The villa consists of three main buildings with a balé (gazebo) that provides a great place to read/relax or watch the local fishermen in the late afternoon. All bedrooms have airconditioning and ceiling fans. There are 1 king bed and 2 queen beds so the villa is suitable for up to three couples or a family with two children (unless the children are happy to share a queen bed)
The 3 bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom (upstairs) has a king size bed and walk-in wardrobe. It adjoins a lounge room with AC, a 4K Ultra HD Smart TV and DVD. There are balconies on both sides to take advantage of the breeze and views to the ocean or nearby mountains. Seating is provided so the balconies are also a great spot if you want some quiet time.
Downstairs there are two guest suites with queen sized beds and ensuite bathrooms. There is also another lounge area with a ceiling fan.
The kitchen and dining room are in a separate building, that provides an opportunity for open air dining. The other building is an office, fourth bathroom with shower and toilet, and an outdoor sitting/ relaxing area.
There is a pool with sunlounges to relax and enjoy the warm Bali weather. A table and chairs are set up on the pool deck for outdoor dining. It is particularly lovely to enjoy lunch beside the pool!
We have an established tropical garden that is maintained by our gardener. He does the pool maintenance daily. There is also a pool manager that visits twice per week. We have a housemaid that works part time (4 hours a day, 3 days a week). There are also restaurants that will deliver if you prefer and La Costa Beachside restaurant nearby offers a pick up service. We have a security guard (Supported by CCTV coverage) who looks after the villa each night.
A detailed folder of information is provided to help you settle in and enjoy all that North Bali has to offer. Whilst we do not smoke ourselves, we appreciate that others might. We simply ask that people smoke only in outdoor areas.
As the pool is not fenced, parents need to be responsible for young children. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a local person to watch them for you. The villa has only showers in the bathrooms but a baby bath can be provided on request.
Bali is a photographer's paradise. Most of the photographs in the villa have been taken by Keith who is a keen amateur photographer. Check out his website (go to http://kithamilton.jepunsegara.com/) to see some of the amazing scenery, cultural events and opportunities that await.
Visits to a local Balinese music and dance studio can be arranged. In addition, the staff will be happy to let you know of any weddings, tooth filing or funeral ceremonies that may be of interest.
The relatively quiet and small tourist centre of Lovina is about 10km from our house. Lovina has a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, night spots, convenience stores and a Pepito supermarket.
Our villa is right on the shore of the Bali Sea in North Bali, about 10km from the tourist destination of Lovina/Kalibukbuk. It's more than 100km from Mount Agung. It is about 3 hours drive from Bali’s International airport and only one hour from the ferry to Java which departs from Gilimanuk. Our villa is on a quiet road away from the main traffic. There are several rental villas nearby. We have neighbours from Canada that live in the villa next door. A short stroll down the beach will find you in the local fishing village where there are even a couple of shops that sell essentials.
The villa is in the seaside village of Banjar. Banjar is known for its hot springs and the largest Buddhist temple in Bali which offers regular meditation programs. The holy hot springs are very popular with tourists and locals alike. Locals believe them to be therapeutic. There is no surf on our beach (other than in stormy weather) but there are lots of fishing boats to watch. The local fishermen are happy to take visitors out to see the dolphins or go snorkelling nearby. A water sports adventure centre, water park (with giant water slides) and an amusement park (lots of different rides for all ages) are about 4kms away offering a range of activities for the whole family. It is only 40 minutes to Pemuteran and West Bali National Park, the departure point for trips to enjoy the world class diving at Menjangan Island (wall diving). To the east are waterfalls, rice fields and Kintamani perched on the edge of Mt Batur. Ubud (Bali's "cultural capital") is just over 2 hours away and is easily reached for a day trip or short stay. We can recommend good places to stay and visit in Ubud.
Our villa is almost 3 hours drive from the tourist hotspots of Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Sanur/Nusa Dua and two hours from the artistic and cultural hub of Bali in Ubud. It is also over 100km by road (70kms straight line distance) from Mount Agung so there is no risk if the volcano misbehaves.
We like the quieter pace of life up here and being part of the village because we think that it offers the opportunity to see the real Bali. There are always festivals such as funerals/weddings/house blessings/baby ceremonies around somewhere and the local people are more than happy to have us join in. The Balinese Day New Year (Nyepi) is in March each year and involves parades of ogoh ogoh (to scare away evil spirits) and a day of silence when people stay home and reflect. Everything is closed...no television and no flights into or out of Bali for 24 hours.
There is lots to do in the surrounding area. There are a number of enjoyable walking trails through the fields near our villa that give you an opportunity to interact with village people.
The town of Kalibukbuk/Lovina, 10kms away on the coast, has a number of restaurants and shops to buy souvenirs unique to this area. In Singaraja, 25 kms along the coast to the east, you can visit a factory weaving the traditional cloth from the area, have a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the old port area before heading to Sawan, a small village, renowned for making Gamelan instruments.
There is a supermarket in nearby Seririt (5kms), a larger Pepito supermarket in Lovina (10km) or a Carrefour supermarket in Singaraja (25kms). Fruit and vegetables are available locally in the Banjar market which is a hive of activity every morning and a 'must-see' attraction.
Keith's favourite Sunday morning activity is sitting in on Balinese dance and gamelan lessons at a local studio in Seririt. Any guests are made most welcome, a small donation to show your appreciation is most welcome. www.jepunsegara.com/pentasmaraklestari has all the details.
Tranquil setting - right beside the beach
Everything at your fingertips... adventure activities, watersports, traditional villages, music and cultural events.
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