We stayed for a week here and loved the villa.
Pool, bedrooms, living areas were excellent.
Close to beach , restaurants and shopping.
No view as fully (high) fenced, but secure,with lovely garden.
Bit noisy from traffic from time to time but not really an issue.
Villas kippas is located in seminyak with a 30 sec walk to the famous beach. Walk to your right to enjoy the sounds of ku de ta or walk to the left to engage in the beach culture of walking, horse riding by day or lounge in front. Of the many beach bars sipping on a cocktail watching the sunset.
The staff ensure breakfast with fresh coffee is waiting for you very morning.The pool is perfect for skiing dipping as the villa is totally secluded.
A 30,000 rupiah ($3) taxi will take you into JL Oberoi commonly known as "eat street".
This is also the end of seminyak where you will find designer clothing stores (still cheaper than oz) , upmarket restaurants and wine bars.
The owner has provided a full compendium with places to eat and things to do. We tried to work our way through it!
If needed you can make use of the villas driver and have a relaxing massage in the privacy by the well spoken staff.
We love it so much we are going back same time next year!
Our family (3 generations: grandparents, young parents + 1 infant) went to Bali in August and we decided to explore Villa Kipas based on all the previous positive feedback on TripAdvisor. The villa’s convenient location and most importantly the excellent correspondence with the owner Neil settled the deal.
Neil helped us arrange a fast-track through immigration at Bali airport, which turned out to be unnecessary for this particular evening (arriving on KLM from Singapore) but as we HAD been stuck in Bali immigration for over an hour before, it felt like a good investment.
Upon arrival at the villa by night time, we already knew we had chosen the right place: We were greeted by extremely friendly staff, traditional music in the background and a generally beautiful atmosphere. It all immediately got us ready for a wonderful and relaxed time here, which is exactly what we got.
The villa offers a cosy and serene environment, just perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Whenever we didn’t venture out to explore Bali, we spent our time on the terrace and near the swimming area, enjoyed every moment there.
The staff/helpers, Sumi and Sri, are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. The breakfast they prepare is fantastic, just as other travelers described. Sri is an accomplished massage therapist, so we were very happy that one massage per person was part of our package.
Apart from the villa itself, we loved its location just a few minutes’ walk to a quiet spot of Seminyak Beach. Many nearby bars and restaurants include Ku De Ta (do try their new new restaurant upstairs! It’s called Mejekawi: pricey, but oh – so delicious!!!), Straw Hut, and many others, all expertly recommended by Neil. Many other great places are just quick taxi rides away. Ask Neil for his latest suggestions.
The only downside of the villa – as in many, many other places in this part of Bali – is the traffic noise from the street. One night it sounded like an actual motorcycle race was taking place, so if you are light sleeper, we recommend earplugs. Nevertheless none of us (incl. our baby) had major issue with traffic noise. We would not hesitate to recommend Villa Kipas to friends and fellow travelers.
We stayed at Villa Kipas this year after staying in hotels for the last 3 trips to Bali. We were two couples and stayed for 2 weeks. Organising the villa was done all over email with Neil and it was seamless. Great communication and clarification of what was included in our stay. We were met straight off the plane and travelled to the villa and met by Sumi and Gede who looked after us during our stay. Both of them were absolutely fantastic, cooked great breakfasts for us fresh every day as well as cleaning the villa daily. Mr Windy organised transport for us a couple of times for a trip to Ubud, Echo Beach and Canggu for surfing - no trouble at all. The complimentary phones included were a great touch as it helped us keep in touch. Located close to the beach which was great - but there is still a bit of a walk if you want a good surf break. Also close to the main streets of Seminyak which was terrific and many a day was spent wandering around the shops and enjoying some of the great restaurants. The villa was well appointed with large beds, shampoo, conditioner etc, power adapters, mobile phone chargers, phones and anything you'd need at home so your don't have to worry about bringing them. Wifi worked reliably which was great. The only opportunities for improvement we identified was the traffic noise (Neil has since advised that they will be conducting renovations to fix this) as well as having some additional sets of keys for use .
Overall, a really pleasurable experience, great follow up to ensure all was ok - nothing while we were there and once we got home. Thank you Sumi, Gede, Mr Windy & Neil!! Now I'm just counting down until our next holiday!!
Villa Kipas comes highly recommended from us. Our first trip to Bali, and with our 3 and 5 year old boys. We also travelled with my parents.
The villa itself is gorgeous, you step in through the gates and you have arrived at a home away from home. The stepping stones surrounded by fish ponds, water features, the pool, the open plan living and all the comforts of home. The beach is only a short stroll away. And it wasn't too bad a walk to town and shops.
The included mobile phones are great. And we should have used the drivers more.
Loved the bathrooms, loved the rooms, loved the privacy.
Neil was fantastic through the booking process and everything was easy.
I would not hesitate in staying in a villa at all. And we would happily return again.