Villa Maya Retreat

About The Space
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As it name suggests, Villa Maya Retreat is the perfect place to slow down and escape the frantic pace of everyday life. Resting on the banks of the Penet River, that winds through the rural village of Cepaka in the heart of Bali’s 'rice bowl', this six-bedroom villa will soothe your body, mind and soul. Shaded by lush tropical gardens and clusters of giant bamboo, the traditional- style living and sleeping pavilions have been designed to make the most of the natural surrounds. Featuring a 12 x 5-metre swimming pool, three plunge pools and numerous relaxation bales there is plenty of space for guests to unwind and recharge the batteries.

Villa Maya Retreat is situated in a jungle-clad river gorge close to the village of Cepaka in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’ due to its vast terraced rice fields. This quaint village bordering the Penet River is a rare example of a traditional Balinese community untouched by tourism and the rapid development to the south of the island. Villa guests are accorded a privileged insight into the agricultural, religious and daily life of the friendly villagers. Just 12 kilometres away is the famed Tanah Lot sea temple while the nearest surf beaches, including Echo Beach, are about eight kilometres from the villa.

Villa Maya Retreat’s manager will 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. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.

Key Amenities


​• WiFi Internet access
• Welcome drink and fruit basket
• Turndown service
• Personal service by the villa staff including full time villa manager, housekeeper, chef/cook, security and attendants
• Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities

Indoor Living:

  • Open-sided, fan-cooled dining pavilion /living area overlooking the swimming pool

  • 10-seater solid wood dining table

  • Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel worktops and appliances

  • TV lounge housed in large pavilion, with 42-inch satellite TV and DVD player, sofas and

  • good collection of magazines and DVDs

  • Indonesian artifacts and stone statues throughout


  • Babysitter (Extra)

  • Chef/Cook (All meals)

  • Driver (8 hours) (Extra)

  • Housekeeping (Full time)

  • Manager

  • Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra)

  • Security

  • Service Staff

  • Shopper

Outdoor Living:

  • Lush gardens shaded by tropical rainforest

  • Picturesque river bank setting

  • 12 x 5-metre green stone swimming pool, surrounded by timber deck with sun loungers

  • shaded by white ceremonial umbrellas

  • Al fresco dining area overlooking the pool

  • Traditional-style bales and secret garden hangouts

  • Atmospheric outdoor furnished terrace overhanging the river

  • Entrance to the villa by stone stairs carved into a river gorge, alongside a trickling

  • waterfall

Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).

Complimentary WiFi access.

Baby cot; high chair; car seat; DVDs; games.

Satellite TV and DVD player; surround-sound system; CD player; iPod dock.

Safety deposit boxes.

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