Villa Mako - Rice field

The Locale

Villa Mako is only five minutes’ drive from the restaurants, cafés, bakeries, boutiques and beach bars of Canggu’s Jalan Batu Bolong, and a couple of minutes further from the popular beach spots of Finns Beach Club, Old Man’s, La Laguna, The Lawn and Ji@Bale Sutra. Sun beds, surf lessons and sand castles, oceanfront brunches and sunset soirees are mere minutes away at Batu Bolong and Echo beaches. Yet the villa also enjoys a serene landscape of quintessential rice paddies surrounding the village of Tiying Tutul and neighbouring Pererenan. Just ten kilometres north along the coast lies the world-famous Balinese temple Pura Tanah Lot. Fine dining in Seminyak, shopping malls in Kuta, daytrips to exotic animal attractions, treks in the rural highlands and the International Bali Airport are all within easy reach of secluded Villa Mako, making it a wise choice among Canggu private pool villas.

Distances

Canggu's Jalan Batu Bolong
2.50 km
Pererenan Beach
3.80 km
Echo Beach
4.30 km
Finns Recreational Club
5.50 km
Tanah Lot Temple
9.20 km
Seminyak Square
9.40 km
Waterbom Park
15 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
19 km
Ubud
25 km
OMNIA Dayclub Bali
31.30 km

Things to Do

The villa manager will typically have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area.  Invariably some of them will live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.

In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.

Catch a wave, or several, at some of Bali’s best surfing beaches, only ten to fifteen minutes away.  Among the string of naturally beautiful beaches, don’t miss long-time surfers haunt, Echo Beach – but all are in prime position for Bali’s legendary sunsets.
On Canggu Beach, be sure to visit mystical Hotel Tugu Bali.  Listed in the Robb Report (the World’s Best of the Best), Bali’s first museum-hotel is studded with priceless Indonesian artworks and antiques.  The boutique hotel’s award-winning spa offers age-old Eastern therapies.
Make the de rigueur pilgrimage to sacred Pura Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s biggest tourist magnets.  Perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock, this ancient sea temple is most popular at sunset, but we suggest guests go early morning to enjoy the location in peace!
Fashionistas and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave, Seminyak. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, global-inspired restaurants – such as Sarong and Metis, chic boutiques and hipper-than-thou bars on Seminyak beachfront.
Drive west to explore the unchartered West Bali region, where the charming Tabanan regency reveals terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black sand beaches dotted with fishing communities – the treasures that Bali is famed for.
For a day of culture and dramatic landscapes, head north to Mount Batukaru with its major temple and the nearby rice-fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage sight; or to the mountain town of Bedugul. From here, explore three volcanic lakes, including Bratan, with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.
Take the villa’s bikes out for a spin and cycle round local villages or down to Pererenan and Echo Beaches.
Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali, is around an hour’s cross-country drive away. An easy day trip to admire the workshops and galleries and maybe watch one of the many dance performances in the early evening, or enjoy one of the many restaurants perched over gorges or rice-fields.

Guest Reviews

  • July 3rd, 2018 - July 11th, 2018

    Suksma! As a family of six, four teenage daughters, mum and dad, we have a greatly enjoyed our stay at Villa Mako. Adi and the staff are superb - always smiling, courteous and responsive. The villa itself has become our destination with an awesome pool, cool breezes, cultural ambience and smiling staff. Forget the "MACET", hang out at the pool or make the quick easy trip to the "PANTAI" (beach). Food is "ENAK SEKALI" and I am more than a little heavier now.

    Ben C, Australia
  • June 7th, 2018 - June 13th, 2018

    We're very sad to be leaving this paradise. We've had the most relaxing and wonderful time. We have felt very welcome and looked after. Our food has been delicious and the service has been outstanding. We'll be back.

    Marie W, Australia
  • April 27th, 2018 - May 2nd, 2018

    Our stay at Villa Mako was beautiful! Thanks so much to all the staff for their help and availability but mostly for their smile. Hoping to come back soon!

    Andrea F, Indonesia
  • April 20th, 2018 - April 21st, 2018

    Sincerest thanks to the Scotts and the staff, we appreciate your hospitality and will always remember our stay at Villa Mako! The beautiful terrazzo bathrooms and the sapphire swimming pool were our favorite parts. Experience wise, we enjoyed all your books about Indonesian arts and kid's stories. A welcome surprise. May this home be a treasure to you for a long time. Thanks again for sharing it.

    Deja K, Indonesia
  • April 4th, 2018 - April 8th, 2018

    We had a fantastic time in this beautiful villa. The staff were excellent, in particular the food. Adi from Elite Havens was very helpful. Thanks for the lovely time.

    Desmond F, Singapore
  • March 8th, 2018 - March 9th, 2018

    We had a beautiful stay at Villa Mako. The staff and service excellent. We loved the villa and ambiance. Hope to return.

    Rebecca S, Australia
  • February 27th, 2018 - March 2nd, 2018

    Spent a very restful 3 nights here at Villa Mako, we have absolutely loved every minute of our stay, from the outstanding staff to the excellent pool area, the comfy beds and the star dining. It made our honeymoon trip to Bali incredibly special and we can’t wait to come back one day (perhaps on anniversary). Thank you to everyone who looked after us so well like we were family. Very sad to be leaving today, hope to see you again soon.

    Alistair S, Australia
  • February 11th, 2018 - February 23rd, 2018

    Villa Mako is the best! Our time here has been awesome and we really enjoyed it, thank you! It was a fantastic discovery to come to Bali and especially to find Villa Mako - a hidden spot for peace, rest and to enjoy the beautiful nature.

    Segolene K, Hong Kong
  • October 4th, 2017 - October 10th, 2017

    Thank you we had such a wonderful stay at Villa Mako, the facilities made us feel at home and very much enjoyed the architecture and design. Coming back to the villa after a day out felt like coming home. Gede, you manage a great property and hospitable staff, Kadek, your warm smile & wonderful service made us all feel like family, Ketut, your food is outstanding, you know how to cook everything! Wiwik, you sunny and warm service was a welcome addition to our stay. Thank you for making our family vacation so memorable. We will return soon.

    Albert L, Canada
  • September 21st, 2017 - October 1st, 2017

    Thank you Villa Mako staff for everything!! We have really enjoyed here and are really sad to leave. Thank you for Ketut for the AMAZING food, we felt we were in a 5 star restaurant. Kadek thank you for being so welcoming to us, we enjoyed your company and we will miss you lots. Thank you Wiwik we love your smile and how happy you are, we are all going to miss you. Keep smiling!!!! Nyoman the garden looks relay amazing, the pool is always clean. Thank you for keeping everything clean and tidy. Gede and Nyoman security thank you for keeping us safe during the night and letting us in when are late home! Thank you Gede (VM), the villa is amazing everything you do make means a lot, eg make milkshakes, organizing taxi etc). Thank you again to all for making it such an incredible experience here. It was sangat bagus! see you again from ( chris,Andrea,Grace,Taj and Ashes)

    Andrea L, Australia
  • August 27th, 2017 - September 9th, 2017

    My stay at Villa Mako was nothing short of amazing! I celebrated my 40th birthday here with friends and the staff decorated my room and bed with rose petal and made me a cake! Ketut is an amazing chef and the meals were to die for! Gede and Kadek were always around to help with anything, always smiling they were an absolute treasure to have around! I will miss this place so much! Thank you Villa Mako for my amazing experience in Bali.

    Jo T, Indonesia
  • July 2nd, 2017 - July 13th, 2017

    Gede and all of the staff at Villa Mako - thank you all so much for our wonderful stay. We have had a wonderful holiday. Each of you has made us feel special and we have loved the food, the service and the care you have shown us. We hope to see you again.

    Charlotte A, Australia
  • June 26th, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017

    Wonderful stay at the villa. Loved the hospitality and the villa's cleanliness is top notch. Keep up the wonderful condition of the villa. Thank you.

    Andy S, Indonesia
  • June 22nd, 2017 - June 26th, 2017

    We had a wonderful stay at Villa Mako! Everything was perfect and the staff was great and very helpful. The kids had very enjoy in the pool and we realy enjoyed the quiet evenings in this lovely villa. The food was delicious and thank you to the great chef. Definitely a place we would be happy to recommend and visit again. Very pleasant and relaxing holiday. Thank you to all the staff at Villa Mako.

    Jeanne B, France
  • June 10th, 2017 - June 17th, 2017

    Thank you so much to all of the staff at villa mako! We Have had such a lovely time. It exceed all of our expectations! Only complaint is that our stay wasn't long enough. We do hope come back again soon.

    Oliver M, Hong Kong
  • April 29th, 2017 - May 4th, 2017

    We had a lovely stay at Villa Mako. The staff were wonderful and attentive, the grounds are so peaceful and led to a very relaxing holiday.

    Iain S, Indonesia
  • April 7th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017

    We are in love with Villa Mako. Very cosy comfortable sunny and airily place. 8 days in one moment. Thank you very much for making our first stay in Bali so nice. We very much appreciate the help of the villa staff. They were always open for assistance. They are great. We will definitely recommend this to our friends.

    Tanya R, Indonesia
  • February 2nd, 2017 - February 5th, 2017

    Thank you to Pak Gede and the wonderful manager of Villa Mako who made our stay super comfortable. We literally didn't have to lift a finger and the whole family had time to bond. Along with Pak Made (their recommended driver) our stay in Bali was one of the best we have had. We will be back as soon as we can. Pls make sure you try their ayam betutu!

    Rahul B, Singapore
  • December 27th, 2016 - January 3rd, 2017

    Thank you for you great stay for 6 night our new year! Superb food and staff very helpful especially with with our active son Roy 2.5 years old. The pool was great fun and we really enjoyed our stay.

    David F, Australia
  • December 14th, 2016 - December 20th, 2016

    Thank you so much for making our stay truly unforgettable. We had an amazing and relaxing time. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. Hope to see you again in the future.

    Hannah M, Australia
  • November 26th, 2016 - December 3rd, 2016

    Thank you very much for making our week at Villa Mako such a pleasurable and memorably stay . While the villa, pool and grounds are absolutely beautiful, the most special part at our holiday was the friendly and warm and attentive service from the staff. We have eaten like royalty and been treated like friends. We could never ask for more. Thank you again.

    Meagan H, Australia
  • October 9th, 2016 - October 15th, 2016

    Comport and cleanliness is good. Staff groomed, service, experience is good. Food is outstanding. The in-house service and facility is good.

    Elisabeth T, Singapore
  • September 24th, 2016 - October 8th, 2016

    Two wonderful weeks at Villa Mako. Thank you for the wonderful service especially for Indonesian food - better then restaurant. An excellent pool and service and supremely good nasi goreng. Thank you for a wonderful holiday the service was excellent and every meal a masterpiece. We would love to come back.

    Jodie B, Australia
  • September 16th, 2016 - September 19th, 2016

    During our 4 days stay in Villa Mako we were so impressed by the amazing house and surroundings but most of all by the fantastic staff. Gede, Kadek & ketut really made us feel welcome and at home. They went to great length to pamper us and made sure we had a beautiful stay in Bali. Definitely recommend Villa Mako for a relaxing holiday. Thank you so much.

    Olga B, Indonesia
  • September 4th, 2016 - September 15th, 2016

    We have had a fantastic stay here in Villa Mako. Made particularly special by the wonderful staff who have been so attentive through our stay (Ketut's cooking is also incredible and our best meals during our stay have been cooked by her). We love Bali, the people, surrounding, food and weather. We will try stay here in Villa Mako again.

    Charlotte C, United Kingdom
  • July 2nd, 2016 - July 8th, 2016

    Comfort and cleanliness is outstanding, staff are outstanding, food quality is good, kadek and gede have exceeded above and beyond expectation.

    Alexis D, Australia
  • May 25th, 2016 - May 29th, 2016

    We had a fantastic time. The staff were amazing and the villa outstanding. Thank you. We will definitely return in the future. Please don't ever lose your chef. she is great.

    Kerry H, Hong Kong
  • May 12th, 2016 - May 17th, 2016

    We have loved our stay at Villa Mako! Everything about it is better than we could have imagined. The food and staff are amazing and view spectacular. We will be recommending to all our friends and coming back!

    Sarah H, Australia
  • April 9th, 2016 - April 23rd, 2016

    Staff was amazing! Very attentive and caring. Love all the team.

    Ms A, United Kingdom
  • January 7th, 2016 - January 12th, 2016

    Comfort and cleanliness, homely atmosphere are outstanding. Staff groomed and service prompt. Overall staff experience and communication are outstanding, Food quality, presentation are outstanding. The team members have exceeded above and beyond expectation. We will happily recommend.

    Li Chen L, Taiwan
  • December 26th, 2015 - January 2nd, 2016

    Keep up the good work and hospitality - Ketut, Kadek and Made. Happy New Year!

    Lucia K, United Kingdom
  • November 19th, 2015 - November 23rd, 2015

    It was a lovely villa and we could not have been looked after better. Amazing, polite, helpful and sweet natured staff. Every one at Villa Mako was delightful. The food was great and they were so gentle with our children. Nothing was too much trouble. Great pool setting too. Enormous rooms and the kids twin room was lovely too. If anything, it would benefit from having a driver to allow for more spntaneity.

    Victoria G, Singapore
  • November 6th, 2015 - November 11th, 2015

    Comport and cleanliness were good, staff were good, food were good, in house service and facility pool is good, internet accessibility is satisfactory, all staff made us feel welcome and comfortable.

    Neil H, Singapore
  • October 20th, 2015 - October 27th, 2015

    Villa comfortable and cleanliness are good, staff are outstanding. Food are outstanding, in-house service and facility are good.

    Elisabeth T, Singapore
  • July 24th, 2015 - August 2nd, 2015

    Staff were lovely and very helpful. The food was delicious. The villa beautifully decorated and very comfortable.

    Susan P, Australia
  • June 30th, 2015 - July 4th, 2015

    What a gorgeous villa. The website photos do not do it justice! Beautifully decorated with a collection of Indonesian antique and new works, all the mod-cons and so spacious. It was beyond our expectations. Views from back patio to rice fields were added bonus. Staff were lovely, speak very good English and did their best to make us comfortable. So much better than the most stylish of hotels in Bali. Was such a treat. I hope we will be back.

    Claire R, Indonesia
  • April 14th, 2015 - April 17th, 2015

    Very nice villa, and good staff.

    Xiao Qing Guo, China
  • February 19th, 2015 - February 20th, 2015

    Beautiful villa with old world character and charm. Very large swimming pool great for the kids with jungle and rice field views. We took the villa bikes out for a ride which was a great way to explore the neighborhood.

    April P, Indonesia
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