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This spacious Villa is situated in beautiful Northern Bali,on the beach, and is an ideal retreat and holiday location.
The Villa is designed around the swimming pool with one building housing the kitchen,living areas and 3 bedrooms, and the other building has 2 bedrooms,and a bar and kitchen area.The Villa accomodates upto 10 people and is comfortable and very reasonably priced.The prices include the services of 3 Balinese staff.
It is located just 10 minutes from the tourist town of Lovina with its good variety of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.
The village of Banjar is home to the holy hot springs only a 5 minute drive away.The therapeutic springs are an excellent way to start the day. .Banjar is also home to a regular thriving local market,selling fish, vegetables and household goods.
Fishermen launch their boats on the beach near the Villa and it is possible to buy fish from the morning catch.The fishermen are also happy to take you on a dolphin watching trip right from outside the Villa.
This is visiting real Bali,where you can capture that devotional atmosphere in a special seaside enviroment.
Our villa is situated directly overlooking the beach,and in the winter months the sand is black and is considered to be beneficial for arthritis and skin complaints.The locals sometimes bury themselves in the black sand benefiting from the high magnetic content of the sand minerals. The beach is slightly sloping and so is ideal for children and safe swimming. For the more adventurous about half a mile from shore there is a reef for snorkelling.
Begin the ideal day with a swim in the pool and sea,a boat trip to the dolphins, and then a massage and hot spring therapy.
Once home in the villa you can relax in the air conditioned bed rooms,the shaded garden,the separate beachhouse,or the cool living areas,benefiting from high ceilings and sea breezes.
The friendly Balinese staff are there to look after you and your enviroment.
The cook can prepare all your meals,and does the laundry and cleaning.
The pool and garden is tended to each day.
Night security is provided.
Alex,our Balinese manager is available as required,to meet and greet you,and to help you with any trips and transport requirements.
Alex and the cook both speak English.
Parking for the villa is either in the villa gardens or in the village square nearby[50 metres away and preferable for larger cars as the access road is narrow.]

More Information
Just 5 minutes away there are the Banjar hot springs ,which we visit every morning as they are so refreshing and uplifting.There is a large hot mineral bathing pool, and waterjets that provide a stimulating massage.Balinese massage is also available here as also in Lovina.
Lovina is a great place to visit in the evenings for its unique and laid back nightlife.There are many good restaurants shops,bars and clubs,and is also the local fishing centre.
The Vipassana Buddhist temple is also closeby, and has beautiful gardens and meditative atmosphere.
The Git Git waterfalls are also well worth a visit and it is possible to bathe in them.
Along the coast to the west you will find Pemuteran island,home to the best diving and snorkelling in Bali.
Our manager Alex is always available for tours to many of the beautiful sites nearby,and also further afield, such as to the volcanoes and lakes.The Villa is ideally located for a relaxing seaside holiday and an opportunity to go out from here exploring.

Summary:

Beautiful beach front, 5 bedroom Villa ,Northern Bali, close to Lovina resort and Banjar hot springs. Swimming pool, fabulous sun set views, shaded palm tree garden, separate beach house

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 5: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Sea view

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Restricted mobility (The builidng is single storey, all the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor.)
Pets

Sports and activities

Golf
Horse Riding

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Zoo

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
2nd April 2015 to 12th December 2015 2
2nd April 2016 to 12th December 2016 2
2nd April 2017 to 12th December 2017 2

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Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
There is a local tax of 50.000 IDR per person per stay. This is collected by our manager and paid to the local Police All year Occupancy: per person £2.00 per person per booking

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest bar: 5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 1km
  • Ubud cultural center: 70km
  • Banjar Therapeutic Hot Springs: 2km
  • Lovina Dolphin Sight Seeing Tours: 1km
  • Diving: 60km

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12 out of 12 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Wednesday 24 October 2012
We had a wonderful and relaxing dovolenou.The villa is a perfect place for families with children. Made is excellent cooks and cleaners. Anything we needed came out to meet us. You can talk to her about local ceremonies, just about anything you want. Dewa is a person for everything around the villa, including a barbecue for us - excellent satay and peanut sauce from Made was just heaven in my mouth. Alex is the manager of the villa and completely arrange anything. When I say everything, I mean everything we wanted internet, arranged internet. Whenever you call him is available, if not he has in reserve another driver. The villa is comfortable, pool due to the weather to be used at 100 percent. The beach is a little dirty, you need to sort out the tide, but we swam every day.Dewa cleaned the beach allmost every day. Our daughter played every day with local children. You only have to get used to the noise of local cocks village just sounds. At the end of our months leave most touching moment came, the local neighbors have come to say goodbye. Thank you so much for everything. Martina and Jana and family
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Stayed Tuesday 09 October 2012
Property was spacious and very clean. All the staff looked after us very well. Alex was a very good guide and helped us hire a car. Made is a very good cook and provided us with excellent Indonesian meals most evenings ( we chose to eat out some nights, to experience some of the local eating places, which were also very good) Made did all the shopping and everything was real value for money. Dewa was there in the evening in case we needed anything and he even became concerned when we were late back one evening(got lost out on our own!) The villa is the ideal place for rest and relaxation. It is very quiet with just some of the locals going by and the children in the afternoon, who liked to shout Hello on passing. Gary gave the children a few sweets, which resulted in them calling him Mr Gary each time we left the villa. There is plenty to see and do on the island and meeting the people was a real treat as everyone was friendly and welcoming. The villa is not in perfect condition but this makes it more like home from home and you settle in really easily. There is plenty of space and the garden and pool are just ideal for a lazy afternoon. The staff provided 5 star care and attention and we would not hesitate to re-visit Ganesha villa, hopefully next year!
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Stayed Sunday 06 November 2011
We enjoyed a wonderful six day stay at Villa Ganesha at the beginning of November. The attractive house, garden and pool pleased us as soon as we walked through the gate.The house proved to be spacious, well equipped and comfortable. It was kept clean and tidy by the wonderful Made who also cooked us delicious meals and, despite our protestations, waited on us hand and foot. We particularly enjoyed being in the midst of the small fishing community and being able to watch the local, smiling, friendly people going about their daily lives. We were fortunate enough to be there at the time of two religious celebrations and saw adults and children processing by in their traditional dress. We shared our days between relaxing in the pool or watching the world go by, whilst having breakfast in the summer house over looking the beach, and venturing out to see the sights. Our dolphin spotting trip was an unforgatable experience. We also had a day out visiting the Git Git waterfall, Lake Beratan with its beautiful temple and the hot springs at Banjar. Lovina is easily visited by walking the 500 metres to the main road and hailing a passing bemo for the 10min 5000rp/person ride into town. We chose Villa Ganesha after reading details on the website and the very positive reviews of previous visitors and we were not disappointed. We would love to repeat the experience. Personal contact, via e mail, with the owner was valued and is a bonus for anyone thinking of renting Villa Ganesha.
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Stayed Monday 01 August 2011
Perfect place to relax away from commercial Bali. Maddi the cook/houskeeper was exceptional (wanted to take her home) Alex and team were obliging and knowledgable and made life so easy for us all. The accomodation for the price was good value but needs some TLC but this did not take away from our 3 weeks in such a wonderful setting. The locals are friendly & added to our stay especially the children who played with our grandchildren. Now back in the UK we miss the cockerels all part of village life! A wonderful Bali experience
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Stayed Monday 09 August 2010
The villa provided an excellent base to explore northern Bali, including Menjangen Island for great snorkeling. The villa overlooks and is only a few steps away from an attractive black sand beach, with very good swimming conditions. The property is situated in a fishing community, providing instant and rewarding contact with daily Balinese life. Local people were without exception friendly and welcoming. The property manager/local guide/driver Alex is knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The fast-growing town of Lovina stretches over several kilometers and a car is required to visit local restaurants, several of which we enjoyed, plus there is a cook in the house who can buy and prepare food from a supplied menu. Two of the bedrooms have air con, which we needed and appreciated at night. We are familiar with Bali prices and the owner seems to have priced this property at an attractive level.
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Stayed Saturday 03 April 2010
Lovely spacious place, with nice pool, private bit of beach, at end of path, so not much through traffic. Beds clean and nice. Surroundings very quiet, little fishing village. Cook overcharges for the food, it would be better if there were fixed prices for the menu, to avoid confusion. But otherwise she was nice, made great pancakes, cleaned the house and washed our clothes. Alex the agent was very helpful, with transport, tours and paperwork for tourist police. Warungs with snacks 1 minute away, and its a 10 minute walk to the main road, where minibuses take you to Lovina (15 minutes) for around 5000 Rp. one way. On main road also there is a small supermarket, with bread, soft drinks, beer, snacks and cakes. We had a wonderful, very relaxing time.
Owner reply:

Our cook purchases the food in the local Banjar market each morning,also from the local fishermen. The price is local and in our eyes very reasonable.Certainly cheaper than eating out ,and conveniently in your own dining area with wonderful seaviews,and the sound of the waves on the beach.Good if you have children as they can eat with you but afterwards can easily entertain themselves in the garden, pool or sea,all of which you can see easily.

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Stayed Monday 09 July 2007
We stayed at Ganesha Villa in December 2011 for a week and we enjoyed our time immensely. Prior to our trip we had not been to Lovina before and had planned to be out and about most days sightseeing. This however, was before we experienced the gorgeous pool. When we got in it was so warm and lovely that we didn’t want to get out! We basically spent our entire time in the pool [yes morning till night]! We absolutely loved it!!!!!!!!!! Definitely the best pool we have swum in, in Bali. Dewa really keeps the pool in absolute immaculate condition. If we had to choose the best thing about the villa, then it would most definitely be the pool. Made kept the villa very clean, and was always very helpful with anything we needed. She made the best banana pancakes and the omelettes were great too. She worked very hard the entire time that we were there every day she arrived early in the morning and worked till 7pm. Nothing was too much trouble for her she waited on us like we were Queens. Oh and her banana pancakes were to die for. Dewa was also an incredibly hard worker he was at the villa every single day doing something. He started at 3pm in the garden, then at 7pm he would put on his security guard hat and work until 6am the next morning, at 6am he would put his pool cleaning hat on and clean the pool and do more gardening until after Made arrived. Two of the bedrooms are air-conditioned and the villa is quite large. The villa itself is right on the beach and you can hear the waves lapping whilst swimming in the pool, it’s so tranquil. Alex is available for transport, but you can get bemo’s and taxis in the area and this is a much cheaper option. Just ask around and someone will point you in the right direction.
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From start to finish, everything with this booking and Villa went very smoothly, the owners were very helpful, quick to reply, On arrival Alex was there and were driven to the Villa, The Villa was lovely, and was great that they had Mosquito nets on the beds. The pool was lovely and always clean. Made the maid deserves a special mention, Her cooking was amazing, and was always helpful, and even great company, we will both miss her a lot. Alex was always helpful, with a good sense of humour and fantastic for tours around the island, we did many of things, though saving a few trips, as we would both love to come and stay at this Villa again next year, if possible. A huge thank you to Tim, Alex, Made and Dewa, who all helped to make this an amazing holiday
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The villa manager Alex was very helpful with offering day trips etc. We probably could have paid less if we had organised them ourselves but the convenience was worth it. Made was exceptional, her cooking was great and she was always willing to assist you with any requests. Rooms were all kept very clean, our washing was done daily, views were absolutely amazing and pool was always so inviting. The only down side was the noise from the village roosters/chickens and dogs at night time.
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We spent good holidays there, very nice staff!! just 2 things : there was too much chimical stuff in the swimming pool, and the bathroom in the house was not really good for a villa... thanx any way
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really good value for money. could have done with some more towels.
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If you like to have your own place between the very friendly Balinese people, you must book this villa. Situated in a small village, right on the beach. The cook/housekeeper is very sweet and she prepares really nice meals. A very special place, and we were sorry that we only stayed here for 4 nights.

Owner

About the owner
Helen and Tim came to Bali in 2006 in search of a beautiful retreat centre.They are both involved in the wholistic health world,and recognised Northern Balis unique offerings for inspiring living.Ganesha villa offered the space and enviroment they were looking for.They visit the Villa each year and feel very at home here.
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