We are pleased to share with you the experiences of our guests.
We would appreciate it if you would like to contribute to this guest book after your stay.
Family Vrakking – Villa Bayu
December 22, 2014
“Relaxed vacation in a great villa”
Villa Bayu is on a great location, nice and quite on a mountain and has an amazing view towards the ocean. The staff is friendly and making excellent meals, which is making your stay complete for a relaxed time.
Tessa Vrakking, the Netherlands
Family Beerman – Villa Bekul
December 21, 2014
“Welcome in paradise”
Villa Bekul is absolutely amazing! You arrive via a little road, no knowing what to expect, but once you get there you never want to leave the house anymore! Which is actually not even necessary, because due to the amazing staff you can enjoy the best Balinese meals! They also help you with any questions you have, including planning of day trips to go see dolphins, to go snorkeling or diving, to go to waterfalls and hot springs, or just for a day / night out in town.
The house is fully equipped with everything, and the beds are super! With the outside shower you feel like you are on holiday more than anywhere else! Oh – and did I mention the big infinity pool?! Can’t wait to go back there!
Family Beerman, The Netherlands
Hamidah Jumhasan – Villa Jempiring
December 18, 2014
Villa Jempiring is a great place for relaxation. My family and I had a great time in the villa. Great services and friendly staff. If I had the chance I will surely come back to stay. Once again thank you so much.
Hamidah Jumhasan, Singapore
Marite, Lisa and Jayden – Villa Bayu
December 9, 2014
We were first timers to Bali……….wow!! What a beautiful country
… so full of mystic and culture. You must visit ..you won’t believe
Villa Bayu was stunning, the views were breath taking.
Staff were so attentive and caring – the food was delicious.
The Villa was always kept so immaculate.
Having access to drivers when you wanted them for trips around the
island was so liberating! Go swim with the Dolphins………..
The pool was wonderful.
The weather was fabulous.
Everyone made our holiday so special. THANK-YOU!!! to you all. X
MJL London UK
Family Wijnstra – Villa Bekul
December 8, 2014
After a fun drive to the top of a mountain, you will arrive at this beautiful villa. Villa Bekul has five nice and spacious bedrooms, with each an open bathroom. The staff is very friendly and hospitable, cooking the best Indonesian dishes. Not to mention the beautiful sea view and the infinity pool. I would recommend to arrange a free pick up to Spice Beach Club for afternoon cocktails or just stay at the villa for a drink in the balibenong (on top of the villa) to view the sunset. Private driver Bob Bali is a fun guy and he could bring you to nice places such as Jatiluwih and/or the waterfalls.
Mirthe Wijnstra, The Netherlands
Party Dedonder – Villa Bayu
November 4, 2014
“Heaven, peace and nicest staff you could wish”
We stayed in Villa Bayu from 26 to 30 june, my nearly-husband and I, with 5 friends. We arrived at different times and Angelique and the staff had arranged everything. Diner was waiting for us in the fridge, everything was so clean and so nice !
While we were there, we used motorbikes, we went to see the dolfins, we’ve done snorkelling, I had a pedicure and manicure and massage time at a beautiful place just nearby, with a perfect view and so much quiet…
Without a doubt, this place is perfect for rent and all the 4 rooms are really wonderful.
We’re all looking forward to come back !
Tiphaine Dedonder, Belgium
Family van Grieken – Villa Bayu
October 15, 2014
Imagine you spend 14 days in Bali and every other day you find yourself in another part of heaven touring the island, whilst every day you’re enjoying the luxury of a five star villa with a magnificent view and a team of professionals that cook you the best Balinese Food you can get, take you to places no other tourists go to, embrace you with their genuine hospitality and friendliness. Just image what that could be like.
At Villa Bayu, that’s exactly what you’ll get. For 13 days we indulged ourselves in the luxury Bayu Villa, serviced and supported by it’s professional staff. After strolling along the streets and markets of Ubud, visiting the monkey forest, snorkelling the impressive coral beds of Menjangan island, plunging into the hot springs of Banjar, enjoying the rice fields of Jatiluwih, picturing Lake Tamblingan, visiting the serene Budist temple of Brahmavira Arama, participating in the Hindi ceremony of the full moon at Pura Laki, almost getting crushed by the power of tons of falling water from both Gigit Waterfalls, and many more overwhelming experiences, we were sure that we could always retreat from the crowded streets, the rambling scooters and the heat of the day to go home. Home to the tranquility, the luxury with a view and the sheer relaxation of Villa Bayu.
Thanks Marjanne and Jeroen for allowing us into your paradise.
Henk and Dorie
Eric and Suzanne
Hans and Sandra
Phil – Villa Bekul
October 14, 2014
“It be cool at Bekul”
The Villa Bekul was an idyllic retreat overlooking the sea, with large open living spaces and a freshness enhanced by the smiling and cooperative staff. Our drivers were always available to transport us and were most helpful in finding places of interest. I would happily return.
Phil K. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Family Frankowski – Villa Jempiring
October 5, 2014
“Definitely great place to stay in north Bali, highly recommended!!!”
We spend great time in villa JEMPIRING and it was our highlight during our stay in Bali.
Very beautiful, luxury feeling villa, with very big swimming pool, with amazing view at sea.
Villa was in very calm area.
Fantastic place to stay during visit in Bali.
Also staf was very helpful and kind, give us info about everything we asked.
Maid prepared very good breakfast everyday and when we asked and pay for groceries they also prepare very tasty lunch or dinner.
Villa was maintained in very clean condition.
Also in villa is everything you need if you want to prepare meals for yourself.
Definitely great place to stay north Bali, highly recommended!!!
Katia Ambrico – Villa Mente
September 11, 2014
We stayed 10 days in this spectacular villa, we feel pampered and cared for throughout. Besides being a beautiful person, the lady in the house Komang is also a wonderful cook and always available. A quiet and a priceless view. We left with regret.
Siamo stati 10 giorni in questa villa spettacolare, ci siamo sentiamo accuditi e coccolati in tutto.
Komang oltre a essere una persona bellissima è anche una cuoca meravigliosa, sempre disponibile.
Una tranquillità e una vista impagabili.
Siamo partiti con dispiacere.
Katia e Claudio , Italy
Family Krauss – Villa Puri Soka
September 10, 2014
“Great place, great views”
This is a wonderful place for a couple of relaxing days in the north of Bali. The villa has the prime location of the little group of villas called SingSing directly facing the ocean with absolutely nothing obstructing your views. It is not far from the beach but you need a car (or better a car with driver). Restaurants will pick you up and bring you back however so this is no problem at all.
The best option is to have the staff prepare your dinner anyway. The friendly staff prepares wonderful meals and all you pay for is the groceries. Can’t be beat in terms of value for money.
Be aware however that this part of Bali is not the Bali with the rice teracces shown in all the pictures. It is also very nice but different. But if you want to relax an unwind this is perfect for you.
Gerhard Krauss, Germany
Family de Way – Villa Bayu
September 9, 2014
“Fantastic service, hospitality and a dream to live in with top facilities”
Special and beautiful property with top facilities and a tremendous view. Great hospitality from service minded staff. Warm welcome and very, very pleasant place to be. Unforgettable holiday due to Villa Bayu and its staff!
Richard de Way, Netherlands
Family Csako – Villa Puri Soka
September 8, 2014
The villa was really nice, clean, beautiful. A beautiful view ocean.
The staff was nice and cooked very well.
Family Vodegel – Villa Bayu
September 7, 2014
“a tremendous villa to spend every minute of your holiday”
Located in the northern part of Bali close to the Lovina Beach, villa Bayu is a good starting point to discover the beautiful surroundings. The villa is well located overlooking the Bali sea. It is nicely decorated with great care for its interior and with a nice swimming pool and gardens. The staff makes you feel at home with the staff cooking excellent Bali breakfast, lunches and meals. Since I am familiar with the Indonesian kitchen I was amazed by the very high standard. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and so did our children of 15 and 17 years old.
Peter Vodegel and family, The Netherlands
Family Lee – Villa Puri Soka
August 31, 2014
We are a family of 5 – 2 adults, a teenager and two 11 year olds. We spent 5 nights in Villa Puri Soka in July and thoroughly enjoyed it. The villa itself was exactly as shown in the pictures on the website, was kept beautifully clean by the staff and has stunning views across the rice paddies to the sea. Whilst in the house we lived in the infinity pool which is large and enticing. The staff were very friendly, made us very welcome and made us delicious meals every day. We booked through Angelique who was very helpful and provided us with useful information. Lovina itself is pretty quiet (which was the reason we went to the area) although we loved swimming with the dolphins. With a villa such as Puri Soka to call home we were quite happy to spend our days lounging by the pool.
We thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone seeking quality accommodation.
Catherine Lee and family, New Zealand
Family van Son – Villa Mente
August 22, 2014
“Great villa with nice view at sunset in Bali see”
We spend 11 nights at villa Mente and enjoyed the luxury of the villa, the pool and it’s staff. We made several daytrips but we also stayed some days relaxing at the pool. Komang does the household and coocking. She made our holiday and stay at villa Mente unforgettable. Many thanks! And if you need a really good taxidriver than contact Bob Bali. He is just the bomb: http://www.bobbali.com
Family van den Berg – Villa Jawa
August 18, 2014
“Super relaxing with a brilliant staff”
If you need rest, a brilliant view and people that really will take care of every need for you, Villa Jawa is the place to be. Enjoy!
David and family, the Netherlands
Tijs – Villa Bekul
August 1, 2014
“Monkeyrock a place like paradise”
We stayed there with a group of 10 people with small and older children. We called it monkeyrock because the kids (our little monkeys) loved to run around in the garden overlooking the sea, jumping in the infinity pool and relax in the lounging area,watching movies or reading books. There where actually monkeys on the hill next to the villa, very amusing. The surroundings are beautiful and the staff very helpfull and friendly.
And my tumbs up for the owner who was very proactive, friendly and open in her communication, lovely person to do business with.
Party Cerreto – Villa Jempiring
July 17, 2014
“Fantastic spot for group trip””
We stayed at week at the Villa in a group of 6. We were amazed when we arrived at the Villa! The photo’s do not do the place justice! The staff were absolutely lovely & so helpful. If you are looking to experience “real” Bali then Lovina is a great place to visit as it is not overrun with tourists. We will be back for sure!
Party Tina Wu – Villa Bekul
June 25, 2014
We stayed at Villa Bekul with our extended family: grandparents, aunts, sisters, brothers-in-law, young children of 2, 3 and 4, a total of 11 people for 8 nights in May 2014. The experience was nothing less than relaxing, tranquil and magical.
Every day we woke to the sound of nature and enjoyed the sea view from an elevated point. Within the view was the villa pool itself, the surrounding green garden, the canopy of an ancient tree and the small temple housing the guardian of the villa. It is the way to vacation when you are celebrating the reunion of an extended family with young children!
The staff were young, sweet and attentive. We felt very well looked after by all of the staff members: the chef, the sous chef, the gardeners and security guards. The villa transport provider, Bob Bali and his family have become personal friends of mine.
I highly recommend Villa Bekul if you are looking for a villa:
* that is new and well maintained;
* quiet and secluded;
* ocean view;
* daily swim in large infinity pool;
* surrounding greens for kids to run around;
* star-gazing around pool at night
* delicious local cuisines;
* feeling of being well looked after on your well deserved yet extended family vacation.
Plus Angelique is great! Very kind, helpful and responsive!
Thank you all so much again for making our family time in Bali nothing short of magical. I miss you all very much xxoo!
Sending you love & light,
Tina, Zurich Switzerland
Fleur Warren – Villa Puri Soka
June 17, 2014
Villa Puri Soka is just amazing. The correspondence i had with Angelique was always answered very quickly and she provided an information pack that was so helpful. There was general Bali information included which was great. The Villa and the views are breath taking. The pool is just amazing. The sun bed was one of my favourite spots to relax, read and look at the view. The entire property is so well maintained its just beautiful. The staff were great, so happy to prepare our meals, do some shopping for us and help with any questions we had. We just wished we had spent all our holiday there. We will be back next year and will highly recommend to family and friends.
Craig and Fleur Warren, Melbourne
Family Poharama – Villa Bayu
May 31, 2014
We were a little apprehensive upon making our booking after having been let down in the past, with some holiday destinations doing a fantastic job with advertising only arriving to find them well below par. Villa Bayu is the exception! The moment we stepped out from our car our breaths were taken away! What you see is what you get! A beautifully designed easy flow villa that catered for, and our party of 10 thoroughly enjoyed for our 9 day stay. Fantastic staff who happily took care of our every need, generous approximate 12m x 5m sized swimming pool, tidy well maintained grounds and of course all topped off with that gorgeous ocean view! Villa Bayu was our first stay in Lovina and we loved the proximity to local shops, restaurants and bars, most only 15mins by scooter. The location is the best of both worlds, quiet relaxed time out of the villa to just enough hustle and bustle Lovina and Singaradja had to offer. Special mention to property manager Angelique Van Velsen who made booking and organizing our stay a breeze with her patience and excellent communication – thank you!
Access to the villa is via a very steep, winding drive way that requires good scooter skills acsending and in particular descending (good brakes essential),
Overall a holiday with memories we will treasure forever!
Family Poharama, Australia & New Zealand
Family Wisdom – Villa Mente
May 29, 2014
“A beautiful and relaxing villa with private pool.”
This villa has three bedrooms, a beautiful open style living space and private pool. It has an ocean view and a full time helper who cooks delicious food and can purchase and plan all the meals for you (simply give her the menu and money the day before). . The design of the house is very open with lots of doors and windows open to the outside with a lovely patio for eating meals. The furnishings were good, though the inside seats were a little small for my husbands American body. The patio chairs were fine for him. One downside is that half the view is obstructed by a large villa that is a stones throw from villa Mente. That villa was not occupied during our stay, but if it was occupied, it could be awkward to be so close to the other travelers. However, for the price, nothing could beat Villa Mente! And I loved the privacy of staying in the hills, rather than by the beach.
Family Delair – Villa Puri Soka
May 28, 2014
“Villa de rêve avec une vue à couper le souffle”
Nous avons passé 4 nuits dans cette magnifique villa sur les hauteurs de Temukus.
Les plus: un staff au petit soin avec une cuisinière hors pair (Sari), une somptueuse piscine et une vue à couper le souffle.
Les moins: Villa sur les hauteurs avec une obligation de louer un scooter ou de faire appel à un chauffeur… très dangereux de s’aventurer à pied… et Lovina, ville sans aucun intérêt…
Franck and Arle Delair
Dianne – Villa Bayu
May 18, 2014
“Villa Bayu: beautiful and tranquil!”
Sweet smiles from Mini, Kadek, Putu, Ketut and Gede.
Our bedroom amazing, our washed clothing all folded for us.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
Family Fletcher – Villa Bayu
May 17, 2014
We loved the villa and even though the beauty of the villa, we had a wonderful holiday, the staff turned the holiday into perfection. Mini and Kadek, thank you with all of our heart for your wonderful care for us. We loved your cooking and next year when we come again, a couple of us would love some cooking lessons. We also would like to thank you for your sweet smiles.
Putu and Kadek, we love the way you make the beautiful garden even more beautiful. And Putu, you always gave us beautiful folded towels for the pool. Thank you guys.
And Gede, thanks to you for keeping us safe at night.
We hope to see you all again next year.
Family Voest – Villa Bayu
May 16, 2014
“A beautiful, peaceful vacation paradise in Bali”
If you want to experience the true Balinese lifestyle this is the place to go. Villa Bayu is a beautiful villa in Balinese style, situated in the hills with a ocean view and with a pool that seems to end in the ocean. We stayed a week and this was absolutely too short.
The villa is very elegantly furnished and you can see that the owner has put a lot of love in it. Everything was well taken care off, whether you want to walk in the garden or relax in the various armchairs near the pool. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy everything Bali has to offer. The very nice staff will cook for you and if you feel like it you can take the scooter to the village or make a trip in the back country. There are numerous very good and affordable restaurants in the area. For us this was a week to remember and we will certainly come back to villa Bayu !!
Emile and Cora, the Netherlands
Family Binot – Villa Puri Soka
May 1, 2014
“Sejour exceptionnel a Villa Puri Soka”
3 nuits dans la villa Puri Soka
Situe a 10 min de Lovina, sur la colline. Il faut un driver.
Zone moins touristique, plus calme que le sud de l ile.
Isole donc, mais vue fantastique sur la mer et le coucher de soleil
Personnel tres serviable
Piscine fantastique, eau geniale, du bonheur pur.
5 chambres et 5 sdb…..tres belle decoration, tres propre…sauf une sdb ou les odeurs d egouts remontaient.
Sebastien Binot, France
Family Mellink – Villa Bayu
May 1, 2014
“Amazing stay beyond belief”
From the moment of Airport Transfer pickup to the welcoming of villa Bayu we knew instantly we would be taken care of. The Villa offers a modern Balinese experience. The Villa was exactly what was portrayed in the photos, very clean,snazzy, luxurious and relaxing.
The rooms were very spacious and beds were comfortable and not to mention the bathrooms- they were impressive! The infinity pool is large with a great view. Overall, the service offered by the Bayu staff was immaculate, definitely would recommend this very nice Villa to anyone! Thank you for an amazing stay!
Marion and Michael, the Netherlands
Lisa and Ferg – Villa Bayu
April 23, 2014
A big thank you to all the staff at Villa Bayu! Always smiling and helpful, nothing was a problem . Every meal made was delicious, rooms immaculate daily. The villa was sparkling clean (usually before we woke up) pool, pool area, gardens were taken care of perfect everyday too. We had clean clothes, folded each evening, ready to pack or wear again. All staff were absolutely beautiful and spoilt us for the entire 9 days.
Drivers and security – all amazing! Arrived within minutes of being called and took us wherever we wanted, weather it be 2 of us or all 10 of us. Fantastic.
We leave Villa Bayu feeling very relaxed, grateful and mostly thankful to all that made our stay such a memorable one, we will return and recommended the villa to all that plan to travel to Bali.
Once again, thank you all. Will think of you all often and look forward to meeting you all again soon!
Lisa and Ferg from New Zealand.
Family McAuliffe – Villa Puri Soka
April 2, 2014
“Great pool, great stay”
Only complaint is I had to leave. Special thanks to Sue and Komang for a great stay. Loved the pool, loved the view, loved it all. Thanks also booking to Angelique who made booking a breeze.
Sue McAuliffe and family, Australia
P. Mulder and L. Rozendal – Villa Bayu
March 10, 2014
Your castle feels like home because your soul is in it.
As we are soul mates your home feels like our castle!
Piet and Liesbeth, Ton and Hett
Ewout Klück & Jeffrey Bidó – Villa Puri Soka
January 18, 2014
We stayed here in December with our relatives. We slept in the guesthouse closely situated near the main building. The guesthouse was perfect to stay in and has amazing views from a spacious roofed balcony. The villa itself is breathtaking. It is beautifully designed, tastefully decorated with local pieces of furniture, and it has stunning views stretching from the east all the way to Java on clear days in the west. The pool is very large, it is wonderful to swim in and enjoy the views at the same time. The surrounding garden is beautifully sloped and is great to hang out in. It is really nice to just sit under the big tree and read a book, although it was hard not to get distracted by the beautiful view. The service of the staff was simply excellent.All in all this villa is very luxurious and we had an excellent holiday!
Fam. McCullough – Villa Mente
January 12, 2014
“Great staff and beautiful scenery!”
Our family of five had a great stay at Villa Mente. The staff was the best we experienced in Bali–which says a lot, given the great service we received everywhere. They helped with all our excursion planning, kept the place immaculate, and made fantastic meals. The home was well-provided for and well-maintained. The information provided by angelique was extremely helpful and made our planning much easier. The villa is a bit off the beaten path, but as there are other villas in close proximity we did not fell overly isolated.
Family Eastly – Villa Puri Soka
January 1, 2014
“December in Lovina”
The stay in the Villa was great, staff where very helpful.
Would recommend this to anyone who wants a break from the hustle and bustle of Kuta.