About this listing
One Bedroom Villa Sleeps 4
-ONE King Size Bed + TWO EXTRA SINGLE on request
-AIR CONDITIONED large bedroom
-FREE SATELLITE TV (29 inch Flat-Screen with DVD player)
-FREE DRINKING WATER
-LIBRARY of DVDs & Books for Children & Adults
-MODERN BATHROOM w/ HOT SHOWER & TUB for TWO
-HAIR DRYER, IRON w/ IRONING BOARD
-PRIVATE OUTDOOR SIDE YARD for cooking & dining
Red Ape Retreat is a non-smoking villa that comes with twice weekly house cleaning service, and 24-hr security.
This beautifully decorated, first floor one bedroom villa is your perfect Bali "get-a-way" in Kuta. Our guests will stay in a comfortable villa located in a quiet, safe & secure housing complex in walking distance to the beach, mall, restaurants & places of entertainment. It is conveniently located just a few kilometers from the airport, without the air traffic noise.
Just a few steps outside the gate, you can find small convenience stores, food vendors, cell phone service kiosks, and both the new Swissbel Hotel and Best Western Resort (where you can dine and swim).
We equipped the villa with modern amenities, quality cookware, books & DVDs that we thoughtfully selected for adults and children, and authentic artwork we collected from different islands throughout Indonesia, including Bali, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Java and Timor.
The 800 sq. ft. vacation home is surrounded by tropical gardens and has a fully equipped kitchen, microwave oven, refrigerator, washing machine, WiFi internet, satellite TV, flat screen TV, DVD player, books and DVDs. The spacious air-conditioned bedroom has 1 king-size bed with two single-size pullout beds (i.e., 4-person maximum). Behind the traditional Balinese door in the bathroom, our guests can enjoy a delightful shower with a rainfall showerhead and a bathtub big enough for two. The charming little house has a private side yard for outdoor cooking and dining and is comes furnished with patio furniture, hanging basket chair, and a Balinese cabana (Bale Bengong).
Guests receive a free, reusable shopping bag which they can take home with them as a souvenir of their stay.
Our guests have their own private entrance to the villa and use of the side yard for outdoor cooking, dining and relaxation.
The villa management office can help our guests arrange local transportation (such as car and motorbike rental), tours, and professional laundry service.
To get access to the swimming pools at the two hotels next door (which is a brief walk) to the right of the gate, Best Western Resort; and to the left of the gate, Swiss-Belhotel. It is required that our guests order drinks and/or food by the pool and request pool towel(s) when ordering the drinks or food. There is a shallow pool for toddlers at the Best Western Hotel with a larger deeper pool for adults.
For our guests, we recommend the Swiss-Belhotel for a good breakfast and buffet dinners. From Thursday to Sunday, the hotel offers buffet dinner with alternate themes: barbecue, Italian, Balinese, and seafood. The breakfast buffet on the second floor offers a good selection of quality international food at a very reasonable price.
Interaction with guests
Most of the time we live in the USA and interact with guests via email. The management company handles the guest relations and customer service. Occasionally we may see our guests when we visit Bali (twice a year) as we stay in the upstairs unit as our private vacation home.
Other things to note
Please provide copies of passports for everyone who is staying at the Red Ape Retreat to the management office during check-in. The keys will be provided to you in exchange for the copies of all guest's passports and the signed rental agreement (that will be emailed to you upon booking the villa).
Absolutely no smoking inside the villa.
A rental agreement needs to be read, signed and brought to the office during check-in. The agreement will be emailed to you after booking unless you request a copy in advance to review.
Please leave the villa in good condition upon departure. This will prevent any excess cleaning charges that might be incurred after our management company inspect the villa following your departure.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
That is a picture of me with my adopted, free-ranging orangutan daughter, Princess. She was an ex-captive, orphan orangutan who was brought to Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting (Central Kalimantan, Indonesia) to be rehabilitated and released to live in the wild. I taught Princess sign language in the late 1970s as part of my doctoral dissertation project, which was the first and only such project where great apes were taught sign language in their natural habitat and returned to the wild. Princess’s ability to sign can be seen in various documentaries (such as BBC Nature’s “Kusasi: from Orphan to King”) and on Youtube (by searching for "Princess orangutan").
My initial two years of living in the forests of Borneo and my special connection to Princess promoted my commitment to saving wild orangutans. With my Indonesian wife, Inggriani, in 2004, we co-founded the Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF). The mission of OURF is saving wild orangutans through education programs that we sponsor and co-sponsor. Our goal is to enroll and inspire local Indonesians to care about and take action in saving the wild orangutan and their natural habitat, the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra. You can learn more about OURF by Googling "orangutanrepublik" on the web.
I am also passionate about Bali, durian, and diving. It is what keeps me coming back to this beautiful country. It was always in my dream to retire in Bali where I could be close to orangutans and exploring Indonesia’s magnificent archipelago with its abundant and diverse fauna and flora. To promote and in honor of Asia’s only great ape, the orangutan, we named our second home, Red Ape Retreat and made it available for others to rent. We provide a collection of books on orangutans at the villa where our guests can learn more about this majestic species. A portion of the rent will help support the education programs we sponsor and administer. Our goal is to provide our guests with the comfort of a "home away from home" while visiting Bali. We hope you will come as our guest, enjoy Bali living, learn about orangutans, and leave as one of our friends.