|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Villa The Gaya is situated in the village of Kaliasem in central Lovina, with a coconut plantation area to one side and a mix of Balinese and western owned houses to the other. The beach is only 600 meters away, so are shops, bars and restaurants. We are not in a gated tourist complex but you will have a unique opportunity to feel the genuine Balinese way of life and yet be private in the villa grounds. The villa sleeps up to 6 people and is therefore ideal for a large family or a couple of friends on holiday together.
The upstairs of the house has a separate entrance so you can still ‘be private’ if you are more people travelling together. It has a large open-space area with living-room including TV and DVD player, dining-area, bedroom with double bed and own sitting-arrangement. Bathroom with hot/cold water. There are ceiling and floor fans. The living-room sofa transforms into a ¾ bed if you are more than 4 people staying in the house. From the balcony you have a view to the mountains only 3 km away.
Downstairs is a large bedroom with a double bed and A/C, living room with dining table and sofa. Bathroom with hot/cold water. In the kitchen our staff will prepare your breakfast and during the day you can help yourselves to tea and coffee.
There is balcony/terrace on 3 sides of the villa, so you have plenty of places to set and relax outside.
Balinese life is lived outdoors and in our 1400 m2 tropical garden you will have plenty of space to enjoy yourself. In the traditional Balinese pavilion (Bale) you can sit and relax or use our new pool and sundeck with outdoor shower. You will find fruit trees like mango, rambutan, bananas and coconuts, which you are welcome to eat. We also have a large variation of exotic flowers and plants. And not forgetting our fishpond.
Our staff will serve you breakfast every morning and clean the house, pool and garden daily. Should you want any special fruit, drink or food, our staff is ready to get it. You just need to give them money in advance and pay a small fee for transportation. We also have the menus from several restaurants in Lovina and they gladly bring your order to the villa, should you just want to stay in one evening.
On your day of arrival we will pick you up without charge from the airport, Kuta, Sanur or Ubud.
The Gaya if pronounced in Balinese means both stylish and unsnobbish, which is how we like to think of our house. We look forward to welcoming you.
I have been coming to Lovina for 12 year and built the house 7 years ago. When we bought the land there was nothing on it but a dried-out well, a cow and lots of fruit trees. We designed the house ourselves and the garden also. The pool was only made 2 years ago. I simply love all trees and flowers and try to get as many different ones as possible. What is better then to pick your own mangos, bananas and rambutans.
Lene H. Nielsen purchased this villa in 2006
Très belle maison, conforme à sa description et très bien tenue. Mention spéciale à Mollen pour son aide quotidienne.
Petits-déjeuners appréciés par toute la famille.
Accès à la plage très facile à pied ou à vélo, y compris avec des enfants. En revanche le trajet jusqu'à l'embarcadère pour Menjangan est plus long que ce que nous pensions (>1h30), du coup nous ne l'avons fait qu'une seule fois et donc nous avons moins plongé qu'initialement prévu.
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!
We had a great time and I have never experienced such friendly and helpful people before. This goes for the staff at the house and for all the locals we met. The property is clean and comfortable and is definitely recommendable if you would like to experience the local Balinese atmosphere and spend a day diving or snorkling. It is amazing! I will definitely go back if I get the chance.
My wife and I stayed at this villa for seven weeks in January and February, 2014. The listing description is accurate. The villa and property are well maintained and the owner, Lena, is very conscientious with her replies to email and detail. Once at the villa, she gave us very good advice about many sites and activities in the surrounding area.
We had excellent customer service. The housekeeper, Sri, was a gem and the groundskeeper, Mulin, was also extremely friendly, helpful and informative about the Balinese people and their customs.
The villa is about a ten minute walk through the rice fields to the Lovina city center and the beach. However, we rented villa bicycles that we used to travel into town and explore. We found this a good way to get around although you do need to be careful because of the traffic.
This villa allows you to explore, read on the covered porch, and swim in the well kept pool. There were numerous restaurants that we discovered that were easily accessible by bicycle or on foot.
We definitely found ourselves getting used to a relaxing Balinese style of life and we would recommend this villa to people who want to experience life in a safe Balinese village setting.
A beautifull house on a very nice spot near the centre of Lovina. Lots of space, inside and outside and perfect custumor service by the housekeeper, her husband and the gardener.
In Lovina there are possibilities to spot the dolphins, go snorkling and make daytrips in te north of Bali.
We have just spent eight great days at Villa the Gaya. The booking process was quick and smooth and the owner provided us with some useful info about what to do in the Lovina area. The free pick up is certainly a bonus and it worked very nicely for us. As for the house, we just loved it. The garden is also delightful and well maintained, and the swimming pool is clean and cosy. The staff, Sri and Mollen, are really friendly and are always ready to help you in anyway you might need. The area is quiet and peaceful (your noisiest neighbours will be the roosters and the pigs!!). We usually walked to the beach and the restaurants and it took us about 15-20 minute slow-paced walk on the road (take a flashlight if after sunset). It’s better to take a shortcut through the ricefield (Mollen will show you the way) but this is not quite an option in the evening. Anyway, there are lots of drivers willing to give you a ride or you can easily rent a motorbike.
So, yes, we think this villa is really great value and would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Lovina Beach is an area stretching 4-5 km on the north coast of Bali. It is only 15 km from Singaraja, the second largest town in Bali and the former Dutch colonial administrative center for Bali till 1953. You will still find many houses from this period. You can also find the big local market, where you find everything from live chicken to gold and handy craft, or visit the harbor area.
Lovina is still not spoilt by the mass tourism of the south and you will find life much more easy going and relaxed. You will however still find plenty of restaurants, shops and music bars, if you want a night out.
There are also plenty of activities to see or do like trekking, diving, dolphin watching trips, go fishing in a local fishing boat, the hot springs and Buddhist temple or waterfalls but most memorable is meeting the Balinese people and seeing their daily lives, when you walk through the villages.
We can help you arrange most of these activities, just ask.
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All year round
Jan 16 2015 - Jul 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
For monthly rates please contact us for information.
Breakfast: Fresh fruit salad, bread/toast, butter, honey, jam, egg, tea/coffee.
(if you want milk, cereals our staff will be happy to buy it for you).
Free tea/coffee during the day. Daily cleaning, linen and towels. Free pickup for 1 week stays
A down payment of 40% to be paid 60 days in advance of arrival date. The remaining 60% to be paid 30 days before arrival.
If you wish to cancel the reservation the payment will be refunded as follows (upon show of a doctor’s note):
If cancelled 14 days before arrival date 100 % will be refunded.
If cancelled 7 days before arrival date 50 % will be refunded.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.