I am a canadian female who loves to surf travel, meet new people and experience new adventures
Jennifer's house in Bali was perfect for what we were looking for during our vacation. Jennifer has done a great job with the house and the location is perfect. It is close enough to the beach and restaurants and only a little walk back to the house, which is full or sweet, relaxing spots to enjoy too. Jennifer is extremely talented and is very helpful. She is also a brilliant surf instructor! I will definitely be back.
I stayed for two weeks in Balian.
When I think of Balian, it's difficult to find the words to express how special the place it is. Set off the beaten track, the beach is beautiful. If you ask most people outside of the area where it is, many locals have never heard of it. Untouched by tourism, you can stroll the beach and find a quiet spot on your own. The water is warm, and the surf is fabulous. There are a few restaurants / beach bars right on the beach.. and a couple steps up. The food is great and so are the prices. The people in Balian are also great. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the locals, mostly expats and travellers occupying the area to surf and relax, and they made me feel home.
The accommodation, Jen's place, is awesome. Being a solo traveller, I had the whole bottom of the house to myself. The house is idyllic for Indonesia... she's designed and built the house herself, and has given it a lot of character. There are many spaces to relax and read, and with the shade you can be outside and feel cooler than the rest of the area. Kadek, the house helper, has so much personality, she adds even more character to the home.
Finally, Jen, the owner of the house, is precious. We became very close friends within the first day or two. She's both inspiring and a ton of fun. Excellent surf instructor on top of it.
I have nothing but good things to say about this place, about Jen, about the beach... and have and will continue to recommend it to anyone I know. Definitely a highlight in my travels that has left an imprint.
we had a really good time at balian beach. Jennifer was a cool, friendly and easy going host. She also helped me out with medecin as i arrived with a huge so called 'bali kiss'.
The house itself is stylish and modern. Jennifer has a good eye for the interior design.
balian beach is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beautifull beach and those stars at night..simply (email hidden)anks for having us!;)
Nice villa and a great hostess. Bedroom, kitchen/living area and your own terrace look really good and are cleaned daily, you don't even have to do the dishes :-).
Jennifer is also a great surf teacher!
The villa is comfortable and located in the midst of green plants, at a 150m walk to the beautiful black sand of Balian beach and friendly and decent restaurants, some with a great terrace overlooking the surf. The apartment can be a bit darker than shown on the photo's, but it is great to explore Bali from a not too touristy place. Kadek, the house manager, is very kind and helpful in any way.
We went there for surfing and did it right! Jennys house is near the beach among green fields, palms, flowers and animals. We got in love with kadek, who supports us in every question and concern: scooter, driver, doctor, ceremony, water, smalltalk, learning a bit balinese, ... - she added a special feeling in this space. Hope to get there a second time. Perfect!
Jenny is a perfect surf teacher even for beginners and nice company to hang out with. the surroundings are perfect!
This a beautiful traditional Bali Villa, tucked away amongst gardens and local farming 4 minutes walk from the beachfront.
The main bedroom is nicely decorated, it is an extension added onto the main part of the villa so it has a thin lattice roof rather than a proper ceiling which gives the feeling of camping outdoors.
I liked the firmness of the bed but it wasn't to my girlfriends taste so she ended up sleeping in the day bed in the villa.
Jennifer the manager is lovely and helpful, but she lives upstairs on the first floor of the villa which we were unaware of when booking. Daily breakfast's were delicious and the house keeper was very good,
great outdoor chill out area
Balian is awesome
Further from the beach than described
Person lives upstairs on first floor of the villa
dark dirt path at night (take a torch)
Jenny's place was exactly what we were looking for. Comfortable, chilled, near to the beach, but tucked away from the village so we felt like we had truly managed to get away from the Balinese hoards. (If out of the way and tranquil is not what you're after then Balian probably isn't for you!) The place had real character and certainly felt more like a home than a just a place yo stay. Ilu's massages were lovely (she comes to the house or you can get them done down by the beach).