TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

Living experience at Own Villa

Written by Bea and Jeremy – Mr and Mrs Monnet
June 2017
Bali is a place where its architecture is in perfect harmony with its tropical environment. Eighteen months after our first visit to Bali, it was a blast to come back and rediscover the place. Located in Umalas, a quiet area close to the most glamourous side of the island, Own Villa is a ten-minute drive away from Seminyak Square and a twenty minute away drive from Tanah Lot Temple, which is known for its stunning sunsets.
Photograph by Bea Albero and Jeremy Monnet
With its inimitable roof shape, inspired by a traditional north Sumatra-style Villa, Own Villa makes for the ultimate tailor made experience. The hotel was designed by the Italian founder himself and features 55 square meter rooms and a concept garden view. The hotel’s structure is made from locally sourced timber, recycled iron and minimal steel trimmings and makes a fascinating story for people passionate about Architecture.
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Unique to Own Villa is the dedicated service; the staff are your OWN, the chef is your OWN and the pool is your OWN.”
Nested within lush tropical greenery, the house consists of five different buildings: four rooms and the main house (which also consists of the kitchen and an open-air living room). What is special about Own Villa is the way that it combines ancient art, the culture of local artisans and the comforts of a hotel to make you feel like you are within your Own Home.
Photograph by Bea Albero and Jeremy Monnet
It is made for a truly extraordinary experience. For example, the staff asks you what you would like for lunch or dinner. Based on your order, the chef and staff do the shopping accordingly and provide you with a wide range of freshly made meals. We have never experienced such luxury service and we quickly became addicted within days.
Photograph by Bea Albero and Jeremy Monnet
OWN Villa is also the ultimate fit for guests with specific dietary constraints. Made, the chef, prepares your daily dishes according to your requirements. His repertoire is diverse and features a range of cuisines including Italian, French and Indonesian. We will never forget the Bigoli pasta that Made prepared (with our help!)  using a specific tool brought from Veneto in Italy. The tool has been passed down over three generations in an Italian family! 
 
To give you another angle on the OWN lifestyle there are also private yoga lessons and spa services which can be easily arranged on demand. We simply had to walk a few steps from our bedroom and we were already reaching our private SPA area for relaxing and beauty treatment.

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