Words cannot describe the 'peaceful easy feeling' this beachfront property offers. When you wake in the morning and look out towards the sea, it feels as if you are floating on the water, the house is so close to the sea. The magical garden is filled with hundreds of flowers providing a healing space to relax and revive. The villa is located near the beach town of Lovina. The area is rural and quaint, a place where you can still experience the 'real Bali' away from the crowded tourist traps in the South. The staff who attend to the villa are wonderful local Balinese who will share their life with you and provide any service you require from home cooked meals daily, tours directly from the house, daily massages, shopping trips etc... Or, they can leave you in total privacy if that is preferred. The house has spectacular artwork, high speed wireless internet, cable TV, and an extensive DVD library. If you want to revive and regenerate this is the place for you ! Don't miss this paradise!
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Nov 2018
I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, went to college in Portland, Oregon, lived in Japan for many years and now reside in Los Angeles California. I travel about 8 months of the year on business, and my favorite place on earth is my villa in Lovina.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Owner chose Buleleng
I have been a lover of the beach my entire life. I travel constantly for work, mostly throughout Asia, and have found a wonderful place to come and unwind, in a peaceful and nurturing environment right on the beach, with exquisite gardens. I chose this location because it is not overly touristic, the local people are wonderful and the views are absolutely breathtaking. It is a wonderful place to relax and heal the spirit.
What makes this Villa unique
This villa is truly a unique blend of absolute direct beachfront beauty and an amazingly quaint and extensive garden. It is colorful and has a wonderful energy. The staff who attend to your every needs are very special, kind and make each guest feel like this is their home. It is a truly unique experience staying at this villa. We've added some fun equipment; ping-pong table, 2 rebounder trampolines, 2 bikes with helmets and aa stand-up surf board (SUP) at no extra cost.
Pool / Spa
Welcomed by Coco and Kadek we felt at home the minute we entered the front door!
The decor whilst eclectic was just divine...we loved all the lighting and lamps!
Bed was so comfy and the aircon in bedroom welcomed. Everything we needed was there..including blue tooth speakers!
Right on the beach front we could hear the waves crashing nightly...bliss!
The added bushes at back fence make for a private pool (which the other properties along the beach seemed to lack)..but we still had sea views from the verandah.
Our 2 night stay here was the highlight of our 8 day Bali holiday.
We were told by regular Bali visitors and I had also read on the internet by some people that it was a 9 hour drive to Lovina...Don't listen! Its 3.5 -4 hours lovely interesting drive from Kuta..then there are temples and other places of interest when up that way.
Kadek cooked dinner for us and left for us to reheat on one night (yum yum!) ...and cooked brekky for us next morning (For a small fee)...we will miss her happy smiley face! These little extras made our stay so much more rewarding.
I can't recommend this property highly enough...simply a stunning, comfy (and spotlessly clean) abode.
Thank you Jody for allowing us to share your beautiful slice of Bali...and thank you Kadek and Coco for your service and making us so welcome.
We will definitely return and next time spend more time relaxing here!
If I could give 10 stars - I would!
From the moment you walk in, you feel the love. My family enjoyed the home and staff so much we literally never left the house! So much better than the pictures- the art and attention to detail inside and out makes this home truly unique. The best place we stayed at on Bali. Thank You Kadet for sharing your warmth and love with us. Thank You Jody for allowing us to experience and enjoy your beautiful home!
Exactly as advertised, even better
The house and grounds look just as they do in the pictures, but have the wonderful addition of the sound of breaking waves just feet away. The decoration is upbeat and reflects the vibrant colours of the garden. A market is just 10 minutes away on a scooter. The staff are very helpful and accommodating, and ready to help with any question. The owner, while not on site, was also continuously ready to assist and was very friendly. I highly recommend this property and am already planning a trip back.
Tranquility away from the crowds
We arrived to a warm welcome from all the staff to this lovely home set among lush landscaping and ocean views. It was late in the afternoon from Ubud so it was a very nice surprise that dinner was already prepared for us.
The rooms are large and the air conditioning works extremely well...and the units are quiet. Breakfast was prepared every morning for us. Kadek offered to pick up whatever we needed from the grocery store and there is a also small "store" just a few steps away on Jalan Tulip road where you can buy the basics....including Bintang.
The home is very clean and the staff comes daily to clean, but are not intrusive.
Kadek arranged for a driver to take us to a waterfall one day and we used Bemos for the rest of our stay.
The lush tropical landscaping and multiple lounging areas made us feel like we had our very own slice of paradise for our 4 days in northern Bali.
This is a very unique and beautiful villa exceptionally tasteful in interior decoration. The garden is delightful and the location directly on the beach is marvellous. Quiet and relaxing, we didn't want to leave.
I couldn't be happier. The villa was everything I was hoping for and more. It is a beautiful place right on the oceans edge, very private and yet close enough to town that ordering food or going to a restaurant was easy. Kadek was marvellous, she took care of any requests and made sure we were looked after fully. I fully expect that I will be back. If you want to get away this is the place!
Sunrise boat trips to see dolphins is one of Lovina's most popular tourist activities. Rather than join the large groups of tourists departing from the center of Lovina, you will be picked up in front of Villa Kupu Kupu and taken on a private boat trip to watch these amazing creatures put on a show as the sun rises.
SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELLING: Lovina is an ideal place to discover the underwater world of Bali. Scuba diving on the local reef is better at lower depths and night diving is particularly recommended. Generally, the water is clear and some parts of the reef are quite good for snorkelling. The best place is to the west, a few-hundred metres offshore from Billibo Beach Cottages. There are several Padi certified dive operators and teachers based out of Lovina that operate daily dive trips. Menjangan Island is one of the spots near Lovina where one can discover the colourful underwater world. Amed and Tulamben (wreck dive) are within reach as well. Guides are available in a variety of languages and multi-day discounts are available. Beginner courses and advanced diving excursions are available from various shops located in downtown Lovina.
GIT-GIT WATERFALL: A 40 meter high waterfall. A path of about 1 km filled with souvenir warungs and shops where you can buy cheap clothes takes you to one the most breathtaking waterfalls in Bali. Sit down and relax with the sound of the water, falling in the bouldered river.
BUDDHIST MONASTERY & TEMPLES: In the hills of Banjar is a Buddhist monastery. It is in a fabulous location, very peaceful, and the decoration is beautiful. East of Lovina you can find Beji Temple in Sangsit which is dedicated to the Rice Goddess, Jagaraja. To the west of Lovina is Pulaki Temple, which is crowded with wild monkeys who are considered descendants of Dewa (God). Ulundanu Temple is located near Bedugul.
AIR BANJAR HOT SPRINGS: Located west of Lovina, Air Banjar (or Panjar) is an enchanting hot springs with stone carved mouths gushing water amongst a lush garden setting. A nominal entrance fee is charged. Go in the morning if you want some peace and quiet, you will have the place to yourself if you get there before 9am.
BERATAN, BUYAN & TAMBLINGAN LAKES: These twin lakes provide panoramic views and excellent trekking.
GOLF: There is a world famous golf course in Bedugal, about 45 minutes from Lovina
COUNTRY PARK: If you require a more energetic activity then there is Bali’s tree top adventure park in Bedugal where you can enjoy climbing, death slides and another 72 adrenaline circuits that will take about 2.5 hours to complete. There are 2 children sized courses and 4 adult size courses, and for those of you who wish to take the leisurely life style there are plenty or areas to lay down, read a book and wait for your party to return.
Komang Dodik leads highly recommended hikes in the hills along the north coast. Trips start at 250,000Rp per person and can last from three to seven hours. The highlight of most is a series of waterfalls, over 20m high, in a jungle grotto. Routes can include coffee and vanilla plantations.
OTHER WATER SPORTS: At Lovina beach you can do Para sailing, waterskiing and kneeboarding.
GILI ISLANDS: Around on the east coast of Bali in Amrd there are boat trips to Gilis Meno Island and Lombok at 550,000 Rp one way trip. Gilis Islands are really fun with a great nightlife / party scene.
SEKUMPUL WATERFALL - An off the beaten track adventure through a canopy of spice and tropical fruit trees. A path leads to the gorge and all levels of hikers will find the view of these multiple falls breathtaking. Or climb down the series of stairs to arrive beneath the falls and take in the spray.
JEEP TREKS- Ride on the back roads through the clove and coffee plantations for a glimpse of Bali most people never see. This intimate look at the life of Bali and the extraordinary views of the Bali Sea at sunset is often a highlight of guests' trip to North Bali.
COOKING CLASSES: There are several excellent cooking classes in the Lovina area.
It is customary to tip the villa staff upon your departure. They work very hard and we are sure you will feel it appropriate to provide a tip.