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We never really stayed right on the beach before so this was an amazing experience! Villa Lumbung is very unique, we like the look and our impression was not wrong. Sitting by the balcony looking at the sea …. couldn't have gotten tired of it. What an amazing view. Though on the small side in terms of garden / space, room sizes are good. Very clean and well maintained. Special mentioned of Ketut who looked after us so well! We miss her cooking! Morning, Afternoon and Evening, she came up with different dishes each time! We were so spoilt. The only slight drawback for us was the boys who like to come to the beach with their noisy bikes! Otherwise, perfect place for 2 weeks.
We have recently returned from a glorious ten days at this outstanding villa. The first thing I would like to stay is that the photographs whilst beautiful do not do this villa justice. In reality, you will be blown away by the villa itself (the interiors are gorgeous) and the panoramic views. We spent 10 days and hardly left the house because really you don’t need to everything you could possibly desire is here.
The Villa has its own deep green pool, which mimicks swimming in natural lake water which I particularly loved. It is also particularly deep at the deep end which satisfies stronger swimmers. We have three children and they enjoyed swimming in the pool everyday and the sea. Its amazing to have both as some people prefer the sea to the pool and vice versa and most people prefer a bit of both.
The pool and the sea front of the villa have some relaxing and beautiful tent like seating areas where you can dry up have some tea, read, play cards or just sleep. I really enjoyed relaxing with the family here when we took a break from swimming.
We have a 4 year old child who can’t swim and there are a few steps and a shallow end allowed him to enjoy the shallow side free of arm bands and enjoyed the rest of the pool with arm bands. Access to the house from the pool is all through locked doors, and that was a measure I used in the morning to make sure my child didn’t creep out in the morning. So that was a relief.
Made the housekeeper was excellent – we asked her to cook for us, and all meals were delicious, prompt and ready on time, this was great with a large group and young children who were hungry from swimming.
Locally, there are many restaurants and water sport activities that you can partake in. Transport with Nigel’s driver bang bang needs to be arranged so it’s a good idea to buy an Indonesian phone chip as there are no taxis and most places you may need to go to wouldn’t be walking distance. We ordered food in a few times and when we wanted to go out, bang bang took us out for shopping and restaurants.
The villa is a balm to the soul. You will feel happy and restored and forget the woes of the world at the villa. We plan to return again, as it was such an incredible experience.