SEMINYAK, BALI BEACH HOME IS AN OASIS OF BALINESE CULTURE

Tom Roberts

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
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SEMINYAK, BALI BEACH HOME IS AN OASIS OF BALINESE CULTURE

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Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

This private villa is in the heart of Seminyak, Bali surrounded by trees providing a bird sanctuary. This oasis is near shopping and night life, but the location is one of the few quiet spots in Seminyak. Enjoy the Seminyak beach which is 300 meter walk from the compound. The villa includes 4 bedrooms with queen beds, 4 1/2 baths, kitchen, dining room, office with wifi high speed internet, media room with music, movies, and satellite TV, pool and gardens. There is also a private apartment with separate entrance, bedroom , kitchen, and bath. Practice yoga on a teak deck pavilion or enjoy a massage. Furnished with teak antiques and handmade hardwood furniture. Sleep in natural bedroom with cool breezes and listen to crashing of waves or try 3 spacious bedrooms with AC. There is a staff of 4 that have been with me over 15 years. They provide 24 hour service including laundry, cleaning, child care, and tour guide/driver. Two cooks treat you to Balinese, Thai, French, Italian, and American southern food that is among the best in Bali. All the guests rave about the staff, the quiet location, and the daily ritual of traditional Bali. The compound is new, but uses recycled antique wood from a villa on the same spot..

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered

Tom Roberts

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I am an environmental scientist who fell in love with Bali. The people were in a state of mediation when I arrived. I chose to raise three boys in Bali. Now I live between Santa Fe, Bali, and Nashville. I own the structures, and I have leased the land for 66 years.

Tom Roberts purchased this villa in 1980

We came to Bali and fell in love with a culture that was in a state of mediation. Each village shared and was a permanent culture filled with dance and music. It is sad to see the change. The people of Bali are still wonderful. So I stay. They like electricity for pumping water. The auto is a mistake. Now they fight against pollution and sprawl. Stop plastic Save the Bali culture.

The staff when not working sit together and make offerings. It feels like a Balinese compound, not just another modern villa. You know you are in Bali.

The food is great. Love cooking with Nengah. They bake everything including bagels, bread, pies, cakes, and granola. The food is certainly comparable to the better restaurants. They can shop and provide three meals a day for about $20 per person. You can also shop and cook your choices. Start with exotic Balinese fruit (mango, passion fruit, papaya, sirsak, etc.) American breakfast with homemade jam and bagels, eggs florentine, or fried rice. Try pizza or salad for lunch. Dinner can be Balinese, Thai, French, Southern, Mexican or Italian. Eat better for less.

Wayan, the driver concierge, is a great shopper and tour guide. She has helped start people in business. She can take you to a spiritual healer or ceremony. Take an eco village or adventure tour. Ilu is also a great cook and lovely with children. Spend the day out front on the Seminyak beach which has a good beach break for surfing. Horseback riding is available at Mesari on the way to the beach.

Perhaps only house in Seminyak with beach access and a quiet road to supermarket (take a bicycle) or other shopping. Many restaurants and bars are nearby.

The downstairs studio bedroom and the natural bedroom are designed for breezes that keep them cool year round. There are six air conditioners, but I usually prefer fresh air.

The villa is situated in a quiet spot, but near Seminyak shopping, Ride a bicycle to the market. Great beach with surf, and near the famous night spots of Seminyak.

There are 5 acres of forest next to the compound with many birds. I love the song of the rain bird.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Seminyak, Bali Beach Home is an Oasis of Balinese Culture
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Seminyak, Bali Beach Home is an Oasis of Balinese Culture
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WONDERFUL VACATION

  • 4 of 5
We had a lovely stay in Tom`s villa in Seminyak. We were 8 people (two sistert with husbands and kids) and the villas size was perfect for us. Small enough to spend a nice time together and big enough to have some space when we wanted to have some quiet time. All of the bedrooms had own bathroom, so no que ;)
Villa is close to the beach. 5 minutes walk and close to meny restaurants, spa and shops in Seminyak (walking distance). if you want a break from the beach you can stay by the pool. And the service of "our" ladies was superb. They were cleaning for us, cooking, doing laundry and ironing. Much more personal than hotel. To have a chance to eat homemade indonesian dinner whenever we wanted was really great. The food was very good. Better than most of the restaurants in the area. Nice to have a choice of staying at "home" for dinner. If you are tired of staying in unpersonal hotels and are not afraid of being closer to the nature, you should try this villa, specially if you are more than 4 people travelling together. thank you Tom and the ladies for making our holiday very pleasant. You might see us again :)
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. You have great families. The staff enjoyed your visit.
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A PEACEFUL, RELAXING STAY IN THE HEART OF SEMINYAK

  • 5 of 5
We all loved the wonderful calm ambiance, the peacefulness, the proximity to everything, the wonderful meals that we had, and the way that the staff looked after us so well. This home is so well located, with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We are particularly grateful to Nengah, who was able to cook beautiful meals which took account of our daughter's allergies.

We also appreciated Tom's insights into Balinese life and customs which helped us all understand a little more about the culture and values of this remarkable society.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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GREAT BALI VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Had the pleasure of staying at Tom's villa with my wife and a friend. Great food by the staff at the Villa, the Villa itself is very nice, rooms, swiming pool, etc... Kudos to our host, guide, chauffeur and event planner in terms of places to visit, Wejan (Hope spelling is right), We would definitely not hesitate to book the villa again for a future vacation. We did some local restaurants at the high end beach hotels, but does not compare with what we had at the villa. Great job guys and looking forward to our next visit in Bali.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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OASIS IN SEMINYAK

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic holiday and absolutely fell in love with Bali and your beautiful villa. We loved the outdoor showers, dining and living areas. It was so relaxing and such a treat. The location perfect - as you say peaceful and quiet with only a short, but lovely stroll to the beach and equally close to the shops which made it ideal for 4 teenagers to be independant without the need for motorbikes (phew!)

But, best of all, we were so well looked after by Wayan, Nengha, Ilu and Nyoman. They are gems! The food was delicious and Wayan went beyond the call of duty. I had mentioned that the boys and I were interested in climbing the volcano in time for sunrise. As she couldn't find the tel no for the official guides organisation, unbeknownst to us, she drove 3 hours there to get the info and make arrangements. Then when the driver she had booked to take us cancelled late in the day (also unbeknownst to us, otherwise I would have said never mind), Wayan, together with her Mother-in-law, turned up at 1am to take us there herself!

Your bookshelf was much appreciated and the masseur that Jamie recommended worked wonder's on Ben's shoulder. All in all the, the experience was way beyond our expectations. We are all very grateful to you, your friendly and helpful staff and the wonderful opportunity that we were given to sample the best of Bali. Shame it couldn't have been a bit longer as It takes a few days to unwind from the hustle and bustle of normal life but hopeful we will get the chance to return one day!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Learn to cook Balinese food. See Balinese dance. Yoga class. Spiritual healer. Make Balinese offerings. Horse stable is on path to beach. Watch birds.One of few quiet spots, but near famous night life and restaurants of Seminyak. Surf on beach out front. My son can teach surfing or guide to great spots. Wayan (concierge/tourguide/driver) can help you start an export business, shop for food, or just provide a lovely massage.

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Seminyak Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
peak summer
Jul 16 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
$5,400
 
 
high season winter
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
$6,000
 
 
high season summer
May 15 2015 - Jul 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
$5,400
 
 
peak summer 2015
Jul 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$320
$1,800
$5,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,200
$4,800
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Seminyak Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (6) Six queen beds are available. Also, baby beds are available., Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Surrounded by trees with an easy walk to beach past an old homestay and horse corral. Wonderful library on Bali, ecology, and enough literature for a PHD. Bike to nearby shopping. Staff includes laundry, child care, cooking, cleaning, tour guide, driver, and concierge for massage, healers.
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