Andy Benfield

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Extra Beds Available, Sleeps 6

Welcome to Mandalay Hideaway in the heart of the real Bali -

We offer you the ultimate in service and style, as you would expect from the winner of Top Vacation Rental in both the 2012 and 2013 Trip Advisor Awards! As a Premier Service Villa we INCLUDE in our rate: complimentary 24h car with chauffeur throughout your stay, concierge, chef, butler, full breakfast, wi-fi, welcome massage, unlimited mineral water, tea and coffee, laundry and pressing, daily newspaper, complimentary honorary membership of the Canggu Club (gym, tennis, squash, sauna, etc.), and all taxes and service charges.

Mandalay Hideaway is a stunning, full-service boutique villa in a breathtaking location, owned and operated by a British-Italian couple. It is unique in offering the best of both worlds: the privacy, dedicated staff and bespoke service of a luxury villa with the amenities, standards and attention to detail of a five-star hotel.

Positioned on top of a small drop-off, Mandalay commands spectacular views over a panorama of jungle, rice terraces and mountains (especially stunning from the pool). Pampering here is taken to a whole new level: from the airport your personal concierge and chauffeur will escort you in your private vehicle to the villa where your butler, chef and villa attendants are ready to satisfy your every need (your dedicated staff and vehicle remain at your complete disposal for the duration of your stay).

Inside the villa, spacious and airy living areas are exquisitely furnished, blending European style with Balinese charm. They also host a wide range of amenities including a pre-stocked bar and fridge, a state of the art entertainment system (HD TVs, PlayStation 3, Apple TV, Blu-Ray player, wi-fi and media library), an in-villa dining menu and spa menu and professional massage tables. The villa can be configured either with two bedrooms and a dedicated wellness room or with three bedrooms, according to your preference. All bedrooms have luxury en-suite bathrooms and by the pool you'll find a beautiful outdoor tropical rain shower.

Mandalay is ideally located between Seminyak (25 minutes) and Ubud (40 minutes) and is just five minutes away from beautiful, untouched beaches and the renowned Tanah Lot temple. The award-winning Nirwana golf course is a mere seven minutes' drive while both the Alila and Pan Pacific five-star hotels with their gourmet restaurants are within easy reach and offer exclusive discounts to Mandalay guests. Positioned in the heart of the real Bali, Mandalay also has a close relationship with the local villages and offers a selection of complimentary experiences to take you directly to the heart of traditional Balinese culture, from attending local ceremonies and dances and visiting a local healer to exploring the village temple accompanied by the local priest.

Our rate is fully inclusive of all of the following:

- Personal concierge, chef, butler and villa attendants, all working exclusively for you.

- Dedicated 24h private car and chauffeur to go wherever you want, whenever you want. Airport pick-ups and drop-offs are of course included. Fuel is charged at cost.

- Full breakfast every day. Lunch, dinner and snacks are available from our very reasonably priced menu and are prepared by your dedicated in-villa chef.

- Unlimited mineral water, tea and Bali coffee.

- One welcome massage per person.

- 1 MB per second wi-fi internet connection.

- Daily newspaper.

- Daily laundry and pressing.

- All taxes and service charges.

We're recommended by the Asian Villa Guide and have been featured in Bali Style magazine. We're also an exclusive member of Hip Hotels, Chic Retreats, Bali Premium, Private Homes and Villas, and Great Small Hotels of the World.

Please see our website - - or send us a mail for further information.

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  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • smoking allowed
Andy Benfield (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Andy Benfield

I'm a 35-year old British consultant working in development, providing advice and assistance to countries across Asia and Africa on how to reduce poverty.

Andy Benfield purchased this villa in 2009

Why Andy Benfield chose Canggu

Mandalay Hideaway is owned by us, a British-Italian couple who came to Bali in pursuit of a dream. We wanted to find our very own slice of paradise and create a place where we could enjoy absolute tranquility and be pampered half to death but still be within easy reach of all of the great things that Bali has to offer. And we found our perfect location - ultimate peace, stunning views but still in striking distance of Seminyak and Ubud, great restaurants and bars, and only 5 minutes from the beach. We've stayed in many high-end hotels around the world over the years and have long lists of the touches we've loved and the annoyances we’ve nearly gone crazy over. As the old adage goes, If you want it done right then do it yourself. And so we did. We designed and hand-picked everything, from the hardwood floors to the champagne glasses to the poolside loungers. We brought in a container of unique items we’d collected on our travels and combined these with the best in chic European furnishings and paintings by local artists. Overall we have tried to create a place that is chic and boutique, a fusion of minimalist-international-Italian-Bali style with a hint of colonial elegance thrown in! Of course the service needs to match the style and we’ve been very lucky to find simply fantastic people to work with. In addition to the usual butler, chef and chauffeur, we also have a dedicated and simply fabulous personal concierge who takes care of everything you could possibly desire. And finally, why on earth Mandalay? Well one of our favorite books is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (you’ll find the movie in the media library) which starts with the line “Last night I dreamt I went to Mandalay again”, describing a return to a beautiful house near the ocean. We dreamt of creating an exclusive private hideaway that would become our very own Mandalay, and we think we’ve managed to make that dream come true. But why not come to see for yourself? Andy & Barbara

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent over a week at Mandalay Hideaway and it was the most amazing experience. The villa is discretely located and gives you a little piece of paradise from the moment you step through the door: from the spacious and well decorated interior to the swimming pool with breathtaking view of the jungle and mountains; it's all there. To top it off, the staff offers the perfect blend of Balinese friendliness and hospitality with attention to detail and a genuine desire to make your stay unforgettable. The villa is also perfectly located as a starting point for visiting the many sights Bali offers: your driver can take you to the mountains for a breathtaking view, bring you to the beach for a day of sun and relaxing or show you the famous town of Ubud. And Seminyak is in easy reach for shopping or dinner.

Mandalay Hideaway is a breath of fresh air in the often stale and franchised world of holiday destinations. Saying we highly recommend it is the understatement of the year. You will not be disappointed!

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Apr 2010
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Bedrooms 3
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Mandalay Hideaway - Winner of TripAdvisor's 2012 & 3013 Top Villa Award!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Mandalay Hideaway - Winner of TripAdvisor's 2012 & 3013 Top Villa Award!
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Canggu Bali

Perfect place to escape

  • 5 of 5
While we had an idea what to expect while staying at Mandalay Hidaway it surpassed all expectations. We were met as we deplaned and rushed through customs in record time. Our driver was there to meet us and took us directly to the villa. Upon arrival the entire house staff was waiting outside the villa to greet us with a refreshing drink. The house is amazing situated out in the middle of the rice fields and staff did their best to pamper us. Rida is head of the household and she was so helpful. She recommended restaurants and helped change money and was there to answer our questions. They were all there to say goodbye and it seemed as though they would miss us. Everyone was very sweet.
Our driver was the best I've ever had. He constantly watched over us no matter where we were. He was our guide and our friend. He was always there no matter what time of day or night that we needed him and he watched over us while were out clubbing to make sure we were fine. When we left as he was dropping us off he said he wanted to apologize for anything bad that might have happened to us or anything bad that anyone might have said to us. Nothing like that happened but it was nice to know he wanted us to leave Bali with no bad memories. It was just a very wonderful overall experience. I would not hesitate to stay in Mandalay Hideaway again.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: not necessary

We are ideally located in the heart of the real Bali between Seminyak (25 min) & Ubud (40 min along enchanting country roads), only 45 min from the airport and less than 5 min from the ocean and endless unspoilt beaches. The mystical sea temple of Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s foremost cultural attractions, is a mere 7 min drive through untouched Balinese villages. After you’ve watched the sun set into the ocean behind it, you’ll find the 5-star Pan Pacific Resort right next door, offering a selection of gourmet restaurants and elegant bars as well as an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman and voted as Asia’s best 5 years in a row. A 10 min drive from Mandalay in the other direction brings you to Alilla Soori, an exclusive 5 star retreat with mouth-watering cuisine and a world-class spa. Both resorts offer exclusive discounts to Mandalay guests.

Your dedicated car and chauffeur are always on standby to take you wherever you want to go, making Bali yours to discover.

Other Activities: shopping

Golf: Just 5 minutes from the stunning Nirwana Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman and voted as Asia’s best five years in a row

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Canggu Villa Rental Rates

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Notes This is the rate for a two-person occupancy. Each additional person will incur a charge of GBP 29 per night.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Canggu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
  • Study Room
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Gym
  • Water Tank
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Secure Parking
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Living Room
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Second Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Third Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lounge Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Sauna
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Car Included
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • nude beach
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing

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