We (family of 5) enjoyed staying at Villa the Gaya, it was probably the best accommodation we've experienced, out of the 7 villa's/houses we've booked this summer holiday in Bali and Java.
Before we started our holiday, owner Lene made sure we were well informed and had no questions left open.
At arrival and during our stay, Lene's staff and even a personal friend helped us out several times in finding our way and getting good and smooth arrangements in Lovina and the surrounding region.
The villa is beautiful in- and outside, breakfast prepared by villa staff Suri is delicious, rooms are large, clean and comfortable, the pool is nice and big enough, and the patio is perfect at the end of the day to relax a bit, looking over the beautiful garden.
The villa is located in the middle of a small neighbourhood at the 'hills-side' of the beachroad, perfect when you're not looking for a resort full of tourists.
It takes a 15 minutes walk to the 'Spice beachclub', a very nice modern place to enjoy the sea, snorkling and some good food and live music. However, staff of this beachclub rather pick you up for free by car than let you walk the road. The first shop takes another 10 minutes walk, but staff of the villa is always ready to get the groceries you want, and even can be asked to prepare a typical Bali style dinner!
Transport to other locations outside Lovina can be arranged via villa staff, a big car for 7 persons (including local driver) is available at request.
If you're looking for a reasonably priced private property around Lovina beach, with perfect staff and a bit off the beaten track, you should definitely try villa the Gaya!