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Luxury villa with spectacular views in the heart of the real Bali

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Extra Beds Available, Sleeps 6-8

Welcome to Mandalay Hideaway - a full service villa with spectacular views in the heart of the real Bali -

As a Premium Service Villa we INCLUDE in our rate: complimentary 24h car with driver throughout your stay (petrol is priced at cost), concierge, 24hr villa staff, full breakfast, wi-fi, unlimited mineral water, tea and Bali coffee, laundry and pressing, daily newspaper, and all taxes and service charges.

Mandalay Hideaway is a stunning, full-service boutique villa in a breathtaking location. We offer the amenities and services of a premium hotel but with the privacy and tranquility of a luxury villa.

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).

From your arrival at the airport, your personal concierge and chauffeur will escort you in your private vehicle to the villa where our villa staff are ready to serve your needs (your dedicated staff and vehicle for trips to anywhere on the island 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.

- Free airport pick-ups and drop-offs.

- Dedicated 24h private car and chauffeur to go wherever you want, whenever you want. 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.

- 6 MB per second wi-fi internet connection.

- 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.

More Details

Eni Checkland
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

Why Eni Checkland chose Tabanan

We 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?

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Tabanan

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Study Room
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Second Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Third Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Lounge Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • car included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury villa with spectacular views in the heart of the real Bali
average rating of 4.5 based on 44 reviews
Detroit, Michigan

Perfect Location, Amazing Staff, Happy Travelers!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days at the Mandalay Hideaway Villa in Tanah Lot. We had chosen this villa because of the beautiful photos. To our surprise, it was far better than expected!!!

For us, this villa is in a great location because it is far enough away from the tourist areas to provide space and serenity for a peaceful vacation, but is very easily accessible to Seminyak and Ubud. While the drive was a bit long to the tourist locations (about 45mins 1 hour), we barely noticed because of the amount of culture that you are able to absorb along the way. I noticed that as soon as we had arrived at the beach and other busy spots, while it was enjoyable, I couldn't wait to return to our peaceful villa. There was plenty to learn about the small village in which we stayed.

I noticed a review that had complained about the "noise" from the villagers. I very much enjoyed it! Because the villa is located in a Hindu community, there were chanting rituals that were performed daily. For us, it was neither obtrusive nor distracting. It was interesting to hear, and I had become accustomed to this sound every morning. I very much enjoyed laying on the daybed on the balcony, watching the sun rise and listening to their morning chants. On our last day, I was already thinking about how I was going to miss waking up that way.

The food was prepared daily and was delicious! Our chef was very consistent and his meals were very satisfying. The portions are also quite filling. We also enjoyed fresh juice daily.

The grounds were consistently well kept and the property was always clean.

My only suggestion or critique would be that the staff could work on their English. They understood the basics and there was no issue with requests, however, the English barrier was a bit of a draw back. However, it did not take away from our stay and it would not stop us from returning or recommending friends and family! What a lovely Villa :-)

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review! We do provide regular English lessons for our staff to further improve their skills and be completely at ease with the various different accents they hear from our guests, but we are pleased in any case to hear that this did not cause a major issue!
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Mandalay Hideaway

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Bali , the people were wonderful very helpful and kind.

We did have a problem on our arrival we had to wait at the airport for two hours for our driver not at all the way we expected to start our vacation.

The previous guests flight plans changed and were were left to wait while they were being accommodated alternative transportation should have been provided for their departure our schedule had not changed.

Rita was very apologetic about our wait time when we arrived about our delay.

The staff at Mandalay were wonderful everyone worked very hard to see that we enjoyed our stay , we can"t thank them enough for all the great service.

The service was great unfortunately the food was not consistence our first meal was great! subsequent meals were not so great our issues were with severely over cooked fish and eggs .

My family came to Bali to top off a once in a life time vacation we chose not to stay in the resort area to avoid the noise and crowds. During our stay we were treated to horrible daily and nightly religious chanting and guttural moaning projected via loud speaker directly from the jungle below

our property we were told this was due to a celebration that was taking place it went on for hours with no way to tune it out not the zen we were looking for.

Again WONDEFUL WONDERFUL staff beautiful location !

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. Firstly we would like to offer our apologies for the issues you experienced during your stay. We would also like to provide a couple of clarifications on the points you raised: - We are very sorry that you had to wait at the airport. We do note however that your flight arrived 30 minutes early. Then our driver was delayed for 30 minutes due to the unannounced protests by Bali taxi drivers against Uber which were blocking the route to the airport (there was no issue with a previous guest). This led to a total wait of one hour. Again we do apologise for this. - We apologise that our usual chef was on leave during your visit and thus we had employed a temporary substitute. While he had good references, we understand that his cooking did not meet your expectations for which we are very sorry. We did then change the chef as soon as you notified us of this. - Indeed your visit coincided with the annual temple celebration in the nearby village. While the religious singing and chanting which occurs for approximately 40 minutes daily during this particular week has been a source of pleasure and cultural interest for past guests, we understand that you found it disturbing and regret the inconvenience. Unfortunately local cultural and religious celebrations are an inevitable part of the Bali experience and are beyond our control. We will however be sure to notify future guests should their visit coincide with such a ceremony. Thank you for you kind words about the staff and location. We do hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again at Mandalay.
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  • 5 of 5

Mandalay Hideaway is just beautiful. Amazing views, fabulously quiet location set in a lovely village full of the loveliest, friendliest people. The Villa itself is a delight - totally welcoming, calm and serene. The most lovely staff who look after you beautifully and give you as much peace as you require. Great breakfast cooked to order and an extensive menu to choose from for lunch and dinners. We have stayed at Mandalay 4 times and our firm favourite in Bali we cannot to get back. Andy Benfield, the delightful owner is amazing quick in responding to emails. If you are looking for a special Villa full of charm and real Balinese authenticity - then Mandalay is for you - promise you will not be disappointed !!

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Andy Benfield Owner Mandalay Hideaway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bali International (Denpasar)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pan Pacific
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nirwana (Greg Norman designed)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pan Pacific
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa around the Tabanan

Rental Basis:
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Peak Rate
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$69 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$55 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$0

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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