Villas in Indonesia

Indonesia’s dizzying array of cultures, cuisines, landscapes and seascapes is quite possibly unmatched by anywhere else in the world. The myriad islands – more than 17,000 in fact – that make up this heady, steamy, vibrant archipelago speckle across the equator for nearly 5,000km. A third of these ocean-ringed islands are completely uninhabited, which must surely be a trailblazers dream.

Travellers have been drawn to this mystical region for centuries. More than a thousand years ago traders from as far away as China were sailing to the aromatic Spice Islands of Indonesia, and this precious commodity drew the Europeans in the sixteenth century too. Fast forward a few centuries and this corner of the globe is still a hotspot for foreigners who visit today for its raw beauty and rich culture rather than the spices that pepper its delicious cuisine.

Two of the loveliest islands within Indonesia’s stunning archipelago are Bali and Lombok, each of which comes with its own special charms. Whilst Bali’s cosmopolitan vibe is far removed from Lombok’s quiet, barely developed tourist trade, each island boasts dreamy beaches, volcanic landscapes, fabulous diving, charming culture and gentle, welcoming people.

Straddling the equator, Indonesia has two main seasons – wet between October and April and dry for the rest of the year – with slight geographical variations. The wet season is by no means intolerable, as storms tend to come in sudden bursts in between long spells of sunshine. The Christmas holiday period traditionally attracts a horde of visitors. And, given what awaits them on these unique and exotic islands, this is surely of no surprise.

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Rumah Lotus

Rumah Lotus

Indonesia » Bali » Ubud

Arriving at Villa Rumah Lotus at night, we immediately eased into its sense of space and peacefulness. There wasn’t a single light on the horizon to suggest another living being nearby, though we were soothed by the sound of the gamelan wafting in the breeze from the village of Kelusa out of sight across the valley.

Emerging from a blissful night’s sleep in our supremely comfortable four-poster bed the next morning, we were delighted to discover the breathtaking views ... nothing but rice fields and, distant mountains! After an excellent breakfast, we enjoyed lazing by the large pool, glimpsing the occasional farmer tending his crop and trying not to feel guilty as we reclined in the balé, waited on hand and foot. Wayan the villa manager was charming and made sure we were well looked after; he speaks several languages (English, French, Japanese among them), is very knowledgeable about the area, and attentive to small details. We appreciated the Nespresso coffee machine and choice of Twinings teas offered during the day, as well as thoughtful extras like kimonos and slippers in the bedroom.

We felt we were far from the madding crowd and yet, if we wanted the bright(er) lights, we could be in Ubud within 20 minutes! And though it was tempting to try out the many restaurants in Bali’s culture capital – which include Mozaic, voted Asia’s top restaurant – Yanti’s home cooking was enough to keep us from straying far; she prepared a beautiful seafood barbecue in the evening. And it helps that the villa wine list is extensive, courtesy of another notable Ubud restaurant, Bridges.

 
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Rumi Villas - Villa Rumi (4BR)

Rumi Villas - Villa Rumi (4BR)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Villa Rumi is quite a ‘find’. We were delighted by the sense of space, and couldn’t believe how quiet it was considering it was a hop-&-skip away from the noise and action on Jalan Laksmana.  We loved the open living area, and appreciated the privacy of the master suite, with its garden terrace and outdoor tub for alfresco bathing. But our favourite daytime space by far was the balé by the pool…and having ice-cold drinks delivered to us by delightful staff throughout the day.

We were lucky to meet the owner during our stay and found his enthusiasm quite contagious. He has put so much heart into designing and building Villa Rumi, and really understands what so many families are looking for in a holiday villa.

Villa Rumi is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from the ‘sweetshop’ for grownups that is Seminyak. It’s great to have the option of keeping kids close by in the bedroom next door, or carving out some precious privacy by assigning them a bedroom across the pool. We think that this room configuration — and the fact that all bedrooms are equally generous in size — will also be appreciated by two small families vacationing together, and by groups of friends.

 
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Rumi Villas - Villa Jepun (3BR)

Rumi Villas - Villa Jepun (3BR)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

A lot of care has gone into creating in Villa Jepun (and its sisters in Rumi Villas) a well-designed, value-for-money family retreat. Although the garden is small, we were happy to have a (surprisingly) large pool in place of lawn and, with the quick-dry Sunbrella-covered cushions on the sofa, we didn’t have to worry about wet swimsuits in the living area when stirring from the pool loungers to get out of the sun. The dining area did get hot during the day, but the discomfort was nothing a floor-standing fan wouldn’t remedy. We loved the air-conditioned master bedroom. The bed was extremely comfortable, the bed-linen luxurious and the pillows heavenly (normally this reviewer’s first complaint!). The multi-tasking housekeeper Dewi was a delight (it was a treat witnessing her doing the daily offerings), and the villa manager Nyoman was charming and efficient. The owner, who likens his team to a family, makes a point of meeting his guests when he’s in Bali, and his ebullience helps explain the glowing testimonials and high number of families who choose to return. Villa Jepun may not suit those looking for a swanky Seminyak pad and the level of pandering only a phalanx of full-time staff can provide, but it is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from shops and restaurants – and all this for less than the price of a modestly-starred hotel. Holiday budgets go further too when the first 19-litre water bottle and all personal laundry is free. And, unusually, there’s no mark-up on the grocery shopping the housekeeper is happy to do for guests.
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Rumi Villas - Villa Mimpi (2BR)

Rumi Villas - Villa Mimpi (2BR)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

A lot of care has gone into creating in Villa Mimpi (and its sisters in Rumi Villas) a well-designed, value-for-money family retreat. Although the garden is small, we were happy to have a decent-sized pool in place of lawn and, with the quick-dry Sunbrella-covered cushions on the sofa, we didn’t have to worry about wet swimsuits in the living area when stirring from the pool loungers to get out of the sun. The air conditioned master bedroom proved to be a welcome retreat – the bed was extremely comfortable and we were treated to a stunning sunset from our ring-side seats on the private terrace. The multi-tasking housekeeper worked well behind the scenes, and the villa manager Nyoman was charming and efficient. The owner, who likens his team to a family, makes a point of meeting his guests when he’s in Bali, and his ebullience helps explain the glowing testimonials and high number of families who choose to return. Villa Mimpi may not suit those looking for a swanky Seminyak pad and the level of pandering only a phalanx of full-time staff can provide, but it is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from shops and restaurants – and all this for less than the price of a modestly-starred hotel. Holiday budgets go further too when the first 19-litre water bottle and all personal laundry is free. And, unusually, there’s no mark-up on the grocery shopping the housekeeper is happy to do for guests.
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Rumi Villas - Villa Nyaman (2BR)

Rumi Villas - Villa Nyaman (2BR)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

A lot of care has gone into creating in Villa Nyaman (and its sisters in Rumi Villas) a well-designed, value-for-money family retreat. Although the garden is small, we were happy to have a decent-sized pool in place of lawn and, with the quick-dry Sunbrella-covered cushions on the sofa, we didn’t have to worry about wet swimsuits in the living area when stirring from the pool loungers to get out of the sun. The air conditioned master bedroom proved to be a welcome retreat – the bed was extremely comfortable and we were treated to a stunning sunset from our ring-side seats on the private terrace. The multi-tasking housekeeper worked well behind the scenes, and the villa manager Nyoman was charming and efficient. The owner, who likens his team to a family, makes a point of meeting his guests when he’s in Bali, and his ebullience helps explain the glowing testimonials and high number of families who choose to return. Villa Nyaman may not suit those looking for a swanky Seminyak pad and the level of pandering only a phalanx of full-time staff can provide, but it is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from shops and restaurants – and all this for less than the price of a modestly-starred hotel. Holiday budgets go further too when the first 19-litre water bottle and all personal laundry is free. And, unusually, there’s no mark-up on the grocery shopping the housekeeper is happy to do for guests.
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Rumi Villas - Villa Tunjung (2BR)

Rumi Villas - Villa Tunjung (2BR)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

A lot of care has gone into creating in Villa Tunjung (and its sisters in Rumi Villas) a well-designed, value-for-money family retreat. Although the garden is small, we were happy to have a decent-sized pool in place of lawn and, with the quick-dry Sunbrella-covered cushions on the sofa, we didn’t have to worry about wet swimsuits in the living area when stirring from the pool loungers to get out of the sun. The air conditioned master bedroom proved to be a welcome retreat – the bed was extremely comfortable and we were treated to a stunning sunset from our ring-side seats on the private terrace. The multi-tasking housekeeper worked well behind the scenes, and the villa manager Nyoman was charming and efficient. The owner, who likens his team to a family, makes a point of meeting his guests when he’s in Bali, and his ebullience helps explain the glowing testimonials and high number of families who choose to return. Villa Tunjung may not suit those looking for a swanky Seminyak pad and the level of pandering only a phalanx of full-time staff can provide, but it is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from shops and restaurants – and all this for less than the price of a modestly-starred hotel. Holiday budgets go further too when the first 19-litre water bottle and all personal laundry is free. And, unusually, there’s no mark-up on the grocery shopping the housekeeper is happy to do for guests.
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Rumi Villas - Villa Yuyu (2BR)

Rumi Villas - Villa Yuyu (2BR)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

A lot of care has gone into creating in Villa Yuyu (and its sisters in Rumi Villas) a well-designed, value-for-money family retreat. Although the garden is small, we were happy to have a decent-sized pool in place of lawn and, with the quick-dry Sunbrella-covered cushions on the sofa, we didn’t have to worry about wet swimsuits in the living area when stirring from the pool loungers to get out of the sun. The air conditioned master bedroom proved to be a welcome retreat – the bed was extremely comfortable and we were treated to a stunning sunset from our ring-side seats on the private terrace. The multi-tasking housekeeper worked well behind the scenes, and the villa manager Nyoman was charming and efficient. The owner, who likens his team to a family, makes a point of meeting his guests when he’s in Bali, and his ebullience helps explain the glowing testimonials and high number of families who choose to return. Villa Yuyu may not suit those looking for a swanky Seminyak pad and the level of pandering only a phalanx of full-time staff can provide, but it is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from shops and restaurants – and all this for less than the price of a modestly-starred hotel. Holiday budgets go further too when the first 19-litre water bottle and all personal laundry is free. And, unusually, there’s no mark-up on the grocery shopping the housekeeper is happy to do for guests.
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Sahana Villa I

Sahana Villa I

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Sahana Villa I is great choice for families and friends wanting a taste of luxury without breaking the bank.

We loved the fact that there was so much going on within walking distance of our own private retreat: I mean, who wouldn’t appreciate a Champagne and oyster bar just metres from their front door?

We were impressed when the owners greeted us on arrival to let us know they were on hand should we need them; it showed they genuinely cared that we had an enjoyable and memorable stay.

Facing west, the villa receives plenty of afternoon sun and can get quite warm, especially in the open living and dining areas, but the air-conditioned bedrooms provided adequate respite.

We liked the fact that the pleasant housekeeping staff were able to prepare meals when we were too tired to go out, giving us more time to kick back and relax. And the complimentary continental breakfast each morning was a nice inclusion.

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Sahana Villa II

Sahana Villa II

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Sahana Villa II is great choice for families and friends wanting a taste of luxury without breaking the bank. We loved the fact that there was so much going on within walking distance of our own private retreat: I mean, who wouldn’t appreciate a Champagne and oyster bar just metres from their front door? We were impressed when the owners greeted us on arrival to let us know they were on hand should we need them; it showed they genuinely cared that we had an enjoyable and memorable stay. Facing west, the villa receives plenty of afternoon sun and can get quite warm, especially in the open living and dining areas, but the air-conditioned bedrooms provided adequate respite. We liked the fact that the pleasant housekeeping staff were able to prepare meals when we were too tired to go out, giving us more time to kick back and relax. And the complimentary continental breakfast each morning was a nice inclusion.
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Villa Sally

Villa Sally

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

When we stayed at Villa Sally two years ago we were blown away by its rural location.  Well, the area is still rural, but it’s getting more built up now, so some of the rice fields have given way to new buildings.  On the upside, there is a bit more to do in the area with some new cafes and restaurants all within walking distance.  The service of the staff was always good, but now it’s even more professional.  We were happy to see that the villa has been well maintained and is still very elegant.  In fact, now that it’s not quite so new and shiny, it feels more comfortable and homely.  There is a warmth to this elegant place that is enhanced both by the actual flames of the two fire bowls at the end of the pool, and the visual effects created by the light and swirling waters that cascade down the two water walls in the living room to resemble flames licking the walls. (Watch for this in the downstairs bathrooms as well, very romantic and guaranteed to kindle desire!)
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