You’ve decided your next trip to Bali will get you staying in a private villa. After all, it’s so much better than hotels, given the privacy factor. You’re ready to enjoy your holiday like the rich and famous – and why shouldn’t you? The costs are far lower than expected, villa owners are nice and friendly and you know you’ll get good value for the price. To make things even better, you should know the types of holiday homes available and pick what suits you best
- Beachfront homes
Whether you opt for a room in Airbnb fashion or rent the whole place, a beachfront villa will offer you just what you need: beach proximity, wonderful landscapes, the sound of the crashing waves and the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever seen. You’ll be paying more, but it’s worth it, at least for 1 or 2 days. If you’re lucky, you may even have an infinity pool of your own.
- Open-space modern villas
The open space architectural concept is a huge trend worldwide. There are no clear limits between the house’s own living space and the garden. You’ll find this with many Ubud villas with a big private pool and a garden, for example. The interior and exterior spaces merge together in a harmonious way and will make you feel like you’re in an oasis of your own. If you can afford luxurious properties above 1,000 sqft, you will most definitely get the best of this style.
- The romantic, secluded villa
Excellent for celebrities and anyone in need of privacy, secluded villas are often booked by honeymoon couples. You will find these either facing the ocean, but rather far from bustling resorts, or well hidden within patches of tropical forest. The huge advantage of a quiet time and peaceful surroundings attracts many Bali visitors.
- Family villas
The practical factor here is the main focus. The facilities available guarantee the stay will be comfortable and fun for every family member. If you don’t fancy the idea of booking standard hotel rooms and try to please everybody (which is impossible), then this option is for you. There’s extra space and as many rooms as you need, plus private pools and gardens with safe playgrounds for the kids. You can have dinner out on the terrace while you can watch your children playing nearby in the garden.
- Rentals for groups
It’s not uncommon for Bali tourists to come in large groups. If you’re planning a holiday with friends, you can rent a villa with several bedrooms. There is also the option of multiple villas grouped on the same property. It may sound like pure luxury, but in fact it’s very economical. It can even turn out better than booking several hotel rooms. Besides, you’ll get to manage the property however you see fit – have an all-night party if that’s what you wish.
In Bali, the area with the biggest number of private rentals appears to be Seminyak, followed by Canggu, Denpasar and Kuta. In most cases, you will be able to speak directly to the owner. There are plenty of villa rental agencies online which will help you browse all current offers and make a choice for your travel. Note that villas in Bali are usually fully equipped for your convenience.