Villa Batukaru is quietly set amongst small boutique hotels and private villas,just behind the
legendary Bali OBEROI Hotel, only 5 minutes walk to KU-DE-TA on Sunset Beach
The quaint Villa is designed as an "Atrium House" with plunge pool
The villa is located in the famous Seminyak Beach area, only within a short walking distance from the beach, yet the location is set back that you can stay in a quiet atmosphere when you are "home".
The Villa is designed as an "Atrium House" with plunge pool, sun deck, fishpond and tropical garden integrated into the house, which provides complete privacy to you.
There are 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 fully equipped kitchen, plunge swimming pool and small garden. The master bedroom upstairs has a king sized bed,walk in closet and an adjacent bathroom with terrazzo bathtub. The second bedroom with a queen size bed has an adjacent outdoor bathroom with a shower and the third bedroom has a queen sized bed and with a non adjacent bathroom with shower .
Villa Batukaru is an ideal choice for those looking for luxury in private ,safe surroundings. It is an enchanting retreat ,where guests can enjoy a relaxing vacation with service , comfort. and complete privacy ,while experiencing the open- living private atmosphere, typical of a tropical island.
The compound is in walking distance to many famous restaurants ,boutiques and the beach .
Taxis are inexpensive and take you wherever you don't want to walk .
Interaction with Guests
If I am in Bali I introduce myself to the guests and answer questions but other than that I give them as much privacy as possible .
My staff interacts with them on a daily basis .
It is the most sophisticated Living ,Eating and Shopping district in all of Bali with Boutique Hotels and upscale Private Villas in the neighborhood .
Taxis are inexpensive and readily available . Bluebird is a metered taxi company
You can also book a tour with our driver Ketut .
Other Things to Note
A visa on arrival costs $ 35 per person and airport tax which is charged when you leave Bali is RP 200 000.
Please bring a photocopy of your 1st page of your passport ,so you do not have to carry your passport around while in Bali .
The villa includes 3 to 4 hours maid service per day. The maid will be at your disposal every morning from 9 am to 12 pm or 10 am until 1 pm
(except sundays and major holidays).
She will take care of changing linens ,cleaning the house, making your breakfast with your supply and will help with small shopping for food or taking your personal laundry to the laundry mat .The garden and pool are cleaned three times weekly.
The villa was well kept and it was in a very good location in Seminyak, walking distance to a lot of shops, restaurants and bars. It was also safe with security guards manning the villa's compound 24-hours a day.
What we really enjoyed is the hospitality of the couple, Ketut and Nyoman. We hired Ketut as our driver during our 3 day stay and he took us to different places around Bali and allowing us to enjoy different things in the island. Nyoman was there every morning to cook us breakfast and ensure that the villa was clean, the towels changed... always with a smile.
I would recommend this villa to anyone who wants to enjoy Balinese hospitality.
A quiet villa within walking distance to beach and shops. Plenty of room for 3 couples if needed. Amenities are basic but adequate. Breakfast was simple but Nyoman was willing to cook added extras from local supermarket. Great to have the Straw Hut at end of lane for easy lunches or swim. A relaxing break.
It is really great place for us to spend a 4-day trip. Convenient transportation but narrow road.
Everything worked out like clockwork, the pick up, the welcome and orientation; the location and the villa itself was wonderful.
Around the corner from Ku De Ta beach bar/resort and the restaurants of Seminyak.
The neighborhood is quiet and guarded.
The villa staff were amazing.
Thank you Anama, and thank you Ketut and wife for taking care of us; truly a memorable holiday.
Great house! We very much enjoyed our stay. The cleaning lady was also very nice and it was great to get breakfast every morning.
Myself, my boyfriend and another couple stayed in this Villa for 4 nights. The atmosphere was relaxed and accommodating.
The Villa is exactly as described yet pictures do not to justice for each detail and beauty.
Amazing location in Seminyak. Walking distance to beach and Ku De Ta as well as other great spots in town.
The best part of the trip was Nyoman and Ketut. Nyoman made us breakfast every morning, cleaned and cheerfully accommodated our needs. Ketut was an amazing driver who took us to airport, Ubud, temples, south beaches, mountains and many more destinations for great rate. Having them their made us more at ease on our holiday in Bali. Would stay again.
My wife and 4-year old daughter stayed in this villa for a month from mid-December to mid-January including the crazy Christmas and New Year's Eve period where everyone comes to party in Kuta and Seminyak. It was a wonderful place to stay and in a relatively quiet neighborhood, although you could still hear fireworks at all hours of the night between Xmas and a week after NYE.
The villa is on a small road off of another small road behind The Oberoi hotel and near to Ku De Ta (about a 10-15 minute walk). The Straw Hut restaurant is at the corner of the development and about a 100 meter walk from the villa--it is a great place to get a quick bite or beer while you watch the music. At night, you can hear music from the restaurant but it is very faint and ends about 1:30 a.m. at the latest. You should not have any concerns about it keeping you up.
The staff at the villa do a very good job keeping up the property on a daily basis including landscaping, pool care, and of course housekeeping. The best part of our stay at the villa was the housekeeper, Nyoman, and her husband, Ketut, who is an independent driver and will pick you up from the airport as part of the rate. Over the course of the month, they became family. Nyoman cooks a great breakfast and really liked helping our daughter feed the koi fish in the pond on the property. She even helped to babysit our daughter while we went out for NYE at Potatohead. Ketut took us around the island on many day trips and when he wasn't available, we went with his brother, Wayan. Both Ketut and Wayan have worked on cruise ships and speak English well. We will definitely miss this family.
Some tips for the villa: (1) rent a motorbike. Although you can walk to the beach, it isn't the easiest walk especially while carrying bags or small kids. Nyoman can rent you one or you can stop by any number of locations nearby and rent one. (2) If you have kids, this is a great villa. You can rent a gate from a local company to protect them from the pool and the owner has a padded child mat and crib if you need it. Also, you should look into the kid's club at the Semara Resort (a short drive away)--they have very affordable babysitting and packages for multiple visits and you do not need to stay there to take advantage. (3) Internet speed is average for Bali which will work for most for Skype video, etc.. We needed a faster connection and purchased a 3G internet hotspot from the cell store next to Bintang. Worked great.
Overall, we loved the trip and stay at the villa and plan on returning as soon as possible. We cannot say enough good things about the villa and especially the staff.
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I was born and raised in Germany,and have lived in the USA since 1986.
Since 1990 I have been the owner of a Design and Clothing Company ,which has its manufacturing operation in Bali and its distribution in the USA.
13 years ago I designed and built a beautiful villa close to the famous sunset beach in Bali, Seminyak .
It used to be surrounded by nothing but rice fields back then . Now it is surrounded by beautiful small boutique hotels and other private villas,but nevertheless it has kept its own unique charm.
Seven years ago I have built another compound of three houses and despite all the building boom of the last few years ,I can still enjoy the rice fields around me in this lovely local community,just north of Seminyak. And so can the airbnb guests who are staying here.