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View from front patio to villa entry. Sitting room to receive guests or to relax.
Bali Vacation Home in Kuta
Bali Vacation Home in Kuta
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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1 Bedroom Villa Sleeps 4
-LOCATED in quiet & secure housing complex
-CLOSE to Beach, Restaurants & Stores
-AIR CONDITIONED large bedroom
-1 KING SIZE Bed + 2 EXTRA SINGLE on request
-FREE SATELLITE TV (29 inch Flat-Screen with DVD player)
-LIBRARY of DVDs & Books for Children & Adults
-PRIVATE OUTDOOR SIDE YARD for cooking & dining

The space

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 their own private & comfortable vacation home 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 Swiss-Belhotel International and Best Western Resort (where you can dine and swim).

We equipped the villa with modern amenities, quality cookware, a library of books & DVDs that we thoughtfully selected for adults and children, and decorated with authentic artwork we collected from different islands throughout Indonesia, including Bali, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Java and Timor.

The approximately 800 sq. ft. vacation home is surrounded by tropical gardens and has a fully-equipped modern 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 upon request (i.e., 4-person maximum). In the bathroom, there is a separate room where behind a beautiful traditional Balinese door, our guests can enjoy a delightful shower with a rainfall showerhead and a bathtub big enough for two. This charming vacation home has a private side yard for outdoor cooking and dining. It comes with patio furniture, hanging basket chair, and a Balinese cabana (Bale Bengong) where you can enjoy a cup of coffee/tea or meal outdoors, relax, read, meditate, or practice yoga.

Guests receive a free gift of a reusable shopping bag when they check-in.

Guest access

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 Swiss-Belhotel 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).

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $150

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.



35 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
March 2017
Had the most amazing time. The villa was the perfect get away from everything at the end of the day. The villa is beautiful and comfortable. Bugs were not an issue in the home Gary and Mrs. Yanti took every precaution you can imagine to ensure bugs steer clear of the home. The location is the perfect distance from most of the big resorts and just close enough to the beach to walk to if you don't want to plan a specific trip that day. Thank you Gary and Mrs. Yanti for constantly being available at all times during our trip to answer any questions and letting us stay in your beautiful home. It really made our trip amazing.

Ronbon User Profile
December 2015
We are 2 retired sisters from the USA who stayed at the cosy, clean, comfortable, and quiet Red Ape Retreat for 6 nights. It is as pictured, although the living room space is smaller than we expected. The dining area, bedroom, bath, and kitchen are good sized. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom has a tub and shower, and plenty of hot water. Fresh towels were provided and the villa was cleaned while we were there. Having a washing machine and air conditioning in the bedroom were real advantages. Wifi worked most of the time; the signal was weak or lacking at times, which is common in Bali. The patio and garden are a quiet, tropical idyll, perfect for enjoying breakfast or a cool drink after a day in the sun. A real plus was that plenty of drinking water was provided by Gary. The beach, shopping, and supermarket are about a 15 minute walk. Kuta traffic can be daunting. We found the easiest way to the beach is basically straight out from the complex, up the alleyway past Norm's bar and restaurant. This alleyway does not show on iPhone or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps, but it is nicely paved and has little traffic. The route twists and turns a little, as do all streets, until it ends at a major street, Jalan Kartika Plasa. Turn right and look for a narrow street (alleyway) of market stalls that will take you to the beach, where you can go left or right on the boardwalk or sand. The Discovery Mall and Kuta Beach are right. We preferred the less busy beaches to the left, where resorts such as the Holiday Inn have restaurants with beach views. We did not meet Gary, but he was responsive to our emails and checked in to assure everything was satisfactory. The Kuta Royal staff picked us up at the airport, for a fee, gave us the key, and were always available if needed. The driver is available for tours and we used him to transport us to our next Bali destination.

Andrew User Profile
May 2015
My family and I had a wonderful vacation in Bali, the success of which was aided by this great place provided by Dr. Shapiro. The accommodation is every bit as beautiful as you see in the photos. The place is just the right size, and especially with family, the washer, kitchen, and large bedroom were fantastic. Additionally, Dr. Shapiro himself was extremely helpful in preparing for our vacation via email. What made the vacation our favorite to date was Dr. Shapiro's recommendation to hire a driver, whom he personally recommended. We hired a full time driver for the majority of our vacation, which was helpful to learn about the local people and cuisine. Hiring a driver also compensated for the one downside about Bali, which is the traffic. This accommodation is away from the street, as it is part of a gated area. This is important. Once you get to the street, it is hectic. By no means is this a flaw of the apartment, because the whole island is like this. The fact that we had a driver relieved us of walking on the busy roads most of the time. On another note, we did walk from this place to the beach, which really is a ~10 minute walk, even with a child. The walk is indeed on busy roads, but again, the whole island is like that. Furthermore, we were fortunate enough to meet Dr. Shapiro, who briefly stayed in his upstairs apartment. To allay any concerns, we never heard anyone walking above us. He is incredibly interesting and every bit as helpful and informative about Bali as he is via email. Overall, we loved our vacation and this accommodation. My family and I would love to return and there is no question that we would want to stay again here. Do yourself a favor and book it!

Carl User Profile
December 2014
Gary and his wife were so incredibly helpful during our stay. They just happened to be in town during that time, and they recommended a great spa, helped us get a taxi, had a driver meet us at the airport, and made the stay at the Red Ape comfortable and easy. We would love to go back. It was also nice to chat with them for a while and just get a sense of the area and the country.

Tc User Profile
July 2014
Quiet gated community, and perfect for what we wanted. Gary's vacation home was amazing -- with travel books, adapters for international travelers (oversight on our part for not bringing one), and a very comprehensive book about what the home provides. Everything about the home was perfect! Would definitely love to come back!

Walter User Profile
July 2014
Overall wonderful experience! Gary was extremely professional, responsible, and helpful from the start. Any questions and he'll answer them within a few hours. The place itself is great - it's cozy, beautiful, and conveniently close to airport and other attractions. I would highly recommend booking here, and would do so again when I come back.

Cheryl User Profile
July 2012
The place is in a great location. You have your own cute home yet it's just a 5 minute walk to the beach and shopping. We also read tons of material on Gary and his work with the apes... So impressive.

Santa Monica, California, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Inggriani & Gary User Profile

This is a picture of my husband, Gary, and myself. I am a certified and licensed yoga and massage therapist. My passion is gardening and the healing arts.

We enjoy traveling and meeting new people. We both practice yoga and meditation to maintain our good health.

Gary is passionate about orangutans. He has been studying them since 1973. He spent two years in the forests of Indonesian Borneo teaching sign language to ex-captive orangutans. Together, we co-founded the Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) in 2004. 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.

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.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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