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Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool

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View of pool and part of the garden area
New kitchen equipped with plenty of utensils
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Rumah Gembira means Happy House in Indonesian, and that is how we want you to feel when you stay here. The entry to the house is via traditional Balinese gates. Wide steps and a solid handrail make access easy to the pool. There is 1 very large studio room with glass sliding doors opening out to your own beautiful tropical walled garden. The bedroom is both air conditioned and has a ceiling fan. Put your feet up and watch tv or DVDs from the sofa or from the king size bed if you prefer. Comfortable folding chairs allow you to lay back and put your feet up. (They can be taken outdoors if you like to sit on n the sun.)There is ample storage, including hanging space, and a safe for your valuables. The stone tiled bathroom has a hot and cold shower, vanity and toilet. The newly renovated kit...Rumah Gembira means Happy House in Indonesian, and that is how we want you to feel when you stay here. The entry to the house is via traditional Balinese gates. Wide steps and a solid handrail make access easy to the pool. There is 1 very large studio room with glass sliding doors opening out to your own beautiful tropical walled garden. The bedroom is both air conditioned and has a ceiling fan. Put your feet up and watch tv or DVDs from the sofa or from the king size bed if you prefer. Comfortable folding chairs allow you to lay back and put your feet up. (They can be taken outdoors if you like to sit on n the sun.)There is ample storage, including hanging space, and a safe for your valuables. The stone tiled bathroom has a hot and cold shower, vanity and toilet. The newly renovated kitchen is open to the garden and is ready for you if you prefer self catering. A wall fan will keep you comfortable while you make your morning toast, or whip up an omelet on the three burner cooker. Cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are supplied. Relax on the comfy colonial chairs or dine on the terrace by the sparkling pool. Keep your drinks cool in the refrigerator and top up with ice cubes from the freezer. The sofa converts to a small double bed. If you'd like to experience sleeping outdoors we can swap around the sofa and chairs for a night on the terrace! A mosquito net is provided to protect the sleeper/s. An outdoor shower will wash away the sand when you return from the beach or rinse off the water from the pool. Fibre optic connection recently added ensures speedy wifi and provides cable tv. Rumah Gembira is located between the beach and the By-Pass road and is only a 10 minute walk to the water where you can swim or partake in the activities on offer. Or if you prefer, watch the fisherman, windsurfers or divers come in while you are sitting at one of the many beachside eateries, sipping a cocktail and anticipating a meal of freshly caught tuna or mahi mahi. A 150 metre walk down our street will take you to the main strip in Sanur for more dining and entertainment options plus a variety of shopping, A reliable money changer is around the corner, as are taxis, bike hire and printing services, good coffee and excellent grocery supplies. Maid service is included in the tariff and is provided Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Linen is changed weekly. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Please confine smoking to the garden and dispose butts in rubbish.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Ida Ayu A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed 23 February 2019

This little Villa took our breath away as we walked through the little entrance way, greeted by a glistening pool and private gardens. The bedroom was completely private, cooled down by icey air conditioning, fans and block out curtains. The bed was so comfortable, we...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank TheLogies
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed the villa. We hope to see you back someday!

Reviewed 5 May 2018

My wife and I stayed for a week at this lovely villa which is a short walk away from Jl Tamblingan, the main street in the seaside village of Sanur. It has all the amenities needed for a self contained holiday where you could relax...More

Date of stay: May 2018
2  Thank Derek B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We just had a beautiful stay here for a week. Gas ran out - no problem...fixed within 1/2 hour. Mita the Manager is wonderful. A huge thank you for the surprise birthday cake. Wow! Internet down for a couple of days...Mita organised it to be...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Marg S
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Very happy to hear the birthday trip went well. Thanks for your kind words and patience despite the run of hiccups! The road is a nuisance at present but hopefully they’ll have it finished in a few days. Ida

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Loved our stay at Rumah Gembira. Close to the Main Street for a taxi or bemo to north or south. Loved the privacy and space to spread out. The kitchen was very workable. Especially loved the pool as it had a hand rail for easy...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank DJUMA
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks Cherie. Would love to have you back again!

Reviewed 1 March 2018

My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful two week stay at Rumah Gembira. The location was fantastic- in a side street off the main drag surrounded by other villas and very nice homes. We felt very safe there and enjoyed getting to...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank Jo_AnnHongKong
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for your lovely revie Jo Ann. Do hope you come again.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This villa was perfect for my husband and I on our recent stay in Sanur. The street it’s on is well known by all taxi drivers, and the noise of tooting horns people complain about is barely audible over the high walls. If you think...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank JacB270
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thanks Jac for bringing the DVD player problem to our attention. Yes, the hot water capacity is limited to short showers. Thankyou too for making the point to reassure others about the noise.

Reviewed 29 January 2018

I thought this was a lovely little place overall. My issue was with FlipKey who were hopeless and booking was stuffed up I finally got it sorted but would not book on the site again. Noise from bikes not an issue. Faulty DVD player ,...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Paddy M
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Nice villa. Great private pool. Good facilities and close to the Main Street. Laundry and m/bike hire 50 metres away. The only downside is the tooting as vehicles negotiate the s bend in the road outside. I live on a main road at home so...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank GeoffNewby
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thankyou Geoff

Reviewed 7 June 2017

We loved this little place. So private and relaxed. Nothing too much trouble, and everything made easy. The recommended driver was delightful, and my husband wants to stay here forever..

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Cindy M
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of Rumah Gembira Cindy. I hope you can come back again sometime. Ida

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Well what a surprising little Oasis Only stayed a week but could quite easily live at this address permanently. Close and handy to all amenities ie restaurants, entertainment, beaches markets and more. At first you hear the beep or three of the scooters passing as...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank 5stuc
rumahgembira, VR Owner at Absolute Gem 1 bedroom villa, private pool, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thankyou Stuart for your lovely review. Do hope you can make it back to stay with us again. Ida and Mita

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Outdoor Dining Area
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
If you offer a smile in Sanur it is returned wider and cheerier! Sanur, although geared to the tourist trade, still maintains the appeal of the village it once was, where tradition and religion are integral to the society. The majority of businesses are owned and operated by local Balinese whose offerings are laid daily on the footpaths and at the small temples. It is not unusual to see the traffic halted in the Main Street to allow a funeral procession pass on its way to the cremation site. The annual kite and village festivals provide diverse spectacles. The beach walk offers about 4 km of paved footpath popular with joggers, cyclists and walkers meandering under the trees past hotels, shops, markets, water sports, restaurants and locals offering massages, manicures etc. Shade and a c...
Getting around
Most facilities are a gentle stroll or bicycle ride away. Eg restaurants, shopping, massages, the beach and beach activities? Bemos and taxis can be flagged in the street. For longer trips or day hire negotiations can be made with drivers waiting with their vehicles in the Main Street. (Check the folder in the villa for recommendations.)
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