About this listing
Privacy and peace to relax and enjoy your well deserved holiday on the Island of the Gods (Bali). Bedded in extensive tropical gardens the villa shelters our guests from the hot tropical sun but is open to ricefield/ocean views and riverscapes.
Villa Chandra (Balinese - "Moon") can be something very special if you wish it to be. Sleeping 2 couples with two very individual bedroom experiences. Both of the four poster king-size beds has a spotless white muslin woven canopy netting and are made of elegantly carved teak offering pure hand crafted privacy and solid luxury.
Included in your price is greeting drink, complimentary coffee and tea in the rooms, full breakfast of your choice for all your party, free pickup and deliver to and from the airport in Denpasar or your next destination here on the island and all the Balinese peace and tranquility you may need.
The enclosed ground floor A/C bedroom contrasts in every respect with the open upstairs accommodation featuring pure Balinese unobstructed clear views down to the assure Indian Ocean over blinding emerald green rice fields bounding the exotic Hindu Temple Puri Mastima. The room's second floor height assures one of the best views on Bali and makes it a wonderfully private nest hidden up in the tops of the surrounding coconut and fig palms.
There is so much to do and see in and around Villa Chandra ranging from massages (reflexology to full-body) including day fishing trips with the local fishermen, private yoga and tai chi lessons and many, many things in between that we have produced several brochures to help our guests plan their stay in advance. A second brochure covers a range of Island tours with pricing, distances and short descriptions of the tours and the Balinese drivers that we have cleared to work with our guests for their English abilities and knowledge. Both of these brochures are only available after you have booked and your email address is accessible to us.
Villa Chandra is a very special and unique base to enjoy your Balinese experience from and we feel that we have succeeded in including as much of the world famous Balinese flair and style into it's construction and layout as we possibly could and at the same time fully embracing a maximum on western ideals of comfort and convenience. Our trained, gentle and loyal Balinese staff who have all been with us for many years will do everything in their power to assure that your stay with us is a happy, tranquil, adventurous and memorable one.
As owners and caretakers of this small piece of paradise along with the neighbouring Villa Surya we try to use our extensive local knowledge to assist our guests in getting the most out of their short time here and help make their holiday truly the experience of a lifetime.
Should your group be larger it is also possible to book both villas together for a maximum of 9 persons or just Villa Surya for 5 persons. For further info on the single villas go to:
Villa Surya - 5 persons - Airbnb listing number 304754
Retreat Villas Surya and Chandra - 9 persons- Airbnb listing numb(phone number hidden)
You MUST enjoy yourselves. The ONLY house rule.
Pool and 2 double bedrooms overlooking the rice paddy, Hindu Temple, river and the blue ocean
Villa Chandra played host to our favorite view during our month-long stay in Bali. Stunning, truly idyllic location with gracious and kind staff who keep it so carefully maintained. Lovely home cooking and cheerful conversation from Ketut and one of the property caretakers, Allet. If you're looking for a more authentic version of your stay on Bali, the Karangasem region should be at the top of your list.
With that said... I regret to comment that that if you are seeking the private, discreet residential experience solicited in the listing details, I'd have some reservations about recommending this property. With 4 staff members, another guest, and the homeowners on site at any given point of the day, you really never have complete privacy.
We found Mark, the host of villa Chandra and Surya, to be a bit invasive and seemingly unaware of healthy boundaries with guests –– too many knocks at the bedroom door, frequent uninvited sit-ins at dinner and breakfast, and most uncomfortably, taking unsolicited pictures of my husband and me at the beach we frequented away from the property.
After reading the other glowing reviews from past guests, it’s clear that everyone has different travel preferences and goals. This may be someone's ideal lodging for all the reasons that made us uncomfortable... I tend to think young, independent, and experienced travelers might feel smothered by the well-intentioned omnipresence of staff/hosts/etc.
A note to all future guests: If for your visit you wish to be left alone please, please, please don't ask for special tour information, diving lessons in the house pool, diving tour after 2 hours lifetime practise on a wreck with very reticent guides, order in-house massages, organization of rental motorcycle without licenses or insurance, special meals, extra days to precede your actual booked dates with attendant payment processes and also please book both Villas Surya and Chandra if one villa isn't enough for two people.
For those guests that do wish to have any or all of the above can you please come occasionally out of the bedroom (OK, honeymoon excepted but we will need an alternate mode of communication) so that you can be given the above information before the people you have ordered arrive to pick you up or deliver your bikes, services, food or lessons. Please also understand that we also have lives to live and can't spend hours each day waiting for reclusives to emerge blinking into the daylight.
Mark, the host was very helpful and attentive, as well as all the staff. We rented a car which was a good means to explore Bali.
For those who want to visit Karangasem, white beach is a must! and Candi Dasa is just a stroll away by car to enjoy great dining and shopping. Thank you Mark for the lovely stay!
It was lovely to have had you all to stay as one of the first guests at our newly completed Villa Chandra and I'm also very, very pleased that you agreed that the level of luxury is up to the high standard set at our neighbouring Villa Surya with the staff, food and comfort. We hope to see you Martin and your lovely daughters again when China again gets too stressful and you need a good break and a restorative massage. Om Swastiastu Alit, Made, Ketut, Kadek, Ilu, Petra and Mark
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About the Host, John
My wife and I love to host and I welcome new guests in this beautiful part of the world. We think Bali is so special that we want to share all the best bits, those things you only know if you live somewhere for a while and really get to know it, with all the guests "that ask". If you want to discover Bali for yourself then we will happily stand back and let you get it on - that's wonderful to watch too, the new discovery that all visitors make for themselves - what a truly unique place in the world Bali is. Help or no help you will love it here we guarantee it!