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Stylish and cosy 2 story villa in lush tropical garden with privat pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 140 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

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 5 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.

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.

On your day of arrival we will pick you up without charge from the airport, Kuta, Sanur or Ubud, if your booking is for 1 week or more.

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.

More Details

Lene H. Nielsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, danish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Lene H. Nielsen

I have been coming to Lovina for 14 year and built the house 10 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. 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Huset er beliggende i et område i Lovina hvor der både er lokale og turister. Og ja der er haner der galer, grise og høns der larmer, myg og frøer, men der er også verdens bedste havemand Molen der vil gøre alt for dig. Huset i sig selv er fint, der mangler måske aircon på første sal og en bedre sovesofa, men det bliver alligevel til 5 stjerner fordi de mangler der måtte være bliver virkelig opvejet af havemanden. Han er 5 stjerner værd og er SÅ venlig og vil gøre alt for dig/jer

My Response

Hi Tina, I am glad you liked the house and my staff. I take the liberty of translating your review to English: Fantastic house .. but even more fantastic gardener. The house is situated in an area in Lovina with both locals and tourists. And yes there are both roosters, pigs and cows making noise, mosquitos and frogs but also the worlds best gardener, Molen, who will do anything for you. The house itself is fine, maybe the upstairs could do with A/C and a better sleeping sofa, but we give 5 stars anyway despite this and because of Molen. He is worth 5 stars and SO kind and he will do all he can for you.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Indonesia

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom downstairs - 1 double bed
    Bedroom upstairs - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling


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Stylish and cosy 2 story villa in lush tropical garden with privat pool
average rating of 4.611111 based on 20 reviews

Best place for holyday

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is in a class by itself. The house is really nice, clean and comfortable, and well decorated. The garden is second to none and it is cleaned every morning. The friendly staff are very helpful both with transportation and breakfast. The house is conveniently located off the main street in a residential neighborhood that is exciting to explore. I can highly recommend a stay in this lovely house.

Eigil Johansen


  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time in Lovina and really enjoyed staying at Lene's house. It was such an extraordinary experience that appealed to all my senses and made me feel alive! The house is located in the middle of the village, which gives a very authentic impression of how life actually is lived in Lovina. I will never forget the lovely and spacious house or the beautiful garden with many different fruit trees and flowers (frangipani, my favourite). The swimming pool was nice and clean and was the perfect spot for reading. Every morning, the cocks woke me up, and every evening, the frogs, geckos etc. gave great concerts. The friendly staff did everything possible to make my stay unforgettable. They made sure that Lovina now has a special place in my heart, which is why I now am saving up for my next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great retreat in Bali and Close to the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, lovely gardens and nice cool pool...peace and quiet in paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place, nice garden and pool and very kind staff.

About 10 minutes walk from the beach and a good location to make several trips.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, hospitable stay

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful place and beautiful garden. Nice to live between the local people. Especially the hospitality of Molen en Sri is great! Maybe one negative remark, early awakenings because of many cocks in the neighbourhood. But than again, you live between the locals ;)

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with wonderful staff.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and comfortable with a pleasant garden and bure (covered hangout spot) and pool. The best part of the house was the staff. Seri cleans the house and made us breakfast every morning and dinner sometimes for a very very very reasonable price. Molin the gardener organized some of our dinners at home and also helped us arrange trips in the area and was very friendly. This house is sort of 'in the village' so you are living the real Bali life, complete with roosters in the morning and the sweet smell of coconut smoke. We spent a week and were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
600 Metres

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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

For monthly rates please contact us for information.

Prices include:
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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