Guest Reviews

October 17th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

“Villa Sapi is like going to heaven the staff the food the location is just amazing we cannot fault one thing. Can I also mention the linen is just devine. Kantun the Villa Manager is the most professional, accommodating person nothing is too much trouble. We have been going to Villa Sapi every year for 4 years now and will continue for many more. Thank you to Kantun and all the staff for once again making our family holiday so enjoyable.”

julie W, Australia

June 14th, 2015 - June 18th, 2015

“Excellent villa for a large group of up to 13 comfortably. Excellent facilities and views. The staff who attended to us are beyond belief and are very friendly. The Chef is the best there is! Cooks everything fresh and ever willing to teach.”

Farish K, Singapore

January 16th, 2015 - January 19th, 2015

“Great view and excellent design. The staff are nice and helpful. The Chef is amazing, every lunch and dinner always surprise us. Great Value!!”

Tien-Hsiang Wen, Taiwan

January 4th, 2015 - January 12th, 2015

“From the second we arrived till the minute we left, the team at Villa Sapi were amazing. We had the most memorable time with our children and friends, staying in the gorgeous architecturally designed Villa and relaxing around the expansive grounds. The food by Chef and his team was incredible. I would recommend Villa Sapi to anyone who wants to feel like a rock star!!! ”

Sophie M, Australia

December 24th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

“A hidden gem. Great staff. The food is outstanding. We stayed 11 days and only left the property for a visit to Gili Islands. ”

Frank R, China

August 12th, 2014 - August 19th, 2014

“We had an amazing holiday at Villa Sapi, can't rate it highly enough. We will definitely go back.”

Helen T, Singapore

June 6th, 2014 - June 10th, 2014

“The villa was a perfect location for our family gathering that included 3 small children. Cots and high chairs were provided as well as car seats for transfers. The weather was beautiful and the beach much cleaner than Bali. The fact that you can take a fast ferry from Lombok means that you can avoid long drives through congested traffic from Denpasar. The architecture and grounds are really special and the staff wonderful.”

Catherine H, Australia

April 29th, 2014 - May 13th, 2014

“Wonderful villa with amazing staff - highly recommended ”

Miki M, Singapore

January 27th, 2014 - February 4th, 2014

“Beautiful villa in a lovely beachfront setting. The staff were amazing and the food was fantastic. Our kids had a great time. Not much to do in the surrounding area. But if your happy with beach, pool, sea and being well looked after - perfect.”

Helen Bramley ., Hong Kong

December 11th, 2013 - December 13th, 2013

“We were highly impressed by the overall quality of service during our stay. The members of staff were good humoured and friendly from the welcome to the farewell. They were obliging and did their best to accommodate every request without being obsequious. Housekeeping activities were unobtrusive and went virtually unnoticed, something which never failed to amaze. We managed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway without a single hiccup or annoyance as a result. On top of that, the food was consistently excellent across all meals, and dietary requirements were effortlessly met and delivered. The staff, especially the chef, should be highly commended as they exceeded all expectations and made our stay at Villa Sapi a truly memorable one.”

Mark T, Singapore

October 19th, 2013 - November 2nd, 2013

“This Villa is true Paradise I have been to many beautiful places in the world but Villa Sapi is on the top of my list. The staff are just wonderful and so accommodating the food is to die for and the atmosphere just so peaceful. The many staff keep the Villa in perfect order and nothing you ask is too much trouble. Thank you Villa Sapi for making our family holiday an amazing one that we will remember for a long time. See you next year.”

Julie W, Australia

August 31st, 2013 - September 5th, 2013

“Villa Sapi was Amazing - absolutely lovely location and a huge property. It was rather too big for just the 4 of us! I was a little nervous at first as the place seems so open and bathrooms have no doors - it is very unique, but we soon got used to the openness and the fabulous space and the location is beautiful! The staff are friendly, discreet and I have to say the food was absolutely amazing!!! We had a dinner out at the Oberoi that did not come close and was so much more expensive!!! I would say the food was the highlight. A fabulous place to relax and recharge. Snorkelling was amazing! This is the ideal place for a large family gathering and would not hesitate to recommend this to friends and family. ”

Angela R, Singapore

July 1st, 2013 - July 6th, 2013

“We had the absolute BEST time at Villa Sapi. The staff were incredible and we are missing them and everything else about Villa Sapi now that we are home. Can't wait to go back. ”

Rebecca D, Australia

June 9th, 2013 - June 16th, 2013

“Villa Sapi is perfection. The architecture, the spaces, the art, the pools, the staff, and the food. It's all beyond fabulous. There's not much more to say than that...!”

Matt Jones ., Australia

June 2nd, 2013 - June 6th, 2013

“We had a wonderful stay at Villa Sapi ! The food and service was so good that except for a bike ride outside the premises and a half-day snorkelling trip to the Gili islands, we did not leave the Villa during our 5-day stay. The beach BBQ dinner which the villa staff organised was fantastic, and we especially enjoyed the live band which the staff invited to entertain us. We also brought our own alcohol from Singapore, as advised by the villa staff to avoid the high prices in Indonesia. All in, a wonderfully relaxing holiday and great value for money! We can't wait to go back ! Special thanks to the chef, Wayan and all the staff!”

Tricia H, Singapore

March 29th, 2013 - April 5th, 2013

“absolutely brilliant. didn't want to leave. the staff were so generous and accommodating. the food was the best we have ever had anywhere in the world. thank you for a very special time.”

MS, Australia

March 24th, 2013 - March 27th, 2013

“Hard to find fault with this villa - the staff, the ambience, the surroudings...the whole package really. There are many beautiful villas but not many comes with as amazing a chef as Chef Kantun; even the kids enjoyed his salads.”

LK, Malaysia

December 8th, 2012 - December 13th, 2012

“Stunning villa, beautiful location and fabulous staff. We loved every minute of our stay.”

Kevin Leach-Smith, Singapore

November 27th, 2012 - November 30th, 2012

“Villa Sapi is such a charming and gorgeous estate. The staff and management obviously take wonderful care and maintenance of the place. We went to Villa Sapi with 9 adults, 2 kids and 1 infant. We felt right at home from the minute we entered the driveway. The villa manager and staff were friendly and extremely helpful and tending to our every need. We also very much agree on the set pricing for food and drinks (USD40 for adults and USD25 for kids per day). I have stayed in other villas before where we pay for groceries - but half the time I think the prices of the groceries are waaay overpriced and that we might have been "conned". Villa Sapi's approach is far better and appreciated. All the rooms at the villa are spacious, the food was amazing, the staff pampers you ... and in the end, we really felt that our stay was too short. We will definitely plan to come back.”

AL, Malaysia

November 22nd, 2012 - November 26th, 2012

“The architecture and facilities of the villa exceeded our expectations. It was a more than pleasant stay with the friendly staff, who even helped our in our annual dinner and dance decoration with handmade decor and helped set up our dining table by the beach. All in all, we really did enjoy our stay and would recommend to anyone who is keen on a getaway with everything taken care of.”

SN, Singapore

November 5th, 2012 - November 11th, 2012

“Amazing location incredible service and totally relaxing, the best holiday my family and friends have had. Hats off to all the staff who really made our stay most enjoyable. We will be back!”

RC, Australia

July 12th, 2012 - July 21st, 2012

“We stayed in this villa 9 days and everything was great. The location overlooked a beautiful white sand beach right in front of Gili island and snorkelling was very convenient. The staff was great and very profitable deals available at our request, everything was spotlessly clean, the Villa is that the outdoor spaces as the pool and the beach. The chef was superb cooks for us every day wonderful menu. So for 9 days made ​​us feel out of this world without any worries. I highly recommend Villa Sapi for a relaxing holiday. And I thank all the staff of the villa. ”


May 27th, 2012 - June 1st, 2012

“We are in high end tourism industry ourselves and appreciate the extraordinary staff at Villa Sapi, for how they looked after our entire family, grandparents down to 5 children under 5 years. The food exceptional under Kantun, who is even prepared to share his recipes with us. Gede has certainly put together a great team, we loved EVERTHING, and regret having to share it with the rest of the world. We are all planning to come back, Lombok and the Gillies exceptional compared to Bali. Also loved the golf course, although a litle under utilised.”

Irena Hutchings, Australia

April 8th, 2012 - April 14th, 2012

“We had a FABULOUS stay, pampered all the way, to the point we didn't want to leave! ”


January 7th, 2012 - January 14th, 2012

“We had a fabulous holiday and would definitely go back there again.The food and staff are fabulous.”

Alison Chester, Indonesia

December 29th, 2011 - January 6th, 2012

“Pak Gede and his staff could not have been any more helpful, attentive and wonderful. Chef had the greatest patience putting up with all our varied food allergies and demands and still the food was always delicious and without fault. We would go back there again based on the staff alone. The villa itself was great although you do not note on the site that it's barefoot luxury ie open air bathrooms which, although private, were not really appropriate for my parents in law who are in their late 70s.”

Rachael Bewsey, Singapore

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Villa Sapi – Lombok 5 bedroom beachfront villa for rent Elite Havens
Canadian architect David Lombardi’s concept of ‘Function over Form’ leaves Villa Sapi’s guests with a sense of discovery and surprise at every turn, from the traditionally styled, grass-roofed building that houses the main kitchen to a futuristic home theatre.

Furnishings carry a signature colour theme of black, red and lime green, while the walls are adorned with flair – bamboo, water cascades and conceptual artwork.  The first clue to the quirky nature of the artwork is a white sculpture in the coconut grove garden which, in huge black letters, suggests that we should ‘Stop Making Sense’.

The view over the 2,500sqm estate from the villa’s open-sided living and dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms is unrivalled; here guests can look forward to a vista that is ever-changing with the moods of the sea, sky, neighbouring islands, distant mountains, forests and colourful fishing boats.  At night, after a magnificent sunset, the scene becomes even more magical as the moon’s reflection twinkles on the water, presenting a picture of tranquillity and unforgettable beauty.

A full team of staff is on hand at Villa Sapi to look after every guest’s need with superb cuisine and service.  The villa’s manager, chef and head butler were all previously employed by The Oberoi Hotel Group and have been trained to the highest level.  A wide range of activities is available to guests at Villa Sapi, including tennis on the villa’s private court, golf, snorkelling, diving, waterfall hikes and mountain trekking, cycling, day trips to the nearby Gili Islands, cookery classes and more.

There is a sweet story behind the villa’s name.  The huge coconut grove on which the property stands used to be grazing land for cows, the most treasured possessions of Lombok farmers, symbolising status, wealth and happiness.  The owners decided that these graceful beasts should be rightfully honoured:  Sapi means cow in the Indonesian language.
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