About This Listing
Private river villa lush, 2 levels with 1 Bedroom/Toilet upstairs and living downstairs with own entrance. Large Living and dining area overlooking rear yard with own plunge pool. Full size bathroom and beautiful kitchen. But really no need to cook as there are Vegetarian, Spanish, Local Warungs, Burger Cafe and Healthy Eating Cafes all within walking distance. Located just off Jl Nelayan and our local beach is a 100 meter stroll to the fishing (email hidden)eat for swimming and a short walk to Tugu for fantastic surf for beginners with lots of Surf Schools or famous Echo Beach for the advanced Surfer. Yoga, massage, car or bike hire just down road.
This villa is an ideal couple getaway and isn't child friendly. Due to polished concrete floors and stairs, our policy is NO CHILDREN. For their safety.
We can arrange for an airport pick up for 250,000rp. Please kindly inform us of any large luggage such as Surfboards you may be bringing along.
Please feel free to email if you have any further questions?
Separate entrance for privacy. Own private courtyard front and back . Own private plunge pool overlooking the river.
Interaction with Guests
Totally up to the guests. Some need to relax and unwind. They want total privacy. Other than a few questions about local cafe's I don't see them for the rest of their stay . A few like to interact a lot more . I leave that up to them. Nothing worst than a host that won't leave you alone! The guest house is at the rear of my villa. We share the front gate and driveway and that is all . I live in the main house, so close bye to answer any questions or help in anyway required.
Canggu use to be remote and bordering on Rural . It always has been a perfect area for surfing with lots of good surf breaks within walking distance . Surf schools in abundance .Lots of massage parlours cheap or middle range such as Your Time at Canggu just for a little more pampering !
Progress has arrived and now we don't have to leave the area for good cafe's such as Betelnut, Canteen , Avacado, Crate, B J 's burgers, Bumi's great local food. Several Dinner with Bar and live music options such as Deus and Old Mans. The list goes on but Canggu still has not lost it's beauty or soul .
Walking, bicycle. And generally motor cycle.
Car rental , or just hire my local taxi drivers for the day around $50us and they will take you where you want to go and just wait for you to finish then bring you home.
Other Things to Note
Check In at 2pm
Check out at 11am .
Due to generally having guests check out and NEW guest checking IN on the same date , we need you to completely vacate the room by 11am so we can make sure the villa is lovely and clean for the new guest.
If your flight is leaving later that day you are welcomed to store your luggage in our office, until you leave BATU Bolong for the air port.
Consideration towards other neighbors with noise.
Michelle and her husband Michael were so wonderful and accommodating. They have a beautiful home and we feel very lucky to have stayed in their villa.
Michelle was so helpful with booking transfers and organised a bike for us for when we arrived. Michelle was also very respectful and gave us plenty of space and pivacy.
Gorgeous little place in beautiful Canggu. When you want to live in the middle of the chilled out surfer Bali lifestyle, this is the place to be. You can easilly walk to the beach, which is perfect for beginning surfers. Also, Old Man's (cozy beach bar), Monsieur Spoon's (perfect breakfast) and several other great places are nearby (10mins waking).
The villa looks stunning. Just like the pictures. It just has "instagram" written all over it ;-)
The shower is great, the small balcony on the bedroom is fantastic. Everything is just great. I did not like the airco, which gave me a cold, but i probably just should have turned it off (note to self).
If you plan to visit Canggu (and you should), this is definitely a perfect place to stay.
We spent our honeymoon at hidden villa.. The place is awesome. Putu picked us up from airport, greeted by kaban which is super helpful. Got us a bike for dinner and also provided us with help on roads. Putu did an amazing job bringing us for a one day tour at seminyak and jimbaran, then another day to ubud and kintamani. Our honeymoon is filled with many good memories thanks to Putu, kaban and of course Michelle!
As other reviews also state, this place is great!!!! Next time I would rent a scooter
We were initially pleased with the villa but soon felt a bit isolated as our phones don't work in Bali. We didn't see much of Michelle and so we used the local hostel as our info point.
We were bitten terribly by bugs to the point where my husband was miserable, despite using the sprays that were left for guests. We found the sun terrace does not get full sun so it's difficult for more than person to sunbathe at a time and the plunge pool got leaves in it (not a problem in itself) but there was no net to scoop them out. There are a lot of ants in the kitchen, we tried to keep all the surfaces clean all the time but there was no brush to sweep the floor.
Also, the villa wall is open to a front courtyard which is shared with the main villa & noise really carries- you can hear conversations and TVs/music. The shower room/toilet & WC both face into the courtyard as well, and are also open, so it doesn't feel private.
I think we would have been happy hear for a night or two but 5 nights was too long.
The most positive aspect of this villa is its proximity to the beach.
This is our first negative review , so I will take on and implement your criticism . Canggu is very different to Scotland. For your phone and Internet to work you need to buy a local phone chip . The cost is 100,000rp and the credit should last around one,week .
Where to buy phone cards , tour guides, taxi's , local cafe's including map was all on our laminated info pack on the dining table . All local and further tourist destinations are on brochures at the front door . I know now why you didn't email me any questions you may have had , as you chose not to buy a phone card , but why didn't you just knock on my door ? If I wasn't home during the day , as I'm often not Kaban my supervisor is always there .We always organise motor cycle , push bike or taxi hire. The guest house is EXACTLY as it appears in photos. It is surrounded by nature, backs onto the river and comes with geckos, bugs and sometimes ants . The villa is cleaned everyday between 10am to 12 pm if guests are up and out . We have now put a dust pan and broom in the pantry . Regarding music and TV . We don't have either in the living rooms only in the upstairs bedroom. I think you were referring to the music that was coming from our neighbour which was NOT LOUD . It certainly didn't bother any of us for the few hours it was on pre to sunset.Leaves in the pool ! I simply can't respond. We are a well priced family guest house . Asia is not for everyone . It's a shame you flew so far from home and didn't get any enjoyment at all from it . Lonely planet is a great little book to read if you choose to go abroad again .Regards Michelle
It was a wonderful villa near the beach! Michelle did everything possible! She rent a motor bike for us- it was totally traditional to drive with it! We drive everywhere - to the beach/kuta/seminyak! You should do this- it was wonderful!
Putu pick us up at the airport and we drive to the villa ! It was very nice and familiar!
We love the villa and all the small things in there! It was the best place in whole Bali!!!
We would like to thank you Michelle!
And we love to come back again!
Many thanks for all!!!
Michelle was incredibly patient and accommodating before and throughout our stay in Bali. Since the places we wanted to go are popular, she even assisted in making all reservations for us which was very very helpful, we would not have been able to get those places if not for her! Beautiful villa and interesting cafes and shops in the Canggu area. Definitely quieter compared to Seminyak/Kuta area but that’s why we liked it! Thank you again for the extremely smooth and relaxing vacation. Highly recommended!
About the Host, Michelle
Easy going, Love meeting guests from all around the world. Love food , good wine and great coffee ! We had a family holiday in Europe this year and stayed in some, very interesting airbnb flats. We enjoyed them more than hotels. Great experience !