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Miranda Boender

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, dutch

Luxury Villa With Staff And Pool North Bali

24 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

East Java Villa Rental Photos and Description

'2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, With Spectacular Mountain Views'

In the north of Bali, in the village Mayong, situated in a natural environment, just 10 minutes from the beach, you will find our 'Villa Riang'. 'Riang' means 'happy', the feeling you will get from this beautiful island, the lovely people and the delicious food.

In 2012 our luxury and modern villa has been build. During your stay you will be pampered by our staff members Ria and Bibi. Ria speaks fluently English, together with Bibi she does the cooking, laundry and cleaning. 'Villa Riang' is the perfect place to discover Bali and the Balinese people. Our neighbor Putu can give you a unique journey through the rice-fields. He will tell a lot about the local vegetation and shows you the real life of the Balinese people. Totally different than our stressful lives in 'our western world'.

At ten minutes driving from the villa you will find a bank and a supermarket where you can buy all your daily groceries. You find the nearest beach at just 10 minutes from the villa and the city Lovina is located 30 minutes driving.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Miranda Boender (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, dutch

About Miranda Boender

We are Robert and Miranda and we love travelling together with our daugther Danique. In 2010 we went to Bali for the first time. Ever since we fell in love with this beautiful island and its lovely people. We visited many places around the world but we didn't get the same feeling like in Bali.

Therefore we decided to build our own home on Bali. This way we can share this magical feeling with others. Our holiday home is known as 'Villa Riang'. It is situated in the village Mayong right next door of our Balinese friends Putu and Ria. It was built in 2012 by local workmen. Putu and Ria were in charge of the build. This way we could support many local families.

Do you want to share this feeling with us? Book your stay in 'Villa Riang'!

Miranda Boender purchased this villa in 2012

Why Miranda Boender chose East Java

In 2010 we went on holiday to Bali for the first time. We rented a lovely villa in the North of Bali. Even before the holiday was over we knew for sure: Next year we are coming back to this beautiful island.

Renting a villa with staff is very common in Bali. Ria was a member of staff at the villa and that is how we met. She cooked and cleaned for us and with her colleague she made sure that the villa was very clean and tidy. Talking to her gave us the feeling like we had known her for years.

We stayed at the same villa in 2011. Luckily Ria still worked there. We also met her husband and children. It may sound strange but in this short period of time we developed a close relationship with Ria and her family.

We talked about our dream of creating our own spot on Bali. As if it was meant to be Ria told us about her dream of managing a villa in the town where she lived. That way she would be able to combine work and family life. Then she mentioned a stretch of land alongside their house. We would be able to build a villa there. It did not take us long to consider. This is what we wanted: Our own place on beautiful Bali!

The construction of our villa started in November 2011. After 9 months of hard work 'Villa Riang' was finished and we are very proud of the result. On the 28th of July 2012 'Villa Riang' was officially consecrated according to Balinese tradition. We attended this ceremony during our first stay in the villa. This was a very special experience for us.

What makes this villa unique

Amazing views from the terrace. Brand new home, away from touristical areas. Private pool, excellent beds, air conditioning. Devoted staff who will make your stay unforgettable!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was the epitome of luxury, set in the hills (literally) of Northern Bali - it is perfect for people wanting to get away from the chaos of South Bali or for people wanting to experience Bali life in a rural setting.

Putu and Ria were absolutely committed to ensuring our stay was perfect, going out of their way to include us in all aspects of their daily life from sharing meals to shopping for fruit at the local stalls, we were treated as part of the family for the duration of our stay.

Ria happily arranged all our activities, which included joining Putu for a trek through the rice fields during which he shared his local knowledge regarding religion, traditional medicine and farming - this in itself is an absolute must do - followed by a sumptuous feast cooked by Ria with so much food we had to tell her to stop cooking!

I can't recommend this place enough! Although it's a little way to the nearest town centre (10 min to Seririt, about 30 min to Lovina) it is just a beautiful area and Ria and Putu are more than happy to arrange transport anywhere at your request - including transfers to and from Ngurah Rai airport.

Stop thinking about it and just book it!!!
Feb 2014
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Luxury Villa With Staff And Pool North Bali
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 31 reviews
5

Nice spacious villa with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at villa Riang for 3 nights. Lot of space inside, very bright, clean and comfortable. Swimming pool a bit cool for Bali but since we are from Northern Europe, it was OK to refresh! Everything was as expected, villa manager Ria was very friendly and ready to help anytime, she provided us excellent service and food. Her husband Putu took us to a field trip, showed us a real local farmers' life and told about various plants and fruits. Our daughter played with 2 little girls of Ria and Putu. So we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Five star

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Villa Riang. Ria and Okta were superb and looked after us very well.

The villa has everything you need and the views are stunning.

We really enjoyed being by the pool and listening to the sounds in the forest.

Ria's cooking was excellent and we had some memorable meals. We also had a couple of evenings out, with the family which we enjoyed, as we felt we learnt a lot about balinese life and the family. The children are delightful.

Putu's trek is fantastic : interesting and informative. The lunch afterwards was delicious.

Our holiday was very relaxing and was worth the journey from the airport.

We loved the peace and quiet and would like to return to Villa Riang. The only thing we would change, is we would stay for much longer!

It was all five star!

Thank you also to Miranda and Robert who communicated well with me, which was the deciding point for me booking the villa.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is exactly as described!! The view is amazing! Ria, Putu and Okta make you feel right at home! Putu's trekking tour is a must! You will learn so much of their culture and beliefs! Ria's cooking is amazing....you can't help but enjoy! Okta is such a pleasant young man...willing to help in whatever way he can. Everyone is so helpful in helping you organize tours or whatever your needs are! This villa is such a welcome place away from the busy south! I would highly recommend for anyone going to Bali to stay here!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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2 month vacation at Villa Riang

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 beautiful months at Villa Riang, in Northern Bali. We were seeking a Villa set in the Bali countryside away from the frenetic pace of the more touristy areas. We found exactly that!! Villa Riang is situated with plumeria branches draping over the edge of the pool, a small garden of flowers blooming in perfusion leading to a little gazebo that encourages a nap. Looking out over the landscape we were surrounded by green,, thick jungle, a river running in the bottom and the songs of many birds.

The pictures online were accurate, both in layout and amenities. The Villa was spotlessly clean and was maintained that way through our entire stay. It was lovely to have a full sized fridge to put groceries in. A water cooler was also provided, and we therefore had safe, clean drinking water available.

Putuh and Ria and their family were wonderful hosts. We had scooters available to us to use for our own touring and daily plans. When the distances were to great to plan to travel by scooter, Ria, always arranged travel by minivan with a responsible driver. We also had the pleasure of joining Putuh and Ria and their family on outings. This personal type of service is not possible when staying in a a hotel. Ria also cooked most of our meals. What a treat that was!! Ria is a wonderful cook and we savoured each meal she prepared for us.

We stayed for 2 months, and had the pleasure of both friends and family joining us. We would definitely recommend Villa Riang to our family and friends. Putuh and Ria speak English and we did not have any difficulty communicating.

We loved the chance to snorkel off Menjanggan Island and made that trip 3 times! We had the chance to visit Hindu Temples with Putuh and Ria, who provided explanations of their culture and religious ceremonies. We also climbed Mount Batur, an active volcanic mountain. This trek is not for the faint of heart, but I was very proud to accomplish this! We really enjoyed the Botanical Gardens (Kebun Raya) - it was a lovely place to spend the day, only further enhanced by the picnic Ria prepared and that we shared with their family. The Munduk Waterfall was quite close and the easiest to get to. Putuh also organizes and guides treks through the countryside where you see rural Bali and are given insights into daily life. Restaurants at Lovina Beach are worth visiting as well as at the Harbour in Singaraja.

We would highly recommend Villa Riang.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Beautiful comfortable house in Balinese community

  • 5 of 5

The house is comfortable, very light and has a nice atmosphere. You feel right at home. Comfortable beds! Feeling at home is easy with the care-taking of Ria. Lovely meals, clean house and if you are in for it, a lovely conversation. Taking a hike with her husband Putu (Mayong trekkings) made the stay complete. Sitting outside at the pool and seeing lovely nature around you makes you never want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Clean and comfortable with breathtaking views of North Bali 's natur

  • 5 of 5

Villa Riang was the prefect place for a girls ' reunion.Me and 2 old high school friends met up in Bali after 20 years of living on different continents.

With a busy life we were looking for a place to get away and also experience the "real" Bali away from commercialized tourism.

Ria and her family provided us with a memorable experience of authentic Balinese food and showed us their way of life.

Villa Riang is a bit isolated but we always were provided with transportation and never felt stuck. The natural surroundings of coconut trees were breathtaking.

Overall the Villa was clean and very comfortable.If you are looking for a place away from the hussle and bussle and also want to experience Bali away from hotel chains and tourism this one is for you.

We hope to be back with our families one day.

Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Munduk Waterfall
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Rice Fields
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Denpasar, Ngurah Rai Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Lovina
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Lovina
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Seririt beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Lovina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$109
$713
$2,747
 
 
High season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
$713
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$87
$547
$2,196
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $165

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

East Java Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 & 2: Full bathroom Shower, washbasin and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , extra babybed available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 & 2: 1 King bed (2,10m x 1,80m) 1 Standard bed (2,10m x 0,9m)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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