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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11 Reviews

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

From Hrebec, Czech Republic

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!

From Rainham, United Kingdom


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

From Ashford

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.

From Nr Coventry, United Kingdom

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

From Fleet, United Kingdom


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.

From Geelong Australia