About This Listing
Located in JL Drupadi, 2 minutes to Jl Laksmana (Eat Street) by scooter or taxi. 10 minutes walk to seminyaks fantastic restuarants, beaches & shopping. Read on to learn more about our truly charming tropical oasis in the heart of thriving Seminyak.
Villa Emma is a charming and rustic dual level Balinese style open home set amongst 600sq meters of gorgeous established gardens, decorated with quirky furnishings and filled with good vibes.
Located in JL Drupadi, 2 minutes to the heart of Jl Laksmana(Eat Street) by scooter or taxi.. 10 minutes walk to seminyaks fantastic restuarants, beaches and shopping. We are in a 3 villa complex and set back 10 meters from the main road ensuring peace and tranquility yet you can still walk out the front door and hail a cab within seconds or walk for a minute in either direction to convenience store, spa's, shops and restaurants.
Home to Debbie and daughter Riley, Villa Emma houses 2 big bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a huge kitchen, dining and living area in the main house plus a free standing 3rd bedroom set back in the garden with it's own ensuite, tv/dvd and direct access from front door to swimming pool!
The garden villa features all you would expect from a hotel room including king size bed gorgeous linen, air conditioning plus fan, bar fridge, flat screen tv, high speed wifi & safety box. Cooked breakfast with fresh fruit and coffee is included in your nightly room rate.
We have an inhouse massage/spa therapist catering for all your pampering requirements, and we can organise baby sitting, drivers/tour guides, airport transfers, horse riding on the beach, surfing lessons, motor bikes, tailors, bookings or home delivery from some of Seminyaks finest restuarants, plus much much more, not to mention all the perks of staying with a local.
Want to meet Ketut Liyer the famous medicine man and fortune teller from Eat Pray Live? Maybe a 7 chakra healing from a Balinese priestess, swim with the dolphins or maybe the horses.. Activities are endless here in Bali and we love to help our guests make the absolute most of their holiday..
Wifi throughout the villa, gorgeous swimming pool and sun lounges, relaxing bale area, dining area.
Interaction with Guests
My staff and I interact with our guests on a daily basis as much as you like or as little as you like! We are here for you if you need us.
We love our close proximity to all things that matter! Fabulous wining and dining, great local cheap eats, the beach, shopping, nightlife and great tour booking offices.
Taxi's are super easy and cheap to hail from our front door. We are also easily able to organize personal drivers and tours all over the island.
Other Things to Note
With development progressing at a very fast pace Villa Emma is one of the few accommodation options in the heart of Seminyak where you can enjoy a truly authentic tropical Bali accommodation experience.
Villa Emma is our home and while we have some pretty good times here it's definitely not a late night party house!. We don't have any hard fast rules other than our guests are respectful to us and our staff. Staying in the Garden Villa allow's you to come and go as you like without entering the main house ensuring privacy for our guests however you are welcome to use the facilities of the main house and also share our fabulous bale area.
Debbie's villa is quietly nestled in busy bustling Seminyak.
My girlfriend and I were welcomed by Debbie when we arrived and she's been a wonderful host.
Fantastic breakfast is served every morning (the Indomie goreng with Sambal Asli is amazing) accompanied by Balinese coffee.
The garden villa itself is separate from the rest of the house and is very private and comes with an ensuite bathroom. Going out and returning whenever is never an issue. Villa Emma is conveniently located near eat street and is a stone-throw away from Seminyak beach. The pool is cleaned and maintained every morning and is great for plunging on a hot day.
We enjoyed our stay with Debbie and her staff at Villa Emma and will definitely come back again.
A unique location in the midst of urban Seminyak we found as stated, an oasis, traditional Balinese style! Years old coconut trees, manicured gardens, a peaceful retreat just minutes from eat street's best restaurants (Mamasan) a short car ride to La Plancha(on the beach) and the best 1.5 hour ""in house massage" arranged by Debbie !!!!!
My favorite place was the bale to sit and read on the huge comfy day beds. It's a peaceful space with sheer curtains providing ambience and privacy. Debbie is a beautiful soul, exceptional host and her gallery at Cacoon is amazing!!! Ngurah so kind and all communication is swift.
If you're a seafood lover be sure to try the seafood bbq platter in balinese style spice from Made's warung across the road (owner Anne Marie is gorgeous). Best meal I had my entire trip and awesome prices.
Villa Emma is positioned perfectly.......... loved our stay. Thankyou to Debbie, Riley and Ngurah for your warm hospitality and laughter. Cannot wait to return.
We have always been hesitant about staying in Seminyak because we like the traditional Balinese experiences rather than western style hotels. Debbie's home was just as she described- a tropical oasis- which envelopes you as soon as you walk off the busy noisy streets through the gates of Villa Emma. We instantly fell in love with the little villa, Debbie's own beautiful home, the pool and gardens and then also our host Debbie and her very special Balinese family who work at the villa. We had a lot of privacy when we choose and also were welcomed as part of the dining table family at any time. Our last night spent in conversation and wine with Debbie and Norah was one of best experiences. The villa is very spacious, clean, with everything you need to feel comfortable. We made it dark and cool most nights which allowed us the luxury of long sleep ins. Then the beautiful breakfast was waiting for us upon rising for the day. We felt very spoilt indeed. There are many options of resturants and spas just an easy stroll down the road. Debbie's recommendations on both were spot on- we enjoyed every dining experience she pointed us too. Although Debbie's very best recommendation was to have a massage in the Balinese Bale next to the house by massur Suty. We have had many many massages around Bali ,but none have been as memorable as this. Suty and also her sister have healing magical hands I'm sure. We wish we could take them home with us. I do hope we stay in touch Debbie, and we so look forward to visiting your charming villa again. Thank you thank you.. Donna & David
Debbie's vila is amazing!!! We had the best days in seminyak and could not wish for more! The service is great. Our room was cleaned every day and we could order a lot of service, like laundry. The breakfast was delicious, especially the omelet :) thank you so much debbie and your wonderfull staff. If we come back to bali we will come to you! 100 procent recommended!!!!!
Dear Debbie , it was absolutely fantastic with you . Thank you so much . We enjoyed it very much . You have such a beautiful villa , a great pool and also the breakfast was great . Nugrah took care always great to us . He's really very nice . Please Tell him a nice greeting from us .
I can really only recommend you . You care about your great guests and lets everyone their privacy .
If we travel to Bali again , we would be pleased if we can come to you again .
Thanks .. André and Sylvio from Berlin :-)
My wife and I rented Villa Emma to attend my brother's wedding at a nearby resort. We rented the garden villa, located close to the pool, separate from the house with its own bedroom and bathroom. Villa Emma is nicely secluded off a relatively quiet side street, and it's an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and the beach. Perfect for us, at a very reasonable price.
Debbie was a wonderful host, and we enjoyed our stay. Her staff prepared a delicious breakfast for us every morning, provided transportation, and gave us useful insights into the many fascinating things to see and do in Bali. We also like to collect art - Debbie owns galleries both here and in Australia and represents local and international artists, both new and established. Her knowledge and network allowed us to return home with traditional and contemporary pieces that we will always treasure.
I could not have asked for a better host for my families first time in Bali. I booked the villa based on location and reviews and was not disappointed. Having missed out on this trip I was nervous about sending the family alone but Debbie did everything she could to make them feel at home. They had an amazing time and loved staying there. Every question and request I had was answered promptly and I had no concerns about their time in Kuta. Thanks again for you help! Could not have asked for a better host.
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About the Host, Debbie
I live in Bali with my daughter who is going to international school here. We have been coming backwards and forwards to Bali since she was 2 years old and now we are based here we love the idea of likeminded travellers enjoying our Darwin apartment and our home in Bali!
We love living here in Seminyak for it's thriving restaurant scene, great beaches and endless activities. I have a small art gallery close to my villa in Bali featuring original fine art by a variety of local and international artists and I love to invite my guests to come and enjoy a glass of wine with me and take in the current exhibition.
We return home to Darwin regularly throughout the year to catch up with friends, family and attend to home turf matters and when we do we are reminded of just how beautiful a city Darwin is..
We really do have the best of both worlds!
Great cheap eats, especially good at lunch time. Located right next door to our gallery!
Amazing food, great service all at a fantastic price. One of our favourite restuarants.
There are so many spa's to chose from in Seminyak it can be a little overwhelming, this beauty is one of the best and located almost directly across the road from us.
An icon in Bali, Made's warung features an extensive local and international menu, is close by, affordable and a truly Bali dining experience.
Our favourite restuarant in Seminyak. Close to home and the food is absolutely amazing!
A funky modern beach club with wonderful cocktails and some great high season parties. Also features a great restaurant
Western style boutiques and shopping as well as market stands
Approximately 10 minutes walk from Villa Emma, great surfing, swimming and funky beach bars to relax with a cold beer or cocktail and watch our spectacular sunsets
Funky beach bar, pull up a bean bag, dig your toes in the sand, listen to cool tunes and watch our spectacular sunset. 10 minutes walk from our villa