We are IMG_4020A-199x300pleased 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 Branagan – Villa Bayu

December 29, 2016

“A magical spot on the Island of the gods, Villa Bayu is a world away from the madness of south Bali. Peaceful and serene with wonderful views over the valley and the sea it’s like having your own 5 star hotel to yourself – with service to match. Don’t bother eating out, Made and Kaidek are wonderful cooks – possibly the best Balinese and Indonesian food I’ve eaten! Very slick operation – from booking through to arrival and entire stay. The welcome meal is a thoughtful touch and was most appreciated – at 2am.”

Shaun Branagan, Australia


Family Work – Villa Sianti

December 28, 2016

“5-star villa at a reasonable price”

We think this luxury villa defines a “good deal.” We’ve stayed in many villas in various countries over the years, and Sianti is top tier. It is very spacious–more than you can tell from the photos–so that six people never feel on top of one another unless by choice. The pool is also excellent–large and with a gorgeous view over the jungle below and the ocean a mile or two in the distance. Every amenity is provided including an assortment of games we enjoyed nightly, and the staff of five is constantly there to help you and keep things secure and perfect—but always discreetly in the back of the house or outside out of view. So why the good price on this villa? I think it must be the fact that it’s up a narrow mountain road –scary for some people but also deliciously breezy. Lots of locals make the trip up and down every day so you really just have to trust your driver. (No, don’t rent a car in Bali.) We enjoyed day trips as well as some of Lovina’s finer restaurants each evening. (Check guest book for tips.). I highly recommend Villa Sianti!

Susan Work, Chicago, USA


Family Voest – Villa Bayu

December 1, 2016

“The ultimate Bali experience”

The northern part op Bali, Lovina region, still has all the hallmarks of why Bali is famous in the world. Great food, very nice and friendly people and beautiful sceneries. When you combine this with the absolutely fabulous villa Bayu with great ocean views, infinity pool, excellent rooms, really friendly staff and super cooking you can not go wrong. I have already started to save money for my next trip because it is worth every euro! A true gem.

Emile Voest, Soest, the Netherlands


Mariet – Villa Bayu

December 1, 2016

“A heavenly stay on the Island of the Gods”

Fantastic villa with a wonderful view. Great attention to detail in the decoration and service. The beds were really comfortable (very important) Floating in the infinitypool I felt like a millionaire. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our stay was unforgettable. I highly recommend Villa Bayu to anybody looking for a high-class place to stay in Lovina.

Mariet, The Netherlands


David Hart – Villa Jempiring

November 27, 2017

“We had a wonderful time at Villa Jempiring. The place was immaculate, the staff were lovely, the views stunning and the facilities marvelous. The girls are wonderful cooks and able to prepare almost anything you like. I have never had tofu before but would have it again the way they prepared it! I’m not a vegetarian and it was delicious! From Denpasar Airport it is about a 3 hour drive. Agus, the designated driver for the villa, is brilliant. His local knowledge helped us avoid unnecessary charges and got us some great deals. We would recommend the elephant sanctuary and monkey forest in Ubud. The elephants there are very well cared for. Although the do get ridden it is their way if earning their keep as all proceeds go towards looking after them. The elephants seemed very happy and there were no signs of abuse. My elephant driver clearly cared for Roxy a great deal. He came over Sumatra to Bali with 10 elephants that had been abused and used in logging. It clearly troubled him how they were treated there. The villa is located near Lovina where you are able to see dolphins at dawn, Snorkel go to a restaurant or do some shopping. Water sports at Krisna were also amazing. My only complaint is that the holiday ended far too soon. We had a wonderful time and have made plenty of fantastic memories. ”

David Hart, England


Family Knobelsdorf – Villa Puri Soka

November 17, 2016

“Stunning property on the sunniest side of Bali. Even more beautiful than we expected, quiet but close enough to town for shopping or a nice dinner. Highly recommend for groups or families looking for quiet and space to relax.”

Valerie Knobelsdorf


Family Kainama- Villa Bayu

November 12, 2016

Its a 3 hour drive but worth it! We where blown away when we arrived at the villa. What a beautiful place to spent your holiday! The view is amazing, totally private, quiet and the staff are really great and kind! We we spoiled everyday by kadek and made. Had a lot of laugh with does 2 girls! We already spread the word to our friends and family. To the staff keep up the good work! God bless and we’ll be back!

Paulus Kainama, The Netherlands


Familie Seijger- Villa Bekul

November 7, 2016

“Fantastic relaxing villa”

Villa Bekul is a delightful, spacious home with lots of privacy and fantastic sea views. The tropical layout is ideal and the large pool and gazebo increase the holiday fun even further. The staff is super friendly and very helpful without prominent. They make delicious local dishes with fresh juices and also prepare on request. The house is ideal for a holiday with (small) children, because you can keep up to date with the pool almost anywhere. The shallow children’s pool we have used a lot. The area of Lovina is quite pleasant. It’s not too touristy and there are plenty of food and beverage outlets and shops. From villa Bekul it is easy to make day trips on the island. The climate in Lovina is due to its location by the sea just what more pleasant than in the middle of the island. We have enjoyed it!

Family Seijger


Julien- Villa Bayu

November 7, 2016

“The paradise”

This villa is amazing with 4 bedrooms. The view is spectular and the staff very kind. I found the villa built in a smart way as you will spend most of your time outside, enjoying the pool or your friends. Internet is ok for Bali standard. The driver is also very nice.

Julien Muller – France


Leonie Hellemann – Villa Bayu

October 28, 2016

What a magical place!!!! We stayed with our three daughters for two weeks at Villa Bayu and enjoyed every second!!! It is almost better than in the pictures! The staff is amazing and we’ve been absolutely spoilt with their delicious food. Everything is so well organised and perfectly done that you really feel pretty close to paradise! We’d go back tomorrow if we could!

Leonie Hellemann and family, Germany


Susanne Riesen- Villa Bayu

October 11, 2016

“It was just amazing, all was perfect and we were so happy! Kadek and Made were real angels to take care of us! The villa is very beautiful with an amazing view and always very very clean! There is just nothing to complain about! We will cone back for sure!”

Susanne Riesen – Switzerland


Bilal and Fatima- Villa Jempiring

October 4, 2016

“Villa Jempiring was truly amazing. The experience made our honeymoon unforgettable. The staff was great. The food was amazing. Our driver, August, was very knowledgable and helpful. We would definitely recommend this villa to others looking for a calm area with an amazing view. If you like animals there is a whole jungle awaiting you with cute monkeys you can feed. We should warn others about geckos in the house. They can be found near the bar area by the pool and on the ceilings of the rooms. Although they are harmless, they can give you quite the scare. Overall, it was an amazing experience. 10/10 !’

Bilal and Fatima


Family Batchelor- Villa Bayu

September 26, 2016

“Perfect stay! The house was beautiful and not to mention the staff. Kadek and Made were amazing, very accommodating and the food they made was so so delicious. Perfect spot to relax, sit and look at the view or swim in the pool. We had 2 toddlers with us and they had a great time swimming and playing around the house. 5 stars. Will definitely come back!”

Emma Batchelor and family – Australia


Family Perry- Villa Puri Soka

September 20, 2016

“We felt looked after and cared for from start to finish. We had a very relaxing stay, enjoying the beautiful views and eating fantastic food. Beautiful home with stunning views. ”

James Perry and family- Australia


Party Wong- Villa Bayu

September 18, 2016

“The three hours drive from the airport to the villa may seem brutal but once you arrive you will immediately forget the long journey and be amazed by the nice surrounding and everything the villa has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at villa bayu, the two helpers prepared delicious meals throughout our stay and helped us arrange all the sightseeing tours and book the restaurants nearby. We wish we have stayed for longer and have already started missing the villa at the moment we left. Staying in Bali could be expensive but villa bayu is priced very reasonably without breaking our wallet. Thank you for letting us stay at your place. ”

Allan Wong and friends from Hong Kong


Katie Kistel- Villa Jempiring

September 13, 2016

I can not say enough great things about Villa Jempiring. We had an amazing time, and I must say that the pictures do NOT do this place justice. The villa was very roomy, and the pool/patio was absolutely luxurious. The staff were the nicest people I have ever met, and they were so accomodating. The food they cooked was delicious! This was the first stop on our trip to Bali, and it was better than we could have ever imagined. The driver, August, was very sweet and took us into town (which is very close, but I would not recommend walking from the villa.) Everything worked like clockwork, and Angelique was so helpful as we planned our itinerary. I highly recommend this villa–you will not be disappointed!!”

Katie Kistel – Los Angeles CA USA


Laura – Villa Bayu

September 10, 2016

“Amazing time!”

We had a truly fantastic time in Villa Bayu! We arrived early in the morning after a long trip from the Gili Islands and we could not feel more comfortable. Kadek and Made are fantastic people, they respect your privacy and their cooking skills are amazing. We could not think of a better way to spend your time on Bali. Oh, and wait till you see the view from the pool.. truly mesmerizing!

Laura, Amsterdam


Party Sabine – Villa Jempiring

September 9, 2016

“Beautiful villa with fantastic staff”

Beautiful villa with wonderful views. The staff spoil you all the time. We had a friends 60th birthday. The villa was ideal enough space for your own privacy and plenty of areas to get together. We enjoyed the bar by the pool. Only suggestion icemaker for cocktails, we kept running out of ice.

Mal Sabine & friends, Australia


Family Hunter – Villa Sianti

September 5, 2016

Thanks, and glad to say we had a magical time at villa Sianti, the villa was just perfect, very modern, yet maintained all the style of a traditional Balinese dwelling, very tastefully done. The huge pool was were we spent most of our days, whilst enjoying the fantastic views of the sea! I would also like to say that the staff were just amazing, so kind and caring, nothing was too much trouble for them, and we indulged in daily massages that were great, and most of all, we enjoyed the fantastic Asian food that was prepared at our request each day, it was superb!! I would strongly recommend this villa to anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Bali, it has everything you could wish for and all at a high standard, with traditional Balinese charm.

We may well be back again next year Angelique, will let you know once we start to formalise our plans, we may even look into buying a place there, so if you have anything similar to Villa Sianti coming for sale, then do let me know!!Also, thanks for sending the deposit, it has been received.

All the best, and regards

Andy Hunter and family, UK


Danielle – Villa Puri Soka

September 5, 2016

We have had a fantastic time at the Puri Soka and the rest of Bali. What a wonderful home. We have done a lot, also in the North. The staff was very sweet and caring.
We really enjoyed.
Thank the owners also for the fantastic stay.
Warm regards, Danielle


Melissa Dorado- Villa Mente

September 1, 2016

The house is even more impressive than in the pictures. Watched the sun reflect off the sea as it was going down from balcony.

Location: – Lovina is getting busy, nice to have distance – Well decorated Spa 200m walk from house – Spice beach club offers free pick up and drop off – Restaurants offer food delivery for approx €1

Staff: – Komang is a wonderful cook and cleaner (daughters loved Dutch pancakes) – very relaxing to have breakfast and dinner made incl the groceries –

Stealthy; enough private family time didn’t notice she was there – The gardner and security guard were also very nice, but we didn’t have as much interaction. – Ivo driver and the gust service, did a fantastic job. – Upon pick up we requested tour (Ulun Danu & monkeys). Return (volcano and elephant temple). Great selection of lunch restaurants with views – good job selecting the operator to Menjangan island. The boat and equiptment was newer, fiberglass boat with 2 outboard motors (only 20 min to island); experienced instructor – Very happy with the dolphine/breakfast/budda temple/hot springs tour.

Improvement points: – Router booster for stronger signal in downstairs bedrooms – Our family eats a lot; discuss portions when ordering food (eg tosti in NL is 2 slices) Advice for Potential Guests: – we are now in Nusa Dua Hyatt (although impressive) has westen prices and does not come near the price/quality experience we had at Villa Mente. – Especially for families, I highly recommend staying at this relaxing Villa, where you can enjoy space, excursions and a wonderful staff at a reasonable price point.

Melissa Dorado


Party Harbauer- Villa Puri Soka

August 31, 2016

“Extraordinary Villa and Sea View”

Die Villa war für uns zwei Familien (8 Personen) schlichtweg ein Traum. Der Pool ist schön gross zum Schwimmen mit atemberaubender Aussicht aufs Meer. Die gesamte Anlage bietet viel Platz und ist mit allem eingerichtet was einem das Leben versüsst. Die Angestellten sind ausserordentlich freundlich, hilfsbereit, sprechen gut englisch und waren stets um unser Wohl besorgt. Wir fühlten uns sozusagen paradiesisch gut und konnten dank dem bewundernswert unkomplizierten Organisationstalent von Jack viele tolle Ausflüge unternehmen. Alles in allem war es für uns ein unvergessliches Erlebnis in der Villa Puri Soka. Wir empfehlen es uneingeschränkt weiter.

Gregor Harbauer, Switzerland


Family Piegay – Villa Mente

August 30, 2016

Séjour très agréable dans un environnement idyllique. Le personnel est très gentil et organise tout ce que vous voulez. Piscine avec vue sur mer pour des soirées de détente.

Céline Piegay – France


Christi van de Hoven – Villa Sianti

August 30, 2016

“Top private villa with great ocean view”

We stayed for one week with 2 persons in this 6p villa. Very spacious inside and lovely decorated bathrooms. Beds are good and airco is working fine. Large swimmingpool is great to relax. As well the view to the ocean out of the swimmingpool, from the balcony and other places in the villa. Although there was a cook, we decided to eat outside at Spice Beach club, great place for diners. (With full taxi service to pick you up and bring home!) Would recomend this villa to 2-6 people ( 3 bedrooms with airco). Enough external activities for more then a week. The information map of the villas had good activities. We tried all. Highlight was the hike tour at the paddy fields, great guide. Would advise all visitors to experience! Villa is highly recommended to the luxous travelors who wants to have privacy too.

Christi van de Hoven


Laura – Villa Bayu

August 28, 2016

“Amazing time!”

We had a truly fantastic time in Villa Bayu! We arrived early in the morning after a long trip from the Gili Islands and we could not feel more comfortable. Kadek and Made are fantastic people, they respect your privacy and their cooking skills are amazing. We could not think of a better way to spend your time on Bali. Oh, and wait till you see the view from the pool.. truly mesmerizing!

Laura, Amsterdam


Brett Lumsden – Villa Jempiring

August 26, 2016

“A beautiful place to stay with absolutely stunning views!”

We went here for our honeymoon and would recommend others to stay. The staff was amazing and cooked delicious food. The property was clean, relaxing by the infinity edge pool, and was a short drive from the downtown area. We had a great time, thank you so much!!!

Brett Lumsden, USA


Family Thijssen – Villa Jempiring

August 7, 2016

“What a great Villa. The best views over the jungle and the Bali sea ever and great staff that make the difference. Augus the driver is a really nice guy and the cook makes perfect dinners. I would recommend the Villa to anyone. Lovina itself is not the most interesting place. Dolphin watching is fun and the nature in the vicinity is beautiful. ”

Jeroen Thijssen and family, the Netherlands


Robert Slettenhaar– Villa Sianti

August 5, 2016

“Great private villa”

Great swimming pool. Stunning view to ocean. Very luxueus in and outside. Top!

Robert Slettenhaar


Family MacGillavry – Villa Jempiring

August 1, 2016

Our stay in Villa Jempiring was amazing! We had a warm welcome from the staff on the first day, and they did everything to make our stay as memorable as possible.
The villa is very nice, with a lot of space, and with a beautiful view towards the sea. It’s a real tranquil place, home away from home!
We had lovely dinners at our villa, prepared by the wonderful staff, and also in Lovina, near the beach. There are several restaurants who will pick you up if you have lunch or dinner. We would like to recommend Spice beach club, but also the German bakery and the Buddha bakery, for lunch as well as dinner. Spice Dive is the place to be if you want to go diving or snorkeling, Menjangan island is a beautiful spot for both.

For everyone searching for a place to stay in Lovina: Villa Jempiring is the place to be!

MacGillavry – Mooren family, Netherlands


Family Tottrup – Villa Puri Soka

August 1, 2016

“What a fantastic Place!”

 We stayed 10 persons, five days in Villa Puri Soka. What a fantastic place! and fantastic views. we enjoyed every minut of our stay. The staff is very kind, helpsome and they cook really good, authentic Balinese food. The driver is also a very nice, reliable person. The house is very charming and tasteful. The pool is lovely. There is quite a lot of nice things to see and do near the house. We would love to rent the house again!

Helen, Falkenberg, Sweden


Family Sparrow – Villa Sianti

July 31, 2016

“Superb villa and location”

Villa Sianti is difficult to ‘get’ from the images. Its a large and thoughtfully designed villa with ample room for any group. The sheer height of the roof that encloses the various well designed spaces gives a feeling of ease. The location is stunning, the pool and lounging areas delightful and the staff attentive and helpful. As three mature travellers we probably didn’t have as much need of the staff attention but for a family group with children it would be a godsend. Highly recommended for a major relax.

Nigel Sparrow and family – New Zealand


Family Williams – Villa Puri Soka

July 31, 2016

We all loved the villa, the space, the view, the swimming pool and the rain showers, and felt very welcome with the staff who were always smiling and helpful. The villa and location promised everything that we sort in this holiday, a relaxing time and outdoor adventures as this is the location for trekking, visiting the lakes, hot springs and snorkelling.  Not forgetting the drivers who were always punctual and very helpful with us, finding us good restaurants to visit at reasonable cost.

We would recommend this villa to any large family as the space was amazing, and desspite being warned about mosquitoes in Bali, we can say with all honesty there were none, both the gardens and pool area, and the open air living space were wonderfully cosy and safe from any bugs.

Thanks again to everyone, and to you Angelique for making this such a great holiday, everything went like clockwork, we will revisit one of these days.

Kind Regards

Ruth Williams en family + 9 .


Family Homan – Villa Bayu

July 23, 2016


 Stayed at Villa Bayu which was better that what we ever imagined! Wonderful views, amazing accomodation, beds, linen…everything! Two ladies (Madye and ?) clean, cook and provide advice. The first dinner and breakfast is provided, with the remaining meals cooked if you like by them. There is a menu that you can choose from (eggs, fruit etc for breaks, rendang, Nadi goreng, satay etc, for dinner). They are on hand to cook 2 meals a day. There are 2 gardeners and transport to Lovina can be booked via Bali Bob. It’s about a10 minute drive into Lovina town, down a very steep hill. Lovina is quiet ( no party) with OK restaurants and options. The beach isn’t very nice. Totally recommend Villa Bayu for a quite relaxing holiday!

Kerrie Homan – Australia


Christi – Villa Sianti

July 18, 2016

“Top private villa with great ocean view”

 We stayed for one week with 2 persons in this 6p villa. Very spacious inside and lovely decorated bathrooms. Beds are good and airco is working fine. Large swimming pool is great to relax. As well the view to the ocean out of the swimming pool, from the balcony and other places in the villa. Although there was a cook, we decided to eat outside at Spice Beach club, great place for diners. (With full taxi service to pick you up and bring home!) Would recommend this villa to 2-6 people (3 bedrooms with airco). Enough external activities for more then a week. The information map of the villas had good activities. We tried all. Highlight was the hike tour at the paddy fields, great guide. Would advise all visitors to experience! Villa is highly recommended to the luxious travelers who wants to have privacy too.

Christi van de Hoven, the Netherlands


Tim and Tessa – Villa Bayu

July 18, 2016

“Your next destination”

For me and my girlfriend, Villa Bayu is and was: Very beautiful Insanely relaxing (mostly because of the super-friendly staff) Lovely Lots of sunbathing in the swimming pool Amazingly good for our tastebuds (thanks again to the staff) Beyond luxurious A place with a great view Your next destination 🙂 Ultimately, the best place to stay in Bali

Regards, Tim & Tessa


Family Louwaard – Villa Bayu

July 17, 2016

“What a great place to be!”

We already experienced Villa Bayu last year and we enjoyed it so much that this time we came back with all our children. What a wonderful holiday, what a great place to be with your family. We all enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, the swimming pool with the amazing views and the excellent Indonesian food (especially the soto!) prepared by the most wonderful and dearest staff you can imagine. We made some daytrips, dolphin spotting and snorkelling and the young ones also visited the Gili’s Islands and Nusa, but most of the time we stayed in Villa Bayu, once you enter the house, you don’t want to leave. Next year again?

Hetty Louwaard


Joeri – Villa Mente

July 16, 2016

“Beautiful villa with excellent view!”

This is a luxurious beautiful villa with an awesome pool, large outdoor dining area, three nice bedrooms. And staff that will clean the house (6 days a week) and cook meals if you want and buy groceries, a gardener and security. Villa is well equipped, there are towels and all utensils in the kitchen. Wifi is a bit shaky. Going to Lovina takes a car (a number of restaurants have pickup service, otherwise a driver can be called). The area is very quiet (apart from the occasional call to the mosque). Some minor annoyances (odor in the bathroom downstairs, A/C noise upstairs, but the fantastic view makes up for all of that!

Joeri, the Netherlands


Family Connelly– Villa Bayu

July 16, 2016

We had a 6 night stay and it was fantastic, what you see in the photos is exactly what you get with the best service you could imagine. We wanted for nothing meals prepared when ever we wished and the food quality was superb!! Highly recommended the 2 girls that look after you daily are an absolute delight and beautiful people to go with it. Must do is ask for Bali Bob to drive you he is the person that will show you Bali as it should be seen and a warm and welcoming person he is literally the BEST!!!! Highly recommended !!!!!

Glenn Connelly


Family van Wiggen– Villa Bekul

July 16, 2016

“Perfect start of our holiday!!”

This place is fantastic! Spacious rooms, all spotless clean. The outdoor shower for every room is nice, showering under the stars. The staff is great! They are very helpfull, and cooking is very good! From the big pool in front of the house you have a magnificent view over the sea!!


Family Dedonder – Villa Puri Soka

July 14, 2016

“Le paradis c’est ici !”

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour à la villa Puri Soka du 30 juin au 8 juillet 2016. Nous étions 3 adultes et 4 enfants de 10, 8 et des jumeaux de 6 ans. Tout était absolument parfait : la villa est très confortable, la vue est magnifique, la piscine est très agréable et l’équipe est vraiment fantastique : Dayu et Zu gèrent la maison et préparent de délicieux repas, Ivo nous guide vers les plus belles visites… Nous avons aussi profité de massages sur la terrasse, le nez rivé vers l’océan. Nous avions le coeur lourd de devoir partir… Mais, c’est sûr, nous reviendrons ! MERCI encore à Angélique et son équipe pour ces superbes vacances.

Audrey Dedonder and family


Sophie – Villa Mente

July 12, 2016

Villa Mente is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. Up in the hills with a breath taking view, we didn’t want to leave, it is so peaceful. Photos don’t do the villa justice. What made our stay was the staff, they couldn’t do enough for us and Koman is incredible, looked after us and cooked us incredible meals 3 times a day and kept the villa clean 24/7. Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Mente, great place, great staff and great value.


Marloes – Villa Bayu

July 12, 2016

“Paradise in Bali”

 We stayed for almost two weeks at Villa Bayu and it was amazing. The staff is really kind, helpfull and lovely, the food they prepare is healthy,tastefull and simply great. the location is perfect, the swimmingpool is the right size and gets cleaned everyday. The rooms are big and clean and the beds are dream to sleep in. We enjoyed our stay so much and we recommend it to everyone!


Tamara Cain-Alie – Villa Jempiring

July 7, 2016

My daughter and I have spent 10 lovely days being pampered at Villa Jempiring.

Everyone has made our stay extra special and very relaxed.

We will definitely be returning again with all or four family,

Best wishes

Bensley and Tamara


Family Kleuver – Villa Bekul

July 6, 2016

“Large luxury villa with awesome view in authentic northern Bali!”

Villa Bekul is a 5-bedroom luxury villa against a hill near Lovina. It has an awesome 15m (or is it 20m!) pool and an amazing view that stretches all the way to the ocean. The garden is a haven of serenity, nicely landscaped and well maintained. The two ladies who look after the house can cook you a delicious breakfast and in fact any meal that you like, they are so kind and caring yet very respectful of your privacy. We spent 5 nights here and could have stayed much longer! You can spend the day simply relaxing or go out (call driver Bob! he is fantastic) to visit any of the water falls nearby, one is at a short stroll away. We went to see the dolphins and were happy that we followed Bob’s advice: it was only us and two other boats instead of the masses that all go out at the same time. If you are planning to visit Bali and want to have that island feeling, go to the unpretentious northern end and stay in Villa Bekul! NB there is a Nespresso machine, just be sure to bring your own cups!


Martine – Villa Bayu

June 21, 2016

“1 word is enough: Paradise!”

In February 2016 I have visited my in-laws who rented the house for a longer period. Together with my sister in law we arrived after a long journey into this paradise. The staff had prepared an amazing lunch, we felt an enormous warm welcome. My room was very spacious and clean. The great lunch was only the beginning of their good quality of cooking, I really loved their prepared lunches and dinners. The house is located in a very calm area with a great sea-view. I am very thankful I could stay in this beautiful house, where it is easy to relax and enjoy the holidays.

Best Regards Martine


Marc Hutsebaut – Villa Sianti

June 19, 2016

“Fantastic, very nice staff and very nice villa”

We spent 3 fantastic weeks in Villa Sianti. Evo “our” dedicated driver was very nice and met us at the airport. We had a very good welcome from the 2 ladies (Kadek 1 and Kadek 2) who took care of us during our stay. They were ever so nice to us and really did their utmost to please us during the 3 weeks. The villa is very nice and we chose the bedroom outside the house, opposite the swimming pool. We did some tours with Evo and he showed us interesting things. Kadek 1 cooked us excellent food and we really enjoyed the new Balinese food which was new to us. And Kadek 2 gave excellent massages. It was very easy for us as we didn’t have to go outside the villa for massages. The 2 Kadek went shopping for us every day. We were very sad to leave as everybody was very nice. Regularly the point of contact came to see if everything was allright and if we needed special things. As we tell our friends, we were as “kings” during our stay there. We really can recommend you to stay at Villa Sianti, you won’t regret it.

Marc Hutsebaut, France


Em and David Lim – Villa Bayu

June 12, 2016

Em and I had such a wonderful time in Villa Bayu. The service from the staff was awesome and the view was amazing. This is a great villa with an outstanding staff. Thank you for making our honeymoon so special!!


Em and David, USA



Emma Moore – Villa Bekul

June 12, 2016

My partner and I had a fantastic 3 night stay at Angelique’s villa in Lovina. The villa itself is quiet, spacious and beautifully decorated, wifi connection is good, the pool is enormous and cleaned daily, and it was wonderful being able to watch the sun go down from the daybed on the first floor, which is completely open and offers the most spectacular views over Lovina and the Bali Sea! There are plenty of activities in the area to keep everyone happy, adults and children alike (and Angelique provides a comprehensive brochure of activities and restaurants for the North of Bali which enabled us to make the most of our time there). We took an early morning trip with a local fisherman to sail alongside the famous dolphins on the north coast of Bali, we visited the nearby Buddhist temple and hot springs, and saw the Git Git waterfall which is well worth the visit. With more time, we would have gone to the botanical gardens, looked in to some water sports, and organised some massages with the spa 2 minutes from the villa. The staff present at the villa were polite and generous – they served us delicious breakfasts every morning (and can prepare lunches and dinners too if you wish), kept the villa spotless, helped us with laundry, and were on hand for organising activities or restaurant reservations. A bonus was that the first night’s dinner & breakfast were included in the rate which was great for us as we arrived late after our boat journey. Due to the location of the villa up the mountain it was necessary to use a driver everywhere, even just to Lovina town where we tried the restaurants the other 2 nights. Bob the driver for the villa has brilliant English and was very knowledgable on the area. The only negative is that his company’s prices were expensive in comparison to other drivers – for example, he charged 150k rupiah for a return trip to Lovina town (which takes less than 10mins each way), but we booked another driver one evening for the same trip for 100k rupiah, so I would recommend asking the local restaurants to organise your transport in the evenings (some even do it for free). Pricing was unclear at times as well – the price quoted to collect us from Padang Bai port on our date of arrival was 700k, it was also 700k for the journey to/from the airport in Denpasar, but the price quoted to leave us to Ubud on our date of departure was 650k, despite Ubud being much closer to the villa. However, in Angelique’s absence, Bob was very accommodating to our request to have a late check out before we made our onward journey. Overall the villa provided pure luxury at a great price and is located in an area which offers loads to suit couples or families – would highly recommend!


Sophie and Felix – Villa Bayu

June 6, 2016

We had an AMAZING week here at Villa Bayu. The place is just perfect. The villa, the pool, the view. One of the most beautiful places I stayed at!

Dear staff, you were amazing! So gentle and caring. We did nothing the whole week. We just relaxed and enjoyed life. It was a perfect scenery to write. It was a really great time for us. We will come back.

All the best, heartful thanks to all the staff that helped us and made it possible!

Sophie + Felix / Canada – Brazil


Hannah Cannard – Villa Mente

June 1, 2016

We had a lovely stay at villa mente. Staff are very accommodating. Villa is nice and in a good location. Pool is nice and grounds are well maintained. Plenty of room for a family!!

Hannah Cannard


Party Newling – Villa Sianti

“The Perfect Place to Stay Near Lovina”

May 28, 2016

We have just returned from a week long stay at Villa Sianti, and we all wish we were still there! Our group consisted of two couples – but given that the Villa has three king sized bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, it’s ideally set up for three couples or a large family group. The Villa is outstanding. It is immaculately presented, with spotlessly clean, modern furnishings and fittings. Being quite new, the place shows no signs of age or disrepair. The bedrooms are spacious and airconditioned. The beds are enormous – and typically firm for Asia. The bedding is top quality. We had the upstairs bedroom, which has its own balcony, daybed and amazing view! The bathrooms are well appointed and airy. The kitchen is well stocked and the appliances are easy to use. There are laundry and ironing facilities in the Villa. There is a bar area, as well as inviting balconies – all with comfy furnishings and ceiling fans. There is a great selection of books or games to keep you entertained during your stay. The free wifi is a little unpredictable, but works well enough for holidays!! The staff are exceptional. Kadek and Putu looked after the cooking and housekeeping during our stay. We would let them know which meals we would be having at the Villa the following day, give them the money for the groceries, and they’d do the rest! They were very happy to make suggestions of things we should try. I’m now wondering where we can get mangosteen in Melbourne! Aside from being excellent cooks, Kadek and Putu are just lovely people – warm, generous and very eager to help make your stay perfect. The owners have provided a very useful information book, with suggestions for food options as well as recommendations about local restaurants and attractions. We very much enjoyed the Spice Beach Club, Le Jaenzen (the best food we experienced in Bali – the lobster ravioli was amazing) and the Starlight restaurant (best cocktails in Lovina). In terms of attractions, the dolphin watching is worth doing – although we ended up feeling a bit sorry for the dolphins, being pursued by numerous outriggers! We very much enjoyed the hot water springs of air panas, taking a local cooking class and visiting the natural beauty of Git Git falls. The local temples and markets are great places to explore as well. To leave the Villa means arranging transport – it’s really not within walking distance of anything! But the Villa comes with a driver, who was very willing to take us anywhere we wanted to go – and also to make suggestions of places to visit. The cost is not included in the Villa rental, so you just pay the driver after each trip. Our driver was Evo – and he was absolutely brilliant. He did both airport transfers for us, as well as touring us around on our ‘out and about’ days. The Villa owners will arrange the airport transfers as part of the booking process – and after that it’s all very easy. The staff of Villa Sianti are more like part of the family – and play such an important part in making your stay memorable and hassle free. We had never been to Bali before – so we needed all the help we could get in negotiating the cultural differences. Villa Sianti has been set up with this in mind. They really make sure that you are well informed, and have everything you need for a great holiday. And having the help desk available is very reassuring! I have no hesitation in recommending this very special place to Trip Advisor readers. If you want to be a little away from the hustle and bustle of Balinese life, or to be able to retreat from it, then this is the place for you. It is remarkable value for money.


Kristina Katt – Villa Puri Soka

May 26, 2016

“Relaxed pampering”

 An excellent place to have a getaway. Looks exactly as on pictures. Staff extremely accommodating. Do try Balinese breakfast. Infinity pool was a favorite. Little “gazebo” next to the pool is an amazing place to have breakfast. The top room has breathtaking views. But can get a bit warm in the afternoon. We would come back to stay at Puri Soka again.


Family Krancher – Villa Sianti

May 23, 2016


We stayed at the villa Sianti for 6 nights. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Evo, the driver took us everywhere and showed us the good spots. Kadek made us breakfast and lunch or dinner. Everyday something else and it was good and tasteful. All the staff members where very polite and really friendly, they played with our children. They where there, but in a modest way. The villa was very clean, no bugs or insects, really nice beds. The garden was fabulous, what a view. So peaceful and quiet. The pool was perfect for families, because there was a nice small pool for the children as well. If I could, I would go back right away. We had dinner once at the ikan bakar, right at sea. Evo drove us. It was very good. In Lovina we watched the dolphins and we went to the git git waterfalls, both very nice. The villa is a bit far from the sea. You must go by car or scooter. We rented a scooter, this was very easy and we could go everywhere. For us it was perfect!

Janneke, Pim and children, the Netherlands


Party Waterland – Villa Puri Soka

May 11, 2016

This villa was the highlight of our trip to Bali! The villa has a magical view of the ocean and surrounding hills and is close to everything (although it may not feel like it). The staff were so helpful and kind and most importantly, EXCELLENT at cooking. Angelique was always quick to reply to our queries and her advice was helpful and ensured a great stay. We loved staying at your villa, Angelique! Thank you for having us!


Family Madson – Villa Sianti

May 1, 2016

Beautiful house. Angelique is an excellent host. Before coming, we got a very detailed description and she was very helpful in arranging transport to the house, as well as a babycot and high chair for our baby. The housekeepers are so nice!!! We had a great stay.

Nynne Madson and family


Jasmin Lau – Villa Puri Soka

April 19, 2016

Villa Puri Soka was the most beautiful and memorable accommodation we have ever had on vacation. We had a family of 7, including our 87 year old grandma, and the villa was perfect for our stay. The view was gorgeous and every morning we simply sat in the living area and gazed out at the ocean. It was a perfect picture frame every morning. We spent a wonderful 5 days of family time here bonding and relaxing. Villa staff were fantastic, and Su and Dayu cooked us the most delicious meals day after day! The grilled fish was the best we have ever eaten, and the chinchalok + sambal chili concoctions that Su made were so delicious ! Our drivers were excellent and accommodating as well, and brought us everywhere we wanted to go – grocery shopping, dolphin watching, waterfalls, and also to a lovely bakery to buy a birthday cake for my sister. We felt so reluctant to leave for home, and already miss the villa and the staff so much!


De Vos – Villa Jempiring

April 17, 2016

“Villa Jempiring: a private paradise!”

Three unprecedented great weeks we have stayed in Villa Jempiring, a hidden piece of paradise in the north of Bali. Away from the mass of Denpasar and Kuta the villa is located in one of the many hills of Lovina and has all amenities you wish for. A beautiful garden. Fantastic views of the coast. Large bedrooms. Excellent bathrooms. A modern kitchen and a large living room and a lovely large private pool. But the highlight of the villa is the staff. Rarely seen such lovely people. The ladies keep the villa clean and take care of (if desired) the breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. The evening meals they make, are fantastic. Whether you choose the Gado Gado, the Beef Rendang or the Nasi Champur goes, everything is delicious! In addition, the presence of August as a personal driver and guide is great. One call and he is ready to to bring anywhere you want and to the most beautiful parts of the island. Three weeks Bali, three weeks Villa Jempiring, it was fantastic!

Dennis de Vos


Family Moeslan – Villa Bekul

April 12, 2016


 The villa is so beautiful. The staff is amazing and so friendly. We had a very nice stay. Thank you so much for everything!!! If you stay in Lovina I would recommend this villa.

Priscilla Moeslan, the Netherlands


See Long Cheung – Villa Puri Soka

April 10, 2016

The most amazing experience and Memory in our Bali trip, Angelique answer every question in detail with patient before We arrive villa. all the staff is fantastic during our stay, very delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner prepared by lovely staff everyday, our driver take us to go around Lovina and buy very very cheap fruits, the price which you can’t imagine. I will definitely introduce to everyone, You will not regret to choose this lovely villa with 360 ocean view!!


Catherine and Kurt – Villa Bayu

April 1, 2016

“Bayu Villa is magnificent”

The villa is beautifully decorated, in a great location, has a beautiful pool (which both children and adults alike enjoyed daily!), a breath-taking view and all you need to have a relaxing vacation. Most importantly though is the staff: the ladies that looked after the villa (and us) were amazing (I would recommend their cooking to all). They were there to help and kept the villa spotless. It was my daughter’s birthday while we were staying at the villa and they created the most beautiful flower message in her room, which is something she will never forget. Overall a 5 star from us and we will be recommending you to all our friends!

Catherine and Kurt, UK


Luc – Villa Bayu

March 13, 2016

What a lovely house, thank you Villa Bayu for a great time.
 Beautiful view: we just can’t get enough of them. The atmosphere of the rooms: very nice. The pool: a delicious cool down. Really enjoyed this. That everything is kept so well makes everything complete.

We are grateful for the good care of the 2 girls Kadek & Made. We experienced it as very cozy. They spoilt  us forever :-)
 Also the boys are great to make everything ready for us around the pool.

We were also happy to be there during Ogoh-Ogoh (Balinese new year 1938) and “Nyepi” the day after, absolute silence all over Bali, even airport was closed, very special.

Thanks for a piece of paradise that we enjoyed so much.

Kind regards, Luc, Rina and Romana Back 2 Amsterdam!


Matt – Villa Sianti

Mar 7, 2016

This place is absolutely to die for!!!

 It’s a gorgeous 3 bedroom villa (although I would say house as it’s big and spacious). It is set up on a hill and has breathtaking views of the ocean. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and there is both indoor and outdoor living with a lounge suite and dining table inside and out. It has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry and the staff are amazing. Nothing is a problem and they are friendly and helpful. The pool is massive and has its own little “kiddie” section if you have little ones that want to frolic in the water. The photos of this place don’t do it justice. What a fantastic place to stay with friends and family. The owners have thought things through and there’s nothing you need to bring from home to ensure you have a wonderful stay. We’ve booked again this year and plan on coming back many more times. It’s simply amazing and so cheap!!!


Family McAleer – Villa Jempiring

March 1, 2016

So incredibly sad our holiday at Villa Jempiring is over. We want it to last forever!! Unfortunately this cannot be.

The villa is stunning and well kept by the truly amazing staff. We could not wanted for anything else, everything was attended to without hesitation. The meals were WONDERFUL. The cleanliness outstanding and Bali is a truly beautiful place to be.

Extra special thanks to August, our driver/guide/personal shopper. He was so very helpful throughout. We miss all the staff and cannot thank you all enough! We hope to return one day.

Family Neil McAleer, UK


Chris England – Villa Puri Soka

February 29, 2016

Absolutely phenomenal villa. Everything was exactly as pictured and the views are breathtaking. Villa Puri Soka met our every expectation. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were busy in the mornings with breakfast, cleaning, and laundry, and then they kept themselves quiet and distant, giving you privacy, unless you needed them for anything. The garden was lush and green and the pool was refreshing and plenty big enough to do laps and deep enough to dive from the edge. No tv in the bedrooms was the only complaint from one of our party. Delivery is available from a few restaurants which is good because the villa is high up on a hill. You can rent motor scooters, but the road leading to the villa is steep and windy, and not recommended for inexperienced riders. Overall, villa Puri Soka is an amazing place and we will definitely be looking to stay here again. Highly recommended.


Christl and Henny – Villa Bayu

February 29, 2016

Our superlatives for paradise on Bali which you have created together, has already been written in the guestbook. After our stay during the entire month of February 2016, we can just add that this fantastic experience has become true again. We had the bad luck that we have had a bit more rain this time. However, the advantage was that we did not get burnt, but yet returned to the Netherlands with a nice tan. Despite the rain, we did not experience any cranky moments. That is just because of the wonderful atmosphere of the villa itself and the great care given by Kadek, Made and the boys. We have made wonderful trips to Gili Islands and Lombok, very worth it. The discovery this time was Puri Mangga, what a wonderful restaurant and hospitable people!! In short, we return fully energized back to Baarn. Thank you very much.

Kind regards, Christl and Henny


Bo Weathersbee – Villa Puri Soka

February 25, 2016

This stay was truly remarkable. Sometimes the expectation of a listing on Airbnb exceeds reality but at Villa Puri Soka it is in fact the other way around. We were so pleasantly surprised with every aspect of the villa. The staff worked extra hard accommodating several out of ordinary requests from our group. This place is perfect for a retreat away from the busyness of life. Would love to come back and stay for an extended time!


Kaleigh Brown – Villa Sianti

February 17, 2016

My partner and I spent 4 lovely nights at the Villa Sianti. We were greeted by all the lovely staff, and there were even a few “surprises” for us! It was such a thoughtful gesture. The staff are phenomenal, and we opted to mostly eat in and have the staff cook for us. They were so kind, and even let my boyfriend watch and take notes! They also took care of the groceries, which was appreciated. We really can’t say anything negative about them. They are such lovely people. The house itself is beautiful! The pool is massive and so much fun. There is an undercover hut next to it where we spent every afternoon playing board games (they have a good assortment). The bedrooms and bathrooms are very nice and are kept very clean. The kitchen is basic but has everything you would need to cook a feast! Since it rained almost all day every day, we only headed into town once (for dinner) and spent the rest of the time watching movies, playing board games, and eating at the villa. It was a lovely few days to just relax and do nothing. Thank you, Villa Sianti!

Kaleigh Brown, Australia


Jiayi Lee – Villa Puri Soka

February 12, 2016

Villa Puri Soka is a fantastic villa! It is exactly like the pictures. The view is fabulous and its quiet and peaceful there. Very different from the other Bali trips we have been to where we stayed and explored around the town& touristy area. We all loved the services by the staff of the villa, including Angelique. Angelique was clear in her replies and made sure we had all the necessary information we need. The staff of the villa took care of us very well and they are superb cooks! Each meal cooked by staff cost less than S$50 for 8 of us! Super delicious too!

Jiayi and family, China


Emily Germann – Villa Bekul

January 31, 2016

“Beautiful Getaway”

 We had seven of us staying at the villa for 7 nights and it was a wonderful week full of sunshine, relaxation and fun. The villa was just what we were looking for – a secluded location where we could sit in the sun, have a glass of wine and swim in the pool for hours. What made our week was the wonderful ladies who cook, clean and help take care of the villa. Their charm, generosity and dedication to the details at the villa made our stay special. For this time, we wanted a secluded location, so this spot was perfect. Next time we go to northern Bali we may try a location that isn’t so far removed, so we don’t have to rely on a driver to get us everywhere. The electricity did go off a few times during the week; however, this can be normal for when you visit Bali.

Emily Germann, New York City



January 19, 2016

Thanks to Angelique , I had many questions before this trip and she replied soon and clear. This is my first time to Bali and Villa Puri Soka. The staffs are very friendly and nice, especially their cooking it is very delicious. It takes from the airport to the villa approximately 3 hrs, it˙s a little far, but it is worth it, we had a great time.



January 17, 2016

Villa Sianti is beautifully located on the hillside with valley and ocean views. Much larger than the pictures indicate, the villa is perfect for a large family or several couples. We traveled with two small boys who had the time of their lives. The spacious grass area in front of the pool gave us peace of mind for pool safety and a great locale for a spot of cricket. The boys shared the downstairs inside bedroom which was perfect. We needed a place that provided a safe night time visitation to our room upstairs if needed which is actually difficult to find.

Illuh and Kadekonda were fabulous and Illuh basically managed the entirety of our stay and trips with drivers and bookings. The staff are a terrific asset to the villa and were only too happy to help. On our arrival the flower greeting was beautifully welcoming and much appreciated. Xmas lunch was superb and the gifts for the boys were warmly and unexpectedly received. The ease and calmness of Xmas lunch (and all meals really) has really inspired me for my own new philosophy doing Xmas dinners. lol There was even a small decorated Xmas tree waiting for us. The portable sound system is terrific.

You need a driver to get into Lovina (very steep hill that you really cant walk unless you are fit and strong), but that is not an issue to organise. I think slighly overpriced transport, but really, it’s cheap in AUD anyway. The villa guide is well researched and very useful resource. I would recommend a Lovina holiday to eveyone looking for an authentic Balinese holiday. We visited Lovina over 20 years ago and compared with the growth in the South, the Northern areas are a welcome get away.

Kathleen and Tim – Australia


Family Wilmott – Villa Mente

January 15, 2016

I visited the Villa Mente over Christmas and New Year’s with my husband, parents, sister, and her friend and we had an unforgettable time. Before we arrived, we received superb attention from Fang, who sent us an extensive visitor’s guide and promptly answered our every question. My family arrived at the Denpasar airport in a few groups and Fang arranged for drivers to meet us at the airport and bring us to the villa. When we got to the villa there was a wonderful welcome dinner awaiting us. The villa was in the perfect location to explore northern Bali, and was a good distance from the busy tourist districts, which we were very pleased with. When we weren’t lounging by the pool or exploring the nearby waterfalls, we went on day trips, including snorkeling and diving in Menjangan Island, dolphin watching, hiking in the Mayong rice fields, and a tour of Lovina (hot springs, coffee plantation, temples) with our driver. We highly recommend each of these trips. Our hosts made sure that we had all of the details that we needed and helped us coordinate each trip. Villa Mente is set on the side of a mountain that overlooks the sea and the sunsets were incredible. This is the perfect spot if you want to get away from it all (though there’s also internet service, so you’re not completely cut off). My favorite part of the day was watching the sunset from the top balcony while enjoying a beautifully prepared meal with my family. We ventured to the beach by foot on a few occasions, which took about 35 minutes. Using the driver was much easier than expected and we ended up asking him to drop us off and pick us up when we wanted to go into Lovina. There are also a number of local beach restaurants that offer free taxi services, which was very convenient. We can’t recommend the Villa Mente highly enough. Though I haven’t spent much time in southern Bali, my sense is that the north is much quieter and suited to visitors who are looking to spend time outdoors and explore the local culture, which was perfect for us. We hope to return soon!

Francesca Wilmott, NY, USA



January 12, 2016

“le seul défaut c’est que c’est un peu loin de l’aéroport. Sinon une très belle villa, les photos reflètent la réalité, c’est vraiment magnifique et tout est réellement propre et en très bon état. Le grand plus, une équipe a votre disposition, nous n’avons strictement rien fait pendant huit jours, les prestations d’un hôtel de luxe en somme. Trop court merci pour tout”

Ludovic Gaudfroy – France



January 2, 2016

We (Peter and Mieke vd Valle) have tremendously enjoyed or stay in this beautiful large villa in which nothing was missing.  The view is fantastic. You look across the rice fields to the sea. Beautiful large living room with separate reading room/tv room with also a beautiful view over the valley. The swimming pool is large, beautiful and very well maintained and has a separate bar with fridge. There is also a beautiful and well maintained tropical garden filled with flowers and with several places to sit and enjoy the view. All rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom with toilet. The staff is friendly and helpful. Villa Jempiring is a beautiful villa on a beautiful location. For those who want to enjoy nature and tranquility we can recommend this villa very much!

Peter and Mieke vd Valle


Sim Schot- Villa Bekul

January 1, 2016

“Beautiful Getaway”

We were welcomed by the friendly and genuinely caring staff. The villa is well kept with a breathtaking view on the Bali Sea an a very nice pool and terrace. Each day we enjoyed the excellent cooking skills and pampering from the two ladies who do the housekeeping. The garden and pool were kept in perfect order by the gardeners and there was a friendly night guard as well. The villa lies in a quiet spot but close enough to various sightseeing and activity opportunities. We alternated between relaxing at the villa and day trips with “Bob Bali”, a great guide and driver.

Sim Schot