Our Beautiful & Cozy Bali Home

Villa - Entire home/apt · Jalan Kesari, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
René

A truly beautiful and cozy home we like to share with you. A home with all modern amenities, swimming pool (With optional fence) and amazing staff.
Just an 8 minute stroll to the beach! IF you can manage to leave the pleasantries of the house...

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A truly beautiful and cozy home we like to share with you. A home with all modern amenities, swimming pool (With optional fence) and amazing staff.
Just an 8 minute stroll to the beach! IF you can manage to leave the pleasantries of the house...

The Space

WE JUST FINISHED BEAUTIFUL RENOVATION!

Our Bali Villa is our cozy "escape from Hong Kong". It is a vacation house for us and we hope and trust it will also create great experiences for you when we are not occupying the place.

The villa features 2 bedrooms that opens up to the patio, the garden and the pool. There are also two extra (kids) bedrooms which are cleverly designed so that kids cannot reach pool on their own.
There are also 2 full NEW bathrooms with plenty of resting area that brings you the peacefulness of Bali. Amazing bathtubs have been installed for relaxing pleasure.
There's also a private pool with sun deck to let you enjoy the sun in Bali.
The pool has a removable gate for people with young children. (An AMAZINGLY comforting thing I can tell as a dad of two young daughters!)

We have great staff taking care of you, and mending the gardens as well as our pool.
Our neighbor is our "Residence Manager" and she is always there to organize things for our guests; tips and any other matters that may arise. (She is a jewelry designer so she might even show you her beautiful designs!)

The house has been decorated for and by ourselves so not for professional rental. People has said many times "it feels like home" and so we hope it will make you feel like home too.

Sanur is a wonderful place in Bali. From the house it is 3 minutes walk to the center of Sanur with very nice restaurants, shops and supermarkets.
Sanur is famous for its beautiful coastline and beach and is only an 8 minute stroll from the house.

Guest Access

You have access to the whole house, grounds including swimming pool, garage.

Interaction with Guests

I will interact with guests by email via Airbnb and/or direct and we have a Residence Manager on site that will take care of you at all times.

The Neighborhood

Sanur and Sanur Beach is just an amazing part of Bali. Called "Snore" sometimes by people that prefer hipper places in Bali my opinion is that Sanur is still " true Bali but with modern restaurants mixed in with local. Modern supermarkets mixed with local stores.

Very friendly people, no heckling annoying sales people, just friendly, happy and welcoming people.

Sanur Beach is beautiful, clean and has a friendly sea to swim in with a reef 2 Km out of shore which makes the water safe to swim for all ages.
Sanur Beach also has an amazing beach walkway all along the Sanur coast line. You should certainly go there with sunrise...you won't be sorry you got up early!
Many nice restaurants and places for coffee or drinks along this beach walkway as well.

Getting around

Taxi's are the best...and Bluebird Taxi is our choice of "brand". Telephone number is at the house and they know our villa address for pickup when you mention telephone number. Drives short or long are welcome.

You can rent bicycles and motorbikes just close by in Sanur if you would want to.

Other Things to Note

For people with young children our removable pool fence just makes their holiday wildly better! We have two young daughters and since we have the fence holidays become so much better. The peace of mind from that is highly underestimated!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • The house was just as described in regards to location and facilities. It is a convenient location with a quick walk to the beach and many great food options. The house is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable.
    Wayan is lovely and does a great job taking care of guests.
    Rene did a fantastic job preparing the house for our children with a pool gate, car seats and strollers, which provided great peace of mind and convenience throughout our trip.
    We had a lovely stay relaxing by the pool which was so nice that is was hard to be motivated to leave the villa at all! We loved it!

    June 2014
    René
    Response from René:

    Dear Rachel,

    I am very happy to hear that you and your family had such a great holiday!
    Thanks for the compliments for the staff and of course Suzanne...I have passed it on.
    They already mentioned that they were very happy taking care of you :-).

    Maybe until next time...?!

    All the best!
    Rene

    June 2014
  • From the start our experience was great! We were exploring Bali for our honeymoon and booked the Villa just 3 days in advance. Rene responded to our request within hours (possibly faster, we just hadn't checked sooner). We were greeted on our arrival by Zann, the house manager, despite battling a little illness and the rest of the staff. Wayan and Made the housekeeper and gardener were great! They always greeted us when we returned with huge smiles and made us feel so at home. Wayan made breakfast with ingredients we picked up from the market each morning.

    We really only used the back half of the house as it was just the two of us though the front half looked great as well. The outdoor living space was just as pictured and immediately became our favorite spot in the house. The pool was bigger than appeared in the pictures and a great place to cool off. The bedroom was great, though I think the AC may have been miscalibrated as we set it at 23C before bed and nearly froze! No worries, we adjusted up to '26C' and slept great the rest of the night and subsequent nights. A gigantic beautiful outdoor bathroom was attached to the backroom and it was a real treat. Throughout, we really liked the decoration and style of the villa.

    Accessibility to Sanur was just a quick stroll down the Jalan though we quickly decided we preferred a cab due to the heat. Fortunately, Rene and staff have a terrific binder full of information that they have assembled in the front room with all the info you could think of wanting and more.

    When we departed everyone gathered to see us off! We wish we could have stayed longer. We would definitely recommend this cozy Villa to anyone interested in staying in the Sanur area. Thanks to the whole staff!!!

    June 2014
    René
    Response from René:

    Dear Jacob,

    You are so right about the AC :-)! "miscalibrated" is a good word. Buying electronics in Bali is sometimes a challenge...often the AC Remotes are a different brand than the AC units...!
    I think you nailed it though at 26C because that is exactly the setting I end up with after I wake up as an Eskimo...Even though it is our home...it gets me always that first night...

    Glad to read though that you had a great end of your honeymoon...makes us truly happy to hear that!
    All the best, Rene.

    June 2014
  • My family had a lovely stay at Rene's home. The main bedrooms & bathrooms were very spacious. To have the children's facilities was an absolute bonus! Cot, pram, highchair & pool fence available made our stay that bit easier. The location if the Villa is very good, short walk to Bali Deli & Grocer & Grind. Suzanne, Wayan & Made were all very helpful & considerate of our needs. Rene was also very easy to deal with & replied quickly. I would defiantly recommend Rene & his Villa.

    May 2014
    René
    Response from René:

    Dear Rebecca,

    Many thanks for your kind review!
    I am very happy that you enjoyed your holiday at our home. I know you really looked forward to it and I am glad to hear and read that we did not disappoint you. I am also glad to hear that our staff served you well. We are quite proud of our little team there... ;-).

    I hope "hard landing" in normal live was not too bad.

    Until next time...!

    Warmest regards,
    Rene

    May 2014
  • On arrival at Rene's holiday home we noted that it was even more beautiful than in the pictures! Coming from Melbourne, it was delightful to spend time in an impeccably designed tropical asian home. I loved the use of wood, stone and the luscious tropical garden.

    The two master rooms were stylishly decorated and exceedingly comfortable. The two open-air bathrooms were expansive and memorable!

    Our two weeks here were spent cooling off in the pool (best at night with lights off and staring up at the stars), enjoying the cool breeze that moved through the sitting area (reading or sleeping or chatting or enjoying the torrential tropical rain), dining in (by candlelight) and listening to Rene's great music collection on the bose system (verve remixes and buddha bar!).

    The main street (melbourne quality coffee at "grocer and grind"/ "three monkeys") is only a short stroll way, through the charming narrow streets of Sanur. It is also a very short stroll to "Cosmo" where we had almost daily massages and treatments!

    Further afield, we made an overnight trip to Borobador, Scuba diving and snorkelling all over Bali, day trip to Ubud and Seminyak and Day Spa at Alila Uluwatu.

    The thing that most differentiated a good holiday and a great holiday was the warmth and friendliness of Suzanne, Wayan and the staff. Suzanne was very knowledgable and extremely generous with her time and energy. She has a wonderfully calming presence. Wayan was extremely helpful in helping us navigate around the kitchen, and anticipating things we needed!

    Now... for some plotting... how to get back there and stay for longer! =D

    March 2014
  • What a lovely holiday we didn't want to leave! Rene's villa is beautiful! There is wonderful attention to detail, consideration and comfort for the guest. The staff were lovely and friendly, getting things done quietly and efficiently. We felt very secure and well looked after.
    Suzanne was terrific, her tips and local knowledge of the area were a great help, we loved the things that she suggested and it was a great bonus to be able to see her beautiful jewellery.
    All dealings with Rene and the booking were fast and efficient, everything they offered to arrange was done. We will be recommending this beautiful place to others and we do hope to go back for another holiday.

    January 2014
    René
    Response from René:

    Dear Pennie,

    It is great to hear that you had such a good time at the house. Fantastic as well that our team there has been taken good care of you. Thanks as well for acknowledging them! (I have passed on your kind words...they will be happy to hear that)

    Come back soon for another holiday... ;-)!

    Warmest regards,
    Rene

    January 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay at Rene's villa in Sanur. We were travelling with three small children--no easy task!--and the villa was set up perfectly for our needs: bunk beds, baby cot and highchair, projector (for movie watching), even toys for the lovely pool! There are comfy couches in the outdoor lounge area and loungers by the pool. The help was much appreciated: Wayan made us delicious banana pancakes for breakfast and kept the place spotless, even leaving fresh frangipani flowers on the Buddha statues. House manager, Suzanne, was immensely helpful and conscientious, suggesting various activities and restaurants. We loved biking along the beach path. We also recommend fabulous, candle-lit massages on the outdoor terrace, which Suzanne can arrange. We enjoyed dinner at 3 Monkeys in town. The villa has old-school charm (think moss-covered exterior walls and carved wooden doors) with modern facilities (gorgeous bathrooms, state-of-the-art audio system). We'd come back in a heartbeat.

    January 2014
    René
    Response from René:

    Dear Kate,

    We are happy to hear and read that, even at your short visit, you enjoyed the house and Sanur so much.
    I am also happy to hear that our team at the house has taken well care of you!

    We welcome you back anytime.

    Warmest regards,
    Rene

    January 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 61 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • The villa was beautiful and the staff were lovely and very patient with our 2 year old who seemed to prefer their company to ours at times. Suzanne went out of her way to help us out with information regarding the area and even put us in touch with someone to find out information about costs involved in buying a property in Bali. As mentioned the 2 smaller bedrooms are quite small but adequate. But it is also important to note that the 2 smaller bedrooms are off the 2 large bedrooms and do not have their own entrance meaning you need to walk through the main bedroom to get to them.

    November 2013
  • We thoroughly enjoyed 5 nights at this lovely property. It has beautiful architecture and really is a haven of tranquility. The pool is a perfect temperature and size. The staff members were all helpful and constantly delighted us with their big smiles. A lovely property with good amenities! Thank you for sharing it!

    October 2013
  • We loved it!
    This place is paradise and it's impossible not to feel relaxed after spending some time here.
    The villa is utterly gorgeous and super comfortable in every way.
    By the pool we lay about on the sun loungers and in the pool we bobbed about on the floating bean-bags....in the breezy outdoor lounge area we reclined on the chaise lounges, the sofa and the pile of giant cushions....in the bedroom we slept blissfully soundly in an enormous king sized four poster bed, fully enclosed by mosquito netting.....in the inside lounge we snuggled on the huge daybed while watching movies projected on the wall....all magic!
    The staff (Zan, Wayan & Made) were friendly unobtrusive and helpful throughout our stay and everything was easy, from arrival to departure.
    The location is sensational, very close to the main street of Sanur where there are hundreds of restaurants, bars, spas and shops. The house is situated on a quiet, safe lane and from there we walked all over Sanur and to the beach, occassionally catching taxis around the area for a couple of Australian dollars.
    Great movie library, lovely garden, beautiful (huge) bathrooms, functional kitchen with plenty of drinking water available from a water cooler and you can brush your teeth with the water from the taps because the water comes from a special well. This is great for kids (and goofy adults like me) who forget to keep their mouths closed while showering!
    Everything about our stay was sensational and we can't wait to come back again next year.
    Thanks Rene, Zan, Wayan & Made!!

    September 2013
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My Name is René. I live over 14 years in Hong Kong. Before HK I lived three years in Brunei Darussalam. Before that I lived and worked in my home country Holland. Yes, I am indeed Dutch :-)! I met my amazing wife Maria here in HK. She is born and raised here by her also amazing parents. We got married in May 2009. My wife gave birth to our gorgeous daughter Sasha in October 2010. We enjoy her so very much in the time we can spend with her. (Maria and I both work) On the 25th January 2012 my wife delivered another miracle and that was our daughter Natisa. (Tissa) I am now surrounded by three beautiful and amazing women...! Maria and I used to travel quite a bit together and many trips to our nice little paradise in Sanur, Bali. We have a great and cosy house there and call the friends we made there our family. Bali is just amazing to experience and especially the people from Bali. Due to running my own business in Hong Kong and arrivals of two amazing daughters 15 months apart we cannot use our Bali Home as much as we would like to. So, we decided to share ownership of the house with good friends here in Hong Kong. Now sharing resources with Sven & Krista (Also Dutch) we were able to upgrade the house with new gorgeous bathrooms, new kids rooms and a gated pool. The house is now even homier being owned and used by two families with children. The above is why we love to share our home with anybody that can appreciate Bali, our cosy home (Decorated for us and not for rental) and the amazing staff we have around the house making our stays, and yours if you chose so, smooth, pleasant, enjoyable and relaxed.
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