Is this your first time to rent a villa in Bali? Planning on staying on one of the many Bali villa rentals spread across the famous island paradise of Bali? If this is your first time to do a Bali villa booking, you might fine it quite daunting and confusing choosing from the wide array of Bali villas and booking them.
Bali boasts of a wide collection of villa accommodations from different locations and with different villa features, facilities, amenities and services.
So, here is a Bali villa guide where some frequently asked questions for Bali villa rental services as well as Bali villa tips are provided:
Why rent a villa in Bali rather than a hotel?
Villas are more private and a more relaxing place to stay in. There are only a few people (you and your family and the staff) as compared to the hundreds in hotels. Villas are also known for being luxurious, relaxing and offers the beat pampering you can have.
For instance, Serene Lotus Villa, a Seminyak villa, is a one-bedroom villa that is an ideal choice for guests wanting privacy and at the same time being just minutes from the happening center of Bali’s fashionable Seminyak district and a few minutes to the Legian Beach. The villa’s air-conditioned bedroom looks out to the pool and garden deck.
Where are most private villas found in Bali?
Villas are found mostly in Seminyak, Umalas and Canggu located on the coast, northwest of Kuta; in the south around Jimbaran which is near the airport and Uluwatu which is the far southern tip of the island, in Sanur and around the hill inland town of Ubud; and Lovina in north Bali.
Whish is better: A stand-alone villa or a villa hotel?
If you want privacy and exclusiveness, then choose stand-alone villas. But if you want a better range of accommodations and more dining options, then villa hotels often offer more choice of these.
How can I find the best values in villa rental?
Book direct, if possible. In this way, you will be able to negotiate more with the manager / management company / owner. You can also watch for last minute specials. There are some villas that offer deep discounts for last minute bookings.
For example, Villa One @ The Kunja, offers monthly rental of only US$ 3000 net/month, inclusive of full services villa.
Are Villas in Bali Safe and Secure?
Bali Villas are required to undergo some business permit and standard services check from the authorities. In fact, members of the Bali Villa Rental Association are required to meet the security standards including tight yet tourist-friendly security.
Are Bali’s villas staffed?
Generally, yes. Unlike other destinations, Bali is known for its fully serviced villas. Bali’s large collection of private villas for rent is complete with staff and top-class levels of service. Because of low labor costs, there are many single villas boasting staff teams of up to 30 people at the really high end. There are many villa properties that have maids, cooks and a manager while the high-end villas have a chef, a dedicated villa manager, butlers and often a driver.
Is there Tax and Service Fees?
Depending on the management company, there are some villas that are priced “all-in,” others are “plus plus”, like you would expect from a hotel property.
How are Food and Beverages Charged?
Depending on the management, there are some villas that charge you only for your groceries. The staff in these villas would ask you what you want to eat, and then they will be the one to do the shopping once they’ve collected the money from you. After shopping, they would bring back the groceries and a receipt, and if you have change, they will return it to you. There are also some villas that add a service charge. There are some of the high-end properties that even offer a la carte menus, like a hotel.