Book and Stay – Casa Mateo Early Bird 2018

August 1, 2017 Leave a comment

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We have special Early Bird Promotion for period stay: 15th January – 30th June 2018

Booking period: Immediately – 28th February 2018

Enjoy our Rate:
Low Season Rate: US$ 850.00 net/night
High Season Rate: US$ 1,050.00 net/night
Minimum stay for 5 Nights

Booking Period: During period of March 2018

Enjoy our Rate:
Low Season Rate: US$ 875.00 net/night
High Season Rate: US$ 1,100.00 net/night
Minimum stay for 5 Nights


Inclusive:
All inclusive 5BR villa with private pools & Sauna for 10 persons
Daily housekeeping and professional chef
A refreshing welcome drink and canapé on arrival
Return airport pick up& drop
Free Wi-fi

Complimentary:
Daily breakfast
1x 30 minutes Massage per person (Max 10)
1x Asian BBQ Dinner (Max 10)
Afternoon Tea

SEASON:
Low season period: 6th January to 30th June (Excluding Easter) and September 16 to December 19.
High season period: 30th March to 6th April (Easter Period) and 1 to 31 July and September 15.
Peak season period: 1 to 30 August and December 20 to 6 January (Christmas and New Year).

Please contact  us at info@balicasa.net for more detail information

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Siwaratri Day – Night of Siwa

January 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Siwa Ratri, often referred to as the ‘night of Siwa’, is an auspicious time for introspection and meditation, during which the Balinese pray for forgiveness of their earthly sins and for support and strength from the god Siwa (Shiva) in order to reach their higher selves. Part of these rituals involve fasting and staying awake all night, so Siwa Ratri is also known as the longest night. Siwa Ratri is celebrated during the new moon of the 7th month of the Balinese calendar and there are a series of ritual observances throughout the day.

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The philosophy of Siwa Ratri can be traced back to a folk story of a lone hunter named Lubdaka. Lubdaka was out hunting and got lost in the wilderness. The sun set and he was in the dark, alone so he climbed a tree to avoid wild animals. He was afraid of falling from the tree if he fell asleep, so he began picking leaves and dropping them into a pond below while chanting prayers to god Shiva. He stayed awake all night and got home safely the next day.

When Lubdaka died, he was greeted by Shiva in the afterlife and his bad deeds were erased because he meditated to Shiva that night. Siwa Ratri (the night of Shiva) is remembered by meditating, staying awake and fasting. The meaning behind these practices is to remind the Balinese to remain vigilant and always keep the gods in mind when navigating through the symbolic darkness of the night.

Siwa Ratri begins with an early morning prayer, typically ending at 6:00am. The ritual typically consists of three fasting activities:

  • Upawasa: not eating or drinking for 24 hours

Fasting is a method of self-control and reflection to reach spiritual enlightenment.

  • Monabrata: not talking for 12 hours

Silence is a method to learn not to speak impulsively and to choose honest, kind words; not to speak evil or lie; and to learn to listen more attentively.

  • Mejagra: not sleeping for 36 hours

Not sleeping is a technique to train being awake and aware of our approach to life which should always be carried out with conduct of insight and wisdom.

The Siwa Ratri celebration also aims to overcome materialism and to build a closer connection with God through surrender and prayer. Each of these (non-)activities are methods to learn to be self-conscious at all times, to have self-control in all circumstances. When completed, each of them is followed by prayers and offerings in the house temple.

Casa Mateo Company Outing 2017

January 13, 2018 Leave a comment

Singapadu on 12 December 2017

Venue: Bali Zoo

Our theme for Bali Casa Villas outing is “Live, Learn and Upgrade”.

“Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die. – Tom Clancy.” In a world of rapid change, to accomplish great things in life, people have to keep learning. This value is in line with Casa Mateo Villa principle which always learn and offer the modern and excellent services to our customers.

Learning is a long-life process and the knowledge that you have is never enough. There is always more to know. The desire to learn is among the best characteristics a person can possess. The more we grow, the more we realize there is so much out there we don’t know, so much that we have to learn and there is always something about ourselves we can improve on.

There are endless bits of knowledge and and abilities that a person can learn throughout his life. Our perspectives, tastes, tolerance, world views and understanding can never be broadened if we stop being open to learning. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. There is no success story without the journey of keep learning constantly.

Activity

The event opened with Warming Activities such as

  1. Army Applause
  2. Hold the Finger
  3. Swords and Samurai
  4. The “YOS” Game

The Team Building Activities such as

  1. Opposite
  2. Kaki Seribu (Thousand Foots)
  3. Bulldozer
  4. Sarung Ajaib (Magic Sarong)
  5. Helium Stick
  6. Karpet Ajaib (Magic Carpet)

Photo Gallery

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NEW YEAR’S

December 30, 2017 Leave a comment

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one.

Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday.

In the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar system today, New Year occurs on 1 January (New Year’s Day). This was also the case both in the old Roman calendar (at least after about 713 BCE) and in the Julian calendar that succeeded it.

Other calendars have been used historically in different parts of the world; some calendars count years numerically, while others do not.

During the middle Ages in Western Europe, while the Julian calendar was still in use, authorities moved New Year’s Day variously, depending upon locale, to one of several other days, among them: 1 March, 25 March, Easter, 1 September, and 25 December. Beginning in 1582, the adoptions of the Gregorian calendar and changes to the Old Style and New Style dates meant the various local dates for New Year’s Day changed to using one fixed date, January 1.

The widespread official adoption of the Gregorian calendar and marking January 1 as the beginning of a new year is almost global now. Regional or local uses of other calendars continue, along with the cultural and religious practices that accompany them. In Latin America, various native cultures continue the observation of traditions according to their own calendars. Israel, China, India and other countries, continue to celebrate New Year on different dates.

The most common dates of modern New Year’s celebrations are listed below, ordered and grouped by their alignment relative to the Gregorian calendar.

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Casa Mateo – Christmas Guest

December 26, 2017 Leave a comment

If you’re dreaming of a bright Christmas instead of white, if you’re ready to exchange snow for sands and sunshine, Bali could be your Christmas paradise. Despite being predominantly Hindu, Christmas has become one of the most festive and touristy occasions in Bali. From shopping to charity, discover how to spend the holiday season in Bali.WhatsApp Image 2017-12-25 at 13.08.38Casa Mateo is one of the unique place to celebrate your Christmas with your Family or your friends. We are 5 Bedroom Luxury Villas with Private Pool and Jacuzzi can accommodate for 10 adults. If you bring more than 10 group we still have mezzanine room on the top of rooftop and ideally for 12 adults.

With nice and professional team,  we will arrange and make your Christmas memorable. BBQ Lunch or Dinner Party is the option for you.

This is our Guest that Celebrate the Christmas in Bali with Casa Mateo and team with BBQ Lunch. They also prepare some Christmas accessories and play a trumpet. All guest happy together and this is show you that Bali still save for visit and save for tourism.

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WhatsApp Image 2017-12-25 at 13.08.42Christmas Decoration Table with some accessories and trumpet

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CHRISTMAS DAY

December 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve has the main focus rather than Christmas Day.

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Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid fourth century the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date that was later adopted in the East. Today, most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, which has been adopted almost universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. However, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which currently corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, the day after the Western Christian Church celebrates the Epiphany. This is not a disagreement over the date of Christmas as such, but rather a preference of which calendar should be used to determine the day that is December 25.

Although it is not known why December 25 became a date of celebration, there are several factors that may have influenced the choice. December 25 was the date the Romans marked as the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year, and the first day in which the days would begin to elongate and the Sun would have a longer presence in the sky. Jesus was identified with the Sun based on an Old Testament verse, and the date is exactly nine months following Annunciation, when the conception of Jesus is celebrated, which is one theory on what may have influenced the timing of the Christmas holiday. Also, Ancient Romans had a series of pagan festivals near the end of the year, and Christmas may have been scheduled at this time to appropriate, or compete with, one or more of these festivals. Some scholars disagree with this latter interpretation and state that the Roman Emperor Aurelia placed a pagan celebration on December 25 in order to compete with the growing rate of the Christian Church, which had already been celebrating Christmas on that date.

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The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, lighting a Chris tingle, viewing a Nativity play, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christ kind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

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Casa Mateo – Wedding Client

December 18, 2017 Leave a comment

A wedding is a ceremony where two people or a couple are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or celebrant. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony.

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Casa Mateo just got the opportunity to handle wedding from our Spain Client. This wedding are mix culture wedding between Spain and Indonesia. We are happy that we can do our best to make the success wedding  for our client, starting from preparation until wedding day.

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Our villa team do their best to set up all the decoration and dinner with perfect time.

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Casa Mateo – Guest Birthday Party

December 2, 2017 Leave a comment

Casa Mateo glad to help and arrange every single our guest special request. One of them request, we have Guest Birthday Party with Balinese Dancer Performance for the entertainment.

WhatsApp Image 2017-11-25 at 22.22.21Welcome dance performance

WhatsApp Image 2017-11-25 at 22.22.22 (2)Guest join with the dancer and take some picture

For this request they choose Jungle view theme and our team make the decoration as perfect as their request. This is our guest’s husband 40th years old party.

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WhatsApp Image 2017-11-25 at 22.22.16 (2)Dinning table decoration

Complete with BBQ Western Dinner menu that prepared from our professional chef make their party complete.Casa Mateo always serve all the guest staying with professional way and keep for guest satisfaction is one of our vision.

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WhatsApp Image 2017-11-26 at 16.49.28Surprise Birthday Cake from the Dancer

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