|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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!
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!!!
We arrived on New Years day and were greeted by Ria and Putu who were the perfect hosts. After a few hours to unwind Ria and Putu gave up their evening and drove us to Lovina so we could have a meal in a local restaurant and get some shopping.
On the second day Putu guided us through paddy fields and gave us a real insight into the local culture and belief's. So interesting and great that many of Putu's stories were handed down from his Grandfather. That evening Ria prepared a wonderful Balinese dish while we enjoyed a fully body massage which Ria also arranged.
Ria would sit with us in the evening and help us plan and organise any trips and at a good price. During our remaining couple of days Ria organised more massages, scuba diving on Menjangan Island, and a full day driver and car to take us white water rafting in Ubud on route to the airport. We also had use of two scooters which allowed us to independently explore the temples and waterfalls in the area. The villa is modern and wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. So lovely to sit in an have a meal while listening to the noise of the jungle. One night a thunder storm lit up the sky while we sat outside in the warm air enjoying a beer or two. It was so lovely to be in such darkness. The pool was great and most welcome after a day out to return home and jump in the pool. This villa is great and would recommend it to all who would like to visit an unspoilt quiet part of Bali and have total relaxation in a tropical paradise.
We stayed for a month and we loved it. The Villa is beautiful and the views from all windows and deck is majestic (forest) The rice fields are around the corner and Sirerit and Lovina are just a quick car drive/scooter away. We enjoyed the Dolphin watching, Krishna (for the kids) and the the restaurant "My Greek Tavernas". Ria and Putu (the couple next door) were loving and took care of all our wishes. Ria cooked the food and was very happy to make adjustments to the food to meet our taste buds. Ria and Putu would always go our of their way to help us with car drives or some special shopping requirements. We can highly recommend Villa Riang for your stay.
Lieve Miranda en Robert,
Om te beginnen wat een geweldige Villa; "Villa RUMAH RIANG "
Alleen al de ontvangst was een feest op zichzelf. Familiair en open zijn hier de juiste bewoordingen.
Na een reis van 24 uur weet jullie staf exact wat je nodig hebt bij aankomst, een welkoms- drankje, een Bali snack en zoals in ons geval een maaltijd, een korte introductie door de Villa Riang, om vervolgens de rest van de dag heerlijk te genieten van de Villa, het zwembad en waar ik het meest van genoot in Riang zijn de natuurlijke rustgevende geluiden overdag en de absolute stilte 's nachts.
Het Personeel bestaat uit geweldige mensen die we later in dit verhaal nog tegenkomen.
In ieder geval zijn zij het, die je vertroetelen, klaar staan, er voor je zijn als je ze nodig hebt en alles direct oppakken en je laten genieten als de rijken der aarde. Ze zijn onzichtbaar totdat er iemand van het personeel nodig is.
Villa" RUMAH RIANG". Waar begin je met vertellen over dit aan de jungle grenzende pand, waar je een groots panorama hebt van de Mayong Vallei.
Het is een prachtige schone villa, die dagelijks wordt onderhouden door het personeel.
Naast de sfeervol ingerichte villa, is alles wat je nodig hebt aanwezig. Van bestek tot bed en alles wat er tussen zit. Deze villa gaat mij zeker weer zien. Het zwembad wordt dagelijks onderhouden en als het even kan voordat je op bent, zodat ten volle kan genieten.
Ik kan niet vaak genoeg benadrukken hoe goed het personeel is. Neem nu Ria. Zij doet het koken en man O man….. tel je vingers na afloop. De Balinese keuken en een goede kok staan gegarandeerd voor 2 extra kilo's. maar dat hoeft in dit geval geen probleem te zijn, omdat des gewenst, Putu, de man van Ria, je de mooiste plekjes kan laten zien in de gehele regio. Waar wij het meest van hebben genoten zijn de rijstvelden, uitzichten en de interactie met lokale bevolking… zulke prachtige mensen. Watervallen, tempeltjes, jungle tracking, kanoën en nog zoveel meer. Echt: de locatie en het management zijn op orde.
Villa "Villa RUMAH RIANG " Bali, Buleleng, Mayong een plaats waar je de lokale bevolking al snel in je hart sluit en het meer een familie-ervaring wordt. Of moet ik zeggen: A LIFE CHANGER!
Miranda en Robert Tnx
Putu, Ria, Kids and staff…. outstanding!!
We had such a lovely time at Villa Riang! Being so far away from home for the first time was quite the experience for us, yet the wonderful people here made us feel very much at home.
We went on various trips during our stay such as watching dolphins in Lovina, the hot springs in Banjar, Pura Ulun Danu... all so beautiful! Most of the time Okta drove us where we wanted to go. He is a terrific driver and ready to help you with anything.
We also really enjoyed going out on scooter. Driving through the mountains/hills yourself allows you to take in the stunning views this area has to offer.
We stayed here for two weeks during which we made a trip of 3 days to Gili Trawangan. Ria helped us with the arrangements and Okta kindly brought us to Amed and picked us up again after our trip.
If all this weren't enough, the villa and it's location are perfect. Being from the touristic south and staying in this green oasis gave me the feeling I entered a completely different world. The villa is well maintained as it is cleaned daily.
Putu and Ria took us out for dinner a couple of times and we went to Pasar Malam together. Great times I will never forget! Yet, the food nowhere tasted better than here at the villa, cooked by Ria herself.
We will definitely miss all the lovely people here. Ria, warm and helpful. Putu, always smiling and quick with a joke. And their children of course who so easily become friends with anyone.
Terimah Kasih a million times for all you've done for us!
We enjoyed staying in your very beautifully located villa. The staff was very helpful and cooked delicously. We made wonderful tours and also enjoyed staying in the villa to relax, swim and read books. Thank you for staying in your villa!
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$160|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.