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2 Attached (ensuites)
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Unique luxury private villa, beautifully constructed out of an antique timber frame with private courtyard garden and pool in the heart of Seminyak Bali. Bali Ginger (Shikumen) Villa is a lovingly restored 2 bedroom villa. Blending antique timber Asian frame with contemporary design, the 2 bedroom Shikumen Villa, is elegant and beautiful. Antique, unique, and very, very chic, enjoy fabulous restaurants, boutique shops, vibrant night life and the popular Seminyak beach only 500 metres away.
The structure is antique, but contemporary luxury is a key feature of Bali Ginger Villa (also known as Shikumen Villa). The comfortable king sized beds are dressed with bamboo linen for that extra special feel on your skin.
“Asian heritage meets urban chic with exquisite detail” Tineke, Flipkey
Bali Ginger Villa is complete with 2 romantic bedrooms both with en suites; spacious living room with fully equipped kitchen and dining table, Cable TV, DVD, Free Wi-Fi, sound system wIth ipod doc and complimentary bath products. Daybeds beside the prIvate pool are a great spot for relaxing in the colourful oriental courtyard. The well trained staff are discreet and attentive, providing personalised guest service. Nightly rates include cooked breakfast.
“This villa was even more gorgeous in real life than it was in the photos, which is rarely the case.“ Guest, Tripadvisor
Bali Ginger Villa can be combined with the Poolside Super Deluxe Suite to create a 3 bedroom private villa.The Poolside Shikumen Suite is a romantic and spacious suite featuring an antique Chinese hip bath in the stunning bedroom, as well as a private ensuite and courtyard. It can be booked independently of the Bali Ginger Villa with the use of the 14 metre Ginger SwImmIng Pool. It is a great option for a honeymoon or anniversary, or any other romantic interlude you have planned. Ask about our 50 Shades of Ginger romance Packages.
“We cancelled our other accommodation and decided to stay the whole time here.” Kevin, Flipkey•
The location is ideal for guests looking to experience inner city living, dInIng and shoppIng Bali style and close to the beach.Hidden down a secluded lane, but within Bali's premiere tourist district, Bali Ginger Villa is located in fine company; fine dining, fine shopping and fine night-life. It is walking distance to many great restaurants and venues, and a 5 minute taxi-ride to places such as ku de ta, “Eat Street”, Potato Head etc.Only 500 metres from the beach, it is the perfect location for a relaxing and sensuous holiday with numerous options for you to explore, including the option to stay right where you are.
“Shikumen Villa is a unique and special experience. There are a lot of Villa's in Seminyak but not many that have such a nice attention to detail. The location is perfect, protected from the hustle and bustle yet still right in the centre of Seminyak. “ Jono, Flipkey
Shikumen houses originated in China in the mid 1800′s, and featured large stone gateways opening onto enclosed courtyards, and a mixture of Eastern and Western architecture. With the advancing pace of development, Shikumen are fast disappearing in mainland China, and are the inspiration behind Bali Ginger Shikumen Villa & Suite.The antique houses used in the Shikumen Villa & Suite were originally from Java, which has a significant Chinese population, and the original structure, comprising a traditional Chinese square arch, is constructed from century old teak wood. The distinctive design for the Shikumen features the use of large gateways and shaded courtyards, and the interior design incorporates rich reds, crisp whites and natural wood, as well as artifacts from the Indonesian archipelago. The lighting has been built into colourful traditional bird cages hung from bamboo racks, creating a gentle ambience. All these elements are skilfully blended with modern conveniences and contemporary aesthetics to create a comfortable and elegant environment.
“Tucked away, gorgeous room, and private pool area - spacy, balinese and lovely - really enjoyed these little boutique villas & suites.” Guest, Agoda
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Book this 2 bedroom villa in Seminyak today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 32 reviews.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 08, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 08 Dec 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:12:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Seminyak Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Staffed property
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Secure parking
- Wheelchair accessible
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Private garden
- Tennis in town
- Smoking allowed
- 2 Attached (ensuites)
– based on 32 reviews
- Very Good
“Great staff, great location, great pool!”
My sisters and I shared the Shikumen villa with private pool and wifi for 8 days in June. What a find! Awesome staff, beautiful villa with great amenities and short walk to shops and beach.
Response from the owner Thanks for your review, it was wonderful to read. Shikumen is unique and we think quite special. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Bali. Best wishes, Lou
“Looking for an affordable villa with all the bells and whistles in Seminyak? Look no further in Shikumen Villa!”
May I stress the AFFORDABLE part! This villa didn't hurt the pocket unlike the all the villas available in the Seminyak area. However it may be affordable, it did not lack in it's luxuries that most 5 star villas offer. - Air conditioned rooms. - Ensuites for each room. - An open central area for chilling around enjoying drinks or your breakfast. - And an awesome private dipping pool to cool off which is littered with beautiful magnolia flowers like a Balinese day spa. If you don't like the magnolia flowers in your dipping pool, don't worry - they will come to your pool and clean out the pool for you daily! The villa boasts interior and exterior finishes that make it a unique Bali villa experience. The quaint LED lit birdcages hanging around the villa provides a romantic illumination throughout the villa. And the glass detail of the rooms which connect the walls to the timber roof structure allows you to experience a modern take to the traditional architecture. I wouldn't say that the architecture is traditional Balinese, it however appears more Japanese with the use of the timber beams - but it does allow enough natural light into your room in the morning to gently wake you up. They cleaned your room/villa every day. So cleanliness is top notch. Even after you have made a bit of a mess from all the pre-drinks before we went out that night and from the breakfast the morning after, the villa was immaculate when we got back from our day activities. Now here's the part I'm sure you guys want to hear. I wouldn't really call it the negative or cons about the villa, but something to look out for. The ensuite sinks has a bit of a design flaw. The taps and the vanity sink don't work too well with each other. Once you turn the tap on, which I guarantee you may turn on too much (accidentally of course) the water hits the basin so hard you are going to get wet. It's as if when you turn the tap on, it's like having a spoon under the water which splashes everywhere. Even if you try to turn the tap on, ever so gently, you either get no water, or get splashed on if you turn for more water. Another issue with the ensuite (which mainly was from the main bedroom ensuite) was there was A LOT of mosquitoes and bugs. Because the main bedroom ensuite opens out to open air. There's a cute little "rainforest" garden by the open shower which provides natural ventilation and rain water to water that garden. Unfortunately, it allows bugs and mosquitoes in as well. Also if you don't like showering with snails, then shower in the other room. Also if you've accidentally left the ensuite door open, you will be inundated with mosquitoes as you sleep. The villa location has its plus and minuses. The villa is tucked away off the beaten track which is nice and secluded but still accessible to the beach and the main shopping/bar/restaurant strip. However, every taxi driver has no idea where it is even after you've given them your hotel business card. In the end, you end up knowing where it is more than them and you direct the driver where to go. I guess it gives you the opportunity to really know where you are in Seminyak. Another thing about the location you may want to know is that there is a nightclub nearby, it's actually a fair distance away but you still hear the faint thumping of the bass in the "wee" hours of the night. It is more prominent in the open central area and the dipping pool. In the room, it is noticeable but we turned on our own relaxing music to take away the noise. Overall, the Shikumen Villa is an excellent stay for the price. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my friends and family.
Response from the owner Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review, it was a pleasure to read. The Shikumen Villa is unique. The original structure is from the Chinese community in Indonesia, and the design draws on this heritage. Many thanks for choosing to stay with us, and I look forward to meeting you next time you are in Bali. Best wishes, Lou
“Great location and very comfortable”
My husband and I stayed for a week with our 2 teenage children in the Shikumen 2 bedroom villa. This is a lovely, big, private villa (possibly a little too private for me but this is a personal preference), beds very comfortable, air con in bedrooms. Staff are very helpful and friendly. It was close to everything we needed, a stroll to the beach and shops and restaurants as close as 100m.
Response from the owner Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I am so happy you enjoyed your holiday with us. Regards, Lou.
“A little piece of paradise in Seminyak”
We recently stayed at the Shikumen Villa with our two young children and absolutely loved it. Positioned in the centre of Seminyak, it was protected from the noise of the busy street close by and our little sanctuary to come home to after a day in the hustle and bustle of Seminyak. The villa has cooking facilities but we chose to eat out at the many and varied local & tourist restaurants a minutes walk away. Day spas are abundant, close & cheap and became our afternoon ritual. Our kids loved the pool while we relaxed in the open living area. Ginger staff Sri, Pia & Vita were fantastic from the moment we booked and made us feel welcome. No request was too difficult and they arranged laundry, airport transfers and day trips with an amazing driver, thank you Luka, and all cheap. I recommend airport transfers as none of the cab drivers knew where the Villa was. We always asked to be dropped at Harris Hotel which is at start of the lane way to the villa. The villa was serviced daily, as was the pool and clean beach towels provided. Eat Street you can walk to but we chose to use cabs. They are everywhere and nowhere in Seminyak cost us more than $5 to get to. In the evenings you can hear music noise from the bars close by but it was nothing that kept us, or the kids awake. We considered it a small price to pay for being central and having everything on our door step. This was out first trip to Bali and we will definitely be returning to the Shikumen Villa. It was everything we need for a great maiden voyage to Bali.
Response from the owner I enjoyed reading that. It is always great to hear that new visitors to Bali have enjoyed their stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such a terrific and detailed review. Look forward to seeing you next time you are in Bali, Lou.
“Our stay in Seminyak”
Even before getting to Seminyak I was impressed with the customer service from Vita and Sri, their communication and confirmation was first rate. Thank you. The Shikumen Villa was fantastic, the perfect experience for a first time Bali visitor and family. At every opportunity the staff made the effort to say hello and make sure we all were being looked after, especially our children who they welcomed warmly. The Villa was in a good spot - not far from the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and main roads. Special mention for the muesli - it was delicious!
Response from the owner What a great review. The Shikumen Villa is a terrific option, providing a unique experience right in the heart of Seminyak. Thanks for mentioning Vita and Sri. They have great communication skills and lovely personalities to match. It can be difficult on your first trip to Bali but they definitely help out with the information they have and their positive attitude. Regards, Lou PS Glad you enjoyed the muesli. We are now making our own palm sugar and vanilla bean syrup as a pancake topping, and it is awesome
“Will definitely return to Bali Ginger Suites!”
A great place to enjoy the best of Bali! Close enough to 'the action', but away from the crazy busy areas. There's so much within walking distance - incredible food, terrific bars, great shopping, beach - you could spend all your time just in this area and never get bored. Bali Ginger Suites itself is a haven - I went with my three teenagers and enjoyed days by the pool, with wonderful personal attention from managers Vita and Pia, and owners Lou and Grahame; not to mention the friendly smiling staff. Great value for money - I definitely will be back, and would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing, hassle free stay in beautiful environs!
Response from the owner Great to read your lovely review and to hear that you and your family had such a lovely stay in our Shikumen Villa. It is a great option for small families who stay at Bali Ginger Suites with it's own pool, but also access to the larger pool at BGS. Our location does have a great variety of options for fun and entertainment nearby, and seems to be getting better all the time. For me, it is difficult to go past the beach at sunset. Thanks for taking the time to review us, and we look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Lou.
“luxury wood villa with private pool close to surf spot beach”
we went there for a surf trip -- amazing wood-villa, huge bed, clean, good breakfast choice included, nice pool to cooldown after the waves, outdoor veranda to chillout, close to gadogado beach and very friendly and helpful staff -- all in all very recommandable, thank you !
Response from the owner Thanks for staying at our beautiful Shikumen Villa. This 2 bedroom villa has been popular for guests who are wanting privacy along with a relaxed yet stylish surrounds. Just 500 meters from the beach the surf is never far away, and we are glad you enjoyed staying here. Kind regards, Lou.
The Shikumen villa was indeed a relaxing place to stay. The villa and the pool were very well maintained. The only down side is the noise. By day it was the building being constructed next door and by night the local night clubs. The ear plugs provided did help with the night club noise. Overall I would higly recommend staying here but check if construction is finished next door.
Response from the owner Hi, and thank you for choosing to stay at The Shikumen Villa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and happy to read that you highly recommend us. Just a quick update regarding the construction, it is progressing rapidly and should be completed shortly. Building times are restricted to 8am and 5pm in Bali, and we monitor this. We are not prepared to give a completion date, as this is Bali and we know how things can go off-schedule. However, we will maintain our heavily discounted booking rates until it is completed. It is a great opportunity to book a private 2 bedroom villa in Seminyak at a bargain price. Regards, Lou.
Beautiful and well located, close to the main roads. The staff were amazing. Only had a couple of issues with booking and check-in, making payments. I would reccomend using the transfers to and from the airport as taxi's dont know where Bali Ginger suites, or the Shikumen Villa is. None of this however detracted from how lovely my stay was.
Response from the owner Thankyou for your wonderful review, and for choosing to have your vacation at Shikumen Villa. Regarding your feedback about check-in, we have reviewed our procedures, and also have a new staff member beginning in December. There is nothing better than an easy check in after traveling to a new country, and it is certainly what we aim for here. We are also appointing a driver who will handle the airport pickups as it is so much easier to be welcomed on arrival with no hassles at all, and the prices are similar to the taxi fare. Once again, thanks for your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you next time. Regards, Lou.
We were a family of 7 people, and the Shikumen Villa was just perfect for us. Nice house, with a fantastic architecture. The house is situated just beside a very busy and noise street. But when you are in or just outside the villa, you feel like you are in a peacefull and quite place. Nice breakfast served in the villa, and very helpfull staff. Very close to the beach (500 mtr), and also very close to the eating street Oberoi Street...25.000 Idr for a cab...or 2 km walk.
Response from the owner Shikumen Villa is in a great location, especially if you don't mind a bit of noise from the surrounding hub of Seminyak. It is so easy to walk to many places, and there are many things to see and do. We are glad you appreciated the architecture. It is a unique and fun place to stay with its beautiful pool and courtyard, as well as the antique Chinese elements. Best wishes, Lou.