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Wooden Lake House, Bedugul

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3-beds/2 baths with lake and mountain views

Experience fresh, clean mountain air in well-appointed teak lakehouse in Central Bali's Lake District.

Perfect for a healthy family holiday with trekking, boating, jet-skiing, kids recreation park, botanical gardens and golf nearby. Path to lake and temples from the garden.

Buy vegetables and exotic fruits in the market and cook them in the well-equipped kitchen. Or eat well in the local cafe/restaurant within walking distance.

Recharge your batteries in Bedugul - the eco-tourism centre for Bali! For the beach and mainstream tourism, Lovina is 45 minutes drive, Ubud, Seminyak and Kuta (60 mins)

The villa has two double bedrooms (one en suite), one twin bedroom and a family bathroom. It can easily accommodate SIX people

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND A TWO-CENTRED HOLIDAY - combining a stay here with our other property near the beach - see Villa Tukad (search prop. no. 58274).



More Details

Property Manager
Paul Smethurst
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, german
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About Paul Smethurst

Retired English professor and his wife who live in Bali and Dorset.

Paul Smethurst purchased this villa in 2007

Why Paul Smethurst chose Candikuning

The villa was bought by the owners as a cool retreat from their main home in South Bali - we come to enjoy the cool fresh air and unique environment, and to stock up on local coffee, vegetables, fruit and plants from the botanical gardens.

Ideal for those looking for a quiet and peaceful short break or as second base for a larger tour of Bali.

The house is popular with local expats who book it up most weekends at short notice, so for a longer stay, you need to book a few weeks in advance.

What makes this villa unique

Cool mountain air, ideal base for trekking or exploring this unique area of mountains and waterfalls, taking wooden canoes on the lakes and visiting coffee, clove and other spice plantations.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Candikuning, Indonesia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The bathrooms are simple and functional, with tumbled marble (non-slip) floors and ceramic tiled walls. The main bathroom has a bath tub and a marble washstand and basin,
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , main bedroom top floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , en suite shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 1 cot
  • The bedrooms are of teak wood construction (floors, walls and ceilings) with comfortable beds and mosquito nets (although there are very few mosquitos here). Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower room and WC. There is also a large shared bathroom with bath tub and WC.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • water skiing
For WiFi, we have a wireless MiFi set up, or you can use a local mobile phone package that allows wireless access - very cheap and can be bought all over Bali at the phone shops. The mobile signal in Bedugul is very good.


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Wooden Lake House, Bedugul
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Luxury in Bedugul

  • 5 of 5

We live in south Bali and come to Bedugul several times a year. After 10 years, finally we found the perfect place to stay ! The view from the villa is spectacular, the villa itself is beautifully decorated and comfortable, and the staff is warm and welcoming. And the heated towel rack ? Absolute luxury in the cool Bedugul weather.

The owner is responsive and helpful. From now on, we'll go to Bedugul only if this villa is available. An absolutely wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic Mountain Stay

  • 4 of 5

As soon as you step into the villa, it's hard to believe you are in Bali. Leave behind the super-hip hotels and crowds of the south or the buzz of Ubud and savor a few nights just to breathe cool, mountain air in a chalet that feels like Europe.

We stayed 2 nights in the villa with 2 young kids (age 2, 7) who ran around the huge garden all day and drank hot cocoa on the porch overlooking the mountains and lake. The villa has 3 bedrooms and two large indoor sitting areas -- in addition to an amazing yard and outdoor patio -- a great getaway for a family or group of friends. It is tucked away in the hills of Bedugul, neighboring a mix of other chalets/villas, some abandoned, others restored. The overall effect is that of a secret getaway.

The villa itself is in very good condition, although don't expect "luxury" as it has wear and tear from the mountain air, which is to be expected (and is, quite frankly, part of its charm). The guest book signed by other guests leaves great tips and advice for what to do in the area. The villa manager is helpful in arranging anything (even helping to start the wood stove if you can't figure it out!) and helps arrange a driver, which is needed.

My one feedback is that it would do good to air out the rooms before guests arrive as they are quite stuffy/dusty upon arrival. It also would help to stock more toiletries/towels and staples for the kitchen as supplies are hard to come by. At the time of our visit they were building a new villa just above -- the noise didn't bother us as our kids woke early anyway, but if you are sensitive, check with villa manager about it.

Be prepared to pack warm clothes as the nights and mornings are cold (even with the wood stove burning) -- a welcome change from the beaches and other areas of Bali. Amenities around the villa are limited -- but that is the point. Be sure to stock up on groceries somewhere else if you want to cook (the local market has produce but is limited on other staples). Nearby restaurants are mixed in terms of food - but great for kids, especially with playgrounds and lots of space to run and climb.

If you want to breathe fresh, cool air in a gorgeous setting, this is your place. I would recommend at least 2 nights.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for 6 days and loved every minute. Paul was great to deal with and the local staff looked after us well. If you are looking for the party atmosphere of Kuta then Bedugul is not for you. But if you want peace and quiet in a beautiful setting then you can end your search here.

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Chalet in quiet beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Bedugal Chalet in Dec 2010 with my wife and her family. It was perfect ; clean, very comfortable, great views, close to local shops. We walked from the Chalet and had the most amazing walks down to the lake. Really there is nothing I can fault about it.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place for time out!

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned to Perth from a one week stay in this cabin in Bedugul. We had a wonderful time there. The weather was so much cooler than the coastal areas of Bali and there were virtually no tourists in the area. The accomodation was fabulous and beautifully appointed. Ketut and Kadek (our gardener and cleaner) were both helpful and friendly, as were all of the other locals we met along the way. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a relaxing break in nice accomodation with great views while within easy access to other great places. The only recommendation I would make is to organise car hire before you arrive (you need an IDL) and perhaps shop for some groceries before you arrive at the cabin. We hired a car and I found the driving easy - not stressful at all.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2009
  • Date of Stay: November 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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magnifique chalet

  • 5 of 5

nous avons reçu un acceuil chaleureux par Kiki qui venait d'avoir eu un accident avec sa voiture et avait malgré tout réussi à etre à l'heure au rendez vous avec de belles fleurs et une corbeille de fruit. Nous remercions également Ketut et sa femme pour leur gentillesse, ils nous ont cocooner pour les repas (ramenés du café Lempuna). Vous devez prévoir un vehicule pour la journée car vous êtes isolés mais comme c'est bon!!! Les fraise sont excellentes et les enfants ont adoré le Bali Tree Top

Bref le séjour fut presque trop court

merci à tous

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Driving in Bali - this is the first time we heard of a guest having a traffic accident and it didn't sound too serious. But driving yourself is not recommended if you are not familiar with driving in Asia. Patience is the main thing and expect the unexpected. At road junctions few people follow the usual rules, and motorbikes can be on the wrong side of the road or cutting across in front of you. If you stay calm and drive slowly without sudden moves it is ok. Self-drive car hire is available in Bedugul, or for a more relaxing holiday we can arrange a car with driver.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Denpasar - Bali
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Lempuna
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Bali International Golf club and country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cafe Lempuna
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This well-appointed villa is located among a dozen other wooden houses in the Lake District of central Bali. It directly overlooks Lake Beratan at Bedugul where one of the island's most important TEMPLES is located. This is the one that appears on all the holiday programs and tourist images of Bali. As well as visiting the temple and the famous MARKET, you can take BOATS out on the lake.

Right in the milddle of Bali, the villa is about one hour's drive from the airport and within one hour of everywhere else in Bali (Ubud, Seminyak, Lovina, Sanur, Nusa Dua etc.). The air is fresh and sometimes cool (5-10 degrees cooler at night) - an ideal alternative to the steamy beach resorts.

Why not take a two-centre holiday with a week here and a week in our other villa at Tumbuk Bayuh (property 58274)? Bedugul is famous for year-round fruit, vegetable and spice-growing. Get supplies direct from Kadek, our housekeeper or visit the bustling MARKETS.

Bedugul also has BOTANICAL GARDENS, RAIN FOREST TREKKING, GITGIT waterfall, a YOGA CENTRE and the ECO-RESORT of Munduk is nearby.

North Bali BEACH resorts, DOLPHIN watching, snorkelling and diving are at Lovina (50 mins). The regional centre of Singaraja (40 mins) has shopping, MUSEUMS and old COLONIAL BUILDINGS, as well as small pier with restaurants and childrens play area.

TRANSPORT - if you don't already have a car/driver, we can arrange this for you, or scooter hire if you prefer. Scooters are a good option for local trips around the lakes. Car with driver is a bit more expensive here than in the rest of Bali - about GBP15-25 (incl petrol) depending how far you want to go.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%

The price includes daily maid service, linen, towels, drinking water etc.

Reduction for local residents and expats - 20% off stays of 2 nights or more.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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