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Taman Sorga

Villa Taman Sorga in Sanur, Bali


Taman Sorga – ‘heavenly garden’ – is a traditionally inspired six-bedroom villa that accords its guests an authentic ‘contemporary Bali lifestyle’ experience in a peaceful residential area moments from Sanur Beach on Bali’s south-eastern shore.  Acclaimed in architectural magazines and design books, an entire village of craftsmen from the Gianyar regency spent months working in-situ to create this magnificent artefact-filled structure with its soaring two-tiered roof, intricately carved gilded pillars and Batu Batik wall.

Villa Taman Sorga was designed by its long-term-Bali-expat owners as a spacious home for their growing family, revealing a Swiss eye for detail, South American sense of style, and a passion for Bali’s arts and crafts.  With the addition of a grand colonnaded guest wing in 2010, the villa now juxtaposes traditional ‘Bali style’ with contemporary elements to create a unique expression of tropical Balinese living. Clustered around the curvaceous pool, a series of pavilions house the multiple living and dining spaces, six bedrooms, gourmet kitchen and gym, combining old and new and contrasting heritage treasures with hi-tech amenities: merbau, teak and terrazzo floors meet granite counter tops and marble walls; an antique Singha statue presides over modern leather sofas; flat-screen TVs perch on antique chests; a heritage dresser stands by a hydro-massage shower, and top-range King Koil mattresses grace royal canopied beds. Further 21st century luxuries include jacuzzis, home theatre systems and air-conditioning throughout – even in the bathrooms. And contributing immeasurably to the experience is the long-serving staff team, whose strong attachment to the villa clearly shows in the pride with which they take care of their guests.

Villa Taman Sorga is ideal for multi-generation families or groups of friends looking to socialize while at the same time enjoying private corners and plenty of breathing space.  Many guests are so comfortable in this home-from-home that they choose to stay put, but for those keen to venture beyond the estate, there’s the beach to explore, temples to visit, and Sanur’s myriad restaurants, boutiques and spas to discover.

Villa Taman Sorga’s food and beverage service is run on a cash basis, with no extra service charge other than a tiny petrol allowance. Simply provide a cash float when you arrive, and staff will ask for a top-up when necessary; staff will do the provisioning and present receipts for an end-of-stay reckoning.  To allow the cook time to shop and prepare, it’s necessary to order in advance – either the evening before or at breakfast time each day.

Location Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
Bedroom 6 air conditioned spacious bedrooms (3 king-size beds, 1 twin queen-size beds, 2 twins convertible to kings)
Bathroom 5 suite bathrooms (all with jacuzzi bathtubs), 5 showers and 1 powder room.
Capacity 12 guests. A small single room is available for guests travelling with a nanny.
Swimming pool 17 x 5 meter lagoon-style pool
Living areas Air-conditioned wantilan/living pavilion, terrace living area, air conditioned dining area for 8, air-conditioned kitchen and kitchen dining table for 6, air conditioned family room, gym room, pool pavilion and covered terrace.
Entertainment Wireless internet connection, 50-inch TV with home cinema system in media room; TV with satellite channel, DVD player, music system and bluetooth speakers.
Service & facilities Airport transfer 1x each way, daily housekeeping, safe deposit box, baby cot and high chair, full equipped kitchen, gas barbeque, gym facilities and backup power generator. Food & beverage groceries + 20% handling fee.
Staff Villa manager, cook and kitchen helper, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendant and security
Property area 1,082sqm (villa), 3,709sqm (land)

Rate 2016:

Season Period Minimum stay Rates / night
Low All other dates below 5 nights US$ 1,095++
Shoulder 18 – 24 Jun, 22 – 31 Aug 5 nights US$ 1,210++
High 29 Apr – 2 May, 25 Jun – 21 Aug, 16 – 25 Dec 5 nights US$ 1,325++
Peak 26 Dec – 2 Jan 2017 7 nights US$ 1,475++

Rate 2017:

Season Period Minimum stay Rates / night
Low All other dates below 5 nights US$ 1,095++
Shoulder 1 – 12 Apr, 16 – 23 Jun, 21 – 31 Aug 5 nights US$ 1,210++
High 3 – 7 Jan, 27 Jan – 4 Feb, 13 – 17 Apr, 28 Apr – 1 May, 24 Jun – 20 Aug, 15 – 25 Dec 5 nights US$ 1,325++
Peak 26 Dec – 2 Jan 2018 7 nights US$ 1,475++

Rate 2018:

Season Period Minimum stay Rates / night
Low All other dates below 5 nights US$ 1,095++
Shoulder 24 – 28 Mar, 3 – 8 Apr 5 nights US$ 1,210++
High 3 – 7 Jan, 15 – 21 Feb, 29 Mar – 2 Apr, 28 Apr – 1 May 5 nights US$ 1,325++

++ Rates are subject to 15,5% tax and service charge.