Simon and Linda (owners) were wonderful to deal with - prompt responses to booking & any queries. This Villa was a garden oasis, catering to the needs of 3 families, space, lawn, pool and beach were perfect. In house staff were amazing, Gian, Made & Gede made our experience one to remember. They assisted with all our needs, cooking, massages, transport, day trips (with Gians husband Wayan) to swim with the Manta Rays! They were amazingly warm, caring, friendly staff which showed when one of us got quite sick & hospitalised. Thanks again we'll be back next year!
We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Rumah Kayu. My wife, myself and my 2 boys ( 12 and 8 ) were meeting up with my parents form the UK again in Bali this year and wanted to try something different sandwiched between a few days on Bali. We had booked this as a surf destination many months ago but due to a recent injury I was unable to get in the water. Having seen the surf available I will definitely be booking for next year. Playgrounds is a mere 200 metre paddle from the steps of the villa and there is also a great wave straight out front ( we were there during the first big July swell ). Surfing aside, the villa is a wonderful tranquil haven right on the beach at the end of Tamarind Bay. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable, the grounds immaculate and the pool and bar area are fantastic. These are all kept up to standard by the great staff, Made, Gian and Gede. Whenever we wanted food supplies, more bintang or wine or transport or a chef for the night all we had to do was ask. They would cook whatever we asked for and even let me help out with Gian loaning me her giant mortar and pestle to try making my own peanut sauce and Sambal Matah. Gian's husband Wayan also took us out for a fish early one morning and even though we returned empty handed, the next day when he had a decent catch he dropped a good sized Tuna off for us for dinner which was yummy. The location is fantastic with a short walk along the beach to a couple of local restaurants for dinner or lunch or a 10 minute wander round the cliffs to Jungut Batu for a bigger selection. The snorkelling was great on the days that we could swim in the bay without the massive surf. Our boys also enjoyed a kick around a few evenings with the staff's relatives on the lawn. Overall this was a fantastic place, wonderful setting, amazing staff and we will be back. The only complaint would be the chickens/roosters that are unable to tell the time and liked to herald dawn at 10 pm 2 am 3 am.I hope that Wayan has managed to get his boat repaired after last week's swell and that it stayed over in the Cennigan channel for this week's even bigger swell. Can't wait to come back next year!!!!!
A beautiful villa and grounds with lovely helpful staff. Stunning location and views. We hope to return very soon.
We came to this villa last year and loved it and so were quick to book it again. Happily we were not disappointed and we had a super time in luxurious surroundings, supported by the lovely Gian and her crew. Her poor son Gede also very kindly went fishing with my 8 year old every day too! Our favourite part was waking to views of the volcano in the distance on the mainland every morning. Do book a boat for the day and go to Crystal bay for snorkelling, and ask Gian to make you one of her delicious picnics.
I couldn't say enough good things about Rumab Kayu. We are a family of 7 adults and 2 kids, ranging of from 1 years old to 70 years old.
Made, Gede and Gian have helped us to make an exceptional vacation. We feel like part of their extended family (actually shed a little tear when we said our good byes).
Nothing is too much to ask! From helping us getting the most basic groceries to getting wine and drinks and making delicious breakfasts and dinners for us.
As we have 2 very young kids with us and were nervous about the pool especially with our 1 year old, the owner has even gone out of her way to have a pool fence constructed for us. Thanks so much, Linda.
We will definitely come back to see everyone soon.
Rumah Kayu was the perfect accommodation for our extended family group. There was plenty of room for everyone. The kids loved the pool and grounds to run around in. We were looked after very well by Made and Gian and all enjoyed the snorkelling trip with Gian's husband. Definitely a great place to holiday for a large group.
What a relaxing place to stay... right on the beach, with awesome views across the strait back to mainland Bali, including an imposing view of Mt Agung. Four air-conditioned bedrooms, including one with six beds for the kiddies (two bunks, one double). Our hosts were helpful and attentive, without being too 'visible' or in your face. My wife said that the massage she got here was the best she's ever had. Food was good, great space for kids to run around in, good pool, plenty of room, very relaxed pace of life. Easy(ish) walk around to the main beach, which takes in some pretty good-quality dining and drinking options. WiFi was good, only slowed down a couple of times. I managed to do some work while here (despite being severely de-motivated!). Great place to stay and relax if you're visiting Bali, or more specifically Lembongan.