4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, swimmingpool, jaquzzi, panorama terrace, 2 livingrooms
- english, dutch
About Menno Eerland
We are a Dutch family. We love to travel and see the world. Bali stole our heart and we've decided to start our own adventure on this beautiful island.
Menno Eerland purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Menno Eerland chose Melaya
Our villa will let you discover the true beauty of Bali. We offer a quiet and beautiful surrounding of nature and local culture. The villa is located 20 meters from a clean beach and has his own swimming pool. On the first floor there is a panorama terrace which gives you a stunning view of Java and its volcanoes. You will be able to enjoy diner with gorgeous sunset and a wonderful sea view. Nearby is a protected natural park and waters full of coral and fish.
What makes this Villa unique
We offer a full staff for cleaning, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The villa has a big swimming pool and a jacuzzi. It's a modern villa with lots of luxuries and a little touch of Bali. You will be able to meet the locals and discover the true culture of Bali. The surroundings are amazing! It is a beachfront villa, between the palm trees, nearby a small local village. There is a nature park nearby with waterfalls, monkeys and temples. In the area there are great snorkeling and diving spots, such as the Menjangan island. From our villa we offer various tours. For example a tour to the still active volcano of Java. Our staff is well educated and offers a menu with Balinese specialties such as bubur ayam and gado gado. Not only does our staff cook Balinese food, they also make western dishes such as hamburgers and pizza. For a true Balinese holiday we like to invite you to our villa. We hope to see you soon!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
My family and I enjoyed an excellent 6-night stay at this Melaya beach house. We would enthusiastically stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.
The home is located in a very quiet part of western Bali right on the Indian Ocean. We loved the home's design and amenities. Each bedroom has it's own large, modern bathroom and AC. There are great family spaces to enjoy, including an family/movie room with AC, an outdoor padio/deck on the 2nd level of the house with outstanding views, and the amazing pool area.
Our family loved the pool. It is very large and the water is super clear and clean. The home's staff cleaned it each morning. We spent a lot of time in the pool!
We also enjoyed the black sand beach. We were a bit worried about the litter/trash before coming (based on other reviews). While there is definitely trash that washes up, the beach was much cleaner than I was expecting, and we enjoyed regular walks along the beach at low tide.
Having "staff" in the house cooking meals for you seemed odd to us, so our plan was to visit a local market and cook some of our meals ourselves (our kids are also picky so this seemed like a good idea). However, it didn't turn out that way. Melaya doesn't have a supermarket, and the Hardy's supermarket (in Negara, about 45 minutes away) was a major disappointment with little to offer.
As a result, we relied much more on the staff cooking meals than originally planned. This worked out great as we found a number of things the kids liked. In particular, we recommend the pizza, pancakes and french toast! FYI, do not expect to take go out to restaurants/bars, etc., as the home is located in a quiet area with few options.
Speaking of the staff, they were excellent. Friendly and very helpful. Made (pronounced 'Maday') and Iluh were there daily to help with meals and clean, and Komang is the property manager that helped arrange excursions and make sure everything was going well. As other reviews mention, it seems odd at first, but you quickly get used to their presence.
If you are seeking a low-key, relaxing experience at a modern, well-equipped home on the ocean (with a great pool), this is it. Daily excursions are easy to do and can be arranged by Komang. We enjoyed snorkeling, a jungle trek and a visit to Pemuteran to release a sea turtle. We had a rental car, so getting around was easy for us (but they too can arrange transport).
Bottom line...this place is really special!
Enjoy the silence in West Bali
Very local and quiet area. If you want real Bali without busy beaches and souvenir shops this is a great place to be. View and sound of the ocean is amazing. Staff are extremely service minded and helpful.
Super place in West Bali
Will absolutely return
The staff are all amazing and not intrusive at all... Coming from the USA and not having staff in-house, it seemed odd at first to have people attending to us... by the end of the stay we were VERY sad things were coming to a close! The house is beautiful and spacious... the food was amazing and we had 3 meals prepared most days. The staff are easy to communicate with and will go above and beyond to ensure that the stay is amazing. The "open air" concept of most homes in Bali is so nice and this home has a good mix of open air and the AC that many westerners are accustomed to. The area of Bali is very rural and off the beaten path... a perfect place to enjoy time away from the busy, touristy, sections of Bali... If you want an amazing place to stay, look no further! We also had an opportunity to hang out with the owner and his family who were vacationing at one of his other properties at the same time... He invited us to go snorkeling with his family and we had a great time talking about Bali life and learning about his experiences. It was an amazing trip.... I will be returning to this property as soon as I have a chance and will bring friends! Could not be more pleased... :-)
Awesome vacation 💕
What a fabulous villa and vacation! Everything was as stated in the reservation except for the swan pool floatie! The staff was fabulous from house manager Komang, to pool boy Ngurah, and especially our cooks Made, Kade and Iluh. We could not have asked for better or kinder staff who helped make our stay exceptional.
The villa is as stated, at least four hours, depending on construction, from the airport so stock up on water and snacks. Our excursions to Ubud and Kuta were long as well but well worth it. Lovina is only two hours away and also worth the trip.
The beach was very dirty in front of the villa and was only cleaned/raked by the staff the second week of our vacation when the owners arrived for their vacation. Unfortunately trash floats to shore daily from the ocean.
The infinity pool was clean and inviting! The shade gazebo was absolutely the best. The upper deck was awesome. All the bedrooms were clean, comfy and air conditioned and when one air conditioner broke it was repaired the very next day.
We tried almost everything on the menu, Balinese and western! Such a luxury having cooks take care of us for three meals a day! Loved it and them!
We had massages at the villa every other day which was so relaxing and fantastic!
The only downside to our stay were dead bugs in the kitchen/dishes and a hairy mouse running from under the fridge to the water cooler. We felt the kitchen could have been cleaner when we arrived. The next day when the cooks arrived they did clean the kitchen a bit better and we never saw the mouse again. We understand bugs/critters in hot weather so we were not too shaken up.
One caution is to be sure to understand the rate for your driver. We ran into an issue with our driver, Komang (male), who charged us double the price for daily trips. When we finally figured out what he was doing, we contacted our house manager, Komang (female) and then the driver, who hesitantly gave us a refund on the double charges. Be aware!
All in all, we had a fabulous vacation at this fantastic villa!! It was so worth the 36 hours it took from Alaska to Bali!! We would recommend this location to anyone looking to relax, swim and unwind!!
Thanks so much to all the staff! It was awesome!!!
Everything about this stay exceeded our expectations. It really sounds too good to be true. Great house, great service and full on relaxation. Komang and the rest of the crew were amazing. The food was great and the pool was fantastic.
The only downs to the stay is that the beach is covered with litter from the nearby island, yes it is really a four hour drive from the airport and that the internet is spotty (exactly as they tell you). Of course the lack of internet made it easier to relax. You will spend the majority of your day poolside.
The entire downstairs glass wall folds in and allows for the breeze to go through the entire house. If you are looking to get away then this is the place.
We had three meals a day prepared by the staff and the food was great. If you want to go snorkeling or site seeing the staff arranges for everything. You will see very few tourists because most are staying near the airport. Once again thanks for a great holiday we will be back!!!!
YOU HAVE TO STAY HERE!! absolutely amazing, will return
Everything about this place is amazing. As soon as we had to go home we missed the place and were ready to return. The chef is freaking amazing, we tried just about everything on the menu and all our meals were delicious and very filling. All of our requests were met, the table was set for us every time, everything was cleaned up-the food was fantastic and very cheap. All of the bedrooms are large with cupboards and all with fans and aircons that work really well-we didn't have to have them running all day and each bedroom has a massive bathroom. It was so relaxing to be able to hear the ocean and enjoy the fabulous views. There is an upstairs loungeroom with aircon. And then there is the pool-it is absolutely fabulous, so big and amazing and we got a few pool toys. We also used the Kayaks and went for a paddle. It was wonderful just to relax in the pool with fabulous views and listen to the ocean. The gazebo was a fantastic place to relax with drinks and we also had a few wonderful massages in the gazebo. The staff were amazing-very friendly and helpful and met our requests when they were able to. They helped us organise tours(not that we did too much as we were very happy to indulge in paradise at the villa)-our children loved going to feed the monkeys and see the baby turtles. We have all been telling our friends about this place and we will definitely return, it was absolutely amazing. we miss the chef!!!
It was about 4 hours to the airport so keep that in mind when organising your travel, but definitely worth the trip.
The beach was swept and cleaned each day however there would still be glass and unfortunately a couple of needles wash up from ocean-nothing they could do to prevent it but if you do want to use the beach I would recommend having good water shoes. We were happy to relax in and by the pool so didn't use the beach very much.
Thankyou so much for making such a wonderful holiday experience for us. Can't wait to return :)
The resort is located in the west of Bali, in about 3 kilometers from Melaya. A village with a supermarket, small shops, a bank, daily indoor market, a doctor, a small hospital and a dentist.
Negara is 20 kilometers away and here you will find larger supermarkets and shops. Gilimanuk Harbour (cross over to Java) you could reach it in about 10 minutes with the car from the resort. The Bali Barat Nature Park is just a few steps away. The Menjangan islands can be reached in 20 minutes by car.
The characteristics of Bali are rest and nature. There are not so many tourists. The local people lives from agriculture and fishing. If you want to walk in the direct surroundings you can enjoy the authentic Bali.