About this listing
Our cool and comfortable one bedroom apartment is a 3-min walk from the sand. Central location near shopping, great restaurants, etc. in Seminyak. Free Internet. Use of all hotel facilities: 3 pools, weight room, tennis, etc. Ready to move in!
Private one-bedroom condominium on the grounds of a well-located hotel complex in Seminyak, steps from the sand.
Why rent a small hotel room or a room in a house when you can enjoy a private, serviced 1-BR apartment located on the manicured grounds of an upscale hotel on the beach in the best part of Bali: Seminyak! Your unit is ~200 meters to the sand, in the most central part of Seminyak. 10 minutes walk to Bintang supermarket, near great restaurants, nightlife and shopping. 24 HR SECURITY, free parking and FREE INTERNET.
If you're unsure whether to stay at an expensive, less well-located house or a smaller space near the beach, our 45 sq mt/480 sq ft unit, being private, extremely well located and reasonably priced, is truly the best of both worlds. Avoid Bali traffic/beach parking hassles by being a 200m stroll from the sand.
You get use of all hotel facilities (swimming pools, weight room, tennis, etc.) maid service included. Reasonable daily/weekly/monthly rates available. High season is here--take a look at our condo before you rent a room in a house. Did I mention the free Internet?
If it is your first time to Bali I'm available to answer any questions you have and offer suggestions as to what to do on the island, as well as tips on restaurants, nightlife and surf spots.
You get use of all facilities at our hotel complex: swimming pools, weight room, tennis, etc.
Interaction with Guests
How much we interact is totally up to you. Enjoy your 1-bedroom apartment in privacy, but know that if you have any questions or problems that my wife and I are available 24/7 to make suggestions or help with anything.
Over the years we've had people working on projects for weeks at a time or just here to seriously unwind, and we've barely seen them. Our unit is perfect for that. (Yes my guy can help w/visa extensions if your plans change--we've done this quite a bit!)
We also have spent time with guests, having dinner together etc. My wife and I are friendly and like people, so as I say we're here and available, and however you want to spend your time, we can accommodate you!
Guests have told us our unit is terrific, but the location makes it even better.
There are so many small hassles you won't be dealing with: getting to the beach through Bali's worsening traffic, parking once you get to the beach, security concerns (we have 24/7 security), even local power outages, common at some times of the year won't be a problem since our hotel complex has a generator.
You'll have a kitchenette (refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, sink, plates and silverware but NO burners for cooking, sorry) but Bali's restaurants are so inexpensive and with such high standards that you'll love exploring dining options. I have 6-8 favorite restaurants withing short walking distance, and dozens of very good ones just a $2 taxi ride away.
I'll direct you to the nice Balinese man with a laundry service that we use, just a short walk away.
The Bintang market is walkable, or a short taxi ride.
So it's all here really, everything you need and everything you want!
We are about 3 minutes to the sand, through the grounds of the hotel complex where we're situated, so getting to the beach and parking won't be something you have to deal with. There is a nice bunch of restaurants along the beach right near us,
so getting around is very simple. I personally just walk and take taxis.
If you want to rent a motorbike or a car for that matter, we do have free parking inside the complex.
If you prefer not to have a bike/car I recommend taking Bluebird taxis anywhere you need to go. They are clean and air-conditioned, the drivers speak English and always turn the meter on without being asked. The meter drop is less than US 50 cents and most trips will be 1 or 2 dollars.
Other Things to Note
You'll have a kitchenette, with a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, sink, plates and silverware but NO burners for cooking, sorry.
This unit is private with its own entrance. The balcony is shared with the next door unit, where my wife and I live. We are very respectful of your privacy, and in the 7 years of renting the unit I think we've gotten pretty good at striking a balance between being friendly/welcoming but giving guests all the space they need. How much we interact is totally up to you.
We encourage guests to regard the balcony as their own, we'll rarely be out there, though we do have a cat who comes on the balcony only.
I'm available any time for answers to any questions you have, before or during your stay, tips on the neighborhood and Bali generally.
Tom and Dian were the perfect hosts and made us very welcome.Tom met us at the reception as planned and showed us around the apartment and made us a map of the best places to eat very useful.
Dian even rung the dentists for us to make an appointment.
Thank you so much fantastic apartment right next to the beach and great pool.
Thanks again Tom and Dian really hope we can return one day.
The apartment and is exactly as described and was perfect for my weeks stay - spacious, excellent air conditioning, strong and reliable wifi connection and close to the beach. Tom made contact prior to my arrival to make sure he was there to meet me and answer any questions I had about the part,net or the area. Throughout the week he was an ideal host, responding to 2 separate queries within minutes. I would definitely stay again if returning to the area.
This was our 12th visit to Bali (the island of the Gods) and each visit has been better than the previous as we "learn the ropes" more. We started our Bali explorations from the sterile international hotel zones (Tuban, Nusa Dua & Seminyak) but have recently discovered and fallen in love with the "Double Six" Legian beach area and stayed the last three years in that vicinity. We so often took a short cuts through 'The Jayakarta' and put that resort on our wish list.
But this visit was exceptional and our best ever - apart from landing there unwell - suffering colds and flus. But it was just the tonic we needed.
The apartment itself is bigger than all previous stays with all the necessities. The grounds and pools of the Jayakarta Resort are exceptional and although older than most the 'International Resorts' we've stayed in - and only 3 to 3.5 star - it certainly holds its own and provides far greater 'bang for buck' than the other 10-15 previous accommodations - so much so that we've already booked our next two holidays there.
The highlight for us with any holiday is the people and we have many friends in the area but this is where our new found hosts excel. We've never had a more personalised holiday stay and Tom's promise of how much interaction is your choice - is spot on. A perfect mix of being there whenever we needed them and available 24/7 - but giving a complete sense of privacy the rest of the time. If anything I found three new friends I look forward to sharing more time and great conversations with.
Being more so a dog person than cat - I had some reservations about a cat - but much to my surprise 'Bro' too was a docile host and good company on the few occasions we shared the balcony at the same time. I never patted him (my wife did) but "Bro" and I watched the world go by together - especially the people, birds and squirrels.
We had the best of holidays there and enjoyed the company of all three hosts and would highly recommend it as Tom describes.. (the) "Perfect Beach Apartment in Seminyak".
Tom welcomed my wife and in the lobby and took us up to the apartment which was exactly as described. Perfect location for beach/surfing, restaurants and shopping. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here (10 days). Thanks Tom for your friendliness and knowledge of the area. Phil and Denise.
Tom was waiting in the lobby to welcome us and take us to our apartment, which is on the third floor.
The apartment is very comfortable and as described on Air Bnb.
The bed is very comfy with lovely soft sheets, Fresh water is provided free of charge.
Tom and his lovely wife Dian were very helpful on many occasions, they live in the adjoining apartment and we shared the small veranda, however the veranda is very private, with an occasional visit from their shy cat Bro.
You couldn't get better hosts than Tom and Dian, thanks guys, you are very helpful and and it was a pleasure to meet you!!
The location is very central to great restaurants, good massages, shops and steps away from the beach ( to watch the sun go down while having a bintang)
Toms and his wife were wonderful hosts who were very helpful and accommodating - extremely nice people! The apartment is accurately described - very clean and comfortable with convenient access to the beach, all hotel amenities (pools, gym, room service) and ideally located near great restaurants and bars but away from the bustle of Kuta. Great hosts, great place, great vacation!
We had a great time at Tom's place. Tom is an excellent host and let us know all the best restaurants and things to do near the apartment. It was just like the description and photos. If you are planning a trip to Bali, I highly recommend staying here!
About the Host, Tom
Semi-retired American married to an Indonesian, spending most of our time in Bali.
If you're wondering about Bali as a travel destination or a place to spend an extended period of time, I listed many of the reasons why I like Bali so much in this article: (website hidden) .