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Villa Abadi In The Heart Of Bali's Terraces - Lonely Planet Hip Homestay!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 440 m²
Property type villa


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Villa In Eat, Prey, Love Country (Sleeps 8)

Special Offer: Free airport transfers for stays of 5 nights or more on all 2018 dates.

Set in the heart of Bali's rice terraces, Villa Abadi offers luxury accomodation for up to 8 guests in a stunning rural location, just 3km from beaches, 20 min from Canggu & nearby Seminyak and an excellent base to explore the rest of the island.

Set in lush gardens the villa boasts a swimming pool with loungers, sala, water features, external dining area, large gas BBQ and Koi pond.

There is also a private decking area with seating outside the ground floor bedroom plus an upstairs balcony with relaxing sofas - the perfect place to sit and watch the sun going down over the rice fields whist sipping a cocktail.

The interior is decorated in a classic Balinese style, with high ceilings, hardwood floors, a hand made open plan fitted kitchen, spacious dining area and double height lounge area with large doors and glazed areas that really bring the outside in. The master bedroom is very spacious with 4 poster king bed, walk in wardrobe, sitting area and stunning views across rice terraces and jungle to the mountains beyond. The second upper floor bedroom has a comfortable 4 poster king bed and views of rice terraces on two sides. The third bedroom is located on the ground floor, has an ensuite bathroom, its own private access and decking area. We also have a double sized sofa bed in the study and 2 large single 'bean bag' style mattresses that can be placed in any of the bedrooms for 7th-10th guests . The main bathroom is located on the upper floor and includes a large Balinese rain shower and solid wood tops fitted with 'his & her' sinks. There is also an open plan study/relaxation area.

The villa comes complete with maid services (including complimentary bath & pool towels, linen, laundry and pressing), poolman/gardener, security guard and the option of an in-villa chef.

The sala and adjacent decking has been extended to include a large Balinese style day bed / sitting area & outside dining table - perfect for relaxing after a swim in the pool!

The villa has a high speed internet connection with WiFi coverage throughout all internal and external areas. We provide a complimentary laptop for exclusive guest use and mobile for free local calls with stored numbers for local restaurants, amenities and other useful contacts.

All bedrooms are fitted with both air conditioning and ceiling fans. The bathrooms, study/relaxation area and lounge are also fitted with ceiling fans. The lounge and dining areas also have floor pedestal type fans, although rarely needed during the day as the large doors and openable windows create a pleasant cooling breeze most of he time.

What is included in the cost per night?

The cost per night includes tax, utilities, housekeeping, laundry, pressing, gardener, high speed internet, internal & external wifi, laptop computer and complimentary mobile phone for free local calls with useful stored numbers.

Is breakfast included?

Breakfast is not included in the cost per night however the villa has a fully fitted kitchen including gas oven and hob, kettle, coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, blender, toaster, rice cooker etc. We also provide a small welcome pack of provisions consisting of fresh bread, butter, jam, tea, coffee, milk and bottled water but are also happy to ensure that any other items that our guests require are also placed in the villa for their arrival. Additional items are charged at cost. We are also able to arrange for breakfast to be prepared every morning by our chef - his charges are US$20 per visit or less if preparing 2 or 3 meals a day. Hera, our maid, is very happy to prepare simple breakfasts such as Nasi Goreng, eggs on toast, pancakes etc using guest supplied ingredients at no extra cost.

Are towels available?

Yes the villa has both bath towels and pool towels available for guests to use.

What time each day does the maid come to the villa?

Hera, our maid, standard hours are 8am to 6pm, but she often works outside of these hours according to guest requirements. She will not enter the villa until you unlock the door so to ensure your total privacy. She will turn on the lights in the villa in the evening if you are out and also turn on the AC in the bedrooms.

Our villa manager, Raty, who will introduce herself to you when you arrive and assist you in any way you require. She can offer advice on places to see, shopping, spa treatments and can arrange the in villa chef to cook for you.

In addition there is a pool cleaner/ gardener called Putu and security guards on duty in the evening. All staff will help you in any way they can.

Is there access to laundry facilities?

Please pass any laundry to our maids who will be pleased to wash and iron and return it to your bedroom. There service is complimentary but there is a small at cost charge for dry cleaning.

Can you arrange a car & driver / transfer / scooter for me and how much does it cost?

We have a company that we personally use when in Bali. We can arrange car hire on your behalf if required. Approximate cost for a 5/6 seat MPV car with driver is US$35 per 8 hour day. Payment is made directly by the guest to the service provider at the end of rental. Scooters can be provided for around US$6 per day including helmet. Airport transfers can be arranged for US$25 per transfer for up to 6 passengers. Villa Abadi are keen to support the local community and add no surcharges/make no commission from service providers referred by us.

Can you arrange baby sitting, high chair, cots?

Baby sitters are available and can be booked on the guest behalf for US$20 per 8 hour day. High chair and cot can be made available at no cost, please request when making your booking.

How deep is the swimming pool?

The swimming pool is 1.6m deep, 7m long and 4m wide.

What is the approximate driving distance to.....?

Kerobokan 12km

Seminyak 17km

Kuta 19km

Ubud 28km

How close is the nearest beach?

There are several local beaches near the villa. The closest is a 3km walk or 5 minute drive, please refer to our website for pictures. The world famous Echo Beach is about 11km away and has restaurants and a spa. A lovely place to eat dinner watching the sunset.

Are there restaurants nearby?

There are many dining options within 20 minutes of the villa. Local Indonesian food can be found everywhere. Some of our favorite Indonesian and western options include:

Joshua District

A great casual dining spot mid way between Villa Abadi and our nearest beach just 5 minutes from the villa. Serves a good selection of great value food. They have beer but don't sell wine, you can take your own and there's no corkage charge.

Echo beach

Echo Beach is very popular with surfers. It has a good selection of casual Asian and western food including a BBQ fish and meat selection. One of our favorite casual lunch spots. Try the Canggu fried chicken, tuna steak or homemade beef pie.

Plumbers Arms

This is a British style pub which serves all the usual British food including fish and chips, pies as well as a large selection of sandwiches, wines and beers. Located a couple of doors along from Bali Buda and Kunti III. Our recommendations are the Sunday roast, the Ploughmans Lunch or the Shepherds pie!

Kunti III

This small but perfectly formed Sushi and Japanese food restaurant serves the best sushi in Bali at very reasonable prices. Their Sushi sets are particularly good. They also have a takeaway and delivery service.

Finns Recreation Club (was Canggu Club)

Finns is a beautiful colonial style building situated in large grounds in the village of Canggu and has a large swimming pool, gym, spa and an increasing number of family oriented entertainment facilities. Daily and weekly memberships are available but are not required for the casual restaurant overlooking the grounds serving a variety of cuisines.


Sarong is a lovely restaurant serving a wide selection of Asian cuisine from probably the longest menu in Bali! Reservations are highly recommended as it is a popular restaurant. Also have gluten free, dairy free and nut free menus.


Sardine is a charming restaurant located in a large bale overlooking paddy fields in Kerabokan. As the name suggests the menu is fish focused but they also serve a selection of other classics such as steak.

Soori Villas

This 5 star villa/hotel development is less than ten minutes from the villa through local villages and paddy fields. It has a seafront restaurant serving a good selection of regional Indonesian and international food as well as a lovely bar overlooking the sea. It is a nice place to enjoy lunch or evening cocktails or a special meal.


Metis is beautifully situated overlooking rice paddies and serves a variety of Asian inspired dishes.

How much does it cost for the in villa chef?

The cost of the chef is US$25 for the preparation of one meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner), US$35 for two and US$50 for three, payable directly to the chef at the completion of service. This does not include ingredients and is the same regardless of the number of guests. The villa manager will liaise with you regarding what you would like the chef to prepare and timings.

Is there a supermarket nearby?

There are small shops in the village at the top of the drive where you can buy water, beer, eggs, crisps/chips. There is a small supermarket less than 5 minutes drive from the villa and a larger Pepito's about 10 minutes away. Bali Deli is an expat type supermarket in Seminyak and there is a large Carrefour on Sunset Road in Kuta.

Can in villa spa treatments be arranged?

Yes please speak to the villa manager who will arrange these on your behalf. A 1 hour Balinese massage at the villa will cost around US$10!

More Details

Joanne Woodward
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Joanne Woodward

We are a British couple, based in China for the last 10 years before relocating to Singapore 3 years ago, who spent a long time looking for the perfect rural retreat with rice terrace, jungle and mountain views to escape the concrete jungle and non stop pace of Shanghai!

Having found Villa Abadi we now regularly spend quality time away from the frenetic pace of life in China and find real pleasure in our new found passion of identifying projects to improve Villa Abadi to not only increase the quality of the experience for ourselves, but also that of our guests.

Joanne Woodward purchased this villa in 2011

Why Joanne Woodward chose Tabanan

Bali is an easy sell as a holiday destination with its tropical weather and fantastic surf and beaches, but all too many visitors only get to experience the 'tourist trail' Bali that has grown up around the popular locations of Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Kuta etc. Villa Abadi is only 20 minutes from Canggu & Seminyak but is in a different world, set in a small rural village on the edge of rice terraces, jungle and with views to Batukeru, Bali's 2nd highest mountain, in the distance. Ubud is just 20km away yet the villa is still less than 10 minutes from deserted paradise beaches. For the more adventurous, the much quieter Western part of the island, much of which is National Park, becomes much more accessible as do trips to the center and North coast of the island.

What makes this villa unique

Ideal for those looking to relax in a rural tropical location where the traffic noises of the main tourist hubs are replaced by crowing roosters, bird song and the occasional village festival and the views of villa compound walls by working rice terraces, jungle, mountains and local village scenes. It is also a great base from which to explore greater Bali including central areas such as Bedugal and the north coast as well as the very quiet western parts of the island. With a variety of great dining options within 20 minutes of the villa and a similar trip time back to the bustle of Seminyaks bars & beaches we believe Villa Abadi offers the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at Villa abadi late april 2014. The Villa is spacious and well maintained with daily pool and villa clean - We took up the offer of optional breakfast which was nicely cooked. Staff very friendly. They organized in house massages every day which were around $20 for a one hour massage which was great. We found Echo Beach Restaurant a great spot for meals (25 minutes away). We also had a surprise me dinner cooked in house. We had a very good driver who was a wealth of information for $45 for 8 hours. The pool was beautifully maintained with a fabulous outlook - loved cooling off in our own pool.The photos truly represent the Villa. New kitchen and bathroom professionally finished. We were a little worried about the distance from Seminyak which in late afternoon took 60 minutes with traffic (during morning it took 45 minutes), but after spending several days already in Seminyak we were happy to just be at Villa abadi - yes we will look forward to coming back - lots of areas to explore but will need car or bike. i can definitely recommend

(Owner note: Gave 4 stars on Flipkey. Our response to guest highlighted that Seminyak to Tanah Lot road can be busy late afternoons due to number of tourists heading to Tanah Lot for sunset)
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Tabanan, Indonesia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 440 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bedroom 3 en-suite - toilet , shower enclosure , Recently completely refurbished. See our website for photos.
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Complete with rainshower and 'his & her' sinks
  • Master bathroom on upper floor has rain shower, 'his & her' sinks and ceiling fan. Bathroom 2 has toilet and sink. Bedroom 3 en-suite has shower, toilet, handbasin and ceiling fan.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom on upper floor has a full size queen 4 poster bed with mosquito net, bedside cabinets, 2 dual iPhone/iPad charging docking stations, AC unit, seating area with chairs and table, walk in wardrobe with hangers, hooks, full length mirror and safe. Bedroom 2 on first floor has full size queen 4 poster bed, bedside table, chair, wardrobe, AC unit. Bedroom 3 on ground floor has full size queen bed, bedside cabinets, AC unit, wardrobe, en-suite bathroom We also have a double sized sofa bed in the study that can be used for 2 further guests and 2 beanbag style mattresses that can be placed in any of the bedrooms for additional kids.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
10 mins from beaches, Tanah Lot temple, Nirwana Pan Pacific golf course/spa/restaurant & Alila Villa Soori restaurant/spa, 15 mins from The Canggu Club tennis/gym/pool/restaurant, Canggu Horse Centre & Canggu Deli. Car, driver, transfers, VIP visas, massage, private chef, nanny, cots & highchairs can all be arranged for very reasonable additional costs, see rate information. We work with local providers to offer our guests exceptional value. Note that we add no markup and make no commission from any of our optional guest services.


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Villa Abadi In The Heart Of Bali's Terraces - Lonely Planet Hip Homestay!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great value Villa with Luxury hotel feel

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa, in a countryside setting but still accessible to Tanah Lot, Seminyak and Ubud. What I loved most were the views over the rice fields from the pool, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms which all have a luxury hotel feel, and the gallery looking down on the lounge area. Staff were lovely too. It’s great value for money. If I were looking for any negatives, I guess I would say it’s probably not particularly toddler friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin, thank you very much for your kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Abadi and look forward to welcoming you back if you return to Bali in the future. The views from the balcony, bedrooms and garden played a very large part in sealing the deal when we were looking to buy Villa Abadi 6 years ago! With kind regards, Joanne
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An oasis of tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautifully situated amongst lush rice terraces with the friendly local village at the end of the of the lane.

The villa and the guests are tended to by delightful staff for who nothing is too much effort. Beautifully furnished and equipited to the very highest of standard the Villa Abadi makes you wish the holiday would never end.

From booking the private Chef to cook a Favourite meal or a local delicacy to having a treatment whilst gazing at the pool, all your needs and wishes are catered for simply with a phone call. Villa Abadi met and exceeded every expectation and I will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane Thank you very much for your kind words & review! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With kind regards, Joanne
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Abadi offers everything that you can wish for.

Different from than other rentalhomes, here you can really feel and see the commitment of the owners to have a perfect holiday home.

Highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan Willem Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and it's great to know that you appreciated our efforts to make Villa Abadi as comfortable as possible. We hope that we can welcome you back in the future. With kind regards, Joanne
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Prachtige ligging, lux, zeer schoon en verzorgd.

  • 5 of 5

De woning is lux en van alle gemakken voorzien. Erg verzorgd en schoon met een werkelijk magisch uitzicht op de rijstvelden ( vooral vlak voor de oogst). Het ligt buitenaf maar op kleine afstand van leuke restaurants, beaches etc. Het personeel is zo vriendelijk en gastvrij. We werden warm en gastvrij onthaalt. Het contact met de eigenaresse verloopt soepel en heel persoonlijk. Kortom we hebben enorm genoten en deze plek is zeker een aanrader.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Corinne, thank you very much for your kind and very positive review of your recent stay at Villa Abadi. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we can welcome you back in the future. With kind regards, Joanne
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Ngurah Rai Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Joshua's, near Pigstone Beach, 5 mins
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Sanur Terminal
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nirwana Pan Pacific, Bali's premier golf course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Joshua's, near Pigstone Beach, 5 mins
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Local Beach
Car: recommended

The villa is located in a small traditional Balinese village approximately 40 minutes drive from Denpasar airport, in the heart of eat, pray, love country.

The villa is located on a small hill in the rural traditional Balinese village of Bengkel. The village has a few small local shops (where you can buy fresh eggs and basic provisions), rice and small hold farming and some cottage industries such as clay roof tile manufacturing from clay and coconut husks. The villa is set back over 100m from the road accessible by a private driveway and is located on the edge of rice terraces on 3 sides with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and jungle to the mountains in the distance. The location is very natural and the villa is not overlooked at all.

There is private parking and a car and driver can be arranged at a very reasonable cost.

There is a lovely secluded beach within 5 minutes drive and the world famous Echo Beach is 10km from the villa. Seminyak can be reached in 20 minutes and Kuta and Sanur slightly longer.

Dining options within 20 minutes of the villa include Joshua's, just 5 mins from the villa, serving a great variety of local & international dishes, with awesome sunset views. Other options include Finns (ex Canggu club), Soori resort, Nirwana Pan Pacific resort (including Bali's top golf course) as well as an array of local restaurants. Alternatively, pour a glass of wine, relax on the balcony watching the sun go down and let the villa chef create some amazing local and international cuisine! For more information on location, including details of some of our favorite restaurants (with maps and clickable links)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Tabanan, Indonesia

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 25 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rental costs incl tax, utils, maid, laundry, pressing, security, gardener, wifi, local mobile
3rd guest onward supplement of GBP10/night does not apply to infants
Following can also be arranged, paid locally by guest:
In-villa 5* chef $20/visit excl ingredients
Transfers/cars, $24 per transfer, $35/8 hour day
Massage $10 60 mins
Nanny - inquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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