"A place to soak in the beauty of the Balinese countryside and culture. Originally the home of American musicologist Colin McPhee."
DAILY LIFE IN BALI
To uncover the secrets of this musical culture, Colin and Jane returned to Bali in May 1932. On board the Rotterdam Llyod headed for Bali from Marseilles, he calmly announced his future plans to Carl Van Vechten: “Well, we are on the way back to Bali.... We shall build a house there, in the Balinese style, and live quietly and happily."
Immediately after arriving, Colin and Jane began looking for property. The Anak Agung of Saba, a friend who lived in a village on the southeast cost of the island, tried to convince them to live near him. Nyoman Kaler, a fellow musician, hoped they would settle once again in Kedaton. But Colin had other ideas. He searched for a spot high in the hills, where it was cooler, quieter, and more conducive to work. The site he found was all that and more. It lay on the outskirts of Sayan, a small village perched on a mountain ridge not far from Ubud. The property overlooked a deep ravine, at the bottom of which rushed a broad stream. Terraced rice fields lined the other side, and the mountains of Tabanan were visible in the distance. The view was stunning.
From Colin Mc Phee,
Composer in Two Worlds, by Carol J. Oja
Taman Bebek Bali or previously called Novus Taman Bebek is an Ubud villa located in Sayan village. Set in a lush landscaped garden by the master tropical garden Made Wijaya located in the edge of Ayung River, these villas offers a true Ubud style experience. The breathtaking view of Ayung River and ricefield terrace beneath and the villa setting really reminds us to the old Bali. Want to find a true Balinese hideaway with real tropical garden and view? Come to Taman Bebek Bali Villas Ubud.