About This Listing
3 bedrooms with huge garden, 17x4 meter swimming pool and open plan living area and entertainment room on second floor. Only 5 minutes walk to Merta Sari beach.
Welcome to the Villa Hibiscus, a one-of-a-kind, romantically rustic, three-bedroom treasure chest of a holiday residence offering the authenticity and charm of Balinese design and hospitality with all the mod cons one would expect in a modern villa: and it’s just a five-minute stroll from the calm waters of Merta Sari Beach in Sanur on Bali’s southeast shore.
Characterized by thatched roofs, antique furnishings and vast, semi-open-air living areas and a private 18 meter swimming pool, the villa is blessed with heavenly landscaped gardens filled with fishponds and fountains, tall trees and tropical flowers that attract butterflies, dragonflies and beautiful birds day and night, creating a magical holiday environment perfect for families or groups of friends.
Villa Hibiscus’s gardens pays homage to nature’s glory and were designed by renowned landscaper/ architect and Bali personality, Made Wijaya, an Australian expat with a passion for all things Bali and a strong believer in both tradition and nature.
18-metre swimming pool is attended by sun loungers and cushioned gazebos providing villa’s guests the ultimate excuse for relaxation, while the lush, overflowing gardens and fish ponds create countless nooks and leafy hideaways to keep kids enchanted for days.
With all its beauty, space and service, and within easy walking distance of a safe swimming beach and many shops and restaurants, Villa Hibiscus is an ideal getaway for groups of friends seeking the quiet life, and especially good for families as kids will have the time of their lives letting spirits and imaginations run wild.
- A large, 2,300 square meter, landscaped garden filled with flowering plants, ponds, pathways, water features, a swimming pool and relaxation pavilions and sun loungers, and ample parking.
- Private 18 x 5m swimming pool.
- Garden furniture including rattan chairs, armchairs, sun loungers.
- Dining table for romantic candlelit dinners by the pool.
- A separate kitchen pavilion with breakfast veranda.
- Three bedrooms, each decorated in a unique style: one bedroom with super-king-size bed, one bedroom with queen bed and one with two double beds.
- Each bedroom has a private semi-outdoor bathroom with shower, bath, washbasin and wardrobe.
- The main bedroom has an en-suite dressing room with ample cupboard space and a make-up table.
- Bed linen, towels, bathrobes and toiletries of excellent hotel quality.
- Spacious living room with sitting area with sofas, two dining tables (a round table for informal activities like tea time and card games, and a long rectangular table for formal dining), and a stand up drinks bar.
- Upstairs attic mezzanine lounge with carved wooden daybeds, beanbags, pillows and a 47" LED flat screen TV with home theatre system, DVD player, satellite channels, and audio system.
- Sound system in the living room, and an iPod docking station in the master bedroom.
- Home library stocked with assortment of books, English magazines and board games (Monopoly, Scrabble, playing cards, etc.).
- Wi-Fi wireless Internet access throughout the property.
- Onsite resident staff: Villa Manager Nyoman, who is also the chef, and her husband Made who is the head gardener and pool man. There are separate facilities for the staff on the property a comfortable distance from the main house. In addition there is a gardener, pool cleaner, and two maids. Extra help can be arranged for parties or gatherings (notice in advance is strictly required).
Interaction with Guests
Villa Hibiscus is staffed by a great team of local people who will treat you like honored guests, and who you may very well come to see as family. They are as friendly as the day is long and will ensure that you want for nothing in your holiday.
Nyoman Jirnu is the Villa Manager and a wonderful chef, has been here since Villa Hibiscus opened in 1984 and she knows everything there is to know about the villa and the local area. She speaks fluent English and can cook almost anything from anywhere in the world, East or West, but just make sure you try her Balinese dishes – they are her specialty.
Kadek is the housekeeper and she is here to keep your glass filled, make your beds, do your laundry and make sure you have the best time possible - and always with a smile.
Made is the husband of Nyoman and he is the Head gardener and a pool man and he is ably assisted in his tasks by his assistant, Gede. Just take a look at the condition of the beautifully kept garden and pool and you will see that they are well up to the task.
Robertius is an on-call driver for the brand-new 7-seater Toyota Kijang Innova villa's mini-van and he will (at extra cost of IDR 550,000 + petrol per day) take you anywhere on the island you want to go. He knows Bali like a native but his English isn’t so good so plan your itinerary with Nyoman before you set out.
Villa Hibiscus is located down a quiet residential back-road in the historical village of Sanur on Bali’s southeastern coast. Sanur was Bali’s original tourist enclave and is characterized by shady lanes, vine-draped coral walls, sedate leafy compounds, majestic trees and a five-kilometre shoreline within a gentle reef-sheltered lagoon, making it safe for swimming, and is home to many consulates, and large garden estates of wealthy locals and expats
The island’s first simple guest rooms were constructed here in the late 1940s, heralding the age of modern tourism. Today Sanur is the domain of well-heeled tourists, who like its mellow, restful and cosmopolitan ambience. Foreign visitors rub shoulders with the locals, chic fashion shops are bordered by traditional markets, and a plethora of hidden temples can be found in between of art galleries and nice restaurants.
Sailing boats dot the horizon, and old men in conical hats linger on the stone jetties with their fishing rods while contemplating the aquatic aerobatics of the kite surfers.
Almost the entire coastline is built up by a luxurious private residences and hotels with exceptional gardens and a paved esplanade runs the length of the sandy beach, recently saved from erosion by an impressive landscaping and conservation project that has also safeguarded the coral reef. Cycling and walking along this pathway is a great way to explore the local community and watch the sun rise. Along this path are a wide selection of small restaurants and cafes where it is possible to rent a sun lounger for a small fee and spend a most pleasant afternoon on the sand.
Located just five minutes’ walk from the villa is Merta Sari Beach, normally a very quiet and peaceful beach and popular with tourists, which on Sundays comes alive with the sights and sounds of the local villagers who converge on the sand to run huge kites, swim, buy and sell food, and have a good time.
Strolling up the beach walk from Merta Sari are a variety of cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and sports bars that offer a good choice of where to spend your time. A short taxi ride away in the centre of town are wide selection of restaurants offering everything from Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish cuisine, Australian steaks and fresh seafood.
From Sanur is very convenient to explore the central and northern part of the island:
- Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali: 40 minutes,
- Bali Bird and Reptile Park: 30 minutes,
- White water rafting and quad biking trips: 45 minutes,
- Bali Elephant Park: 45 minutes,
- Bali Safari and Marine Park: 30 minutes,
- Kintamani village on the caldera of the Mt Batur volcano: about 1,5 hours.
Taxi is available on the main road or on call. If rental car is needed it can be arrange with the villa staff.
Other Things to Note
** Special 15% discount from Sept till Dec 2014 due to construction in the neighborhood. Villa Hibiscus is on perfect condition and no outsider can disturb privacy behind wall. Working time in construction area only between (phone number hidden) hrs daily**
Your rate is inclusive of:
- Accommodation for a maximum of 6 adults plus two children under 6 years of age may stay free using existing beds (or one baby cot provided free of charge).
- Welcome drinks, cold towels, snacks and fruits upon arrival.
- The first day’s American breakfast is complimentary for all guests at the villa.
- Unlimited drinking water, tea and coffee.
- A cook: guests pay cost price for groceries plus a service charge of 25 % for purchase and delivery. Dinners, BBQ, Balinese dining, candlelit dinners at guest request. Maximum number of the guests for dinner (include those staying in the property and invited guests) is 8 adults plus 2 children. For bookings of 10 nights or more, please note that the cook will have 1 day off per week.
- Daily room cleaning and guest services during the day.
- Pool and garden cleaning and maintenance.
- Staff working hours (including the cook) are 7am until 8pm / or 8am until 9pm, with two one-hour breaks during the day. Late service will be charged at IDR 200,000 per hour.
- Regular changes of linen.
- TV channels (in English) - in the main bedroom and the Mezzanine lounge.
- Complimentary WiFi Internet access.
- Accommodation for additional person (if more than 6 adults, or adults and kids above 6 years) or extra bed is USD 35 per night (inclusive of taxes). Maximum number of guests to stay overnight is 8 people, including children.
- Food groceries (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and beverages charged at cost from supermarket plus a service charge of 25%. Purchases are made in advance daily.
- Outsourcing laundry and dry cleaning.
- Massage and spa services in the villa.
- Babysitting services.
- Private yoga lessons at the villa.
- Bicycle or scooter rental.
- Brand-new 7-seater chauffeured car use: IDR 350,000 plus petrol for 4 hours, or IDR 550,000 plus petrol for 8 hours.
- Traditional Balinese dances during dinner, folk and live music, as well as children's parties and birthday parties at the villa - on request and by prior arrangement.
- Sightseeing tours, entrance tickets, outside spa visits, diving, surfing lessons, visits to attractions, shopping – all at guest request.
- Recommended tips for the staff are IDR 150,000 per week per staff member (or about USD 70 per week for team of 5 people working in the property).
-Any parties or events in Villa Hibiscus must be previously approved by the management. Stipulated local council (banjar) fees and event fees are applicable.
-Maximum number of the guests for dinner with no extra fee is 8 adults
plus 2 kids.
-Small parties and gatherings with a maximum of 15 participants (including organizers) are considered as a ‘Small Event’ and chargeable at USD 500 per day.
-Bigger parties and gatherings with more than 15 participants are considerable as an ‘Event’ and chargeable at USD 1,000 per day, include local council (banjar) fee.
-For ‘Small Events’ and ‘Events’ guests must contract outside professional catering.
-All kinds of fireworks or fire shows are strictly prohibited.
-Music must be turned down after 22:00. Complete curfew is 23:00.
**Guests may smoke outside in the garden and terraces. Ignorance of this rule may result in heavy penalties for room and furniture cleaning, and odor eliminating, thus the villa manager may refuse to refund your breakage bond especially if we find you smoke inside of the bedrooms or in enclosed lounging areas.
We as 3 couple: me&my husband, my sister&her husband, mom&dad, stayed in Villa Hibiscus between (phone number hidden). Villa Hibiscus is a fantastic place to stay. Photos match the truth and you have more to find out. We really loved the way it designed. There was a construction going on the next door, which they told us before and see if we want to move onto another villa, but we decided not to. And to tell the truth there were barely disturbing sound. Nyoman is very helpful. She exchanged money for us, arranged messages, contacted kimono batik shop to see if they have any for us to buy. Moreover she is a very good cook. My mom didn't like Indonesian food much but she really liked what Nyoman cooked. Normally guests have to claim they want breakfast 1 day before, which we couldn't for the last day (because we arrived the villa late), although we asked for it on the morning, staff prepared breakfast which we really appreciated. There was one big problem: the bathtubs at the bathrooms (except the major bathroom) were so dangerous while getting in and out. Yes there are warning signs, but it is not enough to avoid the slippery. My sister hit her head so badly against the bathtub while trying to get in. Ofcourse mostly she, but we were on tenterhooks all night long, waking her every 2 hours to check if she is okay.
Villa magnifique, service très pro. c'est une villa qui a une âme et dont on sent l'histoire à travers son ameublement; un seul tout petit bémol sans doute facilement modifiable: on ne comprend pas très bien combien vont couter les repas que l'on y prend.
Dear Agnes, thank you for your review. I can not agree more, villa Hibiscus is a special place! I wasn't in Bali to meet you personally but it's good to know you you enjoyed it. I talked to Nyoman, our manager and chef, she is always providing the best meals and sourcing for the best ingredients for our guests, and you know she is a great cook! However, better ingredients (like organic or imported) are more expansive (even for myself, I found it's cheaper to eat out than cook at home, as I always shop for the best). It's nice you had experience testing different kind of meals Nyoman cooked for you. Wish you may stay with us once again! Beautiful travels!
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About the Host, Vasily
Hi, I'm Vasily and I'm the founder of the VillaNaBali vacation rentals and management company.
I first came to Bali in 2007 for a New Year's holiday, and somehow me and my friends managed to establish the first Russian-owned property company on the island. My life then changed. I moved here in 2009 and I am till here today.
Doing vacation rentals as a profession, I know that it is so important to create a homely feeling in our villas and offer the warm Bali hospitality that people can only experience when they holiday here. Balinese people are outstanding; they are friendly, they smile all the time, and many of them are happy to go the extra mile to make guests happy (as for the Balinese who are not so happy, they don't work in our villas). We love welcoming people from around the world and it is a fantastic experience to share our vision.
The other important thing we deliver to our guests is the chance to discover the Island of Gods, and all of its rich culture, traditions and colourful religious rituals. We help each guest to arrange a personalized itinerary and visit the places they most want to see. We have sacred temples, amazing tropical parks, secluded beaches, dramatic cliffs, fantastic rural landscapes with emerald rice fields, mountain rivers to try rafting, jungles and sacred valleys perfect for meditation and yoga. I have spent a lot of time travelling in the island and I still can't say I know it all.
I'm very proud of my team of people, Balinese and expats, because they add their love to everything they do. Everyone will discover his or her own Bali and will feel the island in different ways but no one will remain indifferent to it.
Come to Bali, and let us do our best to help you really enjoy your holidays. Think only of your holiday not of routine.
We promise you heartfelt service from your first and until your last minute of your holiday.
Om swastiastu! Selamat datang! Welcome to the Island of Gods!