|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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 6 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.
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
Lovely property, lovely gardens and nice cool pool...peace and quiet in paradise.
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.
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 ;)
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.
We are a retired couple from the USA and stayed for two months, mid-January to mid-March, at The Gaya. The description of the property furnished by the owner was accurate in every respect.
The two-storey house is well-maintained, with daily (except one rest day) cleaning service. The house is very spacious and nicely furnished with comfortable seats and an extra bonus is the second bathroom. The large garden, surrounded by high walls on three sides, carries a variety of trees, from 10 coconut palms to papaya and banana and several rambutan trees that were hanging full of rambutans so that part of our servings of fruit was rambutans fresh from the trees.
The garden is constantly maintained and the swimming pool cleaned six days a week, so that going for a swim is always a pleasure and the two lounge chairs and big umbrella by the pool invite leasurely relaxation.
Sri, the housekeeper, and Molen, the gardener are very diligent and helpful, one could not want for better personnel. It is always a nice beginning of the day when the baker’s husband comes with the fresh-out-of-the-oven baguette and Sri fixes a wholesome breakfast. We should mention that this baker lady bakes a variety of breads which are their equal to the kind of German breads we are used to.
Also mentionable is the Agung Spa, right next to the bakery, where one of us had an almost daily massage, done by competent massage therapists, with transportation to and from the spa.
There a a number of good restaurants within 2 km from the house, some of which also provide transportation. Most of them are in the strip along the beach. The nearest store where basics can be bought is only five minutes on foot.
As an older couple we did not rent any motor bikes or ride bycicles because we did not feel confident enough to join the lively traffic, but made do with walking, while getting transportation by car can be easily arranged.
The house is located at the periphery of Kaliasem village, Lebah banjar, which at first is not so obvious because of the many trees that blanket the area, but two of the neighbors have chickens and pigs and a couple of cows so that the rural setting communicates itself soon after moving in, but apart from the squealing of the piglets when they are hungry, this never becomes intrusive. On the other hand, the neighbor across the street is from Germany and there are other expats in the area.
All in all, we would highly recommend The Gaya for a stay in the Lovina area.
Très belle maison, conforme à sa description et très bien tenue. Mention spéciale à Mollen pour son aide quotidienne.
Petits-déjeuners appréciés par toute la famille.
Accès à la plage très facile à pied ou à vélo, y compris avec des enfants. En revanche le trajet jusqu'à l'embarcadère pour Menjangan est plus long que ce que nous pensions (>1h30), du coup nous ne l'avons fait qu'une seule fois et donc nous avons moins plongé qu'initialement prévu.
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.
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All year round
Jul 15 2016 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
For monthly rates please contact us for information.
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