Villa Dermawan is a honey-moon Villa, 2 separate bungalows for complete privacy, each with its own tropical bathroom. Big swimmingpool, Jacuzzi for 8 people, Sun-deck, everything prepared for maximum comfort, You have two maids, gardener, pool attendant and 24/24 secutity at your disposal, Cable TV, Computer and WIFI DSL connection, Telephone, western-style kitchen. The Villa is 50 meters from the sunset beach of Seminyak and a few hundred meters from shopping, night-life, spas and restaurants. Giant sofas and beds add on for your perfect comfort. The Villa is nested between two 5 star hotels: The Oberoi Hotel and the Royal Sofitel Seminyak.
We recommend Villa Dermawan for honey moon but also for families with children. We take care about everything, so you just relax and enjoy the best holiday of your life!
Golf: Bali has many nice and famous Golf-clubs, for your convenience we can provide you with a private driver and car (only 30 USD/day)
Surfing: The beach in front of Villa Dermawan is the surfers' beach of Kuta with waves up to 3 meters, close to our house we have also several surfing schools ...
Swimming: Careful, because of the rough sea, we do not recommend to swimm in the ocean, but possibly to do so in our swimmingpool, or take a car and go south to Jinbaran, Benoa or geger beaches, where you can enjoy a good swimm in all safety
I admit it, we were a bit worried. I mean when you book over the net you never know what you will find in reality.
But nothing really nothing could have prepared us to the beauty and marvel we felt arriving in the enchanted garden of villa Dermawan. We arrived late in the evening, The garden and statues were beautifully lit and I suddenly knew, we had arrived 'home'.
The villa is astonishing in every aspect, and so much more beautiful in reality than on the photos or the videos we have seen on youtube.
The staff is fantastic, can't use enough words of praise and gratitude.
Michael, our 5 year old son had an immediate love affair with the rabbits in the garden and would wake up early every morning to feed them.
There are some hotels who pride themselves for their exceptional beds, think again! size matters... the master bed is 9 feet x 9 feet, it's enormous something you have to experience (especially if you are as tall as me and always 'touch' in ordinary beds)
The location is superb, the villa is in a secluded 'gang' off the street and far from any noise (with exception of the ocean waves and the birds singing)
talking about noise, there is a fountain in the garden which splashes merrily and makes you feel so much at home and at ease.
In short walking distance there are plenty of beautiful places to visit... we went to the beachside place with beautiful and funny colored pillows to sit on, it's called La Plancha and is just beautiful both for sunsets and after dinner
Another favorite is Cafe Bali in Jalan Oberoi, good food & cheap; we had Michael's birthday party there and the whole place exploded with joy when Michael went to dance on his chair to the sound of 'pa pa americano' and a special birthday cake brought by the super friendly staff.
We loved the swimming pool, which is just the ideal size (40 ft)
The villa staff can cook and Laura has been learning from the maid, Iluh how to make the 'nasi goreng'. I would say that the cooking in the villa is even better than most restaurants we tried in our 3 weeks in Bali.
The huge difference between Villa Dermawan and most villas our friends were staying in (including teh neighboring Bali Asri villas. Is that villa Dermawan is huge and a real 'home', the other rental villas are just hotel rooms which lack personality and soul. No wonder, most of our friends would come over almost every day for drinks.
It was a fantastic holiday, we can only recommend this place of marvel and beauty
WOW! Villa Dermawan is a JEWEL, we stayed for our honeymoon 3 weeks summer 2008,
the rooms are huge, the location is perfect, the owner is incredibly helpful and fast (we received a reply 30 seconds after booking), the staff is superb, just what you can dream of for a honeymoon. The private big pool and Jacuzzi are just fun (especially at night swimming naked). The tropical garden is something we already miss every day (thousands of scented flowers, banana and mango). At night the lights transform the villa in a fairytale. Ralph, the owner and architect has done an incredible job to make this place just paradise on Earth.
The location is perfect, just 2 minutes to the beach (we left the house every day barefoot & swimwear), there are plenty of Restaurants in walking distance (I recommend Gado Gado) and the Cocktail-sunset-bar KuDeTa became our daily hang-out place.
Ralph organised a very helpful driver and up to date car, and our excursions were just perfect (Kecak dance in Ulu Watu followed by a private grilled fish dinner with candle light at the Kendi Kuning in Nusa Dua area).
The Villa is much better in real life than in the photos, I'd suggest to Ralph that he hires a professional to get better pics.
The bed in the Master-bedroom is something unbelievable, the bed it is so big that it could easily accommodate 4 adults if necessary. (The guest bedroom is also very big) Everything in this villa gives You the sensation of luxury and very good & refined taste!!!
The Villa enjoys also the perfect silence and the 360° view from the garden day and night gives You the sensation that you 'own" the sky.
A funny note are the rabbits kept in a cage in the garden and released occasionally. It is just too fun to see the cuties chasing each other during breakfast.
Breakfast! I would rather call it Imperial Brunch, eggs, toast 1 litre tropical fresh fruit juices (per head, in one glass!), fresh croissants, javanese or Italian coffee (Illy)... and everything served with a beautiful smile from Iluh and Nyoman (the lovely house maids).
Bathrooms ! Oh my god! we will forever miss the huge shower (not to mention the giant towels ... where do you find high quality towels as big as double bed sheets?
We have been used to some of the best hotels in the World, but this place beats them all!
The WiFI and fast computer connection were the perfect addition to e-mail our wedding photos to our friends and keep contact via Skype.
Bali has an ideal climate of 27° C refreshed by a light wind all 12 months a year. Villa Dermawan lies in the best and most exclusive location of the whole island of Bali, conveniently You can reach everything by foot (shopping, night-life, many many restaurants, and many fabulous spas). Although Villa Dermawan has been built in year 2004 we had already many very nice guests from all over the World, which have all been extremely happy and grateful for this wonderful experience, you can revert to Tripadvisor for some of their comments
Golf: Golf courses are 30 minutes from Villa Dermawan, some of these golf courses are World-famous and extremely popular for important tournaments