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Andrew Thornley

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, Indonesian

Luxury cliff-top villa with river view + tennis court

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Nyambu holiday villa

4 bedrooms, A/C, teak interiors, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8, private tennis & pool

Villa Dukuh sits on a cliff top with a stunning river valley view on one acre of land in Dukuh, Bali. Three bedrooms each boast king-sized beds and natural stone and wood details, including antique teak-paneled walls. Each has an ensuite bathroom with oversized terrazzo bathtub and open shower with garden view. An additional bedroom has a queen-sized mattress on a Javanese day bed. The large infinity swimming pool is finished in natural stone. Relax in our 'Bale' (Balinese gazebo) by the pool or above the river.

What really sets Villa Dukuh apart is our private tennis court in the shadow of the cliff and perched above the river. The villa also has a mahogany billiard table, library, games, and large screen TV as well as DVD player for rainy days. During your stay you will be looked after by six staff, including our chef. Enjoy complimentary airport transfer as well as use of our car and driver for up to 8 hours each day during your stay.

Private tennis court: Villa Dukuh is one of very few villas in Bali with a private tennis court--and we guarantee you will never have seen a more spectacular setting for a tennis court! We invite seasoned pros and eager amateurs to enjoy our court and make this part of a memorable holiday.

Guest reviews: Villa Dukuh screams…”ideal getaway.” Griffinjd, Melbourne, Australia

We could not have had a more relaxing time…a truly unforgettable place to go. Yvonne, New York, NY

Total indulgence and relaxation… The facilities are world class and staff so attentive…Once you have been once you will want to go back – we are! Sandra S., Sydney Australia

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Thornley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, Indonesian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Dukuh is one of the most amazing luxury properties we've ever been to: secluded and serene, yet the sights of Bali are still easily accessible; tastefully designed; plenty of activities to keep one occupied, but also space to kick-back and relax; an incredibly nice and helpful staff; and a stunning setting.??The property consists of 4 rooms arranged around a pool overlooking a lush river valley. The architecture, interiors, and landscaping perfectly takes you into your own private world away from the touristy hustle of Bali. The Villa is several miles down a small road and in the middle of a small rice growing village, but the beaches and attractions of the Seminyak area of Bali are no more than 30 minutes away. We have never stayed in a more comfortable and serene location.??The courteous and extremely helpful staff are a major highlight of the experience. They consistently went out of their way to ensure that we had all we could desire from transport to meals, to massages. We arrived in Bali at midnight and had to wait in a long immigration line, and were so happy to see the Villa's friendly driver waiting for us with bottles of water right outside the airport. The Villa's staff in fact provided transportation around the area as we explored the following days. We left with the impression that if something was in their capacity to provide, they would happily do it.??The Villa's cooks are top-notch. Everything is freshly made the day of, using groceries from that morning's market. The menu has a wide range of Balinese and western food, all of which are superb. There are many restaurants around the Seminyak area, but we honestly enjoyed the Villa's cuisine so much we chose not to explore further.??We highly recommend staying here. It is great for couples, families, and groups of friends. There is plenty to do for children (such as the pool, a nice TV room, pool table, etc). There was really nothing we found lacking, and we hope to go back again.
May 2014
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Luxury cliff-top villa with river view + tennis court
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Absolutely beautiful villa; perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for the impossible – affordable luxury – and by some stroke of luck we found it at Villa Dukuh. First of all, the place is gorgeous and the personal touches lovely: huge carved teak doors, spotless marble floors, deep bathes with a view, pool lounge chairs (that are actually comfortable!), a tennis court that is innovative… the list goes on. The service was impeccable and the food was perfect for us: a mixture of high quality Balinese and Indonesian food, as well as Western comfort food favorites, all made based on local market produce so you know you are getting local and fresh food. We enjoyed picking our menu for the day! You can tell the owners and the staff love the place, because they take extremely good care of property maintenance, comfort, and overall elegance: by the end, we wanted to take everyone home with us, they were so warm and friendly. For our holiday goals – rest and relaxation in a beautiful setting – the villa was perfect. If you need to get out more, the villa has a car and driver, and there are many things to see nearby, in addition to Ubud which is an easy day trip to take. If I were to ever have a villa in Bali, I would make an exact replica of Villa Dukuh. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sensational luxury and quality service

  • 5 of 5

This luxury villa is all about enjoying the finer things in life- we cannot rate it highly enough. From the entrance, the view of the infinity pool overlooking the stunning valley never seems to get tired. The textures of the natural stone flooring and variety of wood surfaces, the Javanese teak panels, door-frames, borneo hardwoods set around the bathtub overlooking the valley are all simply stunning- so much attention to detail has gone into creating this unique place. The full-sized tennis court cut into the cliff face is a sight to behold- like something out of a 19th Century novel! The main building is spacious, homely and well-appointed with a billiards table, full size dining table, and plenty of nooks to sit and enjoy the view – it would be perfect for big groups. We stayed in the two-bedroom villa which is incredibly spacious and exceptionally well-appointed. We travelled with our two small children who made the most of the beautiful natural stone pool and enjoyed climbing the trees, collecting frangipani flowers, and followed the staff around as they set out the daily Hindu offerings. The games room on a rainy morning was also fantastic. Gede, Rika and all of the staff are some of the most cheerful staff I have ever come across- they are obviously very happy to work here and the quality of your stay is of utmost importance. They are incredibly attentive and friendly. Nopa, the driver is patient and skilled – and doesn’t mind joining in the fun singing Indonesian kids songs on the way back from the beach! Villa Dukuh is really the best of both worlds- secluded in a Balinese village and also just a short drive away from a cappuccino in Canggu – it was wonderful to be far from the overcrowded Seminyak area. The food was delicious and service was exceptional- there is actually no need to eat out, or in fact every leave! The staff are to be congratulated on offering such a welcoming and quality experience. We can’t wait to bring back our friends and family to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and serene places we have ever visited!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday in paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we were met at the airport we knew we in for a treat. All the staff were friendly , attentive and gorgeous. All our needs and wants were met with smiles and carried out quickly. Our rooms were airy and comfortable and beautifully maintained throughout our stay. All the meals we had were freshly prepared and delicious. Starting the day with a swim is always a treat and a daily trip down and up the stairs to the tennis court got the blood pumping! Massages were arranged for us with girls from a nearby spa. These were done outside in the shade on the terrace just to make sure we were even more relaxed ! We did venture out into the real world a couple of times . I loved the trip through the villages to the main road even though it was bumpy it provided an in site into local village life . We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Villa Dukuh , loved all the staff and Andrew was very helpful from the first enquiry . Now to plan when we can go back !!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Beijing, China

wonderful place in Bali!

  • 5 of 5

Our client was back to China two weeks before, they told us they are very satisfied with your villa and your service. Your villa is a wonderful place for the vacation in Bali. You and your staff are full of passion. They are highly recommended us to introduce your villa to our other clients. Thanks for everything you did for our clients.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
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Singapore, Singapore

Incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villad Dukuh for 4 nights with a group of 4 adults and 4 kids (aged 12, 10, 6, and 3). Our experience was wonderful. The property is located in a village community with all the frills that one would expect in a luxury accommodation. The villa is well furnished without being packed with furtniture and art - feels like a home not a museum.

Obviously the pool and the tennis court were a hit with our group. But we were most delighted with the attentive, courteous, and caring staff. Our kids loved hanging with the staff, wandering into the village for walks and rides on their bikes. Some of us enjoyed thhe pool table while others loved the tv room.

Great vacation in spectacular surroundings but the people (staff at villa Dukuh) made this extra special and memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
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Sydney, Australia

Fantastic, Friendly, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful oasis from the maddening crowds in Legian. After having spent a full week shopping and sight seeing in the Legian, Seminyak area it was great to come and relax and unwind at your wonderful villa. The accommodation is 5 star as are the staff.

The manager Geday (not sure of spelling) was attentive to our every need. When a few of us asked about Ubud he got on his bike and showed us the way. When one of us wanted to purchase a particular type of teapot he found a ceramics business in a neighbouring village and once again got on his bike and led us there. A few of us wanted to go and see the sunset at Tanah Lot Geday drove us in the villa car, it was a short 15 min trip away.

Rika the chef, yum, very friendly, wonderful food, she was happy to show us how to cook the Indonesian dishes and also happy to listen and take on any of our requests. The trip to market with Rika was great. The rest of the staff, Nik, Nopa & Edi were very attentive and always with a smile on there faces, nothing was ever any trouble.

Thankyou for a wonderful stay to end our time in Bali, we would definitely recommend your villa to our family and friends and can't wait to come back again

Denise, Sydney, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ngurah Rai
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Beach House at Echo Beach
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort, Tanah Lot
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Beach House at Echo Beach
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

VIlla Dukuh is located in Nyambu, a traditional village 45 minutes from Bali's Ngurah Rai airport, 15 minutes from the famous beach-side Tanah Lot temple, and 30 minutes from the shopping and dining center of Seminyak. We are in an ideal location for trips of less than one hour to either the bustling tourist areas of Kuta beach and Ubud or the mountains near Bedugul. Your booking includes free airport transfer and use of our Villa car and driver for up to eight hours each day during your visit.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Nyambu, Indonesia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
1 Sep 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
15 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
15 Jan 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$56 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

service fee of 5% A$0
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates range from US$345-625/day depending on season, number of guests, and length of stay. Low Season discounts are available for groups of 4 guests or less. Rates quoted are for groups of up to 6 guests. Groups of 7-8 guests will be charged an additional US$75++/night. Groups of 9-10 guests (including at least one child under the age of 5) will be charged an additional US$100++/night.

We kindly request payment of a deposit of 50% of the total rental amount within seven days to guarantee the booking. Final payment is due no later than 21 days before check in.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Nyambu, Indonesia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Bathroom are all finished in natural stone and Borneo hardwood around the over-sized terrazzo bathtubs and for the shower floors. The three ensuite bathrooms have large picture windows which open into garden views (two bathrooms have stunning cliff views). Bathrooms come equipped with soap and shampoo, cotton buds, tissue, and hair dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Can add an additional twin mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can add a baby travel cot
  • All beds are made of old teak wood and include mosquito nets. Two bedrooms have antique teak interiors while one other bedroom has cliff views. All bedrooms have A/C. The day bed in the shared reading room can be turned into a queen-sized bed if necessary. Bedrooms include fixed safety boxes as well as hanging closet and shelf space. Feather and non-feather pillows available, as are extra blankets for the rare and welcome cool evenings. Bedrooms are serviced twice daily.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • car included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please visit our web site for further details on accommodation and amenities.