About this listing
Ideally located in the heart of Seminyak Bali, this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with A/C is walking distance to beach, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. 8 mtre private pool and lush gardens. Perfect for families. Serviced daily, all linens and towels provided. Safe. Free WIFI. Just bring your toothbrush! Old fashioned value and hospitality to make your vacation a memorable one. Most of my guest are "repeat offenders" and they return every year because I have without a doubt the most amazing, hospitable, endearing staff., always smiling, always professional, always there to go out of their way to ensure that your stay at The Zoo leaves the fondest memories forever. Having lived in Bali for over 9 years and living just a few minutes away I am on call for your every need. No waiting to contact an overseas owner. I am right around the corner. The villa is spacious with large bedrooms and beds; spotlessly clean bathrooms and kitchens, hot water in all showers, air-conditioning in all bedrooms, mosquito nets over all beds. To save you getting supplies after a long flight we provide complimentary fresh tropical fruit, juice, eggs, toast, coffee tea and milk for your 1st breakfast. We can also provide a complimentary cot for any little ones, complete with mosquito net. My prices are WELL under market rates for villas on highly sought after Jalan Drupadi in Seminyak, Bali and include rates all taxes and service charges. What you will like best is that there are no surprises. My villas look exactly like the pictures, there are no hidden costs and my staff will exceed your expectations. I look forward to having you stay with us at The Zoo.
$500 refundable cash deposit returned prior to departure provided there is no other than normal wear and tear.
Indonesian Laws must be followed and failure to do so will result in asking guests to leave with no refunds
Copies of passports required on arrival
Music must be turned down after 12pm
Super Strict Cancellation Policy applies with no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of arrival date.
We accept no liability for accidents on the property of for an theft. A safe is provided and The Zoo is very secure behind high private walls on a patrolled gang.
We are a family of 5 with three young children and we stayed at The Zoo for a month in June- july 2015. It was a great location - 5 mins walk to the heart of seminyak and 15 mins to the beach. The villa is in a quiet gang (lane) off one of the smaller seminyak streets but there are still lots of restaurants, spas etc very locally.
The villa staff are amazing - Agung speaks perfect English and is incredibly helpful! He gave us advice, information, helped us book trips and was charming. His wife Iloh is also delightful and babysat for us one night. A really lovely touch was because she babysat fo us to go for our wedding anniversary, the next day we were amazed and delighted to receive a lovely tropical bouquet of flowers from Lizzie (the villa owner). All of the additional staff are friendly and the villa was always wonderfully clean and tidy after they'd been. There is also a wonderful driver Nyoman who spoke good English, was always on time to pick us up and fantastic with the children.
The villa itself has a great pool, big enough to play and swim in (definitely not just a plunge pool like some), spacious bedrooms, big beds, air con in all the bedrooms and all the facilities met our needs.
Overall we found The Zoo to be a great base for our family stay and we would definitely stay there again if we returned to seminyak.
Lizzie's staff Agung met us at the villa. He was so welcoming and friendly. He could not do enough for us. Lizzie had even arranged complementary fruit, eggs, milk, juice and bread, butter and jam. Such awesome staff each day to clean, maintain the pool and gardens. The drivers were so obliging as well. The villa was super well maintained and decorated. The area is very safe and close to all amenities. I can highly recommend this property.
It makes our day when we receive a lovely review like this. Agung and the team work so hard to make sure every guest has a relaxing hassle free vacation. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others Marilyn and hopefully we see you again soon. Cheers Lizzie
Lizzie's villa was absolutely perfect and the staff were gorgeous!! We totally want to come back next year. Blissful!! Awesome location, and great relaxing place with everything you need! You won't regret staying there!! :)
We had a fantastic time at "The Zoo" The villa has everything you need and is exactly as it looks in the photos. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The pool is fantastic. beach and shopping are walkable distances. Lizzie and her staff were very helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend
This host has 12 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Lizzie
I am a retired Australian expat who has lived in Bali for 9 years. I am a mother of 2 incredible daughters, Lindsay and Blair and grandmother to my pride and joy grandaughter Charli, now 1 year old. Since I live within 5 minutes of my rental villas I am available to assist in every way to make your vacation an enjoyable and memorable experience. On arrival day I am happy to come to the villa and go over our map and directory, suggest day trips, discuss local protocol and inform you of the many fun things to do in Bali. My staff have been with me for many years and can be of great assistance, running errands, inviting you to village ceremonies, assisting with shopping, recommending restaurants especially the ones that we locals use that many tourist may not know about, 24 hr medical and pharmacy services, picking up laundry etc. I breed Standard Poodles and Goldendoodles and many families join myself , staff and my pooches for morning beach walks. This is always a fun thing for children. Often when I have new litters we name them after the children of visiting or expected guests and they can follow their progress on facebook. I have been renting villas for many years now and have many many guests who return each year, often booking before they leave to ensure they can secure the villa in peak times. When guest return it "makes my day"... a bit like having family visiting. In low season my rates are well under market price. What I try to offer is real old-fashioned value for money and cheerful sincere hospitality.
I get great joy from my charity work on the island including teaching art at the notorious Kerobokan Jail. I am a realist artist specializing in painting endangered species and many of my paintings are on display in the villas. For anyone who wishes to purchase any of the paintings on display all funds go to my charitable endeavors or you can pick a charity of your choice. I am an avid reader of crime stories and trashy novels, love live jazz, blues and good old rock n roll and can point you to some great live bands walking distance to my villas. I am a phone call away if needed.