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
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.]
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.
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
Gary from Rainham
Stayed Oct 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!
EILEEN from NR COVENTRY
Stayed Nov 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.
Geoffrey from Fleet
Stayed Aug 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
Michael from Lier
Stayed Aug 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.
Louise from london
Stayed Apr 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.
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.
There is a jacuzzi area,safe for small children, next to the swimming pool where you can sit and dip your feet into whilst enjoying a cool drink. There is also an outside bar area with fridge.
Next to the pool there is an outside shower useful to use after a swim in the sea before swimming in pool.
All bed linen and towels are provided. Rooms and living areas cleaned daily.
All meals prepared by our cook, Chosen from a menu, Notice must be given one day in advance. Only the cost of the food is charged for. Payment is made when ordering food in local currency.
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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