About This Listing
This charming fully self contained apartment in a garden setting is about 10 minutes from central Seminyak by car or motorbike.
This one bedroom fully self contained private apartment is situated on a very large beautiful private garden with established trees. The garden is shared with the house of the owner.The guest house is divided by a small wall.
The guest house is totally private, has its own entrance, one bedroom with one queen size bed ,air conditioning, safe and dvd/cd player, wireless internet, a living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. There is an outside courtyard with table and chairs.
The house is tastefully constructed and decorated with a combination of antiques and contemporary pieces making it charming and comfortable. It boasts original Dutch shutters, hand made Indonesian tiles in the bathroom, hand carved wood in the kitchen and a beautiful wooden teak parquet floor in the bedroom.
The house is serviced and cleaned daily except Sundays and the staff on the property can organize laundry for guests for any extra fee being the charges of the local laundry.
There is no breakfast provided as such but there is a full kitchen and when you arrive there will be all the things you need to make your breakfast on the first day to save you having to go shopping immediately. We provide filtered drinking water using an imported reverse osmosis filter..
The property is situated 8 minutes drive to the beach and the central tourist area of Seminyak and has easy access to all of the arterial roads.
There is a main road walking distance for taxis though it is advisable to hire a car or motor bike whilst in Bali as there is no public transport however we do have a taxi in the village who is mostly available. The guest house has its own car park.
The guest house suits people wishing to have a quiet experience and does not cater for those wishing to have a party holiday.
I am happy to share information and tips to make your stay more enjoyable and interesting. If you need car or bike rental, in house massage or other services I would be more than happy to help organize that for you or point you in the right direction.
Also on the property are the wonderful Balinese staff who are very discrete and non invasive and will take care of your needs. There is a small partition wall to keep my two friendly dogs out of the guest house garden.
This is not a commercial property and for private rental only.
Your stay will be private and comfortable in your own home away from home with all the help if you need it.
There is no public transport in Bali only taxis.
As this is a private property no parties or loud gatherings are permitted. There is also no facility for children.
In Bali part of the houses are open so there needs to be certain rules for security reasons which may not be necessary in other places.
Guests visitors are not permitted to remain on the property without the guests being (website hidden) outside vendors or local service people are permitted to enter the property without exception.If the keys to the front door is lost the locks must be changed and guests who lose the keys will be required to pay for the new lock.
No extra guests allowed to stay without prior permission.
Smokers are requested to smoke in the outside terrace sitting area or garden.
Guests are requested to respect local culture, neighbours and the property in general.
Guests who are not respectful to the property or behave in a threatening manner will be asked to leave.
Other than that have a wonderful stay and enjoy the beauty of Bali.
Saras is a great host & the property is beautiful with a wonderful garden. Saras was very helpful with places to go and tips in general. I had to do some work while I was there and Saras was very helpful providing several options for Internet connection.
The villa has everything that you need and a comfortable bed.
Saras is a beautiful host. Her place is so pretty, decorated so tastefully while it's got everything you need for a comfortable stay. I'm so happy to have met her and we will be her regular guests for sure! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality!
We booked one week in advance and decided to move on after the first night, BUT Saras did not gave us our money back :( never experienced such before...
Why we moved on: The guesthouse is fine, BUT: the sourrounding is so much unpleasant (the street looks awful and dirty, not what one would expect) we did not feel comfortable at all. Though we were told that any taxi-driver knows the way those three drivers we took from seminyak did not find it directly only after asking several times - and we needed to pay for the odysee...
Saraswati guesthouse is perfect for single and couple travellers that wants privacy and independence during their travels. The guest is house has its own entrance , complete with a little patio , kitchen and a good size bath room with ample of towels! This is my first trip to Bali and the guesthouse was the perfect place for me to start off my Bali itinerary. It is about 10 minutes taxi ride to the centre of Seminyak and Saraswati has few contacts of taxi drivers . The place is a little difficult to find as it goes into a small gravelled road but once you get your bearing around the place it is easy to find your way in and out of the place. I highly recommend this place for those who are looking for an accessible , comfortable and homely place to stay in Seminyak area.
Saras' garden house was a delight, beautifully decorated, super-clean and tidy, with daily housekeeping and all the necessary amenities -plus some extra breakfast treats. Also, it is conveniently located close to the center, only 5min away with the motorbike. Saras was really nice, she is very helpful and happy to offer advice and recommendations -same goes for the stuff, everyone was really nice and helpful. If you want to spend some quiet time in a beautiful environment only minutes away from the heart of the city, this is definitely the place to go. We look forward to staying at Saras' again!
We stayed in Saras Michele's beautifully decorated garden guest house in July 2012. What a wonderful retreat! The guest-house is perfect for a couple, who are looking for a relaxed, quiet and private holiday but who still want to be close to the buzzing tourist resort of Seminyak with all its shops, restaurants and, of course, it's beach. To make sure that guests feel welcomed and cared for, a lot of thought has gone into appointing the guest house to make sure nothing is missing. The small added details, which Saras has added, make the stay very pleasurable. The trees in the garden shield the house from becoming to hot during the days. We just loved our long breakfast on the terrace every morning. if you like to stay in the guest house, be aware that you need your own transport, either a car or a motorbike. If you don't want to rent a car or a motorbike, you need to call a taxi every time. It is not a a problem at all as Saras or her staff will provide you with local numbers. Taxi drivers will show up in 5-10 minutes. It is possible to walk into Seminyak but it takes about 20-30 minutes and part of the road can be quite narrow and busy. Without doubt, we highly recommend the garden guest house to anyone who are looking for a quiet retreat close to Seminyak.
Saras' place is for sure the best place I've stayed in Bali.
First of all, you are warmly welcome by Saras, and also Lily & Toto.
Then, the house is really a lovely one. You just want to stay all day, in the daybed, watching the birds and listening some relaxing music.
The place is really well furnished for a couple, with the necessary for a nice stay.
I will strongly recommend this address, if it's available, don't hesitate to book it!
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About the Host, Saras
As a traveller I can appreciate what travellers need. At the end of a day moving around I like to go back to where I am staying and kick back and relax.
My place is a place to relax after your adventures to re group or just chill out.