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Reviews: Best Location, Villa, Staff, Food, Price at Seminyak Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 200 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12) 700 m2 at Beach

This full service villa is in the heart of Seminyak, Bali surrounded by trees providing a bird sanctuary. Enjoy the most fun beach in Bali which is 300 meter walk from the compound. This oasis is near shopping and night life, but the location is one of the few quiet spots in Seminyak. The villa includes 4 bedrooms with queen beds, 4 1/2 baths, kitchen, dining room, office with wifi high speed internet, media room with music, movies, and satellite TV, pool and gardens. There is also a private apartment with separate entrance, bedroom , kitchen, and bath. Practice yoga on a teak deck pavilion or enjoy a massage. Furnished with teak antiques and handmade hardwood furniture. Sleep in natural bedroom with cool breezes and listen to crashing of waves or try 3 spacious bedrooms with AC. There is a staff of 4 that have been with me over 15 years. They provide 24 hour service including laundry, cleaning, child care, and tour guide/driver. Two cooks treat you to Balinese, Thai, French, Italian, and American southern food that is among the best in Bali. All the guests rave about the staff, the quiet location, and the daily ritual of traditional Bali. The compound is new, but uses recycled antique wood from a villa on the same spot..

According to our guests (note reviews), we have the best location and staff in Seminyak. The beach is lovely and quiet in the morning . People are strolling with their dogs, playing with their kids dipping in the ocean, taking early surf classes, small groups are exercising, or meditating in front of temples. The evening is party time. Seminyak is the center for night life in Bali. La Planca directly out front is a popular spot for sunsets and inexpensive food and drinks. There are many great restaurants and clubs along the beach. We are located between Double Six and Gado Gado. Ku de ta and Potato Head are a short walk to the right. Made's Warung is a short walk to Seminyak main street which has some of the best shopping in Bali.

We are one of the few full service villas in Bali providing cooking, shopping,cleaning, and laundry. We offer great tours for families as well as adventurers and spiritual seekers.We have a concierge who can organize tours with our 2 drivers including temples, Balinese culture (dances, gamelon music, crafts), art museums ( like Neka), traditional villages like Tenganan, rafting, bicycling, scuba diving, surfing, water amusement parks, zoos, yoga, spas, cooking classes, etc. Families with children love staying at the beach or playing at our pool. Also, we can arrange great places to stay in other parts like diving in Ahmed, ecotourism in Ubud, or yoga retreats on organic farms.

Keywords: Seminyak, Bali, Villa, Beach, oasis Bali culture, adventure tours, meals, Chef, Kuta, Pantai, Best Reviews, Surfing, Spa, Yoga, Adventure, Party, Night Life.

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Tom Roberts
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, indonesian
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Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Tom Roberts

I am an environmental scientist who fell in love with Bali. The people were in a state of meditation when I arrived. I chose to raise three boys in Bali. Now I live between Santa Fe, Bali, and Nashville.

Tom Roberts purchased this villa in 1978

Why Tom Roberts chose Bali

This is a quiet oasis in the heart of Seminyak. We came to Bali and fell in love with a culture that was in a state of meditation. Each village shared and was a permanent culture filled with dance and music. It is sad to see the change. The people of Bali are still wonderful. So I stay. They like electricity for pumping water. The auto is a mistake. Now they fight against pollution and sprawl. Stop plastic. Save the Bali culture. Tolak Reclamsi. Like visiting traditional Bali, but a short walk to the most fun beach in Bali..

What makes this villa unique

The staff when not working sit together and make offerings. It feels like a Balinese compound, not just another modern villa. You know you are in Bali.

The food is great. Love cooking with Nengah. They bake everything including bagels, bread, pies, cakes, and granola. The food is certainly comparable to the better restaurants. They can shop and provide two meals a day for about $3 a meal a person. You can also shop and cook your choices. Start with exotic Balinese fruit (mango, passion fruit, papaya, sirsak, etc.) American breakfast with homemade jam and bagels, eggs florentine, or fried rice. Try pizza or salad for lunch. Dinner can be Balinese, Thai, French, Southern, Mexican or Italian. Eat better for less.

Wayan, the driver concierge, is a great shopper and tour guide. She has helped start people in business. She can take you to a spiritual healer or ceremony. Take an eco village or adventure tour. Ilu is also a great cook and lovely with children. Spend the day out front on the Seminyak beach which has a good beach break for surfing. Horseback riding is available at Mesari on the way to the beach.

Perhaps only house in Seminyak with beach access and a quiet road to supermarket (take a bicycle) or other shopping. Many restaurants and bars are nearby.

The downstairs studio bedroom and the natural bedroom are designed for breezes that keep them cool year round. There are six air conditioners, but I usually prefer fresh air.

The villa is situated in a quiet spot, but near Seminyak shopping. Ride a bicycle to the market. Great beach with surf, and near the famous night spots of Seminyak.

There are 5 acres of forest next to the compound with many birds. I love the song of the rain bird.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Attached Unit (apartment) - 1 large double bed , Separate kitchen, bath and entrance
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , 1 child bed , Includes 2 baths inside and outside, br and sitting room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Rent from 2br to 5 br. Queen size Beds (6) Six queen beds are available. Also, baby beds are available, standard beds, Baby Cribs (1). Villa works well from 4 to 12 people.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Surrounded by trees with an easy walk to beach past an old homestay and horse corral. Wonderful library on Bali, ecology, and enough literature for a PHD. Bike to nearby shopping. Staff includes laundry, child care, cooking, cleaning, tour guide, driver, and concierge for massage, healers.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Reviews: Best Location, Villa, Staff, Food, Price at Seminyak Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
North Vancouver

First time to Bali, stay here!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time to Bali and we stayed at this Villa. The staff, as you have heard in other reviews, are exceptional. Very friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming, and of course - the cooking is fantastic. One guest had a peanut allergy and they handled this with no issues.

Location is great - we walked everywhere. To the beach, market, spa, shops. All a 10 minute walk. We didn't feel comfortable renting scooters, so it was nice to be able to walk and not have to cab everywhere. Distances in Bali are deceiving.

The villa driver, Ketut, is also excellent. He navigated the chaotic Seminyak traffic flawlessly. We took a few tours with him and he was friendly, knowledgeable, and safe. We only chose to do a few trips, but that was because we were happy staying in the vicinity of the villa. The pool is not in the sun for long, which is a relief - as the pool water remains a lower temperature - great for cooling off. The ocean is very warm, and when doing water sports here you overheat quickly as the water doesn't cool you. The pool is nice to come home to to cool off!

Beds are comfortable, and AC works fine. While this may not be the newest villa out there, it is where we would return to for our next Bali trip.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply brilliant...

  • 5 of 5

I joined Natasha D (review below) & her husband for part of the stay, and was absolutely floored by the place. The villa is well appointed, clean and in a handy location (the pool is fantastic).

As has been mentioned in previous reviews-- the staff here are amazing. Nangah is a brilliant chef, and I hadn't eaten that well since moving out of my folks' place many moons ago (and haven't eaten any Asian cuisine that good, full stop) and Katut knows so many places- you name it, he'll show you where it can be found.

On their own, the staff would be reason enough to stay here again-- coupled with the quality of the villa, it's location, and everything about it, I would stay here again in a heart beat.

Probably best suited for couples or groups of couples and solo travellers (the size of the villa allows plenty of space for everyone).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location, villa, food and staff!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my husband and I had stayed in a private villa in Bali and we had decided to do so as we traveled with our 20 month old twins for the first time. We were so glad that we stayed here, and would definitely come back again!! Nangah and Katut were amazing and the food is easily the best Asian food I have ever tasted!! Nangah also looked after our kids a couple of hours a day to give us some time to ourselves and the kids adored her and already miss her! The Villa itself was really well equipped with everything we needed and tucked away in an alley away from the hustle and bustle but only 5 minute walk to shops and beach. The bedrooms are large and well equipped with air conditioners. The pool is also large and conveniently located in the center of the villa. the kitchen is also well equipped to enable you to cook your food if you need to, however with the amazing food on offer you wouldn't need to!

Definitely recommend this villa to families or just couples!

hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homely, good location and amazing staff!

  • 4 of 5

We had 4 Adults and 3 kids, 17, 8 &6 y.o's, the villa occupied us all. The kids mostly stayed in the pool, the teenager on the internet next to the pool and the adults chilling in the lounge area. The villa is big enough to sleep 10 people comfortably. It is within walking distance to the beach and to the shops, it is wise to get directions first.

The staff are amazing, very humble and warm people. The driver will take you anywhere and let you know how much taxis should charge.

We met the owner Tom, a very nice guy and a wealth of knowledge, he stayed in a unit on the side of the villa.

We opted to have breakfast every morning and alternated lunch and dinner. The cook, Ninga is incredible, she cooked us a beautiful Balinese feast and we ended our stay with Southern fried chicken.

We have already decide to go back to Villa Pantai and I know the couple we travelled with has too!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homely Villa with Wonderful Staff

  • 5 of 5

This older style villa is an oasis of peace in bustling Seminyak. The staff are so attentive and helpful. Tom met with us and explained the workings of the villa on our arrival. There are two bedrooms ground floor and three upstairs. An apartment is attached to the villa where Toms son Morgan was staying. There are two gates to access the property, the back gate is to a laneway which is a short walk to the beach. The front gate accesses a gang which takes you to the Bintang Supermarket on Legian street and the other way to Jl Camplung Tanduk. Take a small torch with you if walking back to the villa at night. We all loved Nangas cooking, she gave us a lesson on some of the traditional Balinese dishes. Ketut is the villa driver who was happy to fit in with our constantly changing plans. Villa is clean and roomy, pool lovely. Do not hesitate to book this villa if you are looking for somewhere quiet and central to stay in Seminyak. Thank you Tom and staff.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation at the Best Villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa was more than what I had expected in terms of amenities and service. We rented this house from March 30h till April 3rd. We were 8 adults and 2 kids.

There are 5 huge bedrooms and 5 bathrooms

Huge pool

great kitchen with all amenities

2 wonderful cooks/caretakers, drivers who were beyond helpful and made us feel like home and family.

The villa was very close to the beach and the main street for shopping and dining and was in a very quiet location.

The house was cleaned on daily basis and the caretakers went an extra mile to make sure that me and my family were comfortable

Tom who is the owner stayed in constant touch with me even before my travel and even when i was in Bali. From giving tips for food, shopping, his home, Tom also went above and beyond to make sure that everything was great!

I have already recommended this villla to 8 of my friends and family and hope that they can take advantage of this diamond! as for us we are surely going back in 2 years and we already have a place we can call home

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Learn to cook Balinese food. See Balinese dance. Yoga class. Spiritual healer. Make Balinese offerings. Horse stable is on path to beach. Watch birds.One of few quiet spots, but near famous night life and restaurants of Seminyak. Surf on beach out front. My son can teach surfing or guide to great spots. Wayan (concierge/tourguide/driver) can help you start an export business, shop for food, personal yoga trainer or just provide a lovely massage.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on Seminyak, Indonesia

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spring special
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
peak summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We rent the whole villa. The rates are for up to 6 guests. There is an additional charge for extra guests. The villa has 4 bedrooms. The media room has a queen bed and bathroom which can be used as a fifth bedroom. We welcome guests who want only one bedroom up to 5 bedrooms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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