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About Anneke Heemskerk
Hello, My name is Anneke and I live in the Netherlands together with my husband. We have 3 children and all together 7 grand children. The 2 villas on Bali we build ourselfs and we are very proud of them. One or 2 times a year we are there ourselfs and enjoy Bali so much. The area of 5000m2 is our little Paradise and we like to share this special place with you. I Always look foreward to a nice massage at the little resthouse near the beach. Feeling like a God on Bali :-)
Anneke Heemskerk purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Anneke Heemskerk chose Lokapaksa
The place is unique and peacefull , also the staff I am very happy about. They are tressures :-) . The little resthouse near the beach is my favorite place, looking out over the sea and view the fisherman at work or watch the Dolphins go by in the morning. A fisherman can pick you up with his colorful little boat in front of your house to see the Dolphins up close. This is a unique experience. The home made diners at the large dining table on the covered terrace are something to look back on. During the sunset its breathtaking :-) Former guest say : you dont want to go to a restaurant, the diners are delicious.
What makes this Villa unique
We fell in love with the plott to build on, because of the situation directly at the beach and te beautiful sight that coms with it. The tropical garden of 2000m2 is a plesure to walk and stay in. Our gardener does a good job cleaning the pool and looking after the garden.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wow what a holiday. Bali has to be the best place we have been too. Most of that is because this villa was out of this world. Imagine your own private hotel...Everything about this was easy, from booking it to arriving and our stay. The photos don't do it justice as it really is beautiful and the staff make it. The cooks food is some of the best over there. We only ate out a couple of times and wherever we went wasn't a patch on the cooking at the villa. I had my birthday when we were over there and I was made to feel so special. I could talk about this holiday and villa all day as we have to our friends since we got back. Highly recommend
Nice property, great staff, have another rental on same property!
My 1st time to Bali! I have rented many homes from VRBO and HomeAway and up until this rental never had an issue- the pictures don’t describe how close the property is to another rental & I didn’t think it would be a problem when we were informed 4 adults were checking in the day after we arrived, until I realized it was not just 4 adults, it was 4 adults with a child that completely disturbed our quiet, peaceful villa on the beach!! Obviously this other group of people had not been screened or the owners did not care about the situation. Also, no steps that provide access to the beach which I would have expected to be able to walk along because they had been in disrepair for a very long time! The constant bug invasions in bedrooms, kitchen and outdoor spaces, particularly ants, made it very unpleasant along with the crying & whining of the child next door was out of control- we ended up leaving 4 days early than what I had prepaid for with a NO REFUND policy! This is really a nice home as far as outdoors but clearly needs better management so ALL GUESTS are satisfied- not just one of the property guests or don’t rent them both out at once! I am sorry to write this review and I would have expected some accommodation made to me by the owner when she learned we left 4 days early and the reason why! Not a good way to do business.
Just like all stories, you only hear one side in this review. I like to let you know the otter side. Both villa’s have a garden of 2100 square meters, and I had never complaines about being to close. The villas are completely privat and separated by large trees and flowers.
Because the child was AUTISTICK the volume could be louder as normal, but I think we have to show some sympathy for that.
When you are in the tropics you cant avoid some bugs completely, our housekeeper(s) do the best they can.
I think these guests have been irritated and then get anointed by other things. But I am sorry anyway and we will all do everything possible to make it more better.
Please visit us to be sure of my side of the story 😊
Picturesque villa in quiet location, ideal for the get away from it all holiday
From the beginning, booking was a breeze and had prompt contact with the owner.
The villa itself has a Great outdoor area and pool space. It's off the beaten track so no traffic noise at all and although you have neighbours either side, we barely heard them.
Airy rooms and comfortable beds, good kitchen space and lounge
Lovely staff, although note they are there most of the day unless you specifically say you do not require anything from them
Nothing really negative to say I guess other than we were limited to one room as the aircon was so noisy in our original one and it broke twice.
Would definitely return
Beautiful villa and lovely staff
The villa was beautiful and clean. We had our food on the terrace with a nice ocean view. The staff was very sweet and even cooperative with my gluten allergy. Also they arranged a scooter that we could use to drive to Lovina and a van that dropped us off at the airport. Overall a lovely peaceful place to stay at!
Another Relaxing Great Stay.
This was our second time staying at Villa Nirwana and we were not disappointed. Ari and her helper Puto were lovely, helpful and made our stay very special. Nothing was too much ttrouble. The food is basic Indonesion but very enjoyable and such a treat to be cooked for, every meal. Ari would buy whatever we fancied and was always done with a friendly smile. We dodnt have any issues with bats or noise from the Mosque, it all added to the culture of the island. The bat poo was cleaned up before we were out of the villa daily. The gardens are kept immaculate by the gardener who is happy to get you a fresh coconut if you want one. Having been before we only took the transport into Lovina once and I would agree with other comments that it is more expensive than others but it it safe and road worthy transport. We had arranged with a young man we had met from Candidasa to take us to the airport, it was a lot cheaper than the villa transport. We were just fortunate to have met him earlier on in our Bali holiday as we only spent the last week of our 3weeks at Villa Nirwana. We would say the this is an ideal place to relax.
Just what we needed
The description and photos on this listing are very accurate. This property is clean and well maintained by the staff and nothing was too much effort for them, a beautiful team of Balinese Nationals. Anneeke was very prompt with her responses to ALL my questions and MANY requests and everything ran very smoothly form pick-up in Ubud to being dropped back at the airport.
I would highly recommend this villa to anyone who wants off the beaten track Bali, the view is beautiful, but the sea not so clean, with quite a strong undercurrent when we visited in September.
We did a day trip to Manjengan Island for snorkelling, a trip in to the local town for the night food market and to see a local festival, otherwise made good use of the villa facilities.
Thank you Susan it was a plesure to accomodate you.
A visit to the 'hot springs' is highly recommended, don't forget to bring your swimsuit. ( a short distance from your villa) The 'Sing Sing' waterfalls are located almost within walking distance of your holiday house. You can also visit Munduk or the largest waterfall on the island the 'Git Git'.
Menjangan Island is known for its beautiful underwater-world, therefore a popular spot for diving and snorkelling. By boat it's easily accessible from your own beach. In the Bali Barat Nature reserve you can make amazing mangrove/jungle trekking. For the sporty and adventurous visitors to Bali, there are opportunities for mountain climbing an wild water rafting.
Other Activities: bike rides and trekking