About This Listing
The gorgeous Villa Melamun is absolute waterfront on the shore of a north Bali, just next to the Alam Anda Resort with its diving base and other amenities. You can rent one part of it (West/East) or the whole villa with 6 double- and 1 single room.
The heart of the house is the 120 m² “living room”, open to the ocean side. Light marble, red granite and modern, black stained mahogany furniture dominate the room.
From the round sofa you have a fantastic view of the ocean, as you do from the dining room tables. In the rear area you will find a small bar with a counter as well as an additional suite for soccer fans and people, who cannot do without the news from the television – even in this desolate region. A CD player and a stereo system with Bose satellite speakers offer an unusually pleasing sound experience.
Beautiful rooms are awaiting our guests. All bedrooms are modern and comfortably furnished with individually designed, black stained furniture. Parquet flooring, mosquito nets and homey lighting engenders the individual, intimate atmosphere of these rooms. Four bedrooms are equipped with a large bath incl. central hot water supply, shower, toilet, bidet and a hair-dryer. The countertop in the bathroom – made of dark red granite - offers enough space for the content of even several beauty cases.
Just next door the Bungalow Hotel "Alam Anda" offers great diving courses & tours and we have a good house reef just in front of the villa too. Next to Melamun we run the Villa Kura Kura, with 2 bedrooms and a separate bungalow + pool.
Twelve of us (8 adults and 4 teenage girls) recently stayed at Villa Melamun for a week! The house and grounds are beautiful. Very well maintained. Even with 12 people in the house it never felt crowded. Made (the house manager) is wonderful. The staff is also excellent. The four bedrooms facing the sea are very large and the views are beautiful (two have air con and two do not). The two interior rooms are smaller (but have air con). There is a 7th very small, single room with it's own bath that we did not use. The pool and pool area is HUGE. Plenty of lounge chairs and a couple of covered outdoor seating areas; perfect for playing cards during the warm rainy afternoons. One of the bedrooms was visited each night by a very loud gecko...but what can you do, you are in paradise and there are geckos in paradise! The villa is very isolated. Other than scuba diving there isn't much to do without having to drive at least an hour. This works for some people but can be a little too quiet for others. As a result of it's location, you pretty much have to take all of your meals at the villa (there is a restaurant at the adjoining resort that is an option if you want a night out). Made's kitchen staff did a nice job with all of the meals. We especially enjoyed their fish dishes and the soups. Beware...if you enjoy European wine and/or alcohol for cocktails then you need to take your own. You can only buy the "local" wine up in that part of Bali. Overall, it was a terrific experience. A great place to read, play games, and relax.
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About the Host, Uwe & Ellen
Our names are Ellen and Uwe Siegfriedsen and we come from North Friesland (Nordfriesland) Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. You may ask how do two North Fresians end up in Bali, well that’s a long story: Thailand, Malaysia, India, The Philippines and Indonesia – all magical countries through which I (Uwe) travelled. In 1984 I finally came to rest in the place that I found the most beautiful and that was Bali. Where else in this world can you find so much to impress within such a small space? A climate like in paradise, unbelievably luscious vegetation, tropical sea with approx. 400 km of beaches and cliff coast, volcanoes, mountains, rice fields, temples, culture… and such lovely people.
At that time as a connoisseur of Bali I established a little travel agency alongside my professional activities in Germany. Many guests have been able to realise their dream holiday on Bali and the neighbouring islands.
In my capacity as interior designer I simultaneously made use of the exceptionally good opportunity of building dream houses. Houses for my family, our friends and for people who prefer individual solutions rather than high-rise dormitory hotels. In 1993 as a sort of "pioneer" I established the hotel Alam Anda on the northern coast. Later the villas Nyumpené, Kura Kura, Ambu Ambu and Lumba Lumba were added. Very many dear and lovely guests have spent a wonderful holiday here.
After transfering the Hotel Alam Anda on 1st April, 2006 we still remain in charge of both the villas Nyumpené and Kura Kura.