The Studio Villas
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The Studio has three authentic Javanese villas with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. They are set in a one hectare naturally landscaped tropical garden just 3km outside of Senggigi. It's close to the beach and the shops in Senggigi, yet far enough to enjoy real peace and quiet.
The property is build with ecological and sustainable design principles: passive cooling, rain-water harvesting, low-energy appliances, solar power and use of recycled timber throughout. Open air living, with open-to-sky bathroom and shared infinity pool make the most of the views and cool breezes. Antique Javanese furniture and original art works create a unique atmosphere.
Fully serviced, the Studio is self-contained. Nutritious breakfasts are provided: local coffees, fresh bread, home-made jams and organic juices from our garden. For other meals, guests can choose to pre-order beautiful home cooked meals from our kitchen, eat out, order in a la carte, or cater for themselves. For long-term stays we can provide a cook.
One hour drive from the airport. Five minutes to the beach and the restaurants, cafe's and entertainment of Senggigi. Airport transfers and car hire available. The Studio is perfect for a get-away holiday, walks on the hill, peace and quiet: wake each morning to the sound of birdsong and sunshine sparkling on the ocean below.
The Studio is perfect for families, couples or small groups looking for unique experience. A percentage of all income goes to local community development and environmental programs. Villa Laras has 4 bedrooms and can be rented partially too at reduced price, with shared living room and kitchen.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Senggigi Beach 3 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lombok International Airport 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The Studio villas have 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms to accommodate either two couples or a family or small group. We can arrange single beds, twin beds or double beds according to needs. Children up to age 12 stay free if sharing a bed with a parent. Babies stay for free - a cot and car seat are available.
The villas have an open living space and shared bathroom. Also a terrace with magnificent views and a large private courtyard. They include and open kitchen or kitchenette and is loaded with character: recycled Javanese teak panels, open-to-sky bathroom, Javanese antiques and original artworks.
Studio Two (3 bedrooms) and Villa Laras (4 bedrooms) are close to the garden's playground and are especially suited for families. Villa Laras can be rented partially too at reduced price, with shared living room and kitchen.
|Further details outdoors|
The Studio villas are set in an extensive one hectare naturally landscaped park, featuring a dam with fish, a natural creek, large trees including a sacred waringin fig tree, traditional Javanese statues, rainforest trees, bamboo stands and open grass lawns. The garden is a natural bird refuge and is managed organically to encourage local wildlife.
The compound includes the Studio One, Studio Two and Villa Laras - all constructed from recycled teak and local materials and featuring traditional local designs adapted for sustainable, eco-friendly living.
The gardens offer privacy, large trees, and access to the infinity pool and shared recreation facilities including trampoline, pool, badminton-field, table-tennis, separate kid's pool, play area, barbecues, and a traditional on-site massage pavilion.
We rent the Studio out for holiday accommodation or long stays. Daily rates are based on accommodation for two. Extra guests pay US$ 17,50 per night.
Visitors are welcome during the day. No unregistered guests overnight. No parties or special events without prior approval.
Special rates are available for long stays (weekly or monthly rates).
Available at extra charge
a. Airport transfers
b. Spa service; massage etc.
c. à la carte meals delivered from Asmara Restaurant
d. Simple wholesome meals cooked in our kitchens (set menu - order in the morning for lunch or dinner)
e. Drinks: minibar or wine on request
f. Laundry service
g. Shopping service
h. Children's activities
i. Baby sitting
We can arrange
a. Tours, trekking, golf, boating, diving, surfing, cycling
b. Transport; car / bike hire
The Bali/Lesser Sunda Islands region
Lombok is a small island, just east of Bali in Indonesia. Close to Bali and sharing many of its cultural and natural features, but a lifetime away in terms of peace and serenity.
Mostly undeveloped and still traditional, Lombok is home to the Sasak and Balinese peoples, The most developed resort area of the island is on the west coast of the island and is centered about the township of Senggigi. The immediate surrounds of the township contain great facilities. Spread along a 30 km strip following the coastal road north from Mataram and the nearby current airport at Ampenan, the area extends to Tanjung in the northwest at the foot of Mount Rinjani and includes the Sire and Medana Peninsulas and the highly popular Gili Islands lying immediately offshore. These three small islands are most commonly accessed by boat from Bangsal near Pemenang, Teluk Nare a little to the south, or from further south at Senggigi and Mangsit beach.
Hotels, restaurants and resorts offer accommodations ranging from budget to luxurious. Recently direct fast boat services have been running from Bali making a direct connection to the Gili islands. Although rapidly changing in character, the Gili islands still provide both a lay-back backpacker's retreat and a high class resort destination.
Other tourist destinations include Mount Rinjani, Gili Bidara, Gili Lawang, Narmada Park and Mayura Park and Kuta (distinctly different from Kuta, Bali). The Kuta area is also famous for its beautiful, largely deserted, white sand beaches. Sekotong, in southwest Lombok, is popular for its numerous and diverse scuba diving locations. South Lombok surfing is considered some of the best in the world and includes Desert Point at Banko Banko in the southwest of the island. The northern west coast near Tanjung has many new upmarket hotel and villa developments centreed about the Sire and Medana peninsular nearby to the Gili islands and a new boating marina at Medana bay. These new developments complement the already existing 5 star resorts and a large golf course already established there.
Senggigi, named after a princess in local legend, is the main tourist centre on Lombok. The resort area is about 10 km north of Ampenan, and about 20 minutes drive from the island's Selaparang airport. Nowhere near as large or as busy as its Bali counterparts, Senggigi is a great base for exploring the rest of the island. The pace is a very laid-back, with activities centred around the beaches and day trips to places of interest, which are all within a few hours drive from the town. At night, dine in the many restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets, listen to live music at the bars, or dance the night away at the nightclubs.
Senggigi Beach is the large bay that forms the centre of Senggigi, with the main road running parallel to the beach, and large resorts occupying the space between. The beach provides picturesque views of Bali's Gunung Agung to the west and stunning sunsets with the volcano silhouetted on the horizon. Senggigi Reef, off the point near the Senggigi Beach Hotel, has good coral for snorkelling and, in the right conditions, some decent surf breaks. Canoes can be hired from the beach on the weekends and during peak tourism times. Local outrigger boats (perahu) can be chartered from the beachfront for trips along the coast or out to the Gilis.
The main road in Senggigi is lined with small shops, tour agencies, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There are a couple of supermarkets, numerous ATM's and moneychangers, a post office and all the normal tourist facilities. Senggigi is a relaxing and attractive place to stay, with a good range of luxury hotels and resorts, as well as mid-range and budget accommodations.
The Pasar Seni (Art Market) is on the beach between the Santosa and Sheraton resorts. There are numerous small stalls selling handicrafts and souvenirs from around Lombok, as well as t-shirts, sarongs and clothing similar to Bali's markets. On the beach, local sellers ply their wares – watches, pearls and jewellery, as well as massages and manicures. Small restaurants line the beachfront and are a nice place to catch the ocean breezes during the day, or to dine at night watching the lights of the fishing boats across the ocean.
Batu Layar, on the hill a couple of kilometres before Senggigi, has an important ancestral grave (makam) where Muslims come to picnic and to pray for health and success. Nearby Pura Batu Bolong (meaning “rock with a hole”), is an interesting Hindu temple facing Bali across the Lombok Strait. Built on a large rocky outcrop with a natural hole near the base, it is said that virgins were once sacrificed to the sea from the seat-like rock at the outermost point. Colourful Hindu ceremonies are held here every month at the dark and the full moons, and at Hindu festival times. Admission and loan of a compulsory temple sash are by donation. This is a great place to watch the sunset, with fantastic vistas across to Gunung Agung on Bali.
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10 Mar 2013
"Home away from home""
Whether you stay for 5 days or for 5 weeks(as we did) The studio and its owners(Mark and Sopan) plus their staff, give you a feeling of " belonging" because of their personal approach .Away… More
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