Villa Kura Kura
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Nestled in a small coconut grove, just metres from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Villa Kura kura is a new holiday Villa, completed in 2011. The Villa has been built in a tropical style but with the luxuries of modern living , air conditioning, multi language satellite TV,DVD player etc and 3 double en-suite bedrooms ,all with sea views
The villa has a huge first floor decking area with bifold doors to the living area, and master bedroom, providing an open plan layout
Set back from the sea, across the single track coastal road to Banko Banko, the Villa offers a feel of the real Lombok. The deck is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining, to take advantage of the magnificent views of the offshore islands, or to watch the friendly locals going about their business
As a contrast, the large well designed freshwater swimming pool , set back in the gardens, offers a haven of peace and quiet, with two shady thatched Barugas to read a book or enjoy a cool drink
As with all developing countries, there can be power cuts, the staff kitchens may not always have everything on the menu, and there may be delays or other hiccups, but as a base to experience this as yet undeveloped corner of Lombok, it offers real value for money
The villa is one of three privately owned Villas located on this beautiful cove.
The Villa has the basics of Microwave,fridge,water cooler,toaster,sandwich toaster, Grill etc, as the staff operate from a separate staff kitchens, where a wide range meals can be prepared and brought to the Villa by the friendly housekeeping staff and examples of the Menu, with both Local and Western style dishes available at reasonable prices are available
The ideal holiday location, with snorkelling, surfing and diving all nearby
and a car with driver on hand for excursions to Senggigi, Mount Rinjani,the Monkey Forest and the local craft villages.
There is also a dive school -DIVEZONE, which has recently opened 100 metres further down the beach, who offer a full range of diving opportunities and lessons
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On site -swimming 200 metres|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Selaparang, Mattaram 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Sea views from all rooms.
Large Thatched Roof and Open air living design
Wall mounted TV
Multi language Satellite system
Complimentary laundry service
All Towels and linen provided
Large and Spacious bedrooms allow for additional beds to be added if booking for more than 6 guests
24 Hour staff on site
|Further details outdoors|
The beautiful pool offers a relaxing area with thatched gazebo's, and pool side loungers set amongst colourful gardens
Air conditioned car with driver for excursions
Boat with boatmen for snorkelling and Island hopping trips
English speaking management
Car ands driver, and boat with crew on site available at a small additional cost payable locally
The Villa's staff and local management are provided by Lombok Villas Ltd, who also offer an extensive and varied range of local or international dishes, prepared in the separate staff kitchens, and served in your Villa by our House staff.
All meals and drinks are reasonably priced in the Villa menu, and are payable locally
sample menus available with pricing
Lombok is still primarily a cash based society, and although banks and ATM'S are available in Mattaram and Sengiggi, and adequate supply of currency is recommended
For larger groups it is possible to also book the adjacent villas, subject to availability - please enquire for details
The Bali/Lesser Sunda Islands region
The beautiful island of Lombok is not as well known as its sister island of Bali, but if anything its spectacular volcanic scenery and beautiful beaches more than make up for anything it may lack in commercial development
The appeal of Lombok is its lack of commercialisation and development, but as with many areas off the busy tourist track, this natural unspoilt paradise can have occasional infrastructure problems such as power cuts, however Villa Kura Kura has a back up generator to try and minimise any inconvenience
Villa Kura Kura is located on the unspoilt southwest peninsula.
Found on the scenic coastal road, just minutes from the world famous surfing beach of desert point, known locally as Banko Banko, the Villa provides an opportunity to experience the real Lombok, away from commercial development, with friendly locals always eager to say hello
There a numerous small islands just a few minutes from the Villa, all easily reached by the Villas own boat, and the local snorkelling is spectacular.
The villa also has booking arrangements with a local dive school, locate about 100 metres along the Beach
Availability Your dates are available
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26 Aug 2012
"Kick Back & Relax"
If you are looking for a laid back location,with next to no tourists (just divers and surfers which speaks volumes in itself) and which is beautiful & calming, then this could be the place for you. T… More
12 Jun 2012
"Beautiful Villa with Magnificent Views"
Our group stayed at Villa Kurakura for 4 nights in May. We are 2 couples and 1 single lady all over 50. This was our 12th trip to Indonesia, and the 5th or 6th to Lombok.The villa is indeed a good hou… More
26 Mar 2012
"Health and safety issues, very disappointing"
First let me say I hesitated to write this review. I do not often write reviews unless there were truly exceptional - generally positive - reasons for it. This is my first negative review. I use TA c… More
We are sorry that you were unhappy with your stay and decided to leave after 2 nights, as you experienced problems with the ceiling panels in one room, which has now been fully rectified.
Unfortunately we were unable to agree to your demand to a refund of more than double your original rental fee, but felt that our actions in immediately refunding your booking fee in full, as soon as we were aware of the ceiling problems was reasonable, as well as our goodwill gesture of refunding payments for all the meals you had purchased from the neighbouring villa complex. We also arranged to pay for the additional transfers, when you decided to leave, but feel we must respond to some of the comments that were made.
The Villa does not have electrical problems, but as with the rest of Lombok, and other developing areas it can suffer from power cuts - As mentioned in the advertised listing
Although the tide does come in, in front of the Villa, there is swimming from the sandy beach 200 metres to the left, rather than the 45 minutes walk you suggest, as well as great snorkelling - if only you had asked the staff
Because the Villa is located in the unspoilt South West corner of Lombok, away from the commercialised tourist area`s, it is not really possible to offer a self catering option, therefore the villa has limited cooking facilities, but has a microwave, free standing fridge freezer, toaster, and jaffle maker for snacks etc,but main meals are offered by the neighbouring villa complex, again clearly mentioned and advertised on the website.
We are sorry that you were unhappy with the variety of meals available, although the menu does have over 40 different main courses on offer
The website does clearly advise and show that the villa is set back from the coastal road to Banko Banko. This is a single track road and is not a HIGHWAY,but has a variety of local traffic, from pick ups, to horse and carts, and children riding bicycles on their way to school.
We have never experienced any disruption and certainly not to a level where we were unable to hold a conversation- to the contrary, we have found that any traffic that does pass by provides a colourful insight to the local way of life as well as adding variety and an alternative to the magnificent ocean views- your comments to us that you were unhappy with the locals trying to say hello to you does indicate that, perhaps this was not the best choice of destination for your particular requirements, and hope you will have better luck in the future
14 Sep 2011
"Relaxing holiday villa in the countryside"
I stayed in this villa with my family during the school holidays. It was not our first trip to Indonesia as we had travelled to Bali before a couple of years ago and wanted a quieter place to stay s… More
16 Jul 2011
"Luxurious Villa in great area with some disappointments"
We stayed 3 nights as a couple. The Villa is new, well build and well equipped. You will not find easily a better one in this undeveloped beautiful quiet area of Lombok. Staying in relatively luxury a… More
Thanks for your review, we`re really glad you liked the Villa and the Amazing views, and pleased to hear that you would recommend it to your best friend !
You`re right that as the villa has only just been completed, the gardens are not yet established, but as you say this will come in time.
As the Villa has only been open for a few months, we really appreciate any constructive comments, and will address all your concerns about the Mosquito nets etc, and will try and find a faster toaster !
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