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 .
Villa Batukaru is an ideal choice for those looking for luxury in private surroundings. It is an enchanting retreat ,where guests can enjoy a relaxing vacation with service , comfort. and complete privacy ,while experiencing the private -pool/open- living 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 .
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 .
Taxis are inexpensive and readily available
The house is well-located - far enough back that it is quiet and peaceful, but within easy walking distance of the beach. House is spotless, and we always had hot water and air conditioning. As others have mentioned, one of the rooms doesn't have a connected bathroom but for our needs this was fine. Husband and wife cleaning/driving staff were just great - not intrusive and extremely friendly. We didn't really use the kitchen but everything seemed fine. I would not hesitate at all to recommend this property to anyone visiting - short or long term.
Thanks to Anama, we had an amazing holiday from start to finish. It started with the complimentary car pick up at the Airport which took the stress out of finding a taxi. When we arrived at the villa it was beautiful and very well positioned in Kuta, and its only a 4 min walk to the beach. The villa also had a lovely house keeper who was super friendly, helpful and cooked a great breakfast every day for us. We had a super nice time and used the pool every afternoon as it was a nice way to cool down after a hot day at the beach.
Another little point to mention was also the free (fast) wireless.
There is only one little thing to point out, and its not a big problem, but if you are sharing the villa as a group of couples, just note that the ground floor bedrooms have connected windows high up so you cant see trough them, however all sounds carry trough from room to room.
I dont normally rate hotels or villas with 5 star's, but this villa and experience has earned each one.
Thanks Anama for the great holiday and i hope to be back in the new year.
Obsolutey perfect location, service and attention , stayed in Bali several times this is the best location
Nyoman and Ketut are wonderful
Thank you Anama
Hope to return next year
Tracey and Greg
Our family of four enjoyed Anama's villa in Seminyak enormously. It's down a quiet little lane, with a good restaurant on the corner. The space itself is extremely private with a lovely, deep plunge pool and good-sized rooms - the living area opening onto the courtyard. It's a very attractively designed and furnished.
The villa is within easy walking distance of the beach and a reasonable walk to Seminyak Square and lots of restaurants. You can easily walk either by road, or better by beach, to Coup D'Etat.
We liked it very much and would recommend it.
Really enjoyed our long weekend at this lovely villa tucked in about half way along Jl Sari Dewi. Good location to access beach, Ku, and seminyak generally. The villa is nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Nice plunge pool and lounger chairs get all day sun. And comfy beds and mossie nets! A lovely place to stay.
The villa is located in a small lane next to The Oberoi hotel, among many other luxury villas with 24/7 security and not far from the beach (10 mins walk) and the Seminyak Square (25 mins walk), where all the boutiques and restaurants are located. There is a good restaurant very close to the Villa "Straw Hut", where we were happy to have dinner twice.
The location of the villa is really good. Taxis are available on phone and one can rent a scooter for $5 per day. We found walking at night through the dark and narrow Jalan Dewi Sari not very pleasant.
There is a spa for massage near the villa but it does not have good facilities so it is better to call the therapists to the villa for massage.
The part-time housekeeper Nyoman makes a reasonable breakfast and keeps the place very clean. She comes for 3 hours only but is available on phone for trouble shooting. Her husband Ketut, a nice fellow, runs a taxi and we used it throughout our stay.
The kitchen facility is limited so we did not get inspired to cook
dinner. The plunge pool was cleaned regularly by a man but we did not use the pool because the water was cold. The central courtyard of the house with open living area and a small fish pond and poolside deck chairs was very nice to hang around, read and watch TV. There is a DVD and a collection of movie titles available for viewing.
This is not really a luxury villa and there are a few small maintenance issues. It is more like a home, which you get used to quickly and become comfortable. There are 3 bedrooms but one bathroom is far from the bedroom and that one is not very convenient. We felt the lighting in the bathrooms inadequate and expected some basic toiletries to be made available.
The best way to enjoy the Villa Batukaru is to think that you are staying at someone's home and not a hotel.
The villa is lovely, artfully and efficiently designed. The rooms are big and comfortable. The pool is soothing.
It is also conveniently located. 5 minutes walk to the beach and bars and restaurants along Jalan Laksamana.
Nyoman, the caretaker, will take care of everything you need.
I only got to meet Anama, the owner, on my last day. She was lovely and have taken really good care of her villa for her guests to enjoy.
I brought my fiancé here to propose and what a fitting place!
Absolutely gorgeous house, unique detailing in the furniture, amazing dunk pool, great privacy and a very relaxed space to reside in
Highly recommend this place to anyone :)
What a fantastic villa. We arrived at the airport to be picked up by the driver and then taken to Seminyak, down some amazing streets that we would get to know well.
The villa was a real experience, from the semi open living area, three great air conditioned bedrooms and three bathrooms, the villa is just fabulous.
Nyoman, the villa housekeeper, was wonderfully warm and catered to all of our needs. She provided a cool welcome drink, some essential day one food items, great advice on what to see as well as arranging drivers and tickets.
Nyoman also made breakfast for us each day, which was something that we all looked forward to.
The villa is in a quiet, security patrolled block and is around 10 minutes walk to the centre of Seminyak (always an entertaining walk) and around 5 minutes walk to the surf beach in the opPosite direction. If you are looking for a great private place for a family holiday, we would recommend this property without hesitation.
Thanks Anama and Nyoman.
How do I love Villa Batukaru, let me count the ways!! We had the most incredible holiday at this lovely, warm and beautiful villa! Quickly we all felt right at home. The villa is quite spacious, equipped with everything one might need, great kitchen, brand new fridge, comfy beds, refreshing showers, and our favorite place in the villa, the plunge pool! Such a delightful bonus on those hot Balinese days, or nights. The villa is centrally located, walking distance to the beautiful Seminyak beach, never took us more than 5-7 minutes to get there. Kudeta is also 10 minutes away, where we spent many great evenings enjoying the sunset. The neighborhood is gated, and there is 24 hr security, we always felt very safe at the villa. Nyoman, Anama's villa manager, is just wonderful. Always so helpful, and so incredibly sweet. She cooked us delicious breakfast every morning, cleaned our rooms, ran errands for us, organized massages, she was always happy to be of assistance in any way possible! We just left the Villa, and already we miss it terribly!! We recommend Anama's gorgeous villa to anyone looking for a little piece of secluded paradise in Bali! Thank you so much Anama and Nyoman for such an amazing experience!