About This Listing
Fall asleep to the sound of waves with the sea in your front yard--great for snorkeling, scuba diving, or fishing. The villa, part of a Balinese Hindu fishing village, is open and quiet with its own veranda.
You will have an a seaside air conditioned cottage with private bathroom, hot shower and toilet. Your cottage has its own veranda.
You will have access to kitchen, Bali Bengung (outdoor shed), and communal area.
Interaction with Guests
Your host is a local Balinese who knows Bali well and has good command of English.
Les Village where it is located is yet untouched by mass tourism of Bali. Go out and witness pelagic and ornamental fishing, traditional salt-making, coconut, mango and rambutan farming. Explore the village morning market, waterfalls, and temples after temples. And if you want to private time and rest, there is always your villa .
Les is a walkable village. Its local winding roads are paved and shaded by fruit trees and ornamental plants. You could rent a motorbike for IDR40,000/day. Or you could hire an ojek (motorcycle with driver) where you could be transported within Les Village for IDR10,000 and the neighboring villages for a negotiated affordable price.
Other Things to Note
You will have access to free drinking water, simple Balinese breakfast with coffee or tea.
We had a lovely relaxed stay in Les Village with Gede, Made and the locals who were all friendly and welcoming.
If you want to connect with the simplicity of Balinese daily life, wake up to the sound of roosters, view beautiful water falls, snorkel, swim and watch the local people go about their daily life, you will love it here.
We hired Gede's motorbikes for a day and had a look around the area. There's not a great deal to do and the food options in the area are limited but Made's cooking is tasty and we had beautiful meals prepared by Made for us each night. You do have access to the kitchen and the local morning market is an easy walk if you wanted to prepare your own meals. This is a fun must do even if you're not buying food. The included breakfasts are traditional food, we found them very sweet for first thing in the morning.
We were under the impression this was an entire home/apt that we were booking but it is one bedroom villas with their own bathrooms and the picture is a comon area used for guests, hosts, local village english lessons, dance classes etc.
Although Gede & Made speak some english there were still some moments of confusion with the launguage barrier, but nothing that wasnt sorted out.
Highlight for us was a trip to the waterfalls, free access to snorkling gear, the stunning sunrise and sunsets and Made's cooking.
Gede and Made were great hosts. Made is an incredible cook and kept our meals diverse and interesting. They both provided sufficient information for us to explore the area, and helped us get a scooter so we could get around with ease. The room, bed, and bathroom were very clean, and we were given plenty of privacy and independence. We were picked up at the airport and driven to our next destination which helped make our travel even more stress free.
Our experience wasn't really as the previous reviews. We stayed there for 2 nights, as were told when booking that the accomodation wouldn't be available for the 5 nights we wanted to be at Les, so we must change accommodation for our last 3 nights some meters behind( they arranged that for us). The villa (I think there are around 4 or 5) was good: basic bedroom with a big and good bed, a more run down bathroom that flooded every time you showered (as every Indian style bathroom I guess) and a nice veranda with sea view. But the hot was horrible, the aircon barely managed to fresh the room up, as the front wall of the room is all glass, beautiful, but no blackout courtain that could block the sun rays (just a very light one). That means being awake when the sun rises and being in a very warm room during the day (and having to have the aircon on at all time). We did eat just 1 lunch and 1 dinner at the Villa, and were good and large. Not "the best in Indonesia" in our opinion as other reviews said, though, just as good as almost every meal we ate during our 15 days in Bali. The breakfasts were very poor, though. Just a cup of coffee/tea with a small bowl of sweet rice. We stayed in other houses for the same price, and the breakfast was very much plentiful (like fruit salad, omelette and toasts, for instance). We rented their motorbike 2 days, and the price was very fair. We went to the East and West roads, and was fine not having such a dense traffic as in Ubud although wasn't as scenic as there. My partner did snorkel in front of the villa, and was poor, but a few km to the East, at Tejakula Villas/warung Kalapang, was very nice, so we recommend you to go there at least once to do snorkel (the warung is western prices but in a very stylish environment). There were a group of 5 women staying there at the same moment, so I guess Gede and Made were quite busy. We had a very interesting chat with Made our first night but no time for more. I think we had very high expectations regarding this accommodation and the village itself due to the previous reviews, and to be honest, both were the ones we liked the least of the 3 places we stayed in Bali. We didn't like very much the village, unlike the other ones we went to. The villa we moved to hadn't got seaview but was cooler and very much relaxing. Anyway, we contacted Gede for drop us off in Ubud our last day, as he had picked us up there our first day. We asked him to go through a different route to see another places, and make the most of the trip. We asked him to go East, through Candidasa, and he...
Perfect spot at the ocean, very friendly owners, and good food.
The bathroom could use a small ugrade.
Great apartment directly on the coast of ocean. Very clean, with terrace and air condition. Gede with his wife were really friendly and advised us what to see around. Gede guided us while snorkelling for free and it is also possible to rent snorkelling kit for 25K/person directly from him.
We really recommend to book meals before your arrival, because Gede's wife cooking is absolutely amazing and cost only 50K/person. In fact it has been the best cuisine we had in Bali so far including times more expensive restaurants in Ubud. Breakfast is for free.
I can only recommend Gede's place and would have been stayed for longer time if possible.
A great place to stay
What a different face and feel of Bali
People and activities make this place
Be back again
You should stay here!!!
I only wish I had come sooner and could stay longer. Segara Villa has been so much of what I wanted to experience in Bali. The room is gorgeous, clean, literally ten steps from the sea, and the bathroom is finished now. Made's cooking IS amazing and has been the best food I've had in my travels here yet. Both Made and Gede are incredibly gracious hosts and have been so welcoming and invited me to join them for parts of their lives: trips to traditional market, snorkeling, waterfalls, just hanging out with a ton of kids from Les village running around is awesome!!! Make sure you get them to show you the film about the history of Les and reef restoration project- it makes the snorkeling that much more interesting. Enjoy your time here!
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About the Host, Gede
I am Gede Yudarta. I am a Balinese. Born and raised in Desa Les, Tejakula, Buleleng where our villa is located. I am involved in community based eco tourism program revolving around coral reef rebuilding and sustainable ornamental fishing in our village and our villa is part of it. I like driving and hosting guests.