Villa Belong Dua
Two Bedrooms – accommodates 4 adults (2 bedrooms with king-size beds and 1 cot available)
A series of five pavilions, positioned in accordance with ancient cosmology, offer contemporary, stylish and romantic interiors enhanced by both modern and antique furnishings and equipped with 21st century facilities.
Guests at Belong Dua are warmly welcomed and well cared for by a villa manager and team of experienced staff.
About Villa Belong Dua
Villa Belong Dua is the perfect destination for those who want to get lost in the beauty of the Bali countryside, gain privileged insights into the Balinese Hindu lifestyle and experience the warm hospitality, history and culture of this unique tropical island.
Not so long ago, stone water vessels (belongs) could be found in every Balinese household; used to store water for drinking and washing. These essential household accoutrements are showcased within the grounds of Villa Belong Dua along with an antique jineng/lumbung, or traditional thatched Balinese rice barn from the village; now a photographer’s delight, or a kids’ playhouse, but once a symbol of social status indicating the ownership of precious rice.
Relatively newly built, but based on a time-honoured Balinese compound design, Villa Belong Dua offers guests the luxuries of space, comfort and privacy in two charming bedroom pavilions and open-sided living and dining areas, all encircled by a delightful, mature walled garden featuring a 20-metre-long swimming pool alongside a delightful bale gede (relaxation pavilion). Facilities within the villa include complimentary WiFi internet, LCD screen satellite-channel TVs and DVD players, an iPod with three docking stations, and a modern, well-equipped western kitchen.
A team of experienced staff, including a private chef, extend their hospitality to guests, providing full housekeeping services and preparing meals from a suggestion menu of Asian and Western fare. The villa manager is also on hand to assist guests and ensure that all expectations are met – if not exceeded.
Belong Dua is located in a traditional village street, which is well lit at night. A nearby pathway offers walks to the river, rice fields and Seseh beach, which is only 300 metres from the villa.
An imposing replica of a Hindu temple gate at Angkor Wat in Cambodia marks the entrance to Villa Belong Dua, to the other side of which a lily pond complete with a bubbling water feature and a Balinese guardian statue welcomes guests to the villa.
In keeping with traditional Balinese style, each room within this peaceful compound occupies its own detached pavilion. Open-sided, fan-cooled living and dining pavilions survey the mature tropical walled gardens and pool while the media room and the two ensuite bedrooms occupy their own air-conditioned pavilions.
Accommodation at Villa Belong Dua comprises two bedrooms in stand-alone pavilions named Menaga and Bangkat. These names go back to the time when the village of Seseh was much bigger and administratively divided into banjars or local village councils.
Each bedroom pavilion features a terrace at the front lit by colonial-style bell-jar lanterns and furnished with an antique daybed. Sliding doors lead into romantic air-conditioned and fan-cooled bedrooms with cream coloured walls, wooden floors and soaring roofs. Each is furnished with a king-size netted four-poster bed backed by terracotta tiling, and equipped with a wall-mounted LCD screen satellite-channel TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
The delightful air-conditioned ensuite bathrooms are decorated in earthy tones and fitted with a sculptured terrazzo bathtub for two, and double washbasins upon a terrazzo vanity unit which faces a window to ensure plenty of natural light. Glass doors can be opened for a semi-alfresco bathing experience, complete with an outdoor rain shower set in a private walled courtyard with a pebbled floor and a serene Buddha statue. There is also a handheld shower in the bathtub, and a circular skylight that channels the moonshine. Both rooms also feature a spacious dressing room furnished with a wardrobe, chair and dressing table that doubles as a desk.
An additional single bed with mosquito net can be assembled in Bangkat on request.
Living pavilion and media room
Belong Dua’s living pavilion is located close to the villa’s entrance, overlooking the garden and pool. Distinguished by a vaulted roof supported by eight wooden pillars, and open on three sides, it is furnished with a comfy, oversized daybed and a low dining table sourced from a Javanese warung (café), surrounded by floor cushions. A large mirror reflects the sunny garden, and the pavilion is beautifully lit at night. Behind the living pavilion is an air-conditioned media room which doubles as an office. Furnished with built-in desks and a comfortable brown leather sofa, this room is equipped with a satellite-channel TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room and kitchen
The semi-open-air dining room shares a pavilion with the kitchen, and the two rooms are linked via a service bar that can be closed for privacy. The dining room is furnished with an antique table, six chairs and an antique wooden chest on wheels, known as a gerobog, originally used for storing rice. The room is cooled by ceiling fans and natural breezes, has the provision of electric blinds on its two open sides in case of inclement weather and is equipped with an iPod and dock. A guest washroom is positioned to one side of the dining room.
The immaculate polished-concrete kitchen is fully equipped with a five-burner gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge, and everything else that the cook needs to create delicious meals.
The fragrant landscaped garden at Villa Belong Dua is characterised by mature trees, a velvety lawn and open skies, and is planted with coconut palms, frangipani, lemon and mango trees, pineapple plants, ginger and lemongrass. It is surrounded by a rustic wall crafted from crushed Paras stone applied by hand and unpainted. A Balinese temple shrine sits in the northeast corner.
The dazzling 20 x 4 metre swimming pool is the garden’s central feature. The slate-lined pool is presided over by a Buddha head statue; it presents a separate shallow section for children and is bordered by a Candi stone deck furnished with one double and two single Sunbrella sun beds. An outdoor pool shower is thoughtfully provided here.
Resting beside the swimming pool is an antique bale gede from Bali’s Gianyar Regency: a traditional open-sided pavilion constructed using twelve wooden pillars which rest on Paras stone plinths and support a roof of radiating beam work crowned with alang-alang thatch. Furnished with two built-in timber beds, some step stools taken from an old sugar cane press and a prayer table, it’s a perfect spot for couples to enjoy a massage, or just relax with a good book.
The fishing village of Seseh grew in importance in 18th century Bali when it became home to the major temple of the former Kingdom of Mengwi. At that time it was also a small trading port, inhabited by a number of families of Chinese decent.
The village still retains the customs and culture of old Bali. Here, you will see the rice being planted and harvested in the fields, fishing boats returning with the night’s catch, as well as frequent, colourful processions to the large beachside temple.
Today, Seseh is an ideal destination for those who want to get lost in the beauty of the countryside and engage with the local people to gain privileged insights into the Balinese Hindu lifestyle: the people of Seseh encourage and welcome congenial visitors.
There are no international restaurants here, but the villa is only 30 minutes’ drive (15km) from the many restaurants and shops of cosmopolitan Seminyak. The renowned surfers’ haunt of Echo Beach is also within easy reach (8.5km), where guests can enjoy the laidback vibe, an ice-cold beer and some incredible sunsets.
Seseh Beach 300m | Echo Beach 8.5km | Tanah Lot 10km | Nirwana Bali Golf Club 9km | Seminyak 15km | Kuta 21km | Mount Batukaru 30km | Denpasar Airport 23km | Ubud 36km
Seseh village, south-west Bali.
Seseh Beach (300m); Echo Beach (8.5km); Tanah Lot sea temple and Nirwana Bali Golf Course (10km).
4 adults (2 bedrooms with king-size beds and 1 cot available).
(Spare bed at extra cost).
Open-sided, fan-cooled living and dining pavilions; air-conditioned media room; poolside bale gede.
20m x 4m (4m x 4m childrens’ area).
Villa manager; chef; 3 housekeepers; gardener/pool attendant; 2 security guards. Spa therapists and babysitters available at extra charge.
The villa’s suggestion menu includes a wide variety of Western and Asian dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets). Rate includes complimentary daily breakfast.
WiFi Broadband internet connection; IDD, local landline available; mobile phone coverage.
Satellite TV, DVD and iPod docks in each bedroom; Satellite TV, DVD, CD, iPod dock and book collection in media room.
Cot; high chair; shallow pool area; DVDs, books, games and toys.
A car with driver can be organised at a reasonable extra cost for guests who would like to have their own private transport – either for a few hours or for their entire holiday.
Generator backup; 4 bicycles with helmets. Barbecue.
|2015 Rates | 2 Bedrooms|
|Low Season: USD 335 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 435 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 475 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 2 nights in low, 5 nights in high, and 7 nights in peak seasons||Stay 14+ Nights | 2 Bedrooms 2015|
|Low Season: USD 285 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 392 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 452 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 14 nights||Last Minute Booking – Enjoy a 10% discount, checking in 10 days prior to the arrival date.|
|Rates are subject to change without prior notice|
|The rates are quoted in US Dollar, per night and subject to 15.5% tax and service charge|
|Rates are including :
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed services and facilities, 14 staff including a full-time manager, private chef, housekeeping and security, BBQ, swimming pool, 4 bicycles (2 adult/2 child), 2 massage beds and unlimited WiFi broadband internet connection.
Airport transfers (1 in and 1 out), fresh fruits – refreshing towels and welcome drink upon arrival.
|Check-in time: 14.00|
|Check-out time: 11.00|
|Early check-in is FOC based on villa availability|
|Late check-out until 18.00 will be charged at 50% of the rate|
|Late check-out after 18.00 will be charged at 100% of the rate|
|Food and beverage and other extras are on guests account|