Experience staying in a luxurious traditional antique Javanese house (Rumah Joglo) at Lipah Beach, the most beautiful and user friendly of the string of fishing villages strung along the Amed coast. It is the only sand beach on the entire Amed coast.
The villa, originally from Kudus in Java, has been rebuilt and faithfully restored with the addition of a superb western kitchen and garden bathroom facilities. The furnishings are all period Javanese antiques. The building doors, windows, pillars and ceilings are all intricately carved. The Joglo is reputed to be in the vicinity of 300 years old.
Villa Aroha is a one bedroom villa suited to a couple, set in a large gorgeous tropical garden.
A massive stone wall around the property ensures absolute privacy even though you are staying in the middle of a charming fishing village, largely unaffected by the pace of the 21st century.
The villa itself has a fabulous four poster bed for younger children. Maximum two.
Amed offers an experience similar to coming to Bali in the 1970's before tourism made places such as Kuta hectic and overcrowded.
The villa is set 50 metres back from a beautiful sandy beach with a small walkway directly in front of the villa. Our beach, Lipah, has the finest corals on the coast & the safest swimming & snorkelling for you & your children. It is worthy of note that the other beaches have very difficult access for swimming in the ocean because of their rocky shorelines.
Villa Aroha prides itself on the produce from our lush tropical garden, with a large number of fruits available for your consumption. We grow coconuts, bananas, papaya, several varieties of citrus & mango, guavas & jambu as well as jackfruit, durian, zapote & custard apple. Other interesting fruits are cashews and vanilla.The garden is completely organic in approach.
Our swimming pool is also chlorine free using a state of the art "salt" system.
Above all we pride ourselves on the exceptional service that we offer. Our staff are all Balinese tourism veterans and are all are exceptional cooks. They are happy to both shop & cook for you. Fish, such as Tuna & Mahimahi, is available, fresh, from the beach daily.
Lipah Beach is the centre of the whole Amed coast so there are several good general stores, an honest money changer,a wartel, 2 or 3 internet cafes, & a new delicatessen selling a range of European goods. There are two international quality dive companies and a very good laundry. All within 100 metres of our gate.
There are also upwards of 50 restaurants within half a kilometre.
All of this is instantly accessible while the villa retains absolute privacy & quiet behind it's massive stone wall in it's secret garden.
Villa Aroha offers an authentic Indonesian experience while catering to the westerner's need for comfort and convenience.
Lipah Beach is also the closest point on Bali to the Gili Islands. We can arrange transportation across to the islands from the beach in front of the villa.TripAdvisor property ID 3842211...Read more
Villa Aroha 50m to Most Beautiful Beach in Bali Amed, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
Amed is just a 2 hour drive through Eastern Bali from the airport and Kuta. The road follows the coast northwards through Sanur,
Candi Dasa and the beautiful colonial city of Amlapura, then through the terraced rice fields of Tirta Gangga to Amed.
The regency of Karangasem has many of the most important and interesting tourist attractions of Bali, so all close at hand. Again without the traffic hassles of the South of Bali. We can happily tailor day or overnight trips for your needs. Nyoman, our manager, can happily quote you.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, 60.02 miles Nearest ferry port: Padang Bai to Lombok, 30.01 miles Car is essential
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Our minimum 2 night stay is priced at $150 per night for Bali's low season. Therefore $1,050 for the first week. We are happy to negotiate our rate for longer periods. Our rate includes breakfasts. We are suited to a couple staying in the villa but can handle children. We have a gatehouse if you are travelling as two couples but this is close to the road boundary of the property. Villa Aroha is our home. It is not a cheap venue for large family groups who would otherwise have to book 3 or 4 hotel rooms. We will pay transfers for a 7 day stay or longer. Our high season rate is US$250 per night from July 1 – September 30 Five night minimum stay.This rate also applies from December 20-January 31. A five night minimum stay applies for this period also.
Left on 08/27/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 27, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
My wife and I had the most relaxing and amazing time at villa aroha. It was just the prefect mix of peaceful and fun. The property is an ideal set up for the Balinese weather. It really feels like you're in your own tropical paradise. We also enjoyed the local village feel. The diving was amazing, and the quiet scooter ride around the coast was great fun. Local restaurants/bars are good. But oh my gosh, the staff cook the best ever fresh tuna from the mornings catch. Basically we just had a great time, and would happily recommend this to anyone. Sorry it took me a while to post this, just was thinking how we needed to go back again this year.
Left on 09/08/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 8, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
A truly unique villa at the best sandy beach in amed. Botanical gardens, maintained to perfection. Jogolo Villa decorated with the most exquisite antiques. Amazing. The salt pool in front of villa another plus to this magical place. And of course all the staff - so helpful, kind, gentle and forever smiling.
Thank you, Nyoman, wife Wayan Manis (best meals), Made (kindred garden-soul), Wayan helper and all the children especially Li Li for her fun and happiness. A truly memorable week. Friends forever. Terima Kasih. Roger & Adrienne
Left on 06/24/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Phil and KarenReviewed Jun 24, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
My husband and I stayed at Villa aroha for 6 days and had an absolutely fantastic time. The staff were exceptional and couldn't do enough to ensure that all our needs were met from the pick up at the airport to the final farewell. One of the highlights of the stay would have to be the birthday party they arranged for my husband - it was a night we will never forget. This is a wonderful place for couples to recapture romance.
Left on 10/13/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 13, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
Loved this place! The location is sensational - in the midst of a traditional Balinese village full of intrigue and culture, surrounded by fabulous restaurants all cheap as chips, and a 100 meter walk from the best coral reef we have ever scubered! Such a privelege to experience. Villa aroha is a clever fusion of traditional Balinese culture with modern conveniences. It nestles privately within beautiful lush gardens with a large sparkling pool. This was a holiday we will never forget.
Left on 10/11/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 11, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
We had a fantastic holiday - Villa aroha was a great choice, beautifully appointed with comfortable furniture and an array of Indonesian artwork. Great garden and pool and only a short stroll to the beach.
Food and friendly service by Nyoman and his family was sensational - nothing was too much trouble for them to organise yet they allowed us the space to enjoy our privacy.
Plenty of activities close to the Villa - thoroughly enjoyed the snorkelling off Lipah Beach, kayaked up and down the coast and joined the local fishermen on their early morning hunt for mackerel.
Much time however was spent at the Villa relaxing - the kids (3 & 6 yrs) had a ball in the garden and pool.
Locals were very friendly and the local restaurants were good.
Left on 10/04/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Rob & JacquelineReviewed Oct 4, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
We stayed in Villa aroha with our 2 children who both slept in the daybed on the veranda. We loved our stay there. The villa is excellent, it has everything you'll need. Kids were most of the time in the pool or out exploring in the beautiful gardens. The staff is great and very helpful. We loved amed as it is less developed and still has 'the old' Bali feel. The location of the villa is great; Ibah is the best beach in the area with excellent snorkling and it has some nice restaurants in the area. We will be back!
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Loved BaliReviewed Aug 18, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Villa aroha is an absolutely amazing place. The house itself is stunning as are the surroundings. Nyomen and Wayan took amazing care of us and the beach across the street is wonderful. Couldn't be better!
Left on 07/10/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | David + Rosey NicollReviewed Jul 10, 2011Stayed May 2011
We had a perfect stay at Villa aroha. The pool was amazing. Swam many times a day, and then snorkelled at the beach 50 metres away. Local and very tasty breakfast bought to us each morning by Nyoman and Manis. Daily massages by the pool. Magically comfortable bed, and all the facilities you could wish for. Wonderful value.
Left on 06/26/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Ange from SFReviewed Jun 26, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Villa aroha is incredible, such an amazing place!! And if you are into interiors/antiques as I am, search no longer - the owner obviously has exquisite taste, the property is beautifully appointed. Not to mention the tropical gardens that surround the property, it is so lush and beautiful, I just can't say enough about it - heaven! One thing to note: the owner honestly informed me that the villa is in the middle of the village, that I might hear general village noise/noise from the street. This is very much true. You will wake to the sound of about 50 roosters/chickens crowing at 5am which is then followed by a chorus of children crying, motorbikes starting up, hammering, etc. However! It all stops by 9:30am. 9:30 to 4:30 you will hear nothing but birdsong. And in the end, I decided I kind of liked all the noise, you get to experience village life in the comfort of your own home so to speak. So it ended up not being a problem, but is why I took one star off the Comfort category. The staff and Nyoman are fantastic, they took superb care of me, tending to my every need. I will never forget this place, it is more beautiful than the photos on the site and the same warm feeling that comes through in the photos is real - Villa aroha has such a soul to it..I will never forget my amazing experience in beautiful amed:)
Left on 03/17/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Canadian TravelerReviewed Mar 17, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
With good weather and less busy balinese new years traffic on the road this place would be heaven, as it was for Nyepi the day of silence. Go in the dry season. The villa itself is spectacular, great kitchen, beautiful appointments, great staff,perfect pool. Village life is very close by.
Left on 03/08/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 8, 2011Stayed Jan 2011
This tranquil property is hidden behind a big wall in a secret garden. The grounds are spacious and very well kept as is the pool and surrounding area. The service is excellent with respect for ones privacy. Situated a stone's throw from the beach it is in an ideal location with a very pleasant restaurant across the road looking out on to the sea front. It is extremely safe as the Jarga is extremely vigilant both day and night. The interior reflects the owners love for antique surroundings of Java and Bali. You will feel nothing but totally relaxed and rested after your stay in this idyllic Villa. One not to miss.
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