardrobes and safety deposit boxes. Also looking out over the pool and garden is a large room housing a modern and well equipped kitchen, plus comfortable lounge and dining areas which can be closed off with concertina sliding glass doors and air conditioned, or opened onto the garden encompassing the best in tropical living design. The impressive solid wood dining table sits 8 beside a wall unit displaying artefacts from Bali and the wider Indonesian archipelago, plus a book and CD collection and stereo unit with iPod docking.
The service at Puri Temple is exemplary; the charmingly Balinese housekeeper and butler will shop for you and look after guests’ every need, whilst a chef will cook delicious meals from a suggestion menu (provisions on guest account). All the staff speak good English. There is also security at the Canggu villa at night and a maid’s bedroom if required. Your resident butler can arrange a car and driver for guests and can recommend a variety of activities including a water park, rafting, golf, horse riding, surfing lessons, helicopter flights, diving, yoga, massage, spa treatments, or simply a trip to the shops, beach, temple or rice fields.
Two extra bedrooms, with queen beds, are located in small villas next door at Puri Temple 2 (there is a connecting, lockable door from the grounds of the main villa). These villas boast their own small kitchen units, lounge and dining areas, as well as attractive open air ensuites and a shared 8 metre swimming pool with a private residence.
Puri Temple is located within 20 minutes drive from both the popular shopping, restaurant and nightlife district of Seminyak and the Nirwana Golf Course. Voted the best in Asia this course enjoys spectacular views of Tanah Lot Temple – built on a rock stack out at sea this temple is dedicated to the sea spirits and is one of the most picturesque sights in Bali.