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..
Had a great time staying with Debbie, very relaxing and chilled which is what we wanted. Helpful when asking questions about the local area, staff very friendly too. Will recommend to friends.
Great location: very close to the beach, shops, spas, restaurants, and bars. Beautiful pool and lounge area. Debbie and the staff are very kind and helpful. We were there during the wet season so linens were perpetually damp and there was a bit of a mosquito situation. Also had some technical difficulties: no hot water for the first two days and the internet was out after our first day there and was not fixed until our last day there (no big deal if you want to unplug, but kind of a problem if you have to do a little remote work). We made do with some close cafes with free wifi.
Thanks for your kind words Amanda.. Just wanted to clarify on this review that I was doing all in my power to resolve the internet issue. I apologise again for the inconvenience this caused you, unfortunately we are at the mercy of our service providers and our technicians keeping to their word! Regarding the hot water, again this was an unfortunate situation where we had to wait on a particular part to arrive from Jakarta before the hot water system could be repaired. As far as the damp linen and mosquitoes go as you mentioned you were here at the height of wet season, all part of the joy's of holidaying in the tropics! Glad you enjoyed the location and our beautiful pool and lounge area. Cheers
Debbie's place in Seminyak is a true oasis away from the business - though not far at all. Seminyak was a bit too touristy for me, but we absolutely loved Debbie's place. Her mother and daughter were there as well, all super sweet. I happened to get food poisoning while there (from some crap place at the beach) and they were super kind and helpful.
Ngurah is also so sweet and is an amazing massage therapist (among other things). Definitely get some massage and nail services while you're there :)
We had a very warm welcome and Debbie had arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport who was waiting when we arrived.
The villa is nice and very quiet but yet close to the centre and beach.
Debbie also arranged surf lessons which was great.
Staff very nice and friendly I can recommend anyone to stay here.
Good value for money
We had a superrelaxing stay at Villa Emma. The shops, beach and restaurants are within walking distance and it is surprisingly quiet in the room and garden. Debbie and her staff are very accomodating so thank you everybody at Villa Emma!
What a Godsend. Debbie, her extended family and her villa where all absolutely amazing. My girlfriend and I stayed in the very romantic pool house. It was peaceful, quiet, and we found everywhere we wanted to go was a comfortable walking distance. We actually preferred ordering our meals in as no restaurant could match Debbie's place for ambience. Since staying there and posting photos, I've received numerous emails from friends wishing to do the same. In fact, the entire experience leaves you considering a move to Bali! Thanks Debbie!
We have spent an amazing time at Villa Emma. Our room and the entire house were great, very stylish and comfortable at the same time - but my personal highlight were the garden and the pool, perfect places to relax.
We had a nice breakfast every morning including fresh fruit, really great coffee and some dish we could choose (e.g. omelettes, pancakes or local dishes - hard to say which one I'd recommend, all of them were amazing). And then, Debbie would help us with our daily plans - honestly, she helped us organize everything, we just had to tell her what we need or what we want to do and she organized it for us - at best local rates. All in all, Debbie and her staff went above and beyond, so that we had the best Bali experience possible. Thank you, Debbie, we cannot wait to come back!
We enjoyed staying at Debbie's place in Seminyak. It was truly an "oasis" - perfect for relaxing in a calm, beautiful surrounding and yet close to the restaurants, shops and beaches. Debbie was a lovely host and gave great tips on restaurants (much appreciated by people like us who spend their holidays around delicious food) and her staff were very helpful. Highly recommended!
My sister and I stayed at Villa Emma for 4 nights recently, and had the absolute best time. The house and garden/pool area are beautiful, and you would never guess you're minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Main Street. The room was very clean, the (huge!) bed extremely comfortable, but what really made the stay fantastic was the amazing staff. Special mention goes to Ngurah the house manager, Wayan the security guard and Bagus the driver. We can't wait to return. Thank you Debbie!
Villa Emma is beautiful and quiet although it is quite central. Very good location and in easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and the beach. Debbie was a wonderful host and made our stay there extra-special by helping us arrange different activities and excursions. She has great staff who were very accommodating and made wonderful breakfasts and villa Emma has access to one of the best masseuses ever! 5 star rating all the way for a non-resort style, family feel villa.