This “mellow” Ubud Villa was built for a honeymoon couple or families
Pamela J Rowe
- english, English
About Pamela J Rowe
Nearly 27 years ago have passed since Royal Rowe decided to leave his native America and take on new properties for Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts [36 years] all over Asia and Africa. The property took 11 1/2 months to complete. Royal's respect for heritage and craftsmanship is evident in the interior, which is filled with handmade furniture. "Each piece has a story". With 27 years of Bali knowledge, the couple created a private residence that offers guests the benefits of local insights and a true understanding of what travelers want. This secure residence is a luxury sanctuary, an urban residence for leisure travelers who are looking to stay a little longer than usual in Bali, and for those who want to see Bali from a different perspective. Enjoy the island at a pace you wouldn’t in hotels. The house was designed for spending time "Indoors and Outdoors". The garden surrounds the villa, and offers serval places to enjoy beautiful fresh food. It's a beautiful place for a family gatherings whatever the weather. Being in the mountains and on the river; you feel the serenity of being upcountry with no big developments, major construction or noisy discos to disturb them here. The weather in Payangan is cooler, and without the mosquito problems they have in the south.
Pamela J Rowe purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Pamela J Rowe chose Kerta
The owners go to their property to be soothed and healed, and to have their senses put in order. The entire interior is infused with a timeless purity that allows it to remain relevant. "it's a universal vision that is above fashion". "From this, new ideas will always surface". Perhaps most notable is Royal's interest in oriental art and philosophy, which encompasses diverse movements such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism. This is manifested in a collection of serene and understand spaces that were designed of reflection, which embraces transience and imperfection. Seeing life as it was a hundred years before in a village , exploring our living museums and enjoying our private collections as their very own exceeds expectations. This private and immaculate property offers fresh air, clean water and privacy. The location is 'nestled' amoung the finest hotels and residences in Bali away from Kuta beach. It is situated on a half acre piece of land and the villa is surrounded by a walking tropical garden. It has a fresh water swimming pool, as well as an outdoor dining pavilion situated in the garden with mountain views. A large reception and living area features a family seating area and an Antique Chinese Bed for reading and relaxing during the day. There is a separate room for watching TV and a well stocked Library attached. ACCOMODATIONS: 4 unique bedrooms and bathrooms Bedroom 1 - Master: King 6.4m x 7.5m Bedroom 2 - Upstairs: Queen 7.8m x 7.8m Bedroom 3 - Children's Room: Twin 3.15m x 5.3m Bedroom 4 - Bamboo: Double, 4m x 3m Villa Puri Naga Toya offers a unique and luxury retreat in the mountains. The modern kitchen is in a separate pavilion. It is available to be rented complete with an English speaking supervisor and staff to help you with your cleaning, cooking and laundry needs. It is the perfect location to celebrate a "Balinese" wedding ceremony with a loved one - including spa preparations in advance before you make your wedding vows.
What makes this Villa unique
Stay at Puri Naga Toya and you'll feel like Balinese royalty. Its owners have more than three decades experience in five-star luxury hotel management. This is a sanctuary to enjoy your family and friends. The staff at Puri Naga Toya are very well trained and will help you to arrange all of your holiday schedules. -From the windows I see the beauty and transformation of the mountains emerging from the horizon. -Take a walk in the village in all seasons; see the offerings being laid out, men sitting outside their family compounds patting their prized roosters, and Balinese children playing in the streets. -Or, stay at home and enjoy the walled garden. The lack of decoration encourages one to appreciate the silence and instils a deep sense of spiritual freedom. Recommendations for places of Interest Locavore Restaurant- ***** Food to Go Restaurant- **** Bridges Restaurant- ***** Kabun and Cafe Restaurants- **** Hujan Restaurant- ***** Tanalot Temple, Goa Gaja Temple and Tampaksiring Balinese Ceremony Shopping on Dewi Sita-Ubud
Check-in: 1:30 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
10 star stay
The staff were the best we ever had while travelling. Their attention to detail and friendliness made our holiday unforgettable. The views were fantastic overlooking the ravine below and the gardens were beautiful. The house itself was full of antiques from all over the world and interior design was amazing. We would recommend this property for service, breathtaking views and total relaxation far from the commercial overcrowded areas in Bali. Would return for a longer stay next time.
Thank you so much everyone for the kind review, and treating our home like it was your own. We would love to see you all again soon.
Warm tropical regards from all of us,
Royal, Pamela, Wayan, Made, Putu, Dolar, and Agus
Wonderful days in a peaceful house
We had great days in a wonderful house.
Beginning from a very lovely welcome over helpful friendly staff til delicious food, everything was great.
We also had a Yoga class which was good but really much too expensive, but we haven’t asked for the price before.
The houses are decorated with a very good taste and we felt comfortable all the time.
Thanks for these beautiful stay
Royal and I would like to "thank you" for your comments and will review them carefully with our staff. I will look into the price for the Yoga class - as I wasn't aware that you wanted to do yoga at the house during your stay.
Safe travels and we hope to see you again in the future!
Royal and Pamela
Perfect location and great staff
We stayed in Puri Naga Toya for one week in August, 2018. We were a group of 5 adults and 4 kids. All of us enjoyed the stay very much.
Payangan is in a rural area about 40 min. drive North of Ubud. The view from the garden down to the river is fantastic. The climate is a bit cooler than in Ubud, but fine for us.
There is free daily transport to Ubud and return, which we used most of the days.
The owners furnished the house and garden with a lot of attention to detail and many antiques from their private collection. Pamela and Royal, thank you again for letting us stay in your home!
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wayan, Made, Putuh and Agung, thank you for making our stay so enjoyable! We hope to return some day.
The house is ideal for two families. If you like to stay in an extraordinary environment away from the crowded tourist spots, this is the place to be.
Andreas and family and friends
Thank you so much for your comments. Again, it was our pleasure to have you stay at our home, and would love it if you would come again.
I am impressed by your schedule in Bali, and wish all our guests had a similar experience in Bali.
Warm tropical regards,
Pamela and Royal
A Trip to Beautiful Bali
This property was absolutely beautiful. The scenery from this location was also very beautiful as is the drive to get there. And the staff was very nice also. They arranged for a driver for us - and believe me one is necessary in Bali. All of Bali was beautiful as well as the people there. I would go back in a heart beat if it is possible in the future.
Thank you so much Paula and Robert for your kind comments. All of us at Puri Naga Toya enjoyed having you stay with us, and look forward to your next visit! Missing you ...
Family holiday in jungle
We (2 families with 9, 8, and 6 year old boys) spent the second part of our Bali vacation in Puri Naga Toya for 5 nights. That gave us a good view on different aspects of Bali but also on different villa rental procedures. After staying one week in Jimbaran area Puri Naga Toya, in the middle of jungle, certainly impressed us. The villa and surrounding garden was amazing, giving us total privacy and room to rest and enjoy. Villa and garden contained many fine details which showed that a lot of time have been spent on creating this spot. Even our young buys were impressed by the place. We also appreciated the possibility to walk around the neighborhood, and that way got a glimpse on how common people live in this area of Bali. Seeing rise fields and fruit and coffee farming ect was very interesting.
The property itself was very well kept and the property supervisor Wayan Sir with rest of the staff took very good care of us. They were always ready to help even before we were really asking for it. Still it felt that we had our privacy. Thank you so much Wayan!
Only thing to which we were not totally happy was the communication with the owner prior to trip. We did not got precise answers and thus, have to admit, were still little bit concerned while travelling to the villa. Also, all the information in homeaway pages about the villa was not totally correct as transportation from/to airport was not included to price while stated so in the pages.
As the place is in the middle of jungle there are no places were you can eat (if not considering locals own very small eating places) or shop (only very few very small village stores), so you are depended on the services of the villa which excluding breakfast were with extra pricing. Menu was sufficient in variety but nothing spectacular in taste or size of the dishes. For us, it was most important that menu contained dishes that our boys ate with good appetite and Wayan was so kind to arrange ice cream from them as dessert. We also brought our some of own grocery, and using the villa's kitchen was very easy and staff helped us also there.
So with this place you get you own privacy, unique housing and environment and very good staff services. For seeing others parts of Bali or going some particular places you need your own car or arranged driver/car. To have unique holiday experience and life long memories, this is the place to consider.
Thank you for your review. I am happy you enjoyed yourselves; including your boys! The Villa and surrounding garden were designed to give you privacy, and room to rest and relax in. The staff are really your extended family on holiday, and I will tell them how much you enjoyed them.
Suzanna, it is a shame about these communication breakdowns. I am sorry. I find more and more that people don't really read the description, or the notes I write them with my explanations. It was an honest miscommunication between the two of us, and I can only say that no two of us are alike. Puri Naga Toya is not for everyone.
I have taken your suggestions with positivity, and will remember them in the future for improvement.
Warm tropical regards,
Royal and Pamela Rowe
First of all, we would all like to thank Pamela for the incredible hospitality! We have had an amazing time in this villa! The service has been nothing short of excellent. The staff have been very friendly and hospitable.
The villa was always clean by the time we return and the views from the villa are truly spectacular!
The furniture is beautiful, the swimming pool is great and we all loved the breakfast that has been served to us! It is a shame that we have only been here for 4 days, we really wish that we could have stayed longer.
We would all absolutely recommend this villa to friends and/or family. Whether it was for holiday purposes or for other occasions such as honeymoons!
Once again, we thank you so much for the hospitality and we hope to return to this villa once again when we return to Bali! Thank you and God bless you!
It was a pleasure to have you. Thank you for your kind remarks, and I do hope you will return.
Royal and I thank you for taking the time to tell us what you enjoyed! Our staff join us in sending you our appreciation. We hope to see you again soon.
Royal and Pamela Rowe
Banjar Singaprang, Buahan Kaja, Payangan, Bali, 80572
Owner/Manager: Pamela J Rowe; 713/553-6209 US +628123899493 Bali
-Payangan Market [approx 21 minutes away from my villa]
-Temple *Pura Dalem Segar Temple
-Turn left, SEE - Hanging Garden Ubud Hotel sign,
follow Jalan Raya Payangan, towards Kintamani
-Turn left on the road to Gata - towards the Ayung River
Sharing Bali -
Ayung Sari Inda [name previously]