About This Listing
A homely welcome awaits you at our beautiful villa directly on the beach, in unspoilt North Bali. Our staff will cook and clean for you, all you have to do is relax and enjoy your holiday.
After spending a couple of decades travelling most parts of the world, we found ourselves returning by choice to Bali again and again. Eventually, we decided to build a villa on Bali's north coast as it meets our needs of solitude and serenity, supported by Balinese manners and hospitality. Equally, we needed good infrastructure and communications - such as frequent international flights and the Internet - but moreover we desired an excellent climate and a beach location!
We are attracted by Balinese culture and simplicity, both in architectural design and style of living. Our villa is buka style (meaning open) with a traditional, high thatched roof and free to enjoy the moderate climate. It can accommodate 8 guests in four double bedrooms, all with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The sweeping staircase leads to the 4th bedroom and balcony and enjoys an impressive open vista of the sea. Two bathrooms are Balinese-style, which are half indoor/outdoor allowing one to absorb Nature's beauty whilst also preserving privacy.
The villa's floor area is some 460 sq m (5000 sq ft), and occupies about one quarter of the tropical garden area. A large open plan lounge (no air-conditioning use in the lounge as it is too open and breezy) and terrace has commanding views over the Bali Sea. A large "infinity" swimming pool, measuring 18m x 6m (60ft x 20ft) is both suitable for young families as well as the more serious bather, (for safety, children need to be supervised at all times).
Outside living is enhanced by two large bale benongs - simple but comprehensive thatched sunshades furnished with soft mattresses and cushions as well as lighting and power points, perhaps for the laptop addict! The bale benongs provide remarkably relaxing view points to either socialise with friends or to escape into tranquil peace. Meanwhile, five water features combine to subtly relax and soothe the soul. Internet is provided.
Daytime staff include a housekeeper/cook and a gardener, 6 days a week, whilst night time security is provided 7-days a week. Our housekeeper is happy to cook and shop for you. We can arrange a massage therapist to come to the villa for approx US$12 per hour.
Our villa, called Puri Segara, is magnificently situated on a quiet stretch of beach in Tangguwisia. The villa is surrounded by vineyards and rice fields with a unique view of the mountains of the North. The villa is about 15 minutes drive from Lovina and 5 minutes from Seririt.
Here in the North there are still many traditional plantations, waterfalls, temples and villages that perform various trades. Walks in the vicinity of the villa along the beach and beside the fields and temples gives many opportunities for the avid photographer and allows you a window on the life of the still traditional ways of this unspoiled area of Bali. You will often see personal ceremonies being conducted on the beach and at the local temple as well as larger village ceremonies.
There are many activities to keep you amused during your stay. Early in the morning, jump on a local boat from our beach to visit the dolphins (sometimes you can see them from the villa). Visit waterfalls, hot springs, and temples. Golf is 45 minutes away as is the botanical garden. Tennis is 20 minutes away. The best diving and snorkelling is at Menjangan Island which can be organised with a local dive centre. You can play badminton and croquet in the garden. Lovina is the place for the best restaurants in North Bali, there are now some new excellent restaurants 10 minutes drive. You can hire a car with a driver for about 600,000 Indonesian Rupiah per day. Alternatively you could rent a small motorbike although driving in Bali can be risky at times! We can help you organise airport transfer and any other trips.
I will provide you with all the help you need to make your stay as peaceful or as active as you would like :)
The rent includes:
Shampoo, conditioner, soap
Safe for your valuables
Internet (provide your own computer)
10% Tourist tax & government registration
Housekeeping and security
Gas and electricity (by normal use)
English-speaking Helpdesk stand-by
$300 security deposit (paid to airbnb at time of booking)
Food & drinks
Only smoke outside.
The villa is great for kids but under supervision due to easy access to pools and sea.
Close doors and windows when running air-conditioners. Turn off air-conditioners when you are not in the rooms.
Valeries & Nigels Villa is definitely beyond paradise. The villa is perfect and so are their wonderful Ladies " Komang" and " Made".
The villa is better than the picture can show and we will come back as soon as we can.
I really recommend to stay in this villa.
Thank you Valerie & Nigel.
Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in der Villa Puri Segarra. Die Villa ist genauso schön und gepflegt, wie sie vom Gastgeber beschrieben wird und die freundlichen Helfer vor Ort, die beiden Ladies, der Gärtner, der Fahrer wie auch der Wachmann in der Nacht sind extrem freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir waren mit unseren drei Kindern (11, 9, 6) da und haben den Garten, den Pool und die beiden Pavillons sehr genossen. Wir können die Villa, die sehr ruhig und idyllisch im Reisfeld gelegen ist, sehr empfehlen.
The villa is really a wonderful place to be! It's very quiet and if you love to hear the sound of the sea all day round you will enjoy staying there. The ladies Kormang and Made are wonderful cooks and take great care of their guests. As we arrived late at night, they left some food in the fridge for us to warm it up. That's a very lovely welcome after a long journey. The gardener is also doing a great job, being totally calm and quiet not to bother you and giving you a very special garden right next to the sea, where I totally enjoyed my morning yoga!
Valerie and Nigel provided as with lots of Information in advance and organized the transport from the airport to the villa which takes about 3 to 3 1/2 hours,driving through wonderful areas of Bali.
If you're looking for a special place for your vacation , a bit away from the touristic centers, you will love this place. Just be aware of the mosquitos!
We can highly recommend staying at Villa Puri Segara.
Leading up to our visit Valerie and Nigel responded to our enquiries quickly and informatively.
Although we had a last minute change of plan for the airport pickup everything was reorganized by Anik, on the help desk, so that we were met and driven to the villa without hiccups.
On arriving we were welcomed and immediately made to feel at home by the staff. The villa has a wonderful garden and pool. The two matching outside bathrooms are simply cool!
Nigel organized for a local diving school to visit and present their diving packages. We agreed with them to have introductory dive training in the pool on the same day. The next day they took us to the best diving area in Bali - off Menjangan island. It was an experience we will remember for a very long time!
We only stayed a few days and when it came to leaving we really wished we had booked for longer.
We should say that we were two families with children ranging from 7 to 16. We were not interested in night life and spent the evenings in the villa where the staff cooked for us. For parties looking for fast and furious entertainment this will not be for you, unless you are willing to travel a lot.
Valerie and Nigel were great hosts, helpful in every respect. They recommended a trek to the waterfalls at Pondak Dedari which turned out to be a brilliant day out. The villa itself and the gardens were everything they promised to be. The staff was wonderful, Made and Komang prepared great meals and looked after all our needs. We spent a wonderful week at Puri Segara and would love to do it again. Thank you very much Valerie and Nigel.
We enjoyed a fabulous fortnight here - the villa is stunning and spacious and the garden just beautiful. We scarcely went out for dinner as the staff cooked such excellent meals. Highly recommended.
We had a perfect week at the Villa! We loved the pool, the surrounding, the food and the friendliness of Komang, Mate, Putu and Nyoman. The made us always feel being welcome and being little presidents...!
Everything is luxurious and in a good condition.
Don't miss to visit Menjangan Island, for diving or snorkelling, the soft corals are great and the visibility very good!
Thanks a lot to Nigel and Valerie for the confidence being akllowed to stay at their magnificent place. We had a unforgettable time and highly recommend this place!
About the Host, Valerie
I am an English lady retired to Bali in Indonesia.
I love nature and therefore my pastimes are gardening, which is a never ending job in our tropical garden, and horse riding, I own a horse up in the hills above Lovina near where I live. Of course I do a lot of reading, playing around on the computer, swimming and walking along the beach and in amongst the rice paddy fields. I have also been known to paint (see my paintings in the bedroom photos). I used to run my own spa therapy school in Hong Kong before coming to Bali and I therefore still practice the odd therapy treatment on friends and family. I know where to go for the best spa treatments in North Bali! I also love taking photos which is easy in Bali!
I have lived abroad for the majority of my life, most of which has been spent in Asia. I have one daughter living in the UK and one in New York. As I travel a lot I appreciate being well looked after and understand a local guide is paramount to an enjoyable and full experience. Therefore I am sure as a host I can help to fulfil your travel needs.
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