About the property
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Luxury villa with 5 bedrooms, suitable for up to 10 people, including staff
Villa Santai exudes the genuine Balinese atmosphere because of the natural materials used such as hardwood, teak, stones and granite in the bathrooms and the kitchen. The entire ground floor is open, except for the bedrooms, giving you the great ‘outdoor living’ experience of the tropics.
The villa is set up very spacious and has a large tropical garden directly adjacent to the beach. It has a large, natural shaped, private swimming pool with a landscaped waterfall. Around the pool you find a spacious terrace with sun beds and a bale benong to relax. The villa has 4 tastefully furnished bedrooms, 1 family room (can be used as 5th bedroom), 4 bathrooms, a large open living area, kitchen and a roof terrace with a second bale benong from which you have a splendid view.
The villa is located on a secluded area of a villa park of which you can use the facilities including a Spa for Balinese massages and a wooden boat on the beach where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset with a drink.
Villa Santai is located directly at the beach of Lovina-Beach, about 10 minutes drive west from Lovina, the tourist centre of the north.
Lovina is a small but lively village with restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, Spa's for massages and treatments, supermarkets, local markets and a bakery for fresh bread in the morning.
In and around Lovina you have a rich choice of restaurants with delicious national and international cuisines. The prices are still very low, especially in this north part of Bali.
Lovina is known for the dolphins which you can see every morning at dawn during a boat trip. Due to the large population of shrimps at this particularly coastline you will find here year round many dolphins. The boat can be surrounded by dozens of dolphins jumping and playing. If you book a trip, you can arrange to be picked up by a boat in front of the villa. In hotel Melka in Lovina you can actually swim with dolphins.
Snorkeling and Diving: The Balinese sea near Lovina offers several places for great snorkelling and diving. Because of the shallow and calm sea, you will have a good view of the tropical fish.
Certainly worthwhile is a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island (1 hour drive & 30 minutes by boat). Around the island you will find many colourful fish and coral and this snorkelling site is also very convenient for children as you can start snorkelling directly from the shore of the island. Also worthwhile is a trip to the East coast of Bali (Tulamben) to dive to the famous American war wreck U.S. Liberty.
There are a number of PADI diving schools in Lovina, including a 5 star PADI school called Bali Spice Dive and the well-known school Blue Season Bali Diving at the Zen Resort in Seririt. If you book a snorkelling- or diving trips with one of these schools, they will pick you up at the villa.
Highlights surroundings: Activities and sightseeing trips from the villa:
- Dolphin tours
- Swimming with dolphins
- Snorkelling and diving
- Buddhist Monastery Brahma Vihara Arama, also called the little Borobudur
- Hot Springs of Air Panas
- Old Capital Singaraja
- Rice field tours in the Mayong
- Mountain village Munduk
- Waterfalls of Git-Git and Munduk
- Hindoe temple Pura Ulun Danau Bratan at the Bratan Lake
- Botanical Gardens in Bedegul
- Bali Treetop Adventure Park in Bedegul
- White Water Rafting at Ayung River
- Tegalalang Rice Terraces
- Monkey forest
- Pura Besakih (The Mother Temple) at the foothills of the Mount Agung
- Bali Barat National Park
- Ceremonies and local markets
In the villa you will find an information guide with nice suggestions for day tours. For daily transport and/or day trips during your holiday you can make use of the services of an English speaking driver, the contact details are also included in the information guide.
Angelique Van Velsen
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Amazing villa best kept secret in Bali
Writing this review as we are about to leave, so sad we are leaving today the villa is amazing the staff fantastic everything you need. A secret gem in Bali we will be back, a big thank you to Angelique and the staff for a wonderful holiday.
prachtige villa, geweldige plek en super eten
een week met 6 volwassenen in deze prachtige villa verbleven. Heerlijk in de zee en in het zwembad gezwommen.
Aanrader is een wandeling door de rijstvelden met uitleg over godsdienst en cultuur op Bali. Aansluitend lunch bij de gids thuis. Geweldig!
Putu en Ria Artana verzorgen deze prachtige tour. Info in de map in de villa.
Private beach and beautiful garden
The house is very spacious, it would be very comfortable to stay with 8 people. The garden is beautiful and pool is interesting with a waterfall. There are different areas to sit - even a nice relaxing place at the roof top with a view over the garden and to the sea.
Staff was very friendly and not very much being present, in your face but doing all necessary tasks for you. They cooked nice dinners for us and the house was very clean (every day) and well organised. All by all very comfortable and luxurious for a very affordable price!
Right at the beach with a gathering place (in shape of a boat) in front of the house where you can sit and enjoy the sea view or have a massage.
From this location you can do easy trips to Menjangan, Munduk, Mayong and many more. Of course go for the dolphin watching in Lovina. All within easy reach. Friendly drivers who show you the surroundings.
The house will also be nice just to stay there and relax.
AMAZING RELAXING VACATION
My mother and I had an amazing time at Villa Santai! The villa was well maintained, very clean, and spacious. It is just a few steps away from the beach, which is so convenient especially if you go on the early morning dolphin tour (I highly recommend it!). If you're looking for some peace and quiet, then this is the perfect villa for you. It is far from the city, but the driver Ketut was the perfect driver/tour guide to resolve this. The girls at the villa were wonderful cooks, everything we ate was delicious and fresh. The gardener tended the beautiful plants every morning and cleaned the pool everyday. I recommend this villa to anyone who enjoys the tranquility outside the city and to be more in tuned with nature. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Villa Santai and will definitely return some time in the near future!!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Villa Santai so much, that is what we always hope to hear from guests that they want to return! We hope to welcome you back anytime in the near future!
Exactly as advertised!
Just returned home from a fabulous vacation! We stayed with another couple at your villa for 8 days and the 4 of us enjoyed it immensely. We used the pool daily, enjoyed the cooking by your staff, visited the ship for massages regularly and enjoyed the daily night caps by the pool! The best part of all was the services of Ketut, your driver. He took us everywhere, made suggestions and recommendations and all for very reasonable rates. The upgrades to the WiFi really made a difference, with speeds just like home.
Brian & Karen
Wonderful to hear the you enjoyed your stay in Villa Santai so much! We hope to welcome you back anytime in the near future!
Comfortable villa with amazing garden and pool
We stayed with 6 people in this amazing villa with outdoor seating and kitchen. There is a large tropical well maintained garden including swimmingpool and waterfall next to the beach. Staff is very friendly and helpfull wit cooking, washing and cleaning up. There is a lot of privacy with different warungs and shady spots in the garden. The large master bedroom is upstairs and the other three bedrooms downstairs. You need a driver to explore the beautifull area. Ask for Ketut. We Had a great stay with our family.
Villa Santai is located right on the sandy beach nearby Lovina (10 min. drive), the coastal town known for the many dolphins you can see in the morning at sunrise. The surroundings provide ample scope for exploring, discovery and activities. Beautiful beaches, terraced rice-fields, plantations, mountains, temples and some nice villages and towns are close by, such as Lovina and Singaraja. This old capital of Bali is home to the Gedong Kirtya library where you will find the famous Lontar Manuscripts. South of Singaraja you find he most spectacular waterfall of Bali, the Git Git waterfall. About 10 minutes from the villa the Buddhist monastery, Brahma Vihara Arama, also called the little Borobodur, is worth a visit, just as the famous Hot Springs of Air Panas which are 5 minutes away. You will find wonderful snorkelling and diving sites, such as Menjangan Island nearby and also one of the finest golf courses in Asia, the Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club, is just an hour's drive away Other Activities: Snorkelling, beach strolls, dolphin trips, swimming with dolphins, rice field tours Golfing: In Bedugul, at about 1 hour drive from the villa, you find a beautiful 18-hole golf course called 'Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club”. This golf course is among the top-5 courses in Asia and is designed by the renowned architect Peter Thompson. The golf course is beautifully located on a mountainside at a height of more than 1,100 meters.
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All rental rates include all the costs: Gas, water & electricity consumption All taxes (including 10% rental tax) 6 days a week staff (including a cook & household help, gardener and security guard) Help desk Free Wi-Fi Internet Welcome package upon arrival Complimentary first dinner and the first breakfast after arrival Complimentary welcome massage Check-in: 14.00 (2pm) Check-out: 12.00 (12pm)