Bali Villa – Where to Buy Your Dream Home in Bali
If you love Bali, then the chances are you’ll visit many times in your lifetime and, each time you stay, you’ll have to book (and pay for) your accommodation, whether it’s in a hotel or private villa.
If you own a property, such as a house or villa in Bali, this problem goes away. Not only that, but you’ll be able to travel light as all you need (clothes, books and equipment) will be there waiting for you each time you arrive.
And instead of sharing your hotel with other guests, you get the whole villa, grounds and pool to yourself. This can make a huge difference to your holiday as fellow guests can severely disturb the tranquility of your vacation in Bali.
Furthermore, you can have a team of trained staff so that they know you and will be able to anticipate all your needs and make sure your holiday home is set up exactly as you like it when you arrive.
And while you’re away, you have the choice of closing your villa down or letting it pay for itself by letting it out as a holiday rental to guests looking for a special vacation experience in Bali.
But where can you find a suitable villa in Bali? The most popular areas around Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Bukit/Jimbaran, Sanur and Ubud are getting more and more crowded and touristy every day. Traffic is heavy and the Balinese way of life is giving way to rampant commercialism.
If you leave this area, on the other hand, there’s the risk that you’ll feel isolated without all the amenities you’re used to.
One often-overlooked possibility is Lovina in north Bali. Although it’s far less developed than south Bali, there are enough facilities – such as shops and supermarkets (including Carrefour and a bakery/delicatessen), bars, restaurants, banks, and medical facilities – to live here quietly and comfortably. And it’s yet to be discovered by the tourist hordes – who are generally put off by the fact that there’s a three-hour drive over mountain roads to get there.
Sure it’s quite far from the airport, but the thing is you only need to make the trip when you arrive and when you leave. In between those times, you’re in an area that’s virtually free of traffic jams, meaning you can go on pleasant days out without the inevitable one-hour parking in traffic you usually experience in south Bali. A trip to the lake and volcano at Kinatamani, for example, takes about the same amount of time from Lovina as it does from Kutu, but the difference is that the trip from Lovina is interesting, picturesque and smog-free.
Another major advantage of buying a villa in north Bali is that prices are far more reasonable than in the south. So, not only is the area more peaceful and secluded, you can afford a bigger property and more land here.